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Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?
6/12/2014 1:33:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Why is it so hard to lose weight? Why do people struggle to lose weight? Is it about will power? Is it mental resistance that sabotages the weight los...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Appetite & Relaxed Around Food
6/10/2014 12:29:42 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Thank you for voting for my blog! I appreciate your support along the journey. It's really heart-warming. 247 www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Weigh in day 6/9/14
6/9/2014 10:49:29 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Weigh in 170.8 (-.6) Cumulative -7.4, 4.18% since Jan. 1 (I'm nailing it!) 1/1/14: 178.2 1/6/14: 175.4 (-2.8) 1/13/14: 176.6 (+1.2) 1/20...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Success is not a destination
6/7/2014 6:16:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Success is a feeling. You can have it right now. Success is a constant effort, striving for improvement, living in alignment with my values, and inten...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Progress pic
6/6/2014 10:04:16 AM,  37 COMMENTS

My unofficial weigh in for the last 3 days has been under 170, which is so terrific because I'm finally out of the "obese" BMI category, and now...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

I'm back
6/4/2014 11:18:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm back to work today and feeling much better. Here's a pic of me so you can see just how nice & healthy I look. Well, I cheat! I like to wear a p...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month...June
6/1/2014 6:30:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I invite you to take your measurements with me on the first of each month. Take a picture, too. Sometimes progress doesn't show on the scale, espec...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Lose Weight Without Diet, Exercise or Motivation (hint pneumonia)
5/31/2014 3:20:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What's it like to lose weight without diet, exercise or motivation? To lose weight without even trying? Without tracking food? Or how many steps I tak...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Long Story Short (not)
5/29/2014 10:28:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My weight has pretty much stayed the same, a small miracle considering my stress, travel bloat and illness of the last 10 days. Last Tuesday I d...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Travel Snacks
5/20/2014 10:49:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Driving 1000 miles is a real push! And a challenge to my motivation to eat healthy foods. I have to fight boredom and fatigue, stopping several times...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Weigh in day 5/19/14
5/19/2014 9:46:31 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Weigh in 5/19/14: 172.6 (-1.8) I'm nailing it! 1/1/14: 178.2 1/6/14: 175.4 (-2.8) 1/13/14: 176.6 (+1.2) 1/20/14: 177.2 (+.6) 1/27/14: 176...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Weekend Success!
5/18/2014 9:50:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I stayed within calorie range & exercised both Sat & Sun! I even had dessert tonight, 4 marshmallows roasted over the fire. I'm sure it burned off mos...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Sunday, so far, so good
5/18/2014 4:54:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's only too late to win the weekend when I go to sleep on Sunday. I've been tracking religiously. And ran Week-4 intervals (although I walked...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Lazy Saturday
5/17/2014 6:25:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Friday, I did Week 4 Day 1 of Running Mate Couch to 5k. 5 Min Walk (4 Min Easy Jog + 1 Min Walk) X 5 Intervals 5 Min Walk We had guests ov...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

TGIF
5/16/2014 11:12:31 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm working on keeping things simple, consistent & fun. I have a strength training plan, twice a week (upper body & abs; lower body & abs). caren-fi...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Zumba at lunch time
5/15/2014 8:31:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I must be a little OCD since it took me out of my comfort zone to: 1. Take a Zumba class in the middle of the work day 2. Take a longer lunch than...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Good running shoes make a difference
5/13/2014 12:48:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I ran W3D3 yesterday, I ran on an indoor track, which is cushioned & level. Also wore my good trainers, and a knee brace. And my knees are ok today. ...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Weigh in day 5/12/14
5/12/2014 11:03:09 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Weigh in Day 5/12/14: 174.4 holding steady at the same weight as the last 2 weeks. Even though I really hoped for a serious loss (I was seeing 172.8 o...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Ran yesterday, knees today
5/10/2014 10:41:20 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I ran my W3D2 from Running Mate yesterday. I'm really proud of my sticking with my running. I'm taking it slow & easy, building up my endurance. List...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Who ate my chocolate coffee beans?
5/9/2014 12:44:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Last night there was a box of delicious dark chocolate covered espresso coffee bean on the table. DS15, DS26 & I ate some of them. (1 oz about 18 bean...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

