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Thinking of Doing a Diet Bet

March 31st, 2016 at 12:10 pm

After LAL posted about her Diet Bet win, I've been thinking that may be something to try. I have been super lazy and unfocused about my health. We have a treadmill in our home, so I can't use weather as an excuse. I wear a Fitbit which was motivating at first, but now has lost it's charm. Of course, last weekend my sister challenged me, so I was all over that...since sisters can be competitive. I won, but she had things come up and was distracted a bit from even trying.

I've stopped drinking pop again. I bought more tea bags and some stevia for sweetness. That alone will help with food cravings. I've lost weight in the past by counting calories. It does work, so some sort of motivation to just get back to doing so would be incredibly helpful. I can't imagine wanting to lose my bet!

The only issue is my knee. It can really hurt if I walk to much, usually the following day after a long walk. I think the primary issue is my leg and back muscles are too tight. It's a vicious cycle.

The bet I'm interested in starts Monday. It's a $35 Kickstarter, so I would need to lose 4% in 4 weeks. I'm going to ponder it the next few days. In the meantime, anyone want to tell me their experience with Diet Bet or just your own inspirational success with losing weight.

4 Responses to “Thinking of Doing a Diet Bet”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've used both the Kickstarter and the Transformer bets at dietbet. I find it extremely motivational, because I don't want to lose any money. The Transformer is a bit easier than the Kickstarter, as it only requires you to lose 10% of your body weight in 6 months, with the goals set as losing 3% the first month, 3% the second month, 2% the 3rd month, 1% the fourth, 1% the fifth, and maintaining it the 6th. It doesn't pay out until the end of the 6th month, though. If you miss a goal one month you are still in the running. Kickstarters are good if you know you can lose 4% a month and want a faster payout. My weigh in for the Transformer month 3 is tomorrow. I am so going to rock it.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I've done 2 Kickstarter ones and won them both. I've put the weight back on, but I feel like occasional stints of losing weight are what keep it from just gradually creeping up, and up, and up. Which would definitely happen if I didn't keep an eye on it; I have a big appetite!

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good luck! Lucky robin inspired me. For me I have a problem with calorie counting.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've done a kickstarter and a transformer. I won the kickstarter, but lost 5 of 6 months of the transformer ...

    I'm really hoping that once all the busyness dies down, I'll be able to refocus on health related goals.

    If you'd like to add me on Fitbit, I think you can find me with my email address. I average between 5k and 9k most days.

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