WayBetterJen

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Favorite Health Food: Spaghetti Squash

Favorite Sinful Food: Donuts

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Lifting

My Approach to Weight Loss: Slow & Steady

My Weight Loss Program: I track macros.

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: Garmin Fenix

DietBet Winnings: $296.33

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WayBetterJen

05/11/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
**May 11 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum 9,000 steps on May 11, then comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will email this person (using the email address associated with his/her DietBet account). ONLY this person will need to provide verification of his/her activity in order to claim the prize. I will accept sweaty selfies showing the date, or screenshots from an activity app you use to track your exercise (i.e. Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, or other device you use).

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be a choice between either DietBet credits (may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet, awarded immediately), or an Amazon gift card (sent once all step challenge winners are identified).

If you comment on this post, please be sure to check your email after the check in period ends!

You have until 9:30 am EST on May 13 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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geeta r.

Done :heavy_check_mark:

Deanna B.

Done

WayBetterJen

04/21/2021 3:36PM in Fitbit Fanatics' March Into Spring w/ WB Jen
All gift cards for the winners who opted for that as a prize have been emailed out.

Congrats to all winners! The next chalked starts April 28. Hope to see you again!

Kimberly L. , Kerrie H. and like this comment.

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Jane G.

Thank you for hosting this challenge.

Kerrie H.

Can't wait for the next one! Hoping for better results.

WayBetterJen

04/17/2021 6:59AM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen

**Challenge Winner Board**

Prize for each challenge is the winner’s choice of either a $20 Amazon gift card, or $20 in DietBet credits except for the 10,000/day step challenge. That prize is worth $25 – either an Amazon gift card, or DietBet credits. Please read the comments on this post for more details on how step challenges work.

Challenge #1
April 28 – May 25:  Minimum of 10,000 steps ever day
Winner:

Challenge #2
April 29:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 250 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Ellie (User ID: 1027231)

Challenge #3
May 1 – May 2:  17,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Liz (User ID: 404498)

Challenge #4
May 4: 8,250 steps
Winner: Marlene (User ID: 1218071)

Challenge #5
May 6:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 500 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Jacqueline (User ID: 1295234)

Challenge #6
May 8 - 9:  17,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Jennay (User ID: 960949)

Challenge #7
May 11:  9,000 steps (minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #8
May 13: Goal (or 7 day average) + 750 extra steps (minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #9
May 15 - 16:  18,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #10
May 18:  8,750 steps (minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #11
May 20:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 1,000 extra steps (minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #12
May 22 - 23:  20,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #13
May 25:  9,250 steps (minimum)
Winner:

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WayBetterJen

You can only win challenges 2-13 once. But if you happen to win one of challenges 2-13, you're still eligible for the drawing for challenge 1.

Jacqueline G.

So excited!

WayBetterJen

03/12/2021 6:31AM in Fitbit Fanatics' March Into Spring w/ WB Jen

**Challenge Winner Board**

Prize for each challenge is the winner’s choice of either a $20 Amazon gift card, or $20 in DietBet credits except for the 10,000/day step challenge. That prize is worth $25 – either an Amazon gift card, or DietBet credits.  Please read the comments on this post for more details on how step challenges work.
 
Challenge #1
March 22 – April 18:  Minimum of 10,000 steps ever day
Winner: Cindi (User ID: 315624)

Challenge #2
March 23:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 250 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Sheri (User ID: 1650476)

Challenge #3
March 25:  8,250 steps (minimum)
Winner: Emma (User ID: 1171889)

Challenge #4
March 27 - 28:  17,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Andrea (Usre ID: 1421759)

Challenge #5
March 30:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 500 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Mary C (User ID: 144152)

Challenge #6
April 1:  9,000 steps (minimum)
Winner: Jenny M (User ID: 2029922)

Challenge #7
April 3 - 4:  17,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Sher (User ID: 1629435)

Challenge #8
April 6: Goal (or 7 day average) + 750 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Lisa (User ID: 1928783)

Challenge #9
April 8:  8,750 steps (minimum)
Winner: Powdie (User ID: 1380607)

Challenge #10
April 10 - 11:  18,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner:faith-fitness-girl (User ID: 375787)

Challenge #11
April 13:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 1,000 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Kimberly (User ID: 617019)

Challenge #12
April 15:  9,250 steps (minimum)
Winner: Sheila (User ID: 1921365)

Challenge #13
April 17 - 18:  20,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Tracy (User ID: 1133448)

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Walisa D.

Hey, congrats to all those who have won so far!!!:confetti_ball::tada:

Monica Q.

Done :grinning:

WayBetterJen

05/11/2021 6:41AM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
May 11

First, I want to remind everyone who comments on a Challenge Check In post. If you comment on any Check In post, please be sure to check your email to see if you're the lucky winner. For Thursday's challenge, I drew two names. And neither player replied. When that happens, I draw another name from the list of players who comment.

