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Sandy, thank you so much! I know how hard it can be to make lasting changes and lose the weight. You can do it, trust me. What a wonderful story! You really are inspirational. Thanks for your honesty… and your blog! This is my first time visiting your blog, and your story is absolutely amazing. You are so inspiring!! I am very happy to have found your blog as well!!!
It is truly my pleasure to have met you!! I love your blog Your story is so inspirational! I love your approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. Such a great story! You truly are an inspiration to others! Look forward to reading more about your blog!
I love your blog. I check it when I can. Your personal story is fascinating and definately inspirational. Your narratives are well written, insightful, informative, and fun. Your recipes are varied, easy to follow, textually interesting, colorful and the food looks absolutely delicious.
The pictures are clear and you have a good eye. Your blog looks like a labor of love. I just came across your blog and am already so inspired! You have such an amazing story and I think it is wonderful and courageous! You definitely serve as an inspiration! And your recipes look delicious. I love how easy to follow they are. Your story is incredible. Andrea you are such an inspiration and your blog is an amazing account of how strong of a woman you truly are!! I am not saying this just because you are soon to be part of my family, but because I am so proud to be a part of yours.
You are inspirational and beautiful! Katie, Thank you so so much. You are the perfect role model showing how to eat healthy, yet still enjoy certain foods that you love. I really appreciate your honesty and you being an amazing role model to so many people! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Your words mean more than you can imagine. I appreciate your sincerity and kindness, every word touched me. Your story is really fantastic and it sounds like we share a similar philosophy regarding food. Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Seriously revealing my madness to the world. But thank you so much for the support and for your sweet sweet words!
Love love LOVE your blog!!! And you look so fab! Thanks so much, Hill! It was so so wonderful meeting you at HLS! I read your blog in woman world. I have been 90 pounds overweight for 33 years and have tried every diet there is, even weight watchers. Your plan is So easy and simple. I no I can do it, I want to be thin so bad.
How long did it take you to lose your weight? Thank you for commenting! It took me about 13 months to lose it all. Trust me when I tell you that you can do it. Best of luck to you! Keep in touch if you ever have any questions! I just bought WW because the cover attrated my attention. I lost my Mom to complications of Diabetes 10 yrs. So I try each morning to make better choices in my consumption of food, and exercise. I give into temptation, and wind up gaining the lbs I lose.
I am so excited to have found your website, and I am very inspired by your journey. I am hoping that I will discover a simular journey for myself: Try not to look at the big picture all the time. I found that just staying present- living fully in each moment of the day- really helped me to make the best decisions and stay with it.
What a fabulous way to exercise! And group classes are fantastic for so many reasons! Thank you so much Andrea: I am trying to fill up on veggies and fruits. Staying away from processed foods would benefit me in more ways then one. I seem to always feel bloated and sluggish after eating some breads, and I am lactose intolerant.
So the fruits and veggies seem to make me feel more energetic and lighter feeling. I will keep you posted, might check in every so often to let you know my progress. I am following you on twitter: He is very supportive: Andrea… your story is soooo inspirational. I hope your blog helps many others with their food intake. We need a more healthy population. I just found out about this website, and I must say this: I LOVE you already.
Well, I adore you. Your English was fantastic! Thank you so much for your kindness! I hope you cook some of these recipes and let me know if you like them! Love the blog, KerriAnn forwarded it to me. Keep up the good work and will enjoy reading more. I remember your Mom and love the note you blogged about her using the internet and email.
So fantastic to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and the family!! I made a bunch of your egg roll recipes last week. You are absolutely beautiful and inspiring: I am really glad that I found your blog!
Will definitely be trying out your recipes soon! Just discovered your blog, and I just have to say it is absolutely beautiful! You really know how to grasp the reader in, and every picture you take of each recipe is gorgeous. Your blog is so inspiring. You are a wonderful writer. My husband and I are starting the Hunger Challenge today. I really get inspiration and ideas from your postings.
Keep up the good work! I LOVE all your recipes and get so excited when you post a new one. I love how open and honest and hilarious you are on here and you are such an inspiration!
Thank you thank you Meagan! Love your story— in the middle of my journey right now— eating healthier, exercising daily and finally seeing myself in the mirror with a smile: Not sure the topic will be helpful in my pursuit of healthy food though! So I found your blog last night after a friend on facebook posted one of your recipes it was the mini lasagnes, so cute!
Anyway, I was up all night, and first thing I did when I dropped the kids at school was come back and read some more! I am just wondering, do you have any before pictures? I have committed to making at least one thing off your blog each week: I relate so much to your story. I will definitely be checking back! I was reading through your posts and wanted to comment on how wonderful your blog is…then I saw you live in Seattle! I moved to Seattle almost 2 years ago with my boyfriend, we should get together sometime: I might be your new biggest fan — so glad I found your blog.
