I use Dietbet to keep me focused in eating & exercise, picking up new methods of weight control from fellow players. I'm also here to help & inspire others from my own weight loss experience that started 20 years ago.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Bran

Favorite Sinful Food: Chocolate-covered Almonds

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Cardio & Weight Training at the Gym

My Approach to Weight Loss: Stop eating once satisfied.

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, Nike+

Fitness Devices: Nike Fuelband

DietBet Winnings: $1,142.53

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1% Since last weigh-in-1.5 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
-4.5% Lifetime Change-7 lbs

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Your Body Decides Where To Reduce the Fat
by - 01/12/2015 9:06AM

Just like you didn't pick your birth name and can't pick your neighbors, exercising does not give an... Read More ›

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Excellent point.... While the fat seems to dissipate slower around your midsection it is only because that is where it is more highly concentrated. The areas of your body where fat is thinner will show progress quicker like your face and chest. Keep up the great work and as the fat is replaced with muscle your metabolism will greatly increase to help feed the muscle and soon you will be seeing great results in those areas that seem to slowly shrink!!


uuugh this is my problem now lol. I have about 5-10 pounds of excess fat I am still trying to get off before I hit maintenance and I think 80% of it is on my stomach..but my body does not want to burn in that area. I think it's a survival instinct from what I've read. Thanks for the motiviational blog, I know if I stick to my healthy habits it will come off eventually! We can do it!
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
by - 01/09/2015 10:38AM

Today's Friday, where I started back at the gym 5 days ago on Monday. I did a cardio + weights circu... Read More ›

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ugh I hate that! I like to feel sore because I know it means my body is changing but sheesh. It can hurt alot! My shoulders are really weak, I've been working on them and they're slowly getting stronger but it drives me crazy when they're in pain! Hope your arm gets better soon!


Thank you for this! I've been doing lots of weight lifting lately and I usually don't feel it until two days after. Today I was updating a project schedule board and had to use my arm lifted above my head, it was so difficult!
Weight loss methods: It has to work for you and you have to like it
by - 01/08/2015 7:07AM

There are many ways to lose weight. The options are endless: books, DVDs, apps, the list goes on. Ho... Read More ›

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Finding ones that work and are enjoyable is definitely the way to turning it into our life style. Thanks for sharing.


I agree. When I tried to follow crash diets I would always gain all the weight back plus some. This year I just started replacing things. I replaced cheetos with low cal string cheese and whole wheat crackers (for the crunch) and chocolate ice cream with fruit blended ice cream with a 2 drops of nonfat choc syrup (tastes practically the same with 1/4 the calories!) Thanks for the informative blog!
How to Stay Active while Injured
by - 01/07/2015 6:32AM

Our region recently had a snow storm, followed by rain, which in turn was followed by a deep freeze.... Read More ›


You Have to Breathe Out the Fat!
by - 01/06/2015 10:33AM

I always believed that fat loss was from energy from the fat cells used up by the body and excreted.... Read More ›

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I have read that article before - interesting concept. And, good for you:)
The Power of Visualization
by - 01/05/2015 10:37AM

Striving toward a goal, such as losing weight, can be a daunting task. It can be easier said than do... Read More ›

Emotional Eating: Eating for Comfort Rather Than to Address Hunger
by - 08/01/2014 6:53AM

In 2013, I found that I was an emotional eater for decades. This was what sabotaged my countless att... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Thanks for sharing


I've been loving these blogs! I miss playing in dietbet with you.
3 Facts and 1 Clarification about Weight Loss
by - 07/31/2014 7:36AM

3 facts and 1 clarification:   The Facts: One can lose weight by eating less. One can lose weight by... Read More ›

Don't Overdo the Exercise!
by - 07/30/2014 6:16AM

This can happen to anyone: overdoing the exercising. It happened to me many years ago. Here's my st... Read More ›

The Difference Between Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
by - 07/29/2014 7:23AM

There are 2 types of exercise: aerobic (such as dancing) and anaerobic (such as a heated rally in te... Read More ›

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