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20 lbs Gone – BAM!! 9 Weight Loss Motivators That are Keeping me Going

I lost 20 lbs and plan on them staying lost FOREVER!!!  I’ve felt so fabulous and so motivated lately.  Thought I’d share my motivation and what is keeping my hand out of the cookie jar: 1.  Stepping on the scale this am and seeing this:               and not this:             2.  […]

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Wednesday Weigh-in July 18th, 2012

Today’s weight 168 I’ve lost less than a lb a week if you average out my weight loss since I started dieting in February.  Not very encouraging, but at least the scale is moving in the right direction.  Cutting out down on the white flour, sugar, etc has been good, but notice how I say […]

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Healthy and Low Calorie Options at McDonald’s

Healthy and Low Calorie Options at McDonald’s

As much as I love Big Macs and Quarter Pounders sans the cheese, I’ve been staying away from McDonald’s for the past several years because, well, I love Big Macs and Quarter Pounders sans the cheese.  It was far easier to just avoid McDonalds than to go in on a regular basis.  I have gone […]

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Healthy Snacks

If you are anything like me, you’re ready to gnaw your arm off by the time you get home from a busy day of meetings.  You want to grab something FAST to curb your hunger ’till you have the chance to make dinner.   Sadly, many easy to grab food items, at least in my […]

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Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve checked in because there hasn’t been much movement with my weight (or with me for that matter.)    The scale is starting to go my way! I’ve lost 5.6 lbs – super yay! and I’m almost out of the 180’s. What did I do different? 1.  I started […]

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Jockey Sports Bra & Purex Crystals Product Reviews

Jockey Sports Bra & Purex Crystals Product Reviews

One of my favorite aspects of The Year of Hope is that I get to try out new healthy and fitness related products and tell you all about them.   Thanks to Jockey and Purex, I was lucky enough to try out not only one, but two products.  Jockey’s moisture wicking sports bra and Purex Crystals. […]

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Weekly weigh-in  Weeks 3 and 4

Weekly weigh-in Weeks 3 and 4

I didn’t weigh in last week or this week because I gained weight.   I was frustrated, so I made an apt with the Integrated Medicine Group at Northwestern with the hopes of getting diet pills or some other solution as to why I’m still fat.  An hour of my time and a $20 copay later, […]

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MOTOACTV Review

MOTOACTV Review

First off, thank you to Blagica Bottigliero and her team for inviting me to Motorola’s #motochic Women’s Night Out Fashion Event.  It was an evening full of seeing friends, fashion and the latest Motorola technology. One of the biggest surprises of the night was that Motorola had just launched a new fitness device, the MOTOACTV.  […]

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Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Chicago Athletic Clubs (CAC) was founded in 1980 with the clubs’ flagship location, Evanston Athletic Club (EAC).  I joined EAC my Sr. year in high school and was immediately hooked to their step classes.  Then, when I moved into the city, I joined Lincoln Park Athletic Club (LPAC) for several years when I lived on […]

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Weekly Weigh-in – 2012 Week 2

Well, I’m back on the right track and have taking some really big steps this week. The tracking was slow at first, but I’ve gotten into a good groove.  I took a tip from back when I did weight watchers and started counting calories in the evening — sooo since dinner is usually my biggest […]

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