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WeightLoss is a Customized Approach: BodyType, Genetics and Goals.

80% diet, 10% exercise, 10% genetics. You NEED to eat clean in order to see results-Tosco Reno

Was on Spark and lost 50lbs and now I am back. I love my spark family! My dearest Sister BLACKANDI has helped me through my mental struggles. Thanks

I am passionate about helping others and a born fire starter. I LOVE setting a flame under others feet to make their dreams a reality and to give them a plan to put it in motion. But it wasn't until I had to take the medicine that I gave out that the talk became action. I reached out to Spark and have not turned back. I met so many friends that have helped me through my own struggles with weight and have made a commitment to help others.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you reach your goals! Lets reach the finishline together!

You can either make excuses or get results, but you can’t do both

The body was created to heal its self-so what went wrong: Sugar, anger,lust,greed/gluttony

The amazing Love-Is to love yourself in order to love others.

I was reading this book by Kara Davis. She had a section concerning love and sacrifice and how it relates to weight loss. She said that ˇ§we need to overcome the tendency to view sacrifice in a negative light. Sacrifice is not torture and should be done with a joyful attitude. WHY?? Because sacrifice is a manifestation of love. The love we have for God and a willingness to keep his temple healthy. We must be willing to give up a few things for the greater purpose such as sacrifice time, unhealthy habits and unhealthy foods. " So when you struggle to exercise or have a tempting moment encourage yourself and say no I won't because I love myself and it is not worth my health. I will loose the weight, I will drink the water, I will take my vitamins, I will journal/pray, I will make the sacrifice because I am worth it.
Persistence is golden
When you've attempted something and failed to achieve it, then made another attempt and failed yet again, and then failed even one more time, it can indeed be overwhelmingly disheartening. It is at that point, however, where persistence can be truly golden. Because each disappointment you experience not only brings you more knowledge of what works and what doesn't, it also serves as a powerful reminder of why you truly desire to succeed.
It would be a shame to waste all that motivation and knowledge. So keep going. Persist in what you know you must accomplish. Experience the power of your disappointment, direct it toward persistence, and you'll make it a force that will move you along.
The time and effort you've invested have already begun to pay off, even though the results have so far been disappointing. You certainly don't want to walk away from that investment before you're able to reap its rewards. Persist. Keep up the effort for as long as it takes. You're making positive progress. You're moving in the direction of your goals. Use what you've learned, use what you've experienced. Adjust course a little if necessary. Keep on moving, regardless of what has happened before. With persistence, you will surely get where you intend to go.
Eating Tips
~Incorporate cottage Baked potato with Cottage cheese, put in shakes, have it on a cracker, mix it with peanut butter, mix it with sugar free fruit preserves, add to eggs and oatmeal
~Add 1/4c Fiber one to your cereal,oatmeal,smoothies,Parfaits etc
~Use fiberone for breading, Rice Protein Powder,Almond Meal or Oats
~Mix protein powder with milk and put on cereal, oatmeal, make pancakes and pudding with it
~Drink cup of water with lemon to start your day and cleanse your liver
~Crockpot and stirfrys are my friend
~Cauliflower fried rice is your best best friend
~Almond Meal is a good Flour Substitute
~Add Bee pollen and Flax
Goodies I like
keology (
Body Brushing
Meditation, journaling, prayer, thanksgiving unto God
Release stress and toxins
Slow down and chew my food
Flax oil/Flax Meal
CLA Supplement
Hemp milk/Almond Milk Vanilla
Puree Strawberries
Grate Apples/Baked apples
Coconut,cocunt oil,milk
Green smoothies Kale/Spinach/chard get my fiber and veggies in at the begin of the day before my day even start
Brown Rice
Yerba tea and Japanese Green Tea (Mr. Itaru's Special Blend Green Tea) this is expensive can get other kinds
Agava Nectar-Yum Yum sweetner
Probiotics-Love on that colon
Nori Seaweed
Nutritional Yeast

Member Since: 9/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,887

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Ive lost a good about of weight but now I am focing on shaping my body.

