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One of the Best Things I've Ever Done
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February 08

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

 

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Comment by Dhg517
31 Jan 2013 08:58 PM
How did you lose the weight? Just by running? I, too, had foot issues and multiple surgeries. I am just recovering from my last surgery now. I am trying to break back into working out slowly and not push myself for fear of prolonging my recovery. Have any advice?
Comment by Glass
22 Jun 2012 07:17 AM
Comment by Joliedupre
13 Jan 2012 08:21 AM
Wow! Your story is a lot like mine. The reason I put on weight is due to the foot surgery *I* had. I was laid up for at least six months. Not only was there weight gain, but my muscle tone really took a dive. Now I'm getting back in shape, and stickK will help me do it!

Comment by slaskar
13 Aug 2011 12:51 AM
Excellent stuff!
Comment by bopbot
2 Feb 2012 12:29 AM
I'm really delighted to see someone else who chose to make a significant stake with an anti-charity and credits their success to that choice. I think that's what's really going to get my ass in gear this time.
Comment by Joliedupre
13 Jan 2012 02:51 AM
Wow! Your story is a lot like mine. The reason I put on weight is due to the foot surgery *I* had. I was laid up for at least six months. Not only was there weight gain, but my muscle tone really took a dive. Now I'm getting back in shape, and stickK will help me do it!
Comment by slaskar
12 Aug 2011 07:21 PM
Excellent stuff!
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