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January 2016 Blog Posts (64)

Cutting Sugars and Sugar Detox?

One fascinating thing about tracking food in My Fitness Pal is that even though I am under my calorie count, my sugars are really high.  Does anyone have advice on cutting sugar or doing a sugar detox?  

Added by kaemrain on January 31, 2016 at 4:36pm — 4 Comments

Signed up for the 1st

I have signed up for my 1st 5k race for 2016. I have been doing all my running on the treadmill for a few months. The weather here dictates that I do. I have been trying many of the preprogrammed runs & my speed has finally improved. I am even looking for a 10k to do this year. They are not common but I think I should be able to find one somewhere near my home. On the food front, I tried a few versions of overnight oats & although I was not able to eat it cold, I simply warmed it up… Continue

Added by Paula on January 30, 2016 at 11:02pm — 6 Comments

She-Beast Saturday

So another fun app I just installed! Stonglift 5X5 ..... I did this today and then I did 45 minutes of Turbofire! I might do some crap off of trackmyfitness later this evening but as far as Im concerned today was a GREAT workout session without any extras.  I had a huge…

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Added by Angie Y on January 30, 2016 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 1/30

Weight - Down 0.8 pounds

Exercise - Running on the mill with resistance DVDs.

Food - Too many salty snacks. I must break up with pretzels.

Mood - Over this winter thing

Added by Paula on January 30, 2016 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Oh Yes we can!

The next time we tell ourselves that we can't, remind yourself that you can.  Saw this story today and well - shame on me for ever telling myself I can't.  I have found my inspiration in this little girl today and anytime in the future when I think I can't...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpA-FsKLA6A

Added by LindaB on January 30, 2016 at 11:32am — No Comments

Crazy Week

Its been a crazy ass week here in NC - starting with the Panthers are going to the Superbowl.  The whole place is buzzing with excitement.

Because of the wintery mess that blew in last weekend - schools were out until Thursday; but I had to work anyway.  Monday morning I had to go clean one of my sites mgr offices because of a roof leak.  All over her computer and there was about 3 inches of water on the floor.  Sucked.

Tue and Wed I had a conference to go to.  Guess what - I…

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Added by LindaB on January 30, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments

These scales say I'm how old?!?!

Okay, I've been checking results for a week with this fancy new scale. All the readings for things like skeletal muscle and visceral fat placed me firmly in the "oh, my, you need help now" range. In fact, the electronic marvel told me that my True Body Age was 80. Yep, 80 years old. That's older than my mother. Am I really walking around in a very elderly body? Sure feels like it at times.



Well, after one week of low-carb dieting, the scales of wonder showed that…

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Added by Jeff VanLandingham on January 29, 2016 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments

Friday Funday... lol

  Hey Girlies! Okay so Im not so sad today I got on the scale this morning and was sitting right at 175. Duh. Still not where I want to be but..... not going up anymore. Ive been running around all day! pay day is always a lil hectic and I had to get my 15 year old sons haircut and including that I had to give my slutty dog a shower! We were planning on breeding her with my BIL's Lab so we havent fixed her, well the slut got out last night needless to say Ill probably have puppies on my…

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Added by Angie Y on January 29, 2016 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

Im so sad

 Today I got on the scale... that FKN SCALE! Thinking to myself, this is going to be a great day, youve been doing amazing. This is going to make you so happy. Well not only did it not make me happy, it made me so sad I cant even stop crying. Literally big fat tears just keep rolling out of my eyes. Disappointment, embarrassment, failure.. I dont know what is the worst of them but Im feeling all of them. How can I come on here and be this cheerleader and inspiration when I cant even lose  7…

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Added by Angie Y on January 28, 2016 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

In a BAD funk

I have been doing so good then over the holidays I gained 5.4 pounds. ok I can deal with that, it's probably normal for most people. The week after I kicked butt and lost 5 of that in one week, Awesome right. Well then I got my period been dealing with some emotional issues and not taking time for me lately and got in this funk and over the last two weeks up like 6 pounds. That time of the month is over and none of the weight dropped off. I don't know what it is but feeling really down and…

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Added by Becky Trejo on January 26, 2016 at 2:41pm — 5 Comments

Just some thoughts.

