Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bigtime Fail

I lost my own DietBet. I was the only one of the 8 of us to lose. I started with the best of intentions:  
  1.   I would be committed.  
  2. I would post at least weekly about my progress, along with any tips and recipes I came across.     
  3. I’d link up with the Pish Posh challenge.   
  4. I’d meet my goal.

And I didn’t do ANY of those things. 

Hoping to entice participants, I offered some prizes and winners would be entered into a drawing. I figured I’d meet my goal and at a minimum get my $40 back to spend towards prizes, plus two of the prizes would be donated.  Bigtime fail. I didn’t win and didn’t get the two donations (more my fault than the donators).  The failed DietBet wound up being slightly expensive. 
  •   $40 buy-in        
  • $25 JCPenney gift card (sorry @red_writinghood I STILL haven’t mailed this)       
  •  $25 Victoria Secret gift card         
  • Mary Kay mini fragrance set         
  • Mary Kay pedicure set

But, on a more positive note, I took this picture towards the end of the game – as I headed out to my Burlesque 101 class. I think I look okay. Even if the pounds didn’t fall off, the skirt I bought at the beginning of the bet is now too big, so something was happening! So I’m okay with not meeting the goal in pounds.
Want to see more pictures? Check out my Facebook page

A special thanks goes to Redhot Writing Hood for participating AND helping get a few additional participants.

Interested in DietBet? Check out their website and join an open bet or host your own. It’s a great motivator and can be fun. I did win my first two bets but at this point think I’ll work on toning and not worry about the scale anymore!


  1. Measure your dimensions before and after your next diet Jaque. Mike S.

    1. Thanks, Mike. Probably no more diets, though. Just gonna try to maintain where I'm at with maybe a little improvement.

  2. Oops. I swallowed my tongue. On a side note... yes, you look "okay" ... and THEN SOME! Well done!