No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Wow... 2.5 years since I blogged on here... time flies!! Update: I have lost about 30 pounds over the last year and am feeling good, but losing some motivation. Saturday was the anniversary of my final decision to lose weight or die trying, so I am embarking on year 2 with a new goal. I want to lose 45lbs this year, by May 2014. TOTALLY ACHIEVABLE!! For all those of my blog friends who are reading this... you can do it to!! Let's cheer each other on! I know I need all the support I can get.…Continue
Added by Real Girl on May 20, 2013 at 1:41am — No Comments
You know what that stands for - something someone would only say at the end of the day on Sunday.....
This weekend was fun! I brought a bunch of work home to grade and didn't touch any of it. Proud of myself but I'm sure I'll pay for it this week trying to get caught up!
Friday night we stayed home. I was beat from the week and husband wanted to go out and do something but I ended up crashing at like 11pm. Lame but well rested.
Saturday I finished a book in the morning…Continue
Added by Cindy on May 19, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Ran another half marathon. 2 hours 12 min. 2 min slower than my PR. Oh well. At least I was 10 min faster than the last run I did.
I don't know how I did, but I did Insanity today. Now my body hurts a lot!
I ate horribly all of last week starting Monday. I did eat extra badly 2 days before the race. Anyways, thankfully I feel much less bloated after the run and am back to eating healthily.
I don't really have any serious races to train up for so I'm gonna be a little…Continue
This time around the weight loss has been slow and steady. I'm okay with 2 pounds a week as long as I know I am making the right choices for myself to get to a healthier weight. I know this week I could've been more diligent with my food choices, but I did what I was comfortable with. Being overwhelmed with a drastic life change produces results, but as I have proven to myself, they are temporary results. We always go back to the place of comfort. The place where we feel at home.…Continue
It's only 1030am and its hotter than the devil's balls here in California. All I want to do is lay around with no pants on and be a bum, however, that will do nothing for my actual bum and thighs so I guess I have to get up and go out into the sauna. Does just going outside in the heat count as a workout? I think it should.
I had a green smoothie for breakyfast this morning and it was dalish. I think it will be part of the new morning routine..yay for my nutribullet. Gawd I…Continue
Turns out, brunch today wasn't the best idea ever, and for the wrong reasons... We were there at 10:30, and I've not eaten that much (mostly pasta salad and couscous, but also fruit and cake, because, well, cake!) I was full afterwards, but not like I was going to explode, which would have been "normal" for me. It was still early when we've left, 11:45 or so, not that late, so we've gone for a walk at the park.
Now, we've been home for a few hours and I've been hungry for what feels…Continue
Added by TinaInMunich on May 19, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
I have gained weight over the last year. Not to state my diet is perfect but most days I do eat well and I exercise 6 days a week. After a road trip to Florida in March, I got home and was horrified. I had "swelled" from the waist down. My husband described it as "looking like the Michelin Tire Man" and was concerned. I have experienced swelling in my ankles for some time but attributed it sodium and old age. After 3 or 4 days I was back to…Continue
Check a 5k off my list of lifetime goals. It is complete! We had a great girls weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. Us three girls drove 2 hours to Columbus last night and stayed in a hotel. Unfortunately, I slept horribly. I just don't do well in hotel rooms, I was excited about the race, and worried I was keeping the other girls up. I remember looking at the clock and just wishing it would be 6:30 so we could get up.
Here we are before the race began (I'm in the middle,…Continue
Hi! I'm new to this and looking for some buddies to support and motivate on this crazy journey to a rockin body. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and at my heaviest i weighed 205 lbs. That did not look so hot on my 5'2 frame..yikes! I have been recently diagnosed with depression and anxiety and am trying to turn my life around and be a happier healthier person! 21 years young, just graduated from beauty school..waxing and makeup are my passions. I also suffer from a severe case…Continue
How to earn an enormous amount of bonus points...get up at 6am for a 7am tree sale....purchase a truck load of trees & shurbs...be home by 8am....prepare areas & plant 6 shrubs & 4 trees....plant cover crop in 10 X 20 garden....spend 2 hours cutting grass with a push mower/ not self-propelled...GRAND TOTAL OF 22 pointplus earned....now to bed for 2 hours so I can go to work tonight for 10pm....
