The working yourself to death at the gym is nor was it ever my thing. The food you prepare looks like it could be served in a restaurant. Did you change they way it is laid out? Loving your new blog style, but where oh where did the recipe index go? Did you have to have sugary to remove skin or once you got to your goal the skin went back to shape. It would really add to your inspirational story.
You are truly inspirational: Did you just add this section? I feel like I just met the woman behind the recipes….. You are an inspiration! Congratulations on successfully changing your eating habits and losing so much weight. The food you prepare looks like it could be served in a restaurant.
The presentation is beautiful and everything must be so much more enjoyable to eat when such care is taken to prepare it. I am inspired to follow in your footsteps. I am also excited that you have included the nutrition info for some of your meals. I am trying to lose 15 lbs. Thank you so much for your kind words, Catherine! It really means so much to me. Best of luck with your weight loss! I hope some of these crazy recipes will help!! What a great story.
You have achieved something with your weight loss and maintenance that is extremely difficult. You should be so proud of yourself. I look so forward to reading more of your blog! Hey lady…do you have an email address?
Sorry, I should make a little sub page with my contact info. I live in CT too! Wow, amazing job on the weight loss! From my birth to the present sober for a few years, hiding the drinking for a few, now he is out and proud with his drinkin my dad has been a drunk.
I am sure you know what I mean when I say I lived through some truly horrific incidents day in and day out. Your a film production assistant?! Do you love it? I give you props since so much rides on you and time is money! You have such an inspirational story. You seem so happy now!
And your job sounds really exciting too. I found your blog via a recipe you posted for stuffed shells. I, too, am overweight and have tried many different ways to tackle the weight loss. I really want to make a change this time. Keep the awesome posts coming. Sandy, thank you so much! I know how hard it can be to make lasting changes and lose the weight. You can do it, trust me. What a wonderful story! You really are inspirational. Thanks for your honesty… and your blog!
This is my first time visiting your blog, and your story is absolutely amazing. You are so inspiring!! I am very happy to have found your blog as well!!! It is truly my pleasure to have met you!! I love your blog Your story is so inspirational! I love your approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. Such a great story! You truly are an inspiration to others! Look forward to reading more about your blog! I love your blog. I check it when I can.
Your personal story is fascinating and definately inspirational. Your narratives are well written, insightful, informative, and fun. Your recipes are varied, easy to follow, textually interesting, colorful and the food looks absolutely delicious.
The pictures are clear and you have a good eye. Your blog looks like a labor of love. I just came across your blog and am already so inspired! You have such an amazing story and I think it is wonderful and courageous!
You definitely serve as an inspiration! And your recipes look delicious. I love how easy to follow they are. Your story is incredible. Andrea you are such an inspiration and your blog is an amazing account of how strong of a woman you truly are!! I am not saying this just because you are soon to be part of my family, but because I am so proud to be a part of yours. You are inspirational and beautiful! Katie, Thank you so so much.
You are the perfect role model showing how to eat healthy, yet still enjoy certain foods that you love. I really appreciate your honesty and you being an amazing role model to so many people! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your words mean more than you can imagine. I appreciate your sincerity and kindness, every word touched me. Your story is really fantastic and it sounds like we share a similar philosophy regarding food.
Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Seriously revealing my madness to the world. But thank you so much for the support and for your sweet sweet words!
Love love LOVE your blog!!! And you look so fab! Thanks so much, Hill! It was so so wonderful meeting you at HLS! I read your blog in woman world. I have been 90 pounds overweight for 33 years and have tried every diet there is, even weight watchers. Your plan is So easy and simple. I no I can do it, I want to be thin so bad. How long did it take you to lose your weight? Thank you for commenting! It took me about 13 months to lose it all. Trust me when I tell you that you can do it.
Best of luck to you! Keep in touch if you ever have any questions! I just bought WW because the cover attrated my attention. I lost my Mom to complications of Diabetes 10 yrs. So I try each morning to make better choices in my consumption of food, and exercise. I give into temptation, and wind up gaining the lbs I lose. I am so excited to have found your website, and I am very inspired by your journey. I am hoping that I will discover a simular journey for myself: Try not to look at the big picture all the time.
I found that just staying present- living fully in each moment of the day- really helped me to make the best decisions and stay with it. What a fabulous way to exercise! And group classes are fantastic for so many reasons! Thank you so much Andrea: I am trying to fill up on veggies and fruits.
Staying away from processed foods would benefit me in more ways then one. I seem to always feel bloated and sluggish after eating some breads, and I am lactose intolerant. So the fruits and veggies seem to make me feel more energetic and lighter feeling. I will keep you posted, might check in every so often to let you know my progress. I am following you on twitter: He is very supportive: Andrea… your story is soooo inspirational. I hope your blog helps many others with their food intake.
We need a more healthy population. I just found out about this website, and I must say this: I LOVE you already. Well, I adore you. Your English was fantastic! Thank you so much for your kindness!
I hope you cook some of these recipes and let me know if you like them! Love the blog, KerriAnn forwarded it to me. Keep up the good work and will enjoy reading more. I remember your Mom and love the note you blogged about her using the internet and email. So fantastic to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and the family!!
