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  • Spotty at Best, But Yay!

    9/17/2014 11:43:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We had rain today! Sweet beautiful refreshing pouring down deluge of RAIN! Something we hadn't seen in months! And I got soaked going from t... Read more

  • water aerobics class

    9/17/2014 7:18:19 PM, by LUNORZAHRA

    Finally went to my first water aerobics class. Really it was (almost) accidental. Here's what happened.... I swim at a local private pool and the... Read more

  • Best compliment/NSV lately

    9/17/2014 1:18:07 PM, by PMRUNNER

    I had a routine doctors appointment recently. Before meeting with the doctor, the nurse asked some questions about prior medical history and too... Read more

  • Making changes

    9/17/2014 12:50:58 PM, by ABBEYGIRL103

    Last Friday I saw my doctor and my was weight was 184 and my labs were just starting to show that as well as my sedentary lifestyle. We had a go... Read more

  • Wednesday the 17th.

    9/17/2014 9:03:47 AM, by TRUCKER72

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  • Goals for now

    9/16/2014 7:52:21 PM, by CAROLINEINCITY

    My main goal right now is to get to a point where my usual methods of exercise come easy to me again...namely swimming, elliptical trainer and wa... Read more

  • Youthful Forever

    9/16/2014 6:02:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your ... Read more

  • a collection of random

    9/16/2014 1:46:42 PM, by APONI_KB

    1. Dragging My Feet Reading My Book I'm reading one of those Norwegian crime books. I like them, but they are dark. The thing is they're n... Read more

  • Oh What Music!

    9/14/2014 11:23:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm visiting my mother in Houston and she wanted to go to a special concert given by a collaboration of three churches, one Baptist, one Methodis... Read more

  • An Out of Control Tooth and a "Meaningless" Life

    9/14/2014 8:53:02 PM, by BETHARTEMIS

    Hopefully I drew some people in with the title... Week 2 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" is not going as well as week 1. I had coo... Read more

  • 10k with pizza & beer

    9/13/2014 7:35:15 PM, by APONI_KB

    This race is one of the most popular ones in town. Of course it is, its sponsored by a pizza place. This time of year though, the weather could b... Read more

  • Campus Fun

    9/13/2014 6:57:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I spent the day on the Texas A&M University campus WITHOUT planning on attending their evening football game tonight.....I was there for a schola... Read more

  • Fresh Incentive

    9/12/2014 9:36:02 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday I saw a photo that had been taken of me when I wasn't looking...... ACK! Not a pretty sight.... and it gives me an extra kick in t... Read more

  • Out of My Control

    9/11/2014 10:56:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The next few days I'm going to have quite a few meals that will be out of my control- basically only 2 choices- Take it.... or Leave it..... ... Read more

  • boring, not very fun weekend financial project

    9/11/2014 3:08:03 PM, by APONI_KB

    One day a week or so ago out of the blue, the hubs asked me if we were still getting a paper water bill. Oh goodness no, paper is so 2013 all tha... Read more

  • Busy

    9/10/2014 5:06:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I never want to be so busy that I don't take time for what is important.... People are important.... Read more

  • Move...Scale...Move!!!

    9/10/2014 4:22:31 PM, by ASANTOSO

    What gives...I've tracked my food and exercised for at least an hour and I haven't lost ANYTHING since Saturday. If anything, that little monste... Read more

  • Week in Review/Mid-Week Review

    9/10/2014 1:37:44 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    Last week was a mixed bag but I think it went really well. I averaged 1697 calories for the week which was a bit high but pretty good for my fir... Read more

  • Caution

    9/9/2014 11:24:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Caution: Dates on Calendar Are Closer Than They Appear... Read more

  • schedule change at the Y - woohoo

    9/9/2014 4:40:37 PM, by APONI_KB

    Last year I took a few swim workshops at the Y. They have a master's swim program there that I wanted to do but the timing just didn't work out. ... Read more

  • well this is another fine mess

    9/8/2014 3:26:02 PM, by APONI_KB

    For background, I grew up poor. I donít mean poor like I didnít get that xbox I wanted for Christmas. I mean poor like free lunch at school poor,... Read more

  • Better

    9/7/2014 10:12:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Thanks to all of you who sent encouraging messages over the weekend... it's just going to take some time to adjust to my New Normal.... I don't m... Read more

  • 30 weeks

    9/7/2014 5:57:05 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Finally rounding out a bit. My big issue of the week has been my brain dis... Read more

  • Kids say the funniest things...

