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  • Day 242

    8/30/2015 6:34:32 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at: 252. Better than yesterday, but still not good, need to get back out of the 250's!! 271 This morning is a two cups of coffe morning. I don't do this every morning, but today... I barely slept last night, I was wide awake and ready to go start my day at 1:30 AM!! Now ... Read more

  • What a Way to SpendThe Last Unofficial Week of Summer

    8/29/2015 9:24:19 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I finally got on an additional medicine for my hypothyroidism. I felt like it was kicking in and helping me not feel so fatigued. And...the person who stays home and plays with Helena all day has a summer cold. BAM (I feel like Emeril when I do that) ABSOLUTELY FEELING LOUSY. So, I haven't done... Read more

  • Lovely dinner out!

    8/29/2015 8:25:16 PM, by CATTUTT

    Dh and I just got home from having dinner with an SP friend. We went to an Indian place, and dh and I had never been to one. He doesn't have a lot of foods he dislikes, but the foods he dislikes, he REALLY WON'T EAT. We didn't know anyone in Columbus that knew much about Indian food, until this S... Read more

  • Non-Competitive Me

    8/29/2015 2:36:15 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    I have never ever been competitive. I have been this way my entire life - it is a part of my personality. But I live in a competitive world where everything is geared towards towards interpersonal challenges and striving for the top of the pile. Even when competing with myself, I lose interest... Read more

  • 21-Day Sweet-Tooth Challenge Journal

    8/29/2015 11:48:01 AM, by CLIZZYB

    Boredom, sadness, stress, aggravation, depression all cause me to turn to sweets.... Read more

  • 8/29 Sleep Journal

    8/29/2015 11:38:37 AM, by CLIZZYB

    1. What time did you wake up today? 9:33am 2. What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 3:40am 3. What, if any, was your bedtime routine? reading, computer 4. What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.) blueberries about 3:15am ... Read more

  • Day 241

    8/29/2015 7:12:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at: 253 Yes, I'm going to own it. I did that badly this week. But it's my own fault for letting myself get off the wagon. I will not do that again! All that progress, just to be back here again. Not good! 311 I did not do as good with my walking program, I only walked tw... Read more

  • Round and round and round it goes

    8/28/2015 11:49:55 PM, by SUMMARAH

    I'm not quite sure where to begin here. I have been stressed for several years now. Sometimes, it's not too bad. Many times, I get stressed to the point that I shut down and get depressed. Most of the time, it's because I have so much to do, that I don't know what to do, so I end up doing nothing, a... Read more

  • A gift from the recycling gods...

    8/28/2015 8:11:19 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night ended really quite well. Dh and I had a drink while we relaxed here at home. Afterward I laid on the couch and he sat in his chair and we talked for a couple of hours about everything and nothing. Finally sometime around 2 am, I got on the futon to go to sleep and he went to bed as wel... Read more

  • 8/28 Binge Journal

    8/28/2015 7:45:14 PM, by CLIZZYB

    My first binge free day!!!!! 244 521... Read more

  • 8/28 Sweet Tooth Journal

    8/28/2015 7:44:39 PM, by CLIZZYB

    Did pretty well overall today only had a serving of twix fun size. 30... Read more

  • Illness vs. Habits

    8/28/2015 6:28:34 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    Ugh, illness! It ruins my best efforts and distracts me completely from pretty much everything. I'm back on track now, but for five days I was in bad shape. I had a severe inner ear infection which caused labyrinthitis in my left ear. It felt like I was on a never-ending whirly-ride at an amus... Read more

  • Birthday Fruit

    8/28/2015 3:01:13 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    Today we are going over to my mom's for dinner, to celebrate DH's birthday. She has been very accommodating of our diet requirements, which is good. I don't mind sticking to it at home, but I feel really bad asking anyone else to cook for us. My mom's tradition on everyone's birthday is to invite th... Read more

  • It's on the list

    8/28/2015 1:22:32 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 8/28 Stress Journal

