Beth

I am overweight and diabetic. I have finally hit the goal of just being "overweight" and not "obese"! :) I want to lose 50 more pounds overall! My next goal is 26 pounds down and I will no longer be "overweight"!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Apples, squash

Favorite Sinful Food: Chocolate

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking/ Yoga/Jump Rope

My Approach to Weight Loss: Whole foods / High protein/ vegetables

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

My Diet Plan: Limited Carbs, higher protein, mostly vegetables!

Fitness/Exercise Apps: RunKeeper

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $53.17

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-2.6% Since last weigh-in
-2.6% 1-Month Change
-5.1% Lifetime Change

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I Never Thought I Would Be Excited to Stay the Same Weight...
by - 08/08/2014 9:41AM

I jumped on the scales this morning and they didn't scream like I thought they would! I am exactly t... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Great job! You got this!

Beth

Thank you Red! You will do it!!!
A Few More Hours of Vacation, then Crazy Crunch Time!
by - 08/07/2014 5:35PM

I left town Saturday and came home today. I packed salads and beans for our food. I should have know... Read More ›

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Susie D.

You did great! Kudos to you! Esp for all your sleeping arrangements - you are a better person with a stronger back than I am!
It is all about perspective!
by - 08/01/2014 3:09PM

I had to go to the pharmacy today to pick up some prescriptions. It was a last minute decision, It w... Read More ›

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Beth

Once I realized that by tracking everything. Even the bad, terrible, over calorie moments, I am no longer letting food have the upper hand- something in me switched. I have hard times, I have times when I don't want to eat what I should. However, just knowing that It is ok to track it, to account for it. To say, "yeah, I ate that and its ok!" really made a difference for me! I have had a couple of hard days the past couple weeks, but tracking has made them better than they otherwise would have been! This time it really feels like a journey not so much a life battle. ( it is both, but the perspective is different.)

Beth

I am really working on getting my blood sugar down where I want it to be. Honestly, not really hungry but I didn't eat that many carbs this morning and it was going on 1:30.. so, not what I should have been doing.. but, it's all a process, right?!?
Excited and Terrified
by - 08/01/2014 9:34AM

Today I got on the scales and was down over a pound! 4 more pounds to go! I can do it! I have today,... Read More ›

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Beth

My husband has been living with my obsession of bettering our diets. I am a professionally trained baker, so it's hard on me. He isn't one to care too much. He is at his ideal weight and all he sees is expense.. On a good note it typically means I can make all kinds of junky cake, pies, chocolate and he will devour it for me.. sad, that he isn't on the same train I am.. :) However, he is taking notice at my weight loss. :) It's changing my mood and my happiness and energy level.

Amy S.

You can do, I have a vacation planned but luckily it starts two days before this challenge is over. But I still plan on trying to balance my vacation week out. By trying to maintain my weight loss. Vacation is a time for relaxing and spoiling yourself a little. But it doesn't have to be over the top. Adding in exercise can be easy to counter balance a heavy meal. Look for the opportunities.
Sweat is FAT Crying!
by - 07/31/2014 12:35PM

Heya, So, I was feeling sorry for myself last night. Another long day with a sassy six year old. Ano... Read More ›

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Beth

Thank you Gigglesgurl7014!

Amy S.

Thanks for sharing, I will have to remember that and have it my mantra when I am working out. I can picture it like one of my daughter's video games, the fat is crying like a baby the more weight you pump or the longer and faster you run. Love it!!!
One Day at a Time... One Moment at a Time...
by - 07/30/2014 6:07PM

I woke up in a funk this morning. It hasn't left me yet! I did not gain any weight, I did not lose a... Read More ›

Lynda H.

Sometimes that's exactly what it takes. Great post

MJD

Stick with it! You'll make it. Just keep smiling!
My Moods and Frustrations Caught Me!
by - 07/29/2014 3:31PM

I did ok for breakfast. I did great for lunch. I had a salad with beans and cucumbers, onions, tomat... Read More ›

Lynda H.

Love this!
Frustration!!
by - 07/29/2014 8:44AM

  Last night I started getting a really bad headache. Then once that was under control my blood suga... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Hope you feel better--and don't let this setback stop you--you can push through!

Beth

Thank you, Everyone! I love the motivational words and the support here! I made breakfast and started deep cleaning parts of my house. It helps. :) Munchkin woke up not feeling 100% so probably a mostly stay at home day, but... it will still be good. Have a fantastic Tuesday!
Thoughts about Food...
by - 07/28/2014 8:41AM

One of the reasons I am large and have health problems is that I have a skewed relationship with foo... Read More ›

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Beth

Hildy, I love vegetables. They're great for diabetes. I try really hard to have at least 1-2 salads for my meals during the day. I have romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms on them. Also, for protein most often I eat beans. All those other vegetables, (fruits too) are great for diabetics. It's hard to get there and stay on a consistent diet. My husband is a meat eater and pretty much dislikes all veggies... I have learned that I can cook for him and for me as well. I have to come to understand that it's all a journey. I need to enjoy the ride, the process, because in the end that is what we have! :) Thank you for sharing!!!

Amy S.

Thanks for sharing. I am also trying to change my relationship with food as well. I am working with a therapist as well. I have two children that are starting to gain a little weight so I am trying to help them without scaring them or having them worry they are overweight but its hard to balance it all.
Today was Difficult!
by - 07/27/2014 9:10PM

Today I helped my friend. It wasn't a particularly busy day. I had a lot of extra time on my hands..... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

You are so right about how we treat ourselves. It took a long time for me to learn self-kindness. I read somewhere that most of us would never talk to our friends the way we talk to ourselves. Great post.
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