#TheHow – Exercise Guides – Helping my Move Goal

#TheHow – Exercise Guides – Helping my Move Goal

LoseIt is publishing fitness guides that are easy to follow and help with meeting my “Move” goals. I am trying very hard to get more active and the guides are very helpful.


Currehtly I am trying “Rise and Shine Workouts“, this routine only requires minimal equipment:

  • 2 – 10lb dumbbells
  • sturdy chair
  • Small sturdy table or bench

The idea of these workouts is to get a workout in every day even if you have very little time. Check out http://bit.ly/thehowfit to find out more about The How.

I also want to work on burpees, there is a article/video on LoseIt that breaks down the burpee.

In this 4-week program with video demonstrations, we break the burpee into bite-sized pieces that build the strength, mobility, and endurance needed to help you either do your first burpee or become a burpee machine.

I usually just walk the treadmill, but I want to kick it up a notch. I am making a point of doing the Rise and Shine Workouts and also fit in a class at the gym I belong to.

I attended a Kettlebell class and it totally kicked by butt! But… It felt great, I know I didn’t do well, but I tried and just kept trying. The instructor and other members of the class are supportive and motivating. For me to achieve my goal I have to change things up and push my comfort zone. Pushing the zone and getting more exercises vital to my goals. 

Just as I am trying to be mindful of what I am eating, also being  mindful of getting my “Move” up is very important.  

Join me on my Journery to go from fat to fit. We can do this and LoseIt is one of the tools that are helping me. 

#TheHow – 3rd Goal Achieved!!! #LouLoss

#TheHow – 3rd Goal Achieved!!! #LouLoss


I weigh in twice a week. When I weighed in this week and reached an all time low for me! I am so excited and proud.


I am actually “.1” away from my goal. I am calling it met!

I started my journey in November with the purchase of Loseit Premium. I log everything that I eat. I walk as much as I can. Mindfulness is the key. I watch what I consume, making me think about my food. I was ready to binge this week and held off. I ate some fresh fruit and vegetables instead.

Last Sunday I joined The Gym, a local gym that is close. I have been trying to get there every day and walk 2 miles on the treadmill. I missed one day so far which was unavoidable. I am changing my lifestyle, not going on a diet. I slip sometimes but now my slips are NOT full binges, like I used to do. I am eating less and have increased my activity level.

Since The How was released on LoseIt, I read it regularly and learn new tips and menu ideas. I have found some very good recipes, two of them pictured below. I bought the groceries last week but we modified the recipes and made some very good and healthy meals.

weekly-menu-400-calories-I am watching my carbs. I am eating a lot more vegetables (FIBER) and lean protein.





I will be adjusting my goal to my fourth goal, which is another 10 pounds. I find that setting small achievable goals is very helpful. Each ten pounds I celebrate how I am doing.

Join me on my journey as I continue towards my final goal of a total loss of 50 pounds. But, the important part of the goal is maintenance. I am changing my lifestyle and LoseIt and The Gym are key parts of my change.

#TheHow – Changing My Lifestyle

#TheHow – Changing My Lifestyle

I have been trying to change my lifestyle since October 19, 2015. I am proud of how I am progressing. I am currently down 26 pounds and am still working on another 20 pounds. It has been very hard at times, I started this during the holiday season and was surprised at how well I did.


I purchased LoseIt Premium and installed it on my phone. I use it daily to log 11624435666_1cf54451f8_keverything that I eat. Mindful eating. Knowing what you are eating and not just eating all the time without thinking about it. Mindfulness, being in the moment is very important to changing your lifestyle. I find that logging my food and being mindful helps me stay on track. As you can see from the picture I was not always mindful. I struggle with overeating and binge eating. LoseIt has been helping me control this by logging my intake and being mindful of what I consume.

I have been saying “change my lifestyle“. This is important because I don’t just want to go on a diet. I want to change how I am living and maintain the goals that I achieve.

I was excited to see that LoseIt has released a new feature to this site/program. It’s call “The How“.


The How provides meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, workouts and actionable advice to fuel your transformation. As an official member of the Premium Club you automatically receive exclusive access to new guided content right in your Lose It! app.

I switched from Weight Watchers to LoseIt. The pricing is much better and the technology is AMAZING. LoseIt has a nice community that I can access anytime and now they have “The How“.

To help me continue and hopefully help others change their lifestyle I am going to write regular posts on my journey. I will start with my use of “The How” and give you my thoughts on it. I will also write about behaviors that I am changing or trying to change and how they are working for me.



Blogging – Why I Do What I Do

Blogging – Why I Do What I Do

I wrote a post on the question “What I do what I do?“. I received some feedback that I thought was very good, “that is a big topic!”. I agree and thought let’s take this topic and think about blogging.

So, I would like to issue a challenge to my fellow bloggers. Would you write a post on the topic “Blogging – Why I Do What I Do”.

I sometimes think about why I blog. What is the purpose of me maintaining a blog? Why should I continue? Is there any value to me blogging?

I blog first and foremost because I enjoy it. I enjoy writing, I am NOT a professional writer but I enjoy writing my thoughts and putting them on a blog. It feels good to get my thoughts out and publishing them. It helps me work on my writing and it also helps me think more about what I am writing about. I don’t have many readers to my blog and that is okay.  I blog for myself. If others find what I write useful, that is wonderful.

I13241650194_0e58264d92_o love to involve my family into my blogging. Sometimes (well, most of the time) they don’t want to. But, we try to do a lot of it together. It may just be pictures or it may be ideas they spark in me. Having my family involved is very important. I feel it is good when my daughters try to share (with our help), it gives them good practice writing and putting their thoughts together.

I do find that blogging creates a community of like minded people. Blogging allows me to connect with people who like to blog or have the same interests. I have created a blog on my community which was very helpful during it’s time. I maintain this blog for myself. I write about various topics depending on what I am feeling and what I would like to share. Sitting down and putting thoughts on the screen and reading them helps me.

I would like to see if you, my fellow bloggers or readers would like to share “Blogging – Why I Do What I do”. Write a post on this topic. I would love to read why you blog. Add your link to the form below and please share with the tag #WhyIDoWhatIDo.

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Why Do I Do What I Do?

Why Do I Do What I Do?

An administrator at a school board meeting talked about “Why do I do what I do?“. This talk really made me think. It was a challenge from the superintendent and I wanted to take this challenge as well.

Why do I do what I do? Family. I have a very close family and I take pride in that. I like to do things that make my family happy. I do what I do for my family; to bring them happiness (sometimes), to help them and be with them. Family is not just the people that are related to you but the people you love as family.

Why do I do what I do? My children. I want to my children to be caring, helpful and motivated people. I want them to accept challenges and have confidence to try anything they desire. I want my children to help others without expecting anything in return.

Why do I do what I do? To help others. We all can help someone, smiling at a person can sometimes make a difference in their life. Listening to someone can bring them peace. You never know what a person is dealing with, try to bring them a piece of happiness.

As a I think more about this question. I try to think deep inside to the why’s. I try to live true to my heart. I try to be caring and show people love. I try to be there when people need me. I am only human though and I don’t succeed at all the times. I make mistakes, sometimes a lot of mistakes. We all do. I try to ask for forgiveness and correct my wrongs.

I want to change the world. Sound big. I can change the world a little bit. By helping others in need, I can change the world. If everyone would try to help another person the world can be changed.

Why do I do what I do? Love. Love is so important in life., There is no reason to live without love. Love for a person must be true and shared. I don’t use the word love freely. Love comes from my heart and soul.