Kara Cline: Lost 95 Lbs.
It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. March 11, An active athlete 21 years a collegiate soccer referee , 13 years ago I contacted Parkinson's Disease. I just started Nutrisystem. I am going to make 10 weight loss increments only as to not get discouraged. Coca-Cola has now released Diet Coke sweetened with sucralose under the brand name Splenda , although it is not as common.
Hi, I’m Andie Mitchell
I will recommend this to many of my clients. I am embarking on this journey myself. Your blog is my new favorite website! You are a gem and an absolute inspiration!
I look forward to your books. I am officially your new fan: So hello, my name is Michelle and I am now an official Andie follower: I just spent the last several minutes reading through your weight loss journey. I am now hoping to keep coming back and checking in on you and your blog. I have to tell you, that your story was so impressional not only because of the success, but also because in the one photo of you with a friend uncovering a grill, you look so much like my own 20 year old daughter!
We have both been eating healthier for the past few months and we have both taken off over 15 pounds, but we have a long ways to go. You are a real cutie! Great choices of food and recipes. Absolutely great food photography. Hello beautiful lady and lover of food, A friend of mine who follows my blog shared a link with me, your fab blog and I am so glad to meet you.
Please come to my blog and we will have a cup of musings together. We have much in common. I am also hoping to publish a book which would be the ultimate achievent for a whimsical dyslexic but quietly determined chocolate lover like me. Just another thing, how do you even go about being published? I have a great idea and almost manuscript for a book but I dont know what to do now?
I found the buffalo chix wraps on Pinterest, then read more of your blog. Interesting story, great writing. Funny I have been a runner from high school.
But I do think geez…do I have to work out the rest of my life? It feels great to be healthy and strong, but sometimes it feels like an endless chore! I cried all the way through your bio posts… Everything you said, from the injury to the semester in Italy, resonated with me. I am rethinking my goals as I begin my get-healthy journey. I am going to stay tuned for whatever else you have in store! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! You can find the picture at http: Rules for the Sunshine Award: Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
Answer the questions that come with it. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it. Hi Andy I love your travel adventures, my boyfriend and I are planning on going to Cancun this summer, coud you tell me how did you transport from Cancun to Belize and CostaRica at a low cost?
You are hilarious, gorgeous, real, fantastic, and addictive. Maintaining is my biggest fear looming somewhere in the future — thanks for calming me down. I just love your website! The more I find in it, the more I love it. I found you on Pinterest and am so glad I did! Thank you for sharing your journey…and you recipes!
I found your website looking for a whipped frosting. I look forward to reading about your weight loss and how to keep it off. I stumbled across this page thanks to pinterest! I have been trying to get into a more healthy habits like eating and exercising, but the food I always see looks horrible and I am not a big fan of exercising either!
After reading a few of your blogs so far, I am truly inspired to lose some weight and even become Paula Deen along the way. Your recipes look amazing and you are truly an inspiration for many! I will definitely be purchasing both of your books once they are on the market! A beautiful story from a beautiful person.
You are where I dream to be one day. P and now I am on the path at 7 or so lbs. Interestingly I have found through journaling that my eating habits though not the best were not the main problem. I need to constantly remind myself to just get up and move every day and things will happen.
Your bit about the green field being the same whether you are lying and crying or spinning and laughing… well something to that effect have touched me! Andie, I just came across your site today, and just spent the past two hours reading as much as I could! You are an extremely good writer, and I feel as if I know you by just reading your words. Your journey amazes me and inspires me, and I guess I just want to say thank you.
I look forward to trying some of your recipes, and because of you I now have a strong sudden urge to go on a nice relaxing walk. I love your site and thanks for the granola bar recipe yesterday! Looking forward to knowing more about you and your recipes.
I am really looking forward to trying out your recipes they all look so delicious and healthy! I think your recipes will be a great help over the next year!!
Accidentally found your blog while searching for can tuna recipes and loved your blog! Your story is so inspirational and so true!
Thanks for sharing your story and keep me motivated: Thanks for sharing your story and keep me motivated! I have no words except WOW! You are an amazing person, and an inspiration for so many! I was searching for dinner ideas on Google and your site came up. I clicked on it and began reading, and was teary-eyed when I finished! Thank you, thank you for sharing your life story. I am going to read every single post on your site! Reading about your exercise history and what you miss from pounds ago help to put a lot of things into perspective.