Also, remember, there is another step challenge today. The target for today is to log a minimum of 9,000 steps. If you do that, remember to come back tomorrow and comment on the Check In post.

I challenge you (no prize - your reward is extra trips to the bathroom) to drink your water today! How much should you drink? An equation I see often is to drink half your body weight in ounces. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, your target should be 75 ounces of water. That's just a guideline though. If you're exerting yourself in the heat, you likely need much more than that to replenish the fluids you are losing from sweating. I don't have a set target for you. This mini challenge is really just to be more cognizant of how much water you're drinking.

I'd love to see the view you have while you're getting your steps in. Snap a photo while you're out and about and share in the comments. Bonus points if your step scene includes your water bottle!

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WayBetterJen

Where are you located, Karen?

Katie H.

I usually walk at night after the kids are in bed. No great picture, but it's fun to see how the moon changes and see the sky full of stars on clear nights.

Trying to get more water in, but it's a challenge! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement!

WayBetterJen

05/09/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
**May 8 - 9 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 17,500 combined between Saturday and Sunday, then comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will email this person (using the email address associated with his/her DietBet account). ONLY this person will need to provide verification of his/her steps in order to claim the prize. (*Please do not post pictures when you comment.)

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be a choice between either DietBet credits (may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet, awarded immediately), or an Amazon gift card (sent once all step challenge winners are identified).

If you comment on this post, please be sure to check your email after the check in period ends!

You have until 9:30 am EST on May 11 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

CathyT , geeta r. and like this comment.

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Erica F.

Done!

Shari G.

Done :white_check_mark:
Amanda accepted the challenge.
05/09/2021 6:11PM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
The pot is now $2,025

May A. and Kerrie H. like this accomplishment.

WayBetterJen

Welcome!

NightShiftMom

05/09/2021 5:10PM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
I’m on day 15 of my 10k step streak! I think this is the longest I’ve gone on one—going for 30 days!

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WayBetterJen

That's awesome! I love anything that motivates. I have a ring streak going on with my apple watch, and it definitely keeps me moving throughout the day so I can close all three of those rings.

Katie H.

Way to go - it's hard! I feel like I never stop with 4 kids, yet I can't get 10k without an intentional walk. Got a 2 week streak going and am hoping to make it every day of this bet!

WayBetterJen

05/08/2021 6:48AM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
  • May 8 - 9

    First, Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in the group! I hope you all are pampered, spoiled and feel the love from your families!

    Don't forget the weekend challenge going on today and tomorrow. The step goal is to get in 17,500 steps combined between the two days.

    @CarterGood on Instagram always provides such great, down-to-earth advice when it comes to health and weight loss. I think we often over-complicate the process of losing weight. And how could we not really? There are always tons of confusing ideas, points of view being thrown at us daily. That's why I like this list from Carter.

    1. Create a calorie deficit.
    At the end of the day, weight loss will come from creating a caloric deficit.

    2. Eat more protein & veggies.
    I typically make things harder on myself in this regard. I cook from recipes when sometimes all we need is to fill our plates with primarily a lean protein and veggies.

    3. Don't eliminate foods you love.
    This is the hardest lesson to learn. We all need to find a balance. Find and follow something that you can sustain for the LONG term - beyond weight loss.

    4. Lift weights a few times per week.
    Having more muscle will help us burn calories when we are at rest.

    5. Try to stay active daily (8-10k steps).
    Find ways to get more movement in your day - every day.

    6. Try to sleep 7-8 hours every night.
    Easier said than done!

    7. Stay consistent. You can do this!
    What we do MOST of the time is going to far outweigh what we do SOME of the time. A slice of pizza or a cupcake isn't going to derail you if you're eating healthy overall.

    8. Stay patient. You can do this!
    Maybe even harder than making sure we sleep 7-8 hours every night!

    9. Don't quit. You can do this!
    NEVER quit. We're in this for the long term. We won't always be in a weight loss mode, but to maintain a healthy lifestyle eating healthy and staying active are must haves.

    10. Re-read steps 1-9.

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Michelle D.

Happy Mother’s Day

WayBetterJen

05/06/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' Moving & Losing with WB Jen
**May 6 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 500 steps more than your normal daily goal or the average of the past seven days on May 6, please comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will email this person (using the email address associated with his/her DietBet account). ONLY this person will need to provide verification of his/her steps in order to claim the prize. (*Please do not post pictures when you comment.)

You will also need to provide verification of your daily goal, or your seven day average - whichever you used to calculate your step total for the challenge.

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be a choice between either DietBet credits (may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet, awarded immediately), or an Amazon gift card (sent once all step challenge winners are identified).

If you comment on this post, please be sure to check your email after the check in period ends!

You have until 9:30 am EST on May 8 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

Michelle D. , Karen R. and like this comment.

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Lacey D.

Done :white_check_mark:

May A.

Done
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