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Wise words about living healthy

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

Wednesday Weigh In - Let yourself cry!

The Numbers

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!

  • Food intake has been under control, filled with mostly protein and healthy-ish carbs.
  • Hunger has been top of mind, I’ve been using it to tell me when to eat, revolutionary, I know!
  • Fitbit has…

Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Down a pound this week

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…


Added by Erica on July 23, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments


Well my plan at the gym didn't pan out-go figure. But it did get me back into feeling ok to move. So $40 was worth it to get me started. Today I played the kinnect. I only did 14 minutes and burned 108 calories. I felt good too. I have some hope now. This was what I did when I lost some weight after having my first daughter. I'm excited to exercise again tomorrow. I am already setting goals to work toward.

Added by Olivia Petty on July 23, 2014 at 12:08am — 1 Comment

Week 1 review

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…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 20, 2014 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Take Care of Ourselves...we are WORTH It

Lots going on lately and I'll post about that when I have the time (hint: I retired!).   

Just read a great article on about boosting our self-esteem (

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…


Added by MarthaG on July 19, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Saying No to Free Food!

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…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 18, 2014 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

Eleven Miles!

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.…


Added by Ell-B on July 18, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments


Well last month when I canceled my ActiveLink subscription (b/c we got Fitbits), it appears as though the

Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on July 17, 2014 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Wednesday Week-in-Review

I've decided that I need to take some time each week to see what's gone right, what could've gone better, and think about goals for the upcoming week. I figure Hump Day is as good as any, so here it is: The Wednesday Week-in-Review.

What's Gone Right

1. I've avoided fast food. This is a HUGE success for me. If there's an excuse to get fast food, I will normally take it. This is especially good because I'm not supposed to eat gluten. I…


Added by Ashley on July 16, 2014 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

How a speeding ticket can help me lose weight

Woman Hanging Legs out Car Window --- Image by © Morgan David de Lossy/Corbis

I got a speeding ticket.

I was pretty upset at the time.  I’d like to say it’s because I’m too busy to take the driving class, what with two small kids and everything, and it’s expensive…but I think it’s really because I got caught!

Either way, the ticket was a blessing in disguise.  Ever since The Ticket I’ve been driving the speed limit.  And…


Added by RollerCoaster on July 16, 2014 at 6:54pm — 1 Comment

One day at a time

I want to eat almost constantly. Anything triggers me at the moment. I'm going to understand have to set a goal for myself tomorrow. Just to not eat everything. I woke up supposed todo slimfast today. My husband offered me breakfast he had made So I thought I could recover from there the rest of the day, but after spending so much time cooking him stuffed cabbage I wanted to eat an actual meal. It just went downhill from thwre. I was supposed to exercise when I came home but I just wanted to… Continue

Added by Olivia Petty on July 15, 2014 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

Conquering the Fork

For the LONGEST time I had the belief that i was fat because I never worked out. 

I didn't play sports in school or do any type of physical activity when I was younger ( I was the latchkey kid). I mostly sat inside and read or played video games.

So whenI first started thinking about losing weight my mind didn't travel to all the food I ate while reading or playing video games, it went straight to my inactivity. So I started working out first while eating the same thing I was…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 15, 2014 at 9:36pm — 3 Comments

How do you manage your personal glamour after middle of the workday workouts?

I ask with a little tongue in cheek humor. I am from Texas, but. I swear that big hair and thick makeup is way behind me. This is a serious dilemma for me. I am new to #wycwyc exercise. I can squeeze in 3-4 miles of dedicated walking in the Texas heat during my work day. I only have 1-2 fitness "events" each week and really rely on getting these miles in each day when I can. The result is that I am just a little sweaty 2-3 times during the work day. Luckily, I work in a very casual, techy… Continue

Added by Holly R on July 15, 2014 at 8:42pm — 4 Comments

weekly training July 7th - July 13th

I really cut back the amount of miles I was running per run and saved it all for the long run and it made a huge difference.  I did not have a loss this week but we will see what comes by the end of the week. I feel good about my choices.

Week Stats…


Added by Flipper B on July 15, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Another Week Away

My little guy and I are headed to TX to see my family (the husband will meet up with us on Saturday). This should be quite an adventure because my oldest sister just sold her house and have moved in with my parents--with her husband and d4 kids-- until they find a house. My middle sister, her husband, and daughter will also be there. That means 14 of us in one house! Talk about crazy town. But I'm excited for us to all be in one place at the same time. Several people are watching what they…


Added by Christy on July 15, 2014 at 2:29pm — 4 Comments

Down but not Out

I stepped on the scale this morning to see a decrease. I'm down to 207.4. That's 1.6 lbs lost. I'm feeling both proud and tentative about it.

On the one hand, I'm down 1.6 lbs!! I haven't seen the scale move in that direction in months. On the other hand, I've got so far to go that 1.6 lbs seems insignificant.

So, I'm going back to what I said the other day. I have to be a friend to myself and love me first. Here's what I'd say to a friend who was telling me…


Added by Ashley on July 15, 2014 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments


Background Info: 

I started going to a gym 6 years ago (4 years of actually using my membership) the gym I joined was a local chain and I went to the female only branch of the club. This gym was pretty expensive, didn't really have much beside the 'brand' and the amazing people working there going for it, and it was about a 30 minute drive from my house. I still went, even though it was a pain to get there and back..I felt comfortable there mostly because it was in suburbia and those…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 14, 2014 at 11:55pm — 3 Comments

chapter and verse!

This just resonated with me so strongly I HAD to share it.  Isn't this so true???? We all do it!  We forget how far we have come and what we have accomplished simply to dream of the accomplishments of others!  I am going to try to take a minute to celebrate my OWN accomplishments for once! I ran 17 miles this weekend with NO PAIN. My first 17 miles at one time ever.  I am so proud of myself and so thankful to those who have inspired me and so thankful that God has put the need inside me to…


Added by Flipper B on July 14, 2014 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

weekly training June 30th - July 6th..

I took a step back this week and did less miles.  It made a difference.  This is being posted a week late so I will probably post another about last weeks workout tomorrow.  I think taking low mileage weeks will help me get to my goal! Finally my knees have stopped hurting!

Week Stats…


Added by Flipper B on July 14, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

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