Thank you for your experience and your honesty. Thanks for taking the time to share! Happened to find your blog by chance on pinterest! And never too late to write about it either-thanks for the inspiration! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I just finished reading your entire blog. All the stories and scanned a few recipes. I laughed and cried. But mostly just gave myself time to chew on the truths presented and how they mirrored many of my own struggles. Thank you for sharing you life, heart, struggles and triumphs!
I have been blessed by you and your blog this morning. And, have taken away many nurturing offerings that I will continue to chew on and apply to my life. I am currently in the midst of my weight lost journey and when I started, I tried to find other success stories from women of my same height and weight… which is incredibly close to yours… and also I love food… good food… and travel.
After reading all of your post I found a kindred spirit. Someone who loved the feel of good fashion and cheap junk food: Your blog has been an inspiration and above that I adore really good writing, which you master in a wonderful, simple, enthralling way. I stubbled upon your blog and I have been reading for 2 hours now!
You are my new inspiration! I have slowly been losing for the past 2. I focus on food instead of the people or activity at family gatherings and social events. I research healthy eating, plan meals, make grocery lists. Food consumes my life and I feel trapped in a prison. When I try to control my portions and diet, I miss the quantity of food- not the type of foods necessarily.
What I really want is love from my parents. Addiction to food does seem the hardest to break free from compared to all other addictions.
We need food to survive. There are times I wish I could. I envy people who eat without having any thoughts or emotions while they eat. But I can see, like you said, that I have to make peace with it. I need to view food for what it really is- not as my enemy or as my source of love.
In November , during the fall semester of my senior year at college, I reached my goal weight. I had more energy and confidence. I could wear clothes I wanted to and truly felt pretty. I felt strong and fearless, like I could do anything I tried rock-climbing, white-water rafting, scuba diving after I was able to lose the weight. Just as you described, I had no idea how to maintain this weight loss and live a balanced life in relation to eating and exercise.
I felt exhausted after kicking my butt punishing my body through running and not allowing myself to indulge in foods I enjoyed for 9 months. I felt overwhelmed by the thought that I would have to keep up this level of activity and strictness of diet in order to stay at my ideal weight. So I started to relax and reward myself. I slowly stopped running, cutting 1 day out of the week at a time. I gradually started to stretch my stomach back out as I overate several times a week.
I remembered how fat and uncomfortable I felt and I never wanted to feel that way again. Yet, here I am. I have so many good reasons- numerous motivations- to lose the weight again. But your story of success is so encouraging to me. I hope I will be one of those people one day. Your candid accounts of your childhood, relationship with food in the past and present is liberating. Looking forward to your books. I just want you to know that I came on this website by chance while looking for a cupcake recipe and ended up finding inspiration.
I mean, you—your past self—you look like me. Past the lb mark, looking for a way out. All the best to you, and keep on with your wonderful recipes and awesome blog! I love your blog — some fantastic looking recipes and a beautiful photo of you too. Congratulations on your weight loss — what a feat! I just discovered your site via Pinterest. I had to let you know how much I like your site, everything about it. Your cooking speaks to my palate and your writing is fantastically entertaining.
You inspire me to be a better blogger! I love your blog, I found it a few weeks ago and have tried some of the recipes. Did you change they way it is laid out? I felt like I was reading something written by me, in the future. Anyway, well done, and congratulations on your book deal. Loving your new blog style, but where oh where did the recipe index go?
My mommy of 3 brain is not strong enough to remember even approximates of when you may have posted to go back through pages and pages of blog entries: LOVE your recipes too…but…I tried the cornbread recipe today and I think there may be a mistake in the amount of baking powder?? It was good and lovely except for that and I will try again with the recipe. Can you please verify?? I absolutely loves reading every single blog and am looking forward to reading more.
You have put everything in a whole new perspective. I really appreciate the inspiration. You especially inspired me to begin preparing food in advance. I just know so much weight is going to be lifted off of me and my family.
I was looking through your recipes and they all look absolutely delicious but filled with spices and other taste-bud stimulants. I struggle with GERD so I was wondering if you had any great relatively bland and lowfat recipes that you could recommend.
