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April 2011 Blog Posts (404)

My first Saturday on Jenny Craig...

...and it's difficult to be without the structure of my work schedule in relation to my diet.  Because I was out late last night, I was out of whack on the timing of what to eat when.  Couple that with a work day in the field w/o a microwave oven, I was REALLY challenged to stay true to the program.  That is part of the problem of Jenny Craig.  If you don't have access to a place to nuke your "box o' food," it's like you're sitting at the buffet without a fork...So, I did a salad thing with…

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Added by newschik on April 30, 2011 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

splurge

So last night we decided to have Five Guys....if you haven't heard of them before then you are missing out on possibly the best burger and fries known to mankind.

 

then we had some sorbet with our movie.  (we watched Mr. Deeds)

 

And I really waffled about eating that food or not eating that food. i'm borderline obsessed about what I eat....I don't mind eating a few bites of something that I know isnt good for me, but a whole meal?  yeah....not so sure about…

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Added by Mary on April 30, 2011 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

in a healthy mood?

The last few months I have been battling junk food cravings and late night snack cravings and then since the day before yesterday I just....am not wanting that crap anymore.

 

I mean this is a good change and what's even better is that I WANT the healthy food. It's not like I'm trying to force myself to consume something because of a goal I have for my body but...I…

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Added by Ali on April 30, 2011 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

Progress Pics!

So I said I would post some progress pictures this weekend. The first one was taken about 2 weeks after Sean was born in August of 2010. I was about 220 pounds. The second was taken on Oct 10, 2010 at around 197 (I think!). The third was taken this morning April 30, 2011 at 169.8 pounds! And I am just fitting into my size 10 jeans again!!!

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 30, 2011 at 3:04pm — 6 Comments

ONE-DERLAND

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!

= O

I weighed in at 199.0.  My official weigh in day is tomorrow and I told myself I wasn't going to weigh today but I couldn't resist.  It was too exciting. 

I've lost 85 lbs now!! 

14 more until I'm out of obesity.  Also another half a lb and I will have lost 30% of my original weight.

Added by Megan on April 30, 2011 at 2:55pm — 6 Comments

Catch-Up Day

Trying to get a million things done today, but I'm going to do a quick check-in to be accountable :)

 

I didn't go to the farmer's market this morning like I wanted to, but I'm okay with it because they weren't going to have much there this Saturday.  I did however meet up for writing group, but since there were only two of us, we sat and talked and caught up with each other.  It was really nice.

 

I've cleaned up the house a little and now I'm trying to decide…

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Added by Brandy on April 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

I'm Back...and FINALLY on track!

I posted a couple more pictures to my page yesterday. I had gone back to my unhealthy ways after my last blog...so I was missing for a while. I made a big change in my lifestyle about two and a half weeks ago though, and completely cut out sugar and processed foods. The only sugar I get now comes from fruit--no artificial stuff either! I also started food combining, and it is working amazingly well. I don't have a scale to know how many pounds I have lost. I haven't been exercising yet but I… Continue

Added by Angela on April 30, 2011 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

So Tired but Checking In

OK, I have been up since 2:30 this morning, my friend was here at 3 and we squeed all morning long over the dresses, people, & traditions.  Loved just about everything, I thought the wedding was lovely and quite perfect!  We had a great time and I can't believe that I haven't taken a nap or crashed long before now!  So tired but wanted to come in and be accountable.

Did OK with the food today, used some weeklies, but that is what they are there for.  Took the Kid to CPK after his…

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Added by Lynette S on April 30, 2011 at 12:12am — 4 Comments

Weekly Weigh-In (1)

Well, here's my first weigh-in on Blog to Lose.  Sadly, it's a 1.2 pound gain since last Friday.  Not happy about this, but eh.  What cha going to do?  Last weekend was Easter and it sounds like I wasn't the only one who enjoyed themselves.  I'm ok with that.  Not happy, but I'm not going to trash myself either.

 

I'm going to try and take advantage of this community.  Goals for May:

 

1. Keep training on the bike - 3 times a week.

2. Get at least one good…

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Added by Chris on April 29, 2011 at 11:44pm — 3 Comments

Field Trip

Today was our annual field trip at school.  It was also an assembly day.  It was a great day, however there was too much sitting.  All day was sit and be quiet for the students and me as well.  It was really tough for some of us (ME.)  The kids were so good today, I was proud of them.  I only got upset with 1 student for their behavior.  I love my job.

I ate a normal breakfast, no snacks (because we were at the field trip) and a lunch of a turkey sand, banana, yogurt and diet pepsi. …

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Added by Megan on April 29, 2011 at 11:34pm — 3 Comments

Splurged Tonight

Ah, Friday.  So glad it's here!  I really hope I can sleep in a little in the morning.  I'm feeling extremely tired.  But I have so much I want to do!

