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Weighty Blogs Dish on Diets

Hill hopes that more blogs will emerge that focus on keeping off pounds that have been lost. "Most of what I have seen are blogs that are geared towards weight loss," he said. "I'd like to see some that are about weight maintenance."

Here is a sampling of weight loss blogs.

· Drop the Fork ( http://www.dropthefork.net/ ). This blog details the experiences of Debbie, 52, a member of both the Lean Plate Club and Weight Watchers, who has shed 80 pounds by dropping her fork and riding her bike. A lot.

· Skinny Kat ( http://www.skinnykat.com/litter ). Kathryn Porter, 27, shed 50 pounds and her blood pressure medicine. Then "life got in the way," as she explained in a telephone interview. Her father died. She lost her job and became reacquainted with Ben & Jerry's. She's regained most of those pounds, but is starting anew.

· The Skinny Daily Post ( http://www.skinnydailypost.com/ ). Created by Julie "Juju" G. Ridl, who has lost 100 pounds and kept it off for years. She co-writes the blog with Jane, who has trimmed 275 pounds with bariatric surgery and healthy habits, and Jonathan, a middle-aged guy who shed 50 pounds.

· Tales of a Bathroom Scale ( http://www.dietchick.blogspot.com/ ) is by "Diet Chick," 33, who has lost nearly 70 pounds, regained some and eagerly anticipates her wedding about a month from now.

You can find other weight loss blogs, blogs on other topics and instructions on how to write your own at Blogger/Blogspot ( http://www.blogger.com/ ), TypePad ( http://www.typepad.com/ ), Word Press ( http://www.wordpress.com/ ) and Diaryland ( http://www.diaryland.com/ ). ·

Share your tips or ask questions about nutrition and activity when Sally Squires hosts the Lean Plate Club online chat, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today, on www.washingtonpost.com. Can't join live? E-mailleanplateclub@washpost.comanytime. To learn more, and subscribe to our free e-newsletter, visithttp://www.leanplateclub.com.


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