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Rebecca C.

I turned 40 in November of 2013. I have been trying to lose weight for a few years. I lost 20 lbs and then gained 35. Now is where it stops! It is time to get serious. I want to thrive in my 40s.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: marinated veggie salad

Favorite Sinful Food: miniature hershey kiss mint truffle

My Preferred Method of Exercise: DVD - walk at home or Wii

My Approach to Weight Loss: eating nutrtiously and exercise

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Choose my plate.gov calorie tracker

Fitness Devices: Nike Fuelband

DietBet Winnings: $579.53

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.7% Since last weigh-in-1.5 lbs
-0.7% 1-Month Change-1.5 lbs
-4.9% Lifetime Change-10.7 lbs

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A few thoughts on the Daniel Fast
by - 03/21/2016 1:37PM

For the last three weeks I've been participating in a Daniel Fast. This Fast is besed on two fasts r... Read More ›

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Rascal Fluff

I have the book and the program to teach it. I haven't been successful in following it. Have you got a group involved with it?

DJ134

For Lent, I restricted myself by eliminating ALL sugars, sweeteners- even non calorie ones. It was really a challenge (there is sugar even in canned kidney beans!) and it kept me mindful of why I was sacrificing my wants. My journaling slacked off at the end, so this sounds very interesting to me. The accountability may be the key for me now.
Bouncing back and forth
by - 01/26/2016 9:33AM

I've not done a good job posting on here so far. I wanted to post every day, even if just a word or ... Read More ›

LilyN

I've been planning my food the past couple weeks and it's been amazing. I plan a protein heavy breakfast, a light snack a couple hours after that, then another protein heavy lunch. I eat something a couple hours after lunch, then do dinner a couple hours after snack. It's a lot of eating throughout the day, maybe more than what others would eat, but it keeps me from getting hungry to the point of not caring what I eat. I have no appetite control, so I can't wait until I feel hungry or I'll binge. With the planned snacks and meals, I'm always at a content level of satiety that also eliminates the wild sugar rushes and crashes that I used to deal with.
Not being controlled by Food - slightly religious post
by - 07/11/2015 6:20AM

I am doing an internet based Bible study on honoring God with how I eat. It's called The Lord's Tabl... Read More ›

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Jennifer F.

Excellent post! I too have recently started looking at this whole process from a spiritual perspective, and it has really changed my whole approach to eating. I've been losing weight, slow but steady. This verse is a primary motivator for me. I recommend the book "A Taste for Truth" by Barb Raveling, along with the truly amazing smart phone app that goes along with the book. The App is called "I deserve a donut." It's all about setting appropriate life long boundaries, accepting that boundaries are for our good, etc. The App is awesome bc it goes through every possible over eating scenario and gives you a list of questions specific to that scenario to make you think about what you are doing, and bible verses particular to that scenario (like for emotional eating, failure eating, etc). It's great bc it goes everywhere with you! Another resource I found particularly helpful is Beth Moore's bible study called "Breaking Free". It's intense though. I don't know why I have not tried to access God's power on this journey throughout the years, but I am so thankful that He has opened my eyes to the truth now. God bless!

Rascal Fluff

I am so glad I found all of you! I am going to a 12 step program to help me put Christ before my worship of food and diet. I like everyones comments. I believe I am ready to follow Daniel nd learn from others. I will be checking in from time to time Marie Rascal Fluff.
No compromise allowed (at least for me) - following IF
by - 06/10/2015 4:01AM

For the last week and a half I have been using intermittent fasting which simply means that I eat du... Read More ›

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Kay

I hear ya - what is it with late night eating (after 7pm) I no longer keep food in my house that is high in calories in case I am too tempted - my favorite sneak snack (I called it a sneak snack cause it sneaks its way in is a plain rice cake with a peanut butter - it gives me the crunch I crave and a little bit of protein to tie me over

Nicole L.

