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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-0.4% Lifetime Change

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WayBetterJen

about 29 minutes ago in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen

**October 16 - 17 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 20,000 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 October 20 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

WayBetterJen

about 29 minutes ago in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
**September 20 - October 17 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 10,000 steps between September 20 - October 17 (every day of this DietBet), 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.)

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, 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 October 19 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Christina O.

Done!

WayBetterJen

10/15/2021 7:01AM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
October 15

As the last day of this DietBet draws near, we need to be on point this weekend. And what "on point" means for you or me may be different. Here are some tips I've always found helpful.

1. Drink your water!

2. Limit the amount of sodium in the foods you eat. Excess sodium could lead to water retention. And that could give the scale may tack on an extra pound or two as a result.

3. Eat whole foods and limit the amount of processed foods you consume.

4. Avoid trying out a new exercise program. This could lead to muscle soreness. And our bodies will hang on to extra water as a way to recover those muscles.

5. Don't starve yourself. This obviously is not only unhealthy, but it could have the opposite effect you anticipate.

6. Move. Try to get in some extra steps throughout the day to keep the body moving. And why not participate in our step challenge while you're at it? The target for the weekend is 20,000 steps combined over the two days.

What are your favorite tips heading into final weigh ins?

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Melissa

Good advice. Trying watch the portion sizes and not drink soda or alcohol. (Wish me luck, it's been a stressful week).

Katie H.

I need to limit eating to meal times and don't eat after 7. It's hard to when the last days are weekend days! Still got a little more to go, so gotta stay disciplined.

WayBetterJen

10/13/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
**October 13 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 1,000 steps more than your normal daily goal or the average of the past seven days on October 13, 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 October 15 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Annette P.

Did it!!

Susan W.

Yes I did!

WayBetterJen

10/13/2021 5:21AM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
October 13

Greetings friends!

Update: I was not able to reach out to the winner from the weekend challenge until last night. So it will take a little longer to post the winner. My day yesterday totally got away from me. My apologies.

We are really coming down to the wire in this one, aren't we? Time flies. And today is another step challenge to boot. The target today is your normal daily step goal or past seven day average plus an extra 1,000 steps. What better way to celebrate making it to the middle of the week than by getting outdoors when you can and take some time for yourself?

How are you doing?

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Melissa

Doing fantastic. Got my walk done a little while ago.

Katie H.

It was a beautiful morning for a walk! I've found that if my. 4 year old rides her bike then I can actually get in a decent walk. It's been fun to go together. Still got a few lbs to go, but I'm hopeful that I will make it!

WayBetterJen

10/10/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
**October 9 - 10 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 18,000 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 October 12 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Rebecca L.

Done

Kim H.

:white_check_mark:

Toni D

10/09/2021 12:57PM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
8 days left. I just did a progress weigh-in and I still have 1.4lbs to go. I think I can do it as long as I stay focused! WE GOT THIS!!

How’s everyone doing?? On track to hit your target weight?

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WayBetterJen

Nice job, Toni!

SHAY

Same I only have a tiny smidge to go!

WayBetterJen

10/08/2021 7:33AM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
  • October 8

    Don't forget the weekend challenge going on this coming weekend. The step goal is to get in 18,000 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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Rebecca L.

I do most of that list except get sleep. Like right now I'm on a 56 hour shift at work.

WayBetterJen

Rebecca - OMG, I don't know how you do it. Sleep is the hardest one for me, too, but not because I'm on a 56 hour shift!

WayBetterJen

10/06/2021 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
**October 6 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 750 steps more than your normal daily goal or the average of the past seven days on October 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 October 8 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Susan W.

I did it!

Kerrie H.

Done!

WayBetterJen

10/06/2021 7:06AM in Fitbit Fanatics' STEPtember w/ WayBetter Jen
October 6

Now that we are past the halfway point, it's time to dig deep to find your success.

1. Stay (or find) focused on your goal. Try to shift your thinking from the number on the scale to what the number means to you - do you like how your clothes fit when you're at a lower weight? Do you have more energy?

2. Be consistent. If the majority of your calories each day are coming from wholesome sources (fruits, veggies, lean proteins, etc.) but you have a piece of Halloween candy, don't worry. It's what we do MOST of the time that matters more than what we do SOME of the time.

3. M-O-V-E! Getting a good sweat on can really help you stay focused. Why work hard in your workouts if you're going to undo everything by eating junk all day? Moving our bodies is good for us physically & mentally.

Focus + Consistency + Movement = SUCCESS

And to help you with that last part, don't forget the step challenge today. The target is your normal daily step goal (or past seven day average) plus an extra 750 steps. Are you in?

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Rebecca L.

I'm in!!!

Katie H.

I'm in! Going to make an egg with lots of veggies for lunch.
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