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Date Night

It was an early day at work.  First time in 17 years we were allowed to work 5.5 hours and count it as a whole 8 - without having to take annual leave.  It was a happy surprise.

After work, I met a friend and we completed Week3 Day 2 of the 5K Challenge that I'm working on.  The temperatures were pretty cold and I didn't stretch - mistake.  My calves got pretty tight and I found it difficult to get through - but I made it.  Also - with the short day, I didn't eat lunch so I was…


Added by LindaB on November 26, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Short Week...

Its a short week at work.  Took yesterday off from exercise and apparently eating right too.  I was completely was a slug all day at home on a rainy day.  The only thing I did was go to the grocery store.  Other than that, just relaxed around the house watched LMN Movies and I ate poorly.  Today wasn't much better with food choices and guess what?  I feel it.  My stomach is like ugghhhh.  I didn't over indulge today - just made poor choices.  What I should have done was to pack my own lunch;…


Added by LindaB on November 24, 2014 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Thoughts for the holidays

As the holidays approach I wanted to share something that might benefit us all and help us to get through the holidays with not only our sanity but no weight gain.

Think Positively

Exercise Daily

Eat Healthy

Work Hard

Stay Strong

Worry Less



Added by MarthaG on November 22, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments


I needed to complete day 3 of week 2 of my "Run for God" 5K challenge.  My friend and I were suppose to meet last night to get in our third (my 4th) run for the week.  Only, she txtd me to let me know that she had been hit with the stomach bug that has been going around.  So I decided in my mind that I would take off Friday, since I ran Wed and Thursday, and run on Saturday morning.  I figured it would be warmer and a great way to get the day going.

Only I was wrong.  When I woke up…


Added by LindaB on November 22, 2014 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

Calorie Count or Not to Calorie count..that is the question

I got back on the scale this week. No loss. I brought the scale back, is it time to start calorie counting again? I eat every little processed foods so I do not have the convience of the calories being listed on the label. I have a food scale and weighed everything. Save the "use Fitness Pal" as those tend not to be very accurate as I came to find out. So every meal with all the math drove me batty 3 times a day, 7 days a week. Especially when I was creating meals. Weighing an apple is one…


Added by Paula on November 22, 2014 at 9:35am — 5 Comments

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I mean look at this guy.  You would never know just by looking at this handsome devil that he actually has some sort of crazy super powers to wreak havoc on my blood sugar.  I was able to successfully go through one full day without him but I just couldn't ignore him on the second day. …


Added by Lynn on November 22, 2014 at 6:26am — 2 Comments

Keeping My Word

This is an accountability post.

Last night when I got home from church, I did get on the treadmill and do Week 2 / Day 2 of Run for God.  (I hate that its sideways - but then again, I can be a little off at times.)  Note to self:  Never drink your last cup of coffee at 6pm, go to church, and then get on a treadmill and run/walk for 30 minutes thirty minutes before your bedtime and expect to sleep peacefully.  It doesn't work very well.  By the way, ignore the dust you see on…


Added by LindaB on November 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Cold Stinking Turkey

That's it.  I'm off the juice (Coke-a-Cola).  OK.  I mean all soda.  For good this time.  No transition period.  No weaning off it.  Cold.  Stinking.  Turkey.  I know that although you have been there to support me without judgment in my most darkest hours you are just no good for me.  In fact, you are slowly killing me with every sip I take.  So goodbye dear friend.  May we never meet again.



Added by Lynn on November 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments


Just a quick little share before bed. I did run this morning and I felt great. I ran the whole thing and I did it in 11min 43sec. My fastest mile time as an adult. I'm pretty proud. And even better I could have kept going if I had the time but I had to get back to have time to walk my other dog that can't run. So I shaved a full 31 sec off my run time from last Friday :-) tomorrow is easy day arm workout and ab challenge. I'm exhausted game night always has me up late and while I expect to…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Time to Lock and Load Ladies!

The time has come for me to put up or shut up.  This messing around and making choices that I know will make me feel bad later is over.  And when I say "make me feel bad" - I am not talking about the "beat yourself up" guilt trip we send ourselves on.  I'm talking about the choices that make me PHYSICALLY feel like a piece of crap.  Like eating white potatoes when I know they will make me feel like a slug.  Choosing a gooey dessert when I've eaten my fair share of food ... the sugar high and…


Added by LindaB on November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

quick little post

I did my leg workout this morning despite my struggle to get out of bed I was comfy and warm. Today was rest day for my ab challenge but I did walk my two miles at work getting my full 10k steps in. Tomorrow weather permitting ie no wind or snow/heavy rain I'll be running and then walking the dogs. I'm also very happy about my chiropractic appointment tomorrow. I've needed an adjustment for a while and I'll feel better after for sure.

