Friday, January 23, 2015

DietBet with Blogilates

I have heard about this site from a couple people already.  The most important part of weight loss for me is accountability.  I do not have a workout buddy or anyone in my real life to share this journey with.  That makes it very hard for me.  If there was someone calling me to meet at the gym or go for a walk or talking about healthy recipes with me, things would be very different.

I know exactly what I need to do to lose weight.  I have a friggin elliptical in my living room.  It’s been there since last Xmas.  In my defense, I was unable to use it for several months because of my pregnancy but now, he’s 6 months old…  That’s kind of a sad excuse.

I used to go to the gym years ago and I loved it.  I got down to 150lbs and I felt good.  I was only going to Zumba classes on the weekend but there some level of accountability there.  I knew that my monthly fee was going to waste if I did not go to the gym and that was enough to get me up and going.  I do not like to waste money.  Plus, the ladies would ask what happened if I missed a class. 

Which is why this is a great idea.  I am nervous about it but I need a motivator outside of myself.  I obviously cannot be trusted to handle my weight loss on my own.  So why not put it to the test.  DietBet is a social dieting game, anyone can join in the fun.  There is a vlog I love on YouTube called Blogilates.  Cassey Ho, the instructor, has a challenge.  It is $30 to lose 4% body weight in a month.  

The rules are simple.  You weigh in on February 2nd and again on March 1st.  If you managed to lose 4% of your beginning weight, you win your money back plus a portion of any money lost from other players.  How awesome is that?

I have not been doing much of anything to lose weight.  I have cut down severely on drinking soda.  I haven’t given it up yet because I am convinced that is what I need to function while at work.  I am convinced the caffeine and sugar power me through 8 hours on the graveyard shift.  I want to get to the point where I no longer depend on stimulants to give me energy.

My husband bought a Nutribullet.  So far, I’ve only been making fruit smoothies with it.  I plan on making the Nutribullet smoothies with veggies sometime soon.  But at least I’ve found something else to snack on in the afternoons.  For awhile, I would get fast food after picking up the kids from school or fry up some French fries.  Now I make a smoothie and that holds me over until dinner. 
I hope adding veggies to the fruit in the smoothies isn’t as traumatizing as juicing.  Oh god.  That was AWFUL!  I will never ever drink a veggie juice ever ever again.  It was warm, slimy, green and tasted very bitter.  Nope, not for me.  I have been making frozen fruit smoothies mixed with Sunny D or orange juice.  They are amazing!!  The kids love them too.  

The Hot Body Challenge begins in about a week.  I’m starting to get excited.  I will have to lose about 8 lbs.  That’s about 2 lbs a week…  I think I can do it.  I hope this is the catalyst I need to get going on this journey for real. 


  1. You can also join Curious Professor Z's batfit. You should check out her very active and supportive Facebook group!

    1. Oooooo good idea. I don't have FB though

    2. I'm pretty sure you don't need one! I've been doing it through my blog mainly; you just post updates related to Bat Fit on your blog and link back to her. Altho, FB helps I'm sure.

  2. Sounds like a good plan! You should totally join batfit too :) I used to follow blogilates on youtube and just do the videos on my bedroom floor, cassey ho is awesome. Before we moved in with my inlaws and had a baby that is. Now I just don't have the space to do it anywhere so I'm looking to join a class instead.

  3. Argh, yes, work can be bad for healthy eating, junk food is sometimes the only thing that gets you through the day!

  4. Best of luck :)

    I have a smoothie maker, I'm not that good at eating fruit so it really helps me get my fruit intake up (mind, I also have a tendency to add a huge dollop of thick, creamy greek yogurt to the mix...). I get you with the green slime, though. Not nice. Not nice at all!