Jodi’s Weight Loss Journey and Tips

Hello Everyone! I am so happy to be able to contribute to Stacie’s blog again. In July I mentioned that I am on a weight loss journey and that I was a weight watchers member. I have since then cancelled my weight watchers membership. For me, it just wasn’t enough. It was great to help me keep track of my food intake, but I need to make some mental changes.

I have joined a program by Corinne Crabtree. She also has a podcast and a wonderful website. Her website is: She teaches her members to take a hard look at ourselves and get down to the real reason that we overeat. I have been overweight for so many years and have developed many poor eating choices. Corinne is teaching me how to overcome my habits and work on developing new habits. I now journal my thoughts daily and that has really helped me in my weight loss journey. I have also joined a gym which gives me the motivation to get some exercise in.

Corinne Crabtree

Corinne Crabtree from Phit-N-Phat

One of the tools that I use to monitor my steps is my Fitbit Charge. I have a hard time getting a lot of steps in. I have a desk job and it is so hard to get a lot of steps in when sitting all day. The Fitbit is a great way for me to see my steps and I feel it does assist me in my weight loss journey.

Now on to some skin care and makeup. I am very into spf. For so many years I did not use any type of sun protection and as a result of that I do have sun damage on my skin. A new product for me that I have been using on my face is Australian Gold Botanical 50 sunscreen. I love this stuff! It leaves a nice matte finish on my face and does not get greasy at all during the day.

Next I have been finding myself reaching for the It Cosmetics Matte Bronzer. I am very fair and I find that this is such a great bronzer for me. A lot of bronzers pull red on me, but this one does not. It’s a beautiful color and lasts throughout the day.

Next is an oldie but goodie. The Kat Von D Shade and Light eye palette. I love this palette so much. It blends perfectly and I love the matte colors. You can do a ton of different eye looks with this and the colors are very pigmented.

I saved the best for last. I found the perfect liquid lipstick. First off I want to say I am not a fan of liquid lipsticks. I find that they are very drying and I don’t think they are flattering for women that have a lot of lines on their lips. This one is different. The brand name is Maestro by Michael Perich. He has a whole line of skincare and cosmetics. I have only tried a couple of his products, but plan on purchasing more. His liquid lipstick is amazing. The formula does not leave my lips dry and this does not emphasize my lines in my lips. The color that I have is Belize and it’s a perfect neutral color. Give this a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Are you currently on a weight loss journey? If so, I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below.

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    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much Lola!

  1. September 5, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I’ve been on a weight control journey my whole life. I don’t eat almost any processed food so that helps. Plus I’m a lifelong runner. But it’s a challenge especially when I’ve gotten older 🙁 Curious about your Maestro liquid lippie for my dry lips
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    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      I have been overweight for my whole adult life. For the past 16 years I have been on some sort of diet, but always lacked the consistency. I would do great during the week and then the weekend hit and I would go crazy with my food. Corinne’s program is teaching me about myself and how to eat clean without having to track points or calories. It’s been such a blessing. The Maestro liquid lippie is truly amazing. I normally hate liquid lipsticks, but the formula on this feels different. Let me know if you try it and what your thoughts are. Have a great day!

  2. September 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Aloha Jodi. I’m happy you’re taking important steps to improve your health. I used to be on the heavy side too when I was in my late 20s. I have dropped weight so much since then (I am now 43). I lead a very active lifestyle, vegetarian for years, vegan, vegetarian again, vegan for good. I am at my healthiest weight for my height now. I wish you luck and hope to see/read your next post again.

    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much Kathryne for your comment. I feel it’s so important to take care of ourselves. For so many years I tried to lose weight- in my heart I want to be healthy- but it’s so hard sometimes. I am learning about they why’s of my eating habits and I am making changes. It’s a very slow process, but I know that this is a good program for me. I am 42 and I am tired of letting my weight dictate the things that I can and can not do. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Hi Marcial- thank you so much for your comment. Yes, there is a fragrance to it- I am trying to pinpoint the smell. It has a normal lipstick smell to it with a hint of vanilla. I don’t notice any smell though when I put it on. The color is gorgeous- I tend to always go for the more neutral shades. This one is a perfect neutral shade. Have a great day!

  3. September 6, 2017 / 4:24 am

    Great to meet you, Jodi! I can’t live without my Fitbit. It’s such a great gadget to keep track on my steps and activity.

    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Hi Leelo- I love my fitbit. My husband bought it for me for Christmas. Its such a great tool to see where you are in the day in terms of movement. I have it set for 7,000 steps. Most of the time I do get them all in, but during the week it is a challenge. I have a desk job so sometimes by the end of the workday I only have in around 3,000 steps. So on those days I know I need to get to the gym and get on the treadmill. Hope you have a fantastic week!

  4. September 6, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Congrats on the journey! I’ve been making some changes which should result in a bit of weight-loss (crosses fingers, lol!) and have been thinking of a FitBit too. They seem like such handy little gadgets.

    • Jodi Maile
      September 6, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Hi Bailey! Congrats on making some changes, you can do this! I really love my fitbit. It’s such a good tool to see how much activity you have done throughout the day. Plus you can do challenges with friends as well. It’s pretty cool! Have a great day!

  5. September 6, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Ah I’m on my own weight loss journey so I’m sending good vibes your way!

    • Jodi Maile
      September 19, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Hi Babi- I am right there with you! Sending good vibes your way as well. You can do this!

  6. Tamara Dungan
    September 6, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Congratulations on sticking with it and finding things that help motivate you. It’s so easy to give up…I know, I’ve done it hundreds of times. I have the Fitbit on my Christmas list. I love that sunscreen. It works so well under makeup. I also have and love the KVD palette. It’s amazing! I’m going to have to try the IT Bronzer…I have trouble finding shades that work for me too. I love their CC cream. It’s my go to for light quick coverage! Keep up the good work on your weight loss journey!

    • Jodi Maile
      September 19, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Hi Tamara- thank you so much for your encouragement. It is so hard- its something I struggle with daily. I hope you get your fitbit- I love mine! Thank you so much for the comment- have a great day!

    • Jodi Maile
      September 19, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Hi Kristina- thank you so much for the comment! Please check out the liquid lipstick, it’s amazing. Have a great day!

  7. September 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Girl!!! Thank you for sharing and feel free to give me tips! Lol. I’m such a makeup girl. I love being a part of your journey to lose weight for GOOD. Let’s do this!

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