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8/17/14 8:36 P

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I'm in too! I posted in the new group...

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8/16/14 5:21 A

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I'm in!

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Hi guys! I guess all of us sort if dropped off the face of the earth when it comes to posting here :). But I think it's funny that we all made enough of a connection that we keep checking in from time to time. I am friends with some of y'all on Facebook... Em, Bree, Krysti, Suzanne... I am thinking of sending out an invite for us to all post to the board more again... Like a reunion! .

I know we all have TOTALLY different lives than we did years ago but, I so miss talking to you guys and I REALLY miss the encouragement.

Sadly... I am not in the 10 pound range anymore :(. Ever since college I have been the queen of going up and down. I actually had almost gotten to goal again for the first time after starting my career... Then broke my wrist skiing... And handled my emotions with food. Not such a grand plan to keep off the weight. But I did a thorough job backsliding.... And now have 30-40 pounds to loose. Shudder. I would to chat with you guys while I work at it and have you tell me to keep trying!

Maybe we could try a streak. Post ever day for 30 days... Even if it's just a little something! I think I'll go harass y'all on Facebook now :).

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4/12/14 7:30 P

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Clearly no one really checks in here anymore and most of us are friends on Facebook, but I do miss our daily chats!

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3/17/13 10:25 A

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In case anyone drops in, I created a new page and deleted my old one. New name goes along with my personal blog!

How is everyone doing on goals? I see Erin on Myfitness Pal and she is kicking butt in the weightloss department!!

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1/12/13 8:04 P

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Hello to anyone peeking in! I'm currently hugely pregnant but I will be popping in more and more to see if anyone wants to cheer each other on this spring! I'm going to need all the help I can get to drop this baby weight!

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Hey Suzanne and All! Trying to slowly get back to healthy again for the new year. Hope all are well!! I'll try to check in when I can.

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Just in case anyone decides to check in I wanted to say Happy New Year 2013!!! Whatever goals you have set for yourself, I KNOW you can accomplish with focus and determination.

I hope everyone is doing well and would love to see some familiar faces pop in just to say hi!!

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11/22/12 8:09 P

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Anyone posting here anymore?

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8/7/12 7:19 P

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Hi Suzanne,
I'm between 13 and 14 weeks now. Due February 10th-ish. It's all going well except for the stress eating and subsequent weight gain. Blah!

Brian is plugging along with the cancer deal. It looks like he'll definitely need either chemo or a pretty major surgery. Both have risks and we have to meet with a team of oncologists to decide which is best. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we are able to make the right decision despite our complete inability to make decisions!!!

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Erin- You are a lucky girl, you get to take all kinds of fun vacations!!! Where at in Europe are/did you vacation?
A BIG congrats on getting a new job!!! I know you were pretty miserable in your old one so I hope you find lots of happiness at this one!!

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Emily- First of all, a big congrats on your pregnancy!! How far along are you at this point? Second, I am so sorry to hear about your husbands cancer diagnosis. Does it run in his family or just a random thing? Hoping he will not need chemo because my goodness I can only imagine the stress that would cause for both of you!! I am also happy to hear that he caught is very early!!
You know, I would do the best you can with your diet but between pregnancy and the cancer, I wouldn't let myself stress over that, too. You know yourself, and regardless of what you gain, you seem to be the type of person who will get it off, even if it takes a while.

Kristi- I was shocked to see you on here!! It has been a while. Wow, y'all have to go back to school early in NY!! That is crazy because I think you got out much later than the schools here. My daughter doesn't start until the end of August.
Are you able to enjoy NYC much this time around? I guess you either love it or you don't but I can totally understand wanting to get back to Atlanta. Will you move back into your old house?

I am going to Baton Rouge to visit my friend on Friday. Just a quick two day trip so I shouldn't do too much damage in the weight department while I am there, lol!! My weight is dropping but ever so sloowwwwly. I guess it is better than gaining, right?!

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7/23/12 9:34 A

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Hey ladies,
Sorry I've been MIA. As many of you know, my life has been a little crazy these days. A lot going on. It's not all bad, though, and *ahem* I have good news, too, (you can guess, I'm sure!) but I'm keeping it off facebook these days because I have a friend going through a very stressful pregnancy and another who just had a miscarriage so I'm keeping my mouth shut for a few more months to let them deal with what they are going through. The last thing they need is me throwing my good fortune in their faces, you know?

