Five Fabulous Things on Friday

I have some exciting things to share on this Friday morning!

1. Shape.com did a feature of my story under the headline “7 Women Who Kept Their Weight Loss Resolutions” that went live today!!!

I’m featured along with several other amazing weight loss bloggers, so it’s really an honor to be there! While I “only” lost 18 pounds since rejoining Weight Watchers in December 2010, my resolution last year was to actually get to my goal weight after dancing around it for so long, and those 18 pounds were the hardest part of the journey (and the hardest to keep off, apparently!). I finally got there in May 23, two years, two months, and nine days after signing up for Weight Watchers. Check out the article here!

2. I just found out that I am officially going to be a Weight Watcher’s leader

starting the week after next!!!!!! I am SO excited that the time has finally come for me to have my own meeting, I can’t even put it into words!! More details to come!!

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3. The Washingtonian’s Well+Being Blog

They did a piece on my weight loss story early last year, touting me a “Health Hero” (which still totally blows my mind to see next to my name). Earlier this week, they posted a follow up article checking back in with me, called “Checking Back in with 2011 Health Heroes.” They even used the picture from my spread in the Washingtonian Magazine from the September Issue!

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4. The guy behind DietingSmarter.com emailed me a few weeks ago to ask my take on why so many people don’t achieve their new years resolution to lose weight. The article, “Make Your Weight Loss Resolutions Stick in 2012” was published earlier this week. Click over to see my advice, along with several other awesome weight loss bloggers, for tips on how to make this time “for real”.

Attune Foods

5. And FINALLY, I am so excited to announce that I am going to be partnering as an ambassador for Attune Foods for the first half of 2012 (and possibly longer depending on how it goes)!

In case you’re not familiar, Attune Foods is a small company that makes healthy foods with the simplest of ingredients. I first discovered them at the Healthy Living Summit in 2010, and have been hooked ever since. You can check out my profile by clicking here, as well as see the other ambassadors here.

The products are actually already in the Weight Watchers E-Tools, and my favorite is probably a tie between the Cinnamon Grahams (3 pts+ for 2 big ones that are DELICIOUS) as well as the chocolate probiotic bars. Those are harder to find on the shelves, but they clock in at just 3 pts+ a pop and are a good size for the number of Points. I also eat the Uncle Sams cereal when in need of a crunch with greek yogurt and fruit. The ingredients: Whole wheat kernels, whole flaxseed, salt, barley malt. That’s it! While the cereal clocks in higher in PointsPlus (6pts+ for 3/4 of a cup), I usually use 1/4 of cup (same as a serving of granola) which is just 2 pts+ and the perfect amount.

I will be writing a monthly blog post for them in the “Weight Loss Wednesdays” column, and I’ll link to it on here so you can see. The theme for this month is “Real Change”, and there are a few other ambassadors who will be contributing to the column as well. I’m really excited to be working with Attune Foods!!

2012 is shaping up pretty well so early in the year!! 🙂

Share with me one great thing in your life from 2012!

35 Comments on Five Fabulous Things on Friday

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    January 6, 2012 at 9:13 am (9 years ago)

    So when you are a celebrity health and fitness expert making the rounds on the morning talk shows, I’ll be able to say “I knew her when…”

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  2. Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake
    January 6, 2012 at 9:23 am (9 years ago)

    Seriously, Beth, You ROCK! What wonderful things for this fabulous Friday! Congrats, my dear!!!

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  3. Jennifer@knackfornutrition
    January 6, 2012 at 9:24 am (9 years ago)

    I’m in my 3rd week of WW. Where are you going to be leading meetings? I would love to come to one.

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  4. Jennifer
    January 6, 2012 at 9:58 am (9 years ago)

    Look at you go Beth, you are rocking 2012 already!!! Congrats!

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  5. Emily
    January 6, 2012 at 10:03 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome!!! Congrats on all your hard work paying off!! You rock!!

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  6. Alexa
    January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am (9 years ago)

    This is SO great! Congrats, you deserve it all. =)

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  7. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 6, 2012 at 10:18 am (9 years ago)

    Beth- this is all so awesome! So much exciting stuff in a row- gotta admit I’m a little jealous- but you’ve worked so hard for it!
    I’ll have to check out those Attune goodies… I’m not familiar with any of them.
    You are going to be one busy lady! 🙂

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  8. Ash Bear
    January 6, 2012 at 10:18 am (9 years ago)

    Congratulations!!!

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  9. Sarah
    January 6, 2012 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats!!! Lots of great news this week!!

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  10. Sara
    January 6, 2012 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

    Congratulations on all these wonderful things! You totally deserve all this attention AND the title of “health hero”! Being on Weight Watchers for over a year now myself (70 pounds down so far, about 20-25 to go!, your blog has been a constant source of ideas and inspiration for me since I discovered it this past year.

