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Going to a Wedding
4/8/2014 8:20:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So my biggest challenge so far during this journey.... a big wedding with rehearsal dinner, breakfasts and the reception just a few food related land...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

March was awesome!!!
4/2/2014 12:15:21 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did some form of exercise of at least 30 minutes or more every day! That's a first for me 104 I am excited about that. I lost some weight as we...  Read more

IAMLION

Stressed
4/2/2014 10:41:43 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Feeling a bit stressed this week which is a challenge to my healthier life plan. I am working on ways to push through the stress without eating. For...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

Bought a small rowing machine
3/30/2014 11:35:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Got the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine delivered and will be setting it up today so I can get started rowing. www.amazon.com/St...  Read more

DREAMTREE

Note to Self - Quit while you're ahead
3/27/2014 8:53:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So today started off well. Went to Curves as usual and had a good workout. Then had a dress fitting in my bridesmaid's dress for my brother's upcomi...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

little personal victories that will add up in the long run
3/27/2014 8:14:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm still new to making positive changes for my health and for my life and I always feel like I want to do so much all at once and that NEVER works....  Read more

DREAMTREE

UGH that "fat" feeling
3/26/2014 10:09:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

24 Woke up this morning with that "fat" feeling. I hate when I feel that way, low energy and just blah. I took the kids to school and after I hon...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

Finally Good Blood Work
3/24/2014 7:39:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Had a dr appt. today and although I was a bit nervous it turned out better than I could have imagined. My Cholesterol went down more than 20 points s...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

One Month Streaks
3/23/2014 1:27:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So for a little over a month I have been exercising at least 5 days a week, drinking my 80oz or more of water and following my healthy eating. I have...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

Every little bit counts
3/20/2014 1:00:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So today started out kind of rough. I really haven't noticed much difference in the way my clothes fit. That was kind of getting me down. I mean af...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

Focus on the Positive
3/19/2014 9:02:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Self doubt keeps trying to poke it's way into my thoughts. I am so amazed how persistent she is. How many times do I have to push her away before sh...  Read more

HAPPYDAWNM

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
3/17/2014 8:47:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

A blessing for everyone: This a cute free printable I found on The 36th Avenue here: www.the36thavenue.com/2013/02/st-patrick
s-day-pr...  Read more

DREAMTREE

A good problem to have!
3/13/2014 2:29:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

A few weeks back (end of Jan - mid Feb) I had to go out and buy new clothes to fit my growing body. I've needed new clothes for a long time but I k...  Read more

IAMLION

Avoiding the scale.
3/13/2014 9:23:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been avoiding the scale all week. I overdid it this weekend, and knew that the scale would show it. I'm not sure why I do this. I guess I ju...  Read more

TANAGRINEWINGS

Stress
3/5/2014 8:05:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Seems its getting harder and harder these days to stay on track and stay motivated. Stress seems to be getting the better of me. Wife is laid up with...  Read more

BEACHBUMDOUG

Has it been that long???
3/3/2014 12:38:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My, my, my has it really been that long? Yes, I guess it has. I spent the last year in a downward spiral. I separated from my husband of 16 years a...  Read more

TANAGRINEWINGS

I'm getting there!!
2/28/2014 10:19:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The month of February did not start out so great for me. I wasn't exercising and I wasn't really watching my food and water intake like I should have...  Read more

IAMLION

I am not alone in holding me down
2/21/2014 3:10:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've always known that I had help when it comes to my not staying on track. Right now it's my hubby and my daughter. I have to say first that I don'...  Read more

IAMLION

January summary
1/30/2014 3:24:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Although January 2014 was not quite the success that I expected, it was not a failure either. I had 13 big workout days, and then on some days I did...  Read more

IAMLION

weekends
1/21/2014 8:23:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, I kicked butt all week long.. Did tons of exercise and ate pretty well. Then came the weekend and bam, I ordered pizza and had a few snacks, now...  Read more

BEACHBUMDOUG

One day at a time
1/16/2014 8:22:17 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I have been on this roller coaster long enough. Time to make a plan and find a way to stick with it. I Am going to try and stick to a 6 week exercise...  Read more

