Getting My Game On

I’m not a competitive person. I’ve never been athletic but when Dawn from She Is Too Fond of Books asked me if I wanted to be a member of a Game On Diet team, I thought it would be a good way to form some new habits (hopefully good ones).

Jennifer over at Book Club Girl, who has been following the plan now for three weeks, generously donated the books and will be our mentor throughout our 4-week journey.

I DETEST the word “diet” though so I will refer to it as a “plan” from here on out.

Ahem. Okay, so basically we form teams and we get points for doing certain things well, and we lose points for really screwing up. The game lasts for four weeks and during the game, we can encourage or taunt one another as needed. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?

One of the first things we have to do, is determine some bad habits to give up. These don’t even have to be food related. Once we’ve determined them, we need to come up with some good ones to replace them. It all means points so here I go:

Habits to Lose

-Bites, Licks and Tastes of my kids’ food. This will be a hard one for me.
-No blog reading or mindless surfing of the web between 6-8pm.
-Stop “salting” my food. I consume way too much salt.

Habits to Add

-Flossing every day
-Using night repair cream every night (my skin will thank me).
-Stretching for 5 min every morning and evening.

I like to introduce my teammates. We are calling ourselves the Ding Dongs. Yes, we named ourselves after a snack food.

Amy at My Friend Amy

Julie at Booking Mama

Jill at Fizzy Thoughts

Jill at Rhapsody in Books

We are competing against two other blogger teams. You can see who is participating here.

If you’d like more info on the book, click here. I will be posting blog updates, weekly but the real action will take place on Twitter. To follow all of our ups and downs, use the hashtag #gameondiet.

Wish us luck!

15 thoughts on “Getting My Game On”

  1. Hello Ding Dong! A Twinkie here to check out the competition! Nice write up! I like your habit about avoiding bites, tastes and licks of your kid's food — I do that too! This morning, I stopped myself from eating a mini Nilla wafer while I was packing his snack. Don't want to mess up on the first day! Even though you are a Ding Dong (so funny to type that and not mean it unkindly!), best of luck in the game.

  2. You are way ambitious on the transformation habit part. I came up with a lot of ideas but was afraid to take on too much!!!

    Go Ding Dongs!

  3. Good Luck Ti! This looks like a great way to work together on a team to get healthy and change habits.

  4. So we're almost done with day 1. The thought of drinking 3 more liters of water tomorrow is kinda overwhelming, but other than that, it's not too bad. How'd you do?

  5. Yes, good luck with your new plan, most of those would be a good addition to any of our lives! I'd like to drop about 5-6 pounds around my tummy before my trip:)

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