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mermaidfitjess / Operation Skinny Jeans
January 3, 2017
9:56 am
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Skinny Dorito Taco Bake
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1225
Snarking Since:
October 18, 2013

Future Doctor Couture meowed

^^Hilarious.  Your ketchup is my ranch so no judgement here.

 

I just thought the process of making her own GD ketchup seemed extreme for someone who SO clearly struggles with living a healthy, active lifestyle.  Healthy eating (especially with a kid) requires a ton of work!  Making my own condiments wouldn't be my first priority at the start of a weight loss plan (over, ya know, washing and chopping fruits and vegetables etc).

 

Also, this article reminded me of Jess.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/exercise-in-futility/471492/?utm_source=atlfb

 

Not to downplay the importance of diet, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Jess' brand of "exercising" is not far from what the average American is claiming while also unable to lose weight.

OMG. This is Jess to a T: "One small study found that people fresh from the gym overestimated their energy use by up to 400 percent and ate more than twice as many calories as they actually burned."

Burning 300 calories in her "workout," supplemented with pre-workout, recovery, and a 500 calorie shake.

January 3, 2017
12:40 pm
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Ranch Scented Coffee Farts
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1472
Snarking Since:
May 7, 2013

Future Doctor Couture meowed

^^Hilarious.  Your ketchup is my ranch so no judgement here.

 

I just thought the process of making her own GD ketchup seemed extreme for someone who SO clearly struggles with living a healthy, active lifestyle.  Healthy eating (especially with a kid) requires a ton of work!  Making my own condiments wouldn't be my first priority at the start of a weight loss plan (over, ya know, washing and chopping fruits and vegetables etc).

 

Also, this article reminded me of Jess.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/exercise-in-futility/471492/?utm_source=atlfb

 

Not to downplay the importance of diet, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Jess' brand of "exercising" is not far from what the average American is claiming while also unable to lose weight.

I politely disagree that eating well requires a ton of work. It's actually pretty simple- eat less by tracking calories (use a free app) and take the baby on a walk every day. It's actually incredibly simple. I think for her, the simpler the better. It requires very little extra work, but a few more good decisions (swapping a 200 calorie bag of chips for and apple and a string cheese, etc).

January 3, 2017
1:14 pm
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Girl Boss mug from TJMaxx
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 683
Snarking Since:
February 4, 2014

Ranch Scented Coffee Farts meowed

Future Doctor Couture meowed

^^Hilarious.  Your ketchup is my ranch so no judgement here.

 

I just thought the process of making her own GD ketchup seemed extreme for someone who SO clearly struggles with living a healthy, active lifestyle.  Healthy eating (especially with a kid) requires a ton of work!  Making my own condiments wouldn't be my first priority at the start of a weight loss plan (over, ya know, washing and chopping fruits and vegetables etc).

 

Also, this article reminded me of Jess.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/exercise-in-futility/471492/?utm_source=atlfb

 

Not to downplay the importance of diet, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Jess' brand of "exercising" is not far from what the average American is claiming while also unable to lose weight.

I politely disagree that eating well requires a ton of work. It's actually pretty simple- eat less by tracking calories (use a free app) and take the baby on a walk every day. It's actually incredibly simple. I think for her, the simpler the better. It requires very little extra work, but a few more good decisions (swapping a 200 calorie bag of chips for and apple and a string cheese, etc).

I agree that eating well (in theory) is simple…but simple doesn't always necessarily mean easy. Personally I never adapted well to things like counting calories and meal prep and the like. It always feels like it takes me FOREVER. (I still do it, but I hate it.)

That said, I also am out of the house 10 hours a day for work/my commute, work a second job one night a week, and live alone (thus am responsible for all the cooking/household chores.) My time is tight but I manage. If she spent a little less time crafting/reading in her mermaid blanket…she could make it work.

January 3, 2017
1:43 pm
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Ranch Scented Coffee Farts
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1472
Snarking Since:
May 7, 2013

more sweat = less brain cells meowed

Ranch Scented Coffee Farts meowed

Future Doctor Couture meowed

^^Hilarious.  Your ketchup is my ranch so no judgement here.

 

I just thought the process of making her own GD ketchup seemed extreme for someone who SO clearly struggles with living a healthy, active lifestyle.  Healthy eating (especially with a kid) requires a ton of work!  Making my own condiments wouldn't be my first priority at the start of a weight loss plan (over, ya know, washing and chopping fruits and vegetables etc).

 

Also, this article reminded me of Jess.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/exercise-in-futility/471492/?utm_source=atlfb

 

Not to downplay the importance of diet, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Jess' brand of "exercising" is not far from what the average American is claiming while also unable to lose weight.

I politely disagree that eating well requires a ton of work. It's actually pretty simple- eat less by tracking calories (use a free app) and take the baby on a walk every day. It's actually incredibly simple. I think for her, the simpler the better. It requires very little extra work, but a few more good decisions (swapping a 200 calorie bag of chips for and apple and a string cheese, etc).

I agree that eating well (in theory) is simple…but simple doesn't always necessarily mean easy. Personally I never adapted well to things like counting calories and meal prep and the like. It always feels like it takes me FOREVER. (I still do it, but I hate it.)

That said, I also am out of the house 10 hours a day for work/my commute, work a second job one night a week, and live alone (thus am responsible for all the cooking/household chores.) My time is tight but I manage. If she spent a little less time crafting/reading in her mermaid blanket…she could make it work.

