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  • Facing My First Big Trial

    6/18/2016 9:01:40 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I've been doing fairly good for my first week of getting fit and healthy. I've stayed within my calories, tried to eat better, worked out, and st... Read more

  • Temptation

    6/16/2016 8:17:00 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Last night I was watching So You Think You Can Dance with my 7 year old daughter. I'd already had all of my calories for the day and I was feelin... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/14/2016 3:49:44 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Today is actually day 2, but I wanted to write a little blog about day 1 and how it went. It went great! I couldn't find my measuring tape, but I... Read more

  • Square One

    6/13/2016 11:33:14 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Here I am back at square 1. I weigh as much as I ever have, except when I was super pregnant with my son. I want to write an inspirational blog, ... Read more

  • Super Bowl Sunday

    2/8/2016 4:01:41 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    This weekend I was out of town for our monthly travel to my dad's house which is 2.5 hours away. We visit every first weekend of the month. I lov... Read more

  • Cokes

    2/4/2016 4:23:44 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    This week has had it's ups and downs. I've held on strong and I've done my best. I even ate salad and drank V8 Greens, but the hardest thing I've... Read more

  • Day 3

    1/29/2016 8:14:42 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Day 3 and I'm doing better and better with my diet. I really do need to get some excersize done though. Today my kids were out of school, so I ju... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    1/28/2016 6:01:07 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I could sit here and feel sorry for myself. I could be mad at myself. I could wallow in my own self pity. I could feel negatively for my lack of ... Read more

  • Days 13, 14, 15: A struggle, a success, and a fall

    1/16/2016 9:38:01 AM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    The last few days can be summed up as: I tried, I did the best I could, and I don't regret anything. ;) Day 13: Stress level was high. I ha... Read more

  • Whole 30, Days 7 - 12

    1/13/2016 9:08:06 AM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    Days 7- 8, nothing different to report. I was just ho-humming along. Day 9: This was a Saturday, which is always a hard day for me with foo... Read more

  • Whole 30, Day Six

    1/6/2016 10:50:38 PM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    Nothing big to report. The plan/book warns of crabbiness around now, but fortunately I am not feeling crabby. I'm also not feeling tired, which i... Read more

  • Whole 30, Days Three/Four/Five

    1/6/2016 12:07:00 AM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    Day 3: I can't remember the day (which is why I shouldn't wait two days to write), but around dinner, I started feeling crappy. I skipped dinner ... Read more

  • Whole 30, Day Two

    1/2/2016 8:39:41 PM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    So far it seems that this round of W30 will go a little smoother than last (my first) time. Last time, it took a few days and a whole lot of cuss... Read more

  • Whole 30, Day One

    1/1/2016 3:43:02 PM, by LITTLESPARKLER

    Today I'm starting my second round of the Whole30 program. I did the program in October with great success, but I only did it for 21 days. After ... Read more

  • New goal - new year!

    12/20/2015 11:03:05 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    I have created a workout calendar for the rest of December and for January. My goal is to finish my planned workouts without missing one! I will ... Read more

  • Binge Eating

    8/2/2015 3:02:59 PM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    This is a terrible cycle. I know I am not the only one who struggles with this. I fall into these episodes where I sneak food and eat as much as ... Read more

  • what does health mean?

    5/28/2015 9:32:08 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    Health means to me feeling getting light. Feeling happy because my body is happy. Health means looking good forward to exercise. Health means tak... Read more

  • The most difficult thing when it comes to weight loss.

