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  • Popping Back Up!

    1/24/2017 6:52:24 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I didn't record my meals yesterday. I ate correctly for breakfast, lunch, and supper, but then in the evening, I had excessive snacks. I was co... Read more

  • Getting Physical & Exciting News!

    1/23/2017 7:21:22 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    What a great weekend! It went way too fast. Is it really Monday already? Wow! I had a really physical day yesterday...lots of stairs, lot... Read more

  • Texting

    1/22/2017 7:53:44 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I detest texting. I don't mind if it is short and to the point, but I hate to have conversations that way. My sister loves to text and now we a... Read more

  • 2017 - Week #4 Begins

    1/22/2017 7:34:23 PM, by HICIM705

    Today is January 22, 2017, the beginning of the 4th week of this 'New Year'. It is also the 2nd day of the 2nd week of the 2017 Winter 5% Challen... Read more

  • Good, Productive Day!

    1/22/2017 8:20:49 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Had a good day yesterday. DH and I went out for lunch, made a grocery list, and went to the grocery. His knee was killing him. So, I suggested... Read more

  • Loss, by accident

    1/21/2017 11:08:10 PM, by WHITNEYGAMER

    I do not deserve my loss this week. I ate terribly all week. For whatever reason, I was fiending for Hostess Cherry Pies like crazy. Those suc... Read more

  • Surgery date/new computer

    1/21/2017 3:22:53 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I received my letter yesterday for when I go for surgey. It is February 15th. Getting nervous. I am having a full knee replacement done. Has ... Read more

  • Doing great!

    1/21/2017 3:08:37 PM, by ARIELHAY

    I am so excited today. I just found out I lost 7 pounds. I decided that I would only get on the scale once a month so I would not feel pressured ... Read more

  • Battle Won!

    1/21/2017 8:37:45 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Maybe there's something to that saying...it's darkest just before the dawn. Yesterday was a "good" day at work. I got a LOT done and feel like ... Read more

  • Venting

    1/20/2017 3:06:59 PM, by MIFFUN

    So I started this journey two weeks ago. I added a 2 hour Yoga class to my schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I had to give up walking 3 miles... Read more

  • OK Leaving Today

    1/20/2017 10:44:33 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Day 3 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in the moment. I will focus on the positives and have gratitude for all... Read more

  • Work Woes

    1/20/2017 7:09:02 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Work continues to be awful. I have no choice but to just keep plugging along and hope that, at some point, it will be better. I'm to the point ... Read more

  • Heading to AZ Today!

    1/19/2017 1:26:39 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Day 2 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in the moment. I will focus on the positives and have gratitude for all... Read more

  • Overcomer!

    1/19/2017 6:49:21 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Yesterday was trying at work. I had to intervene between a client and one of my workers...and I had to side with the client. I listened to both... Read more

  • Dragging

    1/18/2017 8:51:04 PM, by MIFFUN

    Still sticking to 1300 calories (sometimes less, sometimes 50-60 more) and staying on Phase I. Bored to death with eggs for breakfast, but happy... Read more

  • Go Off & Live a Beautiful Life

    1/18/2017 3:08:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I feel gratitude for starting a new part of the year. Today is Day 1 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in... Read more

  • Understanding Cravings and Having Some Relief From Them!

    1/18/2017 6:35:35 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Yesterday was another good day on the books. I ate in range, exercised 120 minutes, did 10 flights of stairs, drank 10 glasses of water, and got... Read more

  • Good Medical News & Packing Now

    1/17/2017 8:54:31 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Medical Update - I met with the oncologist today. He reviewed my breast cancer history, my recent lumpectomy, treatment options, and future risk.... Read more

  • 7 Secrets for Making a Better Meatloaf

    1/17/2017 8:37:25 AM, by XANADUREALM

    1. Meat Matters - Harvey Wolff, the culinary school trained chef from the upscale Nosh food truck based in Seattle, Wash., highly recommends mixi... Read more

  • Moving Forward!