 

First, I want to go to the farmer's market in the morning before heading to writing group.  Then I'll be at writing group until about 11:30.  Then I need to come home and grade the work my students did this week.  And clean the apartment.  And organize the fridge.  And meal plan.  And go grocery shopping.  And buy a baby shower…

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Added by Brandy on April 29, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Time to be Tested

I suddenly have a whole lot going on in my otherwise usually hum-drum life. And I will be challenged to stay on course with my healthiness goals throughout.

 

The first thing is actually very consistent with those goals: I am about to run my first 5k tomorrow! I am really looking forward to it, although I am still slower than I want to be. When I signed up, I had lofty goals of decreasing my time by a minute! LOL! But I didn't really train for that so I shouldn't be…

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Added by Dee on April 29, 2011 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Jenny Craig Day Two -- Still highly motivated!!

It's amazing to me that because someone tells me what to eat and when to eat it that I'll lose weight, but I swear, I'm buoyed by the way I feel today. If Day One was any indication of how Jenny Craig will fit into my life, I say I'm in...

 

I've never dieted using any pre-packaged or products until now - always seemed like I was cheating by not preparing my food.  Finally I've admitted that I'm busy, and portion control (for me anyway) is NOT having leftovers in the…

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Added by newschik on April 29, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Too good to be true

*sigh* I knew my happiness over my new job was too much. I knew it wasn't going to be that easy, there had to be a catch somewhere. Well I found it.

 

I currently work 34 hours a week with the Postal Service. My new job wants me for 29 hours a week, from 10:30 to 4 or 10 to 5 depending on the day. So my supervisor from USPS told me that she could move me to a temporary shift until the head supervisor opens up a list of available schedules, and I can put in a request for one.…

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Added by Rebecca on April 29, 2011 at 1:10am — 3 Comments

I Am One of Those Crazy People...

So I am here, quick and dirty like, so I can read up and update, then I'm off to bed.  Why, you may ask am I going to bed at 8 p.m.?  Well, I guess it's time to confess one of my dirty little secrets; i'm an anglophile.  Yep, that's me, totaly UK nerd.  Lived in the UK for a year, have been quite a few times, and studied English history for my major (History).  Yes, I am a total Anglophile.  So my alarm is already set for 2:30 and I will get up at the crack of…

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Added by Lynette S on April 28, 2011 at 11:01pm — 8 Comments

Recovering from Easter

This week is all about recovering.  That's right recovering....

Recovering my weight loss mindset

Recovering my commitment to pointsplus

Recovering my mindset to get out and walk

and Recovering my commitment to take 10…

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Added by Sabrina on April 28, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

feels good to get out

i feel really good. last nite did a jog/walk for a mile and tonight did the same only tonight it was 2 miles and i was able to jog the first mile before having to walk. Still snuck a couple easter treats which i'm not happy about but the candy is almost gone and otherwise eating ok. Tomorrow I have to take my 6 month old for shots and hoping to maybe look for a new outfit:)

Added by Becky Trejo on April 28, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Progress...

occurs because people dare to be different.  

 

This is a quote I found and I love it.  I have experienced progress the past couple of days because I dared to be different and do 30 Day Shred 3 days in a row.  I will be doing it tomorrow morning as well.  I have to get up at 5:10am everyday to do it - but it must be done.  I still have not fit in any running but I swear I already feel better after 3 days of weights.  

 

Eating has still been sketchy.  I have done…

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Added by Heather on April 28, 2011 at 8:07pm — 6 Comments

The Little Things (1399)

It is funny how it is the little things that matter. Today in the mail my mother sent some photos that she had along with the tie my father wore to my wedding. She thought I might like to have it. It is the only one he bothered to save. He didn't wear suits much anymore. She also found a post card in his car. It was one that the realtor gave us when we bought our house so we could mail our friends & family and let them know we our new address. It had a picture of the house on the front. We… Continue

Added by Paula on April 28, 2011 at 7:49pm — 4 Comments

Why Being a Failure Is Okay With Me

I've been thinking about my journey the past few weeks, trying to figure out just what made me stop counting points, calories, whatever and what made me stop meal planning and what made me give up the whole weight loss thing for a while.  I think it was because I was tired of failing.  

 

But my real problem wasn't that I failed. It was that I failed to see what I had accomplished.  I only saw success as a number on the scale and not the choices I had made.  Yes, hopefully if I…

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Added by Brandy on April 28, 2011 at 7:15pm — 7 Comments

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