Here’s my final Lose the Dough check-in! (Please ignore the unflattering photo. ๐Ÿ˜• ) June 17, 2010 Weight: 131 pounds Body Fat: 21.2% BMI: 22.2 Waist: 25.75 inches Abdomen: 28 inches Hips: 37 inches My numbers didn’t change that much since January, but I definitely see some progress there!! ๐Ÿ˜€ My ultimate goal for Lose the Dough wasn’t necessarily to lose weight, but instead, to tone up and look buff for my 30th birthday. For…

I’m finally sitting down to lunch right now. It’s 4 o’clock and WAY past my lunchtime! I was about to eat my arm, I was so hungry! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Anyway, onto my May check-in for Lose the Dough! Lose the Dough I made a little progress this month– not a lot, but still progress. I guess all of those desserts didn’t do too much damage! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Weight: 131.4 pounds Body Fat: 21.2% BMI: 22.2 We forgot…

Spring has definitely sprung here in Boston! This city is gorgeous! Tulips always put a smile on my face! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lose the Dough So, I can sum-up this month’s Lose the Dough check-in by saying that I’ve had a littttttle too much fun lately. Over the past few weeks, I’ve definitely enjoyed my fair share of indulgences: Blizzards, fancy Raclette dinners, the , cocktail parties, wine events, wine tastings… um, you get the idea. Anyway,…

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. This week is flying by! I LOVE IT! Lunch Today’s lunch included a bunch of my favorite foods. I started with a homemade salad with Roasted Broccoli on top. I also added a little balsamic vinegar to the mix. I only use a tiny drizzle when I take my lunch to go. I’ve had one too many accidents with balsamic vinegar spilling all over my bag!…

Hi, guys! How adorable is this photo of Murphy cuddling his lobster stuffed animal? I just had to snap a photo! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I feel like I have all sorts of following up to do on the blog. I saw all of your questions and comments over the weekend, but I never had a chance to reply. So, here’s a quick follow-up! Rent the Runway RTR worked out really well. I ended up receiving 3 dresses…

Yikes!!! It’s raining cats and dogs out there! It’s actually raining so hard, I left work an hour early because the parking lot was flooding and my car needed to be moved! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Lunch I ate lunch at my desk at NuVal today. I started with a homemade arugula salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, sprouts, chick peas, and leftover barley salad. It was delicious. I also enjoyed some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that I baked…

This morning, I had my Lose the Dough check-in at Healthworks. Tara, my trainer, took my stats and measurements, and then snapped this gorgeous photo: Blah. Worst photo ever! I look like I just woke up. ๐Ÿ˜• Direct quote from my husband: “I’m not going to lie, you don’t look good.” (His comment actually cracked me up! ๐Ÿ˜† ) Anyway, here are last month’s stats: Weight: 129.8 pounds Body Fat: 21.0% BMI: 22.2 Waist: 26.25…

Wow, it was tough getting out of bed this morning. My body is just exhausted. I hope that I’m not getting sick. :-?I rarely ever get sick, but when I do, it’s bad. Let’s hope it’s not that! Breakfast After struggling to get out of bed, I made the most delicious batch of “Instant” Baked Oatmeal with maple brown sugar oatmeal, carob soy milk, ground flaxseed meal, and Wild Berry Trail Mix. I topped my…

Good morning! Happy Friday! So, I reread everyone’s comments last night, slept on it, and I have decided that counting calories is not the best option for me right now. I realize the benefits of counting calories, but the cereal thing that happened the other night was 100% related to apartment search stress (and probably some book writing stress too). I thought Mal and I found renters for our place and found a new place…

Do, or do not. There is no try. Wise, old Yoda was right on, wasn’t he? So, guys, let’s have a little heart-to-heart chat. I’m not off to a good start with my Lose the Dough challenge. I’m doing okay with the fitness and balance elements, but I’m really slacking in the diet department. Last night, for instance, after I blogged, I ended up eating 3 more bowls of cereal. Cereal and I just can’t…

Many thanks for all of your wonderful comments about my Lose the Dough game plan. Hopefully, it gives you some ideas for your own Lose the Dough challenge! ๐Ÿ˜€ย I’m really excited for its “official” start tomorrow– 5 months exactly to my 30th birthday. Five month is a long time! I hope you guys are on board for the long-haul. In keeping with my Lose the Dough challenge, I got my butt to Healthworks despite the…

As you can probably guess, I’m not into “strict” diet or fitness plans. I don’t like them and they don’t work for me. You see, I’m all about lifestyle changes. I want to develop new healthy habits that will stick with me for life, which means that I want to incorporate new habits that easily fit with how I live now. I’m participating in Lose the Dough because I want to look great for my…

As you can probably imagine, writing a book is not easy in anyway whatsoever. Last week, at 6:15 in the morning, I basically had a mental breakdown. I just sobbed and sobbed while sitting at my laptop. I wasn’t even frustrated with my writer’s block or being thousands of words behindย schedule. I just felt totally defeated trying to juggle so many jobs while writing a book at the same time. It’s just too much. Anyway,…

Blogging about lunch right after breakfast worked so well yesterday, I might start doing it from now on– during the work week, that is. I always pack my lunch the night before, so snapping a few photos and blogging in the morning should work pretty well with my schedule. Plus, you guys won’t have to wait until 4:30 to see what I had for lunch. It’s a win-win, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lunch For lunch today, I…

Thanks for all of your supportive comments this morning! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m really excited to get “serious” about my healthy living habits, and I love that so many of you want to join me! It’s nice to know that I have a virtual support system to keep me going. So, if you’re on board, get ready to step-it-up a notch. It’s going to be FUN! Snack Mid-morning, I snacked on a Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bar….

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