Anyhoo, so the hubby does have cancer, which sucks, but we're doing ok. We have about a month of waiting before we'll know whether he needs chemo or not. It's pretty stressful, especially with a toddler at home and me struggling through my own current exhaustion and nausea. I've been making it to the gym most days, just for sanity since L loves the childcare there and it gives this mommy a break, but I've also been eating, eating, eating. Food is the only thing that curbs the nausea, and it's also really hard to have self control while I'm supporting my friend (the one with the stressful pregnancy- her baby is pretty sick and we're all very scared about what some upcoming tests may reveal about the baby's prognosis) and of course, supporting the hubby through his surgery and anxiety about the future. Also, he can't pick up L for 6 weeks so I'm totally on my own with taking care of her even though he's still at home recovering from surgery. I won't let him drive to work until he can walk without struggling!

Exhausting! Mommy needs a vacation. Of course, if DH needs chemo he'll miss a lot of work so vacations aren't in the cards but I think if he's doing ok by late fall I'm going to push for a weekend away, just the two of us. Heaven knows we'll need it.

Ok, off to thaw some chicken for a healthy dinner at least! Hope everyone is doing well! Miss you all!

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Hi girls! Me again! I am down to 2 more weeks of summer vacation and I'm so sad. It's hard to go back to a job I hate. However, now I'm down to 1 more year working there and we will return to Atlanta.

I've been getting in lots of running and working out this summer. It's so nice to have time to commit to fitness for a few weeks. Hopefully I can keep it mostly up once I return to NYC.

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Suzanne- I have been reading your blog, you entertain me every day!!! I also have been avoiding the boards...I have been doing horribly with eating and have been inconsistent with my workouts. I did however run a 5 mile race last weekend...I finished without walking when I really had no business even running it in the first place because I am completely out of shape, but I did it- ran a 10:30/mile and got it done!!! I am also up a few lbs- about 5 to be exact. I am feeling horribly about myself, I can barely look in the mirror, all the weight is in my stomach, I can't stand it and it doesn't help that it's been warm and I want to wear tight/small clothing... BUT here's the kicker...I am going to Europe on Thursday for a little over 2 weeks. Totally a spontaneous trip...and then I am starting a NEW JOB when I get back. As you know from my previous posts, I have been miserable with my current job, so I am soooo excited!! I will be back on track when I get back I promise, let's keep each other accountable when I am back!!!!!!!

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It looks like we have all been MIA for close to a month now. I hope that means yall are enjoying Summer and NOT avoiding the boards....like I have. Ha!! Honestly, I am up a few pounds and that is no fun but my motivation to lose it was lacking too. I am working on it though. I don't know how many of you read my blog but that is kind of the place I talk about my workouts and eating now. It is a fun little hobby but can be time consuming as well.

Erin- Have you found another race to run since you got sick before the last one?

Em- Baby on board yet? I saw on FB that you were having some vacation time. Is it weird to think you won't be heading back to the classroom this Fall?


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Good for all of you trying to stay on top of your exercise and watching what you eat. I caved last week and purchased oreos ("They were on sale!" is not a good excuse!) and now I've got those plus cake in my house (from father's day). I'm not doing well at controlling the little nibbles. Gotta get back on track with my calories and exercise!

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Hello!!

Planned my 4 mile run for tonight...cross your fingers for me...gonna try to run a flatter terrain than normal because I'm scared I won't be able to do it. If I can get it done then Sunday's 5 mile race is on...and that is definitely full of hills...so I don't want to tire my muscles too much today.

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6/12/12 2:40 P

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Hi ladies! The scale finally dipped below 115 for a couple days (was 115 today) so I'm feeling happy about that. When I got pregnant with Lyla I was 115 and I'm determined not to start the next pregnancy higher, so it's kind of my magic number right now. I look a LOT better at 111/112 but that seems like a lofty goal right now, so I can be happy with 114/115.

Meanwhile, I just had my second mocha of the day and had Five Guys for lunch. Ooops! Now that I'm on summer break, though, I'm hitting the gym every day and I've been taking L on walk every morning, too. Can you tell I'm not used to having free time? Ha!

