MacRitchie

This is my year to flourish.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Bircher Muesli

Favorite Sinful Food: Dark Chocolate and Red Wine

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Running

My Approach to Weight Loss: It's 80% food. Cut out sugar.

My Diet Plan: See my blog

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $69.56

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+3.7% Since last weigh-in+5.1 lbs
+3.7% 1-Month Change+5.1 lbs
-3.4% Lifetime Change-5.1 lbs

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Cheat Meals and Me
by - 11/16/2014 4:36PM

My latest challenges have been harder as my husband is back from his travels and I'm starting to soc... Read More ›

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Carol W.

Great Goals! Good luck. I so need to work on the sleep one. I was trying to figure out my health insurance last night and stayed up until 3 am. Not good. So, I will follow your lead and pick a bedtime. I will shoot for 11:00 to bed and lights out 11:30.
Missing: My appetite (if found, do not return!)
by - 11/07/2014 10:09PM

I am surprised at how one month of clean eating has substantially reduced my appetite. I ordered a s... Read More ›

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Joycey

Tracking right with you with everything you said! Definitely amazing and I LOVE IT! :)

RO

Hi, I'm new to DietBet and am attempting to join groups but they all say INVITE and won't allow you to join. Any advice or clue as to how I can get into some groups?Thanks!
Alcohol
by - 11/06/2014 8:44PM

I cut out alcohol in the past month almost completely. When I did cheat (about three times) I had on... Read More ›

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Chrissie

Congrats... That's awesome!! This is my goal for this month. I kicked diet coke last month. I know it will be hard, but I can do it for a month!

Les

I agree at alcohol can be a major detriment to weight loss. I too have started changing the way and reducing the times I consume it. Not easy to break habits but I sure notice the difference!
I made it! So why am I so nervous?
by - 11/03/2014 10:55PM

I have lost weight before, only to gain it back when I started to have 'fun' again. For me, losing w... Read More ›

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Brit

I think it's only natural to be nervous. When things change, we start to worry. I wish you the best of luck on your big move and staying healthy.
(Temporarily) Benched
by - 10/26/2014 5:10PM

I suffered a pretty bad burn on my leg this past weekend and it's all bandaged up. It's difficult to... Read More ›

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Jennie

Remember weight loss is 80% diet/20% exercise.... soooo you got this :)

Carol W.

Great goals!
Technical Difficulties
by - 10/23/2014 4:18PM

The scale hasn't moved this week and I'm baffled. I have been doing some serious runs and added dail... Read More ›

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KJ

Hey girl, if you are doing long distance running (more than 4 miles), and 30 day shred, you actually could be in need of MORE food. It seems illogical, but your body can go into starvation mode, hanging on to every last calorie, if you don't replenish it well. Keep it simple...almonds, hard boiled eggs, greek yogurt... see if that makes a difference! Good luck!!!

MacRitchie

thanks guys. Today the scale made a major move. So happy. Hope it's not a blip.
Join my Veggie Challenge!
by - 10/22/2014 7:01PM

Today is Veggie Day! Join me...   Today I am challenging myself to eat as many veggies as possible. ... Read More ›

Carol W.

Today my veggies are lettuce, tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, red peppers, sweet potatoes and cucumber.
Stepping it Up a Notch
by - 10/21/2014 11:39PM

Phase II: Nothing Half-Assed Gets Results   I had a great start to this challenge but was sidelined ... Read More ›

How Badly Do You Want It?
by - 10/07/2014 9:21PM

Someone told me about a simple exercise in determining your values and priorities. Give it a try. Li... Read More ›

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Natalee

I LOVE This post! I am a big time goal setter and find it to be the best way to get ahead. I definitely get side tracked and distracted at times though. This post is awesome and re-inspired me.
The Best Version of Me
by - 10/06/2014 8:00PM

They say it takes 28 days to create a habit. So this challenge time frame is perfect for me. I know ... Read More ›

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laura e.

love the plan!

Joycey

SO TRUE!! 28 days to make a habit start happening.... and food is at least 80% of the equation. For me - it might be 90% to be honest. Secrets to success for me include a lot of self-talk - like when temptation hits---this is something I talk to myself and say -- "I know exactly what that tastes like - I've had it before but I don't need it now. It's not going to help me get where I want to go." ...and "Are you going to REGRET this later?" -- those things help stop me and then I go drink a large glass of water! :) Thanks for sharing your plan - it's awesome!