At BellyFatFormula we recognise we’re not the only source of weight loss encouragement or education. There are a huge number of bloggers providing fantastic information on how to lose weight, live healthier or get fit. A number of them have incredible back stories detailing their own personal account of managing weight issues.
We’ve compiled a list of the 100 most inspirational weight loss bloggers to raise awareness of some of the best blogs, as well as direct our readers to people who can truly influence their own journey.
We’ve put in countless hours scouring the web and reviewing over 1000 relevant blogs to find what we believe are 100 of the best weight loss blogs. Some of them are well known, others less so. What they do have in common is they all deserve recognition for the information they provide on their sites or the inspirational story behind them.
You might be asking “what is the criteria to be included in this list?”. There were several criteria in our selection process including quality of content, relevance to weight loss, visual appeal, post frequency and recency.
If you’ve been selected on our list – thank you for your dedication to healthy living. If you wish to share your success with others please review the information at the conclusion of the article.
Now, without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 100 Inspirational Weight Loss Blogs of 2016.
1. 300 Pounds Down
300 pounds down is the weight loss blog of Holly, formerly a 417 pound woman, who is chronicling her bid to lose 300 pounds. Holly details her fluctuating weight through college when food became a way to manage the stresses of everyday life. Holly is now down to 250 pounds and blogs about her daily struggles maintaining her weight. 300 pounds down is also a 2016 winner of ‘Best Obesity Blogs’ as judged by healthline.
2. A Black Girls Guide To Weight Loss
Kendall is a mother concerned about her weight. Her blog documents her early weight loss adventures and the ongoing ups and downs of weight management. The blog was set up to ensure she remained accountable during her weight loss journey and now features a variety of self help and weight loss information that will benefit anyone looking to get in shape.
3. A Journey To Thin
A Journey To Thin was established in 2008 by Alissa, a 30-something new mom looking to get fit and healthy with her hubby. Alissa lost almost 90 pounds following Weight Watchers Online and transformed her body from overweight and unfit to successfully completing 5km running races. The blog documents her past struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety and focuses on advice and modifications that can be maintained for the long term.
4. A Weight Lifted Blog at FitWoman.com
A Weight Lifted is the blog at FitWoman.com. It focuses on a range of weight loss topics including body image, emotional eating, dieting, gentle nutrition and enjoyable exercise. The authors aim to help you with a ‘life free of weight loss worries’.
Ten years ago Andie Mitchell weighted nearly 300 pounds. In a little over one year she lost 135 pounds after dedicating herself to learning about nutrition, eating better and exercising regularly. She is now a 31 year old New York Times bestselling author, healthy recipe developer, self confessed fan of the movie Titanic, and details her lessons learned on her blog and in her memoir.
Emily Ho is a body positive fitness blogger. Her highly regarded blog AuthenticallyEmmie.com documents a 110 pound weight loss, but more importantly it captures her focus on healthy lifestyle and positive body image – “loving my body no matter what my of the size.” Read about Emmie’s focus on ‘gaining life’ as well as her passion for all things fashion.
7. Beth’s Journey
Beth’sjourney.com is an engaging read compiled by 32 year old foodie Beth. Her blog details her story from a peak weight of 250 pounds during college to transforming her body until she was 88 pounds lighter. After deciding to end the excuses Beth adopted a number of eating strategies, overcame debilitating back surgery and had surgery to remove excess skin in her midsection. Now a Weight Watchers leader… follow her regular weight loss musings on her blog.
8. Body For Wife
Body For Wife, by internationally syndicated fitness columnist James Fell, is an entertaining blog written for average people trying to look better, feel better and lose weight. James has written for AskMen.com, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and recently started as a columnist for Men’s Health. James, who admits he used to be borderline obese as a mid twenty year old, now claims to have ‘four-pack’ abs whilst drinking six packs of beers!
9. Body Rebooted
A miscarriage several years ago left Christina Russell in a state of depression and anxiety and lead to significant weight gain and negative body image perceptions. Following 5 months of hard work and determination, a DDP Yoga program and Gluten free diet, Christina lost over 60 pounds. She has now become a certified personal trainer, nutrition & wellness expert and celebrity trainer. BodyRebooted.com gives you a detailed look into fitness, food and family.
