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LilyN

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Fuji Apples, Eggs, Broccoli

Favorite Sinful Food: Anything Deep Fried, SUGAR!!

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Short HIIT Workouts

My Approach to Weight Loss: Progress, not perfection

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

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: I don't use any apps

DietBet Winnings: $323.04

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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
-16.3% Lifetime Change-29.4 lbs

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Gaining and Getting Back on Track
by - 11/29/2016 9:00AM

I'd been in a plateau basically since April/May of this year, just losing and gaining the same 3 pou... Read More ›

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May

That sounds very difficult for you both. Best of luck, and I hope DietBet helps a little bit.

Anna Jo Ricky

wow! we are all here for you just keep on trucking! Control that health girl, we are all here to help just a click away!
A year of trying to lose weight
by - 06/21/2016 3:28PM

I sort of missed the anniversary of when I first started to try to lose weight.  I guess it's becaus... Read More ›

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Heath E.

Great work and thanks for sharing!

Referee Jenn

Thank you so much for sharing - good luck in your journey, Lily!
A Binge Confession
by - 06/01/2016 5:50PM

Last night I gave in to the biggest binge that I've had in a while.  It started innocently as finish... Read More ›

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Craig

Yes, we are all human. As I was reading this, I was finishing off the pint of ice cream that had a little bit left so I can start new tomorrow and realized I was doing the same thing. I have more time this summer so I plan to workout more and get into good habits so they are more automatic when my time goes away again. It will also help spending more time on this site with people going through the same things I'm going through. Keep working on it and you will get there!

Marcie

What a great post! You did SO many things right! You caught the negative self talk, you recognized that the binge could have been much much worse (AMEN to that!) and you thought about your feeling before during and after. This is actually great PROGRESS and I think you handled the situation with grace and accountability and a positive attitude (once you got past the self talk). You know I always say weight management is largely mental and you are learning a lot on your journey. Know that we all have these days. Sometimes you just have to say "oh well, it happened, what did I learn?" and MOVE ON! YAY YOU for blogging about this - I think it will inspire others and your idea of coming to dietbet and posting to help deflect the cravings is a great one!
Body Image Distortions
by - 05/24/2016 3:21PM

I've been going through a rough patch in my weight loss, probably since the end of March.  I just ha... Read More ›

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Marcie

Great observations! We all suffer from this. I still have body image issues - after an indulgent weekend I look in the mirror and see an overweight person when on Friday I saw a healthy fit person. Makes no sense.And you are so right to think about what you would say to a friend who said those things of course you would tell them they are being silly! Learning to be compassionate with ourselves and grateful for what we HAVE accomplished is so key. You've got this!

JayP

Wow, Lily, great post. I think many of us completely understand that thing of feeling "so huge" after a weekend of overeating or after having gained back just a few pounds. It's weird and i can only assume it's rooted in the shame we feel about our behavior. So to be kind to myself and shake off the negativity, I feel like I have to remind myself there is no shame in any of this. Having gained back a few pounds is no more or less shameful than having gone a little too long between haircuts: it was based on choices (eating a little too much being no more shameful than the choice not to bother with getting a haircut) and created an effect on my body that I now need to do something about. The "something" is different and a little harder (losing weight vs getting a haircut) but has no more negative judgment associated with it.
Unhelpful Helpers
by - 05/04/2016 10:56AM

Unhelpful "Helpers" are those people that want to (or say that they want to) support you, but don't ... Read More ›

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PDXJael

Truth.

