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  • Orangetheory-27 classes

    5/17/2017 11:12:40 PM, by SADDKATT

    Okay, so I've been going for almost three months. IN the last two weeks, I've noticed that my numbers haven't been as impressive. I thought tha... Read more

  • Slow progress, but still moving forward

    5/10/2017 5:25:03 PM, by UWPALUM

    Hi everyone! It has been almost a month since my last post. Does that sound like the start of a confession, cuz I'm not Catholic, but that d... Read more

  • When I am happy, I have less of an appetite

    5/10/2017 9:22:45 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I am losing my appetite for sweets. When I want a snack, I eat foods that have good nutrision. Here are some of the snack foods that I like to ea... Read more

  • Exercise Bike

    5/9/2017 7:33:38 PM, by SUNDOWN27

    I finally got uo and used my exercise bike this evenung. I id 36 minutes, 6.5 miles & it read 271.8 calories. I don't pay attention ti the calori... Read more

  • OTF: progress!

    4/20/2017 1:19:27 PM, by SADDKATT

    In spite of the toe injury, I made it to the Orangetheory class this morning. After 17 classes, I hopped on the scale and took some measurements... Read more

  • Orangetheory-16 sessions in and an injury

    4/18/2017 7:29:47 PM, by SADDKATT

    I'm on spring break right now, and have switched to morning classes to keep the flow of my little vacation. This class was a rough one...she had... Read more

  • It is all mental!

    4/17/2017 4:58:22 PM, by UWPALUM

    I am happy to report that I'm making some steps forward, not a ton, but some. I recognize that my thinking is totally off base sometimes, and las... Read more

  • Controlling My Portion Sizes

    4/17/2017 10:09:56 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    In 2016, I lost a total of 36 pounds. I went from 267 pounds to 231 pounds. From a size 24 to a size 18-20. Since that time, today I have re-ga... Read more

  • 14 sessions in

    4/13/2017 5:31:58 PM, by SADDKATT

    It's been almost two months. I have taken 14 Orangetheory classes. Had to take a week off from a respiratory infection (kids are germy...even t... Read more

  • Moving in the right direction I guess

    4/10/2017 7:42:09 PM, by UWPALUM

    Hey everyone! This is not a big thing for anyone else I'm sure, but last week I did make some doctor appointments. Friday of last week I went and... Read more

  • Another new month

    4/3/2017 7:57:48 PM, by UWPALUM

    Happy Monday everyone. I started this blog over the weekend, but just could not make myself write out what I'm thinking. Why is it so much easier... Read more

  • Nine sessions in

    3/22/2017 9:07:58 PM, by SADDKATT

    Survived this one...barely. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night and only got a few hours of sleep. So I was not at my best. At the end of ... Read more

  • Eight sessions in

    3/15/2017 10:05:49 PM, by SADDKATT

    Okay, so far I have taken 8 Orangetheory classes, and I have three more sessions before I decide if I want the membership. I have been trying to... Read more

  • My New Healthy Lifestyle of Eating

    3/15/2017 10:11:58 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I have lost weight so many times in my life. When I was 24 years old, I ate a vegetarian diet and I lost about 80 pounds. My highest weight in m... Read more

  • Spring break update

    3/14/2017 1:23:09 AM, by UWPALUM

    The last couple weeks have been so stressful. Between work projects and trouble with two staff members, who are both more than 20 years older tha... Read more

  • Depression is the devil

    3/5/2017 8:23:20 PM, by UWPALUM

    Where to start? The last week was really stressful, about 70 hours of work and stressful. I let my walking go and messed up with my food. The sho... Read more

  • Let's see if this works

    2/28/2017 7:01:15 AM, by SADDKATT

    So last week I went to a free Orangetheory class and bought a ten-session package. My thought was that I would go three times a week for a month... Read more

  • I did it

    2/20/2017 10:44:24 PM, by SADDKATT

    I went to the Orangetheory class. It was pretty much the first time that I walked into a strange place and did a strange thing completely alone.... Read more

  • Orange Theory

    2/19/2017 9:25:29 AM, by SADDKATT

    I have booked a free trial class at an Orange Theory gym tomorrow at 4:30. If I can survive it, I am going to buy a block of classes and see if ... Read more

  • Thursday of a tough week

    2/16/2017 9:49:22 AM, by UWPALUM

    Not a big surprise to anyone but Valentine's Day and I have always had a rocky relationship. Growing up I spent one of the holiday's in the hospi... Read more

