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Day 3: Pushing myself

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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Added by Shante Miller on March 27, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Fat :-)

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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Added by Krista T. on March 27, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Day 2: the hardest parts

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

Holding It In

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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Added by Krista T. on March 26, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

New Beginnings

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.

Added by Shante Miller on March 25, 2015 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Snow again?

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.

Added by Paula on March 24, 2015 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Still here

Trying to get myself motivated. Just wanted everyone to know that I'm still here and trying to come on and read to maybe push my motivation. If I ever break out of this stagnation it will be a glorious thing. I lost a little weight around the time I started posting. Then my motivation dwindled and the pounds came back. I'm sitting here feeling how tight my formerly "big pants" are. Not a good sign, or a good feeling. 



Trying to snap myself out of it, because... there's…

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Added by Dee on March 24, 2015 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

Life with 2

It's been 1 week since I had the baby and we are working on getting settled into life at home with 2 kids. So far I've had tons of help, but next week I'll be flying solo during the day. My in-laws were here for a few days and now my parents are here. My husband went back to work yesterday, but I still have their help during the day until Sunday. Next week will be the true test when I am alone.

My only concern right now is making sure my little ones get what they need. I…

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Added by Christy on March 24, 2015 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Not giving up

I am still struggling with eating. I want to lose this weight. I know that the only way I will lose weight is diet. I just really need to find the balance. I have read that if you're not losing weight, up the water content. I have been trying to drink more. I realize that even my "bad" days are nothing compared to "bad" days of yesterday. Always room for improvement. I have been adding greens 4 times a week. It has been baby kale & baby spinach. We just eat it steamed & topped with… Continue

Added by Paula on March 23, 2015 at 11:27pm — 2 Comments

i finally succumbed

It finally hit me as hard as I tried to keep it at bay. I'm sick. Sinus infection and all its happy fun times it brings. Not the worst I've had and honestly I'm more exhausted than anything because I'm sleeping horribly. I've now missed two days of training. I'm sad but not stressed over it. I know if I exercise through it it'll just last longer. So I'm working towards rest and doing a whole lot of nothing although I couldn't give up getting my 10k steps in each day. I'm on a 15 day streak…

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Added by Ovelia19 on March 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekend of Fun and Food!

Hi All!  Hope you had a great weekend and are relaxing on this Sunday night.  I just got back a few hours ago from my weekend in upstate NY and I am super tired.

Friday I woke up early and felt pretty awful.  I made myself get out there and run a couple of miles and it was cold but I felt better after.  I got home and did my squats/daily exercises, took a shower then headed out to Albany.  I really wasn't feeling great yet so I just had a banana for breakfast and stopped at Starbucks…

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Added by Krista T. on March 22, 2015 at 7:23pm — 5 Comments

Positive Attitude Has Made All The Difference

http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-goals-week-3.html

After posting my last blog, my cousin commented that the weight I lost is equivalent to her almost 4 year old son.  Putting it in those terms are crazy to me.  I lost a 4 year old.  Today I am wearing jeans that actually zip and button.  I can't tell you the last time I wore jeans that zipped.  I have been wearing…

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Added by Kristy Runyon on March 22, 2015 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

Check In: 3/22/2015

Last Week's Reflection

Body Image: Starting to get down again. As I try to find outfits that work for job interviews it gets frustrating. The last time I interviewed for a job was 20 pounds ago...going shopping was frustrating yesterday and I wouldn't try a single thing on. 

Fitness: Only got 1 of my workouts in. No excuses--I chose to prioritize the job search big time working…

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Added by Shannon H. on March 22, 2015 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Fly on The Wall

I'm here, just kinda being a fly on the wall.  Everyone is doing so well.  ....and me, well not so much.

I've been kinda floundering lately for many reasons ... seems I let life get in the way of my health way too often.  Its hard being a wife, mom, employee, friend and having a caretakers heart.  Its not a bad thing except when I loose sight of me and taking care of me.  There is so much going on right now.  I'm in the middle of a software upgrade that I'm project leader on; my…

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Added by LindaB on March 22, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Week in review

Weight - Up .4 pound. Down 8.4 since Day 1. Really hoping to have lost 10 pounds by the first week in April.



Fitness - Completed Round 2 of 21 Day Fix. I bought my running shoes for my 1st 5k. Will be training in 3 weeks.



Body Image - Learning to accept my body. All the exercise seems to be slowly getting this old body in better shape.



Mood - I have made the decision to be more positive & letting things go that just don't really matter has… Continue

Added by Paula on March 21, 2015 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

March Goals - Week 2 : Exercise

http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-goals-week-2-exercise.html

This week my focus will be on exercise.  Specifically my goal is to do 3 different work outs at least 3 days this week.  Last week I bought some resistance bands and a Biggest Loser Yoga DVD from Amazon so those will be two of the three.  The third I am thinking of simply taking a walk.  We have a gorgeous…

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Added by Kristy Runyon on March 20, 2015 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

The Funeral

Today was my Mother's funeral.

I did not enter this day with any expectations nor with any high hopes, as I knew that to do such a thing would be futile.

Instead, I gave myself permission.

I gave myself permission to do anything that I damn well pleased. For today only, if I truly felt that I "needed" to smoke, I would. If I truly felt that I "needed" to drink myself into oblivion, that would be okay too. I gave myself permission to just be and that it would be okay. I…

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Added by Stephanie D on March 19, 2015 at 11:31pm — 2 Comments

Staying Healthy in an Office - Food

So as you know, I am a CPA and I work for a large CPA firm.  What this means is long hours, stress, sitting too long, and TONS of free food.  Now I know that might not sound like a bad thing, but when you are trying to eat healthy it can be a little challenging.  This week has literally been one of the craziest weeks when it comes to the amount of food I’ve seen in this office that I passed by (yes, I did not give in once!  Thanks, Lent!

Monday - team training during lunch - lunch was…

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Added by Krista T. on March 19, 2015 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

Heart Health for Women

Many of us are focused on losing weight and that is a good goal.  When I started back in 2011 weight loss was one of my goals, but honestly, getting healthy was an even more important one.   Although to a certain extent the two go hand in hand.

Recently I was interviewed for an article on heart health for women and four of us were featured.....of of whom had issues with our hearts. For women the signs of a heart attack are often different than they are for men, so it is…

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Added by MarthaG on March 19, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Windy Wednesday

It is SO cold and windy here in Boston (as I'm sure it is everywhere) but damn!  I was just getting excited about warmer weather but it was such a tease - back to the teens tomorrow morning :-/.  For some reason the cold feels so much worse in March than it does in February.  Only a few more weeks of it though (fingers crossed!)

Not much else to report today.  Work was not so great so I made it better by going to Starbucks to get an iced coffee with soy.  It was DELICIOUS and…

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Added by Krista T. on March 18, 2015 at 9:08pm — No Comments

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