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Join The #FuelABetterYou Sweepstakes

Posted on July 28, 2013 3:42 pm under Diet, Food
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.

Last summer, a forty pound weight loss seemed like an unobtainable dream.  Today it’s a happy reality.  My daughter deserves a lot of the credit.  She spent  countless hours re-engineering our favorite recipes to remove unhealthy ingredients and reduce calories, yet maintain the tastes we love.  I found that it’s a lot easier to lose weight, when someone else prepares the meals and  serves a portion controlled plate.

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What You Don’t See

Posted on May 28, 2013 8:00 pm under Diet, Nutrition & Weight Loss
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This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine.

I've found myself doing a lot of shopping in recent weeks after discovering that all of my warm weather clothes are two sizes too big. I'm not complaining. Calico and I committed to making some lifestyle changes last fall and have been rewarded with trimmer figures. 

 New clothes are always fun, but these look better than any I've worn in recent years.  The reason isn't the quality or style.  I still favor comfort and light, natural summer fabrics. What makes the difference is what you don't see – all those unwanted pounds.

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Lighten Up

Posted on November 30, 2012 11:47 am under Diet, Nutrition & Weight Loss
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‘Tis not the season for dieting. Everyone knows that dieting is over a month and many holiday indulgences away.

I must confess that approach to weight loss has never made a lot of sense to me. With estimates of holiday gains starting at five pounds and spiraling up to ten, twenty or more, planning to diet after the holidays is a fine way to sabotage your weight loss plan before you’ve even started. Coupled with the high failure rate of New Year’s resolutions, it’s a sure plan for failure. Read more »


Posted on November 1, 2012 3:29 pm under Diet, Nutrition & Weight Loss

Some things just are what they are. Fish swim. Birds, time and money fly. Grandma loves to consume chocolate and ice cream. Back in the days, when I exercised regularly and vigorously, I could afford to indulge myself. Alas, those days are gone and so is my waistline. Calico understands. She had hoped that walking around a large campus would cure the extra poundage that’s been accumulating. She hadn’t counted on the generosity of fellow students, who live on candy.
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What Have I Got To Lose?

Posted on December 12, 2011 9:48 am under Diet, Nutrition & Weight Loss
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This post brought to you by Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine.

I struggled with my weight for many years. Then I discovered how much I enjoyed walking. After I incorporated walking into my daily routine, weight seemed to disappear like magic. I thought I had found a life-long solution. I hadn’t counted on the health issues that have dictated my current sedentary lifestyle.  In the last five years, the scales have made a continual climb.   I need to lose weight and that means dieting. 

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