My husband and I would like to start trying for a baby, but I'd like to be a little fitter and healthier first.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Almost all kinds of fruits and veggies

Favorite Sinful Food: Potatoes and Desserts

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Weightlifting

My Approach to Weight Loss: Everything in Moderation

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, FitBit

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $559.93

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
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-1.2% Since last weigh-in
0% 1-Month Change
+2.7% Lifetime Change

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Not giving the scale the power today...
by - 04/20/2015 5:08AM

I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror, and the first thing I noticed was my wasit--it is s... Read More ›

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Great processing of life's situation...LOL--now to find the magic spot where that scale was the first time. Congrats on a better you.

Natalie M.

You are definitely more evolved than I am - I still let the scale get me down!
Burn or Earn
by - 04/17/2015 7:57PM

I'm feeling completely uncomfortable right now. My fiance and I went to XSport Gym wanting a tour. T... Read More ›

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That sounds seriously terrible. I'm glad you at least got your contact info away from them.


Maybe you should contact headquarters and share how you felt about such strong-armed tactics.
Finding What Works for Me
by - 03/29/2015 3:40PM

Since I started this journey in January, I have been making/eating salads every day for lunch during... Read More ›

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Variety IS the spice of life...

Momma Bear

Oh man you are singing my song. I recently hit that same wall with the same-ol same-ol and ended up eating fast food or pints of ice cream. I got an air fryer and that has helped a lot. :)
Credit Where Credit Is Due
by - 03/14/2015 7:59PM

I've felt bad this weekend because Friday was less than stellar and today pretty much a blow-off. Bu... Read More ›

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Good for you! Beating yourself up helps nothing, but looking back at the progress you have made puts things in better perspective. Keep it up.


Like the song says: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Each time, as you work on letting go of the guilt and realize that sometimes life happens, you will find yourself back on track quicker.
by - 02/22/2015 6:37PM

Fiancee made lamb loin chops for dinner. I had never had them before, so had no idea the calorie/mac... Read More ›

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Natalie M.

I guess it depends on how much of the fat you eat. I happen to be having lamb loin chops tonight, I trim off as much of the fat as I can before I cook them. My calorie counter says one lean chop has about 130 calories, a fatty one closer to 200.

Polly B.

Get him to buy lamb steak next time, leaner meat, no bone and very tasty especially with some veggies and mint sauce.
Mental Block...
by - 02/22/2015 9:12AM

So, I have this weird mental block going on. This is the third time in my life I have really made a ... Read More ›

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Natalie M.

I'm the same, it doesn't feel like progress when I'm still only losing what I regained, I'm not down into "virgin" fat yet. Maybe a visual reminder would help, like Tiffani suggests. I've been considering getting the two jars and pretty pebbles, you move one pebble to the other jar every time you lose a pound/half a pound so you can see your progress.I only recently heard of the jar idea for weight loss, probably here on dietbet, before that it was a joke wedding gift. For the first five years of a relationship you put a pebble in the jar every time you have sex. For the rest of your life, you take one out every time you have sex. You will never run out of pebbles in the jar!

Elizabeth H.

I'm doing the same thing in my head too. :-/ We are doing so well though!
YOLO Meals
by - 02/15/2015 5:22PM

After having my first YOLO meal/cheat meal since Jan 5th on Friday and feeling completely crappy the... Read More ›

Retaining Water
by - 02/15/2015 7:33AM

After a day of bad eating, when people get on the scale and see they "gained," I'm always the first ... Read More ›


Keep it up!


I try to keep it in perspective too. It takes an extra 3500 calories to truly gain a pound of fat. Unfortunately it works the same way to lose a pound. This last week I was WAY off track...ate an entire box of v-day chocolate & had an entire large Pizza Hut pan pizza :-( The scale went up, but I'm also convincing myself that in reality I probably only gained 1-2 lbs, and after losing over 15 lbs since Jan 1st, it should NOT be a reason to give up! My mil will always say how she gained 5 lbs from a meal, but like you said it's really mostly water retention. Keep up the good work! Weight loss 90% mental/attitude and how you deal with setbacks!
by - 02/14/2015 8:06AM

I got my fitbit on Monday, so I've been able to wear it 4 full days. I have to say that I like it so... Read More ›

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I never thought about getting a baseline with my tracker. That was a good idea! I do and they have a spark tracker which links up to the site (you can link your fitbit to it too) but I love it because it tracks EVERYTHING walking, biking, elliptical, running... it doesn't track weight training but I'm not sure any trackers do. I have thinking about getting a fitbit because I could track it from my phone one thing that the spark doesn't offer yet :(

Mary K.

Would love for you to add me! I am not sure which email I used. Either or :-D
I make plans, God laughs
by - 02/12/2015 6:59AM

My grandma is going though a couple rounds of inpatient chemo where she is in for 3 nights at a time... Read More ›

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Eric R.

Fantastic, great post! Quest bars are the best, I think the cookie dough one tastes the best

Diane F.

Great job!
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