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October 2013 Blog Posts (209)

I need a Seatbelt for my Wagon...

I’m sure a lot of people fall off the wagon…and I’m sure that most of us get right back on…



That was my day yesterday…Wednesday’s have always been a reward day…It’s weigh in day for my BLC group on Sparkpeople…so I have always taken it as a day to boost my carbs for a meal or 2 in the morning. Sometimes a few chips or something if that’s what I’m craving…It’s a day that helps me stay strong for the rest of the week…



Woke up…weighed in…down .2



Story of how…

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Added by Janice Dublanko on October 31, 2013 at 11:26am — 4 Comments

RAA - Wednesday, October 30th - Speed Eating (Again)

Reflect, Assess, Adjust

Where did I do some good or make some progress today?

My friend and I walked to our staff meeting which is in another building about a mile away from our location.  This really boosted my Fitbit step count. My water intake was up today too.  Yay!

Where did I let myself or others…

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Added by Carol on October 30, 2013 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

Ouch!

I hurt in places I didn't know I could hurt. Haha. Hamstrings, glutes, abs, chest, shoulders, back. Yowza. That must have been an intense workout yesterday. Honestly, it didn't feel THAT hard while I was doing it, but I am definitely feeling it today. I have so much respect for my trainer that I have been working with for almost a year now. He is constantly changing things up--keeping things interesting and keeping our bodies guessing. He does a great job pushing us to do more, while…

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Added by Christy on October 30, 2013 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

I seriously

Want to start writing out what I eat daily, in a notebook, and every week posting how I'm doing, what I'm eating and then maybe you guys can show me what I am doing wrong.

I think my main problems are 1.eating late at night when I don't get a chance to eat dinner at work (which is a lot) and 2. midnight eating, random boredom snacking, or depression eating.

If I can find something that can replace eating when I am depressed or bored that would work too. Maybe even buying mints…

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Added by cassandra anthony on October 30, 2013 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

WIW 10.30.13

I am down 3.2 lbs this week!  I knew I felt lighter, and I knew last weeks weigh-in had water weight, but wow!  Measurements are still wacky, mostly the same, but almost an inch less in my hips, which is the largest number and where I carry a lot of my adipose. (Sounds so much better than fat) I finally feel like my body is on board with the concept of it is time to lose weight now!  I have almost always started my weight loss endeavors in the spring.  It is the time of year I am most…

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Added by ChristyS on October 30, 2013 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

Daily motivation

There is a really hot man who is really nice who runs 6 miles on the same path as me on many of the same days. I used to always run on this path. I often switch it up these days and go all over town but it makes me happy to return there and see his smiling face and say hello. When I first got back into running after I had my last child 60% of the reason I got up at 4am 3X per week  to run by 5am was to see that man. I have no idea what his name is but he was my motivation. He always…

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Added by Flipper B on October 30, 2013 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Today I hit a milestone! 30 pounds GONE!

I was up a week ago, then I was up even more this Monday when I checked in but, now I'm pretty certain it was just water weight from tom.  Today I was prepared to see a similar up number.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that I have reached a milestone, a goal that at one point seemed so far away!  I've lost 30 pounds and I'm 132 today!  I'm merely 3 pounds away from the 120's!  No worries ladies I'm only 5' 2.5" and hoping to find a comfy spot in the 120's.  

I struggled again over…

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Added by Erica on October 30, 2013 at 8:22am — 5 Comments

I Thought About Disappearing

For years I have blogged here off and on.  At times I have had great success in my weight loss journey and I blogged all the time about how wonderful I was doing.  At times I have had great struggles in my weight loss journey and I disappear because I feel like no one here needs to hear how unsuccessful I am.  That's kind of where I am today.  I know I am struggling.  I know a lot of my struggles are related to my health and medication but some of the weight gain is also related to…

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Added by Lynn on October 30, 2013 at 8:07am — 6 Comments

RAA - Tuesday, October 29th - Actually Feeling Hungry

Reflect, Assess, Adjust

Where did I do some good or make some progress today?

Yesterday morning I was full of energy.  My energy level dropped significantly later in the morning.  I was so sleepy.  I kept on target with activity, tracking and calories.

Where did I let myself or others down?

My…

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Added by Carol on October 30, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

Awesome Sauce - Pour It On Your Day!

Awesome is one of my favorite words.  When I am feeling particularly giddy, I may spell it out as a cheer with clapping and everything.  I am going to keep a bottle around, in my thoughts, and pour it on any day that I think needs a "flavor boost" of awesomeness.  

