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Image: Sura Nualpradid / I had the occasion this week to experience my first DXA scan.  If you aren’t familiar with what that is, don’t feel bad, I didn’t have a clue either when a doctor recently told me I needed one.  In fact, she said I was past due for one.  Uhmmm, OK, […]

I’m a huge fan of seafood, especially shrimp.  It’s one of my favorite types of seafood to cook at home because it’s quick, easy, and is a great fit with my Weight Watchers food plan. I recently came across this recipe for Dijon Shrimp.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember exactly where I found it, but it’s […]

In case you  haven’t heard, Chobani just introduced some awesome new flavors!  From left to right, we’ve got Apple Cinnamon, Blood Orange, and Passion Fruit.  These flavors are so new, you may not have seen them in your local store yet, but keep your eyes open because they should be there SOON! I was fortunate […]

Can you believe it?  Here we are just a couple of days away from the arrival of Baby New Year and the ushering in of 2012.  I can’t believe we’re at a new year again already!  I swear, the older I get, the faster time seems to go by.  Can someone please just put the […]

Hellllloooooo Shrinkers!  How is every doing during this wonderful holiday season?  Are you sticking with your healthy habits or indulging a bit here and there (or everywhere)? It’s time to face the music and the scale for our weekly weigh in. How’d you do this week? As for me, I confess (oh wait, that was […]

As difficult as it may be to acknowledge, we are in the home stretch to the winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas (Dec. 25), Chanukah (Dec. 20-28), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1), Winter Solstice (Dec. 22), Festivus (Dec. 23), or all of the above, they are upon us!  I mean, come on, look at […]

In honor of the new PointsPlus 2012 program update rolling out this week from Weight Watchers (learn even more about the changes here from the CEO), we thought this would be a great time to share a Weight Watchers menu as part of our on-going Shrinking Menu Planning series.  I don’t think it’s any secret […]

Holy smokes!  Can you believe we’re already at the FINAL check-in for the 2011 Shrinkvivor Challenge?!  This challenge seems like it just flew by so quickly!  We’re now only ONE DAY away from finding out who will be the Ultimate Shrinkvivor and win our fabulous prize package. Didn’t make the Top 7?  No worries, the […]

It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another round of True Confessions.  Being on the editorial calendar for this post actually couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  You see, I’ll been struggling … hard!  Not only have I fallen off the wagon, but it’s run me over a few many times […]

Photo by Flickr user dmoola Ever have one of those times where you constantly feel like you’re running on empty?  I’m having one of those times!  Between vacation and business travel, I’ve been gone from home as much as I’ve been there this month.  As if the travel itself weren’t enough, I’ve worked incredibly long […]

Ok, it’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! The tribes have spoken and the Tribal Council video is ready.  Please pardon the random meow’s from my kitty in the background.  Oh, and my work BlackBerry going off at one point, too. 😉 The tribes list will be updated later this evening. Be sure to […]

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means.  It’s Shrinkvivor check-in time!  How’s everyone doing so far?  Have you been keeping up with the fitness challenge and mini challenges we’ve been throwing at you each week?  Be sure to check in and let us know how everything is going so far! Fitness Challenge This week […]

I love hot dogs!  Yes, I know all of the old jokes about hot dogs being “mystery meat” and how they are so horrible for me.  I can’t help it though, I love a good frank every now and again. Since beginning my weight loss journey, I’ve pretty much stuck with the light or fat-free […]

Ever feel like you’re just wandering in the desert looking for the road to motivation?  Do you find ways to self-motivate, or do you wait for motivation to come knocking on your proverbial door?  Are you the type of person who sits idly by waiting for the motivation to “hit” before you start making efforts […]

  So, have you heard about those giant slugs that are invading southern Florida?  Well, apparently one has invaded southern California lately, too.  Yeah, that would be me … in the exercise department! I’m not sure exactly what happened because I had been doing really well for a while.  I had my groove going and […]