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The Final Forty — Losing weight, one mile at a time

Healthy Habits

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As soon as I started actually paying attention to what I was putting into my body, it didn't take long for me to start making other healthy adjustments to my lifestyle. Before I began this weight loss journey, I never realized all of the … [Continue reading]

Understanding the Addiction

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I'm still amazed when people who didn't know me "back then" start chastising overweight people right in front of me. Better yet, it seems they actually expect me to join in. While I can't blame someone who genuinely has no idea that I used to be … [Continue reading]

Diet Detox

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Lately, nearly every woman I know has filled me in on some form of "diet detox" they're currently trying.  I've seen friends and co-workers consume nothing but brown rice for a week and drink vinegar straight from the bottle.  They'll inform me … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Favorite Snacks

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I love snacks.  There's no way I could have lost over 80 pounds without 'em.  It may sound counterintuitive, but three meals a day just isn't enough to keep my energy up, and nibbling every 4 hours or so helps keep your metabolism running … [Continue reading]

Fitness for Kids

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This afternoon on my run in the park, I ended up trailing a mom jogging with her daughter.  The fit, toned woman was decked out in cute activewear, and the little girl - who was probably about 7 or 8 - was dressed up just like her mom.  They … [Continue reading]

Goal Weight

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I lost .2 at weigh-in this morning.  Once again, I was expecting more - I had a particularly good week.  In fact, according to my scale at home, I was down a full pound as of yesterday morning.  But then I went out for dinner last night to … [Continue reading]

Twilight Zone

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After I weigh in at 8:30am on Sunday mornings, I enter what I like to call the "twilight zone" of weight loss. Essentially, it's the one time a week when any and all food items I consume simply don't "count."  I've just had my weekly weigh in, and … [Continue reading]

Gains Happen

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At this Sunday's weigh-in, I was slapped with a 1 lb gain.  Actually, allow me to rephrase that.  It was a 1 lb undeserved gain.  In the grand scheme of things, a single pound is nothing.  It's a measly 16 ounces.  I've been at this for more … [Continue reading]

Surviving Restaurants

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Since I started my weight loss journey, I've made it a point to continue eating out in restaurants regularly.  While the over-sized, fat-laden meals at restaurants can be kryptonite to those of us trying to lose weight, dining out has always been a … [Continue reading]

There is No “Only” in Weight Loss

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On television and in magazines, we're constantly bombarded with "lose weight FAST" schemes and promises.  Swallow this pill, drink this powder, or have this frozen meal plan delivered to your home, and you'll lose 12 pounds in two weeks. We're … [Continue reading]