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Favorite Health Food: Fruit

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Dance

My Approach to Weight Loss: Calorie counting/watching sugar & carbs

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.6% Since last weigh-in-2.4 lbs
-1.6% 1-Month Change-2.4 lbs
-4.6% Lifetime Change-7.1 lbs

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This is my meh zone
by - 12/09/2014 2:27PM

I decided it was time to get serious about weight loss around the time the scale hit 160 lbs.  At th... Read More ›

Looking forward
by - 09/16/2014 10:27AM

This weekend we settled our Christmas plans: meeting my family in Maui for a week!  I have visions o... Read More ›

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Moving forward towards feeling strong and confident is what it's all about!
Keeping the faith
by - 08/18/2014 10:07AM

I hate fluctuations.  I always try not to get too excited when I see the number on the scale drop be... Read More ›

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You're doing ALL the right things! My approach has been to consider the scale is the least measurement, I'm trying not to care too much about it (hard, because of social conditioning, but it's better for mental health to de-prioritize it). It's conflicting, because it's the only measure that dietbet uses to judge whether someone is a "winner" or not — it's a positive incentive for some, it's just not so meaningful for me. Gauge how you feel, and start monitoring things like inches lost or muscle-to-fat-ratio, and log you activities to see how you're improving (ie hiking distance or speed, lifting more reps, etc.), because THAT's what really matters.


Hey Perky, I hear your pain. You say you are tracking your calories. Have you consulted a nutritionist about the number of calories you should be consuming? And calories aren't always the problem. For many people, the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate is important, too. Watch your total carbohydrate intake. For me, more than 400 calories of carbohydrates a day from whole grains and starchy vegetables (equal to about 4 slices of bread) and I have a tough time dropping weight. Be strong, get some exercise, and make good food choices. We can do this!