AOW

I want to pursue a consistently healthy lifestyle change, and DietBet helps me to reach that goal. After finally losing the baby weight and "happy weight", I am at my goal weight and am trying to maintain it for life!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Protein--any!

Favorite Sinful Food: Ice Cream--any!

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Running

My Approach to Weight Loss: Accountability is key!

DietBet Winnings: $444.22

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.6% Since last weigh-in-1 lb
-3.1% 1-Month Change-5.2 lbs
-10.1% Lifetime Change-17.9 lbs

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Ron W.

10/13/2021 4:56AM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
Headed in the wrong direction! 😒 Need to up my exercise & cut down the carbs… discipline.

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AOW

Always so hard! But you have absolutely GOT THIS!

Rhonda F.

Mistakes can be fixed just keep on moving!

Jenn and Kandice

10/12/2021 11:44PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • Food Tip: Keep Trigger Foods Out Of Sight!

    Try keeping healthy foods right where you can see them, and stash unhealthy ones in a hard-to-reach cupboard, or just don't keep them around at all.
    I usually avoid having chips and ice cream around. Do you have any trigger foods?

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AOW

Aarrrrrgggghhhhh! Trigger foods! Gosh, do I only have to state a few? I love candies, cakes, cookies, and ice cream, but I also love rice, red meat, and other delicacies. And for some reason pregnancy changed my taste buds to like sweets I used to abhor (can anyone say chocolate cake--I mean like, hone.eade rich chocolate cake!). Thats why for me I had to create a lifestyle change that deliberately includes adding vegetables into eeeeeeeeeevrything! If I can figure out a way to stuff it in--I try!

Laurie S.

I own a bakery…literally my entire workplace is filled with trigger foods! Chocolate eclairs, Bavarian pretzels, almond croissants! Since I can’t avoid the trigger foods, I made “anti-trigger foods” and put them on the menu so I’d have a healthy alternative. Trail bread (high protein, low salt and sugar), tomato soup (veggies!), yogurt parfaits, peanut butter energy balls. Ok, that last one has chocolate chips in it, but at least they’re dark chocolate!

Jenn and Kandice

10/11/2021 8:11AM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • We know that exercise helps us burn more calories each day helping us lose weight. And combining exercise with a healthy diet is even a more effective way to lose weight than depending on calorie restriction alone.

    But, exercise is also incredibly good for your mental health, and it can help you manage stress and unwind!

    Do you feel like exercise helps clear your mind and reduce stress? I need this more than ever!

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AOW

I agree with this completely! That's why I love to get my workouts in at the start of the day!

Jenn and Kandice

10/07/2021 11:11PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • Second to mindset, I think what we eat is the part of our weight loss plan that makes the biggest difference. There are a lot of popular food plans out there, and a lot of eating strategies.

    What works for you? What has come the closest to being your favorite eating strategy for weight loss? For me, my greatest success has come from tracking my calories and upping my intake of fruit and vegetables. So what is your current food plan?

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AOW

I think for me what has really just helped me and I've said this before and I'll say it again is just establishing some levels of accountability at every layer of my lifestyle. Whether that is at work, in my home, or other places where I find myself eating!! Sometimes it's internal accountability and sometimes it's things like a diet bat. But all in all I have found not cutting anything out has been key and giving myself A-day once a week where I can truly just relax and eat whatever I want ! I have always been someone who loved to exercise so thankfully that has not been an issue for me!

Julie D.

I've always been a healthy eater and loved exercising. So when i was gaining weight i didnt know what to do. I'd exercise more, eat less and never go anywhere but up. One thing I've realized is that no matter how good i eat or how much exercise i do if i didn't get my cortisol (STRESS) levels down nothing would change. So for me it was finding a healthy balance at work. Hiring another person, waking up without an alarm, leaving work early instead of late. And finally to just sell the business. The 11 years of owning a nonstop 24 hr business has put my health in jeopardy. We sold in April and went on a long 2 month vacation to relax. Once we got back in August i started my health journey. So far im down 16 lbs and it seems to be coming off much easier than in the past.

Jenn and Kandice

10/06/2021 11:43PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • Let's talk a minute about exercise! What is your go-to workout? Please, give us some ideas of what workouts you like to do, that keeps you motivated.

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B-Ri

Rowing. And for motivation, I can only watch certain shows while rowing:grin:

tiffany w.

Beachbody workouts: mostly resistance training. I love lifting!

Jenn and Kandice

10/05/2021 10:57PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • I want to encourage you to think about how much water you're getting daily. Being well hydrated is so beneficial for weight loss and good health!

    Here's a great reason to drink plenty of water:
    Drinking enough water is essential for burning off fat from food and drink, as well as stored fat!

    Many of you have probably already set a personal daily water goal for yourselves, how many ounces a day are you aiming for? How do you track your intake?

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Christine V.

My goal is half a gallon. I use the hydroflask 64oz water bottle to help me stay on point. I add some lemon, cucumber, and mint to make my water taste yummy.

TheRealBrownEyedGirl

I drink 1 gallon every day. I have rotating 32 ounce Nalgene bottles that live in the fridge waiting so they are nice and cold all day long.

Li C.

10/05/2021 12:03AM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
I'm back to be accountable again! Last game I played was this past April and I gained over 10 lbs-ugh 😩!! Time to get back on track!!

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AOW

I wish I could say that it took me 6 months to gain 10 lbs.! :unamused:☹:relaxed: Glad to have you here!!

Kacy Q.

Same!! My last game was June - and I’ve gained back every single pound I lost from that game. :sob:

Jenn and Kandice

10/04/2021 11:06PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
  • Yay! It's day number one!

    I'm so glad you're part of this awesome group. Some of you are beginning your weight loss journey, some are nearing the end, or maybe you're somewhere in the middle. Most likely you have a number in mind as your ultimate goal weight! But, no matter how close you are to that, a plan to succeed is so beneficial. My challenge for you is share your plan to re-inspire yourself and others, or sit down and form a plan if you haven't yet. If you're at the beginning think of just one thing you can do today to make yourself healthier as a starting point, no matter how small. That success will propel you forward. Think small goals that will lead you to your big goals! And just for fun let us know where you're from. I'm in Southern UT!

    Let's get going, and have a great game!

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etrntruth

Hello from Pennsylvania. It's been a few years since I've been on dietbet, but I'm excited to have a goal - now to come up with a plan.

Rhonda F.

Hi I’m from WV and over the last four years I have lost 150 pounds. My mom died this summer and I’ve gained 15
Pounds since. I have had a hard time getting back into my healthy lifestyle. My goal is to find my motivation again and get back on track.

Yudit C.

10/04/2021 10:41PM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
Goshhh it’s been for ever and I seriously have so much weight to loose will see how committed I stay!! It’s going to be very hard for me but I have to start somewhere!

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AOW

Ah, I know the feeling! But consider this: Deciding to do a DietBet is the first step to making change happen. That means that even mentally you have prepared yourself for change at some level--so you can do it!!!

Yudit C.

Awww thank you for the kind words !!!

AOW

09/28/2021 6:21AM in *TRIPLE* YOUR WINNINGS! Oct. 5th Challenge!
Looking forward to yet again another exciting DietBet with Jenn and Kandice!! Let's get it guys!!!! 💪 💪 💪

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