Matt S.

Woke up one day and realized I was shaping into dad-bod.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Avocado

Favorite Sinful Food: Bacon!

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Cross Training

My Approach to Weight Loss: Load up on beans and greens. Cut the junk and minimize meat.

My Diet Plan: Flexitarian + some Intermittent Fasting

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

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $1,161.18

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
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-1.5% Since last weigh-in
-3.3% 1-Month Change
-4% Lifetime Change

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Beverley B.

11/21/2020 8:37AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
Well I’m def not making goal two in fact I’m not even making one by month too - time to start pulling out the tool box of things to help. I’m flipping to daily weighin and writing down every lick ! I sometimes feel I can back off and wing it but nope the scale never lies. On the plus side I’m hitting my sports goals I just need to stop eating back all the calories !

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Honey

You can do anything you set your mind to! You’ve got this!:muscle:

Honey

Rebecca, great idea. I’m going to do your suggestion.

Alex M.

11/16/2020 3:33PM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
Has anybody tried intermittent fasting? If so- what was your experience? My weight has plateaued and I’m considering trying it.

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Matt S.

I also use Zero. I have experimented with many types of fasts and I agree with the comments above. Can be an amazing and powerful tool, but it is easy to screw up. Binging is definitely a risk, but the benefits are compelling. You can definitely lose weight by not eating, but most of the dramatic weight loss you see on the scale after a fast is due to a loss of water weight. Still, if you do any sort of extended fast you will spend some time burning fat. A shortened eating window can also help caloric restriction which is basically the cornerstone of every diet. The real benefits of fasting come after some consistency and discipline. Fasting is extremely tough in the beginning, and it gets much easier with practice. What is amazing, is that you discover you don't actually "need" food. That is hyperbole, I think you know what I mean. Fasting can help break food addictions, and change the paradigm if thinking we need at least three squares a day, or even crazier, we need to eat six small meals a day. So, I think fasting can be awesome -- especially for breaking a plateau, but i'd take it seriously and plan ahead. Using the Zero app helps.

Honey

IF is the program I use and I use zero app to keep track of my fasting/eating times. It’s very easy to follow and works! I’ve used it for five years to maintain my weight and it was the plan I used with success. Now I’m trying to get down to the weight I was in college. I’ve just chosen a stricter IF plan and it’s working for me. I would give it a try if you’re wanting a change. I use to have a lot of stomach problems, and a higher resting pulse. I no longer have stomach problems and my resting heart rate is now 148. My husband is diabetic he was able to get off shots and only takes pills now. I personally found it easy because I’ve always been a meal skipper.

Matt S.

11/15/2020 4:03PM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!

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Sandy B.

Truth! I love this!

Jenny A.

It's interesting that we can do the same thing in different ways. For me finding joy in doing what is good for me, being internally motivated is something I strive for. Also habits is so helpful. And also dedication and discipline can make us feel powerful and good giving us asence of being a kick-ass person that just do what a kick- ass person does.

Key is to not only rely on willpower because that will run out from time to time.

Sandy B.

11/10/2020 7:06AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
Today is the 245th birthday of my beloved Marine Corps. Happy birthday Marines and Semper Fidelis.

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Jenny A.

I Love the placing of your meals!

Sandy B.

Thank you!

Jenny A.

10/26/2020 2:44AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
Todays whining about things:

Oh guys my weight is stalling. I have 1,9 kgs to loose till next round and feeling a bit antsy about it. Not feeling totally well either but can't understand what is wrong witch is worrying me, very tired and can only do some light walking (not burning a huge amount).
This too shall pass, I guess...
Buhu. 😭

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Sandy B.

It's so hard to be sick! Don't push yourself and drink a lot of water. Be sure to get extra rest too! Feel well soon!

Karla S.

You can do it.

Honey

10/24/2020 9:21AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!

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Sandy B.

Excellent job!

Matt S.

I just started using Zero and I love it. Great job.

Jenny A.

10/17/2020 6:48AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
  • Inspired by Sandy. 80 k/4 hours on the bike today! Woha!

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Sandy B.

Great job!!! You crushed it!!!

Matt S.

Beasts!

Matt S.

10/13/2020 3:24AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
  • From this weekend. On the Welch Dickie Loop in NH.

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Rebecca S.

Beautiful!!!

Sandy B.

Oh wow! That is gorgeous!

Matt S.

10/06/2020 1:33AM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
  • Two things. 1) This diet bet game is great. I've never seen so many great outdoor photos. I should have known the name would draw such a crowd of active outdoor enthusiasts. You guys are awesome, keep up the great work! 2) Does any one know if there is a weekly member progress weigh-in schedule with dates somewhere? I'm trying to plan around a few get-aways. Thanks!

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Karla S.

Looks so relaxing

Jane W.

I think the member weigh in for prizes and such is every Wednesday by 11:59pm. I would check the FAQ to be sure

Sandy B.

10/03/2020 3:55PM in The Adventure Transformer - Win Camping Gear!
  • I went on a real world hike yesterday! 4 miles at Mount Rainier. It was beautiful and I had so much fun! Over 1000 feet of elevation gain, my legs were burning lol, but dang, it was such a great day!

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Jenny A.

If I had that seanary near me I would walk there like every day! Natures beauty is like prozac!

Jenny

It is always breathtaking at Mount Rainer. You should try

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/comet-and-christine-falls

Absolutely beautiful! I love hiking there!
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