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Thanksgiving comes early. 11-7-13
11/7/2013 4:42:16 PM,  0 COMMENTS

J went back to work today. He won't be back until Christmas, so we had Thanksgiving dinner over the weekend. The leftovers are just about gone, except...  Read more

GAMEGIRL7200

First Week Back - Finding The STOP Button
9/5/2013 3:52:25 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is my weigh-in day. I'm trying hard not to put too much emphasis on the scale numbers and more on how I feel physically. It's hard, though,...  Read more

WYTCHHAZYL

Not so proud...
7/27/2013 3:04:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Cravings.... I have to say that is the biggest frustration of the week. It seems that I am discovering that I turn to food when I am upset, frustrate...  Read more

SNTWODOG

What's the deal?
7/26/2013 11:33:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's not even winter and I am already feeling the pinch of fatigue...what is the deal? ON average I am good with 6 hours of rest; however, it seems la...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Emotional Days
7/19/2013 12:27:14 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Work has become overbearing and overwhelming, I find the most stressful days the hardest days to stick to my goals. More specifically the days I...  Read more

SKYLION58

Rethinking and getting a grip!
7/16/2013 5:20:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I believe that the workout thing has finally clicked in my brain... and now it is about working out and eating healthy, because of course, I have lear...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Meal Plans
6/4/2013 12:09:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Acting out a typical progression into what would usually be a binge..its not ..but theres a thing that still makes me feel guilty and uneasy. Hun...  Read more

SKYLION58

:)
6/3/2013 3:39:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I think I'm going to make it to my bed without touching a snack. I haven't felt this determined to change in forever. This is a good thing...  Read more

SKYLION58

Its a good time to be in the Month Of June
6/2/2013 2:42:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, Summer is just beautiful here in Fairbanks! Luna and I have started out backyard camping last night! I would love to go somewhere...  Read more

SKYLION58

Trust and stop feeling entitled
6/2/2013 3:56:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well as much as I hate the anxiousness for tomorrow to come for that blank state mentality that is what it's come to today. Baby Steps and I don...  Read more

SKYLION58

A Curious Journey
6/1/2013 12:26:21 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is mostly for me so there's no introduction. I've been hesitant for weight loss attempts because of fears that I would cause myself to binge...  Read more

SKYLION58

Cosmic Justice and Motivation
2/14/2013 1:08:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I don't believe in "finding motivation." When people ask, "how do I get motivated?" I never know quite how to answer because honestly, I don't really...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

The Case of the Demented Flamingo
1/23/2013 5:57:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS

That is totally what I look like after going swimming - a demented flamingo. I always get water in my right ear so I have to hop around on one leg, vi...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Not Listening!
1/11/2013 5:19:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have succeeded in some things, particularly those related to my health and physical abilities, because I am really not a very good listener. Or perh...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

What Happened to My Spark?
1/10/2013 9:49:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am tired....I wake up tired and rally for a bit and then gradually get more and more tired. I know this is probably a result of having a hysterecto...  Read more

ARCTICALLIE

Big Adventures
1/3/2013 11:14:49 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I made the move to Colorado in November. It was quite the undertaking but I was definitely ready to go. I started a job at at the University of Colora...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Prayer Request
10/24/2012 4:48:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is for anyone visiting who is the praying type! A girl I know, early 20s, named Nicole Moore has been badly burned here in Fairbanks, Alaska...  Read more

EACHSTEPBYFAITH

Proud of My Efforts!
10/8/2012 9:05:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I haven't written a blog entry since December 2011, nor one that wasn't a challenge letter since June 2011. It's been a while! But I've been so p...  Read more

EACHSTEPBYFAITH

Issues, issues, issues....
9/26/2012 6:42:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am still loving the eat-clean lifestyle and I am so happy to have simplified one aspect of my life. I love weightlifting but really need to work on...  Read more

ARCTICALLIE

The Formerly Fantastic Life Fail
8/7/2012 8:50:05 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Some things are hard to write about. I am tired of being in pain. You would think after a year and a half of waking up in pain every single day I woul...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Learning to have a productive workout....
7/30/2012 3:35:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So after a 30 Week journey... it is clear that walking and my misguided attempt to track food... is not working like I would like. So off to joi...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Week 27... still going!
7/14/2012 5:56:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It has been 10 weeks since I sat down to reflect on this journey... I think because for a few of those I was teetering on stopping and giving up on my...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Gardening in Alaska (with pics!)
6/17/2012 5:06:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

