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  • Let it rain

    5/4/2016 8:52:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain, " Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Another day of rain here. Gloomy , dark , damp and cold. A perfect time to internet shop. I found some good steals. A long raincoat with fleece on the inside , good for raining or snowing days and 30... Read more

  • Happy and Fun

    5/3/2016 7:24:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you want to be happy, be. " Leo Tolstoy Do you feel the need to eat more because you exercised. Well you don't. Just don't call it exercise call it fun, It's been proven that you'll eat less. Just another of the many things that make me happy , I don't exercise anymore I go out and ... Read more

  • overcome it

    5/2/2016 8:11:52 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Difficulties are just things to overcome , after all." Ernest Shackleton Today could have been a difficult day if I let it. I didn't feel my best upon waking but it's okay i learned to work with what I have. Breakfast was spot on , yogurt , fruit and granola. Lunch was a warm salad with roast... Read more

  • 25 in April: Volume I

    5/2/2016 10:12:58 AM, by TSABONIS

    I lost 25 pounds in April., actually from April 9th to the 31st, but who's counting? Me Anyway, how did I have such a smashing success? I was really super fat, that's step one to any massive, pound per day weight loss. But seriously, I ate whatever I wanted and I walked. I tracked ... Read more

  • May Day May Day

    5/1/2016 7:17:27 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The beauty of life is , while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret , guilt, fear, or anger , but in wisdom, and understanding and love." Jennifer Edwards May Day May Day This is your ca... Read more

  • A stroke of Luck

    4/30/2016 8:23:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." Tenzin Gyatso , 14th Dalai Lama Not making goal, not making gains, not making weight is not always bad. It just means something bigger or better is coming to you. It just means you will get there later maybe by... Read more

  • Aloha on this Fierce Friday

    4/29/2016 8:26:31 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have tremendous faith in the universe. I feel at home on this planet . Even though it's a very big world out there , I plan on walking right through the middle of it unharmed." Marion Ross Happy Aloha Friday . As you go about your day today don't forget to be fierce. Walk on coals if need ... Read more

  • Thankful for Happiness

    4/28/2016 7:20:27 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Once you have achieved a sense of happiness , you must never become lax about maintaining it." Elizabeth Gilbert Even if the sky crumbles and your world falls apart there is always something to be thankful for. There is always a glimmer of happiness . Some days we have to dig way deep to fin... Read more

  • Knowing and Doing Is Totally Different

    4/28/2016 11:29:04 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    So yesterdays blog I went on a rant about my current weight and being a doer. One of the things I've heard a lot is that eating is 80% and exercise is 20% of this whole process. Yeah I've heard it, and yeah I know it's true but I've never put my focus completely on my calorie intake and KNOWING how ... Read more

  • Don't retreat

    4/27/2016 8:42:21 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." General Douglas MacArthur Life is all about how you look at things, Remember that quote next time you are having a bad day, Think of it when you don't make your goal, or fall a little short. You are not retreating or giving up yo... Read more

  • Progress

    4/27/2016 1:06:54 PM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    After my nearly two months of hiatus I'm back. I'm In the middle of my second week today and it's going well so far. It wasn't hard getting back on track. I think the hardest part was getting off my butt. I've lost the 3 lbs I gained during my hiatus and I'm patiently waiting to lose even more. ... Read more

  • Are You a Doer?

