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February 2014 Blog Posts (121)

Time for a change -

I heard somewhere that insanity is doing the same thing over & over but expecting a different result each time. So I am no longer doing what worked before again. Now that it is a new month I want to start seeing some changes. I've been gluten free for almost 2 months and I feel much better. Less GI issues and joint pain. But weight loss has not come. I was concentrating more on the GF…

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Added by Paula on February 28, 2014 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

When You Just Aren't Feeling It...

The road to health and fitness can feel slow and lonely. Some days you just are not…

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Added by Ma Gen on February 28, 2014 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Diet-To-Go First Impressions

This is only my third day on the Diet-To-Go Program.  I chose the Low Fat, 7 day/3 meals a day option so that I could start with the complete experience.  My intent was to do this for 2 weeks, then switch to the 5 day program.

First challenge is to make room in the freezer, as I only shift the next day's food to the fridge at night.  I also downloaded the My Fitness app, which already has the DTG menus downloaded.  I like it!   I am more of a daytime eater, so the idea of 3…

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Added by D'Anne Brownell on February 28, 2014 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Diet To Go - who else has been using it?

This is only my third day using the Diet To Go delivered food program. Years ago I used Nutrisystem, and lost some weight, but hated the food.  Couldn't stand the thought of ever eating it again.  I chose this program because I have made all kinds of promises to myself about losing weight and haven't kept them.  I decided I needed to get back to the correct portion control and have the decisions made for me.  Also, my husband is the type to bring sweets home no matter what I say, so this…

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Added by D'Anne Brownell on February 28, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

It's The Same Game

I have kept one foot on each side of the healthy line this week.  I have gotten a few work outs in and I have added some healthy and at home eating to the routine, but I just don't think it is enough.  I'm hanging around 275.  Some days I'm a few pounds higher, some days a few pounds lower, but the scale always ends up back at 275.  Looks like there is no denying it.  I have to kick this into high gear if I want to see any results.  And I do!

Added by Lynn on February 28, 2014 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

Goals goals goals

I need to realize: 

Every time I follow my meal plan, eat something healthy over something unhealthy, avoid binging, skip dessert, drink water, and think positively about myself, I am THAT much closer to my 10 pound goal. 

Added by Madde Tov on February 25, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

It is almost March

It is almost March. I have made my commitment to regain my balance with exercise and portion control. I have had 3 days of snack free evenings so far in prepping for my 30 days challenge. I've realized I have to get out of my "comfort" zone if I want real change. I've committed to gluten free so I know I can "stick" to things.  I am not sure why eating is such a hassle for me. I can do the exercise thing, but still back slide on the…

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Added by Paula on February 25, 2014 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Not Depression/Illness--I Hated My Job

Essentially I spent 2013 trying to find explinations of why I was so miserable, tired, and sick with headaches, fatigue, and stomachaches.  I gained 25 pounds.  Went to numerous doctor's appointments, therapists, life coaches.  Tried different meds, light box, etc. 

 

Guess what was wrong with me-----Nothing!!  I was working at a job that I hated.  How do I know this?  Because I have since left that job and all of my symptoms are gone. 

 

I tried to rationalize…

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Added by kaemrain on February 25, 2014 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

A Month in reveiw( not weight related)

So surgery was on January 27th...It was a little scary considering it was also my first surgery ever...except my tonsils when I was five...lol

All went well...clear margins...they pulled 4 lymph nodes...but all looked good...was sore and tender for about a week and half...but by the two week mark I was feeling pretty good...had most of the motion back in my shoulder and I was only a little tender here and there...

My Cross Cancer Institute appointment was on…

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Added by Janice Dublanko on February 25, 2014 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Eating under control-CHECK

So I've managed to get my eating habits back on track.  I'm trying to drink all the h2o but I struggle with that every winter.  I've still yet to get a workout in.  I'm in the mental preparation stages.  I had planned on beginning this past weekend but I woke up with a stiff painful neck that I had slept funny on and I'm having trouble with my right wrist and arm.  I'm not sure what the are issue is but I'm hoping it passes quickly and I can start working out soon!

 

 

Added by Erica on February 25, 2014 at 8:14am — 3 Comments

Finding middle ground

So ive seen lately that people are talking a lot about finding the right balance of losing weight and enjoying what you eat. Can someone provide any suggestions on how i can find my balance?



Im using MFP and currently have my calorie intake at 1200 and have for a while. Ive lost a total of 21 pounds but...