We're meeting friends at the gym later for a baby playdate in the pool so I might even fit in a little workout beforehand. We'll see!

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Hi ladies!!!

Got a 4 mile run/walk in earlier today...so feeling good. I also ran 3.3 miles the other day...thinking if I can get a 4 mile run in this week that I may do a 5 mile race Sun 17th that I missed last year because of my finger injury! I know it's gonna make me really sore...but I think mentally it really helps me to push myself to the limits when I'm not in the best shape...plus it burns calories which means I can have a treat or two on those days!

Shana- I hear you on the small indulgences...I have basically come to terms with the fact that I can't "cut out" anything completely from my diet...so I just try to limit myself as much as I can...and get a workout in when I can and hope it evens out. I can't imagine trying to be good after having a baby...I give you guys a ton of credit!!!

Suzanne- You said it- that's what I am telling myself....we are being healthy and good to our bodies...whether or not the scale is moving...it's better than I had been and it will hopefully pay off in the long run.

That being said...I have to mention that I put on a shorter sundress the other day...and my legs look like they don't belong to me...they are just so not toned/fat in the backs of my thighs, I guess age and being "idle" when I should have been working out has taken its toll. I don't think it'll be impossible to get rid of but I have my work cut out for me!!!!!

Have a great weekend!!

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Hi ladies, the babe is napping so quick check in from me

I want to try cross fit too but it's 25 bucks a session and I pay 90 for my gym :/ oh yeah, and I'm not working lol.

Sooo, I'm still at 131. Wtf?! However I know I'm shrinking bc my clothes are fitting better and my tummy isn't as juicy. Stil...that's nearly 10 pounds above pre preg weight. I saw some pictures od myself from last weekend and i definitely look bigger all over - that watery bloated look. Breastfeeding is going great now so I don't want to quit until she is into solids but it's hard putting my desire to hard core diet aside.

Suzanne- you are down 3 pounds while pms-ing? That's great!

Erin- I hear ya on the wine! I have been having 1-2 drinks most nights and it's just so hard not to after an especially long day

Em- I can sympathize with the squishy feeling... I never imagined pregnancy would turn me into such a mush but I too had to take it easy the last trimester bc I had low fluid and I was so scared of having to be induced so I didn't do much but walk at the end- not the best for retaining muscle!

My goal for the weekend is to limit myself to one indulgence a day. If I am having alcohol, no dessert and if I choose dessert, no alcohol or just a smaller portion of both. Ironically, weekends are a little easier for me bc my husband is around and I'm busy getting done everything I can't during the week bc I have an infant to tend to.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Em- I also have an interest in CF but man, the boxes around here are pricey!!! $100 per month and that allows unlimited access but when I pay $30 for a gym membership it is hard to justify it.

I had to limit my exercise with Liam due to placenta previa and bleeding in the 2nd trimester so I know how that goes. Honestly, DIET is the biggest factor in looking good through the middle and you upper body is pretty easy to train and see results without bearing down too much. You know something that is AWESOME for the lower body and very low impact is walking in a super high incline on the treadmill. It is supposed to be one of the BEST booty exercises you can do!!

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Erin- Just remember that even if you aren't losing weight you are still being kind to your body by working out and eating healthy. Yes, we all want to look good but that isn't the only benefit to treating ourselves well. I have to remind myself this same thing when I am not seeing the numbers I want.

I quit tracking about two days ago but am still keeping track in my head. I will go back to it but I needed a break from it for a few days. Like you, I am just trying to do something each day even if it is just a 25 minute Jillian Michaels workout. Something is better than NOTHING!!!

By the way Erin, thanks for commenting on my blog. For those that are interested, I am doing a giveaway so check it out!!

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6/6/12 11:09 A

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Hi All...just checking in quickly...still counting calories and trying to get a workout in everyday(even if it is a short one) just not seeing any results on the scale at all. I know it is the weekends that are killing me...but I have been doing great with food it's just the wine...I can't stop!! Plus I am totally stressed beyond belief with work stuff so I think that has to do with my holding onto the weight. I am trying to stay strong though I know eventually I am going to have to see some loss......

Hope everyone else is doing well!!

