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Summer challenge starts July 1st
Sunday, June 18, 2017      2 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exer... Read more
Spring challenge was awesome!
Monday, June 12, 2017      2 comments

So I did the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge. I usually never lose weight regularly so I don't do challenges. Since lowering my carbs, I do lose. Starting Weight 4/8/17: 216 Goal Weight: 5% Lose: 10.8 Goal: 205.2 Week 1 4/15/17:215 Wee... Read more
Moderate low carb is working great!
Monday, May 08, 2017      7 comments

Labels are a pain. I'm pretty much not eating bread, so I get the "are you doing a no carb diet? I'm not really. Some days I'm around 100 carbs, some days 150. I am purposely staying under 150, but I'm finding I stay around 100 on a normal weekd... Read more
Carbs are my Kryptonite
Monday, April 24, 2017      12 comments

After trying pretty much every diet EVER, I have finally found something that actually works for me without making me feel like crap, without starving or buying all kinds of weird stuff, or not being able to eat out ever again. It seems tha... Read more
Five days Carbs under 150
Sunday, April 16, 2017      3 comments

Started Wednesday April 12th , so four days so far. Today is the first day I had a headache, I did not eat my smoothie today, ate eggs and ham instead. I'm thinking I will do a higher carb day every four days, not like high carb going to eat a b... Read more
I'm a Endo-Meso
Thursday, April 13, 2017      3 comments

I have been religiously weighing and measuring my food for 86 days. I have been walking an hour a day, 2 to 3 miles, 6 days a week. I lost 9 pounds but then nothing. So I took a look at my diet. I have been in calorie range, usually under. I eat... Read more
An avocado smoothie that tastes good
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      4 comments

I have been eating a kale smoothie for breakfast for about four years now. I went through a lot of different ingredients: protein powders, spirulina, cacao, flax, all kinds of extras. I've tried a lot of different recipes, but they seemed to hav... Read more
Feet are feeling sweet!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      2 comments

First time in a long time that I have no foot pain after a walk. I did 2.42 miles. These are some seriously contained shoes. I wear flip flops pretty much 24/7 and these sneakers have an actual arch and everything lol. My Sauconys do not have an... Read more
Ouchy feets
Monday, March 27, 2017      2 comments

I forgot the foot pain from longer distance walks. Last time when I was exercising regularly I had gotten up to a decent pace, more slow jogging than walking. But then I stopped. I started just doing a mile and a half. Then I figured to ... Read more
Why can't I keep a promise to myself?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      2 comments

Why do I keep doing this over and over again? Seriously I have been dieting since I was 13, so that's like 36 years. Really? It has recently occurred to me that I must not think I'm that important if I can't do this for myself. I would not tell ... Read more
Eating out is bad, mmkay?
Friday, March 17, 2017      2 comments

Went for lunch with my mom and daughter today. We had made plans, so I only ate a Fage greek yogurt for breakfast. My mom loves Chili's so we went there. My mom can be um, quite "difficult" when eating out. I swear the woman has no filter on her... Read more
You never a fail if you keep trying!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      2 comments

Finally back on for real. 52 days logging straight. I log through the Lose it! app for food. It works better for me. So, I was finally down below 190, then my son's accident threw me totally off. I went back up to 226, and now I have to re-lose ... Read more
April 2015 blessings and a major hurt
Thursday, May 21, 2015      2 comments

April was a bad month for me. My 21 year old son got in a terrible accident Easter eve. His best friend Curtis (who was driving) died at the scene, such a sweet boy, Curtis, his other friend in the back seat broke his neck and suffered spinal i... Read more
You have to be Oprah rich for Fast Metabolism diet...
Saturday, February 14, 2015      6 comments

So, tried it, The Fast metabolism diet, a full 7 days. Honestly I can't afford to eat like the diet lays out. I also can't eat every 3 hours. Preparing the food was taking up large portion of my work day. Does not fit into my life at all. The go... Read more
Day 8, Phase 1 Fast Metabolism
Sunday, February 08, 2015      2 comments

OK I skipped posting a few days due to no time. I loved phase 3. It was a great mixture of all of the phases. This is a pretty confusing way to eat, all around. I have to constantly check my app for what I'm supposed to be eating. I was ... Read more

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