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Big Z

Quick Facts

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: I don't use any apps

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $93.21

TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.2% Since last weigh-in
-1.7% 1-Month Change
-12.6% Lifetime Change

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Shannon G.

  • I’m about to get personal (sorry..I do that a lot). But part of learning and growing is sharing our experiences with others in order to gain feedback and help others, am I right?! I’m currently living with the man I love..who no longer loves me back. How do I do it and with a smile on my face?

    I wake up everyday and make happiness a priority. I’m still here because it’s incredibly hard for me to give up on people—especially those I’ve made a vow to. But everyday, as we crawl nearer and nearer to the finish line, I’m learning to choose me. To put my happiness first and stop living for others. I’m finding my strength and realizing that I’m not giving up, I’m letting go.

    I’m breaking down the walls that have confined me for 13 years. And I’m rooting for every single one of you who are going through some kind of mental/emotional/physical/spiritual turmoil right now. We are all gods and goddesses with the power to create the best versions of ourselves and that begins with choosing happiness!

lindsey s. , jillian1106 and like this photo.

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Big Z

Loving someone who doesn't love you back is very difficult.  You are worth every bit of someone else's love. I live my life believing that everything happens for a reason. You seem like a sweet, outgoing person. There is someone out there who will love you back. You will find your love, once that crawl to the finish line is done. Love yourself first and always.


Oh, this is what weightloss journey is for me, it is not only about loosing weight but also about taking control of your life, about sorting it out. I send you my support and positive thoughts, it will get better!

Kelly H.

03/09/2019 10:50AM in Fatgirlfedup's February Fight Back - via iPhone
  • I dragged my sister to a free workout this morning hosted by fitbit local and not only did we get a good burn but I won the raffle and got a new fitbit charge 3! So excited! My sister is going to use my charge 2 that I got and have been using since last January so we both now have sweet fitbits to track our progress :)

Jax , Star C. and like this photo.

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OMG so jealous! I want the 3 or the brand new Versa Lite.

Kelly H.

They gave one of those away too I was like :heart_eyes: they have so many cool options. I can’t believe how much lighter the charge 3 is compared to my old 2

Lauren F.

03/09/2019 10:49AM in Fatgirlfedup's February Fight Back - via iPhone
  • I’ve been avoiding rice/pasta/bread since starting DietBet in January. It’s amazing how much it has helped me lose weight! Today, though, I really wanted a sushi burrito. So I got one...and it was delicious. No regrets. Back to protein and veg at dinner time! 😊

Jax , Star C. and like this photo.

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Big Z

Good for you. Sometimes you just need a change of pace, so you don't drive yourself insane.


Sushi burritos are the BEST

Janice V.

03/08/2019 8:04PM in Fatgirlfedup's February Fight Back - via iPhone
I may not hit goal for this DietBet but I should be on track for next months! Started meds today finally for my no longer functioning thyroid. I have Graves Disease and did Radioactive Iodine treatment to kill it. My endo told me that I will start seeing a substantial weight loss as my body adjusts to the meds and catches up to the healthy lifestyle changes I’ve already made.

Julie G C , Tacey G. and like this comment.

Jodi S.

So glad you found help :two_hearts:

Big Z

Good luck with that. My brother had that everything turned out fine.


03/05/2019 3:19AM in 2019 Lasting reSOLUTIONs—$6,000+ in Prizes
I'm a bit worried. I made a yearly pass to the gym and I got a nutritional consult + personal training as a bonus. Yesterday I had the first meeting and he said I'm eating too little. He took all the measures and will let me know the "new diet" and training program next week.
I'm happy because I hope I'll be healtier, but I'm also worried because I'm not sure it will include losing more weight...

Ingrid R. , SamIam and like this comment.

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Laurie L.

Agree with the above. Eating too FEW calories can hinder weight loss GREATLY, AND you’ll be miserable. I wouldn’t think the nutritionist would recommend that either so you should be good. Probably will recommend cardio vs strength training right now anyway if you explain the situation. Toning is fine, but you don’t necessarily want to build muscle while you’re doing this. It does burn more calories though so... If you eat too little your body thinks it’s starving and goes into protective mode. Drink LOTS of water to keep flushing the fat OUT, but definitely don’t go below 1000-1200 calories. It’s counterproductive. Best of luck, and let us know what he/she says. :thumbsup:

Roxi J.

