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Harder than I Thought

Since around Christmas, I've been a bit out of control with my eating habits and more so since our trip to Disney. The scale confirmed the other day that I'm a mess. Up 10#s. Its time to reel it in because I'm not getting any younger ya know. I can…See More
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Feeling good

So I decided to go with the rest option yesterday. And I actually rested. I got in my 10k steps and that's about all I did yesterday. My body is thanking me for it. I feel good. I also went and got a massage yesterday and it was nice but it could…See More
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Harder than I Thought

Posted by LindaB on February 1, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Since around Christmas, I've been a bit out of control with my eating habits and more so since our trip to Disney. The scale confirmed the other day that I'm a mess. Up 10#s. Its time to reel it in because I'm not getting any younger ya know. I can not keep going like this. I have goals and I want to reach them. Turning the big 5-0 this year and I want to weigh so much less than I do now.

So why haven't I gotten my real in gear? Good question - Cause I don't know. Sabotage I suppose. …


Feeling good

Posted by Ovelia19 on February 1, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

So I decided to go with the rest option yesterday. And I actually rested. I got in my 10k steps and that's about all I did yesterday. My body is thanking me for it. I feel good. I also went and got a massage yesterday and it was nice but it could have been a million times better if I hadn't got an on-call call in the middle of it. Just reminded me why I never get massages when i'm on call. Because inevitably they always call me smack in the middle of it. Work is the reason why I can't have…


It's A Wash

Posted by Lynn on February 1, 2015 at 7:39am 1 Comment

I decided to take Paula's advice and step on the scale this morning.  Even though I had been off track all week.  Yesterday in particular in a big way.  Turns out the scale stayed the same which is all I was hoping for. 


Plan for today is to focus on all things whole and healthy to start the week and month off on the right foot.


Heading to the gym alone today. 

Husband wasn't interested which usually would have kept me at home as well.

Not today…


21 Days

Posted by Paula on January 31, 2015 at 11:36pm 1 Comment

I start the 21 Day Fix tomorrow. If you have not seen the infomercial it is the latest program from Beachbody. It came with 6 DVDs so I am looking forward to the new exercise routine. But the main reason that I bought it was for the diet program. Everyone who reads my posts knows I struggle with food more than exercise. This is a simple eating plan. No calorie counting ( I cheered when I realized this). It is portion controlled. It comes with these color coded containers and with a simple math… Continue

Sticking With What Works

Posted by Julia M. on January 31, 2015 at 6:55pm 3 Comments

So I finally did it.  I decided to join up with Weight Watchers again.  Last time around I only signed up for their online tools.  This time I signed up for meetings plus their online tools.  There's just something about being weighed by someone else and the accountability that provides.  I'm excited about it.  Lately I've been trying to watch what I eat but find it so difficult to be consistent.  Having a plan and being organized is really what works for me. I'll be going to the Monday…


Wow...Mood DOES affect your activity level! Learning how to use it to one's advantage!

Posted by Stephanie D on January 31, 2015 at 10:08am 2 Comments

Yesterday, I woke up feeling pretty good after taking a personal inventory of the fitness items I had on hand. I then experienced an "A-Ha!" moment that helped me realize that my work-outs don't need to be a chore, at which point I felt extremely motivated. I was ready to conquer the world! Thirty minutes later, clad in yoga pants and a comfy t-shirt, I was ready for my trail hike and eager to enjoy the miraculous and beautiful outdoors.

And then the phone rang.

It was the…


Drawing a Fence

Posted by LindaB on January 31, 2015 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Chantelle you got me thinking.....Now that I recognized my failings - what do I do to turn myself around?

My mom use to be a bowler.  And when I was a kid she would take me and my brother to the bowling ally.  Back then they used paper forms to keep score.  When ever one of us would throw gutter ball after gutter ball she would draw a fence between the next frame in hopes that would end a bowlers bad streak.

Today I am drawing a fence on my next frame.  I need to end the…



Posted by Lynn on January 31, 2015 at 7:59am 2 Comments

HaHa.  If you're a football fan you would get a laugh out of that one.  (GO PATS)  If you're not, google deflate-gate. 


In all seriousness I feel deflated.  It started last Friday and it lasted all last week up to and including take out last night at 9pm.  I think it is from seeing some quick and easy results the first two weeks I was on track combined with some emotional eating of a difficult week at work and home.  Not a recipe for success in my…


Week In Review - Loss

Posted by Paula on January 31, 2015 at 7:48am 1 Comment


1.2 pounds from last week. Down 5.4 from day 1

Body Image

I still cringe when faced with the mirror. I got big butt & thighs.


I did my PiYo/T25 routine this week. They are 30 minutes so no excuses. I did buy 21 Day Fix. I start that on Sunday.


Working in an office that receives “samples” of snack…



Posted by Ovelia19 on January 30, 2015 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

So my alarm went off at 530 morning and I saw the snow all over the ground and it was still snowing and all my ambition flew out the window and I went back sleep for almost another 2 hours. I got up packed my gym stuff and headed to work. I was bored out of my mind nothing to do and the scrappy weather made me lazy. So I skipped out at noon, bit I didn't waste the time I went to the gym and swam my 30 minutes. I got .57 miles in and then I hopped on the treadmill and did a mile to help with…



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