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6/2/12 8:59 P

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Suzanne- I am vey excited and I definitely plan on working out a lot while I'm a SAHM even when I do get pregnant. I worked out while PG with L and it was often the only thing that helped me feel less nauseous, oddly enough. I do plan to cut out things like squats, deadlifts, etc, though, because they put too much pressure on the pelvic floor and I think L was early because I had a crummy cervix. Sorry if that's TMI! So basically, I have to dial down the intensity and avoid anything that requires bearing down in any way, which are usually the best exercises for building and maintaining muscle, unfortunately. The biggest issue I have with getting pg is that I feel like I lost so much muscle the last time and I still haven't gained it back. Today I weigh the same as I did when I got PG the first time but I look much worse and that bothers me. I was pg in a bikini with L at 20 weeks and I HIGHLY doubt I will be in a bikini with the next kid.

Off topic, but I SO want to try crossfit, but I know it isn't worth it when I could get PG any day now, and they don't have childcare anyway. I've been lurking on my local CF blog, though. I have two friends who are married and are big into CF these days and they look AMAZING! I'm so jealous.

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Howdy ho!!

Erin- I am keeping up with you on My Fitness Pal and you are doing great keeping your workouts consistent!!

Em- Just think, in a couple weeks you will be able to go to the gym as often as you like! Even if you do end up getting pregnant, you should still continue a moderate workout schedule and now you will have the TIME!!! I am sure you are SOOOO looking forward to SAHM status!!

I am still at a 3 pound weight loss. I have been PMSing big time so hope to see a pound or two drop this week. I am SOOO tired right now though that my exercise has been lacking. I seriously can barely manage to get through the day but tomorrow I plan to get a run in at least. PMS sucks!!

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5/28/12 8:14 P

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Hey ladies! I've been super busy wrapping up the school year and building a wall/patio combo in our backyard. It's incredibly exhausting and a great workout but I doubt I've lost anything since I've been starving after long hot days lifting concrete bricks!

Sigh. I REALLY REALLY don't like how my belly looks right now and I hate the thought of started my next pregnancy at a higher weight and overall increased flabbiness but it's so hard to watch what I eat enough to make a difference. My goal is to weigh myself every day this week as a reminder to eat well. I'm also going to take my measurements tomorrow. Ick! I'll even post them for accountability and then I'm going to put some effort into making good eating choices this week. I think I can, I think I can!

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Yay great job Suzanne! I have been counting the good and the bad the last week...just lots of unplanned and planned drinking "events" for me...I have been really good with food but hoping after this weekend is over I can start the drinking only moderately on weekend again. I have been getting some decent workouts in though so I'm happy about that. I broke my "streak" on Saturday...because we went to a wedding and I couldn't get a workout in that morning...but I got a good run in yesterday and a walk in today and am counting...so I should be ok...

Happy Memorial Day!!

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Hope you ladies are enjoying the long Holiday weekend!!!

We are about to head out to a BBQ/pool party and this will be the first indulgence for me in over a week. I will probably have a couple cocktails but plan to practice moderation with everything. I even got up and got my workout done this morning. Whoo hoo!!!

I seem to be stuck at a 3 pound weight loss but for a week I cannot really complain. I have PMS right now so I know I am also holding on to some water weight. Hopefully in a few days I will see more of a loss. I have been logging my food/workouts and rarely go over 1400 calories per day so I assume the loss will occur soon!!



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Shana- Can you maybe plan an afternoon snack that is a little more substantial than chocolate or whatever snack you are having? Maybe an apple with some nut butter or string cheese and turkey, something with protein and a little staying power. I am the same way. Afternoons are hard for me, it is when I get hungry and lose all energy. And yes, staying home all day DOES make it hard not to snack. I have been doing it for three years now but it took some time to get used to it.

Erin- I have been weighing everyday just so I can see weight loss on my fitness pal, lol! It motivates me but I am scared since I lost 2 pounds I am going to gain a little back(water weight) and have to move my weight back up. That will be sad;( Calorie counting is what works for me too though it can be a pain in the rear. I am willing to do it though until I hit my goal. I can do anything short term and hopefully in another 4 weeks or less I will be at goal!

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Hi all, quick check in for me- I'm holding steady at 131. Scale won't budge. I had to take another break from running bc I think I pinched a nerve in my back. Ugh. My body can run marathons but having a baby has completely worn my body down.

