Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!

Wow where is the time going this summer?  August has been such a busy month 1) wedding 2) family vacation 3) yard work 4) annual teacher training 5) mini visit with my brother and his wife in their first house :)

I am currently completing my annual teacher training.  It's always fun to get into the swing of a new school year. This year's training is quite different too but in a good way.  I have a new role.  I am officially a special education support teacher.  And because of that I had an additional day of training.
I have been learning many new things and have two days left before I visit my brother and his wife in their first home! 

As I have been on the road most of the month I have had little craft time.  I have a few cards to share some time next week but in the meantime wanted to offer up some blog candy.

So what is up for grabs?  As a special thank you for visiting my blog I am going to offer TWO bundles. Each bundle will include Take Three: Fall and Gobble Gobble.  That means you have two chances to win.

As many of you know I have been changing my life bit by bit and have regained my health through Isagenix (you can read my story HERE).  I am still doing great (hubby too) and I haven't gained any weight back even though we have been away from home most of the month (that is the beauty about Isagenix--it is portable and you can bring it on the road). 
Anyways, in your comments I would love for you to answer ONE of these: a) suggest a fitness tip b) suggest a favourite meal or link to a fav low cal meal c) tell me your personal health and wellness goals OR d) you can just leave a comment about which is your favourite stamp set from the two above (cause I know not everyone is into fitness/health and wellness stuff and that is ok too).

I look forward to hearing from you.  I randomly draw names (using random generator) some time on August 31 so stayed tune and make sure to check back.

Hugs;
Alli

103 comments:

LindaR said...

My tip is: work out in the morning before the day gets out of control. And my favorite of the stamp sets is Take three: fall. I love that wheat!!

Sabrina said...

Health and wellness, huh. I need to work on that,unfortunately I get so involved in the things I do it always gets pushed to the back.I really should do something about that. - My favorite stamp set is the Take Three: Fall. I too love that wheat! Good luck getting ready for school.

katrynka said...

I don't have any specific "go to" meals, but I love anything grilled! A super easy healthy side is thinly sliced or shredded cabbage, drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder and salt. Toss and munch!! Yummy

My favorite set is the take three: fall, but the gobble gobble is really cute too!

Angela said...

Lately my hubby and I have been trying out racquetball -- whoa, good workout! And I think Gobble Gobble is adorable!

Carol (HB) said...

I am just starting down that weight-loss path, so no great tips to share {yet}. :)
But, I am so inspired by your and other's stories, so keep them coming please!!

Amy Beth said...

My favorite stamp set is the Take Three: Fall - the wheat and pumpkin are fantastic!

Kara said...

love these sets, but i dont have them yet! as for fitness.....workouts are great, but i find having an active lifestyle keeps away the drudgery of workouts. hiking, biking, kyaking mixed with traditional workouts keep things fun:)

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that a turkey sanwich is a great go to lunch. Very low in fat. You can have quite a bit of it on some light bread. It fills you up without all of the calories! That said I really love the turkey in your new set. Thanks for the chance to win.
Barb L.

KathyE said...

I am losing weight (slowly but still losing) and I have found that if I start my dinner with a nice big salad, I am not as hungry when it comes to the actual meal! And I love both stamp sets, my favorite is probably the Take Three: Fall. Thanks!
kathy

Cheryl said...

I find that if I exercise regularly and make sure that I get my 25 gm of fiber in a day, my weight stays the same. I think activity is most impt.tho. Congrats on your new healthy lifestyle. I am proud of you.
I would love to have those sets. Thanks so much for the chance to win them.
Cheryl Sims

Samantha Palmer said...

I'm not a health and fitness buff so I'll have to pick the stamp set. =) I LOVE the turkey one...Gobble Gobble!

Sara said...

I'll comment on the stamps as well. I love the Take Three: Fall set. So versatile!

Sherry said...

No tips here as I need to work on this as well! Now that school started I want to get into the routine of exercising most mornings and would like to lose 30 pounds. I lost 50 a few years ago on WW but gained much of it back. Thanks for the motivation and the generous prizes!

jackiestamps4fun said...

It's important to find something you love to do in the way of excercise. My SIL lost a ton of weight recently by snowshoeing with friends. When the weather warmed, they turned to hiking. She's still looking and feeling great!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Christina said...