I hear ya. I guess everyone is so different- counting calories is one of the only things that works for me. I just feel like she could simplify SO MUCH. In her view, the more complicated, the more she thinks that she'll succeed. Or maybe all the planning that she supposedly does makes her feel like she's actually accomplishing something without actually doing the heavy lifting? Idk

January 3, 2017
2:28 pm
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Lipsensedaddy
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 304
Snarking Since:
August 1, 2016

Ranch Scented Coffee Farts meowed

I hear ya. I guess everyone is so different- counting calories is one of the only things that works for me. I just feel like she could simplify SO MUCH. In her view, the more complicated, the more she thinks that she'll succeed. Or maybe all the planning that she supposedly does makes her feel like she's actually accomplishing something without actually doing the heavy lifting? Idk

Oh yea – I definitely agree she needs to simplify, but for someone whose been overweight her entire life I'd imagine meal prepping (even just grocery shopping often enough to keep fresh produce) could be fairly daunting.  I don't know much about it, but Whole 30 doesn't sound like a terrible idea for someone who already knows wtf they're doing and is used to eating and cooking healthy foods.  For someone like Jess, though, making your own ketchup (just the most recent example) etc is way too much. As a previous poster mentioned, she can't get through Costco without bingeing on the samples sooooo eating less crap probably does feel like hard work.

January 3, 2017
2:31 pm
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Long time lurker.  Created an account to post this, because for SOME reason, her DietBet weigh-in post ground my gears so intensely that icanteven.

"Weighed in for my diet bet! I weighed a lb less this morning naked before food, but they switched my weigh in word on me"

1) The weigh-in and photo are supposed to be in airport security attire (tank & shorts, etc). Not nakey.  You could "cheat" this way, i.e. weigh in with clothes on for your initial weight and nakey for your final.

2) WTH does she mean that they switched her weigh in word on her?  I don't think that's a thing that happens, like at all, ever.

 

I had to re-submit a photo once because I had used the self timer on my phone to take the full-body shot.  I cropped out my coffee table and inadvertently cut my feet out of the photo. They didn't change my weigh-in word at all, and once I submitted the uncropped photo I was good to go.  I've done a few Dietbets with friends, and I'll admit the competition can be kind of fun in small groups.

Maybe this is a dumb thing to be incensed about… but ugh.

For anyone unfamiliar (and forgive me if this has been covered in this thread prior) the photo below are of the photos you submit for your initial and final weigh-in.

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January 3, 2017
2:39 pm
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invalid username
Hamcat
Meows: 142
Snarking Since:
December 16, 2016

Pineapple and Hamburglar meowed

Long time lurker.  Created an account to post this, because for SOME reason, her DietBet weigh-in post ground my gears so intensely that icanteven.

"Weighed in for my diet bet! I weighed a lb less this morning naked before food, but they switched my weigh in word on me"

1) The weigh-in and photo are supposed to be in airport security attire (tank & shorts, etc). Not nakey.  You could "cheat" this way, i.e. weigh in with clothes on for your initial weight and nakey for your final.

2) WTH does she mean that they switched her weigh in word on her?  I don't think that's a thing that happens, like at all, ever.

 

I had to re-submit a photo once because I had used the self timer on my phone to take the full-body shot.  I cropped out my coffee table and inadvertently cut my feet out of the photo. They didn't change my weigh-in word at all, and once I submitted the uncropped photo I was good to go.  I've done a few Dietbets with friends, and I'll admit the competition can be kind of fun in small groups.

Maybe this is a dumb thing to be incensed about… but ugh.

For anyone unfamiliar (and forgive me if this has been covered in this thread prior) the photo below are of the photos you submit for your initial and final weigh-in.

[Image Can Not Be Found]

I think she meant they changed the word from her last bet to her current bet and maybe she just *assumed* before weighing in that it would be the same. For someone who's a DB queen, you'd think she'd know by now that they change the word every time. You don't get assigned a word once that is "your" word forever drool

January 3, 2017
2:41 pm
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Apparently my image hosting thing didn't work. 🙂  Sorry! newhere

January 3, 2017
2:44 pm
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Ah- that's a good point.  Could be.  I remember for the first one I did I saved the card thinking I would need it for my final weigh-in. I was under the impression she had done 3 million of them.

January 3, 2017
3:36 pm
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4 Year Plateau
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 204
Snarking Since:
September 5, 2014

Ah- that's a good point.  Could be.  I remember for the first one I did I saved the card thinking I would need it for my final weigh-in. I was under the impression she had done 3 million of them.

 

She's definitely done enough to know that the word changes between bets. She's hosted enough that she's likely profiting from hosting them now…  *My* theory: you see your word when you are officially allowed to weigh in, but perhaps she wanted to binge a little (lot) and up her lbs a little before she documented the weight.  If she waited over 24hrs after the first allowed official weigh in day, I can definitely see them switching the word.   

I joined her dietbet this round (I'm crazy frugal, so money on the line is INCREDIBLY motivating to me), and she hasn't posted a thing in the group.  Such coaching. Much motivation.   

January 4, 2017
12:02 am
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Devout Jesus jumper
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 993
Snarking Since:
September 24, 2016

its probably in this thread somewhere, but what does her husband do?  they seem to have plenty of disposable income and they live near Denver, which isn't cheap (im from CO).  She certainly eats well. 

 

I can't imagine shes making any more than what covers her shakeo and newest program from beachbody habit from being a coach. 

January 4, 2017
8:42 am
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Other Mother
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1119
Snarking Since:
March 14, 2013

How much money does she make off of these diet bets?

January 4, 2017
9:45 am
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tulips grow wherever the f**k you plant them dumbass
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7597
Snarking Since:
September 6, 2013

Other Mother meowed

How much money does she make off of these diet bets?

Hosts can make 10% of the total pot if it hits a certain size.





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