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7/19/17 3:50 P

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Onc I got home, I wrapped up the cheese danish and got it ready to bring to work. I refuse to eat it tonight. I am really addicted! I don't like it when I lose control of what I eat.

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7/19/17 6:00 A

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After starting my day off strong yesterday, I ended very weak. I just couldn't stop eating cheese danishes that tasted delicious at the time. So, now I had 2 bad days in a row which is not good for someone who's trying to make progress. Have I ruined my week? Not yet, but going to try real hard to keep today together and on point. Doing Intermittent Fasting really gets my in the right mindset and gets my cravings out my head from the previous day.

My problem was that I was righting to stay awake and started munching and just couldn't stop. I need to find a way to keep my mind occupied that doesn't involve food

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7/18/17 5:41 A

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It's all about positive thoughts today.

I can do this!
I need to do this!
We can do this!
I can make it!
I will reach my goal!
Slow and steady will win the race!
I will be successful!
I will continue to make progress!

You always have to fill your head with positive thoughts. This is the only way you make it through the rough times of this journey. Always remember that you're never a quitter and that you will be successful.

Never give up because you're not a quitter!

Woke up this morning, got an awesome workout, and now heading to work. The earlier I get in my work out the more likely I am to do it.

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7/17/17 11:37 A

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My steps are complete for the day, rice & beans are cooked along with some veggies. Now waiting on my ribs to finish, so we can chow down on some delicious food. I look forward to Monday's, to eat something different from seafood, chicken or turkey.

Next week might be lasagna or mac & cheese, since I have been craving it for a little while. I might make the healthy versions. Not sure yet! I don't eat like this throughout the week because I lose control when it comes to these comfort foods. I don't know how to just have the right portion and then stop. I guess it's all about doing what works.

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7/17/17 7:30 A

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OMG emoticon OMG emoticon OMG emoticon I have finally seen 179 on the scale. I can't believe that I have lost 3 pounds this week. That's just amazing! I normally lose 1-2 pounds, but these last 2 weeks have been awesome. I need to remember what I have done and keep it going.

If you could see me now, I am jumping up and down in total shock with what I saw. I had to step on the scale multiple times to make sure it was real. It's real alright!! emoticon

It took me 7 weeks to get out of the 180's. Woohoo!! Total focus and consistency is what's getting me these numbers. I have been tracking everything, even the butter I put on my potatoes. When I say everything, I mean everything besides seasoning. Holding myself accountable is key.

The good thing these last couple of weeks is that I have daily snacks of my choice. This week has been ruffles, cheetos, pistachios and nutrigrain bars. The key is portion control. The nutrigrain bar, I just ate the bars and factored in the calories. For the other snacks I measured out either 100 or 150 snack portions per serving. I plugged them into my tracker before eating any snacks to make sure I could fit them in. If I couldn't, I would leave them in a snack bag for the next day. I actually portion out the huge back to prevent over eating and just grabbing from the bag. I could eat the whole bag if you let me.

Today is cheat day when I could have pretty much anything. In hopes to stay in my calorie range. Last week I went way over and just lost control. This week will hopefully be different.

I have some ribs in the slow cooker and looking forward to an early lunch. Not sure on the sides yet. Probably, brown rice & veggies.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/17/2017 (11:36)
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7/16/17 12:08 P

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Why do I want to lose weight?

I am trying to be healthy for myself and to extend my life span for as long as I can. I currently do not have to take any medicine or have any major heath problems. I am really trying to prevent ever having to. I have realized heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure and more run in my family. Hoping to never have any of these or any other heath issues.

I am doing this for my family. I always want to be an all around role model for my kids. Through my lifestyle journey, they are learning how to exercise and eat healthy. Hopefully one day or as they get older they pick up on these healthy habits. I also hope they look up to me as an awesome mother who never gives up. They are my biggest cheerleaders! They help to keep me encouraged and motivated.

No matter how hard this journey is! No matter how many times I fall off the wagon! I will always keep pushing forward. I will never give up! One day I know I will reach my goal and make myself proud.

I am doing this to prove to myself that I can do anything in life.

I am doing this to one day be able to maintain a healthy life style.

I am doing this to show others that this can be done through hard work.

I am doing this because I am tired of being the over weight one in the room.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/16/2017 (14:56)
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7/16/17 9:11 A

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I feel like having a total lazy day, but I know I need to at least get in my steps. My days off are my problem days, but I can do this today. Just came back in from a walk with the dog.

My days off are my low intensity workouts. To give my body time to recover and rest. This includes, light walks with intervals on my treadmill or just walks around my community. I also walk to different places, like Wal*Mart. Some times I wish I liked yoga because these days will be perfect. I might incorporate some ab workouts to these days too. Hmm! I have to find the right DVD or combo that I will like.

Not sure if I told you, that my mother & sister took the kids to Disney. They should be at the park right now and I am extremely excited for them. This is their first time. I wish I could have gone with them, but the funds just weren't available. Adult life! emoticon

With that said, my house is extremely quiet because hubby has been working long hours these last couple of days. So, it's been me and the fur animals. Peanut has been keep me active because he needs to be walked at least 3 times a day or more.

Well, back to my motivational weight loss YouTube videos and try to get in my morning workout.

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7/14/17 5:24 P

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Getting a new water bottle helps me to stay focused on drinking my water. When I get something new, I want to use it. Hubby laughed, but knows it's true. It's like getting new clothes or an item. You want to use it or put it on right away. Little things that trick your brain into doing what's right.

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7/13/17 5:00 A

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It's a shame that I have to think sooo hard about my sleep pattern. My problem is that my alarm clock goes off at 3am every morning to get in a workout before having to leave for work. I have to leave the house by 5:15am to get in by 6. Once I get home after working an 8 hour day, I want to take a nap. Here's my problem because if I do nap, I am then up until 11pm sometimes 12a. When my alarm clock is going off at 3, which leave me with 3 maybe 4 hours of sleep. I was pretty much breaking up my 8 hours of sleep, which isn't healthy for my body.

Now, I force myself to stay awake after work and hit the sack at a decent hour and get in about 6-8 hours of sleep. My body then crashes and gets a full nights rest. This is my new focus, but it isn't easy. My body loves this routine and I am totally trying to make this my new behavior.

Well, gotta go or I am going to be late. Hav a great one!

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7/12/17 2:59 P

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Here trying to plan the rest of my meals and snacks for the day. I have to log everything first to make sure I don't go over. Thankfully I did because I was way over with all that I wanted to eat tonight, lol.

I definitely have not masters eyeballing my food. This is why I have no choice but to measure everything. I surely am getting my money's worth out of my food scale and measuring cups.

What do you use to measure your food? Do you measure or keep track of your food intake?

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/12/2017 (18:22)
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7/12/17 1:41 A

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Wk#24 day#3

So I looked down at my scale and said, "I am in control." The number on the scale is reality. The key is to keep listening to my body and doing what's right. I keep listening to my Fitbit too! Eating healthy allows me to stay within my numbers sooo much easier.

One day! One week! One year!

I have to stay focused & determined!

I can do this!

This fat girl needs to be healthy!

Time to get in my workout!

Insanity week continues!

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/12/2017 (01:41)
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7/11/17 5:26 P

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I was able to get right back in track today after enjoying my cheat day yesterday. I have definitely grown throughout this journey and it feels amazing. Before I would have 2,3,4 cheat days in a row before I got myself back together. Sometimes a weigh in would come around and I wouldn't understand why the scale would move or in the wrong direction. I didn't really understand the tracking of the calories in vs calories out. Plus my Fitbit totally helps with this and makes my life tons easier. I can't thank my sister enough for getting it for me. She's one of my biggest cheerleaders and I love her for that. She never judges me for how I look and what I chose to do in life.

