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.

My aunt and uncle are currently visiting from India. The other day, they came over the to watch the Bears game with an Indian snack for us to enjoy while we watched.

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After just six weeks of training, I ran my first 5K and completed it in 36 minutes, which...

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In order to train for my upcoming 5K race, my personal trainer, Stephanie Pipia, created a six-week schedule for me to follow.

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Now that we’re well into football season, people—myself included—are...

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I was getting a bit bored with my standard breakfast of scrambled egg whites with vegetables and whole-wheat toast, so I decided to change it up a bit.

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About a year ago, I took my dog Bella Pepper to the vet and was told that she was overweight and needed to lose 10 to 15 pounds. I felt like we lead parallel lives!

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I was craving Chinese food recently, but I didn’t want to order takeout and be subject to oily, greasy, or fried food to satiate my urge.

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We all know it’s important to get seven to eight hours of sleep in order to tackle the next day head-on.

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During the recent political conventions, my work hours changed, so my regular schedule shifted to later in the day: I had to report to work at 1 p.m. and I finished around 9 p.m.

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When I don’t have time to prepare my own healthy lunch to take to work, I take...

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