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December 2015 Blog Posts (31)

Recap of 2015

WOW - Where did it go?  Starting my 4th year here in this community.  And can I say, how very grateful I am for all of you?  Really.  Your support, encouragement, and friendship (yes friendship) really go a long way.  You keep me coming back.  You keep me writing, you keep me accountable.

If I were simply to evaluate 2015 by what the scale alone says, I'd be a pretty sad little girl; but as I sit back and take stock, I realize that I have made changes, necessary yet some very painful…


Added by LindaB on December 31, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

How Cliche

Posting an update on New Year's Eve--how cliche. I can't believe it's been 1.5 months since my last post. I've been around, reading and commenting. Just haven't had all that much to say. I made it through the holidays while maintaining which is A-OK in my books. I hit it hard this past week. Back to the basics. Weighing, measuring, counting everything. Weight Watchers introduced a new program at the beginning of December and it is kinda fun to have a fresh start to make things interesting…


Added by Christy on December 31, 2015 at 8:28pm — 4 Comments

Finally updating

Weight Loss Journey: 2015 - The Year of Me

I hope you all had a great Christmas.  This past month, I have…

Added by Kristy Runyon on December 31, 2015 at 2:21pm — 3 Comments

Holy Soreness..

  I woke up today with every damn muscle in my body aching but in that oh yesssssssssss sort of way! I had a hell of a workout last night, went into my basement gym and killed it with a 40 minute hip hops abs- total cardio-- and then I went right into my turbofire- 30 minutes of that.  Definitely a good workout putting the both of those together. What I sort of love about hip hop abs is that .. I can put my phone on pandora and run it through my speakers and workout with the awesome music I…


Added by Angie Y on December 30, 2015 at 6:32pm — 2 Comments

Success Skill 3

I am working on the 9 skills to successfully lose weight & keep it off permanently. I am working one #3. Eating slowly, sitting down & enjoying every bite. Eating when distracted will lead me to eat more because I don't notice what I am eating. So if I eat slower I will cut down on the amount I eat. I eat much faster than I thought & it is not good. Research has shown that there is lag time from when you eat food & your stomach signaling the brain that you're full. Which of… Continue

Added by Paula on December 30, 2015 at 12:04am — 4 Comments


What to blog about? lol  I havent got on the scale this week because my lovely Aunt Flow came to visit. GRRRR! Forget getting on that scale!  This weekend sort of sucked for me with eating I didnt really eat CRAP but I did eat more than I should! That being said Im still working out and keeping up! I feel bloated and crampy and ew right now. Definitely not on that HIGH that I was on last week! Im also definitely not expecting to see such a high number loss on the scale this week, Ill…


Added by Angie Y on December 29, 2015 at 7:43pm — 4 Comments

Still can't taste/smell a thing!

My littlest of bears, Olibear, got sick with RSV.  It's a nasty respiratory hellhole we've been experiencing for over a week now.  It has left me with no sense of smell.  I can barely be understood when I talk b/c there are a lot of syllables missing.  UGH.  Worst part, food taste like wet cardboard.  Add the lack of sleep, green globs of nastiness, etc., etc.

I had no idea how much I enjoyed eating!  I always thought I ate a lot out of anxiety, but holy crap.  How I miss…


Added by BearToRun on December 29, 2015 at 12:53pm — 5 Comments

You'll Be Proud

OK ladies, we've been talking alot about indoor vs outdoor exercise.  You will be proud to know that I actually got myself on the treadmill today and completed my Week 9/Day 1.  Funny thing is, its been so long since I used it - I almost couldn't get it to turn on.

Anyway, I didn't think I could do it, but I managed to focus on a tree outside my window and I completed the 23 minute run with a 5 min warm up and cool down.  I chuckled at myself, cause once you get think rolling, there's…


Added by LindaB on December 29, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

1st Big snowfall

The snow is dropping like crazy. We could get a foot. It is the drifts that worry me. I am not sure if I will be going to work tomorrow. It will all depend if the roads get plowed. There is no school until next year, so the plows don't always get out here when school is out or cancelled when I leave in the morning. I have been rereading my diet book " The complete Beck Diet for life". I need to remember how to practice my skills. How to change my mindset so I can be successful at losing this… Continue

Added by Paula on December 28, 2015 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

But I don't wanna....

Here's my moment of truth for the day: I don't want to be writing this post. I had my pajamas on, I was talking to my fiance in bed, contemplating just taking out my contacts and trying to go to sleep. But, I talked myself into writing with a pretty simple argument: It's kind of like working out or making good food choices. It seems like a good idea when you make the plan, but when it comes time to do it, it slips your mind or you come up with another excuse.

