Monday, May 13, 2013

Dietbet v2.0 and Why I'm taking a Break

My second go at a Dietbet ended yesterday and, YES, despite my initial concern - I managed to pull my head out of my ass and eke out a win. Good thing weigh in was yesterday morning, though, since the scale is up again today :(  I have no clue on how much money that will end up amounting to, but I promised myself compression Calf Sleeves and I am very excited that I can actually get them.  Now I can look super cool in my sleeves and flip flops all summer :P

But that begged the question of whether I would do another one right away.  I really like the whole Dietbet thing and how well it seems to motivate me...BUT, I am also battling some health roadblocks right now that made this last Dietbet really difficult to achieve.  My original plan was to start another one right away but I did some serious thinking over the weekend and realized I can't.

Not right now.

I need to focus on a few things to get my basic health in order before I can add the pressure of another bet into the mix. So, I decided to give myself a month or so to do just that.  I will still be working to lose weight, but I need to really get my sugar wean figured out so I can put the anemia in check and start rebuilding myself for the long haul.


Right now, my focus is the following:

  • Eating real, minimally processed food
  • Making sure my nutrients are balanced
  • Strength training
  • Life balance
Should be an interesting month or so.

I'll be sharing what I am doing as I go.  And, when I am ready to start another bet - I'll share that too.


  1. Sometimes you have to listen to your body! Sounds like a good plan going forward for the next few weeks. I hope you are able to figure things out!

  2. That makes perfect sense. Thanks for starting the RWRM DB, don't think I would have done it otherwise and now I feel tons better. Happy shopping!

  3. I hope you enjoy your portion of my $25! I think it's a good call to decide whether it's the right time to try and lose or wait. Congrats on the win!


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