Keep up the great work! So you are not working in the entertainment industry anymore? I came across your blog tonight and am sitting here on the verge of tears. But your words are wise and so full of inspiration and truth. I have to do that. That number is just a tool, albeit a powerful one. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of light on the internet. So glad I found your blog. You lost pounds, that is amazing! A friend posted a picture of your coffee cake muffins on her facebook after making them.
I asked her what they were and she gave me your link. You are truely amazing and I giggle everytime I start reading. I sent the link to a friend today and told her that your words move me like a well written novel. I found your blog on Pinterest and I am so psyched to make those buffalo chicken rolls, but more excited to have found your blog. Congrats on your success finding happiness and gaining health. I look forward to interjecting some of your sage advice into my own life and trying some of your recipes!!
Hey Andie I just want to say that I love your blog! Your food always looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous! You are an inspiring woman: What a joy to read your blog.
Thanks for sharing your journey and your recipes. Your blog is so inspiring! You are an amazing writer. I look forward to more inspiring words. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I just found your blog.. I stumbled upon your website and see that you lost lbs. I am currently in the early stages of losing about that much myself. How did you do it? Any tips or suggestions you might want to share? I am really glad to have found your blog, I need inspiration!!
Thanks so much for sharing! You inspire me to cook lighter for myself and my family! Not only do you speak what I feel, but we went to the same college and I think around the same time … so I feel even more connected to you! Kick it up a notch! So here I am at work and sucked into your blog: What an awesome lady you are! The working yourself to death at the gym is nor was it ever my thing.
So happy to have been connected you! Oh my, I follow you on twitter and know you through foodista, yet now I realize I never knew you. I am so happy to discover your writing and your story. Congratulations on your book! I have to say, your boyfriend is one heck of a lucky guy. I have some buddies coming over this weekend to watch football, and am planning on making the buffalo egg rolls. Buy her flowers, tell her she is beautiful, and appreciate what you have.
Cheers, yah lucky dog! I came to look at the buffalo wraps recipe and found someone like my sisters and me. We have all suffered from emotionally eating, for reasons ranging from raising our younger siblings basicly on our own to sexual abuse to watching a another sister die slowly and painfully.
It is empowering to hear the voice of someone who has found the healthy end of weightloss and is willing to tell the story of the past and not discount it. You are an inspiration: I love your story and your beautiful smile. Looking forward to browsing through more of your blog. By the way, good luck on your books! I am an Andi as well!
And I too am 26yo. Thank you for your blog! I look forward to reading about your experience and getting your tips and maybe a few good recipes?! I gained alot of weight my first year in college and I hated to work out, but I still did it twice a day. I think the stress of having to work out made it hard to lose weight so I gave up the gym and just started cutting portions and walking and the weight all came off.
You have such and incredible story and are an absolutely amazing writer. For the first time, in a very long time, I feel inspired and hopeful.
You are beautiful, then and now…. Happy to hear that you can enjoy a burger now and then, in moderation. Oh, and then walk Green lake of corse! I just came across your blog and am amazed by your weight loss and dedication to staying true to yourself instead of being a slave to the scale and gym.
And now that I read that you only live about 45 minutes north of me, I want you to come to my house and kick my butt into gear and cook me yummy healthy food: Wow, what a lucky day it was for me to happen upon your recipe on Pinterest, which lead me to your incredibly witty and thought provoking blog.
Nice to meet you, Andie. I look forward to more of your creativity, humor and wit. My good friend Lynsay shared it with me and this is what i just shared on my Facebook about you:.
Thank you Lynsay Horton for sharing with me! It is incredible how we adapt as we learn about ourselves, our needs, what we can dissolve and what is worth the fight! Definitely check it out! I stumbled across your awesome blog via Pinterest.
I have a 3 year old and gained close to 90 pounds while I was pregnant. Reading your blog has given me new hope! Someone pinned your blog on Pinterest today, so I followed the link.
May I ask what it is you are writing? Do you have a publisher? I always dream of writing for a living — but the process is difficult. BTW, just found your blog and read your exercise history…and cried so hard. I can more than relate. Too much to say…but not the strength to say it now. I give you a lot of Kudos. I myself have gone on the weight loss journey. I have lost pounds but still have around to lose. I was so proud of myself and what I was able to achieve with a healthy dose of exercise and eating right.
I find though the last bit of weight to be very discouraging to lose. It comes off slower, I find it harder to see the end of the tunnel now but about half way through I could see it clearly. I saw your blog posted somewhere…. I can not wait to read more and see what advice I can gain from you! Right now i feel like you back when you joined the YMCA.. Thank you for sharing your story.. I love your blog, your perspective, your word choices, your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing.
