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Party's Over

Ok, ok.  The pity party is over. Thank you for all the kind words on my pity party post from last night. The scale sucks sometimes, but I'm ready to move on and do what needs to be done. Otherwise, I know it will just keep moving in the wrong direction.

My mood was brightened today while doing upper body at boot camp and noticing that my shoulders are coming back in. Never did I know that I wanted nice shoulders until I had them. All along I thought it was the biceps that would make…

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Added by Christy on January 19, 2016 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

Minding your mitochondria

Hi everyone, I wanted to share this to the BTL community. I very much enjoy educational lectures and thought this to be so powerful.



Dr. Terry Wahls talks about her illness and food, and the power of food to heal the body. She fixed a very debilitating illness that took over her life which has no cure. Some of you may know people with this, it is called Multiple Sclerosis or MS for short. What she talks about not only applies to only her illness, but all ailments in general. Hope you… Continue

Added by Myron on January 19, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Sometimes things go as planned....

Not usually, that is, but right now at this moment, things are feeling good. Settled. Ready. Waiting with a sense of anticipation. 

Tomorrow starts the spring semester for both Coach CutiePie and I. CCP will be starting *hopefully* the last semester of his Bachelor's. I'm really hoping he's gotten everything straightened out to finish things up so that we can move on from this. I'm starting semester 4 out of 6 of my Master's. 

This semester is going to prove…

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Added by Rebecca on January 18, 2016 at 11:24pm — 2 Comments

Track My Fitness!!

who has this as an app on their phone!? Its AMAZING! It just gives you a HUGE variety.. little mini workoutssessions all the way up to full on session like 40 minutes . Its fun i get through them Im a SWEATY MESS when Im done. I just started it last night,, tonight was the second and it was just as awesome. Its a lot of fun! Im also completely obsessed with My Fitness Pal. Im becoming that obsessed lil monster I used to know and love! Yay! So I burned 100 calories doing a twelve minute…

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Added by Angie Y on January 18, 2016 at 10:55pm — 5 Comments

Up. Ugh.

I wish I didn't care as much about the number as I do. I know all the things that people say to make other people feel better about the scale. And while I have said them (and ultimately know they are true), it still totally sucks when you work hard and the scale doesn't cooperate. I was up 0.4 at weigh in (yes, I am aware that is not much...that it is just a trip to the bathroom, but still, it's the wrong direction). When I'm up because I deserved it, it doesn't bother me. But when I have…

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Added by Christy on January 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Self Observation

Just before the new year, I went back and reviewed my old posts and began some self reflection; in that I realized that I have really learned and implemented a lot along the way and made progress in many areas and not necessarily on the scale.  (But I see that changing in 2016).

Continuing in that self-observation/reflection, I saw a preview for tonight's Biggest Looser episode and I realized, that I haven't watched that show in years.  Why?  -- well, mainly because, when I was…

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Added by LindaB on January 18, 2016 at 8:13pm — 5 Comments

Im still kickin..

lol literally. Been kickboxing and trying to keep my food in check. Most of the time its been alright. I got sick this weeknd that sort of blew it for the workouts but Im feeling better tonight. I did 40 minutes of Jillians Kickboxing.  I was up in weight last time I got on the scale I cant even remember what…

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Added by Angie Y on January 17, 2016 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Weekly Update - 1/17

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - I changed it up. I still ran on the treadmill, but I added in some upper body DVDs.

Food - Good choices most of the time, but still struggling with portions & salty snacks. Looking into "raw" diet meals.

Mood - Improving. It is tough some days for sure.

Added by Paula on January 17, 2016 at 2:37pm — 4 Comments

Hitting the ground running.

Day One: 30minute, 2.2 mile run and taking it easy for week one. Will slowly rev up on week two and hopefully build consistency-to-habit routine.

Intake: 2100 calorie/day.

Scientific Philosophy: Output must be > than intake. Calorie output is burned more than calorie intake with eating five times a day.

Added by Myron on January 17, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Unnecessary Guilt

I should feel great today. I've resisted temptation. I worked out first thing today, following the kettlebell program from Coach CutiePie. I followed the ideas of the diet that I've been trying to, eating generally low carb and only eating bread after my workout. Even better, I signed up for my first crossfit competition, a partner one that will take place the day before Valentine's day.



Yet somehow I'm feeling guilty. I had pizza for lunch, even though I only had two pieces beside… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 16, 2016 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

Productive Saturday

Its been a very productive day as it relates to healthy life style.

Got a 2.08 mile walk in early this morning with a friend followed by a very healthy breakfast.  1 Egg, 1 Sandwich Round (I was out of Ezekiel bread ... boo), 1/4 avocado, salsa and some grapes.  Coffee of course there was coffee.

