It’s been a while since I posted, mainly because I’ve been in a real slump with my weight lately.
I’ve never given up exercise (I still go to the gym 6-7x per week, religiously), but my diet has been downright disastrous, eating upward of 1700-2500 calories per day.
To help get myself back in check, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and sign up for a DietBet.
What is DietBet, you ask?
Basically, you commit $30 into a pool, vowing to lose 4% of your body weight in four weeks.
That sounds like a lot, but it’s actually quite doable:
200 lbs x .04 = 8 lbs.
8 lbs / 4 weeks = 2 lbs per week.
150 lbs x .04 = 6 lbs.
6 lbs / 4 weeks = 1.5 lbs per week.
You weigh in weekly, and a THIRD PARTY referee (i.e. no one you know or work with) confirms that the weight loss is legitimate via a couple of photos (fully clothed) of you on the scale.
***NO ONE INVOLVED IN THE BET EVER SEES YOUR PICTURES OR KNOWS YOUR WEIGHT.***
If you lose the weight, you don’t lose a penny of your original $30 investment, AND you split the pool (all the money of those who DIDN’T hit their goal) with the other dieters who succeeded!
The DietBet I joined is hosted by a very popular young woman on social media, and her last DietBet had a pool over $13,000. Ummm, yeah. The one I’m in has over $12,000 up for grabs, and more people are joining every hour.
I don’t know about you, but I’m very determined when I’m in a competition. Add money to the equation, and I’m downright married to the program. Anyone want to join this with me? We can hold each other accountable!
Bon appetit, my friends!