So I’m officially at the halfway mark of the FitFluential DietBet.
My official starting weight was 165.6lbs, and my goal is 159lbs. As you might remember, my biggest concern was that 4% seemed like a lot of weight for me to lose in 4 weeks, but I’m pleased to announce that I’m more than halfway there! As of this morning, I’m at 161lbs!
A major fact has definitely been getting back into the weight loss mindset, but I’m surprised by how much the DietBet itself has actually motivated me. I don’t generally don’t find myself very extrinisically motivated so while I was expecting some level of motivation to come out of signing up for the DietBet, I really didn’t expect it to have as much impact as it has.
One thing that bothers me, on a big picture level, about the whole thing is the unofficial weigh ins, and the fact that some people were at 100% of their goal by day 2. I don’t pay much attention to the message board, but I could see that being very frustrating or discouraging to people who are just starting to get healthy and lose weight.
So hopefully with a bit more focus and hard work, I can drop that remaining 2.8lbs and collect my winnings in 2 more weeks. Right now I’m debating between rolling the money over into a new bet when this one ends and spending my winnings on some new workout clothes or something exciting.