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Frustration Leads to Resolution

So I visited my orthopedic doctor yesterday for a follow up appointment. I had gotten a cortisone shot in my knee two weeks ago to help with the advanced osteoarthritis that was flaring up. Two weeks ago he told me I'd need a knee replacement in the next three years, and come back if it bothers me again and we'd take next steps.

His version of "next steps" is telling me to lose weight. Um, duh. I already knew that. I was 115 pounds when I graduated, I'm 230 pounds now. I know…


Added by Krista on October 24, 2016 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

How much do I need the scale?

So I've been doing Weight Watcher Smart Points (on my own) for 3 weeks now, without weighing myself. I was gonna weigh myself on Friday, but then I realized it was the week before ahem TOM. Before when I did weight watchers I learned to skip that week of weighing because I wouldn't like what the scale said, and unfortunately the scale has the ability to ruin my whole day. So knowing this I decided to skip this week. I went to work yesterday and got my first "are you losing weight?" From one of… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 23, 2016 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 10/22

Weight- Up 0.2 pounds. A miracle considering the snacking this week.

Exercise- Ran 6 days this week. No bike.

Food - Ugh! I had too many mini binges.

Mood - Good. Today I did the Haunted Hustle 5k. No plans to go crazy but ended up with a PR (27 min 53 sec)

Added by Paula on October 22, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Smart Points, My Oldest Son turns 18, too much good/bad food!!

So this last week I've been trying Smart Points and so far I think I really like it. I guess we'll see if I lose weight, that will decide if I like it;) I see how it kind of forces you to make better choices, and because of WHAT I'm eating I truly haven't been hungry at all and I feel thinner. I'm not gonna weigh myself until Friday I think. But so far so good!!

So yesterday my oldest baby Jonah turned 18. It's so bittersweet watching your kids grow up. I love the age he is now and… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 16, 2016 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 10/15

Weight - Down 1.8 pounds. Going in the right direction.

Exercise - Ran 18 miles & a 15.5 mile bike ride.

Food - Really made more "whole food" choices. But I did indulge in my salty snacks. Ugh!

Mood - Feeling better seeing a loss.

Added by Paula on October 15, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

I feel FAT

I have been feeling like Henrietta Hippo this week. Everything is bothering me. My clothes feel crappy. I am not sure if it is because I had a crappy weigh in last week or what. I have decided I must fix the eating issue. The mindless snacking be it on good or bad food must stop. I was toying with not calorie counting but decided against it as I know I will get sloppy with my eating system nice I am not tracking. It is just so frustrating as I seem to have stalled on weight loss.

Added by Paula on October 12, 2016 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Broken Zipper

so I knew that I was not going to diet on Saturday at dinner and was careful all week so I could splurge.

Had a great anniversary dinner with a bottle of Chianti and veal and risotto for dinner. Going good then as the evening ended my napkin fell to the ground, i went down to pick it up and the zipper on the back of my dress broke.  Fortunately I had a jacket on. 

I wanted to cry. This would never have happened before.  I felt like this was such a FAT thing to happen.  All…


Added by Robin on October 10, 2016 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Smart Points?

Is anyone doing the Weight Watchers Smart points plan? A few years ago when I was losing weight steadily (1.5 lbs a week) I did the old Flex Points plan, or Momentum. I did really well on that plan, I felt like I was eating like a normal person. I was trucking right along getting closer to my goal weight, I was down 25lbs. Then they changed the plan to points plus and I immediately stopped losing weight. Got unmotivated, started having pound creep, add a little autoimmune disease (Hoshimoto… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 8, 2016 at 9:11pm — 5 Comments

Weekly Update - 10/8

Weight - Up 2.4 pounds. WTF? Fluctuation? Ugh!

Exercise - Rocked it as usual with running & bike ride.

Food - I am not sure what the heck. I guess I really need to evaluate sodium as I cannot seem to get enough.

Mood - The scale does dictate mood for me. It should improve tomorrow.

Added by Paula on October 8, 2016 at 8:59am — 2 Comments


Showed a slight gain probably from Chipotle yesterday even though I did the brown rice and left off many of the toppings. Perhaps too much sodium or just too many calories for a lunch. Regardless, it has got me down but not defeated.  

