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  • Plateau and Angels

    11/26/2014 12:56:35 AM, by OPHELIE

    The 5% challenge is over, but I want to keep going until Christmas. I want to be under 79 kilos by Dec 22. I will post my steps daily here ... Read more

  • Foggy Sunday

    11/23/2014 11:23:30 AM, by OPHELIE

    The 5% challenge is over, but I want to keep going until Christmas. I want to be under 79 kilos by Dec 22. I will post my steps daily here ... Read more

  • November goal tracking- nov 22

    11/22/2014 4:49:35 PM, by OPHELIE

    The 5% challenge is over, but I want to keep going until Christmas. I want to be under 79 kilos by Dec 22. I will post my steps daily here ... Read more

  • Got my Spark Activity Tracker

    11/22/2014 11:19:44 AM, by JKANT88

    I decided to find something to motivate me to move more often. I find that I waste so much time after work just sitting and I need something to ... Read more

  • motivation for November

    11/20/2014 2:51:23 PM, by OPHELIE

    The 5% challenge is over, but I want to keep going until Christmas. I want to be under 79 kilos by Dec 22. I will post my steps daily here u... Read more

  • no car, day 2

    11/19/2014 2:41:24 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today, still no car. The rain has stopped, so it is better, but it is also getting colder. My 6 years old was a trooper, we biked to her tr... Read more

  • Remove a Part and Gain Weight

    11/19/2014 12:16:18 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Surgery went well, everything is being done left handed till December 2. Tomorrow i get to return to work, but I am only allowed to wear pull-ove... Read more

  • rainy Tuesday and the power of comfort

    11/18/2014 2:51:16 PM, by OPHELIE

    Wow, it has been pouring all day today! Normally, I'd switch my bike for the car, but ours decided to die yesterday, so, I biked, and took the tr... Read more

  • Help with food identifaction

    11/13/2014 11:29:05 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    My sister misunderstood what I wanted her to make. We had rice, but the sauce was a gravy base using the grease from the steak, the steaks with g... Read more

  • Going out

    11/13/2014 12:51:14 PM, by OPHELIE

    Tonight, DH and I are going out. It was our anniversary on Tuesday (14 years!), and we are celebrating tonight. So, I took the day "off". I want ... Read more

  • chestnuts

    11/10/2014 4:35:18 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today, I spent pretty much all day in the kitchen. I got 3 kilos of chestnuts from France yesterday, so I decided to process them. Plan was to ma... Read more

  • Still Alive lol

    11/10/2014 12:03:12 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I have been overly busy, but today I found an hour to walk and I am back to writing. More later when I find more time. But for now I am doing Oka... Read more

  • Sunny Sunday

    11/9/2014 3:52:35 PM, by OPHELIE

    Last Sunday of the challenge. I want to finish strong, I do... but the "obstacles" I let cross my way are multiplying. I hope I can find it in me... Read more

  • Week 8

    11/8/2014 6:05:48 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today, I am starting week 8 on the 5% challenge, and unfortunately, my mood is not with it at all. Hope tomorrow gets better........ Read more

  • Sabotage

    11/7/2014 5:17:45 PM, by OPHELIE

    Tomorrow morning is weigh in for the challenge. And until yesterday, the week was going well. Today though, I had the simple task of going t... Read more

  • perseverance

    11/6/2014 4:52:35 PM, by OPHELIE

    I am in a pretty good mood today. Rather, a solid one. I feel like I am making progress, the goal of the challenge is within reach, and even if t... Read more

  • No smoking

    11/5/2014 3:09:29 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today, I read about someone who is quitting smoking, and it got me to reflect on my journey a bit. I started smoking when I was 16, and 2 ye... Read more

  • me and my bike...

