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June 2015 Blog Posts (43)

Early to Bed

Well - I have to tell you that I'm thwarting off eating something that I do not need by going to bed early.  If I go to bed, I won't eat.

Had another great day today as I'm ticking the days away till the big one. 

Breakfast:  2 Morning Glory Muffins

Lunch:  Lettuce/Tomato Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, two slices each of Ham/Turkey and some melon.

Snack:  Some nuts (like a trail mix) and some frozen cherries.

Dinner:  Steak, sauteed' mushrooms & onions,…


Added by LindaB on June 30, 2015 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment


Catching up to today...

What’s eating out like on Jenny Craig? Not a huge amount of fun. First there’s the fear of gaining back any weight you’ve worked so hard to lose.Then there’s the conundrum of what’s a safe item to order. You skip lunch so you’ve got a few more calories leeway. Then hangry and fearful you head out. Glass of wine as you sit down to the table? No. The consultant’s advice is to switch wine for vodka and soda to reduce the calories. The waitress gives you the once…


Added by Frizz on June 30, 2015 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

2 Days Down...

I had a whole post typed and my browser crapped out.  So here is the short version....

Yesterday and today I really kept myself on track.  I even spent a lot of time in the kitchen doing prep for meals and ensuring that I had what I needed while at work.  Everything has been whole and clean eating.

I went on a run/walk tonight which was good.  I love when a challenge week gets easier to manage and I'm not sucking in air.  I think I'm ready to move on to week 4.  I'm looking…


Added by LindaB on June 29, 2015 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

Week in Review--Doin' it

Two weeks ago I committed to mixing things up, eating more protein, focusing on real foods and cutting out some of the treats. I didn't officially weigh in last week because I was working the meeting. I am proud to say that this week I was down 3.4 pounds (total for the past 2 weeks). I am super excited to see my losses kickstarted again and I'm anxious to see how it continues in the coming weeks. I've bounced around a lot in the weeks since my daughter was born and I am ready to see that…


Added by Christy on June 29, 2015 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments


I used to love eating. I loved the planning and research. I’m a kitchen tourist, the sort of person who sneaks into a country through the kitchen’s back door. I delve into the spices and ingredients, try and learn about the cooking techniques and the cultural history of dishes. Like a magpie I then make off with the shiniest treats from around the globe. Shrimp paste from Indonesia, fish sauce from Thailand, barberries from Iran, olive vegetable from Hong Kong, fermented tofu from…


Added by Frizz on June 29, 2015 at 12:43am — 1 Comment

52 Days

You sick of me?  I'm sick of me!  I can't even stand to hear myself talk anymore.  I am 52 days away from the "BIG one" birthday and well.....I am no where even close to having lost 50 x 50.  In fact, I'm back up to my starting weight from when I joined BTL. (Jan 2013)



Added by LindaB on June 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Simple, Realistic Small Goals

I signed up to do Weight Watchers online yesterday. I wanted to walk through the eating component with a little more structure. I've been on WW before. In the past it was all or nothing. I put pressure on myself to lose weight quickly so I was very strict, set impossible goals, and stressed out. Naturally I set myself up for discouragement and failure. This time I don't feel an urgency to lose the weight quickly. I set realistic goals. I set my goal weight to be 3 pounds less than I am now…


Added by KIS on June 27, 2015 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

3 years and I'm back

Well its been 3 years since I've worried about my health and I have steadily put the weight back on. Well After the past 3 months of hell things are finally falling into place and I think its time to start putting myself ahead of everyone else and get my life back. I am ready to become that confident,happy, healthy woman I was 3 years ago. I am even thinking about starting a youtube channel about my loss. I have been afraid to speak or show anyone anything but if I;ve learned anything about…


Added by Nicole LeRiger on June 26, 2015 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

6/25 List

Milk/fiber shake

a few orange tic tacs

spoonful of last night's yummy sloppy joes

good apple

two sloppy joes with pickles on slider buns

chilis chicken fajitas/chicken quesadilla/corn chips/salsa/tons of quacamole/several beers

small (?) bowl of ice cream

Added by David Frederick Baldner on June 26, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Day 1 - Paradigm Shift

This is new for me.  I usually embark on a task knowing the end date.  So it has been with dieting.  I'd tell myself, "I want to lose 10 pounds by this date."  Today I realized there is no end date on this journey.  My outlook now is "Just do your best, and let's see what happens, when it happens."  I have a goal weight in mind, but I don't know when I will get there.  That's ok!  I have a healthy lifestyle in mind for the rest of my life, and that is what I'm going to work towards everyday.…


