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petitegirlinmind

01/29/2020 7:50AM
Hi fellow Diet Betters. I have been betting/losing for about 1 year now. I turned 50 in Nov. I have lost 40lbs and want/need to lose about 40 more. I am just about to renew my membership. If you have not joined, why not?? Not only have I won over 800.00 this year betting, I won a 200.00 Whole Foods gift card too. Looking forward to supporting and being supported by others in this group while we get fit and healthy
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Kristine S.

way to go! great track record!

Lisa H.

I have also lost 40 pounds. On my 3rd diet bet now. About 50 to go

Kristine S.

01/26/2020 11:36AM
Just joined a Stepbet challenge too - has anyone done that?
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petitegirlinmind

I wanted to, but I have determined that since I do not wear a watch or tracker, I will not do well!! I will not remember to take my phone EVERYWHERE with me. The struggle is real.

CrewMomtoo

I thought about it - but I get most of my exercise on a rowing machine ... or weightlifting - neither which translates into the steps I would need.

Ruth S.

01/22/2020 11:28AM
Hi everyone! I'm a 57 year old woman who follows strict keto. I had lost 90 lbs in my first 18 months, but then have been stalled and even put back on 17 lbs, over the past 10 months. I can see where I got kind of complacement about my WOE. The good news is that even though I've put back on the lbs, my blood sugars are still ALWAYS in normal range, as is my cholesterol and blood pressure. I had been away from DietBet for the past year, but I'm back, baby, and committed to losing the last 26 lbs to get to my goal weight!!!
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Kristine S.

Go, Ruth! I know a lot of people who have had great luck with keto.

Kristine S.

01/20/2020 6:49AM
Hi everyone, I'm new to DietBet and new to this group. Over 50 obviously, over 60 too. Planning on following a balanced Mediterranean-type food plan and being more consistent with exercise - to get rid of the extra 40 pounds that I've been carrying since menopause. Good luck to you all!
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Jyahna

01/15/2020 10:53AM
I am doing well, and my magic food is belgian endive: good for pretend sandwiches and for scooping things up :)
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Mariaw

01/14/2020 6:04AM
Been sticking to my eating plan based on macros pretty well and drinking 64-80 ounces of water each day with ACV and lemon. Definitely feel different than last week when I was eating so much junk food! And funny enough not craving any of it - the first day was the hardest and tracking all my food and fluid on Lose It makes a big difference, I plan my whole day of eating before breakfast.
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CrewMomtoo

I've been focused on my water too this month... but the bad part is after 4 kids.... I can only drink that much water when I know I'll be home, or within 10 steps of a bathroom, because when I've got to go....I've simply got to go ... now !! Kids think its funny

Mariaw

I'm right there with you, one part of getting older that I don't like at all plus having 3 kids as well!

Jyahna

01/13/2020 11:01AM
Well, its Monday and I got through breakfast and lunch, but I sure miss all the fruit I am used to eating. Splurged on all flavors of carbonated "essence of fruit" drinks...
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petitegirlinmind

LOVE my LaCroix! have the Soda Stream but havent found too many flavors that I like as much as Pamplemousse and CranCran Raspberry!!

ANNIE

01/11/2020 6:51AM
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Jyahna

Me too, starting Monday...

Mariaw

I weighed more than I thought I was so I need to lose 22 lbs to get to my first goal weight! We can all do this!!

Mariaw

01/10/2020 5:56AM
What type of diet plans is everyone following. I just use common sense on what foods to eat and make sure I log everything into my Lose It app. I also try to stay within 1200 calories and try to eat more protein and vegetables rather than carbs cuz once I start on those, I don't stop. Just curious!
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petitegirlinmind

This is the same app and "plan" I have used to lose my 1st 40 lbs. Only need to lose 40 more! If you would like to have some "bread", look up the 90 second bread recipes and try some. I just came across it a couple weeks ago and I love it with some nut butter or fruit on it. I have also used it with tuna/avocado salad and tomato. I make it in the microwave in a small Tupperware sandwich container and then cool it quick in the fridge.

Ruth S.

I also make "chaffles" to use as bread. 1/2 cup of cheese, 1 egg, and seasonings. Grill on waffle maker. My favorite is pepper jack cheese with italian seasonings--I use it to make BLT's. OMG, amazing!

CrewMomtoo

01/06/2020 12:40PM
Hello everyone ! Nice to see a active group of people my own age getting their life together and focusing on themselves. I started my weight loss journey about 16 months ago ... i was 80 pounds heavier. I've been working hard with a trainer at the gym 5-6 days a week - plus have an entire set up in my "kids" living room. I am a mom of 4, but now the youngest is 16, and doesn't need me so much - except for to get from here to there. The rest are all self sufficient - so I figured lets really focus on getting healthy and continuing my weigh loss journey. I know when I finish - I'm going to have to decide whether or not to have skin surgery ... right now I'm thinking yes - because I know my "tricep" will never be seen unless the extra skin is gone - same with the belly flap! Has anyone here had skin surgery after a major weigh loss ? If you would share your experience, I would greatly appreciate it. I still have 100 more pounds to loose - so no time soon ... but need to gather the info !!
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Mariaw

I had a tummy tuck back in 2015 and it was the best thing I've every done! There was no exercise that was going to get rid of my belly flap and I got so tired of seeing it!

CrewMomtoo

Thanks for the info Mariaw ! I know I'll most likely get the tummy tuck eventually - after 4 kids and being overweight .... it's not going anywhere. Not really worried about the scar because I have 2 from C-sections ... but it'll be nice not to have the chaffing when working out !