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August 2013 Blog Posts (190)

Restarts R Hard

Why is it so hard to restart?

Picked up a 4 mile walk.  Only 6 minutes off my pace.  Not bad since I haven't walked in a few weeks.   It was soooo hot.  84 outside, but it was mid day and the heat coming up off the pavement made it a little difficult to handle; not to mention the humidity.  I walk on back country roads with no sidewalks so I'm actually walking on the pavement.

I can tell my eating has been way off this month, because when I completed the walk my hands were…


Added by LindaB on August 31, 2013 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment

Getting ready to start!

So today is Saturday, August 31, 2013.  I am starting my new program on Tuesday.  I didn't think it would be a good idea to start on a holiday weekend with gatherings of family and friends.  I have everything I need to get started so it is just getting through the next couple of days then it is go time!  I am feeling good about taking control of my body again.  It has been a crazier than crazy year and I need to try to do something for myself again and I am starting with working to loose…


Added by Anne on August 31, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Where did August go??

Good Morning.  Good news - I'm not dead!  Just fell off the earth for a short bit.

Its been a hectic month of August.  But very typical for life as a 12month K12er.  I have worked 12, 14 and 16 hour days getting ready to feed 20,000 students.  But they are back and were fed by a crew of 300 wonderful lunch ladies (and gents).  In that time of preparation, I have lost my focus on what has been important to me in the way of my health and the journey that I committed myself to back in…


Added by LindaB on August 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

My husband called my skinny yesterday!

When I got home from work yesterday Scott & my Dad were working on the house.  I brought groceries in and got changed into my workout clothes.  Scott came in and whispered in my ear, "you are skinny!"  Then when my Dad came in he said, "wow you look like your loosing weight, how much have you lost?"  I have a hard time answering that since it has spread out over the last year.  But I guess the answer is currently that I've lost 21.5 lbs.  My Dad knew that I've been working at this but I…


Added by Erica on August 31, 2013 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

Week 4 of BC - DAY 4!

Went to boot camp this morning for the 7am class.  I think I am getting sick - definitely have a cough and pretty sure my nose is starting to stuff up.  I'm not to happy about it - I feel like I can't even move.  I went to the doctors today.  they are going to order an ultrasound to see if a cyst came back or not - I am not pregnant and they don't think it was a miscarriage but ultrasound might be able to tell more along with the cysts. I went to get my toes and nails done today too - just a…


Added by Becky on August 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

It's Friday!

So glad that the weekend is here and this it is a LONG weekend.  I am not looking forward to summer ending, sweaters, long pants, regular shoes, etc.  Ugh....  I LOVE spring/summer.  It is by far THE BEST time of the year!  And the idea that it may be a cold winter is depressing to say the least.  

I've had a great week thus far.  I wish that my scale was having as great a week as I think I am having.  I am starting to get a little paranoid..  Keep me sane folks!  I know that my WI…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on August 30, 2013 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

TOM...wish I was my cat LOL

Need I say more....I don't remember having mood swings, night sweats, sleeplessness, and emotional eating this bad in a long time, sure it gets bad, but on a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to say I'm a 8 right now. The worst thing is I have to work two nights in a row this weekend so that is draining in its self. Plus I have all ready started taking 2advil 2 extra strengh Tylenol  and TOM has not really begun yet.

I know acknowledging the issue is a start, and that I need to get…


Added by Lisa on August 30, 2013 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

And Now I Am Sick

It is common for asthmatics to have trouble breathing as different plants/weeds bloom throughout the year but I have always been a sick in the winter girl never a sick in the summer girl.  I have no idea why but all of a sudden this year I have had trouble breathing each time something new has bloomed (thank you rag weed ~ I have been living with you for 39 years and NOW you want to cause problems).


Needless to say, another trip to the doctor.  More meds.  Off track.  And…


Added by Lynn on August 29, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Week 4 of BC - DAY 3!


I didn't blog last night because well... I went to go tanning and I was planning on going to boot camp after however when I got out of the tanning bed I could barely get up.  I was so sore.  I decided to take a rest day.  It was a hard decision for me because I have been doing so great.  That was my 2nd boot camp that I have missed in 4 weeks.  I have gone everyday that I possibly could that my work schedule allowed me to go.  So I got my hair done instead! (( I FELT SO…


Added by Becky on August 29, 2013 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments


I'm laughing as I type this, as I typed the title to my post. Because its so ridiculous how unhealthy I've been eating lately! So today I went to Pluto's and got a great salad, and I'm super excited about it. Step one toward getting back to a healthy diet. 

