MelissaM102117

I want to be healthy for my family.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Eggs

Favorite Sinful Food: Pasta

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Dance or weightlifting

My Approach to Weight Loss: Slow and steady.

DietBet Winnings: $224.44

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-4.9% 1-Month Change
-21.7% Lifetime Change

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MelissaM102117

about 10 hours ago in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
  • Don’t mind my dirty mirror, but this morning I hit my lowest weight in YEARS. Like, we’re talking in a decade... so thrilled! I’m currently 226.2 and that means I’m 26.3 lbs from my first big goal, which is to be under 200 by January!

    If you’re wondering, my highest recorded weight is 315. I started this particular weight loss journey on April 24, 2020 at 285.9. That means I’ve lost 59.7 lbs in 5 months!

Janice V. , Heidi S. and like this photo.

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Rachel B.

What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing. :heart:

Heidi S.

Way to go you look great

Donna D.

09/22/2020 7:37PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
I started counting calories two weeks ago today and I've already lost 12lbs! I'm so excited that I finally found my motivation again!

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Charlotte H.

Wow that's amazing! Well done Donna :crown:

Donna D.

Thanks!

pieridae

09/22/2020 6:16PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
I need tips for portion control, please!! My portions are ridiculous. Any great ideas or websites would be appreciated. I'm not looking to buy anything new - so no portion kits or anything like that, please! I do have a kitchen scale if you can recommend a good website for amounts. I'm trying to avoid calorie counting because I get a bit obsessive, but I might have to go that route to get back on track. I was hoping just doing the Dietbet would help, but between work and managing virtual school for kiddo, I've been eating mindlessly and way too much!!

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Losin2LiveLife

Maybe try filling plate with veggies first then small space for other stuff. Don't sit down with the bag or box of anything either. Homemade figure a serving is usually half a cup.

Angela M.

Try using a side plate for your meals instead of a dinner plate. A full plate is an illusion to the eyes that you are getting more food but you are automatically then reducing your intake. Also I find eating slower and mindfully stops me from guzzling a Whole plate of food. Good Luck

MelissaM102117

09/20/2020 12:47PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
  • 1 week in and 27% of the way to goal! ???? Started my week out right with a Cycle Bar class at 8:30 AM. Feeling good!

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Bree

09/20/2020 12:46PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
I’m really enjoying this whole DietBet thing so far. Definitely keeps me motivated! I’m going to try and sign up for a new one as soon as this one ends and keep that up til the end of the year. If I can average a 3lb loss per week, I can be under 200 for the first time in many years by the end of the year. I have mini goals set between now and then, but that’s my first big goal!

Hillary H. , Jessica T. and like this comment.

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Bree

Yes, we got this ladies!!

Carrie S.

I too have the same goal! let's do this!

Bacidisole

09/20/2020 10:38AM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
What protein drinks/snacks do you like? So far I’ve tried premier protein cafe latte and chocolate and evolve (plant based -chocolate. ) I’m trying to avoid hunger rampages through the kitchen.

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Dinorah B.

Herballife

Jessica T.

I did premier protein vanilla or caramel mixed with 1-2 tbsp of instant coffee a little bit of water and cup of ice, it was awesome

MelissaM102117

09/18/2020 7:39PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
  • I took my first Cycle Bar class tonight. I didn’t finish last in my class (6th of 8) and I didn’t stop the entire 45 minutes. I burned 633 calories and definitely felt accomplished in the end. It was so different from any running, kickboxing, or CrossFit I’ve ever done, but I enjoyed it.

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KetoGirl80-UK

:clap::clap::clap::ok_hand::thumbsup:

Tina T.

09/16/2020 10:46AM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
  • My “unofficial” weigh in for today... really happy esp since just last night around 11pm it read 397 in the exact same spot on the floor... So it looks like it was my water intake after all! *happy dance*

Hillary H. , Emily R. and like this photo.

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Panda

Yay!!!

MelissaM102117

I always weigh 3-5 lbs heavier at night than I do first thing in the morning. Glad you’re feeling happy and confident right now!

Monica G.

09/16/2020 7:42AM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
Is anybody doing keto and/or intermittent fasting? After considering my health needs, I've decided to switch from calorie counting to combining the two.
I'm open to any tips.
I will be using as many whole foods, organic, etc... foods as possible. Kidneys require decreased sodium - so no bacon free for alls for me lol.

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Monica G.

Thanks guys! I am actually making the change because I'm listening to my body and how I feel with higher carbs. Additionally, DNA testing showed that I have a high need for fat consumption. I have a rare kidney condition and some other autoimmune stuff that lends itself to higher inflammation, so given the research which shows decreased inflammation with low sugar/low carb consumption it really makes sense. Just a couple days in and my hands don't feel as puffy when I wake up.
The first time I ever had a noticeable weight gain was when I worked at a bagel store in my 20s and could eat for free. (Those everything bagels fresh out of the oven, though!

Monica G.

Also: somehow I was only seeing the last two messages. Now that I can see everything - thank you so much for the resources you've shared!

MelissaM102117

09/15/2020 2:25PM in Fatgirlfedup's SWEATember Slimdown
  • 420 calorie taco salad for dinner. ???? ????🍴

Hillary H. , Allison and like this photo.

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Shannon D.

Looks great! Not sure what kind of sour cream you use but I actually use Fage 0% Greek yogurt. It makes an awesome substitute and has lots of protein. Just thought I’d share :grimacing: Good luck on your journey!

Jose P.

That look delicious!
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