I am coming to terms with the fact that if I want to lose I may have to track. My downfall is always around 3-4pm. I'm tired. Baby is cranky and I'm hungry. I need a plan to get me through that danger zone every day. I have been exercising but for me it all comes down to food. I have too many chocolate chips here and tbsp of cream in my coffee there. The snacking has to stop. It's hard being home all day everyday and not to snack!

As much as I don't want to.... I'm going to start tracking tomorrow.

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Suzanne- I am totally with you...if I can lose .5 a week that I actually KEEP OFF...I will be very happy!!! Scale was down to 132 this am, so I'm slowly going down to my "safe zone" which is like 130ish...I did go to the gym last night so I was happy about that! It's been 8 days that I have either stayed within calorie range or worked out or both...I think counting cals is still key for me!

Anyone else on myfitness pal on the board?

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As long as you are staying in range for the most part, the weight will eventually come off. You will probably see a big loss all at once. Besides, body fat % is what really matters!! I also LOVE that you get extra calories for working out. I swear, when I don't feel like working out, I think about getting more food and it really helps, ha!!

I am really hoping that I can see a 1.5-2 pound per week weight loss. That will motivate me to keep going BUT if I can lose even .5 pound per week I will be happy. Every little bit adds up!!

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Hiii!!

Suzanne- I know you love feeling sore even if it is a little uncomfortable!!! Yay for the pound, either way it's got to come BACK off even if you already lost/gained it once. I am LOVING my fitness pal...while I haven't been super strict with my foods, I think I am staying within range everyday(for some reason it's set at 1200 calories while my sparks is set slightly higher than that) and I love that it adds in workout calories as well. Somehow it doesn't seem as hard to workout now knowing I can add those calories and give myself a little food cushion for the day.

I plan to head to the gym tonight, it's gross and rainy here...so I'm thinking it's a good night for the elliptical and some ab work. Tomorrow night(weather permitting) my volleyball team starts...so I plan to get a quick walk/run in before the game and then hopefully burn some more calories playing.

My #s have not been so great...have been trying not to focus on it, but I weighed in at 134 this morning...BUT according to my scale my bf% is down a few %s since I started working out, so hoping that this is just muscle gain and I will see my losses in the next few weeks.

Hope everyone else is doing well!!!

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Hi!!

Shana- How is your challenge coming along? Are you getting in your crunches and pushups?

Erin- I know you are chugging right along because I saw on My Fitness Pal that you had a 6 day streak. Whoo hoo!!! Are you liking using the app? It REALLY helps me and I down a pound. I would be excited BUT that is two pounds up from what I lost a few weeks back so it is like starting over.

My abs are SOOOO sore today. If hurts to laugh, cough, sneeze...ouch! I know my exercises are working though and my tummy needs help ASAP. I look bloated all the time and I hate it.

Hope everyone is good!! Check in when you get a chance:)

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Yay people are here!!!

I have worked out 3 days in a row this week, don't think I could have said that in the last few months...it's a start, also been tracking calories and doing well with it. The weekend is SO TOUGH for me...but gotta stay committed if I want to see results.

Suzanne- I am so with you on the ups and downs...can't seem to even get close to what my "low" was last month...but got to keep chugging along. I got in a long run/walk tonight and last night...did Insanity on Tuesday and am going to do Insanity Cardio Abs tomorrow am and then some arm work. Just do what you can do...running seems to be the catalyst for me so I'm trying it out again...I just get so bored with the same workout routines...

Shana-glad you committed to goals for the Challenge, I am on a 3 day streak(as long as I am good for dinner tonight)!!

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Hi everyone

Erin I thought about what I want to do for a challenge and I think it's going to be to fit in 100 pushups at home throughout the day and 150 situps. In addition, I want to eat 5-8 veg/ fruit servings a day. I can do challenges if it's adding something instead of taking away. I never do well at challenges like no chocolate or tracking. I just don't have it in me :)

Suzanne, I have been reading your blog, I want to check out that book you wrote about. I'm reading bringing up bebe right now. Im enjoying it!

How is everyone else doing?

