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Before and After ~ Audra

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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 …

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Weekly Meal Plan ~ 05/18/15

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I didn’t do any meal prep again this weekend except for throwing together my salad Sunday night.  I had plans to do a few things but didn’t get around to it.  I wasn’t feeling up to par Saturday and was too busy Sunday.  Luckily I have a well stocked freezer to work from! If you want to save or print the meal plan for reference, just click the photo for the PDF version! BREAKFAST: The …

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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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Weekly Meal Plan ~ 05/11/15

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I’m eating mostly from my freezer this week, which I love.  I didn’t spend any time on meal prep over the weekend, but I still have a great plan in place thanks to my previous efforts! If you want to save or print the meal plan for reference, just click the photo for the PDF version! BREAKFAST: Every single meal this week was made in advance and frozen, aside from the fresh tomatoes.  I haven’t …

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C25K W9D3

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This is it!! This was the last run of the C25K training plan!  It is a 9 week plan, but I completed it in 11 weeks since I was not 100% consistent with running 3 times per week.  Ask me if I care!  I still progressed from running 60 seconds at a time to running 30 minutes at a time in less than 3 months.  I’ll take it! I ran on the treadmill Saturday afternoon …

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Four Cheese Wonton Lasagna

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With so much cheese and meat, you would never know this lasagna is a calorie bargain!  I love lasagna, but I don’t love all the calories and the typical HUGE portions.  Of course I can splurge on it sometimes, but I wanted to find a way to be able to have lasagna more often!  My inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe from Emily Bites.  I’ve changed things up to suit my husband’s taste over …

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C25K W9D2

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My plan for running this week got messed up. I intended to run Monday evening but then dinner ended up being late because we were dealing with computer issues.  Then I was up too late Monday night to get up early for a run Tuesday… I know, excuses, excuses!!  This just reminds me that it’s better to get it done in the morning BEFORE there are any distractions or issues that could get in the …

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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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Weekly Weigh In ~ 05/05/15

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Current Weight: 151.2 This Week: -0.6 Total: -94.6 I have to admit that I was pretty annoyed with this weight loss…AT FIRST. I know, I know… last week I said I would be happy with any weight loss. The issue is that I’m in a weight loss contest at work, so I weigh in Tuesday mornings for that contest. I lost a MUCH bigger amount at my contest weigh in, so I had expectations to …

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Before and After ~ Morgan

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After being inspired by her mother, Morgan made up her mind that she was ready to live a different life.  She was so committed that she lost 59 pounds in just 11 months!  Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! Why were you successful THIS TIME? What was different from your previous attempts to lose weight? I actually stuck to it and I had accountability partners. I had a well thought out plan. …

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Weekly Meal Plan ~ 05/04/15

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After doing so much meal prep last weekend, it was great to take this weekend off.  I didn’t prep anything, and I’m still set for the week thanks to items in my freezer and a friend sharing some meals with me.  (I shared some with her the past couple weeks, so she’s returning the favor this week – yay!) If you want to save or print the meal plan for reference, just click the photo …

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C25K W9D1

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Sorry for two running posts in one day, but I had a GREAT run this morning!  I’m feeling a little more confident about my 8K in June because I ran the distance of a 5K today!!!! I ran outside today with friends. It was flat, the temperature was just right, and the company was great.  The time flew by. I’m pretty sure the same run on a treadmill would have seemed like FOREVER.  🙂   …

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C25K W8D3

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I FINALLY completed C25K week 8 Friday morning!  (It was planned for Thursday morning but I rescheduled.)  The last few weeks of the training plan have taken me forever because I have not been dedicated to the 3 times a week like I was in the beginning.  I’m trying to get myself back there!  I just noticed on my calendar that my 8K is less than 2 months away. GULP.  I NEED to be running 3 …

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C25K W8D2

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I FINALLY completed another C25K run this morning. It’s been an entire week since I ran last. I’ve just been letting other things get in the way, and letting my brain run wild with the excuses. The more I talked about the lack of running, the more frustrated I was getting with myself. I feel awesome after running. It feels great to know that I accomplished something and it helps me feel more confident about …

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Announcing the Winner of the Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook Giveaway…

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Thanks to everyone who participated in my first giveaway!  It was a lot of fun talking with you and sharing in the excitement about the new cookbook.  (Imagine a suspenseful drumroll here…) MICHELLE CONGRATULATIONS, MICHELLE!  I can’t wait to hear how you like it and what your favorite recipes are! If you were not the lucky winner, be sure to grab your own copy of the Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook!  The Hungry Girl portions are huge. …