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Latisha G

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Fitness/Exercise Apps: Nike Running

Fitness Devices: FitBit

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12/11/2018 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?
**December 11 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 9,000 steps on December 11, please comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will both 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.

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, a new winner will be chosen.

You have until 9:30 am EST on December 13 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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2016lean

Done!

Trish

Did it!

DietBet Jen

12/10/2018 7:00AM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?
December 10

One week down, three weeks to go!

I had a rough weekend food-wise. My husband and I got last minute tickets to the Army v Navy football game in Philadelphia. My husband graduated from West Point and had a 22 year career in the Army. So, obviously, we were happy with the result. However, food options at the stadium were less than desirable. And it was FREEZING! I'm not a coffee drinker so I had two cups of hot chocolate just to try and stay warm. Each one was 450 calories! Oh my. I don't like to drink calories. And just the thought of consuming 900 calories on just two cups of hot chocolate makes me want to cry. I won't even mention the food options. At least I got up to log a six mile run before 6:00 am.

But you know what? It's one day. Does that one day define the outcome of this challenge? NO. Did it define my day on Sunday? NO. Did I decide to skip my workout today? NO. When you have a day that is just beyond your control, you just move on and immediately get back on track. So that's what I did.

How was your weekend? And what food are you planning for the week ahead?

PS - Go Army! #threepeat

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Annica

Love that my food plan is automatic and salads are prepped. I’ve discovered that a whole food diet saves actually quite a bit of prep time and my body doesn’t have to suffer with the processed foods. But my consistency of exercise is not kicking in like I’d like to see. I wasn’t able to get all my steps in. Actually I was surprised that my steps weren’t higher. Could my Fitbit not be working properly? Didn’t even make 5K steps on Sunday :worried:! Just with daily chores around the house I used to make 8K! I just remember that exercise is only <20% of weight loss. It’s more about what you consume. Goal this week is to focus on purposefully moving more!

Denise A.

We got 15+ inches of snow over the weekend, which is our average annual snow accumulation! Got all of my meal prep for week done, but having to push to get my steps. NCDOT and our small towns are not equipped to handle this much snow.

DietBet Jen

12/09/2018 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?

**December 8-9 Challenge Check In**

If you logged a minimum of 20,000 steps between December 8-9 AND drank your water, please comment on this post.

From those who comment, I will select a winner at random. I will both 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.

This person will have 24 hours to reply with verification. If I don't hear back by then, a new winner will be chosen.

You have until 9:30 am EST on December 11 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

Annica , Jessica and like this comment.

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Corinne

completed =}

Cathy B.

Done!

DietBet Jen

12/06/2018 10:00PM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?
**December 6 Challenge Check In**



If you successfully logged the number of steps equal to your normal daily step goal or the past seven day average, then comment on this post.



From those who comment, I will randomly select a winner. Only this person will be required to submit verification of his/her steps in order to claim the prize. Verification is as simple as a screenshot from your device's app or website. You can use any type of electronic device to track your steps - Garmin, Polar, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Health Apps on iPhone and Samsung, etc.

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.

 I will notify this person via the email associated with his/her Dietbet account.

This person will then have 24 hours to reply with verification of his/her steps. If no word is received by the deadline, a new winner will be chosen.



You have until 9:30 am EST on December 8 to comment. After that, a winner will be chosen.

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Haley

Done

Mille

Done :)

Barb K.

12/06/2018 7:47PM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?
  • Hi all!
    Hope I am posting this correctly, if not let me know! I have a Garmin so screen shot of my day. Thanks for the motivation

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DietBet Jen

You need to comment on the Check In post in order to be eligible for the drawing.

Latisha G

Nice job!

DietBet Jen

12/06/2018 5:26AM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?
December 6

Do you ever have those days when you just don't want to?

Don't want to...
...get out of your warm bed in the morning to work out.
...weigh you food.
...make sure you get those steps in.
...order the grilled chicken.

I could go on...I'm sure you get the point.

When you have those days, what do you do to overcome those feelings? How do you drag yourself out of bed to get it done anyway? What inspires you to keep going when every fiber in you wants to quit?

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Trish

I rely on my Apple Watch and Fitbit to motivate me to walk or to workout. When I don’t reach activity goals set on each, I feel unaccomplished or lazy.

Latisha G

Keeping my goal in mind! I have a lot of fitness friends who post good quotes and photos, which motivates me. I also have an album of pictures of myself at my goal for motivation. We won’t always want to or feel like working out but it will feel good after finishing.

Latisha G

12/05/2018 2:27PM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January? - via iPhone
  • Started the day off right yesterday, burning calories that is... 468 calories burned! 11,124 steps for the day too!

Cathy B. , Annica and like this photo.

Leo

I love OTF. Good job!!!

DietBet Jen

Good job!

Denise A.

12/05/2018 7:27AM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January? - via android
Please send positive vibes my way. I've been waylaid for two months with heart issues. The insurance company has finally authorized a basic stress test (not the stress echo the cardiologist wants). Leaving now for appointment. Ready to get answers and off exercise restrictions!

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Valerie D.

Good, good, good, Good Vibrations coming your way Denise!

Latisha G

Good luck, good vibes and hope it went well :)

DietBet Jen

12/04/2018 6:46AM in Fitbit Fanatics - Why "Weight" for January?

Day 1

Welcome to you all! I host these challenges every month. And when I looked at the calendar for December, I tried to figure out a good time to host. My mind immediately went to, "I'll never lose weight during the holidays." My usual MO is to eat with reckless abandon. Cookies, treats, pastries...you name it. And I excuse every bit of it because it was the holidays. Every January 1, I dreaded the past month. And there I was again with making a resolution to lose weight - and several pounds of it from December alone. Why do I do this to myself?

And so as I looked at the calendar, I decided to try something different this year. This year I decided to stop that cycle.

January 1, 2018 I weighed myself. And was so disappointed that I had gained weight the previous year. I worked hard all of 2018 to lose weight. I was at my lowest back in May. And I'm up about 7 lbs from that low weight. My goal by the end of this challenge is to be back at that May weight. And if I'm successful, I will greet January 1, 2019 down 25 lbs from where I was the year before.

I know this one won't be easy. December is a difficult time to lose weight. We have to navigate holiday parties, holiday cookies, celebrations, etc. But we're in this together. We can share healthy versions of those indulgent recipes that we usually eat this time of year so we don't feel totally deprived. We'll keep moving all month. We will put in the work that's required to reach our goal.

So that's my WHY I am doing this challenge. Tell me your WHY in the comments.

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Annica

My why, motivation to move & to keep accountable. I’m on a journey down, just broke through the obese category, I’m finally “overweight”. 30 lbs. at least to release. Hope to win the walking challenges (I’ll participate in all of them and therefore “win”.) Love ya Jen!

Maggie

I turned 60 this year and about to outlive my mother. I want to be an example for my children. I also have major stomach issues secondary to an autoimmune disease called IgA deficiency. I just believe that things will be better if I can go on and lose another 25 pounds. I’ve dropped gluten and refined sugar from my diet. The pounds are coming off slowly. I’m competitive and these challenges fit my personality to a tee! Let’s have some fun!