Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Hey everyone, I found something that is working awesome at losing my 'baby belly fat'!
This was my personal before and after 2 It Works! body wraps... I love them!! They are amazing!
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I hope everyone is doing great! I have just been busy lately - I'm glad summer is rolling around and 'comfort food' is being pushed aside for salads ;) I need to get back in the 'eating right' game - I have just been ecstatic with my results from these wraps!
In other news... I'm baaaack to wearing shorts this year with NO FEAR! ;) Ok, maybe only a liiittle, but I'm doing it and just not caring and I'm done being self conscious about it!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
After seeing 150 on the scale for what seemed like forever, I have finally broke through! That was what I weighed when I found out I was pregnant and I started keeping track. I was down to 140.something before I started slacking off before becoming pregnant though, so I am still pushing to get down to 135.
The thing that is different for me is that I really need to start toning up my stomach, it is really loose, no muscle at all, and it's all around in my 'muffin top' area and into my upper thighs. The problem is that I just do NOT feel like working out. I have started doing crunches, and I found this blog on pinterest for 300 abs for 30 days, which is basically the AbRipperX from P90X, but those moves are so hard for me, they don't even hurt my stomach, they hurt my legs and back, because I can't do the moves right since I have no muscle to work with in my stomach. It's that bad! :(
Hopefully someday the 'workout bug' will attack again and I will get motivated like I have done with my eating. I am a true believer in that it just 'has to click' for me to give me that kick in the ass to get me going! Once I'm ready, i'm ready!
In other news, FITBECKSRN wrote her blog today and talked about new jeans she discovered from Express that were a perfect fit for 'mom jeans'.. I know I shouldn't be shopping at the teenybopper stores anymore, but my problem is that I can't seem to find 'cool jeans' that are a 'mom fit', meaning my gut doesn't hang over them, and my asscrack doesn't hang out when I bend over.. haha. So my question for you is: Have you found the perfect jean post-kids? That still look in style and not 'old-ladyish'??
Friday, August 24, 2012
So a few of you have been asking how I am doing, and what I am doing, so I will fill you in a little bit.
I'm doing the plan Take Shape for Life (by Medifast). www.kathyclose.tsfl.com
To read more about it click on 'how it works' and you can also click on 'downloads' to read the quickstart, that will really help anyone interested in learning more.
Basically you pay for your food through them, they provide you with 5 meals a day, and you provide a 6th meal of a 'lean and green' consisting of 3 servings of vegetables and 5-7 oz of lean protein.
It has been going really well for me and I really am never hungry! A bit gassy the first few days while my body is adjusting to the soy protein that is in the meals, but I feel much better! Not to mention I am down 6.4 lbs in 5 days...
I will load a few pictures of what I have eaten, but it's not everything, just some that I have thought to take pictures of..
There are pancakes, soups, chili, sloppy joes, cereal, pudding, ice cream, etc! Lots of foods to choose from.. It's very convenient for my hectic life :)
**Just FYI. This plan also has a transition phase, where you incorporate less and less of their food to switch you over into maintanence. They have a book that teaches you about the healthy habits of life. I am not writing this blog to get opinions of what I should and shouldn't be doing. This is what is working GREAT for me right now, and I know that it's not a lifelong plan (although I might still buy some of the food for snacks, they are good and full of protein!) but it fits my life right now! This is a blog just for people to read that were interested in learning more about the program, not for criticisms. :) Thanks! :)
Saturday, August 18, 2012
So I'm pretty excited to get going on this plan.. My mom has done amazing so far and I really just want to kick this weight to the curb and being MAINTAINING! Something I have never done on this yo-yo diet lifestyle of mine. It's frustrating I feel like I never get to my goal weight and I start gaining and not paying attention to the scale and over-indulging.. Not this time! I know how to maintain. I have done it when I get in plateaus. And when I get in plateaus it is usually because I stop eating good on the weekends. I eat good all week and then I get out of hand on the weekends, restarting on Monday. And so I know that at least I will be able to have my slight indulgences once in awhile, and stay at my maintained weight. PLUS they also have a transition/maintanence program to help you transition back to 'normal' foods. I am READY!
So Take Shape for Life is by Medifast, they provide the foods, you provide a "Lean and Green" and eat some protein and vegetables. Eating every 2-3 hours. This is great for me because THEY chose the food for me. I'm not great at making choices with my food on my own. I don't have time to cook dinner, that's up to my husband. So this plan will fit in perfectly with my work schedule and my life. I will eat dinner at the table with my family, but might not have the not-so-healthy and over processed food that they might be having due to my DH not really having the time or experience in the kitchen to make healthy meals. If I would be able to get home earlier than 630 pm it might be a little easier on us to eat healthy dinners..
I will keep you posted on how I do, and in the meantime if you are interested in learning more just head on over to www.kathyclose.tsfl.com and click on "How it Works".
SOOOO anyway other than that, things have moved forward a lot more with my leg! I now wear the metal bar leg out in public, and I got a sleeve cover for my leg instead of getting it painted. I found a website where I could get a custom cover made with the design of my choice.. My dad will be painting the metal bar a 'color shifting' color- it will change from purple to green to blue depending on the light. So I have come so far this summer.. From never wearing shorts, to wearing shorts but feeling like I should just go for it and wear a metal bar leg, to going BOLD with this cover and basically screaming 'LOOK AT ME!!!' Haha!
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