    4/27/2016 11:21:36 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    This is what I have been asking myself lately in terms of weight loss! And the answer is NO!! I am sssooo close to weighing 200 lbs. And I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER seen 200 on MY scale!! EVER!!!! I keep saying to myself WTF?????? What is going on? Why am I now teetering so darn close to 200?? ... Read more

  • A little More

    4/26/2016 8:49:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " There is always a little more toothpaste in the tube. Think about it." Bill Bryson No, this blog is not about eating more , but about doing more . Like today it was a cold 43 degrees with a wind and raining when I took my walk with the dog. I really wanted to go home after one lap, but talke... Read more

  • LISTEN TO SPARK PEOPLE FOR GOOD RESULTS

    4/26/2016 12:13:44 PM, by JOANN25

    I have had some off-track time the last couple of weeks due to several things....sick, tired, etc. Today I am getting back on track...eating intuitively and listening to my body. I got up early and did a boot camp workout ... had to start over on this as I had missed several days. Did some walki... Read more

  • Impossibly Good

    4/25/2016 8:13:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I believe in the impossible because no one else does." Florence Griffith Joyner I had an impossibly good day today even though it was Monday, My eating was spot on all day , Black Ice coffee , Eggs with a half of potato for breakfast. Lunch was a salad , with apple, orange and blueberries, n... Read more

  • Life Changing

    4/24/2016 9:00:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever ." Margaret Cho Thank You Have a blessed Sunday . Keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Step One: Buy Two Scales

    4/23/2016 10:43:47 PM, by TSABONIS

    Yep, buy one for yourself and one for your food. Sure you can try to "eyeball stuff" and buy tons of prepackaged "diet food" but if you want to give yourself a limitless array of options, buy a scale and make and weigh your own food as much as possible. Also, buy a scale for you, a new o... Read more

  • slow down

    4/23/2016 9:53:26 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " For fast-acting relief , try slowing down. "' Lily Tomlin... Read more

  • Yep

    4/22/2016 11:21:29 PM, by MORMING

    I feel tired... Read more

  • Happy Earth Day Happy Aloha Friday

    4/22/2016 9:01:31 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars....and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful .... Look at the flowers- for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. " Osho Happy Earth Day , Happy Aloha Frida... Read more

  • Are you on weight watchers or atkins or paleo, what?

    4/22/2016 1:33:05 PM, by TSABONIS

    People always seems to assume if you are losing weight you are part of a semi-cult. But I'm not, I just am doing 2 simple things Tracking Everything I Eat Walking more Well, they were easy to type, but doing is a different story ...... Read more

  • 21 day challenge complete. Reward ordered YAY

    4/21/2016 10:26:47 PM, by STEPHCURRY2

    Just finished my 21 day challenge of 20 minute workouts at least 15 days of the 21. Also 18 days of tracking. Rewards for the workouts is a Steph Curry shirt that I ordered right after I finished my yoga. LOL For tracking it is a pair of flip flops that I will be picking up this weekend. The promise... Read more

  • The main thing

    4/21/2016 8:00:40 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The main thing is to be moved, to love , to hope, to tremble, to live. " Augeste Rodin Today was thankfully Thursday and a good day. Most of them are if you let them be so. I paid some bills that I didn't have a chance to pay before !!!! Yeah what a great feeling. We filled the oil tank so... Read more

  • Work out

    4/21/2016 7:05:28 PM, by MORMING

    I really do need to work out more I feel it would make much more weight loss, ... Read more

  • Your place

    4/20/2016 7:40:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." Mae Jemison Most of us go about day to day living forgetting that we have a life. Yeah we know were alive , but were not really living. Work , eat , sleep repeat. Add som... Read more

  • Feeling good

    4/20/2016 5:23:23 PM, by MORMING

    I am starting to see my weight loss and I am so happy to be able to see.... Read more

  • Paleo Reboot

    4/20/2016 10:46:38 AM, by CHAOSDAD71

    Went back home to the Midwest and my sister owns a couple of Mexican restaurants there and there is this unique deep dish pizza place and and.... and ya time for a Paleo Reboot after that food fiesta now that I am back home!... Read more

  • I hurt today

    4/19/2016 9:12:29 PM, by MORMING

    I am told by my doctor that I am doing all things right, but today I am hurting. My knee is bad, but I will keep working on the goal... Read more

