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Do something you can be proud of.....

My new thing is I try to do one thing I can be proud of in EVERY workout. Like yesterday during my trail/hill/ speed workout I tried to run my fastest TRAIL mile ever.  I ran a 12 minute mile on trails. It was mile 2. (I did 5 miles total)  I normally run a 15-16 minute mile on trails and a 10-12 on roads so this was a big deal even if it was only for a mile.

I also did an extra set of squats at the gym when I was tired and I was the only one who would have known if I did not…

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Added by Flipper B on July 2, 2014 at 4:34pm — 3 Comments

7/1/14

I started going to the gym. I've gone 2 days now. I pushed myself really hard. I think I am ready to start learning to run. I didn't go today., but I'll go tomorrow. I need to start cutting my calories. I eat everything in sight. I still eat like I am eating for two. So I'll try 1400 calories. I have never been so out of shape in my life. It sucks. I can't wait till I see at least sime results. It will probably be 2 months. I'm so tired of looking like this. I'm guess I'm done having kids so I… Continue

Added by Olivia Petty on July 2, 2014 at 12:01am — 1 Comment

Weekend Temptations, Stress and Positivity

Well today was a good one. I got a bunch of work done, some party planning and attended my son's last baseball game of the year :) I love productive days.  I am nearing the end of week 1 of changing to a healthy lifestyle. So far, it hasn't been as hard as I anticipated. I haven't had any cravings which has always been my downfall in the past. I am somewhat dreading this weekend however. My mother will be in town from Texas and she LOVES to cook us food or pick up fast food thinking she is…

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Added by Rachel on July 1, 2014 at 11:18pm — 6 Comments

Goals - 5/19/2014

It was a good week. As for my goals

1. No Dairy - Nailed it

2. No eggs - Nailed it

3. Minimize vegetable oils. Did okay, but always room for…

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Added by Paula on June 30, 2014 at 8:45pm — 3 Comments

Post Vacation Weigh In

Today was my first "official" weigh in since vacation. I got back late Tuesday night, weighed at home on Wednesday morning (was up 3.6) and got back to business without missing a step. I had my healthy breakfast, went to my workout, and got to the store to stock up on my normal foods. Also, lots of water to flush everything out. I'm proud to say that at my weigh in tonight, not only was that 3.6 gone, but another 0.4 as well. The "old me" would have come back from vacation knowing that I was…

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Added by Christy on June 30, 2014 at 8:41pm — 4 Comments

quick update

Last week started really strong with my new diet, and didn't end so well. Friday I had to be out of the office with a field trip all day, so I ended up eating what the kids ate, because it was free, and placed right in front of me....pizza and french fries. Not the best for low-carb. There was cake on Friday too. Saturday morning I had a mini blueberry muffin at the breakfast at the conference I was at. Then Saturday night we made zucchini bread, so I've been all over…

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Added by Rebecca on June 30, 2014 at 6:54pm — 1 Comment

Trained

I recently joined a gym that had day care and I got a free one hour consultation with their trainers with the membership.  Clearly the intention is to get you to buy their services as well, but they also do an overall health assessment and I was curious about that.  No surprises.  I'm overweight.  I need to eat less and move more.  SIGH.  Why do I always think I am going to get some surprise miracle answer?  There is no other way to go about it.  Diet and exercise.  No matter how you cut…

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Added by Lynn on June 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

it's harder than I thought

My goal of being below 100kgs by my birthday? Well, I failed.

Today I turn 28 and I weighed in at 105kg which means I even put on some weight.

I am disappointed with myself. I feel like I'm in this deep hole and it's so damn hard to get out of it. and it's so comfortable down here. but I'm not happy where I am now. but it's just so hard at the moment. my motivation has walked away and I just don't know how to make it come back to me...

somehow I have to…

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Added by Melanie H. on June 30, 2014 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

It's Not About Having A Good Day

Over the years I have always felt as though if I could just get a good day under my belt I would call it "Day One" of my journey and ride off into the sunset with a rainbow and a unicorn and leave a hundred pounds in the past never to be seen or heard from again.  Ha!  To think I actually (wanted) to believe that.  For more than a year.

 

I have come to realize that to be successful I can't focus solely on having just one good day and calling it quits.  I need to have a good…

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Added by Lynn on June 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Goals: 6/28/2014

Weekly Goals

Skills & Habits I want to focus on this week: tracking what I eat, regular workouts, work life balance.

