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Long time, No Blog

I knew it had been awhile since my last post...but I didn't realize it has been almost a month since writing anything with substance! Don't get me wrong, I'm here every day checking in with other people and hearing about how Erica is rockin' the weights and noticing changes, LindaB is walking her butt off, and Martha enjoying all her spare time now that she's retired. We've also had several new people join us in the past few days--welcome! I look forward to hearing about your…


Added by Christy on August 22, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

22 AUG 14, Day 2 09:18

Took a walk yestreday around the block and sweated off about thirty pounds of water.....took a photo and determined to start now.

My salad for dinner was quite tasty and the fact that I didn't need three or four drinks while preparing the meal made it altogether wonderful. My right lower leg has been swelled up for a number of years now and, while there's no pain or discomfort associated with it, I know I need to do something. While I had insurance, I was taking fish…


Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 22, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Last hurrahs of summer

The kids go back to school next week on Wed.  I cannot tell you where this summer went!?  I guess one week in CA, one week recovering from surgery, Olivia's fractured finger and what felt like a million doctor appointments, combined with working a lot makes it just fly by!  We had a few great beach days, a bunch of great boat days on the lake with my sister and her BF, an oyster festival, my sister's house warming party, we served at 16 weddings and we have 11 left to go!   

We had a…


Added by Erica on August 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Another pound bites the dust!

I'm noticing my body changing so much in the last week.  I'm also seeing my body fat % go down.  I can see my face looking slimmer in photos and my clothes are back to fitting me like they did when I bought them.  Me exercise routine is stuck now and I'm having fun with it.  I'm just chugging along and telling myself every step of the way the way that there is no end in site.  This is my new life!!!  It's great working out with my husband.  I can't do the big lifts without him.  We really…


Added by Erica on August 20, 2014 at 7:28am — 3 Comments

369 Days

The last three weeks have been very hectic.  Even though we are on summer hours (4x10) we have actually been working 11 and 12 hour days and more.  Going in at 6 and getting home at 7 is draining.  So many changes going on in our school district.  Including a software upgrade that has a ripple effect that I've been responsible for in my department.

So with this the last Friday off before staff return on Monday; my husband surprised me with a weekend gettaway to Saint Simon Island,…


Added by LindaB on August 15, 2014 at 9:57pm — 3 Comments

Down another half pound :)

I definitely got my groove back!   I'm lifting heavy for the last 2 weeks, a little sore in the wrist but not bad.  I can see the benefits of this program it really pushes you to increase your strength! I see the surgeon next week so we will see what he says.  I'm pretty much alternating Stronglifts 5x5 days with c25k days.  With a rest day or two thrown in.  My collar bones are emerging and my upper trapezius muscles are noticeable.  It's always the mid-section that is the last to shed…


Added by Erica on August 13, 2014 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Holly goes Bolly- who knew #wycwyc would help me find my groove again?

Since I learned last weekend that you do not need a blow torch to change a shower head, I decided to hold off on exploring projects requiring shop skills until I had proper supervision.

What is a gal to do for fun?

I received an email at work that basically said, “Hey you, the one who will not step foot in the gym, and needs exercises that do not require a change of clothes and and a shower in the middle of the workday, come to this conference room at noon for a Bollywood… Continue

Added by Holly R on August 8, 2014 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

Goal status

Met my July walking goal of 50 miles My August goals are walk 50 miles, 1 dance class, and complete 10, 20 minute sessions focused on strength building. So far, I have walked and taken a Bollywood class.

Added by Holly R on August 8, 2014 at 8:12pm — 2 Comments


Just a quick post so y'all know I'm somewhat alive.

I'm training hard for the upcoming Avon Walk (Breast Cancer Foundation) in October.  39 miles in 2 days.  WOW.  Right now, I'm a head of my training schedule from where I was last year.  I've already completed my longest walk of the year which was 11.25 miles in a smidge over 3 hours.  Last year, I didn't hit that until mid to late September.  So I'm doing well.  Even picking up my mph increments.

