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Start of a new month!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

I love beginnings. I love the beginning of the year, the beginning of a month, the start of lent, the start of a new diet plan. I think I love beginnings so much because I do them so often- unfortunately I don't do middles or ends very well!

Regardless, today is the 1st of March, it feels like the beginning of spring and I am starting a new diet and a new bet with my husband. This is the deal I struck: I need to lose 50#s by the middle of August, which coincides with a vacation we have planned to the beach. That amounts to 2 #'s per week which will be challenging but I can do it safely. I am going to be MEGA focused!

If I win, he has to pay for me to take wind surfing lessons all week at the beach, and if I can learn to do it (and enjoy it), he has to pay for 1/2 of the cost to buy a wind surfer. If I lose, I have to get rid of my bike (which has gone unused for years and is cluttering up his garage) and I have to get rid of every piece of clothing I own that is too small (which is about two closets full!) Also, I am going to write down my weight this morning and seal it in an envelope to be opened on August 15th.

This is good. A good start and this time I will have a good finish!
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