Vicki J.

to have more energy, to ward off type 2 diabetes, which runs in my family, to ease my chronic back pain and to enable me to do things I never would have attempted when I was overweight.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: berries

Favorite Sinful Food: pizza/powdered donuts

My Preferred Method of Exercise: yoga/walking

My Approach to Weight Loss: a day at a time

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

My Diet Plan: Gluten Free Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: mapmywalk

Fitness Devices: Sync activity tracker

DietBet Winnings: $344.34

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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
-0.4% 1-Month Change
-1.7% Lifetime Change

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Things I've noticed
by - 08/08/2014 9:10AM

As I sit here in week 3 there are certain things I have noticed that have changed since I started Di... Read More ›

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adrienne121

Great post Vicki!!! You're doing an amazing job, & your changes are so invigorating!!! I'm sooo proud of you!!! Keep up the good work!!! :-)

HapiCampr

Hey Vicki!!! I just saw this blog and I LOVE IT!!! You've made so many positive changes! You are a winner and a hero of mine!!!
10,000 steps
by - 07/23/2014 6:28AM

I am not going to lie, some days that number is a hard one to reach. I never realized how much activ... Read More ›

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Hootiecat

Hi Vicki, I know what you are going through. I've been trying to average 10000 steps per day for one year and I am at 82% of that goal. The first thing I do in the morning is clip my omron to my pajamas and don't take it off until bedtime. I am taking long walks in The morning for at least one hour but when I don't, I just find reasons to walk. Park farther away from work or the store, pace when I am at home cooking or whatever and many times I will just walk back and forth in my house to get the steps in. I will put on my earphones and just walk in the house.
I don't get too concerned about speed, that comes naturally over time. All I want is those steps. Good luck to you, I'd say you are well on your way.

Michelle G.

What are you using to track your steps?
water, water everywhere...
by - 07/21/2014 9:18AM

OMG I seriously think if I drink anymore water right now I will float away~Got my first liter in and... Read More ›

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Rachel f.

lolol...I agree super cold or with a ton of tiny crushed ice and through a straw or a sports cap. I also put a lemon in it or sometimes a pinch of koolaid powder. I think Im weird sometimes cuz I can drink so much more water that way than just a glass. Soda is still a struggle for me, but hoping to have it completely out of my diet soon.
Good job on starting your day off right!

Anne F.

Good work! I, too, am not a huge fan of water. I've started slicing up a piece of fruit and adding a few leaves of basil or mint to mine. Makes it sooooo much better. I enjoy strawberries, lemons, cucumbers and melon the most. Keep it up!
Weigh in day
by - 07/20/2014 7:50AM

So I finally got to weigh in and it was accepted. This just became real. I wasn't shocked by any mea... Read More ›

My journey
by - 07/18/2014 9:18AM

This has been a long time coming. I have always struggled with my weight but even more so after the ... Read More ›

jennifer d.

Thanks for sharing! I can totally relate, as my grandfather was that figure for me. He never picked on me for my weight and always seemed to just enjoy my company. I know how hard it is when you are grieving. For me, it was easier to eat pizza than deal with my feelings. Good luck on your journey :-)