I just discovered it today. I really appreciate your inspiration! I am so glad I stumbled upon this. Much like you, I grew up in the kitchen. Much like you, I adore good! Much like you, I also have sciatica although I have that nagging pain in my right buttock- not my left. And much like you, I never really enjoyed the gym, although I love being active if that makes sense.
I also just recently moved to Seattle, and I sold my car. I walk to work now 2 mi round trip and everywhere else I can. I hope that my lifestyle change can help me succeed like it has for you. You have inspired me to stay positive and keep trying. I have to ask… in your exercise history, where were those hiking pictures taken? I thought to myself they looked like Mt. Then again, every hiking picture makes me think of Mt. I love this blog…found it just now on pintrest.
Your blog is incredible — so beautifully-crafted and organized… I simply want to gobble it up! You are definitely being book-marked: I love that you are so real! I love this blog, and I hate blogs — I tend to find them boring: I also adore that you have a firm grasp on the English language and grammar weird, I know, but verbiage really bothers me! I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now after stumbling across it on Pinterest, and I just had to tell you how much I adore you and your site.
As a college student, you make weight loss and maintenance seem attainable—not an easy feat. Thank you for sharing your story. You really are an inspiration… And quite witty, I might add! This is such a cool blog. There are so many blogs yet so few that really get a person. Bookmarking for many futures. I just found your blog while searching Pinterest for yummy recipes… you are an inspiration! Thank you for writing everyday and telling your story the good and bad. I love your heartfelt writing, your candor and your honesty.
I resolve to plan ahead with lunch this year. I do pretty well on dinners but love the prepare salad veges ahead of time idea. I am also loving the fluffy oatmeal recipe, off to try it now although here in Australia is it 30 degrees celcius here, our summer and may be a little hot!
I love the plan ahead nature of breakfast too. If I was to make a massive pot for five days would I just times all the ingredients by 5? I am so excited to find this site. Thank you for sharing your story with everyone, I am happy to know that there is someone out there that did look like me and successfully changed there life, I have been up and down on my weight since I can remember, I have started eating right and exercising more, but I do enjoy the good things but in moderation.
Thank you and good luck on your ventures. I love your site. I am so glad I found it. I was at my heaviest recently lbs and I am now down to and my first goal is to reach lbs. Thank you for sharing your very inspirational and motivating story. I am so excited to hear that you are writing 2 books. Thank you so much Amy! Yes, the first book to be released Spring will be a weight loss memoir.
The second is a cookbook: I just happened upon your blog and love, love, love it! I came across your blog through Pinterest. I am so inspired by your story and your journey! I also struggled and continue to sturggle with my weight.
Hearing your story is def great motivation and inspirational. I cant wait to try some of your recipes and i also cant belive you lost weight in Italy!! So excited to start my journey. First of I am from Walpole so this is exciting and am currently in the whole weightloss stage, I have more to loose than you and you are inspiring. It makes me feel so good to read this blog and encourages me.
I just need to make changes and move more. Thank you for this. So I have finally decided to leave a comment. I come and check on your blog about twice a week for the past year or so. Can You Say for Dinner? I literally had to come to this post to find that your name is Andie. So hello Andie Mitchell, my name is Kyle. I just wanted to thank you for the many amazing recipes and stories. I have been a pescetarian for the past 4 years and your blog gave me that love for food again.
Seeing your pictures of the beauty of food has made me appreciate it again. It has really grown into a passion for me, thanks to you. So I just wanted to thank you.
His all time favorite is the Roasted Broccoli. He can never have enough!! I have tried 2 of the recipes already and am doing another tonight. I am diabetic and trying to lose 35lbs and you have recipes in here that I can eat and not feel guilty.
I love Your blog. The recipes are a blast and fun! And thanks for sharing your journey. So appreciate What You Do! You are a great writer and your story of weight loss is one that I share.
I will be back for more. I found your blog from a recipe posted on Pinterest by one my favorite authors Laurie Notaro. I have been eating better and living a generally better lifestyle for a few months now, and all the good ideas I can find, the better!
Thanks for the help!!! I have struggled with my weight for most of my 39 years. Thank you for sharing…. What a wonderful, inspiring blog!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us— and continuing to do so: I am so excited to have found you!
You are honest with yourself and here on your blog. You have given me inspiration to be a better person for me. The candy store by my house makes a jalapeno stuffed with peanut butter, dipped in chocolate.
They ship too, but I think that you should make them and then make a blog post about how to make them, so I can make them too! I love your website. I have been overweight all my life, like you I reached a point not long ago where it was scary… so far I am 20lbs lighter and still moving. The sad thing is I actually work in fitness, I help other people get healthy but for a long time I had a false perception of myself.
