My Special K is here to help you reach your healthy lifestyle goals {Giveaway} #kelloggers

My special k

When a new year starts many people make resolutions to lose weight. I try to stay away from setting goals that are related to specific weight loss, but rather at just being healthier overall. I have no excuse not to be getting back to the gym and eating well and leading a healthy lifestyle. Not only for me, but also for my boys. Staying motivated to stay on track can be one of

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Staying healthy with Greek Yogurt #AstroGreekYogourt


Since January I have been participating in a “Smartest Loser” Challenge at work designed to help education and motivate participants to live a healthy lifestyle.  Throughout the nutrition portion of the course there is one food that has come up almost every week for all the benefits it offers – Greek Yogurt.  Before this challenge I had heard of Greek Yogurt, but never tried

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Smart Loser – Temptations & Treats


Kaaaate…  Kaaate… Come here I have something for you…  Kaaate… Did you hear that?!? It the leftover chocolate cake calling me from my kitchen.  It is trying to lure me in, and I fall for it EVERY TIME! We all have our strengths and weaknesses; times we stand strong and times we crumble to the ground. My weakness – Treats, like cake or cookies, in my house.  I am OK if

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Smart Loser Week 6 – Healthy Snacks


Moms (and Dads) are busy people.  We are always running to pick someone up, drop someone off, get the chores done and trying to keep the house in working order. Planning ahead for healthy meals can get pushed to the back burner, and then you realized you and the kids are hungry… NOW.  So what are some quick easy healthy snacks that you can come up with on a moments

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Smart Loser – Motivation


Keeping yourself motivated to stay on track for a healthy lifestyle can be the most challenging part of a life style change.  It is easy to fall back old habits, to come up with excuses for “just this time” and which quickly becomes “every time”.   And before you know it you are back doing all the things you worked so hard to try to change. It always amazes me how I can try to

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Smart Loser Week 2 – 500 Calories


Welcome back to week 2 of the Smart Loser – it has been quite a week around Little Miss Kate, but I will tell you a bit about that later. First lets look at what it will take for me to really become a smart loser. For the average person you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 lbs, or burn an extra 500 calories/day to lose 1 lbs per week. But what does an extra 500 calories

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I am going to be a Smart Loser – Week 1


Many people battle weight issues, and I am no exception to that.  My weight has been slowly creeping up as I got older.  Not huge jumps, but 2lbs here, 5 lbs there.  Baby steps up, up, up, up... In the spring of 2011 a fellow blogger was running a weight loss challenge, where the prize was... Cloth Diapers!!!  Now you know how much I love cloth diapers, and I had the last 5lbs

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