    11/4/2014 5:29:59 AM, by OPHELIE

    I think I am starting to have a thing with my bike. I got it from a friend a few weeks ago, and ever since I have it, my life is changing. I us... Read more

  • Quick-update

    11/4/2014 12:26:17 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Doing well weight wise, some small loss and no gains, but I have been very busy with work and unable to get even the smallest amount of walking d... Read more

  • back to the routine

    11/3/2014 9:06:28 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today, school is in session again, and that means that I am back to the routine. That is a good thing! Got the bike out, and I am riding with the... Read more

  • 3 Weeks on the Fast Diet- First Weigh-in

    11/2/2014 7:50:39 AM, by JKANT88

    I went to get my monthly infusion a couple days ago, and this means I got weighed. From being on the Fast Diet for 3 weeks, I've lost 2 pounds! ... Read more

  • moving things up a bit

    11/2/2014 7:33:20 AM, by OPHELIE

    Yesterday, we had nothing planned. Then, a friend of ours was going to throw out her son's bedroom furniture, as they were remodeling. End result... Read more

  • New month

    11/1/2014 2:05:29 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today was the 6th weigh in in our 8 week challenge. I did good all week, and thought that yesteryay was good too, but instead of losing the 300 g... Read more

  • Halloween

    10/31/2014 6:03:56 PM, by OPHELIE

    Yep, today is Halloween. Within the 5% challenge, a few of us started an inner-challenge to better keep us motivated and on track. Thanks ... Read more

  • Ramba Zamba

    10/30/2014 3:59:08 AM, by OPHELIE

    We are on week 2 of the fall break, kids are getting bored of each other (!). So, we decided to have them each pick an activity they wanted to do... Read more

  • Another Good Day

    10/27/2014 12:51:58 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Could have slept two more hours (needs work-tomorrow will also be less than I want) Walked 10000 steps (goal reached) Needed 6 more gra... Read more

  • It is a new and sunny day

    10/26/2014 12:33:50 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today's goals were simple: 1. Eight hours of sleep 2. Eat at least 25grams of fiber 3. Walk/Jog 3.1 miles (t... Read more

  • Week 6, here we come!

    10/25/2014 3:56:21 PM, by OPHELIE

    I was posting on my team's page earlier today, saying that I wanted week 5 to be my best week yet. Then, I realized that week 5 is over, and we a... Read more

  • Friday's Blog

    10/25/2014 2:11:07 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I had my Colonoscopy, Moderate diverticulosis, which means I am not eating enough fiber. I will fix that starting in the morning. They also foun... Read more

  • 2 Weeks on the Fast Diet

    10/24/2014 9:03:04 PM, by JKANT88

    I've been following the Fast Diet for two weeks now. On Mondays and Thursdays, I restrict my calories to 500 for 36 hours (I eat a normally on S... Read more

  • back in Germany

    10/23/2014 10:56:02 AM, by OPHELIE

    I am finally back home. My family trip was necessary, exhausting, draining and eventful. I am now "digesting" a lot, as I am sure my parents and ... Read more

  • Last normal day of eatting

    10/20/2014 9:54:41 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today I did not track and I ate what I wanted. Starting tomorrow for two days I will be restricted to canned carrots, plain boiled potatoes... Read more

  • Paris- day 2

    10/19/2014 2:55:05 AM, by OPHELIE

    So, after walking all over town yesterday (3 and a half hours non stop), my brother took me to a rugby match (european championship qualification... Read more

  • Ordinary Boring Saturday

    10/18/2014 9:36:53 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today was boring. Ate breakfast Change the blades of a ceiling fan Created a file for bills and important papers Ate lunch fell asle... Read more

  • Paris

    10/18/2014 3:48:07 PM, by OPHELIE

    I arrived in Paris last night. Today we walked all over town and then went to a rugby match. Already over 25,000 steps in!... Read more

  • the trip

    10/17/2014 12:47:30 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today I am leaving for Paris. I am planning on not overeating, and not eating out too much while there. It is pouring rain here, so I doubt I'l... Read more

  • tough days ahead

    10/16/2014 8:36:39 AM, by OPHELIE

    Tomorrow, I will be leaving my husband and kids at home, and take the train to see my brother in Paris. Then, we will both meet our other brother... Read more

  • New

    10/14/2014 11:10:50 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I got new shoes : ) : ) : D . Going to go for walk today ... Read more

  • Biking day!

    10/14/2014 10:58:06 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today, the sun is shining. We are having a gorgeous and warm day here. So, the car stayed parked, and I biked. I took my daughter to preschool,... Read more

  • Medical day 1

    10/14/2014 12:13:50 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today I got dental work and was told to eat soft food, so for lunch I had a banana, baked potato (Mashed-nothing added), Spinach, canned carrots.... Read more

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