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My friend Ray made a $60,000 bet with his friend Ted that he’d lose 60 pounds in nine months. Ted made the same bet back. At the end of nine months, Ray and Ted have to pay each other $1,000 per pound each has lost. Ray claims he’s hoping no money changes hands, but I hear he’s secretly putting butter in his friend’s food.

Ray, who has lost 3.6 pounds on Day 1, is keeping a video diary of his weight lo$$ adventures, which you can watch on YouTube if you are so inclined, and if you are so inclined and you see Ray Out and About and Eating Cake you have permission to steal his wallet.