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  11. Heather
    January 6, 2012 at 11:23 am (9 years ago)

    OMG- That is all crazy GOOD! WOW- WoooW! Way to go- Beth!!

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  12. Hyla
    January 6, 2012 at 11:31 am (9 years ago)

    Wow! Seems like you will have a busy and fulfilling year! Congratulations!

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  13. Allison
    January 6, 2012 at 11:36 am (9 years ago)

    Big congrats to all of your fabulous happenings!!!

    The best thing of 2012 for me so far has been bringing home our new puppy 😀

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  14. Cristina
    January 6, 2012 at 11:44 am (9 years ago)

    Beth,
    As usual, you are such a rockstar!! I’m super happy for you. What an awesome begining to 2012 🙂
    My top things this year are: I will be graduating from grad school in May and will have my first niece in March. i am so excited for both events!!

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  15. Jamie
    January 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulations Beth! I am so happy for you. The biggest thing happening in my 2012 is my wedding in May… AAAHHH!

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  16. Liz
    January 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on some amazing accomplishments! I LOVE Attune, I first starting eating their Erewhon “rice crispies” seriously love them!

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  17. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic
    January 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats! I totally wish you lived near me so I could be part of your WW group. You’ll be a great leader! In 2012, I plan to lose some weight, keep it off, and fit back into my wedding dress, so I can wear it (at home) on our 3rd anniversary.

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  18. Roz
    January 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Beth. SOOOOO happy and excited for all your wonderful news!!! 2012 has certainly started out with a bang!!! This will be “your year” for sure!!!!

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  19. Marlena
    January 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I SIGNED UP FOR MY FIRST HALF MARATHON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    January 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Well look at you sassy pants! Congrats on all of the big news! I think I’d explode into a big mass of confetti! HA!

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  21. Monica
    January 7, 2012 at 2:03 am (9 years ago)

    Wow, congrats on all the recent success!

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  22. Joanna
    January 7, 2012 at 10:36 am (9 years ago)

    Beth!!! You are such an inspiration to us all. You seriously should be SO proud of yourself!! You are KICKIN butt in 2012!!!!

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  23. LoriV.
    January 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Beth, you are an inspiration. I get down on myself about how it’s now two years since I started my journey and I’ve not reached my goal weight yet. And then I read your post today and I realize that the time doesn’t matter. Just keep moving forward. Congrats on all your success and exciting ventures to come.

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  24. Paige @ Running Around Normal
    January 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Big things for you, girl!! How awesome:) ‘Twas a great year for you Beth – you’re definitely an inspiration.

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  25. Caitlin
    January 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats Beth! Such awesome things happening for you and so well-deserved 🙂

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  26. Élise
    January 8, 2012 at 10:24 am (9 years ago)

    Hello! I really enjoy reading your blog. I decided to join Weight watchers again to loss some weight. I am a little confused about the points. I did WW a few years ago and I remember having about 19 points. How many points do I have ? I am 5′ 3″ and I weight 145 pounds. I read some other blogs and what is suggested is 26 points.

    Have a good Sunday!

    Élise

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  27. Liz
    January 8, 2012 at 11:54 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on all that has happened and is happening. In 2012 I get to marry the love of my life. I will also be graduating with my masters.

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  28. Hilary
    January 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow…congrats on all the accolades…what a great start to 2012! I tried the chocolate probiotic bars at HLS and LOVED them….so sad they’re not in Canada! 🙁 My year hasn’t been nearly that exciting….ummm….I tried amaranth for the first time today, it was good (thrilling, I know).

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  29. Mavis
    January 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats Beth! I’m launching my personal chef company this year! Wohoo!

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  30. Sarah
    January 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulations!!

    I haven’t binged in 2012!!

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  31. Linda
    January 9, 2012 at 8:58 am (9 years ago)

    Beth it’s great to see that you’re going to be doing the Attune Foods blogging. For about the last 6 months my weekday morning breakfast has been a serving of Erewhon Strawberry Crisp Cereal mixed with 4oz Stonyfield Soy Yogurt…I definitely recomend it.

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  32. jamie
    February 7, 2013 at 10:13 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Beth,
    Just found your blog and I think its great. Wanted to let you know about two products that has totally helped me in my weight loss journey. The first is made by Light Touch Foods in Reno, NV and it is called Crunchy Chocolate Cookie. Odd b/c it is not crunchy but it is amazing, Large 2 oz cookie is only 3 WW plus points. They have many other flavors but I only eat this one, mostly for breakfast or a snack with coffee.

    The second product is Dr Krackers pumpkin seed cheddar crackers. One uber large (its really two b/c its perforated) cracker is 2 points and its the size of a post card and very crunchy. People on Amazon rave about them but again, they get no blog attention at all. I have no relation to either company but am just amazed that no one ever talks about them.

    Keep blogging, I am really enjoying.

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