It’s the real deal! I am committed to accomplishing my goal this time.
I joined 3 Diet Bets in January to feel the stakes and to have something pushing me. Well, today was the weigh in and I made it to my goal of 4% weight loss! You can join me at Diet Bet here: http://dbet.me/gcriswell.
It is easy to join a challenge and the rules are easy to understand. When you join a game, you must verify your weight and then you must lose 4% (short-term) or 10% (long-term) of your body weight during that challenge. If you make your goal you will receive what you put into the game plus a percentage of the pot from the people that did not make their goal.
I am so excited that I am starting two more short-term and long-term challenges!
I am waiting on my official results from my January challenges, but I came in one pound under my goal so I’m not worried. There is a chance that you are asked to verify your weight loss, but it’s not hard.
If you are trying to lose weight anyway, this is an excellent way to earn a few extra dollars.
I went into the day knowing that I didn’t want to fill my body with any more poison. I usually begin the day with a Diet Coke, but that one was easy to bypass with a cup of decaf coffee, creamer, and stevia. I spent a lot of time in a nap to avoid any daytime temptations. My family is behind me in quitting my addiction, even though my husband is still drinking Dr. Pepper.
Day 2 – Monday
How is it possible that every other thought is of bubbly, cold, refreshing Diet Coke? I seriously thought about it all day. I was having nearly three 44 ounces of Diet Coke a day and now it was not sitting on my desk to help me get through the work day. So, at lunch and in the evening I replaced the drink with an unsweet tea. At every sip, I still expected the taste of my old friend, but I was disappointed with every drag of the straw. The tiredness took me by surprise in the afternoon – I seriously had to schedule a nap.
Day 3 – Tuesday
It has to get easier! I managed to have an unsweet tea and added some Good Girl Moonshine to my repertoire of drinks, but I still thought of the joy of Diet Coke. My eyelids are just so tired, I called my husband to pick up the kids today so I could go home and take a nap. I have not even been to the gym this week! I kinda feel bad for my family, because everything sets me off.
Day 4 – Wednesday
Today has been the worst day so far. My head has turned against me and is pounding against my skull in protest of the new regime. I’m making sure that I am drinking enough water and taking pain relief, but nothing is helping with the craving. So it was time to bring in the big guns and buy some chocolate. I managed to stay on plan and buy some Lily’s chocolate with almonds and that did help. I also got my husband to and pick up the kids again so I could take a nap.
Day 5 – Thursday
I ate more chocolate today, but really that is no surprise. I did manage to refrain from the nap today, but only because I have a family and had to cook and take my son to jiu-jitsu. The head trauma has lessened today and I am so glad of it. However, I feel as if I cannot stay focused and finish a task in one sitting. Facebook is my friend.
There seems to be so much uncertainty and anxiety for me when I begin a new part of my life. It wasn’t always like that for me; I remember the days of being strong and sure of myself, but life changes.
Life took me for a wild ride in 2010 and dropped me on a road of unfamiliarity. I was alone, scared, and I had to start life again. I had my faith and even though I was very new in my relationship with Jesus, it was my lifeboat. I learned to put my trust in God and not other people. I asked Jesus to redeem my life and I took the steps to make it happen.
I soon found out that there were other people in my life who cared for me and helped me along the way. My new beginning was a rough start, but as soon as I put my focus on the things that mattered I could see through the darkness.
I’ve have had this domain name for a year and I still have not posted a first blog. A whole year!!!
I have begun a few posts, but have yet to publish any of them because they are not perfect. I didn’t want people to judge me or my site. I still want the approval of all, even strangers.
So, here I am ready to post my first blog. I haven’t decided what kind of content I am going to focus on or what direction I plan to go with this blog, but it is time to take my first step. I will trust this is my path and just jump in.
Please share any tips that helped you take your first steps in your new beginning.