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Old 11-01-2010, 07:43 AM   #2741
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Well.....I had planned on losing 2 lbs during October, but I failed.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:56 AM   #2742
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:12 AM   #2743
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Well.....I had planned on losing 2 lbs during October, but I failed.
Not necessarily. Based on your numbers, you could have very easily lost 2 lbs in October, then put three back on.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:43 AM   #2744
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161 today.
So that was last year. I am using Stickk.com (cool site for the behavioral economist types around here) again and made this my day to weigh-in.
I also added stakes to the game--DH gets $20 any week I don't make my weight and he's my referee. Any stakes I lose he gets to take to poker night with the boys. If anybody else is on Stickk--look for me!

Today weigh-in was 167.0.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:50 AM   #2745
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Oh, yeah. Nearly everywhere--draft and bottles. And, when I was in Asheville last month--I found it in CANS! Very exciting, because we are always looking for good beer not in bottles for taking on the boat. After picking up busted glass with my feet, I try to keep to the cans aboard. Those Shiner Box o' Blondes (thanks, Texans) are pretty tasty, too.
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So that was last year. I am using Stickk.com (cool site for the behavioral economist types around here) again and made this my day to weigh-in.
I also added stakes to the game--DH gets $20 any week I don't make my weight and he's my referee. Any stakes I lose he gets to take to poker night with the boys. If anybody else is on Stickk--look for me!

Today weigh-in was 167.0.
Hmm...looks like DH might have a good stake for those card games.

Just kidding. I've been thinking about giving Stickk a try myself. I've read good things about money as motivation. I know that DW thinks getting me to spend is approximately as easy as pulling parts of my body off, so maybe it will work.
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Dang, Harley--you KNOW my weakness is beer...sigh.
But I sent you an invite to Stickk, so check it out!
I love that they let you chose a recipient, which can be a friend, foe, charity, or anti-charity.
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I weighed in this morning on my way to the gym and despite eating some leftover halloween candy I'm still at my goal .
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Pleased to see the downward trend as I had 3 bad days of eating and drinking in Austin over the weekend. We have another 5 days there next week so it will be a struggle to maintain.

After I entered my weight in my spreadsheet today I noticed that I had only made my target on 6 weeks this year. Sometimes it feels like I'm (I needed an excuse to use the new smiley that has been added today)

Hey Sarah, I would only charge $10 each time you didn't make your goal
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Alan, nice smilie!

You might be interested in Ian Ayres' story, as he is one of the founders of Stickk. He has an eBay auction to sell the potential forfeitures of his weight maintenance agreement to the highest bidder. His contract is to keep his weight under 185 lbs for 52 weeks. Any week that he misses his weight, they get $500. Here's his blog post about it (I read it originally in the Freakonomics blog on NYT).
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So if you do a contract, I'll be glad to be your recipient of stakes, as you've made your weight 6 out of 52 weeks!
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Alan, nice smilie!

You might be interested in Ian Ayres' story, as he is one of the founders of Stickk. He has an eBay auction to sell the potential forfeitures of his weight maintenance agreement to the highest bidder. His contract is to keep his weight under 185 lbs for 52 weeks. Any week that he misses his weight, they get $500. Here's his blog post about it (I read it originally in the Freakonomics blog on NYT).
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So if you do a contract, I'll be glad to be your recipient of stakes, as you've made your weight 6 out of 52 weeks!
Thanks for the offer Sarah, and for the link. I'm sure you would be onto a winner as I only achieved my goal 11 times in 2009 so the trend is not looking good.
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See, I would count that as a workout--look at all that uppper body motion involved!
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Well, I'll be absent on next week's weigh-in...leaving for a 9 day cruise to the southern Carib tomorrow!!! So.....expecting a gain when I get back...let's hope it's not more than 2 or 3#....
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Thanks! I'm sitting here looking at the path of Hurricane Tomas...we depart Friday eve from Miami and are supposed to arrive Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic...looks like we'd be sailing right through the thick of it Saturday! I wouldn't be surprised if our Southern Carib itinerary gets completely rerouted...no matter...the pina coladas will taste good anywhere we are!

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Thanks! I'm sitting here looking at the path of Hurricane Tomas...we depart Friday eve from Miami and are supposed to arrive Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic...looks like we'd be sailing right through the thick of it Saturday! I wouldn't be surprised if our Southern Carib itinerary gets completely rerouted...no matter...the pina coladas will taste good anywhere we are!
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I wouldn't be surprised if our Southern Carib itinerary gets completely rerouted...no matter...the pina coladas will taste good anywhere we are!
And will probably gain the same amount of weight.
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I weighed in today and I have gained a half a pound .So now I have to watch closer for awhile because there is no way I want to gain back my hard earned loss .
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Today 169. Looks like DH is getting some poker money this weekend. Beer may be a causative agent in my 1 lb increase.
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