10. Brooke Not On A Diet
For many the word ‘diet’ sparks negative connotations. Brooke is one such person. Her blog about a midwest gal who has successfully lost over 170 pounds is aptly named. From binge eating 2 dozen cookies in 24 hours and weighing in at 327.6 pounds, Brook changed her eating approach to home cooking unprocessed foods and started exercising. Follow her inspirational journey from overweight to ‘bikini wearer’ at brookenotonadiet.com
11. Brooklyn Fit Chick
Margo is the brains behind Brooklynfitchick.com. She writes about fitness, health and paleo living alongside loosely related topics such as music and pop culture. A certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor Margo is also an ambassador for Sweaty Betties, Fit Mapped, and Fit Approach.
Michelle Berger’s body had been ravaged by four kids in just four short years. Just 12 months later Michelle, known by many as ‘buff mother’, transformed her body to win several NPC figure competition titles. Her website Buffmother.com aims to help other mothers with their transformations and to forever debunk the myth of the ‘mommy body’.
Carla has been blogging since way back in 2001 and posts on the topics of fitness, motherhood and life. She shares her knowledge with individuals seeking to lose weight or get fit that are unable to access one-on-one support. Carla’s ‘unapologetically myself’ advice has gained significant online attention in publications such as Womens Day, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Women’s Health and more.
14. Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Carrots ‘N’ Cake is where 36 year old Tina from Massachusetts shares her passion for food, fitness and healthy living. Tina believes in moderation, and that so called ‘bad’ foods can still be part of a balanced nutritional plan. As a new mom Tina has learned to balance limited time and energy with a healthy lifestyle and enjoys sharing quick workout plans and simple yet healthy meal options.
15. Confessions Of A Fitness Instructor
Have you ever wondered what fitness instructors were thinking as hoards of weight loss hopefuls roll in and out of the gym every day? Suzi is a self employed fitness instructor and blogger. She aims to show her readers how to live healthy while avoiding the extremes of weight loss so often destructive to your fat loss endeavours. Suzi’s motto… being healthy isn’t about being perfect.
Diane Carbonell is a weight loss success story. She lost 158 pounds and has kept it off for 18 years despite facing several challenges along the way. Diane is author of the book 150 Pound Gone Forever and blogs about a variety of topics relating to weight management including her ‘Fit To The Finish’ approach.
17. Diary Of An Aspiring Loser
Diary Of An Aspiring Loser was started in 2007 to chronicle the weight loss journey of Michelle. It has received several accolades including as a 2016 Best Weight Loss Blogs Winner from Healthline. Now two children later the blog serves as a weight loss lifeline focusing Michelle’s weight loss goals and keeping her ‘head out of the sand’ when it comes to relapse. It has also grown into a forum to inspire others in need of motivation.
18. Double Chin Diary
Double chin diary documents two sisters struggles to lose weight in a world laden with wonderfully delicious food. The blog is an often humorous account of healthy living from the Alissa and April, sisters in different cities. Their advice… don’t take weight loss too seriously. For a blog chock full of yummy food and crispy weight loss humor then look no further.
19. Eat Naked Now
What is eating naked? It doesn’t mean sitting in your birthday suit chowing down on dinner. The goal of eatnakednow.com is to encourage people to become more knowledgeable about their own health and nutrition. In her blog Maggy Floyd Barry encourages readers to take off the ‘extras’ and live a richer, simpler life in harmony with our environment and ourselves.
20. Eat Spin Run Repeat
Eat Spin Run Repeat is the creation of self-labeled foodie, wellness junkie, and runner Angela Simpson. After piling on pounds as a college student, Angela overcame her body related insecurities by losing 70 pounds through eating clean and staying active. Now with a strong interest in nutrient-dense, plant based cooking her blog includes a variety of articles on food, recipes, workouts and goal setting.
21. Eating Bird Food
Eating Bird Food is a healthy living blog that strives to prove healthy food can taste great too. Brittany Mullins writes recipes, workouts as well as snippets of her daily grind. Brittany grew up on a diet of processed foods and over indulgence. As a college student she altered her eating habits, increased her exercise, and lost over 20 pounds. Now she is a qualified health coach and personal trainer.
