There are several things that I tend to be private about – or at least touch only the tip of the iceberg about.  One of those subjects is my weight.  I’ve blogged about various products that I’ve used, about my trips to the gym and about my serious snack habits but seldom do I lay it all on the line.  It’s not something I’m happy about – in general.  Despite going to the gym regularly for the past several years, my weight never really dropped.  Mainly because I eat too much.

This past August, my husband and I put a new foot forward and started tracking our calories using MyFitnessPal.  It’s a community but also has an app that lets you scan bar codes and makes tracking food intake super easy. Until the weather turned cold, we made frequent trips to the farmer’s market to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits.  Now we make regular trips to the grocery store for fresh produce.  Trying out new recipes and making healthier choices became a priority – not only for our health but for the future of our kids.  Of course, we continued with our trips to the gym but also equipped ourselves with heart rate monitors.  Okay, fine.  HE bought them.  He also bought me weights and kettlebells for Christmas!  Armed with a plan, we’re making progress.  Great progress.

Just yesterday, I posted about a pair of jeans that I fit into that once was a far away dream.  We’re not done… it’s a work-in-progress.  I still have another 20 or so pounds until I’m at my goal weight.  But I’m more than half way there from where I started.  We’ve changed our eating habits and have noticed a serious change in how we feel when we junk-it or stray from our newly formed GOOD habits.

If I’ve been so private about all this, you’re probably asking why all of a sudden am I sharing it with you NOW?  Because I’m excited to say that I’ve been invited to join some other fabulous bloggers and co-host a talk tomorrow at The Motherhood discussing… you guessed it… dieting!

Here are all the details.

Live Chat Subject:

Weight Loss on a Budget: The Simple Diet with Dr. James Anderson, a live chat on The Motherhood.  We all indulged over the holidays, and now it’s time to get back on track. Join Dr. James W. Anderson, author of The Simple Diet: A Doctor’s Science-Based Plan, to talk about his effective, budget-friendly weight loss plan.  We’ll be giving away five copies of the book, so be sure to log in and share your thoughts during the Talk for the chance to win!!!

When:   Tomorrow!  Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. ET.  We will chat for 30 minutes.
Where: On The Motherhood, Here’s the direct link! 

Who: Dr. James Anderson, author of The Simple Diet, will be hosting the live chat, and I will be there co-hosting along with these amazing bloggers:

Brett, This Mama Loves Her Bargains
Rachael, Empowering Mommy
Christy, Quirky Fusion
Jenn, SuperJenn

It’s only a half hour but it’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with lots of great information!  Hope to see you there!

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