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December 28, 2015:
Here we are, one year since I started my website.  Where has the time gone?  Gee whiz! As you know, there are 365 days in a year, and I posted 183 days.  I was hoping to post half the time, so I hit my goal exactly!  Speaking of goals....on January 1, 2015 I had the goal of losing 39 pounds this year.  It didn't quite happen, but I did lose 26 pounds!  I am also the strongest I have ever been, as I have been working out at the gym 5-6 times per week.  

I would still like to lose 13 more pounds but am going to take a different approach from here on out.  I am switching from Weight Watchers to counting calories on the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone. Several factors went into this decision.  (1) I have been on a weight plateau for 5 months.  I know that muscle (from working out) weighs more than fat, but I would like to see a steady decrease in my weight. (2) Weight Watchers has changed their program a few times in the past decade; it's hard to keep up. (3) Calories are so much easier to track rather than calculating points. (4) My Fitness Pal is FREE!  

Going forward, I will be posting the amount of calories instead of the Weight Watcher points.  I hope you enjoy my website and get some ideas for your weight loss journey!



January 1, 2015: 
After having 2 babies in the past 2 1/2 years, I have 39 pounds that unfortunately won't seem to disappear in my sleep.  In order to start my journey of weight loss, I decided I had to let go of my obsession with delicious dinners and desserts that always involved a stick or two of butter.  My daughter's birthday cake actually contained five sticks of butter. Shouldn't that be illegal? 

A few weeks ago, I decided to join Weight Watchers for two main reasons: 

#1 - I wanted to feel better.  I was sick of going to bed with a stomach ache from overeating. 

#2 - I have an entire wardrobe of pre-prego clothes that have been in storage for three years. I miss wearing all of my cute clothes!

Staying at home full-time with 3 kids, I was constantly eating their leftover corndogs, chicken nuggets and quesadillas.  No more!  I now have healthy choices out on the counter during the daily breakfast/lunch/dinner madness prep times.  

Join me on my journey of eating healthy!  I hope that you enjoy my blog.  It's simple - pictures and WW point plus values of what I eat.  I know your time is limited and my goal is to give you healthy meal ideas that don't involve a ton of prep!

7 comments:

  1. We need a photo of you!

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  2. I think it would be nice to see a photo of the Editor. I really enjoy your professional presentation of your meals and am eager to try your recipes as well.

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  3. OK, photo is up! This photo was taken in September 2014. I hope to have a slimmer looking picture up before summer rolls around!

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  4. Great pic! I hope to look as good by eating your yummy recipes! Thank you for putting together this blog.

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  6. Yeah, great photo. I like the recipes AND the plates of food with points that often match that of a dessert. That makes me feel happy cuz I'd rather have the food. I can sure live without dessert, but I dislike the hungry feeling.

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  7. Hey Hey, you should post another photo of how sexy you are looking now. This plan has totally worked! Inspiring and real life.

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