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Still Tracking After All These Years

Back in 2010 it became clear to me that I had to do something about my weight which had crept up to the mid 220's and it wasn't coming down. As a first step I decided to track what I ate and set a reasonable calorie goal. What I didn't do was commit to staying within that calorie goal so when dinner rolled around and I was almost out of calories, I'd say "Oh well! there's always tomorrow," and just eat. It certainly showed me why I wasn't losing weight. 

Then in…


Added by MarthaG on January 11, 2017 at 7:42pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 1/3

Weight - Down .4 pounds.

Exercise - Running 5 days a week. I have cut back since I am not sure if I hurt my high hamstring. I ran 15 miles.

Food - I am making better choices. I did not gain weight in the last 4 weeks of December.

Mood - Positive.

2016 was better than 2015. Although I am not at goal, I lost 15 pounds from 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016. I ran 5 races in 2016. Here is to 2017.

Added by Paula on January 3, 2017 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Day 1 complete

My day is over. I'm about to get a shower and hit the hay. I did all I said I was going to do today. This morning Jason (DH) and I did our first CD from the Focus T-25 series. It was tough but we made it through. I wasn't dripping sweat as I do with Insanity, but my body, calves especially were feeling it.

I then wrote down all my food that I planned to eat for the day, accounting for calories and stuck to it all day. Jason even took a break from plowing to drive me to the store to…


Added by Onnie Michalsky on January 2, 2017 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

2017 Resolutions

So cliche! New Year's Resolutions. It's a new year, a new me. Not that I don't like the current me, but in order to want to change, you must be dissatisfied with how you are now. And so...I resolve to change starting today, January 1st...what better day is there? A bonus too, since it is Sunday, again... a perfect day to start! Today I blog and make my SMART goals. Tomorrow I wake up, do T-25 and meal plan. Then at night I teach cardio dance. 2 workouts in one day won't be a bad way to kick…


Added by Onnie Michalsky on January 1, 2017 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Weekly Update 12/10

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. When it stays here or goes lower I will believe it is a loss vs. fluctuation.

Exercise - Ran 5 days. Got in 27 miles this week. Treadmill miles are not fun like outdoor running is.

Food - I did reign in a bit more this week, but there is much more that needs doing.

Mood - Okay.

I think I am the only one who blogs here anymore. I feel silly sometimes posting, but I am doing this to help me hold myself accountable. Maybe folks… Continue

Added by Paula on December 10, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 12/3

Weight - Zero. No change.

Exercise - Ran the treadmill 5 days this week. 25 miles.

Food - I need to make changes here. I have lost weight since the beginning of the year, but want to lose more.

Mood - Tired. It has been gray & blah since last weekend. I need sun.

I really wanted to lose 5 more pounds by the end of the year. I am not sure if I will make it, but I am going to give it my best shot.

Added by Paula on December 3, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/26

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds. No surprise after Thanksgiving. I have still lost 13.8 pounds since New Years.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. The 5 mile Turkey Trot was fun. It didn't prevent the gain.

Food - I really need to focus more on Eating clean wholesome foods. I have been leaning to much to processed.

Mood - Up & down.

Added by Paula on November 26, 2016 at 7:34am — No Comments

My story of Struggling for Fit Shape

Since the early childhood I have always being a little bit plump. It never seemed a real problem for me as I thought that situation was under my total control. As the time showed, I was wrong. When I became older things started to go wrong and my problem with excess weight started growing together with the number of kilos on the scales.

First Fails

Fitness industry becomes more popular every day and I decided not to stay aside. I found the nearest gym next to my house and…


Added by Emma Jones on November 22, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/19

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. I was really getting upset seeing it climb. I have to work harder.

Food - The fact is I really have to get this under control. Weight loss is 80% diet. There is no exercising away a bad diet.

Exercise - Ran 5 days on the dreadmill. This year we had cable down in the basement so it is a little more tolerable.

Mood - Still suffering with anxiety. Worried about everything. Praying gas been more intense than ever.

I can't believe… Continue

Added by Paula on November 19, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments


Got up this morning & headed to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee & toasted bagel. I put pumpkin butter on mine. It is fat free & I like the flavor. It is basically pumpkin purée wth spices. I chose the sugar free. It was still chilly when we got to the park to get in our Sunday run. The first mile was tough, but i did warm up. Not sure how long we will be able to continue runnning outside. We got in 6 miles. Lucky for me, it has been a mild November. I signed up for the Turkey Trot. A 5… Continue

Added by Paula on November 13, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/12

Weight - Up 1.0 pounds. Overeating is the reason.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles on the treadmill. Getting too dark to run after work. I am still running Sunday mornings.

