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April 2015 Blog Posts (88)

Weight Loss Journey: Goodbye April

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I have been a little lax on my blogging this week.  Nothing too exciting is happening.  I am just working more and going to the gym every week day.  I have been working on the Annual All High School Car Show that is May 9th.  Me, Roger and about 5 other people put it on.  It's a lot of…

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Added by Kristy Runyon on April 30, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Awake

I feel a reawakening of that healthy lifestyle urge coming on. Slowly! But surely. 

I took my first walk home after a THREE YEAR break- whoa, I really fell off the cliff on that one! I walked 25 minutes. I didn't have it in me to do the whole 50 minute walk, so I caught the bus to a half way point and walked the rest. I just wanted to break the ice. 

Today I brought my change of clothes and headphones- neither of which I had on me on Monday, and am prepared to…

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Added by Dee on April 29, 2015 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

First blog!!! One small step...

Ok after a bunch of ups and downs I have decided the only thing I can do is to literally take one thing at a time... Which is the complete opposite of what I WANT to do of course. I want to do everything at once as fast as possible so that I can blink and wake up 40 lbs lighter. Everyday I feel embarrassed and somedays it doesn't even take till now til I fully throw in the towel and just start bingeing with the why bother attitude or somewhere I think I'll start over tomorrow or next week or… Continue

Added by Tiffany on April 29, 2015 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

Silence Is NOT Golden

I know it's been about a week since I have posted and although it hasn't been THAT long, I have done a lot of damage in my time away.  I am not even going to try to lie.  It's because I have been eating.  A LOT.  I have consumed so much food that I am having a hard time sleeping because I am just so overstuffed and very uncomfortable.  I won't try to make any excuses for it, but let's just say the court findings didn't go exactly how we had hoped for the boys and I took it really really…

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Added by Lynn on April 29, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

How does CPR work?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of deaths across the world. Unfortunately, almost 90% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. Many of these deaths can be prevented by providing first-aid to the victim. One of the most effective techniques that can save the life of a person is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).…

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Added by sherry wilson on April 29, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

hitting a lull

I'm having problems keeping myself together. Last week started off awesome but then got scrappy. On Wednesday I didn't work out but I fully intended to exercise after work only to get home and have to take my dog to the ER, she's okay but didn't exercise. Then Thursday to Sunday I was sick. Monday still a little sick but probably could have worked out. Tomorrow I have to get back to it though. I have a lot going on coming in May. Vacation  the last week and possibly two weeks running a…

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Added by Ovelia19 on April 28, 2015 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Upgrades

In the middle of a software rollout at work and its been cray-cray.

We go live tomorrow.  I'm excited and nervous.

As for my health and fitness.....I haven't done much and will probably be a little MIA for a little. I am trying to real it in and make better choices.

With that said, in the middle of the carzy - get registered for my second Disney Run today.  Registration opened at noon.  With that - I need to say that I'm a little disappointed.  I signed up for the 5K but…

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Added by LindaB on April 28, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Random thoughts

Today was sunny so after work I did an hour bike ride. It felt fabulous. I have not been on my bike in a week. The weather was crappy last week so missed my bike days, but did get in my 5k train days in. I have been struggling with a cold so working out has been tough but not impossible. Actually I think working out helps me shorten the cold's length. I am so glad that the rest of the week is set to be perfect.

Added by Paula on April 27, 2015 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Week in Review

The weeks are passing quickly. Seems like I was just writing a week in review for last week. I feel like this week was pretty much like last week. I tracked my points, I made good choices. And I lost 0.8 pounds this week. Eh, not as much as I would like, but with a big loss last week, I'm not really surprised. My body is trying to figure out what is happening it. All I can do is just keep trucking along and doing what I know to do.

The best news of the week is that I was able…

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Added by Christy on April 27, 2015 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Not just baby steps, micro-organism sized steps

My last post was on March 24! I didn't mean to be away so long. 

I feel like April went okay. Not good or great, just okay. I felt like I was waking back up to motivation in really small steps. I started thinking about what I was eating more often. I roasted cauliflower a few times. Delicious! Rediscovering that healthy eating can be enjoyable. 

