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Travel Week

I've been hustling to get back in a grove.  On the 31st, I had a training out of town, immediately followed by a conference in D.C. where my Director and I left on Saturday and came home Tuesday night.

I tried to set myself up for success by packing proportioned snacks and bringing fruit with me to nibble on.  I drank lots of water too .... and we walked A L O T.

However, for the most part, food options were not in my control so I had to be intentional in my eating.



Added by LindaB on April 8, 2017 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 4/8

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. 2nd week in a row seeing a loss.

Exercise - Still running 5 days a week but did cut the mileage to 17 but still did 2 upper body workouts.

Food - it was my birthday on Tuesday so I did indulge, but back on track. I also cut out the work crap!

Mood - As a very sensitive individual, my feelings can be hurt easily. Work has been a struggle for sure.

I am really placing my focus on my eating this month. I am really working to eat… Continue

Added by Paula on April 8, 2017 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Recipes time LINKS :)

I'm sharing the links to all the recipes that I have been enjoying cooking over the last month.  I love to make a pot of soup for the week.  There's nothing easier or greater during the cold weather, just scoop into my Pyrex bowls and take to work.  I usually do soup and salad but if I get lazy and don't pack a salad, I still have a quick healthy go to. I've made this one a few times and it is fantastic and addicting  …


Added by Erica on April 1, 2017 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 4/1

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds. I will take it!

Exercise - Ran 5 days. Did 2 upper body resistance workouts. Held a fore arm plank for 1 minute.

Food - I ate too much. I found I do eat at work since food is so readily available.

Mood - So ready for spring baby!!

New month means time for goals.

1. Food plan.
2. Stop small mindless tastes, mini candy etc at work.
3. Keep with my workouts.

Added by Paula on April 1, 2017 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

Step by step oooh baby!

It's been a couple weeks since I've logged on to btl and since I've stepped on the scale.  With all the travel I was doing I didn't want a disappointment.  So I waited and here I am with another small loss.  I'm happy and motivated to move forward.  I'm consistently logging my food into MFP and cooking lots of new recipes lately which is lots of fun! 

Added by Erica on March 31, 2017 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Weigh In #2

1.8 down for my second WW weigh in.

I had to go two days early because of work.  So I went to another location near my house.  I thought it'd be awkward 1) without my friend who I started this journey out with 2) with a group I didn't know .... but ya know what?  It wasn't bad.  I even stayed for the meeting.  Surprised myself.

Observations - I've become very intentional about what I am doing with my meal planning and what I consume.  I may not be doing weekly planning, but I…


Added by LindaB on March 28, 2017 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/26

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 27 miles & did 2 upper body resistance workouts

Food - Had a few mini stress eating binges.

Mood - Disappointment with my progress.

After watching an episode of extreme weight loss on TV, a couple was working out 2 hours a day with Chris Powell. The husband stuck with the diet, the wife was closet eating. It was determined that she wasn't losing weight because of this over eating. Once she did stick to the… Continue

Added by Paula on March 26, 2017 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments

First Week in the WW Books

4# loss at weigh in last night.  BAM!

Had fun learning the program and finding my way.  The WW app also added to the fun of the week.  Lots of support there.  Anyone else on WW - look me up on Connect - bryantlab

I had some a-ha moments this week.  The first came on Wednesday when we had a meeting with lunch provided by my boss.  At first I cringed and had to leave the room so that I could look up the points value of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich that they gave me.  I decided to cut…


Added by LindaB on March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


I started changing things up. I am continuing to run but since I was feeling fried I knew I needed to do something. Sunday was a 6 mile run. Monday Before work I ran 3.4 miles & after work I ran another 3.5 miles & after I did a 30 minute upper body work out. I held a fore arm plank for a full minute. I have not been able to do that for a while. This morning I ran 3.4 again, but tonight I took a break. I figured if I split up my running I will fall back into wanting to run. I am adding… Continue

Added by Paula on March 21, 2017 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Weekly update 3/19

Honestly it was an okay week nothing fantastic. It's been crazy busy at work and I have literally been running my but off.

Weight- Down 4.5 lb

Food- I did okay this week but it could have definitely been better and knowing that I should be making better choices makes me feel guilty after I make a poor choice. I also need to be better about documenting in mfp.

Exercise- I was able to get a 1.5 mile walk in today and want to start some gardening and possibly get a bike…


Added by Brenna on March 19, 2017 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

Remember Me?

WOW - its been a while for sure.  July 9, 2016 to be exact.  Its been quite the ride.

Let me start by saying, dang I've missed you guys.  So I joined Weight Watchers last Monday.  Yup.  After a million years (not really) of trying it on my own, I came to the realization that I need to spend the money for the accountability.  Don't get me wrong.  I have learned a lot on my own and I have made a lot of changes in how I approach food.  I just haven't been making progress # wise.  Healthy…


Added by LindaB on March 18, 2017 at 12:53pm — 6 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/18

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds. Ugh! I am sick of this crap!!!

Food - Food Day yesterday in the office. Yep, over ate. Gaincould be sodium overload.

Exercise - Ran 3.4 miles each day for (5) days & added in (3) of upper body resistance work.

Mood - Ready for change. Starting summer, running outdoors, eating better.

Added by Paula on March 18, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Weekly update 3/13/17

So last week I posted about the frustrations of the scale so this morning I stepped on to the scale that I have been using for over a year and it said I was one weight which I really questioned so I stepped on my husbands withings smart scale and it was like a 6 lb difference. So I have decided to just continue with the withings scale as that seems to be more accurate than the one that I was using.

As for the rest of the week eating okay exercise only if you count running around and…


Added by Brenna on March 13, 2017 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Burn Out

I think I am getting burned out. I like what running has done for me. I look so much leaner. But I have been pushing myself & to be honest I am bored. I am not sure if it is due to the treadmill or what but I know I need to add in some resistance training. I was planning on joining a health club through the winter months to break up the running & get some much needed upper body work. Well, I never did that for many reasons. The most obvious one is my concern I would undo all the great… Continue

Added by Paula on March 12, 2017 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/10

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - 30 miles on the treadmill.

Food - Cut back some. Need to do more.

Mood - Meh, winter blues I suppose.

Added by Paula on March 11, 2017 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments


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

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