Make it StickK!

I’m wondering how many have noticed I haven’t posted a “weigh in” blog in a while.  Yeah, not since December 30th!!!

The truth hurts.  I didn’t want to type it.  But admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, right? LOL!  So here it is…

Current weight: 151
Weight at last weigh-in (January 1): 145.2
+5.8 lbs since last weigh-in
-24 lbs total

Yup.  That’s right.  No typos.  I did that.  Gaining 6 pounds tends to happen when you eat the entire kitchen every day for two weeks straight.

During that time, I have not exercised.  I stopped taking my vitamins.  I felt terrible physically.  Mentally, I was very low.  I wanted to stop, to eat right and exercise and feel great again.  I couldn’t.  Well, it seemed that I couldn’t.

Perhaps because I have a dramatic personality, I felt I had to do something drastic to turn things around.  I recently read about a website, stickK.com that helps you achieve your goals, so I decided to go there to find out more about it.

I found out it is free to register and what you do is make a contract to meet your goal, which you report your progress on weekly.  You can put money on it, and you can choose to have a referee to attest that you are making your goals and not just lying about it.  I loved the idea and signed up!  I now am under contract to lose 1 pound a week for 21 weeks (June 10th) or until I meet my goal weight of 130 pounds, with my husband as the referee.

Under contract.  This is serious!  I upped the stakes by choosing to put money on it.  I chose to give money to an anti-charity, a charity that I am opposed to, so each time I don’t meet my weekly goal of -1 lb. $5 will be transferred from my bank account to them.


I’ve done a lot of crazy things to lose weight and get healthy, so here goes another one.  At least the goal is not a drastic one.  One pound a week is sensible so I haven’t set myself up for failure, and the risk of giving money to a group I don’t support is a huge motivator.  I can do this.

In other news, I told you about a weight-loss competition I’d started with my co-workers back in November and haven’t mentioned it since.  It is still going on, but we all agreed to extend the deadline and reset the start date from when we’d be counting our other two goals because we’d all messed up over the holidays and wanted a fresh start to be able to meet all three of our goals.  So I have until March 26th to lose the 15 pounds (right now I’ve lost 6 of them).  To win, I will also have to meet my other goals (from Monday forward), which are keeping a daily food journal and exercising 4 times a week.

I’m determined not to give a cent to my anti-charity, which will also help me meet my ICT 3 for 3 goals so I can win the $120 that’s on the line with that competition!

All right. It’s on.  I’ve made my decision and I’m going to make it stickK!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to meet a goal or deadline?

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.
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16 Responses to Make it StickK!

  1. Great site, I’ll check it out! Hope you do well on the weight loss. It is a constant battle isn’t it! I’m rooting for you!

  2. Karen says:

    Never heard of that! You can do this:)

  3. nutmegnanny says:

    Hmmmmmm this is a really good idea. Sometimes you need to be pushed in order to succeed. If I was a naturally strong person I would never have gotten as big as I am…you know?

    I’m not sure what is the craziest thing I have ever done to meet a deadline. Can I just go with everything I do is crazy? I, like you, am very dramatic :)

  4. dina says:

    You can do it V, I know can. Look how far you have come already! Keeping a daily food journal is the key for me, or I will just eat mindlessly.

    • Veronica says:

      You’re so right–when I’m tracking everything I don’t go so far overboard. As soon as I stop tracking, I get myself into trouble.

  5. biz319 says:

    OMG, that is too funny Veronica! But I guess the incentive to not give money to a charity you don’t like will work for you! And 1 pound a week is totally doable!

  6. teresa says:

    Wow, you’re bold! I’m definitely taking a break from challenges.
    But that’s a great idea and looks like fun (in it’s twisted way).
    I don’t know how you can help but gain weight with all the spectacular things you bake!! Really, it’s a testament to your strength of will that you aren’t 100 pounds heavier.

    I’m rooting for you!! I know you can do this.

    • Veronica says:

      I’ve found that challenges only work for me, except in this case, if I’m already in the right frame of mind. This one definitely forced me to get there! Thanks, Tree!

  7. Suzie says:

    That’s a reachable goal and just think it will be June you could fit into a bikini!! Woo hoo! How’s that for incentive :) I love watching all your different challenges. I know you can do this one too. Gaining a few pounds here and there is bound to happen. You just have to get right back into the swing of things and keep on track :)

    • Veronica says:

      I know, it kind of blows my mind to think I’ll be at 130 pounds (or very close) on our anniversary. I think we’ll have to go swimming that day! :)

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