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  • Cheesy Italian Turkey Sausage Frittata

    Cheesy Italian Turkey Sausage Frittata

       I am always looking for easy, filling breakfasts. I’m a big proponent of fueling up at the start of your day… and if you know me, you know I adore breakfast food. In fact, I could eat breakfast food any time of day and never get tired of it. Even though I enjoy the classics, it’s nice to come up with new ideas too. We’re always trying to get more whole foods into our diet – that allows us to indulge just a little bit while still keeping with a healthy lifestyle. I’ll be honest – the motivation for…

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    WW Freestyle: First Impressions

    WW Freestyle: First Impressions

    Today, after hearing about the changes all week long, we finally got the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program. I’ve heard good things, grumblings, and more, but honestly? I’m really glad the changes are here. One of the things I love about Weight Watchers releasing program changes at the end of the year is that it gives me a bit of a reset before the new year begins. Because let’s face it – EVERYONE is going to hope on the weight loss train come January 1, and I’m happy to be just a little bit ahead of it. So, first impressions…

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    Weight Watchers Saturday – 8.19.17

    Weight Watchers Saturday – 8.19.17

    Yep, another Saturday Weight Watchers post. I’m going to be doing these as much as I can to keep up with my progress and talk a little bit about what our meeting topic was this week. Here we go! To be honest, I had a bit of a rough week. It started with a family dinner at my sister’s house… and she made cheesecake. I had a hard time recovering from the weekend, and all the candy around at work didn’t help. There are literally candy bowls all over my office – and sweets are my weakness. I ended up…

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    November Goals

    November Goals

    It’s time for my monthly goals check, and I’m happy to report that keeping it simple is doing me wonders. I like having only 5 goals to hit every month since it made things so much more attainable. So how did October go? October’s Goals: Create Buttons for my sidebar. So, I technically did this November 1, but I’m counting it as complete because to me, it’s close enough! 12,500 steps every day. Finally did this again! Have a date night with Chris. Chris and I had a movie date to see The Intern. Celebrate my birthday! I had a great day celebrating with…

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    5 Tips to Eat a Low-Carb Diet

    5 Tips to Eat a Low-Carb Diet

    I work hard to watch what I eat. I have for almost as long as I remember, though I haven’t always succeeded at it. Now think about that… as long as I can remember. That’s because for the vast majority of my life, I’ve been overweight…. and I’m not alone.  I grew up in what I thought was a typical American household, eating typical foods. Breakfast was typically cereal. Lunch was often a sandwich. Dinner usually consisted of a meat, a starch, and a vegetable. Normal, right? According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and the pyramid most of us learned about in…

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    5 Favorite Weight Loss Websites

    5 Favorite Weight Loss Websites

    I’ve been on a weight loss journey for what seems like my entire life. Up, down, staying the same… it’s all happened to me. I was a heavy kid, then lost a lot of weight in college. I gained some back after graduating and developed a thyroid condition. I had Abbie and dropped that weight, but I’m still battling the weight I had before even getting pregnant with Abbie. It’s always been a slow process for me. Since I’ve been working on it for so long, I do have a few favorite tools up my sleeve that I’ll be sharing,…

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    How to Make the Most of your Fitbit

    How to Make the Most of your Fitbit

    If you’ve been around here a while, you know I’m a big fan of my Fitbit. I’ve now had one for nearly two years (crazy, right?) and feel like I’ve learned a lot along the way. If you’re on the fence about getting one, just got one and aren’t sure what to do, or could just use a few tips, I’ve got them. I’ve really worked to make the most of my Fitbit and made it work for me, so I’m sharing my top tips!   Choose the right model for you. When I first got a Fitbit, I chose…

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    Where I’m At {A Weight Loss Update}

    Where I’m At {A Weight Loss Update}

    It’s been a while since I talked about my weight loss journey around here. Honestly, it’s because I’ve been stuck. And being stuck is not exactly fun to write about. If you’re new around here, you may want to catch up on when I’ve previously written about my weight (here). Basically, the short story is that I’ve battled my weight all my life. Thanks to Weight Watchers, I lost it all in college, but then my life happened. I graduated. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (which makes me hold on to weight like crazy). I got married and had Abbie,…

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    Easy Weekday Breakfasts

    Easy Weekday Breakfasts

    One of the things I’m super passionate about is breakfast. As in, the only time I leave home without it is when we’re going to get breakfast. In addition to just loving breakfast food, I truly believe that a good breakfast arts you up for the ready of your day. It gives her fuel to get through the morning and starts your metabolism for the day. That said, I’m also a realist. Mornings are BUSY. For us, it’s getting out the door for work and daycare drop-off. For stay at home moms, out might be getting up to get to…

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    February Funk

    February Funk

    It’s been kind of a weird week, and honestly, it’s put me in a little bit of a funk. Nothing major, but just things have been bugging me. You ever get like that? I’ve been kind of over everything this week and just craving some rest, but life certainly doesn’t stop just because you need a breather. I don’t really know what it is, but it could certainly be the weather. It’s been crazy cold. Today’s high will be 18 and I believe it was around 5 when I left for work this morning. I know there are people that…

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