Monday, March 30, 2015

Betting on Myself

Today is a big day for me!

First, it marks my 2 week mark on the Paleo Autoimmune Procotol (AIP for short).  I feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.   

I honestly thought this was going to be really hard.  Because.. I love bread.  No, seriously.  I have an unnatural affinity for bread.  My philosophy has always been that no meal is complete without some sort of bread!   And I often get hit with some serious sugar cravings.   So I was thinking this would be torture, but to my surprise - it's not.  At all.

Sure, I've had cravings here and there but nothing I can't handle!  I just need to re-wire my brain to appreciate *real* food, and I can tell just 2 weeks in that it's working!  In addition to feeling better overall, I've also lost 4% of my body weight in 2 weeks... just by eating real food and not processed junk.  Woop woop!

Second, today I hit my weight loss goal for my first DietBet.  If you're asking yourself what DietBet is -- I'll tell you!  It's an absolutely genius idea, and it's pretty simple.  You join a game, and bet yourself $30 that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks.  You compete with other members and then the winners who succeed in losing their 4% all split the pot.  What could be better than getting leaner, healthier AND winning a little extra cash? 

My first game was with Jillian Michaels, and it runs from March 7 - April 7.   As of this morning, I have lost my 4% -- even with 8 days left to go! WOOHOO!  I'm excited to find out how much each winner's winnings will be.

I've got a long journey ahead, this is just the beginning - so I'm going to join more DietBet games to help keep my motivation going!  

If you love the idea as much as I do, feel free to join me in the game!   This is my next challenge: Join The DietBet Challenge!

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