Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A wager

I have been fighting off a cold for the last couple of days. I have a sore throat and feel kind of icky, mostly just really weak. Or, ummmm weaker than normal. When I am not feeling well my inclination is to eat not so great food. Food like Mac and Cheese and pizza and large quantities of egg noodles in a very small amount of chicken broth. This week I have not done that at all.

The reason is not because I have suddenly become a well behaved individual that eats like an adult. Nope, the reason is that there is money riding on it. I have made a bet with the Wiggen Clan that I will follow my diet to the tee or pay them $50 a week. This bet goes both ways so feel free to offer them a cupcake. I am just kidding leave them a lone or be supportive. Do not give them a hard time.

This was Dori's idea and it was a good one. I might have eaten at pie pushers for an extra $10 but not for $50. The cheat has to hurt. It is a stick approach. Why a stick rather than a carrot? Because I will ignore the carrot when offered a delicious bag of fried clams.

If you want to do this to yourself you can go to StickK.


  1. Jonathan JohnsonMay 11, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Reminds me of this radio lab episode.

  2. That's an awesome idea. Are paleo cupcakes ok? ;P

    Yay Radiolab! Yay Jon for reminding me of it!