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We all know that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  For the past year I have tried over and over again to get back on the happy and healthy train by blogging, tracking, working out.  I just haven't been able to do it.  In fact, it really stresses me out.  So I'm taking a break.  From here.  For now.  Any one who wants to stay in touch outside of BTL let me know.


LindaB, you know how to reach me. 


Added by Lynn on July 11, 2014 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

Keeping my Ground!

Mid-Week report.  Since posting Sunday night, I have continued to do well with holding my ground.  I have made smart choices when it comes to my food.  Everything has been whole and healthy.  I am on a 47 day logging streak with MVP and have been spot on with my calories.

Monday night I went and walked with a friend.  I told her that I wouldn't want to go far because of the 10 miles from the day before and thought I could use a a rest day....but I really wanted to stretch.  To my…


Added by Ell-B on July 9, 2014 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

My goal! would love to loose 60 lbs by the end of the year

Hello all! 

Im an overweight girl and have been most of my life! Im very tall, so I think I carry it pretty well! Buuuut...doesnt mean I dont want to get rid of it and look better in a pair of jeans.  I probably could afford to lose more...but Im setting out for 60 at the moment. Ive tried all different things... but the thing is... I feel if I really want it... I can have it...and Im working on my will power. (Something I struggle with very much) I set a goal for myself back in…


Added by Jessica on July 9, 2014 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Anyone else out there have the same habit??

So if anyone can relate... please share!! Im completely fine throughout the day... eating smaller portions, drinking tons of water... my weakness is ... AT NIGHT! when little miss is in bed and its mama time. Im hanging out on the couch catching up on shows or crafting... snacks are usually in my hand! Horrible!

Added by Jessica on July 9, 2014 at 1:42pm — 6 Comments

A good 4th

Not sure about everyone else, but I had a good 4th of July weekend. For starters it was a 3 day weekend. The weather was perfect except for Sunday. Friday we decided to take out the ATV's and hit our favorite trail. We usually hit our favorite Mexican place for lunch, but to our horror it was closed. So not planned, but we looked along main and did find a small diner. What we thought would be a bomb, turned out really good.…


Added by Paula on July 8, 2014 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

New Trainer

Those of you who have been around for awhile will remember my past woes with my trainer moving to a different location. I was so, so sad because I just really don't like change and I had worked with him for so long. Over time, I got more used to the new trainer and decided he was ok. Nothing spectacular, but I did notice some nice changes in my body through working with him. I also liked that he liked to challenge me to do more than I was comfortable doing. I kinda became his own personal…


Added by Christy on July 7, 2014 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Not Giving Up Ground

First off I want to thank Christy, AT and Flipper for the kick in the pants I needed.  Remember a while back when I said that "Your Words" are important?  Well, they are!  It took the weekend for me to digest your words from recent comments to my question - What does it Take? followed by "…


Added by Ell-B on July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Play To My Strengths

It's been a year since I've worked.  Financially I have to but due to the complicated dynamic of our family it works out better for everyone if I don't.  I am thinking if I can find something when the kids go back to school that would be about as perfect timing as possible so I have started looking to see what's out there and researching the really promising leads.  I have also been thinking about my resume and interviewing.  Ugh.  Those are the worst parts of looking for a job!  I am pretty…


Added by Lynn on July 6, 2014 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Freedom From

I have been having some pretty deep thoughts regarding life, love, and the pursuit of happiness since the death of my dear friend.  I often find myself thinking through the past year and all that I've been through and wondering what would I have done differently if I knew then what I know now.  I'm not going to lie.  I would change everything.  That takes a lot of honesty to put in writing.  I know I can't change the past and that my only hope now is to focus on making the future the…


Added by Lynn on July 5, 2014 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Run for Liberty 5k

The family woke up bright and early (too early) this morning to head to a 5k with a group from church.

This was our first 5k as an entire family. My husband got stuck with stroller duty because there is just no way I would have made it trying to push that big guy. My man is a stud--he ended up 3rd in his age…


Added by Christy on July 4, 2014 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Back home from Cali

Olivia and I got home from Long Beach Tues night from her jump rope competition.  It was her first time competing at the National level.  It was a great experience for both of us.  I'm really glad that I didn't let my fear of traveling hold me back and I have to say that I wasn't nervous the whole trip! 

We brought food and grocery shopped there and ate breakfast in the room everyday.  I had oatmeal made with the coffee pot and I had protein shakes we made lunch each day.  I got a bag…


Added by Erica on July 4, 2014 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

The thing is "things" dont just "happen" to you

The thing is that "things" don't just happen to you. Nor do they "just happen" to me for that matter.  I want to talk about something that we all do and we all say that makes absolutely zero sense. 

So its a birthday or a big event of some sort this weekend and you go and you over indulge and then when it is over and you are up a pound or two or *gasp* more.... you say: "well I expected it", "I knew it was going to happen".  Now nothing happened to you or to…


Added by Flipper B on July 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

New Shoes!!!

I've been feeling some stress in my shins and feet lately and decided that it was time to replace one of the pairs of walking/running shoes that I have.  I have two pair set aside for walking that I use and change up every couple of days.  Time to retire my favorites.

Right now I have a pair of Adidas and a pair of Mizunos.  It was time to retire the Adidas.  Most all of my shoes have been Adadis, I love the fit.  I have narrow feet and they just fit better than most others.  But last…


Added by Ell-B on July 4, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

June 23rd - June 29th

This is my workout from last week

Week Stats All…


Added by Flipper B on July 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

...Slow Fade

OK Ladies - I've been in a slow fade these past couple of weeks.  June started out with a BANG!  I was doing awesome.  I even had an epiphany somewhere along the way on June 20th and its been downhill from there.  I keep asking myself - at what point will it just click? At what point in the journey do you take off and just KEEP GOING until you reach the end? …


Added by Ell-B on July 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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

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