So, here it is. Trying to…


Added by Rebecca on December 28, 2015 at 1:51am — 4 Comments

Competed Week 8

Finished out Day 3 of my Week 8 5K program.  I can officially say I've gotten further into the challenge than ever before.  Week 9 starts this week.

Today's run was a bit easier.  It was a combination of having run yesterday and running with friends today.  "Ken-Doll" ran with me again today while Amanda and one of their boys did shorter walk/run spurts.  My head is still somewhat stopped up but better today - I even pushed out some small bursts of speed toward the end.  But over all…


Added by LindaB on December 27, 2015 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 12/27

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds. Eating too much!

Exercise - Hit the treadmill 6 days. Even on Christmas Day!

Food - making good choices, however, consuming TOO much

Mood - Getting better.

Looking forward to 2016 with so much promise. I have not made any goals yet, but I plan to.

Added by Paula on December 27, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Winter Winds

It's amazing how a change in mindset can really change the rest of your life. I think what actually made the difference this time is that I spoke the words out loud to my fiance. "I'm going to start blogging again. I've gained weight, it helped the first time, so I'll try it again." 

It is strange to me how anxious I can get over certain things, especially ones that involve telling other people about choices that I have made. I am scared of being judged, and I hate admitting…


Added by Rebecca on December 26, 2015 at 11:32pm — 5 Comments

Global Warming

I am loving this unusual weather. It was 72 degrees today and the sun was bright. I know a lot of ppl are disappointed that its "not cold" or "not Christmas weather" - but this little girl right here is absolutely loving it. I'm also taking advantage of not having to run in the freezing bitter cold because I honestly hate the treadmill and would prefer to run outdoors. I am proud to say that today I pushed myself out the door and completed Week 8 - Day 2 on my own. I ran every bit of it even…


Added by LindaB on December 26, 2015 at 11:09pm — 4 Comments

Merry Christmas Ladies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day.  My family and I spent 10 hours in the car on the way home from Alabama visiting my in-laws.  We had Christmas early as my youngest son had to work tomorrow and we had to be home.  All in all - we had a very peaceful holiday; very low key and you know what - I didn't miss all the stress that this time of year can bring.  Really enjoyed family and I am very grateful for that.

Because we were so low key - I didn't make any sweets or desserts; so…


Added by LindaB on December 26, 2015 at 12:58am — No Comments

Merry Christmas to all!

I'm feeling really down on myself since last weekend we have been going non stop and my eating has been terrible and no time for exercise. Stressed out from Christmas and just so much going on. But I can't believe I didn't stay in control and I let it go too far now I'm just worried my mind set is all messed up. I'm supposed to go to weight watcher meeting tomorrow but honestly avoiding it cause I don't even wanna know. I need to make my me time a priority again. One more Xmas tomorrow. How do… Continue

Added by Becky Trejo on December 26, 2015 at 12:40am — 5 Comments


Monday I weighed in at 180.1 drum rolll....

Update just had a leg day and an hours worth of cardio. 40 minutes of Turbofire and 20 minute Hip hop abs. Yes on CHRISTMAS! Christmas dinner was good, it was carbs carbs carbs. I had very small portions of the following. . .Ham, Potatoes and…


Added by Angie Y on December 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Quick reflection

First of all, merry Christmas! Hope everyone has a wonderful day planned with family, fun, and yes, food.

I felt really good today after my morning focus session. Definitely felt more clear minded at work. Didn't eat that great, but that's ok. And, got in my workout. So I met my goals, and tmw is another day. Since its Christmas, I'm going to put the morning routine on hold until Monday morning.

Have a blessed day full of joy!

Added by Rebecca on December 25, 2015 at 1:31am — 3 Comments


I went from 180.1 on Tuesday to 176.8 today!!!!!!! OMG! IDGAF if its brown weight, water weight, or just my fat melting away.... its still moving! THAT SCALE IS MOVING! Lol 

Added by Angie Y on December 24, 2015 at 12:47pm — 3 Comments

Out of whack

I was listening to a podcast yesterday that was discussing the mental aspect of losing weight. They were saying that it isn't about just knowing that you need to eat less/better and exercise more, because everyone knows that already. Of course that's true, it's been indoctrinated into us from a very early age. But somehow, it's much better said than done.

Upon reading the blog of the person being interviewed on the podcast, I realized that maybe I need to take control of some…


Added by Rebecca on December 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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