Monday, June 7, 2010

The Last 10 lbs....

In my quest to get into a bikini this summer I signed up for’s mission is: “stickK empowers you to better your lifestyle. We offer you the opportunity, through 'Commitment Contracts', to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.”

I made a commitment to lose 10 pounds in fifteen weeks. In turn I have to lose .67 pounds every week to meet my goal. To motivate me stickk suggested I put a wager on my commitment. I wagered $10 per week on myself. So if I lose the .67 pounds- yay me, no money lost. If I don’t meet my weekly goal, and here is the kicker, S2H gets my $10!! You can choose for your wager to go to a friend, charity, or wherever. I have been unsuccessful the past three weeks and let me tell you it sucks! You have to confirm 5,000 times on that yes I DID NOT achieve my goal. And then I have to watch it recalculate…booo, worse then waiting for your GPS to recalculate when you’re lost. And then five seconds after all this trauma I get an e-mail that my hard-earned, potential Starbucks money, is going to S2H. Gah, the misery!

I am crossing my fingers and my toes that this same tragedy doesn’t happen to me this week (the big weigh in is every Wednesday). However, I was a bum all weekend. And I can’t even remember if I worked out last week. What I do like about this little commitment is that because of the website reminders and the trauma of being unsuccessful there is a little voice in the back of my head always reminding me of those .67 pounds that need to be lost. These ten pounds are definitely going to be a challenge. I am going to have to be smarter and more creative than the first go-around. I totally understand now when people say the last few pounds are the hardest to lose. S2H is on-board so that helps. He has his own goal too (and yes I get reap the reward!). So the friendly competition will hopefully work in our favor. We are also trading off weeks to find healthy new recipes to make, to help keep things exciting (I will be sure to post any winning recipes). I even ordered a bikini…I may just hang it on my full length mirror to add to the torture. I’ll be making posts here and there as a quasi journal for myself. Hopefully you all don't mind and may even get involved and give me any tips that have worked for you! So here we go...I now have to answer to this blog and, wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. good luck meghan! I read about stickk in a magazine a few months ago - sounds like an effective concept - I look forward to the positive updates!