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Cris

I’ve lost 20 lbs since February, but I have 45 more to go before I’m at my goal weight. I want to be healthier for my kids and for myself.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Smoothies

Favorite Sinful Food: Sushi🤷🏻‍♀️

My Preferred Method of Exercise: CrossFit

My Approach to Weight Loss: Low carb and working out

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

My Diet Plan: Gluten Free Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $87.63

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.6% Since last weigh-in
-1.6% 1-Month Change
-6.6% Lifetime Change

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Manunik

08/12/2019 7:18AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
I’m so tired of doing the right stuff and not seeing results. That being said, I definitely won’t quit. But i’ve realized that the things that worked for me when i lost 20 pounds last year, are not working for me while i try to lose my last 15 pounds. Is it true that the last 15-20pounds are the hardest to lose? How to make it happen? Anyone else here on same patch in their journey?

Anybody who is successfully knocking fat off in their last 10-15 pounds? Got any tips?

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Schuyler22

I can say this, I came into this weighing 145 (really though 147 consistently) and I'm consistently at 136 now. Water consumption has been a major key to my success.

Drink. All. The. Water! Lol

This past week was kind if a step back week - I didn't drink 100+ oz of water every day, and I only worked out, kind of half assed, 3 times on top of eating way too many calories. As a result, I am still stuck at 136.

I started drinking my water again religiously and the bloating has gone back down, the micro shifts in my body size and scale are there, but I have to work doubly hard to make it happen. I've cut out as much extra sugar as possible and I'm really going hard on my workouts (goal is 4 days a week + xtrain with yoga once a week).

Like Sara S said, I definitely bank those extra calories to use for another time because I always end up using them. I find that I also do better if I have my simple carb intake in the morning and afternoon, then eat veggies and protein in the evening (I eat a vegan diet).

Look at what you are eating- are there any culprits that can be hindering your goals like hidden sugars, excess simple carbs, too much coffee creamer (that's a big one for me)...

How much water do you drink a day? Truly think about it. My goal is always a gallon a day, but I'm happy if I get to 100oz. If you aren't drinking 96+ oz (three large nalgene bottle worths) then start doing that immediately for one week and see what happens!!!

Manunik

@schuyler22 i love how you pour your heart out into all your posts and comments. and i remember you always keep telling everyone who needs help, how important water it :) thank you so much for the encouragement. i have started tracking my water and will definitely see how it goes! :)

Trish

07/28/2019 10:21AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
  • I’ve made weigh in for second month!!! Been Diet Betting since January 2018. Feel off only once. Learning to become the new me.... healthier, happier, and thinner in that order! Down 70 lbs so far. Not bad for a 61 year old.

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Cris

That’s an amazing accomplishment! Well done!!

zen-times-3

great job! i really like that you have stuck with it for so long.

Nicole M.

07/28/2019 9:01AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
So, I still made the weigh in and was under a pound! (It’s still pending approval). But I can’t help but be super disappointed in myself. I got myself down to a little over 149 to make the win for a kickstarter I was in that ended last week. I was so proud of myself. Then the past 6 days I went to a family reunion in Washington, where the family we stayed with literally told me “we avoid all things healthy”. Everything they gave us for food was full of fat, salt, sugar and carbs. Even though I worked out still every day, I didn’t have healthy options for food. We were in the middle of nowhere on a lake house and we were their guests so we ate what we were given. I figured maybe I’d gain a pound which was okay because my goal for this transformer was 153, which I was way under. I weighed in today at 152.4. What?!? I gained almost 3 pounds?! In 6 days?! Thank goodness I’m still under for the weigh in for round two... but I REALLY didn’t expect that big of a gain on my trip. I’m really hoping part of it is bloat from airline travel and excess salt. Hoping a few days back on track will drop my weight a little. I’m just disappointed that I back tracked some of my progress. But I sure am thankful I still (pending referees) won the round.

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Nicole M.

Thank you Cris and Rebekah! Really appreciate the pep talk and support!

Ann Marie

Totally agree with the other comments. I’m positive most of the gain is just water retention. Focus on drinking more water the next few days and I’m sure, it will come off.