I am tired, but tying not to go to bed too early. My alarm clock goes off at 3am 5 days a week. I get in my morning workout, pack my meals and then get ready for work. Sometimes, I still don't have enough time but I refuse to wake up any earlier. Lol

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7/11/17 4:54 A

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Weeeell, yesterday turned into a full blown cheat day. I didn't step on the scale this morning because what's the point. I will see if this affects my progress for my next weigh in day. Even though I ate way too much, I still logged every single bite. I have to keep track of my calories in vs calories out daily. This will let me know if I am on track to my 2 pound weekly weight loss.

I have no time to worry about over eating one day of the week. I know for the next 6 days, I will be on point with my fitness and nutrition. I have heard by having cheat days, it prevents you from binge eating and as many cravings. It gives you something to look forward to. Will this work for me? Not sure yet. I just know I need to stay on course with my Journey. I am more focused now than I ever have been.

I already have shrimp and chicken in my fridge waiting to be cooked. I can't wait to get home and eat. I am always thinking of food. Fat girl problems! Lol. I always have to know what meal is next and that helps to keep me focused.

Just finished my modified insanity and treadmill intervals this morning. They both really kicked my butt, but I have to keep up with the intensity to see this weight come off.

Off to work I go and wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/11/2017 (05:58)
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7/10/17 5:27 A

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Scale was on point this morning and I finally saw a new number 182. emoticon Next week my goal is to see 180 or less of course. I am to stay in my calorie range and continue to track every single bite.

Today is my some what cheat day. I say this because I am eating what ever I want, but I must still stay in my range and track. I have been wanting a burger and fries and my pancake breakfast. Sounds simple enough! Now that I am saying this out load, I am doing this throughout the entire week. How is this a cheat day? I am afraid to go all out on my cheat days because I do not want to go backwards. I am on an end of year mission. I set a goal and I want to see how close I will get.

I am making 2017 a success! I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks. I will be in the 170's by the end of the month.

Short term goals will get me to my long term goals. 2 pounds a week is all that I am asking for and I pray my body keeps reacting in a possible way. It's all about being honest with myself.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/10/2017 (07:01)
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7/9/17 6:11 P

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emoticon It's great to have you back again. Can't wait to hear about your trip. When did you get back? How are the kids? And hubby?

I am just trying to keep my goal in mind. Now that I know it's actually realistic to reach by the end of the year. It's just going to take determination and consistency. I don't know how I started but it just clicked. I am ready to be successful and to maintain. This struggle to lose weight has gone on for too long.

It's almost been 11 years since I have been trying to focus on my weight loss. A lot of ups and downs, but I have definitely learned a lot. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it. I am really and truly tired of being the fat one in the crowd. I want my family to see me around the holiday season and be surprised with my progress. I can do this! My 2017 goals! I just can't believe the year is more than halfway over.

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7/9/17 5:28 P

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So I am back from CT now and slowly losing again. We are about to go out and get our water jugs filled. Then I'll be back to let you know how things are going with me.

You are a rock star girl!! My inspiration!! emoticon

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7/9/17 3:22 P

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I've thought about low carb dieting, but I don't think I could keep it up long term. I might rhave code one day to do carb cycling, which is a moderate version of low carb all the time. That might be more realistic for me long term and throughout this journey. Not sure yet because just by eating what I want with the correct portions is working just fine too. Every bite gets added into my meal tracker.

Intermittent Fasting really forces and helps me to stay in control. Since I only eat 8 hours of he day, it makes it harder to over eat. Plus, I plan my meals before I start cooking and/or eating. I don't just start eating because that's when I run into problems.

Like last night, when I really didn't need to I grabbed a handful of cashews. Which turned into 5 or 6 or 7 handfuls. As we know, nuts add up pretty quickly in calories. Thankfully, I didn't have any more in the jar or I probably would have eaten even more.

Well, off to make a late lunch! Ground Turkey Stir Fry with mix veggies and a bake potato.

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7/8/17 4:39 A

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Time to be real and frustrated. Alright, so I stepped on the scale this morning and I am on my way to my 2 pounds for the week. I really thought I wasn't all that bad while I was in St Vincent, but I gained and went from my 183 to 187. I thought it was water weight, but it was real. I really gained 4 pounds. Last week Monday was a week later and I saw 185 and I think this Monday I will finally see 183 again. I need to stop thinking that my body will lose more than 2 pounds in 1 week.

I have realized, the less I eat my weight loss actually stalls. The key for me is to stop trying to trick the scale and just eat within 1200 to 1500 daily. Portion control consistently is key.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/9/2017 (15:14)
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7/7/17 5:17 P

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Feeling depressed this evening, but trying for it to now get me down. I tried on my swimsuit and I looked awful. Me and my YouTube videos! I wanted to take before pics to then show after pics later on down my journey.

I know I have to realize that I am not going to lose this weight overnight. This is my reality! emoticon I looked ridiculous, but I know through hard work and dedication I will get to my goal. One day I will reach the end of my struggle and be able to start a new journey to maintain. I am trying to get there by the end of the year. Or at least close to the 130's.

Maybe I am just putting too much pressure on myself. I know that even if I don't make it, I know I would have definitely tried. I am already healthier than I ever was last year in 2016. That in itself is a huge accomplishment in this journey.

I have always push myself to be a better person and mother. I need to show my kids what happens when you don't give up.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 7/7/2017 (17:25)
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7/7/17 5:00 A

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Feeling Strong this morning. I really feel as though I could make it to my goal this time around. My goal is to be in the single digits size 8 or Mediums. No set a goal of 139, but I really don't know what that looks like. I have never made it or seen my adult self at this weight. How do I know how I would look or feel?

There are many days when I don't think I will ever get there. I have to keep pushing myself to do what I know is right. I have to do this for me.

How will I get there? By continuing to make healthy food choices and getting in my nutrition.

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7/6/17 5:57 A

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Wow, I haven't stepped on the scale since Monday. Time really does fly by, but we know this is huge for me. It's all about wanting to make the change. If you want it bad enough, you will do it and make it work.

Last night I was setting some short-term goals to help keep me motivated to reach my long-term goal. I was watching this lady on you to who is extremely motivating with explaining her weight-loss journey. I I realized that I have 25 more Wayans till the end of the year. So I have reset my 20 pounds in 20 weeks thread to challenge myself to lose 2 pounds a week. I'm hoping with this challenge that I'll be able to keep it going till the end of the year. Then in 2018 I'll set a completely new goalto keep pushing myself.

As we all know this journey is the mind game, which is why I keep sending these little challenges.

I've also decided to keep changing up my workouts daily instead of weekly. In hopes my body never get used to one particular exercise routine. As they say or as I've heard you have to keep tricking your body. Also trying not to kill myself with workouts because it's really only 10% of this journey. I am completing one good workout and getting in my 10,000 to 15,000 steps daily with 1-2 rest days depending how I feel.

My partial cheat day is Monday's. I say partial because I still measure and track everything and I make everything myself. This way I know exactly what's in it. For instance I feel for burgers and French fries and pizza and pancakes. On Monday, this will be my breakfast, lunch and dinner. All items will be made healthily and tracked to make sure I stay in my calorie range. Can I do it? Absolutely!! This gives me a day to look forward to and it helps to keep me on track the other 6 days.

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7/5/17 7:55 P

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I have 25 more weigh in's before the end of the year. If I lose 2 pounds a week, that means 50 pounds, which equals 135 pounds. If I do the math and stay consistent for the rest of the year, I could actually reach my goal.

Is it possible? Absolutely! I just need to keep my goal in mind always.

I was watching this weight loss documentary on YouTube and it was extremely motivating. Elle said, the key is to never give up no matter how hard it gets. Am I a quitter? Absolutely not! I need to stay consistent and keep doing what I know is right.

I don't have to exercise like crazy because this journey is 90% nutrition and 10% fitness. I need to work in strength training to build muscle and lose the fat quicker. More muscle helps to speed up you metabolism.