  • Becoming Yourself

    4/19/2016 7:10:33 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The thing that is really hard, and really amazing . is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." Anna Quindlen Today was far from perfect , For starters I had a cheddar bagel and coffee for breakfast I could have done better but it's okay I am not perfect. Lunc... Read more

  • Busy monday

    4/18/2016 9:23:59 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Hey everyone. Happy Monday and I know it's late but today has been super busy. I got rid of my size 22-24 clothes. Yay. I never want to be that big again..... Hubs had to work but is off tomorrow so we get some much needed relaxing time together. I feel really good and with being o... Read more

  • Harvest

    4/18/2016 9:10:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant, " Robert Louis Stevenson I did quite a bit of a lot today getting ready for my tomorrows , I walked to stay healthy for longer. I ate healthy for the same reason, I finished a book " How to Alive: A guide for the kind ... Read more

  • Triumphs

    4/17/2016 9:53:08 PM, by MORMING

    I am feeling so good, I am losing weight, I am getting my teeth fixed, and I am very happy... Read more

  • May I be I

    4/17/2016 8:48:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " May I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. " E.E Cummings When I pray I never ask . I always just thank . Thank You for my life. For a body that moves (slowly but moves) . For a voice that can sing (okay a little off key.) For eyes that can ... Read more

  • Seeing improvement

    4/17/2016 4:03:55 PM, by VANITY7676

    Day by day I feel my clothes becoming loose .its a wonderful feeling.but people keep asking why do you feel the need to lose weight ? My reply is I'm over weight and I need to be heathy. Then they say be happy with who you are your beautiful...I don't feel beautiful being over weight... Yesterday I ... Read more

  • Trying to get Motivated Sunday

    4/17/2016 1:14:24 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Good afternoon. Hope you are all having an excellent weekend. The past week or so has been rough, but I am trying to get back on routine. I walked 7 miles yesterday. Today I am having trouble getting up but its ok.......I'll get there. Hubs has to work tomorrow so I plan on walking a bit in the... Read more

  • Half

    4/17/2016 11:38:07 AM, by TSABONIS

    Don't weigh yourself everyday, it's not worth it. The body fluctuates in weight daily more or less because it wants to, and worshipping the scale can destroy your ego on the days your body just felt like weighing half a pound more. I have been doing daily weigh ins and yesterday, after losing 15 ... Read more

  • Silence

    4/16/2016 8:47:08 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have often regretted my speech , never my silence." Xenocrates I am apologizing for my boring blogs lately. Try as I might I am having trouble sleeping. Yes , I fall asleep fine but my son works third shift . I also am going through menopause and find I am spending time I should be sleeping... Read more

  • What I did my first week

    4/16/2016 10:20:48 AM, by TSABONIS

    I tracked everything. All food. There is no other way to do it. But my gym membership is suspended (that's it's own story), so I relied on my fitbit. They have this new feature where it wants you to take 250 steps each hour, so I do. I work at a 4 story school. Each hour I walk thru every floor. ... Read more

  • 15 in 1

    4/16/2016 10:15:59 AM, by TSABONIS

    First week shocks the body. Doesn't know what the hell is going on, so it goes with the program. I've started the path multiple times and the first week always gives hope. It's always a big number. This week was 15 pounds lost. We'll see what happens this week.... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    4/15/2016 9:31:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Come and come may, Time and hour runs through the roughest day." William Shakespere Whatever you do today put a little Aloha spirit in it, Show your kindness give a smile. That island sunshine will come right to you. Have a happy Healthy Aloha Friday .Keep looking for Hugs, Happiness a... Read more

  • After dr update

    4/15/2016 3:45:05 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Just a quick update. Since i lost 26 lb he took me off all insulin. Now on victoza and metformin... Read more

  • The Bastard's Revenge

    4/15/2016 11:26:34 AM, by TSABONIS

    Today I ate the same breakfast as every other day this week. Four eggs with a dash of salsa. I was fine every other day. But today it was like I ate air. It did nothing to satiate me. This is the beginning of my body retaliating against me for attempting to fix it's problems. It hates me, all it w... Read more

