Laurie S.

Because three flights of stairs shouldn't make you feel like you are about to die!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Oatmeal with Bananas and Pecans

Favorite Sinful Food: Ben & Jerry's

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking

My Approach to Weight Loss: Slow and steady

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $405.27

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+0.2% Since last weigh-in
+0.2% 1-Month Change
-3.8% Lifetime Change

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Jeremy G.

01/06/2015 4:51AM
Welcome to the game! Best of luck to you!!


07/24/2014 10:03AM
Laurie, Don't give up... life has it's setbacks. You did great in April and May... and you can do this!! Beth

Lynda H.

05/31/2014 5:20PM
Glad you're in the ED &S game--this is a great group and you'll be happy you joined. Good to see you here!

Robert R.

05/25/2014 9:30AM
How are you doing Laurie? I have 3 games starting after your existing games will wrap up. I hope you will join me and we can keep losing weight together!!

Laurie S.

Hey Robert - thanks for checking in. Hit the 20lb mark yesterday; not bad for under two months. Made my first transformer milestone, but probably won't hit my current DB4 this week. A little bit of a downer, but trying to keep focused on the bigger picture and not get hung up on the competition. Have been browsing around for another game, so will definitely check out your games.

Robert R.

Laurie, if you get a chance check out my game and use it for motivation to keep up the weight loss. We need more players to support each other.


05/20/2014 3:41PM
Hi There! How's everything going for you so far this month? :)

Laurie S.

Hey Julli - nice to hear from you. Think I'm going to make my DB10 goal this week, but doubt I'll make the DV4 goal next week. Doing OK, but got a slow start and work/life has been crazy the last few weeks. Happy that I'm still making progress even if I don't win.


Great Attitude!! Hang in there, you're doing great!! :)

Jeremy G.

05/09/2014 10:10PM
I LOVE your sense of humor!!!! Lol

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Laurie S.

Thanks :)) Just ordered some new kicks from Zappos - pushed my old ones to the breaking point trying to keep up!

Jeremy G.

Awesome!!! Anytime we get anything new, it's exciting!!!

Melissa M.

05/09/2014 7:49AM
Hey Laurie! Zumba is going well...we have it 3x a week at my school where I teach so it is perfect. I'm trying to also supplement some additional cardio and strength training at the gym in addition to that. Now I need to start planning for the summer and what my exercise schedule will look like.

Hope the arm is doing well and you are cleared soon to get back into things. Are you still logging on MFP?

Laurie S.

The arm is not going great, but since the Doc let me out of my splint I guess some pain is worth the freedom. Know I just need to be patient and a month from now things will be back to normal....well sort of. Still tracking on MFP - 36 days and counting! I'm surprised how often I look at where I am before dinner and I'm 100% on protein. Definitely changes what I choose to eat.

Fitbit Challenge G.

05/07/2014 1:10PM
Hi Laurie! You're going great!!! you've exceeded the 3% already! Can't wait to see what the first month winnings are :)

Laurie S.

Thanks Lynn - it's been slow going this time around but hopefully it will pick up soon.

Fitbit Challenge G.

04/30/2014 5:19AM
Oh no! sorry to hear about your arm! But like you said, making good food choices is more than half the battle! I've been in WW since last fall and have lost 25 lbs all together but most was by simply changing my eating habits - now I'm beginning to add the workouts in so I can reach my goal this September :)

Laurie S.

Done WW twice (seriously) and lost 100+ the first time and 50+ the second; obviously, I haven't figured out how to maintain, so hoping to put the things I learned in WW and work on making them permanent choices this time around.

Robert R.

04/22/2014 9:53AM
Keep up the good work. By the way the first 2 or 3 months all I did was walk and ride the bike outside with my daughter so if you eat healthy and keep walking you will get to your goal!!! Now I run 8 miles in the morning and walk 5 miles in the evening with my wife and daughter so once you get to a point when you want to start jogging chat with me and I'll give you tips on how to start slow.

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Laurie S.

Hey Robert - thanks for the feedback. Going to have to wait until I get my arm out of the splint to do much, but I'm going to keep walking; Know it is mostly about eating right anyway, so will focus on that for now.
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