Diet Bet -- Update = Waiting

Monday, October 07, 2013

So the wifi at this school is crap... what am I supposed to do before class other than goof off on my laptop? I guess a Spark blog is in order.

Today was the weigh-in day for my Diet Bet. I made it... barely... and the last loss was mostly water weight as I avoided salt, hydrated completely, and ate under my calories yesterday in a mini-fast. But I needed 192.4, and I weighed in at 192.2. I couldn’t get my ring off or it might have been 192.0 ;-)

And now I wait... They already had me resubmit my photos, so hopefully they aren’t going to nitpick the results to death. I actually did lose weight. I also gained muscle. I can definitely see more definition in my arms. The plan is to weight train again today or maybe tomorrow. After I’m done proctoring this test (the second one I’m giving to this class) –- the plan is to go home and hit the gym hard again. Some cardio and then the pool. Maybe weights... I dunno, I might wait until tomorrow just in case they make me do some crazy weigh in again thing for the official results.

Now here’s my whole take on this... It was incredibly motivating for the first three weeks... and then I hit a plateau. And then my Diet Bet turned me a liiiiiittle bit more resentful than I would have been had it just been a regular old plateau. I’m used to dealing with those. I know I was gaining muscle and my body was adjusting, but with the constant Diet Bet reminders and e-mails I was getting a little frustrated with my lack of a loss. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m doing good overall. 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, and that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m in it for the long haul – but it was going to really piss me off if I didn’t win this Diet Bet.

My stubbornness kicked in hardcore this weekend to make sure I didn’t go off the rails completely... I did however have my dad’s birthday. I made him an apple strudel for breakfast with fresh apples – sooooo yum. Just had a small piece. Then my friends mother was in the hospital so I made her sumb*tches cookies from How I Met Your Mother --- they were beeeeeyond good. So I had a few too many of those... like five (gasp!). And of course we went out for lunch with my dad to his favorite pizza place (facepalm) – so I had the food against me all day Saturday. Sunday I was 100% in charge of the food. I did mostly liquids and fruit/veggies – and super hydrated to get all of the salt from Saturday out of my system.

I also caught up on all of my grading for this class – so hopefully this week won’t be too much of a bother time wise. My first paycheck finally came. Its depressingly small. Teaching once class is not enough for me to live off of, so I’m digging into savings. BUT now I can use my depressingly small paystub to show to the student loan company, that I am in fact, not making any money and cannot pay them $1000/month like they want me to.

I heard through the grapevine that I would be getting two classes of intro Biology next semester. So this same class, but just two sections of it. That will help a lot. Two classes would put me back in the pay bracket that I was in during grad school. And depending on how long it takes for my parents to sell their house (where I’m currently living rent free) – I can get back on my feet a little bit. Still haven’t heard back on the job front elsewhere, but I’m still applying...

So to fill up my time I am still 100% committed to getting back into the 170s. I was flipping through old photos on my phone – I hit 179 way back in July of 2012... Ouch... I have definitely been yo-yoing for a year and a half. 185-200-190-195-188-198-191-20
0-192.... This is bad for my health. I need to lock this crap down. Oh well – gotta go watch everyone panic and freak out taking a test on material they should have studied for.... (man I sound so much like my old teachers its scary!)

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  • SUNSET09
    It all works out in the end, keep your head up and get back on track! I believe in you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1650 days ago
    It seems money is funny for everyone right now. I really hope you get the job you want and need so that the stress of finances is out of the way. I could not imagine a student loan payment of $1000 a month. That is a mortgage payment! The price you pay to be a genius emoticon . Just know that things always work out, even when it seems impossible.
    1658 days ago
    Diet bet!!! you made it!!!!

    I hear you, though, I would probably get really resentful too. I also had one of those weekends where food was against me, so I feel your pain, though I think you did a lot better than I did!
    1659 days ago
  • TREP13
    Great job making your DietBet!!! And I love that you made the cookies from HIMYM, even if you ate five of them.
    1660 days ago
  • MINEA999
    I hope it all turns out in your favour! I think I'd get frustrated and resent it if I tried this DietBet. So I commend you for doing it! Keep your chin up, the perfect job is coming and in the meantime hopefully those student loan guys will get off your back. I've had that in my past too.
    1660 days ago
  • DIETER27
    good luck....
    1660 days ago
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