Around 1:30, I put down 2.17 mile run in as well.  The weather had warmed up and the sun was shining, I just couldn't let it pass me by without taking advantage.  The temps are suppose…

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Added by LindaB on January 16, 2016 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

First Entry

First time blogging here! Hopefully this will be the start to helping me become more healthy and fit. I need to lose 12-15 pounds by the end of May this year, and it seems like no matter what I do, my weight is not decreasing. I have been on the scale on and off for the past 3 months, and "Nata". I've decreased my carb intake and increased my fruit and veggies. I have also been trying to increase my water intake, although hard at times, since it makes me have a bladder of a 2 year old. I was…

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Added by Dee Kay on January 16, 2016 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

The Parties Over!

Well, I'm def in culture shock. 

After literally 3 weeks off from work - I've spent this week just getting back in the swing.  I will say, that I only gained 2#s while on vacation, so yeah me!  While getting reacquainted with life as I know it, I have already dropped one of those vacay#s and gotten one 2.5 mile walk in.  Yeah, sadly, no run this week.

Now its just to get back on my plan and begin moving forward with no looking back.  I'm motivated to make 2016 the year of me. …

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Added by LindaB on January 15, 2016 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Committed Week

You know what happens when I commit to tracking every bite, making better choices, and cutting back on sweet treats? I lose weight (shocker, I know!) I was quite pleased to weigh in tonight and see that I was down 2.6 pounds. This puts me 9.4 pounds above my lowest recorded Weight Watchers weigh in (pre-baby). I would LOVE to be at that weight by my daughter's first birthday, which is a little over 9 weeks away (noooooooo. slow down). It is definitely feasible, but I don't want to set myself…

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Added by Christy on January 11, 2016 at 9:57pm — 4 Comments

It's Like Every Monday Is New Year's Day

The last few weeks, I've started Monday feeling super motivated. I'm going to get up on time, I'm going to eat week and plan ahead, I'm going to get the thing done at work, I'm going to be a super parent, yeah!



Everything goes well until around Wednesday....then by Friday morning I'm pulling myself out of bed at the last second....And Saturday I go to the movies to eat popcorn and candy.....And Sunday I go to a Bridal Expo and drink wine and eat cake samples that I don't… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 11, 2016 at 2:03am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 1/10

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds.



Exercise - Ran the treadmill 6 days. I also started adding upper body exercises with hand weights.



Food - good choices, but I did over eat on Saturday. A couple of donuts for dessert. Got back on track asap.



Mood - kind of disappointed in myself not being where I want to be.



I did okay with practicing my skills. I wrote down what I was going to eat & really did I stick with it. The choices I made were mostly good, except… Continue

Added by Paula on January 10, 2016 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

Shout Out to the New People

Hey just wanted to take a minute to blast a shout out to all the new people here on BTL.  Welcome!  Welcome!  There appear to be so many of you that I couldn't keep up.  I look forward to your new energy that you will bring.

You will certainly find support and friendship here.  Remember, no one will judge you if you do not "stay perfect" all the time.  In stead, you will only find encouragement to get back on the wagon quickly.  Besides, there is no such thing as perfect; in case you…

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Added by LindaB on January 10, 2016 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Did it!

I did it.  I finished the 5K and ran every step of the way this year!  I cried at the end.....of course!  Beat my time, didn't kill it, but I beat my time from last year. (Last year I ran/walked)  So feeling the sense of accomplishment.  No turning back now.

Next year....the 10K!!!…

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Added by LindaB on January 8, 2016 at 10:37am — 3 Comments

Breaking the Habits

Let's be honest, I'm pretty sure that SOMEWHERE in this blog I've written a post with that title. But it's something really relevant to my mind right now.



A few months ago on fb I asked whether or not people can really change. I got a pretty resounding "no" or "only if they work really hard over time, maybe". I was thinking about this today as I walked up the stairs to my therapist's office. Years ago, I would not have considered taking the stairs up 3 flights, just because it… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 6, 2016 at 1:48am — 3 Comments

Success

Today went well. As I have posted, I am struggling with mastering skills I think will help me to finally lose this weight & keep it off. The three skills I am working on are



1. Eat slowly while sitting down & enjoying every bite

2. Plan & monitoring my eating

3. Follow your plan, no matter what



I ate all my food sitting down, but I did gobble. It feels like a win(almost)

I wrote down what I planned to eat today last night. I crossed off the meals… Continue

Added by Paula on January 6, 2016 at 12:36am — 4 Comments

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