Monday, June 1, 2009

My Own EA Sports Active Challenge!!

Now since its almost 1 am as I type this, technically my very own EA Sports Active challenge will be starting today!!

I would love to say that I'm just pudgy, but I'm not... I'm about coughfiftycough pounds overweight and I've got to do something about it!!!

Thanks to EA Sports, I was able to receive the EA Sports Active for the Wii and I'm super stoked to start being serious and getting into some sort of shape. Preferably one that's not as round as I am now.

I've lacked the motivation to even look at it yet, which is just depressing as all hell, but I ate the last of the ice cream in the house tonight and won't be replacing it for at least 30 days while I do this. When I can prove to myself that I can accomplish something like this, then MAYBE, I'll allow it back in the house. Until then... hasta luego ice cream and cookies.

A little bit more about EA Sports Active:

  • Game includes a deep co-operative multiplayer game mode.
  • Engage in fitness made easy through 20 minute circuits feature a variety of familiar activities that target upper body, lower body as well as cardio.
  • Follow the guidance, motivation and training tip of your very own virtual personal trainer.
  • 30 day challenge' of tailor made 20 minute workouts, that change as you progress each day, and track calories, intensity and progress throughout your journey.
  • Gameplay/workout options are extended with the included Nunchuck strap and resistance band accessories, and compatibility with the Wii Balance Board (not included).
Soo... with all that said, I'm having a 30 day, daily entry giveaway to go along with my challenge!!

Want to win EA Sports Active for yourself?? Post a comment here with something fitness related, something easy that you do to cut a few calories, to burn a few extra pounds off?? Leave me a tip, a recipe, anything that will help me on my journey!! You'll also be able to comment on my weekly update posts as a valid entry!!

Extra entries?? They are different this time around!!
You can tweet this giveaway daily, using @caseydeuce and #easactive.
Post this giveaway on your blog, facebook, myspace or any other social site or message board, leaving me the link to it.

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm est, June 30th. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 3 days of winning email or else prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. Also, please double check your blogger profile to make sure your email is accessible or leave it in the comment, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?

(((Hugs))) to EA Sports and Kathryn for making this giveaway and challenge possible!!
Purchase EA Sports Active here or EA Sports Active at Amazon.


Anonymous,  June 1, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

When you go to a shopping center, park far away so that you can walk. Take a daily walk every day. Check your blood pressure regularly too.

mar June 1, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

When I get a food craving between meals, I wait 30 minutes before caving in. I find by waiting 30 minutes I do not cave in to in-between meal snacking!

Unknown June 1, 2009 at 3:07 AM  

I so need this program! I'm overweight too and I lack motivation. Walking around your neighborhood is agreat way to burn calories.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER June 1, 2009 at 3:24 AM  

eat at a table and drink lots of liquid when eating- get up and wait for desert so dinner settles

ky2here June 1, 2009 at 5:42 AM  

Apple cider vinegar to cut hunger pangs. Rinse mouth liberally with water afterward - vinegar is acetic acid and NOT good for your teeth.

peg42 June 1, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Drink plenty of water. Water is really amazing. It not only cuts down on hunger, but also flushes your body.

lsfish June 1, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

Use a smaller plate for meals and dont have seconds

Danielle June 1, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

I love salad, but I tend to kind of defeat the purpose of it being a low calorie meal when I drench it in fattening dressing. I have found that I love the salad spritzers they have out now (my favorite is the caesar spritzer). They are extremely low calorie and yet they taste good and allow me to not have to eat a dry salad to avoid consuming too many calories!

Lisa Weidknecht June 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

I switched from regular soda to diet soda and lost 20 pounds!!

monky June 1, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

I've always had a battle keeping the weight off. I've found that always have healthy snacks around makes a huge difference for me.I live very busy life and if the healthier snacks are not ready and available just to grab and eat I will get something that is awful for me.

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Sue June 1, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

If you MUST have a not-good-for-you snack, make it something like licorice or gummy bears. Little to no fat.

Rita June 1, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

I mainly drink water, but if you do drink sodas, alternate between sodas & water throughout the day. Even sugar free sodas/drinks can cause weight gain if you drink too many.

