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10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

Monday, July 21, 2014

After months of much stress in my life I am up a few pounds. I decided to try a smoothie cleanse to detox and get my mind and body back into weight loss mode.

I am doing JJ Smiths 10 day cleanse after seeing the success a friend had on it.

You drink a different green smoothie each day in place of meals. You give up alcohol and caffeine which is a good thing for me

You can snack on crunchy veggies, apples and boiled eggs, unsalted nuts and sugar free peanut butter.

I will keep you posted on how I do!

I am most looking forward to the mental challenge


My New Food Finds

Monday, December 09, 2013

This week I rediscovered PB2. I tried this a few years ago and decided to try it again. We discussed it in my WW meeting this week.

This is a powdered PB. Bell Plantation extracts 85% of the fat from PB and the moisture so you are left with powdered PB.

You take two tbs pf powder and mix with a little water and voila! PB with less fat!

I realize that PB has good fat but for someone who love PB and is on WW suffice it to say, this product is very helpful.

Since WW Points are a registered trademark I can't give the exact points but it is 4 less than two tbs of the real thing.

Taste? Pretty good! It is not exactly like regular PB because you don't have the fat that gives PB that creamy feeling.

This morning I put two tbs in my weight control banana bread oatmeal and I was in heaven!

My next use will be. Ww salted caramel smoothie, milk and PB2 chocolate flavored powder. Did I mention they have a chocolate PB2? Imagine the possibilities!

I found this in the health section of my Kroger in Huntsville AL. You can find it at the Bell Plantation website as well. There are also lots of recipes on the site

The next product I tried are the new Kashi Pop Chips. They are made with Hummus I believe. I tried the sundried tomato and feta and the sweet onion. 27 chips is 3 WW Thingies. (Can I say that?)

Taste? Ok. I liked the onion better and I love that these have 4 grams of fiber but they were a bit of a let down. I think I need to try these again to be able to give a full thumbs up. Right now it is half way up!


My Weight Watcher Bling

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I have spent many years working on this journey. I would start and then quit. I know so many people do this and I can't explain why I would sabotage myself.

Because I kept quitting WW and going back I never got my rewards for 10%, 25 pounds lost etc. I did have my original WW weigh in card. When I walked through the doors I had lost 12 pounds myself. It took me so long that I decided to try WW

I did lose and then I hit a Plateau. This would cause me to quit and try myself. I did online, I tried so many different diets I lost count

This past Saturday I brought my original card to WW and while I have lost 25 pounds since last January I also hit my 50 pounds!

Yes, I cried. The leader hugged me and that made me cry more. Every pound has been hard fought and so I thank WW for allowing to get the Bling I deserved!

27 pounds to go!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/24/2013 10:49PM

    emoticon emoticon you did Great

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KAYTERTOTS 11/24/2013 9:38PM

    emoticon way to go!!! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 11/24/2013 9:26PM

    way to go, makes me happy for you

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DEBULACLARK 11/24/2013 9:25PM

    Yaaaaaay for you!!! Congrats!!

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    Keep up the good work and you will reach your goal. emoticon

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Who Knew?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Who knew I could get into the 180's? I never thought I could do this myself. Once I started believing, it happened!

I thought that I was a complete failure when I was heavier. I would start a diet on Monday and by Monday afternoon I had thrown in the towel

Last January I recommitted to W W and it is the best decision I ever made.

I have undergone two major surgeries this summer and still lost weight. I learned that I am stronger than I ever gave myself credit for and I now know that I am strong enough to lose 28 more pounds and hit goal weight. I look at my before picture and don't even recognize myself.

I never want to go back, just move forward

I am about to be a first time Grandma to triplets! I need to be strong for them and for my son and DIL who will need me. It would be so selfish of me not to love myself and them enough to lose the rest of this weight.

62 pounds down and 28 more to go. Let's get this done!

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AMYBOSILJEVAC1 11/15/2013 5:31PM

    Looking fantastic Beth!!

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DEBULACLARK 11/15/2013 8:54AM

    You look fabulous!! You inspire me all the time! I'm next!! emoticon

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LIZINVA1 11/12/2013 8:11PM

    Thank you! Spark has always been a huge support and that means you!

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3016DEBRA 11/12/2013 6:04PM

  emoticon YOU'RE AMAZING!!!

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BARCLE 11/12/2013 5:22PM

    emoticon Congrats on all your hard work resulting in such great progress emoticon emoticon

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TREADIN4BSP 11/12/2013 11:04AM

    Yay!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!

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ZOSBOS 11/12/2013 10:37AM

    Love the positive attitude and your determination - thanks for sharing!

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Making Strides

Monday, June 29, 2009

I was pretty dissapointed to realize that I just can't run. I want to run, I feel like I can run but doing it was a whole other story.

In the past I might have gone into a funk and then gone of track but not this time. I decided that maybe I can't run but I sure can walk and I can use weights so I threw myself into doing what I CAN DO and it is paying off.

I have now lost about 50 pounds. I am .6 from my WW 10%. Yes, I have lost just under 21 pounds since last June. Wow! Yay for me! I feel good about that and I know I can hit my ultimate goal of 140. My WW goal is 150.

I am not always great about posting on Spark but I am on here often soaking up the energy and inspiration from all my Spark buddies. Thanks to all of you! I am blessed to have many sources of strength and inspiration and is one of those sources.


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