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  • 96 pounds down 49 more to go

    3/5/2015 1:38:41 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I stared at the scale with awe. I finally did it, I am under 215 and less than 50 pounds from goal. In 24 pounds I will no longer... Read more

  • My rock

    3/4/2015 12:35:34 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Three days till my first 5K! I was really hoping that my husband and I would be ready to run the entire thing but we're not quite ther... Read more

  • TIGHT PANTS

    3/4/2015 10:14:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I thought I would start the tight belt/tight clothes diet. I would just tie my belt really tight and wear smaller clothes to motivate me to lose... Read more

  • RAINY DAY

    3/3/2015 9:05:16 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It looks like the warmer weather is around the corner. I am looking forward to getting outside and biking some more. Today, it is rainy, and I ... Read more

  • We'll call it a non-scale victory

    3/2/2015 3:43:34 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Can I just curl up and hide under my desk please? If ever there was a stress busting type of day I just had it. It started with a cold an... Read more

  • GETTING HARDER

    3/2/2015 10:09:33 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I know that I am at the point of weight loss where it is going to be more of a struggle. There are days when I just feel like giving up, but I t... Read more

  • SATURDAY STRUGGLE

    3/1/2015 1:52:48 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I was planning on having a perfect food day today because the last two Saturdays I kind of binged at parties. So, I went to my dad's, brought my... Read more

  • SLAM

    2/28/2015 1:28:32 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a great day. I accomplished all I set out to do and just got back from a great event at the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM). They have these f... Read more

  • MORE GOOD NUMBERS!

    2/27/2015 10:55:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I lost another three pounds this month! That is 27 pounds in 2015, I am down 101 pounds from my highest weight ever (435), and I am down 76 poun... Read more

  • We got the house!!

    2/26/2015 12:33:55 PM, by TIKITAMI

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! We got the call from our Realtor last night, she finally accepted our offer! I can't believe how instantl... Read more

  • SPOT OF SNOW

    2/26/2015 9:06:47 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I woke up to a bit of snow on the ground. It was a little slippery, but I made it to work no problem. I have errands to run after work, so I ho... Read more

  • Stress

    2/25/2015 4:52:41 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Buying a house shouldn't be stressful. Sure there's the OMG we have to pack, arrange everything and deadline of getting moved but for the last... Read more

  • READY TO BE OUTSIDE

    2/25/2015 9:57:47 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am a fan of winter, I definitely like it better than summers in my city of St. Louis, but I am ready to get back out on my bike. My spring bre... Read more

  • TRAVEL PLANS

    2/24/2015 9:40:29 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, I had a wild hair I would go to South Korea or Puerto Rico for my spring break and then when I went to check airfares when I got home, they... Read more

  • Ya gotta laugh

    2/23/2015 1:45:58 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Jeff: Crap, my wedding ring fell into the couch! Me: You sure? Did you check your pockets? Jeff: Yes! After trying to reach into the ... Read more

  • ANOTHER WEEK AHEAD

    2/23/2015 10:20:43 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I think I might actually have to work five days this week, haha. It is definitely mty first Monday working this month. It is okay, structure is... Read more

  • FIESTA!

    2/22/2015 4:31:08 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, we had our surprise party for my friend Katherine last night and we really did surprise her. It is hard in this day and age with so much t... Read more

  • 24 IN 2015

    2/21/2015 12:20:59 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My official weigh in has me down 24 pounds so far this year. I am very happy with this and I do not feel there is any stopping me at this point.... Read more

  • 95 pounds gone!

