Adrienne

I lost 35 lbs before joining DB, but I need new motivation to help me lose about 25 more. I eat VERY healthy foods, but just TOO MANY calories (too much healthy food, is still too much food). I am ready to go NEXT LEVEL. This body must last for LIFE!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Peanut butter on an apple; salmon; fruit

Favorite Sinful Food: Dark chocolate; chinese take-out; pizza

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking; Pilates; Hula Hoop; Calisthenic

My Approach to Weight Loss: Eat real food; don't binge; don't starve

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

My Diet Plan: My own "clean eating" plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

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
+0.8% Since last weigh-in+1.4 lbs
+0.8% 1-Month Change+1.4 lbs
-1.1% Lifetime Change-2 lbs

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Day 4 of 30: I Do NOT Want Diabetes
by - 01/22/2015 3:47PM

Greetings, Diet-Betters! As those of you in my Transformer game know, I am working on a 30 Day Chall... Read More ›

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HapiCampr

Nothing like motivation to keep going. Keep up the good work Adrienne...cheers on your 30 day program.

adrienne121

Adrienne, it is INDEED SCARY!!! My sister's best friend just passed away from diabetes. She was only 37!!! She was severely overweight by almost 300 pounds, & she was scheduled to have the gastric bypass 3 weeks ago (passed away right before Christmas). Adrienne, I'm really proud of you for taking the necessary steps for a healthier, better you!!! Like Tori said: keep up the good work, & cheers on your 30-day program!!! You're in control of this!!! :-)
Day 1 of 30: Gosh, It Feels GOOD to Have GUIDELINES Again
by - 01/19/2015 2:31PM

I have always been of the mindset that, when it comes to certain foods, it is easier (for me) "to ha... Read More ›

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TCDragon

I am with you Andrienne! Day 1 is done. Thanks for helping to get me moving in the right direction!

HapiCampr

Good thoughts as usual Adrienne. I've had issues with the "moderation" methodology in that I don't think I have a moderate bone in my body...LOL. As I age, however, I am beginning to be forced into moderation. I am in my mid 50's and my body just doesn't respond the way it used to do AND I don't get over things as quickly. I've always been on the healthier side even with being overweight so to have age giving me new challenges is sometimes a bummer. AND I prefer to live now and in joy than the alternative. Thanks again for keeping us in your personal loop!! Ciao Bella!
A Blog to Track My Workout Progress
by - 12/21/2014 9:55AM

I recently joined a gym, and after resting from my recent knee injury, I am (carefully) resuming dai... Read More ›

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adrienne121

Great job Adrienne!!! Keep it up!!! Hope your knee feels 100% better soon!!! :-)
Making a PLAN for Holiday Parties
by - 12/12/2014 4:28AM

Just want to focus on how many parties I have coming up before the end of the year, and make a PLAN ... Read More ›

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Debbie Z.

I like your ideas. Planning ahead is critical to success.Tori & I have 2 parties (birthdays) tomorrow - one in the afternoon and one at night. We have gone online to review the menu for dinner and decide on what we are eating. The afternoon party tomorrow is with folks I don't know except the b'day girl (which makes me nervous) so I will have to be more conscious of my eating - it is a potluck so we are bringing a big salad. In addition we are meeting her sister in the morning and having an early lunch. Days like this take plenty of planning. Next party after that is Tuesday.... I love our friends yet wish every celebration was not centered on food.

adrienne121

Adrienne, I'm sooo proud of you for thinking things through & planning ahead on how to handle each party event. Great job!!! No worries mamacita!!! Have fun at the parties!!! You got this!!! :-)
Change Behavior to Get RESULTS: What I Will Do Differently This Month
by - 12/05/2014 3:24AM

I did not make my goal for Round 1, but I am *determined* to make my goal for Round 2. In order to g... Read More ›

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HapiCampr

Adrienne, you know I adore you. Something came to mind reading your blog. Your dedication and planning are wonderful. Your intention is clear. I will suggest that you consider each one of your promises to yourself listed above and make sure you will be able to keep them. Take One Day At A Time. Commit to each day anew - each day. Consider starting with 3 promises at a time. Keep It Simple. Start each day fresh. Keep your end goal for the round in mind but keep your daily focus on the day at hand. BE here now. You can do this! I'm here for you and have your back. Hugs...