22. Escape From Obesity
Lyn is a 46 year old mom who has lost over 100 pounds. Her blog shares the inner thoughts of a formerly obese mother trapped in a ‘fat prison’. After a recent weight regain Lyn is again working at losing weight and improving her health. Follow her journey.
23. Fat Girl Vs World
The creator of Fat Girl Vs Word, Robby, says she has been overweight or obese since she was eight. Now 35, her blog follows her journey to not only lose weight but change her relationship with her body. A number of notable entries include ‘a letter to my future self’ and a heartbreaking post about the ‘trauma that led me to gain weight in the first place’.
24. Fatso – A Weight Loss Blog
Fatso – A Weight Loss Blog – is the story of Jackie, a girl who says she has been ‘overweight my whole life’. At 23 years old she decided to make a change and has now lost over 50 pounds on a tough weight loss passage. Her regular blogging provides motivation and tips as well as snippet of daily life.
25. Fit Bottomed Girls
Jennipher Walters, Erin Whitehead and Kristen Seymour are the driving force behind the ever popular FitBottomedGirls.com. Their site includes frequent content for real women looking to eat healthy, increase their physical fitness and lose weight. The blog provides a refreshingly honest approach to weight loss as the girls tell it like it is.
26. Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit
Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit is Drew’s story of how he planned to go from being obsessively fit… to deliberately putting on 50-60 pounds… before losing it all again. Follow Drew’s transformation plus the workout and eating plans he put in place to get his beach body back again.
27. Fitful Focus
Fitfulfocus.com is the by product of Nicole Handler’s mission to lead a healthy lifestyle. Handler, a runner, CrossFitter, Certified Personal Trainer and general fitness enthusiast shares ongoing tips to keep your tummy full of wholesome foods, stay fit and remain focused on healthy living.
Gina started her blog after losing 40 pounds and discovering healthy whole food options were in scarce supply in her area. Now a certified trainer, weight loss specialist and group exercise instructor, Gina originally used the blog as a resource to share workouts and healthy recipes with clients. The emphasis is now on quick meals, workouts and her experiences as a mother and wife.
29. Full Plate Living
According to Full Plate Living even the smallest changes can make a remarkable difference to your health. The Not For Profit’s mission is to encourage, support, educate and inspire individuals seeking a healthier lifestyle – all the while avoiding gimmicky diets, quick fixes, weight loss pills or starving yourself thin. Blog topics range from healthy eating ideas and motivational tips through to success stories.
30. A Funeral For My Fat
A Funeral For My Fat is loaded with healthy food tips, workout ideas, beginners guides and a range of other useful information. The blog is the work of Sharee, who over the course of 5 years lost 120+ pounds through hard work, determination and a vegan diet. Her blog and weight loss story is designed to help others aspiring to lose body fat.
Like many college ‘freshers’ Kelsey Byers discovered fast food, happy hour and put on a great deal of weight. Since losing 50 pounds Kelsey has dedicated her career to helping others overcome weight related issues and improve general health. Her blog includes a diverse range of stories from lifestyle, fitness and weight loss, through to fashion and finance.
32. Grace Got Healthy
Gracegothealthy.com is the personal story of Grace and her path to find health and life balance. The blog includes progress pics, motivational stories of Grace and other aspiring weight losers, recipes and detail on her nautical obsession. Follow Grace as she strives to achieve her goal weight of 199 pounds.
33. Grit By Brit
On entering the working world Brit packed on some extra ‘cushioning’ around her body. Weight Watchers didn’t work. Neither did other popular diets. After her weight peaked at 179 pounds she became determined to stop wasting her 20’s covering up and feeling less than 100%. Two years later and Brit is back wearing short shorts and high heels. She feels strong, healthy and authentic. Her blog topics include workouts, nutrition and fashion lifestyle.
34. Half Of Gabby
Gabby is a 40 year old mom to two girls. She has lost half of her body weight over the past 6 years, a whopping 120 pounds, hence the blog name ‘half of Gabby’. Join Gabby as she details her rollercoaster ride and blogs to inspire other woman on be amazing.
35. Happy Food Health Life
Holly is a coffee obsessed, yoga practicing, tattoo loving wife. Food used to be her mortal enemy as she obsessed over calories and tried countless diets, cleanses and fasts to get the ‘perfect’ body. Her blog is designed to demonstrate how to enjoy food without guilt – and to share her life lessons with others.
