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  • personal training

    11/7/2014 11:00:25 AM, by MOCHA2470

    No I am not using a personal trainer. But one approached me at Crunch and of course he offered me one free session. Do you know what that entai... Read more

  • Status

    10/3/2014 11:17:07 AM, by MOCHA2470

    I feel like I am in a rut. My "status" is always the same. Walking my dog, going to the gym...Honestly, my life is not very exciting. If you l... Read more

  • Dear Body

    5/12/2014 10:53:03 AM, by MADDEELOU

    Dear Body, I am very sorry for treating you so poorly the last 6 months. You deserve better. Thank you for not giving up on me. Starting ... Read more

  • spring break reality check

    4/4/2014 9:25:08 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Got meals for a month planned. I never realized how much just the discipline of just taking my food keeps my binge eating in check. I need to be ... Read more

  • Ask the impossible

    3/15/2014 11:02:38 AM, by MOCHA2470

    Today as I am reading "Joy in the Journey" I am asked to be "perfect",Matthew 5:48. I have never known a perfect person but I am sure the sai... Read more

  • Forgiving when it hurts

    3/14/2014 11:12:00 AM, by MOCHA2470

    In the "Joy in the Journey" daily reflection we are asked to forgive. I must admit there is someone in my life I have a hard time forgiving. Sh... Read more

  • don't rattle on

    3/11/2014 2:11:06 PM, by MOCHA2470

    At first sight seeing those words "don't rattle on" it kind of make me laugh. I for one am not a big talker. I am more likely to sit quietly an... Read more

  • No appointment needed

    3/8/2014 11:31:56 AM, by MOCHA2470

    I am physically doing well, the sun is shining and I am in a good mood. Sometimes I am impatient with myself and my family. There is a constan... Read more

  • Fasting

    3/7/2014 11:48:00 AM, by MOCHA2470

    When I think of fasting I always think how hard it is to not eat between meals or abstaining from meat. But today I read Matthew 9:15, "How can ... Read more

  • This is the hard part

    3/6/2014 10:27:31 AM, by MOCHA2470

    Life can be hard and losing weight can be harder but the hardest question is "How do I follow Jesus?" As part of my journey during lent my daily ... Read more

  • Ash Wednesday

    3/5/2014 9:54:24 AM, by MOCHA2470

    Today is Ash Wednesday. As a Catholic I always give up something that makes me close to God even though it may not seem like it. Sometimes I gi... Read more

  • Goal Dress

    1/22/2014 2:15:15 AM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    I received a gift certificate for my birthday last October. I bought myself a dress as a goal to wear for a ball that I knew I would be going to... Read more

  • New year goals

    1/19/2014 12:20:03 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I chose this year not to make resolutions until after the 17 day drop off. Last week I started doing my daily weigh in with the Wii. With the exc... Read more

  • It wont always be flowers and the sun but it will SHINE!!!

    1/5/2014 4:51:03 PM, by FITJEANS

    It wont always be flowers and the sun but it will shine. My life has changed in many ways since we have last chat. I ... Read more

  • It feels so good!

    12/29/2013 1:42:34 AM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    I went to a Christmas party last weekend and people could not get over how... Read more

  • Thankful Tuesday

    11/12/2013 11:14:37 PM, by TEACHEROF4TH

    Despite the challenging circumstances that come and go in my life, I want to make gratitude a choice. So yes, there have been some difficult iss... Read more

  • A Thankful Heart

    11/6/2013 11:27:17 PM, by TEACHEROF4TH

    It never fails. Just when I'm tempted to give in to feelings of discouragement, something happens that lifts my spirits. Today I am thankfu... Read more

  • Thankfulness, November 4 and 5

    11/5/2013 11:53:31 AM, by TEACHEROF4TH

    Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day! November 4: I am thankful for the changing seasons. I am thankful for the breezy, clean, fall-scented ... Read more

  • Thankfulness, November 3

    11/3/2013 12:19:56 PM, by TEACHEROF4TH

    It's a gorgeous, breezy, sunny, cool November Sunday! I am thankful for the seasonal changes and for time to get a run in on this beautiful day.... Read more

  • 30 Days of Thankfulness

    11/2/2013 3:21:24 PM, by TEACHEROF4TH

    It's been ages since I've posted a blog. My excuse is that I get busy and forget, and that may still happen this time around! My goal is to pos... Read more

  • first month

    9/26/2013 11:36:30 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Well it's the first month of school. Things have settled in. I'm coaching volley ball on top of teaching. Having fun. I'm finding myself better t... Read more

  • Feel Good Moments

    9/11/2013 3:34:25 AM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    Just a quick entry. I went to a "back to school" BBQ on Saturday. If you are wondering, there were good healthy choices there so I did well. ... Read more

  • We did that HOW FAST????

