Michelle C

Getting back to a healthier weight following 4 back surgeries and a baby.

Quick Facts

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

My Diet Plan: Clean eating

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, FitBit

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $926.09

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+12.5% Lifetime Change

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WayBetterJen

05/11/2022 7:31AM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
May 11

It's officially the midway point of this DietBet.

Two weeks down. Two weeks to go.

What is your plan for the next two weeks?

Commit to your plan by writing it down. Post in the comments, put it on a post it note, set a reminder on your calendar each day. Writing or typing up your plan/goal for the next two weeks will help you. Believing is achieving.

Also - don't forget the step challenge going on today. The target today is your normal daily step goal (or past seven day average) + an extra 750 steps. Do that then remember to come back tomorrow and comment on the Challenge Check In post.

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Michelle C

I’m sticking to keep working meeting my 10K step goal daily. My nutrition went off track this weekend, and I’ve been able to get back on track and I’m working to stay there.

Mileseventeen

I don't struggle with working out, so I am focusing on what I eat. I am trying to up my fruits and veggies and eat added less sugar.

faith-fitness-girl

05/10/2022 6:21PM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
I need to go grocery shopping!!! What are some staples you make sure you always have on hand to set yourself up for success?

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WayBetterJen

Fresh produce, ground turkey, chicken, yogurt. I try to have something prepped for lunches each day. Even though I'm at home, it's so much easier to know exactly what I will have for lunch versus wandering in the kitchen.

Michelle C

I keep a lot of frozen veggies on hand for the days I need to make a quick meal because I can throw them in the oven, Instapot, or on the stove for a quick low hassle dinner. Broccoli and green beans are my go to for frozen veggies. I like a good medley too without any seasoning so I can make it my own based on what I’m making. I throw frozen chicken breast in the Instapot for about 18 min (for about 1-1.5 lbs) and do a quick release then add in some frozen broccoli and Raos red sauce. Quick, easy, delicious. For snack fresh fruit and veggies, cheese sticks, lower carb protein bars, and nuts.

WayBetterJen

05/08/2022 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
**May 7 - May 8 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 18,500 combined between Saturday and Sunday, then comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will email this person (using the email address associated with his/her DietBet account). ONLY this person will need to provide verification of his/her steps in order to claim the prize. (*Please do not post pictures when you comment.)

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be a choice between either DietBet credits (Credits may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet and are awarded immediately.), or an Amazon gift card (These are sent once all step challenge winners are identified after the DietBet ends.).

If you comment on this post, please be sure to check your email after the check in period ends!

You have until 9:30 am EST on May 10 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Sher

:white_check_mark: done

Tiffany C.

I did! This post did not show up on my page until just now when I checked it multiple times . Had this ever happened to anyone ?

WayBetterJen

05/04/2022 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
**May 4 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 500 steps more than your normal daily goal or the average of the past seven days on May 4, please comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will email this person (using the email address associated with his/her DietBet account). ONLY this person will need to provide verification of his/her steps in order to claim the prize. (*Please do not post pictures when you comment.)

You will also need to provide verification of your daily goal, or your seven day average - whichever you used to calculate your step total for the challenge.

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be a choice between either DietBet credits (Credits may be used towards the bet payment of either a DietBet, WayBet or StepBet and are awarded immediately.), or an Amazon gift card (Gift cards are sent once all step challenge winners are identified after the DietBet ends.).

If you comment on this post, please be sure to check your email after the check in period ends!

You have until 9:30 am EST on May 6 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Stephanie C.

Done! I helped to move my 100-year old father-in-law. LOADS of steps with the back and forth!

Tiffany C.

I did!

WayBetterJen

05/04/2022 6:13AM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
  • May 4 - Happy Star Wars' Day!

    First, a reminder to be sure to check your email (inbox, junk) if you comment on a Challenge Check In post. You have 24 hours to reply with your step verification. And if you don't reply in that time period, the prize is forfeited. And a new winner is selected. Emails come from me - jen@waybetter.com.

    Second, there's a step challenge today. The goal today is your normal daily step goal (or past seven day average) plus an extra 500 steps. So if your goal is 10,000, then today you need to get at least 10,500 steps. Easy peasy, right?

    If you do that, remember to come back tomorrow to comment on the Check In post. The check in always starts the day after the challenge ends.

    Who is going to crush their goal today?

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Mileseventeen

I keep checking my email...I don't want to miss seeing one from you!

Michelle C

Made goal!!

WayBetterJen

04/29/2022 6:54AM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen
April 29

It's Friday - woohoo!

Generally, we think of Monday as a good day to really nail our nutrition and "stay on track." And the weekends are typically a time when we loosen up a little as our schedules are usually different, we're on the go more and may eat out, too.

A simple strategy to combat the yo-yoing of "starting over on Monday" is to treat Saturday/Sunday like you would a Monday. If you know you're going to be on the go on Saturday, then PLAN AHEAD.

1. Eating out?
No worries! Check the menu of the restaurant online (if possible) and plan what you're going to have. Go ahead and log it into your food tracker then plan the day around that meal.

2. On the go?
Bring snacks! Pack some cut up veggies/fruit, a protein bar, or other healthy snacks etc. If you have snacks with you, you're less likely to grab something while you're on the run.

3. Start with a healthy breakfast.
I find that if I start my day off with a nutritious and healthy breakfast that I am more likely to make good choices throughout the day.

4. WATER. WATER. WATER.
Aim to drink at least half of your body weight (in ounces) in water each day. (Example: 150 lbs = 75 ounces) Fill up your refillable bottle and sip while you're out running errands, attending kids' sports, etc.

5. Stay active!
Don't forget the step challenge going on this weekend, too. The target is to get in at least a combined total of 18,000 steps (That's the sum of your steps from Saturday and Sunday must be at least 18,000 steps.)

What's your best tip for the weekends?

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WayBetterJen

Thank you all for sharing!

Jillian C.

I like to do fun things with my kids to keep me active- walks, swimming etc. I also hit the gym once, sometimes twice on the weekend depending on what we do! Nutrition wise, it's not too hard for me to stay on track, I just continue to track calories and try to stay within my daily limit.

WayBetterJen

03/30/2022 8:30AM in Fitbit Fanatics' May Meltdown w/ WB Jen

**Challenge Winner Board**

There are step challenges every Wednesday and every weekend. Prize for each challenge is the winner’s choice of either a $20 Amazon gift card, or $20 in DietBet credits except Challenge #1. The prize for Challenge #1 is worth $25.

Please read the comments on this post for more details on how step challenges work.

Challenge #1
April 27 – May 24:  Minimum of 10,000 steps ever day
Winner: Stacy (User ID: 238520)

Challenge #2
April 27:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 250 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Danielle (User ID: 740399)

Challenge #3
April 30 – May 1:  18,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Faith-Fitness-Girl (User ID: 375787)

Challenge #4
May 4: Goal (or 7 day average) + 500 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: MilesSeventeen (User ID: 1155141)

Challenge #5
May 7 – 8:  18,500 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Michelle C (User ID: 519780)

Challenge #6
May 11:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 750 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Alice (User ID: 1678335)

Challenge #7
May 14 – 15:  19,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Erik (User ID: 1337178)

Challenge #8
May 18:  Goal (or 7 day average) + 1,000 extra steps (minimum)
Winner: Rosemary (User ID: 443391)

Challenge #9
May 21 – 22:  20,000 steps (combined, minimum)
Winner: Jillian (User ID: 104217)

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Michelle C

Made goal for 5/4

WayBetterJen

Michelle - please be sure to comment on the Challenge Check In post.

Never mind - I see you did. Just didn't want you to miss out!