January was a very successful month for me in weightloss. I was doing everything “right”. I was tracking the food I was eating using the iTrackBites App, which works like WeightWatchers, but it’s MUCH cheaper. I was working out six days a week- running, dancing, yoga, and swimming. I was weighing myself almost everyday-some say it’s a problem, but it’s not.
I was also participating in a DietBet. What’s a DietBet? Simple. I found out about it from a girl I follow on Instagram. Basically you bet an amount of money to lose 4% of your weight in a month. You take a photo of yourself full length and a picture standing on a scale with the secret word to verify your starting weight and then you do it again at the the end of the month (different secret word) to verify your end weight. If you don’t lose 4%, then you’re out the money put up in the beginning. If you do lose the 4% you get to split the winning with everyone else in the bet who was a winner. The DietBet I participated in was $35, had 3,730 participants, and a pot of $130,585. I did so awesome in January that I lost the 4% and won $42.47!
Then February came, family visits, traveling and just poor planning on my part and I gained back every bit of that 4%. (Insert face/palm emoji here)
So I knew I had to do something drastic to get my behind in gear again. I do not want to gain back every pound I lost over the summer, and I miss how healthy and fit I felt in September when I was at the smallest size I’ve been in about 5 years.
So my brother came up with the idea that we do something a little crazy. We each pledged to bet a *painful* amount of money to lose 4% of our body weight between March 17-April 17.
This is a little different from my January DietBet because I’m not utilizing a website or app to hold my money, and if we’re successful, the reward is simply getting to keep the amount you pledged, so there’s no making extra money on this.
But if you don’t lose... You will lose Biggly. The pain will be Huuuuuuuge.
That’s right. If we don’t lose, then we have to donate to Trump’s campaign (in case you haven’t noticed, he’s still campaigning).
This is a game changer.
The stakes are high.
Higher than they’ve ever been.
Shit just got Real.
One week in and I’m down 2.2 lbs as of Thursday morning 3/23/17.
Maybe I can even create workout routines to do in response to press conferences. Like a drinking game, but not quite so dangerous to your organs.