The fat lady has sung, and I have lost my bet. Truth be told, I didn't want to do it for money, but the bottom line is that I'm out $500 and I'm still fat. No upshot here. But that's not to say it's all over, and that's all thanks to Jano and a few more fat ladies who are not singing.
My two sisters, Knitter and Beach are now in the running. Here's how it all went down. Over a steak at Pierre's, I conceded that I had failed to lose the 60lbs and paid up with a check for the $500. In fact, I'd lost 20lbs, and then gained 16lbs back. Where did I go wrong? I've got a million reasons, take your pick- too much work, bad eating habits, no exercise, etc. Basically, all the reasons I'm fat in the first place... but back to the story. So I hand over the check to Jano and he immediately puts it on the table for Knitter and Beach as a prize. The conditions: Whoever loses the most weight by July 1st wins the pot of $500. To qualify, the contestants must lose $20lbs. If a contestant does not lose at least 20lbs, they must kick in $250 for the next round. So, we could all lose at least 20lbs, in which case the most weight lost wins, or one or more of us could lose less than 20lbs thereby setting up another round, and conceivably we could all not lose 20lbs in which case the pot will increase to $1250 for the next round.
Of course my wife is all over me like white on rice to win my money back. So the beat goes on, the page is turned, the next chapter begins, and the actions of fat ladies will again impact my wallet.
Let the games begin!