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  • All sorts of stuff in this entry

    3/28/2017 3:18:49 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Sunday and yesterday, I managed to really push myself. Yesterday was particularly rough, but motivating, as I pushed myself beyond where I though... Read more

  • Progress Since September

    3/27/2017 12:29:06 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Some wonderful progress made today. I overcame a repeated negative feeling about only working out twice last week, and pushed to workout today. I... Read more

  • Exploring With Anger

    3/25/2017 3:06:10 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Imagine yourself cutting some peppers. Chop, chop, then you cut yourself. You lose your temper, get angry, and break something important to you. ... Read more

  • Laziness

    3/24/2017 1:05:39 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, life got busy, and my environment felt unsupportive. Looking around though, I realized that I just got lazy. I knew what I had to do, and I... Read more

  • Not dead yet!

    3/23/2017 7:34:33 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Good news, not pregnant! \0/ My absentee period was brought to you by PCOS, not a whoopsie baby. I'm fortunate that my body and my family goals ... Read more

  • Sleepy, Soup, Taking Note

    3/15/2017 8:26:05 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I had to take the day off from working out. I'm so sleepy. I'm ready to sleep right now. Anyways, today was good. I found out that I've lost 9... Read more

  • Yay

    3/14/2017 9:41:03 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Quick entry for today. 3 Positive Things: 1. I remembered to use Peri-Peri sauce on my chicken (so good) 2. I ordered some banana cream AN... Read more

  • Back

    3/13/2017 1:30:29 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Aaand I'm back. Foods are prepped for this half of the week, and I'm meeting with the trainer tonight. It's supposed to snow tonight, but I s... Read more

  • Bonkers Weather, Bagpipes, Bullet Journaling. Today was brought to you by the letter B!

    3/9/2017 6:18:16 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    I have decided that indoor walking workouts are not my thing. Sure, they get the heart rate up and get the job done, but the entire time I've got... Read more

  • Vacation

    3/9/2017 1:38:09 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm on vacation. It's day 6 of 8. My head obviously isn't screwed on quite right, because I'm tired of vacation. I am not here alone, so I can... Read more

  • A Bit Different

    3/3/2017 3:05:23 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm noticing that I'm a bit different than I used to be. I accept compliments, I think positively, and I talk out loud a LOT. Each of these expan... Read more

  • The Wrong Way to Grow

    3/2/2017 11:57:57 PM, by JESSIMACUH

    Personal growth is so important to me. Why, then, would I be so unhappy to grow? The thing is, I didn't want my waistline to expand. "... Read more

  • So far I've Healed

    2/24/2017 3:07:12 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    My brother (slapthefatcat) wrote an article a few days ago called "So far so bad." He reminded me that you need to stay true to yourself. Don't l... Read more

  • Know Your Limits

    2/21/2017 2:35:11 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    With me, there seems to be no limits until I smash into them headfirst. I always go with gumption, try to surpass myself, and forget about my own... Read more

  • So close, so bad.

    2/20/2017 11:21:48 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    My last blog was entitled "So far, so good" because I was doing well in making healthier choices and such. But when I visited home, there were so... Read more

  • Loads of Updates

    2/18/2017 10:32:21 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I seem to be back on track now. I've more or less re-dedicated myself to the meal plan. Today, I took an unexpected rest day, as I simply forgot ... Read more

  • Mental Disappointment

    2/16/2017 12:38:39 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I let my plateau get to my head. On Tuesday, I held so much tension in my body that I could only do twenty minutes or so. My body kept locking m... Read more

  • Plateau Frustration

    2/14/2017 2:48:43 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    The scale hasn't budged in three weeks, or four weigh ins. I seem "stuck" at 280. I'm working hard as heck at the gym, and my food is where my pl... Read more

  • Pushing Hard and Getting Hard

    2/12/2017 3:56:15 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    No, I don't mean that in a pervy way, ladies, though you're free to use your imagination. What I actually mean is working out with a particular... Read more

  • Hiding Goals

    2/10/2017 11:57:19 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I have many, many goals in my fitness journey. Many people say, "Share your goals with others, so that they can keep you on track!", but that's n... Read more

