Thursday, September 16, 2010

How's Tristi Doing?

I'm doing pretty darned well!

Turns out the diet game I'm playing is called Game On! Here's the website for it, although there is a little bit of language, just so you know. And here's a book review that's pretty comprehensive.

Essentially, it takes the principles we already know - eat lean meats, eliminate or greatly reduce sugar, drink a lot of water, get rid of soda, get enough sleep, exercise - but it turns it into a game and you either get points for healthy behavior or lose points for unhealthy behavior. For some reason, this approach is really working for me. Since last Thursday, I've lost 4 and 6/10th pounds. Woohoo!! You get a day off and you get a meal off some other time during the week, and you also get 100 calories a day to spend on whatever you want, so there is some leeway.

I'm a pretty competitive person, so knowing that I'm working for a team effort is really helping me. There are three people on my team and three on the other, and our points are being added up and compared. I haven't heard this week's tally yet - yesterday was check-in day - but I feel good about my contribution to the pot. I really am focusing and trying hard to stay on target, and it's showing ... in addition to the weight loss, I've lost an inch off my hips and an inch off my waist. Woohoo!!


Nicole MacDonald said...

Well done you! I stepped on the scales this week and bit my lip... not so good. So on the cutting out junk and getting back into exercise thing - have to make it part of my lifestyle - Have to!!

Sandra said...

So exciting! Way to go. I love it when we find something that works.

For me during the school year it is also a kind of game- except I am competing against myself. I wear my pedometer everyday and try to take more steps than the day before.

I love that you are succeeding.

Marta O. Smith said...

That actually sounds like fun!

Jenn Wilks said...

I looked around the site a little bit, but didn't see anything about how to form or join a team. Is that something you have to just do on your own? It does look interesting.

And, of course, AWESOME JOB on your successes! Keep it up!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks, ladies!

Jenn, yes, it's something you put together with your own friends on your own. If you're interested, I can send you over more information on it.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I don't know why I said I've lost 5.5 pounds, and then 4 6/10th in a later post. That's sort of backwards. :)