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Carla

02/17/2018 8:03AM
My starting weight on July 10, 2017 was 282.8 and today I'm at 229.7. This is definitely a life long journey and can be a slow process at times, but I am beyond proud of myself for losing 53.1 lbs! Slow & steady wins the race! We can do this!
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Carrie P.

great job!

Jet

Great job!

Amy N.

02/17/2018 7:10AM
I need some motivation and maybe some tips. I started this journey on 1/31/18. I've lost 7.4 lbs, but most of that was in the 1st week. After that it slowed down to a crawl. I'm tracking calories and eating, on average, 1100-1400 calories. I try to eat mostly protein and produce (not many refined carbs). I was only getting about three exercise sessions in, so this week I bumped it up. I got 5 days of cardio in and did at least 45 min and three of the days over an hour. I have a week and a half to get three more pounds off. That sounds pretty easy, but it's not for me! I'm really frustrated! I'm drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water a day. I don't know what to do besides cut back on calories even more or exercise more and I already feel like I'm giving it all I have at this time. Thoughts?
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Carla

When I started my journey I jotted down goals I wanted to achieve for each quarter, plus some inspirational articles / quotes. I'm not sure where the following information came from but it said, "Although you may want to lose your weight immediately, the reality is that it takes a long time to lose 110 pounds. A reasonable expectation for weight loss is between 1 to 2 pounds a week AFTER the first few weeks of your program." Good luck!

Jet

what do you consider a "crawl". because if it's 2-3 lbs, that's really good. If it's less than a lb, then you definitely need take a reevaluate if you are 100lbs over where you should be, the first few weeks should be higher loss. Are you using MyFitnessPal to track? If not, give it a try. Besides the scanning function I LOVE the nutrient calculations When I don't lose 2lbs a week, I can 99% of the time track it directly to too much sodium. I don't exercise other than my 7500 steps a day..which I get 30 min of cardio in that I would figure out EXACTLY how many cals a day you should be eating to lose 2lbs a week and stick to that vs "averaging" at least initially. Good luck!!

Carrie P.

02/16/2018 8:55PM
traveling for 10 days. we brought our scale with us,but it seems like depending on where we put it on the floor we get dramatically different weights so it's not helping. we're eating out a lot but trying to make better choices. tonight found a lower calorie meal at our restaurant and my kid ate at least 10 bites of it,so hey that has to help. must not be doing too badly bc i'm diabetic and keep having much lower blood sugars than normal.
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Lisa

02/12/2018 6:15AM
hello everyone im new and in need to learn how this works
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Carrie P.

have you signed up for a bet or wondering how they work?

Marie A

02/11/2018 4:49PM
I am down 147.2 pounds since I started working on losing weight. I still have almost 200 pounds to lose, but I can just keep on upping my game and finally get there.
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SuperBunny

You are already doing great. Keep going

Jet

Wow, that's super impressive and motivating!

Liesl

02/11/2018 2:21PM
So my car broke down today (boo) fiance can drive me to work tomorrow but i would get there at 6 a.m. (i work at 8:30 a.m.) so he offered to drive me to a local Starbucks where I could read until another coworker picks me up. It was all planned and then i visualized my morning: drinking sugary calorie laden drinks and sweets for over two hours! nope not happening. I called my work, asked them to let me in the back entrance and my ass is just gonna work 2.5 extra hours. I am so proud of myself!
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Lisa

nice .. i know its like my body neeeeeds the coffee lol why everything that tastes so good is so bad ..... haah

Amy N.

Great job! I love a caramel frapp and a breakfast sandwich, but that is the stuff that got me to 100+ lbs overweight. Good for you for coming up with a way to prevent a setback!

Michelle M.

02/07/2018 11:49AM
Hi! New to joining a group here and decided I'd give this one a go. I have a history of losing weight and gaining it back as so many others do. I'm determined this time to make it a permanent loss so I'm tackling it a bit differently and slower. I lost 6 pounds on my own before starting my first dietbet and then 11.5 during my first dietbet which ended the end of January. I am doing another kickstarter this month and I'm down another 2.5 pounds so far. So, my total lost so far is 20.0. I have at least another 80 to lose. I'm getting married in October. My fiance and I are hoping to be able to have a baby after that. I am already 38 so I am on a mission to get as healthy as I can to improve our odds! Happy losing!!
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Lisa

wow that's great that's what i need i also have loss and gained all my life and im so sick of this up and down . i been looking for support groups being a am a loner its just me and my hubby and kids but i dont feel like i get the support from them they love me as i am dont understand my feelings but yes i am new and hoping this will help me keep track .. that's great how u losing weight keep doing well

Amy N.

Michelle, I am at a similar place in life. I have probably lost 1000 lbs and gained it back over the course of my life. I am now 39 and trying to make permanent changes. I am taking better care of myself mentally and emotionally and it's starting to manifest in how I treat my body. I am new here, but it's working really well for me so far. Even though I'm not losing weight as quickly as I would like to, I don't feel like I'm suffering as much as I sometimes do when I am "dieting." I keep telling myself I can eat anything I want to eat, but if I want to look and feel different then I have to make different choices than I have in the past. Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

DJ

02/06/2018 9:57AM
Hello my name is Donna, I just joined my first diet bet game! I'm ready to make this work for me! Excited!
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Lisa

thats great so am i

SuperBunny

Have fun. It's hard work but there are people around to support you.

Trisha T.

02/06/2018 7:46AM
New to dietbet and hoping that this will kick my butt into gear. I had weightloss surgery 10 years ago and lost a large amount of weight. Sadly shortly after I was diagnosed with MS and due to medications ballooned back up, which in turn discouraged me and I gained even more on top of it. Now I am almost back up to my highest when I started all this.

My end goal is achievable, I can feel it!
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Lisa

hello i am new and i had weight loss 11 years ago then had 2 kids and regained 100 pounds i am hoping this support group helps me have people to relate to in stead of food best of luck

Liesl

02/06/2018 5:14AM
Last month was crazy. I have an old stomach problem that flared up. Essentially if i eat too much, too fast, or don't drink enough water I get sick. It is a side effect from Ibuprofen (which i no longer ever take). The stomach issue was gone that had a mild flair up and I found myself losing weight pretty quickly. Now that the issue is resolved I am gaining back all i lost even though I am eating well. It makes sense since I was throwing up the majority of my food and now that i am keeping food in my poor body is holding tight to it afraid I'll get sick again.

Gaining the weight back sucks but I am glad to. For a brief moment I was loving losing the weight too much. Yes, losing a half pound or pound a day was awesome but throwing up is not how to do it. Luckily, my supportive fiance and my own common sense told me to fight through the issue, get it fixed and move on in a healthy way. I'd rather be fat than hunched over a toilet all day to be skinny.

This month is gonna be tough. Not only do I already have 10 pounds to lose but gaining has brought me to 12 pounds and counting. Sucks but like i said I am gonna do this the right way.
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Lori S

liesl, that is a great attitude. I imagine you are correct about your body wanting to conserve the food you are now eating to repair itself from your illness. It shouldn't take too long for everything to even back out and you to start to lose weight again. Push on!