Weight Loss and DietBet. Getting Back on the Horse.

Drinks anyone?

If you haven’t read already I’m participating in a DietBet with a few other Philly bloggers. The goal of the DietBet is to lose 4% of my body weight by March 6th. At the end of last weekend my prospects of reaching this goal were gloomy. I had spent a weekend away at a lake house with a few other families. We had an amazing time but one of the side affects was that I over indulged on both food and alcohol, this is never good when trying to lose weight. My four day binge put back two of the pounds that I had lost in the previous weeks.

Once I realized that I was up 2 lbs my first instinct was self doubt and to give up because my mind was saying “I’m never going to reach that goal weight anyway so why try.” I thought long and hard then shook off this feeling, doubled down, and started over. I got right back to eating the way I should and dismissed that weekend as a momentary diversion, from my weight loss goals and the DietBet, which I needed to overcome not be overwhelmed by. In short it worked. I’m doing great with my weight  and food this week and the best part is that I have learned that a little bump in the road doesn’t mean that I give up, I just have to work through it and recognize that I will have days where I deviate from how I’m supposed to eat but it’s not the end of the world. The important thing is how I deal with it after. I’m still not positive I will reach my DietBet goal but I’m going to try my darnedest.


Jennifer Pohlhaus is a busy working mother of two who, along with her husband, has chosen to unschool her children. She currently blogs about her experience with the challenges and fun of unschooling along with her love of crafting and cooking at HarmonicMama.com.