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August 2011 Blog Posts (445)

12 minute intervals!!

So I ran a twelve minute interval yesterday. Tried a second one but had to take a couple minor breaks to catch my breath and let my heart rate come down. Was pretty happy though....especially after feeling like I was stuck at 3 minute intervals forever!!! My diet continues to not be especially as it was my birthday. But I think once I am back to work next week the diet will fall into place. Looking forward to starting ball hockey in October and will try to increase my running… Continue

Added by Rhonda on August 31, 2011 at 11:01pm — 5 Comments

And it begins...

Running that is! I've been toying with the idea for a few weeks, and I finally started tonight. I actually used to run cross country in high school, but it wasn't something I was serious about. I really, really, REALLY want to run a 5K, so I needed to start somewhere. It's definitely going to take baby steps though. Tonight was pretty much a 35 minute cycle of walk 2 minutes, run 1 minute. I'd like to try maybe walk 2, run 2 tomorrow, but I don't want to get ahead of myself either. I'm super…


Added by Kerri on August 31, 2011 at 9:33pm — 3 Comments

hello and goodbye wednesday!

Thankfully today went by fast. I went to bed really early to make sure I got plenty of sleep and, of course, woke up at 4am on the dot. sigh......I felt drained again all day long and in a bad mood to boot. ugghh. The gym helped but not much :( I'm already tired of working with some of these people at my job and we've only been back 2 weeks. Boy, the newness wears off fast! 


I tried something a little different for breakfast - a bowl of bran cereal which kept me full for a…


Added by Cindy on August 31, 2011 at 9:32pm — 4 Comments

Better Today

I just lost my post, so I'm going to make this one short--no time to retype it all!


I had a better day today:  at work and how I'm feeling.  No more tummy troubles today; I could even go running!  And work was much better.  Hopefully I can keep my last class in check!


Meal Plan

B: homemade granola and milk

L: refried beans and a little cheese on homemade tortilla

Snack: the last slice of homemade pizza

D: rotisserie chicken breast meat…


Added by Brandy on August 31, 2011 at 8:52pm — 4 Comments

Wonderful Wednesday (1700)

I didn't realize that today was the last day of August. I thought I had one more day. Yikes, this summer has just flown by. I have a 3 day weekend and I am so looking forward to it. One extra day to catch up! I was so inspired by Roni's post about what can be accomplished in 15 minutes. So this weekend I plan to do a few 15 minutes and get things organized. I really need to get rid of clothes that are worn out, too big, or I plain just don't wear. When you're overweight the last thing you do…


Added by Paula on August 31, 2011 at 8:50pm — 5 Comments

.....and it's day 3......

And it was another successfull day!  Although I did find myself hungrier today then usual and I kept wanting to snack all day but I did not cave...instead when I had my afternoon snack, I nibbled on it for like an hour.

I am however really missing my beer or a glass of wine - but it is not Friday yet so I need to wait.  

Today the scale was down .6 I will take it, every bit counts.



JC Frost Oats

6oz Yoplait Light Blackberry…


Added by Laura P. Healey on August 31, 2011 at 8:31pm — 4 Comments

Review of my summer goals: Win some, lose some

I set the following goals for myself for the summer. 


This summer I want to:

1. FINALLY develop an efficient and consistent schedule around meal planning, shopping and cooking

2. Go from reduced sugar intake, to sugar elimination. This one will be a serious challenge!

 GOAL 2B: Attain a A1C blood sugar level of 5.5 or less

3. Eat copious amounts of veggies every day, particularly the dark greens

4. Continue consistent cardio: 5 days of…


Added by Dee on August 31, 2011 at 2:41pm — 6 Comments

Weigh in: week one....and a whole lot more

A week ago I stepped on the scale and was 220.  Now this was after a week vacation and while the eating had been moderate, the wine consumption had been memorable.  I wore my clothes for the first weigh in, hoping for a psychological boost when I stripped down a week later.

Yup.  209.  I am smart enough to know that about 5 is the water weight and about 3 the clothes....but I am happy with the whole.


  • I am moving much better.
  • I feel more…

Added by Barbara Carpenter on August 31, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment


This morning I woke up and got on the scales again. Does anybody else weigh themselves everyday? I find that it keeps me more honest. Anyways, today I got on and was 167.4 which is a gain of .6 from yesterday. UGH. It was that damn pizza and those damn carbs! lol I have two days to get down to my goal of 166 for Friday.

For breakfast I made those really yummy egg cups from It was basically an omelette that I baked in the oven. I lined a muffin pan with smoked turkey,… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 31, 2011 at 11:04am — 5 Comments

Routine Craving

I tell 'ya people-I can't wait to get back into the normal swing of things--the routine I'm used to as far as eating goes.

Yesterday, as I replied to a couple of blogs here after blogging myself, my daughter called me into the kitchen.  She and my husband surprised me with a birthday cake--a chocolate fudge one.  (Had I known, I would have eaten way less pizza)

Of course, I had to have some-not only because I love that, but, it would have been rude not to.




