Thank you, Dana for never letting me down with your recipes! Passport used by Salisbury Novichok suspect links him I wanted to know if you think it would be okay to use frozen brussel sprouts in this recipe. I feel like I just met the woman behind the recipes….. First time with rice, second time I made just the sauce but thickened it up and used it on pizza. Link the award to the person who gave it to you. I am so eager to go through all of your recipes.
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I have currently been following your permenant weight loss plan since January eat mainly weight loss foods. I went from calories a day to because I didn't feel well enough to work out. I do cardio per week elliptical and tread mill total time 1hr and I do weight training times per week.
The problem is that I have gained weight. Not lost ANY inches. My shirts feel looser, pants tighter like I need a bigger size. Admittedly my body "looks" better, but I really want to loose weight.
Can you please offer some guidance on this? I'm about ready to give up. For weight training I do minute sessions at the anytime fitness. I use the do reps x 2, which include chest press, shoulder press, pulldown, overhead presses I use other machines there but I can not recall the names. I do more upper body strength training because that is the first place I gain weight, and my lower body has always been more naturally toned.
Once a week I do lower body training, but I can't recall the names of those machines. I began incorporating the strength training in January. I had never done it before and what I know now comes from the net. I figure maybe I was doing something wrong.
My body does look better, and it looks good, its just not the results I was hoping for after six months of dedication and not missing a beat. Am I on the right path. Thanks for your response. I want to lose weight I just don't know how I should do it I had a baby 1 year ago and I let my self go I'm in need of help all I want is to feel better for myself and family and to have more energy for my 1 year old baby.
Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here. I am over weight and I am in 12 grade how can I loose it fast and quick because I have a dance coming up and I want to look Good for a boy.
I have the same problem! My height is about 5'4" and weight about Can you please tell me if its possible to keep the weight off after losing it quickly? Iv'e been on a low carb diet and lost 1 kg every 2 days, and want to maintain my weight loss after i reach my target weight. Iv'e been on a "low carb grapefruit diet" Iv'e been losing 1 every 2 days, but I'm scared to pile it all back on, can you pleaseeee tell me a way, to keep my weight off after I have reached my goal weight?
I would greatlyyy appreciate your advice, Iv'e been very disciplined and the weight loss id great but super scared to gain it back! Is there any way I can make the ingredients in nacho bell grande less in calories? What kind of meat could I use for tacos to make it lower in calories? I asked because tacos are very versatile since they include chicken or steak. I know nacho bell grande and tacos are so close.
Hi adrian, I am bhumi from india, working woman 29, having weight 85 kg and height 5'4. Adrian my tummy fat and thigh fat is too much.
I want to reduce till my previous weight of 51 kg. How can i go about this? My name is Kasee. These are great inspiration stories. I am really wanting to lose weight because now I am so insecure and have very low self esteem.
I am 14, 5'6', and lbs. Any weight loss tips or advice is greatly apreciated. I am overweight and just found I'm pregnant.
I would like to be fit and healthy throughout this pregnancy. I'm 5"5 and weight lbs. Can I eat healthy fruits, veggies, and lean protein and moderate exercise to lose weight safely?
I ate very unhealthy and was inactive prior to becoming pregnant. I'm not an expert on pregnancy and weight loss safety. I love the site. I had a question tho. If I choose to burn cals per day is that a safe way to lose weight or will I be going too low on calories with the to start off plus the burned per day? Hi I'm Jessica I'm trying to lose the weight but i don't know what to do or if I'm doing to wrong I'm 15, height 5'0, and weight pounds.
Don't get discouraged, you will lose the weight if you work hard. I have lost 30 LBs by eating 6 small meals a day and working out for 4 times weekly doing 45 minutes of various cardio mainly the ellipical or treadmill followed by 30 minutes of circuit weight training.
I reduced my fast food and stuck to a intake. Most important thing is to set realistic goals. I knew salads and fruit wouldn't last long. So I'm not really dieting, I just cut out the extra snacking and high calorie foods.
I basically eat the same foods in smaller portions. I make sure to eat breakfasts and drink plenty of water. I am currently losing my post baby weight. I have been losing about 2 lbs a week on a cal dieting and a week workouts. I have 6 lbs left to be at my pre-baby but I would really like to be down 12 lbs making my BMI The weight is coming off but should I be eating more??
I consume about calories a day and have been going to the gym every other day ive been doing it for two weeks and havent lost any weight! It comes off slower, I find it harder to see the end of the tunnel now but about half way through I could see it clearly.
I saw your blog posted somewhere…. I can not wait to read more and see what advice I can gain from you! Right now i feel like you back when you joined the YMCA.. Thank you for sharing your story.. I love your blog, your perspective, your word choices, your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing. I just discovered it today. I really appreciate your inspiration! I am so glad I stumbled upon this. Much like you, I grew up in the kitchen. Much like you, I adore good!
