peace + love + cupcakes

Tumbling about getting healthy & fit (have lost 116 lbs so far), learning to love myself and trying to live life to the fullest.
The Cool Kids

I’m verified! I need to lose 11.7 pounds to win back my $25 and then some. This is the second DietBet I’ve joined & I plan to do things differently to be successful this time around.

One: I’m actually going to try. Last DietBet I was all fired up and then a couple of days into I gave up. The amount that I needed to lose seemed to be too much & I didn’t give it a fair chance. I quit.

Two: Going to change up my eating habits. I will still continue to follow WW but my goal is to lower the amount of processed food I eat mainly in the snacks area. Snacks should be fruits or veggies or something which ingredients i can actually pronounce. I tend to go for convenience rather than nutrition. I’m also going to watch my carb intake and concentrate on more fats & proteins so that they keep me fuller longer.

Three: I’m going to exercise. Like duh huh! It just so happens that two days before this DietBet ends is when I have to run my progressive marathon (23.1 in training & 5K on race day). I have to have proof that I did my miles so I need to get started sooner rather than later. I’m also intrigued in the Runner’s World Run Streak - one mile every day from Memorial Day to Independence Day. I admire people like Josh & Nava who run every day or commit to a streak and follow it.

Four: no more #yolo #treatyoself meals except for my birthday. I can do that for 4 weeks…right?

That’s my plan — to see this bet through. I’m tired of feeling lethargic, fat & sad. I’m tired of feeling my clothes be tight. I’m tired it of not seeing progress. I’m just tired of being tired of being in a situation that I’ve put myself in. I know I’ve had many “fresh starts” but I’m hoping that this bet & how I’m feeling right now will be enough to help me succeed & fight for my right to feel/be healthy & fit.

  1. tallmormon said: Best of Luck! I’ve thought about joining this one!
  2. aheartofiron said: Good luck: you can do it!
  3. thesocialaddiction said: You can do it!!!
  4. knitruneatrepeat said: I admire you for doing things to change your habits!
  5. joshbuildshealth said: You got this thing! Let’s hold each other accountable!!
  6. 273pounds said: Ooh, I like the Run Streak idea. I may have to try that!
  7. cupcakeconditioning said: DO IT! :)
  8. xfitlibrarian said: Woo! I just joined this one too. Let’s rock it. :)
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