The Bet II: Update

After losing horribly on The Bet, I started out The Bet II with a full 10 pounds to lose. What did I do?

I gained 5 lbs. Isn’t that just lovely? Sigh…

So I had decided to revisit my carb controlling ways. Only I cheated and did not abide by the boundaries. So a week ago I had to get my butt in gear and started really controlling the carbs and in addition with hitting the gym for weights and cardio, I have lost a total of 7 lbs in the past 8 days! Can I get a “Hell Yeah“!?

The Bet II ends in 11 days. I still have 8 lbs to go. But I am starting to think this might really be possible.

The Good News? Because of my quick results, I have not even been tempted to cheat. Okay, well, I’ve been tempted, but I have not actually done any cheating.

I did not take a bite of the super-yummy-looking cheesecake my sister and cousin ordered during our GNO the other night. Even though at times I felt like I could barely hear what they were saying and had to chug a glass or two (or three or four) of wine to take my mind off of my all time favorite dessert. Nope, none for me! Though I was a bit tipsy afterwards…

And I did not take a cookie sitting out in the kitchen yesterday at work. That sweet, sweet chocolate chip cookie. Nope, not me! I chugged a whole bottle of water instead. Not as good as the wine, but it still worked. And I got to keep my job.

So I am thinking, this just may be possible after all….


  1. Oh – Chocolate chip cookies are my fav!! I am trying to lose 10-15 pounds right now. I am not a good dieter, so exercise and not eating sweets (as much) is it for me for now!!! Good luck! I hope you win the bet!

  2. YAY! Congrats!!! I have no idea how you didnt even have a bite!!! CRAZY! I hope you get your last 8 lbs off!!! Iknow you will :) I can help ya pick out a purse! haha

  3. Why are the last few pounds always the hardest???? I have about 6 pounds to go and they are so stubborn!!!
    Good luck to us both!

  4. You GO Girl! You are almost done! I’m so proud!

  5. You can do it, you can do it, you can do it!

    And then, you reward yourself with a delicious piece of cheesecake, a chocolate chip cookie and a PURSE! Hells yeah!

  6. Great JOB! Sounds like you are doing fabulous, and are so going to make your goal and more!

    Kudos to you! :)

  7. Good luck:) I hope you win the bet!

  8. Wow a seven pound loss is AWESOME! I think I’ve probably gained that much this past week. LOL

  9. I think you did awesome!

    I am doing the low-fat diet, which is worst then the low-card cause now I just can’t eat anything!

  10. woo hoo! way to go!

  11. It’s totally possible. Just work your little petunia off and stay away from those sweets!!! In fact, why don’t you send them this way…let me help you with that.

  12. That’s really great! 7 pounds in 8days! WOW!
    Great job with your willpower too. I don’t know that I could have resisted the cheesecake.
    When you are dropping the weight like you are I’m sure it makes it a little easier to say NO THANK YOU!
    Keep up the good work.

  13. Good for you!

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