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This machine is very loud and scary to me. I absolutely love how yours turned out!! I remember your Mom and love the note you blogged about her using the internet and email. I stumbled upon your website and see that you lost lbs. ZetaCap , , Mendurance ,. Can you lose weight without exercising? Much like you, I also have sciatica although I have that nagging pain in my right buttock- not my left.
Hi, I’m Andie Mitchell
You have achieved something with your weight loss and maintenance that is extremely difficult. You should be so proud of yourself. I look so forward to reading more of your blog!
Hey lady…do you have an email address? Sorry, I should make a little sub page with my contact info. I live in CT too! Wow, amazing job on the weight loss!
From my birth to the present sober for a few years, hiding the drinking for a few, now he is out and proud with his drinkin my dad has been a drunk.
I am sure you know what I mean when I say I lived through some truly horrific incidents day in and day out. Your a film production assistant?! Do you love it? I give you props since so much rides on you and time is money! You have such an inspirational story. You seem so happy now! And your job sounds really exciting too. I found your blog via a recipe you posted for stuffed shells.
I, too, am overweight and have tried many different ways to tackle the weight loss. I really want to make a change this time. Keep the awesome posts coming. 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. You owe it to yourself to stop buying these toxic products. This program blows the Weight Watchers processed-to-death meals out of the water. Watch the video, and see what the program is all about here.
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Your support is crucial because it helps fund this blog and helps us continue to spread the word. Have you done an expose on Cottonseed oil yet?? If not, please do. Keep up the good work. Actually she once said that cottonseed oil is the worst vegetable oil because it is not regulated since cotton is a fiber crop.
She exposed it, albeit incorrectly as is often the case. Cottonseed oil is as regulated as any other vegetable oil crop. Very comparable to any other vegetable oil.
Thanks for this great post. I know a good friend of mine who has worked for weight watchers for years. She did lose weight on weight watchers initially, but she is still over weight. I am afraid of her reaction to this article, but I will share it anyways. I feel compelled to share this since the ingredients on the products in this article are horrendous.
As for cottonseed oil Kobi, it is the most horrible oil for sure. Cotton is not even a food crop so it is sprayed even more than other food crops. Cottonseed oil is considered a food crop and regulated as such. Nestle supposedly has Water rights over distribution in California. Joe Biggs of Infowars is investigating this, can you help him? Weight Watchers is a great program and not everyone eats the pre-packaged foods. I cook all my own fresh food and count my points.
Me, too , lost 28 lbs on weight Watchers, but make own food. They do need to be put on notice about these awful products tho! This post is missing a few pieces. The meal to which you refer was designed for people on a diet who are still seeking a comfort food. This is probably why it is their most complicated label.
I think this piece is overly critical and presumptuous, as these meals are an attempt to provide low-calorie, convenient alternatives while still maintaining a specific target consumer base. The preservatives have recently been taken out of the meals. FYI not every food company is evil and trying to kill everyone. I agree with you completely. But sometimes, as someone who works full time and goes to school, I grab one out of convenience. And, like you said, for the comfort.
This is one of the reasons I left their program. Values for low fat and highly processed items that are not necessarily clean or real food. It always amazes me that people would defend wrong, then attack you for voicing your opinion. The question is not which foods are bad, and why some are okay. They are capitalizing on their name, brand, and goodwill with people who are trying to be healthy. That trust from the consumers should be respected, not traded in for dollars. Some of their products help people stay fat.
Then you purchase more of their products to help you loose the weight gain, and the circle continues. Still want to defend weight watchers because only some of their products are bad? What makes them different from Monsanto, or Kraft? One drop of poison infects the entire water supply.
I agree, that is the reason I just quit WW. People left with armloads. Carol, after tons of research, I have come to the same conclusion as you did.
You put it perfectly! I joined WW two months ago and have lost over 15 pounds…. WW has taught me to portion and make healthy food choices. They have a database full of recipes, and have not once suggested I eat Smart Ones. I think it is more important to clean our bodies of the chemicals and other not so friendly toxins in our food and stick as closely to real food as possible so that while we are trying to lose weight we can also get healthy.
I have been eating organic now for a while and have noticed a world of difference in my health and my weight. Thank you Vani for all of your help. Vani did not say Weight Watchers was evil and trying to kill everyone. She invites consumers to read the ingredient label and investigate.
I agree not everyone wants to substitute cheesey comfort food for quinoa salad. But Vani is a health food advocate and these WW ingredients are simply not Healthy. If you go to the market and look for canned pineapple or applesause you will find just the fruit and real sugar but not the processed bad preservatives. Plenty of receipes on line for kosher cooking. I am most curious though as to why start with Weight Watchers? I totally agree their prepackaged and frozen food is chemical laden.
Weight Watchers needs to address that and improve their ingredients. But maybe frozen and packaged foods is the only hope someone has to lose the weight and learn fresh cooking in the meantime. The program DOES promote healthy eating and cooking fresh and local. They also have a vegetarian program.