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Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha is not just my favorite holiday drink, but my favorite coffee drink period. I have been known to order it year-round, but for about the last two years or so, they discontinued the sugar-free peppermint syrup, which really increased the sugar and calorie count. SO, I finally came up with a…

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The Perfect Workout Playlist

Since I started exercising again, I’ve become one of the people I despise most because I: (a) go jogging (b) jog in such a way that it’s actually slower than walking As one such despicable person, I can tell you that music matters. I have to find songs slow enough to keep rhythm to (I…

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Welp, I’m back on the wagon. (After gaining COUGHFOURCOUGH pounds in the seven days I was in Houston…) AnyWHO, when I have had success in eating better and losing weight, it had a lot to do with planning meals. Meal planning is a simple and effective way to save a lot of money each month,…

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Pictured above: Shrimp & Grits with Greens from the new Karat Bar & Bistro. I definitely didn’t make it myself, but it was fairly diet friendly and the portion was not too big. 😉 It finally happened. I am finally. FINALLY. For the first time in about three years, back under 200 pounds! To catch…

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The Diet That Wasn’t.

There’s a reason you haven’t heard an update on my recent diet/lifestyle change/weight-loss journey proclamation. That’s because, after two weeks of vigilant calorie-county and carb-cutting, I fell swiftly off the wagon and back into my old ways. To date, it’s been about two months and I’ve lost a whopping FOUR pounds. This was not exactly…

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Things that happened this weekend: ONE: I cheated on my diet. On day 10 (and 11) of my diet. I cheated with Whataburger because I love me some Whataburger and it had been a very long day (see number 3) and I didn’t feel like cooking. But I’m back on the wagon and telling myself…

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I’m now on day 5 of the complete eating makeover, and past my first weekend of temptation. I’m proud to say I kept my carbs low, my calories in check, and even rode my bike about 8 miles with a small group of friends. Things I’ve learned so far: Women are amazing. I had so…

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Let’s talk about something I don’t like talking about out loud. My health. I hate talking about my weight, my diet, my lack of exercise. My deep, dark, decades-long love affair with baked goods. Mostly because in all other areas of my life, I am an incredibly disciplined, regimented, and competitive person. I’ve always been…

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