Still have 9 trees to plant...plus 1500 Zyosia grass…Continue
I was feeling good about WI this week and rightfully so - I was down a full pound! Woo hoo! I'm still in the 60s, but only by the hair of chinny-chin-chin (.3). I'll be back in the 50s again next week for sure.
After months of training and planning--it's go time. Race weekend. I know that a 5k is not a big deal to a lot of people. But to someone who literally couldn't jog for a minute a few months ago--it is a big deal. This is the first thing that I have really committed to that was way outside my comfort zone. I tend to shy away from things that are hard or that I am not good at. Not this time. I went through the Couch to 5k program and then beyond. I am slow. But I am doing it. I am so excited…Continue
Hey all, hope you're all enjoying your Friday morning. I know I am, relaxing, etc. I work from 4-9pm tonight and I'm working a cashier shift, first one since I was trained so I am definitely nervous. I am trying to focus on eating healthy today, I have these yogurt covered mango granola balls that I am bringing to snack on during the day, I'll also bring (maybe) a small salad with baby carrots in it, a clif bar, and maybe a banana or mango, I'll write it out and post it on here later…Continue
Yesterday I was so exhausted from the beginning of the week that I fell asleep at 6pm. Then woke up at 9. Then went back to sleep at 10! I needed the sleep and I feel MUCH better today. Which is good, because it's go time!
I've got work today (currently at work again typing this before school officially begins...bad habit!), then after work I'm going to see A.J. for a bit, then we'll drive back to lake st. louis to my parent's house, stay the night there, do my sister's…Continue
My food for today. If I need another snack it will be an orange and light cheese stick....
oats & oatbran, 1/2 banana, almond milk, 3 egg whites, cinnamon, flaxseeds, white tea, OJ & vitamins
Chobanni & strawberries, water
Veggies, hummus, chicken breast, whole wheat pita, water
Apple & almonds, water
Extra lean meatballs with spinach, TJ's…Continue
Ok, yesterday was a good day...got to bed around 10 am up by 2 pm. Ate lunch, then did some yardwork, went for a 8 mile bike ride & 2 mile walk with hubby. WW points were in check for the day. 2 days tracking only a lifetime to go.
Didn't work last night & I don't have to work tonight :) so today I plan to cut grass using the push mower for about half of it (have an acre lot), and do some planting. Plus, that dreaded laundry piled up again. Hopefully a campfire tonight or off…Continue
We rented bikes in Cozumel and rode to the other side of the island - about 10 miles one way. I knew the bikes we had were super shitty, not well maintained and didn't fit us well. But I had no idea of the havoc that would be wreaked (sp?) on my body. I have been in serious pain since getting back. My knees feel like back when I was addicted to running but had serious knee problems and ran despite of them. I guess my lower back also took a beating on those bikes. That's all I can figure out…Continue
Again, I'm at work right now (and probably shouldn't be typing this). My busy streak is ending and beginning at the same time. I needed a major brain break yesterday. So after rushing to the bank, rushing to the catering office to make it before they left for the day, getting A.J. from work, and sitting in traffic, I needed happy hour(s)!
We have been trying to get better about eating out. Which basically means trying to eat out less often. 1) because it's expensive and 2)…Continue
Hello, I've missed being on here, it's been a while! I have had a rough few months and needed to focus on some personal things. Things are much better now and I'm now ready to be focused and committed to my health.
I have already had a successful week back at it and it empowers me to push forward. Exercise has been walking and hiking when I have time, not often enough! But it is a start and I enjoy it! I've found that I really love hiking through the woods with nature all…Continue