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Week 7 -stayed the same

My weight this morning is the same as last week (150.8)  but, every other time I've stepped on the scale I was up!  So seeing the same weight today was a happy thing!  I want to break into the 140's, hopefully in the next couple weeks!

My stomach has continued to be a problem.  Which means I don't want fruits and veggies and I just want carbs and soothing foods.  I haven't had much of an appetite but those foods being higher calorie I'm still where I should be calorie-wise (although…

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Added by Erica on August 24, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 8/20

Weight - Up 0.2 pounds. Shocked as I have been eating so much this past week.

Exercise - Ran 21 miles. Biked 15.5 miles.

Food - Good choices, but this week I was so HUNGRY. Not sure what the heck it was about.

Mood - Feeling pretty good. Scared about the path this country is taking so I have been focusing more in my own world rather than globally.

Added by Paula on August 20, 2016 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Week 6 down -1.2! I've lost 6.7 in the last 6 weeks!!!! Yippee!!

So last week with my belly upset, I was concerned that I wouldn't lose or might even gain.  I wasn't eating much but then when I did eat it wasn't my usual healthy diet I wanted pretty much straight up carbs. Also I didn't get any walks or hikes in!   So I'm really glad to see a nice loss on the scale this week!     

Lots going on in the weeks before school starts.  Just trying to take in the most of the summer days that I can with my family!

I have some trips coming up in the…

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Added by Erica on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

August 16, 2016; lunch prep

Good morning! 

I've started meal prepping lunch this week! I have grilled chicken, brown rice, and vegetables available. I didn't put them all in ready to go containers due to lack of containers, but it's on my list of things to get! I'm hoping this is an easy way for me to grab a healthy lunch while my toddler runs around the house. haha 

So here's a question for you....

what are some afternoon snacks you enjoy?



Afternoon snack time I have a tendency…

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Added by Jackie on August 16, 2016 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Off to a good start

I am off to a good start this week. Yesterday I ran 8 1/4 miles yesterday. It is the longest distance I have run on a Sunday. Most of my runs are 4-6 miles, but I think it is good to push yourself every now & then. Today I got in a 15.5 miles bike ride. It was cooler & the wind was calm so it was like a perfect ride. I still struggle with food, but it is getting better. I have been holding steady for a while, so I need to really evaluate the diet & tweet it a bit. I still have my… Continue

Added by Paula on August 15, 2016 at 11:44pm — 3 Comments

Miss me? lol

 Hey Ladies! Ive missed you. Hope everyone has been having a great summer. So many things have happened since my last post Im not even gonna try to begin. I guess you could say I got out of my rut. I started working out consistantly and hard in July. Lifting weights regularly again and doin 2 hour a day cardio. Im waitressing again its a great job and tips and amazing. I lost 14 lbs in July. My weight is 166 now~~~ Of course my goal this month is to make it into the 50's by August. .. but…

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Added by Angie Y on August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 8/13

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 4 days. Even in this hot/humid weather I got in 19 miles. Slower of course.

Food - A bit of a struggle. Damn crackers & sun chips. I am a salt addict.

Mood - Happy to not be gaining weight & gradually learning to be more grateful.

Added by Paula on August 13, 2016 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Week 5 Lost -0.5

I've not felt great since Monday little appetite and on and off nauseous. Monday and Tuesday I didn't even eat half of the salad that I packed for work.  Today I was feeling much better until after lunch.  I'm not sure what is going on with me but when I do want to eat I want pure carbs, rice, oatmeal...bland carb-y foods.  I'm hoping that I feel better soon so I can get back to my normal eating!

Got some stuff done today regardless.  My daughter had her before school physical.  Then…

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Added by Erica on August 10, 2016 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Where is everyone?

It finally cooled off a bit making running much more enjoyable. Got in a 6 miler this morning. It is the first time in a while that I felt that good. Running in humid weather really isn't any fun. Looking for a new race to try. Not sure ifi want to do another 10k or make it a 5k. Everyone must be really busy since it has been super quiet here. Hope to be reading posts soon.

Added by Paula on August 7, 2016 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

Week 1 Again

Ok so I'm almost done with my first week of my new eating healthy plan, I hate to use the term "diet" because it makes me feel worse so I use new eating healthy plan. This week has been pretty tough, lots of cravings that I have been trying hard to ignore and not always succeeding. My husband has been a good support for me but he can only do so much, as he only needs to loose a few pounds where as I need to loose much, much, much more. I'm happy that he's willing to help, that makes it easier.… Continue

Added by Brittany on August 6, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 8/6

Weight - Up 0.4 pounds. Not upset by this. Why? It was our anniversary this week & we went to a B&B for an overnight. It was a 2 day eat time. I had fantastic Indian food, home made cookies, fire cooked pizza & cold stone ice cream. Yes all that in just 48 hours. But once home it was back on track! Damage control. I feel this is a NSV for me.



Exercise - Vacation week & I still ran 18 miles & got in an 11 mile bike ride. We took the bikes to Duluth & rode the… Continue

Added by Paula on August 6, 2016 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Week 4 lost 0.5!

So at first glance I was thinking that I needed to experiment and lower my calories. I stayed the same last week but had good losses the 2 weeks prior and now another loss.  Looking at the big picture, this is week 4 and I have lost 5 pounds total!  That is not bad at all and I'll take it and be happy!  I'm not suffering at all with the slightest hunger. I'm not feeling deprived!  During those 4 weeks I have been to 3 parties, gone out to eat at 2 restaurants, made my famous pizza and wings…

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Added by Erica on August 3, 2016 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

August 1, 2016; still here

I'm still here and still doing morning workouts! Well, actually we went to Ohio last week so I had about a week off of traditional workouts. We went swimming and I danced all night at the wedding...that counts right?!, haha! That was accompanied by the worst types of food though :(

Now that my working out has become almost second nature, I'm ready to start focusing on the food aspect of improving myself. I'm not exactly sure how I want to approach this. My breakfast and…

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Added by Jackie on August 1, 2016 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 7/30

Weight - Zero. Stayed the same. No surprise since I did eat more than usual. Glad it wasn't a gain actually.

Exercise - Always consistent when it comes to this. Ran 4 days. Biked 1.

Food - Always a battle here. It is improving but.....

Mood - Better.

Added by Paula on July 30, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Week 3... I stayed the same

I'm not upset at all I was on target all week and I even started a little bit of exercise.  I forgot to discuss with my doctor, last week if  I had the ok to start a little bit of exercise.  In my head as long as I'm not pushing myself and putting too much strain on my joints I think he would actually welcome it. 

As much as I wanted to have lost a half pound this week, to make my total loss over the 3 weeks to be 5 lbs, I know that around week 3 I usually have a slight stall and…

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Added by Erica on July 27, 2016 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Feeling It

I've been working on getting my mojo back after injuring my right knee in March. Thinking I'd just made it sore, I procrastinated about going to the doctor for 2 months. When I finally did, he said I'd torn the cartilage and they couldn't repair it. But, they could do arthroscopic surgery and remove the damaged cartilage. 

I had the surgery on June 17. It was quick and painless and I was back to a "normal" routine the next day. But I was advised to stop running and stick to activities…

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Added by Lisa Finley on July 27, 2016 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

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.

Added by Paula on July 23, 2016 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Busy week

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…

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

Still Steppin'

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…

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

July 16, 2016; still at it!

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! 

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

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