Here is where it got even harder, it makes me check in with my measurements, and makes me list an enforcer and support contacts.I put my mom, my boyfriend and my second email address on there…(hey, I can be a really good support for myself.) They get an email to remind me of my goal and they have to check in with me at ‘weigh-ins’ too! Now, I not only have to face myself at the end of 12 weeks, but also my friends and family.
I would not recommend paying for these, they are soooo general and it would be better to make your own (see tip 3 below for some samples).
2) Again, in the name of research I signed up for this new online contract service. How can I not sign up for something that promotes a happier world.
They have contracts for everything, even “learn how to eat with chopsticks!
” To test out if this would actually work for parents and teens, I decided to sign-up for a good old weight-loss contract.
I figure, …when Operation Oprah succeeds, and my nightly affirmations work in the next 26 days (like the book said) I will have to look uber svelt and toned (the camera adds 10 pounds! At first, it was fun and I was excited by the prospect of losing 10 pounds, but then the contract got kinda serious…as in, it asked me to put up money–if you do not make your goal you can donate to charity.
Real money, no monopoly dollars here people, my hard earned cash…have you checked my Google Adsense stats recently, I have made .35…for all time (feel free to click around on any of the ads on my site if you are feeling generous).
Anyway, we already learned above with the bogus PDF’s that I do not like to spend money. I think this is a really good way to get teens to keep their word though, the ‘goodbye allowance’ aspect and the third party enforcer makes it easier for you and more motivating for kids.
They usually worked pretty well in my house and I have already encouraged cell phone contracts.
Recently I stumbled upon a number of online contractual services.