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EyesinFLDenise

Lost a LOT last year and then gained a bunch back over Thanksgiving/Christmas time.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Bananas

Favorite Sinful Food: Chocolate, of course.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: running/walking/swimming

My Approach to Weight Loss: Level headed/mostly!

My Weight Loss Program: Nutrisystem

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, Runtastic, NUMI

Fitness Devices: Microsoft Band 2 AND Fitbit

DietBet Winnings: $304.20

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+6.6% Since last weigh-in+11.2 lbs
+6.6% 1-Month Change+11.2 lbs
-1.3% Lifetime Change-2.4 lbs

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Another end, another begin..
by - 03/28/2016 11:07AM

Well, Fitness Warriors 35 is about to end (tonight) and then Fitness Warriors 36 starts.  Wow, I can... Read More ›

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Sarah

Denise, I hope it went your way!

BCbabe

Denise, we are all in your corner as you are in ours!! win or lose, anything gone is a win!! I have decided to not weigh in for the end of the bet ( I know I missed it) but I am good with what ever happens. I am in it for the long haul, marathon not a sprint, lol
Pity Party
by - 03/24/2016 11:44PM

I decided to have a pity party for myself this 2:30 am.  I don't like autoimmune diseases, they are ... Read More ›

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Marcie

Oh Denise I am so sorry. It is ok to feel badly about your condition(s) and infirmities... I know what you mean about there being others who are so much worse off - and you are right. But take the time to feel the grief and then move on as I know you will!

Julie Lama

That is good you can take stuff for auto immune disease. Have you seen a naturalpath? Perhaps there is something that can help. Have you looked at the ketosis diet? It's high fat low protein and very low carbs. Just so much inflammatory foods you can take a break from. So many anti inflammatory like avocado or coconut oil. Your body metabolizes differently and can be good to be more restful. I still have spinach, art gala, and asparagus on it too. Also anti inflammatory. Just brainstorming. Thinking about you.
Step away from the bread...sigh...
by - 03/13/2016 6:27AM

Okay, so I know I have a problem with bread, I mean I love it.  I like baking it, smelling it, eatin... Read More ›

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Susan S.

Your frico sound delicious! George Stella has a good little fake cracker recipe:http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cheese-crisps-and-mock-goldfish-crackers-recipe.htmlAnd I agree with your bread assessment; if you're going to have it, make it worthwhile! Can't give up the coffee either, but I am not crazy about using nut milks in my coffee- have tried, but no. I am trying to talk myself into laying off the dairy, but my head isnt there yet. Plus I am thinking that the more liberal I can be with myself, the greater my chance of maintaining. That said, I do think that it makes my psoriasis worse (even tho my physician doesn't believe the link0, so it is worth considering.

Susan S.

And thanks for your post Denise!
High Protein/Low Carbs
by - 03/10/2016 1:37PM

So, a friend told me to ditch the bread and of course, he was right.  After weighing myself this mor... Read More ›

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Sally B

I'm with you, having started the Wild Diet a couple weeks ago. Yesterday, I had my annual physical and I'm interested to see what my numbers look like. The biggest change for me is I've been able to cut sugar out without too many cravings, and I've started eating more healthy fats. Time will tell how well this works for me, as I feel I'm still a newbie with this plan. I want to get to where I'm simply enjoying the correct amount of food because I'm hungry.

Sarah

I make deviled eggs using plain greek yogurt and a little dijon mustard! I don't follow a diet plan, I need something I can eat for life, but I do better with weight loss when I mostly avoid starchy carbs and processed foods.Prednisone is tough. It's such a miracle when you need it, but has such unfortunate side effects.
Nachos are calling me
by - 03/08/2016 5:22AM

I've tried to be good, mostly I have been successful, but darn it NACHOS are calling me.  Can you he... Read More ›

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Reggie

Don't we all have those foods that call to us? I know what mine are and I dare not say their name lest they call to me like Sirens. This is a really funny take on yours however.

JayP

I think that you have two good strategies in place to deal with your particular craving: 1) waiting to enjoy the "real thing" once in a while, and 2) making your own portion-controlled, healthier version in the meantime. I love them too and do something similar sometimes with baked chips, but for me it is always a struggle to have my homemade version in a portion-controlled manner!
I did it!
by - 03/07/2016 1:35AM

Okay, so I have been boring anybody that would listen (and even those that wouldn't) that I was doin... Read More ›

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Marcie

Fantastic that you did it and stuck to healthy eats afterwards! And now you have a great story to tell about getting lost - I agree they should be directing the runners or marking it much better - that is so unfair given the effort people are putting out! Well done Denise!!!

BCbabe

i would be the one still running in circles out there!! lol one tree looks like another!! that is kind of sad that the organizers didn't seem concerned, there marks should be much more clear. We have road races here and there are arrows painted on the road to mark the race way. I know you wouldn't be able to do that in a forest park but there have to be ways of marking better. I love the idea of the Disney world run!! may the force be with you!! yeah I know a little stars wars lol!
Food Warrior
by - 03/05/2016 1:53AM

A couple of groups I am in have their name with "Warrior" in it.  I think that is awesome and inspir... Read More ›

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Marcie

Love it! Good luck with your race!

Reggie

And you lived to tell the tale. Good for you and a wonderful NSV! Congratulations.
To eat or Not to eat, That is the question
by - 03/03/2016 12:55PM

Did you eat and ENJOY what you ate today?  I mean so many times we are in a hurry and we wolf down o... Read More ›

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Reggie

I wonder if it is just me, or perhaps it is a gender thing but I look at the carbs and sugars in an item before I will incorporate it into a meal or the meal plan for the day. Having an apple for lunch? Then I might just eat nothing but protein for supper in order to keep a balance. Like I said, that might just be me. One thing that I know is that plates don't matter to men. I could eat off those cheap paper picnic plates and I'd never notice.

Julie Lama

I love to smell my food then eat small bites..I enjoy the texture and such. I try and eat slow and appreciate it. I think of I eat and savor I will eat less and enjoy equally:)
Diseases and effect on our diet
by - 03/02/2016 4:44AM

So, I was mentioning to one of my friends that I had a couple of autoimmune diseases.  Yeah, they ha... Read More ›

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Reggie

Yep, I know exactly what you are saying. After my gallbladder was removed last April things went downhill with the weight loss. I have no idea what the cause and effect were, but I know it was real. Medications have side effects, and as you have found out there are decisions to make in balancing your conditions and the meds. Thoughtful post and good observation.

Marcie

Denise another title could be "diet and the impact on disease" - in the field of functional medicine, there has been a lot written about diet and the impact on autoimmune disorders. There have been nutritional protocols developed by several doctors. One interesting book is The Wahl's Protocol" which was written by an MD who was diagnosed with MS - she is now out of a wheelchair. Have you considered seeing a functional medicine doctor? They have a very different approach in that they look for root causes and use food as medicine.... I used to thnk it was bunk until I went for my arthritis, had a positive experience and now as I am training to be a health coach I have heard and read more and more.. Worth checking out! Just a thought.
Here we go again or the continuing story....
by - 02/29/2016 7:30AM

Today I put in my final weight for 2 more 4 week games. (That makes 3 this weekend)  I don't know if... Read More ›

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Reggie

Well, I was just thinking that if I were going to go to a "fat Farm" or whatever with my luck I'd get there, a big old guy named Wilbur would lock me in a basement with no food, and then declare me cured in 6 weeks when the police finally found me. I am always looking for that specially priced addict place, you know?

Anne M.

Lol!!! My grandpa's name was Wilbur, and he was very tall and thin...my brother got all of his height, and left me without those genes!
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