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  • 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

  • Day 27 Whole 30

    8/20/2016 11:27:40 PM, by SADDKATT

    Hitting the home stretch. Yesterday I sat through a staff meeting with my salad and raw veggies while everyone around me ate Aurelio's pizza and... Read more

  • Day 25 Whole 30

    8/18/2016 11:25:42 PM, by SADDKATT

    Five more days!!! I'm feeling a bit better, although the digestive issues are still there. Little more appetite the last couple of days. Today... Read more

  • Day 23 Whole 30

    8/16/2016 9:45:44 AM, by SADDKATT

    7 days to go. I've been trying to look for information as to why I'm still feeling like crap. There is some evidence to suggest that maybe I ha... Read more

  • Forgiveness and Letting Go of Past Hurts

    8/15/2016 4:29:40 PM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I have worked for the Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power for the past 36 years. It has not been easy along the way. I have experienced tr... Read more

  • Day 21 Whole 30

    8/14/2016 12:48:46 PM, by SADDKATT

    Yeah, I don't know how well I'm actually doing with this diet. Yesterday morning I got sick--really sick. Friday night it was raining, so inste... Read more

  • Day 18 whole 30

    8/11/2016 12:42:38 PM, by SADDKATT

    12 more days to go. I found some organic almond butter that I have been putting on my apples, which is pretty yummy. But the big score was happ... Read more

  • Day 14 Whole 30

    8/8/2016 1:14:56 AM, by SADDKATT

    I've skipped a few days. My summer is drawing to a close, and I'm getting caught up in various tasks...starting a new master's degree, preparing... Read more

  • Day 9 Whole 30

    8/2/2016 8:20:00 PM, by SADDKATT

    Never got around to posting yesterday, but I had some turkey roll-ups filled with lettuce, a swai filet and some grilled veggies and potato. Had... Read more

  • Comfort with a Pedicure

    8/1/2016 10:10:06 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I pampered myself today and this is my reward for losing 10 pounds during the month of July, 2016. I went to a Spa in my area called Cuccuios. I ... Read more

  • Shopping Does'nt Have To Be Expensive

    8/1/2016 9:59:43 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I love to shop and one of the things that I have found recently is that shopping does not have to cost a lot. Every Saturday I shop at a Yard Sa... Read more

  • Day 7 Whole 30

    8/1/2016 12:19:22 AM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: black coffee Lunch: two egg scramble with spinach and mushrooms. Wedge of cantaloupe. Dinner: Zoodles with homemade marin... Read more

  • Day 6 Whole 30

    7/30/2016 8:58:28 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: smoothie with spinach, almond milk, half a banana and frozen mixed fruit Lunch: 3 fried eggs on a bed of sauteed veggies and po... Read more

  • Day 5 Whole 30

    7/29/2016 10:45:00 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: forgot to eat. Had some black coffee while cleaning the living room. Lunch: Leftover chef salad from last night. Carrots and ... Read more

  • Day 4 Whole 30

    7/29/2016 12:44:05 AM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: spinach and mushroom omelette. Banana sliced with a splash of almond milk Lunch: leftover tuna salad from yesterday. Salad wit... Read more

  • Day 3 Whole 30

    7/27/2016 10:32:06 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms Lunch: tuna salad (with the homemade mayo) on romaine lettuce leaf. Handful of almonds... Read more

  • Day 2 whole 30

    7/26/2016 11:51:07 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms. 4 oz of prune juice. Lunch: romaine lettuce rolled up in a slice of lunchmeat wit... Read more

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