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  • Travel, Work Day before Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 12:21:27 PM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Make sure you eat well today plenty of water. Do not j... Read more

  • Thanksgiving week

    11/23/2015 11:35:41 AM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Tough week to try and excercise and eat right. I am making a plan for this week to do it. I want to continue my progress. ... Read more

  • What it really takes

    11/22/2015 9:02:25 AM, by KCTIGERTOM

    I went to the Mizzou football game vs. Tennessee. I did not eat all the tailgate food nor did i gorge on stadium food. I ate a brautworst for lu... Read more

  • Long week

    11/11/2015 9:08:36 PM, by STIZZLE12

    I feel like this has just been a long week. So I'm lacking in exercise. Maybe the weekend will be different.... Read more

  • 258 and counting

    11/10/2015 8:48:32 PM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Eat less excercise more. That is all there is to it. ... Read more

  • 258 and counting

    11/10/2015 8:47:54 PM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Eat less excercise more. That is all there is to it. ... Read more

  • Almost forgot

    11/9/2015 7:35:00 PM, by STIZZLE12

    I don't like app notifications, almost forgot to log anything on this app. Anyone else?... Read more

  • Day 306

    11/2/2015 7:07:30 PM, by EROOMOM

    I didn't do as well as I would have hoped with my food today. I felt endless hungry all day and was not anxious, but still over did it. Tomorrow ... Read more

  • Day 305

    11/1/2015 7:31:10 PM, by EROOMOM

    I thought about titling this Day 1 - redo, or again, but that is not the truth. The truth is that it is day 305. 304 days ago I expected to hav... Read more

  • 3 Months until 2016

    10/8/2015 12:18:15 PM, by LEATON1900

    I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. I said to myself that 2015 was going to be the year I get healthy. Well, today was the dreaded a... Read more

  • A little help with ideas.

    9/11/2015 11:38:35 AM, by FOSYERMOMMY

    WE SHUT MY POOL DOWN FOR THE SEASON. When we did this I lost my best way to exercise. I have arthritis and an injured knee. Water worked so well ... Read more

  • Coming to the end of week 3

    9/9/2015 10:17:21 PM, by FOSYERMOMMY

    I have been going strong for almost 3 weeks. The one time I REALLY had a craving for sweets I make a lemon cake using unsweetened apple sauce for... Read more

  • Day 3 making time

    9/3/2015 10:02:05 PM, by LEATON1900

    I read this chapter and thought I had it made. I've already made time every week to menu plan and grocery shop. For us this has been an essenti... Read more

  • day 2 accountability

    9/2/2015 7:06:43 PM, by LEATON1900

    Short post, but today's topic was seting up your home and work for success. Which means coming to terms with your trigger foods. For me, that's c... Read more

  • Beck Coach Blog Day 1

    9/1/2015 9:22:59 PM, by LEATON1900

    Just a short entry: I checked my response cards. I ate sitting down, all but a bite. I'm working on slowing down and savoring my food. It'... Read more

  • thanks to onekidsmom

    9/1/2015 2:20:18 PM, by LEATON1900

    Yes, I did just use a spark person’s name in my blog title. Why? I follow her posts. I enjoy reading about her training events. I’ve also... Read more

  • Day 4/183

    8/25/2015 11:15:19 PM, by OKOBOJII

    I joined my first DietBet on 8/21 and started the next day. I've been meaning to make this post since, but kept forgetting. I'm so proud of myse... Read more

  • Emotions and eating

    7/28/2015 8:03:43 PM, by KCTIGERTOM

    I emotionally ate supper tonight. I need to have more self control. ... Read more

  • Beginning Week 4: The Guilt!

    7/27/2015 10:06:28 AM, by NURSERENEE09

    So I'm most happy to say that my motivation to continue towards a healthier life hasn't waned yet. Tomorrow will be the start of my 4th week into... Read more

  • No babies, house renovations and weight loss

    7/21/2015 4:13:50 PM, by PALEWORK

    There's no use in pretending I've trying or anything with weight loss. I'm exactly where I was on January 1st. Frustrated, lost and confuse... Read more

  • Continuation of the small changes

    7/21/2015 10:49:09 AM, by LEATON1900

    I have good news to report. Even though I was visiting my dad this weekend, I was able to complete my morning yoga sessions on both Saturday and... Read more

