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in which I update you on my Incredible Workout Regimen

in which I update you on my Incredible Workout Regimen

For the past few weeks, I’ve been making good on my promise to myself to Get My Butt Moving And Exercise More. It hasn’t been easy to find the time between work and the girls and Dan being out of town for a few days last week. But I just take it a day at… KEEP READING »


new pants are only allowed if they’re in a smaller size

new pants are only allowed if they’re in a smaller size

Audrey will be 11 months old very, very soon. I still have 11 lbs to lose to get down to what I weighed when I got myself knocked up with her. WHOA. WEIRD NUMBER COINCIDENCE THERE. Anyway. I gained about 35 pounds during that second pregnancy (not exactly sure how much because at the end,… KEEP READING »


not the biggest loser. but that’s okay.

not the biggest loser. but that’s okay.

Back in January, I signed up to be a part of the Biggest Blogging Loser competition that Jennie put together. I had already been hard at work on Weight Watchers, which I started at the beginning of December. It was going pretty well- I made it out of the holidays without gaining anything extra and… KEEP READING »


biggest blogging loser

biggest blogging loser

I had a baby this fall. (Duh.) And I gained 35-40 pounds while pregnant (I’m not exactly sure how much because I quit weighing myself and paying attention at the doctor at the end because seriously, I didn’t need to be reminded of how gigantic I was. I COULD FEEL IT. I didn’t need a… KEEP READING »


recipe & weight loss tips: breakfast egg burrito

recipe & weight loss tips: breakfast egg burrito

The past month or so has been extremely busy and a bit stressful for me. Not really bad stress, just lots going on. When I get stressed, I eat. And when I’m really busy, I stop exercising. So naturally, these past few weeks, I’ve noticed a bit of a backslide in my weight loss. Nothing… KEEP READING »


weight loss tips: water, water, water.

weight loss tips: water, water, water.

So! I’m finally getting my butt back in gear and writing another post in my little weight-loss series. Before I proceed, I thought I’d give you an update on my own weight status. It’s been a month since I officially reached my goal of 120 pounds (which was 11 pounds lost from Thanksgiving to January)… KEEP READING »


nothing lightens the mood like a list!

nothing lightens the mood like a list!

I feel like I’ve been a sucky blogger lately. My posts recently have been mostly about Maggie being sick, recipes, whining to January, and… Maggie being sick. So in an effort to make it a bit happier around here, I thought I’d share a list of good things that have been happening. Because there really… KEEP READING »


weight loss tips: All about Weight Watchers Online

weight loss tips: All about Weight Watchers Online

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I recently lost that pesky last 10 pounds I was carrying around. It took just shy of 2 months, but as of this week, I am officially at my goal weight: 120 pounds. (which also means that my Points Tracker on the Weight Watchers website added another… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans: the final verdict

shrinking jeans: the final verdict

I did it. I lost 10 pounds from Thanksgiving through today. I now weigh less than I did when I got pregnant… HECK, I weigh less than I did when I was in college. I am amazed. I owe it mostly to Weight Watchers, which is the tool I use- the tool I NEED- in… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #4

shrinking jeans report #4

So. It’s been about a month since I decided ‘Hey, let’s re-up that Weight Watchers Online membership from last year THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING.‘ And you all looked at me like I was nuts. (well, okay, maybe I was just a little bit nuts.) Since then, I have lost 8.6 pounds. I’m calling it 8… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #3

shrinking jeans report #3

Well, I’m happy to report that my jeans are NOT shrinking- but I am! I lost another pound since last week. Although, I have to say, I kind of feel like I cheated this week, given the fact that I puked up my ridiculously-huge dinner on Saturday night and then didn’t really eat anything real… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #2

shrinking jeans report #2

(You can read #1 from last week here.) So today was weighing-in day for the Challenge, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I lost another 2 pounds, making my weight this morning 125. I have lost a total of 6 pounds since the day before Thanksgiving, which makes me want to do a… KEEP READING »


odds & ends

odds & ends

Wow so the last 4 days just kind of got away from me. Filled with work and drama and a sick kid and a party at my house and more sick kid and laying around the house in our pajamas yesterday… quite a busy schedule, ya know? So instead of trying to plan and write… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report

shrinking jeans report

Last week, I mentioned that I was diving back into the Weight Watchers thing, as well as joining up with the folks over at The Shrinking Jeans for their December Challenge. I’m still not sure if this was a smart idea, or an insane one. But, you know what? It’s going okay so far. I’m… KEEP READING »


like a broken record

like a broken record

Every few months, I vow to lose some weight. I promise that I’m going to exercise regularly. I make plans to eat healthy, or eat less, or just quick eating crap. And most of the time, I fail miserably. I’m not technically ‘fat’ at the moment. Last September, I weighed 20 pounds more than I… KEEP READING »


shop-a-holic.

shop-a-holic.

This past Sunday, back before power-outages and interrupted football games (gosh that seems like SO LONG AGO), I cleaned out my closet. I tried on every single item of clothing I own and got rid of… well, almost everything. I somehow managed to make it through this summer with just the few shirts I had… KEEP READING »


Operation: No More Muffin-Top.

Operation: No More Muffin-Top.

Enough messing around, y’all: it’s time to get back on the horse. Or the exercise bike, in this case. Last winter, after I officially lost all the baby weight (Thanks to Weight Watchers Online, woo!) I started taking yoga and pilates at a friend’s studio, and I looooved it. I had never really done yoga… KEEP READING »


bringing sexy back

bringing sexy back

Today was my second Yoga class (actually, today it was ‘Yogilates’, which doesn’t that sound dirty? heee!) It wasn’t dirty though. Just very, very hard, especially since I was still sore from Monday. But I’m totally digging it. A high school friend has a yoga/pilates studio that she has now combined with a local gym,… KEEP READING »


a letter

a letter

Dear Yoga Class, You made my legs and arms feel like jelly. I’m assuming that means you did your job? Sorely, Jen


sleep, weight, and death

sleep, weight, and death

First, thank you all for the advice you’ve been sharing on my last post. It is appreciated, let me tell you. We definitely are going to try some of your suggestions- no matter how painful or frustrating it is. I think because we know she’ll sleep just fine once we get her there, we’re just… KEEP READING »


progress… sort of.

progress… sort of.

Back in May, at just 7 weeks post-partum, I embarked on a quest to lose the last 15 or so pounds I had on my body after being pregnant and giving birth. It would be no problem! Heck, back in 2003, I lost almost 25 pounds just by watching what I was eating- I barely… KEEP READING »


battle of the baby bulge

battle of the baby bulge

Some of you may remember a few years ago when I had a weight-loss blog where I tracked my adventure of losing 23 pounds and a total of something like 17 inches off of various parts of my body. It took a good year to do it, but it worked. And I kept it off… KEEP READING »


don’t want to go down that road again

don’t want to go down that road again

I think it’s time to get back on the horse, or whatever. I weighed myself yesterday for the first time in months. I knew I had gained a bit of weight (as evidenced by my pants being a little snug) But I didn’t really think it was that bad. Wow. 10 lbs? How the heck… KEEP READING »