Elena June 1, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

My trick to cut calories is to not drink anything with calories--no sodas, juices, alcohol, etc. Good luck and thanks for the contest!

clc408 June 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

I drink water with just a splash of 100% fruit juice to keep hydrated with a minimum of calories without resorting to artificial sweeteners.

Brooke June 1, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

Okay a simple tips is to drink COLD COLD water... Your body has to burn more calories to warm up after the cold water... Not going to lose pounds that way but in addition to working out and eating right it helps...

Michael Kuntz June 1, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

P90X!! It seriously rocks.. I think it's like the only legit infomercial ever.

Fangirl Jen June 1, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

We have both a treadmill and a stationary bike in our home. My husband and I like to exercise at the same time so that we can inspire eachother and keep eathother company.

collyn23 June 1, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

i eat alot more fruits and salad during the summer which cuts calories and then as a family we love taking walks and going to the park to play

amy mayer,  June 1, 2009 at 3:14 PM  

I have yogurt for dessert BUT to get my chocolate fix without eating fatty chocolate desserts I chop a handful of dark chocolate pieces and stir into the yogurt--so a low-fat, antioxident healthy dessert! (comment by

kdkdkd June 1, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

Good luck on the challenge. I tried to get into this, I am in the same boat as you weight and health wise. Don't forget to eat a low fat high fiber diet to help your progress along. And I look forward to reading about your experience with this Wii Active exercise, sure looks like a fun and exciting way to exercise. I really want to get one of those.

Sunnyvale June 1, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

I walk in place when I'm in the kitchen at the stove or chopping veggies

Unknown June 1, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

When you buy fruits and vegetables at the store, wash and cut them up when you first bring them home, that way, they are all ready to eat and you won't reach for the junk. Thanks.

kport207 at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  June 1, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

I take my dogs for a walk everyday to burn some calories.

Unknown June 1, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

Something I learned that helps me is that FIG NEWTONS ARE FAT FREE!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson

Cari K. June 1, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

Every evening after husband and I play Wii in our living room. We take turns and actually compete against each other. I can't ski for the life of me though! (Only in real life)

rejsrsw June 1, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

When golfing, walk when ever you can. Good excercize and you'll find that you will enjoy the round of golf much better.

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Anonymous,  June 1, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

Walk the course whenever you have the chance when playing a round of golf.

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

Whenever the family goes out for fast food, skip the french fries! You can still splurge on the burger but avoid those fries.

Kim June 2, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

Skip the sauces!! Use seasonings instead!

kado! June 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

How fun! I ♥ the Wii...bowling is my favorite! I will have to check this game you have to have the Wii balance board?

I like to ride my bike to the gym! Extra workout! & agree with another commenter...I like to look for a parking spot farther back...the walk is good for us!

Huguette En June 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

I exercise first thing in the morning. I think to myself, which is more important being heathy and fit or a clean house or errants. Being healthy wins!

amy mayer,  June 2, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

drink water with meals--not a soda or tea (comment by

Huguette En June 2, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

Buy fruit instead of junk and leave it in bowls around the house. I guarantee everyone, including yourself, will munch on the healthy snacks (and be glad to), if that's all that's in the house.

shelley June 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Quit smoking!! It's been 2 months for me and I truely feel so much better!!!

clc408 June 2, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

I only use the upstairs bathroom, forcing me to use the stairs many times during the day.

mogrill June 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

We go for a walk every night! Thanks for the chance.

Unknown June 2, 2009 at 7:20 PM  

Grab a handful of raw almonds to keep your hunger at bay in between meals. And they are GOOD for you.

magic5905 June 2, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

Try to exercise at least 3 days a week minimum. Thanks.

Brooke June 2, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

A big tip is to EAT... Most people stop eating to lose weight but the fact is you have to eat to lose weight.. Small meals all day and I mean small... That way your body doesn't "store" that food because it knows more is coming...

Colleen June 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

No eating at least 2 hrs before going to bed.

Anna,  June 3, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

Not eating after 7pm and drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits!

Lawyer Wannabe June 3, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

I stopped drinking energy drinks and switched to Crystal Light saving about 200 calories a day. I also purchased the Wii Fit. I want to EA Sports active but can't afford it now.

