So, I joined in on a diet bet. Actually, I joined in on two of them. This one starts on Friday, this one on Monday. Am I crazy? Yeah, probably. But even if I don't win it, the motivational kick in the pants sure can't hurt.
I love Roni's Weigh (hosting the first one )
And I've recently started following the Anti-Jared on Facebook, who is hosting the second bet.
The idea is that you have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight (which for me is gonna be a little over 6 pounds). I figure I'm crazy because, this late in the game for me, that's a lot to lose. Either way though, it's motivation and if I manage it then I will be ready to switch over to maintaining instead of losing as I will be between 150-155.
I think the biggest challenge I face currently is trying to not eat everything the kids eat (like when they want those orange cinnamon rolls from a can) and this will motivate me to not touch it. Late night craving for some left over Christmas candy that the kids STILL have not eaten? Beaten. Over doing the starchy-carby stuff? Solved for a while. So, yeah, even if I don't hit the target but I lose half of that then I'm going to be ecstatic anyway.
If you join in on either of them I'd love to hear about it!