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Susan

02/16/2018 10:04PM
I’ve struggled since weighin last Sunday. Food good and walking everyday, but feeling down. Made chicken wings with squeezed orange and mesquite spice and baked. I also did a stir fry with shredded carrots, zuchinni, mushrooms, and red/yellow peppers.
It was great dinner but boosted my spirits that I made a different meal that turned out good.
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Mom of 8

Hope your spirits are still up! I woke up with a cold, so slept in......going for a walk to lift my spirits :)

Mom of 8

02/12/2018 7:13AM
Ok, down to 15-20 pound monkey. Summer, I do not fear you!!
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Susan

02/12/2018 6:28AM
Weighed in and got started on this 4 week journey.
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Susan

02/10/2018 9:11AM
BIG CONFESSION.... it is all about honesty. I lost 11.2 pounds on my first DIETBET which ended 2/6. But the cheat since has been one meal of KFC 3 chicken strips and cole slaw (which I log all my daily food using an app LOSEIT! where I can also log my water intake). I have not walked over 2,000 steps for a couple of days and low on water consumption.... so the scale was UP 2 pounds. I've not weighed in because I don't want to show a gain on my DIETBET history. Just wanted to share to show transparency.... will be waiting til last minute to weight in, as it's still up 1 pound as of this morning. See how we all need each other ----
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Susan

My first DIETBET was with Lexi @ #FATGIRLFEDUP, an incredible weight loss story of how she at 26 years old has lost over 200 lbs. There were 17,000 members in her tribe. Many had only a few pounds to lose. I joined a STEPPING DietBet this time cuz that's what my main goal is - to increase my daily steps. I joined two support/community groups where people had 50# to lose, as it is relatible to my life situation.

Mom of 8

Hang in there Susan....we are in it for the long game! I may lose one kick starter this month, but I will go down fighting.....starting to think I can hit my goal by Easter, but I need to walk every day. Want to check in with me on getting moving?

Shannon S.

02/08/2018 5:06PM
A part of me is afraid to lose the weight that I'll have loose skin. Anyone else?
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Susan

Hi Shannon, YES I am living in that reality, as I let myself go to 308 pounds and started this recovery journey in 1/1/2017 (with/out DIETBET) just eating low carb and lost 50 pounds. No exercise, so this year, I saw #FATGIRLFEDUP story about how she lost over 200 pounds (26 yrs old) and said I can do this. I completed my first DIETBET 1/6 and won my 4% goal AND started walking every day.
My reality is I'm trading years of bad habits/FAT for years of good habits with the possibility of FLAB. But I'm OK with me most of the time. Right now, it's my arms that bother me the most. But I did it to myself..... and I am gaining back my life and feeling good about ME!!! I know at 62 yrs old, I might not have the elesticity that I would have had 20 years ago. But I am working at Zumba, using u-tube and using some small hand weights.
Let's face this fear together!!!

Mom of 8

If all I have is loose skin after losing this monkey, I'll take it :) I bet it shrinks as long as I am building muscle mass

Susan

02/06/2018 9:55PM
Hi, I started last year (1/1/2017) with 100+ pd monkey. With following low carb, I shed 50 by the end of the year. So 2018, I vowed to myself to lose the last 50 but I really needing to start moving too. I joined Dietbet and just finished & won my 4 wk challenge, losing 11.2. I also incorporated walking into my daily life.
I am signing up for 2nd challenge, but boy the last two days I slacked off and only logged 2,000 steps each day and lazy food wise. I feel it in my system and legs. Don’t like it....ready to jump back in.
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Shannon S.

I've always noticed diet phase first, diet + workout phase second - has worked for me in the past. Lost 180 lb in the past, lol... (3 pregnancies where I gained and lost 60 each time) Get walking - you really have to force yourself to get up and get it done some days. But as soon as you're on the road or on the treadmill in the gym, trust me you'll get in the groove!

Susan

I am out-walking my hubby right now!!! So proud of what I am doing since 1/1.... only logging in 5,000 steps but I will improve

beachbabyjen

02/06/2018 6:00AM
Hey everyone! Just joined my first dietbet and I have about 55 pounds to lose to get to my goal. I'm trying to get back on track and figured this was a great way to do it. Trying to make this a lifestyle change and not just for the moment. Good luck to everyone!
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Rip Tide

It's a great way to do it! I did this 3 or 4 years ago and kept going; was in great shape. I let life get in the way and got pure lazy with my health. Now i have about 70lbs that don't belong on my body unless i'm heavy lifting. Good luck to you and great job just taking the steps to live a better life!

Susan

Congrats, I think it's a great tool for accountability and for support.

Killer Queen

02/04/2018 1:14PM
Hi everyone! Let's do this together!
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Susan

I'm a RED HAT VICE QUEEN.... maybe we're related (haha) YES, this will be my 2nd DietBet (was with #FATGIRLFED UP) and thought I would choose a smaller group and this said STEPPING and that's my goal for 2018.

Ewa1987

01/30/2018 9:03AM
hi all im new to the group. ive done a few diet bets, with minimal success.
ive got about 50lbs to loose after I got married and had two babies! I am more determined than ever before to get back to my wedding size lol . I started about 2 weeks ago and im down onl 2lbs but at least its something for now :)
hopefully you guys can help me stay on track and motivated through this journey :)
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Rip Tide

Remember it's not always purely weight loss....the first few weeks are typically water weight anyway; you're body will adjust to the life you life. I put on about 50lbs since my marriage and kid the past 3 years and It's really taken a toll on my happiness/health. Let's all do the right thing and care about ourselves so that we're able to be the best for our kids!

Susan

God bless you for doing it now and not waiting until it turned to 100 pounds. I started my recovery journey at age 61 on 1/1/17 and adapting to a low carb lifestyle. lost 50 pounds but never exercised (I could only handle one life change at a time), but this year, I challanged myself to start walking. I joined DietBet 1/6 and won my first challenge and lost 11.2 but more importantly walked all except 2 days. So I know it can be done; but all the comments and support really helped.

Jeff

01/29/2018 8:42AM
This is going to be a good week. I did 66 minutes on my treadmill this morning and plan to be disciplined with my eating this week. With some luck, my monkey will be less than 50 lbs. by next Monday.
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Susan

Good for you. I am only walking which was my 2018 goal and went from only walking around th block to now logging 5,000 a day. So we can all improve!!!