Hope you all had a fab new year. As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve given myself an extra boost with it being the beginning of 2015 and I had my first gain in 5 weeks so I want to get the ball rolling. I just want to say that I am in no way affiliated with this company and it’s all my own views and my opinions 🙂
So my boost is that I will be doing a DietBet game for the first six months of 2015. For those of you who aren’t aware of DietBet, you basically join a game and you put money in a pot (it’s an American company so everything’s in dollars but you can pay by paypal to avoid any transaction fees) and you are basically betting on yourself to lose a certain amount of weight depending on your start weight. I was first introduced to DietBet by Blogilates who hosted a 4 week game there. There are two types of game – a month long game which you bet that you can lose 4% of your body weight (DietBet 4) and a six month long game where you bet you can lose 10% of your body weight (DietBet 10 aka the Transformer). I’ve done the DietBet 4 a couple of times and won back in 2013 but I’ve not really thought about it since.
I have to say, before you get the wrong end of the stick and say it encourages binge dieting, etc, there are a lot of rules. The main ones being you have to be over 18, there are maximum weight loss thresholds whereby if you lose more than a certain percentage, you are disqualified and that you are unable to join a game if losing the 4 or 10% will bring you below a healthy BMI range (I think you can’t go below 18.5). You can find all the rules for the DietBet 10 here. At the end of each round, everyone who has reached their goal splits the pot. If you haven’t quite reached it, you get to carry on but forfeit the money in the pot.
During my DietBet 4 games, I really enjoyed the community there. Everyone is really supportive. The only difference is that although SW is supportive, when it comes to the public SW groups on FB (not the ones set up by your consultant for your group), it can be like going back to school with some bitchiness from some members which can be discouraging. It doesn’t matter what diet plan you are doing or what type of exercise, if you ask a question, there will be a friendly face to answer.
So this will be my first Transformer game. I’m a bit worried that I might not last the full six months but I’m going to do my best. I did my first weigh in yesterday. Unfortunately it was the end of New Year’s Day before I had a chance to jump on the scales and I had been eating leftovers all day so probably not the lightest I’ve been! Anyhow, for the first month I need to lose 3% which works out at just over 6.5lbs. I will be combining my DietBet with a mix of the new EE and EE SP plans to hopefully boost my weight loss and get some good losses on the scales.
Hopefully by the time June rolls round I will have lost quite a bit, found myself a dress for the wedding and feeling a lot more confident in myself, not forgetting a little extra pocket money if I manage to hit my goals 🙂
So I’m looking forward to the next few weeks. Hopefully I can make 2015 my year where I got rid of all my illnesses, the extra weight and get married to my lovely OH.
Until next time.. x