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The Busy Mom Weight Loss Checklist + #alliInMyLife

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The Busy Mom Weight Loss Checklist + #alliInMyLife

In the spring, I started making #FattoFit a reality in my life.

It started with a trip to the YMCA and I haven't looked back. I try to work out 30 minutes a day, five days a week and log every bite I eat. Cutting back on calories, carbs, and fat has been hard but not as hard as some of the other diets I've tried.

I must admit, I don’t feel like I’m dieting anymore. I’m eating better and getting stronger. Losing weight is a bonus. A huge bonus!

The first two months I was losing a little each week. And then, the scale stopped moving. Luckily, I have before measurements. So while the scale wasn't moving, my waist has been.

Tip: Take before measurements. Better way to gauge results.

Just because of my waist, bust, hips, and calves are smaller, I still want to see the scale move. With all the temptations of the summer, I knew that getting back on track this fall would mean extra help. Tools to help get past this plateau and back into a routine.

Despite logging my food choices, it helps me to have something to see that’s not on a computer screen. A checklist that I can use to remind me to make better choices, every day.

My alli weight loss aid routine #alliInMyLife

I created a weekly checklist (download it here) to make sure that I’m staying on track. As important as it is to eat three healthy meals and a snack, it's also necessary to drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. My checklist ensures that I keep to a routine and has space to make weekly goals, short notes, and track my mood.

Weekly check list to track diet goals for weight loss #alliInMyLife

I even added alli® Weight Loss Capsules to my routine.


What to do in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio August 25 - 31

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio #EatPlayLiceCLE

This happened last week...!

Can't wait to see what happens this weekend! 

Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio 
The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.


Simple Ways to Communicate with Your Kid, Tween, or Teen Today

Simple Ways to Communicate with Your Kid, Tween, or Teen

My parents were not the best teachers when it came to communication.

They certainly did not set the best example of a good listener and were not easy to go to with a problem.

In fact, I didn't go to my mom with a problem until I was an adult. If I needed advice I went to a friend's mom or an uncle. I'm scared my kids will feel that they won't be able to talk to me, too.

Communicating with kids made easier today

I found that I picked up a few of my parent's bad habits. I tell white lies to avoid hard truths, forget to ask the kids about their feelings and even ignore them at times when I'm overwhelmed.

Additionally, I'm not readily available to talk. I work full-time, outside our home and they have school. So how to bridge the gap and be present? I found a few ways this summer.

Simple Ways to Communicate with Your Kid, Tween, or Teen Today

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