Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 6

Originally posted 2016-02-10 12:00:50.

Hello everyone and welcome to week 6 in the quest of a few internet friends who are trying to get healthy! We want to motivate one another and help each other get on the right track by working out, eating right, and reaching a great state of mind in the process. Join us weekly as we share our personal journey’s and stats to show you all that if we can do it, so can you!


This has been the week of stress. Sick kids, sick adults, sick everything. Plus job changes, and we found out our daughter needs glasses and has amblyopia which was a shock for sure. So needless to say, these past few days were not workout friendly. I did bust though a great workout on Saturday and it has sure helped me feel the burn for a few days! I have been eating pretty well so here is to another week of loss! I am also down over 10 pounds! Do the happy dance!!

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 169.8

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.


It’s been insane trying to keep away from those stupid grains! I fell off last weekend over birthday parties and one things after another and then I was starving and just ate the bread to shut up my stomach growling! No planning ahead, total laziness going on, this week totally stunk! Yesterday I spent the entire day grumpy with a grain withdrawal headache bringing me down.  Today however I am in good spirits and feel WAY better, not frustrated and grumpy anymore lol

Even got in a workout last night, I’ve been slacking hard on those too.  My husband has been home from work in the evenings and it’s way more fun to play video games and watch shows with him than to do a workout! I am just going to have to push through and make sure workout gets done before I sit and play/watch anything this next few weeks!

296.5 lbs

Chest – 47.5

Waist – 47

Hips – 57

Hiya! It seems every other week is when I remember to do my update. I have decided to do some vlogs about my journey, but I wanted to catch everyone up to speed about where I’m at right now: I’m at 246lbs. I’ve never weighed this much in my life. I completely failed all of my goals, however it is a learning experience. As much as I enjoy my fitness pal, I think I got too caught up in the “I can’t eat anymore today otherwise I’ll go over my goals”, and the guilt it put on me when I did eat over my calorie intake, made me just want to give up, and then I’d eat even more. “Oh, I’ll start over tomorrow…” turned into “I’ll start over next week”, which turned into eating nearly every food I should be avoiding. End result? Weight gained + IBS + sleeping bad + high stress + face breaking out + (insert all other issues that comes along with being fat, anxious, and tired). Enough is enough. Over at the Geeks get Healthy group, I started a 30-day yoga challenge. I need to get my stress down and slow down my days. THIS is the only priority I want to focus on over these next few months, however I am debating food logging still (Not sure if I want to continue using MyFitnessPal), but I will continue using it for now. Don’t forget to catch my video blog!
Have started trying the 16:8 intermittent fasting approach (yes I know I seem to change my approach every week!). I feel more hopeful today about this one because finally, finally the scales have moved & I’ve lost 1.75 pounds 🙂 Yay!! Basically I fast for 16 hours – so yesterday I stopped eating at 5.45pm and will break the fast at 9.45 this morning (checks maths on fingers). I can then eat during an 8 hour window. Basically I’m eating 10-6 or 11-7 most days. During the 8 hour eating window I’m still eating healthily (kind of- although did have a Dominos on Friday 🙂 ) I am aware it would be all too easy to go crazy during those 8 hours. One of the reasons I’m trying this approach is that it’s meant to help reduce inflammation & inflammation is often cited as a possible cause of restless legs/willis-ekbom disease (which I have). So far not seeing any improvements there but early days. So feeling positive this morning, although also hungry and looking forward to 9.45 🙂
My name on Fitness Pal is Seashellsmiles in case any of the readers want to join & befriend me 🙂
I had an appointment last week, so that’s the only reason I know my weight. I’m up 6 pounds from October (?!?!). I’m going to blame winter, muscle weighing more than fat, and a bad, bad, bad addiction to M&Ms. Interestingly, my jeans still fit fine – like, for real. I have room, I’m not stuffing myself in or anything. I’m going to take that as a win. Realistically, there is no way for me to maintain anything much below 126 without severely hating life. So, I’m happy.
I’m a little bit ahead as far as the running challenge goes – YAY. They sent me my T.shirt last week, which has me somewhat baffled. Now what motivation do I have to finish? I can just pretend I finished and wear the T.shirt. They should really wait to the end to send it. I can’t bring myself to wear it; wearing it would be living a lie. I’ll wait until the challenge is over and they send me my medal. Then I’ll wear both for a week straight. I’m thinking about signing up for some virtual races so I can acquire more T.shirts and medals as I work towards my goal this year.
Weight – 128.4 lbs
Week – 19 miles
Month – 63.5 miles
Year – 250.06
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I am a 29 year old from Pennsylvania. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have two children both named after super heroes! A girl who is 4 and a boy who is 1. Most of my time is spent working, being a mom, and gaming.