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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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Habits of a Loser ~ Be Active

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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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Snack Attack Week 4

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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

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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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Snack Attack Week 1

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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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Habits of a Loser ~ Drink Water

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When I joined Weight Watchers for the first time (way back in 2000), one of the first changes I made was to start drinking more water. I didn’t really know why it was good for me. I just knew that WW recommended it as one of their “Good Health Guidelines.” At that time, I was trying to lose weight for my wedding. I was willing to do just about anything to fit in a smaller …

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3 Reasons to Pay Full Price for Pizza

In Healthy Habits by Tanya4 Comments

I was driving home from Weight Watchers the other night with a raging headache. I was thinking about how I just wanted to lay down. While I was stopped at a traffic light, I glanced at my phone and saw a notification of a new e-mail from a pizza place. Immediately I started thinking about how yummy and comforting pizza would be since I wasn’t feeling well. I decided right then that I needed to …

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Habits of a Loser ~ Use Small Plates

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Early on in my weight loss journey, I used to eat mainly frozen meals (Lean Cuisines, Smart Ones, etc.) for lunch. I really struggled with being satisfied. I knew my stomach had enough, but mentally it just seemed so sad and boring. It just didn’t look like much food, especially compared to what others around me were eating. To help fix that feeling, I bought a matching bowl and plate specifically to keep at work. …

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Perseverance

In Healthy Habits, Inspiration by Tanya0 Comments

I joined and quit and rejoined Weight Watchers so many times between 2000 and 2009 that I lost count. I even lost weight successfully a couple times but eventually gained it back.  Why was this time different?  When I joined WW again in 2009, I think the ultimate thing that was different was perseverance. I never quit. I had many ups and downs. I still do. I have struggles right along with my successes, but …

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Habits of a Loser ~ Plan for Splurges

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One of my favorite things about Weight Watchers is that it allows for indulgences. That’s not to say it is always easy to lose weight and keep it off, but it can be done without starving or feeling deprived all the time. It would not be realistic for me to give up pizza, chips, or desserts forever. When I have tried being overly restrictive in the past, I have always ended up giving in and …

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Habits of a Loser ~ FORGET PERFECT

In Habits of a Loser, Healthy Habits by Tanya3 Comments

A really important habit for a loser to get into is to FORGET PERFECT!  Instead, we should embrace progress. I say it all the time: progress, not perfection. I know that is the right attitude. I completely believe that statement when I’m referring to someone else, but I still have a hard time applying that belief to myself. If someone else runs a mile, I think they are amazing and I’m proud of them. When …

Birthday Splurges

In Healthy Habits by Tanya3 Comments

My birthday is today, but I started celebrating last week. I had a very specific plan of attack because I was determined not to go crazy and gain weight just because it’s my birthday. I didn’t want to feel stuffed and bloated from overeating. I wanted to celebrate but NOT totally pig out.

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Habits of a Loser ~ Get enough sleep

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SLEEP TO LOSE WEIGHT?!  I have been reading a lot lately about how sleep can help with weight loss.  More specifically, lack of sleep can make it harder to lose weight.  WHAAAAAAAAAAAT???? I know that sleep is important, but I always struggle to make it a priority.  I have so many things that I want or need to do when I’m not working.  There never seem to be enough hours in the day, and it’s …

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Habits of a Loser ~ Try new things

In Habits of a Loser, Healthy Habits by Tanya2 Comments

Before I started Weight Watchers (in 2009), my diet was very limited. I didn’t really know how to cook much of anything that didn’t come out of a box. I was afraid to try new foods, and I was afraid to experiment in the kitchen. What was I so afraid of? I was eating fast food, pizza, hamburger helper, etc. It’s not like I was eating gourmet food.  I wasn’t giving up something amazing by …