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July 2011 Blog Posts (556)

Just passed one month mark!

I just realized today that I'm a few days past the one month mark of when I started really getting serious with exercise and eating well. I haven't weighed myself and I think I'm going to ask my trainer to hold off on this 'total body analysis' for one more month. I am supposed to get one once a month but I'm so scared to know any numbers at this point for fear of both failure and success. Some of you may know I've decided to completely ditch the scale at least in the beginning. It has been…


Added by Cindy on July 31, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

new plan on the horizon.

So, as of late, I have been broke as shit and can't really afford any good or bad food. My dinner for the evening? Popcorn and water.


Until I get paid again(this Thursday) that is probably all I'll be having.


But I've been reminiscing about my past diet failures and successes. Once I…


Added by Ali on July 31, 2011 at 10:21pm — 7 Comments

Start of the Week Sunday Goals!

Yay!  It's Sunday again, which means another set of goals is just around the corner.  This couldn't come any quicker considering that I felt the start of a binge today.  I go to church for 3 hours on Sunday starting at 11:30. I usually eat breakfast around 8 and don't eat anything until sometimes 3:00!  That's a LONG time to go with no food.  Oatmeal only goes so far people!  When I get home I tend to just start eating, no plate or utensils.  Today I had some roasted chicken, triscuits, ranch,… Continue

Added by Carrie Seals on July 31, 2011 at 9:24pm — 4 Comments

Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie


6 large strawberries

1 sliced banana

1 cup blueberries

6 ounces plain Greek yogurt

1 cup skim milk

2 tab. Ground flaxseed (optional)


Place the strawberries, banana, blueberries, yogurt, milk, and flaxseed in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Makes four cups or two 16-ounce servings. Save the extra serving in the fridge or share it with a friend.… Continue

Added by getfitchick on July 31, 2011 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

Welcome to Week 3 of the 8 Week Health Habit Challenge

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Added by getfitchick on July 31, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Skinny Sunday the third (weigh in)

I wanted to reflect a little on this week.


It's been a pretty meh week. I've felt more of the emotional ups and downs that come with exploring the real reason I've let myself become this way. There has been a lot of introspection on my part. That always seems to come when I'm out running. It lets me clear my head most of the time. It's my "me time."


I've been running twice this week. It's not a lot but it's definitely an improvement. I've only gone…


Added by Erica J on July 31, 2011 at 8:22pm — 3 Comments

Ha, hahahah-HA! I'm an awesome cook. My hubby told me so.

Remember the massive amount of Ratatouille Sauce I cooked the other day?  Well, it's been frozen and today we had a baggie.  I ended up not using the onion, garlic, basil tomato sauce (which makes it smell like pizza!) and just used the plain one.  So I marked all the baggies with "SEASON!".  I did today, it came out even better than before.  There are like 9 veggies in it, more of the right tomato sauce, and ff chicken stock to stretch it.  I used 1/2 lb ground turkey and one Italian…


Added by Nubia on July 31, 2011 at 6:03pm — 2 Comments


I totally remember why I never ever wanted to return to my parents' house again in my entire life.  My eye is twitching and I'm broken out in hives.  Why?  Because I hate my father this much.  And yes, I mean hatred.  And at 29 years old, I'm not just having a little temper tantrum.  This is such a toxic person that I never want to come visit again.


I remember why I had so many emotional issues as a child.  This feeling of helplessness and anger and being made to feel guilty…


Added by Brandy on July 31, 2011 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

I'm an aunt!

This doesnt have much to do with losing weight but my sister had her baby on friday so I am finally an aunt! He was born 8 weeks early (her water ruptured at 30wks and she had to stay there until she delivered). Its kind of cool bc he was born on our grandpa's birthday! This is the grandpa that passed away 3 years ago from alzheimers and heart disease. He was honestly the best man I knew and we cant help but think this baby was somehow sent  from him? I was there when he was born but not in…


Added by kimberlee on July 31, 2011 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Down three pounds!!

So I weighed myself today and I am down three pounds since last Sunday!! That's a total of 14 lbs in the past 2 months. Yeah for me!! Feeling great! Plan to try 5 minute intervals today and maybe do some lower body weights too.

Added by Rhonda on July 31, 2011 at 1:52pm — 5 Comments

Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS!!

Well, this week was melodramatic, meltdown central week for me.  I sat yesterday for another section of the CPA exam (FAILED IT) and so all week long I was stressing about that.  I really believe I psyched myself out and caused myself to fail.  I just blanked when I went in to take the test!