I have only just started a diet with no fried, processed, high fat, spicy, caffeinated, or acidic foods and I am running out of ideas for meals! Twinkie Cupcakes The Domestic Rebel. Can You Stay For Dinner? I just stubbled upon your blog and wanted to comment on how inspiring your journing is. I am on my own weight loss adventure and struggle with fears about what my healthy weight is and how will I maintain it when I get there.
Thanks for sharing your story so I know I am not alone. I love this blog! I actually try to eat right and stay in shape myself, so I love the concept of your blog. And congratulations on the weight loss! Info, rules and my own entry from my nomination are here: I stumbled on your site, was looking for exactly what I found, oven baked chicken Parmesan.
Beautiful woman, beautiful food! Your blog is amazing. You sound like an amazing and inspiring person and I am looking forward to perusing your site in more detail! However, over the last 9 months I have let 30 creep back on. Motivation went out the back door. Just this week have I been able to bring myself to start back working out…a little!
Anyway, running across your blog was just what I needed!! You are a wonderful writer and even better motivator. Thank you for sharing your story! I have enjoyed getting to know you! You are such an inspiration!! Did you have gastic bypass surgery or did you lose via diet and excercise? I just love this site and your recipes are amazing!!
Glad I found it!! Hi Gayle, Thank you for your comment! No, I did not undergo weight loss surgery; I lost it through diet and exercise. Wishing you all the good things in ! I tried pinning one of your recipes to try for dinner later looked SO good and the photos of that recipe were unpinnable! I was pounds and am currently and I have a huge flap. Did you have to have sugary to remove skin or once you got to your goal the skin went back to shape.
I came across your blog by looking for appetizers recipes. Your blog is absolutely beautiful and sooooooo inspiring to me and so I see to many other too! I never struggled with my weight but somehow always tried to have a healthy diet. I walk and jog with my son in the jogging stroller! Since my teenage years my figure and the way I look was always a priority. I told myself that what goes in my mouth is my body! What you did, doing and keep on doing is outstanding and I wish you much love and blessings in everything.
Like you, I love baking and I thank you for those lovely recipes you post. I just found your fantastic blog and site. I want to make your fried coconut chicken skewers on Sunday, but I want to give them an asian twist for a bit of zing. Can you recommend adding anything in the batter or sprinkling anything like lemongrass or something complementary on them?
You were beautiful before and beautiful now; I never like how some people only associate beautiful with thin. I weight lbs. I have so far to go, but I want to lose it for good this time. When I was lbs. I am so thankful I found you. Your blog is calming and understanding. I am so glad that I found this site. I am so eager to go through all of your recipes.
Thanks for sharing your journey. I recently joined Foodie Blog roll and yours was the first blog I came across on the site. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Two recipes into one! Fox And A Parasol. Diet Coke does not use a modified form of the Coca-Cola recipe, but instead an entirely different formula. The controversial New Coke , introduced in , used a version of the Diet Coke recipe that contained high fructose corn syrup and had a slightly different balance of ingredients. Diet Coke was sweetened with aspartame , an artificial sweetener, after the sweetener became available in the United States in After Diet Rite cola advertised its percent use of aspartame, and the manufacturer of NutraSweet then G.
Diet Coke from fountain dispensers still contains some saccharin to extend shelf life. In , under pressure from retailer Walmart which was impressed with the popularity of Splenda sweetener [ citation needed ] , the company released a new formulation called "Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda".
Early sales were weaker than anticipated; however, Coca-Cola did little advertising for the brand, investing money and advertising in Coca-Cola Zero instead. By late , some distributors had stopped supplying Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda.
In , in an effort to be more appealing to millennials , Diet Coke began offering itself in a skinnier can but still in 12 fluid ounces , and introduced four new flavors. Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi have capitalized on the markets of people who require low sugar regimens, such as diabetics and people concerned with calorie intake. In other countries in which cyclamates are not banned as they were in the US in   , Diet Coke or Coca-Cola light may be sweetened with a blend containing cyclamates, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium.
The most commonly distributed version of Diet Coke and the majority of beverages that contain artificial sweeteners relies on aspartame , which has been suggested to pose health concerns.
Coca-Cola has now released Diet Coke sweetened with sucralose under the brand name Splenda , although it is not as common. The sodium benzoate was found to break down mitochondrial DNA in living yeast cells.
