Overture! Hit the lights! This is it...

... the night of nights. 

Click on the picture to enlarge & read. :)
C'mon - you know the tune!  Sing along with me 'cause I'm all excited to let you know that the February issue of First for Women has hit the newsstands! 

It is surreal to see myself in the magazine but also a great feeling of accomplishment to have made it past the 100 pounds lost milestone and still be losing! Woohoooo!  : )

The photos and sidebar article about me are part of a larger article in the Health section of the magazine about overcoming addictions to carb and how to tell what type of 'carb addict' you are. 

I am grateful that Lisa from First for Women magazine mentions Vtrim and the blog because without both this blog and the wonderful online Vtrim program, I doubt seriously I would be where I am and WHO I am today! 

I have to shout out, too, to my friends on the WeightWatchers community site as it was WW where I lost my first 40 lbs. and the girls I hang with on the 50+ board (I shouldn't be allowed on there... I'm only 35!! coughhhh...) have been THEE BEST FRIENDS to me for years and years!  They know more about my daily struggles and love life and ups and downs in life (and I probably do about theirs) than some of the folks I see on a day-to-day basis!  You guys know who you are... THANK YOU!!! xo

Two other fun press mentions to report on, too... I am in the Boston Globe's Health section in a photo slide show of Boston area people who have lost weight.  And, for whatever reason, each time they feature that slide show they keep showing my little "after" face (thankfully not the BEFORE!!) on the front splash page. I'll have friends say "hey, you're on Boston.com's front page again!".  LOL  Here is the link to the photo there. 

Do you read the articles on Diets in Review?  I really like that site and they have resources like BMI and heart rate calculators, etc.  Their articles are interesting and change all the time and they are active Tweeters, too, so that is fun! 

Their Diet Column for the last week of December featured one of my very favorite people in the world, Beth Casey Gold, MS, RD.  Beth is the Director of Corporate Programming at Vtrim Online and I'm happy to say that she and I have become friends over the past year while I've been changing my life with the help of the Vtrim classes I took.  Beth's article "Lose Weight in 2011 by Breaking Away from Unhealthy Habits" is spot on.  I am honored she used me as an example of how getting your backside to the gym pays off big time. (She didn't exactly put it just like that... lol)  If you're a long time reader of the HealthyLoserGal blog, you may recognize Beth's name as the nutritionist who answered our questions back in May. : ) 

Okay, I have to run to the gym... I still have some weight to lose and a 5k run in May to get ready for! What? I haven't mentioned that... oh, I will. 

Dream. Believe. (Work hard) Achieve!
Jan / HealthyLoserGal


Unknown January 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM  

YAY! I am so proud of you! You look really great! :)

KCLAnderson (Karen) January 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I love it! Congrats!

LiveStartled January 30, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Oh, the fun you're having from your hard work!

Shabby Chic Mom January 30, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

That's awesome. Congrats. Wow, you in print!!!

Unknown January 30, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

Very proud of you Jan!! Congratulations and keep up the great work!!

Unknown January 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

wow this is awesome!!!
i am going shopping for this magazine tomorrow!!!
CONGRATS!!!!!!! You must feel simply superly amazing!!!!
I am so glad to know you!

MizFit February 1, 2011 at 6:24 AM  


Lauren February 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

Oh my gosh!! What an accomplishment! So amazing! Congratulations :) :)

Bring Pretty Back February 2, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

whooooooooo hoooooooooooooo!!!!!! I am so excited ! And so proud of you! I am talking about you today on my show.
Pick a date you want to be on!!!
Have a pretty day!

Anonymous February 3, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

I rushed out and bought the magazine. It's a good issue too. Hey, I kind of know her - lol.

Shira February 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM  

Congrats on these wonderful articles! It has been inspiring keeping up with your story. This recognition will inspire others with their wellness journeys!

Bring Pretty Back February 4, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

Guess what I am doing right now! Just got home from the store- put a pot of coffee on , sand I am sitting down to read your story in the magazine!
Have a pretty day!

brittny February 4, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

What an accomplishment! You are blessed and doing so well. What a full heart you have xoxo