Added by KIS on June 25, 2015 at 3:08pm — 4 Comments

6/24 Intake

Milk/fiber shake in the morning


turkey burger with bun and tomato and miracle whip

bag of ruffles cheddar cheese potato chips and several cocktails while preparing dinner

small roast beef and swiss sandwich while waiting for dinner to cook

slice of swiss cheese

several mouthfuls of Kroger dry roasted peanuts - salted perfectly

two sloppy joes (good ones - Rachael Ray's recipe!)

bowl of ice cream

another small roast…


Added by David Frederick Baldner on June 25, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

Weekly Update

Where to begin... This last week has been interesting. I read a book called The Night Shift Diet and thought I'd like to try that but before I even got started I realized that I wasn't going to be able to go low carb. So I nixed that idea but the writer still had some very good points like document everything food, exercise, water, mood, and  how much sleep you got. I started out this journey by documenting but it quickly stopped and it was only what I ate and what exercising I did. So I've…


Added by Brenna on June 25, 2015 at 12:20am — 1 Comment


July is almost here & I am not where I wanted to be. It isn't all doom & gloom. I have manage to have lost almost 11 pounds & keep it off. It is a painfully slow process this time but I hope to lose the balance by the end of the year. I did run my first 5k the end of May. I have signed up for another this fall. Maybe I will squeeze in another in between. I have been adding an additional 16 oz of water starting Monday. I read that sometimes all you need is more water to get the scale… Continue

Added by Paula on June 23, 2015 at 11:55pm — No Comments

June 2015

Just read all my blah blah blah  from last year and I am ashamed at my lack of stick-to-it-ness. The swelling in my right ankle and calf has gotten worse - so much so that I do not wear shorts when I go out any more.


Added by David Frederick Baldner on June 23, 2015 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Week in Review--Down?

Last week I vowed to change things up, eat more protein, and focus on eating real foods to satisfaction. I'm happy to report that I had a good week. I enjoyed things like eggs, spinach and turkey sausage scrambles for breakfast. And had brown rice, eggs, ground turkey, zucchini, and squash for lunch. My dinners were typical WW recipes that I like, but I made sure to get more veggies than normal. One thing I noticed is that I was definitely more full eating this way. Admittedly, it is more…


Added by Christy on June 22, 2015 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

I got nothin'

June isn't the month I'd hoped it would be.

22 days in, I have totally fallen off my commitment to journal everything I eat, and although I am exercising, I haven't made my walking goals. Not even close.  In the past, I literally walked the weight off, and I want to get back to the level  of walking I was doing then. I can partly blame the Sacramento heat, but it's not bad today and I didn't bring my walking clothes. Ugh. 

Not giving up, just having a motivation…


Added by Dee on June 22, 2015 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

Weekly Update 6/21

Weight - Zero. Really sucks.

Body Image - I am not feeling that bad about myself. I saw myself in a mirror & thought it isn't that bad.

Exercise - I am continuing the jogging & biking. I alternate days. If it rains I will do a DVD that focuses on upper body as most of my exercise focus on the lower body.

Food - I did manage to stay away from the salty snacks at work, however, I did indulge in a Little Debbie Nutty Buddy. I wish I didn't but what is done… Continue

Added by Paula on June 21, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

How do military Wives do it?

So this is day 5 of my Husband being gone for 3 weeks for work. He's been sent to do jobs before but this is the first time out of State for over a week. We talk several times a day and it hasn't been bad but our 6 year old is having a hard time. He misses Dad, he got teary-eyed last night "missing his Daddy". What did we do before FaceTime & Skype?

So on the dieting front or lack there of, i'm having "weight creep". I'm not even gonna dwell on it or beat myself up about it. I…


Added by Melissa Moore-Price on June 19, 2015 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 6/16/15

Moving in the right direction with a .4 loss.

Activity-Between my sleeping schedule being completely out of whack(I HATE OVERNIGHTS) and mother nature thinking this last week would be a good week to let the clouds open up.. getting out and walking was practically non-existent gotta love the Midwest weather.

Food-Mostly good choices.

Water- I started off good but quickly realized that drinking 166 oz. everyday was completely ridiculous so I decided…


Added by Brenna on June 16, 2015 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

Week in Review--Roller Coaster

I admit it. I'm frustrated again. All this up and down for seemingly no reason is frustrating. I took a good brutally honest look at my choices and made some changes. I was down 1.6 pounds at my last weigh in. I thought I had figured things out. Then today I was up 2.2 (over the past 2 weeks). I honestly cannot tell you why. I did go out to my dinner for my anniversary, but I was already up on the scale at that point and it held steady until my weigh in, so it wasn't that dinner out that did…


Added by Christy on June 15, 2015 at 9:39pm — 3 Comments

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