I have worked out every day this week so I feel good about that but man I sit around a lot! Having a baby makes it really hard to be active during the day. She has been super fussy this week so today I'm just keeping things really low key and quiet so she can sleep as much as she wants. I think she was overstimulated - hoping to get out later because it's beautiful here!



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I would do a challenge but I suck at them and never follow through. Just being honest, lol!!!

I need to do SOMETHING though! For the life of me, I cannot lose weight and keep it off. I lose a couple pounds and then the next week it is back. I am getting uber frustrated. I think I am going to start running again because I feel like that always helps.

Erin- I am like you. I have had a hard time getting to the gym and have had better luck being motivated to workout at home. it is just easier and more time efficient to workout at home rather than driving 15 minutes there and back.

I am making it my goal to be 5 pounds lighter by this time next month. I HAVE to be!!!!

Em- Sorry this wasn't your month but like you said, it gives you a few more weeks to work on your fitness. I do look forward to hearing baby news though!!!

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I'm sure everyone is super busy as usual...just wanted to check in today...I am on point with my calories today and decide to try Insanity Month 1 again...I just can't get motivated to get out of the house so this will have to do for now. I took a "Day 1" picture and it's up on my page...I am hoping to see some real results this time around but at least I know I'm getting a good mix of cardio and strength with it and burning calories. If I can stick with it for a month I will definitely be in "running" shape again, as last time I did Insanity I tested myself and went from not really running at all to being able to do a 5K at the end of 4 weeks just from the workouts. Wish me luck!!

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Thanks for the feedback Shana...Is anyone else up for a challenge??? Perhaps we can tailor them to our own needs? Like just try to "streak" whatever you are looking to work on whether it's eating, working out or both(or anything else like drinking water etc). I want to work on both, but have decided that if I'm not counting calories(like on the weekend) I MUST get a workout in on those days...I want to see how long I can keep a "streak" up doing that...

Let me know! Hope all are well!! Happy belated Mother's day to all you Mamas!

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Hello ladies! Well, this was not my month to get pregnant again, which is fine because it means I have some more time to shape up first!

Shana- so glad things are going better! You might be surprised to find that some of the pounds start fading away over the next few weeks. My weight loss came in fits and starts in the first 6 months or so, regardless of what I ate. The only easily noticeable change for me, actually, was quickly gaining 3 pounds after I weaned. I'm still annoyed that I let that happen!

Anyway, this week has been a diet disasted with my anniversary, mother's day, etc, and next weekend I'm in a wedding. Eeek!

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Hi girls, I am on interest but use a made up username. I never use the same username for any sites bc I don't want them connected. Suzanne I actually follow you on pinterest. My username is primary colors and I created a twitter account so it wouldn't connect to facebook. It's hard hiding these days!

So, anyway, breastfeeding is going sooooo much better! However, I think that as long as I bf I will hang on to 8 pounds or so that I really dont want. I have been running 5-6 miles 2-3 times a week and strength training 2xs and nada on the weight loss. I haven't been eating badly either so I think I'm just going to accept it for what it is.

Erin- I would be up for a challenge- a food one would be better than exercise just because Its really hard to commit time these days.

Em- exciting you might be pregnant :-)

How is everyone else doing?



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More excuses for me tonight...my allergies are horrendous(even while going for allergy shots) and I have had a wicked sinus headache all day...so I couldn't go running, but did go for a 30 min walk, better than nothing. On the bright side- I did track ALL day...and I am within my calories for the day!! Yay!!

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Yeah, lets pinky promise not to facebook or pinterest anything from this site. I hate that all these sites are getting connected. I come to this board to talk to you girls about things that I DON'T post on facebook. Otherwise I wouldn't need spark! Yuck!

Anyhoo, I'm still hovering between 115-116 which sounds good, I know, but doesn't look good on my short self. According to my body fat scale I'm around 24-25% body fat but in the past when I've gotten checked by calipers, it's always a few percentages higher, so more like 26-27 which is NOT good.

Sigh. I'm in a wedding next week, too, so you'd think I'd have the motivation to be good for one week in order to look my best but the stress of work and PMS (I think?) is making me tired, cranky, and wanting chocolate. Plus, I highly doubt I'm PG but the fact that I might be, makes me so unmotivated to step it up a notch because the thought of getting fitter seems like it will have to wait. I'm hoping that once I'm sure this month was a bust that I'll feel the push to kick it up for the next few weeks.

