browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Calling All Flabby Daddies!

Posted by on August 1, 2014

Let’s lose some weight together. Misery loves company! 🙂 (photo source: Wikimedia Commons)

Greetings, fellow fathers! 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I could stand to lose a few pounds. About 30, in fact. Losing weight is hard, though, especially when attempted alone.

So, let’s stop trying to do it alone!

We already have several great gathering places in social media, such as Dad Bloggers on Facebook. We already poke, prod, tease, taunt, and challenge each other. Let’s put those resources to good use and do what guys do best – turn something into a contest and embarrass the losers. 😉

Seriously, though, putting your wallet or your pride on the line can really help with motivation. Skeptical? Read these articles. Or these.

Interested? Great! I’ve chosen a 3-month time frame for this fat bet. If it works out well, we can easily do another. To join, follow this link and create a FatBet account. Then, read the FatBet rules.

In addition to the official rules, I’ve added these:

  • Each participant must wager to lose at least 5% of his starting weight.
  • Each participant must weigh in at least once a week.
  • The final weigh in must be between October 25 and October 31.

I haven’t set a wager yet. I’d like to avoid cash ante, because I lack the liquid assets and my wife would kill me. I’m open to suggestions.

OK, let’s do this!

P.S. If you’d rather just watch, that’s ok too. Spectators are welcome! 🙂