A Monday Weigh In

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I cannot believe it’s been THREE weeks since I got myself back on track, and frankly since 2018 kicked off. So, I’m a little excited to share with you how things are going.  So far, I’ve lost -5.3 lbs.  I’m super psyched about that.  There’s NOTHING better than putting a plan in place and having it work.  In reality, we all know it’s when you follow the plan that it works well.  When you cut corners, make … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesday: A Candid Discussion of Excess Skin (post weight loss)

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When I had my lower body lift in 2011, I was thrilled with the results of my surgery. The excess skin was very uncomfortable and I felt so discouraged that I would have to live that way for the rest of my life. I hated the fact that I "ruined" my body with so many years of overeating. When Caitlin was here recently, we had a conversation about our excess skin (something that many people who have lost a lot of weight tend to have in common). We … [Read more...]

Secrets to Losing Weight Fast

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Obesity or overweight is a problem that is affecting many people all over the world. With the many adverse effects associated with it, many people are ready to do anything as long as it guarantees them the ability to lose weight fast. So do not be surprised if you see people doing crazy things in the name of losing weight. If you are figuring out how you are going to burn off the excess calories, then you do not have to panic. Losing weight is … [Read more...]

Run Your Fat Off with Jason Karp Podcast #56

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Today I’m talking with Dr. Jason Karp aka the Google of Running (or at least that’s the impromptu nickname I gave him during the interview)! Karp is a Running Coach with a PhD in exercise physiology and a master’s in kinesiology. He’s written several books on running including – Run Your Fat Off  – it’s basically a guide to weight loss through running. That’s what we’re talking about today! But this is NOT all about quick tips on losing … [Read more...]

2 Science-Backed Keys to Prevent Weight Regain after Weight Loss

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You’ve lost weight and you’re proud of what you’ve accomplished! You should be!  It’s not always easy to shed extra pounds. Yet, research shows that maintaining a new, lower weight, once you’ve lost it, is even harder. You probably know the statistics: 80 to 90% of people who lose 10% of their body weight gain it all back – and sometimes more. That’s not very encouraging, is it? It’s not surprising though. When your body weighs less, it burns … [Read more...]

13 Best Daily Habits For Losing Weight

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Losing weight doesn't happen overnight. It's the result of lots of little decisions and choices that all add up, and it's something you need to think about every day. So keep these daily habits in mind that will make losing weight feel easier and less like a chore. RelatedWhat to Do All Day Long to Lose Weight Fast (c) POPSUGAR Fitness - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesday: What I Wish I Knew When I Started Losing Weight

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Yesterday, I was having such a hard time coming up with an idea to write about for Weight Loss Wednesday. I really like having a theme each day, but the topics are hard to think of! If there are any suggestions you have for something you'd like me to write about (for any of the themed days) please let me know (in a comment or an email). I'd appreciate suggestions! As I have been maintaining my weight for the last several months (I never dreamed … [Read more...]

Maggie Transformed Her Postpartum Body by Cutting Out This 1 Daily Habit

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A post shared by Maggie (@jaeatleta) on Aug 29, 2017 at 6:06am PDT Four months after having her third child, Maggie Fierro didn't feel like herself in her own skin anymore. She had always been active, but at 166 pounds, she wasn't happy with her postpartum body. "To be honest, I even had a hard time looking at myself in the mirror, and taking that before picture (at left above) was actually very difficult for me to do, but I knew something had … [Read more...]

Lobke’s 75-Pound Weight-Loss Secrets: Weight Watchers and Fitbit

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After her "aha!" moment, Lobke Meulemeester from the UK realized she had to change her habits to live a healthier life. Starting at 233 pounds, she's used Weight Watchers and Fitbit to lose 75 - but she still lives a life of balance, sharing that even now she has days where she doesn't go to the gym and gets takeout ("takeaway," in UK terms!) instead. And while she always gets her steps in, she has a little chocolate every day. RelatedThinking … [Read more...]

Wednesday Weigh-in and Thrifty Thursday catch-up

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I have no idea how I used to blog every single day and have it posted by 9:00. The days just go by so fast! I'm only using this photo because I don't want the thumbnail photo for this post to be my weigh-in on the scale! haha I do like the new themed days that I've started, though. It helps me to think of ideas to write about, and to focus on topics other than weight loss for once ;) But, speaking of weight, I did do my Wednesday Weigh-in … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesday: The Downside of Weight Loss

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Throughout the last seven years of blogging, I felt like I've written all there is to say about weight loss. I've been asked all the questions over the years, several times over, and I was just tired of writing about it. However, in coming up with some fresh ideas, I'm kind of excited to write about it again. In brainstorming ideas to write for WebMD (like I mentioned on Friday), I came up with a long list of topics regarding weight loss that … [Read more...]

What is Metabolic Compensation & How Does It Keep You From Losing Weight?

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Losing weight is difficult for some people and keeping it off is even harder. More than 80% of people who lose more than 10% of their body weight gain it back and often more. The reason? It’s partially due to a phenomenon called metabolic compensation. Metabolic compensation describes how your body responds to weight loss. You probably think of weight loss in terms of calories – consume more calories than you burn off and you’ll gain weight. Burn … [Read more...]

Is a Measuring Tape Better Than A Scale?

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The need to lose is something that many of us have. The truth is, however, that we should be seeking to lose fat specifically. Muscle is fine, but from fat is not. The problem is that it can be hard to measure your progress when you’re making effort to lose weight. This is especially true if you work out regularly as part of your loss process. If you incorporate strength training three to four times a week, you may gain muscle, which will … [Read more...]

5 Science-backed Secrets to Maintaining Weight Loss Once You Lose It

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Losing weight is an accomplishment but it’s actually only half the battle. Studies show that only 20% of people who lose 10% or more of their body weight maintain it for at least a year. Those statistics sound pretty bleak, don’t they? Yet, the 20% who are successful tend to have certain habits that increase the odds they’ll remain at their new, healthy weight. Some of these habits are derived from The National Weight Control Registry, the … [Read more...]