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Finished My First DietBet (with before/after pic)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

I started my first DietBet back on 11/04/13 at 254.8. I knew it would be challenging at best. 4% of my start weight was 10.4 pounds - which meant that I'd have to lose 2.6 lbs per week on average. I told myself that I was going to do my best and whatever happened, happened. Well, the game has come to an end.

This morning I submitted my final weigh in at......243.8! I have to wait for the referees to verify my pictures before I officially win, but I'm pretty sure everything will be fine. I wore the same clothes and used the same scale in the same place in my house as my initial weigh in.

I lost 11 pounds in 4 weeks! emoticon Here's the before (left) and after (right) picture.



I'm very pleased with my progress!

  
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HEXE63 12/9/2013 1:02AM

    I know I am a bit late but emoticon emoticon emoticon anyway.

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KNH771 12/5/2013 6:37PM

    Congrats! Looks like you dropped some inches too... :)

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JAMDRGN76 12/5/2013 11:08AM

    AMAZING!!!!! GO AHEAD GIRL!! emoticon

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TAMSPARKLESTOO 12/5/2013 12:57AM

    emoticon Katie!!!

That's awesome and I can totally see it!! Great job. That must be so exciting!!!

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SHAMROCKY2K 12/4/2013 9:10PM

    Keep up the great work!

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CARMRUN 12/4/2013 3:43PM

    This is fantastic! You look great! Keep up the good work.



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BABY_GIRL69 12/4/2013 1:22PM

    Looking good!

God bless & continued success!!

Dee

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LOSTLIME 12/4/2013 1:11PM

    emoticon emoticon You can tell from the pictures that you have lost weight! emoticon emoticon

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BATCHICK 12/4/2013 1:08PM

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Congrats on your progress!

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FITFRIT 12/4/2013 12:27PM

    You look like you lost more than 11 lbs, wtg!

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PENNYSAVER2 12/4/2013 12:17PM

    emoticon I'm happy for the progress you have made.

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FINCHFEEDER80 12/4/2013 11:09AM

    emoticon That is so AWESOME!! Keep up the good work, you look GREAT!

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HUSKERLAND3 12/4/2013 10:13AM

    Great job

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NKING1982 12/4/2013 10:02AM

    Congrats! Looking good!

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SRT4GIRL 12/4/2013 9:49AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss :)

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Irritated Today

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Feeling pissy today. Ya know, just angry. At everything. Ugh.

First, I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm up 0.5 lb from three days ago, even though I've exercised and stayed in the lower end of my calorie range. Next, my son's school called - about an hour and a half after school started - saying that he threw up and needed to be picked up right away (and he can't go to school tomorrow)....of course he seems fine now but still has to miss school. Then when I was driving home for my lunch break, I almost got into 3 different accidents because people can't drive anymore. Seriously, people, pay attention! Put the damn phone down; pull over and stop to take notes; ride the bus if you want to read your book or the paper. Geesh.

It's close to TOM for me; maybe my cycle is early this month and messing with me. I don't know. I just want to binge on ice cream and chocolate and liquor. But I'm not going to do that...I'll have some more water and a planned snack and take a deep breath and remember that just as good times change, bad days don't last either.

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MOTHEPRO 11/20/2013 10:05AM

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LORI2562 11/20/2013 9:47AM

    Just back from vacation and checking in to see how you are doing! I hope today is better for you than last Wednesday!!

WTG on staying strong through your hectic day!

You got this!
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BATCHICK 11/15/2013 1:01PM

    TGIF, I hope you're feeling better!

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DREAMINGOFNEWME 11/14/2013 3:18AM

    I am like that at my TOM. I want chocolate and I get grrrr and just want to slap anyone lol. emoticon

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SUSAN727 11/13/2013 5:15PM

    We definitely all have those days! I weigh each day and I was up half a pound when I have done all I can. It was depressing at first and all I could think of for the better part of the day. But I am staying the course and advising you to try to do the same. Keep your focus on your goal.

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BEHAPPY0201 11/13/2013 3:52PM

    Great job for not using food as comfort. You'll thank yourself later!

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 11/13/2013 3:38PM

    It happens, we all have those days!!! We can't control those around us, so we have to pay extra attention to whats going on just to stay safe!! It's sounds crazy but it's true.

emoticon to you too. I hope your day gets better & that you have a super wonderful day tomorrow.



