Hey Guys and Gals…I wanted to post a couple of interesting sites, or at least interesting to me.
First is a new movie called Fresh. It’s along the same lines as Food, Inc except supposedly more light hearted and cheerful. I haven’t seen Food, Inc yet but I’d like to see it soon. I’ve read (listened to) The Omnivore’s Dilemma. It quite an eye opener and I suspect Food, Inc and Fresh will be too.
The second site is StickK. Michelle, my coworker, pointed this out to me. Basically, to keep you motivated you sign a “contract” with this site and put some money up saying you’ll lose the weight you’ve agreed to. What happens if you don’t meet that deadline? Well, the money you just put up will either go to a charity, an anti-charity (a charity you do not support), or to someone you can’t stand. It’s a rather good concept. I know I’d be pretty motivated if I knew that my money would be going to the people who like to throw trash in my yard (if I knew who they were!). Or, if my money was going to support sweatshops in Vietnam. A lot of people have the company pool of money where the overall weight loser wins the pot. Well, there’s not a whole lot of motivation there unless the amount is great. This site has found a twist to that pot! Check it out…I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do this or not.