18 Best Weight Loss Blogs of 2012
Follow these committed bloggers on their journeys to weight loss and better health.
18 Best Weight Loss Blogs of 2012
Weight loss can be a tremendously hard and long battle. Many people achieve weight loss only to backpedal or yo-yo indefinitely. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off for good, having the support of like-minded individuals is a definite advantage.
Follow these committed bloggers on their journeys to weight loss and better health. Join the fabulous online community of people trying to find happiness and wellness with a better lifestyle and a healthier weight. Cheer them on to their own weight loss goals and set a few of your own – finding motivation is easy after reading these blogs!
Can You Stay for Dinner?
Can You Stay for Dinner? That’s what hostess, blogger, and upcoming author Andie Mitchell wants to know. Having fought and won her own battle with obesity, Andie shares her love of cooking, baking, and wellness on her stylish and unique blog.
She offers recipes, tips for achieving and maintaining significant weight loss, and invites readers to ponder the important meaning of food and nutrition in our everyday, busy lives. Andie believes that anyone can make peace with food, especially when a maintenance diet does include a bit of chocolate!
Emily is a Blogging Runner who didn’t used to blog or run. Instead, she used to weigh nearly 50 pounds more than she currently does, and she had the inactive lifestyle to prove it. When she decided to make a change for the better, though, she figured documenting it would keep her on track.
With her target weight just within reach, Emily is no quitter. She has found renewed energy and a new lifestyle in her mission to be fit and fabulous. Tag along for the ride (or the run!) and achieve your dream weight in the company of someone on the racetrack to a healthier weight this very second.
Weight Loss Success Stories
Yes, significant weight loss is possible for obese individuals who have motivation, determination, and inspiration. These are the main concepts embodied in the Weight Loss Success Stories blog, begun by blogger Isadora during her post-pregnancy weight loss endeavor.
For once, weight loss stories aren’t confined to television ads for diets – instead, real people cover the pages of this fabulous tribute to a rising number of successful “losers.” Stop by for inspiration and a regular reminder that people committed to beginning and maintaining healthy lifestyles can beat obesity, pound by pound.
Emily Sandford – a.k.a. Skinny Emmie – means business. She’s 113 pounds (and counting!) into a weight loss journey destined to end with health. For this motivated blogger, health is not a number on the scale but a state of physical and mental wellbeing. She is determined to get there with a daily dedication to fitness, healthy eating, and an occasional splurge on fashion.
Bubbly, passionate, and highly motivational, this inspiring blogging diva is as talented as she is involved, promoting wellness locally and on the web. She is no-nonsense and one easy blogger to love.
Anda T. knows where she’s headed, and it’s toward a healthy lifestyle, Leaving Fatville behind. She documents each bump in the road with the full knowledge that a flat tire or two are just part of the journey. Her weight loss story is progressing full speed ahead, and her progress is inspiring.
Committed to a healthy diet and exercise regimen (even boot camp!), this tough mama knows that weight loss can be a long and winding road. With encouragement from readers and her own inner compass, however, we are sure she will reach her destination (health!) in good time.
Veronica Noone is a serious champion. A mother, blogger, and woman who has been battling weight for years has achieved a steady weight and healthy lifestyle (and she has the graphs and photos to prove it!). She keeps herself accountable while working to encourage others to fight for what they want – a healthier life and a healthier waistline.
She’s like superwoman, but the best thing about her is that she didn’t start off that way; she made herself her own superhero by putting in the sweat and hard work required for a fit, healthy life. Stop by to see her tips and the very image of success!
Visit this blog at: ronisweigh.com
It Sux to Be Fat
Blogger Jennifer knows firsthand that It Sux to Be Fat. Three years into her weight loss journey and 100 pounds lighter, Jennifer’s commitment to fighting the fat seems to have paid off. A Weight Watchers success story, Jennifer is still working hard to keep her life and weight at a healthy, happy medium for her. In addition, she opens up about her battle with infertility and her mission to build a family.
Jennifer will win you over from the very first post, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get involved with a blogger who knows her own mind and mission; she seriously kicks butt.
Cranky Fitness is true-to-life with a policy for not sugar-coating the facts of living healthily (unless you get to eat it afterwards). These bloggers are under no illusions that everyone on a journey to fitness will be perky, destined for a size 2, or utterly enthused about hauling their bum off the couch.
Instead, they offer real-life spunk and matter-of-fact advice for committing to fitness from a realistic point of view. They believe that even the crankiest among us can achieve a relatively peaceful relationship with fitness – after a fair amount of kicking, screaming, and cupcake eating.
Brooklyn Fit Chick
The Brooklyn Fit Chick has a well-rounded approach to a healthy lifestyle: cycling, a love for food, and a penchant for fabulous television shows. Her energized blog keeps things interesting and upbeat for weight loss candidates trying to stay informed about the best magazine articles, workout videos, and weight loss techniques.