(This is probably going to be more than one post... you know how I like to ramble on!!) Yay! It's time for the Midnight Sun and gardening in Alas...  Read more

WYTCHHAZYL

Yes 99% Fat-Free Turkey is Eatable (is that even a word??!!??)
6/14/2012 1:05:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

In my quest for making good-for-me stuff taste like not-so-good-for-me stuff, I've come to 99% fat-free turkey.... yeah, that's what I thought too......  Read more

WYTCHHAZYL

Thanking God
5/9/2012 10:54:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It has been a long year plus of health problems for me and it's not over yet. Since it's chronic, it will never be over, but while it is mostly under...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Week 17 ... A new outlook
4/30/2012 12:10:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As I stepped on the scale this morning hoping to find another loss... and seeing a gain, my heart sank and for a moment I felt defeated. After a few s...  Read more

SNTWODOG

This Run is Mine
4/26/2012 11:33:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I went running today! Yeah! Second time all year I've actually been able to do it without pain. Maybe I can run again next week for a couple miles? Oh...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

I did it!
4/22/2012 12:54:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I finally did it! I have been on & off again on diets for years. Very good & legit ones too. Last month, I committed myself on the 17 Day Diet. Sound...  Read more

ALASKANDREAMS

Week 15 ... Who knew?
4/17/2012 12:04:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

If someone would have asked me before Friday ... if I could walk 3 miles, I think I would probably have a blank look and then laugh hysterically. That...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Re-Evaluating & Starting Anew!
4/15/2012 1:15:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been so frustrated with the 17 Day Diet plan & not losing weight that I have decided to re-evaluate the situation & try something new. Everyone...  Read more

ALASKANDREAMS

Back to the Basics ... Week 13 & 14
4/9/2012 11:58:31 AM,  0 COMMENTS

You would think after 12 weeks that I have learned some of the basics and not slipped back...and yet I am up two lbs in two weeks. I am beginnin...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Finally!
4/8/2012 11:07:05 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I did it! I finally broke through that 5lb. mark and lost 2 more lbs. I'm on day 14 and I can't believe how slow the weight is coming off! It's kil...  Read more

ALASKANDREAMS

Week 12 ... Not the finest hour... but still moving forward
3/26/2012 12:59:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This week has been one of those ah...hah weeks. By this I mean that I have realized that the "lifestyle" change I made 12 weeks ago was not as ba...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Week 11 ... If you lose weight due to illness can you still be happy?...
3/24/2012 5:26:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well I have to say that this was not one of my finest week on the "lifestyle change". Doing well throughout the week cooking, cleaning, and then...  Read more

SNTWODOG

Sometimes, I like to think of really bad ideas
3/21/2012 12:39:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Sometimes I think of really bad ideas. Often they are on accident. Like once, at camp in the winter, there were 12 of us in a cabin, and so someon...  Read more

SUPERDUPER26

When Good Goals Go Bad
3/19/2012 3:08:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The goal: Shop only locally-owned establishments for the entire month of March The bad: I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. We are not a farming communi...  Read more

SUPERDUPER26

Awesome Abs
2/27/2012 2:51:20 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm bummed about not running right now because of the rheumatoid arthritis, but I must confess that I am developing some very nice abs. After losing a...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Running with Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/20/2012 12:49:00 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I need to learn how to run with rheumatoid arthritis and I need to learn soon. I keep reading all this literature about RA that says things like, "try...  Read more

APPLEPIEDREAMS

Sick of Sickness
2/11/2012 11:29:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I've somehow managed to acquire (through either age or new medicine) day long morning sickness, dizziness, hot flashes, and my usual cyclic pain from...  Read more

ARCTICALLIE

How to make birthday cake
2/5/2012 5:13:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A week before baking: Decide on what to make. Look up lots of recipes online. Don't write anything down, just observe. Two days before baking...  Read more

SUPERDUPER26

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