Aug 26, 2014

Losing Weight - the one Secret you Already Know and a few more...#Giveaway

As you know, I have been struggling with my weight for years, many many years.  I have tried everything from Adkins, to SlimFast to Shaklee, and while programs are successful while they are implemented, as soon as I got off of them, the weight slowly came back on.

I have to tell you, I know why I am overweight.  It's called food greed!  I don't understand it, it doesn't make sense, but it is the way it is in my mind.  Maybe you are the same, maybe not, but for me, I have to break this thinking process.

A few weeks ago I was given the book "Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss" to review.  First, I should say, I have been doing a ton of reading about weight loss and fad diets.  In this book, Rachel Pires will tell you (and show you) how you can lose weight by following one simple rule, count your calories.  It is that easy, and it isn't easy!  I had the most success at weight loss when I counted my calories.  Many of you followed me in 2013 (Jan to Aug) as I lost 60 pounds.  I stopped counting calories and over the past year, gained 25 of it back:(

So here I am again, ready to start anew and commit to losing weight.  Are you with me?  Great!  Let's get started.

First, can you please check out Rachel's book "Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss"?  It is a quick good read that will give you some great ideas and inspiration about how to get going with your weight loss.

If you are interested, you can follow Rachel on her Facbook Page here: Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss

Second, join me on My Fitness Pal - it's a FREE app for your phone or computer that will help you track your calories!  You can use a bar code scanner to enter product info, search their database for food, or enter in your own food.  for extra motivation, add me as your friend on MFP:

Third, if you are one to walk, dance, or want to track your calories, please check out the FitBit.  I have the flex and I love it.  It syncs with my smart phone or my computer... and it works with MFP!  Awesome!

So are you all set?  Leave a comment below and let me know you are with me.  Let's do this!

For a bit of added fun, we have a giveaway for Rachel's book: "Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss".  Just use the widget below to enter for a chance to win!

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  1. I am committed! I have been exercising and watching what I eat. I am GOING to loose the weight