    8/28/2015 1:15:49 PM, by CLIZZYB

    Not high stress most of the week. Hope to walk out a little bit of stress today and maybe some meditation. 135... Read more

  • 8/28 Sleep Journal

    8/28/2015 1:14:17 PM, by CLIZZYB

    1. What time did you wake up today? 9:55am 2. What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:33am 3. What, if any, was your bedtime routine? reading 4. What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.) pizza around 5pm 5. Did you exer... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • Day 240

    8/28/2015 6:37:36 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I didn't get to take the little boy the stuff people had donated. Three of the kids in the house are vomiting and have fevers, so we decided to wait till today or Saturday, depending on how they are doing. I was amazed at all the stuff though! The back of my SUV is full! Everything from clothes to t... Read more

  • I am worthy, I am enough.

    8/28/2015 12:17:36 AM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    Right so I thought it was about time I made a post on here. I find it really difficult to put myself out there, so blogging isn't something that I'm super comfortable with doing but it is something I feel like will be really beneficial and a wee bit symbolic. I really don't need to tackle everything... Read more

  • Thankful

    8/27/2015 8:51:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Some good news!

    8/27/2015 7:30:29 PM, by CATTUTT

    They did my grandmother's ulcer surgery today, and it all went well! The doctor said the ulcer was the biggest he'd ever seen, and he didn't understand how she wasn't in excruciating pain. He also said that it's possible the pain she was having was from the ulcer, and not the gall stones. So it's... Read more

  • Using a more powerful computer (the brain)

    8/27/2015 6:02:35 PM, by OLDEROWL

    odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well unless we remove any bugs and install good software. Some of the bugs your mind might have, that should be removed are: 1. believing that you are not go... Read more

  • Cycle 2 - Day 4

    8/27/2015 2:53:22 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    The smoke is still here. The glimmer of sky from yesterday is gone. I don't think it's as bad as the first couple days, but I can't really tell. Maybe I'm just getting used to it. I think we are going to have to re-test eggs, because it is hard for us to tell where our symptoms may be coming fr... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • Day 239/ When it rains, it pours!

    8/27/2015 8:32:16 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm not even going to weigh today. After eating out on Tuesday, you'd think I'd have learned my lesson. But no, Wednesday my lunch date canceled on me. I had planned a nice salad at Chili's, but with my plans gone I grabbed takeout from Arby's. My husband didn't have worship team practice last night... Read more

  • Quick update!

    8/26/2015 10:14:33 PM, by CATTUTT

    Just making a shorty tonight. I went out for coffee with an SP buddy and just got home a bit ago and am about to hop in the shower. But a quick update on my grandmother and stepdad. My grandmother does have an ulcer, and it is considerably worse than they were expecting. She was transferred ... Read more

  • Checklist Update

    8/26/2015 9:22:07 PM, by ADARKARA

    Did 3/4 of a workout this morning because I started too late and ran out of time (Weds is the day I work in the showroom so I don't have flexibility in my arrival time). Check. Wrote a short AML blog this morning. Short, but it's a start. Check. HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY AT WORK. No Saleslad... Read more

  • We must believe

    8/26/2015 1:34:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 08/26/2015 photos + creativity + connection + community

    8/26/2015 11:29:43 AM, by KIMBERLY0916

    in August 2013 I was accepted into the Athens Photographic Project after having to wait a few years to get in. I was THRILLED. Then out of nowhere I got accepted to resume my digital design degree at The Art Institute in Cincinnati and had to withdraw from APP. I was BUMMED. yes, really. LOL. W... Read more

  • Cycle 2 - Day 3

    8/26/2015 10:06:10 AM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    The smoke is finally dissipating! I can see a little bit of real sky this morning. Hopefully by the end of the day it will be gone. I woke up this morning feeling really good. Ready to go. I got in a cardio video and 20 min on the bike before work. Today is hubby's birthday! We're going t... Read more

  • Day 238

    8/26/2015 8:48:29 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at: 251 46 But it's my own fault, all I can do now is try my best to get that four pounds back off. Part of it is that it is that time of month, but part of it is that I ate out yesterday. 261 Ate out at Kani House last night, a Japanese restaurant. We ate Hibachi grill... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this daughter will definitely be there. she really enjoys reading and so do i. i keep in touch with her dad's side of the family as often as i can. they were a huge help when my... Read more

  • What a difference a year makes!