Im worried about my body going into starvation mode since ive been at that caloric intake for over a month. I say this because I hit a plateau for a couple weeks and for a few… Continue

Added by Bel da Silva on February 24, 2014 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Balance

I know I've talked about finding the balance a million times before, but it's where I am in this journey. For so long I was in weight loss mode--eye on the prize--working to lose pounds. Sure, I had splurge meals, but they were always very thought out and planned and few and far between. Admittedly, they even stressed me out a bit. They were always tracked and always compensated for with activity points. Most of the time it just didn't seem worth it. I would get completely and totally…

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Added by Christy on February 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments

Falling off the wagon!

My fellow BTL family, I am falling off the wagon.  It is such a struggle having a challenging job that involved travel.  I planned last week, I really did.  However I did not fully execute on that plan and just found myself eating, eating, EATING all sorts of crap that was well over my point allocation for each day.  I stepped on the scale on Sunday morning as was up SIX pounds since my lowest WI with WW.  SIX DAMN POUNDS!  I need to get serious again.

That said, I am not scheduled to…

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Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on February 24, 2014 at 9:11am — 4 Comments

Food is my second language

So Friday and the weekend were not what I would call victories as far as foodis concerned. On Friday I got angry at the husband and ate a bunch of junk out of spite. Now, it would be awesome if I could say that my spite eating had no positive effect on me, but that's not really true. In fact, spite eating really did help me feel better! But I realized for the first time how connected food and emotion are for me. It was so shocking to realize how much I use food to avoid emotion, to control my… Continue

Added by HealthyLife on February 24, 2014 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

Off to a good start

Today went well. We got up early and hit Panera Bread for breakfast. I had a coffee (no cream or sugar) and their new Power Bowl Breakfast - 2 egg whites, cooked spinach, grilled tomatoes and some pesto (I think) I gave one of my egg whites to my husband since he was having a bagel & coffee. Then grocery shopping where I got some good stuff. Strawberries were on sale. The ones from Plant City FL are so good. I had a…

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Added by Paula on February 23, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Yay????

So i had a really crazy workout today. I decided to swim 10,000 yards today (400 lengths of the pool) because i felt like i hadnt challenged my body in a while so i said why the heck not? To make it even harder i didn't just swim freestyle I did mostly other strokes and to up the stakes again i only had 3 hours to do it. 10000 yds is equivalent to 5.7 miles of swimming. THAT IS A LOT OF SWIMMING!!!! But story short MFP said i burned 1700 calories. Thats good, but.... lately ive been worried… Continue

Added by Bel da Silva on February 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

I Put Them Back...

Yesterday I went grocery shopping and filled the house with tons of healthy food to cook and snack on this week.  I saw that the spring time Oreos were on the shelf and even though they say that all the frosting tastes the same I think that the yellow frosting is SO much better.  So I grabbed a bag and carried it around the supermarket with me while I was shopping.  Once I was finished and headed to the register I put them back and left without them.  I mean really.  We know exactly what…

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Added by Lynn on February 23, 2014 at 10:19am — 4 Comments

Getting there...

So I got up and ran on Friday. I wasn't terribly fast but I ran. I twas really really cold outside. It was stated that it was 22 degrees but there was a bit of wind chill going on to add to that. My lungs were burning a little bit. But the dogs and I went running and that's what counts. 

Today I did absolutely nothing. I considered going to the pool to swim this evening but I got lazy and never made it. Tomorrow though I'm set to go swimming and running both. And then I have a…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 22, 2014 at 11:34pm — No Comments

What the heck happened to February?

I can't believe that February is almost over. Only 10 more left. Wow, I really need to set some goals and get moving in the right direction. I've been gluten free since my Dr visit January 7th. I feel an incredible change really. Lighter & healthier. I completed T25 and 21 days of Escape Your Shape which I plan on doing for another month. I got great results with the old program and this is the same program, but…

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Added by Paula on February 22, 2014 at 2:16pm — 6 Comments

WYCWYC

Today was a mess!  With all the snow we are getting warm weather and rain so the streets are a mess.  I was in the city today for a dentist appt and when I got home was supposed to go to the gym.  Uh, not so interested!   But I thought of Roni and WYCWYC and decided to stop at the fitness center to at least get 12 minutes (I had already walked fast for 18).

She is so right!  I ended up doing mins on the treadmill + 10 on elliptical.  No matter what, keep moving and do WYCWYC!

Added by MarthaG on February 21, 2014 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

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