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Sunday, March 17, 2013

I recently came across this website that challenges users to lose 4% of their body weight in 28 days. As incentive, participants pay into a "pot" and those who achieve their goals within the time frame split the winnings. Since I've been feeling the need for a little extra incentive, I signed up for the one with the largest pot. There's a $25 buy in (to keep everyone accountable and to raise the stakes). Right now the pot is over $31,000, with 1200+ participants. The challenge starts tomorrow (3/18) and runs through April 15. In order to be successful, I'll need to lose a little more than 10 pounds. I know that's achievable with hard work and dedication!

If you're interested, you can join here:

I've also been thinking a lot about smaller "rewards" to give myself along the way. I feel like I make a similar list every time I attempt to lose weight, but it really does keep me motivated. Especially if I really want the things I've determined will be rewards. That said, here's my list:

Below 260- A new water bottle. (I am seriously coveting this)
Below 255- A new, fierce haircut (if I can reach this goal by April 8, I'll also dye it purple.)
Below 250- A Basket for my bicycle
Below 240- A Massage (I already have a groupon for this)
Below 230- Sign up for an art class
Below 220- A Mani-Pedi
Below 210- A Massage
Below 200- A Vacation
Below 190- A Vespa!
Below 180- A New Wardrobe!

What do you reward yourself with?
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    Ooh, those are great rewards! I need to put some thought into this myself.
    1860 days ago
    Okay I joined, too ;) emoticon
    1861 days ago
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    1861 days ago
    Sounds really interesting!
    I hope that you can achieve your goal :)
    1861 days ago
  • JGRAY76
    Sounds interesting. We just completed a Biggest Looser Challenge and I found the competition motivating. And setting up a list of incentives will keep you on track. Best of luck!!!
    1861 days ago
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