Food - Too much eating. Frankly there has been too much crap at work. This week alone I did a serious binge on Goldfish crackers. I really need to get my mini binges gone. Stress & boredom seem to be the reasons.

Mood - Stressed. Nervous. After this past week of elections & the violence that… Continue

Added by Paula on November 12, 2016 at 8:32am — 2 Comments


2 months until the end of the year. 2017 is just around the corner. Election Day is here & I really don't know who to vote for. I can only hope through prayer that this country will pull together & bring back values, concern for others & remember what makes this country the best place on earth. One thing I "elected" to do is sign up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. It is a 5 mile run. It will mark the 5th run I will have completed this year. I am nervous as I get with all… Continue

Added by Paula on November 8, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/5

Weight - Down 0.8 pounds. Yep, still dancing with those 2 pounds. Back & forth.

Exercise - Ran 24 miles. No bike this week. Had great weather for November. Signed up for the Turkey Trot. A 5 mile run.

Food - Too much snacking. Pretzels in general. The gluten caught up with me & the scale shows me why I shouldn't ea them. I swear I am a salt addict.

Mood - Kind of down. Unlike my weight. It is the last 2 months of the year & I wanted "lose weight" not… Continue

Added by Paula on November 5, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Weekly Update 10/29

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds

Exercise - Same as every week. Ran 4 days & biked 1.

Food - Office food day yesterday. Ugh! Really need to find a plan.

Mood - Stressed. Scared about the up coming election. Concerned I won't get this weight off.

Added by Paula on October 29, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments


Happy Happy Friday! So after seeing one of my clients get smaller and smaller doing Weight Watchers Smart Points I decided to give it a try without weighing myself. Mostly out of fear that I wouldn't like what the scale said and it would unmotivated me. Hey, it's happened more then I like to admit. Well today was the end of week 3 so I made myself get on the scale and I'm glad I did. Not weighing myself gave me this "ignorance is bliss" feeling about it. But this week I noticed my motivation… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 28, 2016 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

Frustration Leads to Resolution

So I visited my orthopedic doctor yesterday for a follow up appointment. I had gotten a cortisone shot in my knee two weeks ago to help with the advanced osteoarthritis that was flaring up. Two weeks ago he told me I'd need a knee replacement in the next three years, and come back if it bothers me again and we'd take next steps.

His version of "next steps" is telling me to lose weight. Um, duh. I already knew that. I was 115 pounds when I graduated, I'm 230 pounds now. I know…


Added by Krista on October 24, 2016 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

How much do I need the scale?

So I've been doing Weight Watcher Smart Points (on my own) for 3 weeks now, without weighing myself. I was gonna weigh myself on Friday, but then I realized it was the week before ahem TOM. Before when I did weight watchers I learned to skip that week of weighing because I wouldn't like what the scale said, and unfortunately the scale has the ability to ruin my whole day. So knowing this I decided to skip this week. I went to work yesterday and got my first "are you losing weight?" From one of… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 23, 2016 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 10/22

Weight- Up 0.2 pounds. A miracle considering the snacking this week.

Exercise- Ran 6 days this week. No bike.

Food - Ugh! I had too many mini binges.

Mood - Good. Today I did the Haunted Hustle 5k. No plans to go crazy but ended up with a PR (27 min 53 sec)

Added by Paula on October 22, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Smart Points, My Oldest Son turns 18, too much good/bad food!!

So this last week I've been trying Smart Points and so far I think I really like it. I guess we'll see if I lose weight, that will decide if I like it;) I see how it kind of forces you to make better choices, and because of WHAT I'm eating I truly haven't been hungry at all and I feel thinner. I'm not gonna weigh myself until Friday I think. But so far so good!!

So yesterday my oldest baby Jonah turned 18. It's so bittersweet watching your kids grow up. I love the age he is now and… Continue

Added by Melissa Moore-Price on October 16, 2016 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 10/15

Weight - Down 1.8 pounds. Going in the right direction.

Exercise - Ran 18 miles & a 15.5 mile bike ride.

Food - Really made more "whole food" choices. But I did indulge in my salty snacks. Ugh!

Mood - Feeling better seeing a loss.

Added by Paula on October 15, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

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