But now I'm ready to kick my own ass. To make such a significant change that I can't bear to let the progress go. (And I've recruited an enforcer.)
Here's the plan: For the next three months (until my birthday), I want to lose a minimum of 5 pounds a month, with a super-success goal of 10 pounds in a single month. SO, how do I force myself to do the work? Punishment for failure (and rewards for super-success). But how? How to punish myself? The simplest way seems to be monetary--a fine, if you will, for not meeting the monthly goal. But I can't just give it a charity, or drop in in the basket at church--there's a reward there: doing something good for someone who needs it. I have to make it something I would DREAD.
So I'm going to make the donation to an organization I completely disagree with on a fundamental basis. And this is where Val comes in. She's my enforcer. She's going to pick the monthly punishment organization. And since she will hate them as much as I will, she's going to make every effort to make sure I don't end up giving them money. I fully expect harassment on a regular basis to make sure I work out and eat right.
So far, we've mentioned: NRA, RNC, Church of Scientology, Sarah PAC. I'm not going to link these, because I don't want you to support them either. :)
But oh, the good side of the plan. And what do I get if I manage to sweat away 10 pounds or more in a month? I've been drooling over the dresses on Mod Cloth for months, and I'm finally going to give myself permission to spend the cash. If I make my goal, I get one dress from Mod Cloth.
Tomorrow's June 1. Tomorrow we start counting. Where will the money go? Some jerk organization or a beautiful new dress? (Everybody hope for dresses, okay?)
And as much as I love it, I will never be able to convince myself to spend $500 on this one: