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#fitnessfriday | fitness confessions 4.0 & dietbet

after reading ebony's post about a dietbet game she joined, i immediately hopped on the challenge!
like her, i am super competitive and determined to win -- even if it just means getting my money back!
and because i am SO confident that i will lose my 4% by march 16, i am going to check in here with my (however embarrassing) weigh-ins.

i know, i know.
my feet are gross.
try to ignore them.

this was my initial weigh-in last week.
this is also the biggest i have ever been, and it freaked me out that i am SO close to being 200 lbs. i now weigh more than my father, and that's a REAL confession.
i knew that my clothes weren't fitting correctly and that i had definitely gained (especially after my weight watchers binges and completely abandoning weigh down when i was in minnesota), but this was a SERIOUS reality check.

this week's weigh-in:

i almost didn't weigh because i've been incredibly sick with a chronic sinus infection and strep throat, and i am retaining water like crazy. but being forced to go to the doctor for that helped me.
i was diagnosed with leaky gut and candida overgrowth on wednesday, so my diet is about to change pretty drastically. i have had pretty much all of the symptoms for years now, so i am surprised i had to go to a holistic doctor in order to find this out. in any case, this weigh-in serves as the starting point of my anti-candida diet, which i started today.

as far as dietbet is concerned, my mini goal is to get to 169.5 by the end of the game, and i will keep enrolling in new games until i reach my final goal. if i lose at this same rate, i will be at goal by the october 12. i am honestly okay with that.

i know that there's a lot more to life than being obsessed with losing weight. i have a lot of travel coming up, and i know that i won't always be absolutely perfect. but i know i can lose that 4% each month if i stay focused on my principles of weigh down/intuitive eating and consistent in my prayer.

in pursuit of:
adopting a healthy way of eating that will heal my body

what are your confessions? triumphs? challenges?


S.O.S Hair said...

That's a great amount to lose in a week especially being sick. Kudos! I'm going you guys in the next round of DietBet. I totally forgot to sign up last time! What is candida overgrowth and leaky gut?

I hope that you're feeling better!


curleedst said...

You stay focused on your goal and you will get to it - I am confident you will.

Lauren said...

I've been hearing about candida EVERYWHERE lately. Good luck with your diet! I know it's fairly strict but I've heard people RAVE about their results. (Not just weight loss, but overall healthy feelings too!)

Britt @ The Pinnacle Project said...

It's basically an overabundance of a certain kind of yeast/fungus in your body. And leaky gut can happen as a result of that -- it's like the degradation of your bowel lining. Pretty gross stuff lol.

Britt @ The Pinnacle Project said...

Thank you! I am hoping I will see those benefits! I already feel and look less bloated, so that is definitely a bonus.

Britt @ The Pinnacle Project said...

Thank you so much for the kind words!
I will definitely join your DietBet! I already have my second one starting on March 16 on deck, so let me know when yours starts!

Bailey said...

Congrats on the pounds down already!! And good luck with your goal :)

Britt @ The Pinnacle Project said...

Thanks, Bailey! Happy to see you around :)