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  • Day 15: I Can't Believe What I Just Did!

    3/29/2015 3:00:18 PM, by MISHAMW

    Okay, so it's been 15 days without any added sugar or sugar subs, and 15 days without gluten. I feel better, less bloated, and my bowel movements are steadily getting better. I do however feel more tired, but maybe that because I am doing more. And I have been kinda and all. ... Read more

  • Spring Has Sprung! - Clothes and Accessories

    3/29/2015 11:27:23 AM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Spring has arrived! With this wonderful season comes all sorts of newness and firsts of the year. Today in beautiful British Columbia, it is raining out. Does that allow it for a miserable day? No way!!! Today is my spring cleaning of my bedroom. All my unworn items, clothes and shoes will be clean ... Read more

  • Another yardwork/chore day

    3/28/2015 6:32:01 AM, by MRTHING2000

    The sunny weather helped motivate me to clean up the shed and part of the garage. It was a 2-3 hour long affair. And then a trip to Costco and the grocery store. I'm thoroughly worn out. Nutrition-wise it wasn't a great day. The pizza at Costco was a treat but I should have passed on it. B... Read more

  • Two weeks of Intermittent Fasting (17/7) - down 4 lbs

    3/27/2015 2:07:25 PM, by SHEL_V2

    I was totally about to beat myself up. I didn't get as much exercise as I should (over-committed to some clients). I checked my weight yesterday, and I was actually up a little from last Friday. (It had been shark week, and I'd forgotten that the water weight was the last thing to go). But I weigh... Read more

  • Yardwork day

    3/27/2015 5:26:09 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I'm beat today. I spent about 2-3 hours doing lots of yardwork. Mowing, applying bug barrier around the house, fixing a gutter, and lots of other heavy lifting. I'm beat. Nutrition was good also. I stuck to the moderate-to-high protein and fueled the workout in the yard with a decent amount... Read more

  • 2015.....and not giving up!!!!

    3/26/2015 12:40:37 PM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Wow!!!! Looking back at my blog, I can see that this journey has been going on and on and on. Years of trying to get back on track.......losing weight, gaining weight..... I could have been, I should have been.... I could sit here and cry over it and feel sorry for myself but I refuse to go that rou... Read more

  • Rebooted the plan with a few mods

    3/26/2015 8:17:39 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Its way too early to call things a total success, but at least for today it was another Day One down. And that wasn't super hard. But it can be a challenge going forward. I'll have many up and down days. I'll need to be more diligent, exercise more, and take better care of myself. Things are pr... Read more

  • Day 11: Another Multi-Day Run!

    3/25/2015 12:01:59 PM, by MISHAMW

    Yesterday I SMASHED my Week 5 Day 1 of C25k run! Today...not so much. It was a big difference from 5 minutes run to an 8 minute run. Week 5 Day 2 is 8 minute run, 5 minute walk, 8 minute run. I did, well okay. For some odd reason I thought there was a 5 minute run between the two 8 minute... Read more

  • March 25th

    3/25/2015 6:29:57 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I haven't written in a couple of weeks, and some of that was intentional, and some wasn't. Life has really gotten hard for awhile. But recently it has improved quite a bit. I just didn't want to drone on and on about 'how tough things are'. This is supposed to be a health journey and not a perso... Read more

  • Day Ten: And Doing AWESOME!

    3/24/2015 6:56:46 PM, by MISHAMW

    So it's officially day ten of no sugar and no gluten. My stomach is definitely less upset and growly though my...ummm poo, is still not as great as it good be! I was planning on writing a blog on Sunday, but right before I finished, Spark ate it and I had to go to work. So sorry if this blog ... Read more

  • Back on Track

    3/22/2015 4:22:31 PM, by JOAN860

    OK so I did well with the fat fast and have lost a little bit more. I still have 12 pounds to go to reach my goal. I have two pounds to go to reach my March goal. It's going to be a challenge because I only have 9 days to reach my goal. I've started sprinting now. I did this ystdy and tod... Read more

