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July 2009 Blog Posts (708)

Food Journal - Friday July 31

Scale read 244.6 this morning. It's lower than yesterday so I'll take it! Sometimes I like not having to argue with my scale.

I can't believe it's the end of July already, but I'm very glad August is here. It means my daughter will be back in about 3 weeks and things can sort of get back to normal around here. I woke up to much cooler temperatures this morning which I am very happy about. I might actually get something constructive done today (like unpacking one of the scads of boxes… Continue

Added by Janelle Hill on July 31, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A so-so day and some pics

I sent two of my before pictures in to to see what I would look like if I lost 45 pounds. That would put me at 122 pounds, which at 5'2", is in the "normal" range. I think I look really strange, but I also haven't been that thin since high school. I will post them and see what you guys think...

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I never quite made it out of my funk… Continue

Added by Emily Lieser on July 31, 2009 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

Ready for the wknd!

I'm so excited for my wknd! I will be going out with the lovely Elisa to a Twins game tomorrow! And Sunday, I'm super pumped, because this will be the first wknd I will be at my apt. Usually I go home to help out with my family- esp now that my G-pop has passed on and my parents are busy working on cleaning out his estate. However now, my mum can't do much since injuring her knee and will be needing surgery. So she's currently on crutches and isn't supposed to walk. But this wknd is for ME! So… Continue

Added by Amy on July 31, 2009 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Shakey day.

Well, I am at the end of another day of being on program. I did write everything down and so far have not gone over points. With my scheduled snack a little later, I shouldn't being going over my 25 pts except for about 2 points which I will count towards my flex points. I titled this post "Shakey day" for the following reason.

I am still having trouble feeling hungry within an hour after lunch. And when I feel hungry and don't do anything about it, I start feeling deprived and then… Continue

Added by Terri on July 31, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Kindness of strangers

Unlike Blanche duBois of "A Streetcar Named Desire" fame, I haven't always depended on the kindness of strangers. In fact, they're not all that kind a lot of the time.

But today, someone did something nice for me, and I want to thank her. I'd set the Nike+ for 5 miles and was about 2 1/2 miles in when it started to rain. I was grumbling and contemplating cutting it short and heading straight home when a woman in a station wagon stopped her car and asked if I wanted an… Continue

Added by Arlene on July 31, 2009 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

How do you feel?

I'm having a challenge.

This morning I had to eat a late breakfast because of weigh in. Not only was it late (I usually eat around 6:30am and today it was closer to 8:30am) but it was very light, just a big bunch of grapes and some tea.

At about 11:30 I had this horrible feeling like if I didn't eat something right then and there I was going to pass out. So I ate a handful of nuts to hold me the 30 minutes until lunchtime.

For lunch I had two big tacos on whole… Continue

Added by SaucyWench on July 31, 2009 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

Vacation Tax = +2

Yup...the results of eating poorly for 10+ days was 2 lbs...and actually should have been more...since the substitute leader used the "other" scale today. The one that is about 1.5 lbs off. (I only know because I've weighed in on both in the same week before...and I bet they still didn't get it calibrated correctly yet!)

I'm sure I was up 3.5 - 4 lbs. But then again that gives me motivation to lose a bunch before next Friday!! Right?

Having grilled corn on the cob tonight… Continue

Added by Robyn on July 31, 2009 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Rainy last day for boot camp

Today was my last boot camp class which was followed by our weigh in and measurements.

It rained the whole time we were out not only was I cranky during the workout, but I was sopping wet for the weigh in. I gained 2.4 kilograms which is 5.25 pounds. CRIPES!! What a wake up call. That puts me up to 189.5. Gosh Darnit!! What am I doing here!?!?!?! Why am I out of control? I CANNOT move back into the 190's. There is NO way I am going to let that happen. I CAN'T. I… Continue

Added by JillianBean on July 31, 2009 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Another day, another workout

Got my third shred in today. I still can't do all the pushups they want me to do. The rest of it's ok, my upper body is definitely weaker than my lower body. I am just wondering how I will know when I am ready to go up a level. I'm sure I'll figure it out! I hopped on the treadmill and walked for 30 minutes. 5 minutes isn't recorded because I finally calibrated my Nike+. So there's an extra .25 miles on there.

Ended my day strong eating wise yesterday. When I… Continue

Added by Emily Lieser on July 31, 2009 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Facing the scale

Today was the day I decided to weigh in for my first official weight in my stats. I was very nervous, but felt like my week went well and this would be a good day to start. I was dreading stepping on the scale because I know how well I was doing toward the middle of June (last recorded weight on my scale 187.2 and that was up 1.2 from the week before, so 186 was my lowest since having my second daughter) but mid June and all vacation (the first 10 days of July) all I did was eat and eat more… Continue

Added by Tiffany on July 31, 2009 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Going with the Flow

Well, I'm back... I was away, getting my father settled in a retirement home, cleaning out his old house, saying goodbye to a ton of memories in the process. Very emotional.

