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Where is everyone?

It finally cooled off a bit making running much more enjoyable. Got in a 6 miler this morning. It is the first time in a while that I felt that good. Running in humid weather really isn't any fun. Looking for a new race to try. Not sure ifi want to do another 10k or make it a 5k. Everyone must be really busy since it has been super quiet here. Hope to be reading posts soon.

Added by Paula on August 7, 2016 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

Week 1 Again

Ok so I'm almost done with my first week of my new eating healthy plan, I hate to use the term "diet" because it makes me feel worse so I use new eating healthy plan. This week has been pretty tough, lots of cravings that I have been trying hard to ignore and not always succeeding. My husband has been a good support for me but he can only do so much, as he only needs to loose a few pounds where as I need to loose much, much, much more. I'm happy that he's willing to help, that makes it easier.… Continue

Added by Brittany on August 6, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 8/6

Weight - Up 0.4 pounds. Not upset by this. Why? It was our anniversary this week & we went to a B&B for an overnight. It was a 2 day eat time. I had fantastic Indian food, home made cookies, fire cooked pizza & cold stone ice cream. Yes all that in just 48 hours. But once home it was back on track! Damage control. I feel this is a NSV for me.



Exercise - Vacation week & I still ran 18 miles & got in an 11 mile bike ride. We took the bikes to Duluth & rode the… Continue

Added by Paula on August 6, 2016 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Week 4 lost 0.5!

So at first glance I was thinking that I needed to experiment and lower my calories. I stayed the same last week but had good losses the 2 weeks prior and now another loss.  Looking at the big picture, this is week 4 and I have lost 5 pounds total!  That is not bad at all and I'll take it and be happy!  I'm not suffering at all with the slightest hunger. I'm not feeling deprived!  During those 4 weeks I have been to 3 parties, gone out to eat at 2 restaurants, made my famous pizza and wings…

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Added by Erica on August 3, 2016 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

August 1, 2016; still here

I'm still here and still doing morning workouts! Well, actually we went to Ohio last week so I had about a week off of traditional workouts. We went swimming and I danced all night at the wedding...that counts right?!, haha! That was accompanied by the worst types of food though :(

Now that my working out has become almost second nature, I'm ready to start focusing on the food aspect of improving myself. I'm not exactly sure how I want to approach this. My breakfast and…

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Added by Jackie on August 1, 2016 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 7/30

Weight - Zero. Stayed the same. No surprise since I did eat more than usual. Glad it wasn't a gain actually.

Exercise - Always consistent when it comes to this. Ran 4 days. Biked 1.

Food - Always a battle here. It is improving but.....

Mood - Better.

Added by Paula on July 30, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Week 3... I stayed the same

I'm not upset at all I was on target all week and I even started a little bit of exercise.  I forgot to discuss with my doctor, last week if  I had the ok to start a little bit of exercise.  In my head as long as I'm not pushing myself and putting too much strain on my joints I think he would actually welcome it. 

As much as I wanted to have lost a half pound this week, to make my total loss over the 3 weeks to be 5 lbs, I know that around week 3 I usually have a slight stall and…

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Added by Erica on July 27, 2016 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Feeling It

I've been working on getting my mojo back after injuring my right knee in March. Thinking I'd just made it sore, I procrastinated about going to the doctor for 2 months. When I finally did, he said I'd torn the cartilage and they couldn't repair it. But, they could do arthroscopic surgery and remove the damaged cartilage. 

I had the surgery on June 17. It was quick and painless and I was back to a "normal" routine the next day. But I was advised to stop running and stick to activities…

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Added by Lisa Finley on July 27, 2016 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 7/23

Weight - Up 0.2 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 20 miles & a 14.4 mile bike ride. (I sound like a broken record)

Food - I did eat more calories this week, but I was hungry & chose listening to my body.

Mood - Improved.

Added by Paula on July 23, 2016 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Busy week

Today was WI day and I'm down another 1.5 LBS!  That's pretty good considering that we had our older daughter's graduation party this past Sunday!  It was fantastic but exhausting!  I cooked for 2 days then we had the party, it was a blur, then we had to clean up, pack up both cars, drive home then unpack everything, I was exhausted, maybe even a little dehydrated.  I felt ill.  I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to work on Mon. but I felt much better in the morning.  Work is crazy…

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Added by Erica on July 20, 2016 at 9:22pm — 1 Comment

Still Steppin'

I just completed the 2nd week of my StepBet Challenge. So far, so good. I have been able to hit my goal Mon-Sat and then take a rest day on Sunday.

