March 2009 Blog Posts

The Challenge! (Part II)

Part I didn't go so well :(. In January, my friend, I'll call her B, and I decided to embark upon a new weight loss journey. Instead of sitting on the couch and watching re-runs of the Biggest Loser, we decided to start our own Biggest Loser challenge. The stakes were high, the competition was fierce. The winner would get a new workout outfit, with a value of $50, or, if they wanted, just $50 cash. More importantly to me was not the cash, but beating B. The rules were simple: Whoever lost the most weight by March 7 (exactly three months from when...

Lack of time-the number one diet killer

Well, at least in my eyes. I find that when I'm in a rush, it is so hard to be able to grab something healthy and quick. I realized this a long time ago, but it's days like yesterday when that fact really makes my blood boil. As a reporter, I am constantly running around all around the town I cover, and sometimes to cover events for my co-workers in other towns. Yesterday, though, I think I ran around a little more than usual. I started out my day with a banana and some oatmeal-a seemingly healthy breakfast I had at home. Then...

Spinning Sorrow

Last night, or rather all day, I was amped for Spin class. There are three nights a week I like to go to Spin-Monday, because the teacher is really agressive and the music is really loud; Tuesday-because the teacher (a different teacher) is a little crazy, but plays good music; and Thursday, because the teacher is the same as Tuesday night. I've tried a couple of the other Spin classes at the gym, but they weren't a good fit for me. As any avid spinner knows, there is a BIG difference between a class you like and class you hate and the...


Hi! As a new member to Weight Loss Buddy, I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself to the rest of you buddies. A few quick facts: My name is Ariana, I am 23 years old, and constantly trying to lose weight. I live in Albany, NY (though I grew up in Kinnelon, NJ) with my boyfriend, a roommate, Ashley, and a little dog (a Puggle) that we call Izzy. For the past year, I have been a reporter at Spotlight Newspapers, a weekly community-oriented newspaper, and cover all the workings and happenings of Colonie-a town that was at one point the largest town...