    8/25/2015 11:43:20 PM, by NICOLES0305

    Wow. I just realized that one year ago I hopped back on the crazy train called weight loss. In the beginning of last year, I started off really strong and lost 40 lbs from January through April. Then a bunch of things happened, and I fell off. Hard. I put all but 10 of those lost pounds back on in a... Read more

  • Cycle 2 - Day 2

    8/25/2015 10:13:34 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    The air is still really smokey today. Hopefully it will clear up soon. And hopefully it doesn't impact our health too much while we're trying to do the reintroduction phase. I had a bit of a runny nose, but didn't feel too many other effects from the smoke. We tested eggs again today and both f... Read more

  • 8/25/2015 Last week's review

    8/25/2015 9:49:34 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Disappointed in myself is all I can say. It was a different sort of week. Helena's schedule seems to be changing almost as much as her mouth is right now. She's getting so many teeth that we don't know if she's coming or going. Her sleep pattern is off. She is in need of a little more attention... Read more

  • Feeling a bit better tonight...

    8/25/2015 7:37:40 PM, by CATTUTT

    I managed to fall asleep without a bunch of anxiety drama last night, which was amazing. I was afraid I'd be awake all night, but I did manage to sleep. I started waking up around 5 am, and slept fitfully until 8:30. When I checked my phone, I had an update about my grandmother, but nothing a... Read more

  • Carry on

    8/25/2015 10:01:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 237

    8/25/2015 8:40:16 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at: 250, that's pretty good, but I was at 248 a few days ago and want to get back to that. 311 Only walked for 6 minutes total yesterday, 3 minutes in my youngest DD (7) fell and scraped her hands up real good, so we had to come home. Today had no incidents and we walked... Read more

  • Cycle 2 - Day 1

    8/24/2015 11:13:35 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    We tested out eggs today at dinner. So far no symptoms. We'll see how we both feel tomorrow. Fingers crossed! It would be great to have eggs as an option to add into our meal plans. The weather is a bit crazy here with smoke coming in from the forest fires. I still had a good productive day an... Read more

  • The tragedy

    8/24/2015 11:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Eating With Awareness (Day 21/100 Days of Weight Loss by L. Spangle)

    8/24/2015 10:28:45 PM, by PEANUT7712

    Today's assignment was as follows: *Prepare yourself for having a mindful-eating meal by setting a table with your good china and silverware, lighting a candle, and playing quiet music in the background. *Sit down for your meal. While you're eating, don't do any other activities - - focus en... Read more

  • Man, what a day!

    8/24/2015 8:35:47 PM, by CATTUTT

    Woke up this morning when my alarm went off and got dressed to go to the psychiatrist. I was anxious for the appointment, knowing things very well might not go my way. I felt like I was on pins and needles in the waiting room, so I was glad she only left me waiting 25 minutes and not an hour and a... Read more

  • Monday

    8/24/2015 6:49:46 PM, by ADARKARA

    I am overwhelmed. And when I get overwhelmed, I tend to avoid doing the stuff that will make being overwhelmed less... overwhelming. So I've been trying to catch up on all the things I've been avoiding. I worked out this morning, I've eaten well today. Check. I made my Ren Faire skirt (w... Read more

  • Cankles

    8/24/2015 2:33:59 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    No matter how much I weigh, I have always had cankles. And one would think having such sturdy-looking ankles it would also mean they are strong and supportive, but no - they are weak, floppy things that barely keep my feet attached to my legs. In my younger, more active and reckless years, I tore th... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping up with my online courses as well. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 236

