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Close Call with Low-Carb
Thursday, June 20, 2013      4 comments

Day 2 of South Beach/low carb eating. Yesterday was tough. I didn't slip, but I really wanted to. A few hours before bed I thought to myself, "I really want to eat that brown rice in the fridge, or that banana on the counter. Is this low-carb th... Read more
Letter to my Teenage Self
Friday, January 25, 2013      11 comments

The next BLC challenge is to write a letter to my teenage self, giving her advice on how to be healthier in the future. Feels a little silly doing this, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Dear teenage self, There are so many things I'd... Read more
BLC Goals
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      9 comments

For the next 12 weeks I will be participating in a weekly weigh in team called BLC, round 21. I have been assigned to the awesome Sassy Shamrock Sheriffs team! I gotta say I am really loving the way the captains are doing everything. I put my ex... Read more
Afraid to Reach my Weight Goal?
Monday, December 31, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday I had one of my strangest weight realizations yet. I looked at my body in the mirror and tried to seriously picture myself at my goal weight of 130 pounds. It was the weirdest thing.. I started to wonder what it would feel like. Would ... Read more
A New Year Approaches
Thursday, December 27, 2012      6 comments

What a year it's been. Exactly 1 week ago, my beloved Auntie passed away from lung cancer. She was not a smoker. I don't have a large family, and we are all extremely close. She was a very outgoing, loving lady who lived a very interesting ... Read more
My Cravings are Gone?
Monday, October 15, 2012      7 comments

Today is day 8 of my South Beach Diet. So far I have done better than I thought I would. I haven't had any sugar or white flour for 7 days. I have lost 6 pounds (mostly water weight I'm sure) and I no longer get headaches. My blood pressure is l... Read more
Low Carb Day 4 (South Beach)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      4 comments

Today is the start of Day 4, phase 1 of South Beach. I stepped on the scale for my BL club weigh in (Go Tangerines!!!) and I was down to 171.2! That equals out to about a pound a day in weight loss. I'm aware that it's most likely water wei... Read more
South Beach Diet, Day 1 Phase 1 (Written by a Carb lover)
Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments

Day 1, Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet is behind me. I know I said I was going to do DASH but after my wonderful spark friend Morticiaadams told me about South Beach I researched it and knew I wanted to try it. Right now I am doing the Phase 1... Read more
I want to start the DASH diet
Sunday, September 30, 2012      10 comments

Has anyone else tried or heard of this diet plan? Well, it's not really a diet plan so to speak but a way to eat forever. It's focused mainly on lowering blood pressure by reducing sodium. Today I took my blood pressure right after waking up (Me... Read more
I Guess I'm an Emotional Eater
Sunday, September 16, 2012      11 comments

Had to come and do a blog about my recent findings. Turns out I actually AM an emotional eater. For sure for sure. In the past I didn't really consider myself one. When I was anxious the last thing I wanted to do was eat anything. It's almost li... Read more
Outsmarting the Trickiest Season
Saturday, September 01, 2012      10 comments

September is here! Wow this year has really flown by, hasn't it? Despite the changing month summer is still lingering around. Just enough to cause me misery from the heat! I can't complain too much though. Today the high will be 91 degrees, a 10... Read more
A Plan for Calories
Monday, August 20, 2012      8 comments

So I have had some decent success with a new strategy that I have been trying with calories. My goal is to eat 1000-1300 a day, and not go over. Lately I have been following a plan that looks like this: Breakfast: 300 calories Lunch: 3... Read more
Make the Most of Your Mornings: Day 1
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      7 comments

Right now it's so hot here that I need to wake up at a decent hour to get anything done. It's 80 degrees by 7am and after 12pm you can find me hiding inside with the cooler on. One of my favorite bloggers Momeysavingmom has started doing a da... Read more
Sunday, August 12, 2012      9 comments

Wow it's hot! 110 degrees here in nasty Central Cali. How is everyone doing? I have been doing terribly with weight loss. UGH! I was in the mindset that I could eat whatever I wanted as long I was under calorie goal. WRONG! I found that after ea... Read more
Blood Pressure Pills
Saturday, May 12, 2012      10 comments

I was put back on my blood pressure pills today. My Bp was 160/110 last week so the doctor wrote me a prescription right away. Why do I have this problem? I am only 26. I just can't kick this. My boyfriend eats terribly and every time he gets hi... Read more

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