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Favorite Health Food: Sushi

Favorite Sinful Food: BBQ Ribs

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Swimming, Boxing, Rowing, Biking

My Approach to Weight Loss: Slow and Steady

My Diet Plan: Mediterranean Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: FitBit

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $652.75

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-2.6% Since last weigh-in-4.8 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
-4.5% Lifetime Change-8.6 lbs

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Someone, Call a Whambulance!
by - 07/28/2015 10:13AM

Life happens. And I’m glad it keeps happening! At the same time, it’s difficult not to feel like the... Read More ›

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I'm sorry you had a down trend recently, Amy. What shitty timing, too. We all experience stumbles and setbacks, but not all of us get back on top of our shit afterwards. You are, which is why you can succeed where others could not. Focus forward now that your Kerrigan moment has passed. You can do it!!!!
I've Made a Huge Mistake
by - 07/14/2015 1:44PM

In the last five years, I’ve made great strides to be a healthier person. In 2010, I went from being... Read More ›

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Wow! What a great post! I so admire your proactive approach to finding out what was going on with your body and then how to work with it. So much of the time in the 'diet world' you hear so many 'experts' telling us what to do and people never seem to think for themselves. Good for you!


Wow! One often hears how job related stress can affect health and weight, but your story dramatically and emphatically clarifies how it can happen! So glad you are doing better.
Betting with Kids: The Six-Day Smoothie Challenge
by - 07/13/2015 9:59AM

The longer I’m in DietBet games, the more I realize that the difference between what my kids and I a... Read More ›

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I want to live in your house! Just call me kid #3 :)


What a great idea and fun! Thanks, also, for the links.
“I Could Never Do That” – More Words Banned From My Vocabulary
by - 06/30/2015 12:03PM

Recently I posted and asked for advice regarding my trials and tribulations about the scale not movi... Read More ›

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Amy, do you blog for a living? This is incredible! Kudos to you! No, juicing is not for everyone. Im glad that you watched FSAD, it changed my life. I've been a total juice convert for over a year now and don't crave unhealthy snacks unless Im PMSing, of course! Health, instead of food, is now my goal. Congrats on reaching your goal! I knew you'd do it, you've been pretty solid about your strategy the whole month. =D

Tonya D.

Ohhh ... juicing ... so, tell me more? What does it in-tale? How was yours modified? I've been one to say "I could never do that." But at this point, I'm willing to try anything. Especially if it's easy to follow.
Shut it Down, People!
by - 06/18/2015 10:38AM

When I was nine years old, I saw a list my best friend had posted beside her bed. It was her daily s... Read More ›

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I hear everything you are saying! I struggled with this so much...and still do. It's tough but the thing that is helping me right now is that whole "fake it til you make it" mentality. I start with little things - like I'll be happy just with getting out for a run no matter how long/far I go (even though I think poorly of myself if it's less than 30 minutes or a certain distance) and it took a while but now, I'd say 75% of the time, I AM happy with just getting out. Not great - but getting there. Another key has been to actually focus less on myself - counter-intuitive but it works for me. I love to read the accomplishments of others, and by sharing in those moments it helped me to realize that no accomplishment is trivial - they are all worth something, and they all contribute to my sense of worth. It's finally clicking how ridiculous it is to be proud of others and yet down on myself about the same accomplishments! I am my own worst enemy, when it comes to lots of things, but my positivity/negativity is something that only I can control - I minimized my interactions with the negative people in my life (sorry FB, bye bye), increased my interactions with like-minded folks and made a conscious decision to be kind to myself. Today, I will not focus on the cheesecake that I ate that was not in my meal plan - I will forgive myself the cheat - instead, I'm thinking about my rosebush that bloomed this morning after I nurtured it back to health from the verge of death after last win

Carrie P.

Love this! I am a perfectionist too and I am my own worst enemy. I have also started trying to calm that side of me down. I try to take a moment to see the good and say out loud three things that I should be proud of instead of focusing on what I didn't do or what is wrong. It was like reading my own thoughts. lol Thanks for the great read!
This Guy Falls Into a Hole...
by - 06/08/2015 10:51PM

This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out.... Read More ›

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Great post! I think we all need to be reminded to reach out. It's so easy to keep diet-y things a secret, because there's so much judgment and stigmatizing and PRESSURE not to fail. And that's why I LOVE this site! I can be open, I can be honest, and I can struggle, because we're all struggling-- because this stuff is HARD. I'm glad you found your motivation again-- you should be proud of that!


Yes! I have found so many very supportive people through my DietBet games. Some of them I still keep in touch with even though they aren't participating anymore. It took me a while to feel comfortable enough to post my frustrations and failures - but once I did, the support was overwhelming and genuine. We are all here because we struggle with weight loss - a huge wealth of knowledge between us all to be shared!