I want to improve my health, gain energy and improve my self esteem.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Grilled chicken and red peppers

Favorite Sinful Food: Pizza and wine

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking

My Approach to Weight Loss: Lifestyle change

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $363.01

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.5% Since last weigh-in
0% 1-Month Change
-12.6% Lifetime Change

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Chose to stall out. Time to get moving!
by - 08/27/2016 10:53AM

Back on January 1st I weighed in at a weight that I never thought I would reach in my life.  It's am... Read More ›

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Thanks for the support Adrienne. I'm gonna give it my best shot. Glad you've joined the Transformer!!! Let's go!


I just came across this post (again) and your post on wine (which is brilliant by the way!) and was wondering how you are doing. I hope you are well Victoria!
So what happens if I lose?
by - 01/26/2016 6:35PM

My weigh in is coming up....and I had one very bad day last week.  I'm feeling guilty.  I'm ashamed ... Read More ›

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Great post!!!! Such an important topic. I used to believe I could never lose my weight, it just didn't seem possible. I was too old, too arthritic, I worked too many hours, etc. Then I decided I had to take control of my healthy and made a conscious decision that I COULD do it and I WOULD do it. I found dietbet that month and never looked back. Positive thinking will propel you forward. It is all about changing your story. It takes practice but learn to listen to the voices in your head and catch the negative self talk and re-frame it for yourself. And don't let anyone else tell you differently! So take "I feel so terrible that I am going to lose this bet, I only lost 2% this month, what is wrong with me that I can't win?" to "Wow I lost 2% this month, yay me! If I lost 2% every month for a year, I will be down to here and that would be fantastic! I made PROGRESS!!!!" Victoria have you tried talking to your son? I bet you could turn him around to be a great source of support and motivation. I would tell him that you are determined to lose the weight. That you are human and you will have higher calorie, less than perfect days sometimes but you are going to keep at it. That you would appreciate his support in cheering you on and that he probably doesn't realize that he sometimes is sabotaging your efforts with his words. Everyone's journey is different - he just needs to understand that and that you are committed and would love his support if he could just c


Oops forgot to put this in my post below - cute little article and spot on for this topic
A funny thing happened when I stopped drinking wine for a week...
by - 01/08/2016 3:52PM

When I started DietBet this week, I stopped drinking wine.  I figured my body would lose weight fast... Read More ›

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Rhonda R.

Thanks for the inspiration. I struggle with drinking wine and eating way too many calories at night. I've added 20 minute works every morning and have lost only 2 pounds. I have 4 more to go to meet the challenge. Determined to give up the wine!


I'm grateful that you shared this, Victoria. How are things going for you right now? I hope you've had a lot of success since writing this!
water weight counts
by - 01/06/2016 7:24PM

So after just 2 1/2 days of my new lifestyle of eating healthy, logging food and drinking tons of wa... Read More ›

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Nice blog Victoria!!! I love my water too!!! You're on the right track!!! Keep on doing your thang mamacita!!! :-)

Mary lynn

Your doing great! Water is tough for me, I just have to do it!
Gotta make a game plan
by - 01/03/2016 9:09PM

It feels different this time.  I finally feel ready to take my health back.  It's been a weary journ... Read More ›

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Great post Victoria!!! I'm sooo proud of you for facing your true realities & taking your 1st step to change it!!! WOOHOO!!! Now you're ready!!! GO GET IT GIRL!!! DO YOU!!! IT'S YOURS FOR THE TAKING!!! I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey mamacita!!! With your strong will and determination, you CAN & WILL make positive changes in your life, & your body is gonna thank you for it too in the end. :-)


good luck!