    5/17/2015 11:56:51 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    Consistancy. This is my battle. To stay consistant. But I can do it. :) and so can you!... Read more

  • fitness goal

    5/10/2015 12:15:16 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    A fitness goal I will set for myself is I want to be able to comfortably hike up one of our surrounding mountains and make it to the top with a s... Read more

  • how I feel today

    5/7/2015 9:31:55 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    I feel powerful, focused, and loved.... Read more

  • things to do when I feel the urge to binge

    5/5/2015 9:41:06 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    Go outside Clean something in the house Drink a glass of water Review goals Organize something Walk my dog ... Read more

  • 04.17.2015 Notes

    4/17/2015 7:56:46 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Didn't get everything done yesterday that I wanted, but I didn't flat out fail either. I found a happy medium of success/failure. Still got the... Read more

  • 04.16.2015 Notes

    4/16/2015 7:57:29 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Somehow I fell asleep at 1230am and slept till 540am, which was good enough for me, considering the miserable sleep schedule I've been on latel... Read more

  • 04.15.2015 Notes

    4/15/2015 11:01:43 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - I have been having trouble sleeping a regular schedule again lately. It is really frustrating. However, I'm trying to figure out how to get bac... Read more

  • 04.14.2015 Notes

    4/14/2015 10:19:18 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - I'm trying to continually move in positive directions. I don't know how well I am succeeding overall, but I sure am trying. - I have deci... Read more

  • 04.04.2015 Notes

    4/4/2015 1:37:41 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - I don't know about other people, but getting the recommended daily amount of fiber is tough for me, and I do a decent job on eating whole, unpr... Read more

  • 03.24.2015 Notes

    3/24/2015 3:37:33 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Went to the gym this evening. Did some cardio. I hate going to the gym. Not so much exercising, but the feeling like a gerbil on a wheel in a p... Read more

  • What a Week (but I press on)!

    3/2/2015 8:31:15 PM, by JENSAWIP

    The title almost says it all. It's been a little over a week since I started abstaining from alcohol and it's been rough! I had bad cravings fo... Read more

  • 03.01.2015 Notes

    3/1/2015 6:13:35 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - This winter is really beating me down. I can't wait for it to be over. Things haven't been going bad, but definitely not great either. Haven't ... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    2/21/2015 7:16:37 PM, by JENSAWIP

    Well, here I am again. I have been struggling with my eating & drinking (again!) and in the meantime have gained enough weight to be the heavies... Read more

  • January 8, 2015

    1/8/2015 7:27:02 PM, by TAMMYINPA

    On Monday, I started my 60 day plan to complete the Insanity Max:30 challenge. Today was Day 4: Tabata Power. I love the the workouts. They p... Read more

  • 01.06.2015 Notes

    1/6/2015 8:22:43 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - This year got off to a less than desired rough start. One of my 3 pet turtles passed away sometime after 7am on New Year's Day after a short il... Read more

  • 11.26.2014 Notes

    11/26/2014 8:12:36 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - I seem to have the old sleep schedule back on track. I've been up at 6am every day this week so far and cooked Nicole and I a nice breakfast, s... Read more

  • 11.24.2014 Notes

    11/24/2014 8:27:37 AM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Last week I started a new process and approach to eating that I'm hoping will help me both mentally and physically with portions and calories. ... Read more

  • 11.19.2014 Notes

    11/19/2014 11:43:43 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Tonight I made my first true wet curry while having all the ingredients I need. It came out pretty darn great. Not perfect, and there is tons o... Read more

  • 11.18.2014 Notes

    11/18/2014 10:58:59 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Went grocery shopping today. Got almost everything on my list! I'm excited to start using the spices I got. I plan on learning how to make a gr... Read more

  • 11.17.2014 Notes

    11/17/2014 10:21:33 PM, by SOFAKINGFATTT

    - Got some vitamins and minerals last night that I needed to ensure the diet I am currently following won't rob me of too much muscle. - I f... Read more

  • From the Mouths of Babes

    11/7/2014 9:26:01 AM, by ANDREAG89

    I weighed in today, the "first" day of my effort (of THIS round of efforts). As expected, I lost a pretty good chunk of weight, as history has to... Read more

  • My Goal/Reward Sheet (with kids' input!)

    11/4/2014 11:14:45 AM, by ANDREAG89

    After our Wii "Just Dance Marathon" last night, I asked the kids to give ideas for rewards for weight lost. For those of you who looked at my las... Read more

  • A New Approach...? See photo.

    11/3/2014 10:50:44 AM, by ANDREAG89

    A visual reminder for the entire family that they have to help me with this. This sparked a lot of questions from my kids. Read more

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