Huguette En June 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

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clc408 June 3, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

I download audio books from the library to my iPod to use while I do my daily walking. It sure makes the time fly.

magic5905 June 3, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

Drink lots of water. I don't like water so I use crystal light often, helps me get my water. Thanks.

amy mayer,  June 3, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

If you have a 2 story house--don't carry EVERYTHING up the stairs at once--do it in many "trips" so you HAVE to use the stairs many many times--built in exercise! (comment by

Anonymous,  June 3, 2009 at 8:08 PM  

When you really have that craving for something yummy and sweet - just have a serving of sugar free Jello. The sugar free variety tastes better than the original in my opinion and it makes you feel like you're eating something sinful but you're not! I make this up ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in serving size containers whenever the cravings hit I grab one.


taylorbagels June 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

When you get that urge to eat or snack between meals just eat a small handful of nuts or take a wedge of bread and dredge it in some olive oil, this will help give you a sense of a full filling.


taylorbagels June 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

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Brooke June 3, 2009 at 11:21 PM  

WALK... yes walk... park a little further away at stores.. or take a walk around the block...

kmorghan June 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

Try to get in a walk at work at lunchtime whenever you can, and make sure to base your meals around lots of healthy fruits and veggies.

Huguette En June 4, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

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Diane June 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

watch the serving sizes. Many times what we think is one serving the package will say its two or three or even 4.

Also air popped popcorn is a big help when you have those munchy moments.

amy mayer,  June 4, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

wear a pedometer so you can monitor how many steps you take each day--aim for 10,000 but whatever you walk--shoot for a little more each day! (comment by

magic5905 June 4, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

Eat rice cakes when you need to nosh. I love the strawberry and chocolate. Thanks.

clc408 June 4, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

When I get a snack craving, I eat some air-popped popcorn. It's low-cal and provides lots of crunch which is satisfying.

Dave June 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

Just taking a walk is a great way to clear your head and burn off a few calories. Thank you for the chance to win.

Pablo Carrau June 4, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

Simply use portion-control during eating sessions to avoid over-eating. You should be eating the size of your fist.

Huguette En June 5, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

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clc408 June 5, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

Eat slowly - take a rest between bites and chew thoroughly. Less food will satisfy if eaten this way.

Danielle June 5, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

Before giving in to a treat, ask yourself if it is worth giving up something else you may want later or the extra exercise you will need to do to burn it off. If it is...go for it without regret, but if it isn't get it out of your sight right away.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

Sandra Diana,  June 5, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

I do toothbrush and mouthwash exercises. While I'm brushing teeths I do calf raises and squats. Then while I'm rinsing I do push ups and triceps dips on the sink. It gets my heart going first thing in the morning! (Be careful not to do the exercises too quickly or you'll swallow a mouthful of toothpaste!;) )


Holly B June 5, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

I drink water at all times! No soda, sugar really saves on calories!

hblaser at gmail dot com

amy mayer,  June 5, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

everyone says drink water--but to vary it a little add a quarter of a lemon, lime or an orange to give it some flavor--it helps a LOT! (comment by

amy mayer,  June 6, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

eat a small handful of nuts about 1 hour before dinner--it will fill you enough that you won't overeat and very healthy with the "good" fats(Comment by

Becky June 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

cut sodas out of your diet and drink more water

Marianna June 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

Take the stairs at work or at the mall/offices/etc instead of the elevator!

Domanda4 June 6, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

I have been watching my portions lately. It is so surprising how big portions actually are according to the labels!

clc408 June 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

I make home made hummus from garlic, chick peas, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice. I keep it on hand to use with cut up veggies. It's satisfying and healthy.

Lisa June 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

only eat until you are no longer hungry not full! By then its too late

pickledseeds June 7, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

Instead of taking "smoke" breaks at work I take "walk" breaks for 10-15 minutes, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. It breaks up the monotony and helps the day go by.

agordon10 June 7, 2009 at 7:43 PM  

burning calories is easy, just have kids to chase around.

amy mayer,  June 7, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

actually make sure you get at least 6-7 hours of sleep a night--being tired in the day causes you to eat more to gain more energy-therefor if you get enough sleep your eating habits should improve (comment by

kalea_kane June 7, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

I am trying to work on changing my own weight issues. One of the things that I have been doing is making sure that I drink plenty of water. Did you know that your body can mistake hunger for a need for water? I have increased my water intake to reduce that fake hunger pang, AND I bought special smaller plates so when I eat, I kind of fool my eyes into thinking I am eating more than I am. Good luck! And thank you for the giveaway!


kalea_kane June 7, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

I tweeted your giveaway!

