So you decided to join a Kickstarter DietBet to lose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks, which is DEFINITELY doable! But just betting that you will lose weight or joining a community is not going to magically melt away the pounds, and it definitely won't help you make a lifestyle change.  

We need to have a PLAN.  Start by taking note (preferrably without judgement) of where you are NOW and then decide where you would like to be in four weeks, four months, even four years.  Write down those short-, medium- and long-term goals on sticky notes and post them in a place where you will see them EVERY DAY!

Next, ask yourself "What is the ONE thing I can STOP doing to get me closer to my goals?" and "What is the ONE thing I can START doing to get me closer to my goals?"  Write those two things down and COMMIT 100% to not doing and doing them.  It is much EASIER to commit 100% than to do something "some of the time" or "not all the time!"

Examples of things to STOP:

  • Drinking Soda (regular or diet)
  • Spending all night on the couch and watch TV
  • Keeping cookies, chips, candy in the house


Examples of things to START:

  • Drink WATER: aim for half your body weight in ounces 
  • Have cut up veggies ready to eat in your fridge
  • Take a walk after work with your family or listen to podcasts

You get the picture.

If you have any questions about goal setting, meal prepping or simple workouts, you can email me at, friend me on dietBet or follow me at 

:-) Melanie