KathC

Great ideas! Good luck!
Recognizing Self-Sabotage: Trouble at the Eleventh Hour!
by - 12/03/2014 7:25PM

I just had what I would describe as a "slip" with my food, and I want to learn all I can from it: Wh... Read More ›

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summerdresses

I love this blog. I love your list of how to deal with the triggers. I LOVE the one about listening to the voice that says 'stop, don't do it' and I love the one about just going to bed. I have chosen to ignore the voice that says 'stop, don't do it' sooo many times and I have learned that sometimes it is REALLY

HapiCampr

Love ya kiddo! Don't overthink things. One Day At A Time. Remember how healthy good choices "feel". Be in the moment when choosing to eat or not eat. Drink some hot tea. YOU ARE AMAZING! And, a darned good writer!
Winter Goals: Make My Coworkers Say "DAMN!" Come January
by - 11/24/2014 2:56PM

Though I am no longer a college student, my schedule still revolves around Spring and Fall semesters... Read More ›

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adrienne121

WOW!!! ADRIENNE, I KNEW YOU WERE A WRITER CAUSE YOU HAVE AMAZING WRITING SKILLS!!! I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR BLOGS!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! I'M SOOO PROUD OF YOU!!! :-)

Adrienne, I know how you feel!!! I don't know if you read what I posted regarding the compliments I received today, but GIRL, I WAS ON CLOUD 9!!! I'm not gonna repeat it here, but when you get a chance, check it out!!! I felt amazing hearing all the wonderful things people said to me today!!! And when you go back to work, they're gonna be saying the same things to you too!!! GONNA GET YOUR SEXY BACK!!! YEAH!!! That's what we're working towards!!! We got this!!! :-)
My First "KRAV MAGA" Class: I am STILL SORE
by - 11/24/2014 4:53AM

I have been saying for a while that I really want to learn self-defense, to increase my strength, an... Read More ›

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HapiCampr

You are my hero!!!!!!!!!!! I've never even heard of it and I'm so impressed you are going for it girl. I think I need to live vicariously through you...I think that workout would kill me! ROFL

adrienne121

Wow!!! Great post Adrienne!!! I never heard of it!!! I'm really impressed!!! After that scary incident last week, I'm glad you've taken the initiative to join a self-defense class. I think you should continue taking the class. Find out from your instructor if you can wear protective gear. He may tell you "No" because if anything happens, you wouldn't be wearing any anyway. I think the blows you'll receive will strengthen your muscles to better handle the blows if they occur in real life. Hmmm......... Something to think about...........

For soreness, soak in a hot tub with 2 cups of Epsom salt for at least 20 minutes to help relieve your soreness.
Overeating and Self-Sabotage. I Hate It.
by - 11/22/2014 4:43AM

I used to think of eating a bunch of junk food as a "reward"...I overate even when I was a young chi... Read More ›

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adrienne121

Adrienne, I'm sooo sorry to hear that you're having a tough time!!! Please don't be sooo hard on yourself!!! We're all in this struggle trying to change our overeating/bingeing habits, & it takes time. We didn't learn our bad habits overnight, & we're not gonna master new habits overnight either. Please take it one day at a time!!! Like Chrissy said: It's a process. No matter what, always remember that we may slip & fall along the way, but the most important thing we can do is pick ourselves up & try, try, try again!!! Quitting is DEFINITELY NOT AN OPTION!!! I know you're not a quitter; I'm just saying..... :-)

Keep your head up mamacita, & hang in there!!! We're hear for you!!! :-)

HapiCampr

Hey girl - sending hugs to you across the internet. You presented a good description of how we can be our own enemy. And, I've been there done that as well. I'm finding DB is helping me to overcome some of those issues one at a time. The first thing I changed was feeling like a slave to the scale. I know, it seems the bets would cause the opposite - not for me though. Second thing to improve was the support I found on here. In my worst moods I can log in and find someone to cheer me or a post that is just right. Third thing is a few wins - those have been very motivating. In and amongst all this good stuff I've also had some of the bad days - overeating, feelings of fear - of failure and success, and not deserving success. I'm working through each day, one day at a time, one situation at a time. I'm with ya - I've got your back. Just ask - I'm here.
Plateaus are GOOD PRACTICE for Maintenance! Right?!
by - 11/20/2014 4:18AM

Something occured to me this morning, and I am hoping it makes sense: While being on a plateau is a ... Read More ›

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Lucy F.

That's a great way to look at it!

HapiCampr

Love this post Adrienne! I recently thought the same - celebrate when the scale doesn't go up, or not far, and then comes back down. Woohoo!!!
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