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  • 21 July 2016

    7/21/2016 2:55:50 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    It's been a bumpy week, diet wise. I think I placed way too much pressure on myself. And because of that I crashed and burned. So I decided that ... Read more

  • Eeeek!

    7/16/2016 7:03:09 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    This morning I came to the sudden realisation that I will be visiting Thailand in exactly three months time. Panic overtook me as I stared at the... Read more

  • Keeping the Weight Off for Good This Time

    7/13/2016 9:40:18 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I lost 30 pounds in 2009. I went from 278 to 248. I lost 40 pounds in 2013 and I went from 277 to 238 pounds. By 2016 I had gain all of my weigh... Read more

  • Running

    7/9/2016 6:12:39 AM, by NYARAMULA

    First off, after reading another member's blog, I've decided it's time to stop putting myself down about my running. So I will declare here and n... Read more

  • Redemption

    7/3/2016 10:07:53 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I woke up yesterday with a great plan. The plan was to do some cardio indoors then head out for my Saturday morning run. I try to run at least tw... Read more

  • Frustration

    7/1/2016 5:06:34 AM, by SUMMERSMAMMA

    I find myself extremely frustrated with myself. I ha... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/26/2016 8:23:35 AM, by NYARAMULA

    Today has been one of those days that just get really busy. I woke up for some cardio before heading out for my 6.2mi run. I felt a bit slug... Read more

  • It's a great day

    6/24/2016 8:22:26 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I took the day off to spend some time with my boys today (they are on their mid- term break). I woke up early and braved the cold. I had intended... Read more

  • Excuses, Excuses...

    6/21/2016 6:33:27 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I love walking. I listen to music as I walk and completely get lost in my thoughts. Fact: However tired I am, going out for a walk makes me fe... Read more

  • I'm still here

    6/20/2016 12:52:01 PM, by NYARAMULA

    I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted a blog entry. Things have been a bit difficult - changes at work and I'm back to school. I'm... Read more

  • #day 147 of 350

    6/10/2016 6:30:11 PM, by OZMAN80

    I have changed my weigh in day to Saturday,but feeling good about my week. Then the weekend! Key for me this weekend is to plan out my meals and ... Read more

  • So it's been a while....

    6/7/2016 4:22:29 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    ...and I've been up and down both scale and experiences wise. I cannot believe how quickly time can fly! What happened? One moment I was still m... Read more

  • #day 143 of 350

    6/6/2016 8:07:48 PM, by OZMAN80

    Its been awhile,but I'm back. Fell of the wagon as they say. I have given myself a good long talking too. All the excuses for why I couldn't work... Read more

  • # day 96 of 350

    4/20/2016 1:57:38 PM, by OZMAN80

    Its been a while since I blogged and will the journey continues, with some set backs. Its those little tumbles and being able to get back up,that... Read more

  • Been a while!

    4/12/2016 11:06:10 AM, by REDTEDDY

    I have not been on here a while and there has been a very good reason :). I am currently 11 weeks pregnant and been suffering from all the sympto... Read more

  • # day 79 of 350

    4/3/2016 2:05:18 PM, by OZMAN80

    Just got to level 13. I was amazed have fast I got here. I never thought I would see this,it seemed so from away. When I see that someone has ove... Read more

  • # day 78 of 350

    4/2/2016 8:54:29 AM, by OZMAN80

    I have made it to the end of week 14. I've had my slip ups, but I'm still focused on the goal. Before I would have just given up after I had give... Read more

  • #day 66 of 350

    3/21/2016 5:57:13 PM, by OZMAN80

    week 10 here I come. It's hard to believe I look forward to this every week.The weigh in! No matter what it says, just the anticipation makes it ... Read more

  • day 63 of 350

    3/18/2016 6:58:46 PM, by OZMAN80

    Almost to the end of week 9 and 287 day left in the my challenge. I have had a really good week,workouts and controlled my calories. My work out ... Read more

  • # day 50 of 350

    3/5/2016 4:07:44 PM, by OZMAN80

    It's hard to believe that today marks the end of week 7 and 50 day have gone pass. As I try to stay focused on the goal of healthy life style. I ... Read more

  • # day 46 of 350

    3/1/2016 6:19:41 PM, by OZMAN80

    Just got back from gym work out. Had a lot of reason not to go, but health and fitness won out! 306 day till the big weigh in. ... Read more

