Somehow I managed to gain a pound, and it is merely a reminder to me that gambling is never a good choice. Even when it doesn't seem like gambling, it seems like a sure thing.
A month ago I bought in to DietBet - you pay $25 to get into a "game" wherein you and a bunch of other folks "bet" that they can get to their goal weight in a specific amount of time. Winners get to divide up the pot, losers get to wave bye-bye to their cash as they wallow in their fat, broke, defeatedness. But me? I was in the middle of a 30-day movement challenge. I could already see muscles beginning to emerge. Hell yeah I can lose 5% of my body weight in 30 days! Duh!
So, between paying my $25 and my official weigh-in, I lost 5 lbs (which was not that much from what my goal would have been, had I weighed in at the exact time I paid to enter the game). Now, the official closing weigh-in is due in ....38 hours. And I've only managed to lose a pound from the official beginning weigh-in. So, unless there's another miracle 5-lb loss hiding somewhere (maybe with my tahini oat cookie - RIP) I guess I've lost $25. And 1 lb.
...it sucks to lose money, but I'm hopeful that this isn't going to get me down: I've got SO much more muscle now than I did a month ago. I wish I'd been taking my measurements. I wish that body fat % was part of the deal.
But it's like buying stuff from Walmart, without even trying it on first.