So anyways, this week my unhealthy eating habits from those cram nights in college reared their ugly heads.  Bad decisions this week included not one, but two cheeseburgers, sushi on my…


Added by Betsy Filbert on July 31, 2011 at 1:44pm — 3 Comments

Saturday Splurge

I have a pattern to my weeks.  I weigh-in on Friday.  I have my long runs on Saturday mornings.  I have a splurge on Friday night and Saturday.  Then back on track Sunday.  It works for me.  I am successful when I follow this pattern.


Saturday I don't count points.  I don't bother.  I basically use all my daily and flex points, then for the rest of the week I stay on point.  And this was no different...or was it?  I had my donuts after my three mile run, which I've done for…


Added by Chris on July 31, 2011 at 12:38pm — 4 Comments

Silly WW

WW has told me AGAIN that I'm losing weight too quickly and I need to slow down or I may suffer heart irregularities, anemia and other serious problems.  If I need help losing weight more slowly I could see my doctor.


Seriously, WW is full of crap sometimes.  I lost 1 lb this week.  Exactly, 1 lb.  Last week I lost 0 lbs.  Which one of those is too big for you? 


You may remember the last time WW told me I was losing weight too quickly.  I had an appt with my…


Added by Megan on July 31, 2011 at 11:25am — 6 Comments

Any ideas for extra points?

Today was weigh-in day. I'm down 3lbs. I know I should be happier, but, I know that its just the 3lbs.( out of the 5lbs.) I gained at camp. Oh well, I guess it could be worse.  I need some advice from anyone on Weight Watchers. What do you eat at 9:00 PM when you have 12 points left? That was my situation last night. I ended up eating a bowl of cereal with milk--8 points. Afterwards, I thought that was kinda dumb eating the carbs shortly before going to bed. I ended up having 4 points…


Added by Honeybun on July 31, 2011 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

Stocked Up on Goodies

Well today is day 2 of the clense and boy does it make you appreciate the foods you normally eat.  :)  Also, you tend to spend a lot of  time in the restroom.  By tomorrow I will be sick and tired of this but I am determined I am sticking it out.  To help me stick it out I stocked up on goodies.  We all know for me that is not the eating kind.  I went and stocked up on fabric, ribbon, etc.  I made my first bow ever last night to coordinate with one of the outfits I am making for my…


Added by Amber Loew on July 31, 2011 at 10:12am — 4 Comments

5k jog

Well i have been doing really good with the exercise switching everyother day with a 2 mile walk and  mile jog. Still haven't got the eating where i want it but that will come. So hard to make healthy choices when someone takes youout for pizza or when i go to my in laws and she has mexican food made and is always pushing us to eat. But I need to get my mind set again and i guess not go out if i don't have to.

I signed up for a 5k on Aug 20th so hopefully that will go well and more…


Added by Becky Trejo on July 31, 2011 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Something New

Stayed w/in my caloric allotment yesterday. One of the new foods I tried was edamame. Not bad....sort of plain...I wonder if I could use it in some recipes or add something to it (not cheese sauce and other high cal things) to spruce it up a bit?

Got my usual exercise in the morning. 

Today is going to be busy and hot--in the 90s and we have to be outside a lot. Yuck.  Oh well-I'll make the best of it.


Added by Keem on July 31, 2011 at 8:18am — 2 Comments


Oh, joy.  The wonderful thing about being a woman is that you can be just as disgusting as any man.  I won't get into details, you know what I'm talking about if you've been pregnant.  If you haven't, well, enjoy your ignorance.  It is bliss.


I'm up b/c I have to check my blood pressure again in an hour or so.  I want to make sure it stays below 140/90 and right now it's at 135/85.  I know, "blood pressure varies from one minute to the next..." blah blah.  It's scary, this…


Added by Nubia on July 31, 2011 at 3:01am — 3 Comments

Awesome run / upper body workout!!

So I did my upper body tonight and then ran on the treadmill. My stepdaughter kept me company throughout the workout. She'll be 7 in a couple weeks and is starting to take a real interest in working out which is good because she is generally lazy, eats crappy food at her mother's place and is a big chubby (although we don't tell her that). I did my upper body and then ran my four minute intervals. I usually run with music but because my stepdaughter was chatting with me I didn't and the run… Continue

Added by Rhonda on July 30, 2011 at 10:10pm — 4 Comments

3 day catchup post!

Oh wow! I can't believe it has been 3 days since I posted! When I started using BTL I promised myself that I would post something daily - even if it was just my nutrition and exercise. OK, well it's a little difficult to post with no Internet access. I went to visit my brother and his family Thursday evening one last time before returning 'home' from vacation. I've been posting late at night so on Thurs night I went to his place and their computer was on the brink. Yesterday was a last…


Added by Cindy on July 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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