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October 2009 Blog Posts (365)

Oldman's Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween!

Drop by and take a look at the pumpkin I carved for Halloween.

You can find it at Oldman's Cantankerous Point of View.

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy… Continue

Added by Brian, the old man on October 31, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Twitter much for weight loss?


With my job I have been using Twitter a lot lately. I use it for entertainment, promo for radio and tv, keep up with friends, research info before I do interviews with artists and with positive reinforcement for my weight loss / weight management.

If you LOVE the Biggest Loser there are a lot of BL contestants that have pages, even Bob and Jillian have Twitter accounts and you…


Added by Brian on October 31, 2009 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Exercise TV

After I took my oldest daughter to school this morning (she's in a special college program for high school students), I decided to go for a run afterwards. I had my running clothes on so that when I got home I just parked my car and dropped off my stuff and headed back out the door to do a 5K!

Boy, I'm slow though. But I need to keep remembering that a year ago I would barely walk a mile much less run one, so there is definitely progress! I finished in 47 minutes - which is not my… Continue

Added by Jeannie on October 31, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments


Way back when I signed up for BTL I put one of my favorite pictures as my profile picture. It was from our engagement shots. I looked so happy and in love (and I still am by the way! haha), I was at my lowest weight, and was about to start a brand new life in a new city.

As I sit here 2 1/2 years later, I realized that my profile picture probably needs some updating! I certainly don't look the same. Heck, I was at my goal weight then. Once I reach goal again and post pictures, it… Continue

Added by Christy on October 31, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Eating is not a good way to cope with stress

However, I'm at a loss for other things to do when I'm at work and can't leave my desk to take a walk, phone a friend or any of the usual stress relievers. Any ideas?

You can read more about the dilemma at my other blog (the one that still doesn't seem to have many followers!).

Added by Arlene on October 31, 2009 at 6:07am — 2 Comments

Yoga Booty Ballet

It's the only DVD I have of yoga. I've never really done yoga before other than this DVD. I only did the ab portion and the actual yoga exercises - not so much the booty ballet! LOL!

The exercises really felt good and hepled me stretch out my hip which has been giving me problems for a while now. I'm hoping that by incoporating these exercises they will help alleviate the discomfort in my hip and in turn allow me to keep running. Only… Continue

Added by Jeannie on October 30, 2009 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Halloween is not going to get me.....I repeat...NOT going to get me.

Screw you mini chocolate bars, rockets, tootsie rolls. I am going to challenge myself to go the entire "holiday" of Halloween without ingesting a single mini chocolate bar, rocket, or tootsie roll. Not necessary to be so ridiculously strict on myself...but really for me one mini smartie box is never enough, My kids better not rub it in too bad :)

Added by daltgirl on October 30, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

I finally went running again

After running my 5K on October 4th, I got away from running for a bit. After the race, school got busy and the weather got crappy (rain, rain, rain) so I just wasn't motivated to run.

And then, a week and a half later, I got sick. After my roommate got sick, he started comparing his symptoms to those of swine flu. He had a lot of the symptoms. Out of curiosity, I compared mine too. Fever? I didn't have a thermometer to check, but it sure felt like it - I felt freezing but my… Continue

Added by Valerie on October 30, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments


When did I forget that it's about health and treating my body right... not about being skinny, successful, or in control? I think I have lost sight of that somewhere along the way... actually I know I have. I just watched the latest Ask Roni post and a lot of it hit home for me... I have been focusing on all the wrong things lately.

It's not wrong for me to want to lose weight right now. It's not wrong to want to stop binging, or to get my eating under control. None of… Continue

Added by Rachel on October 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

I gave in

I did Mexican last night. The chips the salsa, the cheese, the big beer. I did it all. It is out of my system and over with.

Good Things for the week:

Completed 5 days of 30DS - got up this morning even after the Mexican

Got my 10K tomorrow - supposed to be 70 degrees at the start

Only ordered soup at lunch yesterday


Packed lunch 4 days

Improvements for next:

More water

Variety of breakfast foods

Less snacking during dinner… Continue

Added by Heather on October 30, 2009 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

Friday Weigh In...