  • As Someone Else's Fire

    2/8/2017 2:35:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    What if you learned that you were someone else's fire; their inspiration and source of motivation for a journey (weight loss, or something else)?... Read more

  • Quick Reset

    2/8/2017 12:19:24 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm fairly upset with myself. This weekend, my food wasn't where I typically set the bar, then it crept into my week. Plus, I guess I pushed myse... Read more

  • Cycles and Stress

    2/6/2017 2:26:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    It's finally occurred to me why I keep feeling like I'm falling off track. I accidently created a two week cycle. I have one week really busy, wh... Read more

  • So far, so good.

    2/4/2017 10:24:37 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I was WAAAAAYY off the wagon before; eating pretty much only junk food and not exercising at all. I've since made some small changes. I am taking... Read more

  • Back on Track

    1/31/2017 4:58:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I believe I'm back on track with weight loss. Last week threw me for a loop with the weight gain, but I've shed it all off, plus a tiny bit more.... Read more

  • Back to the Past

    1/30/2017 11:21:25 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Over the winter break, I noticed that my habits were simple and unhealthy. I also noticed how someone should be trying to lose weight and get hea... Read more

  • Today

    1/30/2017 4:43:56 PM, by OTAKUCHICK

    Yesterday was a real eye opener for me. After tracking what I normally eat in a day without restrictions I see just how much my eating is over bo... Read more

  • Starting over

    1/29/2017 9:21:15 AM, by OTAKUCHICK

    Today I'm starting over.. I have zero will power so I'm not sure how it's going to go. Today I'm going to eat what I normally do without thinking... Read more

  • Disappointing

    1/25/2017 2:09:04 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    This week has been a struggle. Aside from taking forever to recover from Leg Day, my weight actually went UP. I know I said (paraphrasing), "I'll... Read more

  • Gotta Change Things

    1/23/2017 4:17:46 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    For the past couple of weeks, I've dropped my calories by 300-500 calories, and reduced the amount of carbs I ate. This really bumped my weight l... Read more

  • Confession

    1/20/2017 9:48:40 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I must admit I meant to hit the gym four to five times this week, but I didn't. I also meant to eat right today, but I didn't. In fact, most... Read more

  • Probably Overtraining

    1/19/2017 9:10:36 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've been trying to live by the "never miss two" philosophy, but I'm torn about today. The never miss two philosophy is that you don't skip two w... Read more

  • Results, Progress, and "I need to do better"s

    1/17/2017 11:32:47 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, I upped the intensity last night, with the trainer. I felt like it was the first day all over again. I kept thinking "I don't remember it b... Read more

  • Progress Update: Pushing Harder, and Nutrition Mindset

    1/13/2017 11:35:43 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Lately, I've had an... interesting phenomena. My cardio system is outlasting my physical system. I.e. My muscles fatigue before I get really exha... Read more

  • It's something! \0/

    1/12/2017 1:26:19 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Not quite two weeks into the new year, not quite 2 pounds eliminated... and to be truthful I haven't really been active this week. I got a freebi... Read more

  • Thresholds and Objectives

    1/9/2017 5:28:24 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Thresholds (T) and Objectives (O) for 2017: Drop another 40 (T) to 60 (O) pounds. Up all my strength training by 25 (T) to 50 (O) pounds. L... Read more

  • Action Plan

    1/9/2017 9:50:11 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    On SparkCoach, the Daily Visualization is: "Today, picture yourself at your goal weight, working out effortlessly alongside your former self. Y... Read more

  • Janurary 4th

    1/4/2017 8:20:15 PM, by WYOLOLITA

    Hello friends. I am getting my health plan together today. First of all I broke down my budget for financial health and that will assist wit... Read more

  • January 3rd

    1/4/2017 7:58:10 PM, by WYOLOLITA

    Hello friends. Warning this may be a bit of a long blog. I attended a seminar last night that was all about improving my health called "Health... Read more

  • Quick Update

    1/3/2017 2:47:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I felt a little defeated today, but I can still see huge progress from where I was. I guess my "defeat" is actually simply my frozen shoulder (di... Read more

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