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WI day

I'm up again with the increased calories, weighing in this morning at 139.5.  Up 1.5 lbs from where I was.  It's likely water weight and glycogen from not only increasing calories but also increasing my carb intake.  I like both the ratio of carbs that I'm eating now and the calorie amount. Like I said before as I've increased the calories that I'm consuming my appetite has also increased in the last couple weeks!  I think I have to give it at least a month to see what happens.  The good…


Added by Erica on September 3, 2014 at 5:01pm — 4 Comments

Lifting with the Big Boys

My bootcamp workouts are always intense. That said, we typically stay in our little class space and use body weight, kettle bells, resistance bands, and trx trainers. Today out trainer took us outside our comfort zone to the free weights area to lift with the big boys. Haha. We did squats with the barbell, Romanian deadlifts, and Bulgarian squats. We also did a circuit with the leg press, leg extension, hamstring curl, inner/out thigh machines. It was a slower paced day with lots of…


Added by Christy on September 3, 2014 at 11:32am — 5 Comments

I'm exhausted!

I slept horribly last night. I have restless leg syndrome and usually exercise keeps it at bay but last night I was really hot and it kicked it into high gear. I had to get up and go do push ups and neck pulls. Needless to say I woke up really cranky this morning and as much as I wanted to go back to bed I got up did my hour of swimming at 1.16 mph. Then I did 1 flights of stairs when i got home then work, another 7 flights of stairs while there plus well work. Then I got home and realized I…


Added by Ovelia19 on September 2, 2014 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

Day 12, Tuesday 2 September 2014 13:29

Labor Day weekend just passed and I did projects around the house in order to keep my mind off all the deliciousables I was missing out on at barbecues all over the world. I did make some cabbage soup, but accented it with too many sandwiches.

September is here and there is not yet much hint of color in our little corner of South Eastern Lower Michigan, nor is there that feel of 'cool' yet, which will soon enough encroach into our sleep time. When my weight's been up, I usually look…


Added by David Frederick Baldner on September 2, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

doing okay

Sticking with my fitbit goals and even exceeding in some cases. Yesterday I did 27 flights of stairs since I didn't do any on Saturday (no access to stairs on that day).I did yoga and walking I'm feeling better. I expected to do nothing today and as such all I got in was my stairs and way too many calories. Tomorrow back to the grind and likely I'll spend the rest of the week making up for today. But I'm okay with one bad day especially since it won't happen often. I'm actually feeling…


Added by Ovelia19 on September 1, 2014 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

I'm Also An Emotional Eater

Sigh.  That whole sprint to the end of the year thing lasted a total of five hours.  I went to the gym, had a good workout, and came home to the boys being wild so I grabbed my mom and went to Friendly's.  Burger.  Coke.  And Fribble.  Sigh.  I feel like an idiot.  I always come here and post my wonderful intentions and then they fly out the window and I feel stupid for not being able to follow through.



Added by Lynn on September 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

A Deck of Cards Workout

I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing my trainer enjoys more than making us miserable. Today as we were on the verge of dying he was just smiling and laughing it up. Secretly I like it that he pushes us as hard as he does (at least I feel that way AFTER the workout is over) because I like to get the biggest bang for my buck in a workout. I like leaving the gym feeling like I have nothing else to give--in the shortest amount of time possible.

Today we did the…


Added by Christy on September 1, 2014 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

Leave a trail

A friend unloaded on my about how horrible and selfish all ultra runners are and how we are all forcing our goals and lifestyles on everyone and how all we do is brag about how much better we are than everyone else in the population. I think I may have lost a friend today. I felt something coming but it still hurt.

I know this is all her own crazy from inside herself. She takes…


Added by Flipper B on September 1, 2014 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

I'm A Sprinter...

