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December 2011 Blog Posts (326)


So, I have NOT been very active on this site.

Now, I am so close to my goal that I can taste it!

With the new year rapidly approaching, I will be using this to track my progress and keep me motivated!

I would absolutely adore friend requests and people to chat with. I am a pretty awesome person, so feel free to message me! :)

Starting weight: 232 lbs.

Current weight: 175 lbs.

Goal weight: 150 lbs.

Awwright, peace out guys. Ring in the new year safely! <3



Added by Jules Rhiann on December 31, 2011 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Where's my feed bag?

So, I'm sitting here contemplating what to have for dinner.  Again.  I really wish I did not dread cooking!  It's not like I am a horrible cook or anything, either.  I can do it if I set my mind to it, but,to be perfectly honest, I really don't like it.  Seriously.  Dislike it in epic proportions.  There are so many more interesting things I would like to do instead of cooking.  And the mess!  Cleaning the pots and pans, chopping, measuring, sauteing, etc.- it's just so much work. (Insert…


Added by LB on December 31, 2011 at 6:38pm — 5 Comments

Jan Goals

I made monthly goals to get me to my yearly goals.



1. Get lesson plans done at school

2. Go to Montreal for immigration interview

3. Use Jillian Michaels DVD everyday in Jan- remember to take it to Montreal and the laptop

4. Find 5K and 10K races and write them on the calendar

5. Enjoy life with hubby

6. Exercise 30 mins a day

7. Run a 5k on the treadmill and write the time on the calendar

8. Weigh 186 by…


Added by Megan on December 31, 2011 at 6:10pm — 5 Comments

Attention: Weight Circles Group Members!

Please stop by the Weight Circles Group for my new discussion. Let's get the new year started!

Added by Julsbake on December 31, 2011 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

2011 Resolutions Recap- 2012 Resolutions

2010 New Years Resolutions

1. Join a gym - DONE

2. get a personal trainer- DONE

3. make the trainer and the gym worth the money - DONE


2011 New Years Resolutions

1. Run 100 miles by my birthday -  DONE

2. Run a 5K in 36 minutes by my birthday - DONE 35:22

3. Run 4 5Ks and 1 longer race - Done, I did 3 5Ks, 1 4 miler and 1 10K

4. Lose 30 lbs from 214 to be 184 - not met- I did lose 25 lbs and maintained a 95 lb loss



Added by Megan on December 31, 2011 at 4:13pm — 4 Comments

And baby makes three!!

So December 20th, my husband and I welcomes a 9 lb 1 oz baby boy into the world, named Tristan Blake!  LIfe has been a tad hectic since his arrival, with getting out of the hospital the day before christmas, having to have a c section, and recovering from that, and from being 1st time parents!  So far everything is going well!! As far as weight is concerned I gained 24 lbs in pregnancy, and so far 11 days since giving birth I am down 36 lbs! So i'm feeling pretty good, and recovering well…


Added by Katherine Richeson on December 31, 2011 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

My last post for 2011 - a reflection

Well, Dec. 31st is here and tomorrow starts a brand new year. At the end of June of this year I had had it. I was tired, fed up, just simply done living such an unhealthy and inactive lifestyle. I kept asking myself what happened to the 'old Cindy' I used to be, know and love. I hadn't seen her in about 10 years. Then something happened. To be honest, I'm not exactly sure what. Maybe it was partly a mid-life 'transition' thing. Maybe it was just simply being fed up and tired. I remember one…


Added by Cindy on December 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

happy new year, lovely ladies

so, full disclosure, i have fallen off the wagon the last couple of weeks. i have maintained but haven't lost anything and haven't hit the gym once. guess i just got lazy with the calorie counting. i wanted to eat and not think about it for a little while. and i sprained my ankle in colorado visiting a friend from high school 2 weeks ago. it's back to normal now minus the ugly bruises, so what better time to jump back on the wagon and the treadmill than january 1st,…


Added by Megan Greene on December 31, 2011 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

A Full Day

My family just left and while I'm really sad, at the same time I'm busy looking ahead at what's to come.  I have a New Year's Eve party and a house to clean and lesson plans to get to when I get home tomorrow.

