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Paula liked Shannon H.'s blog post Why Do I Want This?
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Paula commented on Shannon H.'s blog post Why Do I Want This?
"You inspired me. When you posted that you needed to review, I decided to do the same. I have some same feelings. I want to be comfortable in my skin & I really want all my clothes to look good. I am guilty of wearing clothing I thnk will hide my…"
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I did it!

Today was my first 5k. It was a small race, which I think helped me not be so nervous. It was also called a fun run. It was a 5k walk or run & a half marathon. I am so incredibly happy with myself. I ran the entire race. My time was 33:12. I now…See More
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Christy commented on Shannon H.'s blog post Why Do I Want This?
"I could relate to so many of the things you posted. When I first started losing weight, a lot of it was for vanity sake. I wanted to be smaller and look better (not that there is anything wrong with that, but like you said, it isn't enough to…"
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I did it!

Posted by Paula on May 23, 2015 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Today was my first 5k. It was a small race, which I think helped me not be so nervous. It was also called a fun run. It was a 5k walk or run & a half marathon. I am so incredibly happy with myself. I ran the entire race. My time was 33:12. I now understand how every runner here gets addicted. I already want to do another one! It really helped give me the boost to try harder with my diet. I want to lose weight.

Why Do I Want This? <--and what is THIS?

Posted by Shannon H. on May 23, 2015 at 9:04am 2 Comments

Guys. I had a light bulb moment last weekend. I haven't really defined why I'm after this or what the hell "this" even is. Worse yet, when I started to I was really sad by the first thing I wrote down...

  • I want to look like a million bucks the next time I see my old co-workers and mentors (B., Br., Chr.) or any even remote acquaintances I might run into from my old job. 

Ok. What?!? Really? That was the FIRST thing you…

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Movement

Posted by Dee on May 22, 2015 at 6:13pm 1 Comment

Exercise has always been the easier part of the healthy lifestyle for me to get motivated by. Although I still have alot of slippage from my goals, I enjoy exercise and reset much more quickly than when I slip from my food goals. 

Last weekend, I participated in my 5th Bay to Breakers race in a row. The B2B is a 12k race, which is 7.6 miles and includes a classic San Francisco hill- the gravity defying kind! Here I am at the start of the race with my mom- this is her third…

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NSV

Posted by Paula on May 22, 2015 at 1:34pm 3 Comments

Since I have been so disappointed in the scale readings lately I decided to take some measurements to see if there has been any change. The last time I did that was 3 months ago. Well my thighs are 1/2 inch smaller than they were. Even though I have not lost weight in the last 3 weeks, I did have a loss. Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I have had some bad food moments, but I am going to get on it anyway. My first 5k is tomorrow too & I am so nervous but I will finish it even if I am walking it… Continue

Here I Am.

Posted by Sandy H. on May 21, 2015 at 10:02pm 1 Comment

Hello fellow Bloggers!

I am new to blogtolose.com! I found this while looking for an outlet/ motivator for my new goals in fitness. First, I do want to tell my story and the hopefully I will post my goals, some of my favorite healthy recipes, and ideas in later posts. I have promised myself to be totally honest to you…

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Has it really been two weeks?!

Posted by Dee on May 21, 2015 at 8:38pm 3 Comments

Well since my goal is to post once per week, I guess I only missed one. But two weeks feels like a long time! 

Lots to report. My motivation is coming back, but I did have a few setbacks. Fortunately, they were time/illness setbacks rather than "I just don't feel like it" setbacks. 

I'm excited about this new app (new to me) for tracking what I eat. I found calorie tracking to be helpful to me my first time around with weight loss; it made me SO aware of what I…

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Healthy lunch

Posted by Angie Y on May 21, 2015 at 7:32pm 2 Comments

 Today was GREAT! I woke up at 530 AM because I was THAT excited about seeing my cousin I havent talked to in 6 months. I had a good breakfast Toast with PB and a cutie. Then I cleaned the house a bit and waited for lunch to get here. So Lunch got here and we went to Buffalo Wild Wings... We both got a grillled chicken salad and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Its a pretty large salad with a chicken breast that has been coated in your favorite sauce.  I got the Asian Zing nomnom!!! It was so great I…

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Brutally Honest

Posted by Christy on May 21, 2015 at 3:01pm 6 Comments

I took a brutally honest look back at my food tracker over the past couple of weeks. Admittedly, my view of "good" choices is a little bit skewed because I have been pregnant and/or maintaining my weight for almost 2 years now. There was plenty of wiggle room for indulgences under those circumstances. I found myself saying "yes" or "why not" to a lot of the things I used to say "no" to. I found myself ordering burger and fries when we picked up instead of the regular grilled chicken and…

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Killin my workouts...

Posted by Angie Y on May 20, 2015 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

   So just loggin my workouts.. Im KILLIN it. Last night I did  a 60 minute turbofire and had a mixed arm/shoulder lift.  Today I did a 20 minute HIIT and a 40 minute turbofire!!! Im not lifting tonight. Im planning on having a good weekend of lifting.  Tomorrow my cousin who I havent seen in months is taking me out to lunch, Im going to try my hardest to make good decisions! Ill let yall know how that works out tomorrow! lol  Then after lunch Im going to kill another turbo workout! I think…

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Seed Corn?

Posted by Angie Y on May 20, 2015 at 5:30pm 5 Comments

okay ladies..^^^ this right here has been the issue for me since the beginning of Feb.  When I was training on the treadmill at the Y.... I created this seed corn.. at least I think that is what it is from doing tons of internet research. I have no insurance, which means no doctor for me. Ive been trying to do what…

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