Use that song Pour Some Sugar On Me.....Pour Some Awesome Sauce On Me.  Works for me!  And much healthier, lol.  Have an awesome day!…

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Added by Carol on October 29, 2013 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Quiting sugar

Have you ever quittée sugar and l'ost weight at the same time?

Added by Ingrid on October 29, 2013 at 4:22am — 4 Comments

RAA - Monday, October 28th - Becoming My Own BFF

Reflect, Assess, Adjust

Where did I do some good or make some progress today?

The "mostly power foods" plan is working.  Down 3 pounds at WW today.  Woo Hoo! Still on track with activity.  I added assisted squats as an alternative to the knee lifts to keep things interesting.  I want to get home early enough tomorrow to ride my bike.  …

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Added by Carol on October 28, 2013 at 10:55pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Check-In

It's Monday night--that means Weight Watchers night for me. I love that this is a standing event in my house and that my husband is always willing to come home from work and keep up with the little guy so I can go. It's not even an question anymore. It is just what happens on Monday nights. I've decided that I need to continue to weigh in every week even though technically I just have to weigh in once a month. I know with the holidays quickly approaching that it would be all too tempting to…

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Added by Christy on October 28, 2013 at 9:52pm — 3 Comments

Painful Knees

I was doing so well for several years and then the ugliness of my knees started up.  I have arthritis in both of my knees and it's knock me on my tush.  I won't say I was active, but I did go to the gym and was always out shopping for one thing or another, so I was moving.

I've had surgery on one knee, scraping of arthritis and I swore I wouldn't do it again.  I had an awful time healing and then my other knee decided to flare up.  So now, between both my knees I've pretty…

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Added by Shesh on October 28, 2013 at 4:39pm — 4 Comments

I survived 39.1 Miles

I cried when I crossed the finish line!

Sorry I haven't blogged sooner.  But the Internet connection for the hotel was $16.95 a day and I decided to hold off.  I would have posted last night, but I was exhausted and stiff and just passed out.

The Avon Walk - What an amazing experience.  I am still in…

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Added by LindaB on October 28, 2013 at 3:17pm — 9 Comments

Weekend Reflections 10.28.13

It was a successful weekend. The ACS walk went well, there were a lot of people there, and it was a new route this year. It took us an hour and 21 min to get from the starting area and walk the 5k. I am not sure exactly how long it took for us to actually get to the starting line – at least 15 minutes I would guess, so I think it took us just over an hour to do the 5k. This walk brings out lots of families and some pets and I developed a blister on the bottom of my ‘ring’ toe so we were a…

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Added by ChristyS on October 28, 2013 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

Falling...off the wagon

So this past weekend I found myself deep inside the candy bowl.  Yes, DEEP inside the Halloween candy bowl.  I stepped on the scale this morning and was up almost 3 pounds.  This sucks ass, and I have no one to blame but myself.  I have gone WEEKS with halloween candy in our fridge and not once touched it.  I take my daughter to two halloween events and stuff my face.  Ugh...  

It is a new day and I am hopping back on...

Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on October 28, 2013 at 8:48am — 9 Comments

Today Feels Good

I promised myself that when I began this journey again I was going to be completely honest about my weight and the reasons behind my eating.  I know that some of the problem is that my asthma is uncontrolled right now.  That means I am very sedentary and the steroids I am on are contributing to my weight gain.  But eating out three times a day is not helping.  And that's a fact!  I have found myself turning to take out to eat away my emotions.  To the point that my body physically hurts.  I…

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Added by Lynn on October 28, 2013 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

RAA - Sunday, October 27th - This Time Will Be Different

Reflect, Assess, Adjust

Where did I do some good or make some progress today?

On track with activity and calories for the day and for the week.  I did some cooking and prep for next week so I can remain on target. 

Where did I let myself or others down?…

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Added by Carol on October 27, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Week 10 Day 3 and 4.

Hey Hey Hey!

I had a good and very busy rest of the week! 

I didn't go to boot camp Wednesday - needed a a day off - Wednesdays seem to be the longest day for me at work.  Just exhausted.  Anywho - I went to planet fitness Thursday before boot camp and even though it took me 28 minutes to run - I ran the full 2 miles!!! Then I went to boot camp after wards - holy crap we did a lot of arms. 

Friday I had CPR after work - that is a workout in itself - holy cow! …

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Added by Becky on October 27, 2013 at 9:47pm — 5 Comments

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