    1/17/2017 6:56:19 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Another successful day is under my belt! I ate just my 3 meals yesterday...actually ended up under my calorie range...but I figured that was oka... Read more

  • Stomach not improving but going on nonetheless

    1/16/2017 11:51:29 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Well I had a clean colonoscopy. I have an EGD scheduled on the 25th. I have been having cramps on my left and right side. I have constan... Read more

  • Clean Sink

    1/16/2017 11:35:39 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    Just a quick blog before bed. There is a tip from Flybaby about cleaning your sink every day. So for the first time in ages I made sure my sin... Read more

  • My Try Harder Button

    1/16/2017 8:47:57 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Here is my try harder button, put a smile on my face and get to it. Diet, exercise, to do list, pack, tidy the house, smile. I go... Read more

  • Common Ingredient Substitutions

    1/16/2017 5:24:17 PM, by XANADUREALM

    Allspice,1 teaspoon = 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves Baking powder, 1 teaspoon = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda ... Read more

  • Exercised to the Max!

    1/16/2017 7:04:56 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Sunday was another successful, on-plan day! Hooray! DH and I went out for lunch, then went thrift-store shopping, and then to the grocery. I f... Read more

  • 2017 - Week #3 Begins

    1/15/2017 9:43:08 PM, by HICIM705

    Today is January 15, 2017, the beginning of the 3rd week of this 'New Year'. It is also the 2nd day of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge. 2016... Read more

  • Goals

    1/15/2017 3:50:47 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    My goal for the next 2 weeks is to add more veggies into my diet. I will continue to add veggies after the 2 weeks but every 2 weeks I am going... Read more

  • Sous Vide Pork Chops

    1/15/2017 10:33:46 AM, by XANADUREALM

    But a good pork chop is only as good as the method by which you cook it. You want the most foolproof way to guarantee extra-juicy pork chops? Sou... Read more

  • Successful Day!

    1/15/2017 7:36:24 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Made it through the day...on plan. My weight is down this morning...coming off that new spike. Yay! I got more than 10,000 steps in yester... Read more

  • Week One is Done!

    1/14/2017 9:06:30 PM, by MIFFUN

    I am doing Phase I of South Beach (from memory). Did it over a decade ago and Phase I as I interpret it means no fruit, no sugar, no alcohol, no... Read more

  • 5% Challengers! Let`s see the world! Take off today!

    1/14/2017 1:11:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How I am now will change. I will become leaner, stronger and healthier. With daily walking, daily exercise and healthy eating it will happen this... Read more

  • New, 8-Week Commitment

    1/14/2017 7:56:22 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    The museum trip yesterday was fun. We went to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It's supposed to be the largest children's museum...accord... Read more

  • 2 more down!

    1/13/2017 6:18:18 PM, by WHITNEYGAMER

    Its been a while since I've been so excited about 2 pounds. But since I've been serious about eating better/less since Jan 1 that means I'm now ... Read more

  • How To Broil a Steak in the Oven

    1/13/2017 1:55:42 PM, by XANADUREALM

    Position the top rack four to five inches from the top of the oven. Take the steak out of the refrigerator as you pre-heat the broiler to its hig... Read more

  • Leaving Next Week... Maybe

    1/13/2017 10:58:00 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My appointment with the oncologist has been moved up to Jan. 17th, so I could be heading south sooner. I have not started packing, but I am feeli... Read more

  • Museum Fun and Car Woes

    1/13/2017 9:06:04 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Still off-track with my eating. *Sigh* Going to the Indianapolis Children's Museum with DD and GD's today. We are going to see the Doc M... Read more

  • Change of Plan - New Choices

    1/12/2017 3:08:38 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Change of plan here. My first meeting with the oncologist will be Feb. 1st so I can't leave till then. I assume there is flexibility about schedu... Read more

  • Weekly Goal

    1/12/2017 12:50:07 PM, by MEMEQ2

    My weekly goal for this year is to really get the 250 exercise minutes in every week. I'm at 174 so far this week.... Read more

  • 1/12-Journal

    1/12/2017 11:23:30 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Cant seem to get my mind right to plan and measure. But im not giving up on trying to drink water and exercise everyday .5cup uncooked rye f... Read more

  • Budda Bowl or stirfry Ideas

    1/12/2017 11:20:25 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    I want to make up a couple of Budda Bowls that are not too high in starchy carbs. How is this for an option(cant think of any protein to add) ... Read more

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