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Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
8/22/2014 4:14:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I took the quiz, and my sweet cravings are "out of control." Which is no shock to me, because as I type this I am planning on eating a cream-filled d...  Read more

PIRATEPHILLIPS

My Reasons Why
8/21/2014 4:32:11 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm following BLUEJAY1969's lead and going to list my reasons for being here (again): 1. I want to get healthier and stay healthy. I am saving my...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Back on the horse, day 21
8/21/2014 2:49:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Looking back at the progress I made at the beginning of the year, I decided on August 1st to go back to eating what I was eating then. I had eliminat...  Read more

BRANDESKA

Day 9 Acheived the impossible!
8/19/2014 4:51:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

That is, I got my kids to eat veggies! I roasted up a couple of those spaghetti squashes last night, and instead of removing them from the skin I left...  Read more

BELMACD2

To get where you are in your life and or your goal weight ..did you cut people out of your life?
8/19/2014 4:40:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Many self help people and authors suggest that one surround themselves with positive uplifting people. Do you feel or believe that one should cut out...  Read more

DISGUISEDBYPHAT

Sponsors on this site
8/19/2014 1:22:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Do you think that they should allow non-healthy food adverts on this site? I just saw one for Ice cream bars. (and not the calorically responsible on...  Read more

DISGUISEDBYPHAT

It's not a diet, it's a life style change….or is it really…..
8/19/2014 12:54:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Those who have reached the finish line say the same thing. "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change". But is't it really reinventing yourself? Why...  Read more

DISGUISEDBYPHAT

new short term goal date Mid-October!!
8/19/2014 1:24:13 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have friends coming in from outta town that I have not seen in a few years. I know I have gained about 30 lbs since they seen me. this is a grea...  Read more

DISGUISEDBYPHAT

Fun at the Beach
8/18/2014 10:38:21 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I just got home from an overnight at the beach, we had a great time. We stayed in a nice motel right on the water, and we ate a nice (healthy) dinner...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Week 1
8/18/2014 4:23:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, I lost one pound. Part of me was disappointed, wishing it was more. And part of me was relieved I lost anything at all. I started tr...  Read more

NIFFERY

Day 8 I love summer
8/18/2014 2:12:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Packed my kids off to summer science camp this morning and got a chance to work some long hours in the veggie garden instead of going to the gym. I'm...  Read more

BELMACD2

Day 7.. one week, 4.6 lbs down!
8/17/2014 2:25:52 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Can't believe I undid all that bloat so fast! Loved combat class this morning because I felt super light and energized from the drop. I always feel so...  Read more

BELMACD2

Mini Vacation! Yey!
8/17/2014 11:34:08 AM,  8 COMMENTS

We are off to the coast for an overnight adventure. I want to smell the ocean, feel the sand on my toes and just get away. I realized that I haven't b...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Some jokes...
8/17/2014 12:36:34 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Two men, sentenced to die in the electric chair on the same day, were led down to the room in which they would meet their maker. The priest had given...  Read more

SUNSHINE65

Aug 16 2014
8/16/2014 10:34:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

In class for the weekend. Tired today from my workout yesterday. I ate a box of Almond Dream Bites last night and felt really tired this morning. T...  Read more

MTNDAISY

Keepin on
8/16/2014 10:06:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Still staying within calorie count but I sure get hungry sometimes!...  Read more

BELMACD2

My Official "Before" Photos
8/16/2014 4:55:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, it had to be done, so here they are. My face: And all of me: I think I will continue to take them monthly and/or whenever...  Read more

NIFFERY

We can do it!
8/16/2014 1:38:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Just a reminder that you are in control and have the choice of whether or not you are successful, no one else....  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Day 5
8/15/2014 10:16:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wowzas I exercised a lot today.. and now I am extremely hungry. But I'm not sorry I exercised so much. I haven't done the 90 minutes class I did today...  Read more

BELMACD2

Babysitting
8/15/2014 12:36:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday I babysat the niblings (isn't that a great word? it's the actual plural of nieces and nephews!) and once again I came home exhausted! I am a...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Desired Changes
8/15/2014 2:04:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Aug 15, 2014 Changing career paths is often slow sloggy work. I've been on a 4 year path to figuring out what my true desires in life are. I've ha...  Read more

MTNDAISY

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

BELMACD2

Cool!
8/13/2014 9:21:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today was much much cooler. We had some rain last night and the temp is in the 70's today. I am so thankful. For me, life is just so much better when...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Two Years From Now...
8/13/2014 11:55:27 AM,  7 COMMENTS

If you like reading inspirational, sun-shiny blogs, keep moving, because this isn't one of them. This is even quite possibly, the worst. Not to s...  Read more

NIFFERY

I am in the top ten of the biggest loser challenge this week!
8/13/2014 10:47:19 AM,  7 COMMENTS

After two weeks of gaining, I lost 3.5 last week, and I am in one of the top ten in the challenge this week for weight loss, I am excited about that...  Read more

CATHYHASSPARK

Never ask a Georgia grandma a question if you aren't prepared for the answer
8/13/2014 1:05:24 AM,  43 COMMENTS

Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attor...  Read more

SUNSHINE65

Challenging Week
8/12/2014 8:10:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This past week was a toughie for me. There wasn't really anything BIG going on, but I let my aim slip a bit. First of all, there was the licor...  Read more

OTTERMOM2

Hot
8/12/2014 1:49:21 PM,  8 COMMENTS

46 67 259 Portland is having another heatwave. It was close to 100 yesterday. I took a walk early on and mostly stayed inside and read in front o...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

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

BELMACD2

LATE NITE JOKES
8/12/2014 2:04:03 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is calling on young people to get off the Internet and start doing something productive with their lives. Teens were like, "Uh, how do yo...  Read more

SUNSHINE65

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

BELMACD2

Moon is special tonight
8/11/2014 1:18:46 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Watch the moon tonight it is the closet this year....  Read more

LINDAM.1

#backontrack Day 10
8/11/2014 12:49:03 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 10 brought a wonderful surprise. First I did keep my 10 minutes of exercise streak but the main thing from today is a clean closet and lots of "n...  Read more

JRDUPREE

I feel good!
8/10/2014 12:27:57 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm feeling much better today, since I rested most of the day yesterday. I also lost 2 lbs., so that cheered me right up this morning! Yey! Last...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

#backontrack Day 9
8/10/2014 2:23:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 9 is in the books and it was a success. I am still on my exercise streak and even added something new for me. In my garage I had a pedal stand t...  Read more

JRDUPREE

Still Tired...
8/9/2014 1:57:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I babysat again, and things went a little better, since I played "hidden object" games on my iPad with the kids most of the day, so they w...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Remembering words of wisdom
8/9/2014 10:49:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This week I am recalling words of wisdom from my weight watcher leader. She encouraged me one day and said for now just focus on my food intake and g...  Read more

CATHYHASSPARK

Having a good week so far and not stressing
8/8/2014 3:57:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am having a hard time as of late, I was taking a medication that was causing weight gain which really affected my mood, either the weight gain or me...  Read more

CATHYHASSPARK

Tired
8/8/2014 12:20:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I babysat my niece and nephew ( ages 4 and 5) yesterday. They found a young kitten out in their bushes the day before. It is small, malnourished and s...  Read more

KIRSTENLYNN62

Tomato Wrap (Flat Out)
8/8/2014 11:44:51 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I love these Flat Outs! 90 calories! And 9g of protein! This is what I've been having for breakfast everyday for the last few weeks ...  Read more

YELLOWDAHLIA

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