I watch these videos for motivation because their are many times I believe I cannot do this. I feel like giving up all the time, but this time around I can't. I feel stronger than I have ever felt in a very long time. I CAN DO THIS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/5/17 5:01 A

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No scale stepping this morning emoticon We all know that's a big deal for me. Trying to really change this bad habit and step on it only once a week. Trying to make this my norm. So far, I am doing better than I thought.

Just finished a modified Shaun T Insanity workout. Even though I physically can't do all the moves, it's still an awesome workout. I will get stronger and be able to do the moves with more intensity.

There are soooooo many temptations throughout every single day. Yesterday, French fries, Hershey chocolate bar, Doritos chips. Should I go on? Sunday, I wanted McDonalds with the kids, but instead I had a banana. I also opted for a Turkey Burger the other day to help with my need for a burger. So, I am really fighting through and trying to make better choices.

One of these days, I am going to make my own French fries or baked potatoes crisps. I am learning how to remake foods to keep it healthier. It's all about being able to track my every single bite and holding myself accountable.

Well, I gotta get ready for work before I am totally late.

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7/2/17 7:48 A

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So, I stepped on my scale this morning and it wasn't worth it. I didn't see a change on the scale. I am stuck! I do know I am losing inches because clothes are fitting me that couldn't fit me before. Thank goodness I use other measurements besides the scale.

I would have normally been frustrated, but not today. I am growing as a person through this journey. I know that I am eating right and doing what I am supposed to be doing nutrition and fitness wise. Maybe my change in exercise is why the scale stalled this week. We shall see what happens going forward.

Well, I am off to deep clean and change up my kitchen. I need to reorganize things.

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7/1/17 5:38 A

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Good morning! I realized the key to not stepping on the scale and is to drink a lot of water as soon as you wake up. I drink about 2 to 4 cups every morning since I started my challenge to not step on the scale daily. It's so hard for me not to know how my progress is going throughout the week. I'm totally trying to develop a new habit and just weigh in once a week.

I'm trying to use of the measures to see how my progress is throughout this journey. For work I purchased some black pants instead of wearing my regular work pants because I was too embarrassed to let them know I needed a larger size. This morning I tried on my work pants and they fit! They fit around my waist and my thighs and my hips! Wow! That's huge! Now it's time to get them hemmed which is a very very good feeling. I also have a work skirt that I couldn't fit into but I was able to button it up this morning. It's a smaller size than the pants so I'm not quite ready to wear it to work or outside. Small steps keeps you motivated and very inspired to continue through this hard hard hard journey.

I keep telling myself one day at a time will get me to goal. I just need to stay patient and consistent.

Wishing everybody a wonderful day! We can totally do this!

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6/29/17 9:40 P

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I totally ate my allotted meals for my Shred challenge. Day #1 was a success in my eyes. Praying that I see progress on the scale and inches. This means I nailed my nutrition for the day. Woop Woop!!

I am totally feeling my workout from this morning. I did intervals on my treadmill, I changed it up by walking at a 10 incline, to no incline, to running. Normally I run for a minute at a 4 or 5 speed. This morning I amped it up to 6 speed. Just by adding these changes, I feel it in my abs/ribs area and legs. Pretty awesome. Realizing through this journey, change is good.

Now it's time to get some well needed sleep to start all over again tomorrow. G'night!


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Tomorrow is day #1 of my "Super Shred Diet" by Ian Smith. Have heard of the book? I picked it up from Barnes and Nobles today and it looks like a pretty basic meal plan. Even though it says I do not have to keep track of calories, I will still be logging every single bite. I have to track how many calories I am eating daily. Let's see how this first week goes. Weigh in days are still going to be on Monday's. I will weigh myself tomorrow to see what my start weight is for this plan. I need to see if this woit's as well as it says.

Today was a very good day nutrition and exercise wise. I didn't over eat and I got in over 20,000 steps. That the most steps I've had since I got my Fitbit. The key is to keep challenging myself, especially on days when I work.

I made this delicious cauliflower soup that turned out nice and creamy. My daughter Maya really enjoyed it and my son didn't even want to try it. I am looking forward to trying out different soups from the book Shred.

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It's soooo hard getting back into a healthy routine, but it's something I have to force myself to do. I have finally lost my first 20 pounds since January 1st and I am on a journey to lose my next 20.

The only way to do this is if I stick to my healthy lifestyle. I am trying to stay focused and consistent because I really want to reach my goal weight of 139. I can do this! The lowest I have gotten which was a couple years ago was 145. This shows that I can do it and I will do it again.

I need to do this for me and me alone. The key is once I get there, I need to keep it off. There is no end to my healthy journey. When I reach my goal weight, I need to keep pushing myself.

I have definitely learned a lot through these last couple years. One is, I cannot be too hard on myself. I am going to fall off the wagon and the key is to just get back on. There is no point is beating myself up over what I shouldn't have done. I just need to give myself a good kick to get right back on track.

Last week was an off week for me because I am a stress eater. I still need to learn how to channel my pain and not turn to food. Maybe, I need to turn to exercise or even shopping.

I made some delicious cauliflower fried rice yesterday and it turned out delicious. You know when the kids eat it, it must be good. I enjoy watching them eat healthy with me and actually enjoying every single bite. I live my family especially because they are my motivation and support. They back me 100% throughout this journey. They help me to stay focused! I do this for them because they deserve to have a healthy mother & wife.

Well, I am off to pull out my strength training DVD's. Possibly, thinking of starting to lift weights again. I wanted to wait until I reached the 160's, but not sure yet. I just looooove cardio! And can do it all day long, day after day after day after day.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

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Back from St. Vincent and now it's time to get back on track. My scale went up, but I know it's water weight. I didn't over eat and stayed in control of what I put into my mouth. I didn't log or walk as much as I normally do, but that's alright. I have to remember this is a lifestyle journey and I wouldn't be able to log all the time or measure.

It started to drizzle after I walked Peanut this morning, which kept me from heading outside for my walk. Instead, I walked on my treadmill for my morning walk. Now the sun wants to come out and it's actually still beautiful. I might go out when the kids ride their bikes.

I just purchased a veggie spaghetti maker and a veggie chopper from bed bath & beyond. Looking forward to using them today to prep my meals. Something else to make cooking healthy fun.

Monday was weigh in day, but I am not counting it. I know I kept myself in control and my weight is water weight. I am not going to let it bring me down because the scale shows I gained 4 pounds. I know that's impossible. I am going to make my weight as the same as last week.

Next week is weigh in #1 for July. Determined to do well this week, so I am planning every single meal. Key is being consistent and honest with myself.

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Trying to stay on track while on vacation is extremely hard. The good thing is that I fill up pretty quickly when I do eat. Hopefully, I am able to keep myself on track. I forgot my food scale and measuring tools at home. Should I have brought them? I just need to do what's right in hopes for the scale to be good to me on Monday. Only time will tell! All I know is that the food here is delicious and very hard to turn down and or stop when I know I should.

I fell asleep at around 7p last night, this I am wide awake at 3a. Hoping to be able to fall back to sleep before my alarm goes off at 7a.

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Weigh in day went surprisingly well today because I had a 2 pound loss. I actually saw 183 on the scale even after having a very bad eating week. I am such a stress eater, plus fathers day yesterday and movie popcorn.

Drinking tons of water really helps to flush out your system. Normally, I would have gained 2 plus pounds after eating the salty movie popcorn. Plus, the fried foods Maya & Alex cooked for daddy. It's nice to know that I could have an off week and still see a loss. I didn't log anything for the last couple days and I was soooo worried.

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Michelle, wishing you safe travels tomorrow. When we go to NC, we leave lat night after 10p and get in at around 7a for us and the family to go out for breakfast. The kids sleep most of the way because we keep them up all day until we leave. emoticon I know how hard it is to get back on track. It took me several times to stick with it. Once you get past your first week of being consistent, it starts to get easier. It turns into a routine, but you know that. LOL.

Yesterday, hubby had a fun day with the kids. It's great that they are old enough to cook dinner for him and the family. Maya & Alex slayed in the kitchen all day. You should have seen the mess! LOL Glad they cleaned up afterwards and the food came out delicious.

