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Progress, vericose vein update and stuff

Less than a week after getting back from our cruise vacation and I've already lost the 2 lbs that I put on while we were away!  That's great news and great motivation to get rid of the rest that accumulated over the last 3 months!

Leg day yesterday was awesome it felt good and I'm a little sore today but not as bad as I anticipated.Today is abs and shoulders and I'm going to do it as soon as I'm done posting!  It's funny I haven't worked abs yet but they have been sore as I've been…


Added by Erica on April 24, 2014 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Alive and kicking



So I haven’t left the country or the internet. I have been swamped at work and getting ready for my surgical procedure and then some leave.

In the past week I have been starting to use the “SHealth” app on my Samsung mobile.  The aim was that I steadily increased my walks. The first few days I added a 1.5km walk every night.  On the weekend I did a 7km walk.  I decided that since I’m due for surgery in 4 days I will rather stay out of the gym and be outside…


Added by Tinks on April 24, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

Waiting is not living

I've been feeling kind of down. This weight I want to lose and keep off is driving me crazy. I know it is due to age & perhaps hypothyroidism. It is a long road to recovery as my Dr has explained to me and advised I should not get so discouraged. I just want to get there and move on. I keep waiting. I'll buy new clothes once I lose the weight, I'll go to the beach once I lose weight, the list goes on but then I read somewhere to remember…


Added by Paula on April 23, 2014 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

how to not let emotional eating take over

I have just been so overwhelmed for so long with everything I just can't seem to get back on track.

Its so depressing and stressful taking care of my husband while going thru cancer. Just seems so unfair that people have to go through this. While at this time he feels good helps alot and we try to not think of it but he has been doing weekly treatments since November so it's something that is always there on our minds.

How is a person supposed to be a wife, mom, caregiver etc…


Added by Becky Trejo on April 23, 2014 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

It's time to revisit my patterns...

Okay so I've been a member here for years now I've been battling my weight since after the birth of my first daughter and she is 16.  I have lost down to the 130 range on a few occasions and fairly quickly gained some or all of the weight back.  Every time I think it's different and that I've learned more and that it won't happen again, until it does.  So here I am up about 15 lbs from where I was in January! I'm disgusted how fast I gained but, I'm glad I didn't go back to square one.  I…


Added by Erica on April 23, 2014 at 8:31am — 5 Comments

You Won't Beleive Me!!!

Heck ... I don't even beleive me!

I just registered to  R U N  a 5K with two of my Avon Walk training partners.  Holy cow, what have I done????  I am still in shock, that I actually registered ... like signed up, paid the money and all. .... NO REFUND! 

So after my second Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (39.3 Miles) in October my friends and I will be participating in the Disney Family Fun Run in January 2015.  After which, one gals' husband will be competing in…


Added by LindaB on April 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Weekly Training Report April 14th - April 20th

I was not feeling well last week. Several things went wrong. My miles are down to about 1/2 and they will be down again this week due to a race I am doing on the weekend I am trying not to overdo it before then.  I am in a low motivation state. I gained a pound last week instead of lost.

Week Stats…


Added by Flipper B on April 22, 2014 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

3rd chemo done...and Good News!!!

So we found out that my body is accepting full doses of the chemo and won't have to be split...

So I was cut from the 8 treatments they thought I might have to do down to 4!!! Can you whoop, whoop with a little happy dance!!

Best news I heard this year...

So 3rd treatment was yesterday...only 1 more to go on May 9th...

I have an appointment with the radiologist on April discuss the radiation...not sure on how long after chemo you can do…


Added by Janice Dublanko on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

From Rolls to Curves...Starting my Journey

Hi  all!!!


Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Nikki and getting in shape has sadly never been a true priority for me.  To be perfectly honest I was always about 10 counties away from dedication. I would start to eat right or work out and would quickly get discouraged and give up. I just wasn’t about that lifestyle.  I would always give everything I had towards schoolwork, my job, and taking care of others.  Somehow, I allowed my own health to take the…


Added by Nikki on April 22, 2014 at 11:46am — 5 Comments

breaking the rules....

Ok, my own rules--but it seems like I NEVER have time to get here lately. 

I am gaining weight back, slowly but surely.  It needs to come off.  I joined a long term diet bet (6 months!) to give me a bit of financial incentive. 

Yesterday a coworker kindly brought in a treat.  She served up these HUGE portions.  Yikes!  Oh well--that was yesterday.