  • First goal accomplished

    3/22/2015 9:29:33 AM, by DIANNA26525

    My goal over the last year has been to get below 200. Well last week I reached that goal. After a month of putting together everything I learned about myself and eating the way that worked for my body, and exercizing the way that works as well I reached that very important goal. Overall ... Read more

  • Still Down 2 pounds from fat fast

    3/21/2015 10:16:01 AM, by JOAN860

    I would say this was a success. The fat fast ended on Wednesday night. Thursday I was down two pounds from starting the fat fast. Today, Saturday, I'm still down two pounds. It really was not hard to do. Yesterday, however, I feel like I really went over with the calories. I planned on startin... Read more

  • 2 years into low carb eating - adding a new trick

    3/19/2015 5:58:21 PM, by SHEL_V2

    My initial weight loss (over 30 lbs in about 6 months) tracked on Sparkpeople followed a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet. I tracked everything and exercised regularly. But I woke up one morning (after I'd bought one house, moved, staged and sold the old house) having let 15 pounds creep back on. ... Read more

  • Fat Fast

    3/19/2015 10:24:35 AM, by JOAN860

    So, I've tried the 3 day fat fast at 1200 calories to make a difference on the scale. I went down about 2 pounds when I got on the scale this AM but, I know my water weight is up, so I probably lost more and we'll see what the scale says in a day or two. I plan to keep my calories around 1400 ... Read more

  • Day Four: Sugar Free Is The Way For Me...

    3/18/2015 9:54:12 PM, by MISHAMW

    Though it is driving me bonkers! It's day four of no sugar. No sugar like substitutes, and no sweets! The sweetest thing I have had was my toothpaste. Sure, I am eating things with "sugar" but it's corn and wine. Nothing sweet about me! Plus I am eating gluten free. So this mea... Read more

  • Just had another "Water is Wet" moment.

    3/18/2015 12:09:07 PM, by REYAFAE

    Last year - I lost a bunch of the weight and then slowly gained a goodly bit of it back. This morning I sat down and tried to figure out when I was losing the most and what differences are presenting themselves. 1 - Routine. I had a good routine going for a while, but I always keep dropp... Read more

  • Day 3: What I Am Doing, Why I Am I Doing It, and A Personal Best

    3/17/2015 1:38:14 PM, by MISHAMW

    Wow, I am surprised it let me fit ALL that into my Blog Entry Title! Weee! Today is officially Day 3 of NO GLUTEN and NO SUGAR! I am beginning to think I am a bit kookie for doing this. But it MUST BE DONE! Going gluten free is pretty easy in all honesty. I can have some corn tortil... Read more

  • It's been 162 days since my last activity update...

    3/17/2015 10:11:12 AM, by REYAFAE

    A lot of things have happened in that time - most of them absolutely frustrating BUT I'm not going to talk about that. I'm going to talk about where I am today. I started the "Unofficial Zombies, Run Weight Loss Challenge 3.0" on Facebook three weeks ago. I still can't believe that I'm good wit... Read more

  • Banting - A New Snack...

    3/16/2015 4:10:02 PM, by MARLOE

    Chicken Livers - first cooked in the slow cooker in a really good chicken stock. Plain as can be. No salt as I was cooking them for my dogs. I decided to see what they were like and they were soft and tender. After letting them get cold I took some out and put it in a small bowl, mixed it with cr... Read more

  • Banting - It's working!...

    3/16/2015 5:00:11 AM, by MARLOE

    I found the answer for my body. Keep the carbs under 20 and the fat percentage anywhere between 70 and 80%. A few days ago I made fish cakes with coconut flour and that was a mistake. My weight went up instantly - about 800g. I was not pleased. So I cut carbs down to below 20 and voilą! A whol... Read more

  • Banting - 18 kilos gone...

