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Confessions of a New Mom

In My Progress, Struggles by Tanya1 Comment

I have a confession to make. I used to think tracking/keeping a food journal was easy. I couldn’t understand why people struggled with it. Tracking works. Know the points before you eat it.  Write it down.  Stay within your budget, and you will lose weight. Easy Peasy.  Yeah, I used to be one of THOSE people. And then I had a baby. Boy do I get it now!! It’s not just being busy or being …

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Must Have Thermals for Summer Weight Loss

In Healthy Habits, Meal Planning by Tanya1 Comment

When I come across a product that can make weight loss easier, I have to share it with you! My blog isn’t about selling, but it is about helping. I really believe the thermals from Thirty-One Gifts can help us lose weight this summer! Being prepared is key to my success. When I am not prepared and I get hangry, I make horrible choices. It doesn’t matter how well I’ve been doing or how long …

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Not Really Tanya…

In Healthy Living by Michelle1 Comment

Hello all you Not Really Hungry followers out there!  As you know, our dear Tanya is busy cooking a cute lil peanut, and so I had the brainiac notion that perhaps I could “ghost write” a bit while she’s otherwise occupied with where life has taken her at the moment.  Since Tanya’s leave of absence from WW, and with the changes to the WW plan, I’ve had the urge to journal, and I figured what …

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BOD POD ~ Part 1

In Healthy Living, My Progress by Tanya4 Comments

If you read my blog, you know that I have been struggling to get to my goal for a long time now. Numerous people have told me that maybe I’m where my body wants to be and maybe I should accept myself as I am. I agree with this to a point but also feel like it would be giving up or quitting to stop with only five pounds to go. In an effort to …

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You hold the key

In Inspiration by Tanya0 Comments

It’s July.  It’s hard to believe that 2015 is half over.  Are you where you wanted to be on your goals?  I’m not. That’s okay. We still have 6 whole months left this year.  We should NOT want until January to start over.  We should not even wait until tomorrow to start over.  We can start right now. I know that it might sound easier said than done.  I know that it can seem overwhelming to …

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Habits of a Loser ~ Be Active

In Habits of a Loser, Healthy Habits by Tanya0 Comments

Before I joined Weight Watchers in 2009, I was the poster child for a sedentary lifestyle. I would sit for 8 hours a day at work and then come home and sit on the couch for another 3-5 hours. The only time I would get off the couch was for food and to use the restroom. When I first joined WW, I was not active at all. I was too embarrassed to be seen working …

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Before and After ~ Tanya

In My Progress, Success Stories by Tanya2 Comments

After my mother’s stroke, I fell into depression and gained a significant amount of weight. I carried that weight for over 6 years before I found the strength to make a change. I finally decided I was done feeling terrible all the time. I was scared to make a change but I was even more scared to stay the same. I lost 88 pounds in 15 months, and I’m still working on my last 12 …

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Simply Snackin Gourmet Jerky

In Food Finds by Tanya1 Comment

I’ve never been a big beef jerky person, but I had been wanting to try this since Hungry Girl has recommended it several times. I finally had my first taste because Hungry Girl gave away free samples on her book tour – yay! I liked it so much that I bought the assortment pack so we could try all the flavors. Seriously, this stuff is amazing. We liked every single flavor. We have our favorites …

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Snack Attack Week 4

In Healthy Habits, Struggles by Tanya1 Comment

I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  My week 4 wasn’t too bad!  It could have been better, but it was definitely better than the previous weeks! CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking I haven’t been …

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Snack Attack Week 3

In Healthy Habits, Struggles by Tanya3 Comments

I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m posting my weekly recap on time for once, but I don’t really want to post it. I don’t want to admit how bad I’ve been doing. CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) …

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Snack Attack Week 2

In Healthy Habits, Struggles by Tanya2 Comments

I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m late AGAIN posting my weekly recap, probably because I’m not exactly proud of my week AGAIN. Sigh.   CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking I’m pretty sure …

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Before and After ~ Barbara

In Success Stories by Tanya1 Comment

After her divorce, Barbara was not happy with her image because she knew she had so much more to offer.  She made the CHOICE to lose the weight she had been carrying for 10 years! By losing the weight, she gained the confidence she needed to move forward with her life. Barbara lost 40 pounds in just 8 months! Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? Overeating, …

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Snack Attack Week 1

In Healthy Habits, Struggles by Tanya2 Comments

I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m a little late in posting my weekly recap, probably because I’m not exactly proud of my week.   CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking WEEK 1 RECAP: …

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Confessions of a Late Night Snacker

In Struggles by Tanya3 Comments

I have always struggled with snacking in the evenings. I can do great all day with confidence and no temptation and then blow it after dinner. I had been doing better for a while but lately the old habits are creeping back in. I am hoping that by talking about it and sharing what I am going through, it will be easier to stop the behavior. Logically I know that eating doesn’t fix anything but …

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Before and After ~ Audra

In Success Stories by Tanya2 Comments

After being overweight for most of her life, Audra changed her life and lost an astounding 140 pounds in 14 months!!!  Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? I grew up in a two parent home with one other sibling. We lived in an upper-middle class neighborhood that was very diverse in culture. I began battling the “bulge” at around age ten. I was always a “big …