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  • How did you lose the weight?

    9/21/2014 11:42:17 PM, by CZESTES

    Everyone asks, but few people like the answer. It seems most people want to hear of a magic pill, surgery, tea, or some easy way to lose weight. The answer isn't so easy. Even if there was a magic pill, it wouldn't last. It takes a complete relearning of how to eat, listening to your body, and r... Read more

  • "Down" & "Up"

    9/21/2014 9:41:59 AM, by GIGI4AUSTIN

    I am so "DOWN" because my weight is "UP." I have gained 19 of the 33 pounds I lost 2 years ago. I can't talk about my weight and how I feel to people sometimes; they just can't relate or don't agree or understand, so I'm blogging it here. I'm so frustrated and so disgusted with how I got ba... Read more

  • TA DA

    9/20/2014 6:09:30 PM, by CZESTES

    I actually went pant shopping and more surprising I bought 2 pairs of "Super Skinny" jeans and a pair of "skinny" crop pants. WOW. To top it off, a size 6 in one pair and size 8 in the others. Oh my, when was the last time I bought anything for me in a ... Read more

  • Feeling awful

    9/19/2014 1:57:25 PM, by CZESTES

    I feel awful having to do chair exercises today. This week has been awful with my lower back and headaches, but I have tried to push through. Lowered my exercise and shortened my walks, but today I am thinking I need more of a break. It's awful to be 43 years old and confined. I lost all of this... Read more

  • So confused

    9/18/2014 2:46:16 AM, by CZESTES

    This post goes with yesterday. More reasons for me to hate clothes shopping. So, what in the world is up with the descriptions on jeans? I have looked at articles in regard to "the perfect pant for your body type." All of them said I should be in "curvy." Ok, I google jeans for curvy women... Read more

  • Clothes Shopping

    9/17/2014 11:56:35 AM, by CZESTES

    I absolutely despise clothes shopping! Never have I been the shape that designers and manufacturers make clothing for. I am curvy, which is great to hide weight but not so great for buying pants. I don't even know what size I wear. Oh the horror! I have successfully altered shirts and skirts, b... Read more

  • Determining my Goal Weight

    9/16/2014 1:15:49 PM, by CZESTES

    My doctor is wonderful! After our physical this year, he suggested we lose weight (we being my husband and myself). I had some issues with my back acting up at the beginning of the year, so I was already dieting at the time of my physical. Yesterday I went to see him for some odd chest pain and h... Read more

  • This running joke might only make sense to children of the 90s

    9/15/2014 4:48:44 PM, by OPTIMIST1948

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  • Why does this happen?

    9/15/2014 9:25:04 AM, by CZESTES

    Every time I get down to 130, I get hung up here, but the main thing is I start feeling sick and have pain at the base of my ribs. Last time it was so painful and made me so nauseous, that I crept back up in weight with crackers and Ginger Ale. This time I have done well not falling into the crack... Read more

  • First Triathlon with Pics!

    9/14/2014 9:03:46 PM, by KALEWINE

    Yesterday, I competed in my first triathlon. I'm still not sure what I was thinking when I signed up for it. But I had a great time. It was a sprint triathlon, meaning I swan 300 meters, biked 12 miles, and ran 3 miles. My parents drove down to support me in my triathlon (and also to attend ... Read more

  • Strengthening Willpower...

    9/14/2014 3:05:35 PM, by CZESTES

    Yesterday I went to a Steampunk convention. The vendors had some very nice items, extremely tempting products. Most items were beautiful handmade pieces, some are things I have been looking for. If the prices were right, I told myself I could get a skirt. I found the ideal one, but I walked away... Read more

  • Fun for the day...

    9/13/2014 7:02:10 AM, by CZESTES

    Today is an outdoor Steampunk convention. I've never been to one. I pulled out some leggings and a vest that my daughter got for Christmas. The vest is long, but not as long as I would like. Typically I wear leggings under short dresses, I feel ok around the house, but not sure how I will feel i... Read more

  • What happened?

    9/12/2014 3:48:56 PM, by GIGI4AUSTIN

    I am sitting here in tears and with frustration at my bad habits lately. I have no excuse; I have the tools......I have the knowledge......I just don't have the will power. What the heck happened? I lost 33 pounds 1.5 years ago and I have gained 18 of it back. I am so disgusted with myself... Read more

  • Pushing past the pain?

    9/12/2014 10:30:31 AM, by CZESTES

    When I was young, I worked out like a fiend, played sports, ran marathons, and just couldn't slow down. I was actually teaching aerobics, weight lifting, and dance while I was still in high school. It was in my mind that light pain today means I am pushing myself further and that each day it gets ... Read more

  • A New Day

    9/11/2014 10:16:38 AM, by CZESTES

    Staying away from the crackers worked! Even not being able to get in my preferred workout, I did get some in. I lost over a pound yesterday! Thank goodness, typically I gain a pound. The headache today isn't causing the nausea, so I have been up gardening and working on the pool. Too much to d... Read more

  • Surviving

    9/10/2014 7:40:01 PM, by CZESTES

    Daily migraines I can tolerate and have learned to push through, but the occasional heavy migraine just puts me down. With storms coming and weather changing, I knew a "bad boy" was coming, I just didn't realize how bad. Those who don't have them don't understand it affects the whole body. I woke... Read more

  • Happy days

    9/9/2014 9:29:38 AM, by CZESTES

    The happiest days are those my daughter can go on walks with me. Today is one of those days. Regardless of the heat, it is wonderful having the time to walk and chat. With cooler weather coming in this week, am thinking of what I want to do to decorate the house for Halloween. Lu... Read more

  • Just trying to figure it all out...

    9/8/2014 7:05:28 PM, by CZESTES

    Trying new things keeps it interesting, but some things I should know better than to try. Tried an exercise today that immediately felt wrong. I stopped, but now (a few hours later), I am "feeling the burn" and not in a good way. Making a list.... It was easy, I loved working out once. G... Read more

  • Weather motivates me

    9/7/2014 8:51:50 PM, by CZESTES

    The cooler weather motivated me to go outside. I convinced my husband that we needed a bike ride. He reluctantly went with me. I haven't been riding in quite some time, so wobbly I started out. After 15 minutes, I got back to riding smooth. After 30 minutes, my hip locked up and pain started sh... Read more

  • Plateau

    9/6/2014 10:46:38 AM, by CZESTES

    I made it down to a 22 BMI, but have been hovering at this same weight for about a month. Maintaining is a great thing for me, but not dropping more is frustrating. This is the lowest weight I have been at for years, so I am happy with my accomplishments. Wanted to be at the lowest weight within ... Read more

  • Clothes Shopping...

    8/26/2014 9:57:44 PM, by LAURENG09

    Going clothes shopping makes me feel awful 😞 nothing cute fits me and I have to realize just how big I have let myself become.... Read more

  • When my skinny clothes become my fat clothes

    8/24/2014 10:28:42 PM, by LAURENG09

    When is begin reaching my weight loss goals And my Clothes get too big 😊 I will get rid of th! I have kept them in the past "just in case" and always ended up going back to them. Not this time!!... Read more