My Program:
Nutrition Goal
Cal Goal-(BMR*1.1)-500
Cal Range=1200-Cal Goal
Cal Deficiet=Cal goal+Cal Burn-Cal consumed

1. I decided to just plan meals within my calorie range(25%-30% below TDEE) 5/6 meals a day then proceed from there but start with 1.

2. Get one meal within my macronutrient percentages 45%carbs,35%protien,20%fat.

3. Practice calorie/ cycling

4. I will not eat anything that is not a food group. Ex: what food group is a snickers and Doritos..junk food which needs to be trashed.

5.. If I canˇ¦t track it then I wonˇ¦t eat it.
Weight Goal is in 10% increments so not to overwelm me!

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    Hi Kai!

    My kids are at home with me when I workout. The older one is 16 so the less she has to deal with me the better and my little on one who is 4 is in the home gym with me mimicking me or playing her toys or talking to me or watching a movie and talking to me. LOL. No I don't feel guilty working all day being away from them and working out when I get home. I workout no longer than 1 hr and 20 mins a day and after that they have me all to themselves. If I don't put the work in nobody will and need to be in the best shape of my life to be there for them. That's how I look at it.

    I know you're doing well girl. I follow you on FB. :)
    1623 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and the friend add. I added you, too. Hope you have lots of continued success with you healthy journey. I am determined to make my goal. emoticon
    1659 days ago
  • v TOTALREDO2013
    Hey! Thanks for visitng my blog. Not sure about the bullet, but hear about it all the time. It's popular.

    Ninja is small. I was pleased it fits well under my cabinets. I am in a condo and the kitchen is small.
    1661 days ago
    I'm Natalie one of the co-Leaders of the C25K- Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
    1662 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    Hi and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. The Tikka Masala spice seasoning sauces is somewhat spicy. Here are the ingredients for the chicken tikka masala, you can convert the grams into ounces on this website:


    • ˝ fresh red chilli, deseeded
    • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
    • 15g fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • a pinch of paprika
    • ˝ tablespoon garam masala * SEE NOTE BELOW *
    • a teaspoon of tomato puree
    • 3 sprigs of fresh coriander, leaves picked and chopped, stalks reserved
    • 400g chicken breast, preferably free-range or organic, diced into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
    • ˝ red pepper, deseeded and sliced
    • ˝ green pepper, deseeded and sliced
    • a pinch of ground cinnamon
    • a pinch of ground coriander
    • a pinch of turmeric
    • 1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes
    • 100ml plain yoghurt
    • 100ml double cream

    Here us the website:

    This dish is one of Britain's favorite dishes... This is a more authenthic recipe and although it seems like lot of steps, it is well worth it.

    Eating Paleo/Primal, I use riced cauliflower to substitute for the rice or if I have worked out intensely, I will add wild rice or plain white basmati rice to the meal, in small amounts, no more than 1/2 cup...

    Garam Masala (ingredients)... can be purchased already prepared from Jewels, Dominicks, etc.:


    2 tablespoons cumin seeds
    2 tablespoons coriander seeds
    2 tablespoons cardamom seeds
    2 tablespoons black peppercorns
    1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon, broken up
    1 teaspoon whole cloves
    1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon saffron (optional)


    Put the cumin, coriander, cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and cloves in a dry heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Toast the spices, stirring occasionally, until they turn several shades darker and give off a sweet smoky aroma, about 10 minutes. Do not raise the heat to quicken the process, or the spices will brown prematurely, leaving the insides undercooked. Cool completely.

    Working in batches if necessary, transfer the mixture to a spice mill or coffee grinder and grind to a powder. Stir in the nutmeg and saffron. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

    Garam Masala keeps for 3 months.

    Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup

    If you have more questions let me know... emoticon
    1687 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/14/2012 11:13:35 PM
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