Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More on the Great Big Fat Bet...

We have about got our Fat Bet underway. So far four people have indicated that they would commit.

The plan is to lose ten pounds in five weeks, at $10 a pound. So I have to cough up $100 into an escrow account, and if I don't lose the 10 pounds, I lose the $100. I don't know what your financial situation may be, but that's a motivator for me. And if I do lose the 10 pounds, I get my money back, plus a division of whatever lost bet money may be in the escrow. So it's a Lose-Win situation.

The start date should be coming up here shortly as soon as we get our act together.

I have a little problem right now in that I just got over the stomach flu, and lost a bunch of weight. My weight this morning was 142.6, down a pound from the last weight I recorded back in December. (I had gained a bunch during January when I was being bad!) So right now I'm trying to just maintain that weight until it's time to start. If it creeps up a little bit, that's all right with me.

I have a feeling that a lot of exercise video reviews are in my blogging future. Stay tuned...

6 comments:

POD said...

How come I never get to lose weight by fluing?
I can't wait to see how this thing progresses for all of you.

Melissa said...

Fluing, that's a new verb on me! And it's mostly water weight, of course. So most everybody gets to lose water weight but me. I think that puts me at a disadvantage, but as long as I lose significant weight, I'm not even so concerned about the $100.

POD said...

How about you drink a bunch of water before the diet starts? That way you can lose that much more initially.
Does that ever work?

Sbanfnyc said...

I guess I'll start counting points when I go to the grocery now. If you win the $100 maybe we could go out to eat?

POD said...

$100. 00 won't buy much of a dinner.
I guess your hubby is planning to watch you eat.

Sbanfnyc said...

Trust me POD, for 100 bucks I could gain 10 Lbs in one 10,000 point meal. She gets the 10 point meal and I'll have the 10,000 point meal.

LOL