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Weight Loss

Posted Feb 19 2013 2:36pm

I did really good cutting back on my sugar yesterday, But, like I’ve mentioned before, I usually eat really good during the week anyway. It’s the weekend that always gets me!

Here is what my meals looked like yesterday:

Breakfast/pre-workout: coffee, Kashi cereal with almond milk, blueberries

Post workout snack: Mint Builder bar


Lunch: Smoothie


Afternoon snack: Cherry Fage Greek yogurt, mini package of pistachios (five pistachios)

Dinner: Salmon, roasted broccoli and carrots made with olive oil and garlic, clementine

Late snack/dessert: Atkin’s bar

Weight Loss

I have found that being held accountable for my food and weight is what really motivates me. I signed up for my first weight loss challenge in March of 2012. I came in first place and lost 20 pounds. Soon after, I signed up for the Biggest Loser at my gym, and I lost another 11 pounds. After that I signed up for the Diet Bet and another Diet Bet after the holidays.

I only succeeded in losing weight when I was part of these programs. My favorite was the Biggest Loser because we worked out three days a week, met with a nutritionist, kept food journals, and trained for a 5k. But this has shown me that although I can lose weight on my own, I do it better when I am part of a group or I am being held accountable to someone other than myself.

That being said, I have decided to sign up for another  DietBet  . I am no longer overweight. I am at a healthy weight for my height (5’8″) and I am right at the middle range. But I know that I gain weight very easy and often without realizing it.

This DietBet will help me get back on track and be held accountable. This time, it’s more about focusing on healthy weekend eating and being held accountable than it is about losing weight. This time, I won’t push myself to lose the weight, and if I don’t lose my 4% (approx. 5 pounds) I will be okay with that. This time it’s about maintaining what I have lost but in a way that I know helps me (being part of a program or “group”).

I don’t want to come across like I feel like I need to lose a lot of weight and I am unhappy with myself. Because actually, I am very proud of myself for losing over 30 pounds and all the hard work that went into it. I am happy that I can fit into clothes without being uncomfortable. But I am not at a place where I can continue on my own and be okay. (I love chocolate and ice cream and candy too much…) Instead, this Diet Bet will help me stay on track.

Would you guys still be interested in DietBet/weight loss updates or no?

Updated weight loss pics:

PicMonkey Collage

I have muscles now! And crazy hair as normal:


Today’s Workout

  • 1.07 miles treadmill, walked
  • Butts and Guts class – 60 minutes
  • Stairmaster – 15 minutes

Yes, my gym finally got a Stairmaster!


I jumped on it after Butts and Guts class for 15 minutes. I haven’t been on the Stairmaster for a long time, so I took it kind of slow. I did an interval program with one minute slow climbing and one minute fast climbing. I also did a few minutes of sideways stepping.

A sports doctor told me once that all the repetitive forward motion isn’t good for your hips and legs (running on a treadmill, the elliptical, etc). And sometimes you need to run and step sideways. I had hip bursitis at the time from all of the repetitive forward motion I was doing on cardio machines.

I wore my new pink tank top today.

PicMonkey Collage

I had Jaden take my picture instead of the awkward self-pic, but he had a little too much and took about 47 pictures. :)

After my hour and a half workout, I realized that I wasn’t wearing my BodyMedia armband. :( I plugged it into the computer this morning and forgot to put it back on. I was pretty bummed because I like to see my steps and calories after my workouts… and now I will never know.


Lunch this afternoon was a stuffed pepper.


I stuff mine with brown rice, spinach, and feta cheese. So good! I also had a Chobani Champions Tube yogurt for a little bit more protein.


These are geared toward kids, but I actually bought them for myself. One tube only has 70 calories and 5 grams of protein.

I hope you all have a great afternoon!

  • Do you eat any food that are supposed to be for kids?
  • Did you workout today?
  • What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done or worked towards?


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