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This is my first post here at ol' Blog to Lose.  I applied to join months ago, but it took FOREVER to get approved and I sorta lost my drive.  So once I did get approved, I just never did anything with it.  In that time, I kept doing what I was doing before.  Weighing daily, tracking food on MFP, and just living.  Until I wasn't.  I sorta fell off of the wagon last week after a spectacularly bad August.  Well, weight wise.  LOL 

July was a good month.  I started off at 190,…


Added by Jewlz on September 6, 2016 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

tomorrow 9/6/16

Tomorrow is day 1 of WW Simply Filling. . I have my meals planned and am going to work out at 5am. looking forward to a great Tuesday!

weight: tbd (need to wi)


eggs and orowheat with coffee and 4tb half and half (4pts)

lunch is green chili pork loin with rice

snacks are 2 dannon light and fit greek yogurts with 2 apples

dinner is curried chicken and rice with veggies

before bed snack if needed is air popped…


Added by Ali on September 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Labor Day

I just got back from a 16.6 mile bike ride. It was a great day. Not too hot or too cold. When I got up this morning it was thundering & raining. I thought for sure I would be running on the treadmill. I am so glad it turned around & I could get out on the bike. I have gotten so much use out of our bike trail this year. I am going to search some good healthy lunch ideas. I want to get losing weight again.

Added by Paula on September 5, 2016 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Happy Labor Day!

We are camping for the weeknd and I am loving the downtime! Been making somewhat healthy eating choices but camping is hard to stay perfect. I'm hoping to check in a few times a week and give/get some support on our journeys. This week should be good since we have Monday off and I am feeling motivated! Off to walk the dog!

Added by Ali on September 4, 2016 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 09/03

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds. Unbelievable since eating was less than stellar.

Exercise - Ran 19 miles this week & bike ride 15.5 miles (the only constant lately)

Food - Ugh! Snacking is out of control.

Mood - Practicing being more positive.

I have been going nuts with crackers. This week was an office food day & although I avoided the donuts, cookies the crackers and cheese were a different story. I really hate myself for giving in. I mean I work… Continue

Added by Paula on September 3, 2016 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Week 8 down -0.8

It seems like to scale is in slow motion for me.  Although looking at my average since I started, at appears that I'm right were I should be. I'm down 7.5 lbs in 8 weeks so that's just under a pound a week, not bad.  I'll just keep on chugging along. 

So my stomach has been perfect since the day before I saw the GI doc last week and it hasn't returned KNOCK ON WOOD.  It's so confusing with so many different specialists!  They are not all on the same page as far as my care and it is…


Added by Erica on August 31, 2016 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 8/27

Weight - Up 1.0 pounds. Ugh!

Exercise - Ran 4 days (20 miles) & rode my bike 1 day (15.5 miles)

Food - Mini binges. Yes, I got weak!!! Salty snacks at work.

Mood - Disappointed in my self.

This week I have to get back on track. Period.

Added by Paula on August 27, 2016 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Week 7 -stayed the same

My weight this morning is the same as last week (150.8)  but, every other time I've stepped on the scale I was up!  So seeing the same weight today was a happy thing!  I want to break into the 140's, hopefully in the next couple weeks!

My stomach has continued to be a problem.  Which means I don't want fruits and veggies and I just want carbs and soothing foods.  I haven't had much of an appetite but those foods being higher calorie I'm still where I should be calorie-wise (although…


Added by Erica on August 24, 2016 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 8/20

Weight - Up 0.2 pounds. Shocked as I have been eating so much this past week.

Exercise - Ran 21 miles. Biked 15.5 miles.

Food - Good choices, but this week I was so HUNGRY. Not sure what the heck it was about.

Mood - Feeling pretty good. Scared about the path this country is taking so I have been focusing more in my own world rather than globally.

Added by Paula on August 20, 2016 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Week 6 down -1.2! I've lost 6.7 in the last 6 weeks!!!! Yippee!!

So last week with my belly upset, I was concerned that I wouldn't lose or might even gain.  I wasn't eating much but then when I did eat it wasn't my usual healthy diet I wanted pretty much straight up carbs. Also I didn't get any walks or hikes in!   So I'm really glad to see a nice loss on the scale this week!     

Lots going on in the weeks before school starts.  Just trying to take in the most of the summer days that I can with my family!

I have some trips coming up in the…


Added by Erica on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

August 16, 2016; lunch prep

Good morning! 

