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April 2016 Blog Posts (40)

Weekly Update 4/30

Weight - Down 0.8 pounds. I am blessed. I've lost each week since March. All losses rmatter regardless of size!

Food - 80/20. What can I say? I like snacks still, but getting it under control.

Exercise - One outdoor run, the other 3 on the treadmill. One upper body resistance workout.

Mood - A stressful roller coaster week. Glad it is the weekend.

Added by Paula on April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Back in the Swing

I am please to say that after a fairly emotional and hectic week last week, that I have pulled myself together and I'm back in a good routine.  Between loosing my sweet dog and also being involved in an audit from the state at work - I was emotionally spent.  So glad its a new week.

Food wise, I've done really well - I know its just Wednesday --- but I feel good about my choices and my intake to what is burned.

Sunday afternoon, I got my first run in - in two weeks.  I was able…


Added by LindaB on April 27, 2016 at 8:01pm — 3 Comments

10 days down

So I'm nearing the end of the tenth day and I'm down ten pounds! I feel great, my clothes are fitting better (some even too loose) and my new eating habits are becoming more of a habit. What's more motivating than real results?? So far so good! :)

Added by Laura on April 27, 2016 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

My weekly update

A pound off I think this week which is good all things considered. Bought some expensive scales which turned out to be crap and can never decide on a reading...when it does it's a stone heavier -or lighter within 5 minutes of stepping on! I'm sticking with my mechanical scale for now.I can't describe the hideous feeling of the scale suddenly saying a stone heavier then a stone's like someone really screwing with you!

The experiment with Konjac root goes on.…


Added by annajasper on April 24, 2016 at 4:22am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 4/23,

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. I admit I love seeing me make progress!

Exercise - 4 runs & 1 bike ride in this week. Love running outside again.

Food - Not perfect, but I am making better choices most of the time.

Mood - Even with my loss & things going better, my depression & overall mood is down. An office environment can be extremely toxic. It is harder to cope there than in the kitchen.

Added by Paula on April 23, 2016 at 3:06pm — 7 Comments

You're not going to believe it

...but I am sick--AGAIN! Our family has always been relatively healthy, but these past two months have done me in. First we had the stomach bug (the kids and myself), then the flu (the kids and myself), then my daughter had a random fever virus, and now I have strep throat! I felt totally fine when I woke up yesterday and by evening I was miserable. Sore throat, tender glands, white patches on my throat--I knew exactly what it was. I went to the clinic first thing this morning and sure…


Added by Christy on April 22, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Got By

Got by last night without a gain from my abandon ship night.

Thanks for all the love ladies.  We are better today.  Sad yes ... but I don't think there are any tears left in my head.

Added by LindaB on April 20, 2016 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

What I Eat In A Day, Under 2000 Calories

Weight Loss Journey: What I Eat In A Day

After my last few blogs were pretty negative in tone, I…

Added by Kristy Runyon on April 20, 2016 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

The scale is my compass

I have always struggled with scale. It is so very powerful in determining my self worth. On my way to work today I realized the scale is simply a tool. A compass. It tells me where I am & where I need to go. I think I just need to keep reminding myself of this. I have been going in the right direction lately. I am getting closer to my destination. The journey is not easy. I beat myself up pretty hard a lot. I just want to be healthy. I want to get there already. Patience has not been my… Continue

Added by Paula on April 19, 2016 at 10:41pm — 5 Comments

Abandon'd Ship

Well, its been a sucky day my friends.  Today we said goodbye to one of our pets.  He's not just a pet, we was a total member of our family.  Yes, I'm a crazy animal lover.  He was our first Chihuahua.  I've always had large dogs; but he stole our hearts from the word go and now we own three (well, two now - plus a big dog and a cat who adopted us back in September).  This guy, this guy - He was special and I've never owned another dog like him and I doubt I ever will.  I've never been so…


Added by LindaB on April 19, 2016 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The beginning of the end (of my unhealthy lifestyle)


I've read posts on this blog for a few weeks now and the support you all provide each other is really motivating. I'm starting a new program, The 40 Day Reset. I've yo-yoed between this program and that program all my life and they all do the same thing, you lose weight but then when you end the program abruptly all the weight creeps back. This is what intrigued me about this program is that you have the initial 40 days that your "dieting" but then you have a coach to help you…


