Sunday, October 10, 2010

Guest Post

From time to time I like to get a different point of view on my blog.  It's nice to get away from me complaining about my weight or rambling about something not worth rambling about.  Today's post is brought to you by Marin Olson.  I've known Marin for a long time.  Her family went to the same church as my family growing up and she graduated high school with my younger brother.  Marin has lost 65 pounds since January and isn't anywhere near stopping.  It's so much fun seeing other people succeeding at making themselves healthier.

Hi All!

Andrew asked me to share about my recent success with weight loss.

Not going to lie, it has been an uphill battle but inch by inch (or pound by pound), it isn't impossible!

I have lost 65 lbs. since January and I couldn't feel better!

My diet is probably the thing that has made the biggest impact. I eat A LOT of greens, they make me feel full, plus provides me with a lot of vitamins. I found a good snack are snap peas, it gives you something to chew on, not unlike a potato chips, minus the empty calories. Other than that I reserve red meat for special occasions and NEVER miss my oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast.

I also joined the Y and even though the stair stepper is intimidating at first, it is one of the best workouts you can have! If you're looking for something a little more upbeat, body step is AWESOME! Definitely makes you sweat and gives you a whole body workout.

I still have 35 lbs. left to go, but Andrew has been an inspiration to me, and I'm sure he has done the same for you.



If you're interested in writing a guest post about weight loss or fitness for me, please let me know.  You can guest post if you're just starting your journey or if you've reached the maintaining stage or anywhere in between.  Just email me if you're interested.


  1. Great job Marin, for the weight loss and for conquering the stairstepper! I LOATHE that thing!

  2. Congrats Marin on your success with weight loss!

  3. yayyy, marin! you would fantastic!
    (andrew, i'll contact you for a guest post)

  4. *you look fantastic!

    ugh. apparently i'm too tired to type? ha.