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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Putting it out there.

It's time. I need accountability, and there's nothing like putting it into cyberspace to do it! I would love to loose a few pounds in 2011. I need a little kick start in my motivation to actually start making better daily food choices. SO, here it is. I'm starting a little friendly competition. Winner gets a great prize....first, the pride of knowing you kicked but and lost 11 lbs, and second...CASH.

11lbs, for $11 in 2011. Everyone who participates, chips in $11 into a pot. The goal is the first person to loose 11lbs and keep it off for 2 weeks, wins the pot. Now, there are a few rules.

1. No extreme dieting. I consider medifast, atkins, etc, extreme diets. I'm looking for friends who are trying to make healthy, well balanced choices with thier food, including all food groups and a normal range of calorie intake.

2. Weekly weigh in on Mondays. You don't have to post your weight, but you do have to post your weight lost (or gained if needed over the weeks to come). I am going to suck it up and post my actual weight on Monday (gulp), and I encourage you to do the same...no judgement.  I'm providing a linky button at the bottom of this post for our 11-$11-11 crew, and you can post your check in on your own blog, and then add the link to the bottom of your own post, and it should link you up here  for our group to follow.

3.  It's an HONOR SYSTEM.
1-I'm going to set up a paypal account, just for this. (link on the right to chip in) You'll need to trust me with your $11...and I PROMISE, I'm not going spend it on some new running shoes :) As soon as our winner hits their goal and keeps it off for two weeks, I'll send the big pot o' cash to them via paypal.
2-Since it's all by cyber accountability, there's no way other than honesty to keep it real. PLEASE don't let your inner competitor get the best of you and cheat. We have no way of knowing, but please be honest about your weight loss. Otherwise, when you spend your load of cash winnings, you'll be racked with guilt everytime you wear your new pair of skinny jeans you bought with the money :)

We start Monday with our first weigh in!! If you're in, email me at 11lbsfor11in2011 at gmail dot com and I'll be sure to include you in the reminder emails to link up! You can also make a blogpost about it, and link up here to let me know you're in.

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm in!! Definitely need more motivation to stick with it and who couldn't use some cash :)

Jill Schiller said...

Sounds like fun! I'm not ready to let go of the 11 I can lose though. :) I am sure marathon training will help when it begins next month. Good luck, have fun!!

rushartist said...

Count me in my friend. 11 is exactly what I need to lose to reach my 2011 goal. And I love me some competition.

Kim said...

For sure!!!! :)

dawnette said...

I am SO in!! I don't understand the link above, though... help a technology-challenged sister out :)

Jennifer said...

I'm doing it Eryn! I'm having a hard time getting or should I say staying motivated to stay away from teh sugar and bad carbs.

Rachel Kesler said...

Okay, I'm in too. Not totally sure how to sign up, but I'll try to figure it out. :)

More Dorrs said...

Ugh. I'd better join you. I need some motivation and accountability!

beka

Audrey said...

you're awesome! what a great way to stay motivated...it's a great idea! good luck!

joye said...

I'm in. Lost 16 last summer gained 9 and exactly 11 would do it. Praying we all do well!