    9/7/2014 5:20:32 PM, by PMRUNNER

    My daughter, age 3 and 1/2, was in the car singing away. My DW and I paused to listen to what she was singing and this is her song: Jesus i... Read more

  • Tame your Sweet Tooth Challenge

    9/5/2014 7:47:06 PM, by BETHARTEMIS

    Sweets are my nemesis. I struggle with moderation. In the past, desserts have been a special treat (a once in a while food that I planned calor... Read more

  • The truth about a heathy obesity

    9/5/2014 2:57:39 PM, by OLDEROWL

    For those who are obese, there is a interesting article on Dr Sears site about unhealthy vs healthy obesity. "One of great paradoxes of our obesi... Read more

  • Dessert Ideas (250 - 300 calories)

    9/5/2014 2:23:26 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    I've had two really lovely desserts this week. Delicious unexpected treats that did not break the caloric bank. 1.5 oz burrata cheese (woul... Read more

  • Grief

    9/5/2014 10:04:14 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't think it would affect me so profoundly. I didn't even want to get out of bed. I just wanted to stay there and just grieve. Tod... Read more

  • Scrapbooking Conference

    9/4/2014 9:57:53 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I volunteered at a CKC Scrapbooking Conference today in a nearby city (volunteering gets you in free, with a few other perks)....I've never been ... Read more

  • A New Day, a New Life, a New Me...

    9/4/2014 8:40:01 PM, by ASANTOSO

    Well...It's been over 4 years since I have tracked, written, anything and I am 40 pounds heavier than I was then. WOW. It's time to get real a... Read more

  • what have I gotten myself into

    9/4/2014 6:32:11 PM, by APONI_KB

    I was invited to a dinner party. Note I said "I" and not "we", yea I didn't notice that at first either. Turns out there was a tad bit of miscomm... Read more

  • "Life is NOT a dress rehearsal."

    9/4/2014 1:17:52 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    This morning I awoke with an aphorism rolling about in my head: "Life is NOT a dress rehearsal." I'm not sure where this phrase came from but I'... Read more

  • Cautiously Optimistic

    9/4/2014 9:32:00 AM, by KELLYIM

    Last night when Jason and I were driving home from pub trivia (1st!), I commented to him that right at that moment, my shoulder wasn't hurting. ... Read more

  • Appetite + Exercise

    9/3/2014 5:45:01 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    I brought an enormous quantity of healthy snacks with me to work today to help me combat the ravenous hunger that has been plaguing me. Strangel... Read more

  • Dream

    9/3/2014 12:50:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I woke up this morning in the middle of an enchanting dream, and managed to coax myself back to sleep in order to find out more of what happened.... Read more

  • Missed some August goals, made some others

    9/3/2014 12:45:44 PM, by PMRUNNER

    I think most folks know about SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely). Well, even if they are attainable, we don't ... Read more

  • Cool new stuff

    9/3/2014 12:43:56 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    I've made two new purchases that I think will be helpful to me on my continued path towards a healthy weight. I brought a mini-fridge for my... Read more

  • Easing Into Austin

    9/2/2014 10:42:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that Austin Texas prides itself on being "different", and that the most popular bumper sticker seen around town proclaims "KEEP AUSTIN WEI... Read more

  • September Goals

    9/2/2014 3:21:39 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    1) Track nutrition every day. 2) Walk outside every day. 3) Attend five dance classes per week. 4) Lose 7 pounds. 5) Eliminate alcoho... Read more

  • Say it one more time with feeling

    9/2/2014 1:53:15 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    Say it one more time with feeling: "You can't outrun your fork!" This weekend was an excellent example of this phenomena for me, as I was mo... Read more

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