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What's the Alternative?

Sunday, January 10, 2010      7 comments

I have not been on here in almost 9 months. People have conceived and birthed children in that time period. I would have surpassed my goals by then. During my absence, I have re-entered the workforce after a three-year stint at home. T... Read more

Sipping On My Green Smoothie

Monday, May 11, 2009      0 comments

To curb my constant snacking, I have decided to go back to making green drinks. Right now, I am sipping on: Spinach Celery Carrots Strawberries Pineapples Water Half a cup of Welch's White Grape Peach Juice (I know its bad... Read more

I Fit into My Size 5 Jeans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009      4 comments

First let me preface this blog entry. I have not been consistent with neither exercise nor food for about a month. However, I do make smarter choices. For instance, if I indulge for lunch, I make up for it at dinner. If I indulged yesterday... Read more

Seeing Progress!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      0 comments

I actually see progress! Even though, I have been sporadic with my workouts, due to kids home sick, then getting sick myself, I still managed to lose weight and inches. This has totally motivated me to stay consistent, and raise the inten... Read more

I Love the Steam Room and Sauna!

Saturday, March 21, 2009      1 comments

After a great cardio day (40 mins on treadmill and 20 mins rowing) and a decent day doing lower body weights, I decided to warm my muscles by sitting in the steam room. The steam room was HOOOOT! So after a couple of mins, I walked over to... Read more

Had the Bomb Workout Today!

Saturday, March 21, 2009      0 comments

I have been working out at home, due to my husband's work schedule, and my being home with a newborn. My gym will only watch children who walk, and he is 9 months...thank God he's crawling and holding himself up and standing. So I anticipate t... Read more

Slow and Steady is Best!

Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

Okay, so I have been anxious, restless, and impatient with regards to my weight loss. It was not happening fast enough. And I would constantly have toxic thoughts, which have the potential to sabotage my diet, workouts, rest, and overall attit... Read more

Bought a Pedometer

Monday, March 16, 2009      0 comments

I bought a pedometer on Saturday. Used it all day Sunday. And I must say, this little instrument provides much needed motivation. I read that one must take minimum of 10,000 steps per day, to remain active. And more, if you aim to be highly ... Read more

Calculating my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) To Determine My Ideal Caloric Intake To Lose Weight

Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

I have recently started tracking calories in a daily food journal. However, I was still unsure how much caloric intake I needed for my weight and height. So after some research, I learned how to calculate my BMR. Once you know your BMR, you ... Read more

I Started a Food Journal for the First Time in my Life.

Saturday, March 14, 2009      0 comments

Okay...so...I know that food makes up 80% of this whole weight loss experience. I have never counted calories in my life. But I've decided that I need to start, because the scale has barely moved in the passed few months. I've been journ... Read more

Jerk Chicken Tortilla Wrap!

Friday, March 06, 2009      0 comments

I just had the yummiest lunch. Last night, I made jerk chicken breast for dinner. I butterflied the breast, tenderized with a mallet, and marinated overnight. Today, I had a peice leftover. I chopped it into cubes. Warmed the sof... Read more

Food Scale

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      0 comments

I just ordered a food scale. I am committed to counting calories. As a life long skinny girl, I have never made a deliberate effort to count every calorie. But now, I will incorporate true calorie counting, as I am certain this is where I am ... Read more

Postpartum Weight - Starting March 1, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

Hey there, Had my 3rd baby 8 months ago, and still have 25 pounds that refuses to go away. I was on a great regimen and then fell off. But I am back on it starting today. Breakfast: Two waffles with sauteed peaches and brown sugar ... Read more


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