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December 2013 Blog Posts (107)

Year in Review

The great thing about keeping a blog is that it makes it really easy to look back and see how far you've come, how you felt about certain things, and all the other ups and downs along the way. I came back to Blog to Lose on January 10th. I had been gone since 2011 and a lot had changed (like, I became a mom!). I am proud to say that I…


Added by Christy on December 31, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

...loading 2014

...loading 2014

Here's a link of my recent blog post.  It just seems easier then re-writing it!

!appy New Year!

Added by Lisa Love on December 31, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

I, For One, Have No Problem Saying Goodbye to 2013

Holy Camoly.  2013 kicked my ass over and over again. 

Here's hoping 2014 holds only good things.

Be safe tonight and see you all next year!

Added by Lynn on December 31, 2013 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Year in Review

As I am hopeful for the new year, I want to take a moment to look at where I've been.  Last January I set out in search of Beautiful.  What I came upon is ---- strong, courageous and bold, and found perseverance and endurance.

2013 Goals:

  • Loose 70# - what I did? --- lost 16# and very…

Added by LindaB on December 31, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Why Im here

Growing up Ive broken 8 bones and suffered countless sprains that caused me to be inactive and gain 90 pounds in the last 6 years. The worst injury being a bike accident that caused me to not only break my leg but also shatter my ankle leaving me in a wheelchair for two months and over 6 months in physical therapy for that injury alone. My ankle continues to limit my eersize even nearly 4 years later and Im a candidate for complete ankle reconstruction due to the accident a well as the…


Added by Bel da Silva on December 31, 2013 at 1:50am — 3 Comments

Post Christmas Weekly Check-In

I got back into town last night and had my official weekly weigh-in at WW tonight. I stepped on the scale to see a measly 0.4 pound gain. Not too shabby for a week where I was out of town from Tues-Sun, my TOM, away from the gym, and celebrating Christmas. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad disappointed because I set a goal for myself to lose/maintain all through November and December and this was my first gain. That said, I am still down 6.2 pounds since the beginning of…


Added by Christy on December 30, 2013 at 9:49pm — 3 Comments

Visit The Fit Empress Blog!

My main blog is at so be sure to follow my progress over there since I'm not always able to copy my posts here as well. 

Thanks to everyone for your support!

Let's get ready for a Fit & Fabulous 2014!

Added by Fit Empress on December 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Hi everyone, I am new to Blog to Lose but no stranger to blogging and weight loss. You may or may not be surprised to know that I'm a registered dietitian. Mmhmm. Let me explain.

A quick rundown of my weight journey... I have always struggled with eating and topped out at 190 lb when I was a sophomore in college in 2005. I was NOT in dietetics at the time, but once I had lost about 30 pounds I decided hey - wouldn't it be great to be a dietitian and have to practice what I preach?…


Added by L on December 30, 2013 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

More than a bag of dog food

Ah, yes, it's time to reflect. 2013 was an excellent year. My family is healthy, I found a job, went to Hawaii, lost my wedding ring and then FOUND it, I still love my husband, and neither of my boys has gone to jail.

It's time to reflect on my weight loss journey, too. Did you know I have been spouting nonsense on this blog for almost four years now? I've also been losing and gaining weight...Luckily, I've ended up with a net…


Added by Kaki Bennett on December 29, 2013 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

It's been awhile....

Alright.  I'm back. It has been a hard couple of months.  Last month I found out that I had a large mass on my left ovary - went to the doctors and he stated that it could be a cyst or it could be endometriosis which he wouldn't know unless he did exploratory surgery and said I could have another unltrasound done in 6 weeks to see if the mass went away.  He said if I went back on the pill then the cysts will go away - which I already knew but if its not then what? So my bf and I were going…


Added by Becky on December 29, 2013 at 5:36pm — 3 Comments

A Cake Tale

Its day 20a of the Whole Challenge.  After the few days I allowed myself some compromises I find myself up 3#s.  I'm sure its because I haven't been drinking enough water ... traveling does that to me and eating a little more caloric wise from my target goals each day.  Not crazy, 600 over on Christmas and then between 200-300 over the last couple of days.    All in all, I'm not shaken by the 3#s ... I'm actually kinda proud of them.  In the past I would have found 10 new #s from…


Added by LindaB on December 29, 2013 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

The path to change isn't always a straight line

Just read this article on WebMD and it resonated with me. Especially these two points:

  • It happens slowly and over time.
  • The path to change most likely isn’t a straight line.