Nicole June 8, 2009 at 1:00 AM  

I am a Jazzercise addict. I just love it.

Lynn H June 8, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

I need to win this...I definitely need to get fit.

sphinx63 June 8, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

While you are sitting on the couch watching tv, you can do a lot of leg exercises without having to get up!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

Anonymous,  June 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

I walk my girls to the park in their stroller! I can rest while they play before we walk home! It's better than driving them there and also gets us out of the house!

Jenna Z June 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

When I find myself craving while shopping and UNABLE to leave the store without some cheetos, I ask myself what it is I really want. Am I thirsty? bottle of water! Do I want something salty? Some pretzle sticks can cure that with less fat!

clc408 June 8, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

Keep moving. Even fidgeting burns calories.

Active_Boy June 8, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

I keep a daily food journal where I write down everything I eat and how many calories they contain. Studies show keeping a food journal is highly correlated with successful weight loss. :)

kalea_kane June 8, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

Tweeted today:

windycindy June 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Hi, I keep a gallon jar in the refrigerator and make sure I drink all of it every day! I also walk to nearby shops when I need a few items. Many thanks, Cindi

Lindsey June 8, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Cutting sugar and cheese has been a huge help for me... but it's TOO HARD for me, lol. Still, in my most desperate times, I have been able to do it. :-) And definitely staying active!

I actually have the EA Sports Active, but if I win, can you send it to kalea_kane? She's struggling some and would be so blessed by it! Thank you!

ladyufshalott at

Lindsey June 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM  


windycindy June 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

Thanks very much.....Cindi

windycindy June 8, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
Many thanks, Cindi

Coach Ky June 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

I cut out soda 100% and replaced it with water. Going cold turkey is hard when you are on a 3 to 4 can Mountain Dew habit.

Courtney B June 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

my fitness secret is the elliptical machine!!! Im telling you, its the best!

amy mayer,  June 8, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

use a smaller plate--use a lunch size instead of a dinner size plate for your meals--and NO seconds (comment by

jennymartin116 June 8, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

WHat a great giveaway..I like my wii and really want to use it for this.

I add just a little bit of one of those crystal lite flavor packets to my water--just enough to flavor it so I will drink more--and then I have leftovers to use later

Tamara B. June 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

I always try to walk for thirty minutes or rode my stationary bike after dinner and I melted the pounds off. Good luck to you!

Karen June 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

My 06/08 entry :)

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Mommy 2 Bears June 8, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

Apples. I eat one apple 15-30 minutes before lunch and dinner so that the fiber will fill me up quicker and I won't over eat. Good luck on your journey.

Anonymous,  June 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

Eat soy meat alternatives which have fewer calories and less fat than their meat counterparts.

msrodeobrat June 9, 2009 at 12:07 AM  

i rate myself from 1-10 on hunger.. if i'm not atleast a 5.. i don't need to eat anything. it really makes me think about whether or not i'm hungry

Anonymous,  June 9, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

I recently discovered the ease and joy of smoothies. Fruit, yogurt, milk or juice and a shot of protein keeps me chuggin through the morning. Gotta have the protein to keep that full feeling.

amy mayer,  June 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

drink a glass of water right before your meal--you will be too full to over eat! (comment by

shawn June 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

Try to cut out the late night snacks. You shouldn't eat anything at least two hours before going to bed. Try to eat a piece of fruit about two hours after breakfast & lunch to speed up your metabolism. Try Fudge Pops instead of ice cream. (depending on ones you buy-they only have 40-60 calories)They take care of my chocolate craving.

shawn June 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM  


zenbob55 June 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

In the morning I always do some light exerices while watching the weather and traffic. I then know how to dress for the day, and feel awake and ready for my day to start.