Hope this week finds you all well.

Added by Almost There on April 22, 2014 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

no side photos!

The top of the list of the things I can not change is my side profile. HOw did I not discover this before now???? NO more side pics for me one is enough.  I also can not change my quads they are huge and even if they get smaller they are covered in muscle and will still be huge in proportion. They should also not be photographed from the side. These are the extent of my discoveries for today.  I am not being down I am finding solutions!

Added by Flipper B on April 21, 2014 at 11:21pm — 4 Comments

100% in 1%: Summary of EatQ by Dr. Susan Albers

This is the first post in my series of ’100% in 1%’ by which I mean 100% of the key messages in 1% the time to read. I devour books, particularly the self-improvement variety, and create summaries for myself to reference. Speaking with an expert in the wellness community, I was encouraged to share these summaries with people who have the interest but…


Added by Sarah Sniderman on April 21, 2014 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment


Funny how fast Monday comes isn't it? My Dr has advised that I keep a food journal until my next office visit in May. To see what we could tweak in my diet to help with weight loss. I am really trying food combining. The number one thing I've read is to eat fruit alone. This is not too difficult for me as I love it for breakfast. It is quick & easy on the digestive track. The number 2 thing is protein and carbs. If you have steak eat it…


Added by Paula on April 21, 2014 at 9:02pm — 3 Comments

Monday :D

I love Mondays! I don't know why I just feel like its a fresh new start every time it rolls around.. I did alright this weekend.  Worked out with turbo fire. Didn't eat out. Did the routine ya know. Not much to report in that area.  Im lifting again. HARDCORE. Not where I was.. I deadlifted today 85 lbs. Sigh. I was deadlifting 110 3 months ago. Grrrr! Ill get back there though.  Squatting with 45 again. Oh BOY that's a sweatastic workout let me tell you. Also did  walking lunges with 4o lbs…


Added by Angie Y on April 21, 2014 at 7:21pm — 5 Comments

It hurts so good!

Boy am I sore!  But I'm proud and its a great reminder about eating right and that I'm on the right path.  And I'm just thrilled to be back!!!!!!!

Added by Erica on April 21, 2014 at 11:49am — 4 Comments

Reporting In

Well, I hope that anyone who is a believer of Jesus Christ, had a great Resurrection Day yesterday.  May the joy of the Lord be upon you.

I let go a little yesterday with my eating.  We had an early supper with our kids which included:  Maple Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Tomato Salad and some Kings Hawaiian Rolls and Carrot Cake.  In the late afternoon my youngest and I went and met our youth group at the movie theater to see "God's Not Dead" of course a large popcorn was eaten. …


Added by LindaB on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Weekly Goals: 4/20/14

Last Week's Goals

1. Reflect/work on night time snacking:

  • Focus on 1 healthy snack right when you get home from work (<200 calories). I made a list of many new different options. This is typically the toughest thing for me...particularly if I get home from work first. I just binge and binge. Instead I want to focus on taking 5 minutes to prep a healthy snack…

Added by Shannon H. on April 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Food Combining

I did spend time reading more about food combining since my doctor recommended it. Some say it is bunk and others swear by it. I figure I've nothing to lose trying to work with it. My husband & I went out for breakfast where I had a veggie omelette and hash browns. Good combo was the veggies & egg as protein. But Eggs should never be eaten with carbs/starches. But I did better with lunch. I made a bean recipe from Eat To Live. A…


Added by Paula on April 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — 3 Comments

Easter dress shopping

I distinctly remember posting last year at Easter about going shopping, so I went back and found that post. I love to be able to go back and read how I was feeling in that moment. At that time, I was super excited about being down 25 pounds and enjoyed shopping for the first time in a long time. I was glad to be back in a size 14 for the first time since before getting pregnant with my son. Here is picture from…


Added by Christy on April 20, 2014 at 3:17pm — 6 Comments

Color Run was AWESOME!

So I participated in the Baltimore Color Run this morning and it was a BLAST.  I was really worried that I would end up walking the entire thing, but my partner was a great motivator and really pushed me.  Based upon our calculations we crossed the finish line in about 25 minutes.  I did a combo of jogging / walking.  It was so much fun!  Each color station brought a different color bomb and at the end, the confetti falling was SO MOTIVATING.  I think, *think* I…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on April 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

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