Cara H.

I'm losing weight because of my lower back problems and because of the way my muffin top pinched when my daughter climbed up into my lap.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Popcorn & Broccoli (not together)

Favorite Sinful Food: Chocolate & Cookies

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Water aerobics & NFL Training Camp (wii)

My Approach to Weight Loss: Count those calories

My Weight Loss Program: Ideal Shake

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $615.99

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-1.3% Since last weigh-in-2 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
-15.7% Lifetime Change-28 lbs

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Family Mud Run - This should be interesting
by - 05/06/2016 8:54AM

Way Back Story - When we met, my husband was a big runner. He quit running due to some injuries and ... Read More ›

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That is so awesome, Cara! Definitely let us know how it goes! I signed my family up for a colour run - thinking it will also be insane but well worth the experience. My 8 year old wants to run (and she'll be joining me for a Rock n Roll 5K in Chicago - eek!) and my 5 year old complained every step of the way for the 5K walk that we did in February. We'll see how it all turns out!By the way, so glad to see your post - happy that you are still into running and inspiring your family to stay healthy!!!
A New Level of Hell
by - 04/17/2015 2:56PM

Today, I got on the wii and downloaded the YouTube channel so that I could workout in 56" glory rath... Read More ›

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My legs don't go above my head. Period! :-)


Oh my gosh! I can't even do a standard burpee without looking ridiculous (and always checking to see that no one else is looking). You go!
Hero Worship
by - 04/16/2015 7:15AM

Hee hee! I'm practically giddy! My boss, the other water aerobics instructor at the pool, and I just... Read More ›

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That is going to keep you on course right there:) Fun stuff!
Strange Dreams
by - 04/09/2015 6:04AM

This Saturday, I'm running my first ever (other than Mile Fun Runs as a kid) race - the Beer & B... Read More ›

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You will do great!!! Keep headphones on with a distance tracker(mapmyrun,endomondo) the beginning is crowded but people space out after going through the starting line. Pace yourself stay to the side so you don't feel like your getting trampled , don't let the faster runners intimidate you and don't give up! You got this and will do it with the best time yet!


I'm sure u will do fabulously!! Can't wait to hear how it went!
Stupid, Thoughtless Choices (and Correcting Them)
by - 04/07/2015 9:20AM

Yesterday was a bad day for me. The scale didn't like me. My back was killing me in a way it hasn't ... Read More ›

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Cara, I can relate with the Back issue. While I don't wear "heels" to church, some of my nicer Dress Shoes with an inch heel on them affect me. Sorry you had to go through that again. However, through the process of that and the food you did show great inner strength in catching yourself, fixing, and over coming. You are an inspiration. Keep up the great work.


well I cant wear heels anymore I have bunions!! really attractive I am a letter carrier for almost 19 years I will post a pic sometime I have faith in you
Skinny Girl
by - 02/14/2015 7:42PM

When I first started losing weight, I was kind of disappointed with the skin around my stomach. It a... Read More ›


Wonderful Cara! I know you have been working on having her emerge!
Random Feel Good Challenge
by - 02/04/2015 5:24AM

I have a challenge for everyone who reads this post. Read this blog first. Read More ›

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I hope you won't be offended if I don't!


I chose to send message to family members and friends and let them know how I feel about them (positive of course) instead of random people, I figure that was a good place to start and so far pretty much the across the board reaction has been "thanks, you made my day". What a great challenge, Thanks!
2015 New Year's Resolutions
by - 01/01/2015 3:58PM

Here are my New Year's Resolutions for 2015. I've written them down with pen and paper and am postin... Read More ›

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Great resolutions, Cara! I don't usually make resolutions but this year I'm tackling your #6 - shedding the baggage. My house is driving me nuts and it is ALWAYS


in the back of my mind how much needs to be done to get it back to the way I want it. (Sorry for the 2 posts - hit to post by accident!)
Training Schedule - January
by - 12/31/2014 12:05PM

1/1 - climb 25 flights 1/2 - c25k - w2 1/3 - strength 2 sets of 8 1/5 - c25k - w3 1/6 - climb 10 fli... Read More ›

Cara H.

If the abbreviations don't make sense, read the December training schedule. I'll also be doing the push up and flat ab challenges.


Wonderful to have a plan ...................... can't wait to hear your progress!
Training Schedule - December
by - 12/16/2014 6:42AM

It's the last week of my NFL Training Camp challenge. :(  I'll be sad to see it end. (Of course, I'l... Read More ›

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Yes, don't add them early or then I will have to go and look for them:) You go - you are doing a great job!

Odette O

Nice!!! Its awesome that your body will always be guessing what you're up to next! . I have asthma well controlled, but running up stairs always gets the wind out of me.- It would be nice to challenge my lungs in the future w/ a stairs climb race. Let me know how I can contribute to your climb race!!! Great Plan for the month!!! :-)
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