Thursday, September 29, 2011

DAY 272 -- A line in the sand.

Overeating continues to be a problem for me, and after watching Dr. Oz the other day, and watching Biggest Loser, I realized I needed to draw a line in the sand and knuckle down to put a stop to this.  So I went on-line and put a contract out on myself (so to speak) using  I mentioned stickK in a previous post (click here).

Previously when I set goals on there, I did not commit to any monetary loss, I just did it on my own.  I did fine with my other goals, but not with my overeating.  So this time I put my money where my mouth is:  I will lose $5.00 for each week that I don't make my goal (I set the duration for 4 weeks... which means I could lose up to $20 if I don't mind my Ps and Qs).  For any week that I don't meet my goal, StickK will donate my money to the anti-charity I selected (I won't tell you which charity I chose--they have several options).  Every week that I keep my goal, I keep the money.

StickK is free of charge to register, and as I mentioned, you don't have to do a contract involving money.  You can set any kind of goal that you want when you choose "custom" -- and you can make it for a one time thing or an ongoing thing, plus set how many weeks, or your own deadline.  It's fantastic.  Here's a link to the website... (stickK)  (I learned about through Reader's Digest.  It's a reputable site.)

I am really hoping the thought of losing money to a charity I dislike will keep me on track.

I've drawn the line in the sand and I'm determined not to cross over!  

1 comment:

  1. I love it!!! I can't even begin to imagine which charity you chose but I'm dying to know!