Your blog has added a whole new outlook to some of the ideals I have been looking into. I just wanted to say thank you! I will recommend this to many of my clients. I am 19 years and my weight is 94 kg and my height cm. I want to lose 30 kgs in a years.
And there is more fat in my lower position. Please can u suggest me the diet and exercise with is best for me. Adrian, I've been at a Plato for 2 years. I am 54, 5ft, weight pounds. I need lose 50 pounds. I just can't get out of this Plato. My doctor will take me off cholesterol meds if I lose the weight. What can I do? I have low back pains due to over weight.
Ive been off work fork for 4 wks now i need ur help.. I dont know where to begin i really need help toning up my inner thighs.. I am 67 as of Sunday and am recovering from my 3rd back surgery since July. Spent 2 months in re-hab. Have lost all muscle-tone. Walk with a walker. How can I gain muscle and strength? Want to be able to get around without a walker and have strength to lead a normal life.
Healthy is my main goal!! I want to lose weight!! I just do not know where to begin! I weigh lbs. My goal weigh is lbs. I want to lose by October so 5 months from now! I go to the gym 5xs a week and need help on some exercises that will help me reach my goals!
And college student trying to get ready for nursing school in Jan. I need help and motivation!! I am 23 years old, 5' 1" and weight about lbs I have lost about 85lbs so far but have hita plateau.
I need help losing the last 30 lbs that I think is necesary. I am 5'1 and i am 18 years old. I just got my annual blood work and blood pressure check. While my blood pressure is still barely normal my cholesterol and sugar were both high. I'm overweight, 5'2 and lbs. I had acl reconstruction last year and am still very limited due to pain.
What diet and workout would you recommend? I can probably only do a walking workout at this point. Current weight is pounds.
Hi Adrian- I am 29 years old 5"2 and lbs. I am trying to lose the last lbs of baby weight from my second child and its just not budging. I excercise pretty regularly and I would say my diet is relatively good except for occasional snacking at nighttime I need a diet that's going to give me enough energy to get through my workouts and be a hands mom, but that's low enough in calories to help me lose the weight.
I am 45 and weigh well over lbs. I was on nutrisystem and dropped to lbs, but then I lost my job and couldn't afford them anymore.
I now work crazy hours with no breaks 4am-between noon and 3pm. The pay is also about half of what I was getting, so money is definitely a concern with any diet or meal plan. Is there some type of plan that I could use to lose weight and actually incorporate some permanent eating habits into my lifestyle?
I realize I need help with losing weight and keeping it off. I always been an attention getter and everyone says I look good, but I like the lean look, not the thick. I dont feel attractive after reaching lbs.
Im not getting rid of thigh fat, instead they get bulky. My abs never get leaner, they just dont look as bloated. Could you help me lean my thighs out once and for all and any tips for cellulite and permanent weight loss. Im trying the calorie meal plan starting tomorrow. I will be waiting I really let myself go and gained 60lbs.
I have very little energy and would like to know what would be the best plan to lose weight and easy exercise since I'm so out of shape. Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here but as of now there are no support groups here. I need to lose around kg, i'm 16 years old and I weigh about 70kg.
I need a diet that's fairly simple because of the fact im young and don't cook every meal I have etc. I am 47 I weigh I weigh 82kilo I have tried many diets and I lose it put it back on I am a diabetic and am on diabex twice a day need help to get my weight off can you give me some ideas please.
I am on a low budget dont know what kind of foods to have can u tell me what to buy that would be successful in losing weight please. Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here. Hi adrian, im 25yrs old 5'7 and lbs, ive seen two different doctors now and they both make it a constent reminder that i need to loose weight, my normal weight range for my height i would say is around , well thats what ive always ben growing up, and i was wanting to know what i can do to loose the weight fast, i have a workout center where i live and i do take full advantage of it wen i have the time x wk , is there any thing i can do to speed up the process?
I also have ben blessed to not have high chlosterol, or diabetic, or any other medical condition that would change my lifestyle or dieting. Any advice would be greatly appricated. Thank you, sincerely Jessica. I am a soon to be 53 year who recently broke my foot and have gained about 20 lbs. I am able to do some walking now. Can you help me get rid of 30 lbs by Christmas?
I need some advice, my doctor has put me on this regime: I am 32 years old, 5'3" and weigh lbs. I feel like this is wayyyy too strict of a plan. What do you think?
I would do a more liberal to cals instead of ONE number and also Click to Comment of 82 Comments. Adrian Bryant use 1 of these free plans September 08, Sharon Hi Adrian I just came across your page. Sharon August 05,