    8/8/2013 12:24:47 AM, by MAESTRACH

    Holy Cow! First, I want to say I love my hubby. We've been trying to get out and walk together every night since he was given the green lig... Read more


    7/31/2013 7:32:18 PM, by MAESTRACH

    It must be the beginning of August or really close. I can't the up coming school year out of my mind. I have a million things I desperately wan... Read more

  • I can do this!

    7/29/2013 12:33:02 AM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    Just a short entry - I realized this weekend that I can do this! Friday, the hubby and I went out to dinner. I made great choices and brought l... Read more

  • Eating out

    7/27/2013 12:56:49 AM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    It has been hard for the hubby and me since my surgery. He loves to eat out and for the longest time I could not. We recently started going out... Read more

  • Kitchen play day!!!

    7/26/2013 6:57:57 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I've been craving sweet all week, but it's been so hot in the house I didn't dare bake myself birthday cake. Well, it was cool enough this morni... Read more

  • Progress!

    7/21/2013 10:28:42 PM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    I just had to tell someone who would understand - and I know you all will! Yesterday I went to get my hair done - the first time since my su... Read more

  • Coming and Goings

    7/20/2013 6:13:52 PM, by MAESTRACH

    It's been an interesting week in our household. The daughter (16) of a friend of my husband's is losing her fight with cancer. So the truckers ... Read more

  • pizza vs. salad...which will win?

    7/17/2013 9:33:32 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I have a confession to make. I am a pizza holic. I love pizza. Don't much care what you put on it, and the thicker the crust the better. I ... Read more

  • Back ... again

    7/14/2013 11:04:21 PM, by FINALLYHEALTHY2

    So - I had lost a great deal of weight (130 lbs) when I was training. I did two half-marathons and a triathlon. I really enjoyed the freedom th... Read more

  • Coffee

    7/12/2013 10:56:51 AM, by MOCHA2470

    Has anyone tried to give up coffee? It's not the coffee that I think is fattening but the cream and sugar can't be good. I like to use the food... Read more

  • food journal analysis

    7/10/2013 12:41:01 AM, by MAESTRACH

    After spending some serious time looking at my food journal, I've realized 3 things: 1. I am consistently not getting enough prot... Read more

  • Please not...Platteau already?

    7/8/2013 8:40:06 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Well, I did well for two weeks and now we're in plateau ville. Thinking I'm going to have to up the ante on the workouts this week. Thinking th... Read more

  • Blast

    7/5/2013 7:15:44 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Ok today is just going to have to be a survive and do what I can day. Sinus infection got a foot hold yesterday. No amount of sinus stuff is even... Read more

  • whoops, and back on the wagon

    6/30/2013 5:45:40 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I almost slipped back into my old habbits this morning. Didn't get up early, didn't make my breakfast, didn't track my meals, forgot to get on t... Read more

  • happy dance!

    6/28/2013 10:47:11 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I have been trying to secure full-time work since January of 2012. Today, I got a phone call from the head of the interview committee I interview... Read more

  • You want me to eat how many calories?!

    6/26/2013 12:05:03 AM, by MAESTRACH

    Holy cow! Every day this week my expected caloric intake has gone up by two to three hundred calories per day. I have 300 calories to go and I... Read more

  • summer?

    6/25/2013 6:21:30 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I know I live in Washington, but the constant rain since summer started its getting ridiculous. On the up side however, I am excited and feeling... Read more

  • Progressing

    6/24/2013 8:05:46 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Well after having the wii tell me that I'd gained 12 pounds in one day, I went out and bought new batteries. Funny, I was right about where the ... Read more

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