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July 2014 Blog Posts (59)

Back to working out

Yesterday we hiked uphill, then today I did C25K and I also lifted!  I went light because of my hand and it was really great!   

Added by Erica on July 31, 2014 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Wednesday Weigh In – How to process emotion?

One of the biggest hurdles that must be overcome on the way to normal eating is letting myself feel whatever emotion comes up.  It sounds so simple, and it is, but it’s not easy.

What happens is I have the desire to eat when I’m not hungry.  That’s my first clue that some underlying emotion…


Added by RollerCoaster on July 31, 2014 at 12:22am — 4 Comments

I'm happy!

I'm down half a pound this week even with my sisters party and over indulging a bit more than I had planned.  Looks like I'm back in the groove after all.  I knew that I was, I can feel it when I'm in game on mode.  I'm super conscious of what I'm doing as I'm less than ten pounds away from my lowest last year and I'm not stopping there. 

I want to get the fittest that I've ever been.  Which means I really have to up the exercise game!  I know I can do it.  I'm a little scared to pick…


Added by Erica on July 30, 2014 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

I was so looking forward to exercising when I got home from work. Then my favorite pizza was waiting for me. So I had two dinners tonight. I really need to cut back now that I am not nursing. I feel …

I was so looking forward to exercising when I got home from work. Then my favorite pizza was waiting for me. So I had two dinners tonight. I really need to cut back now that I am not nursing. I feel my fat pile up under my chin. It's really gross. I need my belt looser for work. That sucks. But I still continue to make bad decisions. It's like I am already so unattractive what does it matter if I eat a bunch of cookies? I don't feel like I will ever be like I was or even close. I know that's… Continue

Added by Olivia Petty on July 29, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments

A birthday and some progress

Today is my birthday and for the first time in a couple of years my life feels calm. I feel good about the progress I have made (down 7.5 pounds in a month) and am looking forward. I have hope about my health and what I want to achieve. 1 year from now, I want to kiss the 200s good bye. 5 years from now, I want to be living a healthy lifestyle and wonder how I spent so many years relying on food for emotional sustenance. And I want to be running. These are my birthday wishes.

Added by Erin on July 29, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments

OK day so far...

Today I tried to log my feelings etc. while I ate. I still bought a few extra snacks at work that I did not need but I journaled why I was eating to try and get to the reason that I eat so much.   I made a big pot of oatmeal so I have breakfast made for the entire week.  Tomorrow I will make extra at dinner so I have a few lunches prepared. I am trying to be as prepared as possible so I don't get distracted. 


Those snacks I ate today were not great but it was not as bad as…


Added by Janice on July 28, 2014 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

Vacation Recap

I am back!!  We had a really nice week long vacation in Wildwood, NJ.  I got back to reality and stepped on the scale, only to find a 7lb gain.  What, the what?  I really am not entirely sure how that was possible as I had a good week.  I did splurge, yet I did not over indulge  And to boot - we walked EVERYWHERE!  I had over 64K steps on my fitbit for all of last week.  My neighbor told me she was watching and was amazed at how much I walked.  I think that the "gain" is somewhat…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on July 28, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Picnic challanges

Yesterday was my sisters house warming party.  I started the day with my usual breakfast.  I packed my water, 1/2 sliced apple with almond butter, asparagus and ground turkey and a protein shake.  I drank the shake in the car on the way there and when we were cutting up the cheese I ate my apples and a little later the asparagus and turkey.  But I still picked on some cheese and salami.  I didn't drink any alcohol which is great it doesn't make me feel good and I always pay the price.  Once…


Added by Erica on July 28, 2014 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Week 2

Starting Weight: 220 lbs

Current Weight: 216 lbs

Total Lost: 4 lbs

I only lost 1 lbs this week :/ I refused to be discouraged though, as it was still a loss and i can think of other things I can change this week to maximize my loss. This week has been HECTIC and I haven't had much time to plan my meals. This week though i made sure I carved out 3 hours to plan, and then shop. It was tough getting it into that timeframe but i was successful :) Here is to hoping to blog…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 27, 2014 at 11:32pm — No Comments

I do not ENJOY eating!!!

I read in a book that I am reading about Self Compassion and weight loss that suggests to "eat like a bird."  It says to make every meal  a songfest and savor the food and the group of people you are with.  Food is something to sing about!

Today while journaling I made four lists:  Why do I eat the way I do? What types of food do  I eat that make me feel out of control?  What times/when do I eat these types of food? and Things I do to sabotage my good health.