My health tip is actually about nutrition, and it is to cut as much simple sugar from your diet as possible. My family switched to whole grains a long time ago, but this past winter I also eliminated sweets and lost a lot of weight and felt wonderful. Summer ice cream cones have crept back into my diet, but a new season calls for new resolve to get back on track!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine said...

I really need to make time for fitness, but having 4 children is very time consuming, so I'll have to go with the favorite stamp set, mine is Gobble Gobble!! Thanksgiving is a favorite family tradition and close to my heart. My kids make headbands with feathers to wear and we have lots of other traditions every year!!

Sara Mac said...

Thanks for the chance to win these amazing stamp sets Alli. Congrats on all your hard work at improving your health. My personal health and wellness goal is to tone up by walking more and to keep eating right. I like to eat natural foods and limit my intake of junk.

Anonymous said...

A fitness tip I need to repeat to myself is that there will be days that you do things opposite of your fitness goals....however, the next day is a new day and you can continue on in spite of slip ups without beating yourself up or giving up completely!

I love both sets but Take Three is my fave. I LOVE autumn!!

Dawn G.

Terri E. said...

Okay I had a baby a few months ago and really need to start shedding some of this weight. A few of my goals right now are

1. Hit the gym 3 times a week
2. Quit eating when I am not hungry!

Okay as far as your fab new stamps, I am really liking the adorable turkey! It looks stinking cute.


It's a good life!
Terri E.

Laurel said...

My health and wellness goal is almost met! Last July I took up running so I could lose weight (the walking wasn't doing it). I have since run an 8K and a 10K race and have lost 35 pounds - wanted to lose about 43 so I am almost there!

Erin said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I love your blog and the continued inspiration you provide us with! As an exercise physiologist, I recommend finding an exercise that you ENJOY! Maybe things you can do with your husband or with your kids because you will be more likely to stick with it if its something thats fun for you (not just another "task" in the day).
Good luck!

Jackie said...

I take my dogs to the bus stop with us in the morning and when the boys are on their way, the dogs and I begin our journey. Some days, I would rather not be walking...but I'm already there. The dogs always keep me at a good pace and I can burn alot of calories and the dogs get exercise too. We all win.

Fifi said...

I make an amazing biryani with brown rice and loads of pulses in it, very filling, good for the cold weather because of the spices and healthy too. Wellness tip, save the planet and loose the pounds by walking or taking a bike instead of the car. Thanks for the chance at winning.

Lisa said...

Hi Ali,

I just love all of your stamp sets. My fav of the two would have to be Gobble Gobble, I just love that cute turkey and it's nice that there is a die to go with it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary said...

My goal is to get disciplined. I know that I need to exercise, but I'm just not disciplined enough. I'm a web developer, so I sit all day, then go home and do more web work - sitting. I need to get moving! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Laura said...

After doing a family weight loss challenge (to lose 10% of your body weight in 6 months), and losing 25 lbs.. my best fitness tip is to NOT have snacks in the house. The only sweets we have now are frozen yogurt, regular yogurt, and 90 calorie granola bars. That is IT!

Also, my favorite meal is baked chicken legs, seasoned with only olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper, baked on a non-stick tray alongside red, orange and yellow peppers (sliced), red potatoes (cubed) and red onion (sliced). YUM, and pretty low-cal.

Amy said...

I've done Pilates for over a decade and just love it! I usually do my workout in the morning; it helps me get going...

Goobble, goobble is super cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Mendi M said...

I would love to win!! Your sets are always so cute. Congrats on the weight loss through Isagenix. I'm about to start it...wish me luck!

Amy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I found this recipe and have been making it weekly. I did make some changes to lower the calories and add more fruit like oranges and apples. So yummy! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Jamies-Cranberry-Spinach-Salad/Detail.aspx

betty lou said...

When shopping, I park in a spot that requires me to do some extra walking! While walking on my treadmill, I watch my favorite sports teams play (Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, etc.), and sometimes, I get a little too wrapped up in the game...almost falling off the treadmill, lol!!!

I would love Gobble, Gobble! I want to create a peacock out of that turkey!

Tamara said...

get your workout done in the morning so that when you are tempted by other activities in the evening you haven't missed out on exercising.

park farther away from the mall or any shopping location to get an added walk in your day

Always travel with a healthy snack in your purse/car so you are not tempted to buy something while out and about.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

My wellness goal is simply to exercise more. I know I don't exercise enough and I really need to change that. As for the stamp, I really love the Gobble, Gobble set. :)

Kay said...

