Aloha 2014! You're off to a great start and I'm hoping we can keep it going!
I've discovered an awesome new obsession. Each year I declare that this is the year I'll shed my weight and get out of my shell. Somehow I always lose steam after a month or so and I've come to the realization that this time is the last time. It has to be! So, obsession you ask? I've found that I am definitely financially motivated (got to support my fiber habit some how) and so I'm using that as my motivation.
Yes, yes, good health and looking great should be motivation enough. We all know that isn't how my crazy brain works. In the last week of December 2013 I found Dietbet and Healthywager. What? I can get paid as a reward for dropping the weight? Really? OMG!
I joined two Dietbets that start and finish within days of each other. I'm motivated and while I can't really work out yet, I am dropping the weight and well on target to reach my goal of 4% in 28 days.
There is an option to donate some or all of your winnings to charity. I like this option and have donated a small percent on the first Dietbet. I will use my rewards to opt into a new round once the first one has completed.
Check it out if you need external motivation to help you shed some of that holiday weight or just like good ol' competition. www.dietbetter.com