Today, I am about to get in a good workout to get my day started In hopes to actually get in my goal steps for the day. I haven't logged anything for the last 2 days, which is baaaad for me. I really need to track to keep my head in the game.

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You are doing awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!!

I don't know what happened to me. I lost my go go I think. I am up again. I am starting to think I am never going to get under 150 LOL I know I will eventually I was so hoping today to see it though. LOL Maybe next month. I definitely need to plan ahead again and include breakfast and snacks. I need to prep both as well as plan and write out my dinners. I find it helps to stay on track that way too.

Tuesday after work we are heading to CT. Gavin is not happy about the trip. He just knows it is long. Anna is ready to see everyone. I'm hoping they will sleep some on the way. I was thinking of leaving at lunch instead so we would get there around 10-11 instead of 5am. I will figure it out tomorrow at work. I have vowed to get back on track when I get back home and do my best to choose the best offered. My family doesn't eat healthy much. Lots of cannoli and polish food LOL I can almost taste it now.

I have been getting 24 glasses most days but need to keep getting more. I found a water flavor I like and need to bring it to work so I can drink more water there too. I take a 16oz bottle out on my walk at lunch and drink it on my walk and I aim for 2 more down before the end of my work day too but I don't always get it. Some days are easier then others too. Even though I am going on vacation Tuesday night I am going to plan Monday and Tuesday and bring fruits and veggies to bring for me to snack on while in the car.

Keep up the awesome job D!!! Here's to a great week for you and a better week for me then last week!!! Goal is to walk every day even while in CT and eat as healthy as possible. I'd like to see a loss but will be happy to see the number not go up. Have a great night!!

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I forgot to tell you the amazing needs. I am finally 20 pounds down since January. It's been an extremely long 6 months, but I finally made it. Now if that isn't motivation, I don't know what is.

I am actually enjoying this journey more this time around. I can't believe I said that, but I am. I find myself trying new foods and liking them and wondering why I didn't try them before. Plus, I am being a lot more creative with my meals to keeps them interesting. Plus, I was able to eat out and still stay in my calorie range, not gain weight and enjoy every single bite.

Intermittent Fasting is an awesome way of life and as long as you're eating healthy, it's hard to over eat. I plan eachbof meals prior to always know what I am going to eat when I get home. It's all about being honest with what you are putting into your mouth. I track everything on my Fitbit. I also challenge myself to get in 15,000 steps a day. I set my weekly weight loss deficit to 1000 calories daily on my Fitbit. This tracks my calories in verses calories out. This, you see a loss after you have reached a 3500 deficit. For me that seems to be around every 3 days or so.

OMG! I can't believe i forgot the most important. I drink over 16 cups of water daily. It totally helps to flush out the sodium. It's amazing how well that works.

Goal is 2 pounds a week, but if I get more than that its bonus.

Well, off to work and totally wishing you a wonderful day. Let's be healthy together!!

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Yesterday at work I had a very short fuse and didn't feel like dealing with anyone. Of course, I am in the wrong field for that becaus I wo at a hotel. There were just too much activity and guests asking a ridiculous amount of questions. We are talking about 20 questions while watching the line pile up behind them. I think that's soooo rude. At least let the line die down and then continue your gazillion questions while people are just trying to check out.

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I can't believe I went to Red Lobster and only at a full meal of 640 calories. I had the red shell shrimp, lobster tail, wild rice and broccoli. I totally enjoyed every single bite and I wish I could do it all again tomorrow, lolol. Normally I have a meal that's over 1800 calories and that doesn't include the delicious biscuits. I like that they put the calories next to each dish now on their menu. It's been a while since I've been able to hold myself account while at dinner.

My next challenge is going to be not over eating when I go home to St.Vincent. I am soooo going to try my best to hold it together. I have made a lot of progress this month and I will hate to go backwards. That's what's going to help me keep it to gether. I hope!

I went to bed early, but then the kids woke me up. Now I'm wide awake. Grrrr, G'night!! emoticon

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I finally managed to get in my well needed morning walk. It's been hard these last couple of days, but I'm trying to get myself back on track. Some people can eat what ever they want, as long as they stay in their calorie range and still lose weight. I have to do the whole deal, eat healthy, stay in my range and exercise all at the same time. This journey really isn't an easy road trip. There are tons of bumps on the way, but I have to make it past the rough times.

I'm such a stress eater and trying to refocus my energy on exercise instead of eating poorly. My body totally went into shock the other day because I ate too much comfort foods. I'm actually glad my body reacted the way it did because it got me back on track quickly. Yesterday, I was at least in my range even though I added some ice cream. Thankfully, that's done and out of the house, so I can't grab for it today. I'm determined to get back fully on track, not halfway.

Well, off to work!! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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My body has been in sooo much pain after hearing about my Mama's passing. I miss her sooo much, but trying to keep pushing forward. The stress of everything is totally affecting my joints. I have been taking pain meds to help offset the pain and that's been giving me some kind of relief. It's just interesting how my body reacts to stress.

Plus you know, hubby not having a job isn't helping my stress. I try not to show it and I realized I keep a lot of my thoughts to myself. Exercising actually helps me to get things off of my mind during my routine.

I just want to be left alone, so being at work takes a lot of energy. I have to keep smiling and I"m exhausted by the time I get home.

Proud that I stayed in my calorie range, got in my workout and met my step goal for the day. I'm about to head to bed to get as much sleep as I possibly can before having to head out to work again. My days are just one big roller coaster ride. Is that good thing?

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I ate sooo poorly yesterday, my stomach is all sorts of messed up. It won't stop rumbling and today is a total detox day. I need to drink tons of water and green tea to bring me back to my normal levels.

I refuse for my grandmothers passing and how I am feeling get me out of my zone. Yesterday, I emotionally ate and had a lot of comfort foods. I am glad I feel this way because it's going to get me back on track quickly. I can't feel like this again tomorrow morning. My stomach has a hangover, lol. emoticon

I really don't feel like going into work today. Let's see how many people know my business. I had to tell my managers because I need the time off to go to the funeral. Traveling all the way to St.Vincent just wasn't planned this year.

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Today was a rough day for me because my grandmother passed away. It's even harder when we have to worry about the kids. I can't just break down because I want them to be alright. We are heading to go to St.Vincent for her funeral. Thank goodness, my mother is paying for us because we can't afford it.

My eating was awful today because I am a stress eater. Something I know I need to work on. I promise myself tomorrow that I will be getting right back on track because I need to continue to see progress in the scale. I am on a roll and I refuse to let this set me back. My grandmother wouldn't want me to go backwards. She would want me to be healthy and live a full life.

At around 1:30p I forced myself up and started walking. I was able to get in 11,000+ steps, which is perfect. I just couldn't get myself to do any more.

Now I am off to bed to start early. I really don't want to go to work in the morning, but it is what it is. I have to keep moving and try to keep the death out of head. No matter how hard that's going to be.

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Glad to report that I got in my tots steps for the day. I was going to go straight to bed, but a promise is a promise. I said I was going to do it so I had to. 15,000+ steps done for the day and my nutrition was under control.

I measured and weighed out all my meals to keep myself accountable with every single bite. Monday's are normally my pancake days, but I am thinking twice about it. I might make cream cheese pancakes instead to keep the calories and carbs low. Not sure yet! We shall see in the morning.

Tomorrow's weigh in day and I am hoping for a good number. I know I have been good all week, but you never know what it's going to say for my official weigh in.

One day at a time!! emoticon

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I had a dream that I ate an entire bag of chips and totally enjoyed every single bite. It felt sooo real! When I woke up, I really had to think twice before realizing it was a dream. Too funny! Do you think I want chips? emoticon I am extremely happy that it was only a dream.

I am about to change to get in my morning walk and get moving for the day. I have to start early because we have Maya's last day of dance recital at around 3p. Determined to get in my steps since I just missed my goal yesterday.

