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I hit 323 lbs this year with having high blood pressure and turning 55 I know it's time for a change. Would love to be in size 34 jeans again and not be called fat.

Quick Facts

Favorite Sinful Food: Pizza

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking - Treadmill

My Approach to Weight Loss: Log everything, stop eating at 7pm

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

My Diet Plan: CICO

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Lose It!

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $481.78

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.4% Since last weigh-in-1.3 lbs
-0.4% 1-Month Change-1.3 lbs
+5.1% Lifetime Change+15 lbs

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My Thin Commandments For Weight Loss
by - 09/06/2014 8:27AM

Just posting my tips that I have been following to lose weight. My hope that it will give you some i... Read More ›

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Great post Barry!!! LOVE IT!!! You've got it all down to a science!!! I agree with them all!!! Keep up the good work!!! :-)

Kelly M.

You are amazing and very inspiring! Keep up the great work!
My Reasons To Lose Weight
by - 08/25/2014 6:09PM

This is a little off the top of my head but I want to put a list of the reasons why I want to lose w... Read More ›

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Wendy DC

Ha--I hear ya on the pizza! Thanks, B.

Christine B.

Love the list idea. It really makes one stop and think.
So Thankful For Dietbet
by - 08/24/2014 6:41AM

My goal this year and last year and the year before that was to lose weight. I have lost and gained ... Read More ›

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Barry, the thing that makes DietBet unique compared to other forums is that we all have traveled down the same road, & we can relate to each other's experiences. The blinders come off, & we open up & share what we're really going through. If I hadn't joined DietBet, I don't think I would have ever public announced that I'm an emotional eater. My family always looks at me as the strong one, but never in their life would they believe that I have a problem with food. Posting it made me accountable for my actions. Since then, I've become more consciously aware of what I'm doing whenever a situation arises that causes me to get upset or stressed. The beautiful thing is I'm not turning to food for comfort. WOOHOO!!! It's hard, but I'm doing it!!! So far so good!!! :-)

Good luck in this challenge!!! Always remember, we're here for you!!! :-)

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I love everything about this blog Barry....I'm so thrilled with this site also, love the people and am wonder which bet I'll do next, I don't want to lose anyone from this one, in just a few day's I've been so inspired and motivated and I don't want this feeling to go away....thank you for such a positive blog,,,,have a good rest of the day...
Terrace Trail
by - 08/23/2014 3:06PM

Just got back from a walk on Terrace Trail it is a 2.06 mile walk that changes elevation several tim... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Love the idea of finding a new trail!


Great blog Barry. Interesting that you noticed the "aloneness" aspect of your journey. One thing I've noticed is that I'm alone until I invite someone to join me. One thing I am realizing is that so many people are alone and would love to be invited to join in an activity, a walk, a meal, a connection...it really doesn't matter. I think all of us want to be included. It's also interesting that it isn't just people of a larger size but we do tend to isolate ourselves more than the average isolated being. Hmmm...you make me think and that's a good thing. Perhaps you could invite someone else to join you...just a thought.
Friday Night @ the Gym
by - 08/22/2014 9:16PM

First, I am really excited about getting started. No better way to show it than the fact I went to t... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Glad to have you here! You got this.


Welcome to your team Barry! You can do this...we all are on the same road cheering each other every step of the way. One thing I'm learning is to check in daily, post your struggles and victories and reach out and be vulnerable. There are loads of reasons to do this but basically...IT WORKS!!! Good luck and see less of you soon. Onward and Downward...