50 Pound Monkey

I'm a mom, wife, athlete, adventurer and marketing professional who knows the extra weight is not only slowing me down, it's making me miserable in my own skin. That's no way to live! I wanna be me again, not that fat woman in my before shot!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Roasted Okra

Favorite Sinful Food: Bacon? sugared pecans? Cheesecake? 1?

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Tennis! I could play every day!

My Approach to Weight Loss: Stick-with-it-bad-assedness

My Weight Loss Program: Ideal Protein

My Diet Plan: Gluten Free Diet

DietBet Winnings: $43.79

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Tacos And Music Saved My Soul
by - 11/12/2015 10:40AM

So… I’ve been back on Ideal Protein for a few weeks. I’ve lost 10 pounds, but it’s been hard won. Pa... Read More ›

Lovin' My Laugh Lines!
by - 02/02/2015 2:03PM

We need to love ourselves. Whether it's needing to lose a few pounds, or just accept and like what w... Read More ›

Cauliflower Soup? Uh…. I Ate It!
by - 01/26/2015 1:11PM

Veggies are not my friends. I don’t like them. Well, mostly, and up until I started this Ideal Prote... Read More ›

The One Thing
by - 01/24/2015 7:23PM

At a class the other day, if you can call it that, it was more a sales pitch about why you should sp... Read More ›

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You should set very short term goals. My 15yr old doesn't have ADD but she has tendencies that cause her to not stay focused if a goal feels too unreachable. As a result we have to keep everything in the here and now to keep her on track with her schoolwork. It's always what can she accomplish right now, this weekend, these next 3 days. Don't even set a weight goal, focus on what can you do these next three days like shopping, planning, eating to stay on track, the weight will come off as the result of that

Dave M.

Well said, XXX-lbs-simian! Love that you meta-wrote about writing every day ...
Battered, Bruised and Befuddled
by - 01/21/2015 10:14AM

The joy of hitting tennis balls has worn off (kinda) and the angst has returned. My knee is angry ag... Read More ›

You've Got 12 Hours. Go!
by - 01/18/2015 7:04AM

This morning, The New York Times published an interesting article on their wellness blog. Though it ... Read More ›

Thanksgiving: I'm The Turkey
by - 12/02/2014 5:33PM

Gobble. Gobble. Gobble. So, yes, my one day of eating freely, turned into 3 days of gobbling, AND 3 ... Read More ›


quick question.. I've done IP in the past and wanted to reboot. I wanted to join the transformer dietbet 10, but I'm a little confused and apprehensive. I know being IP you drop a lot of weight in the first 2 weeks and with the diet bet 10 you can only lose 4% int he first 4 weeks. I guess my question is what was your percentage for the first round. I'm afraid of going ahead and participating and then being disqualified for losing too much too soon. Thanks in advance and congrats on your losses

50 Pound Monkey

I don't think it matters if you're ahead. I'm sorry I'm answering so late! It all is calculated ( i think) from your initial weigh in.
Backsliding Bonzo and Rebuilding Resolve
by - 11/17/2014 2:31PM

The results from my raucous weekend of football and old friends showed up on my scale. For the first... Read More ›

Excuse Me While I Freak This Out
by - 11/10/2014 12:43PM

My count down timer seems to be working over in the side bar. That’s the good news, but right now, I... Read More ›


Hang in there. Our bodies heal at their own pace... slower as the clock ticks on the years. The most important thing is listening to your body, listening to your PT, eating healthy, healing foods, and taking this one day at a time. Your mind has a different timetable for recovery than your knee. Stay positive.... just a temporary set-back.
Awards or Rewards? Is There A Difference?
by - 11/04/2014 5:22PM

Who doesn’t love a little recognition for a job well-done? Well, I don’t, but then again, I do. Well... Read More ›

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