I just took a look at the goals I set last time I posted, so I could see where I am a month later. No weight lost,…

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Added by Dee on April 27, 2015 at 8:02pm — 2 Comments

Week in review 4/25

Weight - Up .2 pounds. Down 10 pounds since Day 1



Mood - I am doing okay, but this cooler weather has me in a cooler mood.



Food - I am making good choice, but I still find myself snacking at times. Damn salty snacks.



Exercise - I trained 3 days for my 5k & did 3 days of 21 Day Fix DVDs. I find myself liking jogging more.



I am disappointed I did not lose weight this week, but I am not going to let it ruin my entire weekend. Heck, it could just be… Continue

Added by Paula on April 25, 2015 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Date Night

Last night we left the little one for the first time to get away for a little date night. I have an awesome friend that is always insistent that she be the first to watch my kids and I feel completely comfortable with dropping them off there and heading away for awhile. However, I think my husband needs a little re-training in the WW way. I have been at maintenance or pregnant for awhile now. That coupled with extra activity points meant that I could go out for a splurge from time to time.…

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Added by Christy on April 25, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Fabulous Friday

 Today has been good. Ive ate REALLY well, had subway. NOMNOMNOMMMMM. Lol Its pay day so I finally got to fill my fridge up with healthy food for me! YAY. Gets a little bare after a two week wait. Im the paycheck to paycheck kind of person. -_- Im feeeeeling skinnier. I know your mind can screw with you but if its my mind so be it! LOL I just feel lighter...

   I did a 30 minute HIIT today.. and I got through it. I mean I always get through but Im DYING... today, not so much... hello…

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Added by Angie Y on April 24, 2015 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Hello Ladies

So its Thursday...and I h

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR wrote a huge blog and it just erased. First time I havent copied before I hit send. FUCK. BLah. Im doing alright..... been working out daily. Turbo and Piyo is turning into a daily thing.. Ive only been  lifting 2-3 times a week. BLAH... I just want to focus on my cardio and piyo right now, Im seeing a difference in my body although my size 11 jeans still feel like I stuffed myself into them SIGH, so now im in a baggy…

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Added by Angie Y on April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Today I Rest

I have been really killing my workouts this week and pushing myself very aggressively to top my own personal best every single day.  I'm not going to lie.  Yesterday there was some pretty loud self talk telling me to take a break but I ignored it and killed the workout in super star fashion.

 

I am feeling a bit tired and sore from working out plus today is a day off for the husband and we have a FULL schedule including allergy testing for the youngest, allergy and xolair shots…

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Added by Lynn on April 23, 2015 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

False Readings

Talk about false readings. Last week was so dang sunny & spring like I thought we were done with winter, then yesterday we had snow,sleet, hail. I mean it just changed hour to hour. I didn't get to bike or run on Monday or Tuesday. But today I did get in a run/walk training in today. Tomorrow is suppose to be nicer & if the wind is a bit calmer, I am going to get in a bike ride after work. I have been doing good with my eating, resisting snacking after dinner and sticking to the 3 meals… Continue

Added by Paula on April 22, 2015 at 11:01pm — 2 Comments

Found 'Em

Hey Christy --- Look What I found!!!!

Added by LindaB on April 22, 2015 at 5:31pm — 3 Comments

This Little Bugger

 

This little bugger almost ruined my entire day yesterday.  Looks pretty harmless, right?  Not so much.  I had my niece and nephew for the day yesterday and my sister baked me a batch of my most favorite Mickey Mouse shaped chocolate cookies to say thank you.  I am usually not much of a cookie girl…

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Added by Lynn on April 21, 2015 at 4:29pm — 4 Comments

Week in Review

Monday nights are my WW night. What a horrible time for a weigh in. Not only is it right after the weekend, but it is at night as well. When I first signed up, that was the only time that wold work for me and I really enjoy the leader, so now it just stuck. It's really not that bad.

I went into tonight's weigh in feeling confident. I knew that I had a good week. I tracked everything and made good choices. I used 20 out of 49 of my weekly points because I am not able to earn…

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Added by Christy on April 20, 2015 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

What to Eat

Just read a great article in the NYT's about what to eat.  Unlike others it isn't so much about what NOT to eat, but about what to eat for better health.

If you're interested here is the link:…

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Added by MarthaG on April 20, 2015 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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