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August 2014 Blog Posts (44)

I'm A Sprinter...

I know this whole weight loss thing is supposed to be a series of healthy choices added together to equal a life long commitment of health and happiness.  That just doesn't work for me.  I am much more of a sprinter than a marathon runner so I need a short term goal to aim for.  Just so happens that we are four months away from the end of the year and I plan on being in onederland by the time that ball drops at midnight.  Once that happens I will consider focusing on a half marathon.  ;) …


Added by Lynn on August 31, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Found a great forum

Eat More to Weigh Less  After finding the link on a thread I was reading in the forums I started reading and it makes so much sense and is exactly where I've been going with my calories anyway.  So I just wanted to share for the folks that feel like their bodies have grown used to the low calories and you gain at calories set where you should be losing.  So it's a whole process and it's no…


Added by Erica on August 31, 2014 at 9:50am — 3 Comments

Day 8, Friday 29 August 2014

Car trouble has taken much of time during the past 24 hours, as has my new guitar. Taco salad last night for dinner, apples to-day at work, and now sweet peppers and tomatoes dipped in ranch and lake perch just going on the grill.

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 29, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

What is always on your grocery list??

Items you always have at home.
I getting ready to finally do some meal planning and healthy grocery shopping.

Added by Becky Trejo on August 29, 2014 at 2:42pm — 7 Comments

Daily food/exercise journal

Last night I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold. Woke up with a full head cold and I feel so wiped out! Needless to say, I did not work out today. I have been able to stick to healthy food choices, however. Here is my food journal!

Breakfast: coffee w/1% milk and a splash of creamer, starbucks iced coffee with half and half

Lunch: 3 eggs and a sandwich thin

Dinner: spinach salad with 4oz grilled chicken breast, .5 oz raw pumpkin…


Added by Ali on August 28, 2014 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Meal prep

For me I don't typically make a list to go to the grocery store unless I'm trying out a new recipe.  I tend to buy the same things and I typically go to Aldi and BJ's.  I hit up the regular grocery store to stock up on sale items when certain things go on sale.  My freezer always has lean meats…


Added by Erica on August 28, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

Day 6, 27 August 2014 17:05

On my home from work and am thankful for the cooler temps to-day. I enjoyed an apple with a couple slices of buttered bread and my Ruby Reds for breakfast then a couple spoonfuls of leftover Bushes baked beans for lunch. Taco salad again tonight with the Tigers at 7:05.

Lord, keep me mindful of the commitments I have made, especially when I'm tired and at my weakest.

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 27, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Daily food/exercise journal

Today is the middle of the 3rd week I have been focused on reaching my personal fitness goals. I havent felt this good in years! Daily workouts and healthy eating are energizing me and I feel good in my soul and my body. I am going to be updating my blog daily with meals and workouts!

Today was pancake day for the kids at our home and I ended up eating 3 while I was cooking and had a 4th for a snack. I did yardwork out back for 2 hours and burned it off though, which is why I…


Added by Ali on August 27, 2014 at 4:41pm — 1 Comment

My Heart Health Story

Many of you know that I had a heart attack about 1 1/2 years ago. Had lost about 50 pounds and was feeling great. I am now even more committed to staying healthy and learning how to stay healthy.

Added by MarthaG on August 27, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Tweaking calorie amounts

I've mentioned that I have been reading "Strong Lifts" and after doing the calculations in the book, as well as more research to verify that the info was correct, I've learned that my calorie intake has been too low. 

So two weeks ago I went form 1200/day to 1300/day and I lost a pound that week.  This week I bumped it up to 1400/day and I also adjusted my carb ratio a bit higher.  I'm up a half pound, however I'm sticking to 1400 for a couple more weeks.  First it's almost that TOM,…


Added by Erica on August 27, 2014 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Trail running is AWESOME

Just an update to say I am totally loving trail running! It's a great workout, lovely to be out in nature and there are so many events taking place over the running season that I'm spoilt for choice. I have totally reached my weightloss goals since taking it up. I still do gym etc a few times during the week too, but the trails are what I really look forward to.

I would recommmend trail running to anyone who has discovered they might enjoy running in general. Start out slow to…


Added by Natalie on August 27, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

quick post its pastmy bed time

Worked out every day last week. Swam these last two days. Did great, met all my fit bit goals today. Also weighed in yesterday I lost 2lbs so obviously things are working. Tomorrow I run and walk, then to work where I get my stairs in. Also got my weekly fitbit email tells me all I did last week. I walked/ran 30 miles last week. That's pretty awesome, also did 77 flights of stairs. So I'm proud and this week will be better. Love you all keep up the good work.

Added by Ovelia19 on August 26, 2014 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Day 5 26 Aug 14 23:15

A better day today, God be praised!

Taco salad (more lettuce this time!) tonight and few chips; I made guacamole on the side  -  oh so yummy and in moderation. I kept to my ice water....and our Tigers won at home!

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 26, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Meal Planning

Shout out to Becky for giving me an idea of something to blog about. She is interested in hearing a little bit about my meal planning techniques, so here goes...

First, a disclaimer. I am by no means saying this is the right way or the only way of doing things. Just sharing some tips that have worked for me in hope that maybe something will help someone else.…


Added by Christy on August 25, 2014 at 10:26pm — 3 Comments

First Day is Over

Well - we got the kiddies to school today for their first day and I've been working my butt off all I did was travel from school to school answering emergancy calls today. This am, I had a sweet thing happen.  A little hispanic boy came in to breakfast with his sister and then cried as she had to leave him.  So I took him to a table and had breakfast with him.  There was another little boy sitting across from us and I asked him what his name was and then introduced them to each other. …


Added by LindaB on August 25, 2014 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Monday 25 AUG 14, Day 5 09:19

I seem to have a fear of missing out on any food formerly though of as "good" by me. Last night it was beer, a bar burger, and onion rings, and then more beer at home. I am so week! AGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!


I feel better.

Lord, forgive me my gluttony and my drunken-ness, and help me this day to honor my body by what I put in it.

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 25, 2014 at 11:52am — 3 Comments

Sunday 24 AUG 14 Day 4, 19:18

Not so good of a day to-day, I had my first big relapse.

Tomorrow's another day...

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 24, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Been a while and I've gained

It's been a while, since April I believe. I've gained probably about 8 lbs since then. I knew it was happening and I did nothing to stop it. And honestly it wasn't me eating uncontrollably although I wasn't eating great, it was me not exercising like I should. I'm starting to get back on track and I'm setting small goals for myself. the first goal 5lbs that's it nothing crazy just 5 lbs. That's the weight loss goal but honestly I'm not going to hold to tightly to that. I have to remind…


Added by Ovelia19 on August 24, 2014 at 4:52pm — 2 Comments

It starts (again) today...

I have been putting on weight since February...I have seen it, felt it, cursed myself for it, refused to by new clothes, denied it...No More.  Today I stepped on the scale and the weight that I guessed I would be was accurate.  It was not something I wanted to see but I had to face it to make myself get back on track.  My eating issues lie with emotional/stressful eating and bored eating.  I literally will be carrying a bag of chips back to my desk and eating them the whole time telling…


Added by Janice on August 24, 2014 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Scale Shock - New Beginning

I finally got on the scale. UGH! After many tears, cries, and general anger at myself I decided that August 24, 2014 is my turn around day. My plan? Eat healthy, eat less food, keep up with exercise. I plan to post once a week from now until December 24, 2014. 4 months should be adequate time to see change. My problem is hormonal & eating. I have been looking into a nutritionist and although my natural medicine doctor helped. I want a…


Added by Paula on August 23, 2014 at 6:51pm — 5 Comments

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