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Erica commented on MarthaG's blog post Still Tracking After All These Years
"Martha you are a testiment to how successful tracking is! I'm back to tracking as I had really fallen off the wagon while I wasn't well. Anyway it works!!! You are such a great role model!"
Jan 13
Erica commented on MarthaG's blog post Still Tracking After All These Years
"Martha you are a testiment to how successful tracking is! I'm back to tracking as I had really fallen off the wagon while I wasn't well. Anyway it works!!! You are such a great role model!"
Jan 13

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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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Happy New Year!

Posted by Erica on January 13, 2017 at 6:50am 0 Comments

I can't believe how quickly time flies! Well I'm back to tracking my food with my fitness pal and I have already lost 2 pounds :) Sure it's not much but it's just the motivation that I need to move forward. I'm feeling much better than I have felt in a long time and taking this opportunity to get my habits in order and move toward getting my weight back to a healthy place. I have to run now, work awaits! But I will be back soon! So glad to see some of my log time friends still posting and… Continue

Still Tracking After All These Years

Posted by MarthaG on January 11, 2017 at 7:42pm 4 Comments

Back in 2010 it became clear to me that I had to do something about my weight which had crept up to the mid 220's and it wasn't coming down. As a first step I decided to track what I ate and set a reasonable calorie goal. What I didn't do was commit to staying within that calorie goal so when dinner rolled around and I was almost out of calories, I'd say "Oh well! there's always tomorrow," and just eat. It certainly showed me why I wasn't losing weight. 

Then in…


Weekly Update - 1/3

Posted by Paula on January 3, 2017 at 8:55am 2 Comments

Weight - Down .4 pounds.

Exercise - Running 5 days a week. I have cut back since I am not sure if I hurt my high hamstring. I ran 15 miles.

Food - I am making better choices. I did not gain weight in the last 4 weeks of December.

Mood - Positive.

2016 was better than 2015. Although I am not at goal, I lost 15 pounds from 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016. I ran 5 races in 2016. Here is to 2017.

Day 1 complete

Posted by Onnie Michalsky on January 2, 2017 at 9:55pm 1 Comment

My day is over. I'm about to get a shower and hit the hay. I did all I said I was going to do today. This morning Jason (DH) and I did our first CD from the Focus T-25 series. It was tough but we made it through. I wasn't dripping sweat as I do with Insanity, but my body, calves especially were feeling it.

I then wrote down all my food that I planned to eat for the day, accounting for calories and stuck to it all day. Jason even took a break from plowing to drive me to the store to…


2017 Resolutions

Posted by Onnie Michalsky on January 1, 2017 at 11:15pm 0 Comments

So cliche! New Year's Resolutions. It's a new year, a new me. Not that I don't like the current me, but in order to want to change, you must be dissatisfied with how you are now. And so...I resolve to change starting today, January 1st...what better day is there? A bonus too, since it is Sunday, again... a perfect day to start! Today I blog and make my SMART goals. Tomorrow I wake up, do T-25 and meal plan. Then at night I teach cardio dance. 2 workouts in one day won't be a bad way to kick…


Weekly Update 12/10

Posted by Paula on December 10, 2016 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. When it stays here or goes lower I will believe it is a loss vs. fluctuation.

Exercise - Ran 5 days. Got in 27 miles this week. Treadmill miles are not fun like outdoor running is.

Food - I did reign in a bit more this week, but there is much more that needs doing.

Mood - Okay.

I think I am the only one who blogs here anymore. I feel silly sometimes posting, but I am doing this to help me hold myself accountable. Maybe folks… Continue

Weekly Update - 12/3

Posted by Paula on December 3, 2016 at 7:33am 0 Comments

Weight - Zero. No change.

Exercise - Ran the treadmill 5 days this week. 25 miles.

Food - I need to make changes here. I have lost weight since the beginning of the year, but want to lose more.

Mood - Tired. It has been gray & blah since last weekend. I need sun.

I really wanted to lose 5 more pounds by the end of the year. I am not sure if I will make it, but I am going to give it my best shot.

Weekly Update - 11/26

Posted by Paula on November 26, 2016 at 7:34am 0 Comments

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds. No surprise after Thanksgiving. I have still lost 13.8 pounds since New Years.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. The 5 mile Turkey Trot was fun. It didn't prevent the gain.

Food - I really need to focus more on Eating clean wholesome foods. I have been leaning to much to processed.

Mood - Up & down.

My story of Struggling for Fit Shape

Posted by Emma Jones on November 22, 2016 at 11:50am 0 Comments

Since the early childhood I have always being a little bit plump. It never seemed a real problem for me as I thought that situation was under my total control. As the time showed, I was wrong. When I became older things started to go wrong and my problem with excess weight started growing together with the number of kilos on the scales.

First Fails

Fitness industry becomes more popular every day and I decided not to stay aside. I found the nearest gym next to my house and…


Weekly Update - 11/19

Posted by Paula on November 19, 2016 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. I was really getting upset seeing it climb. I have to work harder.

Food - The fact is I really have to get this under control. Weight loss is 80% diet. There is no exercising away a bad diet.

Exercise - Ran 5 days on the dreadmill. This year we had cable down in the basement so it is a little more tolerable.

Mood - Still suffering with anxiety. Worried about everything. Praying gas been more intense than ever.

I can't believe… Continue


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