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12 Weeks Away

That is right my friends.  The end of this year is 12 weeks away.  My new journal also covers a 12 week period.  Coincidence?  I think not!  New goal number one...  Journal something (anything) every day.  I am not going to commit to writing down everything I eat or everything I feel because we all know how that goes.  Basically, I will do good for a week or two, miss a few days in a row, and throw away my journal.  That isn't helpful.  But I know I can commit to writing something each day…


Added by Lynn on October 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Thoughts on Carbs???

Do u really watch your Carb in take and how much do u eat when losing. I'm wanting to try to see if it will improve weightloss. I'm doing good but think need to tweak things to get results I want.
I don't really eat potatoes but I do like toast and sandwiches, tortillas. Those are my down falls.
Or do I try gluten free breads???

Added by Becky Trejo on October 8, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Work Clothes

I was almost late to work because I couldn't decide what to wear. My weight is partly to blame for this. Getting dressed is such a chore!
Feeling hopeless right now...

Added by Rachel on October 7, 2015 at 9:34am — 4 Comments

To run or not to run?

Very unmotivated about exercise and my daily diet right now. I have alot on my plate every week. Before my wedding I was logging 2 hours at the gym 5 days a week. Now that I'm married I maybe go for an hour 3 to 4 times a week. This is why I'm thinking about running. Although I hate it! I do think it'll get me over the hump that has come with the start of the school year. Needing positive thoughts and motivation. It's why I found this site!

Added by Rachel on October 5, 2015 at 10:29pm — 5 Comments

Stage 1

Starting Stage 1. The are 9 skills I need to master. Here are the first 3.

1. Motivate myself daily

2. Weigh myself daily

3. Eat slowly, while sitting down

To motivate myself, I am to read my response cards. Those are the small flash cards to read to remind me to change a sabotaging thought I might have & remind myself of all the advantages I will experience once I lose this weight permanently. This book thinks one should weigh in everyday. I am going to… Continue

Added by Paula on October 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 10/4

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds, but a loss is a loss & I will take it

Food - improved on food choices, however, still over ate.

Exercise - Jogged 3 times this week & walked 3 days. Exercise is so much easy to do than diet.

Mood - About the same.

I have a 5k on the 18th. I am hoping to see an improvement in my time from the one I did on May 25th. I am looking into doing a turkey trot in November. I did it last year, but did a 2 mile walk. This time I… Continue

Added by Paula on October 4, 2015 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

A Day Early

I had planned on getting training for Disney again starting Monday.  However, we had a break in all the rain today and seeing we have another rainy day in the forecast tomorrow - I was like why not now.

I talked my #2 son into going with me.  When I asked him, he was like "sure, I'll give up my Cheetos".

I refused to start back at the beginning of week 1 --- it's been since the end of June since I've done any training.  I took a chance and started at week 3 and it worked out…


Added by LindaB on October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Not a huge loss but its a loss

I only lost about 1/2 a pound this week. But its still gone.  My clothes feel looser. I believe if I am more on top of my water more will follow next week.  I ran 10 miles yesterday just because I liked the cooler weather and I could. A good friend came with me. It was spur of the moment.  We stopped in like 5 bars to get water.  It was such a happy day.  I am learning to concentrate on Joy.…


Added by Flipper B on October 4, 2015 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

Happy - Happy - Happy

I am pleased to report that the month of September was very good to me.  I stuck to a plan, I can hardly believe it myself and I couldn't have done it without my sweet friend as my mentor and accountability partner. 

Drum rolll please ....... 12#s gone!!!!  And YES, I am finally in the next decade.  I am tickled pink.  Which is perfect for the month of October being breast cancer awareness month and all.  BTW - please schedule a mammogram for yourself this month.

I officially…


Added by LindaB on October 2, 2015 at 6:21pm — 3 Comments

Curried Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Snacks! I am a snacker.  I am trying to make myself believe that salad is a snack. I have been eating cottage cheese with tomatoes and salt as a snack. (its ok). Apples with cheese, chicken sausage with sauerkraut and pickles. I am trying new things and revamping old things.  I dont want to be hungry.  Its soup season thank goodness so I have lots of hearty stuff in the crockpot to keep me busy.  Like butternut squash curry lentil soup. its like 100 calories a bowl!