Today is my official weigh in and I lost 2.6 pounds. I know I should be more excited, but these are the same 2+ pounds I've been gaining and losing since September 13.

HOWEVER I am almost back to my lowest weight since restarting this journey. I was 144.6 on September 13 and am 144.8 today - which I haven't SEEN 144 anything since September 13. So for that much I am pretty stoked. :-D I just want to break that 140 mark. My first round with WW got me down to 140 - and I saw 139 for… Continue

Added by Jeannie on October 30, 2009 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Note to self

What are you waiting for?

Added by MelissaLynn on October 30, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

What I could do...

I had a rock star week this week. I got a lot of activity in, I made new recipes, I felt powerful and strong. I blogged a lot. I went out with my friends, had 4 beers and stopped, was surrounded by cigarettes and fried food and turned both down, on more than one occasion this week. I made time for me, I focused on being happy and finding balance.

This morning, I got on the scale and I had a total weight loss of:

0 lbs

*crickets… Continue

Added by Tonyne on October 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Facing the Music

I weighed myself today for the first time in weeks. 137.4. 12-15 pounds up from where I would like to be. Yes, that is a hard fact to swallow... BUT 12 pounds is a lot better than 20... or 30.. or 100. And that's a simple fact.

I'm sure you guys are probably sick of me going back and forth on intuitive eating/weight watchers. And I'm sorry. I feel so stupid. That's why I've pretty much stopped blogging. Which I know is dumb, because I seem to have forgotten this blog is for ME.… Continue

Added by Rachel on October 30, 2009 at 8:16am — 3 Comments

weekend plan

before i get started here, let me just say-

why can't my child sleep this long on weekends! its 7:20 and he's still snoozing! :)

yesterday when i weighed in i was expecting a gain. i stopped tracking mid-week and ate halloween candy every day. to my surprise, i had a loss of 2lbs. i know this is not permission to continue poor eating for another week. i know it may catch up to me on the scale next thursday.

i have 35 flex points, to be used for halloween candy, cupcakes,… Continue

Added by Aimee on October 30, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

Attack of the munchies = 10 FPs out the window

A stressful night at work led me to eating more junk than I should have, starting with a cookie at an hour-long meeting.

Of course, I did take a 34-minute walk before lunch, and a 5-minute one this morning, so I did earn 2 APs ... that means I only used 8 FPs for the day.

Guess that's a case of fearing things are worse than they actually are. It could have been worse (much worse).…


Added by Arlene on October 30, 2009 at 3:19am — No Comments

Letting Go Of High Expectations

A month has come and gone and I did not achieve the goal that I had set out for October. I'm disappointed but I'm by no mean devastated because I know I did not put forth all my effort to achieve it. I set out to weigh 139 by Nov.1 and 2 weeks into October I was actually only 2 lbs from achieving this goal...and then I started my self-sabotage.

The Sabotage Dance that I have danced oh so many times these past 2 years that says "ohh I'm getting close to my goal so I can slack off and… Continue

Added by Jackie on October 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Interesting Newscast

One of my good friends made the news! She's an IFBB Pro and just got back from competing in Italy, so I thought I would share:

Added by Jen @ KUrunner on October 29, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments


I have let myself spin out of control this week. We had to cancel our vacation due to bad weather, so now I have been eating out of control because I am telling myself I would have gained weight anyway this week. I wasn't as diligent as I should have been last week because I thought we were going away. I was fully prepared to enjoy myself and not think about weight or points. After we cancelled the trip we decided to treat ourselves to a night in Atlantic City. I hardly tracked Monday because I… Continue

Added by Carrie on October 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Letting Other People Influence Your Decision....

A friend of mine took me out for lunch today. We went to Starbucks; it's our favorite place to go and a place we don't frequent often because let's face it, pretty pricey for what you get.

Anywho, she was treating me out for my birthday (which was a couple of weeks ago!), but today is the first chance we had to go to lunch together. Now, I had my handy dandy WW ruler with me so I could make the BEST sandwich choice possible. And she showed me this Chicken Chipotle sandwich. I said,… Continue

Added by Jeannie on October 29, 2009 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

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