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Shante Miller commented on Shante Miller's blog post Feeling Great.....and other stories about my job
"Paula, thanks for the comment. It took me a while and as they say "the grass is not always greener on the other side." I didn't realize that it was effecting my life until a family member told me, that I did not look happy anymore and…"
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Paula commented on Ovelia19's blog post back at it
"What kind of triathlon did you sign up for? I am in awe. I just signed up for my first 5k ever & I am so nervous. I could not imagine doing a triathlon. 80 degrees already? That would make training a bit easier. We are still in the 30's in…"
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Paula commented on Paula's blog post Week in review
"I wish I could say it was just salt, but I think it is because i have been eating too much. Especially processed. I really need to clean up my eating choices."
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Paula commented on Shante Miller's blog post Feeling Great.....and other stories about my job
"Congrats finding your passion. It still amazes me how everything in our lives effects all the other aspects of our life."
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back at it

Posted by Ovelia19 on March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

I'm feeling better although now I've got allergies instead. I'm on day 22 of hitting my 10k step goal. And i started up training again today after taking a week off. Getting back into the groove wasn't as bad as I expected. Also yesterday I made my Sprint triathlon official by registering. I'm excited but nervous. The heat is scaring me a little. It's only March and were already hitting the 80s in temps. It's going to be one hot day in July. But it's a reverse tri so I'll run first then bike…

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Feeling Great.....and other stories about my job

Posted by Shante Miller on March 29, 2015 at 5:05pm 2 Comments

One thing I realized that I love about my life is my job. I have been a nurse for four years now. I started off in psychiatry because I couldn't find a job right out of school. Like all nursing grads, I was hoping for a job as labor and delivery nurse. Well dreams crushed but God had another plan and I think he always takes us where we need to be. So anyways, I started working in a state mental hospital and really gained some good experience with psych patients. Then a year later, I applied…

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Check In: 3/29/15

Posted by Shannon H. on March 29, 2015 at 10:33am 2 Comments

Last Week's Reflection

Body Image: Ok? I have some "mirror moments" that I'm not proud of where I beat myself up. I feel strong the more I work out, but also feel like everyone stares at me thinking how can a 190+ pound woman run like that, bike like that, swim like that? I don't really care what they (probably aren't) thinking and keep trucking.

Fitness: Got 4 workouts…

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Week in review

Posted by Paula on March 28, 2015 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

Weight - Up .4 pounds. Down 8 pounds sinceday one. I ate too much this week. I ate pretzels & crackers too often. I really have to change things. Stop this gaining before I lose too much ground.



Fitness - I have 1 week left to complete round 3 of 21 Day Fix. My sneakers came in the mail. I plan to start training for

my 5k. I plan to bike for my cross training days.



Body Image - Down on myself. Feel fat. The super slow progress is making me hate how I look. Now tha… Continue

Day 3: Pushing myself

Posted by Shante Miller on March 27, 2015 at 10:29am 4 Comments

I wanted to thank the people who did comment on my other two posts. Thanks for the great support. It keeps me motivated to stick with it. 

So yesterday, I pushed myself to go to the gym, I did 30 minutes on the weight loss cycle on the treadmill and then did 30 minutes of floor exercise with arms, legs, and ab moves. I really enjoyed it because I listened to an audiobook the whole time and I didn't realize I was almost done until my shirt started getting really sweaty. I think I am…

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Fat :-)

Posted by Krista T. on March 27, 2015 at 9:35am 4 Comments

It’s weird to associate the word “fat” with being a good thing but I’m not talking about the adjective people use for themselves (trying to stop saying that).  I’m talking about fat as in natural fat sources found in food - and that is a good thing!

I used to fall victim to the thinking that eating fat will make you fat - but I don’t blame that on my own ignorance.  I blame that mostly on the fact that is what other people were taught, and in turn is what I learned.  As Shawn…

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Day 2: the hardest parts

Posted by Shante Miller on March 26, 2015 at 11:36am 2 Comments

I feel like the first week is always the hardest for me. It takes a lot of motivation to get to the gym and also to stop eating junk food or drinking soda. Yesterday I made it to the gym. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and then lifted weights for 45 minutes. The problem with going to the gym is that I am always comparing myself to other people in the gym. I know it is stupid because their journey is different than my own journey. I know what I should think but my brain gets all anxious…

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Holding It In

Posted by Krista T. on March 26, 2015 at 8:39am 0 Comments

This week has been another one full of treats being brought into the office.  I am not going to go into it all again, but yesterday I observed this:

A group of people who sit near me ate the following:

- Bagels & cream cheese for breakfast

- Sandwiches from a local deli

- Cookies that were provided as a busy season treat in the afternoon

- Take out for dinner

Now I know that I am in “diet mode” so eating all of those things in one day just will not happen. …

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New Beginnings

Posted by Shante Miller on March 25, 2015 at 7:37pm 4 Comments

I am just tired. Tired of everything in my life right now. I am tired of being fat, tired of staying at home because I am too embarrassed to go out, tired of canceling plans with friends because I think they are embarrassed to be seen with me. But mostly, I am tired of myself making excuses of why I can't start living a healthier life. I keep telling myself why not next week, I am too busy this week. So I choose today to start this new beginning.

Snow again?

Posted by Paula on March 24, 2015 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

We are suppose to be having snow tonight through tomorrow morning & it stinks. I just hope this winter thing goes away soon. It is spring for heavens sake. I really want to start training next week & I will be so bummed if the weather isn't assisting in motivating me to get out on the trail. To cross train I plan to ride my bike. I really like 21 Day Fix, but I am so looking forward to exercise outside of the basement.

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