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June 2012 Blog Posts (312)

Trigger food. Trigger points?

So, the race was awesome.  It RAINED on us.  I wore white, of course.  It wouldn't rain otherwise.  Recap later.  My knee started hurting after we cooled down and started walking to the car.  I could hear the evil music playing in the background, I just have to suck it up and just NOT RUN.  I'm taking (apparently and unwillingly) a month off, like I had mentioned and ignored.  Sucks butt.

Anyway, I'm reading on how to strengthen my knee.  Basically, you have to strengthen…

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Added by Nubia on June 30, 2012 at 7:32pm — 6 Comments

Gain, Shmain...

Ok so first of all I have dubbed Saturday mornings my weigh in day, as that is when I used to go to weight watchers. So I figure I'll keep with that tradition, and it also allows me to be a little lenient with eating on Saturday. My husband is awesome and helped me create an excel spreadsheet with the formulas to track losses and gains. He's the greatest. Well I'm up 2.4 and I knew I would be since we've had company all week and it's just been a crazy week in general.

So today we had…

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Added by Randi Raap on June 30, 2012 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments

Lovely SAturday!

 Hopped on the scale this morning, still at 197~ Great thing! No gaining! lol

Worked out as SOON as I got out of bed! Just like I did yesterday, I must say I really like starting my day off with the workout. It gets me in the right mindset...does that make sense? I also like not worrying and wondering when I am going to fit in my workout, it is the first thing I do that way it is done and no worrying. I may start this everyday. I used to say ughhhh not right when I wake up, Im…

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Added by Angie Y on June 30, 2012 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

Austerity Measures

I decided to go through my expenses over the past three months and find out where the heck all my money is going.

Not counting rent and utilities, by far my biggest expense was my horse. Guess I coulda seen that coming. Owning a horse is a luxury, and I fully acknowledge that, but he's really a pet these days. I'd no sooner sell him than I would my dog. He's earned a secure home for his golden years, so I'll keep feeding him all my money as long as he sticks around.

My second…

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Added by Martha Coffee on June 30, 2012 at 3:24pm — 5 Comments

Back to basics.

I am so excited, I even did my arms/abs workouts with a smile on my face.  I finally get to stop bugging you all with my whinning about not being able to run.  There's a free 5K race (from a running tour, pretty cool: Do Life Tour) and I'm picking up my running buddy that I met at the race this past weekend.  I feel like I'm starting to run again.  I used to stretch…

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Added by Nubia on June 30, 2012 at 1:48am — 3 Comments

A wash

That's what this week has ended up as - a wash. It has been tough and I guess I could have done worse. I'm SO ready to go home and get back in my own normal routine of food and exercise. I should be able to get these few lbs off in just a few days and start feeling fit again. I desperately miss exercise. That's funny. I miss the exercise more than I miss my healthy food! lmao......

Happy weekend! Two more days and I'm outta here like Vladamir.......

Added by Cindy on June 30, 2012 at 12:55am — 2 Comments

How to stop binge eating???

I am new member to this site and so far I think it is just what I need. Let me give some background info. In high school I was always overweight - 175 pounds wearing size 14. My mom was also always overweight and loved to cook. Then one day after being weighed at the doctor's office I decided I didn't want to be fat. So I began exercising and refusing to eat my mom's rich fattening food. For the past 20 some years I have pretty much maintained my weight. But within the last year I have…

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Added by Jennifer Taylor on June 29, 2012 at 9:56pm — 3 Comments

Oh Hey Double Chin...

So it's been a little over a month since my fiance and I said "I do". The weeks following the wedding seemed to rival the weeks before the wedding for stress and busy-ness. I of course continued to eat my way through all of those emotions rather than figuring out a more productive way to deal with them. The wedding pictures didn't help. I had an amazing wedding, and I am so happy with how everything turned out. I love my husband and am so excited to start a life together. Unfortunately…

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Added by Randi Raap on June 29, 2012 at 8:20pm — 4 Comments

I DO Have a Breaking Point

I don't even know where to begin.  There's so very much that has happened since I woke up at 5am.  I was supposed to sign the papers for my house at 9am.  I loaded up the car with whatever I could carry one-handed and met with everyone for the final walk-through.  Then I found out that due to some hold-ups with the paperwork, the signing couldn't happen at 9am; it would have to wait until after 12.  ERG.  

At least I had time to drop off my first load of stuff, go home and get…

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Added by Brandy on June 29, 2012 at 6:12pm — 4 Comments

Doing something new this weekend....AGAIN!

Doesn't this look delicious? 

Last weekend I was really invigorated doing something new.  I had peppers in the fridge and they weren't going to get eaten so I decided to try something my mother and grandmother LOVE (we are Italian :) and that is roast peppers. They came out wonderful!  And it was a good experience.  I don't live where they do so I called them both up and got tips on…

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Added by RollerCoaster on June 29, 2012 at 3:34pm — 3 Comments

Official Weigh in today!

