Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Diet Bet 10 - Month Two Summary

Month Two Starting Weight:                       222.4
Month Two Ending Weight:                        222.2

Total Weight Lost:                                            .2

Month Three Goal:                                     210.5

Weight loss needed for Month Three:            11.7

Well, as you can see, I didn't lose much in this second month of my six month Diet Bet.  I guess, on a positive note,  my weight is technically lower than it was last month, but two tenths of a pound is nothing to write home about!  I will take pride in the fact that I didn't gain at least.

I struggled this past month, as those of you who read my blog on a regular basis are well aware.  This month was full blown TOUR mode.  Last week alone, I was in three different cities.  Not exactly a great situation for massive weight loss.

But, I do feel like I'm back on the right track.  Now, will I win the third month of this bet?  That's a tough call.  11.7 pounds in one month is a lofty, lofty goal and so I'm not really expecting to win this month.  I'm going to use this month as a time to play catch up a bit.  The fourth month, my goal for the entire month is just to lose an additional 3 pounds, so I think I could be completely caught up by the end of the fourth month.  That gives me essentially two months to lose 14 pounds.  I can do that.  I need to be strong and vigilant.  It will be hard, especially with the holidays looming ahead, but it's possible.

I am the most motivated I have been in a while, I must admit.  I'm making pretty good choices eating wise (although the leftover Halloween candy needs to disappear sooner rather than later.)

I'm still really loving this Dietbet 10 format over the Dietbet 4s.  I think it's interesting, because the website has started to call the month long 4% bets, the "Kickstarter" and the Dietbet 10 the "Transformer" and I agree.  I think the month long Dietbet 4s are meant for those people who need a kick in the pants and something to set them up for weight loss.  I don't think they are meant to be done continuous over and over, because 4% is too much to lose on a consistent basis!  I personally feel like it's taking things to such extremes to lose the 4% month after month and you aren't necessarily learning habits that will be sustainable once these people reach the maintenance stage of their weight loss journeys.  I feel like losing slowly and consistently is what sets people up for a lifetime of success and I think it's even proven that those who lose slowly and steadily are much more likely of keeping it off for good.  Okay, that's the end of soapbox rant.  Essentially, for me... Dietbet 10s = YAY!  Dietbet 4s = Boo.

Going off of that subject, I decided to join a second Dietbet 10 game.  The number of people in it is ENORMOUS and so I don't think I will be enjoying the social aspect of that game as much as I have been the current Beta test game, but I joined it because it will take me up to the month of my half marathon and I am hoping that it will keep me accountable with everything right up to the last moment.  Also, and here's the best news, if I hit my goal for that second bet I will be EXACTLY at my goal weight.  I will be 200 pounds!  I'm SO CLOSE.  It will have been three and a half years of blood, sweat and tears, but I'll have made it.  I want it so bad, I can taste it!

Okay, sorry for this long and rambling post, but to sum up: This month wasn't the greatest, but I'm back on track.

Here's to month three!

1 comment:

  1. You've come this far, you're gonna hit that goal weight - I know it!