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Made it through the weekend

I was concerned about the weekend due to a lack of control but made it through and did pretty well.  Claim Jumper was easy.  I knew what i was going to order before I got there (spinach salad) and stuck to it.  I did take a couple calamari but literally just a couple.


Now back to the work week where I have control.  The only glitch is the pot luck.  I made turkey chili.  No one knows it is with turkey and I am not going to tell.  Turkey, tomatoes, seasoning and pinto beans. …


Added by Robin on September 27, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments


My FB has been blowing up with debate stuff.  Some of it pretty snarky.  So, I think it's best if I avoid it for the next couple of days and stay out of the peanut butter.  I say that because I've been saying that the two 'leaders' are different halves of one rotten nut. 

Anyways, on to the important stuff.  I did do my walk yesterday and I'm getting ready to go on one today.  I'm feeling a bit tired after a busy day…


Added by Jewlz on September 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


I had a vacation day to burn & today was the day. I woke up feeling like I caught a cold. It was windy & I thought of skipping out of my bike ride, but I did it anyway. It was cold. About 54 degrees and with the wind it was cold. I got in 15 miles and with the wind it was some work out. Yesterday I ran 6.2 miles. I got caught in the rain,but since it was 65 it didn't feel that bad either. I am thinking of signing up for a 10k October 8th. Not sure since I have not really wanted to race.… Continue

Added by Paula on September 26, 2016 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Unintended Break

Took a little break from blogging, but not tracking.  So, it wasn't to blow my diet.  Nope.  I was sick.  For almost 5 days!  Terrible head cold and I just felt horrid.  I know I went over my diet cals due to the shot of amaretto I sipped each night to try to keep from coughing.  It was really the only thing that helped.  I would have that after dinner, take my meds, then run the cool mist humidifier.  Then I could sleep.  :)…


Added by Jewlz on September 26, 2016 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Bad weigh in = Bad mood

I had a crap day. Been beating myself up for gaining weight. I HATE being fat. I don't want to gain anymore weight. I have to lose. Now that the self beating is over. I am going to change this crap. I signed up for a 5k. It is in October. The Haunted Hustle. It sounded like fun. No chip timing. I am planning to run to just run. I have my fitness watch so I can time myself but there is no "official" timing. I am still on the fence on doing a 10k the 2nd weekend in October. Part of me wants to… Continue

Added by Paula on September 24, 2016 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 9/24

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds. I am so bummed.

Exercise - 4 runs & 1 bike ride

Food - Made good choices but gained.

Mood - Let down. Working at this and gaining.

I have to work even harder this week. Period.

Added by Paula on September 24, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments

Down 1+ more

Scale went down again this morning. Looks like a bit more than a pound but i'll wait a day to make that call.  

Weekend is coming.  We are taking my parents to Claim Jumper on Sunday so I plan to download the menu before I go.  Whatever I order will be dinner and then lunch on Monday.  

The rest of the weekend I should get through without any issues because there are no big plans.

We will see.

Pilates Saturday morning.

Have a great weekend…


Added by Robin on September 23, 2016 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Scale remained the same

Stayed in control yesterday with only a small slip up and the scale remains the same.

Plan for the day is a little beyond control but I will take it as it comes.


Walk at lunch - maybe a salad from corner bakery or back to the office for my lean cuisine.

yogurt later and my graze snack

challenge will be dinner. Husband coming home from a fishing trip and I am uncertain if he wants to go out or stay in. I'll check in with him later then plan. Thinking of…


Added by Robin on September 21, 2016 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

new dress

When I awoke I was not hungry so skipped breakfast. I hear that is not good but even right now i am still not hungry.

Yesterday went well with food but i went from work to teaching and did not exercise. Spent my lunch hour doing a correction to the lesson plan.

Today's plan -

Walk at lunch then my lean cuisine (I like these); yogurt sometime today and my graze snack.

After work - pilates/yoga (whichever they are offering today)

Dinner may be a challenge but i'll…


Added by Robin on September 20, 2016 at 11:44am — 3 Comments

Some good days.

I had a good day yesterday. I kept calories low & ran 5.5 miles. Today was another good calorie day & I got in a 15.5 mile bike ride in. I wasn't sure if I could as it was raining for part of the day & by 1:00 the sun came out and the trail was mostly dry. I have been so out of the groove lately. Not really sure why. I think I just get tired of all the calorie counting & planning. I just know it is something I have to do. Hope I can keep it up. I really need a good loss this… Continue

Added by Paula on September 19, 2016 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Good Weekend

I had a good weekend both with eating and with exercise. I did miss my Yoga class but made up for it.

