BiggestloserIt seems that most everyone says they are going to lose weight at the beginning of every year, but I know that I rarely follow through with it.

But this year, I’m going to try to be the biggest loser.

I have to admit that I’ve never watched the TV show "The Biggest Loser" but starting Monday I’ll be taking part in a local version with several of the teachers (with some spouses sprinkled in) at Nena’s school.

For the next 16 weeks I’ll have to weigh in once a week and report back to my team and to the guy running the contest.

I’m am not an accomplished dieter. In fact I’m awful at it. But, I can be pretty competitive, and there are cash prizes involved. Cash that I intend to buy wine with when I win.

And no, this isn’t a picture of me. I’d never wear a shirt like that with pants. Only shorts.