And can I just say that I`m so proud of myself because I put a weight of 140 pounds? For some reason, I have this idea that 130 is the magic number, even though I haven`t seen it all my adult life, unless I`ve had type 1 diabetes without knowing it and I`ve dropped 50 pounds in three months. I feel pretty good when I`m 150 and really great when I`m 140, and I know that for 130, it would require the kind of deprivation and movement for life that I could never commit to. I was at 140 and I think it is do-able for a long time when I take it slowly and I get used to eating less on a gradient. So yay me for realistic this time! 🙂 So far, we have lost about 10 pounds each. My was all lost the first two weeks and then I was lazy counting with calories, but I`m back on it this week so hopefully I`ll show a loss again. Dennis held his end of the bargain with the move, but right now, for the first time, I did a strength routine last night (I feel wonderfully painful today) and others that, just have the dog a few nights a week that I`m home early enough to do it. With this contract, we pay ourselves to lose weight! The money we would have spent on Weight Watchers (that`s about $50 per month per person) goes each month to an online savings account, automatically deposited, just as the WW payment would have been automatically withdrawn. We will continue these monthly deposits until we both reach our target weights, and that`s where we`ll use it to buy a new TV! (What we have is the first thing we ever bought together, thirteen years ago, and the screen has displayed a faded image for the last eight. Then a new one would be nice!) If one of us makes his destination first, then the $50 goes each month to them rather than to the savings account, and they can use it to adapt to what they want as long as they keep their weight. If you sign a T.E.A.M promise, you recognize that you may not be perfect on your way to weight loss, but your small steps in the right direction are important. And every little step should be celebrated by the Daily Diet Tip “team” if you post it on the weight loss forum. Get help, share support and achieve your weight loss goals as a group.
Weight Loss Agreement Contract