Well, Alli, my fitness goal would be to actually get some exercise, but since this means leaving my stamping room, I just don't know....
Seriously, more power to you and good luck in your continued success with your goals. THANKS SO MUCH for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

Sandy Fullmer said...

Alli, congrats to you for staying on your journey to good health. I love both of the stamp sets you are giving away - they are on my want list! I try to get exercise each day to stay healthy. Sandy

connie said...

I love the Take Three: Fall stamp set.

miriam daniels said...

Gobble, Gobble I love what everyone at PTI created with this stamp set. It's so FUN. It's the perfect way to say, "I'm Thankful!"

Thanks for a chance to win some GREAT goodies!

Miriam

Nancy L. said...

Allie you are looking great! I just try to walk on my treadmil and eat somewhat healthy :) I just got 2 stamples on my leg from a cut but I'm trying to eat well.
LOVE anything you design.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Hi, I found your post on the PTI forum, and am now following your blog! You have such beautiful work! I am not much into fitness (though I should be) but I do love pretty cards, so I will tell you my fave of the two sets, Take Three: Fall. Honestly, I just picked one, cause they are both so great and it's super sweet of you to offer them up for blog candy!

Vanessa said...

I love both of them but that turkey is just adorable. So I guess that means he gets my vote! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sacha said...

Its hard to decide but I guess my favorite is Gobble Gobble. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christi said...

My tip is to substitute ground white meat turkey for ground beef. My family never knows the difference!

I have two dear friends who lost a ton of weight on Weight Watchers. They put together a cookbook at http://www.cookingwithmartin.com/ which has terrific and tasty and EASY recipes. The sloppy joes and morrocan stew are two of my faves.

Jen Carter said...

Congratulations to you on your weight loss and for getting healthy!!

My favorite of those two stamp sets is the Gobble, Gobble because that turkey is just so stinkin' CUTE!! The Take 3 set is really cute too though. :)

Notes by Nina said...

Health and Wellness has also been a goal for me this year. Congratulations on your success, I hope that moving forward you only have more rewards. I love the Take Three: Fall Set. Thank you for offering blog candy.

Becca said...

I just finished nursing school and got my RN license and have gotten back to exercising. I found that I wasn't able to do it while in class with my hectic schedule but am trying to exercise 1/2 hr each day plus eating better and decreasing portion size. I have tons more energy, if nothing else yet. :) Love your new stamp sets-especially Gobble Gobble!

Becca

Ally said...

The best thing that always worked for us in the weight loss department was writing down everything we ate and keeping a food journal. It's amazing how more clear your patterns become once you have them documented, lol! Love both these sets, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Janis said...

The best thing I have done for my health is take spinning classes! I love it! My exercise induced asthma has disappeared and I feel better overall! It's a great workout too. Thanks for the chance to win one of those beautiful stamp sets...my favourite would be the fall set!

Diane Jaquay said...

Hello Ally! I've read with great interest your journey with Isagenix, and I'm very happy for your success! I am quite overweight, and having just turned 52, I'm "feeling" that weight more and more, in my joints, in shortness of breath, etc. I "need" to do something, but I'm struggling with deciding what will work for me. I've never had success with "diets" per se, when I've successfully lost weight in the past it's always been more of a "frame of mind" and "change of lifestyle" thing, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I'm babbling here, let's see, as for a tip for you, I can just say that when I want to feel full and satisfied I tend to turn to protein. Such as a hard boiled egg, some cooked chicken breast, or a spoon of peanut butter. These types of food help me feel full and don't lead to binge eating. I wish you continued success in your journey!!!

Hanne said...

My best tip is to simply not buy cookies/ junk/ chocolate.

Saves money plus I am not tempted to eat it...

I love the take 3 set!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Kathy V. said...

I'm a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I go to our local Wellness Center 6 mornings a week.
So for me it's eat simple healthy food and in smaller amounts.
I like the Take Three: Fall best.

Shannon said...

I love the wheat image in the Take Three Fall set.

Wendy said...

My fitness tip is to get moving, even if it's just a little bit each day and build upon it. I know this has helped me tremendously :).

Penny said...

