Jen S.

I really want to improve my fitness after having my second baby 7 months ago. Having a lighter body makes moving around so much easier!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: roasted vegetables

Favorite Sinful Food: crisps

My Preferred Method of Exercise: weights

My Approach to Weight Loss: calorie counting

DietBet Winnings: $976.86

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.5% Since last weigh-in-0.6 lbs
-2.7% 1-Month Change-3.2 lbs
-28% Lifetime Change-44.4 lbs

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Keith A.

10/22/2021 12:54PM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
I'm one of the ones that has gone quiet recently, but the truth is there's not been too much to tell. My wife and I tested positive for COVID last week, and the symptoms I felt actually started two weeks ago today. Fortunately we were vaccinated, so that made the symptoms not severe at all. But it meant being trapped at home (we even had someone go and shop for groceries for us once) and NO real exercise at all to speak of, since part of the problem was the fatigue that set in easily.

I guess the best thing that has come from this is that despite being stuck inside with all the food, I've been able to maintain my weight. Maintenance has always been a problem for me, so I feel like this is somewhat of a win.

I don't think I'm in any danger of not making my overall goal for this game, since technically I'm below. But my weight loss has certainly slowed - over the past month I haven't really lost anything. So now that we are sprung from our quarantine, it's time to get back out with some exercise and better eating habits!

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Vegan Dad

Glad you made it through quarantine OK. If anyone knows how to get back on track it's you.

Jen S.

Quarantine is the worst, so glad you made it through and didn’t put on any weight either. That’s a super achievement!

Jen S.

10/21/2021 9:47AM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
I’ve noticed the group has gone quite quiet. I personally am struggling a bit, 10 months of dieting and I feel emotionally like I am done. Is anybody else feeling this way too? I know I am not as present on here when things are tough but I find it so helpful so see others posts. With the board so quiet now it’s not helping my motivation. That and it’s getting to mince pie season. Sigh.

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Jen S.

Ah yes vegan dad, so very me :joy:

JimmieD

I try and post every few days but this past week was crazy, I definitely agree seeing everyone is motivating and keeps it fun!

Jen S.

10/21/2021 9:47AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I’ve noticed the group has gone quite quiet. I personally am struggling a bit, 10 months of dieting and I feel emotionally like I am done. Is anybody else feeling this way too? I know I am not as present on here when things are tough but I find it so helpful so see others posts. With the board so quiet now it’s not helping my motivation. That and it’s getting to mince pie season. Sigh.

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Vegan Dad

I'm with you, my priorities have shifted. My lifestyle changes and the things I have learned have stayed with me and I'm maintaining my weight just below the goal for this game. But that isn't MY goal. My goal is to workout daily and fuel my body for mental and physical health. Time to focus up, to add years to my life and life to my years... yup I'll get on that tomorrow

Jenny

I hear you on feeling emotionally done! I haven’t been at it nearly as long (only about 4.5 months!) it’s easy to feel weary after doing the same things for so long. It’s hard to stay focused. I personally will be trying to focus even more on healthy eating in these next few months because I don’t want to deprive myself completely of holiday treats at special occasions like thanksgiving or Christmas parties. I’m going to offset those occasions so I don’t spiral down! I do feel happy eating certain treats during the holidays and am owning up to that with a plan rather than saying “screw it!”

JimmieD

10/19/2021 10:44AM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
  • I am making liver for dinner after jiujitsu tonight, I have never eaten and it is time to change that. Anybody (not disgusted 😂) have any tips or tricks? I am gonna go with a sear with onions and garlic then create a cream rue for it. Played soccer last night, we were down a couple players but still had a blast (even though we got mercy ruled!) 😂

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JimmieD

@Jen I went garlic and onions in butter pan seared but the after taste remained!

Emily R.

Ah dang!!! I bet the pups were thrilled!

Jen S.

10/14/2021 12:59AM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
Bah! I got my dates confused and did a strength workout yesterday, needless to say I’m over today despite being well in the clear yesterday. Back to the old water water water in hope I make weigh in on day 2 😫

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JimmieD

Hopefully it will drop for you! It is crazy how torn muscles will suck up liquid to promote the healing! I know the weight sucks but you are getting stronger and that is a win!

Vegan Dad

I hope you made it!

