I just got back from a 16.6 mile bike ride. It was a great day. Not too hot or too cold. When I got up this morning it was thundering & raining. I thought for sure I would be running on the treadmill. I am so glad it turned around & I could get out on the bike. I have gotten so much use out of our bike trail this year. I am going to search some good healthy lunch ideas. I want to get losing weight again.
Added by Paula on September 5, 2016 at 2:42pm —
We are camping for the weeknd and I am loving the downtime! Been making somewhat healthy eating choices but camping is hard to stay perfect. I'm hoping to check in a few times a week and give/get some support on our journeys. This week should be good since we have Monday off and I am feeling motivated! Off to walk the dog!
Added by Ali on September 4, 2016 at 7:54pm —
Weight - Down 0.4 pounds. Unbelievable since eating was less than stellar.
Exercise - Ran 19 miles this week & bike ride 15.5 miles (the only constant lately)
Food - Ugh! Snacking is out of control.
Mood - Practicing being more positive.
I have been going nuts with crackers. This week was an office food day & although I avoided the donuts, cookies the crackers and cheese were a different story. I really hate myself for giving in. I mean I work… Continue
Added by Paula on September 3, 2016 at 8:48am —
It seems like to scale is in slow motion for me. Although looking at my average since I started, at appears that I'm right were I should be. I'm down 7.5 lbs in 8 weeks so that's just under a pound a week, not bad. I'll just keep on chugging along.
So my stomach has been perfect since the day before I saw the GI doc last week and it hasn't returned KNOCK ON WOOD. It's so confusing with so many different specialists! They are not all on the same page as far as my care and it is… Continue
Added by Erica on August 31, 2016 at 10:41am —
Weight - Up 1.0 pounds. Ugh!
Exercise - Ran 4 days (20 miles) & rode my bike 1 day (15.5 miles)
Food - Mini binges. Yes, I got weak!!! Salty snacks at work.
Mood - Disappointed in my self.
This week I have to get back on track. Period.
Added by Paula on August 27, 2016 at 9:35am —
My weight this morning is the same as last week (150.8) but, every other time I've stepped on the scale I was up! So seeing the same weight today was a happy thing! I want to break into the 140's, hopefully in the next couple weeks!
My stomach has continued to be a problem. Which means I don't want fruits and veggies and I just want carbs and soothing foods. I haven't had much of an appetite but those foods being higher calorie I'm still where I should be calorie-wise (although… Continue
Added by Erica on August 24, 2016 at 8:51am —
Weight - Up 0.2 pounds. Shocked as I have been eating so much this past week.
Exercise - Ran 21 miles. Biked 15.5 miles.
Food - Good choices, but this week I was so HUNGRY. Not sure what the heck it was about.
Mood - Feeling pretty good. Scared about the path this country is taking so I have been focusing more in my own world rather than globally.
Added by Paula on August 20, 2016 at 9:27am —
So last week with my belly upset, I was concerned that I wouldn't lose or might even gain. I wasn't eating much but then when I did eat it wasn't my usual healthy diet I wanted pretty much straight up carbs. Also I didn't get any walks or hikes in! So I'm really glad to see a nice loss on the scale this week!
Lots going on in the weeks before school starts. Just trying to take in the most of the summer days that I can with my family!
I have some trips coming up in the… Continue
Added by Erica on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am —
I've started meal prepping lunch this week! I have grilled chicken, brown rice, and vegetables available. I didn't put them all in ready to go containers due to lack of containers, but it's on my list of things to get! I'm hoping this is an easy way for me to grab a healthy lunch while my toddler runs around the house. haha
So here's a question for you....
what are some afternoon snacks you enjoy? Continue
Afternoon snack time I have a tendency…
Added by Jackie on August 16, 2016 at 7:43am —
I am off to a good start this week. Yesterday I ran 8 1/4 miles yesterday. It is the longest distance I have run on a Sunday. Most of my runs are 4-6 miles, but I think it is good to push yourself every now & then. Today I got in a 15.5 miles bike ride. It was cooler & the wind was calm so it was like a perfect ride. I still struggle with food, but it is getting better. I have been holding steady for a while, so I need to really evaluate the diet & tweet it a bit. I still have my… Continue
Added by Paula on August 15, 2016 at 11:44pm —
Hey Ladies! Ive missed you. Hope everyone has been having a great summer. So many things have happened since my last post Im not even gonna try to begin. I guess you could say I got out of my rut. I started working out consistantly and hard in July. Lifting weights regularly again and doin 2 hour a day cardio. Im waitressing again its a great job and tips and amazing. I lost 14 lbs in July. My weight is 166 now~~~ Of course my goal this month is to make it into the 50's by August. .. but… Continue
Added by Angie Y on August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm —
Weight - Down 0.4 pounds.
Exercise - Ran 4 days. Even in this hot/humid weather I got in 19 miles. Slower of course.
Food - A bit of a struggle. Damn crackers & sun chips. I am a salt addict.
Mood - Happy to not be gaining weight & gradually learning to be more grateful.
Added by Paula on August 13, 2016 at 8:44am —
I've not felt great since Monday little appetite and on and off nauseous. Monday and Tuesday I didn't even eat half of the salad that I packed for work. Today I was feeling much better until after lunch. I'm not sure what is going on with me but when I do want to eat I want pure carbs, rice, oatmeal...bland carb-y foods. I'm hoping that I feel better soon so I can get back to my normal eating!
Got some stuff done today regardless. My daughter had her before school physical. Then… Continue
Added by Erica on August 10, 2016 at 5:42pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Erica on August 3, 2016 at 8:19am —
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… Continue
Added by Jackie on August 1, 2016 at 7:36am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Erica on July 27, 2016 at 9:56am —