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30 min Turbo Fire this morning kicked my butt. After my shower I am still sweating. I need to cool down before getting dressed for work. What's up with that? I do this because exercising in the mornings gives me energy and it helps to get me through he day.

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My scale has been going back and forth this week and I am unsure as to why. I know my body doesn't like popcorn. I could eat a serving size and the next day the scale will still go up. I am now thinking too much cheese does the same thing. Pretty interesting how my body reacts to certain foods. I eat a serving amount of Ruffles and show a loss the next day. I am not complaining about that, but what's up with that? This is why I weigh in daily in the morning to see how my body reacts to certain foods.

I just finished my walk for the evening and soon about to start meal prepping. I have chicken and sausages to season & bake.

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Can you believe I woke up before my alarm clock and was actually able to get in a 20 min walk this morning. Such an awesome way to start the day. Soon about to head into work and planning my dinner in my head already, lol. I actually forgot to take my salmon out of the freezer.

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Glad that I had energy after returning from Maya's dance recital to get in my Turbo Fire. Also got in my total steps for the day. Now it's time to head to bed and get up early in the morning.

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Another morning without getting in workout. I actually feel lost without it. I decided to get an extra hour of sleep, which is more important this week. We have another night of Maya's dance recital, which means for another late night.

I am thinking of going low carb with my intermittent Fasting for the rest of the month. Thoughts? Have you ever tried low carb? Has it ever worked for you?

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Tired and totally ready for bed to do this all over again tomorrow. G'night! emoticon

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Maya is doing much better and able to walk slowly. She just called me from school to get permission to take the elevator. Then she still wanted to go to gym. The nurse was like, it had to be both because it doesn't make sense. Maya just didn't want to be stuck doing a report during gym time.

I am out here taking a walk on my break since I missed my morning routine. I was just too tired to get moving early enough.

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I am waiting to hear how Maya is feeling his morning. Praying that she still isn't in nearly as much pain as she was when she left school. Praying that she continues to heal and recover. She really and truly wants to be able to dance, but if she's feeling any pain I won't let her. I am afraid she's going to affect the healing process and possibly make it worse.

Well, I did Turbo Fire last night and was feeling tight this morning. I just couldn't get myself out of bed to get in my workout routine. A little disappointed in myself, but it is what it is. I just know tonight is going to be a busy one for us. So, not sure now if I will get in all my steps and workouts. Key is to keep my eating even more under control.

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Today Maya pulled her groin muscle. Thank goodness, she felt much better when heading to bed. She has a very busy week ahead and I do hope she's able to get everything accomplished. She has her dance recitals on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Then also on Sunday, she has her first game in her soccer playoffs. I just pray she doesn't do too much to irritate her injury. A slight move came make it worse again.

I counted every single bite today down to my dum dum lollipop 🍭. I know through consistency I will see another awesome weight loss on the scale on Monday. One day at a time and I have just finished day #3 of 7. I am trying to just focus on a week at a time and not to look too far ahead. Baby steps!!

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Off to a good start this morning by getting in my morning routine. I hit snooze several times, but none the less I am awake. LOL. If I want to get my steps in, I have to start early.

I really don't feel like going to work this morning, but I am going to put on my smile and do my job. Just counting down to the time I get to go home. Trying not to let people get on my nerves today. Wish me luck! I feel like I always have this fake smile on my face because I really just want to be left alone. Managers sometimes try too hard and others just don't do anything but walk around.

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Another day completed! I have meal prepped for myself and the family. Got a lot done around he house and now it's time to head to bed. Gotta wake up early tomorrow to start off my day right. emoticon emoticon

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This morning I saw 187 on the scale and feeling amazing. I was able to lose 3 pounds in one week. I tried on more clothes that I haven't been able to fit into and they went on with ease. 48 more pounds to go! emoticon
emoticon Still smiling because it's emoticon to finally see progress more consistent.

I have prepped my meals, just need to chop up the veggies and stick them in the oven. I also got in my morning workout before the kids walked out the door to school. I can't believe it's 2p already ad the kids will be back home soon. Then I could take a well needed nap.

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Michelle, I totally know how hard it is to get back on track. Your eating can't be all that bad since you saw a loss this week. You can do it! I did Turbo Fire the other day and forgot how much I missed it.

Today he been another relaxing day for me. I had Maya's dance rehearsal earlier today, then bought the kids their bikes, cooked dinner and now at Maya's soccer game. They are up 2-0, but for some reason I am bored.

When I get back home, I need or want to get in the rest of my steps for the day. I am short 8,000 steps to my goal. Do you think I will make it? I hope so. I am actually starting to get tired since I didn't get my nap today. So, I might use today as another rest day. Who knows, lololol.

Tonight for dinner I really wanted burgers, but realized it wouldn't be the best choice before weigh in day. So, I had baked chicken breast and brown rice. No veggies! Bad I know, but we were running late in time.

Also when I get home, I want to prep my meals. I should have taken out some salmon.

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AWESOME!!! Way to go D!! I knew you could do it!! Can't agree with you more. As the weight goes off I also feel more confident!! Keep up the awesome work!!

I have heard of the military diet. I have not done it though. Thought about it but haven't done it.

I have been walking at work still but have stopped on my days off. I will start that again this week. Loving my fit bit for sure. Been trying to hit my 10000 steps every day. Not always accomplished but at least I try. I cleaned up my Facebook and got out of all but a couple groups that have to do with weight loss. I am going to stick with my sparkpeople instead. I like a few different exercises on demand and will incorporate them. I was doing Turbo Jam but I got bored doing the same workout every day. So you know what happened next....yep dropped off the workouts again. I do not know why I do this either. I will get it I just need to change the workout when I get bored not stop. But I will be getting on SP again to track my food and my workouts and my water. I have actually started drinking more too. I'm excited to be back and feel better to only have to track in one place. I will always love SP.

Gotta go. Phil will be going to work soon. Talk to you later. I'll try to get back later tonight to log my workout and food. Food is a big issue for me. I really need to plan ahead to stay on track. I will post later my plan for the week and see if I can conquer!! Talk to you later!!

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Finally being able to fit into your pants that once use to fit you before is an awesome feeling. Dropping 16 pounds has totally motivated me to continue. Intermittent Fasting is bringing me great things. Something that I prayed for on January 1st. Success with my weight loss. I am starting to be a better me and that brings more confidence.

When I am over weight, I find myself not wanting to put on clothes to leave the house. I turn into a home body. It's all a mind game for me and it's starting to feel amazing in my body again. I still have a long way to go, but this is an amazing start to my 2017 journey.

Have you heard of the military diet? It's a 3 day eating plan that's suppose to help kick start your weight loss journey.

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This morning I woke up and just wanted a change. I got in my Turno Fire! Who knew I missed it soooooo much. Charlene is extremely motivating and I am actually looking forward to doing it again. I know I need to change things up to continue to see positive change. Who knew I had built up soooo much stamina to make it through the entire 45 min workout. Proud moment!

I also realized today, that I brought my body fat from 48% down to 45% since January. That's huge! My BMI has gone from 38 to 36. I am totally going in the right direction. Slowly but surely.

Gotta go because now I am late heading out the door to work.

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OMG OMG OMG, I saw 188 on the scale this morning. I am totally starting the month off right. I am totally looking forward to my official weigh in day on Monday. I am soooo siked and motivated. Hubby is even on board to dropping weight. Once he sets his mind, he losses weight really fast. I am jumping up and down on my insides.

Today is a new day and i have my meals planned out for when I get back home from work. I feel for pasta, so I am going to purchase a spaghetti squash and stir fry my chicken & veggies to go over it. Mmmmm, totally looking forward to eating tonight.

This evening Alex has a soccer game. So, I am unsure as to when I am going to get in my evening workout. We shall see!

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Dinner I ended up having grilled steak that hubby made, summer squash & zucchini with brown rice. My snack was 3 servings of Ruffles chips. The key is measuring and weighing everything to stay in my calorie range.

