I want to look as great as I feel and be confident in my skin.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Mango, brussels sprouts, kale chips

Favorite Sinful Food: Cheese, pizza, peanut butter, Starbucks.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Pilates, walking, window shopping:)

My Approach to Weight Loss: "Unless you puke/faint/die, keep going."

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

My Diet Plan: Vegetarian low-carb, high protein

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $66.39

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+0.3% Since last weigh-in+0.4 lbs
+0.3% 1-Month Change+0.4 lbs
-4.1% Lifetime Change-5.6 lbs

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Day 13 of Transformer: Why lower-carb works -- for me
by - 06/09/2015 4:55PM

I used to hate low-carb everything. I thought I could NEVER live without bread, pasta or sugar per s... Read More ›

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We are pretty low carb. First it was for me and weight loss then it was for my husband and his blood sugar. However, obviously low carb does not insure a low healthy weight nor lifestyle. Today we are mostly vegetarian and at least 80% 'clean' I think is the term.


Can you share your recipe for squash lasagna?! I've made one using butternut squash before and it was incredible!! (I try to avoid dairy, so mine was sans cheese, but I scrambled an egg and covered the top of the layers of squash and meat sauce, and it looked just like cheese! :)
Day 10 of Transformer: Need a rest day. Seriously.
by - 06/06/2015 6:40PM

Oh man, have I been kicking butt lately... Today I did an 8 a.m. Pilates reformer class, then at 11,... Read More ›

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You Rock! Wow! What a workout! Yes... take a rest to recover! I wish I had your energy!
Day 8 of Transformer: Getting closer to - or farther from - a goal
by - 06/04/2015 6:46AM

Maybe it's the 12,000 daily steps I take or the low-carb diet I keep, but man, I'm tired.  Yesterday... Read More ›

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Krystal M.

My philosophy is I need goals for myself! I have long term goals for my family for my daughter...for me and my husband but not for myself!!....So I said to myself how am i suppose to support others in their goals or our goals if I can't even motivate myself. I gain a whole lot more in losing weight than leaving it there. I have nothing to gain but weight if I dont change. No one wants that!


Great job pushing yourself and sticking to your goal! I like your approach, too. Mine is similar. Well, I should say mine ARE similar, since I'm discovering that I have many, many philosophies on this whole shebang. I pretty much have a manifesto. The one I've tapped into best is changing my definition of "deserve." I've had to basically reprogram myself about this concept, and doing that has changed EVERYTHING for me. In the past, if I had a hard day, I "deserved" a pint of ice cream or a glass of wine. In the past, if I had a great day, I "deserved" to eat cookies until I felt sick. In the present, I DESERVE better. I deserve to feel good and be healthy. That means I deserve to go to the gym. I deserve to think ahead about my meals so I always know what's going in, and I never feel hungry and start eating crap. I have a completely different relationship with food now; I've stopped associating the junk that used to give me comfort with positive things and started thinking about it as what ultimately made me fat and therefore sad. Food is fuel. Changing my mind about this has what has made it possible for me to go from living to eat, to eating to live. It feels pretty damn good. :)
Day 6 of Transformer: Any caffeine addicts out there?!
by - 06/02/2015 5:26PM

I love coffee. And I wish I were the type who could just drink it without anything in it. Straight u... Read More ›

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Thank you all for your suggestions! So great to see so many fellow caffeine fiends here! There's something very comforting about coffee and when you have that perfect cup, it's the best thing ever.


I have the same vice and whenever I am determined to lose weight I nix half and half all together. It is rough at first and then after a few days without it I find myself craving less and less. I will use milk in my tea and since it is tolerable but not delicious I find myself drinking less and less. I flood my body with water and I substitute something like a crystal light drink in between my water to take the place of tea while I am transitioning. I am always amazed at how quickly I can drop a couple lbs just by cutting out those fat calories. When I am ready I begin to treat myself to one large cup of green tea with half and half. It is a slippery slope and I have to be careful not to fall back into the "comfort" trap of adding half and half. Been struggling with this on and off for what seems like forever. I am right there with you!!
Day 6 of Transformer: Rain, rain, rain
by - 06/01/2015 4:51PM

Miserable weather today, but I still squeezed in a lunch walk. It was about 90 degrees and hot as he... Read More ›

Day 5 of the Transformer: Kicking butt, taking names
by - 05/31/2015 4:53PM

Today was a Pilates day so I did an hour of reformer. Then, 60 mins of powerwalking in the heat (90 ... Read More ›


Wow! What energy! You are awesome!

allyson e.

Great job! You're inspiring me! Question- how have you calculated your macros? did you use a website?
Day 3 of Transformer: Ouch!
by - 05/29/2015 2:36PM

Well, I'm still recovering from yesterday's root canal. Not fun at all. I can't really chew on the a... Read More ›


Do feel better soon! Take it easy. BTW what do you think of cashew milk? I have been meaning to try it.
Day 2 Transformer: Root canal!
by - 05/28/2015 5:46PM

I hate going to the dentist. I had to finish up a root canal today and was given a sedative in advan... Read More ›

Biking Syl

Hope you feel better soon! Ask for other meds too, if the ibuprofen does not help. Having the root canal done should make you sleep much better, though, fingers crossed!


I feel much better and I'm pretty much done with all the dental appointments I've had for the past 6 months - luckily!
Day 1 of The Transformer bet
by - 05/27/2015 6:28PM

So I'm doing the Fit for $50 bet and The Transformer bet at the same time. So far, so good: I'm doin... Read More ›

Oh yeah, I'm on track!
by - 05/24/2015 7:38PM

So today is officially day 3 since "my" Fit for $50 bet started. I did an hour of pilates and almost... Read More ›

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