No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Added by Olivia Petty on July 29, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments
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Today I tried to log my feelings etc. while I ate. I still bought a few extra snacks at work that I did not need but I journaled why I was eating to try and get to the reason that I eat so much. I made a big pot of oatmeal so I have breakfast made for the entire week. Tomorrow I will make extra at dinner so I have a few lunches prepared. I am trying to be as prepared as possible so I don't get distracted.
Those snacks I ate today were not great but it was not as bad as…Continue
I am back!! We had a really nice week long vacation in Wildwood, NJ. I got back to reality and stepped on the scale, only to find a 7lb gain. What, the what? I really am not entirely sure how that was possible as I had a good week. I did splurge, yet I did not over indulge And to boot - we walked EVERYWHERE! I had over 64K steps on my fitbit for all of last week. My neighbor told me she was watching and was amazed at how much I walked. I think that the "gain" is somewhat…Continue
Yesterday was my sisters house warming party. I started the day with my usual breakfast. I packed my water, 1/2 sliced apple with almond butter, asparagus and ground turkey and a protein shake. I drank the shake in the car on the way there and when we were cutting up the cheese I ate my apples and a little later the asparagus and turkey. But I still picked on some cheese and salami. I didn't drink any alcohol which is great it doesn't make me feel good and I always pay the price. Once…Continue
Starting Weight: 220 lbs
Current Weight: 216 lbs
Total Lost: 4 lbs
I only lost 1 lbs this week :/ I refused to be discouraged though, as it was still a loss and i can think of other things I can change this week to maximize my loss. This week has been HECTIC and I haven't had much time to plan my meals. This week though i made sure I carved out 3 hours to plan, and then shop. It was tough getting it into that timeframe but i was successful :) Here is to hoping to blog…Continue
Added by Shanise Lynn on July 27, 2014 at 11:32pm — No Comments
I read in a book that I am reading about Self Compassion and weight loss that suggests to "eat like a bird." It says to make every meal a songfest and savor the food and the group of people you are with. Food is something to sing about!
Today while journaling I made four lists: Why do I eat the way I do? What types of food do I eat that make me feel out of control? What times/when do I eat these types of food? and Things I do to sabotage my good health.
Today, I'm just hanging out with my family. I love them so much! I especially love that, when I'm ragging on myself about not looking my BEST, they tell me I'm beautiful- and I believe it. I weigh 169lbs today- definitely about 40- 50 lbs more than my 5 ft should be carrying but, I gained a ton of weight with this last pregnancy, ending at 225 lbs after delivery. I've come a long way, sure, but in recent weeks, I've lost focus. I think and hope that joining this community will help me to…Continue
Guess who's back...back again...Griff is back...tell your friends... :) That's right! I am alive and I am well! I apologize for being gone so long. It has indeed been a rough road the last 8 months or so ever since I lost my mom. I am beginning to get to a better place and a better understanding of myself and how I grieve. Not that you ever know how you will grieve until it happens to you, but I NEVER thought this would happen to me so early in life. 31 is a young age to lose a parent and…Continue
Here are some qualities that describe me which are a result of being raised by a narcissistic mother:
Added by RollerCoaster on July 25, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments
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What a crazy whirlwind of a week. 14 people in one house is enough to make your head spin. Haha. We had a great visit. I always love spending time with my family. I indulged too often and the scale is up--but it will be back down. No worries. I did make it to a WW meeting with my mom while I was there. She convinced two of her friends to join with her (she has been MANY times since before I was even born). She's working hard to encourage her friends and it is helping her stay on track too.…Continue
A quote from Karen Koenig in her blog post: What Does BMI Really Tell Us?
“What we can do to move toward health and longevity you already know how to do: eat mostly nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, reduce stress and improve at handling it, stop smoking, don’t overdo it with alcohol, have strong connections with others, and go out there and find pleasure and meaning in life. When you’re doing…
Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments
This week has been a success! It helps that the scale shows a 7lb loss from last Wed. although I can’t help but feel it’s deceptive. That being said, I’m going to choose to trust that I’m doing the right things and keep on doing them!
Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I'm inching closer to where I was this winter and closer to my goal. So close to being back into the 130's and that's where I want to be. I was almost into the 120's when I lost me steam! I used MFP this week and I think that's exactly what I needed to make sure I was where I needed to be. And the result a whole pound! I've still yet to workout other than C25K and I only did that once this week. I know that I need to make the exercise a priority. I have been rocking the food prep once…Continue
Start Weight: 220
Current Weight: 217
Total loss: 3 lbs
My 1st week down and I saw a change on the scale! I was so excited for it i really tried this week to commit and i saw a pay off. I want to remember this feeling and commit to this week as well!
I think writing to other people who have gone through a lot of the same things I have has been extremely helpful! Thank you to the blog to lose community!!
Heres to hoping for another week of…Continue
Lots going on lately and I'll post about that when I have the time (hint: I retired!).
Just read a great article on Sparkpeople.com about boosting our self-esteem (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=237)
And realized that in the past I didn't give myself credit for all the things I did that made a positive difference in my life and in others. But it was this last…Continue
I did not forget about you guys :) I just realized though that saying I will write here everyday and writing here everyday are 2 different things! So I will break it up to biweekly posts one on weigh day (Sundays,) And one of Wednesdays! That is much more manageable with every thing on my plate :)
While I have been away these past few days I have been having to say no to free food which is my least favorite (and secretly most favorite) activity. I work in a very generous office and…Continue
This morning my friend and I busted out an 11.25 mile walk.....My feet are a little sore, but overall I feel great. The consistency is really helping. This 10 miles were a little easier than the 10 we did two weeks ago. What a good feeling. Last time we hit a wall about 9 miles in. That last mile was killer. This time, not so bad; in fact we pushed out another mile and a quarter. I know if we keep going, in just no time 10 miles will feel like 5. At least I keep telling myself that.…Continue