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  • Just a little down

    4/9/2017 5:26:32 PM, by STROTO

    I lost a little of my motivation somewhere. Has anybody seen it? I'm struggling with exercising. It's just not something I love to do. Not doi... Read more

  • Hit a goal!

    3/16/2017 6:33:13 AM, by STROTO

    I am down to 139.8. Only 15 to 20 pounds more to go.... Read more

  • Long month

    3/6/2017 8:47:41 AM, by STROTO

    5 weeks have past and I'm down 14 lbs. I'm excited! The last two weeks have been emotionally and physically hard but I have made it through and... Read more

  • Still sick

    2/27/2017 12:37:04 PM, by STROTO

    This cold will not let go! I've been eating ok but I really need to up my veggies. Exercise is just not going to happen. I am wiped. When I feel... Read more

  • sick

    2/23/2017 8:12:58 AM, by STROTO

    My dad had a stroke but is slowly getting better. My family is totally dysfunctional which adds to the stress. But hey, what fun would a normal ... Read more

  • Stressed

    2/16/2017 4:21:59 PM, by STROTO

    I'm pretty stressed right now. There is one thing I do have control over and that is what I eat and do with my time. I am not going to try and e... Read more

  • Jackpot!

    2/13/2017 9:54:13 AM, by STROTO

    I made it through a weekend of beer and buffets and actually was able to stay somewhat low carb. It wasn't so hard making right choices and I di... Read more

  • I've got a work out buddy!

    2/9/2017 10:06:10 AM, by STROTO

    I'm so excited! I have a workout buddy today. I've already done my workout for today but am excited to do it again. I've lost 9 pounds in 10 da... Read more

  • Day off.

    2/8/2017 9:24:56 AM, by STROTO

    I'm taking the day off from exercising today. Felt like crap the last couple of days so I am going to increase my calories. I figured out how to... Read more

  • Feeling good

    2/7/2017 2:31:15 PM, by STROTO

    I'm feeling pretty good today. Just a little tired from fasting for 24 hours. I don't know what I clicked but my food chart is showing all kinds... Read more

  • Monday blues

    2/6/2017 10:50:20 AM, by STROTO

    One of the bad things about Monday is looking back at what I ate on the weekend. Although my carbs were low my calories were high. I just can't ... Read more

  • Feeling good.

    2/4/2017 11:21:31 AM, by STROTO

    Day six and I'm feeling good. Missed one day of exercise because of being sick but that's not stopping me.... Read more

  • Day 4

    2/2/2017 6:40:57 PM, by STROTO

    Got up and felt great today. Enjoyed my exercising.... Read more

  • Day 3 and feeling sick

    2/1/2017 12:14:49 PM, by STROTO

    I woke up feeling like crap today. It's day 3 of the Atkins diet and I read that this is normal. I will get past this and succeed.... Read more

  • Day 2

    1/31/2017 10:23:25 AM, by STROTO

    I did great yesterday. Exercising was a little harder today. I am going to focus on my health. That should help me keep going. It's going to be a... Read more

  • First day.

    1/30/2017 10:53:51 AM, by STROTO

    I've had a lot of first days. I am not going to get discouraged with myself though. I don't feel good and I know it's mostly weight related. Wi... Read more

  • Oh mama ...

    11/10/2016 6:44:15 AM, by EBEAMS

    So ... yesterday totally did NOT go the way I planned it! I decided I'd do a work out in my hotel room yesterday morning. Great thought followe... Read more

  • Today's plan

    11/9/2016 3:41:12 AM, by EBEAMS

    1. Drink water - all my water 2. Grilled chicken salad for lunch 3. Track food 4. Get up and move around as much as possible. 5. Smile!... Read more

  • Long day

    11/8/2016 9:37:49 PM, by EBEAMS

    Long drive to the North East today. It rained quite a bit of the way but it wasn't a bad drive. I used some of the time to get my thoughts orga... Read more

  • Steps to success

    11/7/2016 5:15:26 AM, by EBEAMS

    That's part of my focus today. What do I need to have in place to be successful and intentional on this course. A daily list would be handy for... Read more

  • A long update on my story ...

