There seems to be some disagreement on if the terms of the Fat Loss Bet are motivating enough to me to either win or sabotage myself. So I contacted the woman that came up with the bet idea in the first place. Here is what I offered to her:
If you can lose 20 pounds by June 22nd, I will drink one espresso a day for a week from Starbucks, but if I’ve already lost my 20 pounds by then the side bet is off.
The people who know me in Seattle are already laughing right now. I am the organizer of The Coffee Club of Seattle, whose primary mission to get people out of Starbucks to support local independent coffee. This would be like forcing a Democrat to hold up a Republican sign at a rally or vice versa.
This is how I view Starbucks Coffee.
The timeline also adds more motivation on both sides. I think she can lose 20 pounds by June 22nd, but she will need to be committed. The thought of me walking into Starbucks for a week is super motivating for her. But my out is if I can get the 20-pound loss first, the side bet is off.