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.

I enjoy a glass of wine as much as the next girl, but when I started this weight-loss journey, I wondered if drinking alcohol would hinder my progress.

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Since having my children, sleep hasn't been the same.

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Hi! My name is Beth Blair, and I’m ecstatic to kick off 2013 as SHAPE’s new weight loss diarist. I’ll be sharing my journey with you each month in the magazine and here on the blog.

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Kicking off the New Year also meant kicking off healthy kitchen choices for me.

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Now that my year-long weight loss journey with SHAPE is coming to a close, I realize that there are certain lessons that have really worked for me along the way.

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One of my friends, Cherryl Mendis, is a chef and makes great recipes, so I asked her to send me a healthy salad...

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I used to eat dinner every night after work in front of the TV and overindulge without even realizing what I had eaten.

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Several of my friends and family members are vegetarian, and while I’m not ready to jump on the bandwagon, I recently gave up red meat.

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year.

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A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I vacationed in Maui. I wanted to relax and enjoy myself—without putting on pounds.

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