I did my best to eat well, while dealing with dinners out, neighbors bringing over lunches, etc. And I gained 1.4 pounds. I'm fine with that. I'd hoped to lose over these two weeks, but I'm okay with what's basically maintaining. Now that I'm home, I'll continue my efforts to get healthy.

What I've… Continue

Added by Suzyn on July 31, 2009 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

My Oh My!! Intentions

So, It's been 2 months since I've had a job, been almost a month since I posted a blog and been almost that long since I did a run. That train I spoke about in my last left without me on it. I was at the station but I guess I forgot my ticket and didn't get on. Well, it's coming around the bend again and I'm jumping on. Been hurdling some slight depression but I'm fighting it off really hard because I'm just too positive to get down in the dumps. I just get really frustrated that I… Continue

Added by Mendy on July 31, 2009 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Made it through days 6 and 7

Made it through days 6 and 7. I finished my WW week exactly on points. I went over on Wednesday, but made up for the overage on Thursday by earning a bunch of activity points for running 12.5 miles. That can be a dangerous thing to do, relying upon the last day and racking up a bunch of activity points. However, I feel good knowing that I completed one full week staying on points. I will build on it for this week and try not to need to rely on the large influx of activity points.

My… Continue

Added by A Slow Case of the Runs (Jared) on July 31, 2009 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Recipe Swap

Is anyone interested in swapping a recipe once a week? I gather a ton of recipes from magazine and websites, but sometimes still lack motivation. We could swap them over the weekend, and then both encorporate the recipe into our weekly meal plans and then compare notes! I think it would be a fun way to budget in healthy meals while staying on track! Let me know if you are interested.

On other notes: We went out to a wonderful restaurant last night with some friends. We decided to… Continue

Added by Kate on July 31, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

Weight in

Sorry I've been so inconstant with the blogging, but like I said in the last post life is crazy right now. I still haven't found a full-time job so I've been working as much as possible at my part-time job to help with the bills. I've been on the phone trying to get my student loans in forbearance everyday this week and trying to get ready to go back to school in August. Not to mention all the family picnics and birthdays that occur almost every weekend. Okay that's enough about that, I don't… Continue

Added by Sabrina on July 31, 2009 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

going to WI.. no matter what

I know I'm up....majorly up. But that's no reason to skip WI again. I'm going no matter what. Back on track.

No more excuses. I'm having a very stressful week and that's not helping.

1. We went through another round of layoffs on Monday. Our dept. lost 15 people...and I think more are to come before January 1. I am fully expecting that I'll be without a job by then. Trying to remain positive and just take it one day at a time.

2. Dealing with the aftermath of the… Continue

Added by Robyn on July 31, 2009 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

I'm outta here!

Two days until the big 1/2 marathon in Chicago. I have mixed emotions about it. I'm beyond excited to complete it, not so excited to do the actual running part. My knees are just not all there, quite frankly. After being overweight my entire life up until a few years ago, they just aren't good. I'm likening this to be my one and only race, so I'm trying to live it up :) I wish I could run more, maybe even do a full marathon, but it's just not in the cards. I love shorter distances, so I think… Continue

Added by Angie on July 31, 2009 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

The Honeymoon is over - and I am back!

The trip was fantastic! We were gone a long time - but we are sure happy to be home and getting back into our routines. As much as we are trying, we are heading to a wedding this weekend so it will be hard. I gained for sure 5lbs on the honeymoon, but whatever it was sooo worth it! Italian food is my weakness at the best of times, and authentic Italian food was soooo good! Greek food pretty good too! We walked a lot on the trip so I choose to believe I could have easily gained 20lbs but the… Continue

Added by Susan on July 31, 2009 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

I almost bought a bikini

Yesterday I was browsing an online flyer for Zellers (it's similar to... Target? I think... it's like a cheaper department store I guess). Anyway, they were having a 50% off sale on swimwear. And since Zellers is cheap to begin with, I figured I could probably get a swimsuit for $20-25 in that case - that's a pretty good deal so I figured I'd go check it out.

When I got there, I headed straight for the bikinis. WHAT? I was like "who is this person? I'm thinking about a bikini?… Continue

Added by Valerie on July 31, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Gained .5 pounds...and having massive hair loss...UGH!!!!

I went to WW for my weigh in last night. I had a feeling it wouldn't be good. I had a "bad" week in the sense that I went out with friends one night and had a few drinks....and yesterday had been at the hospital with my Mom because my grandmother was having surgery (she's doing well)....and in addition to eating a bigger lunch than I also drank lots of water....I did not take my water pill yesterday (that I'm prescribed for blood pressure). So I go to weigh in and to my… Continue

Added by Kim on July 31, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

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