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Getting to goal in 2010

Weight-Loss Ticker and Goals

• I finally hit the 50-pounds-lost mark.
• Attended WW meetings regularly.
• Fit back into a size 12.
• Settled on a mantra that works pretty well for me: "One day — one choice — at a time."
• Started tracking what I eat more consistently.
• My blog has developed quite the following. :D
• I don't get in all my water consistently.
• More movement — I don't exercise as much as I should.
• I tend to forget to take my daily multivitamin.

• Exercising (I'm thinking about checking into the cost of Curves.)
• Tracking every bite, every day (It's when I don't write it down that I get off track.)
• Losing weight (I want to get to my WW goal weight by June 1 — or sooner!)
• Letting the Boyfriend influence my food choices (This is the biggie!)
• Eating so much fast food
• My clothing size (I want to fit back into my size 8 jeans!)
• Weight (WW goal is 170 ... personal goal 160)
• Getting in eight 8-ounce glasses of water (or sugar-free flavored water) a day
• Exercising consistently (I especially need to focus on strength work. I'm not bad at the cardio requirement already. But I need to move more all around. Some weeks I'm good at working out regularly, and others I'm really very lazy.)

Profile Information

About Me:
Arlene is an Arizona journalist who has had to battle with her weight since about fifth grade. She lost 105 pounds in two years on Atkins, but regained about 70 of those pounds after meeting her boyfriend, a carb freak. She joined WW in August 2007 and has lost 61 pounds since then. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Highest known weight: 306
WW start weight: 245.6
Current weight: 184.8 (as of Sept. 9, 2009)
WW goal weight: 170
Personal goal 160-ish

Plan of Choice:
Low Fat, High Fiber, Weight Watchers
Workout Philosophy:
I only exercise because I have to

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Stephanie Roberts joined Arlene's group

Down with Fast Food

Fast food may be quick and easy, but it is likely one of the reasons many of us need to lose weight. This group is for those of us who want to be able to just say "no" to regular fast-food runs.
Apr 24, 2011
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5-a-Day Challenge

For those of you interested in joining me as I take up my WW leader's challenge to eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day — EVERY DAY — for 30 days.
Feb 4, 2011
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Down with Fast Food

Fast food may be quick and easy, but it is likely one of the reasons many of us need to lose weight. This group is for those of us who want to be able to just say "no" to regular fast-food runs.
Feb 4, 2011
Ali joined Arlene's group

Down with Fast Food

Fast food may be quick and easy, but it is likely one of the reasons many of us need to lose weight. This group is for those of us who want to be able to just say "no" to regular fast-food runs.
Nov 11, 2010
Arlene commented on Steven Spalten's blog post A Subway breakfast Treat
"Those potatoes are great, aren't they? Less greasy than any other fast-food hash browns, for sure."
Nov 4, 2010
Lynette S commented on Arlene's blog post Breakfast at Subway
"Looks so good, I keep saying I'm going to go, and I have yet to do it!"
Oct 7, 2010
Arlene commented on Arlene's blog post Breakfast at Subway
"The Denver sounds good. Maybe I'll try that one with some of my leftover Subway cash."
Oct 7, 2010
Paula commented on Arlene's blog post Breakfast at Subway
"Hey I eat green pepper slices and sliced cucumbers sometimes for my breakfast or early morning snack!! So yes, lettuce or spinach on a breakfast sandwich sounds good to me. I am wanting to try those hashbrowns too."
Oct 6, 2010

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Breakfast at Subway

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 5:01pm 5 Comments

As one of the lucky Blog To Lose Breakfast Blogger Giveaway winners, I guess you could say Roni (and Subway) treated me to breakfast Monday.

Being a carnivore, I had the Ham, Egg & Cheese Muffin Melt (3 WW Points).

Hmm ... the photo looks a little blurry. But that is basically what it looked like.…


I won?

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 6:48pm 3 Comments

Just saw I'm one of the Subway breakfast giveaway winners. Woo-hoo! Can't wait to get my loot so I can give it a try.

Things are going along ... CarbLovers seems to be like any other diet at the moment: Some days I stick to it great; others are a struggle. Last time I got on the scale, I was down a total of about 4 pounds, but that's with several "off" days.

Made a menu plan for the next week and a half (and promptly veered from it). Tomorrow and Wednesday I'm off work, so… Continue

CarbLovers success

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 12:30am 1 Comment

It's working! Since I started the CarbLovers Diet, I'm down 2.2 pounds. You can read more about it over at my other blog, Adventures in Weight Loss.

CarbLovers Day 1

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

I'm calling my first day on the CarbLovers Diet a success. The food was tasty and filling, and I ate only 26 Points without craving snacks.

You can read all about it over at my other blog.

Now, Day 2 is under way. So far, so good. Lunchtime is around the corner.

I made a decision

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 4:28am 1 Comment

Surprisingly — or not — I'm not going to go back to Atkins. I'm also not exactly going to continue with WW.

No, I've decided to spend a month tracking and counting Points while I follow the Health magazine editors' new CarbLovers Diet. I read the magazine article about the diet before I left on vacation, and stopped at Barnes & Noble to look through the book this morning. I liked what I saw.

You can read more about my new course over at… Continue

Comment Wall (318 comments)

At 11:34am on May 4, 2008, jolie said…
Your page looks fantastic you've lived here forever! I love how you set it up.
At 8:40pm on May 4, 2008, ronji said…
Wow, you are already up and running...looks great!! I guess I have to get caught up now :)
At 12:28am on May 6, 2008, Katie said…
Thanks, Arlene! It's nice to "meet" you. I am so impressed with your weight loss! You are doing fantastic. I'm looking forward to your idea of a challenge.

PS- You're page looks amazing! I'm still trying to figure out what a widget and a RSS feed!!
At 7:58am on May 6, 2008, Michele Dochat said…
Thanks, I love this community! I don't think I'd be as successful with my weight loss without this!!
At 11:07am on May 6, 2008, Kristi said… did you get the weight loss ticker AND photos up there? I'm still getting used to the new website so I have a feeling I'm going to be that annoying girl asking questions, lol...thanks so much!
At 5:18pm on May 6, 2008, Kristi said…
Aha, thank you! I wasn't sure if you were able to make that "profile" box expand into several different sections, i.e. the ticker AND the photos. But I guess the photos are a thing of their own. I appreciate your help!
At 12:00pm on May 7, 2008, Sarah said…
I can't sing the praises of c25k loudly enough, and because it changes every week, you aren't getting bored. The main thing I told myself is there is no reason I can't do it! "it's only 60 seconds, its only 90 seconds, I already did that, it's only another minute..." etc. My best advice is to GO SLOWLY (you should be able to converse) and be consistent. Before you know it, you'll be running that 20 in week 5!! :)
At 11:07am on May 8, 2008, Sabrina said…
I'll have to look into finding class in my area, that sounds like a lot of fun. Yes my puppy is very cute when he isn't being a bad boy. More often then not he's doing something he shouldn't be!
At 11:22am on May 8, 2008, Lynn C said…
Just a quickie comment: Yes, Weight Watchers has a few new smoothie flavors, I think one of the other ones is Orange Creamsicle (EW, but that's just me!) and the Caramel latte one is pretty good. I keep meaning to mix it with my morning coffee and some ice and make myself a frap, but I keep forgetting, and I don't drink caffiene at night, unless I want to not sleep.
At 11:22am on May 8, 2008, Lynn C said…
(ps, because I get easily distracted: I get them at my local WW meetings locale.)

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