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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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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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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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Is zero really zero?

In My Progress, Struggles by Tanya5 Comments

When I started Weight Watchers (this time), it was 2009.  At that time, WW was still using the original points system. That system was primarily based on calories.  Most veggies were zero points, but all fruits had points values associated with them.  I lost the majority of my weight (88 pounds) on that plan, but I was often hungry and deprived. I can remember complaining to my husband that I felt like I was starving …

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January Comparison

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The beginning of a new year is always a good time to reflect on where you started so you can figure out where you want to go next.  There is no failure during reflection.  There is only feedback.  When I look at the numbers and see that I gained two years in a row, I could easily see that as a failure.  Instead, I choose to see it as a success because I didn’t give …

February Focus

In Inspiration, My Progress by Tanya2 Comments

Where did January go? I cannot believe it is February already! Since it is a new month, it’s a great time to review my 2015 goals to see what might need more attention. What am I doing well?  What do I still need to work on?

Newsletter

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I am planning to start a weekly newsletter!  For now, I just plan to send a weekly recap of things that are new on the blog. I do have other things I would like to do in the future, but I don’t want to contact you without your permission!

Goals for 2015

In Inspiration, My Progress by Tanya4 Comments

As I am preparing for 2015 and setting my goals for the year, I also have to reflect on all the great things that happened in 2014.  It seems like it’s too easy to remember the negative instead of the positive.  There were lots of great things that happened this past year.  I finally hit a new record with my weight loss and got my blog started back up again.  Focusing on the positive from …

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Weigh In Reflections ~ 12/02/14

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I didn’t know what to expect this week, but I expected SOME kind of loss.  I worked really hard to be good this week, even with Thanksgiving and a 4 day weekend.  I increased my activity and worked out more this week than in the past three weeks combined.  SIGH.   I know maintaining is better than gaining.  I know it’s part of the process and that my body didn’t know today was my weigh-in …

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Weigh In Reflections ~ 11/04/14

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I wasn’t expecting to gain this week, so this was disappointing. Based on my morning weigh in at home, I thought I would be at 152 or 153. SIGH. I am not going to freak out about it because I know it will show up eventually, but it’s still frustrating!   🙁 I forgot to post my weigh in because I wasn’t excited about it. I want to inspire others, but I have to keep …

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Weigh In Reflections ~ 10/14/14

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I couldn’t face the scale this week. I wasn’t feeling well so I ate an afternoon snack, which I normally do not do on weigh in days.  Plus, I had a rough few days and knew the scale would be up.  I just didn’t want to see the number.  I know that might be wimping out, but it’s what I needed yesterday.  I almost didn’t go to the meeting, but I knew I really needed …

Transformation Tuesday – 5 Years in the Making

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It has been 5 years since I started my journey.  On September 15, 2009, I joined Weight Watchers for the last time.  Of course, it was probably my 10th time joining, if not the 20th!  I weighed in at 245.8 pounds, and I was squeezing into a size 20.  As of September 16, 2014, I weighed in at 156.2, and I am wearing a size 6 or 8.  I’m 10.4 pounds from my ultimate goal of …

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Notifications

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It’s easy to miss things with our busy lifestyles!  Several people have asked me the best way to know when I have posted something new.  You can subscribe to receive notifications from me, or you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.   After you complete the form and click the “Sign Up” button, you will receive an e-mail that will ask you to confirm that you actually want to subscribe. This added step …

Progress Update

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I’ve finally decided to get serious again and get to my goal of losing 100 pounds.  I’ve been “trying” for the past 3 1/2 years, but I haven’t been as committed as I should have been to make it happen.  Other things in life took priority and that’s okay, but I am finally ready to do it now!  Here’s a reminder of where I am: As of today, I need to lose 12.2 pounds.  I …

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Weigh In Reflections ~ 08/26/14

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I should NOT have gained this week. I was expecting a loss. I know that I have done all the right things, so I am trying to trust the process and hope my efforts are reflected next week.   I have learned that the scale is not always a reflection of our efforts on a given day.  It is a good measure of progress in the long run, but each individual weigh in is not …