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Week I don’t even know anymore

It’s official: I am down 30 pounds overall. I haven’t done my measurements yet. I haven’t had that kind of success. Ever. It feels really good. And I’ve done it in such a way that I’ve really worked on retraining my brain to make healthier choices with my food, while also trying to be more […]

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Week 9: For real this time

With the hope of dealing with my headaches on the horizon, I was able to focus again on the other aspects of my health. Which I did, rather successfully, if I do say so myself. I had a good blend of meal plan recipes and other non-diet food, but I still did pretty well overall […]

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Week 9: Or not

I basically took this whole week off. From the food and the exercising. And life without headaches. Seriously, I’ve had one pretty much every day for the past 10 days. And I think technically it’s only been 2 or 3 different headaches. I started seeing a new doctor this week and presented her with a […]

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Week 8: And the reason is you

I’m changing things up this week. Instead of writing about the specific successes and setbacks of the week, I wanted to write a little bit about my reason for doing this. The fitness plan, the nutrition plan, the writing… there’s a reason for it. Despite the technical goal of this program, I’m not doing this […]

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Week 7: What does success really look like?

For most people on a weight loss program, success is defined solely by the number on the scale. That’s how it used to be for me, too. But is that really fair to ourselves? I’m counting this past week as a success, even though I gained a little bit. Here’s why: This was the second […]

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Week 6: Back in the saddle again

I feel like you should all prepare for this trend. Week A: So great, yay! Week B: Not great, boo! Week C: Great again, yay! And so on and so forth. So here we are for a yay! week.

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Week 5: So. Many. Excuses.

Last Sunday, I went to urgent care because I was reasonably certain I had a sinus infection. Last time that happened, I ignored it until it became walking pneumonia. Seemed like that would be less than intelligent to let that happen again. Excuse No. 1. The meal plan this week was really not my cup […]

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Week 4: Hello, motivation

After a rocky Week 3, I made it up to myself and found my motivation again. And it paid off. I lost about 7.5lbs. I know that’s a lot for one week, but that’s not entirely abnormal for the beginning of a weight loss journey. So yay me!

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Week 3: The one where I fell off the wagon a bit

My 3-year-olds are currently fake crying at me because I turned off the TV and told them it was time to get up and get moving. That pretty much sums up how this week went for me, too. I’m not sure if it’s because I spent a day working the desk and was more sedentary, […]

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Week 2: Hold on, I have to go pee

I think the 2 pounds I lost this week might have all been water weight. I kept going strong with week two and completed all five days of exercises. This week, Tuesday wasn’t a recovery day. It was challenge day. There is circuit that you do 24 reps of six different exercises and you time […]