Meaghan F. June 9, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

Something to do that's easy and cheap, go vegetarian for a while. I've been a vegetarian for over two years and it's made me feel so much better and I've become more toned. It also helps cuts calories a lot. I'd also suggest trying to find a buddy. It's a lot easier if you have a friend to walk with or eat a healthy meal with. I saw this game on the tv the other day, looks amazing! I love the wii!

kalea_kane June 9, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

Tweet for the day:

jlafount June 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

Drink a minimum of 20 ounces of water after you wake up in the morning

FrIeNdS June 9, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

Drink a glass of water before every meal!


Mommy 2 Bears June 9, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Lots of water. Flavor it with lemon or lime. Whatever extra without extra calories to get it down.

clc408 June 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

Use steps instead of escalators or elevators whenever you can.

LeBizyB June 10, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

My tip would be to drink lots of water, all through the day and especially before meals. Also, get out and exercize. If you can't get out often purchase a treadmill or exdercize bike and put to use expecially when watching TV or a movie. Instead of watching just sitting why not exercize at the same time.



shawn June 10, 2009 at 3:31 PM  


amy mayer,  June 10, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

share your efforts with a friend--it makes more accountable when you have someone to "spill the beans with" and open up your heart (comment by

Anonymous,  June 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

With 5 boys, I am busy with little time for exercise so I take the time to Jump on our tramp when the boys are jumping, I run to the Mailbox when I get the mail, I dance in the kitchen while cooking, I run up and down our stairs and I swim with the kids.

imaclutz89 June 10, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

I like to walk around my block with my boyfriend.

imaclutz89 June 10, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

Tweeted today.

zeitersouth June 11, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

I grill as often as possible- it helps me make better choices for dinner. (you can't grill a Big Mac:)

amy mayer,  June 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

if you dessert--cut back just a little to get a small start on the sugar/calorie reduction--if you normally eat 3 cookies-then cut back to 2, if you normally have 3 scoops of ice cream-cut back to 1-2--you still get the treat only a lesser amount and you will find it still satisfies the sweet tooth! (comment by

Ali Hammons June 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

I don't buy junk food (chips, little debbie snacks, etc.) but once a month. That way I'm not stuffing them down throughout the month, slowly gaining weight. I still eat pizza, tacos, etc .. But for me it's the snacks that REALLY get me gaining those lbs. I'm a binge snacker, if you will. Therefore, I only buy them once a month, so I don't go overboard throughout the year.

Anonymous,  June 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

Boy would I love this! I have the Wii Fit board - and it's AWESOME, but I've gotten pretty bored with the games on's been many months...

But in the real world, I don't get bored walking. A bunch of people have posted what I do: Park as far away from the store as possible. I have a god and take her for 4-5 walks a day (I work from home) for a mile each at least..

I'm still a fatty, but maybe walking, PLUS EA Sports Active will make me THIN AGAIN! YES!

Mommy 2 Bears June 11, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

Do the Wii yoga. It amazes me how in an air conditioned house I get sweat bending. And not bending well either.

Unknown June 12, 2009 at 12:51 AM  

Next time you lift a liter or two of soda, do 10 reps with it in each arm.

Anonymous,  June 12, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

Working in my garden is great exercise! You are constantly moving around and hauling items back and forth!

Karen June 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

Working in the garden :)

ktgonyea at

amy mayer,  June 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

when you go shopping-purposely park farther away so you have to walk extra! (comment by

Anonymous,  June 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

tie three strings around your finger. If you get cravings or get hungry and cave in; untie the string. at the end of the day, check to see how many strings you have tied, for every string you untie punch yourself in the stomach 3 times.

kasandria June 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

MAke sure you drink extra water and cut out all sodas.

Mommy 2 Bears June 12, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

Don't totally deprive yourself of the little indulgences. If you complete cut out everything you will crack and then binge. Indulge occasionally.

Jessilyn82 June 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

My tip is to eat the things you love, just in smaller portions. You won't feel deprived but you'll still lose weight!

Unknown June 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

When you are getting out of a chair, do not use your hands to assist you. Rise using only the power of your legs. Great exercise for the legs.

amy mayer,  June 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

a small handful of nuts right before your meal--fills you up and adds good fiber (comment by

Mommy 2 Bears June 13, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

When eating a meal do not watch tv or read or other distracting things. Apparently we eat more if distracted while dining.

Mia J. June 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM  

Use a smaller plate as your dinner plate (salad plate size) so that you will eat smaller portions. Drink water!

