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September 2015 Blog Posts (24)

Beck Diet Life Program - My Start

Reading a new diet book. The complete Beck diet for life. Instead of food, calories or anything typical of diet books, this one deals with building skills to succeed. The quote fro the book "Change your thinking, and you change your behavior permanently. Change your behavior, and weight loss will follow." Wow, is this the missing piece of my get healthy plan?

It goes on to advise that I make cue cards to help change my way of thinking & read them when having a certain sabotaging… Continue

Added by Paula on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

I had to get real

I had to get real. I had to take a hard look at my eating and exercise habits.  I had to admit I am not in a hard training cycle and that I need to work harder to lose weight. I had to admit that even though I run every day I did not qualify as VERY ACTIVE on myfitnesspal.  I am more like "lightly active".  I had to deal with the fact that when I get upset I eat fried chicken and chocolate.  I see that this probably wont change so I have to work out more on those days. I had to admit…


Added by Flipper B on September 29, 2015 at 12:40am — 3 Comments

Weekly update - 9/27

Weight - Zero. At least it was not another gain.

Food - I continue eating too much. I gave into snacking last week. Weekends have been my real down fall.

Exercise - I went for my 3 mile jog this morning.

Mood - Still in the dumper.

I picked up a book at the dollar tree titled "The Beck Diet For Life. Some of what it says that I have read so far is resonating with me. It seems to deal with the thought process not just food. I am thinking maybe this… Continue

Added by Paula on September 27, 2015 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

EVERY Day Is A New Day


I am thankful that I have been able to maintain close to a 20 pound loss.  But that just isn't enough.  I have about a hundred more to go.  I seem to be stuck in the "Tomorrow Is A New Day" cyclone.  We all know that the only way to make progress is to make good choices today and to stop waiting for tomorrow to come. 

So here's to today. 

Added by Lynn on September 27, 2015 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Still Going Strong:)

I'm so glad that this mind-set is sticking and hopefully for good. This is all getting easier everyday.

This week I really pushed hard to get more plain water in, exercised 6 days, stayed on plan all 7 day with my food choices, did my new weekly stairs to the 10th floor and Guess What?????? it all pays off when I stick to plan:)

Weight Watchers meeting this morning my goal was to lose at least 1.4 lbs to hit a total of 30 pounds gone and I killed that goal and lost 4.8 pounds!!!!!…


Added by Becky Trejo on September 27, 2015 at 12:05am — 7 Comments

Expecting Perfection

Had a light bulb moment today when met with my mentor friend.  She encouraged me to move on to phase 2 which I've been avoiding.  The reason I'm avoiding is because I don't feel like I've gotten phase 1 down right.  She pointed out --- "have you been eating whole foods?"  Why Yes, yes I have.  "Then that is all you need -- your ready to move on."  OK then phase 2 here I come.

On the way home - I thought --- I'm trying for perfection and feel defeated when I'm not perfect.  I really…


Added by LindaB on September 26, 2015 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

I Can't Say That I Am Surprised...

So I am fluctuating between 270 and 275.  Most days I am closer to 275.  Although I am not happy about it, I can't say that I am surprised.  Other thank kicking my soda habit (which I am SO thankful for) I have not been able to find any motivation to move on to the next bad habit.  I have stopped working out and we are continuing to go out to eat basically EVERY single day.  It's such a bad habit and it is so expensive BUT we end up ordering takeout or going out to eat almost every…


Added by Lynn on September 23, 2015 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

Progress Photo

Wanted to share this photo with all of you because you have been so supportive when I needed it.

Added by Kristy Runyon on September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 09/21

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds. It is going the wrong way.

Mood - Depressed & unmotivated.

Food - Struggling with sugar & eating too much

Exercise - Keeping consistent. It is the only part of my get healthy plan that is right.

I must stop the " I will start today" then crap out then repeat the next day. It is getting old. Really old. I lost 30 pounds a few years ago and so I know I CAN do it. I just need to stop the pity party & put down the damn… Continue

Added by Paula on September 21, 2015 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

Feeling Motivated

So at this weeks weigh in at Weight Watchers I was down another 1.4 pounds. for a total of 28.4 lost

So I went home and decided to try on a pair of jeans that were a size smaller and they fit comfortably, not tight at all. So this was a huge motivator for me. I got up this morning at 7 and went for a jog! I still have a lot to lose but since it takes so long to see results it felt really good. so my goal this week is to push to make a total loss of 30!!!