    3/15/2015 3:45:15 PM, by MARLOE

    Well, it has been a while since I was here. The main reason is that I have been blogging on my website. I have a Banting Blog. And that is how I have lost 18 kilos since September last year, nearly 6 months of LCHF and it is working for me. The biggest plus is that I am seldom hungry and I don't see... Read more

  • 100 Days update and AHah Ramblings

    3/13/2015 4:02:43 PM, by SARIANEC

    Wow - 2 weeks since I blogged last. So there is strike #1 I am doing well on some of my 100 day items, not so well on others. The kitchen is clean most days. DS being home from college for spring break is messing my schedule up a little bit. But worth it. Mail is at least getti... Read more

  • Another "Weekend" Gone...

    3/11/2015 10:21:17 PM, by MISHAMW

    You know that when you live and breathe for the weekends, or your days off work, you have issues. I always dread going back to work on Thursdays, especially since I am forced to clean dogs, when my expertise lies with cats. I have being doing okay on my strength training and am already planni... Read more

  • 45 Days til Disney!!!!!

    3/10/2015 10:45:48 AM, by CARMNRICO

    I'll start with the good. 45 Days til Disney!!! I'm starting to get excited and most of the plans and reservations have been made. I can't wait to see my girls faces! On the downside, I only have 45 days! And, I just found out that my mother-in-law will be joining us and I wasn't anticipating... Read more

  • Stop the "Binge-sanity"

    3/8/2015 2:28:32 PM, by SOPHROSYN3

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Sadly, I have been doing just that. On weekends, I take "cheat" days and end up bringing right back to where I was at the beginning of the previous week. It is a roller coaster and like most rolle... Read more

  • Frustrated but not giving in

    3/8/2015 10:32:45 AM, by JOAN860

    So, I was down a few pounds and then gained them back. I realize on this keto diet, for me, I have to learn what it is that helps me reach my goal and what is keeping me from it. I went out to two restaurants this week, but I made good choices and don't think that's what the problem was. I think ... Read more

  • A good day planned

    3/6/2015 10:00:30 AM, by MINDY_SUE

    I am going to surprise granddaughter #1 at school and have lunch with her. Then going to see visit grandson #1, granddaughter #2 & #3. After that, going to visit granddaughter #4. 334... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/6/2015 6:18:44 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Nutrition wasn't better today. About the same as yesterday. My sides ache for some reason, same as the past two days. Not sure if I pulled a muscle, am really fatigued, or something else. Not concerned, but its annoying. We went to look at couches today. We'd like a small sectional but may... Read more

  • Dizzy and Headaches----50 Days til Disney

    3/5/2015 12:19:28 PM, by CARMNRICO

    Yesterday when working out I got really light headed and today as I'm typing this I feel the same. Not sure what's going on. I have been trying to stick closer to my low carbs of under 30 mg per day and not sure if I'm going into Ketosis or not. I should buy the keto stix but I'm being cheap. Anywho... Read more

  • I Can Feel The Burn!!!!

    3/5/2015 8:30:45 AM, by MISHAMW

    So Monday I wasn't able to go for my morning run like I had planned to do. It was 7am, and everything was ready...when I locked my keys in the car. Of course, right? Not a huge deal being that we have an extra set, but at the moment, no one knew where the heck that extra set was. About 45 minute... Read more

  • Could have done better

    3/5/2015 6:49:39 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I figured today would be a good carb day, but I just let things go. And when they go, they REALLY get let go. Sigh. I needed to do better but energy levels were super low. I took an Ambien last night to sleep, didn't sleep enough, and was a zombie all day. Carbs helped peak the energy but it di... Read more

  • Keto

    3/4/2015 3:51:10 PM, by BEE797

    I started on the keto plan 8 days ago. Aside from that I began consciously eating healthier and exercising more and have managed to lose 6 pounds in the last 3 weeks. Unfortunately this is still heavier than my last update, so I have a ways to go. Start weight this time was 185, now down to 179. G... Read more

  • Life changes

    3/4/2015 12:54:27 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    I have posted about this on a couple of my teams but wanted to post here also. I found out the night that my husband left for school that I am, very unexpectedly, pregnant with our 3rd baby. We had wanted to wait a few years before talking about another child since our family of four was worki... Read more

