Q: Thing is, I've been thinking about the reality of counting every single calorie forever. I never want to be this big again, but how realistic is this?
Q: Erika, I finally figured this weight loss thing out. I'm eating clean, I'm working out, but my booty is going away!!! Nooooo!
Q: erika i've been trying to lose this weight for so long that i'm starting to think it's a part of me i'm just going to have to live with. i feel like i'm doing everything wrong and i barely know my up from down in calories anymore. please help me figure this out!!!!!!!!!!
Ahhh, winter. Savory, shivering winter. Eager to get the jump on my winter activity routine, I planned to go for a walk this morning. I grabbed my baby carrier and strapped Sprout to my chest, stepped up my hat and glove game, and Mini-me, Sprout, and I headed out the door. Now, I? I was [...]
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For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]
One thing that I realized about myself in this journey to lose the weight, was that I needed to address my eating habits. I couldn't understand what was happening that was making this process so unbelievably difficult for me. I mean, I was working out 7 days a week for at least an hour at [...]
For our first series ever, Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best of my ability. :) A reader hit me up with a question about calorie counting. Basically, sharing with me that [...]
Hey, Erika - what have been the most helpful and meaningful things you've done to keep you focused on your weight loss journey?
Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.
Looking for ways to spice up your food journal?
Today... is Earth Day. A day where we all try to do a little something to help preserve the planet where we live. It's an opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that we give to the Earth as well as take from it... so put forth an effort to give as harmlessly as possible [...]
What causes loose skin, what makes it worse, and what makes it better, from a woman whose lost 170lbs.
It's very rare that we get to see, in all its glory, a real comparison of vegetables stacked up against our - ahem - normal fare.
This awesome infographic was spotted on Greatist...
A question that people often ask me is whether I prefer to work out in the morning or at night. I've often quipped that they should just "saddle up and do both!" but that's often not an option for a busy woman. Realistically, I feel like both have served their purposes very well at different [...]
An in-depth look at the food journaling, sleep analyzation, exercise calculations and alarm clock components of the Jawbone UP!
There's a legitimate scientific reason why you just can't put those cookies down. Read on to learn about the system that keeps you from developing self-control.
"...the Jawbone UP tracks and analyzes just about everything from your sleeping patterns to how many grams of each macronutrient you're taking in over a given time period."