While reviewing…


Added by Janice on July 26, 2014 at 6:04pm — 4 Comments

ready, set, GO

Today, I'm just hanging out with my family.  I love them so much! I especially love that, when I'm ragging on myself about not looking my BEST, they tell me I'm beautiful- and I believe it.  I weigh 169lbs today- definitely about 40- 50 lbs more than my 5 ft should be carrying but, I gained a ton of weight with this last pregnancy, ending at 225 lbs after delivery.  I've come a long way, sure, but in recent weeks, I've lost focus. I think and hope that joining this community will help me to…


Added by aimee m on July 26, 2014 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

I bet you thought I disappeared into thin air...

Guess who's back...back again...Griff is back...tell your friends... :) That's right! I am alive and I am well! I apologize for being gone so long. It has indeed been a rough road the last 8 months or so ever since I lost my mom. I am beginning to get to a better place and a better understanding of myself and how I grieve. Not that you ever know how you will grieve until it happens to you, but I NEVER thought this would happen to me so early in life. 31 is a young age to lose a parent and…


Added by Anthony Griffith on July 26, 2014 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

You might have been raised by a narcissist if...

Here are some qualities that describe me which are a result of being raised by a narcissistic mother:

  • I have difficulty knowing who I am
  • I have problems with perception, sometimes I think I'm crazy
  • I expect my own perfection
  • It feels like I was born broken
  • I keep on doing the same things but expecting a different result
  • I feel I'm powerless
  • I have self-esteem issues
  • I lack confidence
  • I have difficulty being…

Added by RollerCoaster on July 25, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

150 words in, my weekly weigh in

Making changes, making notes.

Almost two months of consistent walks down. I cancelled my gym membership after paying approximately $400 dollars per visit since January. I cancelled my WW monthly pass because I would rather pay a sitter.

Good for the walking. A big Texas "suck it, gym guilt money" to. Lifetime. A cautious observation about WW. I have not logged any food in two weeks. I so hope that the focus on power foods helps me. I feel good but WW was a place for… Continue

Added by Holly R on July 24, 2014 at 10:57pm — No Comments

I'm Back

What a crazy whirlwind of a week. 14 people in one house is enough to make your head spin. Haha. We had a great visit. I always love spending time with my family. I indulged too often and the scale is up--but it will be back down. No worries. I did make it to a WW meeting with my mom while I was there. She convinced two of her friends to join with her (she has been MANY times since before I was even born). She's working hard to encourage her friends and it is helping her stay on track too.…


Added by Christy on July 24, 2014 at 8:50pm — 2 Comments

Wise words about living healthy

A quote from Karen Koenig in her blog post: What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

“What we can do to move toward health and longevity you already know how to do: eat mostly nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, reduce stress and improve at handling it, stop smoking, don’t overdo it with alcohol, have strong connections with others, and go out there and find pleasure and meaning in life. When you’re doing…


Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Wednesday Weigh In - Let yourself cry!

The Numbers

This week has been a success!  It helps that the scale shows a 7lb loss from last Wed. although I can’t help but feel it’s deceptive.  That being said, I’m going to choose to trust that I’m doing the right things and keep on doing them!

  • Food intake has been under control, filled with mostly protein and healthy-ish carbs.
  • Hunger has been top of mind, I’ve been using it to tell me when to eat, revolutionary, I know!
  • Fitbit has…

Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Down a pound this week

I'm inching closer to where I was this winter and closer to my goal. So close to being back into the 130's and that's where I want to be.  I was almost into the 120's when I lost me steam!   I used MFP this week and I think that's exactly what I needed to make sure I was where I needed to be.  And the result a whole pound!  I've still yet to workout other than C25K and I only did that once this week.  I know that I need to make the exercise a priority.  I have been rocking the food prep once…


Added by Erica on July 23, 2014 at 9:31am — 2 Comments


Well my plan at the gym didn't pan out-go figure. But it did get me back into feeling ok to move. So $40 was worth it to get me started. Today I played the kinnect. I only did 14 minutes and burned 108 calories. I felt good too. I have some hope now. This was what I did when I lost some weight after having my first daughter. I'm excited to exercise again tomorrow. I am already setting goals to work toward.

Added by Olivia Petty on July 23, 2014 at 12:08am — 1 Comment

Week 1 review

Start Weight: 220

Current Weight: 217

Total loss: 3 lbs

My 1st week down and I saw a change on the scale! I was so excited for it i really tried this week to commit and i saw a pay off. I want to remember this feeling and commit to this week as well! 

I think writing to other people who have gone through a lot of the same things I have has been extremely helpful! Thank you to the blog to lose community!! 

Heres to hoping for another week of…


Added by Shanise Lynn on July 20, 2014 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

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