I truly want to be someone who eats healthy all the time. I know the effects of processed foods and sugar go far beyond just wanting to look better. I have been through many periods in my life where I have cut out processed foods, but I seem to be in a bad period right now. At least I do eat healthy too. That goes a long way, but I've got to cut out the junk and lose some weight.
Sure, I know I will never be some miraculous weight loss story. I don't have 100 or even 50 pounds to lose. But, I know that right now I'm not happy with where I am. I also know that I often complain about being slow and weight plays a role in that. I could gain some "free" speed just by dropping a few pounds.
So I'm laying it out here again. I'm ready to do this thing. I need the accountability. I know a couple of you mentioned Diet Bet. I have actually tried that - twice - and even though I lost weight during it, neither time did I meet the goal (which is not very loft 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks). For me the accountability still wasn't there. I was doing it with a bunch of random strangers who didn't know me. They could care less if I lost the weight, and as a matter of fact might prefer that I didn't so they could win some money. I might consider it again if I created a closed game where I could open it up to only those I knew so I had the accountability. That might work.
But here it is. I have decided not to share my weight. I'm just not comfortable going there.
1. How Many Pounds Would I Like to Lose?: 20-25
2. How Many Weeks Would I Like to Lose the Weight in? 10 weeks. Goal Date :June 3
So there it is. On paper, official.
Would you like to join me? Just leave me a comment and let me know you want to go on this journey with me. I would love to share how many pounds we are losing together on my blog (if you wanted me to).
Or would anyone be interested in a DietBet game? If so leave me a comment. If we had enough people interested I would look into getting a closed group started. I think you can do a game for as little as a $10 bet. It would be a great way to keep each other motivated. If you aren't familiar with DietBet you just pay a small fee to join a game. You have to lose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks. Everyone who does that splits the pot. If everyone loses the weight, then everyone gets their money back. You just have to have a digital scale and a way to take a picture of yourself on the scale with your current weight. Your weight is anonymous unless you choose to share it.
Thanks again for the support! The blogging community can truly be wonderful! And just as an FYI, after my post on Friday I really focused over the weekend and have already lost a couple of pounds! So there's a start.