This fun and fresh blogger has a high-energy, snazzy approach to making wellness fun, and her methods keep readers engaged, motivated, and determined to join the ranks of successful weight loss champions. It’s time for the Brooklyn Fit Chick to go nationwide!
Let’s face it: no one wants weight loss to be miserable, icky, and painful. That’s why Josie patched together her own plan to lose weight and still feel great. Yum Yucky is the blog that makes weight loss doable for real moms with devotion to things like cake, kids, and procrastination. Here, she offers info and advice about the tips that truly worked for her – even after having four kids.
Follow along with her home workout strategies and learn about “greedy” eating. Try a few recipes, snap your “before” picture, and track your success. Soon you’ll be celebrating with her, not just for her!
Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?
The two nutrition divas behind this blog want to know one thing: Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat? Their humorous approach to sustainable weight loss and healthy eating makes this blog a joy to read. They know that different strategies work for different people, and they’re not interested in pushing a particular diet plan or weight loss agenda.
Instead, they are focusing on filling plates with healthy, delicious foods. Rebecca Regnier and Robin Correll are making it fun and feasible to get healthy, and they understand that sometimes the greatest battle is just getting good food on the table.
Mama Laughlin knows a thing or two about battling post-baby weight and the timeless appeal of fatty Southern foods. Tackling her excess pudge and making a blogging success out of it, she can show the world what looking fabulous and feeling fit have in common.
This is one tough cookie with a passion for living well, looking great, and doing things right. Find companionship for your own journey to weight loss (particularly postpartum), and learn a few things along the way about everything from make-up to motherhood. And homemade lasagna. Awesome.
Run Eat Repeat
Monica’s prior life consisted of fighting food. Disordered eating habits and an obsessive string of bad diets taught her an important lesson, though: eating well and exercising right are crucial to a healthy approach to food and fitness.
Now in a healthy cycle of Run Eat Repeat, Monica shares her story of struggling to maintain a healthy relationship with food and physical activity. Her blog is a wonderful documentary of her efforts to train for marathons, adjust to life with a peaceful relationship with food, and find the happy, healthy weight that is right for her. Keep up the great work!
Losing Weight in the City
Losing Weight in the City can seem like a tremendous challenge. When inviting outdoor space seems undiscoverable and free time feels like a distant dream, committing to a weight loss journey can seem futile. But Theodora is here to tell you how she faced these challenges and made weight loss work for her.
Theodora knows that eating take-out and rearranging a schedule to fit in a workout can be major roadblocks to weight loss, but she offers her tips to make it clear that it can be achieved no matter the obstacles. She has the marathon medals to prove it!
No Thanks to Cake
Kelly is making a serious commitment to weight loss by just saying No Thanks to Cake. Well, that and a few days of exercise each week, a collection of healthy recipes, and a new attitude about wellness. She is currently working her way down from 256 pounds, and documenting her progress along the way.
Kelly knows the appeal of fried foods, the pull of pudding, and the temptation of triple servings, but she’s made a new life for herself and has the blog (and the 75-pound weight loss) to prove it. Join her in her weight loss, healthy living endeavor. You won’t be sorry (but you might be lighter)!
The Sassy Pear
Jill is on her own journey to slowly but surely make a new, healthy life for herself. Committed to weight loss, healthy eating, and finding the things in life that make her happy, this mother created The Sassy Pear. Jill knows that even when the focus is weight loss, life intervenes with a whole lot more to think about.
That’s why her blog is so much more than just tracking the number on the scale. It’s about finding a purposeful, permanent approach to managing health and wellness. That’s the type of weight loss and fitness goal that everyone can appreciate.
Runs for Cookies
Slim Katie knows what it is to love, love, love cookies (and all other sweet things). Despite this apparent weight loss handicap, she has succeeded in losing 125 pounds and maintaining that weight loss through a balanced approach to diet and exercise. She may run, but she knows she Runs for Cookies.
Her success is perhaps due as much to her realistic approach to keeping the sweet things in life as it is due to her hard work and dedication. Follow her weight loss story and learn how she keeps it off – despite her cookie binge addiction!
Prior Fat Girl
Jennifer Emmert knows how it feels to be a Prior Fat Girl. Previously 240 pounds, this weight loss inspiration found it within herself to stop giving into excuses and to take control of her life and her health. Now Jennifer takes pride in the fact that she quite literally worked her butt off.
Even better, Jennifer wants her readers to become Prior Fat Girls, too, and she’s ready and rarin’ to show them how to do it. Learn how she overcame emotional trauma and a lifetime of unhealthy habits to commit to a healthy, wholesome way of life. This blog oozes inspiration from every post.
18 Best Weight Loss Blogs of 2012
Weight loss is not just about shedding pounds. It’s about making a personal commitment that won’t disappear no matter how many times the number on the scale tips in the wrong direction. It’s about embracing a new way of life and a new relationship with food and health that may be a complete stranger.
Dedication and support are what these bloggers had in common during their weight loss journeys. Join them on their continued path to health and wellness, and find the encouragement you need to follow in their footsteps or run alongside them. The more, the merrier!