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Sunday
Mar112012

Kristy's Private Weight Loss Journey - Week 3

  • Starting weight (2/14): 204.8
  • Current weight (3/8): 198.4
  • Goal weight: 150-155
  • Pounds lost: 6.4

The first two weeks of my Private Weight Loss journey are a blur. There were tests and assessments, I started working out with my personal trainer and meeting with my Weight Loss Coach. I went on a grocery story tour, started taking supplements and doing workouts on my own. I started to change the way I grocery shop, prepare food and eat. I also started paying attention to how I sleep and deal with stress. It was like a crash course in healthy living. The third week is when everything started to sink in. For me, that meant realizing some important truths about this journey. Here is what I’ve learned:

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Sunday
Mar042012

Kristy's Private Weight Loss Journey - Weeks 1 & 2

  • Starting weight (2/14): 204.8
  • Current weight (2/28): 200.4
  • Goal weight: 150-155
  • Pounds lost: 4.4

These photos are really me. And they aren't "before" pictures, at least not yet. They were taken just a few days ago. Having these photos taken was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Standing there exposed made me confront all of the guilt, embarrassment and shame of what I had become and the fact that I had let myself get this far. It also helped me realize that I'm the only one that brought me here and I'm the only one that can fix it.

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Friday
Oct212011

Are you getting the most out of your cardio program?

Perhaps you’ve been in your local Life Time Fitness and seen a fellow member wearing a goofy mask as they walk or jog on the treadmill. Maybe you’ve overheard someone in the locker room talk about their heart rate ‘zones’ and how they actually have to work out slower! Maybe you’ve had the assessment done and are wondering...

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Friday
Aug262011

Antioxidants as Fat Fighters

Antioxidants are one of the most highly studied nutrition components. They are best known for fighting off disease or preventing aging, but did you also know they can positively impact your waistline? A new study shows just that and brings some new excitement around these well-studied molecules.

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Sunday
Apr102011

Winning at Weight Loss - Part 2

Last week, we talked about getting your head in the weight loss game — and facing reality about the changes needed to succeed. This week, we discuss the nuts and bolts of a smart weight management plan. First steps include understanding your metabolism, letting go of your need to count calories, being efficient about exercise and getting enough shut-eye.

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Sunday
Apr032011

Winning at Weight Loss - Part 1

In preparation for the 2011 Life Time Weight Loss 90-Day Challenge, we’ll take a hard look at the factors that can influence your success. Getting your head ready for long-term weight loss requires you to face your health risks, forego the advice of friends, commit to quality food and take advantage of professional resources. Real results are possible when you get real about the choices you make.

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Sunday
Mar062011

Signs of Progress, sans the Scale

The daily weigh-in provides powerful feedback to many who are looking to lose weight. But efforts aren’t always rewarded in pounds. Are you gaining strength? Building a healthy metabolism? Before you get hung up on scale numbers, remember that progress is measured in other ways that are at least as valuable — if not immediately visible.

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