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Hope this works!

So I’ve signed up for DietBet, I want to give it a try and see if money can help be my motivation!

Basically you pledge some money (usually between $25 and $150 depending on the game) and then you work hard doing what you do to to lose a percentage of your body fat. Winners have the money divided amongst them! There are a lot of rules and processes to prevent cheating so at least I know everyone playing is facing the same things as me.

I’ve signed up for a 6 month challenge, its going to cost $25 per month and as long as I lose 10% by the time the game ends I’ll get the money back, and then some!

My main aim is to not lose any money. As long as I focus and keep up with the changes I’ve put in place this year, its going to happen.

Go me!

Week 5 (6 Week Challenge)

This week has just flown by! Its been a haze of grief, doubt, work, driving, just doing what has to be done. I feel like this Challenge has been forfeited. I still have a long way to go but this challenge seems to be winding up.

I have been getting up earlier and fitting more in during the day, but not as much as I would like. I think I need a planner to work through over Christmas to make sure I keep my diet and exercise on track. Something with a new challenge for each day so I can cross something off the list and feel like I’m completing the challenge rather then just bobbing along. I might get something drafted up so that I have a starting point for the next few weeks.

So other then the weird week I’ve had, I have managed to reach 10,000 steps 2 days in a row which feels great. I’ve been getting up early and fitting a lot into my mornings as well.

This next week I want to plan some new challenges and decide what to do during my time off over Christmas. The less money I spend, the better, the less I pig out, the better.

Week 3 (6 Week Challenge)

Last Week in review:

I had a really good time over my long weekend, my only worry is the amount of money I spent! I was healthy with means, mostly salads and healthy protein packed breakfasts.

I did forget to take my food journal away with me but given the activities I did each day I can easily remember what I ate each day – so that is now up-to-date! I have been making some great progress on my steps challenge too, making 8,000 a day! I know 10,000 is the goal but given I was doing between 2,000 and 4,000 each day this is major progress. Yay!

Since getting back I’ve been to an evening event at work, a charity meeting, and tomorrow I’m helping out with a charity dinner as well as the color run on Sunday!

Phew! Wish me luck.

What I’ll focus on this week:

Given I was on leave for a big chunk of my week my morning routine has really slipped and I’m lucky to be getting up at 7am. Time to implement my 15 minute plan again and start waking up earlier to fit in my important plans.

With such a busy weekend I need to make sure I make time to prepare my food for the week at some stage, otherwise I will give in to buying my lunches which can be costly on my wallet and body!

Lastly water is going to play a huge role this week as I move up from 2 Litres a day to 2.5. This is very necessary given that summer is on its way and I want to get this weight moving.

Week 2 (6 Week Challenge)

Big week for me this week! I’ve only had to work 2 days with Cup Weekend and now I’m at the beach for a long weekend with one of my girlfriends!

Last Week in review:

Well what a week I’ve had! It’s been crazy busy finishing things at work, more so considering I’ve only had 2 days to get 5 days worth of work done! I have been completing my food journal but I have to admit I have really been slack with my walking. Even with the color run looking I haven’t made more of an effort.

I’ve made a huge effort to drink more herbal tea and water, but again I caved to old habits and had soft drink over the weekend. I don’t know what cracked my resolve, I was so determined not to have it and then I just did it.

I also gave this detox drink a go to help lose some of the bloating I have felt:

60 oz of purified water
2 tablespoon’s lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar free cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag

All you do is eat normally (still on the healthy side) and drink one of these teas a day. It helps to reduce water weight and as I’ve been drinking plenty of water I know my body still has what it needs every day.

So loads of room for improvement this week, but I think I have given myself too many things to change at once. I need to focus on just one thing, like drinking 2L of water and not drinking any soft drink. I can have Soda water and mineral water so there is no need to crave other fizzy drinks.

 

What I’ll focus on this week:

I know I love to eat out and I usually forget portion sizes when I am thinking about all the delicious foods! BUT I think it will be good for me to think more about my budget too while I am away. I’ll be checking 2 things off my list by watching my spend AND what I eat.

Also I have been struggling with getting my steps up to 10,000 every day so I need to make more of an effort with that. My fitbit is charged and ready to go!

More then anything I want to start being that person I envision myself to be. The fit and healthy women that makes good choices. I want to be the person I keep telling myself I should be. So that will be part of my method of staying on track, I’ll ask myself “would the ultimate me do this?”.

Week 1 (6 Week Challenge)

So this week I need to burn 1.66kgs (3.6 pounds) to be on track for my 6 week challenge. I have decided to review things on a Friday so that I can have a fresh start before the weekend ahead and do my best to make better decisions when it comes to the kinds of foods on offer on weekends.

So how will I achieve this weight loss?

Diet & Exercise.

What will I do/change about these things to actually reach my goal? Clearly what I have been doing hasn’t worked.

Diet:

I will stick with my protein and salads to give my body the fuel it needs without loads of calories it doesn’t need. Protein shakes for breakfast at 7.30am each day, healthy snacks, salad and protein for lunch, and salad or veggies for dinner. Given that the weather is getting warmer here I crave salads, I just need to watch the tasty additions like dressing and sauces. Same with my protein portion sizes. I can do this.

As of this minute I’m only going to drink water or herbal tea for the next 6 weeks. This will be hard to remember as I always go for a tasty fizzy drink when I’m out. I’ve just made myself a note on my hand – hopefully that will help remind me!

Water water water! When your results depend on you having enough water I know I am doing well by just drinking it! 2 litres a day minimum!!

Exercise:

With the color run coming up I’m going to be doing as much walking as possible over the next 2 weeks to make sure my body is prepared. I think it will be the weeks after that I need to make sure I keep up the good work. Its always easy to feel I’m finished once I reach a goal like that but I want to keep the momentum going.

I’m adding swimming and other fun sports to help keep myself motivated.

Also I know muscle burns fat, so I’ve got some weights that I will be lifting daily to help build up my strength and burn off the weight.

How will I track my progress? 

I have created a journal with each day of the challenge listed ready to record exactly what I have eaten, how much water I have had, and what exercise I have done. At the end of each week I’ll review my progress and write about it here.

My weekly posts will also have information about my plan for the following week and what I will be doing to make better progress.