It’s probably no secret to you that I’ve been stalling again. At least I think I am. I make small progress, but it’s not the consistency that I want. In February we made a deal. If I didn’t lose 40 lbs by June, I had to stop “playing with the blog” until I did.
It worked for a while
I did well at the beginning, dropping about 20 lbs so far. At least according to one scale I have. But then it kind of stood still. Sometimes my clothes fit well, and sometimes they seem to be creeping tighter.
I stopped using the scale because it didn’t make sense. The scale I’d been using since I started this blog currently reads around 260 (which, incidentally, would be 50 lbs lost in just over a year). But the scale I found in a box – the scale I’d always used before – still says 290. I don’t know which one to use, but that’s a huge difference.
To be honest, I think I believe the second one more, based solely on the way my clothes fit. I really didn’t want to admit that to you guys, but I feel like I need to. Which means I haven’t lost much in almost a year despite generally following the rules.
That “Generally” gets you every time
It’s been my observation that when people are having a hard time seeing results, it’s because they’re “generally” following things. Every time I’ve explicitly followed plans, I’ve seen and felt positive results.
So I’m revisiting my plan-maker. I’ve decided to publicly
humiliate hold myself accountable – again – to all of you. Specifically for the month of May (at least).
This is where I tell you about the free stuff…
Actually, I’ve decided to make this a bit more interesting.
I’m holding a contest. I believe it’s the first one I’ve had here.
Next week, you’ll see a few posts on here related to the contest. I’ve got some things to give away to kick things off, and I’m working on some extra-special things to give away at the end of the contest.
Basically, we’re going to get in shape during the month of May. We’ll do it together, and we’ll keep each other accountable. The more people that join, the more success I believe we’ll have!
In order not to bug people with stuff they don’t want, I’m setting up a sub-group just for the people involved with the contest. It’s definitely the biggest undertaking I’ve done here to date, and I’m not sure exactly what I’m getting myself in to. But I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.
Next week is when I’ll open up the list, and I’ll tell you how you’ll be able to win a copy of Robb Wolf’s 30 Day Transformation!
Right now, I’ve got over $150 in stuff to give away, and I’m pretty sure that’s only going to get better. Stay tuned next week for all the details!
Help me keep my blogging privileges!
(photo by hobvias sudoneighm)