Dawn

To get healthy and stronger and feel better.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Avocado

Favorite Sinful Food: Pizza

My Preferred Method of Exercise: HIIT

My Approach to Weight Loss: Clean eating

My Weight Loss Program: Clean eating

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal, Lose It!

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $82.13

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+1% Since last weigh-in+1.6 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
-6.9% Lifetime Change-11.4 lbs

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Anita K.

01/01/2022 1:09PM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Total failure this month. 2 deaths in the family and I just stopped caring. I ate ALL my feelings. Back to where I started plus some. Going to really have to dig in the last 4 months.

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Kristina F.

Sorry for your losses.

Dawn

So sorry for your loss .

Amy N.

12/02/2021 11:42AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Been feeling pretty discouraged the last week recognizing I likely wouldn't make my goal. I still tried, but weighed in today having lost 2.3% instead of the required 3%.

I originally comforted myself with the knowledge that if I continue on this course, I will at least win rounds 4 and beyond. But I wanted to win them all, so I'm still disappointed.

The hardest part for me in this is how dedicated I have been to my weight loss this month. I have measured all my food and meticulously tracked my calories to ensure I would win. In some ways it's comforting to feel like I've done a good job -- "I guess this is just the fastest I can lose weight" as an excuse to dismiss accountability... it comes with a feeling of helplessness because I dont know what I could have done differently that isn't moving into unhealthy deprivation territory.

So today I got out a spreadsheet to really try to problem solve what went wrong. After some careful analysis and consideration (and some research), I realised I was overestimating the calories I burn doing hot yoga. I just used the default on my fitness pal but scientific research doesn't support those estimates. With that in mind, I actually did lose close to the amount that would be expected given what I've consumed and done... There were also a lot more days i went "just a bit over" that mattered more than I would have thought when combined with this (my calorie goal was actually set to try to lose 4% as a safety net).

I feel SO MUCH better now knowing what happened and how I can improve moving forward - dont be afraid to sit down with a critical eye at your behaviour/method to make a plan to do better if you haven't made your goal, even if you think you're doing everything right. Knowledge is power!

If you did make your goal -- congratulations!

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Mary K.

I heartily endorse bothe “Time Restricted Eating” and not calculating exercise calories into my daily calorie total. Gary Taubes has said that “Calories in-Calories out” as the sole key to weight loss is tragically misleading because it assumes a physics-based system (energy in/energy out) versus reality which is we are complex biological systems. There are so many elements to our bodies’ metabolic systems that also change over time that I think you’ve hit on the one key that works, which is tracking your own personal data and then looking back at the data for the unvarnished truth about the story that data is telling. You’re doing great!!!!

Thulz N.

What I love the most is that you didn't stop at "I don't know what I could have done differently". This is where most people stop and then end up quitting.

Kira

12/02/2021 7:26AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
  • To be honest… as happy as I am, I was a little crushed this morning. I missed my goal by 2oz! It definitely sucks but it give me fuel to push that much harder for December. Here’s to kicking a** and taking names this month 💪. WE’VE GOT THIS!

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Dawn

You got this !

KayTastik

Congrats on your progress!

Hazel T.

11/28/2021 10:11AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
  • Excuse the handwriting but this is my list of (mostly!!) non food things I want to do for Christmas this year! I love the festive period- it’s usually food family and friends. This year my mantra is ‘I don’t need food to have fun!’ Every time I do one, I’m colouring one in, hopefully in a month I can re-post a completed list!

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Gilly

Love this! Christmas is my favorite time of year as well!

Dawn

This is awesome ! Love it !:clap:

Amy A.

11/27/2021 12:27PM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Down 18 lbs since Nov 1. This is my accountability and inspiration source. Thanks for posting your wins and your struggles it helps to know I'm not doing this alone!! Happy weekend!

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DirtVixen

Well done!! I found 10 of them! :laughing:

Kristin P.

Your killing it!

Dawn

11/26/2021 8:58AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Been going to the gym 5 days . Went yesterday morning for a class before enjoying Thanksgiving dinner . Then had an 8am class this morning . Need to be strict with nutrition the next few days . Still 2 lbs away from goal .

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Marjorie Z.

You can do it!!!!

Meme10

You can do it!!

MJ

11/26/2021 7:12AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Kept my eating in check yesterday, on Day 26 of no alcohol, and just got a NordicTrack bike delivered! The rides look so fun! Does anyone else have one and/or use iFIT?

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Dawn

Yes love the iFIT app. I have a bike as well . Some great rides .

Pengy

I’m cutting out alcohol too. Not that I usually drink a lot but even one glass of wine makes me more likely to raccoon my way through the pantry at night

Brook

11/10/2021 10:26PM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
  • Just finished my workout. I've gotten to the point we're most often I am the largest, most unhealthy person in the room. I want that to change. Glad to have all of you as support.

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Dawn

You got this!

JimmieD

You got this!

Dawn

11/09/2021 6:29AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!

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Melissa Will Do This

Repeat to self a hundred times a day..

Dawn

11/09/2021 5:48AM in The Yes-vember Transformer - Triple Your Winnings!
Just joined this weekend . Looking forward to getting back to healthy the next 6 months and beyond . Good luck !

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JimmieD

Good luck!

Marjorie Z.

Good luck.
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