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March 2010 Blog Posts (431)

MUCH better day!

First off, thank you so much for the kind words yesterday! It's so easy to get stressed and depressed and forget all the right things you're doing and that somehow we always get through it. I logged in this morning and couldn't help but start my day with a smile after reading the wonderful encouragement. :-)

Today was a MUCH better day. For starters, I came in just fine on calories. Caloriecount says I came in around 1,850, though I think that's high. I didn't weigh a couple items I… Continue

Added by Amanda on March 31, 2010 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Something has to be wrong with me

So normally when someone says to me that something has to be wrong with them or they complain about an ailment I'm the first one to say..."you should go to the doctor". Well I have been steadily gaining weight since January-ish. Instead of losing weight this year I have packed on at least 15lbs. I don't understand this. But yes, I've been eating alot and sitting at my desk and not doing the treadmill at all or any other exercise for that matter. This job is helping me gain weight. I say helping… Continue

Added by Mendy on March 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

All moved in and ready to go....

Well, things are going well. We are all moved into our new apartment and I have started working out in our new gym. I am four days into a new 30-Day straight challenge. One of these times, I will hit all 30 days. My latest record is 9 consecutive days.... so, I know that I can beat that. I am not sure how important it is that I actually work out every SINGLE day, but, I do want to accomplish this just so that I know that I can... something about achieving goals :)

I tried a Bosu… Continue

Added by Katie on March 31, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Day 16

So far today has been going great. I decided to write down everything I eat and really start keeping track of how many calories I'm eating. So I got a small notebook that I'm gonna take everywhere with me. I'm also gonna keep track of how many bottles of water I have. I'm on my 4th bottle today. And so far I've had about 1200 calories. I want to have about 1500-1700 a day I guess.

Yesterday my last dog cancelled and I was sooo happy it was a perfect way to end a crappy day. Even… Continue

Added by kimberlee on March 31, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

OK, Yesterday was even worse

My calories were at 1,970 and exercise was a big, fat zero. Instead of going to spin class I went home and had dinner with my husband. I was lucky enough to have breakfast with him this morning too. Today has been better, but I've only got 300 calories left for dinner. Bummer. I will make it to spin class tonight so maybe by the time I get showered and home I'll only feel like putting together a small snack. Wish me luck! Ooh! On a positive note, I've been drinking seltzer in the evening. No…


Added by Dani on March 31, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

so far so good

I met my goal yesterday of no ice cream. I had hoped to get in a little workout, but wasn't able to fit it in last night.I will be exercising on my lunch today though. I am going to do the Jillian Michael 30 day shred, week 1. I've only done it one other time and it kicks *ss. I can't wait.

So far no ice cream!!! I did bring myself a healthy breakfast and lunch. I have some fruit and yogurt for snacks. I am feeling pretty good - not foggy like yesterday.

Added by Crystal Hubbard on March 31, 2010 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Buying cute clothes now, not "when I lose weight"!

I've made a decision to buy some cute clothes. Things that are colorful, trendy/fashionable, no more t-shirts I have plenty of t-shirts. Basically, I'm tired of dressing like a monochromatic slob because I'm waiting for my perfect weight to buy cute things.

I'm going on a trip w/my sister and brother the first week of May and I had a fleeting crash diet thought this morning and have decided to change that into "go buy some cute clothes that fit so you can be comfortable and cute on… Continue

Added by Susie on March 31, 2010 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

I'm 30 and that's not so bad.


Today is my birthday, I’m 30 and that’s not so bad. 29 was great. I accomplished things beyond my wildest dreams. Two 5k’s, lost almost 50lbs, started a blog, worked hard to better my marriage, made some amazing friends and if I accomplish half of that in the next year, 30 will be nothing short of fantastic. Speaking of amazing friends…



Added by Tonyne on March 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


Sleep deprivation = overeating.

I could NOT fall asleep last night. I went to bed at a reasonable hour, but I've been so stressed about job searching that I just can't sleep. Blech. In turn, I find myself eating WAY too much. I'm thinking this week might be another slight gain...yuck. I was at around 199 this evening, so who knows, maybe I won't post a gain. Time will tell. At least this week is more in check so far than last?

As much as I was feeling lethargic from lack of… Continue

Added by Amanda on March 30, 2010 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

I Need This

Time and time again I forget that blogging is for me... it's my outlet and my way to figure things out for myself. Lately I have found myself in a place where I didn't to write unless it was something inspirational or noteworthy to others. But I have completely forgotten the point of this blog.

I NEED this for me. I need to start writing in here again, and just using it as a journal. It really helps me sort out my thoughts.