    8/24/2015 7:29:00 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yesterday was a very trying day. I had written a letter to my pastor on his current sermon series, "Labeled". It has really spoken to my heart and changed the way I look at myself. One of the labels I had given myself was 'Unable'. Unable of losing weight, making friends, anything and everything, I ... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 20

    8/23/2015 9:59:01 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    A bit on the irritable side today. More cravings than before too. But I'm still sticking it out! We're planning to test out eggs first in the reintroduction phase, so it will be interesting to see what happens with that. We went to see a movie today - Tomorrowland at the cheap theatre. I really... Read more

  • Well that was traumatic...

    8/23/2015 8:11:21 PM, by CATTUTT

    I just had to give the Heimlich maneuver to the dog after she nearly choked to death. That was not good for my anxiety levels. Ugh. Thankfully she's okay, though I'm not sure I am. I'm pretty sure this face says "No, I didn't learn any sort of lesson from that, and could I have some steak?" ... Read more

  • Week ending 8/23/15

    8/23/2015 7:31:26 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Good week, worked out hard. Rained me out of my outdoor jog this morning, did 5 miles in the dread-mill. Sounds like the weather will be much nicer this week, hope to shake off this cold and get some AM runs in. Ready for my R&R starting Friday. I will do my best to get some exercise each day and tr... Read more

  • 08/23/2015 better living through chemistry

    8/23/2015 3:24:18 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    Oh the irony... A long time ago we used to be friends... Oops I did it again... Hahah just kidding; I got lots of song lyrics rolling.. down the river.. Through my head. Anyways, I've previously written about how I tried living through chemistry.. Whether it was prescription meds, recreational d... Read more

  • Fear The Walking Dead

    8/23/2015 1:38:06 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Finally, the new show airs tonight.. Can't wait..... Read more

  • Day 235

    8/23/2015 8:18:05 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Alll the way back to to 251. It's my own fault. I will get all three of those pounds back off this week. 521 I'm hoping that some of it is water weight from all the salt I've been taking in the past two days. 102 Didn't get up in time, so I'm going to have to work out this afternoon. I f... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 19

    8/22/2015 10:59:50 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    Haven't felt the greatest the last couple days. I think I'm turning the corner, but I'm finding it a bit frustrating. The diet is still going fine. Larabars have been my saving grace. Had a nice low-key day today.... Read more

  • Finally...

    8/22/2015 8:54:55 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    First weekend in months I can just... Sit and do nothing but watch horror movies and relax.. I've pretty much been looking like this for weeks now...... Read more

  • Trying to be tough...

    8/22/2015 7:54:53 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today we got some news that is good for dh, and not so good for me. They're switching him back to working nights. I've been really struggling with anxiety at night anyway, but could tell myself "Dh is right down the hall sleeping if you need him!" Well, now he won't be. But I don't think it's go... Read more

  • 08/22/2015 OCD & Anxiety (and I add in ADD)

    8/22/2015 12:04:58 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    Here's some great insight!!! Except for some of the steps counting.. Add in clean off the counter because germs and throw aWay the banana peel because bugs... Take away the smoking.. And add oh crap the door is open, the air feels nice, ahhh breathe I can be calm, focus on calm, was that a b... Read more

  • Day 234

    8/22/2015 10:26:51 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 250.2 Considering how many ribs I ate last night, I'll take that. I've had two bad food days in a row. Yesterday we had ribs, because we didn't have much of anything else in the house to cook and I had like 6 of them. I didn't track my food and I'm guessing that is why I ate more than I should ... Read more

  • The First Park Pics of the Season!

