This is a very short post but I really wanted to spread the news! I am very excited as recently I was asked to be a guest blogger on the website Diets In Review. Of course I graciously agreed! Diets in Review provides unsponsered and unbiased reviews of almost every diet out there in addition to all of kinds of weight tools, products, information. They always have a variety of healthy tips too. They also do a weekly update on the reality weight loss show The Biggest Loser . A previous contestant from the show always does a video update. They are very informative and fun to watch as you will see a contestant's viewpoint!
Anyway, I think it is a great website so I was really excited when they asked me to guest post! So finally, here is the link to my guest post at Diets In Review. Keep in mind I had to follow some guidelines including the number of words! You know I had to cut it way back! And my topic....How to stay Motivated!
I would like to take a moment to give a shout out to a friend I met last year at Fitbloggin' 10. Kara Richardson Whitely has one of the most unique weight loss stories I have ever heard. We had some great conversation and she was quite the inspiration for me. She in fact turned the metaphor of "climbing a mountain" into her weight loss plan!
I joined a track team!!! Can you believe it? I am pretty excited about! Okay…Okay…it is probably not the type of track team you are thinking about. I actually joined a team who has committed to keep track of everything we eat! That's right or I should say WRITE! We are committed to keeping a daily food journal. And guess what? It works!
We may be heading to the end of August, but summer is not over yet!!! Last night I grilled up steak (fat trimmed of course) and corn on the cob in the husk! OMG, it was soooo good! There is still plenty of great weather left for you to get your grill on!!! Well, our great friends at I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, sent me this awesome gift set and they want me to give away one to my readers too! Can you believe it!
This awesome sizzling grilling giveaway gift set includes:
- Two coupons for a FREE I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! product
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Summer Newsletter with great grilling recipes
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Grill Basket perfect for grilling veggies, fish or chicken
- Set of Crate & Barrel Corn on the Cob Picks and Dishes
- Crate & Barrel Melamine Serving Bowl
- Crate & Barrel Grill Tongs and Turner
- BBQ Mitt
Here's a picture of what I got and the winner of this giveaway will recieve the same thing from ICBINB:
I have to say that the spray ICBINB is the bomb for grilled corn on the cob and veggies! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and tell me how you love to spray it! If you haven't tried it yet, then what's the first thing you're going to spray? I will give you another favorite of mine...Clams on the Barbie! Give me more ideas!!! I need ideas!!
The winner will be chosen from random.org on Sunday evening. I will contact you via the email you leave me when you post (remember your emails aren't public...only I see them). You will have to provide me your shipping address which I will forward to "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". They will then ship out your package to you ASAP! And its a BIG Package!! So get grilling! If you want to look at some great recipes check out ICBINB website.
Yep, I have been hard a work and vacation, but it is definitely time for me to get back on track and start blogging again. Summer has just really been busy this year and I can't seem to find my blogging rhythm! I really don't have any major excuses, and I am sure my summer has been no busier than everyone elses...It is just a funk I guess. Weight wise, I have been staying about the same, within a 3-5 pound range, which believe it or not, I think is pretty good for me when I get in to these funks. I have said it before, if it weren't for my awesome group at my 6:30 Weight Watcher meetings and for my readers who have stuck beside through thick and thick (not thin yet!), I would have thrown in the towel by now. What this has shown me though is that when it comes to maintenance, I think I will do just fine this time!
Wow, it really is summer time! I can't believe this heat! I have to say that obesity and temperatures in the 100's do not mix well together! I guess it has kind of gotten me into the summer time blues. Sorry I haven't written much lately but I am really trying to kick it back in gear. My confessions are definitely over due, so here is one for you! I recently had a "typical" summer time experience and I thought I really need to blog about this. It is something you don't really think about until summer time gets here. Last week I had the embarassing encounter with....THE PICNIC TABLE! This seemingly innocent encounter made me realize two things: ...CONTINUE READING =>
Whew...what a crazy few weeks! I am finally back home after a one week trip for work to Seattle and then a one week vacation to (believe it or not) Seattle! The vacation was planed long ago and I was fortunate to have cached in some air miles for first class seats! That was the good part! The work trip came up unexpectedly a few weeks before my vacation. It was ironic that work asked me to go there the week before my vacation took me there! Unfortunately, I got really sick about half way through my work trip with a sinus infection. I have realized that I get these sinus infections every single time I fly! I immediately went to the Dr. when I got home as I did not want to be sick for my vacation which was only a few days later. I ended up going back to the Dr. the day before I left for vacation as I was no better and had only one antibiotic left to take. He put me on much stronger meds. I ended up being sick for most of my vacation, but it did get a little better every day. I still had fun as I refused to let this get me down! I tried several times to sit and write a blog post, but between visiting Seattle and being sick and exhausted at the end of the day, I just couldn't make myself focus long enough.
I think I am almost out of my rut. I seem to be back on track for the most part. My meetings and the comments and emails from my readers and friends have really inspired me to stay strong. I started tracking again and have been setting and achieving my short term small goals (well most of them anyway). In the last two weeks I have lost 3 pounds...not huge but I am back on my way down and a little more focused. My biggest issue right now seems to be THE WEEKEND!
Well life sure has been busy lately and summer is just getting started! Okay, I reckon that is just my excuse for being stuck in a rut! Here is a confession for you...I have actually lost and gained and lost and gained the same five pounds since December 2009. I guess my rut is more like a ditch that I am digging with my teeth! I guess I should be thankful that it is only 5 pounds that I have been struggling with. That is actually an accomplishment in of itself! Typically I would probably have gained more or all of what I have lost by now. So I am actually okay with the 5 pounds up and down and up and down...Okay, maybe I am not. My hope back in December of 2008 was to have lost 130 pounds by now, but I haven't. I am only down 40 pounds. I try not to let that frustrate me as frustration (an emotion of course) can throw me off the wagon quicker than I can eat a french fry. I am a self proclaimed emotional eater you know. I knew this wasn't going to be easy but I still refuse to give up, even if I am only losing and gaining the same 5 pounds right now. I have that down to some sort of crazy food science! For some odd reason, I get a little feeling of control that I have been able to maintain the up and down to only 5 pounds...I call myself, "Practicing for Maintenance"!
I watched Biggest Loser this week and it was so inspiring and very touching. I actually teared up several times. The final four ran a marathon...Everyone finished and Daris even completed it in 4 hours and a couple of minutes! But my heart really went out to Daris when he got on the scale and after thirty days of being at home training for and running a marathon in Biggest Loser record time, he gained 2 pounds! He even broke Tara's record by almost an hour and yet he gained two pounds! In the confessional he broke down and really cried and said he would exercise, run, work out all day and come home and eat it all away! He couldn't stop himself...