Thursday, March 18, 2010

A new idea to motivate me

originally posted at my Medifast blog

1.4 more pounds gone. 62.2 pounds total.

It's coming off slowly. I'm responsible for this slow loss.

I'm still missing my fire. I try to summon it up every week.

The problem is that I don't summon it up every day or even every moment. I have these little arguments within myself. Part of me decides I'm going to eat something I shouldn't and the other part meekly tells me that I shouldn't do it. Unfortunately the undisciplined fat part of me is louder and bossier. She usually wins.

I was talking with my sister a few weeks ago. She was suggesting ways to motivate myself. I'm going to use one of her ideas.

I have 15.6 pounds to lose to get to my next -10% goal. I'm giving myself until April 15th to make that goal. I'm putting my money where my mouth is. If I fail, I'm going to send $50 to a local radio host for him to donate to the charity of his choice. Most everything about him is the opposite of me. I can only imagine who he'd give my money to. $50 buys a lot of Medifast or new clothes. I have every reason to keep from giving him my money.

And along the way, I still have that spa day to look forward to.

Discovery of the week: Zevia soda. It's a nice treat.

Like to win stuff? Don't forget my giveaway. Go to that post, leave a comment and maybe you'll win.


  1. Im praying for you, sister. =) this Psalm is coming to my mind as an encouragement for you: Psalm 24. Verse 1 says "The earth [is] the LORD's, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein..."

    You are His beautiful creation. As you continue to submit this to the Lord's plan, He will continue to bless you! =)

  2. I'm cheering you on Robin! And I say a big AMEN to Erika's comment!