Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Letting go of the doughnuts

First of all, I want to say congrats to Kerry for winning my Race-Kred giveaway!!! Your 26.2 charm will be sent to you! For those of you who didn't win, if you want to make a purchase, use the code MULTIKRED10 at checkout, and get 10% off your order of 2 or more.

Before coming to TN for the month (which is almost over- sad), I was determined to use this month to lose weight and get back into strength training again. And I am happy to say that I have done that. I have now lost 10 lbs., and have been going to the gym around 5 days a week, doing lots of strength training.
A nice run, and leg day!

 And...at the end of January, Abby asked me to join her DietBet. I had heard a lot about those, but had never joined one. I knew joining at this time would be even more motivation for me to lose weight this month, so I did.
 Today was the final day of the game, and I am SO happy to say that I lost the exact amount of weight I needed to WIN! The game lasted 1 month and I needed to lose 8 lbs, and I did it.
I don't know yet how much $ I won, but the most important thing is I already feel so much better! Isn't it crazy how just 10 lbs. can make such a difference? I can tell in my clothes and even during my running.

 I want to start another DietBet for the month of March, I need to keep this weight loss going.

A NSV I had this morning was this:
Giving away my precious doughnuts to my roommates! Believe me, this is like giving away ice cream. It doesn't happen. But it did. These were given to me at the conference this weekend, and after looking at the calories in one (190) and fat grams (11), I knew I couldn't do it.

Before someone gets all "oh Katie, please, it's just a doughnut", lemme say, I'm not into depriving yourself at all. I believe all things in moderation. But for where I'm at right now, I had to deprive myself of these.
 And it was worth it to just let go of the doughnuts.

Tell me about your latest Non Scale Victory!

Would anyone be interested in joining a DietBet, if I start one?



katie

27 comments:

  1. Great job on reaching your goals on your trip!! Also on the DietBet! I love donuts but try to limit eating them to about once a month.

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  2. I need to lose some pounds. but I'm a BIG junk food eater and its sooooo hard. I'd be interested in theDietBet.

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    1. I'm just a big ice cream eater. I totally know how hard it is! Maybe it would help having the support from a DietBet. That's what helped me! I'll let you know when I get it started, and hopefully you'll join us!

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    2. Hey Tara, I can't get to your profile. Can you send me your email address?

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    3. tarastog@gmail.com... i just followed you on Twitter too!

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  3. You are ROCKING IT lady!!! 10 lbs? That's fantastic! See - I think we all need to just forget about jobs & stay at the gym... I'm all for it :) All the hard work you're putting in is paying off!

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  4. Congrats on winning the DietBet! That sounds like a great motivator to lose weight

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    1. Thanks Jojo! It sure helped me. Especially knowing I could win some moolah! :)

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  5. 10 pounds is great and even better since you won your diet bet!!

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  6. You are doing so good this month!! I'm not surprised you won the Diet Bet because I think you earned it. You worked so hard! I would totally join a Diet Bet. After the marathon this week I'm going to REALLY focus on my weight. No more excuses. I need to drop a minimum of 15 lbs before summer. So that I can focus on maintaining during summer rather than losing.

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  7. Congratulations on meeting your goal! Losing 10 pounds in under a month is an indicator of some great hard work and willpower on your part, so good for you for sticking to what you wanted to do and making a choice to feel better. Woo!

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  8. Woohoo. So happy you won. Cannot wait to see how much you won and what you do with your winnings, something fun I hope. However, most importantly so happy your are feeling better about yourself.

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  9. Amazing job, Katie! You put in the work and you are reaping the benefits. You should be so proud of yourself, 10 pounds in that short amount of time is incredible!

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  10. Great job Katie!!!!
    I have done Dietbets before, I think I told you about it. But ya I haven't done one this year an I am trying to get myself back on track to lose weight so I would be willing to join as long as the buy in amount isn't too much. I'm trying to save right now for races:)

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  11. I haven't had a non scale victory in a long time. I don't fit in any of my clothes right now and it's so frustrating! The thing I, I don't have a lot of weight to lose but maybe 5 pounds to get me in them, but it's not happeneing. The only way it will is if I dedicate myself to strength training and give up the running :/

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    1. I know the feeling, Sue! Isn't it crazy that giving up running will help with weight loss. That's just so backwards!

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  12. Katie, congratulations on sticking to your goal and winning that $$$$ - woo hoo! That is awesome! I would definitely be interested in DietBet; I'd never heard of this until now, and it sounds like a really cool concept. Ice cream is certainly on the top of my list of favorite treats; I haven't had any in awhile, but I can promise you it will be on my list of things to eat following my marathon on Sunday - ha!

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    1. Thanks Tara! I'll let you know when the next DietBet gets going. Good luck on Sunday! I can't wait to hear about it!

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  13. i'm not into depriving myself either, but if you're anything like me, you couldn't just have one - i'd eat the whole box! and i have. so yeah, i would have given them away as well.
    congrats SO much on winning the bet and losing the weight girl! maybe i need to sign up for this diet bet thing.

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  14. Congrats on winning your dietbet game! :D I'm a big believer in the "everything in moderation" philosophy too! :]

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  15. Giving away doughnuts is a huge victory! Especially Krispy Kreme :) Rock on!

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    1. Exactly! It wouldn't be too hard to give away walmart doughnuts, but KK was very hard to do!! :)

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  16. Congrats on the weight loss and hard work in the gym! You are doing great!

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