Staying Thin in a World of Chocolate

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Take Advantage Of Reduced Prices For Your New Year’s Resolutions!

by Michele Connolly on December 31st, 2012

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Are you setting goals to eat better, exercise more, and get your mindset right in 2013? Then you’ll love this! To help you kick-start those...

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4 Ways Your Mind Is Keeping You Fat

by Michele Connolly on December 18th, 2012

Do you want to lose weight, but feel like you self-sabotage? Maybe you do. Maybe your mind gets the better of you, despite your good intentions. Here are 4 ways your thinking may be sabotaging your...

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Success Story: Cathi Found Humor, Motivation, And A Strong Inner Voice

by Kylie Browne on December 6th, 2012

Hi everyone. It’s Kylie Browne, 52 Weight Loss Missions Community Manager here. I recently connected with another of our inspiring community members, Cathi. Cathi is a top commenter on our 52 Weight Loss Missions members’ forum and has also participated...

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I Don’t Want To Go To The Gym Today

by Michele Connolly on November 30th, 2012

I really don’t want to go to the gym today. It’s a very hot day here in Sydney. I feel stressed by all the tasks on my to-do list. There are no classes on that...

1 Comment  Exercise, Mindset

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Declutter Your Closet And Flick The Fat Clothes

by Michele Connolly on November 21st, 2012

If you’ve recently lost weight – whether through my 52 Weight Loss Missions program, Kindle e-book, or iPad app, or some other way – then you probably now have some too-large clothes in your closet. What...

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To Weigh Or Not To Weigh – That Is The Psychologically Torturous Question

by Michele Connolly on November 7th, 2012

If you’re trying to lose weight, should you weigh yourself daily? Is the bathroom scale a helpful gauge of your progress? Or an instrument of mental torture? For many people trying to lose weight, it’s the...

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How I Eat This Much And Stay Thin

by Michele Connolly on October 27th, 2012

There’s one question I get asked more than any other. I’d like to tell you it’s something deep and meaningful, like maybe What do you think happens after death? But the truth is, the number one question I...

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Success Story: Danielle Lost 40 Pounds, 20 Inches, 6% Body Fat

by Kylie Browne on October 22nd, 2012

Hi everyone. It’s Kylie Browne, 52 Weight Loss Missions Community Manager here. I recently talked with Danielle about her inspiring weight-loss success. Here’s what she had to say… Danielle’s Story I had lost about 20 pounds a few times in...

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Is There A Thin Person Inside You?

by Michele Connolly on October 15th, 2012

For years I had a thin person inside me, struggling to get out. I constantly sedated her, which had its rewards. But eventually I let her emerge, a process I share in my 52 Weight...

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3 Life Lessons From The Gym

by Michele Connolly on September 15th, 2012

Recently* I started doing some new things at the gym. I raised my bicep and shoulder weights in my weights class, and I began doing cycling and combat-style classes to replace my treadmill walks. The...

4 Comments   Exercise, Mindset

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The Good-Girl-Bad-Girl Diet Dilemma

by Michele Connolly on August 28th, 2012

Recently I tried to give up some of my favorite foods for a week. Just one week. An apparently simple challenge. What do you think happened? Did I discover newfound joys of tofu treats? Did I revel...

4 Comments   Diet, Mindset

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Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

by Michele Connolly on August 7th, 2012

This week I’m continuing the Health and Weight-Loss Action Challenge with something extra-challenging. This week I’m stepping outside my comfort zone. So far out, I think I’ll need shots. Take a breath, and come with me… How...

3 Comments   Mindset, Weight-Loss Challenge

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I Did More Of This And Lost Weight

by Michele Connolly on July 30th, 2012

How are you coming along with your Weight-Loss Action Challenge habits so far? Are you staying away from foods on your What NOT To Eat list? Have you upgraded your weekly exercise program to burn...

7 Comments   Mindset, Weight-Loss Challenge

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How To Burn More Calories: Part 2

by Michele Connolly on July 25th, 2012

How did you go with last week’s Weight-Loss Action Challenge to burn more calories when you exercise? This week we’re going to focus on burning more calories again. But this time let’s look at ways...

7 Comments   Exercise, Weight-Loss Challenge

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How To Burn More Calories: Part 1

by Michele Connolly on July 16th, 2012

How did you go with last week’s Weight-Loss Action Challenge and deciding what not to eat? If you’re stuck at a weight-loss plateau, this week’s challenge could really help. If you’re eating well and exercising...

18 Comments   Exercise, Weight-Loss Challenge

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The What NOT To Eat List

by Michele Connolly on July 9th, 2012

Welcome to Week 1 of our Weight-Loss Action Challenge. Each week we’ll focus on taking action on a diet, exercise or mindset challenge. Our goal is to improve our habits so we can become slimmer...