Food wise .... well, I kinda…


Added by LindaB on August 7, 2014 at 10:36pm — 6 Comments


As a large person, it is not fun to go shopping. I don’t like finding an outfit I love it no in a size that fits. I mean come on, just because I am large does not mean I want to only wear Disney characters…LOL…I have a lot of clothes in my closet. Most are from my weight loss a few years ago. I only have a few items that fit at the moment. I do have a few pairs of size 24 pants, my current size, that do not fit. You get it. Some clothes are made smaller than others….drum roll…


Added by Mary Wilkinson on August 6, 2014 at 11:28am — 4 Comments

Day 1

Successful day. I was able to wake up @ 5 am and attended crossfit @ 530 jogged a bit after t

Added by Wendy Herrera on August 4, 2014 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

Week 1 - Setting goals!!!!!!!

Weekly goals

  1. Go to the gym twice this week
  2. Use my tread climber twice this week
  3. Walk the dog  each night
  4. Track my food each day even on the weekend!
  5. Drink only water & green teas, and my morning coffee black

Added by Mary Wilkinson on August 4, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

How is it going?

Last week I had my daughter home with me the entire week because Daycare was closed.  As much as I wanted to scream, it was nice having one on one time with her - although I could tell by the end of every day she was bored with me.  It doesn't help that I had to work too, but the bills have to get paid somehow...  LOL

I tried my best to stay on point.  This tracking via Fitbit only is working very well.  It is nice not having to enter my details into two different apps.  I need to get…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on August 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Time For a change

Im joining a 90 day challenge at my Crossfit box. The challenge begins August 4th - November 3rd 2014. Also training for a 5k for November 3rd. Nutrition I plan to follow is Paleo. Im a wife, full time employee, full time student and part time hairstylist. I have gained 35 pounds in 5 years. I currently weight 150 lbs and my goal weight is 110-115 lbs. With so much on my plate it seems like I have forgotten to take care of myself. Im determined to change that I I would love to share my…


Added by Wendy Herrera on August 3, 2014 at 11:58am — 3 Comments

Starting to get excited!

We'll it's day 3 and apparently I got my starting weight wrong the last time I weighed myself 2 months ago I was 266 now as of today I'm down to 250!!! Things are getting easier just hard living with a man that I have to cook for that hates veggies!!! Ideas?
Starting weight:250
Goal weight:150

Added by Morgan Jones on August 2, 2014 at 11:55pm — 4 Comments

I'm Retired!

Yep!  My last full day of work was June 19 and after a trip to visit my Mom and some time at the lake I'm settling in to retired life and let me tell you is FANTASTIC.

As one of the older (oldest?) here I have worked for many, many years and finally decided to take the plunge.  What's changed besides the obvious?   Well, the days have a new and different time feeling....I still walk every morning after breakfast, but don't have to rush to do it and instead of 15 minutes I…


Added by MarthaG on August 2, 2014 at 4:49pm — 3 Comments

2 mile hike yesterday

Yesterday, the girls and I went to a local state park and hiked the trails around the pond.  Now that's the kind of cardio that I don't mind because it just feels good to be out in the woods, in nature.  I just love it!  I had my cooler in the car with my gallon water jug that I used to refill my water bottle.  Plus healthy snacks so that I would not be starving after the hike.

Then we had to hit the grocery store.  When we came home with groceries I decided to clean out the fridge…


Added by Erica on August 2, 2014 at 10:51am — 4 Comments

Where My Girls At?

Seems like it has been a little quite around here recently. Where are my girls? How are you doing? I'm waiting to hear about all the great things you are doing.

Added by Christy on August 1, 2014 at 5:40pm — 8 Comments

I must discipline my body and keep it under control

This is my very first Blog post. I am excited to get started! With work, kiddos,and life in general, it is hard to take a moment and do something for myself. That's what I plan to blog about. My journey from a 300 pound woman to my future me.

At the moment, I have no idea what the future me is going to look like, I have all of these amazing idea of what I want to look like, in the sense of pant size, no flappy arms ect., but I can't actually picture myself at that weight. I have been…


Added by Mary Wilkinson on August 1, 2014 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

Day 1 - My New Life


Ok it’s here this is the 1st day of my new life.  My life will consist of me living to the fullest, no caring what people think about me (live free), getting as healthy as possible, pushing my body to change for the positive, keeping control of my funds (saving my money), and get back to the positive happy person I use to be.  Life is so short and what I did to my body is a shame. 

Negative - This morning I weighed…


Added by Joyce J on August 1, 2014 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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