Shocking news from the Miami Herald Fitness Challenge: We've lost a contestant. Well, about a third of a contestant, anyway -- the scales at the final weigh-in show that Andrew Richardson, Lisett Araujo and I lost a total of 56 pounds during our three months of dieting and workouts.
Andrew Richardson was the biggest loser, dropping 27 pounds, from 253 to 226. Lisett lost 10, from 166 to 156. And I lost 19, from 220 to 201. We're all still a long way from our ideal weights. But I don't think anybody who saw us clustered around the scales at the South Beach branch of Equinox last week would have guessed that. We were all exuberant that our 12-week death march of treadmills and diet cheese had paid off with some big numbers. Read my full -- and final -- story on the Fitness Challenge in Tuesday's Miami Herald.
Or, better yet, the hell with the story -- just vote for me! In fact, do it several times -- unlike, say, Chicago, it's not even technically against the rules!