Ugh that happens, it's so tough once you start, such a slippery slope. I try to have a strict nothing past 8pm rule...no matter how starving I am...sometimes I too fail. If I'm "hungry" I make a peppermint tea with a little honey. It 95% of the time quells the feeling. If not I drink a huge glass of water with lemon. Those usually work for me. Or at least if I do a pig out - I make sure to drink lots of water to help flush out the pipes ;) Good luck finding your trigger stopper, it's definitely not easy
First week of change
by - 06/07/2015 11:16AM

This was the first week of IF (intermittent fasting) eating in an 8 hour window and fasting for 16 h... Read More ›

Washingtonienne

That's so great you've found something that works for you! I personally couldn't do IF because I'd get so HANGRY... I'm also a little addicted to peanut butter so that's definitely on my list of treats.

Krista Knoff

Great job, great blog!
A good first day of Change
by - 05/31/2015 3:40AM

Full-disclosure: this will reference my relationship with God in relation to eating, I don't want to... Read More ›

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DJ134

We think alike- I fully agree it IS something God is interested in, because we are "running to food" instead of God. This is part of my journey and struggles with food, too! Very interested to see your progress! Keep posting and praying.

Rebecca C.

DJ, you're exactly right. I'm doing an on-line Bible study right now called The Lord's Table. It's for over eaters who want to learn how to get their satisfaction from God instead of food. I don't agree with everything but still it has helped me get on the right track.
Week 2 - what I did right . . . and not so right
by - 02/08/2015 8:32AM

I'm working on a 28 day "consistency project" in conjunction with a DB4 game. I want to make my 4% g... Read More ›

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Rebecca C.

E, I have done two things that have really helped: 1) I made a chart in Word with my goals on it. I give myself a smiley face for every goal I meet and a frown face for those I don't meet. I can then look at the chart and see my progress over the weeks; 2) I have three family members (mom, sister and cousin) that I send a quick e-mail too every day reporting how many goals I accomplished the previous day. I can report that on here too but I find it means more when I know that the three people will actually be expecting my e-mail.

Nikki M.

I'm gonna try and break it down this way... and see how it works for me. My method is simply make every bite count... and I don't really exercise as I work a physical job .. and consider that my exercise :)
Consistency project - week one review
by - 02/03/2015 6:52AM

Last week was my first week in a four week "consistency project" that I have set for myself. I am st... Read More ›

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desertcat

Sounds like great goals! You may also want to consider taking Vitamin D, Fish Oil (unless you eat seafood several times a week), and CoQ10. Get a fish oil that's been approved here [http://www.nutrasource.ca/ifos/consumer-reports/default.aspx], the cheaper ones are basically worthless and carry very little EPA/DHA, or the balance will be way off. I personally like [http://www.iherb.com/Nordic-Naturals-Ultimate-Omega-Lemon-Flavor-1000-mg-180-Soft-Gels/12949], but there are good cheaper ones too.
trying for consistency-again
by - 01/25/2015 1:47AM

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog making all sorts of wonderful promises and so far I have not kept the... Read More ›

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HapiCampr

Hey Rebecca! One thing that's worked for me is that I try and make one significant change at a time. For instance, I will make a commitment to change my diet by cutting out wheat. So that is my focus. All other activities will happen or not. Then, in a month, I choose to increase physical activity to 5 - 30 minute workouts a week. I've already gotten 30 days in on my wheat free diet so adding one more focus isn't so hard. Basically, try doing one focus at a time while maintain basic healthy guidelines along the way. You can do this!!!

Rebecca C.

Thanks Tori and Gina. I'm actually not really making any changes as in starting to do new things. I just want to do them consistently. I already exercise and I already count calories and I already drink water. I just want to do them on a consistent basis instead of sporadically.
Consistency is the goal
by - 01/02/2015 2:05AM

My 6 month game just finished. I didn't make my goal. That wasn't a surprise. I hadn't made my goal ... Read More ›

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jen

I think those are great goals!

DJ134

Love it!!! Right on, Rebecca!!!
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