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  • Day 14 of 60

    8/19/2016 11:58:02 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    I decided to join a boot camp challenge through the gym to help motivate me. I love challenges. I have been challenged. It's a mental game to pr... Read more

  • Another Big Change (Not one I wanted now...)

    7/2/2016 1:00:36 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    At 10:30 in the morning (on July 2), we will celebrate the life of my 98-year-old Grandpa who we lost on Monday. I was hoping he'd make at least... Read more

  • Taming the sugar beast?

    6/23/2016 3:23:06 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I don't usually do two blogs in one day. But as you know, I've been craving chocolate. Or if you didn't know... FYI, I've been cravin... Read more

  • Exhausted

    6/23/2016 10:17:01 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, fighting off these cravings should count as a workout. (hahaha) I hate feeling this way. The weather doesn't help (sunshine helps me ... Read more

  • Ugh.

    6/22/2016 8:36:08 PM, by JENSTRESS

    All week I've wanted to eat. I've wanted chocolate. I've wondered why, I've eaten healthy instead of eating junk, I've just been so hungry. ... Read more

  • Life time of LIFE

    6/21/2016 10:43:42 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Lately I've been seeing more and more people complain about not having the motivation to workout. Like motivation is this magic potion that ... Read more

  • Lifting for life

    6/20/2016 4:13:19 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I've been a yoyoer for so many years. When I was in college, I injured my knee during the volleyball season. That took a huge issue with ... Read more

  • Day 1....I Can Be ME!!

    6/17/2016 10:32:12 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Started my new job today! I am a very outgoing person but I wanted to hold back today because I didn't want my work group to wonder just what th... Read more

  • Just when I wasn't thinking about it...

    6/16/2016 4:17:06 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I get hungry. Obviously. It is a side effect of being human. The last few nights (days?) I've been super hungry when I get home from wor... Read more

  • My closet

    6/15/2016 8:38:33 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday morning, as I was getting dressed, I looked in my closet. I have tons of clothes... some of them in sizes too small with tags on that ... Read more

  • here...

    6/14/2016 3:22:29 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm still here, just trying to make things work. I mean, they are, that is nice, weight comes off a tiny bit at a time, and I'm okay with th... Read more

  • Life's (Continued) Changes...

    6/12/2016 8:02:50 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    This week I will work my last 2 1/2 days at my current job. Due to having so much vacation time left, I had to take quite a few days off. I was... Read more

  • Hide and seek

    6/9/2016 1:58:11 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I had an interesting morning. I knew we were having a coffee club at work for clients. This means LOTS of sweets in my area as we discuss... Read more

  • Life's (Big!) Surprises...

    6/2/2016 1:10:21 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    My life just got rather interesting! I had a job interview last Friday for an Accounting position with a large company. My current boss was... Read more

  • June!!

    6/1/2016 1:44:03 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Wow, June already? Time flies! Today is my uncle's 70th birthday and would have been my Grandma's 95th birthday had she not passed away 2... Read more

  • Making it work - imperfectly

    5/24/2016 11:07:55 AM, by JENSTRESS

    One thing I've learned from all of my weight loss journeys is that perfection is never attainable. Progress is. Learning is. You would t... Read more

  • Moderation in choices

    5/23/2016 9:54:47 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Oh my! This weekend was a whirlwind! Friday when I got home, I was SO hungry. My husband was on his way with food, and I was making ... Read more

  • Making choices

    5/20/2016 10:58:23 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday was a CRAZY busy day. The teen had to work after school, and didn't get home until after dinner, so I didn't need to worry about... Read more

  • Tired of crap attitudes.

