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Lower- Carb Living Week 2

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      2 comments

Well this week wasn't so great, and it's all my fault. I went off plan 4 days (not in a row) and as a result only lost 1 lb. I am down a total of 7 lbs for my first 2 weeks, so I am not gonna sneeze at that, but still, I am a little disappointed... Read more

South Beach Lifestyle Week 1 Update

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      4 comments

My first week on South Beach was a major success! I lost 6 lbs (my husband lost 9!) The first day was kinda rough with the withdrawal symptoms, but Excedrine Migraine helped me through (likely thanks to the caffeine) and each day got easier. I h... Read more

A Mandy with a Plan-dy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

So my appointment with my new obgyn was yesterday to discuss fertility options. Right now I am waiting for Aunt Flo to show and then we can start a round of clomid. Yay! Doc also recommended that I go on a low carb diet to help with my fertility... Read more

My PCOS Story

Monday, April 29, 2013      3 comments

This is a long one! But I needed to get more of me "out there"- so here goes... My husband and I have been trying to have a baby on and off for 3 years now. We tend to try for a few months, get disheartened, and then give up. Our last try w... Read more

April Week 1

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      2 comments

So I skipped over March, huh? I still maintained my weight throughout March so I am happy for that. Now that better weather is approaching (OMG wasn't that the longest winter ever!?) I feel motivated again. Let's DO this! April Starting wei... Read more

February Week 3

Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

Looks like February will be another maintenance month. Better than gaining, right? I wanted it to have a big impact, but life has gotten in the way. Stress eating has made me stop even trying, so i am lucky I won't finish the month with a gain. ... Read more

February 2013: Week 1

Friday, February 08, 2013      4 comments

Week 1 wasn't too great, but i did lose 1 lb. Work was stressful and I found out I have to have my wisdom teeth extracted plus a tooth I chipped. So 3 teeth total. Looks like I'll lose weight for sure when that happens!... Read more

January Wrap Up

Friday, February 01, 2013      5 comments

So, January wasn't the success I thought it was going to be. It started out great, I got through th first 10 days just fine. I was on plan, I exercised, I was down 5 lbs, all was going as planned. But then 11 days in, on a Friday, we craved pizz... Read more

Beginning Week 4

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      3 comments

Ok so Week 1 was awesome, Week 2 not some much, and Week 3 even worse. But week 4 is a new week and by golly there are still 49 weeks left in the year- I am not giving up! My total loss so far for January 2013 is 3.6 lbs. I guess 1.2/... Read more

Numbers

Monday, January 21, 2013      3 comments

I've been keeping a spreadsheet of my daily weigh ins, calories in, and calories out...you know...for the fun of it. Surprisingly, I am not seeing any direct correla... Read more

I'm Hungry

Sunday, January 20, 2013      2 comments

The End.... Read more

It's not worth it anymore...

Friday, January 18, 2013      7 comments

Chad and I went 11 days in January without eating fast food, a record for us I'm sure. last friday we caved and had pizza hut, followed by subway the next day. Then throughout this week we've had Sonic, Burger King, and Taco Bell. Not only did w... Read more

I got featured on a CATO video!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      2 comments

I entered a fashion photo contest back in December for Cato Fashions where I love to shop (they have great plus sized clothing) and I didn't win the random drawing they had for a gift card :( BUT- they picked their top 25 favorite looks out of t... Read more

Week 2 of 2013 Results

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

I could sum up this week in 1 statement: pfffffffttttt. But I'll elaborate! I gained 2 lbs. I know it was my fault. I let the scale drive me in a bad way. I started playing with numbers too much, then I got lazy, then I ate ... Read more

Um...

Thursday, January 10, 2013      8 comments

So the scale is going up. I am not sure why since I have been more active the last few days and eating less. Why does my body have to be so confusing? But I've seen this cycle before... Work hard...scales stalls...work harder...scales go ... Read more


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