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  • Quick Update

    7/30/2015 12:19:03 AM, by MUTELORELEI

    My a1c is down to 6.2 (last test 3 mo ago was 6.9), yay! I haven't made any diet changes, so it might be the Alpha Lipoic Acid I'm trialing. Unfortunately, the ALA repeats on me every time, so when I finish the bottle, I'll be trialing Berberine next. It's been a couple of years since I check... Read more

  • Zumba!

    7/28/2015 2:11:12 PM, by ALNEAGLE

    I just finished up my first Zumba video session with a couple of the other ladies here on the college campus. It was a lot of fun. We decided to start with the beginner video that basically just teaches you all the moves. We did about 50 minutes worth of moves and it still broke me out in a sweat... Read more

  • Zumba ~ I'm Gonna Try It

    7/23/2015 3:44:24 PM, by ALNEAGLE

    I live on a college campus and try to take a 1-mile walk every morning and then my hubby and I usually would do a evening jog. (we fell off that band-wagon a few months ago though...oops). I contribute walking and jogging to my weight loss success. I hope to pick the jogging back up once the weath... Read more

  • New Adventures in Running...

    7/22/2015 2:41:11 PM, by MISHAMW

    Sunday, July 19, 2015 I completed my Couch to 10K Running App by Zen Labs. And now I am kinda at a lost to what to do next. The run was great, but it was the fourth time running 60 minutes, so even though I completed the app, it didn't feel like a huge deal. Sunday was good for the most part... Read more

  • New Adventures in Running...

    7/22/2015 2:41:11 PM, by MISHAMW

    Sunday, July 19, 2015 I completed my Couch to 10K Running App by Zen Labs. And now I am kinda at a lost to what to do next. The run was great, but it was the fourth time running 60 minutes, so even though I completed the app, it didn't feel like a huge deal. Sunday was good for the most part... Read more

  • A Little Frustrated to Say the Least

    7/22/2015 10:00:42 AM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Good morning.......I would be lying to say I am not frustrated that I seem to either be staying the same or gaining a tiny bit this week.......My problem is why? I am low-carbing and feeling bloated and miserable because the weight is not doing anything this week. I can hardly get into ketosis....an... Read more

  • Starting over for the LAST TIME!!

    7/21/2015 3:07:05 PM, by SANA0825

    I'm beyond frustrated with myself! I need to get myself back in gear. It's hard to keep myself focused when I'm home for some reason. Thinking of creating a vision board and hanging it up so that I have something to remind me and keep me focused. UGHHHHHHH :(... Read more

  • Giving up isn't always quitting

    7/21/2015 11:46:09 AM, by AGRACE1112

    There comes a point when you have to take an honest assessment of things and calculate what is realistic for you. And a little over a month ago I decided I couldn’t stick with the nutrition plan I was using, no matter how awesome it was or what benefits were promised, simply because it didn’t wo... Read more

  • Diabetes Crept Up on Me

    7/21/2015 9:42:23 AM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Well I thought that I wasn't going to ever be diabetic. I think I was more into denial.... i went two weeks ago for a yearly physical bloodworm and the whole shamang. Did the blood sugar testing too. Next few day come and the doctor calls me in and tells me everything is good. He said that I might b... Read more

  • Certified Personal Training advise needed....

    7/20/2015 7:10:15 PM, by TXHRT4U

    For those of you that are certified personal trainers or being trained by one, I need some advise. Nutrition is obviously a struggle with a lot of people. If a person is on a limited budget and they need to lose weight, what is more important? Meeting daily caloric intake or meeting macros? My p... Read more

  • Truth has been revealed!

    7/20/2015 12:28:47 PM, by TXHRT4U

    I have been going through this year by semi watching what I eat and doing my daily exercises. Some weeks are good and some are bad. Lately I have realized that I am gaining weight again. I have not done any measurements or done a weigh-in in several months. Since I have realized all of this,... Read more

  • Links2Success

    7/19/2015 11:33:38 PM, by CWCREATIONS

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  • Two Truths and A Dream....

