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Hours Away

Just 10 hours away from the start of the Avon Walk.  It will be an early rise tomorrow.  Need to be at the starting line by 5:45am.  6:15 start time for the first 26.1 miles.  Got all kinds of nervous energy going on. 

Checked in this evening and had an early dinner.  I am just about tucked in for an early night.

More to come.

Remember, if you would like to follow along and have Instagram or Twitter --- #lunchladywalks.

Added by LindaB on October 24, 2014 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

This is it!

Today! There is no better time. There is no other place. It all begins today. (Well, I already started my new way of life a few days ago when I 1st found this blog. Let me tell you about myself and then we can catch up on the here and now and my future.

HI. My name is Dee. I am 50 ----wow! It seems so weird to write that. I am 50 years old. Anyway. So I am 50. I have pretty much had weight issues my entire life unless it was some stressful time when the stress was too much then I…


Added by Dee on October 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

loss and gain.

I got to my lowest weight whilst training for a 50k then for some reason I put on 8lbs and cant get it off. My race is in 2 weeks. I still was not at goal weight but I was close to a milestone like 2lbs close! I feel depressed and ashamed and now I can't wait till my race is over so I can try a different type of training to see if I can shock my body into losing again. I have like 40-50lbs to goal I have lost about 87. I hate the process I hate how long it takes I hate not being where I want…


Added by Flipper B on October 21, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Colonoscopy Day!! Yippee!!

Ok, today I will be the lucky recipient of  a colonoscopy.  I know this is probably a very strange comment but I don't mind this procedure.  My stomach is empty, I have HAD to not eat ... how come we can do a colonoscopy prep, not eat for 32 hours, and manage but we can't resist that temptation for the bagel or donut at work or that 'sliver' of pie for dessert?  Why, when we have to resist and eat NOTHING we can do it? 

I am looking at…


Added by Donna on October 21, 2014 at 6:07am — No Comments

Soon to be 55

Today I started my 'diet' again.  I will be 55 in a little less than two weeks and realized that this will likely be my last chance to get it right.  Yo yo dieting has been my modus operandi.  I always said I know how to lose weight, I just don't know how to keep it off.  I have had 5-6 iterations of this throughout my life - losing weight, vowing to never let myself get uncomfortable weight-wise again...only to succumb to the temptations out there and give in.  The reasons are many and I…


Added by Donna on October 20, 2014 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Girls' Weekend

Thanks to my awesome husband I was able to get away for 4 glorious days with my girlfriends while he stayed home and held down the fort with the little guy. It was the perfect long weekend getaway. We went to a cute little town about 2 hours away and rented out a cabin. We stayed up late giggling, telling stories, and watching girly movies. We slept in without being woken up by crying kids or nagging alarm clocks. We lazily got ready, had breakfast at the cabin, and moved on our own…


Added by Christy on October 20, 2014 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Three Years Ago Today

Wow! Three years ago today I was in the kitchen listening to the radio (after a night of too much wine and food) and heard a program that said if you drink you shouldn't be drinking every day.  That was a big slap across the head!  Yikes. I had wine almost every day and I was too fat (222 pounds at 5'8") and I was 61 1/2 and not getting any younger. That day I committed to stop drinking during the week (hey! there is only so much a girl can do) and to pay attention to my tracking AND to…


Added by MarthaG on October 19, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

I can not exercise away a bad diet + other things I have learned

I realize I can not exercise a bad diet away. I have continued with my exercise. My husband got me to get the bike out of the basement and on the bike trail this summer. We rode 12 miles 5-6 days a week. I did not lose weight. I did get my thyroid tested and it was normal. Hmm. I did have several other tests done too. An EKG showed I have a very slow beating heart. Dr felt it was due to all the exercise I do. A terrible & painful cough was thought to be asthma, but a breathing test…


Added by Paula on October 19, 2014 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

6 Days Away ....

In just 6 days, I will venture on my second 39.3 mile walk to benefit Breast Cancer.  The closer it gets, the more excited I get.  Last week, I can honestly say that I was almost dreading it.  Knowing how exhausted and fatigued my body would be.  How my feet will hurt for almost a week.  .... but then I think about it.  Those little aches and pains are absolutely nothing compared to what someone with the disease has to face.

