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.

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.

This week has been a doozy.

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I feel so lucky to have a supportive husband during this weight-loss journey.

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I’ll say it: I’m a fun eater. I love parties, food festivals, and going out to eat.

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Until I started journaling my weight-loss experience, I didn’t realize I was stressed out.

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I’m no stranger to gyms, but to be honest, I’ve never been really 100-percent comfortable in them.

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At the beginning of my weight-loss journey, my life coach, Kate Larsen, asked me to fill out a life balance wheel with eight different sections: career, money, health, family and friends...

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When I met my trainer, Tomery, the first time, she looked me up and down and said, “I want you to take a test that will measure your estrogen levels.

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Can you estimate a serving size? I can’t. And the more I learn, the more I realize I’m not alone in my struggle with portion recognition.

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About a year ago, I decided enough was enough. I had a tiny rash on my right thumb for years and it itched like crazy—I couldn’t take it anymore.

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Confession: I’m the mom who used to fall asleep in the carpool line—and it happened more than once.

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