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...take me off course.  I do not know what it is or why - even when I PLAN and take things with me.  I still manage to crave certain things or react a certain way.  It is just so. damn. hard.  

I was unable to weigh in last week as I was away until late Thursday night and then in back to back meetings all day Friday.  I had every intention of going Saturday morning, but I ended up falling asleep in my daughter's room Friday night and woke up after the meeting started on Saturday.…


Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on April 7, 2014 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

My First 5 K


I did it.  I completed my first 5k race – not jogging all the way but mix of walking and jogging.  That despite me fighting a chronic and recurring cold.  To be honest last week I didn’t think I will complete the 5K not even crawling it.    


During the week before the race I went to the gym but took it easy since I wasn’t feeling 100%.  I used the time in the gym to try and figure out that if I walk the 5km how long it would take.  On the Wednesday my calculations…


Added by Tinks on April 7, 2014 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Weekly Goals: 4/6/14

Last Week's Goals

1. Drink 1.5 nalgenes of water at work. Nope. Gosh, interviews just took over my whole mind this week.

2. Brush teeth 3 nights. Again, nope.

3. 150 minutes of exercise. Let's achieve this one before upping the level again. Walking coffees count and so does taking…


Added by Shannon H. on April 6, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Keep Calm and Keto On

As I mentioned in my first post, I've decided to keto to lose weight.  Keto = ketogenic diet.  Let me explain.

Normally, the body prefers to use glucose (sugar) as it's primary source of fuel - when it's available.  Carbs and even some proteins are converted to sugars that your body uses as fuel.  A ketogenic diet is a diet that causes the liver to create ketones and switch the body's metabolsim from using glucsoe as fuel to using fat as fuel.  So what this means is that in…


Added by Shawna Tsoumas on April 6, 2014 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment


Here is how the first week of the month went for me

1. No dairy. (cheese is so hard to give up) Had ice cream cake for birthday

2. No chocolate Had ice cream cake for birthday

3. No more added sugar (especially sweet treats!) Had ice…


Added by Paula on April 6, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

Just keep swimming

So last week I was sure I was going to post a gain on the scale as I had not been to diligent the week before. To my VERY pleasant surprise I still ended up losing 0.6lbs! I was shocked and VERY VERY happy. 

This week has been a bit a better. I am still getting into the groove of things with the new job and staving off hunger pains on the longer days, in attempt to wait to have dinner with the hubs. He thinks i'm nuts as I keep a stash of fruit in purse. (A girls gotta do what a girls…


Added by Laurel Thompson on April 5, 2014 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Here I am

So I suppose a "first" post should describe who I am. 


Welp...I'm 30. I'm fat. I have a whiny dog (who is awesome). I'm in love. I have acquired cats that don't think my dog is as awesome as I do. I have a crazy family. But a great boyfriend who is aware and accepts that. But right now I'm just tired of being overweight.

I wasn't always this way.  As a matter of fact I was always thin growing.  I woudn't say skinny - but thin and shapely.…


Added by Shawna Tsoumas on April 5, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment


Wow!  Alot of changes in my life.  So, I am divorced as of December 16, 2013.  My ex stayed here until Wednesday, 4/2/2014.  He moved to Iowa.  Well, he's in Missouri with his Dad and step Mom right now.  So, that day, the day he left, I felt devastated.  It was really sad and I didn't expect to feel so many emotions.  I did not want to break down in front of him, but it happened when he came to my car and gave me a big hug.  I cried so hard.  Good thing I wear sunglasses at work.  Yesterday…


Added by Patricia J Cofield on April 4, 2014 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Day 1:/

Okay it's day one ladies, and the few men that are on here.

I am starting back on clean eating and running at least an hour a day.

I just bought a new treadmill and I have only used it once in the past two weeks.

That's just almost to embarrassing to mention. Anyways I work at subway and we have the most delicious cookies, which are almost impossible to resist. So to satisfy my incredible devious sweet tooth I brought some strawberries to snack on.

For lunch I have grilled… Continue

Added by Nadine on April 3, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Vacation Booked!