    8/21/2015 7:37:03 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night was seriously rough. As has become the norm for me lately, anxiety set in on me. Worse than normal, I think. I was absolutely miserable and felt completely hopeless. I told myself I'd feel better this morning, and eventually managed to drift off to sleep. I did feel some better... Read more

  • Discussions and arguments

    8/21/2015 4:28:18 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • It's Great to Have a Good Doctor

    8/21/2015 4:13:43 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Now that I'm in Alabama again, I get to go back to doctors that I believe are great. Two of the doctors that did surgery on my back are here. My gynecologist that did my surgeries is here. The doctor that diagnosed my hypothyroidism is here. He's the one I just went to for my check-up. My... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 18

    8/21/2015 12:45:17 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    It's hard to believe we are only a few days from the reintroduction phase. I'm a little bit nervous about it; I hope everything works the way it is supposed to. I still have my headache today and I'm not feeling super awesome, so I'm a little bit worried about whether I'll be able to tell if I'm rea... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i will take it. sometimes i just need a weekend like this. have a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 233

    8/21/2015 8:43:00 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    11 NOT going to weigh today. I had a bad food day yesterday. I let myself get hungry and bored. And it was later in the day. I ate way too much. I really thought I was past doing that, or the fact that I had lost 9 pound would keep me from doing that. But it didn't. So I'm looking for what I learned... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 17

    8/20/2015 8:51:50 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    Still truckin'. I have a headache today, but otherwise I'm in good spirits. I bought a new water bottle today as my reward for losing 10 lbs! (That's 10 lbs from my starting weight, 7 lbs since starting the Virgin Diet). It is 27oz and has an infuser, which is pink, which I'm excited to try. I... Read more

  • Maybe I'm ready to get it together?

    8/20/2015 7:51:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    Dh and I went shopping as soon as he got off work this morning, so my day got off to an early start. We went out for breakfast, where I downed a few cups of coffee to get me going. My brain wasn't quite ready, I think. Once we were done eating, we hit the stores. We had 5 of them to go to, a... Read more

  • Grateful

    8/20/2015 4:15:27 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    An EF1 tornado went through last night, and luckily we sustained no damage. After a storm knocked out our power around 9:30, we sat in the dark with the dogs, waiting to dash to the basement if need be. We heard nothing but some wind, so we stayed put, and when the warning expired at 10 PM we wen... Read more

  • Cravings Update

    8/20/2015 2:18:35 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    It has been a few weeks since I began logging all of my cravings, which I've talked about in a previous blog entry here:
    ?blog_id=5978485 As I've mentioned before, I get my most intense cravings in the evening - usually becaus... Read more

  • Please Respond * Water Questionnaire

    8/20/2015 12:08:12 PM, by PEANUT7712

    I'm not sure where to post this to get the most responses. I am looking for good opinions, facts, and resources! First, this may seem like an extremely silly question. The more I think about it, the more unsure I become. *When adding flavored packets, tea bags, etc. to our regular ever... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/20/2015 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly cloudy day here today. i am catching up on housework and homework throughout the day. my daughter and two of her friends, who are twins, are spending the day together today. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Standing Up For Myself

    8/20/2015 8:24:38 AM, by ADARKARA

    Yesterday I reached my limit. I work with a grand total of 4 other people. My boss likes to be vague when explaining things to people, and prefers to leave passive aggressive notes instead of saying stuff to people's faces. I, as the resident 2nd in charge, have to deal with all the fallout wh... Read more

  • Day 232/Labels

    8/20/2015 6:31:10 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight: 249 I'm not surprised that I'm up a little today, I know I'll get it back down. You should have heard me when I weighed yesterday at 248. I was like 244 and surprised DH with it being so loud. I could not help it, I was so happy! That makes 9 pounds and 1 inch off my waist ... Read more

  • Sometimes a girl's dinner just hits the spot!

    8/19/2015 8:19:50 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up feeling exceedingly lazy this morning. Just getting out of bed was a monumental task I wasn't sure I was up to. I reminded myself, though, that if I slept super late this morning, I'd have even more trouble sleeping tonight. So I got up. All I did for the first several hours was wo... Read more

  • I'm Falling In Love Again....

