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  • The container came!

    8/4/2015 1:03:12 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was a good day! We got tons accomplished: I started by doing day 3 of the 28 day bootcamp challenge video. Then, I went and finished the ... Read more

  • Crazy Week (week 2 recap)

    8/3/2015 2:25:20 AM, by NAMBRA

    Remember last week when I was all like "I'm taking a vacation for this week. I can do all I need to next week."? Well it really came back to bite... Read more

  • 28 day bootcamp challenge- day 2

    8/3/2015 12:25:14 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was day 2 of the challenge for me. i am trying to get back to a rythm that will work for me, where i actually do exercise, and don't just p... Read more

  • back in Idaho

    8/1/2015 12:45:16 PM, by OPHELIE

    Well, we finally made it, after months of preparing, we moved back to Idaho in July. Now, August is starting, and that is my cue to get back on... Read more

  • Haven't weighed in five days

    7/31/2015 8:38:36 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    Determined to only weigh once a week. It's Friday and I've avoided the scale since Sunday. BUT it's still in my brain and I think about it a lot ... Read more

  • Confession & surprise

    7/27/2015 11:15:11 AM, by MFABER3

    Healthy Habits Reset - Day 8 Topple Your Obstacles. 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward. I’ve read this article many times, but not exactly when... Read more

  • Holidays, Heat and Babies (week 1 recap)

    7/26/2015 1:07:34 PM, by NAMBRA

    Just to be more accountable for what I do my plan is to try and make at least weekly rants about all things, relevant or not. I ... Read more

  • When is a stall not a stall?

    7/26/2015 9:27:32 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    So, my doctor says I'm not stalled. And according to his scale, I have lost 4 pounds in two weeks. And my blood pressure was "ideal." ... Read more

  • Still stalled

    7/18/2015 5:45:40 PM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    and worse...I found a google thread where people stalled and never really lost any significant weight after that. Just keep doing the progr... Read more

  • Quick

    7/17/2015 11:53:50 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I have the internet for probably about five minutes. Had an interview will know Monday. Will keep my friends informed. I miss you all. Take car... Read more

  • Stall

    7/15/2015 7:31:13 PM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    So, I've been basically stalled for a week now. It's hard not to let it mess with my mind, but it's so common I found it online as "week three st... Read more

  • A Learning Opportunity

    7/12/2015 3:18:49 PM, by MFABER3

    It’s been a crazy week but I’m going to use it as a learning opportunity. I’m going to start with all of the bad things I’ve done. I’m ... Read more

  • Closet Shopping

    7/12/2015 11:38:28 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I'm down ten percent from my all time highest. WOO HOO. That said, I still have a longggg way to go. Still. Yesterday I moved out som... Read more

  • I'm walking

    7/11/2015 10:47:22 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    Streak! three days in a row meeting my fitbit goal---yesterday, again took two times on treadmill and grocery shopping. But my endurance is incre... Read more

  • Never left

    7/10/2015 12:48:29 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am in Michigan for now and applying for jobs. I am using borrowed internet service, with permission, from nearby friends. The signal is weak so... Read more

  • Black Bean Soup

    7/10/2015 10:35:50 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I grew up on spaghetti, chili, and things that came out of a box: chicken, pot pies, etc. I credit Chipotle for making me LOVE black beans ... Read more

  • Crushed pills

    7/9/2015 9:17:46 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    crushed pills are disgusting! I haven't found a way to take them yet that is palatable. Right now what is working is chocolate protein shake. Ugh... Read more

  • How not to spend the day

    7/8/2015 7:27:51 PM, by MFABER3

    It’s 6:08 pm and I have barely left the computer, except to have lunch in front of the TV. Not good choices. I need to use the elliptical and I... Read more

  • 19 months later

    7/8/2015 11:45:31 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I had gastric vertical sleeve surgery two weeks ago. I've had a fairly standard recovery. I'm basically free of pain now, but I have no stamina. ... Read more

  • Calories & Nutrients Over Time Chart

    7/7/2015 12:05:58 PM, by MFABER3

    I was looking at my “Calories & Nutrients Over Time” charts and I’m constantly at level for Fat, Protein, Cholesterol, & Sodium (sometimes ... Read more

