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Every time you eat you are either fueling disease or fighting it. Which do you chose to do?

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I'm just another person working on becoming healthier. I didn't have a weight issue until I had 3 beautiful kids, now all teenagers. I have yo-yo'd and tried multiple fad diets over the years with only temporary success or no success at all. In January 2019 I started counting calories and watching my macronutrients. I am keeping close tabs on my sugar intake and know now that I was addicted to sugar. I'm feeling much better...the first 2-3 weeks were very rough, sugar withdrawal symptoms are a real thing!! My focus is not on the scale (weight loss will come with time), my focus is what I eat and drink. I am not "chasing the sweets" anymore!!! I am learning to love and eat fresh whole food. I am learning to read labels (you would be surprised at how many foods have hidden sugar in them!). I am learning this is not a diet but a liveit for the rest of my life! I blog daily to help keep myself motivated and also hoping my struggles and triumphs help others another their journey as well.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!


Member Since: 6/28/2016

Fitness Minutes: 19,312

My Goals:
My Bucket List

1. Long term be at and maintain 170-180
2. Live a long healthy life
3. Have more energy
4. Be an active older person
5. Be at my weight goal by the time I am 50
6. Be able to do 10 push ups
7. Learn to relax more often
8. Learn something new every day
9. Take a yoga or pilates class, or both
10. Learn to be a healthier cook
11. Take care of myself not putting myself last on the list.

My Program:
1. Daily Food Journal....counting calories and managing macronutrients
2. Exercise
3. Take time for myself daily!
4. Eat 3-4 cups of fresh veggies daily, 1-2 fresh fruits daily
5. Drink LOTS of water
6. Have fun and laugh daily
7. Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
8. Watch carb and sugar intake

Personal Information:
Member of the The Black Panthers BL Team!
Spring 2019 Challenge Report Dates
Starting Weight - Mar. 5
Week 1 - Mar. 13
Week 2 - Mar. 20
Week 3 - Mar. 27
Week 4 - April 3
Week 5 - April 10
Week 6 - April 17
Week 7 - April 24
Week 8 - May 1
Week 9 - May 8
Week 10 - May 15

Other Information:
Mom to 3 very busy teens!
Married to an awesome man!
3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit
LOVE the outdoors!

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