Added by Keem on August 31, 2011 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Day 2

So I did it.   I hopped on the scale this morning.   I was down 2.1 after being strictly on plan for 1 day.  I knew some of the gain I saw was sodium related from eating out all weekend long. 



JC Complete Start Cereal

6 oz Yoplait Light Blackberry yogurt

Iced Coffee w/light cream and 2 tsp. Splenda (I should note I make…


Added by Laura P. Healey on August 30, 2011 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Hurricane Irene

Hi all!


Been a few days...because we lost power Sunday night (about 2:00 -2:30 a.m.) and did not get it back until Tuesday about 1:00 p.m.  Been without a computer, a schedule, healthy food, or exercise for 3 days.  Bah!


The only positives that came out of this is we spent lots of time with hubby's aunt and uncle who came in last week to visit.  I prefer them to his parents.  Shhh...  And, since we had no power for days, we had to toss just about everything in…


Added by Chris on August 30, 2011 at 11:10pm — 4 Comments


Well, I got on the scales this morning. Same as yesterday. 166.8....but hey it's better than gaining I guess!! Today I got up and went to my school. Yet AGAIN they fed us lunch which I was not expecting. Delicious pizza and salad...I just could not refuse and I did eat two kinda bigger slices.... I had a cookie and a mozzarella stick for dinner. Weird I know. But that's what I ate because that's all I wanted. I have just been reallllly cautious about the food I put in my mouth and am…


Added by Kelly on August 30, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Day 2, Week 2

Longish day, it felt like..  I went to all of my classes today, walked around campus on my still-somewhat-broken foot.  It's pretty tender now, so I'm trying to take it easy at home, stay off of it.


I did go to Walmart and buy some curtains for my bedroom because it's the only room without them and it's always so hot in there from poor air circulation.  I bought bright red curtains to go with my beautiful bed set that has yellow, red, turquoise and white designs with roses,…


Added by Kirsten on August 30, 2011 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Back Again

So I keep coming back to Blog to Lose hoping that I will keep up with my blog and get support and give support along my weight loss journey. I just keep giving up. I am becoming frustrated with myself that I am just stuck in a rut. Scale moves from 176 to 172 way to much. I long to be the 155 that I was before I had my baby(which was 2 years ago). Right now I am refusing to buy a bigger size pants and I am hating my muffin top. I borrowed my brothers ab chair and I am hoping that it will help… Continue

Added by Shanna on August 30, 2011 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Food - grunt, grunt

Good grief - I was sososososo hungry today. I woke up hungry but lately my stomach gets a little upset when I have the yogurt/bran/flaxseed mix in the mornings with my coffee. It may be that we like our coffee super strong and it's just not a good mix. So, I've been saving the breakfast until after our first period break after 9am or sometimes - bad, bad - until after 2nd period. :( That's what I did today. I only did cardio at the gym but came home famished! So, I just had whatever I wanted…


Added by Cindy on August 30, 2011 at 8:42pm — 6 Comments

New Recipe, Goals, & Reflections (1288)

I made a new recipe tonight. Potato Veggie Medley & it was excellent. Low calorie and low fat.


1 medium onion chopped

1/2 cup chopped red pepper

1/2 cup sweet corn

1/2 slice mini portabella mushrooms

1 can whole potatoes

1 boil in bag brown rice(success)

Braggs or Soy Sauce ( I used Bragg's)


Cooked the rice. Set aside.

In a large no stick frying pan put onions, pepper, mushrooms and cook 5…


Added by Paula on August 30, 2011 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

Violent Hugging and Other Nonsense

My stomach is still bothering me.  I figure it is from stress since I have IBS.  My symptoms are probably just more prominent now.  I don't know why in the world I could be stressed (wink, wink).


I got to work at 6:30 am so I could get some stuff set up for my classes.  Then I taught all day.  Short break for lunch, in which I swear I saw some kids outside fighting.  When I went out there, they swore they weren't fighting--they were probably play fighting (which…


Added by Brandy on August 30, 2011 at 8:31pm — 4 Comments

Fall is creeping around the corner...

Is anyone else as excited for the fall as I am? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the summer more than any other season. Coming from the northeast and hating the cold, summer is my only saviour. However, I am so excited for pumpkin lattes and candles, apple picking, and foliage. I'm also really excited to try some new fall recipes I've discovered recently.


What I'm NOT excited for is classes starting next week, just sayin!


I actually stuck to taking a break from the…


Added by Kerri on August 30, 2011 at 8:12pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday to me

Got my usual exercise today.

Had insomnia last night so I ended up waking at 3:30 for the day.  Yikes!  It's been a loooong day!

Today I had junk--not all junk-but enough that I'm glad I don't eat like that every day.

Chocolate chip pancakes and stuffed crust pizza.

I got my lowlights.

My birthday was pretty decent, I think. :)

Added by Keem on August 30, 2011 at 6:07pm — 4 Comments

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