I was stressed & didn't eat emotionally
5/8/2014 2:34:48 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Alert the media: I am an emotional eater and yesterday, even though I was stressed out, I didn't eat emotionally. Did I think that when I cross...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

All aboard the new way of life train
5/8/2014 12:27:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My husband got a wake up call yesterday. Welcome to the world of Diabetes type 2.... That was a wake up call for me cause we weigh the same, eat the s...  Read more

ARTICLILY

Bad morning recap
5/7/2014 2:27:43 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I'm having a bad morning. Some of it is of my own actions, some by the actions of others, some just because. 1. 6:30 am DS15 is out of pills. 2...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Spinach Lasagna
5/6/2014 8:45:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I started my new attempt to lower my cholesterol: 1. Oatmeal instead of eggs for breakfast 2. Fish oil capsules 3. Meatless Monday The oatm...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Blood work results not pretty
5/5/2014 10:09:56 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Even though I'm losing weight and exercising regularly, my cholesterol is still going up. Over the last 3 tests: Overall cholesterol-- 211 to 219 t...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

New Goal Pants
5/4/2014 1:08:33 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I have too many sneakers, I concluded after straightening out my closet. On impulse, I reached into the far right corner of my closet & pulled o...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

REALLY?!?
5/2/2014 11:38:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I really liked SparkPeople when I started. I still do, but I used to blog all the time. I don't so much now............. REALLY?!? A year! OVER a...  Read more

MINICOOPER452

Mile-A-Day Challenge for May
5/2/2014 11:04:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Spark People posted a "Mile-A-Day Challenge for May." www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po st=step_into_may_with_a_new_challenge I walked 4.30...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

IOWL #251 Letting Go of a "Fat" Identity
5/1/2014 3:17:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Episode 251: Letting Go of a "Fat" Identity What to do when you see yourself as a fat person how to update your identity. Learn how your ide...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Pinch Punch First of the Month, May
5/1/2014 9:18:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I invite you to take your measurements with me on the first of each month. Take a picture, too. Sometimes progress doesn't show on the scale, es...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Screensaver of Doom
4/30/2014 10:31:20 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Our minds evolved for survival, not happiness. When relaxed, not focusing on the present, the mind defaults to a SCREENSAVER OF DOOM "finding fault wi...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

2 of My Motivational Tools
4/29/2014 11:01:58 AM,  10 COMMENTS

When I was stuck in my "180 problem" I gave myself a gift of 2 motivational tools: my progress chart and reward jar. Rather than going up and do...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

CAN SERIOUS EXERCISE ALSO BE FUN?
4/28/2014 3:54:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I came across an interesting thread today. Someone wanted to know if "serious" exercise could also be "fun". It started me thinking about my own vie...  Read more

KICKINGIT@56

Weigh in day 4/28/14
4/28/2014 11:23:48 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Weigh in day 4/28/14: 174.4 (-.2) Down 3.4 since Jan. 1. There's something so motivating about Jan. 1. My New Years resolution, losing weight turned i...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Sunday
4/27/2014 6:50:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Every think I've done (diet & exercise) is why I'm at the weight & fitness level I am today, which is around 175, down from my all time high of 209. I...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

I discovered why I'm not tracking consistentley
4/25/2014 11:51:46 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I haven't been blogging consistently, which as many of you know in the weight loss blogosphere means if I dropped off my blogging, maybe I dropp...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Sync your Fitbit more places
4/24/2014 12:58:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have seen the question about what apps does fitbit sync to a lot lately so thought I would share this! For example: Sync a Fitbit One, Ultra or...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Weigh in day 4/21/14
4/21/2014 12:25:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Weigh in day 4/21/14: 174.6 (-1.2) Down 3.2 since Jan., but as you probably gathered from my recent blog entries, I am putting more emphasis on changi...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Jersey in Glasses
4/19/2014 8:54:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My lungs are finally fully functional! I felt so good about my run on Friday, that I did another run with DS15 on Saturday. He's really fast! Today I...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Inside Out Weight Loss
4/18/2014 4:26:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a month since I blogged about IOWL, between the 100 days blogging and being sick. I think my readers are polarized about this podcast...  Read more

CAREN_BLUEJEANS

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