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Health and Beauty

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      4 comments

I've read several blogs recently about weight loss success stories and the compliments they receive. Several of them complained about comments along the lines of, "You look so much better now!". They felt it implied they didn't look good befor... Read more

Vacations and the Buffet Challenge

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      9 comments

This morning, just out of curiosity, I calculated my calories for a couple of days on my vacation. I was preparing myself to write a blog about how I blew it, and how to do better next time. To my surprise, I did better than I thought. De... Read more

Loving my Vacation Photos for a Change!

Monday, August 23, 2010      4 comments

I just got back from a fabulous trip to Mexico. We went for a short weekend vacation to meet with my future in laws. We had a fabulous time exploring Mayan ruins, snorkeling, tubing, and splashing around in the pool! I just looked through... Read more

Lessons in Juggling Cooking and Jobs from Mom

Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

I've blogged recently about how home cooked meals changed my life. Instead of dining out for most of my meals, I eat in. This has saved me a tremendous amount of calories and money over time. How do I do this while holding down a full tim... Read more

Close Encounters of the Roach Kind

Thursday, August 12, 2010      8 comments

Yikes! Ok, I've never lived in a place where roaches are commonplace. I grew up in Colorado, and lived in Seattle for about 6 years. Roaches like warm, wet places. Colorado satisfies neither of those requirements. Seattle satisfies only... Read more

Eating at Home Changed My Life

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      6 comments

"If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way." - Jane Goodall A long time ago, I used to think it cost more to eat in, than eat out. I also thought I was "... Read more

Why Do People Hate Veggies?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      7 comments

In my last blog post, I said this: "The truth is, we are eating too much fat and carbs. We are also eating too much protein, sugars, and salt. The western diet is too much of EVERYTHING." Except veggies and fruit. Why is this? ... Read more

To Carb, or Not to Carb?

Monday, August 09, 2010      3 comments

In the 80s, low fat diets were the rage. Americans were eating too much fat, so we were warned we could lose weight and live longer with low fat diets. Now we're warned away from carbs. There's nothing in recent history more controversial... Read more

Should I just get the Wedding Dress?

Thursday, August 05, 2010      8 comments

My fiance and I have been going in circles about our wedding plans. We plan on the date to be in 2012, so we still have some time. At first we wanted a small, intimate destination wedding somewhere in the Caribbean. Our families live halfway ... Read more

Overeating During Pregnancy Puts Baby at Risk

Thursday, August 05, 2010      2 comments

It is necessary to raise calories when pregnant, however, I was shocked when a pregnant friend of mine said she can eat whatever she wants, as much as she wants - fried chicken, hamburgers, cakes, whatever. The strange thing is, she had a prett... Read more

Beautiful in Our Own Skin

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      1 comments

I saw an blog article today about Ann Taylor's website accidentally displaying unretouched models instead of their photoshopped 'enhanced' versions. Take a look for yourself.
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Lady Gaga, Petite and Fit

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      9 comments

I'm a petite woman at 5'0" tall. My goal weight is at about 120-125lbs. I arrived at that number because that was what I weighed in high school and college at the peak of slimness and fitness. I was very active with soccer and later martial a... Read more

Drew Carey Shows Us We Can Do it!

Friday, July 30, 2010      4 comments

Drew Carey went from 44 inch waist with type II diabetes to 33 inches with no diabetes. How did he do it? You already know the answer to this one. Diet and exercise! Apparently he reduces carbs, drinks water, and exercises 45 min... Read more

Jarod Shows Us It's Hard to Maintain

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      8 comments

Remember Jarod, the Subway spokesman who lost 245 lbs on a Subway diet? Seems Jarod has another lesson to teach us. Once the Subway endorsements slowed down, so did his diet and motivation, it seems. It's all too easy to slip back into famili... Read more

I'm Back! And a Fresh Start.

Monday, July 05, 2010      6 comments

I've had a lot of changes in my life since my last blog post. I've moved from Seattle, WA to Savannah, GA, and I'm engaged to be married! What hasn't changed is I'm still 10 pounds from my goal weight. I've come to realize it really is a ... Read more

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