Curried Butternut…


Added by Flipper B on October 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Beck Diet Life Program - My Start

Reading a new diet book. The complete Beck diet for life. Instead of food, calories or anything typical of diet books, this one deals with building skills to succeed. The quote fro the book "Change your thinking, and you change your behavior permanently. Change your behavior, and weight loss will follow." Wow, is this the missing piece of my get healthy plan?

It goes on to advise that I make cue cards to help change my way of thinking & read them when having a certain sabotaging… Continue

Added by Paula on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

I had to get real

I had to get real. I had to take a hard look at my eating and exercise habits.  I had to admit I am not in a hard training cycle and that I need to work harder to lose weight. I had to admit that even though I run every day I did not qualify as VERY ACTIVE on myfitnesspal.  I am more like "lightly active".  I had to deal with the fact that when I get upset I eat fried chicken and chocolate.  I see that this probably wont change so I have to work out more on those days. I had to admit…


Added by Flipper B on September 29, 2015 at 12:40am — 3 Comments

Weekly update - 9/27

Weight - Zero. At least it was not another gain.

Food - I continue eating too much. I gave into snacking last week. Weekends have been my real down fall.

Exercise - I went for my 3 mile jog this morning.

Mood - Still in the dumper.

I picked up a book at the dollar tree titled "The Beck Diet For Life. Some of what it says that I have read so far is resonating with me. It seems to deal with the thought process not just food. I am thinking maybe this… Continue

Added by Paula on September 27, 2015 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

EVERY Day Is A New Day


I am thankful that I have been able to maintain close to a 20 pound loss.  But that just isn't enough.  I have about a hundred more to go.  I seem to be stuck in the "Tomorrow Is A New Day" cyclone.  We all know that the only way to make progress is to make good choices today and to stop waiting for tomorrow to come. 

So here's to today. 

Added by Lynn on September 27, 2015 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Still Going Strong:)

I'm so glad that this mind-set is sticking and hopefully for good. This is all getting easier everyday.

This week I really pushed hard to get more plain water in, exercised 6 days, stayed on plan all 7 day with my food choices, did my new weekly stairs to the 10th floor and Guess What?????? it all pays off when I stick to plan:)

Weight Watchers meeting this morning my goal was to lose at least 1.4 lbs to hit a total of 30 pounds gone and I killed that goal and lost 4.8 pounds!!!!!…


Added by Becky Trejo on September 27, 2015 at 12:05am — 7 Comments

Expecting Perfection

Had a light bulb moment today when met with my mentor friend.  She encouraged me to move on to phase 2 which I've been avoiding.  The reason I'm avoiding is because I don't feel like I've gotten phase 1 down right.  She pointed out --- "have you been eating whole foods?"  Why Yes, yes I have.  "Then that is all you need -- your ready to move on."  OK then phase 2 here I come.

On the way home - I thought --- I'm trying for perfection and feel defeated when I'm not perfect.  I really…


Added by LindaB on September 26, 2015 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

I Can't Say That I Am Surprised...

So I am fluctuating between 270 and 275.  Most days I am closer to 275.  Although I am not happy about it, I can't say that I am surprised.  Other thank kicking my soda habit (which I am SO thankful for) I have not been able to find any motivation to move on to the next bad habit.  I have stopped working out and we are continuing to go out to eat basically EVERY single day.  It's such a bad habit and it is so expensive BUT we end up ordering takeout or going out to eat almost every…


Added by Lynn on September 23, 2015 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

Progress Photo

Wanted to share this photo with all of you because you have been so supportive when I needed it.

Added by Kristy Runyon on September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 09/21

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds. It is going the wrong way.

Mood - Depressed & unmotivated.

Food - Struggling with sugar & eating too much

Exercise - Keeping consistent. It is the only part of my get healthy plan that is right.

I must stop the " I will start today" then crap out then repeat the next day. It is getting old. Really old. I lost 30 pounds a few years ago and so I know I CAN do it. I just need to stop the pity party & put down the damn… Continue

Added by Paula on September 21, 2015 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

Feeling Motivated

So at this weeks weigh in at Weight Watchers I was down another 1.4 pounds. for a total of 28.4 lost

So I went home and decided to try on a pair of jeans that were a size smaller and they fit comfortably, not tight at all. So this was a huge motivator for me. I got up this morning at 7 and went for a jog! I still have a lot to lose but since it takes so long to see results it felt really good. so my goal this week is to push to make a total loss of 30!!!

It's getting easier and…


Added by Becky Trejo on September 20, 2015 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

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