Sunday, July 25, 2010

Game On, Y'all

Book 38:The Game On Diet
Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson

Through some of the other very cool book bloggers and Twitter mavens, I heard about The Game On Diet.  I've decided to join a team and play for the month of August.

Like I tend to do, I thought it sounded fun and I signed up without knowing anything about the diet and what the competition would be like.  But I like a competition, I'm looking for something to encourage me to do what I know I should be doing from a food and drink and exercise perspective, and this is all about points and prizes when you do the right thing.  Then I started reading the book.  And all the advice is sound- this isn't really a diet, more of a lifestyle change, and very healthy.  Except that I have to give up even diet sodas.  What?  Yes.  Well, we can have them on the food day off that the game allows each week.  This is going to be hard.  I like my sodas.  I only drink diet as it is.  So why can't we have them here?  Well, we all know sodas are full of crap.  Artificial things.  Stuff we don't really need.  And I think it will be good that I have to really, really cut back on them.  I want to be healthier and this is a good way to start.  

The other thing that's going to be interesting is cutting back on the booze.  I don't drink every day, but I do enjoy my cocktails.  I'm kind of excited about cutting way back on them.

And sleep!  With this game, we are penalized if we don't get at least seven hours of sleep a night.  I'm so excited to plan to go to bed earlier. I love my sleep.  I took a nice long nap yesterday. I loved it. I needed it. And I felt a million times better after it.  So I think this will be a good thing.

Yes, there are a lot of rules with this game.  It's trying to level the playing field for all the participants.  But we also get a day off each week from the rules of the game.  So there's the chance to relax and enjoy life with the whole thing.

Starting in August, I'll be working out more, eating better, sleeping more, and hopefully having a ton of fun.


  1. This sounds interesting! please keep us updated on your progress and thoughts on how effectively the plan is structured overall.

  2. I will! I am thinking about posting it on the Book Fetish's sister blog - Girls Night Out. I'll let you know. I'm excited about it, even though it is going to be a challenge.