    8/19/2015 5:24:26 PM, by SUNRIZING

    And its with exercise! More specifically TURBO JAM! This was the program I started using back in 2011. I was 31 and people had negatively told me that "once you hit 30 you'll never lose the extra weight"! But I worked hard and proved them WRONG! I was almost 200 lbs when I started. But by the time o... Read more

  • Summertime Agoraphobia

    8/19/2015 4:57:11 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    It's hard for me to admit it, but I sometimes struggle with agoraphobia. The past week has been one of those times. My anxiety about being out in public has been building for several weeks. This is the time of year when hordes of tourists flood into my small city and clog up the streets with bu... Read more

  • Almost gave up.

    8/19/2015 4:21:37 PM, by FAT2FIT400

    Just been really stressed out since last night and the scale moving upwards two pounds did not help either. I been exercising my butt off and I feel like I am not getting anywhere even though I did lose a few lbs. I did not cheat on my diet but I almost divorced it totally today. The strange thing... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 16

    8/19/2015 2:59:11 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    Ugh, I'm grumpy today. And tired. I haven't been sleeping that great for the past few days. And I have a lot of things at work to do this week that aren't my favourite. Diet is still fine, physically I'm feeling good. I'm having trouble getting all my water in, so I will be focusing on that for th... Read more

  • Nothing ever...

    8/19/2015 2:50:23 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Summer 2015 ~ 60 Day Challenge

    8/19/2015 8:40:34 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    When I started this challenge, I was looking forward to it, but I didn't think I would lose any weight. I was stuck in the mindset that my Mom could never lose the weight, so neither could I. Other people could lose weight, I could not. That was what was written on my heart and in my mind. Then... Read more

  • Day 231

    8/19/2015 6:26:49 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 (will update) 188 Therapy today and I've no idea what to talk about. I don't have much going on other than concentrating on getting fit and eating right. It's kind of my obsession right now. I mean that in the best way possible. But my therapist is great and will probably have a topic or... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/18/2015 7:47:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and mostly sunny day here. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. i spent some time today catching up on a few of my courses and organizing what i have to do in my other ones. my daughter is almost finished reading a book i got for her not too long ag... Read more

  • It felt so good to move!

    8/18/2015 7:26:08 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today had a pleasant surprise in it -- a walk! Since my tattoo has healed enough to put a shoe on, it has been miserably hot here and I haven't gotten the chance to take a walk outside. Today I checked the weather and found it wasn't brutally hot, and I decided to seize the opportunity. It was de... Read more

  • Sharing the joy

    8/18/2015 3:31:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    A photo of my husband and me, our kids and their significant others at my son's wedding.4 A truly joyful day! ... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 15

    8/18/2015 10:05:20 AM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    The diet is still going well. I'm feeling really good and not having much in the way of cravings. I'm glad that the testing phase is getting close though, because I am curious to see how that turns out. I've lost 7 lbs since we started, and I have been hitting my calorie, protein, fat, and carbohydr... Read more

  • Day 230

    8/18/2015 5:41:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at (Will update) 286 Today a dear friend is coming over for a lunch of Kung Pao Squash Noodles. She's very into healthy eating and has restricted her diet a lot. I wanted to show her that food can still be yummy, something I'm learning myself. 550 I'm loving my v... Read more

  • 8/17/2015 Week in Review

    8/17/2015 7:34:43 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My numbers were a little down from the week before. But I was very tired one day and didn't get many steps in. But, I had an off day one day and I got to keep Helena busy while the girls painted. steps: 113296 / 122144 minutes: 1762 / 1844 calories: 4473 / 4674 miles: 4834 / ... Read more

  • People Noticing My Weight Loss

    8/17/2015 4:06:11 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    It's really nice when someone visibly notices my weight loss and gives me a compliment. It's also a bit unnerving too. I mean, when I gained a boat-load of weight, they must have noticed that too, but no one was going around giving me high-fives and saying, "Wow, you look amazing! Have you put ... Read more

  • It's true...

