Can you believe a month has gone by since we started?
Well, this little Cinderella Pact is growing. I hear there are others who would like to participate and create their own little groups. So, if you want to create an auxiliary group, wow! I am so glad you are here! Best of luck to you all! Here is a quick review of rules:
1. Find at least one other person to do this with you because changing the way you eat and live is difficult and having someone to lean on and boost you up is key.
2. Each of you puts ten bucks in the pot. Then decide on a monetary amount that you feel like will motivate you to lose the weight, for me it is 20 bucks. Then decide how much you will lose in 2 weeks. Ours was 2 pounds in 2 weeks because we didn’t want it to be a starvation diet since we obviously didn’t learn anything from those crash and burn diets we’d all done before. Have a neutral party hold your money, so that you are not tempted to give up. I chose my spouse. Pick someone you trust!
3. Pick an end date and a goal to be working towards. Ours was Thanksgiving.
4. Post your results here!
Thoughts about these last two weeks:
There has been some discussion about banking pounds and my overall feeling about that is…NO! That just opens up a whole can of worms better left alone. The beauty of the two week time line is that even if you had a terrible night of temptations you can balance that out the rest of the 13 days. I can also see in the future where the scale will refuse to move for a week and then you have to put your 20 bucks into the pot, but guess what, that next Monday is a clean slate. You get to start over, because wouldn’t banking pounds mean that if you failed then you were in the red and you had to then lose 3 pounds to stay on track?
Anyone else’s jeans getting loose? I need go buy a belt, hee hee!