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Won my DietBet, earned $13.87

I was able to lose the 10lbs necessary for a 4% reduction in 4 weeks to win a DietBet. For any interested in some statistics, here you go:

  • It was $30 to compete. My actual winnings were $43.87.
  • The “pot” was $66,210 with 2,148 players each paying $30
  • 1132 ended up losing the 4% and winning – that’s a 52% success rate
  • If you multiply the winners by the winnings you get $49,660.84
  • DietBet themselves kept $16,549.16, that’s 24.99% so… 25%
  • So the REAL winner is DietBet =)
  • I signed up for a second one a week after the first started and it has a $143,610 pot; that means DietBet made $36,000. That’s nuts.

I probably won’t be doing another one. Yes it was good motivation but $14 is barely worth it. I guess I have to be a mean guy and hope less people win the second one. If more than 3590 people win then I don’t even break even on the $30 I put in.

By | February 19th, 2015|Weight Loss|1 Comment

100 Kg (down 17 total in 4 months)

This entry is part 39 of 152 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

This morning I finally hit 220.5 lbs. This is kinda a big deal for a variety of reasons:

  • It’s within rounding distance of being exactly 100 kg (220.46 lbs). I’m almost as excited about being 100kg as I am about being 37 (“I’m 37, I’m not old.” “Well I couldn’t just call you ‘man’.”).
  • It’s how much I weighed 15 years ago when I got married.
  • It’s less than I weighed yesterday.
  • 220, 221, whatever it takes
  • Brings my total weight lost since I started a Ketogenic diet 4 months ago (tomorrow) to 37.3 lbs. That’s 3 short of being 2 “stone”. I guess I should see if I can lose another 2.7 by tomorrow so it’ll be a nice, even 40 in 4 months =)

4 months of Keto

 

The spike a month ago was when I went off my diet and ate carbs with reckless abandon in preparation for a weight loss contest. Good times, not going to do that again =)

By | February 19th, 2015|Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Soylent, Weight Loss|2 Comments

Discovered a superpower

This entry is part 38 of 152 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Yesterday for kicks I did a little experiment and didn’t eat anything from 21:00 the night before until 18:00, so 21 hours without eating just to see what would happen. I had read that doing a ketogenic diet my body would cope with fasting extremely well, and it did. I still drank water and some zero calorie flavored things, but I didn’t get hungry at all for the entire day. Then I chowed down on some Keto chow, a bunch of cheese and some beef jerky. I’m trying it again today and so far it’s worked extremely well. The next 3 days I’m working at a trade show/conference all day and I’m not going to have ready access to refrigeration for bringing keto chow. In the past I’ve just brought an insulated lunch bag with a cold pack which has worked very well but frankly I don’t want to be bothered with transporting food and all that. Anyhow, my plan is for the next 3 days (bringing the total to 5 days): I’m going to eat when I get home and fast the rest of the day.  On Saturday that will probably take me beyond 24 hours since that’s the pack-it-up day. It feels a little weird having not eaten for so long, especially since I’m still not hungry. I didn’t have any problem at all doing the elliptical this morning either. Anyhow, it’ll be an interesting experiment.

For my own reference, I started the day yesterday at 224.7 and this morning I was 222.8.

By | February 11th, 2015|Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Soylent, Weight Loss|4 Comments

Had a bit of a flavor party last night

This entry is part 37 of 152 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I ordered a bunch of 2 lb tubs of the various flavors and mixed them up into Keto Chow last night: Chocolate Fudge, Pina Colada, Smooth Banana, Cookies and Cream and the staple Chocolate Mint, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Bunch Of FlavorsNot pictured is “Rich Chocolate” – I got the 10 lb bag of that one. I then mixed Rich Chocolate, Pina Colada and Smooth Banana up in blender bottles for today’s food. I did a quick taste test this morning. The Rich Chocolate is significantly more chocolaty than the mint chocolate (like really, really chocolate). The Pina Colada tastes like what it is: Pineapple and Coconut. The Smooth Banana is a bit odd: It mixed up really thin, almost like there’s no xanthan gum in it. It doesn’t look like I messed up on mixing the powder but I’m going to try doing a smaller 1-day batch tonight to double check. It could be it’s got some enzyme or something in it that prevents the xanthan gum from thickening it up. It still tastes good.

EDIT: So I planned to drink the rich chocolate for breakfast and somehow grabbed the banana instead. Drank it. Yes it’s still not quite as thick as the other flavors but it’s not as thin as I thought it was, I don’t think it’s going to be an issue.

 

By | February 4th, 2015|Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Site or Store Stuff, Soylent|5 Comments