Dec 23, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
I can’t control myself around things I know are “bad” for me.
I never have just one cookie.
I can’t stop eating an open bag of popcorn (or chips) until the bag is empty.
If there’s pizza, I won’t stop eating until it’s gone.
Even when my stomach hurts. Even when I know I’m not hungry anymore. Even when I’m totally and utterly full, having a dish of m&ms in front of me pretty much guarantees I’m going to eat some (scratch that…eat them ALL).
Alcoholics can’t have just one drink, or they’ll go off the deep end and re-kindle their problem. I'm not trying to trivialize that issue, it's a serious one...and I think I am the same way with junk food. I’m ok as long as I don’t give in and have a bite, because once I have that first bite, I can’t stop myself until the temptation is gone. I always have the mentality too, that if I “just finish the bag and get it out of the house it won’t be there tomorrow to tempt me”. Obviously this is not working.
I will not stress about it, but I will acknowledge this issue, and I will be more diligent about it in the New Year.
Dec 16, 2013
I’m not worried about the scale right now, I’m worried about getting my intestines healed, and if that means I have to stick to eating non-fibrous foods and carbs for a while then so be it.
Dec 11, 2013
You would tell them, one day at a time, wouldn’t you?
To stop picking apart my flaws and start focusing in on the things I DO like.
You are so much more than that bad food choice you just made. You're so much more than that skipped work out that you can't stop thinking about.
Dec 9, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Oh and don't forget to vote today!!!
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
I'm so very excited, humbled, and thrilled to announce that this little ol' blog of mine has been nominated for the second year in a row for Healthline's "Best Health Blog" award!
I do my best to keep it real here, to tell you about my good days and my bad, to share what's working and what's not, and I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing about my journey.
It would mean so much to me to win this award, not just because theres a cash prize involved (nice bonus!) but because it will prove that this journey is meaningful, not just to me, but to everyone I'm sharing it with. I love hearing how I've inspired you to start your own journies, so I hope you will support me by voting here: http://www.healthline.com/
I appreciate your support more than you know :)
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Hang tight, I'll keep you posted!
Nov 13, 2013
Regardless of what the scale says, I’ve lost inches, gained muscle, and lifted my booty with ten weeks of T25!
Are my results not enough to convince you? Take a look at some of my other challenge group ladies' progress pics!
So that being said, I’ve decided to do a prototype challenge group starting December 2nd, where’ll I’ll combine T25, Carb Cycling, and Shakeology to get some serious results…didn’t you ask Santa for a better body for Christmas this year????
If you’re interested in learning more, leave your email in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Nov 11, 2013
½ cup of Kashi Go lean (all mixed in)
(I don’t have a serving a veggies with this meal, even though I’m supposed to!)
I leave for work at about 8:15, so I mix this in my blender and put it in a thermal cup and drink around 9 when it’s time, it keeps well
On low carb days, a 100 calorie pack of almonds
On high carb days, a banana
2 cups of green beans (this is basically a whole can of green beans, use low sodium to make sure you’re not getting too much salt)
On low carb days, string cheese
On high carb days, 1 cup of brown rice
On low carb days, celery with 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter, or Carrots with Laughing Cow cheese
On high carb days, an apple
Some sort of lean meat (3-5 ounces)
Veggies (usually broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, or a mixture of all 3)
On low carb days, I will either add a little fat to my cooking method (like Olive oil, or a butter based sauce), or add a little cheese on top of the meat
On high carb days, I omit the fat and stick to baking or broiling the meat, and add a carb like brown rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes, etc.
At home after dinner, I’ll have seltzer or if I’m really feeling a bad craving I’ll have some peppermint tea (black).
Nov 7, 2013
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught on to the fact that I've been posting about Carb Cycling a lot this week.
I plan on doing a post about this tomorrow, after I've got almost a full week under my belt (I've been doing this since Monday), but I have to say that I'm really loving it so far. I feel really good today, the scale is moving in the right direction, and my calorie burns have been higher this week than ever before thanks to the kickstart in my metabolism. In short, I'm thinking this is something I can stick with for a while, especially because it has built in REWARD days!!
In other news, tomorrow is my LAST DAY OF T25! It's like the end of an era! I'll be sure to post my full review of the program sometime soon, as well as my overall results, so stay tuned!
Nov 4, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
10 weeks!? Where did this year go!?
3. As your fat cells expand, they become swollen or inflamed. Larger fat cells are much worse at releasing fat back into your body to burn off as energy. This makes it more difficult to lose weight.
4. When you lose weight, you draw from these fat cells; but they will never be as small or as efficient at releasing fat like before.
You can also do this manually using the following formula:
Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
The manual formula gives me a higher number than the online calculators, but the manual formula is what is suggested for more accuracy, so I’ll use that for now. My BMR is: 1793.3
*****Edit: Please don't ever drop below 1200 calories; if your AMR is so low that you drop below 1200 in order to lose 1 pound per week, consider losing at a slower pace or increasing your workouts in order to eat more each day and/or lose more rapidly. I'm certinaly not a professional, this is just the method I'm using!********