Although I have always been active and never have had a weight problem, I had foot surgery last December that laid me up a lot longer than expected. I couldn't exercise, my diet got worse, and had to buy clothes in a larger size for the first time ever.
I knew my doctor would allow me to begin running again the first of July so when I read an article about stickK in early June, I knew it was what I needed to do to change. School was out so my stress level was considerably lowered and I knew it would be easier to eat correctly and I had the time to do more physical activity. I pledged enough money per week that it would hurt and I picked an anti-charity because I didn't want to excuse my eating desserts thinking that I was making a donation to a worthy cause. I've never considered presidential libraries to be a worthy charity so knowing that a certain presidential library would get my hard-earned money was reason enough to keep me on the straight and narrow!
Putting a contract on myself was one of the best things I've ever done. I've always been goal-oriented and my contract helped me. The bonus was I lost 15 lbs in 8 weeks. Since school started I've put off exercising more days than not and it doesn't help my stress level, my weight, or my sleeping well so I'm putting another contract on myself and for longer than 8 weeks!
A happy stickKer