Mary Lynn

If not now, when?

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Spinach

Favorite Sinful Food: Pizza

My Preferred Method of Exercise: laying on the couch and watching a tape?

My Approach to Weight Loss: Go in hard and peter out fast.

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal, Lose It!

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $97.72

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I would have been voted off the island . . .
by - 10/24/2014 8:55AM

After this week, I would have been voted off the island (oops, wrong reality show), kicked out of Bi... Read More ›

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Mary C

I wish I were on the island.
They don't have Krispy Kremes there.
Just take it one day at a time!
Exhausted . . .
by - 10/21/2014 12:19PM

I didn't exercise at all this weekend.  But I am exhausted.   My oldest daughter (28) moved back hom... Read More ›

Tawny S.

Sounds like you did exercise, just not in a conventional sense. Real-world exercise is the best!
It took me awhile but it sure looks good!
by - 10/13/2014 4:39AM

My daughter is moving back home for a bit.  Truly, I am happy.  She loved her new apartment up until... Read More ›


that is a great exercise. I often use cleaning to get extra calories burned! loading the washer and dryer: crunches. Lifting heavy boxes (done correctly with knees) Squats. Taking the Trash out: and walked to the curb to do so. Walking lunges/dead lifts.
Winning is really everything
by - 10/10/2014 8:19AM

I've never been competitive.   Don't have a competitive bone in my body.   My idea of playing sports... Read More ›

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Laura C.

Good stuff! Congrats!

Mary C

Great blog. This is very inspirational.
by the skin of my teeth . . . and other stupid things
by - 10/09/2014 8:20AM

Today is my 60th birthday.  I have to say that I don't look 60.  I remember my Mom at 60 and she loo... Read More ›

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And you are doing great!!

LA Miller

Happy Birthday!! Congratulations on being successful and keeping it up! :)
Spitting distance
by - 10/03/2014 5:44AM

I am within spitting distance of this goal.  I have already signed up for another dietbet with weigh... Read More ›


You've got this!!
by - 09/29/2014 5:56AM

Wack . . . Bam . . . Boom . . .  One challenge after another . . . it is exhausting.   The biggest c... Read More ›

Yesterday, when I was young . . .
by - 09/26/2014 6:15AM

Yesterday was truly exhausting.  I gave blood and have the bruise to prove it.   We do the blood dri... Read More ›

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Kristen J.

I would have been freaking out! Bless your heart! and your son's!

Diane F.

My oldest son has Autism and during those 4 years in high school I had several similar freak out moments. Our imaginations are your worst enemies. The worst time was during a school shutdown due to a shooter threat. He had a cell phone but didn't turn it on during the emergency because he always followed the rules- no phones during class! All the parents around me were calling their kids and I had no way to reach him. That was a stressful 2 hours.

I hope your weekend is restful. Remember to take care of yourself.
Rat Race = Aerobic Exercise
by - 09/25/2014 8:12AM

Yesterday, ah yesterday . . . at work by 5:30 a.m., left at 3:30 to pick up my son for an appointmen... Read More ›

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Diane F.

Planning Planning Planning. It takes a little extra time but it will reduce some of the stress and guilt you feel eating on the run.

Plan your meals and snacks 3 to 7 days out so you can go shopping on a good day. I avoid the rush hour crowds to keep the blood pressure down!

Bring a cooler to work and the kid functions so you can pack enough food to get you and the kids through until dinner.

Almost all my meals are 30 minutes or less. I personally use that cooking time as "me" time to decompress. My 4 kids know to give me some space and that I'm available to help with their problems the entire rest of the evening.

Cold weather is coming. That is when I remember the good old Crockpot.

I hope some of these ideas help you. I'm currently in the phase of kids in college dropping in for meals without any advance notice. I'm waiting for them to get the clue that I'm no longer cooking to feed a crowd (6-8) and the dinners are mostly salads right now.

Natasha P.

It sure feels like aerobic exercise!!! I like that you portion controlled your favorite snack... I am really missing the tortilla chip/cheese snack that I used to have every day when I got home from work...
Mix and Match and where am I willing to give in . . .
by - 09/23/2014 5:27AM

I am struggling to reduce carbs and increase protein. More research needed, although I have cut out ... Read More ›

Chris F.

I love that you are so interested in the nutrients behind your food and are playing "food detective" :) Keep up the awesome work, Mary Lynn!!


Way to figure out what works best! I'm hungry now just reading your comparisons. ;)
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