Today I am officially kicking off this year's Think Thinner Thursdays!  Every Thursday I will be hosting a link-up where you can link to your weight/health related posts.  Almost anything goes - menus, weight-loss, fitness plans, diets, body-image posts - whatever you have to say about your relationship with health and weight.  On a journey like this, we can use all the support we can get - am I right? Let's follow each other's progress and cheer each other on.   I'll be sure to read and comment on everyone's posts!

You can find my post about my health goals for 2012 linked up below at Thinner Not Sicker.  Thanks y'all!
It's Think Thinner Thursday again.  How is your journey coming?  Have any great new advice for us this week?  Remember, you can link up any post that is weight or health related at all.  I've linked my most recent post - no more juice fast, but I've got some new resolve.

This week I have a challenge for you.  As the temps fall out there, I'm going to want lots of hot, comfort foods.  And what is more comforting than a steaming bowl of soup?  Too bad most of my favorites have the word "cream" in the title.  So, I want to know - what is your favorite broth-based soup recipe?  It could be chicken noodle, it could be some type of chili, it could be a creamy butternut squash (as long as the cream comes from the blender and not milk).  Anything without dairy will do.  Post it in the comments, or link up a recent blog (put your soup name in your link title).  Either way, lets share the healthy, hearty love!
It's that time again!  Time to link up your weight-loss blog, diet and fitness tips, or great healthy recipe!  How are you doing on your journey?  Me - well, I haven't been doing so well.  BUT I did just post a whole bunch of goals to get myself organized and back on track.  Wish me luck!!
It's that time again!  How is your weight-loss journey coming?  I've had a bit of a struggle the last couple of weeks and I posted about it on my weight loss blog which I will be linking up.  Feel free to link a post from any time in your last week.  And don't forget to give each other encouraging comments - it's great to have support on your journey! 

*Note: you can post anything weight-loss related - this doesn't have to be just about your weight-loss journey.  Did you write a post with diet tips?  Workout ideas?  A funny anecdote about body image
Now that I'm finally done having kids, I'm trying to shed the last of those post-baby pounds.  I'm sure quite a lot of you, like me, have some weight you'd like to lose.  And perhaps, like me, you need some encouragement.  So - I'm going to be hosting a weekly link-up - Think Thinner Thursdays!  We can all link up this week's post about our weight-loss journey.  You don't have to link up every week, but it's a chance for us to keep track of, and encourage each other as we're all trying to think a little thinner. Please be sure to follow and comment on at least a few other blogs -  get to know the girls (or guys) there and bring them some encouragement.  You can post about anything weight-loss related at all.   I'll usually be doing a brief intro, then linking up with my weight-loss blog here.  But for today, here's my story:
When I was a sophomore in college, I bit off a little more than I could chew - figuratively speaking.  I was stressed to the max, and dealt with it by controlling my intake of food - or lack thereof.  For most of college, I weighed 95-100 lbs.  I look at these pictures now and just cringe. 

When I had kids, however, I gained a lot of weight.  By the time I hit 9 months with my third baby I was almost 70 lbs heavier than my college weight.  And the weight has been sloooooow coming off.  I was never really into exercising, and since I know that starving myself isn't healthy (and is also impossible when I'm in my kitchen all day), I'm having to re-learn weight-loss all over again. 
Today I'm around 125 lbs.  It's not bad, but I'd like to lose another 15 lbs.  Especially now that we're watching The Sarah Connor Chronicles and I spend an hour a night staring at this girl.  I've set my goal for New Years 2012.  We'll be seeing our friends from college, and I'd like to be looking thin again.  But this time, I want to do it the right way.  I've got a copy of 30 Day Shred, and I have an elliptical  - I want muscle and endurance, not skin and bones.  So, we'll see how it goes. 

My goals for this week are:
1) Get the tortillas out of the house.  My daily cheese quesadilla habit is NOT helping me lose weight.
2) Work out for at least 20 minutes every day, even if it's just chilling on the elliptical while I watch tv.
3) Make one healthier choice per day - doing extra sit-ups, skipping chocolatey desserts, adding extra veggies - anything at all.

And that's it.  Hope you'll join me in the link up and feel free to comment with your best 'get fit' advice!!
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