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Lark, a new app for food and fitness motivation

A friend of mine mentioned she was using a new app called Lark. As she described it, I decided I'd like to give it a try. It's free while in "beta mode". So far, I like it. I've used it for a whole week now. 

I've had a dilemma for awhile now, in that I realize I do better on my weight and fitness goals when I use trackers... but I get tired of using trackers. Yet whenever I do, my performance and diligence improves. I figured out that tracking is just how I keep my radar on my health…


Added by Dee on November 23, 2015 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

Lark and Me

This post just displays how the app Lark interacts with me about my daily food and fitness choices. It goes with my fuller description of the app in this post. …


Added by Dee on November 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

So far this is working for me.

Things I have noticed since going wheat free

1. I have more energy

2. I am sleeping better

3. I am having no depressive or suicidal thoughts (I suffer from severe depression)

4. No mid-afternoon crashes

5. I am a lot less hungry

6. The first 2 weeks it was hard to do my regular workouts I had low energy but after that I feel stronger and faster.

7. I have been losing a minimum of 1lb per week.

8. My skin is clearer

9. I am less…


Added by Flipper B on November 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Weekly update - 11/26

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. Hope it continues

Exercise - got on the treadmill 6 days. It is different from running outside, but I will keep at it.

Food - making better choices. Learning about true hunger & dealing with it.

Mood - Making effort to see things in a different light. Sometimes things don't look so bad through different perspective

Added by Paula on November 22, 2015 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Another holiday season is on us and for me this is the third one where I've been on maintenance.....YIKES. That is a first for me.

What I'm doing this year is a 30 day challenge on

This one is called "Step into the holiday health challenge" and I just finished day 1.   Have done several of the challenges and they are great! is free

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Added by MarthaG on November 18, 2015 at 9:47pm — 4 Comments

One week review and a cool motivational blog post

So... on November 6 I set some goals for the week of 11/9-11/15. A quick review of how I did: yikes, I blew it! 

I didn't really log carefully either... I vaguely recall being busy and skipping meals then eating crap when I got home. A lot like this week is going. 

I did no walking home; I think I did cook and bring leftovers once. A lot of skipped breakfasts. Sigh. This process does not proceed in a straight line. And I actually only worked out once, instead of getting more…


Added by Dee on November 18, 2015 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Update 11-17-15

I have tried to put posts on here a few times with my phone but then when I go to post it, it gives me a website error then I'm like screw it I wrote all that now it's gone:( Hoping this one works.

Well I've been doing really good still and losing but this last Saturday I was up1.2. I was super bummed because I did so good during the week and I have been exercising alot too. at Meeting she said with all the exercise maybe I need to up the water. Well went to a bday party that…


Added by Becky Trejo on November 17, 2015 at 10:36pm — 3 Comments

Wheat Free Week 3

Week 3? or is it week 4? All I know is I feel better. My skin is clearer. I am sleeping better and I am having less depressive thoughts and I am not crashing in the afternoons anymore. I also am waking up without an alarm and I have lost 4lbs. But I have had withdrawal symptoms which are not so fun. But it is easier every day. The force of habit is the worst part but I am learning to deal with it.

I resisted cronuts at a group run on Saturday. That was one of the hardest things I… Continue

Added by Flipper B on November 17, 2015 at 2:24pm — 4 Comments

Another Check-In

I made it back to a weigh-in last night. It's a crazy time of year with so many other things going on. I love my meeting and get there as often as possible, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. I was down 0.6 Not as much as I would have hoped since it was for a couple weeks. I was down more on Friday but had a few too many indulgences over the weekend. The holidays are on their way--do you have a game plan?

Added by Christy on November 17, 2015 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

Treadmill running

I got a treadmill about a week ago. I was continuing my runs outside, but it is getting too dark after work to continue them outside so I got on the treadmill for the 1st time. I am not sure if I like it or if I run as fast as I do outside. It is different for sure. Any opinions on this topic? Do you think you get as good a run on a treadmill?