Barbara E.

07/28/2019 8:24AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
I hit my Goal #2 weight. 😊 However, I’m going on vacation for two weeks and I’m worried about hitting my next goal. Any advice? Thanks in advance.

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Mia

I’ve been on 2 vacations out of the country since this diet bet started. My advice is stay as close to your normal diet as possible. Drink a lot of water and if you decide to go off your diet, watch your portion.

Alex R.

I’m going on vacation also! Gonna be a tough round this time :sweat_smile:

Sharon B.

07/28/2019 4:11AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
Wow only just scraped through this time with not an ounce to spare. I think next month is going to be even more difficult with a 2 week holiday in the Greek islands for my big birthday.
Good luck everyone!

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Cris

Same here. Gonna have to really push hard next month.

zen-times-3

Happy birthday and do lots of walking.

Sarah W.

07/24/2019 5:48AM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
  • So I'm not really one for sharing pictures of myself, but I'm just so excited and happy right now! I have figured out what works for me, and I actually really love what I'm doing. I've lost about 20lbs in 4 and a half months, and I still eat dark chocolate every day Lol! Keep going everyone! Even if you know that you won't make weight for round 2, keep at your goals! Do it for yourself! No one else can do it for you.

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Tattooed mom-

Amazing! You look great!

Ann J.

Great job. Very motivating!

Stephanie W.

07/23/2019 7:40PM in Memorial Day Transformer - Double Your Winnings
Oh crap weigh in is hitting at a bad time hormonally. We shall see what the week brings...

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Cris

This was me with my last diet bet.

Kira J.

Stay hydrated and you'll be less likely to hold a lot of excess water.

TangoVin

07/11/2019 7:08AM in reSOLUTIONs Reset — Win $5,000 in Prizes!
Water, water, water.... I struggle to drink enough water every day. I have no problem drinking 4 cups of coffee in the morning when trying to meet a deadline at work. I can easily down 4 cups of plain black tea in the afternoon. Don’t even ask me about wine... but water? Why is drinking it so hard? Is anyone else struggling like me? What are your tips & tricks to drinking enough water throughout the day?

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Amanda M.

I have a water bottle that is clear with the hours if the day lines on it. It really holds me accountable and people at work see it on my desk and call me out on not drinking enough :joy:

TangoVin

@Momac you are absolutely right! Overall, I probably do drink enough liquids, if I count coffee & tea. For some reason I just don’t think about them as “water.” Probably because I enjoy them as I would dessert. :joy: it’s completely irrational, but I do. You are right! Thanks!

WorthIt4LifeMj

07/11/2019 4:50AM in reSOLUTIONs Reset — Win $5,000 in Prizes!
Struggling to stay on track. Gained 2.5lbs from a binge I went on earlier this week. Been maintaining my weight for the last month. Not sure what I’m doing wrong...minus the one binge I had. I need some support and advice right now.

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Jo H.

Maybe journalling would help? I have a journal, composition book, where I write down my food for the day, any new thoughts or ideas on health/weight loss, mantras, etc. I also list 3 things in my journal everyday that I'm thankful for. This really helps me.

SophieB

I really struggled this week myself. All I can do is reset. Every day is a new day!

Rachie

07/10/2019 11:11PM in reSOLUTIONs Reset — Win $5,000 in Prizes!
I just realised that my round 1 goal in this dietbet is -50kg (-110lbs) from my starting weight last September. I’m so close!!!
SW: 132.5kg / 292lbs
CW: 83kg / 183lbs
R1 GW: 82.5kg / 181.8lbs
I may just happy dance from now until I get there.

*diet only no exercise due to chronic illness, monitored by doctor.

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SophieB

I suffer from Fibromyalgia, and Spine problems. I understand what you're going through. Thx for recommending Unrest.

Rachie

Aw, thank you SophieB!

Everyone means well but it’s hard for healthy people to comprehend our limitations. I’m ME/CFS and now lose the ability to speak without a stutter and am starting to lose control of my limbs if I push myself. Neurologist is next on my very long list of never ending doctors!
They can’t blame my weight anymore :grin:

Good luck with your journey!!
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