Much like you, I also have sciatica although I have that nagging pain in my right buttock- not my left. And much like you, I never really enjoyed the gym, although I love being active if that makes sense. I also just recently moved to Seattle, and I sold my car. I walk to work now 2 mi round trip and everywhere else I can. I hope that my lifestyle change can help me succeed like it has for you. You have inspired me to stay positive and keep trying.
I have to ask… in your exercise history, where were those hiking pictures taken? I thought to myself they looked like Mt. Then again, every hiking picture makes me think of Mt. I love this blog…found it just now on pintrest. Your blog is incredible — so beautifully-crafted and organized… I simply want to gobble it up! You are definitely being book-marked: I love that you are so real! I love this blog, and I hate blogs — I tend to find them boring: I also adore that you have a firm grasp on the English language and grammar weird, I know, but verbiage really bothers me!
I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now after stumbling across it on Pinterest, and I just had to tell you how much I adore you and your site. As a college student, you make weight loss and maintenance seem attainable—not an easy feat. Thank you for sharing your story. You really are an inspiration… And quite witty, I might add! This is such a cool blog. There are so many blogs yet so few that really get a person.
Bookmarking for many futures. I just found your blog while searching Pinterest for yummy recipes… you are an inspiration! Thank you for writing everyday and telling your story the good and bad.
I love your heartfelt writing, your candor and your honesty. I resolve to plan ahead with lunch this year. I do pretty well on dinners but love the prepare salad veges ahead of time idea. I am also loving the fluffy oatmeal recipe, off to try it now although here in Australia is it 30 degrees celcius here, our summer and may be a little hot!
I love the plan ahead nature of breakfast too. If I was to make a massive pot for five days would I just times all the ingredients by 5? I am so excited to find this site. Thank you for sharing your story with everyone, I am happy to know that there is someone out there that did look like me and successfully changed there life, I have been up and down on my weight since I can remember, I have started eating right and exercising more, but I do enjoy the good things but in moderation.
Thank you and good luck on your ventures. I love your site. I am so glad I found it. I was at my heaviest recently lbs and I am now down to and my first goal is to reach lbs. Thank you for sharing your very inspirational and motivating story. I am so excited to hear that you are writing 2 books.
Thank you so much Amy! Yes, the first book to be released Spring will be a weight loss memoir. The second is a cookbook: I just happened upon your blog and love, love, love it! I came across your blog through Pinterest. I am so inspired by your story and your journey! I also struggled and continue to sturggle with my weight. Hearing your story is def great motivation and inspirational. I cant wait to try some of your recipes and i also cant belive you lost weight in Italy!!
So excited to start my journey. First of I am from Walpole so this is exciting and am currently in the whole weightloss stage, I have more to loose than you and you are inspiring. It makes me feel so good to read this blog and encourages me. I just need to make changes and move more. Thank you for this. So I have finally decided to leave a comment. I come and check on your blog about twice a week for the past year or so. Can You Say for Dinner? I literally had to come to this post to find that your name is Andie.
So hello Andie Mitchell, my name is Kyle. I just wanted to thank you for the many amazing recipes and stories. I have been a pescetarian for the past 4 years and your blog gave me that love for food again. Seeing your pictures of the beauty of food has made me appreciate it again.
It has really grown into a passion for me, thanks to you. So I just wanted to thank you. His all time favorite is the Roasted Broccoli. He can never have enough!! I have tried 2 of the recipes already and am doing another tonight. I am diabetic and trying to lose 35lbs and you have recipes in here that I can eat and not feel guilty. I love Your blog.
The recipes are a blast and fun! And thanks for sharing your journey. So appreciate What You Do! You are a great writer and your story of weight loss is one that I share. I will be back for more. I found your blog from a recipe posted on Pinterest by one my favorite authors Laurie Notaro. I have been eating better and living a generally better lifestyle for a few months now, and all the good ideas I can find, the better!
Thanks for the help!!! I have struggled with my weight for most of my 39 years. Thank you for sharing…. What a wonderful, inspiring blog!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us— and continuing to do so: I am so excited to have found you! You are honest with yourself and here on your blog. You have given me inspiration to be a better person for me.
The candy store by my house makes a jalapeno stuffed with peanut butter, dipped in chocolate. They ship too, but I think that you should make them and then make a blog post about how to make them, so I can make them too! I love your website. I have been overweight all my life, like you I reached a point not long ago where it was scary… so far I am 20lbs lighter and still moving.
The sad thing is I actually work in fitness, I help other people get healthy but for a long time I had a false perception of myself. Your blog has added a whole new outlook to some of the ideals I have been looking into. I just wanted to say thank you! I will recommend this to many of my clients. I am embarking on this journey myself. Your blog is my new favorite website! You are a gem and an absolute inspiration! I look forward to your books. I am officially your new fan: So hello, my name is Michelle and I am now an official Andie follower: I just spent the last several minutes reading through your weight loss journey.