I just finished my evening walk and now about to shower and head to bed. Overall awesome day health and fitness wise. If I see a gain on the scale in the morning? It's because of the steak. My body reacts differently to certain foods. I at least know it's not a real pound because I didn't over eat at all today.

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I am hungry this morning and I am on my Fast, so I can't eat until I get home from work. I am about to head into work and guzzle some water, drink my favorite cranberry green tea w/ lemon and maybe coffee to make it through my shift.

Once I get home, I have a delicious grilled chicken sandwich w/ mozzarella cheese on a wheat wrap. With my 2-3 servings of Ruffles chips. I measure out everything to make sure that I am not over eating. By prepping my meals before hand helps to keep me on track and looking forward to a delicious meal once I get home.

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OMG OMG OMG!!! Guess what number I saw on the scale this morning? You guessed right, 189! Did you hear me? Yes, 189! OMG, it's about time and I am soooooooo excited. I am finally seeing positive change again. I have received my 15 point weight loss badge from my Fitbit. I lost a total of 4 pounds this month and that's awesome. What else can I ask for, but for results in the scale.

I know the scale isn't always our friend, but it's currently my BFF. We have a love hate relationship. I am also measuring and taking monthly pics. In hopes eventually they will be motivating. Right now, I do see inches coming off, but not enough for me to be jumping up and down yet. I am waiting for the first person to notice my weight loss. You know I will let you know.

I am sooooooo excited!! emoticon

Intermittent Fasting is what my body needed to help jump start my journey. Hopefully, it's a lifestyle change.

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I was watching weight loss motivational videos on YouTube. A lot of them mentioned that they reached a 20/30/40 pound weight loss. Some within a month, 3 months, 6 months, a year and several years. Yes, their journeys are all different, but they all mentioned having to be consistent.

Sounds very familiar because that's what the. Once in my head keeps telling me. I can do this, but I have to really want this. I know what I need to do to get there, but I just need to be consistent. I want results, positive results.

I am up bright an early to get in an even better morning walk. I am doubling my workout, instead of 20 minutes I am going to walk for 45 minutes. My goal is to get up to an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. I feel, since I am only walking and not getting too intense, I need to get in miles. The further I walk, the more calories I burn.

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Walking is my best friend these days because it's softer on my knees and feet. I am praying after I lose another 10-20 pounds that I will be able to get back into my aerobics. I actually miss Turbo Fire and Insanity.

Now that I am in my 40's, I have a lot more aches and pains. I don't know if it's my age or my weight. I am hoping it's my weight because I have control over that. I have no control over getting older, lolol. I wish I did!

Pushed myself to got in a total of 20,000 steps today. I feel amazing and don't understand why I stop exercising. I love that after workout feeling.

Well, off to shower and head to bed to start a new day tomorrow. Later!

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Off to a good start this morning because I was able to get in my 20 minute walk. I actually was able to make it 25 because I got up a little bit early. I have planned my meals in my head because I know what's in the fridge from yesterday. By pre making my meals is how I keep my day healthy. Since I know I have something good to eat once I get home, it helps me to stay on track throughout the day while at work. It's all a mind game and I'm playing the game hopefully well.

I already have over 3000 steps to start my day. emoticon

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I am sitting here going through my weight loss stats. I thought it took me longer to make it through the 190's. It took me 2 months to get through 10 pounds. I started on the first Monday of April and tomorrow is going to be May 30th. Showing stats and keeping track of my progress really helps me to stay motivated.

emoticon I've lost a total of 15 pounds Year to date.

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Fasting for 20 hours daily has helped me with my acid reflux and heart burn issues. I am assuming its because I stop eating at 4p, which is a lot of hours before I go to bed. The more days I Fast, the easier it is to stay on track.

It feels awesome to be back in control of my actions. June is totally going to be a good month for me. Glad I made it through May without a gain. This morning I weighed in at 190 and I am determined to make it to the 180's. I can do this! I will make it!

I have to keep moving and will get in my walks daily throughout the day. I walk in the morning before work, during my afternoon break while at work and then when I get home I walk until I totally reach my 15,000 steps. I have to challenge myself to see results.

I have also increased my water intake from 12 cups to 16 cups a day. This equals a gallon of water, which I heard is awesome for the body. I have always bought containers or cups that hold 4 cups a water, 32 oz. This helps me to keep track throughout the day of how much I am drinking. I also found delicious teas, like blueberry, lemon, peach green teas. My favorite tea is Cranberry/Apple tea and I drink it hot and cold. This totally makes it easier to get in my water instead of using the zero calorie flavoring. I just don't trust the stuff because it's a bunch of chemicals that we don't know.

Off to bed to head into work!!

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I am pushing myself to get in 15,000 steps daily. Even on my days off, which are most challenging. Today was a success and I love my family for being soooo supportive.

This is the first weigh in this month that I am looking forward to tomorrow. Monday's are my official weigh in days and hoping for a loss. I can do this!! emoticon emoticon

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It's not too late to make progress in May. It's all about keeping myself moving and staying focused. Yes, I enjoyed my first 20 days of the month by eating any and everything. I am just dwelling on the past and thinking of the future.

I can't wait to have my success story. I looked at a pic from when I was in the 140's and I looked and felt amazing. I can't wait to be that person again. 2017 goals!!

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Fasting is still going very well. This is the first week in May, that I am not afraid to get on the scale. Weigh in these last couple days have definitely gone my way. I step on the scale daily, which helps to keep me on track. Looking forward to tomorrow mornings weigh in.

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I am totally back and focused and feeling great this morning. I got up and got a mom want to work out and will definitely plan on getting in my steps for the day. As I get older I realize I don't have to do all of those intense workouts to see results.

Have you heard of intermittent fasting? I think this is what my body has been waiting for. I thought fasting would be hard to do but it really isn't that difficult. The key is when you break your fast you have to make sure to count your calories and eat healthy. There are some people that I've watched on YouTube that can eat whatever they want and still lose weight but that's not my case.

I am finally at my start weight from May 1 and at least a lot of my gain was water weight. It makes me feel good knowing that I could celebrate, get back on track and not really gain weight. My initial reaction was to get upset or disappointed in the game that I saw on the scale, but it came back down pretty quickly. Now I could just get focused on making progress and seeing a loss for my last way in of May.

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Feels emoticon to be back in track. Today made day #3 and I really don't know why it takes me sooo long to get myself back together. I looove the way I feel and now it's time to see progress again.

My birthday is July 22 and I want yo be at a lower weight than I was last year. I look back at pics and I look fat. I don't want to look fat anymore and that's going to take hard work and more dedication.

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Trying to get back at it again is soooooooo hard!! I am good while at work and there is something that comes over me when I get back home. Grrrrrrrr. I don't want to go to far back because I do not want to start from the beginning. I really should be in the 180's again, but I'm still struggling to get through the 190's. Today starts a new day with no excuses!!

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Why is it soooo hard to get back on track. Now that most of May is done and over, my celebrations are almost done too. I took advantage and ate as I pleased and of course gained 3 pounds. It is what it is and now it's time to get it back off. Most of it is probably water weight.

I have to break bad habits again, like late night snacking. Here we go again!!

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emoticon emoticon Happy Mother's Day!! emoticon emoticon

Wishing you a wonderful day with friends and family!! I am being pampered at home with my babies, just the way I like it. Relaxing!!

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So this week was much better then last week. I have stayed pretty well on schedule with my food that I had planned the week. Will plan a bit better for next week. I will go pick up the groceries tomorrow while everyone is with their loved ones. Phil has to work and Anna too so we will be together in the AM. Hope the store will be slow when I get to go LOL Anyway I got my workout in every day but took a rest day yesterday. I didn't workout in the AM and directly after work we had a mother child banquet hosted by our church's craft club. It was great. I ate pretty well there only one pc of chicken, plenty of fresh green beans, a little cheesy potatoe (I know but it was so so good) a roll and a salad. For desert I had a very small piece of cake.

