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So I found out on Monday of this week that my boss was taking me to Boston on Business Wed-Fri of this week.  So that meant I had 7 meals out over the last couple days...I usually WI on Friday morning but because I wasn't home I couldn't.  I would have when I woke up this morning, but I totally forgot because I had to get up and out early for my daughter's basketball playoff game.  So I'm thinking tomorrow I will step on, to see if my choices were good enough.  I did well with my choices. …


Added by Erica on March 11, 2017 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Travel tips

Over the last 4 years on Weight Watchers, I have been on the road quite a bit--vacations, visitng family, etc. I wouldn't say that I have it all figured out, but I have learned a few tips along the way that at least help minimize the damage.

1. Keep 2 out of 3 meals a day "normal".--This is different depending on whether I am staying with family or in a hotel, but I try to keep my breakfast and lunch the same as I would eat at home. It's fairly easy to throw a box of oatmeal in my…


Added by Christy on March 9, 2017 at 9:56pm — 4 Comments

day 4

Tonight I have to bake 3 cakes for an event tomorrow. Then tomorrow I need to cook taco stuff for 30 people. Plus, regular cooking for family in between.

Don't you just wish you could give up food like people give up other addictions?

I remember a story that I posted a long time ago here, when I first started blogging about 8 years ago (different account then...wish I had kept it...probably should read what really helped and hurt me back then in my weight loss journey). Anyway,…


Added by Erin Ann on March 9, 2017 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment


So I stepped on the scale on Sunday it said I was up like 7 lbs and then stepped on it again this morning and it was down 4 lbs from Sunday. It's so frustrating being so attached to that thing and so dependent on what its going to say! Last week I ate poorly and exercised to little and Mother Nature is not helping matters. Like Erica said bring on spring!!

Added by Brenna on March 8, 2017 at 1:38pm — 4 Comments

day 3...

I am on day 3...for the 300th time at least. But, I have never given up hope in myself that I can become healthy again. So I am back. Again. And I hope this time it all really works for me. I am using the "one day at a time" method. I am trying to make little changes that work really well for me in the long run.

Today, someone where I work (as a volunteer) made delicious cookies. I decided I could have one. She had 4 amazing flavors. In the past I would have tried all of them (some more…


Added by Erin Ann on March 8, 2017 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

Another year older

A wise woman once told me, "You will never be as young as you are this very moment".  Oh how true that is!  I celebrated 38 years on Monday therefore last week consisted of one lunch out with my best friend, 3 dinners out, sushi take out and 2 different cakes were gifted to me!  So the -0.4 loss that I logged this week was a very, very happy thing!  I really thought I would just maintain.  The fact that I lost with all those meals that I didn't not cook myself and going over my…


Added by Erica on March 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Setting a Goal--and staying there

Paula asked a couple questions about setting a goal, so here goes. I certainly don't have it all figured out. The first time I did Weight Watchers I lost 65 pounds, kept it off for 1.5 years and then put almost all of it back on! I learned a lot from that experience--like don't do anything to lose weight that you won't do to keep the weight off. That time I was super strict, lost every week, and hardly indulged. I also wasn't very fun to be around. Haha. And when I got tired of living that…


Added by Christy on March 4, 2017 at 3:34pm — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/4

Weight - Up 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 26 miles on the treadmill

Food - Eating too much. Too much snacking.

Mood - Mad at myself for not overcoming this damn food addiction.

What the hell is it with me & food?? I cannot stop with the Goldfish crackers or other salty snacks. I think I can relate to the cravings a heroin addict has. At least I am consistent with exercise. I try really hard to NOT let the scale dictate my mood or self worth, but it… Continue

Added by Paula on March 4, 2017 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update 2/26

Honestly it was an okay week nothing fantastic. I think it would have been better had we not gotten 4 inches of snow and kept the 60 degree temps! Oh well at least there's only 2 weeks left until daylight savings.

Weight- Down 0.6 lb

Food- I did okay this week but it could have definitely been better however I also realize it could have also been worse.

Exercise- Was same as with the food it could've been better but could've been worse.

Mood- Tired and honestly I…


Added by Brenna on February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Updates - 2/25

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds.

Food - Always a struggle. Working in an office that gets candy & snack sample is really bad for me.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. I know I need to do some resistance training. I just hate not running. Ugh!

Mood - Good. Working on being mindful.