Agree with the fact that upping your calories should be fine, it’s trial and error so just see. However don’t be put off about building muscle - in fact strength training is actually v.important for weight loss. It won’t make you bulky and it won’t make you heavier unless you’re eating excessively. I have been doing strength training,building muscle and have lost 10kg since January. Plus I’m developing a nicer shape, maintaining more curves than I would if I just did cardio. And just to clarify - toning is actually the result of building muscle and losing fat. So the best approach for that is cardio, strength, good diet and quality sleep. :grin:

Jen R.

02/11/2019 11:16PM in Fatgirlfedup's February Fight Back - via iPhone
Question for the group: how do you keep your bowel movements regular?

Now I don’t eat as much, I’m never bloated which is great but I also notice my bowels don’t have the urge to move. Even using senna can’t ensure a movement the following day. It’s really annoying.

Advice welcome!

Madison , Jamie L. and like this comment.

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Jen R.

I cooked a bagful of spinach yesterday and will stuff more vegetables into our casserole tonight. I’m eating fruit even when I’m not hungry. Switching from senna to bisacodyl today and then will work through the list of other suggestions. Obviously my gut is protesting my diet lol

Jen R.

Nichole, lol I have also done a salt flush in the past. That’s a last resort, chugging that down is hard.


02/10/2019 11:43AM in 2019 Lasting reSOLUTIONs—$6,000+ in Prizes - via android
Am so frustrated that I just want to crawl into bed and give up everything. I'm walking and working out enough that I'm sore every day, I'm not going over it my calories, ever (and so I'm hungry and eating apart from my family/coworkers for every meal) and ...nothing. theres no loss, no size change, no anything.

I hate it, I hate this body, and I just can't care.

Geisi , Kerry G. and like this comment.

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alison w.

I've barely been working out at all, actually not at all really...minor changes like parking farther away and stuff...but I've been doing keto with 4/20 intermittent fasting (just 2 cups of black coffee) and I think I've found what feels the best for me with this....my energy is up and the weight is coming off...maybe try something different and something more sustainable for you

Jennifer M.

Do you have access to a pool? Maybe at a local gym? You mentioned pain in your joints and if you take the pressure off your joints, you may able to do more and burn more calories. Maybe try a water class or just swimming laps. Water classes have a rep for being for older women but they really aren't....they can be a good workout and burn a lot of calories. Or if water isn't an option, look for another way to burn calories that may be easier on your joints.


01/29/2019 1:03PM in Fatgirlfedup's Year of Transformation Kickoff - via android
  • GIVEAWAY TIME FOR A 7 DAY JUMP START TRIP TO HILTON HEAD HEALTH! Tribe this is the biggest prize I've ever given away and having gone to this place personally - it's a place that could save a life, and definately change one. Includes flight, accommodations, food, fitness classes, lectures, and more! To win leave below why you should win a week away to Hilton Head by Friday Feb 1st at 10pm eastern! All winners chosen randomly at the end of our game! Good luck!

Rayweighsin , Kristi M. and like this photo.

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I have already lost 45lbs on my journey, but still have another 150ish lbs to go. Something like this would be a huge help, and refresher.

Shannon B.

I would love to win this trip to start out my marriage on the right foot.


01/28/2019 5:21PM in Fatgirlfedup's Year of Transformation Kickoff - via android
  • Airfryer GIVEAWAY! If you havent used this device it's my favorite and really does make healthy food taste fried. To enter to win leave below your favorite healthy kitchen appliance by Tuesday January 29th at 11am eastern! All winners chosen at the end of our game!

Eunita Jae , Danielle and like this photo.

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Sara N.

My blender

Amanda G

I don’t have any “healthy kitchen appliances” but if I could have one it would definitely be an air fryer!

Kaitlin A.

01/22/2019 6:14PM in Fatgirlfedup's Year of Transformation Kickoff - via android
Training for a 5K and I ran two days in a row, now my knees are super sore, any remedy suggestions?

Amanda Q. , Taylor Z. and like this comment.

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My first “long run” of 7.5 miles on the newest pair of shoes i have...my knees and legs felt decent immediately after and werent as sore or sore for as long as compared to my last pair


And if youre starting with the goal of a 5k, look into a couch to 5k training schedule
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