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Weight Loss is a Gold Digger Part 1

While I must say I enjoy weight loss, I have to be honest about her.  She’s a money hungry heifer.  I know you may be confused but there are several ways she can steal all your hard earned money.  Some of them are legit (but still pricey) others you may want to beware of. In part one…let’s discuss the disrespect to your wallet that is BUYING NEW CLOTHES. Recently, I got to the point where all of my clothes were getting too big.  I have some dresses from last summer that still are ok or can be fixed with belts and some shirts are fine.  However, my pants were a...

She’s BACK…I think…

So I havent fallen off the band wagon…I promise. I’ve been making progress…slowly but surely.  Since I last blogged, I’ve lost another 30-35 lbs.  20-25 of those were lost in 2014. I actually lost 15lbs unintentionally.  I was hospitalized unexpectedly for some time and was sedated during some of the time so I wasn’t eating.  I’m blessed to be doing much better now and I’ll take the lost weight as a silver lining in my hospitalization. Since then I’ve continued to lose weight by cutting back on portions and doing a little moving around.  I’m still recovering from my hospitalization so I’m not able to work out yet.  I was told...

Birthday Ready

Ooops! It’s been a while. Sorry! To catch yall up…I did a mini juice fast before my birthday (which was yesterday). Last week Monday-Wednesday, this was my plan: Breakfast: Smoothie Snack: nuts or fruit Lunch: Juice Dinner: Regular light dinner. I had roasted chicken, cabbage and mashed potatoes two days.  Another day I made a breakfast sandwich with uncured turkey bacon and scrambled cage free egg with spinach!  YUMMY! Before the week started, I was dehydrated and bloated.  It was bad.  I felt off.  I was so dehydrated/bloated that the scale said I had gained about 6lbs in 2 days.  So not normal.  I knew what it was.  So I...

Whole Foods and stuff

So I’ve been busy (read: lazy) and haven’t posted in a few days but I’m back. Last week, I only worked out one day.  I kept letting other plans distract me but I was very happy with my one workout.  Plus I worked really  hard to keep my water intake up where it should be.  I did continue to lose. I also cleaned out my fridge to prepare for a massive (not really) and expensive (REALLY) trip to Whole Foods.  My plan was to start back juicing a little this week and I decided to go the organic route…my pockets are still screaming.  I got some good stuff but paid...

Change of Plans

So I had a blog all planned out…but this is not the one i planned.  Also, usually I go to spinning on wednesday and that didn’t happen either.   However, I did work out.  I did some miles on the bike at my apartments gym and did some weight machines.  I also did a little walking at lunch.    When I woke up this morning, I decided to hop on the scale just because and I’ve lost 1.2 lbs since Monday.  WHAAATTT?!?! I know it’s because i’m upping my water intake back to where it should be again.  I’m happy!  Tomorrow is my real weigh-in day…I just did Monday because...

Not here for it

I’m not here for quick fixes.   I’m looking to do this weightloss thing naturally.  Worst case scenario…yea there isn’t one because I’m gonna keep working. I see advertisements for those body wraps daily and people being extra into them.  I’m not interested.  It’s not for long lasting weight loss as it’s only stripping you of water weight really.  If someone is trying to lose those last 2 lbs to fit into a dress for something…do you, hun…but those are not for me! I’ve known people who have done the weight loss programs where you eat pre-packaged food and they become dependent on them.  Eating those meals at holidays years...

My Body is Ready

So I’ve been ripping and running lately and meaning to blog for days and have yet to…clearly. But, I just wanted to give a brief update.  I gave myself a week or so to take a gym break mainly because i was sooo busy.  I definitely watched what I ate during this time but I didn’t deny myself anything.  I’m used to not eating much. This weekend I went to Philly with friends and we did a lot of walking and it was a million degrees (90+ sitting in direct sun for hours) so I sweated my life away!  I’m sure I lost weight just by walking and sitting in...

My Workout plan

I’m trying to push myself to blog every day or every other day.  The more I blog the better I think I’ll do!  We shall see.  Well…my workouts since my re-start in 2013 have been limited to 3 main workout days and another day of home core work.  My schedule was: Monday: Workout with friends Wednesdays: Spinning (or other workout) Friday: Aqua Zumba   Aqua Zumba is over.  That class had sooo much potential but it got super boring after 9 weeks of the exact same routine and only mildly hype music.  I really like water classes so I may just switch back to water aerobics where there is less...