I decided I would weigh in today! I was feeling pretty confident that I wouldn't want to slit my wrists afterward!

Drum rolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

197 lbs!

YAY not 200 anymore. Now the goal is STAYING under 200! I do this every other week it seems then it skyrockets back up to 200....pisses me off. You know something though, I know it has to do with me slacking. The weekends are my issue. I need to start being more serious on the weekends. I don't…

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Added by Angie Y on June 29, 2012 at 3:11pm — 6 Comments

Fast food (and other) fumbles

Ugh. This am my bf brought home two breakfast burritos that were buy 1, get 1 free at Carl's Jr. I didn't even want that for breakfast, I've been successful at avoiding fast food joints. But then I found myself in a time crunch. So I took out some salad greens, opened up the burritos and dumped the contents onto the greens, and tossed the tortilla in the trash. In a way I salvaged the meal- it was then eggs, steak, and chopped veggies on salad greens. (plus probably margerine or lard or some…

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Added by Dee on June 29, 2012 at 2:51pm — 5 Comments

Friday weigh in: 152.4lbs, meals planned

Today will be successful. I am counting down the weeks until I go to Seattle and I have 7 weeks and 3 days! I am so excited!!! I will reach my goal by the time August 20th rolls around. Today my momma is coming over to spend the day with the kids and I, and we are planning on going out for lunch. I have my lunch planned and I have already journaled and tracked my points. Because I haven't worked out yet, I am going to do it this afternoon after mom goes home. I will be walking for 45 minutes…

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Added by Ali on June 29, 2012 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Gotta get out the door--but had to put in some fun stuff; ZOMBIES, green sap and Thai food!

Everything seems to take FOREVER these days and I don't really seem to get much done.  So, I at least wanted to get this blog post in, because if I wait until after the run, it probably won't happen.



My day is off to a rather random start. 

The kid slept over at a friend's house so that they could get an early start on trailering horses out to some fun trail rides.  I am not fond of horses or riding--but I am so happy that the kid has something that she enjoys doing so…

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Added by Almost There on June 29, 2012 at 12:23pm — 5 Comments

Wednesday 6.27.12 & Thursday 6.28.12

TGIF!!! Part of me is really happy it's Friday. The other part, albeit much smaller is apprehensive.

First let me get to the week. It has been all sorts of crazy here at work. I had an offsite meeting on Wednesday. The nice part about that was while everyone else was golfing, I went to Trader Joe's and Macy's and spent a little time on me :) Still need that pedicure. I decided to…

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Added by Stephanie on June 29, 2012 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

152.2lbs, 2104 cals in, no workout

It feels pretty lame to post those stats and have NO workout. I did paint today, the entryway and hallway in my house are now a beautiful shade of soft green. I felt like I was burning calories but it was still not a real workout. Tomorrow I will get a run squished into the day. Hubs is off work so I can go for a run without the kids, hopefully the dog doesn't die of heat stroke- it is in the 108 degree range here (in Phoenix) lately, and even by 9am the sun feels like it is roasting…

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Added by Ali on June 29, 2012 at 1:08am — 3 Comments

Bacon wrapped hot dogs....

Um, let's see. Where do I start? When will this end? Oh, yes, I know the answer! Sunday morning - July 1 - the camp finishes!!! I'm facing it. I could be making healthy choices on what I eat and how much but I'm simply not doing that. I'm not even bored. Today I worked on a miserable spreadsheet for a project at school for next year. I spent about 6-7 hours on it and I didn't mind. It was cool. BUT when it came to eat it was all downhill. So, let's see.....This morning for breakfast I had…

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Added by Cindy on June 28, 2012 at 11:15pm — 7 Comments

Burned out

I forgot to weigh in on Wednesday, but I weighed in this morning at my old friend 171.8. So, I'm back to the exact point where I got stuck before, but it's slightly down from last week, so I'm going with it.

I've gone running once this week, and I do not plan to go tomorrow. I feel really burned out on running. Part of it is that it's really hot this week. I've also had a bit of a sleep deficit because I got up early to ride my horse before work on Tuesday and Wednesday. I have to get…

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Added by Martha Coffee on June 28, 2012 at 10:53pm — 7 Comments

Day 5 Slim in 6

Day 5. Only 1 more day for my first week of Slim in 6. I really like it.  Today I over ate. Not a binge, but I did give into the cravings. I did make sure I got back on track ASAP. I just wish I could avoid these blimps on my otherwise healthy radar. I will do good for 3-4 days, then I experience a salt/sugar craving and WHAM! What the heck is it? I've thought I would try a few sweets a few time a week, but with my all or nothing personality, it just doesn't work. How do you kill the…

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Added by Paula on June 28, 2012 at 8:24pm — 8 Comments

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