DirtVixen

To be healthier and fit in my bike shorts!

Quick Facts

Favorite Sinful Food: chocolate

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Mountain Biking

My Approach to Weight Loss: Balanced eating

DietBet Winnings: $1,576.32

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.8% Since last weigh-in-1.2 lbs
-1.7% 1-Month Change-2.6 lbs
-24.9% Lifetime Change-50 lbs

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Sue-Ellen D.

09/29/2021 7:53AM in Stick To It Transformer - Win a Cruiser Bike!
  • A year and a half ago - a week before the quarantine/pandemic madness started - I had to stop breastfeeding my little man COLD TURKEY because of my worsening glaucoma (my eye drops couldn’t be taken while breastfeeding). That was BY FAR the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. I really needed to put myself and my health before anyone else’s, but it also led to a downward spiral of depression, which definitely worsened when the quarantine started. I dealt with the depression by baking A LOT with my kids, but in turn, you guessed it…I gained a TON of weight! That, in addition to stopping breastfeeding was my kickstart to all the weight gain! 😔 9 months later, my doctor tells me that I am borderline pre-diabetic and I am at the heaviest I’ve EVER been! 😱 That seriously scared the heck out of me as I started thinking about my future and my kids…and I knew that this was definitely the sign I needed to get my butt moving and lead a healthier lifestyle! The past 8 months have actually been the most difficult and of course, the most rewarding! I have been working SO HARD (as we all have!!❤) and today, I officially hit the 40lb weight loss mark since that day my doctor told me I was the heaviest I’ve ever been! Oh…and I’m no longer pre-diabetic! My AC1 level went down SO MUCH that I’m no where near being pre-diabetic! Today, I feel absolutely AMAZING! I honestly believe I was able to do it mostly because of the “excitement” of the DietBet! So thank you!!!!!!!! My goal is to lose another 40lbs before I turn 40 in 1 year! Cheers to a healthier lifestyle!❤❤❤

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Lisa J.

That’s awesome

StephK

Way to go!

Bruce K.

09/29/2021 7:11AM in Stick To It Transformer - Win a Cruiser Bike!
  • Like Tye posted, I too will be 60 in a few months and decided to get healthy last September. Since then I have lost over 130#, and over 150# since this 2019 picture. I lost a lot before I ever heard of diet bet, but this really helped me extend my weight loss below what I ever imagined possible. I used to think 350# was a good goal, and now I am on the cusp of the 250s. I have a lot of dining out happening in the next month so I will try to hold steady for a few weeks before a push to get to 250#.  This past weekend while cleaning out my parent's house I found an RPI sweatshirt that my sister bought for me when she was a freshman at RPI in 1985. I don't think I ever fit into it or wore it in the mid-'80s when I got the shirt. I now have a new nice-fitting new throwback RPI sweatshirt that may lead people to believe I have a kid going there. Also in this clean out, I found a mid 90s picture album that had pictures of me at over 500# and was a shock to see.
    I bought a Peloton last Sept when I started and recently completed a 52-week streak for activity, it was just what I needed to get fit. In April, I got an outdoor bike and this past Saturday I did the 75-mile Bike MS: City to Shore ride. Last September I would have never imagined I could do such a thing in my life, proving big change is possible. 
    Meeting this Transformer goal was nowhere near an issue, as a matter of fact when I recently had COVID (vaccinated breakthrough) and suddenly dropped 15# I was more worried about losing too much weight. I can not imagine how much worse my bout with COVID would have been if I were 100# heavier. 

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Tye Male

Wow, Bruce! That is amazing! Doesn’t it feel great? Congrats on your journey!

Lisa J.

You are an inspiration!!

DirtVixen

09/29/2021 6:15AM in Stick To It Transformer - Win a Cruiser Bike!
OMG, I was 0.1 lb away from goal! Did 100 jumping jacks and made it!! 😆

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Justin S.

That's awesome!!

Lisa J.

Good job!!! Glad you made it

Tye Male

09/15/2021 3:58AM in Stick To It Transformer - Win a Cruiser Bike!
How is everyone doing?

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Michelle F.

I reached my goal. I’m a little bit under. How about you?

DirtVixen

I was under, but went on vacation amd enjoyed it and now am 3 lbs over. Hoping to sweat it off before Wednesday!!

Rachel M.

08/31/2021 8:28AM in Fatgirlfedup's August Accountability
I'm glad I still have time to weigh in I evacuated from the storm and thought I lost

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DirtVixen

Glad you are safe! My sister is in NOLA and they rode it out.

Amber

Hope you’re safe and without much damage!

DirtVixen

08/31/2021 5:06AM in Fatgirlfedup's August Accountability
**Update! I fasted today and went for a run and beat my goal weight by .5 lbs!! Hoping it gets approved soon! I can't wait to have my healthy dinner!! Fasting wasn't too hard. Made sure to drink electrolytes and water all day and had a small protein snack bar. Now to maintain this for my transformer and other kickstarter! **


Was really hoping I might be able to pull this off. Was 7 lbs from goal last Sunday and ate really well all week and stayed on track despite a lot of temptations. Dropped 6 of those lbs, but still 1 to go and I don't think it's water weight any longer. Not gonna starve myself all day either. I'll see where I am tonight, but I typically weigh more at night, so this may be a losing game for me. :( Glad to be back on track thoigh! Congrats to everyone who made progress this month!

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Stacy W.

Even if you don't win the game, congratulations on losing weight. That's the best part!

Anne K.

But $35 v being 6 (or more!) pounds lighter and presumably healthier? You’re definitely a winner!

Crystal H.

08/29/2021 9:23PM in Syd’s Summer DietBet: Tons of Prizes!
I did the weekend challenge sorry no pic but I thought I was going to pass out. Everything was going dark and was very nauseous. The last thing on my mind was a pic. I’m at 66% of my weight loss a few more pounds to go. I will get better at this I promise.

Heidi W. , Katherine A. and like this comment.

DirtVixen

Be careful! Make sure you eat enough if you are doing hard workouts! Almost passing out is not good!
DirtVixen has weighed in at 150 pounds, down 0.2 pounds
08/28/2021 6:05AM in Stick To It Transformer - Win a Cruiser Bike!

now at 100% of their goal

Total weight lost is now 5,117 pounds! Average is 12.2 pounds.

Jules

08/27/2021 5:37PM in Syd’s Summer DietBet: Tons of Prizes!
  • My meals have been lame this week…

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DirtVixen

Hey, if its easy, it keeps you on track better! As long as it tastes good! One of my fave lunches is a tapas style plate with sliced turkey breast lunchmeat slices, baby carrots or cherry tomatoes, hummus, triscuits, and pickles or sauerkraut. So easy and yummy!

Merly M.

08/27/2021 3:53PM in Syd’s Summer DietBet: Tons of Prizes!

Heidi W. , Lifa and like this photo.

DirtVixen

I love the red berries special K!

Merly M.

My morning craving :sweat_smile:
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