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Lipstick on the dance floor and fish for breakfast

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Am I the only person that has to have on lipstick to REALLY dance??? About once a week I go to this Hip-Hop dance class with my brother's girlfriend. She always makes fun of me because before every class, I whip out my cosmetic bag and choose a color for the night. And not just any color. I go LOUD, SASSY, PREVOCATIVE. I wear hot pink, magenta, plum, midnight red. It's like I am putting on confidence with every swipe of the lipstick. Tameica will say, "Oh no. It's Beyonce!" Our dance instructor calls me, "Get it Girl". I just love to dance and the loud lips help me get into character. Am I the only one?

Last night I picked up People's annual edition of Half Their Size. It was costly at $12.99 but I needed the motivation. This edition focused on people who had previously been featured and are still at their maintenance weight. It was so cool to read their stories and find little gems here and there. And guess what? SPARKPEOPLE was featured as a a proven weight loss mechanism. They shared a member's story and talked about Chris' goal with the site. I was reading it and said, "YYAAAAYY! We made it!" This community really makes me proud.

One of the weight loss success stories shared that she lost ovre 160 pounds by eating dinner at breakfast and breakfast at dinner. She said she would have fish or chicken with vegetables and perhaps a starch for breakfast. She would then have soup or salad for lunch and finish the evening with oatmeal and fruit. This woman lost 12 pounds the first week she did it. The expert nutritionist said it put her body into fat burning mode. I don't know but this morning I decided to try something like it. I had grilled salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast with a cup of green tea (most of the people in the book swore by the tea at breakfast). It was so good and I was CRAZY full. I wasn't full immediately either. I felt satisfied. But then I began to feel more full and two hours after that I still wasnt hungry. When it was time for my mid morning snack, I really didn't want to eat it. I did anyway because I am trying to keep to the plan but it was hard. I will definitely have that again.

But anywho, I better get going. It's 2 pm and i should probably eat lunch (I'm not hungry).
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  • LISAN0415
    I think instead of fosucing on "breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast" I think the idea is to eat lots of protein for your first meal, and make your first or second meal your largest and then your last meal should be your biggest and the lowest carb meal of the day.

    I love carbs, and I don't deprive myself, when I lost my weight before the pregnancy, I made sure if I wanted pasta or pizza.. to eat it at lunch, not at dinner. I was told at my gym by people that lost fat weight that starting the day with healthy fats and protein like eggs, turkey sausage, cheese, nuts ect- gets the metabolism up all day.
    I always plan a day ahead what I will eat for 1st meal, 1st snack, lunch, 2nd snack and dinner and then I have 150 calories worth of extra healthy snacks in case I am still hungry like:
    low fat cheese sticks, baby carrots, suagr free jello..

    Good luck to you on this phase of your weight loss journey, you can do it.


    Good luck to you!
    1442 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    I know I'm a littl late but... when I exercise, I must wear my really small exercise earrings, have a little shine on my lips and recently I've been gravating towards having to chew gum. Crazy, I know!
    1480 days ago
    Thank GOD for this post.... I've been craving salmon and hard boiled eggs or egg whites lately...

    I was like ...OH SNAP....WHAT IS IN THE WATER?!!? ;)
    1486 days ago
    before i was muslim i was the same re the lipstick i would feel naked without my purfume or lipstick and i definately had mor confidence because of it emoticon
    1494 days ago
    That was an interesting blog. It sounds like she had the majority of her calories for breakfast which really does make sense! Nikkicole you just keep at it and it will come off. Just take your time! Next time you go dancing take a pic after you put on your lipstick and let us see a collage of your different lipsticks! You go girl!
    1494 days ago
    You sound like you know how to have fun, and if wearing lipstick that makes it easier for you to play, why not??? Is purple your favorite color? I ask because they say people who love purple have flamboyant personalities :-) Thanks for sharing the upside down meal idea, I can't wait to try it! Here's to emoticon for breakfast!
    1494 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2014 12:35:23 PM
  • SUGAR0814
    I do religiously wear my lip gloss when I go to the gym or work out, but not lip stick. I'll definitely give it a try! emoticon
    1495 days ago
  • KMW987
    I love wearing lipstick! Something about a little colour to the lips that brings out the confidence in me.

    I've heard about the dinner for breakfast thing before. I'm not a big breakfast person & usually having to eat on the go, so that doesn't really work for me. I'm all about having breakfast for dinners though!
    Whatever works, you do you!
    1495 days ago
    I love doing salmon for breakfast... and I think the lipstick is a great motivator! Woo hoo! You rock!
    1495 days ago
    sounds interesting I just don't know if I could actually get up and cook a salmon in the am...or any other dinner type food for that matter. But keep us posted on how it works for you. emoticon
    oh and the lipstick...I will try it tonight at zumba to see if I get all sassy lol maybe not a super bright color but I will give it a shot! Double work out tonight for me, zumba followed by HIIT emoticon
    1495 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/17/2014 5:35:54 PM
  • MISSB8604
    I think you've got something here girl!
    1495 days ago
    Thanks for sharing about the dinner in the am and breakfast at night, sounds great!!!
    1495 days ago
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