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80 Lbs Lighter & The Weight of Size 4

Saturday, November 27, 2010      25 comments

In August when I fit into size 9/10 pants at 60 lbs lighter, I hoped I might be able to fit into size 7/8 at my goal. And I did, fitting and bypassing 7/8s straight to 5/6s. Upon attaining 5/6, I thought really there's no way that I'd fit into 4... Read more

80 Lbs Lighter & 3 Vows

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      14 comments

I'm not quite able to organize my thoughts right now. Just thinking about stepping on the scale this morning and finally, finally reaching my goal after 8 and 1/2 months is making me cry. It's a shock. A HUGE shock. I haven't yet been able ... Read more

Snack Profile: Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      6 comments

One aspect of learning to truly love the food I eat has been in the discovery of the new and unknown. Over the past couple of months I've been buying and testing a variety of fruits and vegetables that I've never had or prepared before to add to... Read more

80 Lbs Lighter & A Clothing Milestone

Monday, November 22, 2010      11 comments

Back in August during a shopping excursion I had walked into my favorite clothing store and tried on the size 13/14 pants. Only to have them fall down. I grabbed sizes 11/12 and 9/10s to remedy the issue, and to my disbelief, I fit great into th... Read more

Snack Profile: Pom-Ants on a Snowy Log

Sunday, November 21, 2010      4 comments

Since I was a child, I've enjoyed eating the symbolic fruit that is the pomegranate. I'd carefully peel and dissect the arils from the skin, stain my fingertips with the juice in the process and snack happily on the bright red arils. Pomegranate... Read more

80 Lbs Lighter & My Loyal Food Addiction

Friday, November 19, 2010      7 comments

When I started working for a healthy lifestyle this year, I brought a plethora of false healthy living assumptions along with me. Chief among them was the belief that when my body became healthier, food would not be an issue that would weigh on ... Read more

The Stages of Keeping an Effective Food Journal

Monday, November 08, 2010      7 comments

If I had to pick one tip to offer others who are seeking to lose weight, my top tip would be to keep a food journal. Studies show that logging your food daily can double weight loss (
urce/nutrition_article... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 70 Lbs Lighter & My Goal Story

Sunday, October 31, 2010      61 comments

I owe a goal story here but in all honesty it's not anything special. As a member of the never-known-a-normal-weight club, I was a skinny kid, an overweight teenager and an obese adult. Around 10 years ago, I managed to lose 40 lbs and reac... Read more

Quick Snack Ideas

Saturday, October 30, 2010      6 comments

October was quite a month of ups, downs, learning and healthy living experiences for better or worse. Chief among those was an examination of what I eat and how it can help my efforts by fueling my body and fighting off hunger. I don't alwa... Read more

70 Lbs Lighter & The Ugly Truth

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      12 comments

My name is Tina and I'm obsessed and stressed over the numbers on the scale. The numbers are important to me. They represent a goal that I set to be healthy and maintain it. They make me feel better about my day and they also stress me out.... Read more

70 Lbs Lighter & The Girl Who Cried Plateau

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      7 comments

UPDATED Wednesday, October 27, 2010: It turns out that the plateau I thought I had was NOT my body plateauing, it was water and muscle gain that dropped on the following week's 2.6 lb loss. I will leave this post here for now, but this is e... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 70 Lbs Lighter & The Secrets to My Happiness

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      124 comments

-Use a designated glass to drink water from. I have one tall glass that I use every day to drink from. I measured and I know it holds exactly 2 cups of water. So when I refill my glass 4 times in one day I get my 8 cups of water, if not more. ... Read more

70 Lbs Lighter & The First Goal Met!

Friday, October 08, 2010      13 comments

After the unexpected drama on my weigh in day, it's important to stop and acknowledge that I made my first weight loss goal! Start 3/8: 36.6 Obese BMI End 10/6: 24.9 He... Read more

70 Lbs Lighter & Too Many Expectations

Thursday, October 07, 2010      3 comments

I had a plan for today. I was going to weigh in, celebrate, exercise and work. I even had a blog entry all written up to talk about meeting my BMI goal and the confessions I wanted to make, complete with pictures. Instead, I started up my c... Read more

60 Lbs Lighter & the Not-So-Trivial Discoveries Along the Way

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      11 comments

As my weight loss goals inch closer and closer, I often look back on the series of milestones and self-discoveries marking my journey. They're brief, trivial moments and thoughts, but they have brightened my day and helped me advance my weight l... Read more

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