  • Tuesday's Gone

    3/4/2015 7:07:15 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Another song title blog title today. Nutrition was crappy today. I woke up after 4 hours of sleep and had to hit the road. Energy level was LOW. I felt weak. Too many days in a row I've not had dinner, been too busy doing something, or had food go bad. So it was sort of a mini-fast for the past... Read more

  • Short post today

    3/3/2015 6:32:38 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Busy day today. MIL came over and SIL came too. I hid from them and let the wifey and the kiddos interact instead. I visited a microbrewery store and got quite an education. Fun stuff. A spendy hobby but it looks fun. Nutrition was fairly low calorie, and that wasn't my intention. Jus... Read more

  • Back to the Grind----52 Days til Disney

    3/2/2015 10:52:20 AM, by CARMNRICO

    I'm so surprised and pleasantly pleased that I have made it this far. I can't believe it! I have 52 days to really put a dent in this weight loss and I really need to buckle down. Stick to what was working and get that exercise in. I've been reading about the egg fast and was going to try it ... Read more

  • Pretty good Sunday

    3/2/2015 8:09:25 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Maybe the rant helped after all. Odd. I got a message from my parents that they wanted to visit later today. And they did, and it was good. Its almost like they knew that I was being critical of them... It was a good visit. And a pretty good day overall. Nutrition was good. I had an ... Read more

  • Time to change my bad attitude!

    3/2/2015 6:26:33 AM, by MINDY_SUE

    So... when updating my status this morning, I read the others in the little drop down box. NOT GOOD. So, starting today - no more negativity! I am looking forward to a a great day with plenty of fun & laughter! ... Read more

  • Continued Evolution in my weight loss.

    3/1/2015 8:33:39 PM, by DIANNA26525

    With the weather being so horrible I had to find another way to exercise in the morning. I started doing Daily Burn True Beginner, and I love it. I get a good work out without over doing and hurting myself. I feel great afterwards and even look forward to doing it again the next morning. Along with ... Read more

  • "March"ing to Health

    3/1/2015 11:18:36 AM, by SOPHROSYN3

    For too long, I have been focused on weight alone. While weight is important, so are healthy choices, balance, emotional health, self love. I haven't had any of that going on lately. I have been focused solely on the number on the scale. I have lost 30+ pounds since October, but I know in my hea... Read more

  • March Madness!

    3/1/2015 9:45:52 AM, by MISHAMW

    If February was my "Move it" month, then March will be Move It and Strength Training it up! Basically I am planning on doing what I did in February, which was mostly getting up and moving in the form of a C25k plan, and adding ST or strength training into the mix. I have printed out a Muscle M... Read more

  • Gripe Water (and a rant, and other gripes)

    3/1/2015 7:54:52 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Okay, be prepared, this is a vent. A rant. A gripe session. But hopefully you can identify with it and even chuckle, cry, or whatnot. It occurred to me that the newborn might be having some sort of acid reflux, or something similar. One solution is to use Gripe water. I went to the drug st... Read more

  • Carb Redemption Saturday

    3/1/2015 7:02:47 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I was disappointed but not surprised to measure NO ketones today. A big nuke to the system wiped out ketosis, but I'll bounce back. It went from a solid moderate Thursday to NONE in basically a day. But that's what I get for going overboard. One doesn't 'have' to be in ketosis to lose weight on ... Read more

  • Achieved 1st Goal----54 Days til Disney

    2/28/2015 11:48:12 AM, by CARMNRICO

    I'm patting myself on the back! I officially weigh 255 pounds which is the lightest I have been in 10 years! 10 years! Yes, it bears repeating.....10 years!! I had set a goal of a 20 pound weight loss by our trip in April and I did it in two months. I am so proud. Now, back to the weight lo... Read more

  • Carb attack Friday

    2/28/2015 6:55:00 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Today was going to be a more-than-usual carb day, and I was okay with that. Its tough to get enough fiber from just vegetables alone, and Miralax tastes like crap. If there's only been one downside to LC it is that fiber is a lot trickier to find without eating oats/prunes/etc. A lot of things DO... Read more