  • # day 44 of 350

    2/28/2016 4:24:14 PM, by OZMAN80

    After a couple of days of not doing the right thing. Today I went to the gym, did my 30 minutes of cardio and a 30 minute total body workout. I w... Read more

  • #day 43 of 350

    2/27/2016 9:09:06 PM, by OZMAN80

    Will its the end of week 6 and day 43 of this journey. The pass two days have not been highlights of this week. I really let myself down,by not s... Read more

  • #day 41 of 350

    2/25/2016 3:54:43 PM, by OZMAN80

    Yesterday I felt like I was beat down to nothing and today after a good nights sleep, I feel energized. Remember this feeling. ... Read more

  • # day 40 of 350

    2/24/2016 3:53:13 PM, by OZMAN80

    Here I am at the 40 day mark, 311 more to go. Here's the point when the day to day starts to wear on you. Remember you are strong and you can do... Read more

  • #day 39 of 350

    2/23/2016 5:29:30 PM, by OZMAN80

    Starting to get in the habit of workout daily. Always keep reminding myself that it takes time. Stay focused on the goal 210 by 12/31/16. Its har... Read more

  • #day 38 of 350

    2/22/2016 6:06:12 PM, by OZMAN80

    The hard work is starting to pay off. The scale is showing,all the healthy decisions are working. Keep reminding myself one day at a time.... Read more

  • #day 37 of 350

    2/21/2016 2:59:58 PM, by OZMAN80

    Got my 5th week weigh in tomorrow morning. Feeling pretty good.Hasn't been a great week, but I continue to look for positives.... Read more

  • #day 36 of 350

    2/20/2016 10:31:51 AM, by OZMAN80

    This marks the end of the 5th week of 50 weeks . I'm not losing the weight as quick as I would like,but I've got too remember to take it one day ... Read more

  • #day 31 of 350

    2/15/2016 5:21:55 PM, by OZMAN80

    Well its been a long weekend and I ate a lot of the things,I need to stay away from (fried foods and junk). You may think you are eating healthy,... Read more

  • Date night with my Valentine every day

    2/12/2016 4:56:45 AM, by MIITIME

    My husband and I have decided something since the out... Read more

  • #day 27 of 350

    2/11/2016 7:45:28 PM, by OZMAN80

    Have finished my heart rehab.I'm feeling great and ready to see what this old body can do. Need to be more active and push the limits a little mo... Read more

  • Exhausted!

    2/11/2016 10:24:32 AM, by REDTEDDY

    Wow! This facilitation is rough on the emotions. Even though I have shared my story with other groups, it is always so draining when talking abou... Read more

  • day#24 of 350

    2/8/2016 7:03:00 PM, by OZMAN80

    t's been a busy super bowl weekend. Sunday was not one of my best days,but today is a new day. Just got back from my heart rehab work out. feelin... Read more

  • day# 22 of 350

    2/6/2016 10:33:45 AM, by OZMAN80

    This journey is going good, but not great. I need to step it up a lot. It has helped that I personalized my calendar to keep up with the days. It... Read more

  • Grumble...grumble...grumb

    2/1/2016 9:22:04 AM, by REDTEDDY

    So struggling with the sicky-woo's this week. Need to work though so just dragging myself through today. Lucky I enjoy my job or it would be even... Read more

  • What a week!

    1/25/2016 10:49:47 AM, by REDTEDDY

    Aarg! Had a bad week, and to top it all off, I rolled over last night in my sleep and gave myself a black eye on the corner of the side table... ... Read more

  • fell off the wagon!

    1/16/2016 10:23:18 PM, by OZMAN80

    It's hard to believe that you can lose so much weight,feel good about yourself and then put it right back on again. Well that is were I am right ... Read more

  • Slow Saturday...

    1/16/2016 9:39:49 AM, by REDTEDDY

    Well... slow working day. But it is OK. Listening to Blues and Rock while I wait. So starting to feel good. Got up to my goal of 30 minutes per e... Read more

  • Keep on moving it...

    1/14/2016 9:33:03 AM, by REDTEDDY

    So is has been a while. Just got my mini stepper and in a week have gone from doing 5 minutes a day to doing 40 minutes a day. Tough job conditio... Read more

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