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xoxo, Kerri O.


Total Body Pilates Winner!

The winner of the Total Body Pilates set is:
Susan Pola! Congrats! Susan, please email me your mailing info and your prize will be on its way!
A huge thank you to everyone that entered. If you didn't win, don't fret...I *might* be back later today with another giveaway...OK, I will.

How To Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Be Healthy For The Rest of Your Life.

I tweeted this yesterday:




Kerri OK, if my start weight was 235 (best guess, wasn't weighing) I've lost 60 pounds so far...that I am celebrating today.
I tweeted it not to brag, but because I was trying to shift my focus. Trying to stop looking at the plateau I've been struggling with lately, to stop looking at the last 20 pounds or so I have to go and to truly appreciate how far I've come. To remember where I've come from and truly appreciate where I am. Which took me on a little trip down memory lane.

Weigh In Wednesday 10/26

I debated whether I still wanted to include my Wednesday weigh ins when I changed my blog to Fitviews. The decision was: absolutely! I very much so want to still share my story, my struggles, my successes. The accountability and support I receive here is priceless.

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

I was nervous about trying the whole spaghetti squash as spaghetti noodles thing. But everyone on twitter raved about it, so I tried it...and...I LOVE it! Hubby loved it too. The kids, well they may take some more convincing. But they're not the adventurous sort.

Giveaway: Element Total Body Pilates With Lisa Hubbard--CLOSED

From the packaging:
"Filmed in a beautiful garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two total body programs use the mini ball to add additional resistance to exercises, activate underused muscle groups, and emulate movements performed on the Pilates apparatus used in private studio sessions. The efficient 20-minute workout provides a complete and effective solution that fits any schedule. The powerful 30-minute workout goes even deeper into toning muscle and redefining your shape. Both focus on core strength, flexibility, flattening the abs, narrowing the waist, toning the arms and legs, sculpting the glutes, and creating a strong, healthy back."


Personally, I think Pilates is a great addition to any well-rounded workout schedule. 

FitViews Reviews

When I started my blog almost 2 years ago as Adventures in Dietland one of my main focuses was reviews. I personally found that wading through hundreds of reviews on a specific product, or worse, wading through the 5 that sound like they were written by the author/company ceo's mother, to be extremely frustrating to say the least. I hoped to create a place where people could get to know me...the reviewer. Recently when I asked my Dietland readers their favorite thing about my blog, the number one answer was: my honesty. That made me feel great!

Welcome to FitViews

Don't worry, you're not lost, this is fitviews.com or fitviews.blogspot.com or Adventures in Dietland, however you're used to coming here. It's just had a name change and facelift!


Tah-Dah! Isn't Erin magic? I love the new look of my blog. It's just the change I was looking for. 


I'm still working on the pages and things I have planned, but step one is done. 


What do you think?

Wednesday Weigh In 10/19

After the rough week I had last week I actually expected a gain this week. Happily, I was wrong. I lost half a pound from last week. I will take that and run! I didn't measure last week, but I did weigh in on the Awesome by August page. 


This week:
Weight 175 (I had been up to 175.5 last week)
Waist 32
Right Thigh 20.5 Right Calf 14 Right Arm 11.75 Hips 40.5
I really, really, like, really want to see the 160's. I have not seen the 160's in...16 years maybe? I. Will. Get. There.
Here's to a great week!

Ch-ch-changes coming...

As I mentioned last week, my blog has some changes coming. First of which will be a name change and a re-design. For the next several days my blog will be under construction...please forgive the dust ;)


Want to know what the new name will be? Hop on over and 'like' my new facebook page!

Keep Pushing

I had a rough week last week.


The week started out great. I was eating Paleo, got some great workouts in, I was feeling on top of the world...then...well, then there was some tough stuff going on with some people in my husband's family. I was feeling hurt, emotional, all that good stuff...and I turned to food. Big time. There were bagels and sugar cookies involved (I don't even like sugar cookies, wth). The bad situation compounded with the bad eating choices ended the week with an overall down in the dumps me.



Friday I posted this on facebook:

Kat DoesDiets The last two days have been bad. Some emotional hurtful stuff going on with hubby's side of the fam. I turned to food. I lost my fight...
No more. Today is a good day. Tomorrow will be even better.


Thank you to everyone who commented, liked, and gave me support. It meant so much. Seriously, what would we do without facebook?! 


I only worked out twice last week. I did not meet the goals I'd set. I'm being truthful, I&…

Take a Break, Take a Listen

I cannot get enough of these two songs lately. They just make me happy:

I hated this song when I first heard it, so I find it funny that I love it now!

Love, love, love, love this song.
What songs are you obsessed with lately? 
Excuse me while I play these for the 5 bazillionth time and dance around my kitchen...

Finishing 2011 Strong

Wow, do you realize that we are in the tenth month of the year?! Tenth. That means we have 3 months (well, a little less actually since it's the 12th) before the new year. 

How many of us started out this year with BIG goals, BIG plans, only to let them fritter and fizzle? If that's not you, if you've stuck to your game plan, awesome! But if it is you, don't despair! And absolutely don't just give up and wait for the new year.

Goal Weight, Schmoal Weight

My goal weight is 140 pounds. Or wait, maybe it's 145 pounds. Well, I am gaining muscle, maybe my goal weight is 150? 


Hmmm, maybe we should talk sizes. A size 2? Ahahahahaha! I just fell off my chair. Size 4? Still pretty small for me. Size 6? That sounds nice. Size 8? Wouldn't be the worst thing. But what would that look like exactly?

I've Found My Lobster

Yep, you read that right...I've found my lobster


No, not my husband, although he definitely is. I'm talking my 'diet' lobster. It's Paleo. Yep, we're perfect for each other. Meant to be you might even say. 


Anyone who's followed my blog for long has seen me test and try out, suffer through and throw by the wayside many an eating plan.


Paleo works for me. I feel my best eating this way. It's my lobster. 

Internet Vacation

OK, that was hard. Taking an entire week off the internet was tough! OK, OK...there *may* have been some You Tube involved...and I *allegedly* came back a day early...but still, it wasn't easy.

I'm back, I'm glad to be back, did you miss me, I missed you.... Deep breath, slow down, I have SO much to say!!

But I'll save that for more posts this week. I just wanted to pop in and say: I'm back!! I feel refreshed, revived, re-energized and ready to hit the ground running. Just how I had hoped I would feel after a week off.

OH, and it snowed here over the weekend. Crazy pants. That's normal weather for this crazy place I live though.
I'm off to build a snow man...see ya tomorrow!

Words to Inspire

Mobile: capable of moving. 


If this describes you. Take this moment to be thankful.

I Quit!

Yep, you read that right. I quit. I quit my blog. I quit my facebook. I quit my klout score. I quit empire avenue. I quit... twitter? Yes, twitter too. I quit.

Everyday Paleo Book Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my 509th post! The winning comment (chosen by random.org) for the copy of:

is.....


Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl said...
Holy Smoked! That is so exciting! Congrats!!!September 26, 2011 5:47 AM Congrats! Email me your mailing info at fitviews@gmail.com Have a great weekend everyone!!