Added by Dee on August 29, 2013 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Out of my comfort zone

We all know that life is easier when we are in our own environment where we are in complete control. The trouble with that is, life is just really not worth living if we are just going to stay comfortable in our own environment all the time. I have to admit that there have been times in the past where I skipped out on a social event because I didn't want the temptation of the food choices there. Or I've been guilty of skipping out on an adventure because I was worried I was too out of shape…


Added by Christy on August 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Day 4 T25

Skipped yesterday's workout because my husband was sick (the program has 1 day off for stretching and 1 day of rest at the end so just used up the rest day). I could have done something, but my mom was over and we went out instead. Normally we eat out (piggy style), but we did really well. I told myself I was totally allowed to have exactly what I wanted and nothing would be off limits if I wrote it down honestly/didn't berate myself. At that moment I didn't feel hungry so I didn't partake…


Added by Heather on August 29, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment


Good morning! I am trying to begin to cut back on what am eating and wanted try to add exercise. But its hard when you are doing this its like thinking the entire day am fat, I need to loose 30 pounds, I can't get married like this the wedding dress will look like tootsie candy on me, I can't have kids like this or I will go into 250pounds since am already 190. I am disappointed at myself for the so many diets that I have done through the years...and nothing have happened...I don't know…


Added by Liaet fernandez on August 29, 2013 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Off and on

I am off and on with my life. I want to eat mindfully, I want to play the guitar, I want to start a business, I want to grow this blog...I could go on and on!

I can't seem to follow through and am easily distracted by my next great idea. And what do I have to show for it? A bunch of great ideas that I am excited about but which never happen.

This In turn makes me anxious which then makes me want to eat.

What is up with this? Anyone else have the same issue?

Added by RollerCoaster on August 28, 2013 at 4:05pm — 4 Comments

The Occasional Athlete?

Who would have thought....?  This was the rating that my active link gave me after my assessment week.  I was rather shocked.  I was expecting to be more along the lines of sedentary.  I do have an office job and I sit most of the day.  I do go to lots of meetings and am walking my building and to the other building frequently.  However, I tended to hit my baseline each day in the evenings.  I guess chasing after a two year old really does count for something. So now I know my baseline and…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on August 28, 2013 at 8:46am — 6 Comments

WI down 1.5!!!

I'm currently 141.5, the 130's are soooo close!  YAY!  Kids are back to school today & it also happens to be my day off, so I have a million thinks to accomplish!

Have a great day!

Added by Erica on August 28, 2013 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Tuesday's weigh-in

ok, Tuesday is Lifetime if I'm at goal....TRACK TRACK TRACK this week, using 26 pts instead of 32 to make sure I'm there, because TOM is coming that can mean a 2 to 5 pound gain for the week just in time for that weigh-in. But the goal...Lifetime Membership (free meetings & etools)...if only I could put it off for two weeks so that 2 to 5 pound water gain won't be there, oh well.

Now some firsst for this week...tried grilling peaches YUMMY (ok don't eat the…


Added by Lisa on August 27, 2013 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments

Week 4 of BC - DAY 2!


Today was a good day.  We were very busy at work - it's currently raining right now. It was storming earlier.  I went to planet fitness after work with my sister and did some cardio. I went 1.25 miles in 20 minutes - not the greatest but with the shin splints and the arches of my feet bothering - I still think its good.  Then we went to boot camp and it was core day. …


Added by Becky on August 27, 2013 at 8:58pm — 3 Comments

Progress 27/8/13

So I weighed in on Monday, I've lost nearly 3lbs of fat! So pleased. Today has been pretty intense as I ran this morning then hit the gym this afternoon and walked home (a good 2-3 mile walk). Also hitting my targets for water consumption, nearly 3 litres today.

Added by Kira Walker on August 27, 2013 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Busy. Busy. Busy

It is that time of year when life just gets busy. Kids start school, work gets busy with college kids back, and everything else that goes along with it. Even though life is busy, I have been able to stay on plan, which I feel good about. In 4 weeks, I have lost 5 lbs and have either ran or walked a total of 93 miles. Crazy how time has flown by. I made the goal that from July 28th through October 31st I will at least walk 1 mile a day. So far it hasn't been so bad and I love that I set a…


Added by Amy on August 27, 2013 at 5:40pm — 4 Comments

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