  • ...and we begin again

    2/13/2017 6:12:58 PM, by UWPALUM

    First, if you are following my blog, a warning for you. I have always thought that I needed to blog a long thing if I was going to put anything d... Read more

  • A Lifestyle Change of Your Eating Habits

    2/2/2017 10:42:04 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    The most important foods to eat are lean meats, fruits, vegetables, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates. Only eat small portions of carbohydrates l... Read more

  • pushup challenge, day...whatever

    1/29/2017 10:23:45 AM, by SADDKATT

    Yeah...motivation left me again. I'm having a horrible time sleeping, going to work absolutely exhausted and having rough days at work. So I'm ... Read more

  • day 15 pushup challenge

    1/16/2017 12:02:24 PM, by SADDKATT

    20 standard pushups 28 modified pushups 40 crunches 60 squats 45 second plank hold 35 minutes intervals on elliptical Oh, man. I ... Read more

  • Day 11 pushup challenge

    1/12/2017 7:16:34 PM, by SADDKATT

    10 pushups 35 modified pushups 2 sets of 10: curls, overhead press, sumo squat, bicycle crunch 15 minutes elliptical intervals Yesterd... Read more

  • Day 9 pushup challenge

    1/10/2017 7:34:13 PM, by SADDKATT

    15 regular pushups 45 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical intervals It is a dark and blustery day in the south suburbs of Chicago. I... Read more

  • Day 8 pushup challenge

    1/9/2017 7:21:12 PM, by SADDKATT

    10 HR pushups 25 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical--intervals Yesterday I went to Ikea and gave my debit card a workout. Today, I w... Read more

  • Day 6 pushup challenge

    1/7/2017 12:25:53 PM, by SADDKATT

    25 minutes Elliptical 10 HR pushups 10 modified pushups interrupted by phone call from mom... I didn't do a whole lot this morning. I... Read more

  • Day 5 pushup challenge

    1/6/2017 7:26:33 PM, by SADDKATT

    20 hand-release pushups 20 modified pushups 30 minutes elliptical 3 interruptions by the Dude Grumpy and tired today. Legs are still ... Read more

  • Day 4 pushup challenge

    1/5/2017 6:46:15 PM, by SADDKATT

    5 real pushups. 15 modified pushups. 27 minutes on elliptical/bike. So...yeah. The elliptical trainer. It looks like such a silly thing.... Read more

  • Day 3 pushup challenge

    1/4/2017 11:20:12 AM, by SADDKATT

    5 hand-release pushups, 10 pushups on my knees. 20 minutes of weights: 2 sets, 15 reps, 8lbs. 1 minute of planks (unfortunately not all at once ... Read more

  • Day 2 of pushup challenge

    1/3/2017 11:33:28 AM, by SADDKATT

    I can't do a pushup to save my life. I half-assed my way through them yesterday, and today...ugh. I had to do the second set on my knees. No u... Read more

  • Goals

    1/2/2017 11:41:43 AM, by SADDKATT

    Yeah, so I'd like to lose 50 pounds to get back to where I was 10 years ago, my most comfortable weight. Reasonably, taking off 30 pounds would ... Read more

  • Weak

    12/31/2016 7:28:54 PM, by SADDKATT

    I have survived the holidays. I have five more days of vacation before I go back to work. But I've spent the last week visiting with family...a... Read more

  • starting over yet again

    12/18/2016 12:11:20 PM, by SADDKATT

    I finished the whole 30 at the end of August, and then lots of things happened. I went back to school to pursue another Master's degree. I boug... Read more

  • I cannot seem to do anything right...

    10/25/2016 6:04:20 PM, by UWPALUM

    I have been carrying around these thoughts for days and I need to get them out into the world so I can try to let them go. As a warning, these ar... Read more

  • What am I doing?

    9/28/2016 8:08:31 PM, by UWPALUM

    This is a long one. Or until I get tired of typing, whichever happens first. So, I started 2016 doing alright. Not great, but keeping things... Read more

  • Eat and Think Yourself Slim

    9/26/2016 10:28:59 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (Self-control). Dieting is 80% of what you are thi... Read more

  • Have Epipen, will travel

    9/4/2016 9:46:05 AM, by SIMPLYPATTI

    So I got stung last weekend - one week ago yesterday. I was at an outdoor festival in a community park participating in a drum circle. I got st... Read more

  • Whole 30--Finished! Results & thoughts

    8/24/2016 5:35:08 PM, by SADDKATT

    Holy cow, I made it through all 30 days. Barely. The Dude and I are going to start reintroducing, starting with grains. We are going to have b... Read more

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