BEACHBUMDOUG

2014 Update
1/15/2014 12:44:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a while since I wrote a blog...almost a year in fact... I have struggled so much with my weight over the last couple of years. I went f...  Read more

ALLYSNEWLIFE

Grump monster :(
1/14/2014 3:39:54 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am feeling so dang grumpy today that I can barely stand to be around myself. I really just want to curl up on the couch in some pj's and watch t.v....  Read more

IAMLION

Week 1 was a success
1/13/2014 7:31:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am very pleased with my progress this week 334 I had a lot of great moments. I got all my water in, hit the gym five days, got in some eas...  Read more

IAMLION

Day one with the gym trainer and I survived!!!! :)
1/9/2014 8:42:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I signed up for a personal trainer session thinking I was going to go and get a new strength training routine. Silly me! Apparently what todays sessi...  Read more

IAMLION

I have to be the strong one :/
1/8/2014 9:44:06 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Made it to the gym again this morning! 244 I see I am going to have to be the strong one in my gym partner relationship w/my hubby and w/my da...  Read more

IAMLION

In the gym, day 1
1/6/2014 7:50:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Success!! First day back in the gym in quite a long time and we rocked out that workout 104 Gosh 4 am sure did come early this morning 40 Thank...  Read more

IAMLION

I'm back to square one
1/4/2014 11:00:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I finally remembered to step on the scale this morning. It's been a few months since I've done it. When I fall off the wagon I don't weigh myself ju...  Read more

IAMLION

Hey I'm in the SparkCoach Program
1/3/2014 9:38:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hey all, Guess what I did? I joined the SparkCoach program - yeah! And boy do I need it badly. This week I have been feeling overwhelmed by a bu...  Read more

CHUBBYTESS

I love New
1/2/2014 10:32:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I love a new year, a new month, a new week and even a new day because they are all NEW!!! A new blank page to work on. I am jumping back in slowly....  Read more

IAMLION

New Year blah blah blah
1/1/2014 9:22:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Happy 2014! Seems like I just blinked once and 2013 was over. It was an extremely busy year for me and my family. Wish I could say I look forward t...  Read more

IAMLION

I bought a body fat scale
12/30/2013 7:21:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Over the weekend, while grocery shopping and stocking up on healthy foods for the house, I noticed a neat body fat analysis scale in one of the aisles...  Read more

CHUBBYTESS

Finding Exercise Options When In Pain
12/19/2013 11:28:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today, for no real reason I woke up again in awful physical pain. Mostly my left ankle and heel due to an inoperable bone spur, and my lower back and...  Read more

CHUBBYTESS

Jack Frost Schmackfrost -Need to Exercise
12/17/2013 7:39:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey all, As always, it's been an interesting journey in terms of my weight loss and adjusting to life again in the frigid New York. With all the...  Read more

CHUBBYTESS

One Year for the Perfect Body
12/5/2013 1:31:52 PM,  9 COMMENTS

An update and inspiration this morning....  Read more

NIXXI_321

Need to get back into a routine
11/21/2013 12:03:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I took some time off late last month and earlier this month to get over my really bad cold. I haven't really been very good about getting back into my...  Read more

MARJORIEWRIGHT

The Ties that Bind
11/16/2013 10:31:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So I'm not off to a really great start. I was. That first week I lost 4 pounds but, as usual, just when I was starting to get into a stride, I hit a h...  Read more

NIXXI_321

Halloween Costumes from Last Week
11/7/2013 4:07:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Pictures of my kids in their costumes. My mother and I made the girls' costumes. I think they turned out very well. I'll have to get a picture o...  Read more

MARJORIEWRIGHT

First day back running... Definitely need improvement!
11/4/2013 1:28:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So today was my first day back running since July, before my wedding. I miss my 11-minute miles, I'm telling ya! Matter of fact, I miss being able to...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Every Success Story Has A Before Picture, Right?
10/24/2013 12:19:16 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Well, this one is mine. Not the most flattering picture I've ever taken but that's not the point. I've been told that I'm photogenic but I...  Read more

NIXXI_321

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