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She even became a trainer at the gym that helped her lose weight. It feels like a lifetime ago. If I can lose lbs. Rachel Saintfort had never let her weight be a source of stress. However, she continued to gradually gain weight and reached her highest, lbs. Saintfort decided to try dieting, but nothing stuck.
Then, in January , she got a wake up call. The case manager, 32, decided to cut out fast food and soda and started doing daily 3-mile walks around the lake in her town. She also started documenting her weight loss journey on her Instagram account, MsLbs , and set a goal to drop lbs. Less than 12 months later, she reached her goal. As for life as an in-demand model and social media influencer: The Wisconsin native also struggled with health issues.
In her early teens she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS and sleep apnea. Now down 84 lbs. As for her best advice to those struggling with their weight: Growing up, Kathleen Golding had always been overweight.
She finally decided to make a change and turned to gastric bypass surgery, which she underwent in June Now, Golding says she is finally at peace with her body. After a family hiking excursion proved too taxing for his lb. It was a hard-hitting moment. He entered a transformation challenge for motivation. Peterson, now lbs. Her real turning point, though, was when she realized she could no longer fit in the desks at her college, and had to put her education on hold.
She also began working out slowly, with short walks and swims. I can work anywhere. With a diet of six to eight chocolate bars a day, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, Perdue was lbs.
Perdue signed up for Optavia, a packaged meal plan, and learned how to eat balanced meals of a protein and three servings of vegetables. That along with minute walks helped her lose lbs. I still remember the day that the switch flipped for me — July 19, — and I decided I was done living like this.
The Medina, Ohio, resident says until that point she was drinking five or more cans of soda a day, eating large quantities of food and stopping at the drive-thru daily. Spurred into action, Rachow says she started small, first cutting out soda and only eating food she cooked at home.
After I had lost lbs. I became fascinated by fitness and seeing what new things I could accomplish with my body.
I do things that I never dreamed were possible like running races, lifting heavy weights, and completing a sprint triathlon. A few weeks after his father-in-law was admitted to the hospital, Bauler, who weighed lbs. He first focused on exercising and eventually made changes to his diet, sticking to 1, calories a day and smaller portion sizes for one year. Now the year-old runs everyday and has completed endurance competitions like Ironman and Ragnar.
I like to join training groups and training clubs because of the friendships and accountability it creates. It would be easy for me to blow off a mile run at 5: After reaching her highest weight of lbs. Powell was overweight as a child, eating a diet full of processed foods and little water and vegetables. In college, Powell says she dramatically gained more weight. Powell joined her local YMCA, gradually increasing her workouts until she was going 4 to 5 days a week for 60 to 90 minutes.
She also changed her eating habits, replacing sugary sweets with fresh fruit and vegetables. Within the first six months she lost lbs. Cloutier, 36, always felt like an outsider growing up. She weighed lbs. After her first pregnancy with her daughter in , Cloutier hit lbs. As she worked to get back into a postpartum fitness routine, Cloutier discovered Zumba, and fell in love with group fitness classes. Three weeks after her first class, she became a certified trainer, and started teaching classes.
By , the demand had gotten so large that she opened her own fitness studio, and now runs it along with her full-time job. Between her severe anxiety, depression and her weight — lbs. Then at age 26, Bolden was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, and learned she would have trouble conceiving a child.
And just a few years later, in Feb. Bolden started tracking everything she ate on MyFitnessPal, and took up swimming, hiking and weightlifting. After three and a half years, she lost lbs. She also started a fitness blog and Instagram , and even won a bodybuilding competition. She went from lbs. When her son was six months-old, the Richmond, Georgia resident became pregnant with her daughter and gained even more weight. I had trouble catching my breath; I had hip issues and a lot of body aches.
That excuse is now my motivation for everything I do. Weighing in at lbs. Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community. There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising.
In , Samantha Call lost her father to heart disease. He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity. In early , Call found success with Atkins. And after a year and a half got down to lbs. Call has maintained her weight loss for about seven years. Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise.
Says the Callis, Maine resident: Jason Cohen always struggled with his weight. At his highest, he hit nearly lbs. A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. At over lbs.
She also continues to share her weight loss journey on Instagram. Along with her husband Myron, Hyman has now lost over lbs. Hyman, who works out with a trainer 3 to 4 times per week, is now a finalist in her sixth Isabody Challenge. Although she was happy and confident in her body, Jovana Borojevic was shocked when she finally stepped on a scale.