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841 members $213,164.66 won 6,515.9 lbs

Jeff

10/25/2018 11:10AM
I started a new diet with a local chiropractor who has taught me all about how the body works to burn fat. I was afraid at first because it looked like so little to eat, but I learned that if you eat at the right times, you can train your body to metabolize fat to give you the energy you need. I started 4 weeks ago and have not been hungry since (note: there are times I feel like I am hungry, but recognize these as situations I have associated with eating food, not real hunger. For example, I have always had snacks while watching TV, so at first I felt "hungry" when I wasn't munching while watching a show, but once I recognized it as behavior-associated eating, and not real hunger, the craving went away). I've tried many different weight loss techniques, but this is the only one that truly addresses what happens in your body. Simply eating less is not the answer, and calories in vs. calories out is not the formula you want to use. It's what you eat and when you eat it that are important. I was skeptical at first, but the explanation about how the body works lead me to give it a try. My goal is to lose 59.4 lbs, and after 27 days on the plan I am down 19.4 lbs. I feel better, am not hungry, have more energy and have gone from XL to L shirts, and 38 to 36 jeans. The other exciting thing is that I feel very confident that once I reach my goal weight, I will be able to maintain that the rest of my life. One side note: I was recently at the doctor for a pain in my knee. I was told I have early onset osteoarthritis. My chiropractor has told me that this disease is often found in people that are deemed obese, and that weight management can eliminate or mitigate this disease in most people. In addition, obesity has been linked to many other diseases, and this has fueled my desire to be successful with my weight loss program. I would also like to give kudos to Dietbet and all of you that post your stories here.
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Electric Bill

09/03/2018 1:19PM
I'm getting there. Slowly, but surely.
I guess it takes what it takes, but I had a medical urgency that required an extensive surgery to get me back on track.
The surgeon said that he had never seen someone blow out 5 hernias at once. A record for him (and OUCH for me) -- and that was my WAKE UP call. The doctors/surgeon said that having that much extra weigh on/in my body causes that extra pressure from the inside out. Hence, an "explosion" when I went to lift a (what used to be easy) heavy box of work stuff.
Earlier this year I clocked in at just under 250 at the doctor's office. I'm 5'9" -- that's well into the obese range of BMI tracking. With DietBet, I am now back down to 205'ish. My db game this time says I "WIN" at 206, but I'm shooting for under 200 -- which puts me back into OVERWEIGHT. I never thought I'd be happy to shout out that I'm now "OVERWEIGHT," but the history of being obese puts that into perspective. My surgery in May gave me even MORE perspective on getting healthy. My blood pressure (stroke alert at 240lbs) told me to get with it.
HAPPY to say, My depression, my relationships, my health, my looks, my ME are doing so so SO much better.

Thank you DietBet!!
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Mom of 8

07/23/2018 8:48AM
  • Monkey off my back....and thighs, stomach, arms.....
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Electric Bill

You look so much happier too! Congratulations!!!!

Shrinking Sharon

You look so much younger too!

Mom of 8

07/23/2018 8:47AM
  • with my monkey.....
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Mom of 8

07/18/2018 2:51PM
My monkey is gone :) I have to keep it off to win my last transformer.......will keep you posted!
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Mom of 8

07/02/2018 9:21AM
6 pounds to go.....July will be a good month to sweat it off!!
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Grandma Janet

05/25/2018 11:18AM
  • Hello All! Ready to do this!
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Charlie

05/14/2018 9:20AM
I'm starting a new dietbet on the 17th. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I lost 40# and then hit a wall. I am hoping to bust through that wall with this dietbet.
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Mom of 8

Good plan! I have to get my last 5 pounds off for my transformer bets....very motivating!!

Shrinking Sharon

Same here! I'm trying to get that last, but hardest, 10 percent off with the Mother's Day Transformer. That will be a 60 pound weight loss in total. I have kept off 45 pounds for a year so far but am having trouble getting to my best weight. Hope this helps to motivate me. Then I'm going to join a maintenance bet game.

Mariele S.

05/11/2018 7:00PM
A month since my last post and it's just 19 more lbs to go! Started at 186, now at 149.6. :) Can't believe how different I feel.
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Mariele S.

Thanks! Can start to see the light at the end of tunnel :)

Anji

That's so awesome! I hope I hit that feeling too!

Mom of 8

05/05/2018 8:26PM
I think that I will try to lose 10 more pounds.....hard to know what weight that I can achieve and maintain.....
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Mariele S.

You can do it!!