This morning I got up late and was 6 min late for work. O well.... Got home and Anna and Phil went out to get a present and Gavin is playing a game. When the timer is up it is my turn for the TV and it is workout time. I am getting lazy and I know I won't get a workout in if I don't soon.

I hope you are having a nice day today and will be very loved and enjoy your Mother's day tomorrow!!

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Oh hun i feel you. 🤗 We both have a job but hubby uses WAY more money then necessary and it has made it impossible to pay some bills. It got so bad that we now are trying to pay off credit cards that are in collections. Our houe payment for a few months were behind our Ekectric was even shut off at one point. The stress is unbelievable. Hang in there and keep praying. Does hubby sit down with you to pay bills? Phil didn't want to know the bills til one day I snapped told him you do it I'm done trying to figure out what not to pay yet to pay this. So far seems to be doing better. Phil's working over now most days. Atleast for now.

So yesterday we took Anna and Gavin to a little circus. It was fun. It was sketchy at first lol With that said my plan for foods out the window. Atleast i got my workout in earlier!! Doing turbo jam for 4 weeks. Today is day 4. She is full of energy and cracks me up. Enjoying it tho.

Hope your day turns out better!! 💛💜💚💙

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I'm sooooo tired of worrying. I try and keep my feelings to myself, but it's really becoming draining. I can't really talk to my husband because I don't want him to feel bad. Ever since he lost his job in October, he hasn't been able to find one. I know he's filling out applications and finally getting call backs, but after that they aren't going any where. I'm really trying to hold onto my faith, but it's hard. It's extremely stressful!

Do I also blame myself for coming out of management? Which would have been handle all of the bills money wise. But I am sooo much happier not being in management and I spend a lot more time with my family. What should I do? Should I be miserable in management or just do what makes me happier?

Thank goodness he has his side business, but that just doesn't bring in consistent money. For instance, he hasn't put money in our account all month so far. Some times I think he forgets bills have to be paid. I try not to cry because that wouldn't do me any good.

Well, off to work I go!

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Was not a good week for me. I wasn't focused or choosing well. It showed on the scale too. Up 2# in one week. emoticon Yesterday I was determined to make next week better. Tonight I went to grocery store and picked up a few things to make next week better. Plenty of fruit and more veggies too. Didn't get to make my oatmeal bake tonight forgot the bananas at the store so I have to wait to make it tomorrow night but I did get my lunch ready and grabbed 2 eggs one for snack and one for breakfast. Got my scrubs ready for tomorrow and coffee is programmed to brew in the morning before my workout. I am aiming for atleast 20 min in the morning so hoping to get up and get it done. Heading to bed soon.

I will eat what I want. I won't stop eating something just because it is "bad for me". I love lasagna in fact mom is making it for dinner tomorrow. I am just going to get an extra workout in and not eat as much as I would if I wasn't listening to my voice in my head. I will also try to eat cleaner the rest of the week. It's like a cheat meal instead of a cheat day. I hope I won't always look at myself in the mirror and say ugg at my reflextion.

Here's to a new week and we will crush it. Yes you can do it and me too. Let's rock this week!!
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Last week just wasn't my best week, but I am back to my intermittent Fasting today and holding myself accountable. I can do this and totally haven't given up.

I can't lie, I enjoyed eating Walmart ever and enjoyed every single bite. I am a fat person at heart and will always be a fat person in my head. I loooove to eat and I will always looove all the foods that are bad for us. I had French fries, lasagna, meat loaf, popcorn and many more foods that my body doesn't digest very well. Now it's all about cleansing it all out to see a loss again on the scale next week. emoticon

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Okay, okay, okay!! I ate and ate and ate this week and totally lost track of how much I ate. This, my food logs are totally off. It was Hubbies births and then 3 days later it was our anniversary. I enjoyed every single moment of the celebrations.

Now it's time to get back focused and hope for a loss on the scale this week. Should I even expect a loss? I will be happy with maintaining because I know I just didn't eat the best. No portioning my meals all week until today. I can do it!! We shall see on Monday.

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Michelle, how was your day?

So, I have been off nutrition wise this week because I had my husband's birthday celebration and my anniversary is tomorrow. I have realized, I'm still not strong enough to eat out at a restaurant. We went to PF Chang's, which is the most delicious Chinese food in Jersey. We were going to go out for dinner for our Anniversary, but our kids are going to cook for us instead. This is going to be our new tradition, which I can't wait to enjoy.

I know I'm not making the best food choices because I feel the food just sitting in my stomach. My body is like, what the hell are you doing to me? I need to get back to my fasting and sticking to it.

I just know I'm not going to drop the 2 pounds I look forward to this week. My goal is going to be 1 pound because I'm determined to still get at least 1 pound off. We shall see!!

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Michelle, I'm soooo glad you got your wake up call and now back with focusing on you. My wake up call was the number on the scale. I always say, if I can do it, so can you! The older we get the harder we have to work at this journey. I loooooooove Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire is even more intense.

I have just finished my interval training on my treadmill and got in my steps for the day. I also have a problem with exercising and getting in my steps on my days off. I've challenged myself to get moving more during the day. My fitbit is my everything!

Today, I made a couple meals to last me a couple days. I made Salmon, beef, a veggie medley (Zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato & yams) and rice & beans. I have portioned them all out in containers and of course leftovers for the family. What are your plans for your meals?

I also tried resistance bands and it's still too much pressure on my wrists and thumbs. I feel the pulling even when I was cutting the veggies today. For now, I'm going to stick to cardio. NO EXCUSES!!

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SO I have been gone away AGAIN! Sorry. I have been off the wagon again. I was sick early in the year and now I'm back on track. I had a HOLY CRAP moment recently after coming home from dinner with hubby. I couldn't wait to get home and put on my comfy clothes. I now call those clothes "my FAT clothes" and I'm tired of wearing them. I also caught a glimpse of my shape at work in the mirror. It made me back up and look again. I DID NOT like it at all. Ever since then I have been walking at lunch every day. I recently started walking on my days off and after work on Sat to keep me moving. This has helped me get my mind in check and then I started working out again to my on demand channel. Last week a coach I was talking to a year ago messaged me about a group she was going to coach on fb focusing on eating what she told us and working out along with accountability. We had to post everyday or we were kicked out. So I went ahead since it was free to give it a try. I was happily pleased that that pushed me enough to continue working out while I got ideas for my meals. I am a breakfast skipper so I am now focusing on easy fast meals for breakfast. Anything to run out the door with or heat up and eat before everyone gets to work.

Today I did Turbo Jam (the very first one to learn the moves). I actually enjoyed it. I think the fb coach is going to do a 3 week program soon but I'm waiting on the information from her. Cost is what I'm looking at now but I want to continue my streak either way. I am working on my meal plan today for the week. I think I am going to try it this week on my own.....I'll be posting here after work probably when Gavin will let me while I do Turbo Jam this week. I need to get more exercise in today because I can't go out and walk. We have been having storms and it looks like it just started raining again. We were outside for a short time today.

Can you use resistance bands instead of weights? Will that help your wrists and thumbs?

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4/28/17 10:57 P

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This morning I started off with a 30 min walk. Then after work I walked with coworkers for 20 min. After my nap, I started my C25k training program and got in another 60 minutes. I definitely got in my steps for the day and some. Tonight I count as my main workout and burned 602 calories. Feels awesome to be getting stronger and stronger as I exercise.

I have been doing a lot of cardio and thinking about starting strength training. Just hesitant because I don't want the tendinitis in my wrists to start acting up again. Plus, I think I also have tendinitis in my thumbs. In order to lift weight, I have to use my hands. I am just unsure as to how much I can or cannot do.

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4/28/17 5:02 A

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A another morning showing 193 on the scale is amazing is amazing. I am totally looking forward to having another great day with nutrition and fitness.

