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Diet Bet Results


Thursday, October 10, 2013

I mentioned before that I won my Diet Bet. I joined the myfitsperation diet bet. MyFitsperation.com is run by Hannah and Olivia from BL 11. I love those girls. They were the main motivation for my booty to get off the couch and workout. Seriously -- that season with Courtney and Irene and the sisters was my main motivation to stop wanting to be on the Biggest Loser, and start becoming a biggest loser... and if I do say so myself, I have managed to lose more % body weight than most of the contestants on the show (excluding the winners of course).

But anyway -- I like those two ladies -- so I finally jumped in and did a Diet Bet to get some $$ motivation to lose weight. I joined the YMCA with my mom. Started working out -- and am trying to lose the 20# of happy fat I gained dating my boyfriend -- scratch that -- fiance. Its weird getting used to calling him that.

Anywho -- I started the diet bet at 200.4 (GASP -- my evil evil evil number 2## was back!) I ended it at 191.8! I did a little low calorie, not really eating, mostly drinking day the last day of the challenge to make sure I would be under my goal weight. So I haven't tracked it on Spark until I make sure that 192 sticks. So for those that don't know, with a Diet Bet you pay in a certain amount of money determined by the people who set up the bet. This one was $25. There was over $37,000 in the pot for this particular Diet Bet since it was one of the larger ones. Since these girls and Jillian Michaels were on TV -- their Diet Bets are a little bigger. More people join in. AND more people join and don't finish... so sometimes the payouts are bigger than on the smaller office bets.

What's nice is you could set up a Bet with your co-workers, your friends, random bets on the website -- theres lots of challenges. I don't think I'll do another one. I know my body. I was bloated and eating badly when I joined. Now that I've gotten a month of exercise in, I'm not sure my body is ready to lose at the 2# a week momentum for another Diet Bet. I would need to lose about 7-8# per diet bet in 28 days -- and while I got that initial "heck yea" workout weight loss, I'm not sure I could maintain this pace. I'll stick to my turtle pace... slow and steady wins the race. (okay rant -- Steve Harvey was advertising how to lose 9# in a week on his show -- seriously?! Stuff like that is why people get discouraged).

BUT I digress... I put in $25. I got back $46. So I almost doubled my money -- which unfortunately means a lot of people did not meet their goals. In a way I'm happy that I somehow made $20 off of working out -- but bad because it means so many people lost their money and maybe their motivation to work out... so I'm torn. I'm not doing another one.

I'm off to the gym to get in my Thursday morning workout. I'm feeling more toned. Getting the 8# of fat off my body has helped. I think part of my problem was I was adding muscle while trying to lose weight, so I think I more than lost the 8# of fat -- but might have added a # or 2 of muscle. My stomach is not as bloated. My pants are fitting better -- or I might need to wash them (they're dry clean only work pants!)... haha and I only wear them when I teach the 5 hours a week... so yea... I'm going with they fit better because I'm smaller. I really do need to find my tape measure...

Oh and randomly I got a rejection e-mail at my school e-mail address... Which I haven't used for official job applications since like February or maybe March -- so one company literally took 6-8 months to send me a rejection letter! Seriously!? Its almost funny!

Well off to "work" it out at the gym. I figure I've got the time -- I'm going to work on me!
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SWARMINA 4/1/2014 11:48AM

  Great job!

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JMANDA86 1/14/2014 2:55PM

    I just joined a diet bet and did a search on sparkpeople to read peoples thoughts and experiences. I have dropped lots of weight so far but it is post holiday crap coming off and I know it won't be like this every month. I am doing a 6 month one though which I like more. Even if the weight does come off fast now, I won't need to lose as much per week in the next 5 months and it is a good way for me to learn how to maintain. The one I'm in is massive (New Years Resolution joiners) so it'll be interesting to see how many people continue with it. I paid $25 per month so it wasn't cheap but I am determined to get my money back! So far so good for month 1!

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SUNLOVER721 11/16/2013 3:17PM

    I was in that same DietBet...and I am doing the Transformer 10 one now....lose 10% over 6 months. The little bit of money really motivates me-- more so because I hate to lose, I think!


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SUNLOVER721 11/16/2013 3:16PM

    I was in that same DietBet...and I am doing the Transformer 10 one now....lose 10% over 6 months. The little bit of money really motivates me-- more so because I hate to lose, I think!


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AHTRAP 10/15/2013 2:46PM

    interesting concept...congrats on coming out ahead of the pack

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LOLABLACK69 10/15/2013 8:44AM

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CHODGES83 10/11/2013 5:15PM

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Way to go!

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MAIM138 10/11/2013 12:49PM

    That is awesome! I'm glad to see that they do pay out. I'm in the Jillian Michaels one right now. it ends on the 22nd, and I'm 1.6 pounds away from my goal. The pot is at $238,000 ...so I don't even know what to expect back (if I make it).

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THELILEA 10/11/2013 12:24PM

    I think its great you won! Yah, it's kind of weird to think about how you only win because other people lose, but that's what everyone signed up knowing.
I've been thinking a lot about what it is that get's people do DO what they need to do to lose weight/be healthy, and I guess it's really different for everyone. It's awesome that this incentive helped you, and those other people who were less successful can move on to try other methods to help kick them into gear.
CONGRATS on your weight loss!!

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SUNSET09 10/11/2013 1:26AM

  Congratulations on winning the contest and losing the weigh! I competed in my church and won however, don't feel bad as it's not that the others didn't lose the weigh, they just didn't lost as much as I did. The thing with us is that I'm one of the smaller ladies and still, lose more as we measured by %. The funds are an incentive and when you invest, it's investing in yourself as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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K-AUSTIN 10/10/2013 12:09PM

    Congrats on winning your bet!

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MINEA999 10/10/2013 11:46AM

    Congrats on winning your bet but I see what you mean about not doing it again.

Get out that tape measure! I bet it's not just well worn pants. :)

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MINEA999 10/10/2013 11:36AM

    Congrats on winning your bet but I see what you mean about not doing it again.

Get out that tape measure! I bet it's not just well worn pants. :)

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LOLATURTLE 10/10/2013 10:45AM

    Congrats on winning your bet! Mostly because of getting the weight off, though. :)

I think I would feel similarly - it's nice to win, but sad when you think that that means a bunch of other people lost, and maybe quit trying to get healthier.

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