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Overdid it @ Dinner

Had a great day today, except I over did it at Dinner.  Tonight, hubby and I went out to a new place in town.  Chicken and Ale.  Its our second time going there; so far they have great food.  Since its the fall, they have a brew called Jacko.  I had it the last time we went and I kinda wanted another before it goes away.  Its a great pumpkin ale with a caramel-ie smoothness and a hint of nutmeg.  Its yum.

Breakfast was - 1/2 cup vanilla greek yoguart, 1/2 cup coconut granolla and a…


Added by LindaB on November 5, 2014 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

Success #2

Today was another successful day for me - with the exception that I haven't gotten out to walk.  I guess I could dust off the treadmill in our bonus room.

   Breakfast: Ezekiel Bread (toasted) with one egg and some fetta cheese.  Coffee - easy on the creamer.

   Lunch:  School food today -- orange chicken with brown rice and some broccoli.  I made a smaller portion plate.

   Dinner:  A little bit of flank steak, grilled eggplant and roasted asparagus.



Added by LindaB on November 4, 2014 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

Oh Darn....did I miss a day?

Well maybe not. I think I did yesterdays post at about 4 am so that has to count. is Tues and it's the 4th of Nov. Wow! this year is flying by. Before we know it Jan 2015 will be here. But in the meantime....

I am many of you like to exercise? Have you found the "FEEL GOOD" endorphins…


Added by Dee on November 4, 2014 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Big Girl Panties

Well, I pulled up my big girl panties today and I am heading in the right direction.  After a restful weekend retreat with the church ladies - I have found my second wind ... third or fourth --- HaHa.  I ate well over the weekend, making good healthy choices that pushed me into today.

I know I've been on this roller coaster way too long and its time to forge a head.  My scale may not have moved in the last two or three years, but I feel mentally stronger, wiser and ready to take…


Added by LindaB on November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

November 2 2014

There are days when I think...whats the point?

Like why am I doing this?

Who am I doing this for?

What am I making these choices for?

Why should I even care if I am morbidly obese or not?  

Writing this journal -drinking all this water- eating 1500 cal only per day-…


Added by Dee on November 2, 2014 at 9:19pm — 5 Comments

Meal Replacements: Do they work?

In my long and complicated battle with the bulge, the only significant success I have had has been by using meal replacement shakes. There are a lot of people who say they are bad for you and you just shouldn't go there (ask any Personal Trainer and no doubt this is what they will say). Perhaps they ARE bad for you... but so is being morbidly obese, which is what I was when I tore open my first sachet.

So do they work? In short, yes they do. If You Stick To Them. This might sound like a… Continue

Added by Penni Brown on November 2, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

November 1st....part 2

Well....The scale wasn't as bad as I was afraid it was going to be.....I was 228.2 this morning. Not great but better than being in the 230's again like Thursday that's for sure.

SO.....on top of everything else I have decided I want to a 5 km Color Run next Sept for my 51st birthday! I have no idea why....but I really want to do a 5 km run! At this point in my is just something I want to do....and I think after having the breast reduction it may become a real possibility…


Added by Dee on November 1, 2014 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

WOO HOOT! It's November 1st 2014

And I am so happy to be starting this day weighing less than I did on Thurs for my regular weekly weigh in.

So I am calling today....the day of transformation to ....ME!

It's the day I start looking at myself and finding out new things about.....ME!

Looking deep inside to see what I really want for goals in so many areas of my life.

Sitting here typing after I spent the night in this chair is not one of those things I want to repeat in the near future…


Added by Dee on November 1, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

What happend?

I'm feeling extremely annoyed with myself. It always happens...I start but then I stop. I thought I'd finally been honest with myself and I could move forward with achieving my goals. But five months after joining I've got nowhere. In fact, if I dared to step on the scale it would probably have gone the wrong way.

How do you pick yourself up? How do you stay on track? What is the magic answer?

I'm annoyed but optimistic....I just need to avoid self pity and just start… Continue

Added by Stitch 31 on October 31, 2014 at 7:18pm — 5 Comments

It's a....

GIRL! Honestly, I was shocked. Everyone else was predicting girl (which I really think is just what they were hoping for) but I was thinking we would have another boy. We are over the moon to be able to embrace the pink sparkles and girly bows. Everything else checked out great on the ultrasound, but we have one active little girl on our hands. She was bouncing all over the place the whole time. I have a feeling she is going to keep me on my toes! At halfway through my pregnancy I have put…


Added by Christy on October 30, 2014 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

What am I waiting for???

