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Ada G.

I am a type 2 diabetic trying to get healthy.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: avocados

Favorite Sinful Food: cheese & anything Mexican

My Preferred Method of Exercise: walking & elliptical

My Approach to Weight Loss: ugh ... fine, I'll do it if you do too.

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

My Diet Plan: Glycemic Index Diet

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

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

DietBet Winnings: $107.08

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.3% Since last weigh-in-2.9 lbs
-1.3% 1-Month Change-2.9 lbs
-4.2% Lifetime Change-9.9 lbs

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DietBet #5
by - 12/28/2016 8:04AM

12/28/16   3 days in and I am at goal because I poo'd?!!!!  Gross.  Why does my body hold on to lite... Read More ›

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Fiber one and water!
Everyday is a new beginning!
by - 12/26/2016 8:55AM

I have forgotten how many times I have started over.  Today is yet another chance to start anew.  Th... Read More ›

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adrienne121

Nice post Ada!!! I can definitely relate. I always believe that every day is a new day to new beginnings & another opportunity to get it right!!! :-) I also believe in taking baby steps too!!! Change takes time, so take it one day/one step at at time. You can do it!!! :-) I'm also proud of you for not overindulging in the pumpkin pie with whipped cream too!!! Good for you!!! Hopefully, your in-laws will leave soon, & you can REALLY get down to business!!! Get ready to get your FitBit on!!! DO YOU MAMACITA!!! DO YOU!!! :-)
Dietbet #4
by - 03/04/2016 9:26AM

3/4  Actually game #4 Transformer started back on Jan 1 but I was in the middle of some other Kickst... Read More ›

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Ada G.

3/6 I am having a major mental battle going on in my head at the moment. I want more food than 1500 calories is giving me. It doesn't seem sustainable. Or rather the ratio of carbs at 1500 calories feels too little, when counting ALL carbs, which before this monthly challenge I was not. I don't mind eating clean, low to no processed foods, time consuming foods. I really don't. I just want more.And I don't want to sweat anymore than I am. Time I am willing to give. Pain I am not. I don't want to be uncomfortable.As I write this I see a whining child! Quit the bitchin'! Dammit you can't have the cake and eat it too, no pun intended. But I am hungry. I want more food. Every food, calorie, exercise calculator out there limits me to 1500 a day to get to my goal of 160. Fuck.218 lbs / 9521 steps before my evening walk / 3.75 miles / 523.6 calories / 108 minutes

LilyN

Great job Ada! Buying clothes has been a mixed bag of emotions for me. Being excited about new sizes, but still being disappointed in how some things fit. I'm trying to change my mindset to frame it as the clothes are not the right cut for me, not necessarily that I don't fit the clothes. Also, I agree with Pirwaki, I held off on the new undies, though I had to get new bras probably first new clothes I bought since the girls were the first to go with weight loss. Once I got the right sized undies, I was amazed at how baggy the old ones were.
DietBet #3
by - 01/27/2016 8:53PM

1/27  This game has actually been going on for a month, and will overlap game #4 - my last Kickstart... Read More ›

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Ada G.

2/9 Yesterday was c-r-a-z-y with 3 walks. Lunch, after the BB game, and surprise! with JD. Hit 16,384 steps then. Today I wanted to hit 11,000. Before the elliptical I was at 8300. After I was 10,016. The elliptical said I did 3900 steps. That would then be 12,200 steps. I am totally counting goals as met regardless of which way I count. An hour on the E is none too shabby. 219.6 pounds today.

Ada G.

3/1 A1C = 5.4 May not have won game #3 but winning at life!
Dietbet #2
by - 12/28/2015 7:42PM

12/28/15    After a mild (HA!) panic attack, I am ready to rock 'n roll with my second Kickstarter. ... Read More ›

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Ada G.

1/25 TOTAL self sabotaged last night! I was there, in clothes, and could have made weight. But no, had to eat the nacho chips. grrrr Now I am 0.8 lbs away from goal. Didn't eat dinner tonight and wore the weighted vest on my walk tonight with JD. 10391 steps / 4.26 miles / 602.6 calories / 105 minutes active. Doing better with exercise, not so well with food. Today I packed breakfast and lunch and still eat other crap. Breakfast pizza from school, MAPS testing snacks, sunflower seeds. Did drink my water challenge though.

Ada G.

1/26 Holy crap-a-doodle I made it! By the hair of my teeth! My goal weight on the nose. I am burnt out! Mentally. Physically I know I need to ramp it up. Mentally I can't track all the things I want to. I get depressed and self sabotage when I fail one of many goals, not even taking into consideration that I succeeded in all the rest! Why does our brain work that way? Why does my brain only acknowledge my flaws? Like it loves the pain. No, because it is looking for excuses. Loosing the weight isn't even the hard part. MAINTAINING is the hard part. Hello brain? That is 60 pounds from now!!!! First I need to get there!!! 7913 steps / 3.24 miles / 458.9 calories / 83 minutes Hitting the elliptical tonight to get the rest of my steps.
I can do this
by - 11/30/2015 5:53AM

Day 1 34 minutes on eliptical @ 6 am. watched Black Mamba - Kiss of Death. Breakfast -  8 oz milk, 2... Read More ›

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Ada G.

Thanks Vegan Warrior for noticing! This is my first DietBet and I am enjoying the process. My exercise goals are two fold - elliptical in the am for 15-30 minutes 5 days a week and to walk with friends in the pm 4 times a week for 60-90 minutes. I work in a school so sometimes schedules can make that goal tough. Next semester I think I will be ready to add weights to the mix.

Ada G.

“People always ask me, “Don’t you miss pizza and stuff like that?” That’s kind of like asking someone who plays in a band if they miss watching TV. No, motherf****r, I’m playing in a band. I didn’t watch CSI: Cleveland tonight because we recorded a f*****g album. I don’t miss pizza because we’re all obsessing on getting our weight perfect.” - Penn Jillette Best quote of the day! 12/10 started my period today and I am feeling awesome! I am going to believe today that that is the cause of my 2 lbs "bloat" and cause of my 3 cookie cave-in this morning. Pants are feeling good. Need to work on the water thang. Blood sugars were great in the past 24 hours. Walked with JD last night and saw 6 deers; swore they were stalking us! lol All right all right all right! Pity party is officially over! Let's get 'er done!