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April 2012 Blog Posts (313)


Nothing terribly exciting happened today. I rested, no running or anything. I did do 30 pushups because it was part of the challenge in my little weight loss group on facebook.  Tomorrow though is going to be a big day. It's my first official marathon training day! I GET to run 3 miles. I'm excited to start, I feel like it's been a long time coming with lots of build up so it's nice to finally get going. I'm not too terribly worried since I've done 5k's before, but the sheer number of miles…


Added by Ovelia19 on April 30, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

I am the ceaning monster.

I don't half ass things, almost never, anyway. I guess some would say I get all obsessive compusive about some things. I'd say they are wrong, I get obsessed about everything. It worked for school, though. I would study for hours nonstop and I got awesome grades all the time... But anyway, I've been cleaning since I woke up nonstop. I've also bathed the children and did all laundry. I cleaned the closet and rearranged the furniture in the living room. I've also cleaned our bedroom... though it… Continue

Added by Nubia on April 30, 2012 at 10:06pm — 4 Comments

Farmers Market

I am so happy that the farmers market starts next week. I am so looking forward to experimenting with seasonal fruits and veggies. Since my kids taste palates are FINALLY returning to their normal state (instead of being dulled by salt and sugar), they allow me to be more creative.

Added by BigTickles on April 30, 2012 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Look at food as fuel

I am working on eating healthy, wholesome, unprocessed foods. Today was a good day. I made good choices and I hit Power 90 Sweat DVD hard. I feel better and tonight I am going to bed just a tad hungry. I've read that it is best to do that in order to allow the body to rest instead of "work" at digesting food. I'm still feeling a bit depressed about my weight gain and the jeans fitting snugger. But I want to remember this feeling so that I stay…


Added by Paula on April 30, 2012 at 8:36pm — 8 Comments

I am sick

I'm finally admitting to it.  I had 4 days with no exercise, I was in a bad mood bc of that.  It's amazing really how I become so different just after a few days with no activity.  Then Sat hubby said lets go for a walk and we did for 30 mins but that's all bc it was freezing.  Then yesterday I had my 10 miler planned, but I was standing up making waffles and thought I was going to faint.  I felt so lightheaded.  So I ended up spending all day on the couch napping. 

It upsets me that…


Added by Megan on April 30, 2012 at 8:34pm — 7 Comments

Day One - Case of the Mondays

What a really great, and productive weekend it's always tough getting started on Monday. Yesterday just happened to be one of my favorite days of the year, making this Monday tougher than usual. My neighborhood hosts a block party, and when the weather is beautiful, there is no place I would rather be. It's a great opportunity to see people that you haven't seen in a while, hear some awesome live music, and eat and drink large quantities of delicious treats. This always poses a challenge,…


Added by Randi Raap on April 30, 2012 at 8:23pm — 3 Comments

Monday - Munch Snippets

I went a bit overboard today.. Im dissappointed in myself, but also ok with it.

Im angry, but tomorow. Im  EXCITED, I am going back to my routine.

I ate a magnum bar (Gotta really take those OUT of my sight!!), and then went out to eat and had frien ice cream and Fish and Chips. Terrible!!

I must really Cut it Out! I am being ridiculous, letting my emotions overtake me.  

B: veggie stew, papaya

S: Apples

L: Rice, veggies



Added by Emily =) on April 30, 2012 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

I'm Spoiled Rotten

I didn't want to go to work today.  I had a four-day weekend, and I got to spend it with my hubby, and it was sooo nice. :)  Hubby spoiled me all weekend.  Thursday, he went with me to run errands and he did my laundry and the dishes.  Friday, he took me and our niece to the zoo!  Saturday, he bought me a rose-gold watch that I've been wanting for a while.  Sunday, he bought me an iPhone!  Even without the stuff he bought me, I was still spoiled.  I'm so lucky.

Today it was a…


Added by Brandy on April 30, 2012 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

Where Do I Begin?

As a mother, I try to keep myself busy addressing my children's needs so that I don't really have to think about myself.  It feels weird to finally admit that.  I admit that after having kids and  being married for awhile I have let myself go. My poor husband.  He must really love me.  When we started dating I was considered skinny for my body type.  I always tried to look cute.  I rarely ate.  You know how we do, ladies.


In my first pregnancy I gained over sixty pounds.  I…


Added by Stacey Dickerson on April 30, 2012 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

Been a while but still progessing :-)

It's SUPER crazy around my house the past month but I have continued to track my points and workout. My shin is feeling better so I started back on my C25K training this past weekend. I took about 4 weeks off to let my leg feel better. I started right back where I left off and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I am amazed that I can jog for 5 minutes non stop now and actually feel like I could go longer. I haven't stuck with the 30 day Shred because the jumping jacks were…


Added by Hawtmomma on April 30, 2012 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

THIS... Is How I Started My Monday Morning!!!

