Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Life in the fast lane

Well, doing great on the weight loss front!  Also, my FM is doing so much better with the new vitamins/minerals that I am taking.  It is life changing!  If you suffer from FM (fibromyalgia) I'd be glad to share with you what I do.
Also, I have cut gluten out of my diet and have found this to help with my skin and FM.  I am no longer hungry like I was initially because my body is adjusting to all the goodness and not craving the toxins.   I did cheat and had a gluten packed fat sammy at Arby's yesterday at like 5pm.  I made a bad choice...it happens, but I regret it and it still feels like a rock in my gut!  UGH!  I was instantly reminded, NOT to do that again!
Life is moving along nicely.  I have more energy and am looking forward to tackling the day!

Peace be with you!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

10 down, and on a roll. Fibro at bay.

i started weight watchers in december and recently cut gluten...i am officially ten pounds lighter. i also started a cocktail of vitamins and minerals of goldenseal, cats claw, milk thistle, vit c, vit d, probiotic, pau darco bark, and pro elite. i have not had any problems with fibromyalgia that even come close to to my normal. in three weeks i have only had two bad days. normal is five to six. i also have a crazy amount of energy. i have been drinking more water and less caffiene as well. i also dont have hunger or cravings. i feel great, sleep great and am feeling like im on a good path to health and weight loss

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Did you know a teaspoon of cinnamon can...?

I live with fibromyalgia and have been searching the net for things to help out.  I have found that a tsp of cinnamon a day can help with the pain.  It also can help with some other diseases.  I started drinking a cup of hot water in the morning with my teaspoon of cinnamon.  Here is an article I found to describe it better.  Always speak to your doctor before changing your diet.

Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief inarthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Before taking cinnamon, make sure to see our Side Effects of Cinnamon article for side effects and contraindications.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A long time...no blog

Well, for those of you reading this...I am back, and ready to blog again.
It has been an interesting few years.  I lost weight I gained it...I could tell you all the reasons why...but that doesn't matter. It really doesn't.  The facts are the facts.

I have started again, kicked into gear by an upcoming trip to the Caribbean.  I will be in a swimsuit.  So we will see how I do.

I have a different approach this time. I am not going to put number expectations on myself.  Last time I was like I wanna weight XX by XX.  This time, I wanna feel good.

I started Weight Watchers and it is easy, and it works.  I am looking forward to weigh ins.

I'll be weighing in soon enough, and will not be posting weight until I feel like it.

Happy Reading, Happy Eating!

I look forward to being skinny and it is my destination!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 28: Short term goal...

I have an idea...I am going to focus on my short term goals.  I always think 60 lbs by November/December.  When I don't set the short term goals, I can't celebrate the battle victories, and then it makes it harder to win the war.  So my short term goal number 1 is to be back in the 100's by May 9th.  I will then set a new goal when I reach my next goal.
I have been enjoying my time at the gym.  The kids enjoy playing with friends and I enjoy my time alone.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 24: Awesome cardio and feeling amazing

Today I woke up and felt like just kicking my butt!  I did 80 minutes of cardio and burned 1100 calories!  I felt so good!  Got 5 miles of 3 day training done in that time too.

I just feel so good about it!  Now I feel like cleaning my house.  It is so true what they say about how exercise makes you happier.  For me it makes me productive too!

That is all for todays post!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 20: Above the age of 35.

About 2 years ago my friend was trying to find out how old I was (I can easily say he was tipsy) and trying not to offend me with the question he asked "Are you above or below the age of 35?"  The question was hilarious to me!  We all got a kick out of it and still use this joke!

Well, now I am above the age of 35 and life is going along well.  My birthday was very nice.  I enjoyed a girls night out with some of my favorite girls.  One of my friends got us a hotel room in dt mpls.  It was fun!  We had some laughs, wine and then braved the wind for a quick walk to dinner, we enjoyed dinner, good conversation and more laughs.  We went back to the hotel room, put on our pjs and chatted a bit.  It was an early to bed night, relaxing and wonderful.

I came home in the morning to find a huge bouquet of flowers, a water bottle and some awesome cards from my man and kids!  It is a blessing to be celebrated.  I took a nap with the kids and we ended the night watching Mary Poppins in bed.  :o)

I am ready for a good year!  Filled with new adventures, new laughs and new memories!