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summerdresses

I feel bad when I eat bad food. I want to have increased self confidence. I want to look good for my boyfriend. I want to be able to wear my cute clothes all the time, not just some of the time.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Spinach

Favorite Sinful Food: Cake

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Running

My Approach to Weight Loss: Eliminate sugar- cakes, sweets, candy.

My Weight Loss Program: South Beach/Paleo- kinda

My Diet Plan: Low carb, eliminate sugar as much as possible

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

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+5.2% Since last weigh-in+7 lbs
+5.2% 1-Month Change+7 lbs
+3.9% Lifetime Change+5.4 lbs

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The never ending temptation at work
by - 10/15/2014 6:59PM

I am having such a hard time at work!  The parade of daily treats has been ridiculous lately!   The ... Read More ›

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Lieselot M.

I can relate to the 'one piece of cake will turn into 5' (and then some more...)
It's like when you decide: NO more sugar/treats/unhealthy foods, everyone around you suddenly feels the need to start sharing their treats ;) I know the feeling!

I slip up too from time to time (yesterday for example), but I notice that if I eat enough fiber and protein, my cravings are a lot better.
My favorite go to's are: (natural) peanut butter, whole wheat bread (just not a lot because of the kcals), hummus, tempeh, ...

Tiffanie C.

I can sure relate to this. I think for the time being, I am making a choice to abstain from those types of things because when I attempt to have one bite of a cookie, or a half of one, it ends up being three cookies and then I'm searching for a brownie or something within an hour. The nice thing is, I know I can change my mind later, but for now, it's wonderfully free-ing to just "know" that I am not interested in that stuff while I'm working on this bet.
More discipline
by - 10/07/2014 8:44PM

My first Diet Bet ended today and I didn't make my goal.  I didn't take the commitment seriously eno... Read More ›

Susie S.

MyFitnessPal is an awesime app to log in your food and seeing how many calories you have had for the day. I only have had it over a week but it has help so much!
Progress
by - 10/01/2014 9:57AM

Well.....6 more days to go on my first Fitness Magazine Diet Bet and I don't think I am going to mak... Read More ›

Yikes!
by - 09/22/2014 8:49PM

So my great idea of giving up sweets as my way to lose weight has not worked very well for me in pra... Read More ›

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Mary Lynn

By being honest, you are doing well. +0.6 isn't horrific, just makes it a bit more of a challenge to get back in the game. One of my friends used to be a sweet addict and to kick it, after every meal, every snack, every non-water drink, she brushed her teeth and used mouthwash. She swears by it. She calls it her mouthwash diet. Not only did she break the sweet addiction, her dentist loved her.

Tina W.

If you get a chance watch the new documentary "Fed Up". It talks a lot about sugar addiction and obesity in America. It's very interesting and helps me to really think about all those hidden sugars out there that we are consuming every day. I did a sugar detox for 10 days and it has really helped me to at least back off on the sugar. For those of us who struggle with this we need to decide every day to do the best we can with this day. You might want to think about the people you let into your life - Keep fighting for you!
Staying on track in the face of temptation
by - 09/13/2014 6:11AM

So I've come to realize everyday there is some kind of food temptation I have to deal with and I can... Read More ›

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LA Miller

You can do it! Giving in feels so much worse than staying strong. Why does it seem like such a great idea at the time?! It is not worth it! Also, I know what you mean about eating with other people - I find that I pig out to avoid being the party pooper! Again, so not worth it!

sanderellers

Hope you had a successful weekend and stuck to your plan!! Good luck!
A piece of cake
by - 09/11/2014 8:01PM

Hello everyone.  Today was my 3rd day on DietBet.  My goal is/was to eliminate sugar but I am findin... Read More ›

Easy does it
by - 09/09/2014 9:21PM

Today was my first day on DietBet!  I don't want to get too over predictive (is that a word?) but I ... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Glad you're here. It will make a huge difference. Post blog and like as much as possible to keep you motivated. You got this!

sanderellers

Great job of not giving in. You're right, one day you can have a slice or two within reason, but it has to be on your own terms.

If you can, get rid of the cake or avoid the area where it is!

We had friends stop by this week and they brought a box of donuts. They sat on the counter all night, looked at me, taunted me, it was sooooo hard to resist. I even logged one in MyFitnessPal and decided it wasn't worth the 300+ calories. So I threw them out once company left. Call it rude or not, but I just couldn't deal with it any more!

These successes are the ones that will empower us and show us that we can do this - surprise cake and all!! Goodluck!
Tomorrow
by - 09/08/2014 9:08PM

My first DietBet starts tomorrow.  I am excited.  I don't have much weight to lose but feel that bei... Read More ›

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ellen

I love the phrase: nothing tastes as good as skinny/healthy feels. It's something like that! We'll get through this!

Netgyrl

Good luck! This is gonna be fun!
Starting soon
by - 09/05/2014 4:59PM

I am starting my first DietBet in 4 days.  I didn't eat very well today.  I had a seminar today and ... Read More ›

I need other people
by - 09/04/2014 7:15PM

I am looking forward to being a part of a large community of people that are working on losing weigh... Read More ›

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sanderellers

I can totally relate. This is where calorie counting and using My Fitness Pal has helped me. I am happier when my diet is balanced and not restrictive. If I want a treat I have 2 rules that I stick to; 1) It must fit into my calorie budget. If I really want something I have to cut elsewhere. 2) It must be really really good quality decadence! Homemade, haagan dazs or something totally YUMMY. It can't be crap just for the sake of it.

I've found this easy to stick to for the last 2 months now and really feel in control right now.

The other key mantra that has helped me;

"If you get a flat tire, you don't go and slash the other three." I have no idea where it originated but it is so true. One slip up or some dessert doesn't mean all your efforts are wasted.

Good luck!!! :)

Lisa

The name you chose caught my eye. I have a summer dress I bought 2 years ago and have not been able to wear. I want this summer to be the one!