I had a fairly light lunch and yogurt for breakfast.  Hoping to skip dinner.  Need to exercise but life got in the way yesterday as I had to sew up a quick Halloween costume without a pattern.  

Saturday is going to be difficult…


Added by Robin on October 6, 2016 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Weekend Camping

I thought I would lose weight camping but the scale stayed the same. I was walking, bike riding, running, etc and no change.  At least no gain.

I need to get a pound off by the weekend.  We are going to Salvatore's in San Diego to celebrate our anniversary and I don't want to feel guilty about the great food and wine.  I want it to be a great Saturday.  I won't overindulge but will have a good time.  I am already studying the menu and think i will stay away from a full pasta dish to…


Added by Robin on October 4, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments


I've been forgetting to blog.  Oops. 

Oh well, nothing much to report.  I've been focusing on walking and working on the house.  My diet seems to go well until the weekend, but then it goes all to crap because when you are doing a ton of demo, you just want some Gatorade and pizza.  LOL  Especially since I'm in the south and it's still pretty darn hot down here!  I am happy, however, that we have finally finished demo…


Added by Jewlz on October 4, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

Blog to Lose

I have read that those who blog do well with eliminating pounds. It is certainly worth a try.  I have been trying to figure out the right plan for me to use to rid myself of at least 20 pounds.  I lost 35 pounds and have managed to keep them off but I have never reached my goal.  At this point, I am not even sure what my goal should be.  In the meantime, I will lose 20 pounds and see if I feel the need to go lower.

Added by Judy Allen on October 2, 2016 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Follow me on instagram :-)

I'm so busy right now with life that I am going to be primarily using my IG page as a place to check in. I would love more followers! My IG name is ali_gettingfit and you can also find me on WW connect as ali140

Hope to see some of you there! 

Added by Ali on October 1, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 10/1

Weight - Down 2.0 pounds. Can you say happy dance???

Exercise - 18 miles of running & 15 miles bike ride.

Food - Work in progress.

Mood - Hopeful now that the scales is going in the right direction.

Added by Paula on October 1, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Checking in

I just wanted to stop by to say hello.  I have now been diagnosed with migraines.  I've been headache free for a week now, so feeling tons better.  But I'm still feeling a little weak and shaky.  Idk if something more is going on or if it is just part of it.  I've had good days and bad days with food.  My appetite has ben down with not feeling well but it also means I'm just grabbing for whatever and not wanting to prep and cook and whenever I don't feel well I gravitate toward comfort…


Added by Erica on September 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Made it through the weekend

I was concerned about the weekend due to a lack of control but made it through and did pretty well.  Claim Jumper was easy.  I knew what i was going to order before I got there (spinach salad) and stuck to it.  I did take a couple calamari but literally just a couple.


Now back to the work week where I have control.  The only glitch is the pot luck.  I made turkey chili.  No one knows it is with turkey and I am not going to tell.  Turkey, tomatoes, seasoning and pinto beans. …


Added by Robin on September 27, 2016 at 11:21am — 1 Comment


My FB has been blowing up with debate stuff.  Some of it pretty snarky.  So, I think it's best if I avoid it for the next couple of days and stay out of the peanut butter.  I say that because I've been saying that the two 'leaders' are different halves of one rotten nut. 

Anyways, on to the important stuff.  I did do my walk yesterday and I'm getting ready to go on one today.  I'm feeling a bit tired after a busy day…


Added by Jewlz on September 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


I had a vacation day to burn & today was the day. I woke up feeling like I caught a cold. It was windy & I thought of skipping out of my bike ride, but I did it anyway. It was cold. About 54 degrees and with the wind it was cold. I got in 15 miles and with the wind it was some work out. Yesterday I ran 6.2 miles. I got caught in the rain,but since it was 65 it didn't feel that bad either. I am thinking of signing up for a 10k October 8th. Not sure since I have not really wanted to race.… Continue

Added by Paula on September 26, 2016 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

Unintended Break

Took a little break from blogging, but not tracking.  So, it wasn't to blow my diet.  Nope.  I was sick.  For almost 5 days!  Terrible head cold and I just felt horrid.  I know I went over my diet cals due to the shot of amaretto I sipped each night to try to keep from coughing.  It was really the only thing that helped.  I would have that after dinner, take my meds, then run the cool mist humidifier.  Then I could sleep.  :)…


Added by Jewlz on September 26, 2016 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

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