I am so, so, super excited. My husband and I have booked our first kid-free vacation for this summer. We have only ever left the little guy for one night at a time--so that part is a little bit scary, but he will be in good hands with the grandparents (who are also so, so, super excited). We know that within the next year we plan to start thinking about having another baby, so we figured this was a good opportunity for us to get away, just the two of us. The little guy will be old enough…


Added by Christy on April 2, 2014 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

Fatty - a story of finding inspiration

Have you found that at times your motivation to lose weight falls by the way-side, feeling defeated that you can lose the pounds you want?

I sure have, it's the most frustrating process EVER. But this all changed for me once I realized I needed to have a shift in perspective and have seen great results since!

Have a read here if you're interested: …


Added by Jane on April 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Weekly Training Report 03/24/2014 - 03/30/2014‏

I need to be careful not to up my training from winter to spring too quickly..... The foot I broke 1.5 years ago is starting to hurt.

Week Stats All…


Added by Flipper B on April 1, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

New Month - Fresh Start

It is a new month & closer to the birthday than I want to admit. Yes, another year has almost gotten by and I did not see the changes I had hoped for myself. So since I had a shaky day yesterday (family issues) I want to begin new. I thought about where I was last April and said I want to move forward. So my commitment this month for health is

1. No dairy. (cheese is so hard to give…


Added by Paula on April 1, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

feeling motivated :D

hello fellow bloggers :)

As I said in my last post I'm currently just trying to walk and I do pilates once a week. So I actually downloaded an app on my phone and it's called runtastic. AND I LOVE it. even though I'm not really running I still like it. so I went for a long walk on saturday afternoon as hubster was doing some DIY stuff at home and it totally got me motivated when I saw the results of my walk. I know that the number for the burned calories is just vague I guess…


Added by Melanie H. on April 1, 2014 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Why I started my journey

Despite still not being 100% my week hasn’t been one of doing nothing.  Between last Monday and today I have been to the gym 3 times and used my lunch time during the week to either go and walk or do my attempt to walk/jog thing.

There is a 5km event coming up this week.   So I’m looking forward to it and it will be also an opportunity to see how much I have improved.  (The previous time I attempted to do a 5km walk/jog event was about 10 years ago). 

In South…


Added by Tinks on April 1, 2014 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

being honest with myself

This past week ive been working a lot on drinking water and tracking what im eating. Saw a 2 pound drop. Ill take it, but ive also been focusing on tracking what ive been eating and being totally honest with myself. Ive had some.good days, and a couple not so good days but im where im falling shirt and I will improve on that.

I got some new tennis shoes as early birthday gift that actually dont hurt my ankle to run in. Even though this may sound trivial, ive had so many… Continue

Added by Bel da Silva on March 31, 2014 at 11:54pm — No Comments

MFP working on it

I really feel like MFP is helping me get more control.  They say you can't get fat on carrots and oranges but I believe I may have given it a shot. The free fruits and veggies on WW I think were just too much freedom for me.  I lost another pound this week by counting calories. Do I wish it was more? sure! But this is a little more steady and keeps me accountable and keeps me from eating everything in sight! I also really amped up my veggie intake and it is working wonders. Now if I can only…


Added by Flipper B on March 31, 2014 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Weekly Goals: 3/30/14

Last Week's Goals

1. Drink 1.5 nalgenes of water at work. Pushing upward on this goal after a victory last week! Per the article--this goal is all about action to replace  behavior of going to the candy bowl. 2/5 days. Huh. Not sure what happened LW beyond getting very busy preparing for some big interviews for a promotion over the next 3…


Added by Shannon H. on March 30, 2014 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Bumps in the road

I refuse to call it a setback as that can imply failure however, I did hit a little bump in the road causing me to swerve off path for a quick minute but was able to quickly correct and am back on the original path. I caught myself making excuses and have listened and then fixed my stinkin thinkin and motivated myself again. 

This week was a great week! I started a new job which meant new hours and new ways of doing things. I hit that little bump in the road by letting myself get too…


Added by Laurel Thompson on March 30, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

How did I do?

How did I do? Not great, not terrible. Much room for improvement.

1. 3 salads lunches How about 4!

2. No dairy I had an Udi Gluten Free Cheese Pizza on Saturday & some cheese popcorn : (

3. No chocolate(although no dairy kind of covers it) I had…


Added by Paula on March 30, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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