Uggh. I have no idea what I am waiting for honestly. I wrote my 1st blog what...prob a week ago and guess what? I still haven't starting exercising or eating any healthier. I would love to say----wait wait wait...I have reasonable excuses for not starting but one thing I know is no matter that the excuses are legitimate...they are still just that...excuses. Now...see I consider the fact that we had to go out of town to the specialist, spend the night away from home eat on the road in fast…


Added by Dee on October 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My arch-nemesis: Emotional Eating

When life doesn't quite go the way you'd planned, when relationships fall apart, jobs fall through, things break down, people you thought were good friends turn out to be anything but, or you just have a really rough day/week/month/year... what do "normal" people do? Cry? Scream? Throw things? Go on expensive shopping sprees? Hide under the bedcovers and wait for the storm to pass? Exercise like a maniac?

OR... Do they eat?

If you ignore the fact that my consumption of junk food is… Continue

Added by Penni Brown on October 29, 2014 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

Better & Balance

I had hoped for better when month end came. But I do not think I've lost weight. : (  I had hope to drop some, but I am not on a scale yet. Don't want it to steal my ambition. This month was not a total loss. I am doing better finding balance. I was so all or nothing and I think that can hurt me. So I eased up. Did exercise but let the day dictate what I did. I did more bike riding this month…


Added by Paula on October 27, 2014 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment

Lunchlady Walks!

I did it!  Completed my 2nd Avon Walk - 39.3 miles.  The Charlotte Walkers raised 1.4 million!!!  Whoot Whoot!

I am proud to say that I went into this in beast mode.  Maintained an average of 16 to 19 minute miles the whole first day and finished strong.  While I know it was not a race, I even beat my time…


Added by LindaB on October 27, 2014 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

Hours Away

Just 10 hours away from the start of the Avon Walk.  It will be an early rise tomorrow.  Need to be at the starting line by 5:45am.  6:15 start time for the first 26.1 miles.  Got all kinds of nervous energy going on. 

Checked in this evening and had an early dinner.  I am just about tucked in for an early night.

More to come.

Remember, if you would like to follow along and have Instagram or Twitter --- #lunchladywalks.

Added by LindaB on October 24, 2014 at 7:41pm — 3 Comments

This is it!

Today! There is no better time. There is no other place. It all begins today. (Well, I already started my new way of life a few days ago when I 1st found this blog. Let me tell you about myself and then we can catch up on the here and now and my future.

HI. My name is Dee. I am 50 ----wow! It seems so weird to write that. I am 50 years old. Anyway. So I am 50. I have pretty much had weight issues my entire life unless it was some stressful time when the stress was too much then I…


Added by Dee on October 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

loss and gain.

I got to my lowest weight whilst training for a 50k then for some reason I put on 8lbs and cant get it off. My race is in 2 weeks. I still was not at goal weight but I was close to a milestone like 2lbs close! I feel depressed and ashamed and now I can't wait till my race is over so I can try a different type of training to see if I can shock my body into losing again. I have like 40-50lbs to goal I have lost about 87. I hate the process I hate how long it takes I hate not being where I want…


Added by Flipper B on October 21, 2014 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Colonoscopy Day!! Yippee!!

Ok, today I will be the lucky recipient of  a colonoscopy.  I know this is probably a very strange comment but I don't mind this procedure.  My stomach is empty, I have HAD to not eat ... how come we can do a colonoscopy prep, not eat for 32 hours, and manage but we can't resist that temptation for the bagel or donut at work or that 'sliver' of pie for dessert?  Why, when we have to resist and eat NOTHING we can do it? 

I am looking at…


Added by Donna on October 21, 2014 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Soon to be 55

Today I started my 'diet' again.  I will be 55 in a little less than two weeks and realized that this will likely be my last chance to get it right.  Yo yo dieting has been my modus operandi.  I always said I know how to lose weight, I just don't know how to keep it off.  I have had 5-6 iterations of this throughout my life - losing weight, vowing to never let myself get uncomfortable weight-wise again...only to succumb to the temptations out there and give in.  The reasons are many and I…


Added by Donna on October 20, 2014 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Girls' Weekend

Thanks to my awesome husband I was able to get away for 4 glorious days with my girlfriends while he stayed home and held down the fort with the little guy. It was the perfect long weekend getaway. We went to a cute little town about 2 hours away and rented out a cabin. We stayed up late giggling, telling stories, and watching girly movies. We slept in without being woken up by crying kids or nagging alarm clocks. We lazily got ready, had breakfast at the cabin, and moved on our own…


Added by Christy on October 20, 2014 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

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