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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