36. Healthy Living Happy
Aspiring health and fitness coach Ayah Allaham blogs on food, fitness and related products. She has a passion for workouts, cooking and helping others. Check out her diverse range of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack.
37. Healthy Nadia
Nadia is an ambitious twenty-one year old Scottish performer and girl gains ambassador. Her blog serves as her creative outlet for her thoughts. Nadia developing eating disorder and exercise addiction entering college leading to an obsession for fad diets to achieve a flat stomach and thigh gap. Her recovery was a tumultuous… but she has now discovered a healthy passion for nutrition and exercise and is focused on inspiring others.
38. Honestly Fitness
Health and fitness blogger Alice Williams is the creator of Honestly Fitness. Alice developed an interest in health and fitness after being ‘fairly’ chubby as a child and teenager. Her blog takes an honest look at fitness, health and everything in between.
39. Hungry Healthy Happy
At HungryHealthyHappy.com Dannii shares recipes that nourish your body. Her 5 year old blog also documents an amazing 100 pound weight loss journey. Hungry healthy happy is all about making meals interesting, promoting positive body image, suggesting activities that don’t really feel like exercise… but most of all having fun and being happy.
40. I’m Done Being The Fat Girl
Sometimes you get to the point where enough is enough. On June 1, 2010 Courtney got to that stage and was fed up with being overweight since second grade. In less than a year she lost 75 pounds through regular exercise, eating low carbs and began enjoying her new body and life. Join Courtney on her quest for happiness, health and financial freedom.
41. It Sux To Be Fat
It Sux To Be Fat was born in 2011 to document the struggles of Jennifer as she yearned to lose 100 pounds. Join her as she takes you on her weight loss journey leaving no stone unturned. The blog details her ups and downs as she strives for her goal weight of 160 pounds. Not there yet… she continues to chase her dreams. Read about her story.
42. Jack Sh#t Getting Fit
“Come and listen to a story ’bout a man named Jack, Who never quit eating ‘cept to stop and have a snack. Then one day he was standing on his scale, And he realized he’d really let his body go to hell.” Quasi celebrity blogger Jack provides an entertaining account of his fat loss journey.
Singapore based blogger Jade has successfully maintained a loss of 20 kilograms. Her blog documents her remarkable weight loss over the course of one year and how she maintained it. The blog started out as a beauty site, but has evolved to include health, exercise and running, alongside fashion and lifestyle topics.
On Jena’s blog she reveals the detail behind her painful relationship with food, a 20 pound weight gain, and the impact it had on her self esteem and body image. Learn about the defining moment that occurred 7 years ago and how she has adapted her food choices, quelled her insatiable hunger and made her weight less of a life focus.
Jeannette’s weight peaked at 372 pounds. Through diet and exercise she managed to lose 200 pounds. She has chronicled her journey on her blog and in two humorous but inspiring books. Read Jeannette’s blog for stories of her life as a writer, chronic headache sufferer, smartass, and inspiration to thousands of men and women.
46. Jennifers Kitchen
Fancy a glimpse in Jennifer’s kitchen? Jennifer is a weight loss consultant and her blog is designed to offer advice and support to individuals trying to lose weight. Jennifer creates her own healthy recipes, provides valuable information, meal plans and cooking tips to assist her readers.
47. Just A One Girl Revolution
Just A One Girl Revolution shares the life of 30 year old Mindy as she strives to live the best life possible. After struggling with her weight until 2006, pictures from a holiday to New York were the catalyst that sparked her weight loss journey. Since losing weight she has run over thirty 5km races and triathlons. Just A One Girl Revolution is designed to share her experiences and hopefully to inspire others to do the same.
48. Just Keep Sweating
Carlyn’s weight loss ‘why’ is her daughter Molly. She aspires to be the healthiest happiest version of herself in order to be the best mom she can. Carlyn lost 50 pounds back in 2012, and was so happy with her body. Now she has started the hard slog to get back to that place again. Follow her progress.
49. Katie’s Fight For Fitness
In January 2013 Katie stepped on the bathroom scale and it read 247.7. From that day onwards she has been trying to live a healthier existence and along the way has dropped over 100 pounds moving from a size 18 to a 5. Her blog provides wonderful guidance and information for anyone struggling with their own weight issues or enduring an eating disorder.
