Can anyone else relate to the feeling that this Dietbet couldn't have come at a better time? Being in the Midwest, it is hard to look at pictures from people in California, Arizona, etc and not think "Yeah, if everyday was sunny and warm and every other restaurant was a vegan/organic paradise I would have better health too". I have recognized that living in Ohio has it's health disadvantages even though we have so many other great things here.

Now that I have said that, I want to say I am looking forward to this extrinsic challenge since I am by nature intrisically motivated and I think at this time of year that extra motivation will put me past my goal by the end... Here's to hard work, and staying focused!