Last night, the scale read 192.4. I’d really like it to read 180 or less.

So, in lieu of how effective putting money on the line via StickK has been for my daily writing habit these past two weeks, I’ve decided to put money on the line as motivation to stick to the Slow Carb Diet for a month.

For my writing habit, I’ve committed to writing 500 words toward my dissertation every day for 8 weeks. For every week I’m unsuccessful, $35 goes to the NRA. (I’m a pacifist. I do not like the NRA.)

For my Slow Carb Diet commitment, I’m going to keep the diet 6 days a week for 4 weeks. For every week I’m unsuccessful, $35 will go to NARAL Pro Choice America. (I’m pro-life. I think abortion is a tragedy.)

Try StickK

If there’s a habit that you’d like to develop or quit, I highly recommend giving StickK a try! Fear of losing money to an organization you hate is a powerful motivator!

Try the Slow Carb Diet

And if you’d like to lose fat/weight, I highly recommend the Slow Carb Diet.

It’s built around 5 simple rules.

Rule #1: Avoid “white” starchy carbohydrates (or those that can be white). This means all bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and grains. If you have to ask, don’t eat it. Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially for breakfast and lunch. You already do this; you’re just picking new default meals. Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. Exception: 1-2 glasses of dry red wine per night is allowed. Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. (Fructose –> glycerol phosphate –> more bodyfat, more or less.) Avocado and tomatoes are excepted. Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts. I choose and recommend Saturday.

There’s a pretty active sub-Reddit devoted to the Slow Carb Diet if you’d like more information.