Sunday, April 14, 2013

DietBet home stretch

I still have a couple of pounds to lose to win my DietBet -- the deadline to weigh in at or below my goal weight is Tuesday just before midnight. This is the homestretch.

I'm not going to do anything nutty like putting on a rubber suit and running through the neighborhood like the main character in Vision Quest, but I am going to do what I can sanely to make sure I'm not retaining fluid. I bought the cup you see in the photo (with bonus view of my living room) today at the grocery store along with the supplies for the Flat Belly Diet Sassy Water recipe, so that I can make sure to stay hydrated.  I'm going to keep my food as light as possible, and cut down on carbs for the next couple of days. I switched the strength training class I was supposed to take on Monday for a yoga class instead.

And if I don't make it, I don't. I just want to give it my best shot. If I lose $25 in this thing, it's less than I would have paid for one month of Weight Watchers, and I have already lost 4.6 pounds, more than I did in most months when I was in Weight Watchers.

Most importantly, I figured out that I can do 1600 calories a day most days. If I just did that on weekdays and allowed myself a little more leeway on weekends, I could continue to lose, not as at as sharp a rate as in the last month, but at a rate that might get me to my goal in this lifetime. I learned that it's okay to push myself a little. The chart below says it all.

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