10 weeks and a couple days from today I have a two week window to weigh 212 lbs, in which case I’ll win $2,096 from HealthyWage.com.
I hadn’t updated my Running Log since last August but now have my miles filled in through April ’06. My run streak is in tact and as of yesterday I’m at Run Streak Day (RSD) 298
I count on my Nike Plus app synced with Smashrun to keep track of my streak now since it can be a bit cumbersome to make out a post for Instagram everyday to keep track of my running. If anyone is interested I can be found on Instagram at @drdukowitz
I have 6 months worth of question marks for my weight in my Running Log but, I really don’t mind because I don’t necessarily want to have to keep track of my weight every day or even every month of my life (if i don’t have to) but, I did weigh in yesterday for another wager going on DietBet.com in which I needed to weigh no more than 243.8 and I beat that by a bit over a pound with a 242.6 weigh-in.
I don’t think I’ll have time for all the cropping and edits to make nice charts so readers will just have to deal with my feet being in the pics. Regarding the Log which I keep under my Running Log tab it’s not too shabby
Last year I kinda got huge into running and while there are still ambitions there, my priority focus is definitely body weight mainly because if I don’t make my 212 weight then not only do I not get a $2,096 prize but I’m also out the $756 I put up to make the bet. I have to say it’s a lot easier with other real & local people that you know you are going to meet up with after 12 weeks like was the case in the local Lose to Win contest I was in. There’s a much higher degree of competition which, for me, fuels a lot of activity and motivation. However, this will still be a good test.
Looking at that log, it appears I’ll need my average weight to drop a decade with each successive month. May will have to average in the 230s, June in the 220s and July definitely in the 210s.
One motivational aspect I’ll use is working to obtain the 3rd rarest running badge available on Smashrun.com which is the Towering Stairs badge. To get it, I’ll need to increase my mileage by at least 15 miles per month for 6 consecutive months. I made a go at it last year but was starting with mileage well over 100 and would have needed to work my way up to 165 miles or so during the 6th month …something kind of ridiculous, at least at this stage of the game. Anyway, I have another shot at it here.
My next run is a half marathon in Nashville, TN this coming weekend so I’ll be sure to have all the miles I need in for this month. After that, I am registered for a half marathon in Geist, Indiana.
I’ll just have to keep posting because this stuff isn’t always on my mind and a big challenge now is simply maintaining awareness of this 212 goal in spite of everything else I’ve got going on.
My next scheduled weigh in is for Tue/Wed the 26th/27th of April so maybe we’ll see a number less than 242.6 and since I’m blogging and have this on my mind, I think I can sign up for another 1 month 4% weight loss dietbet and use that 242.6 weigh in as a new starting point …..calculating……that would mean needing a 232.9 weight or less in 4 weeks. I guess the weather is nice enough to get out and run more often now….
OK. We can only be in three 4% 4 week bets and three 10% 6 month bets so I only had room for one more game and found Mama Laughlin’s DietBet which starts tomorrow and my last verified weight of 242.6 was able to be used as my starting point. I have two more of those 4 week dietbets ending this week, one in two days and one in three days ….looks like those two weigh-ins overlap on the 27th so….well, honestly, I don’t want to lose too much in the next couple days or I might get a goal out of reach ….or, maybe just let the chips fall where they may and put ‘er into high gear to help make my 212 weight asap. I’ll post again Wednesday with updates.
btw – This latest DietBet I joined has 1,916 players (more pending) a total Jackpot of $67,060 and only $35 to join. I was given a link directly to the game if anybody wants to join —> http://diet.bt/9iCOzw