I'm 53, overweight or obese since age 7. I need to lose over 100 pounds, so I'm on a long haul. "Long term goal" is not really final goal, but would get me lower than I have been in decades.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Greek salad w/ garlic olives

Favorite Sinful Food: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

My Preferred Method of Exercise: dance, kickboxing, walking, jogging

My Approach to Weight Loss: Every positive change must be permanent.

My Weight Loss Program: Weight Watchers

My Diet Plan: Mediterranean Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Zombies, Run!

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $268.42

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.7% Since last weigh-in-4.8 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
-1.7% Lifetime Change-4.8 lbs

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(Y) All the best!


Thanks, you too!
What are your habits to cultivate?
by - 01/01/2015 5:19PM

In addition to my exercise plan and following Weight Watchers for tracking, below are a few habits I... Read More ›

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Marsha B.

I really like the habits you stated. I am surely going to add the don't sit longer than 20 minutes. That is a great one. I need to add Ice water also. I am still struggling getting all my water in for the day, but I do notice if it is ice water I drink more.


Good luck, Marsha!
Exercise and Temporary Up-ticks
by - 12/30/2014 3:58PM

So in my last attempt at The Transformer, I was lagging behind and tried upping my exercise to catch... Read More ›

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@Amanda: I do a Jillian Michaels kickboxing video. As far as eating for energy--avoiding bad carbs is pretty much the only strategy I know.


@Momma: On your profile page, under your picture and your quote, you should see an orange button labeled "Write a blog post." Click and write!
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