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Lisa Finley posted a status
"Thanks, Erica, for the welcome. So good to know that so many others are traveling the same path. I'm here to cheer you on, too."
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Weekly Update - 7/23

Weight - Up 0.2 pounds.Exercise - Ran 20 miles & a 14.4 mile bike ride. (I sound like a broken record)Food - I did eat more calories this week, but I was hungry & chose listening to my body.Mood - Improved.See More
21 hours ago
Erica commented on Lisa Finley's blog post The Prodigal Daughter
"Hi Lisa, welcome back! Unfortunately it happens! We are in similar boats with having to re-lose. Best wishes with kick starting your plan and I'll be around to cheer you on!!!"
Christy commented on Erica's blog post Busy week
"Way to go--sounds like a great week!"

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Butternut Ginger Soup With a Side of Diet Tips

ginger butternut squash soup with shrimp
This weekend I made the most amazing, simple soup and it reminded me of all the little things I do day-to-day to help me feel in control of my diet. Before we go any further let me establish I despise the word “diet” when used to represent calorie restriction for a short period of time solely for the purpose of losing weight. Instead I use it to simply mean “what I eat,” which I happen to take fairly seriously. I say fairly because I [...]

Shrimp Tacos With Peanut Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Peanut Sauce
This weekend I got back from our annual week at the shore, itching to cook something in my own kitchen that wasn’t pizza, hamburgers or cheesesteaks — the trifecta of beach food for us. I hit the grocery store after unpacking to restock the fridge and get some fresh food in the house. There happened to be shrimp on sale, which inspired me. Shrimp tacos sounded perfect,  a light, easy meal. To spice up the tacos I made a simple homemade peanut sauce using pantry ingredients I had [...]

Balsamic Beef With Zucchini

Bowl of Balsamic Beef with Zucchini
I am between summer trips at the moment so my kitchen has seen busier days. Last week I took the boys on our yearly mother-sons adventure (click here for photos and a  recap) and next week we head to the Jersey Shore for our annual week at the beach. I love summer! Right now I’m in my clean-out-the-fridge mode trying to use up perishables before we leave. The boys wanted burgers for dinner but I wasn’t in the mood. So I used [...]

Simple Oven-Roasted Brisket — My First!

My First Oven Roasted Brisket!
Cooking large cuts of meat isn’t something that came natural to me. Whole chickens, large roasts, even pork loins I used to find intimidating. I’m not sure why — in some ways they are easier to prepare than individual steaks or chops. Preheat the oven, pop them in, set a timer and boom! Dinner. They do require a bit more planning. You can’t just pull out a frozen brisket after work and have dinner on the table in an hour, which [...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beef

Slow Cooker Ginger Beef
It’s been 3 weeks since my last post but I’m still alive, I swear! A few weeks ago I started consulting for a small tech firm and my days have been filled with programming learning modules. I’m also still managing the gym and last I checked, I have two kids running around this place somewhere. I kid. I kid. I’m busy but I’m finding the details of calculating specific nutritional information for my ideas more than my lack of time holding me back from posting more. My [...]



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Weekly Update - 7/23

Posted by Paula on July 23, 2016 at 9:10am 0 Comments

Weight - Up 0.2 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 20 miles & a 14.4 mile bike ride. (I sound like a broken record)

Food - I did eat more calories this week, but I was hungry & chose listening to my body.

Mood - Improved.

Busy week

Posted by Erica on July 20, 2016 at 9:22pm 1 Comment

Today was WI day and I'm down another 1.5 LBS!  That's pretty good considering that we had our older daughter's graduation party this past Sunday!  It was fantastic but exhausting!  I cooked for 2 days then we had the party, it was a blur, then we had to clean up, pack up both cars, drive home then unpack everything, I was exhausted, maybe even a little dehydrated.  I felt ill.  I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to work on Mon. but I felt much better in the morning.  Work is crazy…


Still Steppin'

Posted by Christy on July 17, 2016 at 1:58pm 3 Comments

I just completed the 2nd week of my StepBet Challenge. So far, so good. I have been able to hit my goal Mon-Sat and then take a rest day on Sunday.

It has definitely motivated me to move a lot more. My husband is participating also, so we've been holding each other accountable. We are…


July 16, 2016; still at it!

Posted by Jackie on July 16, 2016 at 11:08am 3 Comments

I feel like working out in the morning is becoming routine. I don't really think twice about it or think of it as an option, I just do it. I like that. I also like that for the first time in my life if I miss a workout or it doesn't work with my schedule, I just move on to the next day. I used to feel like a failure for not being "perfect" but somehow my attitude is different. I'm liking it! 

Weekly Update - 7/16

Posted by Paula on July 16, 2016 at 8:58am 1 Comment

Weight - Down 1.0 pounds. It is going in the right direction.

Exercise - Ran 18 miles & got in a 14.5 mile bike ride. Running a new path lately. I love it.

Food - The struggle that never ends. I made good choices most of the week.

Mood - Much improved. I do suffer with depression. I am seriously considering seeing a therapist. Finding one is the hard part. Truth be told, I have not had the best luck with conventional medicine. Seems as standards on things… Continue

The Prodigal Daughter

Posted by Lisa Finley on July 14, 2016 at 10:20am 7 Comments

Three years ago, I dropped into this site weighing 10 pounds heavier than my goal weight. I had lost 53 pounds as a WW member and was worried that the weight was coming back. Because I was blogging elsewhere and it was difficult to keep up with two sites, I slipped away from this site.

I return today having gained nearly all of my weight loss back. I'm seeking a new environment that offers support and understanding of someone who's fallen off the wagon in a major way. I'm struggling…


Week 1 (-3 Lbs.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Erica on July 13, 2016 at 12:31pm 3 Comments

I guess I'm off to a good start!  YAY!!!  See, for me all it really just takes the switch going off in my head and prepping my food ahead of time!  It's not that hard and it actually makes me fell more organized in many ways.  I was just not in a good place.   

I'm feeling pretty good!  I had a good week, first week back from vacation and I'm caught up at work!  Which means I don't have to stress about that!  Sunday is our older daughters graduation party!  Yup she graduated high…


July 13, 2016; check in

Posted by Jackie on July 13, 2016 at 7:53am 1 Comment

I completed a 30 minute dumbbell routine this morning! Feels great! 

Food wise, I have been doing well the last couple of days. Over the weekend we had a huge family birthday party, so I overindulged  there and it leaked into Sunday, but this week has been a healthy one so far! 

Gotta go chase the baby!! He is taking off down the hallway! haha. 

& We have Movement!

Posted by LindaB on July 9, 2016 at 11:05am 3 Comments

Week two of the new job under the belt and it has confirmed my first impressions and that is "I have made the best decision!!"

I have gotten in some exercised between the incredible thunder storms with some runs, walks and today a Zumba class.  Yeah, a Zumba class.  I was pretty spastic, but I did sweat.  A friend of mine teaches some PiYo classes at this open gym along with a Buns class.  Its $5 a session.  The great thing is its on the way home from work now that I'm going in a…


Weekly Update - 7/9

Posted by Paula on July 9, 2016 at 9:06am 2 Comments

Weight - Down 0.6 pounds. So glad to stop the cycle of gaining!

Exercise - Ran 20 miles. No bike ride this week.

Food - still having a bad day here & there but progress is being made. If only eating was as easy as exercise!!

Mood - Working to stay positive.


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