When I think back to Oct 2011 I remember that I started slowly with small goals and as I achieved them I set new ones.  And I got off track at times, but didn't let that divert me and got back on track. 

For the whole article see: …


Added by MarthaG on December 28, 2013 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments


Has anyone tried Almased? I'm curious if (1) it helps, (2) side-effects (I'm lactose intolerant and the nutritionist on their site for FAQ says no side effects). Thought I'd do research before buying!

Added by Connie Peters on December 28, 2013 at 10:45am — 5 Comments

I suppose I am back, hope to stay! So many blogs seem inactive. :(

man I just typed a book in the update and didnt realize you couldnt do that!  Ill post something similar later.. worked out (belly dance) for an hour today.  Proud. 

Added by JustmetryingtoLOSE on December 28, 2013 at 1:53am — 6 Comments

The Holidays

We left town on Tuesday to head to my in-laws for the holidays. Our time here is always relaxed and slow-paced so that is nice. My brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws were also all here. We rarely all get together, so it has been nice. My son is the only grandchild, so he has been spoiled like crazy and I have gotten a break with so many other people to keep him entertained. It has been just what I needed. So far, so good on my plan of attack. I brought oatmeal and have had that every morning…


Added by Christy on December 27, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments

OMG I have eaten TOO much crap!

....over the last few days.  Wow, it is impressive how many cookies, pieces of candy, etc I have put into this body.  I need to get back on track.  I am not beating myself up over this slip, but rather I have been enjoying the holidays and time off with my family.  One nice little NSV though - my sister in law made a comment about my weight loss on Christmas Eve. It really put me in a good mood and meant that people are taking notice about my changing (diminishing) shape.  I received lots of…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on December 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Worth Sharing

As we approach the new year and we all begin to assess where we are today from last year ... And again set new goals. I thought this blog post was worth sharing.

What stands out to me is that the writer stresses the importance of loving yourself where you are at this moment. We shouldn't stress over the timeline of the journey. Yup, I wanted to be… Continue

Added by LindaB on December 27, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

A long December...

It's been a long rough December for me this year. I have had to climb one of the biggest mountains I have ever climbed recently. My mother unexpectedly passed away on December 13th. It was sudden, tragic and has shaken me to my core. My mother and I were extremely close, speaking almost daily. She was a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, and a grandmother. And she was wonderful at being all of them. Words can't even express what I am feeling and how I will really go on living my life…


Added by Anthony Griffith on December 27, 2013 at 8:53am — 5 Comments

Spin Class, Holiday Eating and My New Shoes!

I guess you could say I definitely caught the spin bug.  Today was first class clipping into the pedals with my snazzy new cycling shoes.  45+ minutes, 600+ calories and a lot of sweat later (followed by a bit of time in the steam room), my muscles feel deliciously exhausted, and I feel accomplished…


Added by Fit Empress on December 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Sad :(

 My grandma died at 2 am :( I dont know how Im feeling. Sad yeah I suppose and idk...numb? Ive noticed when bad things happen to me... relationships issues mostly... I numb myself. Somehow shut down that part of my brain. I dont know if its healthy but I do know that Im not ready to deal with all of the pain that I was preparing myself for. Shes been in the hospital for 4 days! Now she is gone? Sigh. My grandma was my mother. My mom died when I was 11 and even before my mom was dead.. I…


Added by Angie Y on December 26, 2013 at 12:16pm — 8 Comments

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