Telling me I can't do something is pretty much a guarantee that I'm going to make it happen. This love of a challenge (along with a penchant for yo-yo dieting, among other things) is one of the qualities that I inherited from my father. We've challenged each other to weight loss competitions in the past, but unfortunately neither of us has been able to make it stick.
Knowing how a challenge motivates both of us I received the e-mail below after my dad read my blog. If I wasn't committed to succeeding with this change before, I certainly am now!
"I see by your blog that you have committed to losing some weight. Well, so have I and I will not be beat! So-
Webster defines the words as follows:
I - the one who is speaking or writing
Will - something desired
Kick - a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot
Your - of or relating to you or yourself
Ass - buttock
Putting it all together, I will kick your ass=The one who is writing desires to thrust his foot to your buttock!
Oh, we'll see whose foot is thrust into whose buttock, Gar. The game is on!