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Happy Snacks during my Happy Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This is the time most of us indulge. My plan is to indulge with Happy Snacks. My family will be visiting and I plan to make all the dressings of a Goodman's Thanksgiving Feast (i.e. fried shrimp, bbq ribs, pork sausage, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pies, german chocolate cake, rice and peas, beef patties, kales and turnips, etc.). No, we do not want a big baked turkey. On the other hand, I will make myself Happy Snacks (i.e. huge romaine salad with cucumber, green beans, kales and turnips, toasted Ezekial Bread with homemade peanut butter and bananas, grilled chicken breast, grilled shrimp, pistachios, and baked sweet potatoes with Fage yogurt). What are you cooking??? Do you plan to indulge????


Made My Goal..

Monday, August 08, 2011

Saturday morning I approached the scale knowing I hit my goal weight, 130.8 (hoorrayyy!!). I finally made it. It feels great!!!! I must continue to push. My birthday is 10 days away. The big 4-3 is right around the corner. My new goal is 125. I hope to be down to 128 pounds by my birthday because I intend to eat 1 piece of cake, enjoy a small calamari, have a little peanut butter and enjoy my cheat meal on August 19th. Yes, I am enjoying some sweets, but I deserve it. After this indulgence, I will immediately get back on my journey (August20) and have an hour of intense cardio on Saturday (August 21st) morning.

The flat stomach was created by eating clean, strength training and cardio.

If you are on your journey, stay true to yourself. You know will make your goals too...

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MCMOM11 10/16/2011 9:31AM

    emoticonWOW !!!!! Way to go!!!!! I am sooooo close and can't wait;) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RSSSLHB 8/8/2011 8:00AM

    emoticonjob emoticon emoticon

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Did NOT Make My Goal, but...

Friday, July 29, 2011

This month my goal was to reach 130 pounds. Unfortunately, I am 131.4. I did not reach my goal, but I am proud of myself because I am still pushing. I have been on a journey to keep my weight below 140 since 2005. Yes, it is a long time. I do not want to revisit 225 pounds. At 225 pounds, it was sedentary, tired, out of shape and ashamed of how much weight I gained over three years. Although some women carry their weight in all the right places, I did not!!! I had wide hips, a flat tush and a flabby stomach. At 131.4, I feel better about what I represent on the outside. Weight loss has been the hardest journey I have ever encountered. Those who are having difficulty, keep pushing!!! It is easier to surround yourself with people who live a healthy lifestyle, then those who just talk about it...

I will keep pushing... You should too!!!!

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JAZZID 8/6/2011 7:29PM

    emoticon to you... you have accomplished a lot, and don't have that far to go before you will be saying emoticon... I know you will reach that goal in no time emoticon

Thanks for sharing your journey, it has truly inspired and motivated me.

~ Dee emoticon

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BECKYJ221 7/29/2011 1:09PM

  You GO girl! This is a WONDERFUL accomplishment & you SHOULD be excited about it! You ARE doing the work & by staying positive about what you have done will continue to help you be healthier in AND out :)

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My Article in the USA Today!!!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Yes, I am glad they published our wonderful website, "Sparkpeople.com."

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JENNIZME 5/3/2011 2:21PM

    Great article. You were/are beautiful!

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PAULAMARIEF 4/30/2011 2:30PM

    OMGosh you're in your 40's too. What a beautiful bride. Good for you.

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BEACHGIRL76 4/27/2011 3:52PM

    Awesome, gonna go check it out! :)

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NATDENO1 4/19/2011 10:11PM

    Wow, Discipline and dedication paid off! Wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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JAZZID 4/11/2011 7:04PM

    emoticon article... you were a beautiful bride... emoticon

~ Dee

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-ICANDOIT- 4/6/2011 1:59PM

    Great article! Congrats- that is just so cool!!!! emoticon

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GOGETUMX2 4/6/2011 10:36AM

    I'm going to have to go buy one!!! Great job!!!

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DIVAFROMSC 4/6/2011 9:20AM

    Great story, Rae!!! You're such an inspiration!

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WILDFLOWERS15 4/6/2011 8:34AM

    Congratulations!!!!! Just read it, great story and you look amazing!!
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SHERLYN-WILL 4/6/2011 8:23AM

    I just read it! WONDERFUL story! YOU look so pretty in your wedding dress!

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HAVE-MERCY 4/6/2011 7:33AM

    Fantastic!!! emoticon

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Featured in USA Today, AGAIN!!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I had the pleasure of speaking to Nancy Hellmich, an editor for USA Today. She featured me in March 30, 2009 issue when I reached my goal weight.


She decided to follow up to see if I had maintained my weight loss goal. I did. In light of that, I will be featured in tomorrow's (4/6/2011) USA Today Issue. Grab a copy.

FYI, I did acknowledge Sparkpeople.com. This website was instrumental in helping me track my nutrition and fitness.

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TOTALFOCUS 7/24/2011 11:59PM

    great job!

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JAZZID 4/11/2011 7:05PM

    ... the link didn't work...

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SCAREWALDORF 4/6/2011 3:52AM

    Post the new link-I live in the UK so I won't see it!

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KFAYJAY 4/5/2011 11:09PM


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COOKWITHME65 4/5/2011 8:34PM

    Thats awesome. I will need to look for it.

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-ICANDOIT- 4/5/2011 4:51PM

    I hope you post the new link- that is awesome! You must be proud!!

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PWILLIAMS7 4/5/2011 4:49PM

    emoticon emoticon

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DIVAFROMSC 4/5/2011 4:31PM

    Congrats, Rae!!!

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MEYLOSE 4/5/2011 4:18PM


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CHYNADOLL13 4/5/2011 3:57PM

    Congrat!!!! emoticon

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SHERLYN-WILL 4/5/2011 3:31PM

    Ok. just checked out your link! THAT was great! So you are "RAE" on there~!

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ELLSKI85 4/5/2011 3:23PM

    Way to go! I'll get an eye out for you.

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SHERLYN-WILL 4/5/2011 3:23PM

    WOW.. THAT is so exciting! THANKS for sharing.. I will buy one!!

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    That is so cool! Congrats!

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KBEHUNE 4/5/2011 3:11PM

    Congrats to you! That is wonderful!

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