Weight Loss Diary

Check in with SHAPE magazine columnist Beth Blair as she posts weekly about her weight-loss journey on shape.com. Learn from her successes and struggles as she chronicles her transformation in 2014.

When I started writing this column a year ago, I thought my journey would be filled with all of the classic weight-loss strategies I was familiar with (though honestly, they had failed...

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The tricky thing about weight loss is coming up with new healthy recipes to try because I tend to get into a routine of eating the same thing over and over.

Below are three new...

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As much as I love the holidays, I've come to almost dread one aspect of them: the internal struggle I go through at parties and dinners. Something about the festive atmosphere—and the...

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Social media has changed all of our lives, especially those of us trying to lose weight.

Not that long ago if you wanted virtual fitness or weight-loss support, the only options...

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Eating out has its pros and cons: It's convenient and there is no clean-up, but on the other hand, it costs much more than eating at home and you can't control which ingredients go in...

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Before and after weight-loss photos are fun to look at, as well as super inspirational. But behind every set of photos is a story. For me, that story is all about the little changes....

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Are you a grazer? You know, slowly eating your way through the day, having a cookie here, some cheese there, a handful of nuts (or chips or crackers) there. In my former life, that was...

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With a three-day weekend approaching, I've been thinking about how I'm going to survive the parties and grilling and stay on track with my weight loss. But then I remembered that I was...

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My favorite reason for the spring through fall months is easy: fresh foods. And while my family loves browsing at the St. Paul or Minneapolis farmers' markets at least once a week, this...

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As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was bike riding. Along with my brothers and the other neighborhood kids, I would race, explore, and enjoy the freedom my bike gave me.

Last...

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