I decided at the beginning of March I…


Added by Rachel on March 30, 2010 at 7:40pm — 6 Comments

Birthday highs and lows

My birthday with this Saturday, and, mostly, it was pretty fantastic. I started out the day with an official birthday weigh-in - down another 2 pounds! So, now I've lost a total of 17.4 pounds in three months; I can't believe I'm really doing it!

Next, my family (who was visiting for my birthday), my husband, and I took a walk to go get a scone and walk through the farmers market. My parents bought me a beautiful orchid, and we bought some great fresh, local produce to have for… Continue

Added by Brianna on March 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tuesday Thoughts

Lots going are the highlights:

*This morning I wrote about losing 2.6 pounds this week. I went to WW tonight for my "official" weigh in. I missed last weeks meeting due to being sick, so I showed a 3.4 pound loss for the past two weeks. I'll definitely take it. This puts me at 15.8 total.

*I wanted to hit my 10% goal (losing 18 pounds) by the time I went to see my family. I leave tomorrow. Looks like that isn't going to happen.

*I'm ok with…


Added by Christy on March 30, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

A Blah Day

First of all I actually did the 30 day Shred yesterday and today! I did day one on saturday and skipped sunday, so today was day 3. I still cant really do the jumping jack or the jumping rope thats the hardest part for me. Anyways onto today. It's been a very blah day and I'm in one of those moods where everything is pissing me off. It all started when I woke and found that my beloved pet rat Dexter had passed away overnight:( I was so sad I will definately miss that little guy. I convinced… Continue

Added by kimberlee on March 30, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Please help me peel myself off this wagon wheel . . .

As they say, I've fallen off the wagon and it not only ran me over, but backed up and hit me a few more times. I can't really pinpoint right now how I fell off, when, where or why. Honestly, I feel so 'lost' in my own head - I don't know where to start. I think a big part of my mental dullness right now is due to the fact that sugar and fat are my #1 food groups and exercise has not taken place in like 2 weeks.

I don't want to make excuses. I do want to get to the bottom of…


Added by Crystal Hubbard on March 30, 2010 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Operation: Get Healthy

Well, I'm back! It's been a long time, I'm not even sure how long since I've posted here! And probably even longer since I was following any sort of program. You could say I've been "off the wagon" for a really long time. I like to think I'm in a better place, mentally than I was before! I'm back with a whole different mentality than I had before. I want to work my own program, instead of letting my program work me. This time around I'm not going to be a slave to points and counting them. I… Continue

Added by Caitlin on March 30, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Day one of return to food journaling

My goal is to consume no more than 1,200 calories and burn 350 calories a day. This should result in a pound a week loss. Yesterday's numbers were 1,720-350 so I was about 400 calories over. Let's see if I can do better today.

Added by Dani on March 30, 2010 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Sometimes life gets in the way...

Savannah was amazing. I mean, really amazing. Fantastic and beyond my wildest imaginations. I had such a wonderful time and it was so great to see all of my friends.

However, I'm too tired to write about it right now.

As soon as I got home from Savannah on Sunday night, didn't even get a chance to pee, I had to take my husband to the ER for consistent vomiting. My husband has some other health issues and vomiting, although bad for everyone, is especially bad for him. We… Continue

Added by Tonyne on March 30, 2010 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

April is on the horizon...

I just got back from a long weekend in Charleston with the family. We visited friends that we have not seen in a couple of years. It was nice weather, lots of laugher and lots of food. I did not run like I was supposed to and I have to say I don't really feel bad. I know I gained some weight this weekend after a zero loss last week. It is like I am in maintenance instead of weight loss. My clothes are fitting good but I just can't bust out of the 160s. I know part of that is my fault because I… Continue

Added by Heather on March 30, 2010 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Busy girl

I thought that Spring Break would mean more time to blog, but I have found that I am really good at filling up my time. I left the house yesterday morning at 9am and didn't come back until after 6 pm. The great thing was--it was all things that I wanted to do! I picked up a friend's little girl and then met up with a friend and her little boy. (Yes, I borrow kids so that I can enjoy a playdate from time to time...hahaha). We had a quick lunch, then went to an old empty mall with hardly any…


Added by Christy on March 30, 2010 at 9:32am — 2 Comments


I have not posted on here in over a month. That is bad, bad, bad! I haven't been doing well on my weight lose. I have not gained any back, but I have not really lost a great deal either.

I got dealt some really emotional news this week , and I went to food. I still don't know how to get myself to stop doing that. The plus side is I also went to exercise. I have continued to go to a kickboxing class , even though no one will go with me and I just haven't even felt like it. It…


Added by April on March 30, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

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