50. Keep It Up David
Keep It Up David tells the story of David’s battle to lose 160 pounds and his ongoing struggle with food. He shares his successes and failures, how he finds time and energy to workout and why he feels so much better about himself. David managed to keep his weight loss off for over two years with the help of celebrity trainer Richard Simmons. He also reveals how the things he appreciates the most are actually the small things like seat belts now fitting properly.
Kodjo didn’t grow up as a fitness enthusiast. A desire to improve his physique and feel better about his body motivated him into it. Now he is hooked and spends his energy helping others conquer their fear of exercise and overcoming obesity. Check out his healthy eating and home workout posts.
52. Lean Clean And Brie
College can be a tough time to stay healthy and keep the weight off. Lean, Clean and Brie owner Brienne Peers is out to make this time of your life easier by sharing her knowledge. Brienne’s blog focuses on demonstrating how to make healthy food and fitness a priority during college so other twenty-something year olds can come through these years unscathed.
53. Life Of Rhi
Life of Rhi is the blog of Northern Wales 22 year old Rhiannon Mair Hughes. Since 2014 Rhi has been on a quest to eat healthier, avoid fast foods, crisps and chocolate – formerly a cornerstone of her diet. Encouraged by her mother she has also started regular exercise including walking and Zumba classes. Read about her weight loss success, travels and life in general.
54. Little Bs Healthy Habits
Brittany, or little B, grew up as a dancer and cheerleader in Southern California. Health & fitness took a back seat at ASU and after her health deteriorated she realised it was time for change. Discovering clean eating and her love of fitness encouraged Brittany to start Little B’s Healthy Habits to share a glimpse of her everyday life.
55. Lorretta’s Journey
Loretta started her blog to maintain focus on losing weight and improving her overall health. Learn how Loretta cut out sugar and flour and lost a staggering amount of weight – after reaching her peak weight of 460 pounds. Unfortunately ‘life’ hit and a lot of the weight lost was regained over time. Follow her as she refocuses her efforts in the right direction.
56. Lose Weight By Eating
Audrey has tried almost every diet – Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, no sugar and many more. Nothing seemed to work. Any lost weight was quickly regained. Now she would like to share her remarkable weight loss story with you on her blog. After a huge amount of research and teaching herself to cook Audrey reveals how the weight just started to fall off!
57. Man Vs Fat
Award winning writer, publisher and editor Andrew Shanahan believes men need more weight loss support. Join him as he shares his no BS weight loss advice, motivation and tools for men to get in shape. Shanahan has written for The Guardian, Time Out and numerous other highly regarded publications. His blog Man Vs Fat is both entertaining and high quality!
58. Mariah Dolan
Mariah Dolan’s self titled blog teaches busy moms how to juggle work, home and family while also achieving a healthy lifestyle. Mariah’s regular posts range from meal ideas, coping strategies to weight loss ideas and support. Her stated goal is to help her readers to make “healthy” a daily consideration.
Meghann started her blog Meals and Miles to give back to the blogging community so integral to her 2008 weight loss. After graduating in 2007 and starting a desk job the scale hovered 20 pounds higher than expected. Meghann knew it was time for action. After cutting back on daily cherry soda, regular workout DVD’s (and other sacrifices) she achieved her goal weight.
Ruzele’s weight loss journey started at 335 pounds and 18 years of age. After struggling with her weight for all of short life she suddenly realised she had adopted a range of unhealthy habits. Since then she has lost a staggering 110 pounds and created a happy and healthy life. Ruzelestrauss.com documents her journey and shines a light on weight loss and obesity.
Nia is a writer, coach and host of The Nia Shanks Show podcast. Her site is dedicated to helping women reach their health and fitness potential. Nia’s approach revolves around strength training and sensible nutrition choices employing strategies that will achieve long term results.
62. No Thanks To Cake
Kelly has wrangled with her weight since her teens. She has tried Weight Watchers ‘more times than I care to admit’. Graduating college in 1999 she was a mere 144 pounds. In late 2010 the scales read 256. A shift to Jenny Craig in November 2010 delivered a successful transformation. Hopefully her last. Join Kelly for simple recipes, healthy living tips and her stories of travel.
