This last weekend, I went to a wedding where there was food all around and specifically two wedding cakes. I won't go into specifics, but let's just say people's faces showed how amazing it was when they would take a bite and then close their eyes and purr like a kitten. “Orgasmic” was a word that a woman in her 60s used to describe how good it taste. (more…)
I lost 2.4 lbs for a total of 75.8 lbs gone!
I'm 4.4 lbs away from losing 80 lbs which means a mini goal completed to get my next charm for my necklace. (more…)
I get asked these two questions often, “What is your weight loss motivation? How do you stay so focused?”
The answer is – it's almost one in the same. My weight loss motivation comes from being so laser focused on the result that I stay motivated. (more…)
Today's fitness journal topic: How losing weight helped me hike a medium difficulty trail easily.
This last Saturday I went hiking at Wallace Falls in the Snohomish, Washington area. Such a blast! (more…)
Today I met, actually exceeded my mini goal of losing 4% of my 06/01/13 weight in the DietBet.com 4 week challenge.
This week I lost 3.4 lbs for a total weight loss of 73.4 lbs in 29 weeks on the Ideal Protein Diet protocol. I'm shaking my head in awe at those numbers. (more…)
How to stop overeating in a society full of food?
Everywhere you turn there is food. Food at celebrations, food at work, food in your home – it's everywhere – not to mention we kinda need it to survive. How to stop overeating when you are constantly surrounded by food is a great question to ask yourself. Here's another. (more…)
It's hard to believe I've been on the Ideal Protein Diet for 28 weeks now! It seems like only a short time has passed since I started on the program.
Has it been difficult at times? (more…)
I'm feeling very sunny today – upbeat and high on life. Loving the new changes in my body and a new non scale victory.
Last night I had an non scale victory moment. I was trying to find a pair of shorts to wear since it's a bit warmer outside and I came across two pairs of shorts that I haven't worn since I was in my mid 20's (15 years ago). (more…)
Daily Food Journal: I'm following the Ideal Protein Diet protocol using alternative (non-Ideal Protein) foods.
It was a bit hot this afternoon so I opted for an already prepared Italian Shepherd Pie (shown below in my daily food journal under “dinner”) that I made over a month ago and put in the freezer for another day. (more…)
Wow – this week I saw some incredible numbers on the scale, inches lost, and some other cool stats on my weekly weight loss weigh-in.
This was a bit of a test week. I decided I would lay off the fitness which included cycling and walking and see how the numbers changed during my next weight loss weigh in. (more…)
Life is good when you're reaching your goals! My progress photos are show me clearly how well I'm doing even when I don't always see it in the mirror.
Progress Photos from Weight Loss
Check out these before and during progress photos. These pants are a size 22 which I wore when I started the Ideal Protein protocol on 11/27/12: (more…)
So far we have 12 players and a $300 pot! I love the competition and motivation this brings!!!
Starting June 1st, 2013 there will be a 4 week challenge to lose 4% of your current body weight. Everybody who loses 4% of their body wins! (more…)
Another funky week when I weighed in this Saturday. I gained overall weight, but lost in my total fat loss, gained lean muscle mass, and gained TBW%. So all the numbers are good, just looks a little odd on the scale.
Obviously I'm not really going for lean muscle mass gain, but I did cycle, hike and walk a lot this last week so the muscles started building a bit. (more…)
I still can't believe the transformation in 24 weeks of eating better and losing weight.
I mean who would have thought! I didn't – that's for sure.
It just goes to show what you can do when you set your mind to something and go for it! (more…)
Tonight I made the best tasting drink to go along with my Mexican Chicken and Rice. It's a faux mojito!!! Was super yummy! I love the taste of lime and mint with sweetness. Just tickled my taste buds! (more…)