Dirty 30s

215 members $61,104.69 won 1,595 lbs


12/03/2017 8:03PM
Hello! I just joined Diet Bet, for a Transformation... Starting at 211... my goal is 145. It's crazy how weight loss can creep up over time... changes and clothes not fitting over time not really realizing that I'm actually gaining weight, until it's too late and I find myself 50 pounds heavier than I was when I already thought I needed to lose 10 pounds or so.

I'm not telling anyone I know that I'm doing this because I would rather make progress and get compliments on it... but that also means I don't have anyone to talk to about it! So I thought maybe joining this group (I'm 34) would help. I'm also 34 and single and I'm pretty sure that I'm not likely to find a partner until I get this whole weight thing under control because I am just not happy with my body. I'm not happy with how I look or my inability to be active like I used to be. You don't know what you got til it's gone... I wish I realized that I was in the best shape of my life 6 years ago and kept it going but, after 1 good year and then 5 years of not taking care of myself, a bad relationship that made me kind of blind to how far I slipped... I find myself feeling blech. Ready for change. I'm also doing a TEDx talk soon and I'm gonna be recorded and put on YouTube... I thought that would have been enough to kick my butt into making a change but... I only have a month left and didn't make a dent over the last 5 months. I don't want to wait to hit rock bottom, for the scale to creep up even higher... I never thought I'd go over 200 pounds and here I am...

So... anyway... hi, I'm excited to bet on myself, and keep my goals to myself and have some integrity and do the thing that I say I'm gonna do... to myself because if I won't do what I tell myself I will do, why would anyone else trust what I will say. I'm tired of being co-dependent on other people and doing things because other people want me to... I want to stick up for myself in this world where we really are alone no matter what.

End rant-hi!

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Sarah C.

I relate. The day I joined my first dietbet was the day I hit 198 when I woke up in the morning (usually my lightest). Half the pants in my closet didn't fit, the other half were new-ish and a size or two bigger than the others, and it was just a few weeks before Christmas... I knew the eating would just continue and even be encouraged because "it's the holidays!". That first kickstarter has ended, and I joined a transformer.. because that's really what I need. That will take me to where I was the year I turned 30 and ran a half marathon. I'll take that body back, and would eventually like to hit the 50 lbs mark for weight loss. I'll help you if you help me!