Went to the Angels game but planned ahead and brought my own food in - a sandwich. No hot dogs and no beer!

Down 2 to 168 and decreasing. Working toward one more by Friday.

Added by Robin on September 19, 2016 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Not working...

Yikes...   I'm suffering here trying to find a way to keep up with the ol' blogs!  What I'm doing with it isn't working.  :/  Oh well, not the end of the world.  I'm still trying to figure this site out.  I'm just not sure if the overall blogging experience is working.  I'm not really feeling it.  But we shall see.  If I just disappear from here one day, it's not that I've given up on dieting, just on blogging. …


Added by Jewlz on September 19, 2016 at 10:02am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 9/17

Weight - Up 1.4 pounds

Exercise - Ran 4 days biked 1

Food - Really? I know what went wrong here. I just got lazy & ate some real crap food.

Mood - Depressed. I am just not into it this week. Or lately for that matter.

Added by Paula on September 17, 2016 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Just Starting

New to this.  Wanted to do a blog hoping it will make me more accountable and found this community blog.  This is good and I hope to support all of you as well.

Tipped the scales yesterday and I know something needs to be done.  I made some changes already.  I joined a pilates/yoga studio.  I began ordering healthy snacks from a company called Graze (this is keeping me from heavy snacks in the afternoon).  I've been walking at lunch when I can but nothing seems to be working.



Added by Robin on September 16, 2016 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

F -- Chicken

Yup.  Feeling a little chicken today.  I still didn't weigh.  :O  Yeah, bad I know.  But I'm afraid to after going out to dinner last night.  Cals were over by 400.  :/  Even without dessert!  Yes, I'm doing a lot of walking and in theory that would cancel out at least a part of the cals, but... still.  I should've just said no to the root beer shake.  Darn you Whataburger deliciousness!  If I had my usual diet drink or unsweetened tea or…


Added by Jewlz on September 16, 2016 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Week 10 down another pound

I didn't post last week because I was away for a few days to Cape Cod, with my best friend.  We had a great time even though I haven't been feeling 100%. 

I'm honestly not sure how I lost a pound in the last 2 weeks.  We ate out on the cape for all of our meals and I wasn't totally careful.  I haven't been good about logging what I ate for the last couple weeks...But since I haven't felt well I have not had much of an appetite.

Hoping to feel more like myself soon!  I almost…


Added by Erica on September 15, 2016 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Th -- Not Sure

Not sure how much of a difference this blog is making.  I'm not getting much support, yet, but it's fairly new. I guess the point is for me to 'put it out there'.  Mostly to keep from rambling everyone else's ears off.  In that respect, it's working.  LOL  I seem to have quit going on and on about it with everyone.  Except when I see/hear craziness.  I tell ya, it's hard for me when I see people doing these extreme programs, detox drinks,…


Added by Jewlz on September 15, 2016 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

W -- Making it work

Ugh. I wish I could start my blogs as I mean to go on.  But I have to start typing before the tools load.  How annoying!  Then I have to 'select all' and change the font size.  I know I don't have to, but I like to.  I like to be able to read what I'm writing.  HA!

Anyways, yesterday was kinda a weird and easy day.  We had our closing for the improvement loan early.  I didn't want to have to take two showers and…


Added by Jewlz on September 14, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

T -- Speed Humps

It's Tuesday and I feel like I keep running into speed humps.  UGH.  But I'm still motoring on.  I did remember yesterday that I got in a walk over the weekend, so that's good.  I did not, however, get a walk in yesterday due to storms.  I was getting ready to go and BAM.  Big burst of thunder.  So sure enough, checked the weather and storms.  :/  I hadn't seen them in the weather forecast the day before.  Not sure I even looked that close.  But I didn't notice at…


Added by Jewlz on September 13, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments

M - Oops

Forgot to post the last few days.  And it occurred to me when I came back on to find the last post, that the date is somewhat difficult for me to remember the day.  So, I'm thinking I need to find a way to include the day in my title.  I realize that I probably can't blog every single day, but at least 5 outta 7 might be feasible.  Meh.  No promises.  I'm working on the diet.  That's enough! HA!

The weekend, diet and exercise wise, was a disaster.  Friday was fine, but I don't…


Added by Jewlz on September 12, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

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