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Cold and Rain --- 5K Anyway?

Well, it is cold and rainy ... freezing rain actually and I'm about to go run a 5K with my Pastor.  I might be hating on her a little later.

Back in November I talked her into running with me and we trained three days a week sometimes four up until my first 5K in January.  After that, I had a back injury and she had a foot stress fracture.  Even though we have both mended, we haven't been able to do more training because of the extreme cold and weather conditions. 

But today,…

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Added by LindaB on March 1, 2015 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Weekly Review - Finally a loss

Weight

Down 1.2 pounds from last week. Finally a loss after 2 straight weeks of holding steady. Down 8.2 pounds since Day 1.

Body Image

Improved. The mirror didn’t scare me as much this week.

Fitness

I finished the 1st week of round 2 of 21 Day Fix. I also signed up for my first ever 5k. I will begin…

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Added by Paula on February 28, 2015 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

pleasantly surprised:)

So on my quest to get healthy and back in shape I mad a deal with myself. I would get on the scale and face the music, if I ate great or terrible, the good the bad a d the ugly. I know some people do better if they don't weigh themselves but I tried that once and put on about 7lbs. without realizing it. So earlier this week I posted about working out when your sick. I have had a miserable cold this week just exhausted, coughing conjested, just feeling like crap. Needless to say I did not…

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Added by Melissa Moore-Price on February 27, 2015 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

50 Questions About Me

50 Things About Me

Since I never really gave a backstory of who I am on here I thought a survey would be a fun way to introduce myself.  Feel free to copy and paste and answer for yourself :-)



1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?  My Mom's favorite baby-doll as a kid





2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?  Valentine's Day - missing my boyfriend hard





3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?  no, it's…

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Added by Krista T. on February 26, 2015 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

10th Day

I'm in the 10th day and while I have not been perfect, I have done very well.  In the last two days, I did catch myself with a desire for something crunchy.  One night, I dipped into the plantain chips ... which was a better choice than potato chips or some other snack.  Then yesterday in the late afternoon at work .... and it was a long day by the way .... I grabbed a pack of sample graham crackers that we had just gotten in from a vendor.  Again, while not a bad choice whatsoever, just not…

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Added by LindaB on February 26, 2015 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

I did it

I did it. I just signed up for my 1st 5k. I am nervous, but want to start to step out of my comfort zone. I have never done a 5k nor am I a runner, but I do exercise on a regular basis. When I read about how much everyone her says about running I wanted to give it a try. I found a few training schedules. I plan to start my training the 1st week in April. It should be snow free and just a little warmer by then. As for Lent, I am not doing good. I did do good on Saturday with my off-day eating,… Continue

Added by Paula on February 25, 2015 at 10:31pm — 5 Comments

Food Diary

Hi all!  Today I don't have much to say.  So instead I will share my food/exercise journal from yesterday in case anyone is interested :-)

Breakfast:

Grande Pike - 0

Flax/chia oatmeal - 7

Raisins - 2

Morning Snack:

Banana - 0

Lunch:

Mushroom and broccoli pasta - 7

Dry roasted edamame - 3

Afternoon Snack:

Celery/carrots - 0

String cheese - 1

Dinner:

Quorn…

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Added by Krista T. on February 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Do you Workout when Your Sick?

So we've planned a Vacation in May! (64 days to be exact) I can't wait!! My Husband, and our 2 Sons are going on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas. So of course I'm trying to eat right and workout regularly as last time we took our Boys on a cruise, we had this amazing vacation, and I'm so thankful my Husband and I can give our family trips like this but I hated the way I looked in every single picture. So depressing, we have the awesome picture of us swimming with Stingrays, we paid to have it…

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Added by Melissa Moore-Price on February 25, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Still at it.

So I biked last Wed which I think I posted about. I ran on Thursday and got in 1.96 miles or something like that so my pace on the indoor track and my pace outside are pretty close which i'm happy about. Friday I swam for 30 min even though when I got home I realized I needed to go 35 but whatever I'll get over it. Saturday I rested but still got in my 10k steps. Sunday I biked kept my pace at 10 mph to 10.5 mph and I'm pretty happy with that. Yesterday I swam and then biked, but since I…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 24, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Weigh-In

After my meltdown last Monday, I weighed myself this morning and drum rollllll.....

Monday morning my scale read 191 ....today it reads 185.

Being brutally honest here...I stand 5' even.  This makes for a very chubby woman, ya know?  What sucks is that this time last year, I was actually looking at breaking into the 160s.

