Truth But Not Good

  
Truth. 

However, when it comes time to wear actual pants and they no longer fit it’s not a good thing. 

I love a good pair of comfy yoga pants or sweats. And, well when you work from home you can get away with doing just that. Unfortunately, the problem with wearing the comfy pants and not real pants is they stretch. And, so when you’ve gained weight you don’t really notice, since the waistband expands. And, well real pants don’t do that. 

So I’ve now taken to putting on real pants instead of comfy clothes on the days when I’m at home working so that I can tell when my diet has gotten a bit out of control, and well who am I kidding my diet has been out of control for quite a while. 

So yeah your pants can’t get tight if you don’t wear any but you may be in for a huge shock when you need to wear pants. 

dietbetter.com

I’ve decided to take the plunge and go with this whole social dieting thing. I signed up for dietbet and my official weigh in instructions came late last night along with my weigh in word.

I like things that hold me accountable, and well nothing like cold hard cash to hold you accountable. The way the program works if you haven’t heard about is, you sign up for a bet and place your bet. The one I am doing is lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. I put my $30 in the pot, and well I want my $30 back and then some. Everyone that is participating puts their money in the pot and at the end of the bet everyone that has reached their goal splits the pot. Sweet!

I’m a pretty competitive person, and by pretty competitive, I mean I hate losing, so this is even more motivation for me. The thought of not reaching a goal, losing money, and having some of my friends that are doing the bet possibly beating me, I don’t think so. I’ll be losing that 4% over the next 4 weeks.

The only bad part about this bet is the timing.  The last 10 days of the bet will be while I’m on vacation back in NY.  But, hey that’s just the motivation I need to make sure I stay active those days and also to continue to make wise food choices. So hey I say bring it I’m ready.  And, bye-bye 4% of my body weight, I won’t be seeing you again EVER!

I’d love to hear from anyone who has tried this and how you made out, and of course I’ll be keeping you updated over the next 4 weeks on my progress.