The scale hasn't budged and that has been frustrating.  I was hoping I could see a positive change since I've been tracking, but I guess it will take a while for my body to adjust.  It probably doesn't help that I've been getting less sleep with my nieces…


Added by Brandy on December 31, 2011 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

back to reality...not soon enough

OMG - yes, that's me yelling. I'm more than ready for the holidays to be done, finito, bastante, completely over with. I actually did really well (all things considered) the entire last week while visiting family but I don't know what happened once I hit  the airport to fly home today/tonight. I stopped at a bar in the airport and had FOUR margaritas and a bunch of buffalo shrimp. I was still hungry when I arrived in DF and so I went to my favorite across the street - PF Chang's - and had 4…


Added by Cindy on December 31, 2011 at 1:42am — 3 Comments

FAILED AGAIN! =( Need help

I seriously don't know what is with me, but I start up fine, but then I quit all together. Too much stress and I feel like if I can't do all the things I want to do that day for exercise then I lose and just quit all together. It's weird, but do any of you do this? I really need someone on here to help me, like checking in and making sure we are doing what we need to do. Does anyone want to be my on-line buddy for this? I don't know why I just can't keep on myself, but it's not working so…


Added by Dallas on December 31, 2011 at 12:27am — 3 Comments

First Challenge--harder than I thought...

First, thanks for the encouraging comments all.  I am still figuring out how to navigate this site, so sometime your encouraging comments don't show up because I'm still new to this blogging.

Second--last night I went out for dinner, drinks, and dancing with my hubby and friends.  So today I felt a wee bit under the weather for a while. I was also incredibly sore from doing my beginner's Jillian Michael DVD yesterday.  Sore to the point of not being able to move my legs comfortably…


Added by Peddy on December 31, 2011 at 12:09am — 1 Comment


I've been thinking about it and I have a couple of new years resolutions goals for 2012.

(It won't be to drop these last few pounds-that's not a resolution-it's something that WILL happen and not just something I want to happen.)

My "goals" (I like that term better than resolution) are 1.  To do weight training at least 2 x a week. 2.  To make sure my cell battery is charged every time I go out. (95% of the time now I forget…


Added by Keem on December 30, 2011 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

Take that, Chick-fil-a!

We bought our life insurance policies today.  All 4 of us are insured, it's such a huge relief to have done that.  How can I call myself an insurance professional when not one of us was taken care of?  Anyway, so I had to drag my hubby out of bed at 7:30 and we got my parents to watch the kids.  We got to the office and spent 3 hours there getting e/thing ironed out.  Breakfast was salty chik-fil-a (is it "chick"?) and a cup of coffee at the office.  I came home and had a quick sandwich with…


Added by Nubia on December 30, 2011 at 6:48pm — 6 Comments

Quick Update in (mostly) pics

Just a quick update and hello from vacationland and, unfortunately, sweets-binge-land. I had a lot of fun this past week though, so onward and upward! 

Some feasting: 

**Sabrina's Cafe near BJ Franklin Pkwy…


Added by Dee on December 30, 2011 at 6:40pm — 4 Comments

Good-bye, 2011!

So glad 2011 is drawing to a close.   While there were good times, most of the year was spent working too much, eating too much, and worrying too much.  I am sitting here reflecting and deciding that I only want to make one change for 2012:

Take care of myself. Period. Give myself the gift of eating right, cooking healthy meals, sitting down and eating at a table, going to bed at a reasonable hour, etc. so that I feel energized every…


Added by LB on December 30, 2011 at 5:44pm — 5 Comments

Day 6 - Gearing Up For A New Year

Oh 2011, what a stress you were. But while, it was stressful I have to admit that I did have some pretty great moments as  well. I met some new friends and traveled a little but I am hoping that 2012 will be even greater. 

So, its the time of year where everyone is setting new year's resolutions. Mine is very simple, it is to be happy. I spent too much time being  sad this year and not focusing on all of the great things about myself and that I had going on in my life. There…


Added by OneMoreTry on December 30, 2011 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

He's HERE!!

I'm sorry this took so long! My camera cord went MIA and i knew I didn't DARE make a post without pictures!

So, without further ado, here is Man Cub's baby brother!

Here he is, a few days old.  He arrived Nov. 29 at 2: 57PM. 9lbs, 7oz, 23 inches. ( he drove home!lol)…


Added by Jessica on December 30, 2011 at 3:08pm — 5 Comments

Lots to say!

Hello everyone, its been a couple of weeks since I"ve written. December has been a very very stressful month and I've kind of just put everything on hold. My job has been crazy (dog groomer), everyone wants me to petsit, one of my finches passed away, my computer got a virus and has been being fixed for 3 weeks (luckily my mom let me borrow hers these last few days). I've stopped going to weight watchers meetings and have been living off of mcdonalds mocha frappe's. Christmas was good, we…


Added by kimberlee on December 30, 2011 at 12:52pm — 3 Comments

Frustrating Morning

The puppy seems to have dislocated his jaw so hubby took him to the vet.  I'm at home with the nieces, one of which left her doll on the couch and it got chewed on by the dog.  Now she's upset, although I told her not to leave her toys where the dogs could get them.  It's frustrating for me because that doll in particular was kind of expensive.  UGH.

But the rest of today CAN be better.  I'm going to have a healthy breakfast, drink lots of water (I had a massage yesterday),…


Added by Brandy on December 30, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

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