Beckys-Getting-Fit

Such a great post and so universal! I love the part about your mom's perpetual diet because that really hits home. It is like I am always "on a diet" however sometimes I'm being good on the diet or sometimes I'm eating things that are not "on my diet" and feeling guilty, but either way I feel like I am always and forever on this diet. It's silly. And the Unhelpful Helpers are universal too. Navigating around their help is one of the hardest parts of all this!
Comparing Myself to Others
by - 04/11/2016 11:30AM

I've been pretty hard on myself lately, specifically comparing myself to others.  It makes me depres... Read More ›

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Crystal

Everyone has their own body and journey. I have a childhood friend with crazy fast metabolism. She's always been thin and can eat whatever she wants. Even when she broke her leg and was sedentary for months, when she gained weight she looked normal weight, but slightly curvy. As for me, I go to Weight Watchers meetings. When I first walked in I felt so embarrassed. I felt like I was the only one with almost 200 pounds to lose and every else maybe 50 pounds or 5-10 pounds. I could have lost just 1 pound in a week and compared myself to other ladies who weigh considerably less than me and lost the same... and I was disappointed in myself. Then, I realized, a loss is a loss. I worked hard and I know that when I weigh in with a rep they would only say positive and encouraging words and that's what I needed to say to myself. It's my own journey and story. Whether I lose the weight slow or fast, I'm doing this and it's going to be okay. I just want to be the best I can be. Do what you feel is best for yourself and your body. This is your story. Stay positive. I also struggle with this. I come on this website for encouraging words and thoughts and well. You can definitely do this. Good luck =)
Mini-Goal - My Grandmothers' Wedding Rings
by - 03/24/2016 10:50AM

Both of my grandmothers are gorgeous slim women, one even competed in a beauty competition in her yo... Read More ›

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Craig

I totally get this. I might have to get a new wedding band because I almost lost mine because it just fell off my finger without me realizing it. Luckily it happened while I was driving and found it on the floor, but it's super loose and I don't want to lose it again. That's awesome for you to be able to wear the ring again :)

Samantha M.

That's a wonderful goal! I have a similar goal...wear my own wedding rings. It was so embarrassing during my husband's family vacation when I literally could not get my rings off and my finger started turning purple and I was having a panic attack. I'm now to the point where I can wear one but both together are too tight. Thank you for the reminder that small changes along the way add up to big changes in the end!
BMI Milestone - I'm "overweight"
by - 03/17/2016 10:48AM

I hit a milestone in my weight loss journey that maybe doesn't stand for much given the lack of body... Read More ›

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TrixieCatLAX

Hey! I know what you mean. When I was at my fittest with about 16-18% body fat I still was at the border between "normal" and "overweight" according to BMI.Still, at least no doctor can call you "obese" anymore!
Stress
by - 03/04/2016 4:30PM

My family is stressing me out.  I am mad, disappointed, sad, relieved, and happy all at the same tim... Read More ›

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Sally B

You were strong, made good food choices and didn't let the stress sabotage you and your goals. Kudos!!!!! You took control of something that you have control over, what you eat. Yay you!!!!!! Food has always been my comfort, especially the sugary stuff, in stressful times, so I relate. I am learning to find other comforts other than food. I always regret succumbing to stress eating because then I've let my circumstances and other people steal my joy. Exercise, cleaning (go figure), and talking to a buddy who gets me have been my most recent choices instead of food. Type away....you're a good writer.

Craig

Like Brenda said, the stress will always be there in one form or another. It's how we deal with it that makes the difference. Growth never comes during the easy times, it's when we are faced with hard times that builds our character. One of my favorite sayings is Failure doesn't mean game over, it means try again with experience, and you are doing that. We are here for you to vent because we have all been there before.
Struggling
by - 02/24/2016 9:37AM

Starting over again for the millionth time.  When times get tough my eating and exercising go right ... Read More ›

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Joelly M.

Wow! Great job on writing this. THIS is my struggle right now. Me too. Today. Let's begin again.

Ada G.

"I forget that eating healthy makes me feel good." Preach it sister! Last Wednesday I had to remind myself that I hate to overeat, by overeating! Had not been that miserable since being 9 months pregnant and eating gas causing foods! lol There are moments, or even whole days, that I catch myself backsliding, but I am finding that it is becoming easier to rebound from them. I am no longer backsliding by weeks, months, or even years. Give yourself credit for catching it and starting again. I have really identified with your journey. We can do this! What was your most recent NSV? How long did it take you to get there? See?!! Progress!
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