Friday, February 27, 2009

The Great Big Fat Bet is ON!


I'm jazzed. I've bet $100 (now sitting in a special PayPal account) that I'll lose 10 pounds by April 1st.

Two of my friends are competing against me. Well, actually we're competing against ourselves; we'll all get our money back if we lose the 10 pounds.

Last time I posted about this I weighed 142.6, and was trying to maintain that until the bet started, but lo and behold I lost two pounds in the interim! I have no idea how. So I had to start at 140.6. And today, *simper*, I am proud to say I'm at 140 even. 9.4 pounds to go...

The others started off with a bang, losing almost a pound the first day, and I got a little worried, but both of them had an off day yesterday, so I think I'm actually ahead now. I can't believe it! I was hoping to have some of that fluffy watery fat to melt off early on, but apparently that all went back when I had the flu.

I should make a progress graph for us! That would be fun.

I highly recommend this approach--I've never been so motivated.

[BTW, that's a picture of the scale I'm using, it's an Omron body fat measuring scale. I like it a lot.]

5 comments:

POD said...

Good for you!
I hope you are all healthier through this effort.

Sbanfnyc said...

Win-lose or lose-win. You can't beat this approach. I'll still support you no matter what you try. I hope I cook and shop to your satisfaction.

Love you

Scottie Dog

the Bag Lady said...

Good luck! I would love to lose 10 lbs in March. Hell, I'd settle for 5.....

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Melissa said...

Yeah, me too, Bag Lady!!! It would totally be worth the $100...