My Weight Loss Story

My Weight Loss
Since I started this weight loss blog over six months ago, I've almost reached my goal weight of 137 pounds, so I feel it's time for me to be a little more transparent and share my weight loss story. My goal weight changes sometimes, but it usually hoovers between 132 and 137. I'm 5' 7" tall, and for a significant portion of my life I've had issues with my weight, especially after having each of my three children. The last time I weighed myself (yesterday), I weighed 139. I haven't seen anything in the 130s on my scale since my early twenties. Now, I'm going to share with you what has worked for me. I hope what I've learned can work for you too. (more…)
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Start Losing Weight

Begin Losing Weight (Start Here)
M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of The Road Less Traveled, begins his book by stating, "Life is difficult." However, once we accept this truth, says Peck, "we transcend it." The same can be said about losing weight. Losing weight is difficult. There's no doubt about it. You would not be here looking for answers if losing weight was not difficult. However, once you accept the fact that losing weight is difficult--really and truly understand and accept it--then you can transcend the problem because if you fully accept the problem, the difficulty shouldn't matter anymore. (more…)
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Weight Loss Motivation Tips

Weight Loss Tips
Most health experts say that if you want to lose weight, it's necessary to do three things: change your behavior, change your diet and increase your activity level. Before you can do these things, however, it's necessary to find the motivation to make these changes. Here are some weight loss motivation tips that work: (more…)
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Lose Weight Faster

Best Way to Lose Weight
Just about everyone wants to lose weight faster, and because health experts say it's a good idea to make permanent lifestyle changes to drop pounds and keep them off permanently, here are some healthful tips to speed up weight loss a little more quickly. (more…)
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Food Cravings Causes

Weight Loss Tips
Most people have experienced food cravings. According to WebMD almost 100 percent of women and nearly 70 percent of men experience cravings for particular foods. Unfortunately, many times the types of food people crave are high in calories, fat and carbohydrates. To prevent food cravings, it's important to better understand what causes them. Here's what health experts say are main causes of food cravings. (more…)
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Quick Weight Loss

Weight Loss Methods
According to Google's Keyword Tool almost 3,000 people search for the phrases "quick weight loss" and "fast weight loss" every day on the Internet. And sure, almost anyone can lose extra pounds quickly following a strict diet over a short period of time, but the hard part about losing weight rapidly is keeping it off. Health experts say 95 percent of dieters who lose weight fast gain back the extra pounds just as quickly as they lost them. (more…)
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Diet Soda Weight Gain

Weight Loss Tips
Data from the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions show that diet soda may actually contribute to weight gain--especially around the stomach--and the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may also possibly contribute to metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes. Here are the data the studies revealed: (more…)
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Mall Walking

Weight Loss Tips
Many people may not know about a fitness subculture that brings people together for exercise. Walking the mall for exercise has been around for quite a few years, and its popularity has been increasing, especially for seniors. Exercisers find a lot of perks in mall walking. Malls are a safe, comfortable place for exercise. Most of the time, the air is cool and dry, so walkers find malls convenient for exercise, especially in areas where the weather sometimes gets uncomfortable for workouts. Many malls have walking clubs where walkers can meet others and get perks like free medical screening procedures for blood pressure, cholesterol and body fat percentage. Some malls even offer special mall saving coupons for walkers. To get started mall walking, here's what you need to know: (more…)
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Best Way to Lose Weight for Women

Weight Loss Tips
The best way to lose weight for women is to lose weight like men. Overall, men have more muscle, have less desire to overeat and have fewer concerns about body image compared to women. All these advantages make it a lot easier for men to drop pounds. Women--on the other hand--tend to have more fat than men, have more cravings and feel more cultural pressures about their appearance. Here are some tips to help you start losing weight like a man. (more…)
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Fat Burning Foods

Weight Loss Methods
One of the reasons you're not losing weight may be you're not eating enough fat-burning foods. Many dieters believe they need to cut their fat intake to shed extra pounds; however, research shows you need to make friends with fat and add some good fat into your diet to punch down the numbers on your scale. (more…)
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