Almond Milk with Chocolate Syrup in it tastes just like Slim fast -__- and yet i keep drinking it because helllo its "better for me" lol This fucking shit better make me look hot naked. The end  Also Ive learned that if I play with my phone while Im eating my food.. I EAT SLOWER AND LESS! 

Added by Angie Y on January 25, 2016 at 8:05pm — 7 Comments

Mind Body and "Soul"

  One thing I have started working on more this year is being aware of my mental health as well as my physical. As a girl that has suffered with anxiety and bi polar most of her life I really feel like I need to focus on ALL of me. I know a lot of you dont know my story because honestly its a boo hoo story and who needs to hear that on a weight loss site? NOT I! lol Heres something though I used to be a cutter... I mean BAD. I am proud to say its been over a year since Ive done that, even…

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Added by Angie Y on January 25, 2016 at 3:41pm — 6 Comments

40pds in 4 months for my 40th birthday

I restarted the Atkins plan today and I must say I have not felt hungry at all even after my circut training. Since I work at home I use my workout dvds as well as Daily Burn to make sure I am on track. I have 4 months until I turn 40 and I want to celebrate it loud and proud however I want to feel good in my own skin while doing it so I am going to press myself hard and get myself to that happy point. I actually have 70 pds to lose but 40 is a great start.

Added by Nicole LeRiger on January 25, 2016 at 2:02pm — 8 Comments

Monday...

Good morning.  Well yesterday was a good day in Carolina. 

I did have to work at the stadium last night.  That place was rocking and why shouldn't it.  The boys had it going on.  Before I went to work, I ran 2 miles on the treadmill and then according to my phone, I…

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Added by LindaB on January 25, 2016 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 1/24

Weight - Up 0.4 pounds



Exercise - Running on the treadmill & doing some resistance training.



Food - 80/20 week. I did over do the pita chips & crackers. Salt can be just as bad as sugar.



Mood - Anxiously awaiting spring.



This month is coming to a close & I promised myself to change things up. Go somewhere new. Try something else. I did try a new way to use cauliflower. I bought a head of cauliflower & cut off all the flowerettes &… Continue

Added by Paula on January 24, 2016 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

And sometimes the world has other plans

So this week kind of went as planned. I got all of my workouts in as planned, and delivered the meals to my dad. However, what had started out as a minor sore throat turned into full blown sickness on Tuesday, and I was miserable for most of the week. Now Coach CutiePie has it so I get to nurse him back to health.



Turns out that when I planned the meals to make and freeze, I forgot something important....Like what we were going to eat the rest of the week for ourselves. So I ended up… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 24, 2016 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

Snow'd In

According to North Carolina standards, I am snowed in. Yeah, its laughable I know.  We got a dusting of snow followed by ice and another dusting of powder overnight.   While others in the Northeastern states are literally buried under, yet here I sit stuck in my house.  Why? Because we don't know how to plow and properly care for roadways ... especially on the back country roads where I am.

Yesterday schools were closed and during our "blizzard" - (yes, that's what they are calling…

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Added by LindaB on January 23, 2016 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Muscles

Angie Y's post reminded me how much I love muscles. I played softball my whole life, but was also overweight my whole life. I was strong, but there was no real way of telling by looking at me. One of the most pleasant surprises I had when I got to goal weight was how different your body can look from lifting. I know I've posted about it a million times, but it really does change everything. I got a little nostalgic and went back to look at some of my progress pictures. Oh, how I miss my…

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Added by Christy on January 22, 2016 at 9:12pm — 4 Comments

Fabulous Friday

   Well Ive had a great day~ I ate subway and that was yummy in my tummy :P After that I went it to my lil basement gym and busted out a 45 minute Turbofire session! Let me tell you something no matter what other exercise I try, this one ALWAYS trumps any of them. I burn through so many calories and damnnnnn that sweat is just on fire! lol  So after the 45 minute session I cooled down a bit had a water. Then straight to the TrackMyFitness app.... I did two sessions out of it. An Ab session…

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Added by Angie Y on January 22, 2016 at 5:43pm — 4 Comments

Friday Funnies

Well Linda started it! Just some funny ass clips about the weight struggle! LOL This is what we have all done or thought at some point! Jenna Marbles is a quirky awesome youtuber Ive been her fan for years! 

https://youtu.be/bafkFhkMTbM

https://youtu.be/ArIBftSOZDI

https://youtu.be/5RLAGxUbp-U

Added by Angie Y on January 22, 2016 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

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