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Favorite Part of the Day
8/15/2014 2:02:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My favorite part if the day in terms of my health and fitness goals is when I have my Shakeology. I don't have it at the same time everyday, but I al...  Read more


Stuck in a weight loss rut
8/15/2014 1:30:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I have been trying to focus on healthy eating but slipping on portion control too much. I know that is my challenge because I go to the gym 3 to...  Read more


Going Better
8/15/2014 12:23:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The middle of the week was extremely hard. All is working out fine though. This should be a lesson to me. Do not get excited until I get all the f...  Read more


it's friday
8/15/2014 11:50:39 AM,  8 COMMENTS

the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter feels much better today. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. i will be meeting up later with...  Read more


yogurt, meal planning, and SOO tired.
8/15/2014 11:16:42 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Staying off the scale this month, and trying new foods. I tried Yogurt. Now I'm 32 and it's not like I've never eaten it, it's just been a very...  Read more


Day 4
8/14/2014 10:12:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Oops! I meant to blug yesterday but didn't get a chance. Totally rolling along here, staying in calorie range, no chocolate and doing just fine withou...  Read more


Too High
8/14/2014 9:21:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow...look at how fast my weight went up even in the last little I am up to 156.8...that is above my starting weight...Yuck. I had ho...  Read more


it's thursday
8/14/2014 9:18:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i had a great day yesterday! i plan on having a great day today! my daughter says hi and thank you for all the well wishes. she is already feeling bet...  Read more


Kickboxing Kicked My Butt....
8/13/2014 11:21:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

But I'm glad I went. I signed up for the kickboxing class today after many months of not doing much exercise (walking but not much else. Boy! I alm...  Read more


this totally just happened...
8/13/2014 9:50:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yeah!!! Two miles in 20 minutes :) :) :) :)...  Read more


8/13/2014 3:54:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I feel the pressure building. My son is leaving for the Air Force and we know nothing. I am not even sure exactly what day! I know it is because...  Read more


Lost a little weight and some non scale victories
8/13/2014 2:55:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I'm only down 0.2 lbs this week. Definitely not as much as I wanted. I will try harder this week. Even better, I've lost 1.5 inches so far. I'v...  Read more


a lovely day
8/13/2014 12:48:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

my daughter sprained her arm the other day. she will be just fine. i am out and about today, enjoying the cooler weather here. i was able to meet up w...  Read more


proud of myself!!!!
8/13/2014 8:47:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I made the goal to run 10 miles this week. So...monday morning I headed to the gym and ran 3 miles in 34 minutes, which was no easy task at being over...  Read more


weight loss wager
8/13/2014 1:35:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Thinking of doing a weight loss wager with family friends or coworkers to see if it gets me back on track . This back and forth is really frustrating...  Read more


yeah it was a good day! :)
8/12/2014 8:51:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Went to work today with my hopes not very high for succeeding today. Well I've proven myself to be better at my job then I first expected. With his gr...  Read more


Plateau - 8/12/14
8/12/2014 4:01:36 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I hate that word...Plateau. I hit one in March and let it mid-May I decided to kick myself in the ass and get moving. I'm down 11 pounds since...  Read more


When you have trouble seeing the light, read this.
8/12/2014 1:08:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS
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Day after the great flood of 2014
8/12/2014 1:02:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Wow what a storm we had yesterday. In six hours we got 4.5 inches of rain. Some areas got over five inches. To add insult to injury, we are expecti...  Read more


A Better Week
8/12/2014 12:41:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The last week has been better. More controlled eating. More water. Less alcohol. I've lost 1lb in the last week Yay!! 9 I overall feel be...  Read more


it's tuesday
8/12/2014 11:03:36 AM,  8 COMMENTS

i am catching up on some computer work today. it is not as hot here today as it was the other day. i did get to meet up with my good friend yesterday...  Read more


Day 2
8/12/2014 10:14:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I did it! Got through a day without chocolate or any sugar for that matter. Chocolate is the only thing in my diet that had sugar in it. I feel better...  Read more


5 inches GONE in 5 weeks!
8/12/2014 8:30:51 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Now that I've started to record my measurements, I can see a real difference! As of July 2nd: Waist: 38" Hip: 45" Thigh: 25" Arms: 15" ...  Read more


Getting Over Cravings
8/12/2014 7:13:57 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Cravings fascinate me - why do some people have strong cravings for some things while not for others? Why do some things pull us more than others? Y...  Read more


Motivation - oh where oh where are you hiding??
8/11/2014 9:49:01 PM,  8 COMMENTS

It is really amazing to me how (for me) motivation is a all or mostly nothing feeling. I can be on top of the world (now I am going to start singing...  Read more


My own spin on one of my summertime favorites!
8/11/2014 8:19:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I appreciate the simple things in life and honestly, I cannot cook that well unlike my good friend HONEYBEESBLISS. lol! One of my favorites are c...  Read more


Green Smoothie
8/11/2014 5:08:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Tried the Green Smoothie on the Spark People Recipe site this morning. YumYum. It was so good. This was a step outside of my box because fruit and...  Read more


Non-scale victories
8/11/2014 3:49:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I think it's importAnt to keep in mind that the most important victory in my quest for fitness is not always seen by the number on the scale. I'll fu...  Read more


Big day and my goals for the week
8/11/2014 12:53:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today is the big day!! 244 My son is getting his cast off today. It's been a long six weeks. He's so excited and so are we. He's excited to b...  Read more


Self Discovery
8/11/2014 12:29:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It just hit me that most of the time I feel like I'm not good enough. I didn't think that I was one of those people, but I guess I am. I know I'm good...  Read more


Fell off the wagon
8/11/2014 10:44:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Getting back on. The key for today is don't buy any chocolate. Then I won't eat it. Keep busy in the late afternoon. Don't let the kids get on my ner...  Read more


Fell off the wagon
8/11/2014 10:13:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a tough couple of weeks and I hate to admit that I've fallen off the wagon somewhat. What with our house being broken into, losing my job a...  Read more


it's monday
8/11/2014 10:04:41 AM,  9 COMMENTS

i want to say thank you for the many birthday wishes that are coming in! i really appreciate and enjoy each and every one. my daughter says hi! all o...  Read more


Healthy, Inexpensive, Potluck Ideas?
8/10/2014 9:19:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have a potluck tomorrow and am looking for inexpensive, but healthy potluck ideas. There will be 20 - 40 people attending. I'm trying to get back...  Read more


I'm surprised my hip doesn't hurt from running!
8/10/2014 1:03:18 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I did my run for the day. Today I went my farthest so far, 2.16 miles. I'm pretty excited about that. I don't understand when I do the mileage trac...  Read more


Started 7/20/14 ......what have I learned since
8/10/2014 8:27:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Since I started on 7/20/14 I have lost 5 pounds WOOOHOOO me! I lost the first week, gained some back the second and lost this last week. So what hav...  Read more


Taking a break.
8/9/2014 7:39:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I have been blogging diligently for the last 2.5 years. Right now there are some things going on that isn't as dramatic as my son being in the h...  Read more


8/9/2014 1:14:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have raised my calorie intake this week because my fitness instructor said she thinks my calorie range is too low. All the websites say I should hav...  Read more


it's saturday
8/9/2014 11:23:20 AM,  10 COMMENTS

a beautiful summer day here today. catching up on some computer work, then i will go out and enjoy the day. there are many different activities happen...  Read more


8/9/2014 10:25:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It has now been over 2 months since we started looking into a certain fast food franchise to purchase it. We don't feel we are any closer to actually...  Read more


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