About Hot by Thirty

  • Desperate not to spend another summer hiding out in fat and/or maternity clothes, I'm determined to drop thirty pounds of baby weight by my thirtieth birthday- July 18, 2009. How unfortunate, then, that I prefer to spend nap time in front of my television with a vat of ice cream. But I've lost these same thirty pounds twice before and I can do it again. I shall do this by steering clear of white flour and sugar and moving my stumpy legs as fast as they will go on our new treadmill. In front of the television, of course. You can also find me at mightymaggie.com.

Beyond The Baby Weight

  • Week 10: June 1
  • Week Six: May 11
  • Week Five: May 4
    There was no Week Five
  • Week Four: April 27
  • Week Three: April 20
  • Week Two: April 13
  • Week One: April 5
  • Starting Weight: March 30

Weigh In

  • Week 21
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009
  • Week 19
  • Week 18
  • Week 17
  • Week 16
  • Week 15
  • Week 14
  • Week 13
  • Week 12
  • Week 11
  • Week Ten
  • Week Nine aka After Thanksgiving
  • Week Eight
  • Week Seven
  • Week Six
    Wait. Was there a week six? Oops.
  • Week Five
  • Week Four
  • Week Three
  • Week Two
  • Week One
  • Starting Weight

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April 01, 2009


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Kate P

Portion control is a big part of it, but I found I too had to go slightly lower-carb--maybe more like "lower glycemic"--to lose weight. But I am sick of being so careful of what I eat and am hoping that upping the "move more" part will help me work on the maintenance part of a healthy weight once I get there. Plus, exercise just makes my brain happy.


Very interesting...I've only in the past few years realized how much bread stuff I used to eat. I used to have multiple bagels after I got off the bus each day, then eat dinner, then have toast before bed. And a long john per day at school. Totall was/am a bit addicted to carbs. Recently I ordered Canada's Healthy Food guide and the amount of fruits and veggies we should all be eating is through the roof. Oddly it feels natural to eat the way I described up top, but one week of primarily veggies and Iwould be like ugh. Some reprogramming may be required over here...am SUCH a work in progress.


This is all very interesting. Thank god for whole wheat pasta.


There is a low carb pasta, Dreamfields, that claims to be ridiculously low carb (they say it is some secret formula so they can't tell me how it works) but it tastes like regular pasta. We eat a lot of that.

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