Working out is key, even iof it's just a few minutes every day! I love take 3 fall! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynne Phelps said...

I never thought I would list a turkey stamp as my fave, but after seeing the tail used in so many different ways, not to mention Nicole's peacock, I think I *NEED* a turkey stamp set, LOL!

Natalie Winterstein said...

What a fun give-away! Deciding which set I like more is diffacult - I guess I would say I like the cut Turkey/Peacock in the Gobble, Gobble set if I HAVE to pick one! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacey said...

Good old fashioned walking! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Suzanne said...

My fitness tips (1) schedule your workouts the way you would any other appointment. Your health & wellness is just as important as picking up dry cleaning, chauffeuring kids, and going to meetings. (2) Always have your gym bag packed & ready to go in the trunk of your car. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous sets!!

kristie sessions said...

My fitness goal is to lose these last 20lbs of baby weigh by the time baby turns 1!

Kathleen said...

My fitness goal is to lose my excess weight and keep walking my dog (well, actually, she's walking me!)

Denise said...

Take Three: Fall set is my favorite! My own personal goal for fitness is to eat healthier. It's a challenge for me because I work in a grocery store with a coffee bar.... I love to have an iced mocha in the morning, trying to break the habit of doing that when I'm at work. Cutting back to once or twice a week instead of daily!
DeniseB

Monica K. said...

I love both of the new thanksgiving sets. My fav is the Take Three: Fall. The images are beautiful!

Isabel Z said...

After 16 year of being at home with my kids I am returning to the classroom not as a 2nd grade teacher but as a preschool one. September brings a lot of change for this reason and one thing I've added to my list of goals is to start exercising even if it's just a few days a week. I know that it is extremely important but somehow I always put it on the back burner as I take care of someone else's needs or if I do have a free moment I'd rathre by stamping:-) Thanks for the inspiration.

carpediem said...

i'd love a chance to win your giveaway! -my favorite set is take three - fall !!! have a great weekend! laura j

Holly saveur said...

Eat healty and drink only water and green tea,in the mornings start with a bowl of fresh fruit(4 or 5 different ones)
Love the gobble set ...love animals and this one looks so cute ..love the name too makes me smile!

Hollie said...

fitness tip: making time to go for a walk at least 3 times a week.

food tip: eat smaller meals and have healthy snacks in the house you enjoy eating.

Mary said...

Oh, wow! I would LOVE to win! Congrats on your accomplishments, and continued good luck! Love the look of the blog now, too!

Finding the time to exercise is a problem for me these days, so I just started working out with Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. I haven't lost any weight, yet, but I am noticing some changes! The workouts are only 20 minutes, but they are intense -- it's a good start!

IamDerby said...

my tip: take group classes at the gym. I take spin (cycle) and strength classes. I find I always work harder with someone pushing me.

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

no tips, but fun to read what people have written. my favorite set would be GOBBLE GOBBLE...and what a great bday present that would make for me, since the drawing is on my 64th bday!

kat said...

First, I like the Take Three stamp set best; I've been wanting to get into making Inchies and this set would be perfect! Second, I'm very 'into' health & fitness and as I grow older, it's harder & harder to exercise as I'd like. I have finally accepted that I will never be a size 6 again but still do not eat red meat or full-fat dairy and exercise as much as I can; most important to me is my blood pressure & cholesterol, both of which are super great....so my tip is to not worry about your size or your weight but be very aware of your stats.

Janice {Nysse} said...

I love, love, love "Take Three: Fall", the wheat is so lovely! As for fitness regime, I am too getting back into it and making myself a priority first thing...and my favourite low fat, high protein is an egg white omelette with spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese...it works great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Oh my goodness that turkey in Goble Goble is so cute!

My favorite quote when I was losing weight was, "Nothing tastes as good as thin fills." I just love that. I am trying to lose some that I have gained recently. Never give up!

Anonymous said...

My fitness routine includes riding the Lifecycle in my basement at least 3 times/week and walking the dog as often as I can. Regarding food, I try to watch my portions and I won't "waste" calories on "store bought" baked goods. I save my indulgences for ice cream, good chocolate and home-baked goodies. A good balance seems to work well for me.

I love both stamp sets, and thanks for the chance to win. Karen L.

karenlackey@comcast.net

Belinda said...

