Michelle M.

to I feel better about myself and also to be healthier.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Greek yogurt

Favorite Sinful Food: rich, creamy pasta

My Preferred Method of Exercise: my nordictrack bike

My Approach to Weight Loss: intermittent fasting and working out 5-6 times per week

DietBet Winnings: $52.89

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.4% Since last weigh-in-0.6 lbs
-0.6% 1-Month Change-0.9 lbs
-14.9% Lifetime Change-27.3 lbs

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JLynnW

11/19/2021 2:56AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
For those of you coming up on Thanksgiving - any strategies you're planning for the big day? We're actually having a guest, so my plan to be low-key and just make chicken and veggies is out the window. Now, I'm making turkey and all of the sides. But I'm planning to make some plain green beans for me and my daughter (celiac) and some sort of healthier (and GF) dessert. So, I think I'm going to end up making almost two meals. But I can't really afford a treat day.

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kdiggity

I am at my parents’ home for the week. I took yesterday as a day to go over my calories, but plan on being careful the rest of the week. I am exercising each day as a way of getting some alone time. On Thanksgiving I will have small portions of everything and chew everything well. I am also going to drink a bunch of water this week so I am not dehydrated and thinking that it’s hunger. I also started a StepBet to take me through the rest of this diet bet. And I started Noom. I have about 60 pounds to go in my weightloss and like PD I. Am. Over. It. I’ve noticed myself eating crappy and while I’m not gaining, I’m certainly not losing the way I want to. I’ve come up with excuses and reasons and the truth is I eat too much and I need to be more aware of my food choices. (Duh.)

Long story short: exercising more this week, eating less other days, small portions and eating slow on Thanksgiving.

JLynnW

IceT - you're so sweet. Thanks for your encouragement!

Megmo88

11/13/2021 7:49AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I am struggling with motivation. 😟 I know I should be happy that I'm still hitting my dietbet goal but I've definitely landed in a slump over the past few weeks and having such a hard time pushing through it and striving for more. 😪 What have been your biggest motivators and/or what works to keep you motivated when you start to hit that burn out stage?

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Michelle M.

I’m there with you, feeling unmotivated. I’m still a few pounds from my goal and we’re going to NYC for thanksgiving - a place I have never been and where I’m sure I will want to eat all the food. :joy: I’m trying to stay motivated for that so I can eat without losing all my progress!

Rachel S.

I try to remember my big goal(s) or sign up for another bet! Or I ordered a size smaller jeans so I'm like shoot guess I shouldn't binge on brownies if I want to fit in those soon :joy: otherwise I may take a couple days off or stop doing 1 thing for a few days to give myself a break. Hang in there! Some days its not so much motivation it's more the discipline to do it even though you don't want to. At least that's what I have found on my journey in the last 18 months.

Ericka B.

11/02/2021 7:35AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
We are traveling today through the 9th and where we are going doesn't have a scale. How do I weigh in? :/

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WayBetter Kristin

Hi Ericka and Michelle! That does make it tough, but not impossible!

First, I would email support@dietbet.com because they may have options for you as far as completing your weigh-in a little early. If you have a membership, you can also weigh-in early since you can reuse that for up to 48 hours.

If you must weigh-in while traveling, see if you can find a gym or hotel gym with a scale.

If you can't find a way to weigh-in, don't stress! Luckily, this is not a required weigh-in like the next round will be. You will not be able to split the half of the monthly pot, but you will still be in the running for the overall pot at the end of the game!

Have a great vacation!

Ericka B.

I am a member and weighed in today, but it will expire by the 5th. I have emailed them--thanks for the suggestion! I am hoping I can find a solution. We will be out backpacking, so sadly gyms aren't readily available.

Michelle M.

11/02/2021 4:45AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I am traveling during this weigh in- which makes me really nervous because once again, I’m right on the edge. Any tips for weighing in on the road??

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WayBetter Kristin

I commented for both you and Erika, but I wanted to copy it here as well!

That does make it tough, but not impossible!

First, I would email support@dietbet.com because they may have options for you as far as completing your weigh-in a little early. If you have a membership, you can also weigh-in early since you can reuse that for up to 48 hours.