Added by Paula on November 16, 2015 at 11:24pm — 5 Comments

Getting Closer to 100 lb mark

Weight Loss Journey: My 10 Tips For Weight Loss

I have been at this for almost a year now and have had great personal success. I can't even complain. It has been relatively easy for me to make these changes. Yes, there have been struggles and set backs but I have never let it completely take…


Added by Kristy Runyon on November 16, 2015 at 2:20pm — 4 Comments

Being sick...

Hey everyone,

It's been a few days since I've posted anything - I just wasn't near my computer..or rather, I couldn't bring myself to open it.

I haven't been feeling the best lately. I work in a retirement home and one of the residents had a bad cold - I think I caught it. It's starting to go away, thankfully! I had the weekend off so I spent the majority of it in bed sleeping, willing myself to get better for my upcoming work week. I've tried to eat as healthily as I could,…


Added by Karolynn C on November 15, 2015 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/18

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds

Exercise - I got in 3 runs, a walk, and one DVD that made me sore for 2 days!

Food - I did well most of the week, but fell off the wagon on Saturday.

Mood - unhappy with work & weight

Added by Paula on November 15, 2015 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Recipe Share

Hey ladies, I just have to share this recipe with you.  Its a healthier version of a pumpkin late that you can make at home.

You can make it with or without the protein powder depending on if you are using it in place of your morning smoothie or an after dinner treat on the upcoming chilly nights.

Pumpkin Late:

Ingredients (makes two servings)

- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk



Added by LindaB on November 15, 2015 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Stay Positive on a Crappy Day - It's About Your Mindset!

Okay, so today wasn't the best day. To be honest, it started around about 10 PM last night. I don't know what happened but I wasn't able to fall asleep because I had too many things on my mind. A lot of it had to do with the doctor's appointment I had yesterday - a lot happened that I'm not willing to disclose to the entire world. The guy I'm dating also had a crappy day, so he came over around midnight and we spent some quality time together before he had to go home to work on some things…


Added by Karolynn C on November 11, 2015 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

Trying New Things

Hey everyone,

I hope you all had a great start to your week. I've been really trying hard to find recipes to help me on my new healthy journey in life. Today, I tried not one, but two recipes that were new to me.

This morning I made myself some egg muffins with zucchini and cheese in them. If you're interested in the recipe, you can…


Added by Karolynn C on November 10, 2015 at 7:39pm — 3 Comments

Intro to Me!

Hey, what's up, hello!

This is my first of what I'm hoping to be many blog posts on here, so let me give you a quick run down of my situation (if you've already read my profile you can skim over this paragraph). I'm Karolynn, nice to meet you, stranger! I'm 26, Canadian, and 100+ lbs overweight. I'm planning on losing it the healthy way - no "diets" - just clean eating and exercise. Before…


Added by Karolynn C on November 8, 2015 at 5:03pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 11/7

Weight - down 0.4 pounds

Exercise - ran 3 days, walked 2 days. Lost one day to rain.

Food - good choices most of the time but realize I must track & manage my portions. I still struggle on weekends, but this Saturday was much better.

Mood - Anxious that I will not see the new year lighter than I am. Frankly I have said I will win this battle of the bulge each year & find myself where I am now. I really want to complete this weight loss so I can move on… Continue

Added by Paula on November 7, 2015 at 9:09pm — No Comments

One week vision

I just reviewed the goals I set on October 23, and realize I haven't made much progress. I'm always doing some exercise, but my focus on eating well comes and goes. I just looked at my activity log on MapMyWalk, which includes both my running and walking. Each month, I get between 35-55 miles combined walking and running. 

My weight doesn't change, because of my diet. So I decided to try the one day at a time approach, except, I'm going to do one WEEK at a time. Then, I'll…


Added by Dee on November 6, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Feeling stuck

I just been feeing lately like I'm stuck in the same spot. I really need to track but it's so overwhelming and seems so
Time consuming. I know I need to switch up exercise but it's seems hard to make those changes but damn it I wanna get out of the 200's already but still have 10-12 to lose and do that.
I really need to commit more to staying on track over the weekends too. By Monday I feel I'm in the same place and have to bust my ass all over again.

Added by Becky Trejo on November 4, 2015 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

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