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’ve been experiencing some pain in my right knee lately.

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One of my coworkers brought in homemade chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes to the office this week. While I normally say no to office temptations, these looked too good to be true!

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One secret to weight-loss success is being prepared, and I’ve found that pre-cooking my dinner in the morning is one of the easiest ways to ensure I eat a healthy meal at night.

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Since healthy eating and exercising are lifestyle changes, I find that sometimes the people around me are not always supportive of my new habits.

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My nutritionist, Keri Gans, read me this quote the other day: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

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Dining out while eating right has always been a challenge for me. Looking at a menu can often be daunting, especially when, at first glance, everything seems to be unhealthy.

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When I’m in a pinch and there’s no time to cook after work, I rely on healthy neighborhood restaurants. One of my go-to takeout places is called Chicken Run.

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Now that my boyfriend and I live together, we've found a shared passion for cooking.

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Last week my coworker mentioned that she would like to incorporate more salads into her diet, but she says she doesn’t have a lot of time before work to make one.

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I’ve struggled with a few slip-ups lately with my diet, especially since it’s the end of summer and there have been more gatherings and social events to attend.

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