You may not be able to tell from that picture, but my Monday morning actually started off on the wrong foot.  I woke up a half hour late.  That means that my son was a half hour late to school.  My plan to walk an hour before work was foiled.  Or was it?  Who says that I have to walk…


Added by Lynn on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Great hunger after sporting

Today's food was quite fine in terms of activities (about 20 minutes of exercising + 25 minutes of running/jogging) and food. Yet there is something that makes me wondering.

Today, I ate 3 cereal biscuits + 1 cereal bar for breakfast, chicken steak with vegetables for lunch, had 2 corn crackers for snack and ate a lot of soy cubes with vegetables and honestly, I sinned with few gramms of candyfloss. I guess I wouldn't have that candyfloss and a big amount of soy if I wouldn't try…


Added by Jiří Smolík on April 30, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Upset, pleasantly surprised, then WOO-HOO!

That was my Saturday with the scale.

When I first got up, I had a place to be, so I quickly jumped on the scale. It said 264.3. What the heck? Down .4 since last week? With an average calorie deficit of nearly 2000? Didn't make sense.

Anyway, I took off for a couple of hours, and being busy, I didn't eat anything. When I got back home, I got back on the scale. 261.7. MUCH better! That made 2.9 down from last week. It actually close to matches the calorie…


Added by SilasCrutherton on April 30, 2012 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Here I go...

  I've been up and down, like most everyone else in the weight-loss world. And I've never been a fan of blogging. But I've come to a point where things are getting confusing and frustrating, so why not join a community that could help? I joined a long time ago, but never wrote anything. So here's where I stand:

Recently, my BP has been high, even though I'm on medication. Lots of changes happening, and I've spoken to my doctor about it, so things should be getting back under control.…


Added by Devon Cooper on April 30, 2012 at 12:03pm — 5 Comments

back to the grind

i took a 2 year hiatus from weight loss and did not get far. i lost 14 pounds last year but it is not enough. i can feel my body protesting against the weight and stress it puts on my body. so i signed up for a gym to weight train and have made walking the dog 3x and jogging at least a mile 3x a week  part of my weekly plan. i did run two 5ks in the past 6 months was was exilerating! what a confidance booster running across the finish line. my goal this year is to get down from 216 to 150.…


Added by jenny gundersen on April 30, 2012 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Buffet Accountability

I did so well-I'm proud of myself.


I ate 2/3 of my lunch at lunch time and then saved the other 1/3 to eat about 90 minutes before we went to the buffet for dinner.  So-I wasn't starving when we got there.

I ate a salad with eggs and cheese on it (with fat free french dressing) so I'd have some protein to fill me up and of course, I put plenty of great veggies on it.  I had 2 dinner rolls and then 1 1/2 thin slices of banana bread with a little square of chocolate…


Added by Keem on April 30, 2012 at 8:23am — 9 Comments

Today was a good day for me.

Things went pretty well today. I managed to get up and run this morning with little to no struggle. Which is nice. It seems that the early results are showing that taking my meds at night is a good thing and they're helping me more in the feeling rested area. But we'll still have to give it some time to make sure that this is really helping.I also did some yoga after running to count as my stretching. It's relaxing and stretches my muscles really well.

Also tonight I went to a…


Added by Ovelia19 on April 30, 2012 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Race results!

I can't add pictures from my iPad it seems. But it was an awesome turn out. There were little kids who were super fast and older ladies who kept strong during the whole 3 miles. I ended mine at 31'57", is that good? You bet your ass. Well, to me, anyway. I met two guys, one of which is going to the night trail race and we switched emails so we could stay in touch and hang out during the after party. He's a dad and like me, has dragged their loved ones to stay healthy. I like those… Continue

Added by Nubia on April 29, 2012 at 11:13pm — 6 Comments


Well ..the scale today showed that i lost 0.4 not even half pound! But i still feel motivated and the meetings are helping.. I have to stay strong and reach my goal.
By the way i just register to my first 5k in L.A revlon run and im very excited...i have two weeks to keep training with my friend ,it will be fun

Added by Eliana on April 29, 2012 at 10:39pm — 4 Comments

Time to commit

I've decided. Decided to quit eating crap and eat wholesome healthy food. Enough with falling down and losing control. Now that I've decided, it is time to truly commit. You can't "try" to do something. Either you do it or you don't do it. I am going to do it. I'm still working our regularly. I did buy Brazil Butt Lift and tried it for over 3 weeks and decided it is not for me. There are so many squats and lunges that only lead to painful knees that I've decided to go back to Power 90. It is…


Added by Paula on April 29, 2012 at 8:55pm — 7 Comments

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