I made a bunch of your egg roll recipes last week. You are absolutely beautiful and inspiring: I am really glad that I found your blog! Will definitely be trying out your recipes soon!
Just discovered your blog, and I just have to say it is absolutely beautiful! You really know how to grasp the reader in, and every picture you take of each recipe is gorgeous. Your blog is so inspiring. You are a wonderful writer. My husband and I are starting the Hunger Challenge today.
I really get inspiration and ideas from your postings. Keep up the good work! I LOVE all your recipes and get so excited when you post a new one. I love how open and honest and hilarious you are on here and you are such an inspiration!
Thank you thank you Meagan! Love your story— in the middle of my journey right now— eating healthier, exercising daily and finally seeing myself in the mirror with a smile: Not sure the topic will be helpful in my pursuit of healthy food though! So I found your blog last night after a friend on facebook posted one of your recipes it was the mini lasagnes, so cute!
Anyway, I was up all night, and first thing I did when I dropped the kids at school was come back and read some more! I am just wondering, do you have any before pictures? I have committed to making at least one thing off your blog each week: I relate so much to your story. I will definitely be checking back!
I was reading through your posts and wanted to comment on how wonderful your blog is…then I saw you live in Seattle! I moved to Seattle almost 2 years ago with my boyfriend, we should get together sometime: I might be your new biggest fan — so glad I found your blog.
Keep up the great work! So you are not working in the entertainment industry anymore? I came across your blog tonight and am sitting here on the verge of tears. But your words are wise and so full of inspiration and truth. I have to do that. That number is just a tool, albeit a powerful one. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of light on the internet. So glad I found your blog. You lost pounds, that is amazing! A friend posted a picture of your coffee cake muffins on her facebook after making them.
I asked her what they were and she gave me your link. You are truely amazing and I giggle everytime I start reading. I sent the link to a friend today and told her that your words move me like a well written novel.
I found your blog on Pinterest and I am so psyched to make those buffalo chicken rolls, but more excited to have found your blog. Congrats on your success finding happiness and gaining health.
I look forward to interjecting some of your sage advice into my own life and trying some of your recipes!! Hey Andie I just want to say that I love your blog!
Your food always looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous! You are an inspiring woman: What a joy to read your blog. Thanks for sharing your journey and your recipes. Your blog is so inspiring! You are an amazing writer. I look forward to more inspiring words. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I just found your blog.. I stumbled upon your website and see that you lost lbs.
I am currently in the early stages of losing about that much myself. How did you do it? Any tips or suggestions you might want to share? I am really glad to have found your blog, I need inspiration!! Thanks so much for sharing! You inspire me to cook lighter for myself and my family! Not only do you speak what I feel, but we went to the same college and I think around the same time … so I feel even more connected to you!
Kick it up a notch! So here I am at work and sucked into your blog: What an awesome lady you are! The working yourself to death at the gym is nor was it ever my thing. So happy to have been connected you!
Oh my, I follow you on twitter and know you through foodista, yet now I realize I never knew you. I am so happy to discover your writing and your story. Congratulations on your book!
I have to say, your boyfriend is one heck of a lucky guy. I have some buddies coming over this weekend to watch football, and am planning on making the buffalo egg rolls. Buy her flowers, tell her she is beautiful, and appreciate what you have. Cheers, yah lucky dog! I came to look at the buffalo wraps recipe and found someone like my sisters and me.
We have all suffered from emotionally eating, for reasons ranging from raising our younger siblings basicly on our own to sexual abuse to watching a another sister die slowly and painfully. It is empowering to hear the voice of someone who has found the healthy end of weightloss and is willing to tell the story of the past and not discount it.
You are an inspiration: I love your story and your beautiful smile. Looking forward to browsing through more of your blog. By the way, good luck on your books! I am an Andi as well! And I too am 26yo. Some of the frozen meals are really nice as well because they have fresh veggies, which I love. Here are my faves:. Any of the pizzas some are frozen, some not.
The hardest part for me is choosing between snack and dessert. So here are my favorites from this category as a whole. You can make your own choice between savory and sweet! But take this to heart: Looking at that list, does it sound like a diet? The key, really, is portion control and ingredients.
I hope this helps if you are considering Nutrisystem. Definitely pick your own foods and go for the frozen meals as well because so many of them are good! As a member of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, I am receiving free membership to the program in exchange for blog posts. All opinions are as always still my own! Thanks to Nutrisystem for the opportunity!
Breakfast 8 oz low fat yogurt 10 large fresh strawberries 1 slice whole wheat toast Snack 1 boiled egg 5 large strawberries Snack 6 oz Yoplait Light Yogurt 18 seedless grapes Dinner Steak Soft Taco -4 oz top round steak cook in skillet with Ms.
Breakfast 1 slice whole wheat toast 1 tablespoon of peanut butter 1 medium apple Tea Snack 3 oz baby spinach 1 chopped hard boiled egg 1 tsp non-fat dressing Breakfast Wheat Bran Muffin 1 banana Tea