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.

Deciding what and how much to eat can be tricky, especially if you're trying to lose weight and improve your health.

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Writing down goals is the first step to success.

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Words can be so empowering.

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While I’ve been measuring foods in the kitchen on and off for years, during the last several months I've been making much more of an effort to pay attention to my serving sizes.

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Humans are creatures of their habits, and when it comes to losing weight they can be more destructive than constructive.

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Plateau. If you're trying to lose weight, this word can trigger nightmares.

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This may not come as a surprise, but I have never been one to enjoy swimsuit shopping.

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Never in a million years did I think workouts would be part of my cruise itinerary. But on my recent Princess Cruises vacation, I vowed to not gain weight or, better yet, lose weight.

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When I woke up on Saturday morning for the Rock 'n Sole Quarter Marathon in Milwaukee, WI, I felt a twinge of doubt.

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It was the spring of 2012 during my daughter's first track season.

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