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The scale may not be budging but I am beginning to notice small changes in my body!

The swollen, pregnant belly seems to have disappeared. It's really strange. I just noticed today that it is gone and it almost looks like I might have a waist in there somewhere! The cellulite that was ALL over my legs seems to have diminished and I don't seem to appear nearly as "pickled". Hmmm....that's curious! Maybe it's all that stair climbing and water guzzling!

I replaced the smoke breaks at work with stair climbing in the parking garage. True, I probably look like a hamster…

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Added by Stephanie D on February 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

w00

So i took my rest day on Saturday and I think that will be my weekly habit. I need that little bit of a rest day in there. Sunday I went to the gym and road 45 minutes on the bike there. So not the same as the bike on my wind trainer but I wasn't at home I was with my boyfriend so I used what I had. I did 10.50 miles in that 45 minutes which is way more than I normally do but a stationary bike is definitely different. But I did it and that's what matters.  Monday I swam and ran both. I got…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 10, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Snowed In

Good morning! Well the snow has finally stopped here in Boston and I think we got at least another foot but I don't know for sure. What I do know is that the MBTA suspended all services for the entire day today which means I get to work from home! That's a definite plus :-) I took advantage by going for a nice, snowy walk this morning - it really works your legs!

I had a pretty successful day yesterday. I came in at 24 points (my goal is 26) and I calculated I ate about 1285…

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Added by Krista T. on February 10, 2015 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

Back to work & no snacks

I did not touch any peanuts, cheese doodles or Combo's today at work. Everyday that I do not cave in is a good day. I've been considering doing a 5k. I have not jogged in ages. I ride my bike and I do my DVD's often, but not jog. There are a few fun ones coming up and I am seriously considering doing one in May. I've read I would need 6-7 weeks to train. With the weather here, I was hoping to start training in the first week of April. I need a…

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Added by Paula on February 9, 2015 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Weekend Recap and Some Updates

Hi all! Once again we are getting slammed here in the Northeast with snow - another 12-24 inches expected! This is seriously putting me into hibernation mode which is not good. I trucked my way to work today but I will probably be leaving early to head home to beat the rush (just in case anyone else was crazy enough to go to work today :-) )…

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Added by Krista T. on February 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Week 1 Recap

Well - I completed my first week back on a Paleo based format and while I had a few little detours ... yes more than one from the other day, I can honestly say that I feel good about my first week back on.

Weigh-In Today:  < 3#s

Was talking with a friend today, about my move to make better choices and that I'm back on board with Paleo.  The other day I took a small detour, but then Friday night I chose a meal out with my family.  Pizza, Beer and Bowling.  I ate once slice of…

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Added by LindaB on February 8, 2015 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

These Pounds Just Don't Want to Budge!!!!

I've been eating healthy, watching my food intake (portions) and moving every day. I am finally down below the 200 pound mark but the scale doesn't want to budge anymore. It's being incredibly mean and stubborn. I decided to take a road trip after work yesterday and drove up towards B.C. (I have friends who have a vacation home up on the coast and they invited me to come up and stay for the weekend).

I love visiting them. It's nothing but peace and quiet and glorious, sweeping views…

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Added by Stephanie D on February 7, 2015 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Week in Review - Loss

Weight 

1.6 pounds from last week. Down 7 pounds from day 1

Body Image

I am feeling a little better about my body. It doesn't seem as huge. I guess the loss helps my "view"

Fitness

I am almost done with week # 1 of the 21 Day Fix. I thought it would be geared more toward the beginner, but surprisingly it is kicking my butt. I have to modify here and there. I…

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Added by Paula on February 7, 2015 at 4:11pm — 5 Comments

one more day down

Swam this morning 30 min, .57 miles. I'm tired, I'm always tired now. I just want to sleep always. But that's nothing new I'm used to it from the marathon training. But the more I train for this the more confident I get about the whole thing and the more I feel like saying "I got this!"

In other news I got all my steps in today but two of my friends are kicking my butt in the fitbit challenge. That's okay though. At least I got in my five miles of steps. For the day so I'm…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 6, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

RUNNNANG!!!!

