Lindsay Y

Because I want to be the best possible version of myself, and that includes being the healthiest version of myself.

Follow my journey on www.effingaround.com :]

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Fruit, especially cherries and mangoes!

Favorite Sinful Food: Let's not discuss that.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Dancing like a maniac!

My Approach to Weight Loss: Move more, eat better... and enjoy it :]

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

My Diet Plan: Plant-Based Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, Lose It!, FitBit, Basis

Fitness Devices: Basis Watch

DietBet Winnings: $230.46

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.4% Since last weigh-in
-0.4% 1-Month Change
-13.2% Lifetime Change

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A Day in the Life of a Hand Model
by - 10/14/2014 10:58PM

Yes, that's right, I am officially a hand model!  I can take that off the bucket list now, being a m... Read More ›

Constance

First, congrats on your new job! Jobs are hard to get. And second, remember tht even your hands gain water weight when you take in too much sodium... and Third, I am part German and I absolutely love brats and saurkraut so I substitute Turkey Reuben Sandwiches w/o sauce and with marble rye, swiss cheese, and saurkraut.... thereby skipping the dried beef & sauce.. I think it's less sodium and calories both. But I can guess that if you were not in control of your daily menu that you had to choose from bad to worse meals.... Hope you can work it out... Have fun while doing so...... Live life..... Boomer
Weekend in SoCal
by - 10/13/2014 10:45PM

This past weekend, I went to Southern California with my boyfriend for his birthday to visit his fri... Read More ›

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summerdresses

I love Pinkberry! Can't live without it! I use it as a reward treat sometimes- a small with fruit toppings. Yum!

Constance

Lindsay, You have a very mature attitude to weightloss and how you mentally handle your new lifestyle... When I was your age, I was always trying to be perfect and not happy with myself at all.... I wish I knew then what I know now.... Good Job, Lindsay!
Animal Crackers For Breakfast & Lunch
by - 10/09/2014 10:28PM

Oh, Thursday...  I love you because you signify that it is almost Friday, which means it's almost th... Read More ›

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Constance

Good Friday Morning, Lindsay Y! First of all, I am sorry for your Thursday experience... It was hard on you..... And I have had that same exact experience more times than I want to admit! I think I am a slow learner in that area..... When I am not hungry, or maybe just too busy to eat breakfast, then I go to the dreaded "store!" I don't mean for it to happen, I don't want it to happen, but there it is, the same dreaded experience that I had the last time that I skipped a meal and ended up in the grocery store! I have NO WON'T POWER at all when I go to the store HUNGRY!!! But I WILL: 1. overbuy, 2. buy the wrong things, 3. pick something up that is not on my daily diet plan, 4. and worse of all over eat in quantity, 5. oh yeah,,,, I also go over my budget and overspend!!! Whew! Not much good here except for INSTANT GRATIFICATION.....
THE MISTAKE HAPPENS WAAAYYYYY BEFORE THE GROCERY STORE..
"EWL - CHRIS POWELL - EAT WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF WAKING"
"EVEN A QUICK PROTEIN DRINK"

COHikerGirl

Boomer has it right. (Yay, Boomer!) NEVER EVER EVER EVER go to the grocery store hungry! That was one of the first things I learned in Weight Watchers, years ago. Any grocery list or planned buying you had in mind go RIGHT out the window if you're hungrily eyeing everything you see ... suddenly that grocery cart gets filled right up with borderline or downright unhealthy food. I know, from personal failings in the past, and that sure knowledge that it still lurks there within me, waiting to spring out if I give it any leash at all. No, I'll keep my healthy breakfast bar in the glove compartment, and if nothing else eat THAT before I ever walk into a grocery! I'm helpless without being fore-armed and fortified with SOME kind of a meal, first. Boy, Lindsay, you really struck the nail on the head with this one ... I'm totally sure it's a weakness for ALL of us!
Salty Weight Loss
by - 10/08/2014 9:39PM

My two days of dedication have paid off!  I am less than a pound away from my goal!   It's definitel... Read More ›

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summerdresses

I can relate too. There is always constant temptation at work. People are always bringing stuff in or it is always someone's birthday. I really have a hard time in this area so I have decided it's just off limits. Based on my history I just can't have just one!

COHikerGirl

I like that: "Salty Weight Loss." :D I SO know what you mean! It's kinda like one of those 12-step programs: I will not TODAY." ;D In the interests of full disclosure (and maybe giving you a strategy that might work for you like it helps me), you've inspired me to make that the topic of my own blog, today! :D
Off To A Strong Start
by - 10/07/2014 11:25PM

Happy first DB day! I feel like I am off to a good start.  This weekend, I spent an embarrassing amo... Read More ›

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Jill

Congrats on your first day! This is my first dietbet, I had a good first day but like you I am tempted by the oh so delicous things. Baked goods are my downfall. But we can do it! I posted this in one of my groups I dont know if it will help with fast food craving but I think everyone should have it, its great!:
http://m.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/52-food-swaps-flatter-belly?s=1

COHikerGirl

Hmmmmm. I hear you Lindsay. I can't tell you how many times are started and stopped a diet, before getting into the DietBet world. By the time I got here, I was finally educated enough and desperate enough to stick with it. But maybe we all have to go through several false starts before we hit our stride. I think each time you go through it, you learn a few things that help. On the topic of the lure of our favorite restaurants ... that resonates with me. I found that many of my restaurants already had the nutritional info available, but you had to ask for it. Once I was armed with that, I figured out which items were somewhat healthier, and (this was important) the proper PORTION SIZE. Maybe you could try that, so you aren't depriving yourself! Feeling deprived is a BIG diet-killer. So find a way to work it in.
Four Slow Steps Forward, One Amazingly Fast Step Back
by - 10/04/2014 12:37AM

It's been months since I was in a DB game, and in this time, I've unfortunately managed to gain seve... Read More ›

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Constance

I used to always wish for "consistency" for myself, but I have changed that to just plain "never giving up" after I fall out of that wagon.... It helps me deal with myself.... I lost 40 during the first 60 days of this year and then fought hard to "not give up" through the next 6+ months..... I managed to maintain until my brain was ready to move forward... I am happy with my decision to make this the year of never giving up, not of being consistant, because the latter is out of my reach... Good Luck on your own plan of attack... We can do this... We are winners! Boomer

Brit

Never stop trying! You will get there.