Seraphina

I've moved to Colorado soon(ish) and want to be able to climb mountains and stuff!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Grapes

Favorite Sinful Food: Wine & cheese

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking, hiking & Zumba

My Approach to Weight Loss: Keep things in balance.

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

My Diet Plan: Vegetarian Diet

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: Misfit Shine

DietBet Winnings: $1,844.53

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-0.3% Since last weigh-in
-0.3% 1-Month Change
-3.7% Lifetime Change

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Beckys-Getting-Fit

05/10/2014 7:42AM
Aymii, huge congrats on winning bet big to win big! I made it to by the skin of my teeth! Having you in the game was a huge help and motivation to me. Maybe I'll see you in future dietbet a but you might not need them with all the Zumba! Becky

Seraphina

Thanks Becky! I'll be back at some point. I'm going to take the next few weeks off from DB to move across country to Denver. Once I have some semblance of normalcy back in my life, I'll definitely join another. Please let me know what ones you're in, I'd love to join you - you're a huge help to me too! Best of luck in your next one...

Beckys-Getting-Fit

Thanks, and I wish you the best of luck with the move! I went to Denver once on vacation and really loved it. So green and pretty. Hope they have lots of zumba there, Enjoy. I'm sure I will be joining more dietbets and I will check back on you in the future. Becky

Beckys-Getting-Fit

04/29/2014 9:49AM
Wow Aymii, you are doing amazing in Bet Big to Win Big!!!! Awesome and inspiring! I need to step it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seraphina

Hey Becky - I have to say, joining that new Zumba studio has made a world of difference. It's a great atmosphere with super teachers. I'm now dancing there 5-6 days a week as opposed to the 2-3 I was doing at Edge Fitness. It really makes me feel like I'm having fun and pursuing a hobby and not just "working out." I'm getting excited for hiking season to be here soon too. That's the other thing I love. If I don't find activities I love, then I won't keep my routine for very long.

Beckys-Getting-Fit

Yeah that makes a lot of sense. I am the same way with badminton. When I paly, I'm running around chasing that dang shuttle and I don't even think I'm excersising because its so much fun. But when the game's over my face is so red and I'm out of breath and I'm sure I have burned a TON of calories. Enjoy the zumba and the hiking and keep up the great work!

Beckys-Getting-Fit

04/17/2014 10:59AM
Hi Aymii! What is your strategy for Bet Bit to Win Big?! So far mine is just to repeat menus from previous weeks where I have lost weight. But I need to come up with a good strategy to make this work! Hope all is going well for you. Becky

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Seraphina

Hi Becky! I have found that it's so important for me to have healthy foods close at hand at all times. If I have the choice to make then I'll go for the healthy option, but if the healthy option is significantly more time and effort, then pizza it is! So, I've made sure to schedule time to grocery shop and prepare food. Also, I canceled my gym membership in favor of a Zumba studio. I was only using the gym for Zumba anyway and this way I can go to 5-6 classes a week instead of 1-2. So far I'm absolutely loving it! I'm going to step on the scale tomorrow...fingers crossed!

Beckys-Getting-Fit

Oh boy that sounds great! I tried Zumba once at the Y and I really liked it!

Beckys-Getting-Fit

04/07/2014 10:22AM
Wow, Aymii, I have been struggling all year! Sigh. How are you doing? I haven't seen you in a while and figure your life got super busy. Well here's hoping you are doing great and have not given up! Keep going! I think I am finally super motivated this last month of the Nov-May transformer. The great push to the end! Becky
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Beckys-Getting-Fit

Hi! Here is a link to it just in case you decide to join: http://www.dietbetter.com/games/40512
I was looking at a couple of other games too. There is a $25 bet that starts on the 14th and has a weekly weigh-in with prizes. I think that might be motivational if you felt like you needed to show up every wed. for the weigh-in! It's called 'Ash & Heather WIW Bet' Here's the link: http://www.dietbetter.com/games/40324
Yikes don't say bathing suit season yet I can't believe it is really getting close! I do feel a new sense of motivation though... I just need to get all these nuts and the bread out of the house!

Seraphina

Thanks for the link! I just joined, but have yet to submit my weigh in. I'll do that tomorrow morning. I'm with ya on the bread addiction...bread, wine and cheese are my un-holy trinity!

Carey C.

03/06/2014 12:51PM
I'm finally back into my workout routine! Only 2 months to go to meet our goals- thanks for getting me on here.. even if I don't reach my goal (I'm still pretty far away from it- but DietBet says I have a 37% chance of reaching it!), it is motivating me to keep trying! How's it going for you?

Seraphina

Hey Carey - No way I'm making the goal for this bet, but joining Studio Z has reinvigorated me. I cancelled my regular gym membership today and I'm fully committing to Zumba-ing my butt off (and thighs and belly and hips).

Susan L.

01/25/2014 3:27PM
You are right,Aymii it does seem so much harder to lose the last pounds....but hang in there, it will happen.

Beckys-Getting-Fit

01/07/2014 9:21PM
Hi Aymii, .03 lb?! Ug, that is toooo close! !@#$%^&* well you will crush the next round! Guess what, I just bought this peddler thing tonight for under my desk!

http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-Folding-Exercise-Electronic/dp/B002VWJYSE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1389151709&sr=8-5&keywords=stationary+bike

We'll see how it goes. Not as fancy as a treaddesk. But we'll see how it goes!

Beckys-Getting-Fit

And btw, you can imagine a cat peddling. haha!

Seraphina

That looks pretty cool - I'm curious to find out how your cat likes it. :-)

Funny thing is, my cat actually does walk on my deskmill with me sometimes. She needs it - she's getting a little pudgy!

Yeah, the .3 killed me. I seriously thought of starving myself for half a day or doing something to try to squeak by, but then I had to remind myself what it's really all about. In a way losing a round (this is my first loss on DietBet after 3 games) may be more motivating than if I'd achieved. The closer to my goal I get, the harder it seems to be to drop the final pounds.

You seem like you're doing awesome, so a HUGE congratulations to you!!!

Carey C.

12/18/2013 12:09PM
Wow! You have lost a ton of weight already! You got this with your Zumba madness ;-)

Seraphina

I'm getting there...I just won a shorter DietBet (4% body weight) I was doing at the same time as this one, so I ordered my next pair of Zumba pants today! (I think I need to find a different prize for my next one...)

Beckys-Getting-Fit

11/06/2013 11:09AM
Hi Aymii, I am vegetarian and work from home too. Your treaddesk is awesome! Good luck on this dietbet. Assuming we meet our goal in May (and we will!) we are going to have the best summer ever!

Seraphina

Thanks for the encouragement! As much as I enjoy the holidays, I'll breathe a sigh of relief when they are behind me. I feel like I'm about to run through an obstacle course where things jump out at you around every corner! So glad I have DietBet and the community here to help.

Good luck to you too!

Carey C.

11/05/2013 11:20AM
Day 1- we only have to lose less than 1% this week!

Seraphina

I like the feeling at the beginning where if you get a little ahead of the game it lets you breathe easier toward the end. I fully enjoyed eating an entire pizza this past weekend, but I'm back in the healthy groove now that the week's started. I'm foregoing my workout tonight in favor of grocery shopping. If I don't have a large supply of fruits & veggies in the house, that's when I get into big trouble. :-)
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