Other than that nothing happening I'm going to bed…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 18, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Would love to tell you I am so dissappointed in myself but......

I am not.

I am trying very hard to do the right things for myself when it comes to exercise and the food choices I make but sometimes I just mess up and I have decided that sometimes thats just going to have to be ok for now. I have a whirlwind of things going on right now and it's so easy to make those unhealthy choices. Just sayin'!

I know I can make every excuse in the world for the decisions I make but I have also discovered along the way that they are my decisions and no…


Added by Dee on November 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Challenge... Wait For It... Accepted

Sorry. We are huge "How I Met Your Mother" fans in my house.  For those of you who may not have seen it before ~ one of the main characters can't turn down a challenge no matter how big or small or ridiculous it may be and that is his tag line.  In fact, he even convinced his best friends to name their baby's middle name "Wait For It".  You should youtube it.  Trust me.  It's worth it.  But I digress. 


Another five days has slipped through my fingers and we are only left with…


Added by Lynn on November 18, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

props to me

So I went to the gym this morning to swim only to find that the indoor pool was closed for maintenance. But they were so kind as to leave the outdoor pool open :-/ it was 25 degrees this morning. I had already gone through the shower because it keeps my hair and suit from taking in as much chlorine water. I braved what seemed like a never ending walk to the outdoor pool. I got in and at first the water seemed great. Then I started swimming. I found that half the pool was warm the other half…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 17, 2014 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments

Could have Bailed...

....BUT I didn't!!!!

It's 51 degrees outside and raining.  I got out of work late and that doesn't do well when it is getting dark by 5:45 and we run on little country roads with no street lights or sidewalks.  I could have said I'll pass tonight, but I didn't!  I went anyway for Week2 / Day1 of our running challenge and guess what.  We improved our distance and pace a little more.  Feeling good. 

Could have eaten a little better today - but I didn't go over board.  I could…


Added by LindaB on November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

been a little lazy

Not fully on it but doing enough for the weekend. Yesterday I did my leg workout and my ab challenge and then walked the dogs. I got all my steps in and I changed up my leg workout a little and I'm sore which is good I like being sore it means I did something right. Also had tea with my friends last night which was awesome. We had a good time and good food and tea. I bought the caramel black tea it was awesome. I love that we go every three months it gives all of us the excuse to dress up…


Added by Ovelia19 on November 16, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Not as bad as I expected

Out came the scale. Wow did it gather some serious dust, but I pulled it out and closed my eyes. Well, it was not good, but it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. There is work to do, no doubt. I think this tool will help me become a bit more accountable. I want to lose this weight once and for all. I know that I can not lose weight by exercise alone. Look at Roni's posting on how her doctor told her not to gain any more…


Added by Paula on November 16, 2014 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

Small Steps

Completed the first week of the "Run for God" program which consisted of three runs.  At the end of the week, it felt good to see the progression even if in tiny increments.  Day 1 we went 1.83 miles / Day 2 we went 1.86 miles and last night Day 3 we went 2.01 miles.  It was really cold last night 41 degrees.  I know that had something to do with the faster pace.

I know it will just get harder as we go, but, I can honestly say I'm ready for next week.  I want to see if I can do it.  I…


Added by LindaB on November 15, 2014 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

Health concerns

Hello ladies! It has been far too long! I have not been on the scale and I have not been eating that great. I have been having many symptoms that began in my right hand. I had carpal tunnel surgery in July only 3 months after the onset of symptoms because my case so so severe that my docs were concerned if I waited I'd have permanent nerve damage. I was healing fine, until a few weeks post-op when my symptoms began to return! And a new symptom I've been diagnosed with de quervain's…


Added by Erica on November 14, 2014 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

It's starting out to be a WOW kind of day! Really.....Nov 14 2014

It is going to be a good day even tho.....good grief - it's snowing again!

Anyway ....we are not even going to say anything else about that! But a couple other things.

I just got an email saying Paula wanted to be my friend on here. I just accepted the request!!! Paula- thank you. You are my first friend on here! I feel special now! LOL!

Anyway...thank you all for commenting on some of my blogs. It really gives this girl something to look forward to every day. I can…


Added by Dee on November 14, 2014 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

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