June 24, 2010

It's my pleasure to introduce a new website,, which belongs to Andrea Bertone. For those unaware, Bertone is my maiden name and Andrea was married to my brother. To my son she'll always be Aunty Andrea and to me she'll always be family.

Andrea has been wanting to lose weight for awhile now and we were recently talking about it. At some point in our conversation I suggested that she let me buy as a gift and that I could use my website as a template for her site.

The CMS I use, Mura, made that incredibly easy to do. In about a total of an hour's time I'd configured her website and gave it a skin/theme of it's own, similar to mine but in Andrea's favorite colors.

Her blog has been up for a few days now, but we've kept it pretty quiet to give her time to get a little bit of content up. Andrea's blog is from the perspective of the working woman who has to eat most of her meals outside the home. (I'm a working woman, but I have the luxury of working from home which makes it much easier.) She's going to be doing some EatingWell recipes too and I'm sure there will be other recipes as time goes by.

You'll be able to follow Andrea's journey from the beginning (something I wish I'd done to have to look back on, but I never made the time for it). She's doing a Daily Diet Log section in addition to the blog where she lists exactly what she's eaten, the calories in each meal, and is also tracking her water intake, pedometer readings, and more. As you'll see, she's getting off to a really good start.

If you've enjoyed my website, I think you'll enjoy hers too – perhaps even more! Just try not to get us confused; I know there's only 3 letters difference in our names so it won't be easy. :-)


June 24, 2010, 10:42 PM
Andrea Bertone

Thank you for the inspiration and support Angela! I know I'm only 3 days in but I am confident this is a new life, not just a diet.

BTW, you look ab-fab in your new wardrobe. That's me in about 18 months!

June 24, 2010, 10:55 PM

You're welcome Andrea and thanks too! I know you can do it; before you know it you'll be shopping for a new wardrobe too!

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