On New Year's Day, the New York Times ran an article which stated that the only way to keep New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, is to have some sort of a group support network with you. It said otherwise you are doomed to failure by valentine's day.
I am inviting you to join me in a a joint weight loss thing. We can figure out what it is, and what we will do, and how we will do it, as we go along.
The idea is to put it out there, make a statement out loud, that in 2009, regardless of whatever else is going on in the world, I am going to be successful in reaching my personal weight loss and healthy life style goals.
Regardless of how much money you make or have, or however good or bad business may be, you still have to eat. I am proposing a healthy distraction for everyone where the byproduct will be that the members look and feel younger, healthier, and better about themselves, and maybe pick up some good habits, and a friend or two along the way.
In the 80's, people used to say that the person with the most toys wins. Today’s mantra is that what it's really all about is how you feel and look, as you get older.
We can get together periodically (weekly, bi weekly, monthly). We can weigh in or not.
We can talk, email, compare notes, share tips, commiserate on victories and failures.
We can be there for each other.
We can raise money for charity.
It will be good for business.
We will all feel better about ourselves for our efforts.
We can go to fancy restaurants, or not so fancy restaurants, and learn to eat good tasting low calorie meals.
We can have a finite ending date (next New Years (?)) for a final weighing or weigh in.
I can publish totals – which can be done openly, anonymously and/or collectively- or not. (No one will ever be embarrassed in any way, shape or form).
Maybe the local press will write about us.
Maybe a television reality show producer will pick up on the news story and make us into a reality show.
Maybe the show will be so successful that it generates a best seller weight loss book, and we get to appear on Oprah and Regis.
Maybe the book will be so successful that they do a movie, and we make enough money to retire on.
Or maybe we'll just lose some weight and fell better about ourselves, and have a good time while we are at it.
No one ever needs to be embarrassed in any way, shape or form.
What have you got to lose?
..........................to be continued