Fun blog candy! :)

I love this simple potato and kale soup and my husband loves it as well! :) It's pretty healthy and I usually add more kale and less sausage (or none at all).

In a large pot, heat some oil over medium. Add 1 diced onion and cook until soft, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic and red-pepper flakes (this is omitted with my hubs); cook unti fragrant, 1 minute. Add about 5 waxy potatoes diced into 1/2 inch chunks and about 4 cups of broth (I make my own broth so I adjust depending on flavor); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. I mash the taters in the pot a little to create some texture (or you can blend 1/2 of it). Add kale (1 bunch) and sausage (I use Italian Sausage but Polish Sausage or Smoked Sausages would be tasty as well).

Charmaine said...

I love them both!

Charmaine

Lee Anne said...

Water, water, water, water, water! And when you are finished with that...more water!!! I also like to walk a mile, then run a mile, then walk. It's supposed to be better for you than just one of those activities! Thanks for the chance to win your sets. I haven't had a chance to order yet, but those are both on the top of my list!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I lost 50 pounds about 6 years ago and kept it off!! My best tips are: 1. Gradually eat smaller and smaller portions 2. Drink lots of water 3. Delay treats. Notice I didn't say don't eat them. I would challenge myself to delay eating a treat I'd bought by 1 day, then try to repeat that the next day and so on. Even I'd you eat the treat eventually, think of all the treats you didn't eat!

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Bonjour Allison!
Mon objectif est de continuer avec Isagénix tant que je n'aurai pas perdu 20 livres. Mon truc: boire un grand verre d'eau quand j'ai faim et attendre un peu, pour voir si j'ai vraiment faim!!!
Mon jeu préféré: take three.

Stéphanie B. said...

Take three:Fall is my favorite. Since I got the summer one, I can't wait to get my hands on the fall's one.Thanks for the chance to win. BTW, no real fitness atmosphere around here for now, I'm pregnant (1st time)and enjoying every minute of it.Fitness questions will wait until after the birth!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE both of the stamps sets...Take three: Fall is so elegant while Gobble Gobble is so cute and fun! On fitness, do whatever activities you enjoy so you don't get bored and exercise doesn't seem like a chore. I love to box...gets out frustration and a great workout!

Marge said...

I had a hard time deciding, but I think if I could only have one of these 2 sets, I'd choose Gobble, Gobble -- I especially love the sentiments in that set!

Karen said...

I find that to maintain my weight, I must exercise and walk 6 days a week. No excuses, no matter where I am, I at lease walk. I think we underestimate the health benefits of a brisk walk. My favorite is the Take 3 set, I love it.

janetg said...

My fitness tip is to do whatever it is you do first thing in the morning. I jump on the treadmill for 30 minutes 6 mornings a week and would never get it done if I waited until I got home form work. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy.

Tami said...

I have been on a quest to make changes- I have made some (but am still working on it). One big thing that I have been doing is zumba- I LOVE it (and I am not necessarily a dancer). I get a great workout and leave feeling great. The scale is not cooperating but I know that's about to change because I can feel a difference- my clothes are fitting better and I can tell that it's working. Thanks for the chance! My goal is just to keep with it- so many times I have given up on an exercise program- so my biggest goal is to prioritize my time in order to keep it up.

Rhonda L. said...

My favorite stamp set is Gobble Gobble! It's adorable. :)

Sandra said...

lots of fruits and vegetables, low fat cooking and plenty of water - seems to help me!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Oh great, now I am depressed. I have enough problems with weight and exercise I didn't need to be reminded I am a failure before I go to bed. So, I guess I would say my favorite would have to be the fall one since "gobble, gobble" just would add insult to my injury! Just kidding, well not entirely!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Lara said...

I have just started back on WW and I am trying to avoid all processed foods. I LOVE all your Take Three sets. I am also a sucker for anything fall related. Best of both worlds!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Let's see--for personal fitness goals, I am trying to increase my exercise as the kids go back to school--I'm actually going to take a class or two! As far as my favorite stamp set, I love them both, but I am partial to that adorable turkey in Gobble Gobble--I just love his cute face!

Chris L.

Kathleen said...

I have really been enjoying salads this summer made with grains. Couscous, Farro, Barley. Put any of them in a salad with lots of chopped veggies, some beans and a fresh dressing made with olive oil and a vinegar Love them with a bit of citrus too! There are tons of recipes for different variations on line. Love both of the stamp sets - thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

My tip is to write down everything you eat, and be conscious of eating while you are doing it. So no reading while eating, watching tv, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy Kay said...

