Survive the Easter egg hunt – weight-loss tips

Easter egg hunt

Easter is coming (pun intended), and we all know what that means for those of us trying to lose weight. Temptation! Countless chocolate bunnies and towers of marshmallow chicks everywhere 😅.

With so many delicious treats, the kids’ Easter eggs hunt coming up, together with that glazed ham sitting in your pantry and staring at you right in the face, one might get a bit anxious when thinking about how to stay true to our progress so far.

We wanted to give you a bit more ammo this Easter, so we put together a list of tips on how to make the best of the holiday if you’re on a weight loss journey. Plus, to show you how other people will be doing it, we’ve asked some of our friends in the Progress Accountability fb group to share with us their plans.

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How to lose 60 lbs in 16 months

Kendra before and after 60 lbs weightloss
Aiming for a 60 lbs weight loss might sound ambitious, but it is doable, and we have proof! So here’s how to lose 60 lbs from someone who has managed to do it! In 2017, Kendra was at her heaviest, wearing a size 18 and dealing with anxiety. Since then, she has lost 60 lbs (27kg) and dropped to a size 11, but her weight loss journey is far from over. She’s turning this into a lifestyle of “awesomeness”.

Back in October 2018 Kendra posted in the Progress Accountability FB Group where she updated us frequently on how she was progressing: “A year of exercising on a regular basis and eating right can do wonders for one’s mental health. I re-joined the gym a year ago this month. Now approximately 52 lbs less!”

Of course, we wanted to find out more about her journey and some tips on how to drop 60 lbs and reach all your weight loss goals.

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Weight loss journey: I battled depression and lost over 100 lbs

Trina has been part of the Progress Accountability Group and using the Progress app for about a year now. Her weight-loss journey is much more than that. It’s her life-changing story of regaining her mental and physical health. Fighting off depression and reinventing herself every year, Trina has managed to go from size 24 to 12.

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3 Easy Steps To Improve Your Eating Habits

3 easy steps to improve your eating habits

Have you ever started to follow a weight loss diet, but given up? You are not alone! Changing your eating habits isn’t easy and giving up comes down to one of a few things:

Frustration – because you could not eat all you wanted when you wanted or you couldn’t lose weight fast enough,

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Weight Loss Journey: How I Dropped 10 Sizes In One Year

Weight loss - How I Dropped 10 Sizes in one year
On November 13, Alyson celebrated her 1st fit-iversary (the first anniversary since beginning her weight loss journey) by posting on the Progress Facebook Group:

“Over 30 kgs lost. Down from size 20+ to 12. Fitter & stronger than ever before. More importantly my chronic health problems have improved massively. Diabetes back under control and nearing remission. My liver disease well in the way to being beaten.”

To find out more about weight loss and how you can go from obesity to a healthy life, in just one year, we had a chat with Alyson, a true inspiration on how to improve life quality and health.

    • Where are you from?  Originally from Henley on Thames, UK
    • Where do you live now?  Newcastle upon Tyne
    • What do you do for work/career?  Digital Project Manager
    • What are your hobbies or interests? Travelling, Online Gaming (MMORPGs), Hiking, taking flying lessons to get a Private Pilots Licence (which I paused to get well).

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14 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Photo of a thanks giving table

Perfect roast turkey, cornbread, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie 🤤… It’s absolutely normal to want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our loved ones, but it can lead to negative or conflicting feelings for those of us on a weight loss journey.

You definitely shouldn’t miss out on important traditions or feel deprived, but it can be really helpful to consider the potential challenges ahead of time and make a plan for the big day.

Think about it a few days ahead. Is it better for you to make a light, alternative version to the dinner? Would your family enjoy some little adjustments to the traditional recipes? Or are you going to make a deal with yourself that enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean your diet is broken forever?

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The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women

The best gifts for health and fitness lovers

Does anyone else look at Christmas gift guides and find they get more inspiration for themselves than they do for other people? I mean, I love hunting out thoughtful surprises for my nearest and dearest, but more often than not I end up zoning in on items that I didn’t even know I wanted… and then they get added right onto my own little wishlist for Santa. Continue reading “The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women”

5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness

Effective workouts you can do from teh comfort ofyour own home when it's too cold to go outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside… and if you think I’m freezing my butt off exercising in THAT, you’re crazy.

I’d love to say that I’m one of those hardy types who can go for a run in freezing rain, or who doesn’t mind trudging off to the gym in the dark, but once the days start drawing in, my motivation to leave the house to exercise seems to get packed away along with my summer clothes, open toe sandals, and the BBQ equipment (until next year, my delicious meat-grilling friends). Continue reading “5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness”