My Fitness Pal


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It has been nearly 3 weeks into the new year, how many of you are still working on your New Years resolutions? If your resolution was like a large majority of the population and you wanted to lose weight, have you been able to stick with your goals? I have a a *FREE* app for Android and iOS that will may make your life a whole lot simpler. My Fitness Pal is a calorie counter and diet tracker. As you enter your meals each day, My Fitness Pal provides a summary of the nutrients eaten and a calorie … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tips – Portion Control 101


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"Clean your plate!" How many times did we hear this growing up? As adults we still tend to do exactly that. Unfortunately, we don't practice good portion control and we over eat by an average of 25% per meal meaning too many calories and too much fat in our diets. None of us grew up learning about or even thinking about portion control. Portion control can sometimes be confusing, 3 ounces of protein = the size of a deck of cards but not all foods can be measured that way. A serving size of … [Read more...]

Printable Grocery Coupons for your New Year’s Resolution


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Printable grocery coupons are one way that you can achieve more than one of your New Year's resolutions at one time!  You can try to eat a little healthier while saving a little coin.  It's almost like The Wizard was looking into a giant crystal ball this morning when we did the post telling us to Stockpile Cereal New Year's Week.  Low and behold, a ton of printable coupons that fit the bill dropped again this afternoon!  Between Kashi, Atkins and Myoplex, you have three of the heaviest hitters … [Read more...]

50 Pounds in 8 Weeks! Thanks Jillian!


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Well, I DID IT!!!  I have been lock, stock and barrell for the last 8 weeks and I am very happy to report that I am officially down over 50 POUNDS!!!  I have worked out like nobody's business and made a lifestyle change to my diet that I will be able to sustain for the rest of my life.  I am no longer a stress eater!  If I am, I am eating lots of raw broccoli!!!   But, don't take my word for it, look at what Jillian says: How BIG is Your Weight Loss Goal? Jillian Michaels can help you achieve … [Read more...]

Thanks Jillian! Status Update on The Wizard’s Progress


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Just about a month ago, Andrea and I decided that we were going to work together to make ourselves healthier for our newborn son, Ethan.  We made a commitment to work out, eat right and hold each other accountable.  The other thing we needed was a plan and a way to track our progress with fresh new ideas and trips.  I am happy to say that after 1 month of dedication, hard work and execution, I am down 30 pounds.  My goal is to lose another 50, but that won't happen quite as fast.  If you are … [Read more...]