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Depressed and feeling overwhelmed
6/28/2014 4:23:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I am not in a good mood today my friends. my health and weight are so much on my mind and I feel overwhelmed. I know I am doing this again to...  Read more


6/27/2014 1:41:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Effectively starting over... Again. This time I'm determined. Got DDP yoga, and I really want to get healthy and fit, and make this a complete lifes...  Read more


My New Motto
6/27/2014 12:38:22 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It is important to constantly remind myself of this. ...  Read more


hey fat girl running: we've got this!
6/27/2014 12:25:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

OK today was not as easy. First of all, it's raining. I ran anyway. When I became a runner last time, I totally did all my training on a treadmill, so...  Read more


Going the wrong way...
6/26/2014 11:15:56 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I've been struggling with my weight lately. The latest challenge was moving into my sister's home, while she and her family were on vacation for 10 d...  Read more


getting back into things!
6/26/2014 12:56:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

OK it's day 3 of being back, and I'm drinking all that freaking water I was told to drink. It's getting easier! I'm sore and tired today. I am kind of...  Read more


The process, not the product
6/25/2014 12:30:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

C25K DAY 1 COMPLETE! One foot in front of the other - I'm back in! I am looking to become a runner again, even at my very very slow pace that hon...  Read more


6/25/2014 12:07:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Oh hello SP! I'm back at it! I'm starting a couch to 5k program tomorrow to try and get motivated to run again. I'm also loitering in SP back al...  Read more


Cleanse day 3
6/24/2014 7:44:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Feeling great today, got my workout in before work this morning! My second workout in the 3 days so far. Got on the scale just for the kick of it th...  Read more


6/23/2014 9:08:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My yahoo mail is not opening so if you tried to send me something and I did not respond that is why. 20...  Read more


6/23/2014 9:05:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My 60th is 7, Best friends little brother's is 14th Best friend is in Leo in July. There grandmother was in July also. Best friend from 2 and I will...  Read more


Day -1 and counting
6/23/2014 8:27:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I set up this profile today to start tomorrow. I will be writing in my written journal as well as this journal. I really want to lose weight. I feel s...  Read more


6/23/2014 5:52:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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Maxine's wit
6/23/2014 5:50:20 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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6/23/2014 3:59:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deerskin, one slept on an elk skin and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregna...  Read more


Just a friendly reminder...
6/23/2014 1:05:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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Self-Compassion & the Ridiculousness of Thigh Gap
6/23/2014 12:33:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am what some would describe as Type A personality. According to Myers Briggs, I'm an ENFJ. Astrologically I am a Sagittarius. When I was in schoo...  Read more


Laugh till your sides ache
6/23/2014 2:36:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Biggest Sign Shopkeeper Smith was alarmed when a new business, much like his own, opened in the storefront to the left of him. A huge sign was in...  Read more


Two week review
6/22/2014 2:56:14 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, it has been 14 days since I have had a binge. I am feeling really good. I feel so free! I feel like the beast has been tamed, and I think I ma...  Read more


is gut flora making you fat?
6/21/2014 6:05:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS
-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-thin/ Read the article and then add your comments here!...  Read more


Shifting Focus
6/21/2014 11:16:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

My focus has changed from counting calories to NOT bingeing, and eating healthy food. So I have probably gone over on calories some days, just l...  Read more


What won't they think of next!
6/20/2014 11:20:42 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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6/20/2014 1:25:51 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Just a reminder to me mindful today: ...  Read more


Well that just might explain it……..PCOS???
6/20/2014 1:46:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So my MD phoned today and I just might have PCOS. I mean from what I understand over the phone is that they couldn't see any actual cysts but that my...  Read more


Weigh in Day
6/19/2014 7:21:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

For the first time in a long time, I was excited to get on the scale this morning. Last week, I weighed myself in the evening and the scale told me.....  Read more


More Motivation
6/19/2014 1:07:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

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Two Weeks and Yet Another Good Start
6/19/2014 12:02:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been two weeks since I started the South Beach Gluten Free Phase I diet. I gave myself two days after I returned from my trip to Rome, then start...  Read more


Have a Marvelous day.
6/18/2014 8:30:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Smile it is better for you than frowning. 334...  Read more


10 Months After Baby
6/18/2014 6:08:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Haven't posted here in a long time. Been kind of busy with my "new" little one. She's now 10 months old and I'm starting to think about weaning and be...  Read more


Putting myself out there... literally!
6/17/2014 7:16:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS  Read more


A little motivation
6/17/2014 1:54:17 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So has anyone else seen these? They show the difference between a 70 year old athletic man and a 74 year old sedentary one. This really hi...  Read more


Black and White Thinking
6/15/2014 10:45:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been setting myself back lately, because I've slipped back into my "black and white" thinking pattern. It's part of a perfectionist's personali...  Read more


Summer Plan
6/14/2014 8:58:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am a school bus driver and I have the summer off, so i decided to create a challenge/plan for myself. i am working on changing my entire mindse...  Read more


Park the UHAUL here...
6/14/2014 6:44:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Life is changing me and I am changing my life.... I am also looking for work....  Read more


When In Rome...
6/13/2014 4:59:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS as the Romans do. The entire quote, attributed to St. Ambrose is, "si fueris Rōmae, Rōmānō vīvitō mōre;...  Read more


Late Nite Jokes
6/13/2014 1:09:51 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Lawmakers in Jamaica are now considering a bill that would legalize marijuana. Let me repeat myself: Lawmakers in Jamaica are considering a bill to le...  Read more


6/13/2014 12:55:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Took 126 photos stitched together to show the whole tree! That's a man standing down at the bottom! ...  Read more


Love pasta…?...need to eat more veggies? You need one of these!
6/12/2014 3:05:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am NOT sorry I purchased one of these. I can eat the veggie noodles alone or mixed in with 0.5 serving of linguini. Your brain would not know you a...  Read more


So tired of it all
6/12/2014 11:29:31 AM,  11 COMMENTS

As I drive down the street, I see women and men walking around and going about their busy lives. I wonder... do these people worry about their weight...  Read more


6/12/2014 12:43:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It's a no-brainer that sports teams need coaches to help motivate and direct the action on the field. Why is it so hard to realize that we need c...  Read more


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