Added by Laura on April 19, 2016 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

My Loves

One of the best things I did before having each kid was book newborn, 6 month and 1 year pictures. Otherwise it just gets crazy town, before you know it that time has passed, I forgot to book them and I just say "forget about it" I distinctly remember with my son that I was excited when picture time came around because I was losing weight, but I was not 100% happy because I was still pretty far from goal at his first birthday. This time I didn't even stress about it (well, except for the…


Added by Christy on April 19, 2016 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

Good weather, good exercise

Yesterday the weather was perfect so we decided to go for a run. Not sure how far we would go, we ended up doing 6 miles. Today hit 80, a temp not seen since last year & to give my feet a break, out came the bikes. After work I hit the bike trail & got in my first ride of the season. Did 15 miles. It felt great. Tomorrow the weather will be much cooler. 60 I think. As long as it doesn't rain, I plan on getting in a run. Exercise is so good for my mental health. I do suffer from anxiety… Continue

Added by Paula on April 19, 2016 at 12:01am — 1 Comment

Im still alive..

Okay... Last week I completely lost my drive and determination. You know what it had to do with?? The SCALE and my husband being the fucking douchebag that he strives to be!  I didnt share this on my MFP because idk I dont feel comfortable chatting about it but the reason why I lost my motivation is this...

  Remember how ELATED I was that I hit 169??? It happened to be on the spring scale that I had before my digital... the digital was giving me wrong numbers like 177 id get off and…


Added by Angie Y on April 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

My weekly update

5lb weight loss this week which i can't quite believe. All I did was try not to starve, try not to eat too much and eat clean. I say 'All I did...' but these things are tough for me as I naturally self sabotage. Progress is met with countering measures.(based in fear, I think) So I'll be very pleased if I can continue my 'All I did's...' this week and into the next.

Added by annajasper on April 17, 2016 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

No BInge Week

This week wasn't as focused as last week but at least I didn't binge.  I haven't weigh this morning, but I think I managed to maintain --- it was a busy busy week. #2 son had three tennis matches this week that kept us on the road - so no time to cook and no time to get a run or a walk in.  I did go on two 3 mile walks with my friend, but didn't get to run.

Last Sunday of course, was wine tasting day with my oldest child and some of his college mates.  Turns out the boys backed out…


Added by LindaB on April 17, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 4/16

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds. Hey it's a loss. Every loss counts!

Exercise - I ran 19 miles this week. 2 runs were outside! It is finally warming up.

Food - 80/20. Still need to knock off the just one handful snacks. Damn salty snacks!

Mood - A few anxiety days with a taste do depression, but working on being more mindful. Must quiet that judgmental girl. You know the one. Tells you you're not worthy. You can't do this.

Here is to a better week. Got to… Continue

Added by Paula on April 16, 2016 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

I'm Back!

Well, it was a very brief stay below my pre-pregnancy weight (one day, in fact) before I left for my vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic where I gained a whopping 6.8 pounds while I was there. Haha. Honestly, I'm not worried about it. I know that not all of that was a "true gain" and I know what to do to get the weight off and it will come back off eventually. Not to mention that it's not every day that you get to eat and drink all you want at an…


Added by Christy on April 15, 2016 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments


I have been working on a weekly speed run. It is done on my treadmill. It totals out to 4+ miles. It warms up then, it is 2 minutes at 7.0 speed then drops to 4.5 speed for one minute & it goes on like that for the entire run. It is done at various inclines ranging from 0% to 3 % grade. Until tonight, I have had to either stop the mill for a few minutes & resume or drop the speed. Well today was the first time I made it through the entire run! It is so true that sense of accomplishment… Continue

Added by Paula on April 12, 2016 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

Away awhile let me explain

So, on the diet bandwagon a team mate and I decided to stop drinking for April to wrap up our diet challenge.  This has been two fold for me.  I think forgetting about the alcohol calories is a great thing. Also, after drinking I tend to loosen up and invade the kitchen looking for snacky things to munch on with my beverage.  

In the end I didn't realize how many times I was reaching for a glass of alcoholic beverage so I have also looked at abstinence in a different way.  While out…


Added by Tracy Harrington on April 12, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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