Tuesday I went to Hi-Energy to get an EKG and some bloodwork done, which is all part of the process. I talked with the lady there, and she said that all contest-related food and materials are FREE! Basically, they came up with the idea after watching the original "Biggest Loser" and thought it would be a great way to promote their product and business.
She was asking me how often I planned to work out, and I told her the YMCA guy said three times a week. She said "You can do more!" I told her I had the treadmill and Soloflex at home and planned on getting "homework" from the trainer as well.
The Hi-Energy lady said I should lose A LOT of weight if I don't cheat. I hope she's right! The watch would be a nice little bonus from this, but as long as I get healthier, and continue to do so after the contest, I will be a winner, and a loser.
I go next Tuesday to get my materials (food, etc.) from Hi-Energy, and then the live weigh-in is at 5:45 am next Wednesday. That's when the contest officially starts! I've got friends and co-workers already voting for me, so the pressure is on!