  • GOAL #1: Track every bite on livestrong.com. Goal for 1,800. Things I can do to support this goal..
    • Prep food on Sunday.
    • Track meals in advance as much as possible so you know what's left.
    • Track what you expect to…
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Added by Shannon H. on June 28, 2014 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

Forgetting What I Know

Ok guys. It's been tough. I feel as though I'm completely into pre-healthy Shannon mindset in the worst kind of way. I need to change my life. I need to find balance between work and life once and for all. 

In a way, the fact that I've lost 50 pounds before and now gained 40 of it back is quite possible the biggest roadblock I'm facing. Every day I tell myself "you should know how to do this! Why aren't you just doing it? Because you're lazy, because you want to be fat,…

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Added by Shannon H. on June 28, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

It's Been A Tough Year

It was just about a year ago when I lost my job, got sick, and gained so much weight.  I have never been able to get a handle on things since then.  It doesn't help that I am an emotional eater and life just hasn't been going my way...  In addition to my illness, the husband got sick and was out of work for two months, the youngest of the bunch had his own issues that resulted in two extended hospital stays, and a dear friend who helped my mom raise me and then helped me raise my kids lost…

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Added by Lynn on June 28, 2014 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

Support Envy

Well, I am new to this blog and have recently started blogging on blogger as well. I have been reading so many of your posts and I have to say that I have Support Envy. So many of you have such wonderful, supportive relationships with your husbands and I, am admittedly jealous. I even teared up a little while feeling sorry for myself. I try not to feel sorry for myself too much, there was a time in my early 20s that I did it often. I guess I just don't usually allow myself to think too much…

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Added by Rachel on June 27, 2014 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

Vacation Recap

To say I had a great vacation is an understatement. It was just what I needed. Lots of relaxing downtime with my handsome husband.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen. It was great to have everything we needed right there. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or your choice…

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Added by Christy on June 27, 2014 at 12:39pm — 3 Comments

Headed in the right direction!

I have gotten really serious these days about getting the scale to move back downwards.  I went and weighed in at WW last Saturday and was officially up 6 pounds on their scale.  It was mentally defeating, but the slap in the face that I needed.  Well, I am proud to say that this morning was down 2.8 (that is almost 3 pounds) from that weigh in last week.  Woot!!  

My husband and I both got Fitbits (the Flex) a few weeks ago, and although I cannot compete with him and his step count…

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Added by Kathie Whitmoyer on June 27, 2014 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

High Places and Dr. Pepper

This past weekend we had my son’s 1st birthday party! It was so much fun and I am still so amazing how incredible my lil boy is and how blessed I feel knowing God is letting me borrow him to teach him and to love him. I’m awestruck!



Weeks prior to his party, I rid my house of snacks and regular soda, as well as anything with too many carbs or fat in an effort to help me not be tempted during this first phase of HCG and the very low caloric intake protocol. I did so well those weeks… Continue

Added by Amy McBrayer on June 26, 2014 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Temporary victory

Walked into work this morning to see two whole dozen glorious donuts on the break room table. AND I DIDN'T EAT ONE!!! It took well into the early afternoon for them all to disappear, and it was torture to go into the fridge for my fruit water, or to wash out my smoothie cup. But, I did it, and I can do it again!

Added by Rebecca on June 25, 2014 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

I did it!

Thanks to a great self-confidence boost from many of you fine ladies, I took the plunge and wore a two piece bathing suit for the first time in my entire life while on vacation.

Not only that...I found that the bottoms were a bit uncomfortable, but had a regular pair of black bottoms for my…

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Added by Christy on June 25, 2014 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

Day 2

So I may have forgotten to mention two days ago that I was also making major changes to my diet. I've tried for a while to lower my carb intake, and pretty much just decided to cut it out my starch intake altogether. The last two days, I've done green smoothies for breakfast, added fruit-infused water to my day, and avoided breads, rice, pasta, crackers, and sweets. Not completely, just enough to make me a bit crabby, and really hungry. 

Spending a few days trying to find my…

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Added by Rebecca on June 24, 2014 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

Good

Good. That seems to fit me lately. The husband & I got in a bike ride yesterday. But we did get caught in a down pour for the last 5-10 minutes. But it wasn't all that bad. Since I've been using this homeopathic remedy for my adrenal gland I swear I've been feeling so much happier. I've really been sticking to plan. I would have to say 90% of my choices are good & healthy. The struggle to not eat the office crap is not such a struggle…

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Added by Paula on June 24, 2014 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

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