63. Nutrition Secrets
Mike Kamo is sharing his journey to a 30 pound weight loss at NutritionSecrets.com. Mike is a certified Personal trainer and holds a nutrition certification from ISSA, He wants to share the knowledge he has gathered so others can lead a healthy life. The blog articles are a really in depth look at a variety of nutrition and weight loss topics and all grounded in scientific research.
64. One Twenty Five
One Twenty Five is 29 year old Canadian Liz’s goal weight in pounds. Kiz is still trying to achieve her aim and claims she is in a perpetual state of trying to shift excess weight. Her blog is now 5 years old and at one point she got down to 147. One Twenty Five includes a diverse range of information from weight loss to paleo, crossfit to travel. Join her has she continues to try to lose weight, become healthier and of course sexier.
There is no more important weight management goal than fitting into the wedding dress you have just purchased! Amy’s wedding day is 23 September 2017 which means roughly a year to slip into her bridal outfit. She has been losing the same 20 odd pounds over and over for the last half decade… but now her engagement has provided new motivation. Join her as she gets in shape for that dress.
66. Peanut Butter And Peppers
Sharing goals and plans with Jennifer’s readers on PeanutButterAndPeppers.com provides accountability for her actions! It is amazing how motivating telling others you’re going to do something can be. Jennifer has lost over 30 pounds though stringent calorie counting. Her goal is to keep the weight off – but to relax her calorie obsession and enjoy her eating more. Read how she tries to find balance in food and life!
67. Preppy Runner
Theodora lost a significant amount of weight (50 pounds) and in the process developed a passion, perhaps even an obsession, for running. The blog used to be called Losing Weight In The City but a revamp saw it changed to ‘Preppy Runner’. The blog includes a ton of healthy eating recipes and the workouts that have helped her complete four marathons.
68. Primal Potential
Elizabeth lost 130 pounds and felt healthier than ever before. How did she do it? By increasing her exercise intensity and stripping back the clutter from her diet. She still eats out with friends and consumes food she enjoys. Follow her commitment to lifelong health at PrimalPotential.com
69. Prior Fat Girl
Priorfatgirl.com has been around for almost 10 years, originally documenting founder Jen’s life as she ‘kicked and cried’ her way to a 90 pound weight loss. In the years since other ‘prior fat girls’ have joined to share their weight loss story. Join Jen and friends to learn about their path to healthiness.
70. Purely Twins
Twins Lori and Michelle want to inspire you to overcome your weight issues, feel and look better by sharing their own story of success. The Fitness and Lifestyle coaches provide quick home workouts, grain and gluten free recipes and encourage a balanced lifestyle to suit.
71. Roni’s Weigh
Roni’s Weigh has been the recipient several weight loss blogging awards. It started out as a way to stay in touch with family and friends, but later evolved into a way to track Roni’s weight loss journey from ‘fat to skinny to confident’. While Ronisweigh.com has recently ceased in favour of her new blog roninoone.com, it still contains a wealth of inspirational content to read.
72. Running Towards My Goal
With a wealth of determination, eating healthy, and playing field hockey, 20 year old Kim lost 116 pounds and managed to keep it off. Join Kim her on her weight loss journey, struggles with depression and anxiety, and her desire to be healthier, fitter and most importantly happy with her body regardless of the shape.
73. Runs For Cookies
Run For Cookies is the 5 year old blog of Katie, a stay at home wife with two kids. After multiple failed attempts to lose weight Katie wanted a less drastic approach, preferring to cut back on portions, avoid exercise, and not give up her favourite foods. After losing 60 pounds Katie was convinced to train for a 5km race… and became hooked on running!
Sarah Wilson is the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, host of Masterchef Australia, and author of a host of bestselling books including I Quit Sugar, and I Quit Sugar For Life that have been sold in almost 50 countries around the world. Her blog sarahwilson.com focuses on toxin-free living, anti-consumerism, minimalism, philosophy and her healthy and curious approach to life.
75. Shrinking Guy
The Shrinking Guy Blog is Tim’s attempt to pay it forward. It includes advice and tips on how he went from 295 pounds and overweight to 14% body fat, increasing his lean muscle, and weighing in 75 pounds lighter. Every now and then he posts updates on his continued progress and how he has managed to keep the weight off.
