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October 2011 Blog Posts (403)

Walking in the city

It was an incredibly busy day at work. Lunch duty, Halloween costume contest, goals meeting.......The 2:30 bell could not have been nicer music to my ears! I took a short nap-ish when I got home and then walked to the next neighborhood over to go grocery shopping but first I walked around the park there so it was awesome outdoor exercise. I tried to be extra careful of my calories today because of the weekend and I did good despite not bringing anything from home since we had virtually no…


Added by Cindy on October 31, 2011 at 11:34pm — 4 Comments

Food Crazy

I had a busy weekend.  Thursday I watched Paranormal Activity 3 and talked to my friend for most of the night.  Friday, I worked out in the morning and packed my healthy snacks and drove to my parents.  Saturday, Mom and I did a cancer walk, then we went shopping, ate lunch (we each got a salad) and watched Puss in Boots (with no soda or popcorn).  Then we went home and I asked about supper.  She said we had to wait for dad to get home so I went to my grandmas to visit.  I stayed there for a…


Added by Megan on October 31, 2011 at 11:27pm — 2 Comments

it's been forever

So there has been a lot going on and I just didn't have it in me to write the last few weeks.  I think it's been weeks, I didn't look at the date if my last post.  Anyway I have a lot to say so let get to it.

I hit my 30lb goal!!!! I can't even tell you guys how great that feels.  I was sitting there in my weight watchers meeting two weeks ago and when the leader handed me that star I felt like I hit goal weight.  I've struggling for months to lose 1.2 pounds to get to that mark and…


Added by Sabrina on October 31, 2011 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

Get In Shape Eve

I didn't eat great today but I did take all my vitamins and drink lots of water, and I am heading out for a long walk tonight.

Got my Y membership set up.

And I've joined an online couch-to-5k program to promise myself that I really will get back to running. I'm pretty sure that it will take me at least twice as long as it's supposed to on the program, giving myself realistic time to break in my knees and stamina, but it feels good to at least have decided that's where I'm…


Added by dolly on October 31, 2011 at 8:54pm — 4 Comments

The end of another month (1235)

Tomorrow is the start of a new month which will be a start over for me. I will still have 3 weeks to get some weight off before Thanksgiving. I can't believe it is that close! Where did this year go anyway? Today was a good day. I kept calories in check even though 2 different people brought junk to work. Cupcakes & cookies! Sometimes I wonder if they are just trying to kill me. But I resisted, but it was not easy.…


Added by Paula on October 31, 2011 at 8:45pm — 4 Comments

Busy Day

What a day!  Got up this morning and lazied about in the morning, but come 11:45 a.m., it was on!


* Out with hubby to get his passport photo taken, grocery shop, then mail passport renewal paperwork so we can go to Jamaica in December!


* Came home for lunch.  Had a Health Choice Tortellini Primavera Parmesan and leftover salad.



Added by Chris on October 31, 2011 at 8:08pm — 5 Comments

Tricks and Treats

I'm trying to keep my hand out of the candy until AFTER dinner.  And then I'm only allowing myself three pieces.  After that, it's an apple or nothing (that way I can tell myself that if I'm really hungry, I should eat the apple!).


I had a suck-tastic day at work, but I'm ready to make myself feel better by doing Zumba.  Then I need to grade tests while watching some TV--with dinner in there somewhere.  Finally, it's a nice bubble bath and then off to…


Added by Brandy on October 31, 2011 at 5:45pm — 5 Comments

Our ever-changing bodies...we can't get too attached!

As I stated before, I am down 30lbs post pregnancy, my current weight is 177.  Over the weekend I got dressed for lunch with friends, they were meeting the baby for the first time, and I looked and felt really good!  It almost makes me cry to write this.  It was such a good feeling to look in the mirror and really love what was looking back at me.  If I never lose another pound, I can honestly say that is okay....even though the Wii still lists me as overweight :)

These are the things…


Added by RollerCoaster on October 31, 2011 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

Here we go!!!

I started this journey back on September 16th of 2011.  I weighed 216 pounds and was not comfortable in my own skin.  I have to this date lost 14 pounds since then and started exercising daily if not every other day depending upon the kiddos.  My goal is to get down to around 140-150.  But right now my next goal is 10% which is 194.5 and then I will reward myself with a new pair of running shoes......

The only problem I am having right now is watching what I eat.  If something is in…


Added by Krystal Herbert on October 31, 2011 at 4:19pm — 4 Comments

Cure for a hangover?

OK, so this is another leading title - I'm a teetotaler. But I've heard that some people cure hangovers by drinking even more.


My legs are a bit sore after the 5 miles this morning - tired, especially around the knees. But I didn't bring any lunch today. (Stupid idea...)


There is a Subway near. So what do I do? I walk there. It's between half and three quarters of a mile each way.

