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measurements and goals | november 2014

::: OCTOBER REFLECTIONS ::: things i did well in october:  counting calories and journaling.  meal planning.  hydrating.  started taking a probiotic. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  portion control.  inconsistent workouts.  not eating enough veggies.  getting on the scale too often. beating myself up for small mistakes.  using the holidays as… Continue reading measurements and goals | november 2014

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this fake ice cream {almost} tastes like the real thing.

i’m one of those people who likes cold food items in the autumn and winter.  i don’t know why.  it just is.  popsicles, frozen yogurt, fruit bars, ice cream, etc…i like it all.  but those things aren’t exactly healthy for you to have all the time. i found this idea off of pinterest last year… Continue reading this fake ice cream {almost} tastes like the real thing.

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measurements and goals | august 2014

reflections on july: things i did well in june:  solid workouts when done.  hydrating.  trying new recipes and foods.  portion control. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  counting calories and getting back on track.  general motivation.  working out more than 3 times a week.  not pushing my wrist before it’s… Continue reading measurements and goals | august 2014

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measurements and goals | july 2014

reflections on june: things i did well in june:  clean and healthy eating.  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day. completed the first half of the couch to 5k program.  staying motivated.  not eating out but just a few times.  only drinking alcohol once a week.  solid workouts.  hydrating. things i still need to… Continue reading measurements and goals | july 2014

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easy zucchini lasagna.

in the past few years, i’ve become increasingly more interested in eating less meat.  it’s not that i don’t like meat.  for the most part, i love it.  the flavors can really make or break a dish.  i rarely eat red meat or pork.  i still mostly like chicken and turkey, and i eat fish… Continue reading easy zucchini lasagna.

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what i learned from “master your metabolism”

y’all… it was not easy to get through, but i finally finished “master your metabolism” by jillian michaels.  i’ll be honest – it was kind of boring.  HOWEVER, it was super informative, i learned a ton of new information, and i reaffirmed things i already knew but hadn’t quite accepted.  the book is outlined with… Continue reading what i learned from “master your metabolism”

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measurements and goals | june 2014 {late}

monthly health update: things i did well in may:  clean eating (for the first three weeks of may).  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day (again, for the first three weeks). finished reading “master your metabolism” (i’ll reflect on it next week). things i still need to work on:  weighing myself too much.… Continue reading measurements and goals | june 2014 {late}

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new and improved coffee creamer

i am a self-confessed {sort of} caffeine addict.  i don’t have to have it, especially in the summer when it gets super hot in texas.  but i sure do enjoy it when i have it.  sometimes i’ll just make it in the morning and then put my coffee mug in the fridge for an hour or… Continue reading new and improved coffee creamer

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just not gonna do it…yet

so… it’s the first of the month. normally, i would take my measurements and write my new short-term goals. but… i’m just not ready to do that. i’ve been busy and totally off-track for the past few weeks.  i know  that i have made some mistakes.  it’s my fault. i made them consciously.  i messed… Continue reading just not gonna do it…yet

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from a hot mess to another new beginning.

sorry for the radio silence lately… i’ve been going through it. just been in a funk.  it happens sometimes.  i’ve learned to deal with it, but occasionally it holds on for longer than i’d like.  the anxiety is the cause.  i know and recognize that.  but the blues, man?  that always surprises me. my fitness/food… Continue reading from a hot mess to another new beginning.

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measurements and goals | may 2014

monthly update: things i did well in april:  clean eating (except weekends).  lost four pounds!  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day (again, except weekends).  being positive.  planning my meals.  consistent workouts. things i still need to work on:  weighing myself two much.  staying motivated and focused through the weekend.  meal prepping.  not pushing… Continue reading measurements and goals | may 2014

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measurements and goals | april 2014

  i feel that i stayed really focused in march.  i did great over spring break on my “spring fix”, but may have over done it a little bit. i fixed that situation quickly the next week.  other than that, i think i did really well this past month.  i stayed motivated and tried to… Continue reading measurements and goals | april 2014

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why are real lemons used in furniture polish but not in lemonade?

i just started reading “master your metabolism” by jillian michaels.  it’s brought a lot to my attention and also reminded me of several things that i need to change in my diet.  i’m reading carefully and thoughtfully, making notes of things i need to work on. for some time now, i’ve been really interested in… Continue reading why are real lemons used in furniture polish but not in lemonade?

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these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

you know… there are days when I have it all together. and there’s days when i don’t. sometimes i look in the mirror in the morning and give myself some finger guns and move on. there’s been more of these days lately. but there’s still days when i stand there for a little too long… Continue reading these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

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sweat and tears are healing waters…

“sweat and tears are healing waters”.  – abby rike i watched the entire “biggest loser” season this year.  the internet has been all aflutter because there’s been some controversy about the winner, rachel.  i will say…i didn’t see that coming.  when we last saw her on the show, she was all muscle and grit.  she… Continue reading sweat and tears are healing waters…