In January I decided to join my FitFluential family in a 4 week DietBet. I decided that the only way for me to go into this, was to get real about my weight, and put it out there for the internet world, as a means of motivating and keeping myself accountable. I even admitted my real weight to the world. Scary. Missed the post? Find it here. And my halfway through post here.
So, it’s been 4 weeks, and what happened?
I needed to lose 7.1 lbs.
I lost 7.6 lbs.
Because I was up higher than I’ve been in months, I thought that the 7 lbs would be easy. I thought that getting back into Paleo, and starting Whole30 would be enough. I thought that I would cruise back into the 160′s. I was wrong. I had to fight to lose these 7+ pounds. And when it looked like I wasn’t going to make my goal, just a few days before the weigh in, I had to get serious. I ran a shit ton of kms Friday/Saturday/Sunday (44 to be exact), sweated like crazy in my sauna both weekend days, tightened up my diet even more (no salt, no nuts, minimal fruit), and hydrated, like a boss.
And it worked!!!
Same shirt, couldn’t find my shorts early this am. 177.6 on January 20th, & 170.0 on February 18th. I can definitely see the difference in my stomach area. Still lots of work to do. 20-25 lbs away from my goal weight at this point.
But, I feel like I got a good start here, and another healthy reminder that it’s not only running where we need to push yourself out of our comfort limits to find success. My body doesn’t lose or gain weight fast. It’s a good and a bad thing. I don’t put on 10 lbs on a vacation, but I also can’t lose 10 lbs just by switching a couple things up. I’m jealous of people that can lose weight just by doing some running. But, would I trade them? I’m not sure. Maybe for me, it’s going to be a really super long battle to get to goal weight, but maybe I’ll be able to stay there quite easily because of the way my body doesn’t lose/gain quickly? I don’t know. I do know that I weighed in this morning back in the 160′s (before clothes/cell) for the first time in months, and I’m happy. I’m proud of that loss.
Will I be doing another Dietbet? I doubt it. While I think it’s a great idea, and a fantastic tool to give yourself some motivation and a big swift kick in the butt, I think it’s tailored more for people with more to lose. And plus, it’s stressful!! If I wasn’t on Whole30 for another 10 days, I’d be treating myself to a latte right about now…
PS – I don’t know how much I won yet, we have 48 hours to weigh in, starting at midnight last night/this am, so I’ll know in a few days how many people succeeded. There was a pot of $14550 and 582 players. I assume that 50% of people will hit their goals, but I’m totally making that percentage up, so it’ll be interesting to see!