  • Endo

    4/14/2016 8:53:19 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Have to see the endo tomorrow. Hopefully that will go ok. I want to find out if he will give me some pills vs all the prev insulin. Ive lost 26 lb since i saw him last august. Wish me luck... Read more

  • 21 days small changes make a habit

    4/14/2016 8:28:00 PM, by STEPHCURRY2

    I am now 2 weeks into my 21 day changes. I didn't blog about my plan so here is an overview. There is a Steph Curry Golden State Warriors shirt I want. So thought I would put that want together with my need to get healthy. I also want a new pair of flip flops. So I used them as incentive. I made a ... Read more

  • How glorious

    4/14/2016 8:00:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains. !!!John Muir Today was a glorious day the sky was Caribbean blue and there was not a cloud in the sky. The temperature was somewhere in the 50's.The sun shone so bright and warm and the birds were singing so many pretty songs. Mi... Read more

  • I really like to walk now

    4/14/2016 5:22:24 PM, by MORMING

    It is amazing the difference 30 pounds is to be able to walk more... Read more

  • Huge sigh of relief

    4/14/2016 9:19:24 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Good morning. I got a huge sigh of relief. The dr sent paperwork in to get my insulin and Victoza from the manufacturers for free. I lost medicaid bc I got married. Kind of peeved about the lady at the pharmacy. She said it was a dumb move.... Read more

  • Thinking Time

    4/14/2016 3:08:03 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    Sometimes I have cursed my insomnia that strikes at odd times during the week. I awakened thinking about the seating arrangement for my students in the computer lab. I have one in particular who is destructive and bears watching closely. He is right next to me and will be under constant vigilance. ... Read more

  • Gratitude

    4/13/2016 7:48:15 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision of tomorrow ." Melody Beattie I am really grateful for the opportunity to apply for the customer service job. I was able to learn how to send a resume and cover letter and how to craft each. I learned to net w... Read more

  • Action

    4/12/2016 8:41:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action, " Benjamin Disraeli Today was all about action. I made a lentil soup for dinner it had sweet potatoes in it to change up the flavor. It also had onions, garlic celery carrots and a few tomatoes that were getting... Read more

  • The world is a book

    4/11/2016 8:47:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. " Saint Augustine Thank you so much for the awesome birthday wishes yesterday . I had a great day and you all helped to make it better. Today I traveled very far but really did not physically go far at all. Yes I did not for... Read more

  • The beginning is the easiest

    4/11/2016 7:07:56 PM, by TSABONIS

    I'm on day 3. I can resist everything. I'm not hungry. Nothing is phasing me I've done this before I know this won't last The human body is an idiot It's going to scream for binges of thousands calories, hundreds of grams of fat ... This respite from the hell that is my physical form won't last ... Read more

  • Back to routine

    4/11/2016 3:47:07 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Happy Monday! Things have calmed down for the moment. BIL died yesterday and the funeral is Wednesday am. I am going for the funeral but coming home after. I dont want or need any family drama so I am going to limit that. My son was here for a week. That was exhausting bc he is 13 an... Read more

  • The Sick Six

    4/11/2016 2:53:04 PM, by TSABONIS

    I decided it was time to try again. My sweatshirts were not fitting, shirts were coming untucked, stuff like that, tell tale signs that I have "leveled up" in the fat game I stepped on a scale Saturday morning, 394.2. Too damn close to 400. I had major success once (100 pounds lost) and ... Read more

  • still a loser!