    11/6/2016 7:09:17 AM, by EBEAMS

    Have you heard of the semi colon movement? "The Semicolon Movement - “The semicolon is used when a sentence could have ended, but didn't” ... Read more

  • Busy day!

    5/21/2016 6:15:03 PM, by EBEAMS

    I accomplished much today but still had time to kill a... Read more

  • First week went okay

    5/20/2016 5:43:54 AM, by EBEAMS

    Day 1 was busy with flying and good food choices. Day 2 and 3 had good exercise AND good food choices. Yesterday was no exercise and I ate frie... Read more

  • Looking for advice

    5/15/2016 6:52:17 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm looking for advice on how to construct a daily routine that will work for me while I'm home being a home maker or on the road. I am (current... Read more

  • Chaos ... my comfort zone ...

    5/11/2016 11:48:51 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm just going to admit it. I feel the most productive in my life when everything is completely ticking along at lightening speed with no relief... Read more

  • It was a good day!

    5/3/2016 9:04:19 PM, by EBEAMS

    Hubby and I both got official job offers from the plac... Read more

  • Starting to calm down a little

    5/1/2016 6:55:49 AM, by EBEAMS

    Shu-wee .... this move has been a butt kicker. Thankfully, we're past the "Where the heck is __________?" (you fill in the blank cuz we couldn't... Read more

  • What a day!

    4/27/2016 10:18:46 PM, by EBEAMS

    Mercy, it can rain buckets here in KY in no time at al... Read more

  • Getting in shape ... by moving!

    4/26/2016 9:29:06 PM, by EBEAMS

    Oh. My. Goodness! The new house is forcing us to be more active and moving in is DEFINITELY getting us going, going, going! I've had over 12,00... Read more

  • The

    4/20/2016 6:04:27 AM, by EBEAMS

    Not our move but ... well, we're pretty good (read: experienced) at the whole packing up and moving it out process. Yesterday we spent a good pa... Read more

  • Thanks for the encouragement!

    4/18/2016 11:08:35 PM, by EBEAMS

    This blog entry could be titled "Motivation has arrived". It's one of those blogs where several things could be the subject matter. Yesterd... Read more

  • Passed on the cookies

    4/17/2016 3:43:51 PM, by EBEAMS

    After lunch today, our hostess popped Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies into the oven and baked up a batch. Lunch was stew and cornbread... Read more

  • What a difference a night's sleep can make

    4/16/2016 7:04:52 PM, by EBEAMS

    I didn't even rest well but this morning while I was in the half in/half out of it state of resting, the thought spoke very clearly into my mind ... Read more

  • I'm a doer

    4/15/2016 9:30:23 PM, by EBEAMS

    Being a doer is a blessing and somewhat of a curse, all at the same time. I can procrastinate sometimes, depending on what the task ahead is and... Read more

  • Nothing interesting today

    4/14/2016 6:49:15 PM, by EBEAMS

    We did make it to my husband's appointment on time ... LOL ... we are in a part of KY where some of the State is in one time zone and one is in a... Read more

  • Another day ...

    4/13/2016 7:57:39 PM, by EBEAMS

    It was a little chilly this morning but we went out a... Read more

  • Another day done ...

    4/12/2016 9:11:19 PM, by EBEAMS

    I found this yesterday on Pinterest and I really id... Read more

  • Team Beams restart!

    4/11/2016 8:44:04 AM, by EBEAMS

    We're here. We finished up our road trip last Thursday and have spent the past few days doing the family circle and seeing everyone. Today, the... Read more

  • Made 10,000 steps 2 days in a row

    4/5/2016 8:22:13 AM, by EBEAMS

    Woohoo - I got really excited about that last night. Frankly, it's hard to get steps in when you are sitting on your bum for HOURS every single ... Read more

  • Traveling across the US

    4/4/2016 9:03:04 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm still here ... except in a totally different "here" in so many ways. We're currently in S. Dakota. We left Idaho on April 2nd and are heade... Read more

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