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November 2014 Blog Posts (54)

Downhill till Christmas

December 1 is tomorrow! Now begins the fast downhill ride till Christmas, got to get the Christmas shopping done, got to get the tree up, got to get ready for all the parties, it is a busy busy time! Also a busy time at work because people are just sicker during the winter and the hospital fills up. Lots of opportunities to pick up extra shifts and make extra money. I kind of enjoy the hustle and bustle of the season, and I get excited at the prospect of closing out the year with gratitude and… Continue

Added by Amanda on November 30, 2014 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment

Last Supper

Tonight I feel like a death row inmate... that or one of the 12 disciples who shared their last meal with Jesus. 

Today being the 30th of November, means that tomorrow the hubs and I start our 30 Day Whole30 Challenge (modified).   In honor of our big day,  we went to Red Robin and got Burgers, Fries and Angry Orchard Brew.  I actually got the grilled chicken sandwich.  On the way home, he stopped at our favorite place for ice cream for his last one for the year.  Of course he had to…


Added by LindaB on November 30, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Speaking of progress

I finally have something new to report. I lost a pound. As the slowest loser in the world (I believe) it is wonderful. The last 2 weeks I was the same. I plan to keep at it. Cut down on the fat and eating wholesome. I am into month 2 of PiYo and it is much tougher than I thought. I am also looking to do a make over on my mindset. I found a gratitude challenge (21 day) that I am going to start. I want to become more positive & happy. Not…


Added by Paula on November 29, 2014 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

Yet I see Progress!

After a wonderful and sluggish Thanksgiving Thursday, I hit the pavement this morning to complete Week 3 / Day 3.  Just proud that I did it and even prouder that I can see the progression of my improvements, even somewhat small.  I've peek'd ahead to Week 4 and honestly, I'm a little scared.  (Looks like this:  Brisk 5 Min Warm Up, Jog 60 sec, walk 90 sec, jog 3 min, walk 3, min and repeat.  Cool Down 5 min).  My scale may not show progress, but my Run Keeper does!…


Added by LindaB on November 28, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


Thanksgiving was great. Loved seeing my family even if it was for a short time. I ate what I wanted. I'm not counting my intake yet. The only change I'm working on is getting out the door to exercise. I tend to try to do too much at once and quit everything because I get overwhelmed.

Added by Amanda on November 28, 2014 at 2:22am — 3 Comments

how did we all do today?

I definitely could have done better but I could have done worse. I did two thanksgivings today. I had one with my boyfriend and his family and then another one with mine. They were about 6 hours apart. Main meal wise I did pretty good I ate one serving no seconds, and I did better at my boyfriend's than at my house. I had a smaller plate at his house meaning less food. Dessert is where I got stupid I had a normal slice of pumpkin and a tiny sliver of cherry at my bf's. At my house normal…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 27, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Today started with a trot

That's right, the Turkey Trot. It is my first. I chose the 2 mile route. I am not ready for 5 yet. I did jog some of it to keep warm. It was zero when we started out this morning. I talked the hubby into doing it with me. We had fun but it was cold. We even jogged some of it to keep warm. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I want to thank LindaB for inspiring me to get off my butt and do it!…


Added by Paula on November 27, 2014 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment


It has been a year or longer since I've been on here. Feeling a little blue because not much has changed. I'm still not running. I've gained a few lbs. I'm not doing the things I want to do for myself. Just feeling blah in general and having a hard time finding fun. I still work nights and feel that has a lot to do with it, but that will be changing soon! Maybe some sunshine will help get me outside running again.

Added by Amanda on November 27, 2014 at 2:33am — 3 Comments

Date Night

It was an early day at work.  First time in 17 years we were allowed to work 5.5 hours and count it as a whole 8 - without having to take annual leave.  It was a happy surprise.

After work, I met a friend and we completed Week3 Day 2 of the 5K Challenge that I'm working on.  The temperatures were pretty cold and I didn't stretch - mistake.  My calves got pretty tight and I found it difficult to get through - but I made it.  Also - with the short day, I didn't eat lunch so I was…


Added by LindaB on November 26, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Short Week...

Its a short week at work.  Took yesterday off from exercise and apparently eating right too.  I was completely was a slug all day at home on a rainy day.  The only thing I did was go to the grocery store.  Other than that, just relaxed around the house watched LMN Movies and I ate poorly.  Today wasn't much better with food choices and guess what?  I feel it.  My stomach is like ugghhhh.  I didn't over indulge today - just made poor choices.  What I should have done was to pack my own lunch;…


Added by LindaB on November 24, 2014 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Thoughts for the holidays

As the holidays approach I wanted to share something that might benefit us all and help us to get through the holidays with not only our sanity but no weight gain.

