SpinachDan

Tired of being the fat guy wincing at mirrors and photos of myself. Ready to find the best weight for me to live with forever. I also like the idea of giving my wife a healthier me.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Spinach and Greek yogurt smoothie

Favorite Sinful Food: Korean fried chicken, freshly made bread

My Preferred Method of Exercise: HIIT/Tabata, dumbbells, walk an hour

My Approach to Weight Loss: Don't starve. Hydrate. Eat higher protein, medium fat, low-low carb. Exercise. Sleep well. Repeat.

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, Withings Health Mate, Google Fit, Libra - Weight Manager, Tabata Stopwatch Pro

Fitness Devices: Tickr Fit HRM for workouts, FitBit Inspire 2 (but only for sleep tracking)

DietBet Winnings: $55.09

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-2.8% Since last weigh-in-7.7 lbs
-4.6% 1-Month Change-12.7 lbs
-16.4% Lifetime Change-52.2 lbs

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aurorahhh

11/17/2021 8:53AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Hi Dietbet Buddies. Taking a week break off and jumping back into my step goal Kickstarted losing weight again. Should have done this earlier as I was in a plateau

Dani FatPTBackToFit , Rachel S. and like this comment.

SpinachDan

Kickstarters are great for plateau-busting. Good luck!

JLynnW

Awesome job!

Amanda K.

11/15/2021 5:03AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
I’m already 5 lbs below my final goal weight for this round. So, I’m starting to lose my motivation and I’m teetering on gaining weight, because I haven’t been as strict with myself. Obviously a good problem to have, haha. But what are y’all doing to stay focused and motivated once you hit your goal?

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Jen Bea

When I hit my goal for my last transformer, I instantly signed up to this one. Accountability is key for me!

JLynnW

I agree with the others - in my first transformer (started Aug 2020) I had hit my goal by round 2. So I overlapped other 4-week games with it until the end.

Kristen T.

11/08/2021 8:36AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
It is sad to see the winner total (users) for EVERY round go down from the previous round. Are people giving up? Or just having a bad month and coming back to try the next round?
Raise your hand in the comments if you are still here and trying!

Dani FatPTBackToFit , Marlisa B. and like this comment.

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Gina L.

Still here! Was close for round 3 but couldn’t get there and round 4 was traveling and major TOM. I’ve set myself back some but I really want this. I think I can!

Marlisa B.

:raising_hand:

Allee S

11/05/2021 5:16AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Everybody say's they can see it.... But I cant? Does anyone else have that problem? Everyone is letting me know that I look smaller and asking how much I've lost - which is approx. 27 ibs but I started out at almost 300 so I honestly can't really see the difference yet. Hoping to soon.

Ashley T. , Rachel S. and like this comment.

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Llwal

Measurements and photos weekly help me a ton! I don’t see it but with photos and measurements I know I’m making progress.

Monika H.

Started at 300 pounds too and couldn’t really see it at 30 pounds down. Actually no one in my life noticed either. Now at 50 pounds they are starting to notice and I feel slimmer too. I have been taking measurements as well and they don’t lie. I also took some photos of myself in bra and underwear, from the side and front. I can definitely see the difference. Just keep going and don’t get discouraged. Your weight loss will be obvious soon!

WayBetter Kristin

11/04/2021 12:00AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
  • Let's start this holiday season with a bang! You got this!

    It's time for your Official Round 4 Weigh-In

    * Please be sure to submit your Official Weigh-In, with both your full-body photo and scale readout, and not just a Progress Weigh-In. (You have 48 hours to weigh-in and can re-use approved weigh-ins from other games within 48 hours)

    * Also, be on the lookout for a notification saying your weigh-in was received and another saying it was approved. Check Alerts or Notifications in the upper right - depending on your notification settings, you might not receive emails.

    * If you run into any trouble with your weigh-in, reach out to support@waybetter.com.

    Whether you made your goal or not, enter your weight so that you are accurately tracking each round! Even if you didn't make this goal, you still have a chance at other rounds, the game prize, and the overall game pot!

    *** Next round - Round 5 - is a mandatory weigh-in to ensure there are no unhealthy sprints to the finish. As long as you have lost 6% of your starting weight, you will be able to continue to the final weigh-in. ***

    As you see the winnings reported, remember that half of the pot each month is put toward that huge pot at the end. All winnings will be awarded at the end of the game. We're in this for the long haul!

    Whether you made this round or not - congratulations to all of you!

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WayBetter Kristin

I'm so sorry everyone! This was my mistake and I didn't notice until today. Please forgive me and I'm sorry if I caused any stress! Weigh-in is open now. If you have any questions or need help, please contact support@dietbet.com for assistance!

Amanda K.

Sue, you are right. A verified weigh in can be used for multiple games.
I was referring to a weekly progress weigh in from the same game.

Caroline H.

11/01/2021 5:36AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Today finally BMI under 25! So happy to reduce all those health risk step by step

Kara B. , Rachel S. and like this comment.

WayBetter Kristin

Way to go, Caroline!!

SpinachDan

Nice. I will enjoy the heck out of the day I hit that milepost. Well done.

aurorahhh

10/28/2021 9:19AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Dietbet buddies, what's your favorite fall activity?

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SpinachDan

Watching college football, eating chili, and accidentally yelling so loud the dog comes over and checks to make sure I'm OK.

Jenny

I love these one that you all shared! Also, Carving pumpkins with goats (!) and then roasting the seeds, family evening stroller walks to see all of the decorations in our neighborhood, and a farm class I’ve taken the kids to the past few fridays!

Matthew K.

10/25/2021 8:12AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Back again ..... father admitted to hospital for bad infection in his hand/arm. Took some time off to go stay with my mother to keep her company and help out around the house. He should be discharged today after 9 days in the hospital. Exercise & food during the last week wasn't the best. With the round ending soon I need to step up my effort level. Weather systems coming in so need to move my workouts indoors. Not my favorite option.

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IceT

That’s really tough. I’m glad your father is well enough to come home and I hope he makes a full recovery. Your parents are fortunate to have a son as caring as you. Hopefully the weather will hold out for you. We know you love your outdoor workouts. I’m rooting for you!

Vegan Dad

Wow that sounds tough

Elizabeth C.

10/25/2021 7:23AM in Magic Transformer - Win A Trip To Disney World!
Non scale victory: went in to buy a jacket and belt for an outfit for work. Told the woman at the store I needed a 2x and she told me I did not. The 1x jacket was a bit big still (considering I was trying on OVER a cardigan) and I grabbed my usual 2x belt. I think I could have wrapped it around myself twice. She brought me a MEDIUM belt. It fits. I ended up going from a size 20 dress to a size 12/14 when I saw how much too big the size 20 was on me.

Lori M. , Smashley Jane and like this comment.

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Earlygal1

Adjusting to a new body shape and size is an unspoken hurdle that I can relate to also!!! We don't have to beeline to the plus area!! Hallelujah!!!

SusieH

Congrats on the wonderful NSV!

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
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