I know this whole weight loss thing is supposed to be a series of healthy choices added together to equal a life long commitment of health and happiness.  That just doesn't work for me.  I am much more of a sprinter than a marathon runner so I need a short term goal to aim for.  Just so happens that we are four months away from the end of the year and I plan on being in onederland by the time that ball drops at midnight.  Once that happens I will consider focusing on a half marathon.  ;) …


Added by Lynn on August 31, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Found a great forum

Eat More to Weigh Less  After finding the link on a thread I was reading in the forums I started reading and it makes so much sense and is exactly where I've been going with my calories anyway.  So I just wanted to share for the folks that feel like their bodies have grown used to the low calories and you gain at calories set where you should be losing.  So it's a whole process and it's no…


Added by Erica on August 31, 2014 at 9:50am — 3 Comments

Day 8, Friday 29 August 2014

Car trouble has taken much of time during the past 24 hours, as has my new guitar. Taco salad last night for dinner, apples to-day at work, and now sweet peppers and tomatoes dipped in ranch and lake perch just going on the grill.

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 29, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

What is always on your grocery list??

Items you always have at home.
I getting ready to finally do some meal planning and healthy grocery shopping.

Added by Becky Trejo on August 29, 2014 at 2:42pm — 7 Comments

Daily food/exercise journal

Last night I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold. Woke up with a full head cold and I feel so wiped out! Needless to say, I did not work out today. I have been able to stick to healthy food choices, however. Here is my food journal!

Breakfast: coffee w/1% milk and a splash of creamer, starbucks iced coffee with half and half

Lunch: 3 eggs and a sandwich thin

Dinner: spinach salad with 4oz grilled chicken breast, .5 oz raw pumpkin…


Added by Ali on August 28, 2014 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Meal prep

For me I don't typically make a list to go to the grocery store unless I'm trying out a new recipe.  I tend to buy the same things and I typically go to Aldi and BJ's.  I hit up the regular grocery store to stock up on sale items when certain things go on sale.  My freezer always has lean meats…


Added by Erica on August 28, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

Day 6, 27 August 2014 17:05

On my home from work and am thankful for the cooler temps to-day. I enjoyed an apple with a couple slices of buttered bread and my Ruby Reds for breakfast then a couple spoonfuls of leftover Bushes baked beans for lunch. Taco salad again tonight with the Tigers at 7:05.

Lord, keep me mindful of the commitments I have made, especially when I'm tired and at my weakest.

Added by David Frederick Baldner on August 27, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Daily food/exercise journal

Today is the middle of the 3rd week I have been focused on reaching my personal fitness goals. I havent felt this good in years! Daily workouts and healthy eating are energizing me and I feel good in my soul and my body. I am going to be updating my blog daily with meals and workouts!

Today was pancake day for the kids at our home and I ended up eating 3 while I was cooking and had a 4th for a snack. I did yardwork out back for 2 hours and burned it off though, which is why I…


Added by Ali on August 27, 2014 at 4:41pm — 1 Comment

My Heart Health Story

Many of you know that I had a heart attack about 1 1/2 years ago. Had lost about 50 pounds and was feeling great. I am now even more committed to staying healthy and learning how to stay healthy.

Added by MarthaG on August 27, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Tweaking calorie amounts

I've mentioned that I have been reading "Strong Lifts" and after doing the calculations in the book, as well as more research to verify that the info was correct, I've learned that my calorie intake has been too low. 

So two weeks ago I went form 1200/day to 1300/day and I lost a pound that week.  This week I bumped it up to 1400/day and I also adjusted my carb ratio a bit higher.  I'm up a half pound, however I'm sticking to 1400 for a couple more weeks.  First it's almost that TOM,…


Added by Erica on August 27, 2014 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Trail running is AWESOME

Just an update to say I am totally loving trail running! It's a great workout, lovely to be out in nature and there are so many events taking place over the running season that I'm spoilt for choice. I have totally reached my weightloss goals since taking it up. I still do gym etc a few times during the week too, but the trails are what I really look forward to.

I would recommmend trail running to anyone who has discovered they might enjoy running in general. Start out slow to…


Added by Natalie on August 27, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

quick post its pastmy bed time

Worked out every day last week. Swam these last two days. Did great, met all my fit bit goals today. Also weighed in yesterday I lost 2lbs so obviously things are working. Tomorrow I run and walk, then to work where I get my stairs in. Also got my weekly fitbit email tells me all I did last week. I walked/ran 30 miles last week. That's pretty awesome, also did 77 flights of stairs. So I'm proud and this week will be better. Love you all keep up the good work.

Added by Ovelia19 on August 26, 2014 at 11:50pm — No Comments

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