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100 lbs gone!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      25 comments

I can't believe it. It's been almost 3 years (will be in March)... but today it snuck up on me. I was hoping it would happen before the holidays but have learned to be very patient with the numbers on the scale over the last few years.... Read more

ONEDERLAND! - A Journey with Pics!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      28 comments

I can't believe I finally get to write this blog post! I started this journey March 12th 2009 - and 86 lbs heavier! Read more

The Eat Clean Diet

Monday, June 13, 2011      2 comments

Hello All, For the last week I gave week 1 of the eat clean diet a try. As many of you know I really don't like the word diet, its all about lifestyle change for me. Week one is more like a diet and is designed to prime you for the ... Read more

Staring One-derland in the Face

Friday, May 06, 2011      5 comments

As many of you will know, Iíve been struggling with some plateaus for a while now. In the last year Iíve lost about 15 lbs. Yes thatís still movement but 15 lbs over a year is frustrating. Iíve increased my fitness ability and kept up (even i... Read more

How do you deal with a case of ďFat HeadĒ

Thursday, February 03, 2011      2 comments

Ok, I hate the F-word as much as the next person and really think it should be treated like the other f-wordÖ or even worse because in my life the 3 letter F-word has probably been more damaging. Iíve been ďthe fat girlĒ my whole life. I w... Read more

My first 30 min Run!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

I've been calling it my first 30 min interval but at this point I'm not sure I should still call them intervals! I really just went for a 40 min run with a 5 min walking break afer 30 min :P I was on a different treadmill where I couldn't ... Read more

2 days out of town - I Missed my Kitchen!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      0 comments

Man did I ever. I had a little food extravaganza when I got back. Made a super healthy dinner... Check out the whole meal here with a recipe for a good low fat p... Read more

Some lessons from Sparkpeople

Saturday, January 29, 2011      2 comments

I've never believed in hangover foods until today. I really don't drink very often at all. It goes along with the healthier lifestyle. Anytime I'm feeling a little "under the weather" I usually eat light and safe. But today was a littl... Read more

Plateau Busted!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      8 comments

Well so far anyway... I've been stuck on a plateau for some time now... bouncing around between 206 and 209. The Christmas season was a little rough on my healthy lifestyle this year although I guess having the flexibility is what ma... Read more

Can't-Believe-They're-Vegan Tacos

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      1 comments

Yum yum yum... Check out the recipe and write up on my blog! www.alifewithouticecream
.blogspot.com ... Read more

Guilt Free Apple Crisp

Monday, January 17, 2011      0 comments

This is a staple of mine when I'm craving a little something sweet and want to stay right on track! Yum yum yum... Here's the post on my blog full with lots of pi... Read more

I love a good workout surprise

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

Today was a work at home day. Those can be bad at times for staying on track because one of my favourite ways to procrastinate is to snack! But I was super focused on task today, got a ton of work done, and did great with not snacking. I ... Read more

Struggling with Some New Eating Habits

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      4 comments

Ok I realize that this isnít a problem that most people struggle with (especially post holiday) but itís been a concern of mine for a while. I stopped tracking my food in September 2010 after 16 months of tracking on Sparkpeople. Let me pre... Read more

Recap of 2010 and on to 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

So Iím going to start by saying that Iím really not a resolution type of person. I like to set more general goals and I donít always think itís a good idea to have a specific start date because it leads to doing the opposite before (i.e. Iím go... Read more

Faux-Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Friday, December 17, 2010      5 comments

Hi All, Now I know that we're all going to be good little reindeer and be super healthy over the holidays but a coworker of mine send this email with holiday eating tips that would make anyone chuckle (especially us who are trying to be a l... Read more


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