  • Day 4 Eating out adventure

    7/2/2015 9:58:59 AM, by MFABER3

    On the way to hubby's Dr Appointment, we planned to eat lunch. Originally it was Chick-Fil-A, but they were so busy, we just headed further South... Read more

  • Day 3 Stressful day

    7/1/2015 11:04:05 AM, by MFABER3

    I enjoyed my dinner out a little more than I should have, but not as bad as I could have. After posting yesterday, we received some stressf... Read more

  • Day 2 - Inspirations & Plans

    6/30/2015 10:58:01 AM, by MFABER3

    It's been 10 months since my last post, wow. The bad news is I gained back the 5 pounds I had lost at that point, the good news is I've already l... Read more

  • Need fitbit help

    5/18/2015 12:31:51 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am considering buying a fitbit charge, charge HR, or Surge. I have heard complaints that they fall apart within a year. Does anyone own these a... Read more

  • Speed Note

    5/16/2015 7:51:03 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Been too busy for anything, even sleep has been elusive. Two more weeks and I slow down as the school year comes to an end. I will go back and re... Read more

  • Emotionally Drained

    4/24/2015 1:26:40 PM, by MELLIE9272

    I have had one of the most difficult weeks of my life. School started back Tuesday, and I was dreading it! I'm in my second year teaching and sti... Read more

  • Crazy Busy

    4/13/2015 11:12:06 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    My already busy schedule is now even more so, which is good since i get paid by the hour. Starting tomorrow I will be up at 5am and return home a... Read more

  • Today is a Happy Day

    4/6/2015 8:01:59 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am so very glad spring break is over. Those teachers who love to teach will understand me completely, the rest of the world will think I have l... Read more

  • Needs

    4/2/2015 8:50:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I walked 3.18 miles today and I stayed with in my calorie range. I need to 1. Walk more 2. get to bed by 10 at the latest 3. eat fewer des... Read more

  • Another recipe: Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken

    3/28/2015 11:52:34 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    This recipe when served with one cup white rice has 559g, 2 Fat, 87 carbs, 41 proteins, and 2 fiber. Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken (396g) ... Read more

  • Trying to find balance

    3/23/2015 11:16:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Recently my schedule for teaching changed A LOT. I am up at 6am to go and teach and I am done at 7:30. I spend sometime applying for teaching and... Read more

  • New Soup Recipe with complete Nutrition info

    3/18/2015 6:39:32 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Bean and Ham Vegetable Soup (Letz Homemade) Makes 12 Servings (1 serving= 353g, 1.5 cups) (1 cup= about 230g) Ingredients: 3 cups ... Read more

  • Flare and Cold Slowing Down Exercise

    3/9/2015 1:14:05 PM, by JKANT88

    I had been doing really well with my exercise routine the last few weeks. I took some advice from a friend and treated it like an appointment. ... Read more

  • Stalled

    3/8/2015 9:38:09 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am back from Michigan and I miss my better half already. Missing her has been for a lack of a more appropriate term depressing, I have not been... Read more

  • Back home

    3/4/2015 1:12:06 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I returned home safely, but the last 45 miles was is freezing rain. my wipers froze to the glass and I was driving on a sheet of ice. I slowed to... Read more

  • the one day fast

    2/26/2015 4:19:55 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, as I was saying yesterday, I felt a bug coming, and wanted to try and be proactive about it. I did not have dinner on Tuesday (feeling queezy... Read more

  • fighting the bug

    2/25/2015 3:15:29 AM, by OPHELIE

    Yesterday, all went according to plan... until mid afternoon. I felt a bug coming, and I have been trying to nip it in the bud. Went to bed at ... Read more

  • Focus readjustment.

    2/24/2015 7:11:12 AM, by OPHELIE

    2015 started really well for me. 100 days of weight loss, registering for the Winter challenge, going under 80 ... Read more

  • Joined a New Gym

    2/23/2015 10:14:49 AM, by JKANT88

    I found a gym close to my new house that has what I need. I had been a member of the JCC, but it was too far away so I ended up almost never goi... Read more

  • New Post on 3/3 or 3/4

    2/22/2015 5:21:12 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Tonight will go to bed very early. Tomorrow after I am done teaching I will go to bed for about 7-8 hours and around 2am Tuesday I will start dri... Read more

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