I am trying to become a healthier version of myself. I never play the lotto, but this seems like a "bet" where I can really win!!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Grilled seafood and plenty of veggies

Favorite Sinful Food: Chinese food or Thai food

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Kung Fu classes three days a week.

My Approach to Weight Loss: I try to just take it one day at a time.

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

My Diet Plan: Low Carb

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Spark People

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $49.88

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+1.3% Since last weigh-in+2.2 lbs
+1.3% 1-Month Change+2.2 lbs
+3.7% Lifetime Change+6 lbs

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06/03/2015 6:41AM
You got this!

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06/03/2015 6:10AM
Way to go! Keep it up!

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07/04/2014 12:40AM
Hey Valerie! How are you doing? Feeling good? :) What's your favorite healthy food/recipe?

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Thanks for checking in! I had a wedding this weekend so I'm up a little, but it's quickly coming back off so I'm not too stressed about it.

I'm absolutely addicted to spaghetti squash right now, but my overall favorite recipe would be 40 cloves and a chicken.


06/29/2014 12:37PM
Breaking this up into smaller goals seems to help!

Four Week Diet Bet goal
Starting weight 6/23: 161.6
Goal weight 7/22: 154.0

Goal weight Sunday 6/30: 159.7
Actual weight: 156.4

Goal weight Sunday 7/6: 157.8
Actual weight:

Goal weight Sunday 7/13: 155.9
Actual weight:

Goal weight Sunday 7/20: 154.0
Actual weight:

Goal pounds to lose: 7.6
Actual weight lost:


Holy shiz!!! WTG girl!!


02/12/2014 7:16AM
Spaghetti Squash

Preheat the oven to 375 deg
Cut a spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, also chopping off ends.
Remove seeds and pulp (like you would in a pumpkin)
Brush inside of squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the squash (skin out) in a roasting pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until you can easily puncture with a fork.

Remove from oven and when it's cool enough to handle, scrape the insides lengthwise with a fork to remove spaghetti like strands. If it's still too crunchy for your taste, saute in a pan with some oil or butter.

That's it! It's so easy and was delicious. I didn't saute it last time, but I would definitely do it this time. Maybe pat dry it before sauteing it.

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I love spaghetti squash!!!

Cyndi P.

02/11/2014 4:39PM

Hey how are you doing?? I have been doing so well with my weight loss until I joined this silly contest then I became obsessed with losing weight and actually gained last week even thought I was so on track with my eating.. I have found that if I try to micro manage it I am not successful.. So this week I went back to my basics and what works and lost 2.2 .. so was happy about that but not sure if I will make my goal for this contest or not but Im ok with that because at least Im back moving in the right direction..
How are you doing/feeling??


I've been stuck in a similar situation. Hopefully if I stop stressing about it, I'll do better.

Thanks for checking in!!

Cyndi P.

Well keep up the good work and trey not to stress.. Have a fabulous day.. Where do you live?? Im in the Orlando florida area and it is a beautiful 77 here today so going to try to get out and enjoy a walk/run later.. ...


02/10/2014 5:27AM
You are doing great! Keep it up!



Dave S.

02/10/2014 1:46AM
Hi Valerie, it is good to see the progress you have made. March is National Nutrition Month and we have started a game that promotes great nutrition. The game starts on the 3rd March. We will be eating a balanced diet and exercising in order to lose weight. Please check the link below to join the game:

Lisa B.

02/04/2014 5:31PM
You can do it! Like you said, one day at a time :)


Absolutely right! Thanks!!


02/03/2014 3:47AM
hello, where r u? miss your encouraging words...Hope all is ok....
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find alot of the up and down gets discouraging after a bit, so been weighing only every 5-6 days Still feel like its water retention?? just doing my best and thats what counts I guess... Good Luck and look forward to seeing your messages..


I definitely feel like it was bloat from not enough water. Back on track now!!
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