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Going Down

Friday, November 08, 2013

My DietBet started on Wednesday but I officially weighed in on Monday. Since the site suggests weighing in every 4 days to track your progress, I weighed in today (unofficially). I'm down 1.6 lbs!! That's 16% of my goal, so I'm right on track. I'm very happy! :)

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JIBBIE49 11/12/2013 12:37AM

    Great.

Do you have a big problem with psoriasis? I have it on my arm.

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    Awesome! emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 11/8/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon Keep it up!!

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DietBet Starting Soon (with "before" pics)

Monday, November 04, 2013

The DietBet I joined starts on Wednesday and today was the first day to submit an official starting weight with pictures. (Sign up or cheer me on here: www.dietbetter.com/games/27019 )

Here are the pics I submitted to the DietBet referees:



I have to admit I'm feeling extremely vulnerable putting these photos online. However, this is where I am today, like it or not. I can't go back in time and undo the bad choices but I can start again right here, right now.

4% of my starting weight in 4 weeks time is an ambitious goal...roughly 2.6 lbs per week. I won't starve myself or exercise excessively. I am going to give it my best shot by staying within my calorie range and exercising at least 10 minutes everyday. Whatever happens, happens. Wish me luck.

  
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KNH771 11/7/2013 3:09PM

    I hope you have fun!

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FINCHFEEDER80 11/5/2013 11:42AM

    emoticon I believe in you! Have fun with it! I'd like to do one when I can spare the cash- it looks hard, but fun!

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MOMLARA 11/4/2013 10:17PM

    Good Luck! You cannot succeed if you don't try.
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MUMMY22BOYS 11/4/2013 9:25PM

    Way to go Katie. I have done diet bet before. I have won once!! It's so fun!

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LORI2562 11/4/2013 8:09PM

    WTG Katie!! Good luck 2U!!!

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God bless,

Dee

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GURLNEXDOOR 11/4/2013 5:45PM

    Sounds like an AWESOME Plan!!! Three Cheers for You! FYI: You look Great!
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TROOPER1961 11/4/2013 5:25PM

    Good for you Katie!!! You will have to keep us up to date on how you do. I have always wanted to try 1 of those. Good luck!!! emoticon

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Diet Bet - It's ON!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In my last blog I talked about not wanting to join the Diet Bet that my sister-in-law and her husband are doing because I don't really have an extra $25 right now. But I talked to my husband about it and he is so supportive. He said he knows I've been unhappy, he wants me to be healthy and if this Diet Bet is what I want, $25 is a small price to pay.

So, I did it. I signed up and invited some of my family members to do the same. Losing any weight at all will totally be worth it. I'm excited! emoticon

It starts Nov 6 and the first weigh in will be Nov 4 or Nov 5. Then the game is each player gets 4 weeks to lose 4% of their own body weight. Final weigh out is Dec 5 or Dec 6 and EVERYONE that loses their 4% wins and splits the pot! You do have to submit pictures, privately, to "referees" at both weigh ins: one of your whole body on the scale (either in front of a full length mirror or have someone else take it for you), and one of the scale readout and with a piece of paper showing that day's special code word.

Oh, and it's an open game so you can join, too...just go here: diet.bt/16tRuj4 to sign up - tell 'em Katie M sent you. Or join a different Diet Bet. Or start your own for your own group. It doesn't have to be $25, there are lots of other games with bets of other dollar amounts.

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BABY_GIRL69 10/25/2013 4:30PM

    This sounds nice... You can do it!!

God bless,

Dee

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PENNYSAVER2 10/24/2013 2:39PM

    Best wishes to you. emoticon

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FINCHFEEDER80 10/24/2013 2:13PM

    Have fun! My best friend is runnin one too, I just couldn't hack the $25. Good luck, and I hope you win!

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BATCHICK 10/24/2013 2:05PM

    I have often wondered if I would enjoy this type of competition.
Let us know how it goes!

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LORI2562 10/24/2013 11:21AM

    WTG Katie! I'm so excited for you! U got this!!

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BEHAPPY0201 10/24/2013 10:49AM

    Awesome way to stay encouraged since you could use the extra $$ that would come from winning.

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CSYOUNG1952 10/24/2013 10:12AM

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I'm rooting for you!! Show them what you got.


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I canít change my past but this is my chance to change my future.


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