A Challenge

So if you’ve been tracking my life over the past couple of years through social media and other mechanisms such as public appearances at different events you’ve probably noticed that I’ve dropped a little weight. Granted I’ve hit a plateau but managed to mostly keep off the weight that I was able to take off of my body.

The question now is what will it take to getting things moving forward again? Is it simply just the need to have others around me be supportive or perhaps me to get back on track with managing my appetite through better discipline? A good question indeed…

Enter Diet Bet (http://www.dietbetter.com/)… yes, social media. We all thought that Fitocracy would help us as we compete with one another for badges and such, but then realize that there’s not a ton of accountability since most of the folks that might be giving you props or making the occasional comment are followers but not necessarily a part of your community.

So what tends to motivate individuals? Typically it’s money, sex or power. In this case, Diet Bet puts your money where your mouth is… or I suppose it really puts your money where your muscles are – are you willing to work out and get in better shape or lose a little money? Sure, you’ve got the Pact App tracking your movements and you lose a little cash if you’re not active, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t calorie splurge after your hardcore workouts. Diet Bet on the other hand forces you to keep honest to yourself and do things the right way, else you end up losing your entry fee – never good.

So anyway, if you’re interested, check it out, I’ll be forming a group on there to test out a 4% decrease in 4 weeks. If you only weigh 200 pounds, that means that you’re looking at dropping 8 pounds over a month or 2 pounds a week – not that difficult to do – or is it 🙂

Ping me if you’re interested in joining a private group.

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