jennifer d.

I gained 70 lbs after receiving my RA diagnosis, then getting the news my mother was terminal. I had lost the 70, then recent issues with my RA over the last year and need for Prednisone caused weight gain, 30lbs. Looking forward to shedding the lbs!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Favorite Sinful Food: Chinese Food

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Zumba

My Approach to Weight Loss: Twice daily cardio/ 2-3 days weights

My Weight Loss Program: Choose to Loose

My Diet Plan: carb cycling

Fitness/Exercise Apps: I don't use any apps

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
-0.2% Since last weigh-in
-0.2% 1-Month Change
-5.1% Lifetime Change

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The Power of OM!
by - 08/18/2014 8:18AM

It's funny, when you're stressed and people tell you to relax, the inital reaction is to be more str... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Om! Om! Om! I need that!

jennifer d.

Thanks Adrienne121:-) Glad to hear you have found a way to help ease your pain, too. Great news that you are in remission!!! It's so hard since stress exacerbates it, then you're told "don't stress". It is so important to find what works for you. Have a great day :-)
Healthy Place
by - 08/12/2014 8:25AM

It feels good to be able to look forward to working out in the morning. In fact, it feels awesome to... Read More ›

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jennifer d.

Thanks, Vicki :-)

Lynda H.

Thanks for sharing your story and congrats on the bathing suit!
Push Through the Darkness
by - 08/07/2014 10:16AM

I am normally a pretty happy person. I don't run around with pom-poms and do back flips, but I'm a p... Read More ›

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jennifer d.

Thank you, Vicki. Funny, things you don't realize as a kid, that you gain perspective on as an adult. Good luck to you, too :-)


You blog made me cry. You are an amazingly strong person. I wish you all the success and happiness possible. Thanks for sharing with us! <3
Embrace YOU!
by - 08/06/2014 1:35PM

Despite my yo-yo dieting, I've never NOT gone swimming or worn a bathing suit because of my body. Su... Read More ›

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Michelle H.

Great post!

jennifer d.

Thank you all for your kind words :-)
Living with an Autoimmune Disease
by - 08/01/2014 8:19AM

Living with an autoimmune disease is not easy. While there are some days I can forget about it (a li... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Yay you! I love your courage and your commitment to yourself! Thanks for sharing as it reminds me and others that we aren't alone. We don't know the whole story for anyone and we can only do our best. And sharing the burden helps. Again, thank you for sharing yours.

jennifer d.

Thank you, Kim and Lynda!
Janis Joplin Saved My Life
by - 07/26/2014 1:26PM

My husband and I moved to Seattle from Boston shortly after getting married. As with any new move, i... Read More ›

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Vicki J.

That is such a sweet touching story about your Mom. Thanks for sharing and I wish you the best of luck.


Wow, that was so sad. I live far from family too and it's very hard. I hope the weather in Seattle doesn't depress you like it did me. I had to move to sunny Arizona where I was born. Hang in there, we can do this.
Zumbalicious Therapy!
by - 07/25/2014 8:00AM

I’ve loved dancing for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my mother enrolled me in ballet.... Read More ›

Pamela L.

You are awesome!! I, too, have an inner dancer and have been thinking of trying Zumba. You have just given me the inspiration!!! Thank you for your post and good luck throughout your weight loss journey!

jennifer d.

Thanks, Pamela :-) It really is a great workout. You should totally try it. It's all about having fun, plus you burn calories. I just started aqua zumba, which is great,too. Good luck!
Pepsi Light & Tanning Don't Equal Weight Loss
by - 07/24/2014 8:29AM

I’ve been thinking a lot the last few days about healthy eating and thinking. You can know what to e... Read More ›

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Fancy Nancy

Thank you for sharing! Food has always been a big party of my big Italian/German family too. I can totally relate with you.

Stephanie S.

Yes, Yes, Yes! I love this!
Forgive the Past & Embrace the Future
by - 07/22/2014 9:14AM

I've long battled with my weight. The battle has been so long that it was easy to forget where I sta... Read More ›

Vicki J.

It sounds like you are really moving forward. Some people have good intentions they just don't know how to go about helping in the right way. I so remember that diet and have done it myself-the things we do to our bodies. Let's change that though and feed our body to fuel it to make these the best days yet. Best of luck!

jennifer d.

Thanks, Vicki. Best of luck to you, too :-)