    2/20/2015 12:19:02 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Holy crack-a-doodles I'm down 95 pounds! WOO HOO! 50 pounds till goal and I'm doing happy butt wiggle dances! Horrible cold th... Read more

  • DOWN AGAIN

    2/20/2015 10:08:24 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I weighed in a day early, because I wanted to brace myself for the bad news, but it was good! I am down another two pounds, that is 24 pounds fo... Read more

  • A COLD ONE

    2/19/2015 9:52:49 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was very cold this morning. They thought it would be record lows. I love the remote starter in my car. I start it once before my shower and... Read more

  • QUICK WEEK

    2/18/2015 9:56:33 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Having Monday off makes for a fast week, I can't believe it is already Wednesday. I woke up to a little more snow today. I am doing well with d... Read more

  • NO SNOW DAY

    2/17/2015 10:17:55 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We got a little bit of snow, maybe four inches Sunday night. We probably would have been off yesterday if we were not already off for Presidents... Read more

  • Fat pants

    2/16/2015 11:58:49 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Laundry day and the dryer broke so improvisation had to take place. I walked out in a pair of jeans and my husband just looked at me. "U... Read more

  • WINTER HAS FINALLY COME

    2/16/2015 1:46:33 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was cold today! I went to my friend Mandi's birthday at an outdoor skating rink and it was very cold. Then, I went to my friend Katherine's ... Read more

  • MARDI GLUT

    2/15/2015 3:26:09 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Oy! I ate way too much at these parties. I am truly a food addict. I am just grateful I am able to get right back on track. There was so much ... Read more

  • GOOD NIGHT

    2/14/2015 12:38:49 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a fun evening. I saved up my calories so I could eat at my friends' art gallery. One of the good things about dieting is that your stoma... Read more

  • FUN WEEKEND PLANNED

    2/13/2015 6:08:08 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I got through my boring meetings. I did meet my friend Sarah for lunch. I had a nice salad with grilled chicken and one piece of garlic cheese ... Read more

  • MORE SUCCESS

    2/12/2015 6:04:40 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I just weighed in and have lost another three pounds, that is 22 pounds in 2015. I am very happy with this and feel like I have a good handle on... Read more

  • KNEE PAIN

    2/11/2015 9:35:50 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I have been having a little bit of knee pain that I notice during my workouts. I have knee pain off and on and it is actually better when I do e... Read more

  • If you only ate when you're hungry would you ever eat?

    2/10/2015 12:27:59 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I used to eat when I was sad to soothe the emotions, happy to celebrate the moment and of course good old stress but then I realized. I nev... Read more

  • MONDAY OFF

    2/10/2015 9:33:03 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I took off to have small basel cell cancer removed from my back. The doctor said it is a 90-95% success rate and good that it was caught early. ... Read more

  • Burpees...not the kind after eating too fast

    2/9/2015 1:56:47 PM, by TIKITAMI

    In September I am doing my first obstacle race, The Spartan. It's a 5KM run up the side of a mountain and you climb over and under obstacles. ... Read more

  • FAMILY TIME

    2/9/2015 12:53:30 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a nice evening with friends last night, I had a good time with dad today, and went out on a second date tonight. I am up late because I am... Read more

  • BIKING AND EATING

    2/8/2015 1:11:02 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was another unusually warm winter day in St. Louis. I took advantage of it by riding my bike with four friends. We rode around, they stopped... Read more

  • QUICK ONE

    2/7/2015 1:52:09 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Just a quick blog today. I had a nice date last night, going on a bike ride now, already did 60 minutes of cardio, and I have a pre-Mardi Gras p... Read more

  • GREAT WEEK

    2/6/2015 10:08:06 AM, by TODDERICKV

    This has been a great week, after a little excess last weekend, I was able to get right back on track. I am curious to weigh myself, since it is... Read more

  • That's me, just average

    2/5/2015 1:21:27 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night I was out with a bunch of people, most I had never met. Really great group of women, it was nice to meet new people and to just hav... Read more

  • JUST A BIT OF SNOW

    2/5/2015 9:41:50 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, we got a bit of snow, less than an inch probably. However, the roads were pretty slick this morning. It did not look like our attendance ... Read more

  • Bagging up the M&Ms

    2/4/2015 6:06:55 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I've love to say that's a metaphor for something profound but nope, just exactly what it says. I'm getting ready for my daughter's baby ... Read more

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