    4/11/2016 11:17:06 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Hi all. Just checking in briefly. I am truly so busy working out and taking care of myself I don't have as much time to sit on my caboose and post! LOL I'm down 24 lbs so far. Happy as a clam. Would love to see it go faster but I'm changing for a lifetime so I know slow is better. ... Read more

  • All you need is love

    4/10/2016 8:04:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. " Charles M. Schulz Today was my birthday, My husband bought me breakfast at Dunkin Donuts and gave me some pocket change. I went for a lovely walk with the dog. I am reading a really good book I enjoy and having the... Read more

  • You are on the right track

    4/10/2016 7:12:03 PM, by MORMING

    Good job today... Read more

  • The dumbest animal

    4/10/2016 1:08:47 PM, by TSABONIS

    Yesterday I felt depressed. Weigh in for the first time in a few months didn't go well Today I weighed in and lost 4 pound. I know that's just a glitch, but. If I weigh in tomorrow, no matter what I do, I will gain some of it back and feel bad about it. The Human body is an idiot... Read more

  • My goal day

    4/9/2016 6:01:37 PM, by MORMING

    I would like to be at my goal weight by June 11 2017... Read more

  • Have a shining Saturday

    4/9/2016 5:12:50 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The luck will alter and the star will rise." John Masefield Hope you all had a shining sparkly Saturday, Hope you on your way to your , dreams and goals. Wishing your day went swimmingly and your star is rising like the Phoenix. My husband got up for ultra early for opening d... Read more

  • Constancy

    4/9/2016 4:28:08 PM, by TSABONIS

    Constant Never ending All day hunger Life altering cravings Obesity is a cruel death sentence.... Read more

  • 4 bills

    4/9/2016 2:01:17 PM, by TSABONIS

    I'm almost at 4 bills. The big one. 400 pounds It's depressing... Read more

  • Don't let several days attack you at once, Have a happy Aloha Friday instead

    4/8/2016 5:34:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I try to take one day at a time . but sometimes several days attack me at once ." Jennifer Yane This happened to me today. I have been upbeat and positive since my layoff. Today I was on facebook, and my former coworker was saying it was so busy they needed extra help. Which made me ultra... Read more

  • Age is no barrier

    4/7/2016 8:33:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Age is no barrier . It 's a limitation You put on Your mind, " Jackie Joyner -Kersee Today during my walk a wonderful thing happened , I felt the urge to run. I think if I had better sneakers and the dog was not with me I would have. Just because I think the neighbors would get a kick out... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/7/2016 7:56:28 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So happy Thursday! I feel ok this am. I am a bit bummed at the scale but since I weigh on Mondays I am going to wait till then to log. I am up 3 lb and I assume some of that has been the past week or so of stressful situations. Still no word on the BIL. I understand they moved him to hospi... Read more

  • Thoughts about our healthier Easter. (a lil late)

    4/6/2016 8:11:27 PM, by STEPHCURRY2

    I know this is a little late but I wanted to share my thoughts on our first attempt at a healthier Easter. BASKETS First we switched out over half the basket candy for fruits. Strawberries and blue berries in cute cupcake liners. Oranges, apples and grapes nesting in the basket grass along side a... Read more

  • Another world

    4/6/2016 7:58:41 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Another world is not only possible , she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy I was feeling tired , worn out, sad, depressed and lonely. I could sit there and wallow or I could start to build. So build I did , I started nourishing my body . I ate clean... Read more

  • Wednesday update

    4/6/2016 11:55:51 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Good afternoon y'all. Today is fairly sunny out and it's beautiful although chilly. You know you live in Va when you experience all seasons in a day or so. Saturday we're supposed to have snow showers. So I am still stressed out. I've always been a worrier. I worry about the smallest... Read more

  • Planted Seeds

    4/5/2016 7:54:34 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson Today is day two on my journey of unemployment. I am all about building my self esteem up and getting my laughter back. I worked in a small office where I just didn't fit in. Plus I was le... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday update

    4/5/2016 5:24:04 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Well Happy Tuesday. It's been about a week or so since I did a blog. It has been MEGA crazy here. I havent walked as much, have a bone spur on my left foot and dealing with crazy family members. My BIL was taken off life support and that was Friday. Today they say his breathing is slowing down ... Read more