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

07/03/2022 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
**July 2 - 3 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 19,500 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 (Credits may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet and are awarded immediately.), or an Amazon gift card (These are sent once all step challenge winners are identified after the DietBet ends.).

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 July 5 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Tom K

Done

Krista S.

Done!

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05/26/2022 6:48AM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen

**Challenge Winner Board**

There are step challenges every Wednesday and every weekend. Prize for each challenge is the winner’s choice of either a $20 Amazon gift card, or $20 in DietBet credits except Challenge #1. The prize for Challenge #1 is worth $25.

Please read the comments on this post for more details on how step challenges work.

Challenge #1
June 15 – July 12:  Minimum of 10,000 steps ever day
Winner:

Challenge #2
June 15:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 250 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Kerri S (User ID: 2502545)

Challenge #3
June 18 – 19:  17,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Tashia (User ID: 11579)

Challenge #4
June 22: Goal (or 7 day average) + 500 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Jamie (User ID: 842371)

Challenge #5
June 25 – 26:  18,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Sheila (User ID: 183421)

Challenge #6
June 29:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 750 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Lorraine (User ID: 1113040)

Challenge #7
July 2 – 3:  19,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #8
July 6:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 1,000 extra steps (minimum)
Winner:

Challenge #9
July 9 – 10:  20,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner:

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Lorraine

Am I reading it correctly that in order to be eligible for the other challenges you have to remain eligible for challenge 1?

WayBetterJen

Lorraine, no. Challenge #1 is its own stand alone challenge. You do not have to complete Challenge #1 to be eligible for the other 8 challenges.

WayBetterJen

07/02/2022 5:50AM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
July 2 - 3

It's Saturday so that means it's time for another step challenge. The challenge covers both today and tomorrow. To meet the challenge, you'll need to get a combined minimum step total of 19,500 steps. Do that then remember to comment on the Challenge Check In post that will go up the day after the challenge ends. In this case, the Check In post will go up early Monday morning.

And also - if you comment on the Check In post, don't forget to check the email of the address tied to your DietBet account. You have 24 hours to reply with verification before the prize is forfeited. Emails come from me - jen@waybetter.com.

What are you doing this weekend to celebrate July 4?

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Lorraine

Having a cookout at home with my kids, and watching fireworks from my house.

Katherine

well on my way with this challenge as I did a bunch of walking this morning and I'm at 10k steps already. As for the 4th of July, there's a lot of stuff happening in our neighborhood. We also celebrated our anniversary yesterday!

WayBetterJen

06/29/2022 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
**June 29 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 June 29, 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 (Credits may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet and are awarded immediately.), or an Amazon gift card (Gift cards are sent once all step challenge winners are identified after the DietBet ends.).

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 July 1 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Katie H.

Done

WayBetterJen

Remember to check your email if you comment!

WayBetterJen

06/29/2022 6:48AM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen

June 29

First - it's Wednesday so that means there's another step challenge today! The goal today is your normal daily step goal, or past seven day average PLUS an extra 750 steps. Do that then remember to come back tomorrow to comment on the Challenge Check In post.

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If you had a friend who was constantly putting you down and saying thinks like...
- You can't run.
- You'll never lose weight.
- Why do you even bother?
- You'll never finish that race.
- That outfit looks terrible on you.
- (You get the idea....)

...would you still be friends with that person? Now consider this: how often do you say similar things to yourself? Instead of building yourself up, do you often tear yourself down?

Make a habit out of saying negative things about yourself. And you'll start believing it. Example: I can't run a mile without stopping.

Instead of seeing that statement as a negative, shift it to a positive. Instead you could say: I was able to run more than half a mile without stopping!

See the difference? In the negative version, you're downplaying your accomplishment and focusing on what you CAN'T do. And in the positive version, you're building yourself up by talking about how far you were able to run without stopping. Big difference.

Positive thoughts will lead to a positive attitude. And with a positive attitude, you can be unstoppable.

Ways to combat that negative self talk:
- Practice keeping a Gratitude Journal. Each day write down something you are grateful for in your journal. Over time, you will begin to see the glass is half full rather than half empty.

- Avoid phrasing accomplishments with immediately putting yourself down - i.e. I "only" lost 3 lbs.

- When someone compliments you, ACCEPT IT! Simply say, "Thank you!" instead of following it up with a negative reply - i.e. "I still have a lot more to lose."

How do you combat negative self talk?

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Tiffany K.

It's so hard to overcome that negativity in our own minds! I am my own worst enemy. I try really hard to say something positive about myself outloud after I say something nasty to myself in my head.

WayBetterJen

Tiffany, I know. I think we all are guilty of this on some level. We need to treat ourselves just as we treat someone whom we love. It’s a work in progress always and requires daily practice.

Tiffany K.

06/28/2022 12:36PM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
So we're all here to change that body, but what are we doing to solidify the changes in our minds? I'm trying to change that negative mental soundtrack in my mind that tells me I'm not good enough, to one of gratitude. What are you focused on?

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WayBetterJen

What a great post, Tiffany. I'll leverage your thought here as today's post. I have one that I've written before that I think is very applicable to your comment.

Laura B.

I always tell myself I can’t control what’s happening around me I can only control how I react to it! It gets me through. Helps we stay positive! :heart:

WayBetterJen

06/28/2022 6:36AM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen

June 28

When trying to lose weight, what do you struggle with the most?

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WayBetterJen

Katherine - I struggled with that one when my daughter was younger. It was there so why not eat it? The only advice I can share is if you make a habit out of tracking EVERYTHING you may be less inclined to eat something that you don't want to track. And yes to maintaining! S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E!

Jennifer - I have a strong sweet tooth, too. Have you ever checked out some of the dessert recipes on Skinnytaste? You may be able to find something that satisfies you, but with fewer calories.

Tiffany - I certainly have a tendency to eat like a jerk, too. The thing is I know I feel better when I eat better. So why not always eat better? UGH!

Valerie - yes to old habits. Being committed is something that requires daily practice.

Lorraine

Staying on track with my nutrition plan. I have a super tight budget so utilize a weekly farmer's market box co-op. It's all really good food, but never know what I'm getting until it shows up, and often a lot of what I "shouldn't" eat according to my nutrition plan.

Tiffany K.

06/27/2022 12:07PM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
  • Back on the mat today. Kickboxing waits for no one

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WayBetterJen

Fun! What a great way to release any pent-up stress!

WayBetterJen

06/26/2022 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
**June 25 - 26 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 18,500 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 (Credits may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet and are awarded immediately.), or an Amazon gift card (These are sent once all step challenge winners are identified after the DietBet ends.).

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 June 28 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Vicki F.

I completed the challenge!

Katherine

I keep forgetting to update but yes I completed the challenge

Tiffany K.

06/26/2022 11:48AM in Fitbit Fanatics' June DietBet w/ WayBetter Jen
  • Holy cow the struggle y'all. My birthday weekend and boy did I enjoy it. Haven't watched my calories and ate what I wanted all weekend. Pray for me😂

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WayBetterJen

Happy belated birthday!

Katherine

YUM that's my favorite kind of dessert!
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