We'll see. I just ate a big brownie, though..... :-P

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Suzanne- I noticed that too when I figured out what Pinterest was...I just figured we all respect each other's privacy and wouldn't dream of doing that...

I have been LAZY the weather has been crap here...the sun is finally peaking out today...so I WILL go for a run/walk tonight after work outside. Also- I got the iPhone- was waiting for it to really start tracking calories again, my blackberry was just waaaaaay too slow. Suzanne- I will add you as a friend on MyFitnessPal, I think my login is ELavery322 if you get to it first.

I just want to eat reasonable...and WORKOUT, I just can't get my butt up to do stuff...I am so sick of hearing myself say this...when it comes down to it I am my own worst enemy. In my mind I just keep thinking, if I could just get to a point where I workout consistently that I'd continue...but it is hard to start those "streaks" as even when I did the first month of Insanity it seemed like I was on a good roll and just dropped off from there. I am HATING the way my legs and stomach look in all the cute spring/summer stuff out in the stores right now. I have a number of weddings and events coming up in the next few months and I want to feel good about my body...just need to push myself.

Anyone want to start a team goal or something to try to motivate each other? Let me know...if I know I need to accountable to you guys maybe I will stop being so lazy.

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What the hell? Did you see where people can pin or facebook this thread? I wonder if that means you can see our whole conversation if someone were to do that? I SO do not like that if it is the case.

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I still haven't been consistent with tracking my calories.

Suz - maybe I'll try fitnesspal to see if I can keep up with it better. I'll track for a day or two then I'm back in the hole. I'm not tracking consistently enough to lose any weight! I've been loving late night sweets and random snacks too much...UGH! Last night I ate a pile of cake and ice cream. And I wonder why I can't lose anything LOL!



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Erin- Have you thought of tracking your calories? I am on myfitness pal and it is really helping!! I lost two pounds this week. I am not eating any particular way, not cutting anything out but I am watching my calories and tracking my workouts and it seems to be helping. If you join, look me up.....user name is Suzriley1.

How did the second interview go? I hope well...I know you are more than ready to leave your current job. Fingers crossed for you!!

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HELLO!

Emily - Oh my goodness! I TOTALLY know how you feel. I feel like I'm so hungry all the time! I'll eat dinner and 15 minutes later I'm raiding the pantry! It's so weird. I have to force myself not to eat. I make sure to drink more than enough water too so I know I'm not dehydrated! I have a very long day as well and once I get home it's tough not to just give in to whatever everyone else is having then of course I'm snacking with the kids before bed. That's why I've been tracking my calories more often...it's been a real eye opener!

I did a Jari Love weight video this morning and added a step and it sure got my heart rate up! It was as high as it is in the warmup for the Insanity videos at times!! My problem is definiately NOT the gym. I'm there every day I'm at work. I was also working out on Saturdays, but haven't lately b/c my husband works every other weekend it seems like it's hard to fit it into the day with my regular house cleaning, laundry, and kid time. I just HAVE to watch my diet. I weighed in this morning 5lbs heavier than I have...so 155lbs. YIKES!

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Hi EMA :

You are coming back into track ! Just keep up those spirits ! You have done it before so I am sure you will do it again this time. All you need is determination and energy to keep you going!!Good luck !!

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Hey ladies! First, I should say that my profile pic is from, like, 3 years ago! I put it up as motivation and I do NOT look like that now. I was probably 110lbs or so back then and I'm closer to 117 now, plus I've lost so much muscle.

However, I have been making it to the gym a lot recently so that's a step in the right direction. My problem is that after nearly 2 years of pregnancy/breastfeeding I just can't seem to convince my belly that I don't need those extra calories anymore! I'm always so hungry and just can't seem to motivate myself to take that extra step and cut back just a little bit in order to lose some stubborn fat.

My husband still commutes over an hour each way for work so I'm on my own with L until dinnertime- getting us both ready to go, working for 9-10 hours, getting her home, making dinner, etc. It's hard to find the energy to make good choices. Overall, my eating isn't even BAD. I just need to eat a little more veggies and a little less sweet stuff.

Ok, I'm about to run out of work and hit the gym. I'm too tired to focus on work right now!

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