It has definitely motivated me to move a lot more. My husband is participating also, so we've been holding each other accountable. We are…

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Added by Christy on July 17, 2016 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

July 16, 2016; still at it!

I feel like working out in the morning is becoming routine. I don't really think twice about it or think of it as an option, I just do it. I like that. I also like that for the first time in my life if I miss a workout or it doesn't work with my schedule, I just move on to the next day. I used to feel like a failure for not being "perfect" but somehow my attitude is different. I'm liking it! 

Added by Jackie on July 16, 2016 at 11:08am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 7/16

Weight - Down 1.0 pounds. It is going in the right direction.



Exercise - Ran 18 miles & got in a 14.5 mile bike ride. Running a new path lately. I love it.



Food - The struggle that never ends. I made good choices most of the week.



Mood - Much improved. I do suffer with depression. I am seriously considering seeing a therapist. Finding one is the hard part. Truth be told, I have not had the best luck with conventional medicine. Seems as standards on things… Continue

Added by Paula on July 16, 2016 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

The Prodigal Daughter

Three years ago, I dropped into this site weighing 10 pounds heavier than my goal weight. I had lost 53 pounds as a WW member and was worried that the weight was coming back. Because I was blogging elsewhere and it was difficult to keep up with two sites, I slipped away from this site.

I return today having gained nearly all of my weight loss back. I'm seeking a new environment that offers support and understanding of someone who's fallen off the wagon in a major way. I'm struggling…

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Added by Lisa Finley on July 14, 2016 at 10:20am — 7 Comments

Week 1 (-3 Lbs.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess I'm off to a good start!  YAY!!!  See, for me all it really just takes the switch going off in my head and prepping my food ahead of time!  It's not that hard and it actually makes me fell more organized in many ways.  I was just not in a good place.   

I'm feeling pretty good!  I had a good week, first week back from vacation and I'm caught up at work!  Which means I don't have to stress about that!  Sunday is our older daughters graduation party!  Yup she graduated high…

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Added by Erica on July 13, 2016 at 12:31pm — 3 Comments

July 13, 2016; check in

I completed a 30 minute dumbbell routine this morning! Feels great! 

Food wise, I have been doing well the last couple of days. Over the weekend we had a huge family birthday party, so I overindulged  there and it leaked into Sunday, but this week has been a healthy one so far! 

Gotta go chase the baby!! He is taking off down the hallway! haha. 

Added by Jackie on July 13, 2016 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

& We have Movement!

Week two of the new job under the belt and it has confirmed my first impressions and that is "I have made the best decision!!"

I have gotten in some exercised between the incredible thunder storms with some runs, walks and today a Zumba class.  Yeah, a Zumba class.  I was pretty spastic, but I did sweat.  A friend of mine teaches some PiYo classes at this open gym along with a Buns class.  Its $5 a session.  The great thing is its on the way home from work now that I'm going in a…

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Added by LindaB on July 9, 2016 at 11:05am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 7/9

Weight - Down 0.6 pounds. So glad to stop the cycle of gaining!

Exercise - Ran 20 miles. No bike ride this week.

Food - still having a bad day here & there but progress is being made. If only eating was as easy as exercise!!

Mood - Working to stay positive.

Added by Paula on July 9, 2016 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

July 7, 2016; baby steps

Literally! My baby took his first steps yesterday! I couldn't believe it! :D 

Today we got in a 30 minute workout! I've got a whiny baby in a pack 'n play right now, so I'm going to keep this short. Just wanted to check in. 

Have a wonderful day! One thing the coach says in the HASfit videos I do on Youtube is "Remember why you're here!" He says that during the more intensive parts of the workout and it really helps push me further. But I…

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Added by Jackie on July 7, 2016 at 8:01am — 3 Comments

Still here, still struggling

Although I haven't posted in a few, I do come on to read and comment. I haven't posted about my journey because I'm still not really doing anything. I have a baseline with  activity, but eating is still a problem. Also, after throwing myself into strength training, I hurt my back and now I am afraid to do too much activity. I am trying to rest my back for two weeks, doing only light walking and a lot of stretching. So when I start to try to add more activity, I'll be starting pretty much…

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Added by Dee on July 6, 2016 at 5:31pm — 6 Comments

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