76. Skinny Hollie
Hollie Johnson is the creator of Skinny Hollie and Transforming Hollie. On Christmas Day 2015 a picture with her kids on the beach shocked her into action and encouraged a weight loss goal of 50 pounds by her 40th Birthday in May 2016. Re-learning how to eat and following a ketogenic diet played a significant part in achieving this goal some 6 months later. Follow Hollie’s amazing story.
77. Sparkly And Slimming
Sparkly and Slimming is the chronicle of Samantha’s journey to lose weight – all the while retaining her sparkly demeanour! Her blog includes posts on her nutritional findings, exercise choices, life lessons and the general challenges of transforming her body. It is an engaging read as Samantha presents a no BS approach.
78. Guide 4 Moms
Amanda Taylor is a Biochemist with two kids who juggles work, dance lessons, kids sport, exercise and developing healthy meals for the family with maintaining her blog ‘Survival Guide By The Working Mom’. The blog details her 10 year struggle with her weight including a multitude of diets and gastric bypass surgery. It is designed to inspire, motivate and entertain other like minded individuals.
79. Sweat Like A Pig
The blog ‘Sweat Like A Pig’ is where freelance journalist Tara shares her nutritional tips, workouts and general advice on training – as she travels throughout Europe. Tara, whose friends endearingly call her ‘pig’, suffered eating disorders as a youth and (despite always being very active) struggled to create desired changes to her body until commencing strength training. Tara shares how her change in approach was instrumental to achieving positive changes to her body.
80. Losing Weight Everyday
Losing weight everyday is easier said than done. For Sean it became a reality as his blog’s daily account of how he lost 275 pounds attests. Sean went from topping 500 pounds to around 220 lbs. Unfortunately he then relapsed regaining a significant portion of the lost weight. Since 2014 he has reversed the trend and is now clocking in at an impressive 206 pounds. Join him as he writes daily about his approach.
81. The Failed Dieter
Self proclaimed failed dieter Jessica Bowman lost 50 pounds. How? By saying no to dieting. After trying almost every diet in the book, she finally realised dieting was not the best approach for her. Read how she created a healthier life by making small, sensible changes and cutting out bad habits.
82. The Fit Housewife
The Fit Housewife blog contains recipes, meal plans, fitness and nutrition advice. The founder, Jen, is a work from home mother with 3 kids. After gaining 90 lbs by the time her second child was born she knew it was time for change. Fast forward post child number three and Jen has lost 90 pounds – in part using beach body home workouts.
83. The Flexible Baker
The Flexible Baker wants to demonstrate that anyone can eat healthy without forever avoiding the delicious foods they love. Dustin Chronister is the driving force behind TFB. As a child he was always unhappy with his weight and physical appearance. Eventually ‘Dusty’ jumped head first into fitness and was hooked. Learn about the different phases of eating and training he has followed and what works for him now.
84. The Happy Gal
Following 20 years of obsessing over food and binge eating Jenny Layton knew it was time for change. 10 years ago she promised herself to do ‘whatever it took’ to fix her eating disorder and gain balance in her life. She learned about healthy eating, exercise and started the Happy Gal blog to share her new found knowledge.
85. The Healthy Foodie
Sonia Lacasse finds it hard to look at pictures of her former self. However, publishing them does serve to remind her of where she has come from, monitor progress, and to inspire others. The Healthy Foodie blog is about Sonia, her New Years Resolution, and her quest for ‘a fitter, healthier me’. Follow her story of better food choices and 3 years of six day per week home workouts.
85. The Pursuit Of A Quality Life
Kristen Grimes is trying to outrun age, lose weight and stay fit enough to keep up with her grandchildren. In 2009, feeling very overweight and suffering from major heartburn, Kristen was finally fed up with being unhealthy. She sIgned up with Sparkpeople, developed a love of running and along the way lost 50 pounds. Her blog documents her ‘pursuit of a quality life’.
86. Running In Pink Project
One of Sara Renee’s main priorities is to enjoy her life. When she runs… she runs in pink! It reminds her to not take herself too seriously. Sara’s weight loss is the product of good old fashioned physical activity and sensible eating. Her blog follows her progress and explores her wider life experiences.
