Wednesday, May 6, 2009

And the Winner of the FatBet Is.....!!!

Nobody.

None of us lost ten pounds, but two of us lost significantly, so we feel great about that. We're currently considering donating our $100 to something worthy instead of taking it back. After all we did lose the bet.

But hey, since I drew the picture of me on the scale, back last August, I have lost 10.6 pounds! Not bad for an elderly lady. Let's see now, that's just over a pound a month.

I'm only slightly more than five pounds away from my goal weight!

And I have to say I feel great. I feel so much lighter and I even walk differently. I guess I must have been waddling slightly or something. AND, I have worn a tucked in shirt with a belt several times in the last few weeks. It's been at least four years since I've had the nerve to do that.

I don't think I'll ever diet alone again. This was the most motivating experience!

My plan now is to try to maintain my current weight and concentrate more on exercising. And after another month or so, two of us are going to have another go at a FatBet.

9 comments:

POD said...

Melissa, the reason no one asks you to weigh is because you're thin. They only ask fat people (or people that appear to be fat) to "hop on the scale."
And they always say, "Hop on the scale!" as if...
It's like the saying "I'm going to hop in the shower." I'm thinking, "Please don't." (all that pounding is unnecessary.)

You better do more research on Omega 3s and be quick about it!

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Melissa said...

No No No, POD, they don't ASK me, they MAKE me. And yes, they do say "hop on the scale," don't they. Every single time they make me weigh, no questions asked.

solarity said...

Now I have another thing to be grateful for--everybody at my doctor's says "Please step on the scale." It's bad enough having yoga teachers want me to hop into positions!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Sbanfnyc said...

Lets use the $ from the Fat Bet to get the 3 couples to go out to dinner in the city. I would love a rack of ribs or something.

the Bag Lady said...

Okay, now I have "Here comes Peter Cottontail..." running through my head!
Sheesh.

carla said...

IM SO GLAD YOURE BACK.

and elderly? I beg to differ. Fit funny talented smart--yes.

Melissa said...

I found out this afternoon that I actually lost more weight than anybody else in the bet! :-) Just not ten pounds...