  • The pull of the scale

    7/17/2015 10:06:36 AM, by LEATON1900

    It has only been 5 days since I started making my small changes. In fact, I have only begun change number 2 today. Then why was I drawn to the ... Read more

  • 3 Days

    7/15/2015 1:59:47 PM, by LEATON1900

    This morning, I was not in the mood to get up early and do my yoga. 15 minutes isn't that long, I said to myself. Keept the momentum going, I s... Read more

  • Slow and Small Changes

    7/14/2015 11:46:31 AM, by LEATON1900

    In my last blog, I talked about my 3 month goals. In the past, I have set lofty goals, and failed. I was thinking about my new lofty goals that... Read more

  • Good Start

    7/10/2015 9:33:01 PM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Lost 30 pounds. Getting into shape. Lets get wet and sandy....... Read more

  • 3 Month Goals

    7/10/2015 7:55:19 AM, by LEATON1900

    1. Run a 5k in under 32 minutes 2. Lose 20 pounds 3. 20 pushups 4. Plank for 2 minutes 5. Be able to do the Sun Salutation from Yoga app ... Read more

  • Trying again

    6/4/2015 1:12:44 PM, by SIRENNEA

    I'm actively trying to change my life. I joined 24Hr Fitness, but due to car troubles have missed 3 days in a row now. Tomorrow I'm back at it ev... Read more

  • back on track after a weekend of desserts and splurging

    6/4/2015 9:20:24 AM, by CCJELLO

    Last weekend was a festival of food and activity. Thursday night we stopped at Thai Orchid before seeing Six Degrees of Separation at the Barn P... Read more

  • June 1st, 1st evaluation

    6/1/2015 2:29:09 PM, by CMILLER61

    I am on day 9 of the restart of my journey towards a smaller/healthier me. I don't have a scale to weigh myself, but that is okay for now. I te... Read more

  • Summer 2015 Reset

    5/23/2015 11:36:06 AM, by CMILLER61

    So I had major back surgery back in December to avoid becoming paralyzed from the waist down. It has been a huge uphill. I used to be very acti... Read more

  • another trip to Costco

    5/13/2015 9:04:09 AM, by CCJELLO

    to buy plastic storage bins. I've been cleaning the basement, going through boxes and boxes of stuff I haven't looked at since I moved into this... Read more

  • boxes in the basement

    5/5/2015 3:57:38 PM, by CCJELLO

    Four plus months into this process and I'm down forty pounds. The weight loss has really started to slow down, though, and I'm finding it more d... Read more

  • Little less talk, and a lot more action

    4/23/2015 9:50:03 AM, by LEATON1900

    These lyrics popped into my head this morning. While I know that the song is not about diet and exercise, it really is applicable to what I’ve... Read more

  • Made my weekly goal

    4/8/2015 10:24:08 AM, by LEATON1900

    It was nice today to look back on the past week and see that I accomplished all my scheduled workouts. I did move one workout back a day, but ot... Read more

  • The first 20 minutes.

    4/4/2015 10:31:25 AM, by CCJELLO

    .8 pounds away from my end-of-March goal. I realize the end of March has come and gone, but still, I'm thrilled to be making progress. Went out... Read more

  • 4 workouts, 3 days

    4/2/2015 10:30:44 AM, by LEATON1900

    I’m very happy to say that I followed my workout schedule to the letter the last 3 days. I didn’t think that was going to be the case yester... Read more

  • .......Over the Edge....... YIKES

    4/2/2015 9:41:56 AM, by KCDEEE

    ..Yes I gained weight. Well you know it HAS been Winter. (lol)....OMG what 6 months can do to you when you were already on the edge.....Blood wo... Read more

  • Two-a-days

    3/31/2015 2:48:31 PM, by LEATON1900

    Last week I committed to my new training schedule to complete a sprint triathlon in a few months. Who knew that the crazy workouts would start s... Read more


    3/28/2015 6:55:11 PM, by KCDEEE

    Thanks to my friend Roni122 on SP I am adding my OWN Tool Belt.. In order to be Healthy we need tools to help us, thus the Tool Belt. ... Read more

  • 13 Weeks

    3/24/2015 2:47:16 PM, by LEATON1900

    6/20/15 – My First Individual Sprint Triathlon So far I have 3 official workouts from my training plan under my belt. On Saturday, I did ... Read more

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