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Weekly Update - 3/4

Weight - Up 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 26 miles on the treadmill

Food - Eating too much. Too much snacking.

Mood - Mad at myself for not overcoming this damn food addiction.

What the hell is it with me & food?? I cannot stop with the Goldfish crackers or other salty snacks. I think I can relate to the cravings a heroin addict has. At least I am consistent with exercise. I try really hard to NOT let the scale dictate my mood or self worth, but it… Continue

Added by Paula on March 4, 2017 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update 2/26

Honestly it was an okay week nothing fantastic. I think it would have been better had we not gotten 4 inches of snow and kept the 60 degree temps! Oh well at least there's only 2 weeks left until daylight savings.

Weight- Down 0.6 lb

Food- I did okay this week but it could have definitely been better however I also realize it could have also been worse.

Exercise- Was same as with the food it could've been better but could've been worse.

Mood- Tired and honestly I…


Added by Brenna on February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Updates - 2/25

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds.

Food - Always a struggle. Working in an office that gets candy & snack sample is really bad for me.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. I know I need to do some resistance training. I just hate not running. Ugh!

Mood - Good. Working on being mindful.

I have been using my foam roller this past week & think it will really be good. It does hurt, but I feel better afterward. I want to start a training plan. I found one for… Continue

Added by Paula on February 25, 2017 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Weekly update 2/20

Sorry this is a a day late. So not a bad week overall I worked all weekend stayed mostly on track with food however after 10-11 hour days I'm not much in the mood for exercising and I didn't gain this week but I also didn't lose any either. I definitely need to get some exercising done even after work to get through this plateau before it consumes me and I give up again. Plus 1.5 lbs to go before my goal date in 2 days. I hope everyone had a great weekend.


Added by Brenna on February 20, 2017 at 6:32am — 7 Comments

Better with Age

Today is my birthday--I turned the big 3-5. Honestly, I never really understood the big freak out about getting older, but maybe that's because I feel like I am getting better with age. Haha. At 35 I am more confident in my own skin, feel strong and capable, and like where I am in life. I have an amazingly supportive husband and 2 great kids (that only drive me crazy some of the time. lol). Sure, there are always things that could be better, but I am living a pretty blessed life.…


Added by Christy on February 18, 2017 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Update - 2/18

Weight - Down 1.0 pound. Relief to see it go down

Food - I did make better choices, but I still ate too much & snacked too much.

Exercise - I really kicked up my running. I ran 27 miles.

Mood - Really trying on focusing on me & not the world at large.

Today I bought myself a foam roller. I was hoping it will help me feel better. I have been running so much over the last year or better & although I do stretch afterwards it just isn't… Continue

Added by Paula on February 18, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

Looking back at my WI log

I was just wondering how long ago it has been since my weight has been where it is currently because over the last 2 weeks I have had a couple people mention that I look like I've lost weight!  Well I have but was shocked that anyone noticed.  So I looked at my log and it's actually been just over 2 years since my weight has been this low!  And 3 years since I was where I want to be, in the low 130's.  Back then I was weight lifting pretty intensely and in really great shape.  Then I started…


Added by Erica on February 14, 2017 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

What's cookin'?

So, it's been the past that would have meant that I fell completely off the wagon, wasn't living a healthy life, and so I was avoiding this place. Not this time! Life is just busy with 2 kids, working, and trying to spend some time with my husband. Life is also kinda boring at maintenance. In the past, I loved posting about weekly progress, sharing pictures, or talking about challenges. Now it just kinda seems like the same old boring talk all the time. However, I will try and…


Added by Christy on February 12, 2017 at 4:12pm — 4 Comments

Update - 2/12

Weight - Up 1.2 pounds. Not good. Result from BLT ( bites,licks,tastes )

Exercise - Running 5 days a week on the treadmill. Averaging 15-22 miles per week.

Food - Making better choices, but getting kinds of sloppy. The "just one" syndrome. It is not just one however.

Mood - I have been stressed & depressed. But I realize it is up to me to change. I cannot change the world, but I can change how I react. I am working on being the "change" I would like to… Continue

Added by Paula on February 12, 2017 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Weekly update 2/12/17

Things have been going well this week. Enjoying a relaxing weekend off. Back around Christmas time I set a short term goal that I wanted to lose 8 lbs by my birthday and I'll be honest I really didn't think that it would happen and now my birthday is in 10 days and I am less than 2 lbs away from that goal and it feels amazing. The 40-50 degree weather we've been having here in Northwest Iowa(in February) doesn't hurt either ;)

I hope that everyone is having a great…


Added by Brenna on February 12, 2017 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Back at it.

So its been a while and a lot has happened since I was last here. We took a couple trips last year which one included me climbing to the top of a MOUNTAIN!!!! Also got married in October. My weight loss has been going better as of late. My best friend and I are working on it together. Although that proves its own…


Added by Brenna on February 8, 2017 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Still at it!

Hello! Is anybody out there?  I got to leave work early for the snow today :)   I'm still at it losing weight. I'm using my fitness pal for tracking.  I'm doing meal prep and using my kitchen scale and I'm sticking to it really well.  However, the bathroom scale is moving in super, duper slow motion and it's starting to get frustrating.  I think I might need to drop my calories down a smidge.  I'm only 5'2 and I sit at a desk all day.  I think I'm going to drop down a little and see what…


Added by Erica on January 31, 2017 at 3:17pm — 5 Comments

Happy New Year!

I can't believe how quickly time flies! Well I'm back to tracking my food with my fitness pal and I have already lost 2 pounds :) Sure it's not much but it's just the motivation that I need to move forward. I'm feeling much better than I have felt in a long time and taking this opportunity to get my habits in order and move toward getting my weight back to a healthy place. I have to run now, work awaits! But I will be back soon! So glad to see some of my log time friends still posting and… Continue

Added by Erica on January 13, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

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

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