    7/18/2015 4:26:14 PM, by REDNBROWN

    1. I love brussel sprouts 2. I have represented my country in 2 different sports 3. The school holidays are so much fun... Read more

  • One Way Trip

    7/18/2015 10:27:25 AM, by CWCREATIONS

    I have a spark friend, of whom I can't access her page because it is private. She chose me as a friend & since then I've not been able to access her page to get to know her better. She's not made any comments on my page. I think she may of gotten lost in the cracks somewhere. Since then, I no lo... Read more

  • Quick Blog Before Work...

    7/18/2015 8:49:48 AM, by MISHAMW

    First off... THANK YOU SO MUCH, for all your awesome comments. They made my day!!!!!! 334 Okay! So I have two weeks before vacation. Which means two weeks to get my s*** together and work it. I know I won't lose 20 pounds by then, heck...I probably won't lose any weight at the r... Read more

  • Another

    7/14/2015 12:28:22 PM, by MISHAMW

    Disclaimer****Sorry the photos on the side, but I am too tired and being lazy to change them to normal view! Sorry!***** So I did it. I did 60 minutes of continuous running on Sunday July 12. I made it 5.12 miles. And I am just beside myself. I really didn't stop to think about what I ... Read more

  • Won Second 6 mo. DietBet

    7/9/2015 12:02:35 AM, by MUTELORELEI

    Last week I finished my second Transformer DietBet (6 months, 10% weight loss). I won 5 of 6 rounds and managed to hit my stretch goal of 130 right on the dot on final weigh-in. After 18 months of diet and exercise, I have now lost 52 lbs. or 29% of my starting weight. This last round I also ... Read more

  • I am back yest again 6 weeks completed on keto =-)

    7/8/2015 11:33:00 AM, by HBIC34

    It seems like I have had a battle with food most of my life and recently my doctor diagnosed me with bulimia so she gave me meds for that. I was pretty skepetical of taking meds as I do not really like to take meds. I gave it a shot and I started to notice that my appetite was indeed decreasing dras... Read more

  • Almost There...

    7/8/2015 10:06:34 AM, by MISHAMW

    So today I was able to complete my last run before I attempt a 60 minute straight run/jog or shuffle. Hehe. I was able to do 30 minutes of running, one minute walking, 30 minutes running. This was about 5.5 miles including my .25 mile walking warm up. I am doing really well, and surprisingl... Read more

  • Stress Impacts Weight Loss and Blood Sugar; Bulletproof Tea Recipe

    7/2/2015 5:06:45 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Did you know that stress can cause your blood sugar to go sky-high, and can also stop you from losing weight? Over at Chris Kresser's website ( chriskresser.com/10-ways-stres
    s-makes-you-fat-and-diabetic/ ), he shares 10 ways that stress makes you fat and diabetic. As Chris st... Read more

  • High Intensity Interval Training

    7/1/2015 4:52:19 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Each month I am evaluating the prior month and tossing out things that aren't working, keeping what is working and trying one or two new things. This month my biggest change is the exercise I'll be focusing on - HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training. I'll also be walking 2 times a wee... Read more

  • In Two Weeks....

    7/1/2015 11:53:36 AM, by MISHAMW

    In two weeks...I will be running for 60 minutes straight. In two weeks I will have completed the 10k program. In two weeks...I will start on the half marathon app. I remember just a few months ago (about 5 1/2 months) I was struggling to run for 5 minutes straight. I remember that I gave up ... Read more

  • Do What Works

    7/1/2015 8:01:20 AM, by MRTHING2000

    June was a steamroller month. And May wasn't much easier either. But looking back I am glad it is over and I got out of it okay. Nutrition was abyssmal. Gym took a huge backseat. A lot of gained ground was forfeited. I just lost focus and caved to the chaos. Next thing I knew it was back to o... Read more

  • Health/Fitness Goals for July

    6/30/2015 5:03:59 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    One thing I've learned in the last year is that the path to good health isn't a straight line, and that it's important to keep trying. Also, when something isn't working, don't give up. The goal hasn't changed, but the path to reach it needs to be adjusted. This year has been a time... Read more