Karen June 14, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

Count me in :)

clc408 June 14, 2009 at 10:17 AM  

When I get a craving for chocolate, I make cocoa with skim milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and stir in a packet of sweetener. It is really satisfying.

amy mayer,  June 14, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

don't buy foods that are not healthy--if it's NOT in the house then you can't eat it! (comment by

Beth June 14, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

My tip? Wii Fit!! And I would LOVE to try the EA Sports Active game too. Having exercise made fun is SOOO key to me!

FUN give away!

Mommy 2 Bears June 14, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

Hot beverages after a meal. It helps to stimulate the digestion.

Roxann June 15, 2009 at 6:01 AM  

Walk as much as possible. Skip the elevator and take the stairs.

amy mayer,  June 15, 2009 at 7:52 AM  

break down the daily exercising into 3 10 minute intervals--makes it seem much more doable (comment by

clc408 June 15, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

Never skip breakfast. I eat oatmeal every morning and it helps me stay on track all day.,  June 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

I make a weight belt, and wear it around my waist. The added weight rides easily, I can adjust it for more or less weight, and it actually braces my back. I use weights that I buy at Wal-Mart for about $10-20 a set...

Anonymous,  June 15, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

I use my Wii Fit every day and even though it's not heavy exercise it does get me moving and somewhat in shape!

Mommy 2 Bears June 15, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Have your dinner to be 75% or more vegetables.

imaclutz89 June 15, 2009 at 11:55 PM  


Shannon R,  June 16, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

As a mother of a 2 year old, I have about 20 pounds left from what I gained while I was pregnant, so I've been limiting my calorie intake everyday. I try to active play with my som everyday to get more excercise!! Also, use the stairs instead of the elevator if at all possibe!

amy mayer,  June 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

just don't buy anything that is fatty or unhealthy from the grocery store--if it's not in the house then you can't eat it! (comment by

schemmy888 June 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

I eat lots of cellary during the day. Its good for you and it takes more calories to eat it than you get from it!

Mommy 2 Bears June 16, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

Dance while you do the dishes. More calories burned.

rbailey1958 June 16, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

Walking the dog, or the dog walks me. Good exercise

amy mayer,  June 17, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

when you walk anywhere no matter how near or far--pick up the pace a little faster than normal--all those extra calories burned adds up! (comment by

Fokxxy June 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Always park a little further then you need to. If I have a sub or something like that I always peel a little extra bun away. Or when eating a fajita etc. I peel the excess away. Cut out soda. Cut down on coffee.


mary teneyck,  June 17, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

well we'd love WII, just wish I'd could get my kids off the couch more, and play them, they'd weigh less here, me too, please sign me up, I've have 3 kids over weight by over 45 pounds on my 13 yrs old, and 60 pounds on my 18 yr old, and I'd won't go into how much I'm working on loosing this time around, thanks

Roxann June 17, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

I tweeted.

amy mayer,  June 18, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

do something everyday--whether it is walking, cardio, weights, running in place--it ALL helps (comment by

Jblanton June 18, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

cut bread and sodas out of your meals if possible- drink lots of water- I lost weight by doing this

Sonya Cocherell June 18, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

We try to do something everyday. Badmitton, walking, whatever.

Mommy 2 Bears June 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

When you get a craving drink a full glass of water and wait fifteen minutes. If you still have the craving eat half of a serving.,  June 19, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

Chew gum instead of eating.

jeff hill,  June 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM  

I love playing EA Games..

amy mayer,  June 19, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

Buy HIGH fiber foods--believe it or not they are very tasty and keeps you full feeling longer (comment by

Mommy 2 Bears June 19, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

I'm running out of ideas. Take those too tight jeans or that fabulous dress you can't wear and hang it out in the open where you can see it everyday. When you have a craving go look at it.

amy mayer,  June 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

get off the couch--when a commercial comes on--get up, walk, run in place, exercise, lift handweights--anything--(comment by

Anonymous,  June 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

I've certainly cut down a lot on the soda and drink the crystal lite water bottle packets with my water. This makes such a difference as I'm not a big water drinker. They have great flavors!
I play the wii sports and really push it to help burn extra calories. I'd love to win the Wii Active for bonus calorie burning!

