AUDREYANNDEDE's SparkPeople Blog AUDREYANNDEDE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Considering a full plant-based diet <img src=""> <BR> Our society is becoming more and more aware of all the chemicals that are added to our food and how much it's processed , even the food items that says they're healthy. <BR> Many documentaries are available like they do tate many documentaries are available like " forks over knives ", "earthlings ", etc. these documentaries way the pros of eating a plant-based diet , some emphasizing on our ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:30:21 EST My journey to a new lifestyle (Video) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:05:02 EST Journal Friday, I put together a journal in which I'll keep a food log (portions, kind of food). <BR> At the beginning, I have a page: <BR> Promises to me, <BR> Favorite Quotes and Health Facts, <BR> Pounds lost (I drew a jar and stuck circles on which I wrote each pound lost), <BR> My rewards (for each 5 pound milestone, I reward myself with , for example, nail polish, magazine, DIY dress, ...) <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:40:26 EST Weight-loss Journey + Thyroid I went to see a Naturopath and he told me I have problems with my thyroid. He said: so when you try to loose a pound, you take two on, right?". I'm just like, what?! you're reading my mind! haha I wasn't that shocked cause my mom has hypothyroid and it's hereditary. I was just so glad to put the finger on the problem! I started to take seaweed and iode supplements and cut all pasta, bread, rice,etc. I don't find it as hard as I could have imagined. The only challenge is eating out because EVE... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:59:13 EST Month 2-Loving yourself Loving your body doesn't happen after you lose the weight, it needs to start TODAY! Tue, 14 May 2013 22:25:53 EST Month 2-First Present wouhou!!!!! lost 6 pounds! That means, I can buy my nail polish to celebrate my weightloss. 4 more pounds and I'll have my magazines! ;) Fri, 10 May 2013 10:32:26 EST Month 2 grrr. got to wait 10 pounds lost to take a look at thos magazines! better get starting to move Sat, 4 May 2013 11:49:05 EST Day 33 Keeping it together to reach a short term goal Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:26:44 EST Day 2! Thanks for all the support! Day 2! Thanks for all the support! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:11:45 EST Day 1 of my new life! Day 1 of my new life! <BR> I know usually first days are the best but I want it to be continuous! I'm so trilled to see my results week after week and mostly, my overall progress. <BR> And as you can see on one of my previous blogs, I'm planning to treat myself for each milestone I reach. So excited! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:34:42 EST New haircut! All dolled up ;P Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:30:59 EST Celebration time!!! Set goals and celebrate!! Goal: Lose 40 to 50 pounds <BR> <BR> 0 pounds: Buy a BodyMedia device to track activity and food (Iknow, sounds crazy to buy something when you are at 0 pounds but gives you an idea how it will be to receive all these future gifts!!!) <BR> 5 pounds lost: Buy some nice Nail Polish <BR> 10 pounds lost: Buy a magazine <BR> 15 pounds lost: Make myself a gorgeous jewelry <BR> 20 pounds lost: Do a DIY clothing project <BR> 25 pounds lost: Buy cool exercise wear <BR> 30 pounds lost: Buy a nice pai... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:19:50 EST What to do to celebrate? What to do to celebrate when we accomplish our goals? After 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 15 pounds lost? Do we do a dancing or singing video blog? Buy a new dress? Do a DIY project? What would you do? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:06:50 EST Let's take the good and new approach Let's take the good and new approach for permanent life changes Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:02:00 EST I'm back yep! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 08:26:28 EST Latest news! Missed you guys like crazy!!!! Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:13:59 EST Red Spot on hand, not itchy and no pain So, I noticed Sunday afternoon these weird spots on my right hand. Not itchy and no pain. It's very weird... the color has change a bit, now, it's a darker red. Tomorrow, we'll be Thursday, so that means, 4 days with these weird spots. <BR> Do any of you have an idea of what it could be? I've looked on the web but I can't find anything... <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:16:53 EST Week 7- Exciting weight loss!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I'm so happy!!! I can't take the smile off my face! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:22:05 EST Week 6- Day 4 - I've got news! I didn't vlog in a while so you'll find this vlog a little longer than the prvious ones 'cause I had to do a recap of what happened in the last weeks. Sat, 4 Aug 2012 15:55:37 EST Week 5- Day 6 (Feeling much better) (Feeling much better but really missing my family) Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:30:22 EST 50 Questions (taken from IONICAQ) 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> No. <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> 3 hours ago, was reading a really touching story that happened in Rwanda <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> I guess it's ok <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> chicken breast <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Nope <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Don't really know <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? <BR> yeah, de... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:16:16 EST Week 5 - Getting creative It's been a while, missed you guys! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:41:30 EST Accomplished 4 weeks!! Looking back at the past 4 weeks. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:07:43 EST Week 4-Day 7 (Depressing feelings) I'verealised how much not exercising affects my emotions.... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:31:24 EST Craft Idea and looking back at old pictures Yesterday, I was supposed to go play volleyball with some friends but because I had a stiff neck, I couldn't move much... :( Plus, an insect bit my left foot and now, it's swollen. <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So, I decided to work on my craft project... I took 2 empty bottles of water and I designed each one of them. One is for the pounds to loose and the other is for the pounds I've lost. The idea was found on one of my Spark Friends' blog (Thanks to Sherry). The idea is that you fill th... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:24:18 EST Week 4- Day 5 (stiff neck) Woke up this morning with a stiff neck, couldn't go play volleyball... :( Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:41:47 EST After a dare, this is me singing I know, embarassing XD Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:34:17 EST Week4- Day 4 (same motivation as Day 1) (same motivation as Day 1) Sat, 21 Jul 2012 08:27:54 EST Week 4-Day 3 (new goal of calories) (new goal of calories) <BR> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:54:25 EST Week 4-Day 2 I bought a watch! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:36:35 EST Weight-In 3 (after a week of PMS) (after a week of PMS) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:23:16 EST Week 3- Day 7 (feeling anxious and excited) (feeling anxious and excited at the same time. Tomorrow is weight-in number 3 and this week was all about PMS symptoms) Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:44:47 EST Week 3- Day 6 (not PMS anymore, youhou!!!) (not PMS anymore, youhou!!!) Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:11:49 EST Week 3- Day 5 (Wedding anniversary of friends) (Wedding anniversary of friends) Sun, 15 Jul 2012 23:11:09 EST Week 3- Day 4 (still feeling PMS...) (still feeling PMS...) Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:32:05 EST Week 3- Day 3 (PMS) 2 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:28:28 EST Week 3- Day 2 Proud of my momma! Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:44:57 EST Weight-in 2 Just finished week 2, starting week 3 today. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:39:12 EST Week 2- Day 7 Feeling the workout! <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:41:25 EST Week 2- Day 6 My week number 2 is almost done, I'm so excited for my weight-in. It won't be about this week's weight loss only but about the total of weight loss. That's exciting!!! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:49:49 EST Week 2- Day 5 Went to paint my friend's flat and will bring friends to play volleyball. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 20:08:48 EST Week 2- Day 4 Dinning out at Johnny Rockets Sat, 7 Jul 2012 08:23:43 EST Week 2- Day 3 I remodelled my room yesterday and bought some Kashi Go Lean cereals... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:44:21 EST Video For: the new me As seen on Biggest Loser, <BR> the contestant would make a video at the beginning of their journey to their future self. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:19:20 EST My Vision Collage My Vision Collage <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The shoes mean: <BR> 1-Running shoes: Active life <BR> 2-Converse: Relax <BR> 3-High heels: The girl inside of me <BR> <BR> Volleyball: Having fun while being active (it's my favorite sport) <BR> Jogging: Being the best me I can be, exceeding my expectations. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:59:57 EST Week 2- Day 1 A new week! <BR> I also read the Never Quit Pledge. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 07:23:40 EST Never Quit pledge Taken from Birkie528's blog <BR> <BR> I have added my name to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Tuesday, July 3,2012 <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming o... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 16:49:41 EST First Weight-in (Week 1) My first Weight-In Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:01:19 EST First Weight-In Today, it's been exactly a week since I started tracking my food and my workout which means that it's the weight-in! <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I lost 2 pounds! It feels so small when you think about how much you need to lose but I'm saying to myself, if I keep that paste, in a month, I will have lost almost 10 pounds... I'm keeping the big picture in mind... <BR> <BR> But this week wasn't really about the weight loss. Don't give me wrong, it's my goal but it was about being more conscio... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 08:47:26 EST Week 1-Day 7 So I wrote a blog post this morning but I like to send a video too... I'll look at those when I'll be fit. It will be so cool to relook at them and see how far I've went... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:01:12 EST