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100-lb Lost Progress Shots
Monday, January 13, 2014      44 comments

The Old Me: 100 Lbs Down Me: ... Read more
The Plan, Stan (Dinner Plan, that is)
Sunday, January 12, 2014      8 comments

Tonight: Thai-Style Chicken Burgers w/ Peanut Sauce, Thai Cucumber Salad, Jasmine Rice Monday: Cheesy Potato Soup w/ Pumpernickel Croutons Tuesday: Pork Ragu over Polenta w/ Baby Kale salad Wednesday: Taco Salad Thursday: Mon... Read more
Cookie Dough Face Scrub
Saturday, January 11, 2014      4 comments

Ok so... it isn't ACTUALLY cookie dough, but it sure SMELLS like it! Mix 1 part coconut oil, warmed to liquid, with two parts brown sugar until you get a thick paste. Use this to gently scrub a damp face, avoiding your eyes. It smells SO GO... Read more
Spice Up Your Weight Loss #1 - Bay Leaves
Friday, January 10, 2014      10 comments

You're probably thinking "Hey, Andrea, you said you were going to write about OBSCURE spices. Everyone's heard of bay leaves!" and you'd be right. BUT... how many of you use them in anything other than soups/stews? Most people use bay leaves as ... Read more
Tiny Rant About Human Beings
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      15 comments

Things that people don't do that they should: a) Take responsibility for their own actions. (A pipe dream, I know.) b) Realize that our gov't is a 3 branch system with checks and balances and that the president (no matter WHICH SIDE h... Read more
A Few of my Favorite Things (Food)
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      15 comments

I read a blog this morning about branching out with food choices. I have never been afraid to eat a large variety of things, and the list of things I DON'T like would probably surprise you in their normalcy. I just figured I would share a few of... Read more
Hey Andrea, Remember All This Good Stuff from 2013!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      16 comments

It's 2014 now (HAPPY NEW YEAR) and I wanted to blog for myself to list all the good things that happened on my weight loss journey in 2013. 1) Made it into size 10 jeans and medium tops 2) Lost 32.4 lbs 3) Made it to 100+ total p... Read more
Don't Make Promises You Can't Keep
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      10 comments

In a time of supposed renewal we are somewhat expected to give ourselves a "clean slate" and to make New Years Resolutions. How many of us actually keep them? How many of us in high school made ridiculous promises to ourselves we had... Read more
Three Years in a Row
Saturday, December 28, 2013      12 comments

It was October 2011 when I started working on losing weight. In January 2012 I had my first post-beginning doctor's appointment. I remember distinctly something my doctor said like it was yesterday. "You are one of only a few of my patient... Read more
When a Gift is not a Gift
Friday, December 27, 2013      8 comments

I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what to get my stepfamily for Christmas this year. I ordered it early, wrapped it when it came in the mail, packaged it up with a card and dropped both packages in the mail for before Christmas de... Read more
I Gave MYSELF the Best Christmas Present Ever
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      23 comments

emoticon Happy Holidays everyone! ... Read more
A Priest, a Druid and a Paladin Walk Into a Bar
Thursday, December 19, 2013      12 comments

So Monday night I got a Facebook message from a woman who is a friend I only know from World of Warcraft. (For those of you who play, she used to be our Raid Leader before we all quit.) She was in the area for work and wanted to know if we wante... Read more
My Lack of Blogs is Disturbing!
Thursday, December 12, 2013      9 comments

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I blogged and two weeks since I've said anything of import. I feel like kind of a fraud if I say I've been "busy", because that would be half lying. Work has been a bit busy lately, since I work for a ... Read more
Pics of My Furbaby
Thursday, December 05, 2013      15 comments

Had to show you guys these pics of Bingley at work with me! ... Read more
My Thanksgiving...
Saturday, November 30, 2013      10 comments

...was wonderful! For breakfast I had a cup of seedless grapes and two eggs over easy with coffee. We were eating dinner early (2:30) so I didn't want to eat too much. Then I went for a nice 2 mile walk in the freezing cold after I popped ... Read more

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