Jenny MC

10/07/2021 2:42PM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I lost 0.7 lbs MORE than the goal for last round and was told I did not win this round. I was so excited to win, I worked my ass off. My photos were accepted and it said 100%.

What on earth would be the reason? Just a mistake??

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JLynnW

Jenny - I'm sorry. But it looks like you accidentally did a progress weigh-in instead of a round weigh-in. Have you heard back from support?

Jenny MC

I did. They were granting me a one time allowance since I thought I had submitted it and was in the correct time frame.

I haven’t seen it reflected yet.

I’ll make sure it’s all done correctly next time. I’ve submitted so many, it annoys me that the official progress one doesn’t count as a round one. But

Sarah S.

10/06/2021 12:04PM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Yipeeee!! I made my two weigh outs this week.

⭐Finished my second transformer 28.8 lbs lighter than 6 months ago.
⭐This one was much closer, I eeked by my round 3 check-in hwre now down a total of 8%.
⭐ Total loss since December: 231 to 180 = 51lbs!!

Onward!

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SusieH

Sarah S - I love reading your posts! We've had a similar journey and I take so much pride in all your success. Just awesome!

Rachel S.

You're amazing Sarah, congratulations!!!

Lisa A.

10/04/2021 5:08PM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I haven’t been doing all I need to do, and I know that. I get so frustrated as my scale fluctuates so much even in the morning. I bought another scale and it’s the same weight. How can I honestly track so I can start to benefit from dietbet-I’m paying monthly for something that I can’t seem to get into because of the scale. I plan to start my nutrition tomorrow but this seems to be my biggest obstacle.

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Samantha M.

So i struggled with this so much before this game. Ive lost a diet bet before. I was so angry with what I'd see on a scale one day and the next... i didnt know my body and subconsciously didnt want to accept that i got to where i was because i let it. I covered all my basis... calorie counted... tried fasting... didnt workout, excercise is very difficult for me to be consistent at. I ate well (healthy food) but wasnt seeing the weight come off... i would cheat with one cheat meal or cheat day here and there or take into account the amount of healthy food im eating... but i finally lost it gaining 16lbs in a month. I went to get my hormones checked, get cortisol levels checked... wanted to rule out anything medical thats out of my knowledge and control, but i was looking for something to blame... relief that it wasnt me... not wanting to face that i did binge on cheat days and meals... i wasnt exercising and was realistically not in a weekly caloric deficit. Not saying you're me, but i encourage everyone who is seeing this on their scale to check it all out, get tested, look at yourself, face yourself. I didnt realize i was sabotaging and self harming myself till i reached my all time max of 230lb maybe more since i avoided the scale for a good while. Now im at 190lbs You can turn it around and win a few rounds before it ends. Fight for yourself you're the only one who can and you're worth it! Be healthy for you, you deserve good health. Hope this helped my intent is with care and respect. Hope i didn't cross a line

Sarah S.

I don't deal well with daily weigh ins. So I stopped doing it. I weigh in weekly now, and more only if the weigh in day is not Monday. For me, it is much easier. Nutrition is my biggest win. I do calorie counting, which has resulted in less calorie beverages, smaller portions, and MORE veggies. You can do it! Small changes, one at a time.

Vegan Dad

10/04/2021 7:35AM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
  • Renpho data comparing today to February 15

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Jen S.

It’s all green! Excellent work

Emily R.

It’s so fun to see that healthy BMI for me! Congratulations on this amazing progress!!!

Keith A.

09/30/2021 11:02AM in Goal Getter Transformer - Win a Home Gym!
  • I've been struggling mightily lately, with bad eating practices and several life events that were beyond my control. So yesterday I re-committed myself to getting back on track, and that includes trying to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. A late night JRA (Just Riding Around) ride accomplished the exercise, and a day full of healthy eating had brightened my mood. Ready to navigate the rest of this Transformer in style!

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Jen S.

Well done Keith. We’ve all got times when it’s hard and that’s ok, but to get yourself back out and get moving again is something you should be so proud of, don’t give up!

Vegan Dad

life events are certainly a trigger for bad eating habits. Recognizing and getting back on track quickly is key to your continued success. But even more so, taking the time to really take care of yourself mind and body including time to rest.
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