87. The Shape Cube
The Shape Cube by Cheliz was born after she lost 15 kilograms and wanted to share it with the world! The blog also serves as a motivation to continue the wonderful progress. The focus of the site is on a healthy living approach to weight loss – to help anyone reach their true potential.
88. The Skinny Doll
The Skinny Doll is a Weight Watchers ‘junkie’ from down under who has dropped 142 pounds. Her blog touches on her journey, beauty, lifestyle, recipes and more. If you’re looking for motivation or more guidance on Smart Pointing then The Skinny Doll is a great read.
89. The Weigh We Were
Stacked full of authentic motivational weight loss success stories, fitness tips and meal ideas, The Weigh We Were is an engaging read. If you have an inspirational weight loss story you can submit it for inclusion on the site. The blog has been featured in a raft of high profile media publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Glamour.
90. The Weight Of My Weight
Julie has been 20-40 pounds overweight throughout her adult life. The Weight of My Weight is her personal story and an attempt to help others focus on how they feel about their body rather than scale weight. In 2009 Julie joined Weight Watchers for about the sixth time. She reached her goal weight of 160 pounds four years later. Follow her touching story.
91. The World According To Eggface
Michelle underwent gastric bypass surgery in June 2006. The subsequent 158 pound weight loss solved many of her health issues. The World According To Eggface is Michelle’s perspective on her world and also provides a bunch of amazing recipes – many adapted to creative a healthier version of her favourite meals.
92. Third Shift Fit
Finding the time and motivation to stay healthy and in shape while working shifts is a difficult proposition. As a Registered Nurse Rachel has juggled impractical hours, sleep deprivation and food cravings alongside her fitness ambitions for several years. Third Shift Fit is her outlet for sharing her personal experiences and advice with others that have similarly demanding schedules.
93. Total Kathy
58 year old Nebraskan Kathy once weighed 537 pounds. Between 1995 and 2000 she lost 200 pounds through clean eating… and the help of celebrity trainer Richard Simmons. Soon after she gained all her lost weight again as she struggled with her identity. Now Kathy eats mostly clean whole foods on a 1200-1400 calorie diet. Follow her progress at totalkathy.com.
94. Trading Pounds
Stephanie from tradingpounds.com focuses her blogging efforts on helping others gain the life they want – as she did following her 200 pound weight loss. The site provides the tools, advice and support to encourage others to improve mind, body and soul.
95. We Make 7
Bonnie is a New England blogger, wife, and Mom to 5 adoring children. Her blog details her weight loss story, but also features a wide variety of information on weight loss, organics, DIY crafts and more. Bonnie is a Katie K and Moms Meet ambassador.
96. Weighty Matters
Yoni Freedhoff is an obesity medicine doctor. He has possibly seen it all in the field of weight loss. Freedhoff is an author of ‘The Diet Fix’, a University Assistant Professor and founder of a non-surgical Bariatic Medical Insititute. His blog focuses on an evidence based, and sometimes controversial, approach to nutrition and weight loss.
97. Wildly Alive Weight Loss
Like an increasing number of high school graduates Nichole was never taught the critical skills of eating healthy or exercising when growing up. Her goal was to lose 30 pounds, but she had no idea how to achieve it. After trying every diet out there, sinking $15000 dollars on personal trainers, and finally losing a bunch of weight… she still didn’t feel happy. Learn about why she now feels so ‘wildly alive’.
98. Yum Yucky
Josie balances her appetite for pies, cake and pizza with a ‘mostly’ healthy lifestyle – consisting of 5 days per week of exercise and the consumption of whole foods. Learn how this mother of four manages to ‘eat whatever she likes’ and still lose weight.
99. 110 Pounds And Counting/h3>
110 pounds and counting was created in February 2010 by Lisa Elrene. Always a little chubby, Lisa really packed on a substantial amount of excess weight in her 20s driven by unhealthy food options, sugar addiction, laziness and depression. A doctor visit announcing she was pre-diabetic was the slap in the face she required. Lisa dropped her medication and began a journey to get healthy. In two years she lost 110 pounds.
100. My Journey To Fit
53 year old Shelley is a mother of two college graduates. Now an empty nester, she has thrown herself into getting active and lost over 100 pounds of excess weight through running and cycling, even completing several half marathons. Follow Shelley’s ‘journey to fit’ at her blog.