I have been using my foam roller this past week & think it will really be good. It does hurt, but I feel better afterward. I want to start a training plan. I found one for… Continue

Added by Paula on February 25, 2017 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Weekly update 2/20

Sorry this is a a day late. So not a bad week overall I worked all weekend stayed mostly on track with food however after 10-11 hour days I'm not much in the mood for exercising and I didn't gain this week but I also didn't lose any either. I definitely need to get some exercising done even after work to get through this plateau before it consumes me and I give up again. Plus 1.5 lbs to go before my goal date in 2 days. I hope everyone had a great weekend.


Added by Brenna on February 20, 2017 at 6:32am — 7 Comments

Better with Age

Today is my birthday--I turned the big 3-5. Honestly, I never really understood the big freak out about getting older, but maybe that's because I feel like I am getting better with age. Haha. At 35 I am more confident in my own skin, feel strong and capable, and like where I am in life. I have an amazingly supportive husband and 2 great kids (that only drive me crazy some of the time. lol). Sure, there are always things that could be better, but I am living a pretty blessed life.…


Added by Christy on February 18, 2017 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 2/18

Weight - Down 1.0 pound. Relief to see it go down

Food - I did make better choices, but I still ate too much & snacked too much.

Exercise - I really kicked up my running. I ran 27 miles.

Mood - Really trying on focusing on me & not the world at large.

Today I bought myself a foam roller. I was hoping it will help me feel better. I have been running so much over the last year or better & although I do stretch afterwards it just isn't… Continue

Added by Paula on February 18, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

Looking back at my WI log

I was just wondering how long ago it has been since my weight has been where it is currently because over the last 2 weeks I have had a couple people mention that I look like I've lost weight!  Well I have but was shocked that anyone noticed.  So I looked at my log and it's actually been just over 2 years since my weight has been this low!  And 3 years since I was where I want to be, in the low 130's.  Back then I was weight lifting pretty intensely and in really great shape.  Then I started…


Added by Erica on February 14, 2017 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

What's cookin'?

So, it's been the past that would have meant that I fell completely off the wagon, wasn't living a healthy life, and so I was avoiding this place. Not this time! Life is just busy with 2 kids, working, and trying to spend some time with my husband. Life is also kinda boring at maintenance. In the past, I loved posting about weekly progress, sharing pictures, or talking about challenges. Now it just kinda seems like the same old boring talk all the time. However, I will try and…


Added by Christy on February 12, 2017 at 4:12pm — 4 Comments

Update - 2/12

Weight - Up 1.2 pounds. Not good. Result from BLT ( bites,licks,tastes )

Exercise - Running 5 days a week on the treadmill. Averaging 15-22 miles per week.

Food - Making better choices, but getting kinds of sloppy. The "just one" syndrome. It is not just one however.

Mood - I have been stressed & depressed. But I realize it is up to me to change. I cannot change the world, but I can change how I react. I am working on being the "change" I would like to… Continue

Added by Paula on February 12, 2017 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Weekly update 2/12/17

Things have been going well this week. Enjoying a relaxing weekend off. Back around Christmas time I set a short term goal that I wanted to lose 8 lbs by my birthday and I'll be honest I really didn't think that it would happen and now my birthday is in 10 days and I am less than 2 lbs away from that goal and it feels amazing. The 40-50 degree weather we've been having here in Northwest Iowa(in February) doesn't hurt either ;)

I hope that everyone is having a great…


Added by Brenna on February 12, 2017 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Back at it.

So its been a while and a lot has happened since I was last here. We took a couple trips last year which one included me climbing to the top of a MOUNTAIN!!!! Also got married in October. My weight loss has been going better as of late. My best friend and I are working on it together. Although that proves its own…


Added by Brenna on February 8, 2017 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Still at it!

Hello! Is anybody out there?  I got to leave work early for the snow today :)   I'm still at it losing weight. I'm using my fitness pal for tracking.  I'm doing meal prep and using my kitchen scale and I'm sticking to it really well.  However, the bathroom scale is moving in super, duper slow motion and it's starting to get frustrating.  I think I might need to drop my calories down a smidge.  I'm only 5'2 and I sit at a desk all day.  I think I'm going to drop down a little and see what…


Added by Erica on January 31, 2017 at 3:17pm — 5 Comments

Happy New Year!

I can't believe how quickly time flies! Well I'm back to tracking my food with my fitness pal and I have already lost 2 pounds :) Sure it's not much but it's just the motivation that I need to move forward. I'm feeling much better than I have felt in a long time and taking this opportunity to get my habits in order and move toward getting my weight back to a healthy place. I have to run now, work awaits! But I will be back soon! So glad to see some of my log time friends still posting and… Continue

Added by Erica on January 13, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

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