I am now hoping to keep coming back and checking in on you and your blog. I have to tell you, that your story was so impressional not only because of the success, but also because in the one photo of you with a friend uncovering a grill, you look so much like my own 20 year old daughter! We have both been eating healthier for the past few months and we have both taken off over 15 pounds, but we have a long ways to go.
You are a real cutie! Great choices of food and recipes. Absolutely great food photography. Hello beautiful lady and lover of food, A friend of mine who follows my blog shared a link with me, your fab blog and I am so glad to meet you. Please come to my blog and we will have a cup of musings together.
We have much in common. I am also hoping to publish a book which would be the ultimate achievent for a whimsical dyslexic but quietly determined chocolate lover like me. Just another thing, how do you even go about being published? I have a great idea and almost manuscript for a book but I dont know what to do now? I found the buffalo chix wraps on Pinterest, then read more of your blog.
Interesting story, great writing. Funny I have been a runner from high school. But I do think geez…do I have to work out the rest of my life? It feels great to be healthy and strong, but sometimes it feels like an endless chore! I cried all the way through your bio posts… Everything you said, from the injury to the semester in Italy, resonated with me.
I am rethinking my goals as I begin my get-healthy journey. I am going to stay tuned for whatever else you have in store! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! You can find the picture at http: Rules for the Sunshine Award: Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
Answer the questions that come with it. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it. Hi Andy I love your travel adventures, my boyfriend and I are planning on going to Cancun this summer, coud you tell me how did you transport from Cancun to Belize and CostaRica at a low cost? You are hilarious, gorgeous, real, fantastic, and addictive.
Maintaining is my biggest fear looming somewhere in the future — thanks for calming me down. I just love your website! The more I find in it, the more I love it. I found you on Pinterest and am so glad I did! Thank you for sharing your journey…and you recipes! I found your website looking for a whipped frosting. I look forward to reading about your weight loss and how to keep it off.
I stumbled across this page thanks to pinterest! I have been trying to get into a more healthy habits like eating and exercising, but the food I always see looks horrible and I am not a big fan of exercising either! After reading a few of your blogs so far, I am truly inspired to lose some weight and even become Paula Deen along the way.
Your recipes look amazing and you are truly an inspiration for many! I will definitely be purchasing both of your books once they are on the market! A beautiful story from a beautiful person. You are where I dream to be one day. P and now I am on the path at 7 or so lbs.
Interestingly I have found through journaling that my eating habits though not the best were not the main problem. I need to constantly remind myself to just get up and move every day and things will happen. Your bit about the green field being the same whether you are lying and crying or spinning and laughing… well something to that effect have touched me! Andie, I just came across your site today, and just spent the past two hours reading as much as I could!
You are an extremely good writer, and I feel as if I know you by just reading your words. Your journey amazes me and inspires me, and I guess I just want to say thank you. I look forward to trying some of your recipes, and because of you I now have a strong sudden urge to go on a nice relaxing walk.
I love your site and thanks for the granola bar recipe yesterday! Looking forward to knowing more about you and your recipes. I am really looking forward to trying out your recipes they all look so delicious and healthy!
I think your recipes will be a great help over the next year!! Accidentally found your blog while searching for can tuna recipes and loved your blog! Your story is so inspirational and so true! Thanks for sharing your story and keep me motivated: Thanks for sharing your story and keep me motivated! I have no words except WOW! You are an amazing person, and an inspiration for so many!
I was searching for dinner ideas on Google and your site came up. I clicked on it and began reading, and was teary-eyed when I finished! Thank you, thank you for sharing your life story. I am going to read every single post on your site! Reading about your exercise history and what you miss from pounds ago help to put a lot of things into perspective. Thank you for your experience and your honesty. Thanks for taking the time to share!
Happened to find your blog by chance on pinterest! And never too late to write about it either-thanks for the inspiration! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I just finished reading your entire blog. All the stories and scanned a few recipes. I laughed and cried. But mostly just gave myself time to chew on the truths presented and how they mirrored many of my own struggles. Thank you for sharing you life, heart, struggles and triumphs!
I have been blessed by you and your blog this morning. And, have taken away many nurturing offerings that I will continue to chew on and apply to my life. I am currently in the midst of my weight lost journey and when I started, I tried to find other success stories from women of my same height and weight… which is incredibly close to yours… and also I love food… good food… and travel.
After reading all of your post I found a kindred spirit. Someone who loved the feel of good fashion and cheap junk food: Your blog has been an inspiration and above that I adore really good writing, which you master in a wonderful, simple, enthralling way. I stubbled upon your blog and I have been reading for 2 hours now! You are my new inspiration! I have slowly been losing for the past 2. I focus on food instead of the people or activity at family gatherings and social events.
I research healthy eating, plan meals, make grocery lists. Food consumes my life and I feel trapped in a prison. When I try to control my portions and diet, I miss the quantity of food- not the type of foods necessarily.
What I really want is love from my parents. Addiction to food does seem the hardest to break free from compared to all other addictions. We need food to survive. There are times I wish I could.