    8/17/2015 1:49:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • a warm and sunny day

    8/17/2015 10:22:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm.humid and xunny day here today,with a chance of rain later tonight. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 229

    8/17/2015 8:51:25 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today I weighed in at 249.6 334 No more 250's! Looks like those two pounds are really going to stay off! Total weight loss is 8 pounds! 244 12 It seems like yesterday I had all month to do stuff and now it's all due tomorrow!! Aahhhhh! I'm catching up getting things ready for school, bu... Read more

  • Whoa!

    8/16/2015 8:18:50 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • it's sunday

    8/16/2015 7:42:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to keep cool and extra hydrated here today. a very warm and humid day. i stayed cool and well hydrated today, and so did my daughter, all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week ending 8/16/15

    8/16/2015 7:06:30 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Good week. Had a workout or run each day. No weight change. Great weekend hanging around the house. 2 week unting a needed week of R&R. Looking so forward to it. Sounds like a wet week coming up, maybe help cool things off here. Have a great week. ... Read more

  • Advice for young People

    8/16/2015 9:57:49 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Leo Babauta of Zen Habits wrote a wonderful piece of advice for people in their 20's. I am 69 and I think the advice is good for people in their 30's also. You have a lot of time ahead of you to get your life right. See Again, I will make a plug for my new team called ... Read more

  • Day 228/ I can

    8/16/2015 8:24:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today is weigh in day... I lost another pound! 249.2 244 Can't wait to update my weight and see how much total loss I have, I think that makes 7 pounds. That is one step closer to my Thanksgiving goal of 36 pounds lost!! 496 I had a steak with all the trimmings last night, was craving me... Read more

  • Unorganized and Unproductive but Loving It

    8/15/2015 10:57:21 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I am unorganized lately: the house, the paperwork, what I need to do, etc. Many times I feel unproductive. But...I have a beautiful reason: one that makes me laugh and smile each day, enjoy new things, find the beauty in little things. I play more again. I laugh a lot. I get sweet little hugs an... Read more

  • Hi gang...

    8/15/2015 7:58:05 PM, by CATTUTT

    Hi all. I just wanted to drop by for a minute and wave hello to everyone. First, thank you, all of you, for the well wishes for my grandmother. She was rushed to the ER on Tuesday, and it turns out she has gall stones. She's having laser surgery to remove them on the 24th. Everything had ... Read more

  • Weight loss and constipation problems

    8/15/2015 7:55:18 PM, by FAT2FIT400

    Ever since I started dieting I have had a spout of constipation. I don't know if it's because I don't eat much bread or don't drink enough water. I just don't like the taste of plain water so I add crystal light or something similar like it to the water. When I use to eat so much I went a lot all th... Read more

  • a warm sunny day

    8/15/2015 7:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank you for the many birthday wishes! i'm having a great day! all of the birds say hi! my daughter and her soccer team won one game and tied the other. all of the teams got individual trophies today. my daughter proudly has hers where everyone can see it that comes to visit. now i am just relaxing... Read more

  • Dealing With Cravings

    8/15/2015 4:02:58 PM, by SLIMMINSUMMY

    I get intense cravings at night, usually after 8pm. My body is worn out from the day, so it's sending my brain messages that it needs to recharge somehow---either by eating some food or getting some sleep. But, when I have a couple of hours before I'm due to go to sleep, it's tough to avoid cavin... Read more

  • Virgin Diet - Day 12

    8/15/2015 1:29:10 PM, by SCRIPTEDFLIGHT

    Today is my second day getting 30 min on the bike, plus a cardio work-out video in. It has probably been almost a year since I've used the bike and my butt is sore! Do we develop butt calluses or something? Lol, how did I do this before?? Haha. Other than a slightly sore tushie, I am doing grea... Read more