The premise is simple. Put $50 in a pot. If you meet your goal (4% of body weight lost in 28 days) I win back MY money and split the pot with all the other winners.
First, you verify your starting weight (I had to submit pictures on the scale to prove who I am and what my weight is:
Along with a special code word that they assigned me the morning of the challenge, which is why I have "legume" written down by the scale.
The scale currently says 210 and not that I cheated (I didn't!), it just so happened that I spent the weekend at my parents house eating all kinds of fatty, carby things AND went to dinner with my friend Tanya the night before which involved wine and cupcakes and was definitely retaining some water.
So...I'm not going into crazy dietgirl mode but I AM making some changes. On work days when I can't workout, I MUST stick to 1200 calories. On workout days, I can be slightly less strict and will only eat half the calories I burned. If you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal, my username is stephaniemartin42.
28 days to lose 8.4 pounds. Can I do it? Should be an interesting ride.