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Me, Jan 2014 Celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary w/hubby...bad choice of food. Pan fried Ravioli


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Hello! I'm a personal/private chef, mother of 3 and a busy person overall!

Boy has it been a journey!! I started out at 218 in February 2014, got down to 162.5 October 2014, gained back 30 in 2015 and even more by September 2015. I was weighing in around 196. During that year, my husband had a stroke and I became a grandmother the end of the year.

So in September 2015 I got tired of being tired again, I started back on my healthy eating and exercise and I got down to 175.7 by January 1st 2016!! I was on the ball!!

As of 1/23/2016 I am 170.6 pounds! My goal is to reach 150 by May 31st, 2016 and for fun, see how close I can get to 135 by December 31st!! I know I can do it because I've come too far to turn around. And with all of my great friends out on Sparkpeople, MFP and Facebook, I will reach my goals!!!

Who's with me!?!?!?


I went Vegetarian/Vegan back in 2012, shed 35 pounds and gained most of it back when I fell off the wagon in 2013. As of February 1, 2014 I am 215 pounds and want to lose 65 pounds by years end.


Since October where I had gotten as low as 162, I have since gained back about 20 pounds give or take. I got lazy towards the first of the year and then in March, my husband suffered several small strokes and his been between hospitals and rehab facilities. This is no excuse, but It gave me a reason not to exercise. Well, as of this week I am back and it's kicking my butt!! LOL It's like starting all over again! But if I did it once, I can do it AGAIN!!

This time I joined WW for the added support (actually, it was by accident {See my blog}) so I'm dedicated and excited to see how much I lose in 3 months while on the program. My ultimate goal is to had shed 20 pounds by August. 5 pounds lost a month is more realistic than 10 or 15. And my prayer by years end is to have reached my 1st goal of reaching 150 pounds. By next year, I would like to reach my ultimate goal of my healthy BMI weight of 140 pounds. I know I can do it....and I WILL....LaLa WILL LOSE!!


To date, I am now 166 lbs, 52 pounds lost, 16 more pounds to go.

I started this journey back in February 2014
Pants/Jeans: Size 18
Shirts: Size XL/1x/2x

Currently (September, 2014)
Pants/Jeans: Size 12
Casual Pants (Yoga, Capri Sweats, etc.) Size M
Shirts: Size M


Well, I'm back up to 172.8
During my weight loss journey last year, I got a little comfortable the last few months. Started eating poorly, wasn't regulary exercising, and before you know it, BAM! I was up 10 pounds from October!! It was a scary and awakening experience!! If I shot up 10 pounds in a few months, how quickly would I gain all of the weight I lost the past year!!! VERY QUICKLY!! So now, I'm currently on BeachBody's 21-Day Fix program and I'm determined to see it through! This will be my 3rd time doing it, but this will be the FIRST time I saw it all the way through with the correct eating. I know I can do this. In the end, it's all mind over matter!!

I since changed my goal of 150 pounds from December 31, 2014 to March 31, 2015. I know I can do this!!

My ultimate goal will be to reach my healthy BMI weight of 135 by September 2015.


Currently (January, 2015)
Pants/Jeans: Size 10
Casual Pants (Yoga, Capri Sweats, etc.) Size S
Shirts: Size S/M

Member Since: 3/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 26,402

My Goals:
To lose 20 more pounds by July 19, 1976 (my 40th birthday) and challenge myself to lose another 15 pounds by December 31st 2016; Final Weight 135 lbs.

"I Want to INSPIRE people. I want SOMEONE to look at me and say, 'BECAUSE OF YOU I DIDN'T GIVE UP'."

My Program:
I am currently on the Weight Watchers Program (joined May 11, 2015)

My goal is to exercise at least 5 days/week

Personal Information:
--Married mom of 3
--Personal/Private Chef
--Residing in Louisville, KY
--Love, Love, Love meeting new people and creating friendships

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I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
~Philippians 4;13

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    1 - You can't wash your eyes with soap.
    2 - You can't count your hair.

    3 - You can't breathe through your nose with your tongue out.
    4 - You just tried number 3.

    6 - When you did number 3, you realized it's possible, only you look like a dog.
    7 - You're smiling right now, because you are fooled.

    8 - You skipped number 5.
    9 - You just checked to see if there's a number 5.

    10- Share this with your friends, so they can have some fun, too.
    261 days ago
    So thankful for Spark for multiple reasons. But one of the reasons is because it brought us together. I couldn't be happier and more grateful for your friendship. Hope you are enjoying your time with Mr. Hunter. :0)
    288 days ago
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    293 days ago
    Me and recipes, lol!! While I collect them I find my self as an impromptu sort of person. I make things often on a whim and greatly substitute or stray from recipes...with that said my beef tagine is actually cooked in a tagine but you can use a cast iron stew pot. Sometimes served with couscous or basmati rice but often not (I try not to eat much carb after 6pm).

    I saute meat and onion, add veg & spice, then pour in some stock. Low simmer to cook by steaming makes for uber tender meat and veg. You can actually reverse the order where the meat is on top so it more steams than simmers.

    Olive oil
    Meat: beef, chicken, or lamb
    Carb: sweet potato, chickpeas, carrots, and or butternut squash
    Veg: onion, zucchini (put in close to end so it doesn't become mush), and or sweet peppers
    Fruit: dried raisens, orange essense prunes, craisens, dates, fresh or canned tomatoes
    Throw-ins: sliced or slivered almonds, olives
    Spices: what ever I feel (cumin, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, anise, fennel, fenegreek, garam masala, ras el hanout, all spice, salt & pepper. I typically don't use preserved lemon but some traditional versions call for it.
    Broth for steam (too much makes a stew, veggies will release water)
    Optional: when finished top with cilantro and or greek yogurt

    I hope you give it a try or explore some recipes. The flavor is so good. I think you would like it! emoticon
    294 days ago
    emoticon Here's to a happier healthier New Year! emoticon emoticon
    296 days ago
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