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Favorite Health Food: grilled Chicken

Favorite Sinful Food: Gluten Free pancakes

My Preferred Method of Exercise: running & kickboxing

My Approach to Weight Loss: eat at least BMR

My Weight Loss Program: Whole 30

My Diet Plan: Gluten Free Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $96.03

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Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.6% Since last weigh-in-1 lb
-0.6% 1-Month Change-1 lb
+3.6% Lifetime Change+5.9 lbs

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What is a parathyroid again?
by - 10/07/2014 9:15PM

Well, I have blood tests done. 2 in one week. Which for someone like me who is terrified of needles ... Read More ›

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Biking Syl

Don't worry too much. I have a similar scar on my neck, but it is actually pretty big because a few years ago, I was on a breathing tube in the hospital for a few weeks. And even that one is starting to fade. Yours won't be as big as mine, because they will close the skin immediately.

You can always wear a scarf, if you have a bad day and feel self conscious. But you can teach yourself to look at it differently. Every time I notice my scar in the mirror, I think about how happy I am to be alive and that I made it through all the procedures. I celebrate the success. And I noticed that people really don't pay attention to it that often. They have lots going on in their own life, so scanning for scars is not necessarily on the top of their list. As an experiment, try wearing 2 different socks for a day and check how many people will actually notice. :-)

Julie Lama

Good luck. Be fearless. You will get through.
I'm back but.....
by - 09/26/2014 3:33PM

Been away for a while. Had some wins and some losses.  Nearly gave up a few times. (pretty recently)... Read More ›

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Paula E.

Big hugs Sha. I've been in that place before where it seems like I am working out so much, but not seeing any progress. What I came to learn is that losing weight is 80% nutrition and only 20% exercise. So while I was busting my butt in the gym, it was not enough to undo the damage I was doing food wise. If I focus on the healthy food and put more time and energy into planning and packing and shopping for smart food choices and LESS time in the gym, I could tip the scales back in my favor. Perhaps try working smarter, not harder. It's hard for me to remember this too. I'd rather eat that chocolate cake and then try to work it off in the gym, when it'd truly be easier if I didn't have the cake in the first place. Just something to think about. We are here for you Sha. You CAN turn this around. I believe it.


It's hard to be honest, but it helps. And I hope it helps you to know that others of us have been there too.

Little steps. Lots of time. You'll make it. We all will! :-)