|My number one goal is to fit into these jeans!|
As per request, I am here to give you a DietBet update. For those who are confused – I entered a DietBet on January 3rd. It is 4 weeks long, and I placed $25 on my bet. You can check out the bet here: Dietbet – Bikini Mommy Body 3.0.
Basically, those who are participating are supposed to lose 4% of their bodyweight within the four week time frame. Whoever achieves this weight-loss gets to split the pot. Obviously some will drop out, others won’t make it, and some might even forget, so there’s the chance of making back more than just the money you placed on the bet. In all honesty, I don’t really care what I weigh but I do really want to fit into the bags and bags of clothes that lay bundled up under our bed. The last time I wore these items of clothing was a few months before I fell pregnant. I have, in fact, lost all of the weight that I gained while pregnant (eeeek, way too much – note to self: never gain that much pregnancy weight again!) but I want to be able to fit into all of my cute outfits that I haven’t been able to wear since I left South Africa in 2013. How ironic, I return to SA wanting to wear the same clothes that I wore last time I got there. To me, it feels like a whole new wardrobe, but it is actually just old clothes that I haven’t worn in 2 years. Oh well, I’ll be saving a ton of money if I can just fit into those darn clothes.
So how is it going? Well, let me start off by saying that 4% came to roughly 5 lbs, and never in my life have I struggled to lose 5 lbs in 4 weeks. In fact, anytime I have eaten healthy and exercised daily, I drop about 5 lbs in the first week or two, no problem. Evidently, that is not the case this time because I am losing weight slower than you could possibly imagine. I go down one pound, and then up two, even though I am eating well and exercising regularly. It’s quite baffling to me. It is certainly not difficult to lose 5 lbs (many of those participating in the bet lost their 5 lbs in the first week), but for some reason, mine is not really disappearing! Before you say that maybe I don’t have 5 lbs to lose – that’s not it. I still have about 10 lbs to lose. I am much smaller now, but still not firm.
I’m only bothered about the bet because I don’t like to lose/ waste money. The bet has been tremendously motivating so I highly recommend joining, or forming your own, Dietbet. It really is fun to see that progress bar moving forward. If only mine would move a little more quickly! haha…
At a push, I could still make it and win my money back, but we are almost 60% into the game, and I have only lost 45%. The days are moving faster than the weight is. Nevertheless, this only motivates me to keep on going. The Dietbet ends on the day that Justin arrives in South Africa (after being apart for 8 days), so that is definitely motivating too!!
So that’s the update. I’ve lost 45% of my 4%.
Maybe I’ll get lucky and win. We will have to wait and see. Look at the pot – It now sits on $20,875. That money will be split among the winners of this bet. Right now there are 835 players.
For those that said they joined this DietBet too. How is it going?
Let me know – I’m rooting for all of you!!