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203.4 last Monday –> 202.6 Tuesday –> 201.8 Wednesday –> 202.6 Thursday –> 202.4 Friday –> 201.8 today

I surpassed my DietBet goal of 202 pounds! Despite tacos last week and afternoon tea with scones and cupcakes this weekend!

It was down to the wire, though, let me tell you:

I basically couldn’t sleep last night because I was so excited to weigh myself this morning. I drank Keto Chow all day yesterday, my macros were perfect, and I even had to have some chicken I didn’t care about just to eat a reasonable amount of calories, so I was hopeful.

And when I woke up this morning, I was 201.0! So I went and woke up my fiancé, who had stayed up all night playing video games with his friends because he was working from home today, and he very kindly came to take the full-body shot of me that DietBet requires.

But when I moved the scale to the kitchen to have room for the picture, the scale said 201.8 suddenly! And my goal was 202! So I moved it back to the bathroom just so my weight wouldn’t be so close, but now the scale said 206.2!!! Hahahahaha.

So I moved it back to the kitchen, went with the 201.8, and am now the proud owner of everyone’s DietBet $$$!

Just kidding, our DietBet team has been AMAZING. The 11 of us had lost 68 pounds by the time I weighed in this morning, and I think there are maybe 6 of us who are going to meet our goals and split the pot!

I’m so excited to do another one now! I can’t believe how well this served me in keeping on track with my eating. Even on the days I ate carbs, I thought about DietBet and not letting you guys down and was careful with my calories.

And now I’m determined to keep going!

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POP STARS: Chill with homemade wholesome ice pops - photography: Blaine Moats - styling: Jennifer Peterson - text: Caitlyn Diimig, RD - recipes: Kelsey Bulat - recipes via Diabetic Living Magazine Summer 2017

  • Creamy Chocolate Pie: chocolate instant pudding, almond milk, whipped topping, dark chocolate, graham crackers
  • Peach and Cream: vanilla pudding, milk, fresh peaches, honey, whipped topping
  • Berry Lemon: lemon, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, water, honey
  • Iced Coconut Latte: can unsweetened coconut milk, sugar, brewed coffee chilled
  • Watermelon, Raspberry, and Lime: lime, chopped seedless watermelon, fresh raspberries, lime juice , lime yogurt
  • Pineapple, Kiwi, and Honeydew: water, sugar, cubed fresh pineapple, sliced kiwi, cubed honeydew
🥑 fruit factoids 🍉

Here are some fruit factoids that will help you to stay healthy while restricting. Stay safe, ladies and gentlemen. ♥

Grapefruit 🍊: one of the healthiest citrus fruits, high in vitamins, minerals and is known to aid in weightloss and reduces insulin levels. 110 calories in 1 grapefruit.

Pineapple🍍: nutritional superstar, Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and manganese. Its bromelain content may fight inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer. 82 calories in 1 cup.

Avacado 🥑: low in carbs, high in potassium. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and potassium, both of which are well known for their role in promoting heart health. 240 calories in 1 Avacado.

Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in a few important nutrients. They have a high antioxidant capacity and immune-enhancing properties, which may protect the body from illness.

Apple 🍎: Apples are very nutritious. Their nutrients, antioxidants and fiber may reduce the risk of disease, improve digestion and metabolic rate. 95 calories in 1 medium apple.

Pomegranate: Pomegranates have wide-ranging health benefits. They are incredibly high in antioxidants and other plant compounds that can help reduce inflammation and prevent disease. 144 calories in 1 cup.

Mango: Mangoes are rich in vitamin C and soluble fiber. They also contain plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. 200 calories in 1 fruit.

Strawberries🍓: Rich in several nutrients and antioxidants. Eating them may help control your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of some diseases. 4 calories each.


Cranberries: Rich in several nutrients and antioxidants. They also contain beneficial plant compounds that help prevent urinary tract infections. 46 calories in 1 cup.

Lemons 🍋: Rich in vitamin C and other plant compounds that may promote heart health, boost weight loss and help prevent kidney stones. 17 calories in 1 fruit.

Durian: Rich in nutrients and plant compounds that can provide some promising health benefits. 350 calories in 1 cup.

Watermelon: High in water, nutrients and antioxidants. It is also particularly high in a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. 47 calories in 1 cup.

Olives: provide a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. 4 calories per olive.

Blackberries: are a good source of many nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. Their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties may lower the risk of chronic disease. 62 calories in 1 cup.

Oranges🍊: containing some important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These may reduce the risk of several conditions such as kidney stones and anemia. 45 calories in 1 small fruit.

Bananas🍌: provide several nutrients and plant compounds, including resistant starch and pectin. Bananas can have benefits for exercise, blood sugar control and digestive health. 95 calories in one medium banana.

Red and purple grapes 🍇: Rich in nutrients and other plant compounds that can decrease inflammation and lower your risk of disease. 105 calories in 1 cup.

Guava: High in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. It may reduce inflammation and help prevent certain cancers. 38 calories per fruit.

Papaya: Nutrient dense and rich in antioxidants. Eating it may reduce your risk of cancer and improve digestion. 67 calories per fruit.

Cherries🍒: Rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They also contain melatonin, which may improve the quality of your sleep. 77 calories per cup.

Hope this helps! ♥🍓♥🍒♥🥑♥🍊♥🍇♥🍋♥

Guys THIS SHIT WAS AMAZING.

Homemade chicken nuggets and instead of breadcrumbs I used a mixture of almond flour and grated parmesan. Then I pan fried them in a little bit of olive oil.

Hooolyyy shitttt

Meals like this make me love my low carb diet so much.

I also made a dipping sauce out of mayo, ketchup, onion powder, garlic powder, and extra black pepper.

I’m so satisfied. I ate the whole damn thing.

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Yes, I eat bread, I eat refined carbs, I eat gluten, I eat eggs, I eat egg yolk, I eat dairy, I eat fats, I eat sugar, I eat everything that the internet tells me not to eat if I want to lose weight. Why? Because I trust my body and myself to tell me what is good for me and what is not and I don’t need the internet to make me feel guilty about what I eat 🖕