If you must weigh-in while traveling, see if you can find a gym or hotel gym with a scale.

If you can't find a way to weigh-in, don't stress! Luckily, this is not a required weigh-in like the next round will be. You will not be able to split the half of the monthly pot, but you will still be in the running for the overall pot at the end of the game!

Have a great vacation!

Melissa R.

10/27/2021 7:06AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
What’s up with all these weigh-ins coming right after holiday weekends? 😂 Currently under my goal weight but barely so I need to exercise some SELF-CONTROL this weekend. Who is with me?

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Meghan R.

:jack_o_lantern:

Sue R.

Michelle, why won't you have your scale? A lot of people bring theirs on vacation.

Jonathan L.

10/23/2021 10:39AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Officially down 30lbs since July 5. After missing my round 2 goal I refocused and refused to fail. Remember why you started.

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Karen R.

Thanks for inspiration . I made round 1 goal but missed 2 and 3 .Round 4 seems impossible but thanks to your post I’m recommitting and definitely going make 5 and maybe 4.
Thank you for the encouragement!

Elizabeth C.

September was the first time I've missed weigh in since I started in January. Big eye opener

Amanda K.

10/18/2021 6:52AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
  • I officially weighed in less than my final goal weight for this competition. I have already lost 10% of my body weight!!! I am ecstatic!!

    Wishing everyone good luck this week and the final rounds!

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Genevieve A.

That is awesome!! Congrats on your hard work :clap: !!!

Alice B.

Yay! Keep it going and be amazed at your final destination

WayBetter Kristin

10/18/2021 5:00AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
  • Happy Monday!

    It can be so hard to change our habits! Especially when that involves a bit of sacrifice - it's never easy! However, what lies ahead is so worth it and may have you looking back and realizing it wasn't much of a sacrifice.

    Have you noticed this?

    Are there habits you have changed along this journey that you're especially proud of? Share them with us!

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Arrionna D.

Hey Kristen, can you share any tips on knowing what calories you should get in a day for weight loss? My weight keeps ping ponging and I vaguely remember there being a “sweet spot” for how much you should be consuming for your optimum weight loss. I’m still intermittent fasting and exercising 5-6 days a week but either I’m low balling my calories, so my body feels like it needs to keep everything, or I’m still doing something wrong. Please help

WayBetter Kristin

Arrionna, may I share this and get some input from the group? There is no one size fits all, so having multiple people share experiences and advice may be helpful! Thanks!

JP

10/16/2021 8:58AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
  • So…it’s been a minute. I haven’t posted in a LONG while. More significantly I have not weighed in, have not kept track of things, have pretty much fallen off of and out of any routine and momentum I was so proud to have started with 2021. We had some loss to contend with, some life and other changes…but still…

    I’ve had some wins, though, too: I ran a second 5k in August. I climbed/hiked ‘The Incline’ in September—a climb/hike of 2,000 feet of elevation in less than a mile. So, I was pressing forward in activity, and literally sprinting backward in other areas. I took my eye off water intake, off food planning…off accountability. The sofa became my favourite hangout.

    And so now I’m here, in the group that brought me so far from the start of the year. I’m posting this morning in both DB games I’m currently in (and losing, at the moment) to raise my hand and say the next mountain starts now for me. One step forward and up at a time. Don’t know if I can get to the top of the summit this time, but I sure am going to try. There’s time left, and I’m going to start weighing in, start watching my nutrition choices…guess I’m just going to START. You all are an inspiration to me, and the positivity I feel when I check in is a good reminder on why it’s important that I come back each week. Good luck to all these next few months—I’ll be seeing you!

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DatQueenCandace

You’re not alone. I’m here too and doing the same! Don’t give up.

Tricia B.

And same for me. I was doing great then I don’t know what happened. But I’m over the failure and disappointment and back to focusing on my goals because onward and upward is the best way to go.

JLynnW

10/05/2021 3:25PM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Tonight, I'm hungry and hopeful. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

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Michelle M.

Good luck!! :thumbsup:

Dani FatPTBackToFit

Last week I was so hungry lol :laughing: I wasn't even doing anything either that constitutes that type of hunger haha :joy: the body is funny in its cravings
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