It's getting easier and…


Added by Becky Trejo on September 20, 2015 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

Lesson #4: The Scale Goes BOTH Ways

So I feel like I have done a really great job giving up the juice for the last time in my life.  Most of you are long term bloggers and know that I have struggled for YEARS trying to give up soda (Coke in particular).  I have done it for a few weeks at a time over the years, but I have never been successful in kicking it for good.  I feel like that finally changed for me.  I mean I don't miss it.  I don't even want it anymore. 

I was able to enjoy close to a 20 pound weight…


Added by Lynn on September 20, 2015 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Nothing lasts, even being down

I have been in the dumps due to feeling like I am in a rut. A work rut, a diet rut. My husband pointed out that he thought I might be bored. I mean I have been at the same job for almost 10 years, living in the same area. Doing the same thing week after week.....maybe without realizing it, I was bored. I need to make some changes. As for work, I have asked to learn a new duty. To be trained as a back up for our department marketing specialist. Maybe learning something new will help recharge my… Continue

Added by Paula on September 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Photos Hobo Triple Crown Race Part 2


Added by Flipper B on September 15, 2015 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

More Photos Hobo Triple Crown Race Part 3!


Added by Flipper B on September 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

I forget to celebrate my VICTORIES!!! Hobo Triple Crown Race Part 1


10k night run Friday 25k Saturday 50k Sunday

I was just going to do the 25k for fun cause I always do it and I figured the cut off was generous, then I thought why not sign up for the 10k night run on Friday? its only 6.2 miles and I never do it all my friends will be there.... I usually work the finish line so I asked my husband to volunteer instead and went ahead and ran it.…


Added by Flipper B on September 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Week in review. 9/12

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds.

Mood - Depressed & stressed. What a combo huh?

Food - most choices were good, however, I eat too much.

Exercise - Jogged 3 days, walked 3 days

Work is horrible. I may just have to quit to keep my sanity. It is never a good time to quit a job, but when a door closes a window opens. I am so tired of mean, annoying & cruel people. I typically hold my tongue, but everyone has a breaking point. Flipper mentioned change &… Continue

Added by Paula on September 12, 2015 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

Change is the key to transformation

Although I seem to be gaining instead of losing right now I feel like I have a better attitude and I feel like I can actually do this. I am still playing around with my calories and workouts. There are so many options and we are not all the same and I can say with 100% certainty I am addicted to sweets. I also am aware that when I have a bad day I crave extra food and sweets. Being aware I think is half the battle. I have already lost like 90lbs. I can do this! I am not getting my water in…


Added by Flipper B on September 11, 2015 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

What I ate Thursday

I have forgotten that I meant to add this for me. For feedback. Today was an emotional disaster, which for once did not lead to the binge from hell.

Breakfast - Raw granola & blackberries.

Snack - Toasted nori sheets & 1 mini powdered donut

Lunch - Tofu slice & red grapes

Dinner - Grilled portobello top, baked beans(fat free

Snack - pretzels

I had been doing better about not eating more than 3 meals a day, but today, I was hungry & along… Continue

Added by Paula on September 10, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Starting over (again)

It is now less than 4 months to year end & I am disappointed in my performance to date. I expected to be down 30 pounds & I am only down 10. I just can't seem to get a handle on my eating. I start out fine but then I go down hill. It is the same story over and over again. I am still planning on using the out line diet plan from over eaters & food addicts. 3 meals a day only. Portions must be measured. No sugar or white flour products. Going from a grazer to 3 will be tough, but I… Continue

Added by Paula on September 7, 2015 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

4.5 Miles

Woke up this am and wasn't full of snot!  The weather was great and I felt the need to get out to the park for a walk.  So I txt'd my walking buddy and we scheduled to meet at 11:30.  Since I'm kinda still hanging onto this sinus/upper respiratory junk and my friend is nursing a knee injury we knew we would just be walking.  I was surprised that we put in 4.5 miles before we called it quits.

It felt good to get back out there.  Its been almost 4 weeks since my feet have hit the…


Added by LindaB on September 5, 2015 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

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