I've always liked making fruit smoothies, but my daughter recently gave me one that's my favorite! It's 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup apple juice, 1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries - one kind or mixed) 1 frozen banana. Put in blender and blend until smooth. It is pretty much sweetened by the apple juice!
Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Hi, ALLI! As a family we have been trying to focus more on our health- we got into the rut of grabbing fast food and going out to eat a lot for a while. Now we are focused on what is going into our bodies for the first time in a long time! We're trying to stick to all natural foods, nothing overly processed, and trying to keep dinner under 500 calories. We've only been working on it for a couple of weeks, but we all feel so much healthier already! Congrats on your success!

Lisa Forsythe said...

Congrats on your success!! I have been making alot of changes to our diet lately like eating lots of vegetables and buying organic when I can. I love the take three: fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

kbell said...

fitness tip: do something every day even if it is super small (set of 20 sit-ups, walk to the end of the block and back, etc). It always helps my mood and REALLY helps me eat healthy. The last thing you crave after working out is junk. (and I LOVE junk food)

Eisbärin said...

I am not a very health conscious person, although I do eat good food (as on healthy). So I hope it's ok to just tell you my fav stamp set. I love take three: fall as it is just beautiful and elegant as well as clean and simple.
Thanks for the generous give away!
Alex from the UK

Amy s K. said...

Take Three: Fall looks wonderful, and working out in the morning is usually how I fit it into my day.

Ngan R. said...

I am not a super food conscious person, but I do love to work out. Whether it's hiking or yoga, I try my hardest to get 5 days a week of intense physical activity in (at least 2 hours on those days), in addition to my usual walking to and from work and home. I eat what I want with some limits: dessert is two squares of chocolate rather than a whole ice cream cone, and must add some veggies in every meal! I think as long as a person has physical activity and eats with moderation, fitness is possible! I also love all of your stamp sets! I have worn out my Take Three: Spring already.

Aimes said...

Hey Alli! Well firstly it's great to hear you're keeping in good health!
My tip is actually about all the naughty snacks - it might sound crazy but don't ban them! You'll only end up craving them even more and then eating loads of them only to feel failure! Instead, just allow yourself the occasional treat! So long as you physically exercise too then there's no harm in it - honest!
Another tip - instead of crisps (potato chips) try thinly sliced parsnips roasted in an oven with a sprinkle of salt - YUMMY!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

milkshake007 said...

Hi Alli....I rarely leave a comment on your lovely blog...and for that I am sorry....I will try to do better.
Anyway, I am trying my darndest to eat better and not soooo much during meals. I am also starting to take a multi-vitamin which I do need. The exercising will come later.....wink, wink.
But as my grandparents always said....everything in moderation.
Continued success....and hugs!

good_day1214 said...

I participated in a 3.5 month stint in a fitness bootcamp. Learned alot of tips, worked hard, and lost 8lbs during the process. Doesn't sound like alot, but I'm very happy with it. I've found that keeping a routine schedule of interval training with a variety of fun exercises keeps me motivated to maintain my program and to eat healthy. After all that hard work, why would you want to negate the benefits by eating poorly? Of course, you'll need rewards for all that hard work and I'm not one to turn down a hot fudge sundae as long as it is done in moderation. =)

debbiek said...

I think eating in moderation and cutting out snacks at night really helps. I'm struggling myself but find this helps:) I love the fall set and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Dawn said...

I'm working on losing 50 lbs which should bring me back around what I weighed in high school... we'll see how it goes. However, I'd also like to mention I *love* the Gobble Gobble set so much! Super cute!!

Sheri D said...

I would like to focus on my health more and I am taking steps to do that. When I was able to spend more time on my health in the past, I did find that if I did my workouts 1st thing in the am, I had more results. Something to do with setting my metabolism for the day I suppose. I commend you on setting your goal and achieving it. I can't wait to feel healthy again. In the meantime, the Take Three: Fall does make me smile. Thanks Alli for sharing what is working for you.

Sharon said...

My fitness tips: take the stairs whenever possible and resist buying tempting treats (it's much easier to be strong one hour a week in the grocery store than to resist 24/7 when the goodies are calling your name from the pantry).