Ashley's Story

Lost 73 lbs

Won $2,118

"Now I’m two sizes smaller than I was on my wedding day. I feel great in my skin!"

Before joining DietBet, my weight was out of control. I had been at my biggest before having my third child, and getting pregnant at my highest weight was not an easy pill to swallow. I had issues with my blood sugar while pregnant, and knew I needed to change my ways. During my pregnancy, I improved my eating habits enough that I only gained one pound – but  I still had a long way to go. Once I was cleared for exercise post-birth, I joined a bootcamp class and started eating better.

I’d tried for years to lose weight on my own, but lost steam very quickly every time. When I heard about DietBet through a YouTube mom that I follow, I thought it was worth a shot.

I actually didn’t even tell anyone I had signed up for the bet, afraid I would lose. I wasn’t about to lose $35, though! As a stay-at-home-mom of three, that $35 was a lot of money to me. I had a goal to meet, and I was motivated to do it! The accountability was huge. I loved staying active in the activity boards and chatting with people who were also working hard to lose weight.

My life is so different from when I began my weight loss journey. Those first bootcamp classes were excruciating. I couldn’t do much there – push-ups were way too difficult, burpees were nearly impossible, even jumping jacks wore me out! But after losing more than 100 pounds, those tasks aren’t so hard. Sure, I still get tired after a good workout, but I don’t feel hurt. I feel good! I’m able to push myself to new limits and really work hard at class now.

I’ve become so much more confident since losing the weight. I’m not afraid to have my picture taken anymore. I dress differently now: I love dresses and skirts, whereas before I wore yoga pants and baggy T-shirts all the time. Now I love getting dressed up. I never thought I’d be back to my high school size again! Now I’m two sizes smaller than I was on my wedding day. I feel great in my skin!

I love that my weight loss has inspired other people in my life to join games. I've introduced DietBet to so many people: my parents, my husband, my sister-in-law, my cousins, and countless friends. It is incredible to see that all of my hard work has helped others to want to get healthier!

 

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