We finished our first DietBet (details in this post right here) this week. Check out these craaazy results.
It was so fun to check out photos tagged under #NGNdietbet on Instagram, as well as track how everyone was doing. In the end, 40% reached their goal of losing 4% of their body weight, and took home a piece of the pot (ended up being about $40 per winner!). But even many who didn’t hit 4% still lost a significant amount of weight. Win win all around, y’all!
As for me, I *did* reach 4%. Here are the before and after photos, wearing the same outfit (minus the leggings).
I’m not sure if I can see a difference when I look at these two photos, but I’m one jeans size smaller, this white t-shirt is def looser, and I haven’t been at this weight since I was 24 years old. I’LL TAKE IT.
[Editing to add: Check out Allyson's progress! She lost 9 pounds!]
Great job, Allyson!
Hitting my 4% was more difficult than I had anticipated. A couple of changes I made:
- I cut back on dairy, meat, wheat, and sugar.
- I upped my vegetable intake by a lot. I was definitely eating under my recommended amount, so I made that switch.
- I made myself move more.
AT&T contacted me after they saw Jack’s weight loss, and sent us a couple of their FitBit Ones to try out. It tracks steps (like a pedometer), but it also tracks miles, calories, how many flights of steps you’ve climbed, and it syncs up with our phones, the FitBit websites, and our MyFitnessPal apps. I hook mine in the middle of my bra, and Jack keeps his in his pants pocket. We try to beat each other in steps every day, and I run up and down my basement steps to meet my “ten flights” goal every day. Plus I love when MyFitnessPal gives me a little alert like: “Hey, that shopping sesh at Target just afforded you another 100 calories.” Awww, yisss.
A bunch of people have asked for another DietBet! If you participated in the last one, it’s a great way to keep the motivation going. If you missed out on the last one, hop on in!
Get it? Like, drop the weight. Not necessarily your booty. But if you want to… This quick video explains the process:
You can weigh in today, tomorrow, or really any day, but we start Monday!
Disclosure: AT&T sent us some FitBit Ones to facilitate our review. Our opinions are our own. Neither AT&T, FitBit nor DietBet has paid for inclusion in this post. Hug me.