Think Positively

Exercise Daily

Eat Healthy

Work Hard

Stay Strong

Worry Less



Added by MarthaG on November 22, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments


I needed to complete day 3 of week 2 of my "Run for God" 5K challenge.  My friend and I were suppose to meet last night to get in our third (my 4th) run for the week.  Only, she txtd me to let me know that she had been hit with the stomach bug that has been going around.  So I decided in my mind that I would take off Friday, since I ran Wed and Thursday, and run on Saturday morning.  I figured it would be warmer and a great way to get the day going.

Only I was wrong.  When I woke up…


Added by LindaB on November 22, 2014 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

Calorie Count or Not to Calorie count..that is the question

I got back on the scale this week. No loss. I brought the scale back, is it time to start calorie counting again? I eat every little processed foods so I do not have the convience of the calories being listed on the label. I have a food scale and weighed everything. Save the "use Fitness Pal" as those tend not to be very accurate as I came to find out. So every meal with all the math drove me batty 3 times a day, 7 days a week. Especially when I was creating meals. Weighing an apple is one…


Added by Paula on November 22, 2014 at 9:35am — 5 Comments

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I mean look at this guy.  You would never know just by looking at this handsome devil that he actually has some sort of crazy super powers to wreak havoc on my blood sugar.  I was able to successfully go through one full day without him but I just couldn't ignore him on the second day. …


Added by Lynn on November 22, 2014 at 6:26am — 2 Comments

Keeping My Word

This is an accountability post.

Last night when I got home from church, I did get on the treadmill and do Week 2 / Day 2 of Run for God.  (I hate that its sideways - but then again, I can be a little off at times.)  Note to self:  Never drink your last cup of coffee at 6pm, go to church, and then get on a treadmill and run/walk for 30 minutes thirty minutes before your bedtime and expect to sleep peacefully.  It doesn't work very well.  By the way, ignore the dust you see on…


Added by LindaB on November 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Cold Stinking Turkey

That's it.  I'm off the juice (Coke-a-Cola).  OK.  I mean all soda.  For good this time.  No transition period.  No weaning off it.  Cold.  Stinking.  Turkey.  I know that although you have been there to support me without judgment in my most darkest hours you are just no good for me.  In fact, you are slowly killing me with every sip I take.  So goodbye dear friend.  May we never meet again.



Added by Lynn on November 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments


Just a quick little share before bed. I did run this morning and I felt great. I ran the whole thing and I did it in 11min 43sec. My fastest mile time as an adult. I'm pretty proud. And even better I could have kept going if I had the time but I had to get back to have time to walk my other dog that can't run. So I shaved a full 31 sec off my run time from last Friday :-) tomorrow is easy day arm workout and ab challenge. I'm exhausted game night always has me up late and while I expect to…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Time to Lock and Load Ladies!

The time has come for me to put up or shut up.  This messing around and making choices that I know will make me feel bad later is over.  And when I say "make me feel bad" - I am not talking about the "beat yourself up" guilt trip we send ourselves on.  I'm talking about the choices that make me PHYSICALLY feel like a piece of crap.  Like eating white potatoes when I know they will make me feel like a slug.  Choosing a gooey dessert when I've eaten my fair share of food ... the sugar high and…


Added by LindaB on November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

quick little post

I did my leg workout this morning despite my struggle to get out of bed I was comfy and warm. Today was rest day for my ab challenge but I did walk my two miles at work getting my full 10k steps in. Tomorrow weather permitting ie no wind or snow/heavy rain I'll be running and then walking the dogs. I'm also very happy about my chiropractic appointment tomorrow. I've needed an adjustment for a while and I'll feel better after for sure.

Other than that nothing happening I'm going to bed…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 18, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Would love to tell you I am so dissappointed in myself but......

I am not.

I am trying very hard to do the right things for myself when it comes to exercise and the food choices I make but sometimes I just mess up and I have decided that sometimes thats just going to have to be ok for now. I have a whirlwind of things going on right now and it's so easy to make those unhealthy choices. Just sayin'!

I know I can make every excuse in the world for the decisions I make but I have also discovered along the way that they are my decisions and no…


Added by Dee on November 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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