Ok...I am SUPER DUPER proud of myself! I actually ran a MILE WITHOUT stopping! Ok...it was more like a jog...on a treadmill....at 0% incline...at 5 miles per hour. But it was FASTER than walking!!!! And I didn't stop! I didn't even die like I thought I would! I know it's silly but I was WAY…

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Added by Stephanie D on February 5, 2015 at 9:19pm — 4 Comments

Day 4 Small Detour

I had a small detour today. I had a handful of roasted peanuts & a small handful of cheese puffs. I know why. I was hungry. The shakes kind of hungry. I only wished I had brought in an additional piece of fruit or veggie. I can not risk getting hungry at work. Hunger always wins and there just are not any good choices for me there if I get super hungry. I am not even sure why today was any different from the other 3. One plus is it did not…

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Added by Paula on February 5, 2015 at 7:54pm — 2 Comments

Still going at it

I made it out on the bike yesterday I did all 35 minutes and I was a little faster and made it to 6.50 miles this time compared to my 6.36 miles of last Wednesday in the same amount of time. So i'm proud. I also did my two mile walk at work. I've been keeping up with my steps and I've been above 10k steps all week so far. I'm in another work week hustle challenge with my fitbit friends and my friend and I keep leap frogging each other for first place. 

This morning I got up…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 5, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

One day at a time

Food has been hit or miss, with a few more hits this week. I pulled out the Vitamix and made a couple of fruit and veggie combos. One tasted awful but I drank it anyway. I need to get the hang of this again! 

I started off the week by going to the big Sunday farmer's market in town, and loaded up on fruit and veggies. Among my finds was a big bag of apples- too many apples! I made applesauce which  was delicious, and tried to make sugar free apple cake which turned out so bad…

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Added by Dee on February 5, 2015 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

Weigh in Day jitters

Today is a weight in day. I have been doing very well this month. For 35 days I have tracked EVERYTHING I put into my mouth. I have made healthy choices and even started working out every morning with my AMAZING husband....5am...Now that's commitment....So WHY am I always so nervous to weight in. Honestly even if the number on the scale doesn't go down, that is not an honest reflection of the healthy choices I am making. Every day I track, and each time I work out, those are the things that…

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Added by Mary Wilkinson on February 5, 2015 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

Trucking Along

Not a whole lot to report these days. I feel like I've run out of things to talk about here...6 weeks and counting until the little one (should) be here. After missing the gym last week because of a horrible cold, it sure was nice to get back there this week. I took step on Mon and today. I plan to take cardio combo tomorrow if the snow doesn't cancel it. Otherwise, I'll take step again on Friday. Other than that, not a whole lot going on around here.

And here's the most recent…

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Added by Christy on February 4, 2015 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

Detour

I took a little detour today.....

A funny story.  There is relevance, I promise.  I work in the "hood" of my school district.  Truly not a safe place to be after 5:00pm.  Today I was driving down the road on the way to the office and I hit a little detour.  There was some road work and they had me detour off the road into the hood from the main road.  When the man was directing me down a road I am not familiar with I was like --- are u seriously send me down there?  He said, yeah, it…

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Added by LindaB on February 4, 2015 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

Day 3 & no salt snack at work

I did another no salt snack day at the office. That makes 3 in a row. Did I want to? YES. Did I talk myself into just having that 1 Combo or Cheese Doodle (yeah, like 1 would only lead to 100 more) I was so close to caving in, but I just sucked it up. I just do not want to screw up these 21 days. It is ONLY 21 days. I asked myself "is it really worth it?" And I just said no. I am sick and tired of being fat. I want to lose…

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Added by Paula on February 4, 2015 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Movement!

Finally got some movement in yesterday and today.  Although, I really didn't want to do yesterday.  It was so cold and the wind was blowing really hard.  Like patio furniture moving wind.  I can handle cold, but the wind just sucks.  While txting my walking buddies - I got a pass from one but not the other.   I wasn't then - but I'm happy now that she pushed me.  We got in a 40 minute walk.

Today was cold - but no wind.... THANK God.  We put down another 41 minutes.

Now that…

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Added by LindaB on February 3, 2015 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments

On a roll

So as much as i wanted to stay up last night and watch my beloved Nathan Fillion in the latest episode of Castle, I was exhausted and while I could have forced myself to stay up (it would start at 9 pm), I really thought it out and decided that if I stayed up to watch it (I'd be up until 10pm) then the odds of me getting up this morning to workout weren't going to be very high. and while technically today is a "rest" day on my training schedule I had planned some weight training to build…

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Added by Ovelia19 on February 3, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Day 2

Another day & NO salt snacks at the office. And with that yummy bag of Combo's calling my name? OMG I didn't think it was possible. I've been sticking to my 21 Day Fix diet plan. It's okay. I mean I am learning portions and also changing my combination of foods. I had to cut back on fruit to only 2 servings each day, cut back on veggies to 3 servings, cut down on carbs (grains & veggies like potato) to 2 servings a day &…

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Added by Paula on February 3, 2015 at 5:50pm — 3 Comments

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