Anonymous,  June 20, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

I tweeted!

Mommy 2 Bears June 20, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

When craving a sweet eat a flavored rice cake instead. They have some very good flavors now. I like caramel.

Courtney B June 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

stay away from sugar!!

Ally June 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

The best way to burn extra calories is to get a dog. Not everyone can do this but if you can, go to the local shelter and adopt a dog. They will keep you active. They need walks and love to play frisbee and to fetch balls.

allygibson (at) live (dot) com

Mommy 2 Bears June 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

More fiber. Fills you up and is normally low in calories.

Roxann June 21, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

I tweeted.

amy mayer,  June 21, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

when you walk--vary the environment--walk the neighborhood, walk a park, walk a greenway, walk inside....changing the scenery will help keep it fun (comment by

amy mayer,  June 22, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

while watching TV--lift 1, 2 or 3 # arm/hand weights--the TV keeps you distracted while you pump away and gain muscle without too much effort!(comment by

Mommy 2 Bears June 22, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

Take a walk after lunch and/or dinner. It helps you digest your food.

Roxann June 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM  


Unknown June 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM  

i eat half the plate then save the rest for a second meal... saves money and my weight

SimplyMe June 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

Count your steps! Fit activity into every aspect of your day, do squats while waiting for water to boil, lunges while on the phone...and when cooking, have a bowl with veggies and low fat dip out so you don't taste your meal too much before its finished

johnpandshan June 23, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

If I feel hungry I drink a huge class of water and after 10 min. I am still hungry I know its for real!

janetfaye June 23, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

I fitness walk 5-6 days per week to keep calories down.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

amy mayer,  June 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

write down everything you eat during the day--may actually surprise you--a guarantee of cutting back (comment by

Patti June 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

Don't even buy the junk food. If it's not in the house then you can't eat it. I cut up veggies and clean fruit when I get home from the store and that is what we munch on, instead of nothing but calories.
Drink alot of water too- hungry? drink water!
After being the type that could lose weight easily to going thru peri-menopause and not budging the scale- I can so relate to your journey.
Good luck!
pattidv at gmail dot com

Mommy 2 Bears June 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

Don't eat anything three hours before you want to go to bed.

Kathy P June 24, 2009 at 1:02 AM  

most every night after dinner i go out walking it burns the calories and relaxes me :)

Kathy P June 24, 2009 at 1:05 AM

heaventrees June 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM  

Use stevia for sweetening tea, cereal etc. It tastes good, is a natural herb NOT a synthetic gobble de gook chemical, has no calories and reportedly does not raise glucose levels.

Beck78 June 24, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

I've never cared for golf but recently started playing because my 9 year old son has decided this is "his sport". I've lost 8 lbs. so far this summer and have noticed my core muscles getting tighter! Who knew!

Courtney B June 24, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

drink lots and lots of water!

Mommy 2 Bears June 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM  

Don't drink with a meal it slows digestion.

Trish June 24, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

take the stairs instead of the elavator!

Roxann June 24, 2009 at 9:39 PM  


Anonymous,  June 24, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

I cut out all my sodas and teas, and replace with water. I've also found that drinking Sugar free Verve has really illeminated my cravings. I stick to individual meals no more than 300 calories. Cut out friend foods and try to stick to seafood and chicken. Cut out canned goods. I went from 178 to 150 in two months by doing this.

TX_Jen34 June 24, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

I eat a salad before every big meal, so I don't eat as much of the higher calorie foods.

amy mayer,  June 24, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

ink as much water as you can during the day--it may actually be thirst in stead of hunger you are feeling (comment by

Anonymous,  June 25, 2009 at 3:04 AM  

I drink huge amounts of water, cut back on all processed foods, and add plenty of fruits and veggies to my diet! Thanks for the giveaway!

luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• June 25, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

Damn, why didn't I see this one sooner. You know I've been working it out, right? Hmm well I guess I have a few tips lol!

Do not shop when hungry
Drink cold water, your body burns calories naturally bringing it up to a warmer temperature.
Be mindful of portions
EAT! Ugh it kills me when people don't eat because they want to lose weight.
Also, drinking water throughout the day helps curb my appetite. I've found sometimes when I feel like I'm hungry, it's really just my body needing hydration.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• June 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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