Only One Week Left on Our DietBet

I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous about the final DietBet weigh in next week, but, I've already lost 6 pounds and I am still absolutely determined to meet my goal.

All along, my motto has been "No Excuses," and, I feel like this past month has really tested me.  I'm finally feeling good after weeks of fighting a terrible cold that kept getting worse and worse until it just FINALLY got better. February also brought other stressful moments like a broken furnace in 20 degree weather and my little guy developing pneumonia. Then, last week, I got the news that a friend lost her battle with cancer.

This has been a tough month.

But, if I can make it through a month like this and still lose weight, it really means I have no excuses for the months ahead (which I hope will be less stressful). There will always be bumps in the road. However, constantly making up excuses for not being able to lose weight doesn't really accomplish anything. Does it?

Over the past 3 weeks, it's been really nice to have the private DietBet forum for our group so that we can all support each other and keep each other posted on our progress. Tweeting and facebook messages are always good, but having DietBet's forum allows us to be completely honest with each other and vent (when necessary.) There are also graphs (like the one shown above) that show our weight loss individually and compared to the group which is extremely motivating.

Using DietBet creates a really nice dynamic, because we're competing with the group, but ultimately it's up to the individual to stay on track. And, since we all have a chance at winning a portion of the pot, I truly want to see the other girls meet their goals too.  Right now, our group has lost a total of 50 pounds.  Isn't that amazing?!

Want to start your own game? They have a new promo where they will put $25 into your pot if you follow these steps:

1. Start a game with DietBet (You must use this link)
2. Set the weight and goal and bet amount.
3. Get four or more friends to play with you.
4. Use DietBet to hold the pot and we'll spot your stake up to $25.

Please check out these great bloggers whoare all doing this DietBet with me:

Jen @ Harmonic Mama,  Violet @,

Kelly @, Kelly @,

Mary @, Steph @

Joey @, and Meredith @

Disclaimer:  I hope to win a portion of our DietBet pot which DietBet contributed money to.You can check out my full disclosure here.