Last night both kids played amazing soccer games and was totally pleased with how they did. I love watching my babies play because they have such a wonderful time and they've made good friends.

I'm outside walking early this morning before heading to work. This is how it makes it easier for me to get my 10,000 steps. When I first got my fit bit in January it was so hard for me to be able to get my steps completed. Now it looks like I might have to push my go to challenge myself more. Not sure if I want to do that yet.

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4/27/17 5:59 A

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Guess what? Guess what? I saw 193 on the scale this morning. I am sooooo excited to see progress. My body is finally liking what I am doing, so I am totally not going to stop.

I have been walking for at least 30-60 minutes a day. Depending on how I feel, I have doing walk/jog intervals to increase my calorie burn. I started intermittent Fasting for 12-16 hours, mainly 16 hours is when I have been seeing my positive results. I start eating at around 8 or 9 am and stop by 4pm daily. The key is still getting in all of your required calories to prevent yourself from going into starvation mode. I track every single bite in my Fitbit. At first it was difficult to get in all of the healthy foods in such a short period of time, but now I am in my routine. No matter what my mind tells me, I do not eat during my fasting period. At least I really try not to. The other day I was tricked because I was offered something, I took it and ate half of it before I realized I shouldn't be eating it. The good part, is that I stopped myself and gave it to my kids. They burn it off quickly!

Just finished my 20 min walk for the morning and now off to work.

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4/26/17 3:36 P

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Right back on track after having an off day yesterday. I still made my calorie deficit, but made really poor food choices. Well, the chips are gone from the house and I didn't have any Sanjay temptations from work. Someone gave me chocolate as a thank you and I saved it for one of my coworkers. The longer I continue my healthy lifestyle, the easier it is to turn things away.

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4/26/17 6:01 A

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Since I ate soooo many ruffles yesterday I drank over 20 cups of water. Thank goodness I didn't see a gain on the scale. I was sooo worried that I ruined my progress. The number on the scale is what helps me to stay motivated.

I actually need to remember to take my measurements on the 1st of the month. That's another way for me to stay motivated because as we all know, the scale isn't always going to say the number we want to see. You know I will keep you updated. Hopefully, I will have good news to share.

I have started walking before work. At first I will walk around the yard Year at work, but then decided to do it around my complex. It's around the same steps or mileage.

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Intermittent Fasting is a new phase and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest days are my days off when my mind isn't as occupied with work or doing something. I actually found myself sleeping a lot to make the time go by quickly. So, I wouldn't think of food.

Not sure why I stopped taking my vitamins, but I started taking them again today. Hopefully, this will give me more energy throughout the day.

Today I ate poorly, but it looks like I will still make my 1000 calorie deficit for the day. I had to burn 500+ to make up for my poor earning. I had crumb cake at a meeting and then almost half a bag of ruffles when I got home. I ate over 1700+ calories. OMG emoticon That's a lot of calories! I haven't gone over 1500 in a very long time. I drank over 20 cups of water in hopes to wash out the sodium.

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4/24/17 8:16 P

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2 pounds down this morning when I saw 194 on the scale. I felt like jumping for joy because the scale is finally moving again. I am trying to hold onto my excitement for when I see 189. That will be a milestone for me. I can't wait to never see the 190's again.

The 190's are kicking my butt and I won't let it win. I will always keep fighting and changing up my plan to see what works. What worked for me in my 30's is not working for me in my 40's. It's much harder this go around. Hopefully, once I reach my goal weight I learn my lesson and keep it off.

Today I slept a lot today and I can't figure out why I am sooo tired. Not sure why I stopped taking my daily vitamins, but it's time to get started again.

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For some reason I have been tired all day. Not sure why because even after my nap after work I had to force myself to get up. I forced myself to get in my workout, which was an awesome burn. I did walk/jog intervals on the treadmill for 70 minutes. Now, instead of going to bed I am watching one show with hubby. Wishing for more energy in the morning.

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Alright, the scale has won. I am just not ready to make the change to only step on the scale once a week.

I think I have tricked my body to start dropping this weight again. I raised my food intake and started interval training. Plus I increased my totally steps for the day. I use to have problems getting in my 10000 steps, but not anymore. Only my days off, I realize I don't move a lot. I walk before, during and after work. Awesome workouts!!

Weigh in day I finally moved the scale to 196 and today 2 days later I saw 195. Praying to continue to see progress.

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Alright! I can't keep myself off the scale. I am trying to bust through these pounds, but the scale refuses to move. It is going back and forth between 197 & 198. I have decided to increase the intensity of my workouts to see if that gets me past this hump.

It's hard to know that my nutrition is on point and the scale still refuses to move. What's up with that? Just frustrating! My efforts just doesn't seem to be enough. I refuse to give up!! And will never give up. Determined to reach the 180's. The older I get, the more I have to work. My body is surely reminding me of this.

I need to remember that nothing in life comes easy. I have to keep fighting to be successful.

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I feel this week I am totally on point with my nutrition plan. I really want to get on the scale in the morning to see my progress. I can't believe that I am challenging myself to stay off. It's actually driving me crazy, but determined to change this bad habit of scale hopping.

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So, I put my scale away this morning and didn't get on. This challenge is really harder than you think for me. Am I the only one? I normally get in the scale every morning and have been that way since I started this journey. I can't believe I do not know if i saw results this morning.

This is all a mind game and being consistent. emoticon I have my meals planned in my head and packed for the day. All I have to do is stick with the plan. I know I wouldn't be over eating if I just do what I tell myself I need to do. I need to forget about my wants and think about the healthy needs I want for my body.

emoticon Weigh in day is in 4 days!

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So, I ate Chinese ribs and fried rice on Monday night. It didn't affect the scale Tuesday morning, but this morning it bounced up 3 pounds. What the F%#? is going on?

I have now challenged myself to only step on the scale once a week on Monday's. This has been a problem for me since I started this journey over 10 years ago. I am just too old to not be able to control my actions. Tomorrow starts my day #1! Wish me luck because this sounds easy, but it really isn't. I was thinking of weighing in only once a month too, but not sure if that was too much at once. Baby steps!

Went walking on my 15 minute break at work and then another 30 minutes once I got home. It was such a beautiful day today.

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After work yesterday I had Alex's track meet. He loves the sport and that make sure me enjoy it too. He tries his best! It's interesting how running makes him sooo tired. He couldn't make it home with falling asleep. He normally takes a while to fall asleep once in his bed, but not last night. My little pumpkin! I wish my babies could stay small and sweet.

Yesterday my daughter got on my nerves, but I think it's something I need to get use to. She's now an teenager and thinks she knows everything. It drives me crazy!

I stayed below my calorie range for the day and praying for a loss this week. Not sure what happened last week on why I didn't see a loss. I am just pushing forward and trying to continue being healthy. The weight has to fall off through consistency.

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Mmm, today I made cream cheese pancakes and they turned I out delicious!! I felt for pancakes and I remembered one of my friends mentioning these. Once again, I didn't think they would hit the spot. They proved me wrong because they were great. I definitely have saved the recipe and will be making them again.

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I have noticed my cravings for junk foods are going away, slowly but surely. Today the kids begged for ice cream from the ice cream truck. They were eating right in front of me and I totally didn't want any. Normally, I would of had them bring me my own. Or take a bit from both of what they decided to get.

Tonight I made cauliflower pizza that turned out delicious! Who would have known I would looooove cauliflower recipes. I have been thinking of trying these different cauliflower recipes for a while now. I just didn't think I would like it. Now it's my day off pizza treat and it totally hits the spot. Topped the pizza with prego sauce, mozzarella cheese, spinach, onions, tomatoes and turkey bacon.

I also made some cauliflower fried that turned out amazingly delicious too. I added onions, tomatoes, green beans, turkey bacon, eggs and soy sauce. Mmmm, tastes just like fried rice and it's a thousand ones healthier and extremely low in calories.

Weigh in day tomorrow! I am just not looking forward to it this week. You know I would keep you updated.

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