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New Plan

Monday, February 28, 2011

A co-worker mentioned that one of the popular diets, when you go to your weigh-in, if you go over or do not lose weight, you pay them money.

This got me to thinking.... So I am trying the 23847th thing and hopefully this one is the LAST ONE.

My friend Amy and I are going to weigh in each Wednesday morning with pictures to prove.
We have set a 2 lb goal for each week ending on 7/13/11 for a total of 20 weeks.

For each lb lost, we get $5 in our "bank"
For each lb gained, we lose $5
If we stay the same, we get $1
For every inch we lose, we get $0.50

The idea is that on 7/13/11, whoever has reached their goal of 40lbs, the winner gets bragging rights.

The person who fails to reach their goal has to pay the amount of money they lost plus the amount of money the winner accrued.

If we both lose, which will NOT happen, than we both owe money to a third party.
If we both win, quite possible, than we both ARE 40 lbs THINNER!!!

My friend and I are quite competitive with each other so it has already started with a bang with lots of smack talking.

I have to say I feel quite comfortable because I know 2 lbs is doable, it is just enough to keep me going on the right path but with none of the overwhelming tension.

This wednesday will be our first weigh in. I feel very positive with how it is going and I hope I can keep it up.

I am ready to live my life - really live with energy and positivity and creativity.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DARWINISTA 3/8/2011 12:55PM

    I am also interested in how it goes. Is the third party a charity?

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FLORIDAGHOST 3/6/2011 4:15PM


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EGRAMMY 3/1/2011 3:12PM

    Let us know how this works for you and your friend.

This is a lifelong journey of healthy living so it should be your last and forever. emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/1/2011 6:49AM

    I hope you enjoy the game. I'm not very good at that kind of stuff. My body likes to hang on to fluid tooo much. I'm enjoying EFT (emotional freedom technique) for changing my motivation towards food in a very good way

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GETTO10 2/28/2011 3:46PM

    Great idea so you will have funds to buy your new clothes with :). Good blessings.

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CATHRINE2010 2/28/2011 1:34PM

    This is a good idea to start with. However you need to think of lifestyle changes that last.I am rooting for you to succeed forever in your weight loss. Good Luck!! emoticon

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