I can't look at the whole or it makes things very depressing and the task at hand daunting.  Right now my meals are planed through Sunday; when I put…

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Added by LindaB on February 24, 2015 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

I can't explain it

I can't explain it, but I don't feel as fat as I did after my latest workout. I have decided to just continue with the 21 Day Fix diet plan. I started my 2nd round of 21 Day Fix. Yesterday & today's workout went really well & I did good sticking to plan. Not perfect, but I did make all good choices. I am going to go to bed just a little bit hungry and I think that it a good thing. It is so much easier to sleep.

Added by Paula on February 23, 2015 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Monday Weigh-in.

I weighed in this morning and I am down 2.8 pounds since I started WW 3 weeks ago.  Sure it's not a lot but I'm thrilled!  This means the scale is finally moving in the right direction and I'd rather lose it slowly so it doesn't come back as fast.  My brother's wedding is in 2 weeks and the bachelorette party is this upcoming weekend so I know the next couple weeks will be difficult.  But this little success is giving me motivation to keep going.

So is the support of all of…

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Added by Krista T. on February 23, 2015 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Trying to get on track

So the hubs has been doing a biggest loser competition at work since the beginning of the year and he is totally killing it. It's like he just flipped a switch and that was it. It's great because he doesn't want to go out to eat much anymore and isn't suggesting evening ice cream, so it really helps to keep me on track. While he's so much more focused than me, I feel like I'm on a pretty good track right now. I haven't been able to get below 190lbs since baby (over 1.5 years ago), but I feel…

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Added by msnead85 on February 23, 2015 at 10:32am — 4 Comments

Weekend Success!

Happy Sunday! It was 36 degrees here in Boston today and honestly it felt like a heat wave! It's amazing how great I felt just with a little bit of sunshine and a break from the cold.

I made it to the gym both days this weekend, ran 3.5 miles Saturday and 4.0 today. I call that a success! I feel good ending the weekend with a very healthy day today. I did eat a bit too much yesterday (i.e. an entire small veggie pizza) but I did get 30,000 steps yesterday and shoveled for an…

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Added by Krista T. on February 22, 2015 at 7:41pm — 4 Comments

Week in review - Zero Again : (

Weight

No weight loss this week. Ugh! It is the 3rd week in a row. Total loss since day one is still 7 pounds. It is beyond frustrating. I did have a loss on the 7th but the number has remained the same since 2/7 UGH!

Body Image

No loss = feeling bad. I need to work on liking my body image regardless of what the scale says.

Food

I have been eating well but still had some snacking. Usually in the form of nuts or…

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Added by Paula on February 22, 2015 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

A Good Day

Hope I'm not obnoxious my friends ... but truly, when I'm blogging ... I am on track and focused.

I'm still 50 shades.  My hairdresser and friend called me earlier to reschedule.  She wasn't feeling well.  Earlier in February she had her Thyroid removed and she wasn't having a great day today.  Her doctors have her in line for one round of treatment and things aren't argreeing with her.  Certainly her health is much more important than covering my gray.....I can always go get a…

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Added by LindaB on February 21, 2015 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Snowed In

Anyone else tired of all the snow?? I know there are places that are far war than Ohio that have a ton more snow than us, but we have pretty much been shut down this week because of snow and cold temperatures. Several days we had actual temperatures in the negatives, with windchill as low as -25. Pretty miserable for this southern girl. Not to mention that the class scheduled at the gym follows the school cancellations, meaning they have been cancelled all week. I've barely been out of the…

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Added by Christy on February 21, 2015 at 10:15am — 3 Comments

Good Morning!

Its dreary and cold outside, but I have such a happy spirit today.  My first three days of this detox has me feeling so good.  For the first time in a few weeks, I do NOT feel bloated.  My stomach isn't poof'd out and I can bend down and tie my shoes without feeling like I am going to explode.  I am also excited to visit my hairdresser later today and do something about these 50 Shades of Gray on the top of my head. ..... oh joy!…

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Added by LindaB on February 21, 2015 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Running to lose weight

The breeze on my face, feeling the cold air go in and out of my lungs with every breath and the burn in my calves. Now, while these might sound like negatives of running, they are the things that make it almost an addiction for me. I remember when I went for my first run a  few months ago. I was chubby, okay I was overweight, and running 1/3 of a mile without dying was a huge feat for me. I would end it gasping, sweating and ready to die. But I still kept at it until I ran my first 5K, 10K…

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Added by Karissa Kroblen on February 21, 2015 at 2:01am — 3 Comments

Guess Who's Back....

Well hello there Blog To Lose family! Yes, to say the least it's been a while but the last 2 years have been insane for me. I've always wanted to start back up here on the site but haven't found the time. I wanted to update everyone that I have finally become serious about becoming an active and fit person. The last 2 years I struggled heavily with depression, drinking to cure my depression and a whole lot of growing up. 

2 months ago I decided that enough was enough and that…

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Added by Karissa Kroblen on February 21, 2015 at 1:40am — 4 Comments

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