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Strawberry Sunshine...

Monday, March 30, 2009



This weekend was a rather cold, breezy spring getaway... My husband and I found that it was really hard to get anything done around the house, inside or outside. We chose to stay away from the long bike ride that we had intended to take; we feared being pushed off the bikes by strong winds from Lake Eerie. On the positive side, we did come across something amazing: strawberries!!! Yum! We live in the Northern states so it is hard to find fresh produce that is in season during the winter and within our price range. It has been around 6 months since we could have strawberries in the household! Move over oranges from the south because strawberries are coming our way! We found that Sam's Club (if you have one in your city, jump there and go to the produce section!!) had 1lb strawberries for under $5.00!! That is an amazing price. The best part is that they are sweet as chocolate and have little to no calories. For around 1/2 cup of halved strawberries there are only 22 calories! There is nothing better than that! Just a few more months and we can turn raw vegan again with all the fresh produce reaped from the Lord's Good Earth!

Try strawberries in smoothies made from one banana, an orange and some ice cubes....
Clean and trim the strawberries and have them as ready snacks in the fridge...
Grind strawberries and ice cubes together to have a simple iced treat...

  
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3CATSLEP 3/30/2009 10:41PM

    YUMMY! I am sitting here salivating over the picture. I will have to stop by Sam's club and pick some up! Thanks! emoticon! emoticon! emoticon! emoticon

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Day 17: 30 Day Shred

Friday, March 27, 2009

Although I am not seeing any change in my weight scale (I think it is getting revenge on me for making it work so hard lately) but I have seen some changes in my attitude towards exercise. Lately I have found that I have pushed myself stronger in the workout, just as Jillian says (over and over again) "you have to work hard to get the results you want". So, I am making sure I am doing the exercises all the ways, much harder than Natalie (the advanced exerciser) on the DVD's. I am pushing myself beyond my limits sometimes just to see if I can see some weight lose. I will keep everyone posted throughout the entire process. I have not seen any changes in weight in 17 workouts but I hope to see at least one pound lost in 30 days. emoticon

  
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3CATSLEP 3/27/2009 7:19PM

    You are becoming such a good fitness trooper! emoticon

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1STMATE 3/27/2009 10:45AM

    You're probably dropping inches, if not pounds!

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Day 13 of 30 Day Shred

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sadly, I have to announce that the weight scale I use has been preset to hate me. I am justifying my anger at gaining those few pounds I saw as a weight lose the other day. It was one day of happiness but was short lived due to my weight scale. Does anyone know how to make a weight scale love its owner once again? I have to do some major kissing up to it somehow and fast! haha

Today is day #13 of my 30 day plan with Jillian Michaels. I am a little disappointed though (always an emotional rollercoaster while dieting for me) because I have not lose any pounds; spend more than 80 minutes 7x a week; and eat around 1200 calories a day. It is tiring to do everything is possible but not see the results. My husband states that he has noticed a difference however he is endlessly loving me for who I am; such a good guy but doesn't make it easier when trying to lose weight. Love is blinding...

As of right now, I'm trying to build up my energy to start my 80 minute workout today. Today it just seems so hard to get into things. I hope that I can get into when I start and then work extra hard for those results that I want. Wish me luck! I wish everyone luck in their weight lose/ healthy lifestyle journey! emoticon

  
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3CATSLEP 3/23/2009 8:22PM

    emoticon OK - time to throw the scale out the window. Mine hates me too! Time to find the old measuring tape. The stuff we are doing HAS to be doing something good to us - especially the workout you have going on! Find the tape - inches must be coming off. Maybe there is a new gravitational force coming from the inside of the earth which is pulling our scales off balance??????

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Finally the weight is going off...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Yesterday I took my daily plunge into the bathroom to weight myself; I was more than ready to shed another tear for another day without weight lose. Fortunately for my moral, I finally saw a change in my weight!!! I started at 150-149 pounds and I am not happily at 146 pounds! That is a total of around 4 pounds lost! I was so thrilled, I think I gave my still sleeping husband a near heart-attack! It has been really hard to get my body to shed these pounds, working almost two hours a day exercising and eating healthy. It is a gift from God to see these changes and I am thankful that I am being blessed to change my life. Now I hope that I can continue to lose weight from here on out and see more changes in the future! emoticon emoticon I promise to continue

  
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BREW99 3/27/2009 10:36AM

    Sorry, it was an error.. I think it was water or something...

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LORNALARSON1 3/22/2009 10:34AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work and remember that the way you feel makes a huge difference in your journey! emoticon

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3CATSLEP 3/20/2009 3:13PM

    emoticon that's excellent!!!! I did the same thing yesterday and I got on the scale 3 times to see if it was really true - I lost 1 pound! I haven't seen the scale move down in a very long time so I know how you feel! emoticon

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Man am I beat....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So I am trying to lose my very first pound and I am not fighting it sitting down. I have decided that if I really want to lose weight I really have to fight it. It is war pesky pounds! I did two videos levels from 30 Day Shred and man does Jillian Michael's do what she preaches! I am working harder than ever with those videos and I hope to see some sort of success this week! Everyone please wish me luck! Now that the videos are over with I am off to go run for around 40 minutes outdoors in the sunshine! emoticon

  
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3CATSLEP 3/17/2009 10:34PM

    I wish you luck emoticon

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