I added another 1 to 1.5 miles today. I did get a nice lunch. Still…


Added by SilasCrutherton on October 31, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Morning Zumba class and inspiration

As promised to my dad, I picked him up early today to go the gym.  We got there at 11:05 and left at 12:45.  He walked the whole time and spent some on the elliptical (says it hurt his knees a little, but got to 0.5 mi today!).  I went to the Zumba class and there were around 75% less people than the evening one, so it was awesome.  I met a lady who has just recently come back to the classes and it was fun watching her face w/the new moves.  I was like, "don't follow me, I'm lost, too."…


Added by Nubia on October 31, 2011 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Busy weekend

My daughter was out of school Fri-Mon. 

We've been on the go quite a bit.  I did well on my eating.

Yesterday, we went into Chicago (Shedd Aquarium) and had our day-trip.  It was fun.  I used it up as my last no-counting non sweet eating day until Tgiving.  I didn't overdo it.  I did pretty well at keeping things reasonable. Yay!

I also got all of my exercise in all of the days. :)

I'll get some extra walking in tonight for TOTing. :)

Added by Keem on October 31, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Finally! A no-drama day

And boy was it nice!  We lost power in the storm Saturday night - but were one of the lucky ones - still thousands of homes in the area still without.  In the morning we made plans to spend the day at my brother's house but when our power came back on at 11AM we decided to stay close to home... there were 3 or 4 football games piggybacking on one another and my husband preferred not to spend an hour on the road getting home between them (or staying until 9 or 10PM until they were over). …


Added by Miriam Hatoum on October 31, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Is it a good thing... show up at work at 7:00 am, with a 2088 calorie deficit for the day?


I'm assuming so.


The gym this morning was pretty good - I did a total of 5 miles, 4 running, 1 walking split between the other 4 miles. Burned 1500 calories just there. Took 75 minutes.


WHEW. Good start to a Halloween. I am not going to go crazy, but I know me - there will be candy involved somewhere. I just proactively burned some calories!


What with…


Added by SilasCrutherton on October 31, 2011 at 9:45am — 4 Comments

Busy Times!

Things have been hectic!  The school year is starting to wrap up for me (my school has a different calendar from most) and everything is beginning to pile up: school play, report cards, presentations to parents.....ahhhhhh!


And on Friday, for whatever reason, this caused me to actually believe that I deserved (DESERVED!) to eat an entire box of candies and a billion cookies.  The old "oh whatever!" voice entered my head and told me to just stuff my face for the day because I…


Added by Roxi on October 31, 2011 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Movin' on up!

Alright so my last blog I posed about Yes Way Jose posting pictures without consent. Well I emailed him ( as was in my last post ) and he responded back!!. He apologized, took down the pictures and offered me a lot of free class passes!! so there was nothing in anything I signed even stating that they do take pictures or even record because if so - he wouldn't of done those things. He also informed me that they DO make a habit of taking pictures AND video record  ALL their sessions - well…


Added by Katie on October 31, 2011 at 7:26am — 2 Comments

And I Thoughst Hills Were Bad!

Hey everyone!  I missed hearing from you all over the past several days!  So..... I went to the beach to ride 50 miles and boy was that plan a FLOP!  The winds were hovering around 15 mph the first 2 days and then it rained the 3rd!!!  We tried to ride and it was really hard.  The winds that were whipping sideways made me unsteady on the bike and when we were riding into the wind it felt like we were going uphill the entire time.  How ironic is that?! I go to the beach to AVOID the hills and…


Added by Jill Mace on October 31, 2011 at 7:04am — 8 Comments

Fearing the morning

I'm not looking forward to weighing in tomorrow morning. I got in one Muscle Pump/Zumba class on Monday, and a 3 mile run on Wednesday and thats it for the week. Food-wise, not doing well either.


I feel like I am almost having a harder time with food now than I did a year ago. There is some kind of mental block in place right now. Like when I think about what I want to have for dinner, I turn my nose up at the idea of veggies. I LIKE VEGGIES! Or, rather than have veggies…


Added by Rebecca on October 31, 2011 at 2:04am — 2 Comments

Why am I here?

Do you know what the Internet needs? Another self-indulgent diet blog. Aren’t you just dying to read about another person’s “weight loss journey”? Do you need more evidence that first-world problems are really a thing? Of course you don’t.

I decided to start my own self-indulgent diet blog for some accountability, but in an effort to not annoy the crap out of my friends or make my mother worry about me, I’m not going to post about dieting or attempts at weight loss on facebook.…


Added by Martha Coffee on October 31, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fessin' up and Masters munchies

Well, I made 3 promises (drink within reason, hydrate, come home sober) and I only kept 2 of them - ish. As expected, the party was super fun and the costumes were even better. We went as OWS protesters. I drank more than I needed to as in I stiffened the drinks up more than usual trying to cut back on the calories of the mixers. Yea, I know, very illogical. Really, I just swapped calories. There wasn't much to eat - mostly snack stuff so that was good. We danced a lot and stayed super late.…


Added by Cindy on October 31, 2011 at 12:21am — 5 Comments

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