Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 18

Originally posted 2016-05-04 12:00:59.

Hello everyone and welcome to week 18 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!


I am writing this a bit early since I am going on vacation with the family for a week! I have been having a great time with the IIFYM diet and with lifting. Lifting might just be my favorite thing ever! I love hitting new PR’s and trying my best to lift as hard as possible. I even built a lifting plan with these awesome new dumbbells we bought for camping along with a great food plan so I will not even need to miss a step. I have added some new measurements (FINALLY) but since I bought an auto tape measure there are a few more than normal! I did however break the machine this am….and parts of it went flying across the room…Don’t worry, Amazon is sending me a replacement! See you all next week!

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 161.2

Bicep – slack – 12″, Flex – 13 1/2″

Chest – 33″ (Down 3 3/4″)

Waist – 33.3″ (Down 8″)

Calf – New Measurement – 14.6″

Shoulder – New Measurement – 15.7″

Neck – New Measurement – 12.6″

Hips – 40″ (Down 2 1/2″)

Upper Thigh – 22.7″ (Down 2.3″)

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.


Well at least I knew this was going to happen haha The convention Saturday did me in! I didn’t do too bad, and with all the walking I am sure it could have been worse! With packing sandwiches and then stopping at a rest stop on the highway for dinner, it was over. Cake, ice cream, pop, but it was expected. Even after I get all this weight gone, I will still expect it. I have zero intentions of not participating in food outings. 2lb gain closer to my goal weight won’t be an issue. Most of which I am sure is water weight from the grains etc.. from the weekend! I have already started to see that go down, so should be better shortly, now that I am eating better back at home! Hope you all had a great week!

Start weight: 310.5
Today’s weight: 296
We moved last week so, as predicted, healthy eating was non-existent. On the upside, I was able to run OUTSIDE twice. On the downside, my new town is hilly, very different from the treadmill that I am accustomed to. Also downside, my husband is away again, so I am again banished to the treadmill, but this time to a treadmill that is stuck in my garage because it wouldn’t fit through the door into the basement. Skiddley dee. My legs are KILLING me from carrying heavy shit up and down stairs all week, all the while maintaining my weekly mileage. I may cut back this week and start scaling back to 40 miles a week, as I was only running more in an attempt to prepare for days off for this move, days off that I didn’t take anyway. Sigh.
LW – 48 miles
WTD – 18.25 miles
MTD – 18.25 miles
YTD – 855.33 miles

This past weekend I ruined my diet. I’m trying to stay positive and remind myself that change is going to happen over time. We have been sick since Sunday here, but we did venture out and found a local nature preserve with walking paths. It’s not much, but it was a fun way to walk almost a mile and a half with out knowing it!

I will be making adjustments to my meal plan, mainly moving around some of the meals that require more time to prepare and cook – like the chicken and chicken soup. I’m going to find another low carb option for the chicken soup as the Buffalo chicken really wasn’t my favorite. I’m really weird and things need to smell good – and it didn’t smell appealing to me at all. The rest of my family loved it, but it was not my cup of tea.

I’m afraid to weigh in this week so I’m not going too! Haha, but I did lose 7lbs before the weekend. Hopefully our pool will open up the end of this month! I’m ready to get some swim time in! (And maybe a tan so I’m not pasty white!)

If you’re not following me already, look me up on MyFitnesPal: WoWMeaghan

Until next week, my friends!



The past two weeks have been anything but what I have been looking for 60+ stressed work weeks have led to some less than healthy meal choices. However I was able to hit the gym several times which I was happy about. I’m looking forward to keeping that trend continuing.

Starting Weight: 215.6

Weight at beginning of the week: 212.6

End of week: 214.0


Starting weight: 213 (3/1)

Last week: 204 (4/22)

This week: 203 (4/29)

Goal weight: 190

I got a little back on track with my diet choices. I know I could do a little better, but everything in life is a balancing act! I again followed through with my plan to make it to the gym three times last week. On day 1, I lfted, focusing on chest, upper back, core, and legs. On day 2, I ran 2.2 miles on the treadmill and did 2.5 more on the stationary bike, both with increasing intensity during the workout. Day 3 I lifted again focusing on arms, shoulders, core, and legs. We had another aoccer game on Sunday. This is an ‘old man’s’ league (over-30’s), but we’re doing really well at 5-0. The game this week was a little rough, so I’m happy to have a bye on Mother’s Day, but hopefully I’ll come up with something to keep me moving this weekend. Plan is to stick with the general workout plan and continue to try to make healthy choices.


Okay! So not much progress this week, I indulged in some edo, ice cream and cake this weekend 🙁 However I’m back and resetting into my goals! I’m determined to be down to 155 by July 1st! Thankful for the fact that we have these weekly updates to help me get accountable! I did get a bike trailer this last week so I will be biking EVERYWHERE this year lol.

Starting weight 232

Current weight 175

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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.