    5/19/2016 12:18:24 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Mostly just my own crap attitude. I don't get it. I'm pretty positive most days. I'm pretty happy with my progress and the timelines... Read more

  • One step forward, two steps forward

    5/18/2016 1:30:44 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I know, some people talk about two steps back, but I refuse to see anything as anything other than progress right now. I had a binge, yep. ... Read more

  • Another step forward

    5/17/2016 10:12:01 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, all in all day 1 post binge (yesterday) was a success. I got a great workout in (kettlebells - I'm even a little sore today!!!) and I had ... Read more

  • In the moment

    5/16/2016 1:19:36 PM, by JENSTRESS

    It is amazing to me how "in the moment" people are. All of us. Sure, we look ahead or even back, but sometimes we are so in the moment we forge... Read more

  • Reflect/Reset

    5/16/2016 12:48:41 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    My 94-year-old Grandma passed away earlier this evening in Broomall, PA. She had not been in the greatest of health for several years and ended ... Read more

  • NSV and lessons learned and living life

    5/13/2016 10:41:47 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Things are going okay. Yes, I am still struggling with wanting the junk right now, and even at times, wanting to exercise, but I'm pushing throu... Read more

  • Getting through

    5/10/2016 2:59:14 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I'm in my last month of struggles, not that there won't be future struggles, but this month, I believe will be the last where I'm really st... Read more

  • Thank you.

    5/5/2016 1:30:45 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I would like to thank each of you for your comments on my last blog. I think that is how I'm learning that this is all different for me, f... Read more

  • Learning, and moving on

    5/3/2016 1:37:35 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm getting better. My binges are less frequent and far more controlled. I did have one though. It started out Friday. We had a wo... Read more

  • Happily making changes

    4/27/2016 2:25:06 PM, by JENSTRESS

    It is funny, just a few days ago I was complaining about my FIL and Step-dad and their HORRIBLE food choices that lead to major health complicati... Read more

  • Getting back up

    4/26/2016 9:17:39 AM, by JENSTRESS

    This journey, changing your life, making goals, keeping them, and everything, well, it is HARD. I have fallen and given up so many times. ... Read more

  • Is the scale evil?

    4/25/2016 9:18:05 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Oh, the scale. Some days I feel like it is my nemesis. Other days, my best friend. One thing I know, it is something I have to l... Read more

  • I just don't get it.

    4/24/2016 8:00:02 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Look, we all know our health is affected by what and how much we eat. I definitely understand food addictions, overeating issues, binges, and e... Read more

  • Take care of you, part 2

    4/22/2016 2:18:58 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Quick update on my FIL. He is still in the hospital, his infection was far worse than anything I've ever seen. It was vomit-inducing. Th... Read more

  • What's in YOUR diet?

    4/21/2016 1:04:54 PM, by JENSTRESS

    My diet (I use the regular term as everyone follows a diet, this is for my life, it isn't temporary) doesn't have a lot of "restrictions." My mi... Read more

  • Take care of you.

    4/20/2016 1:21:12 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm exhausted. I slept terribly, because my husband wasn't home most of the night. He was at the hospital with his dad. My father-in... Read more

  • How do YOU workout?

    4/19/2016 9:12:12 AM, by JENSTRESS

    A lot of people talk about working out, and a lot of things about it. You should do this, you should do that. I tend to put a lot of fa... Read more

  • How???

    4/18/2016 4:14:44 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I can't believe myself. I'm laughing at how unbelievable I can be. This morning, even all weekend, I was feeling strong, successful wit... Read more

  • Choices, life and moderation

    4/16/2016 4:46:36 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Last night we went to a cookout/bonfire at a friend's home. I knew that burgers, brats or hotdogs would be the food option. So, I made healthy ch... Read more

  • Life and annoyances

    4/15/2016 11:01:18 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday I typed out a huge blog and it didn't post, I couldn't get it back, and I refused to re-type it. SO that happened... ANNOYING! Ho... Read more

  • Moving on up... or down, actually!

    4/13/2016 11:09:29 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I admit, I SUCK at weighing in. I forget to do it first thing in the morning, I end up doing it after I eat, or drink or whatever, and because o... Read more

  • What a weeknd!

    4/11/2016 12:24:54 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Wow. What a weekend! We had a lot going on this weekend. Friday night was a pretty relaxing night at home because of all the things that w... Read more

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