I've started meal prepping lunch this week! I have grilled chicken, brown rice, and vegetables available. I didn't put them all in ready to go containers due to lack of containers, but it's on my list of things to get! I'm hoping this is an easy way for me to grab a healthy lunch while my toddler runs around the house. haha 

So here's a question for you....

what are some afternoon snacks you enjoy?

Afternoon snack time I have a tendency…


Added by Jackie on August 16, 2016 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Off to a good start

I am off to a good start this week. Yesterday I ran 8 1/4 miles yesterday. It is the longest distance I have run on a Sunday. Most of my runs are 4-6 miles, but I think it is good to push yourself every now & then. Today I got in a 15.5 miles bike ride. It was cooler & the wind was calm so it was like a perfect ride. I still struggle with food, but it is getting better. I have been holding steady for a while, so I need to really evaluate the diet & tweet it a bit. I still have my… Continue

Added by Paula on August 15, 2016 at 11:44pm — 3 Comments

Miss me? lol

 Hey Ladies! Ive missed you. Hope everyone has been having a great summer. So many things have happened since my last post Im not even gonna try to begin. I guess you could say I got out of my rut. I started working out consistantly and hard in July. Lifting weights regularly again and doin 2 hour a day cardio. Im waitressing again its a great job and tips and amazing. I lost 14 lbs in July. My weight is 166 now~~~ Of course my goal this month is to make it into the 50's by August. .. but…


Added by Angie Y on August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 8/13

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 4 days. Even in this hot/humid weather I got in 19 miles. Slower of course.

Food - A bit of a struggle. Damn crackers & sun chips. I am a salt addict.

Mood - Happy to not be gaining weight & gradually learning to be more grateful.

Added by Paula on August 13, 2016 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Week 5 Lost -0.5

I've not felt great since Monday little appetite and on and off nauseous. Monday and Tuesday I didn't even eat half of the salad that I packed for work.  Today I was feeling much better until after lunch.  I'm not sure what is going on with me but when I do want to eat I want pure carbs, rice, oatmeal...bland carb-y foods.  I'm hoping that I feel better soon so I can get back to my normal eating!

Got some stuff done today regardless.  My daughter had her before school physical.  Then…


Added by Erica on August 10, 2016 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Where is everyone?

It finally cooled off a bit making running much more enjoyable. Got in a 6 miler this morning. It is the first time in a while that I felt that good. Running in humid weather really isn't any fun. Looking for a new race to try. Not sure ifi want to do another 10k or make it a 5k. Everyone must be really busy since it has been super quiet here. Hope to be reading posts soon.

Added by Paula on August 7, 2016 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

Week 1 Again

Ok so I'm almost done with my first week of my new eating healthy plan, I hate to use the term "diet" because it makes me feel worse so I use new eating healthy plan. This week has been pretty tough, lots of cravings that I have been trying hard to ignore and not always succeeding. My husband has been a good support for me but he can only do so much, as he only needs to loose a few pounds where as I need to loose much, much, much more. I'm happy that he's willing to help, that makes it easier.… Continue

Added by Brittany on August 6, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 8/6

Weight - Up 0.4 pounds. Not upset by this. Why? It was our anniversary this week & we went to a B&B for an overnight. It was a 2 day eat time. I had fantastic Indian food, home made cookies, fire cooked pizza & cold stone ice cream. Yes all that in just 48 hours. But once home it was back on track! Damage control. I feel this is a NSV for me.

Exercise - Vacation week & I still ran 18 miles & got in an 11 mile bike ride. We took the bikes to Duluth & rode the… Continue

Added by Paula on August 6, 2016 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Week 4 lost 0.5!

So at first glance I was thinking that I needed to experiment and lower my calories. I stayed the same last week but had good losses the 2 weeks prior and now another loss.  Looking at the big picture, this is week 4 and I have lost 5 pounds total!  That is not bad at all and I'll take it and be happy!  I'm not suffering at all with the slightest hunger. I'm not feeling deprived!  During those 4 weeks I have been to 3 parties, gone out to eat at 2 restaurants, made my famous pizza and wings…


Added by Erica on August 3, 2016 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

August 1, 2016; still here

I'm still here and still doing morning workouts! Well, actually we went to Ohio last week so I had about a week off of traditional workouts. We went swimming and I danced all night at the wedding...that counts right?!, haha! That was accompanied by the worst types of food though :(

Now that my working out has become almost second nature, I'm ready to start focusing on the food aspect of improving myself. I'm not exactly sure how I want to approach this. My breakfast and…


Added by Jackie on August 1, 2016 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

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