With that.  I walked 5 miles last night and plan my last…


Added by LindaB on October 17, 2014 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

Nike Fuel Band

Anyone using this? Just got it so far love it although seems to be over estimating calories burned.

Added by MarthaG on October 16, 2014 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Learning the Ropes

I'm getting settled into the Y and learning all the ins and outs. It feels so strange to be the new kid again after having been at the same gym for 2 years. The Y also has a much bigger feel to it with lots more people in classes and more staff. It will take me awhile to feel like I know people and belong, but I think it will be a good change.

I tried out a bootcamp class yesterday. It was a good class and I enjoyed it, but it is nothing like I am used to. There were 25-30…


Added by Christy on October 15, 2014 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

I suck!

I may suck right now, but that doesn't mean that it has to stay that way.  I know, I know ... here she goes again. 

I believe that yesterday somewhere in the day I actually reached my breaking point.....I started back on my DIET at dinner time. Yup.  Who says, you have to start on a Monday?  Who says you have to start with the first meal of the day?  Who says when you have hit the WALL absolutely decide when you've had enough?

I have been carrying my meals to work every day for…


Added by LindaB on October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

  Week one Lost 2 lbs. Yay! 


Week one

Lost 2 lbs.



Added by JB on October 12, 2014 at 5:04am — 2 Comments

A Change of Scenery

Well, I made a BIG, BIG decision to change gyms. I have been at my current gym taking my current classes 3-4x times a week for the past 2 years. That's a long time. I love that I know everyone that works there and tons of people that workout there too. The lady that does childcare is just precious and has a cutie daughter about my sons age. That's the one thing I am a little sad about. Cam is going to miss his little buddy--but he's 2, he'll make new friends. All that said, it was time for a…


Added by Christy on October 9, 2014 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

It's really not that hard. I love green tea and that really helps. thank you for your support. JB

It's really not that hard.

I love green tea and that really helps.

thank you for your support.



Added by JB on October 9, 2014 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

day 4 Still going strong.  this will be a way of life. JB

day 4

Still going strong. 

this will be a way of life.



Added by JB on October 8, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Senior Yoga.....Really?

Yesterday I went to my first yoga class at the town's senior center.  I didn't know WHAT to expect and sort of thought it would be a bunch of really old ladies barely moving.  Well I was in for a pleasant surprise.  Not so old ladies were there and it was a pretty good workout.  Good teacher and I loved it when I told her what i was doing and she looked at me and said "well you look very fit."  Yay!

And the best thing?  It was FREE!   One advantage of getting older.

Added by MarthaG on October 7, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Just starting

Day 3 of biggest loser's diet.

Doing well.

I'm excited to see results!


Added by JB on October 7, 2014 at 12:02am — 2 Comments

All Things Pumpkin

Can you tell I love fall food? Can you believe that I had never tried anything pumpkin until I was a married adult? My family loves sweets, but mostly chocolate. We might have had pumpkin pie on thanksgiving, but we also had chocolate and I always opted for chocolate. To be honest, I'm still not really a fan of pumpkin pie. It's a texture thing. But I do love all other things pumpkin. Here are a couple of the recipes I have recently tried.…


Added by Christy on October 3, 2014 at 1:05pm — 6 Comments

doing okay

I've been keeping up with my goals and my workouts. I took this week off work and it was the right decision. I needed the vacation. I think I've worked out harder on my week off than I do when I'm actually working lol. I've been walking like crazy and I finally got my stride length worked out so my miles and steps match. My strength training is still going well I've even had to step things up a little.

I also made a decision. I cancelled my acupuncture. I honestly felt like it was…


Added by Ovelia19 on October 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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