I want to be able to be a good example to my children, and I want to be able to take my family on very active and "adventurous" vacations. I cannot do that right now because I am so out of shape.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Dill Pickles

Favorite Sinful Food: Ice Cream.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking, Jogging, and Martial Arts.

My Approach to Weight Loss: Calorie control and lots of distance-based exercise.

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $1,365.63

Recent Photos

Friends (23)

TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.9% Since last weigh-in-4.8 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
+38.9% Lifetime Change+68.8 lbs

Become a Dietbet Member!

Learn more about membership
Challenge Accepted -- Beginner's Race
by - 09/14/2014 7:05AM

I just finished my first race in the Austin Runners Club's Distance Challenge. It was 8k (which is j... Read More ›

Stac likes this blog post.

Lucky T.

Nice job!
Transformers - Round 1 Day 10
by - 08/21/2014 8:06PM

So...apparently, I've already reached my first plateau...and it's only week two. That's awesome, onl... Read More ›

Lynda H.

It will! Stay consistent. You got this! You might also mix up your exercise and up your water. I'm dealing w a plateau right now too. It sucks, but we're stronger!
Transformers Round 1 - Day 9
by - 08/20/2014 7:50AM

I haven't blogged about my weight-loss at all in the past three days. Not surprisingly, my weight lo... Read More ›

View 2 more comments

Lucky T.

You could come up with a list of rewards that are not counter to your goals. When you are having that feeling you felt before you picked up that chocolate, look at your list and make a rational decision, not an emotional one (like a chocolate bar that you weren't planning on eating!)

One the bright side, have you made any strength/movement improvements with P90x3? I love that you are working out as a couple!


We only just started the P90X3 two days ago. So I haven't made any improvements yet, unfortunately. Mostly I'm still busy obsessing over how not-funny I find Tony Hurton to be. =p
Round 1 - Day 6
by - 08/18/2014 6:28AM

Yesterday was Day 6 of Round 1, but I was too exhausted last night to write up a blog post. I biked ... Read More ›

Round 1 - Day 5
by - 08/16/2014 7:40PM

Today my fiance purchased a Withings scale for me. The scale is of the opinion that I am somewhere b... Read More ›

View 1 more comment


Were the weigh-ins back to back, or spread out over the day?

If I'm hydrating really good, and then working out hard, I can see a 5-8 pound change in water weight over the course of the day. You can cut salt, if your salt intake isn't already restricted, and that will help stabilize water weight fluctuations.

Also, weigh in first thing in the morning, after you go to the bathroom, but before you eat or drink anything to get the most consistent readings.

If you have a binge day and drink a lot of alcohol and eat a bunch of sugary and starchy food, your weight could jump up 9 pounds; mostly water and undigested crap. Over two to three days your weight will go back down, as long as you clean up your act.

If the readings were back to back, though, could be a problematic piece of technology you have there...

(Back when I was using an analog scale, I always made three weigh-ins and averaged them because it was so inconsistent.)


The weigh-ins were back-to-back because it was a new scale and I was testing it. I decided the problem was that I had it on carpet. I moved the scale to a tile floor, and it seemed to work itself out.

But on the topic of binge days, I had one last night. And I'm not happy about my weight results. T_T Hopefully everything will go back down soon.
Round 1 - Day 4
by - 08/15/2014 7:08PM

Today was the first day where my weight stablized a bit, so I guess my body has finally gotten used ... Read More ›

Lynda H.

Another good day!


Quite. I'm pleased with how well I'm doing so far.
Round 1 - Day 3
by - 08/14/2014 7:26PM

For today's exercise, I only did my "normal" routine. My normal routine for a Monday or Thursday is:... Read More ›

Lynda H.

Great job!
Round 1 - Day 2!
by - 08/13/2014 5:48PM

Today wasn't nearly as exercise-intensive as the previous few days have been. My body's hurting a li... Read More ›

View 1 more comment

Rachel M.

Great job on the soda! That will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you like tea, there are a lot of recipes out there for sparkling iced tea, which is a tasty replacement for me.

Good going on the exercise, too! Injuries always derail me (and I'll also use my dogs injuries). I forced myself to go to the gym today and felt better for it.

Lynda H.

Great job! You're doing all the right things!
Round 1 - Day 1!
by - 08/12/2014 6:13PM

Apparently I must have eaten WAY too much on Sunday night, because my weight on Tuesday morning was ... Read More ›

Lynda H.

Don't be concerned about a big loss first month. That's not unusual. They only audit if 12% or more. Glad you're not hurt!
1st Weigh-In for Round 1
by - 08/11/2014 7:07AM

I'm starting Round 1 of my first ever dietbet. I have decided to do the 10% in 6 months weight loss ... Read More ›

View 1 more comment

Lynda H.

You can do this! Don't focus on the past. This is new. Set yourself small daily goals that you can reach. An exercise goal, an eating goal, a water goal. You'll find that if you're mindful of today you'll have an easier time of it


Good luck! You can do it!