36 Comments   Diet, Weight-Loss Challenge

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Weight-Loss Action Challenge – Starts Next Week!

by Michele Connolly on July 6th, 2012

Starting next week, I’ll be running a weekly weight-loss action challenge here at 52 Weight Loss Missions. What Is The Weight-Loss Action Challenge? Each week I’ll focus on a particular diet, exercise or mindset challenge....

129 Comments   Diet, Exercise, Mindset, Weight-Loss Challenge

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I Lose Weight But It Always Comes Back… Here’s Why.

by Michele Connolly on July 5th, 2012

I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me! Does this happen to you? You can lose excess pounds, but you just can’t keep the weight off? Most of the time there’s a...

1 Comment  Diet, Exercise, Mindset, NoPic

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Weight Loss And Being A Good Mother – Can You Do Both?

by Michele Connolly on June 26th, 2012

Losing weight requires a certain amount of focus on ourselves. We need to make time for exercise, put thought into our diet, nurture ourselves so that we aren’t constantly seeking comfort in food. But for...

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Weight Loss Would Be Easier If Green Vegetables Tasted Like Bacon

by Michele Connolly on June 21st, 2012

And ‘life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon’, according to Doug Larsen. For those of us who love bacon, but also love fitting into cute jeans,...

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Another Good Reason To Exercise: Better Pay!

by Michele Connolly on June 11th, 2012

If a better bod and health gains aren’t enough to entice you to get your sweat on, then this might do it. It seems that regular exercisers get paid 9% more on average than their...

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‘My Idea Of Exercise Is A Good Brisk Sit’

by Michele Connolly on May 31st, 2012

That Phyllis Diller! Yep, a good brisk sit is a wonderful thing. Especially after a busy day, or during a relaxing weekend, or with a lovely cup of coffee in the afternoon. But for those...

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Shock Result! Study Finds Women Worry About Their Weight

by Michele Connolly on May 30th, 2012

A recent study looked at the things Australians worry about – and number three for women was weight. Despite my facetious title for this post, that’s not a shock to anyone. We all know that...

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You Asked For It: The 52 Weight Loss Missions E-Book, All By Its Little Lonesome

by Michele Connolly on May 28th, 2012

You guys asked for the 52 Weight Loss Missions E-Book, separate from the Action Pack and all by its widdle old self. So here it is! But just for a limited time, as it might...

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How Long Till A Binge Becomes A Bulge?

by Michele Connolly on May 15th, 2012

You know how sometimes you overeat? Um, theoretically, I mean? Ever wondered how long it takes for that burger-fries-and-shake combo to turn into your very own personal wobbly bits? Well new research from Oxford University...

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30-Day Weight Loss-athon: Winners, A Favor, $4.95 Offer!

by Michele Connolly on May 10th, 2012

Hey everyone! It’s been just over a week since we wrapped up the 30 Day Weight Loss-athon. What a fabulous journey we shared! Seems a good time to announce prize winners, ask you a little...

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Day 30: Spread Your Weight-Loss Awesomeness Across Your Life | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 30th, 2012

It’s time for the final day of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. What a journey it’s been! All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps...

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Day 29: Do A Weight-Loss Reality Check | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 29th, 2012

It’s time for Day 29, the second-last day of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take...

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Day 28: Eat Vegetables, Lose Weight | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 28th, 2012

It’s time for Day 28 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to...

54 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 27: Burn More Calories When You Exercise | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 27th, 2012

It’s time for Day 27 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to...

53 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 26: Keep A Food Diary | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 26th, 2012

It’s time for Day 26 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to...

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Day 25: Equip Your Weight-Loss Friendly Kitchen | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 25th, 2012

It’s time for Day 25 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to...

58 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Win A Copy Of 52 Weight Loss Missions!

by Michele Connolly on April 24th, 2012

This is just a little reminder that I’m giving away three copies of the 52 Weight Loss Missions Action Pack. To be in the running you need to register for the competition and be an...

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Day 24: Start A Log, Blog Or Journal | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 24th, 2012

It’s time for Day 24 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. Only one week to go… All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first,...

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Day 23: Start Saying No – But Nicely | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 23rd, 2012

Welcome to Day 23 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to think...

54 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 22: Stop Being a Weight-Loss Martyr | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 22nd, 2012

Here we are at Day 22 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. Wow – time is flying! All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps...

52 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 21: Set Up A Weight-Loss-Friendly Recipe System | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 21st, 2012

Welcome to Day 21 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete...

49 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 20: Find Weight-Loss-Friendly Meals | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 20th, 2012

Welcome to Day 20 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete...

48 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 19: Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 19th, 2012

Welcome to Day 19 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to think...

82 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon

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Day 18: Burn More Calories With Micro-Exercise | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

by Michele Connolly on April 18th, 2012

Welcome to Day 18 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon. All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program. Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to think...

80 Comments   Weight-Loss-athon


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