Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A grand adventure :)

My husband has decided not to join me for the Cancun Mexico trip. No we are not fighting about it… he is having major anxiety about the trip and doesn’t want to go… that’s cool… silly but okay Smile with tongue out 

I have never traveled alone, so this will be a first

I am planning on pool time, reading, going to the gym and the spa, walking around and enjoying the beautiful grounds, enjoying the food

I am going to have a blast!!!!!

I will be blogging from my phone, so this will be a travel blog for the next few days Open-mouthed smile

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ready For Summer Challenge! week 1 link up


Weight Loss Goal Maintain

Non Scale Victory Goal go on vacation to Cancun Mexico and come home with no regrets (food wise)

Nutrition Goal = eat healthy!! cut out coffee creamer, switch to milk. Be aware of grams of sugar in my food (did you know skim milk has sugar in it!!! crazy)

Fitness/Exercise Goal work out at the Resort, take my exercise clothes and USE THEM!!!

linky linky Smile

Birthday bash

I have traded the sf creamer for milk... Not as yummo, but better for me

Why do these nuts say Men's Health??? Weird!!

The best laid plans are thrown under the bus with Cheesecake factory red velvet!! I had about a half a piece

I will be off the blogs for the most part this week... Cancun, Mexico.... Yeah baby :)

Sun, rest and relaxing... Woo hoo

Later taters

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hungry For Change

This movie is available until March 31, very powerful. I got a lot out of it. It's 90 minutes long and definitely worth your time!!

Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life

-Anthony Robbins

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

So What do you you think?

Yesterday was a different day, I was up at 1:30 AM cooking, doing laundry and scrubbing floors… omg I think the words “total nut ball crazy woman” would apply here Confused smile

I started the day off with a strawberry shake

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I keep oatmeal in bulk around this house Smile with tongue out

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This is the outside refrigerator, I have 2 refrigerators and a standup freezer. Kooky huh? The Bud and 7up are the hubbys…There is cooked cabbage, green beans, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, broccoli, Greek Yogurt, NF cottage cheese and massive amounts of eggs… You have to have healthy food ready for the grabbing

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baked vegetables with turkey and Greek Yogurt with some vanilla 2012-03-23 04.36.56

and this is where exhaustion may have been a contributing factor …. hummm??? so ole stupid head here goes and buys these almonds 2012-03-23 16.14.06

I ate the entire can!!!!!! 930 calories worth!!!

::::Confused smile::::::

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and some salad


so today is a day off. I got a good solid 8-9 hours of sleep last night so I am feeling refreshed Smile

For the ladies out there … I love Red heartRed heartRed heartwatches and bracelets …. Red heartRed heartRed heart what is this Pandora bracelet craze? I have some items in my Amazon cart and I have not hit the BUY button because I have to do some internet surfing on it and look around a bit. Is it a phase? a waste of money? or is it fun and enjoyable? Any thoughts out there?

see ya tonight blogger buds Just kidding

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Need more protein!!!

Day off means coffee from Heaven

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I make it strong, add 2 cinnamon stick (broken up) and a few shakes of cinnamon in with the coffee grounds… ahhh so good Smile

So this morning I have this bright idea… Disappointed smile I was feeling lazy, so I figured to make oatmeal and just dump the egg whites in and microwave it…. well it didn’t look done, so I threw it into the oven… too late…. off to the gym.. which I was thrashed because no breakfast and I did about 40 minutes of cardio before we did circuit training.

The trainer looked at my food log and told me I need more protein and to get rid of the coffee creamer… WHAT!!??? hummm I don’t know about that

here was the oatmeal when I got home, it looks like a cow pie…lol… lol…lol…lol…lol… I ate it, but well I wouldn’t recommend it Smile with tongue out

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2012-03-22 12.56.55 baked veggies, NF cottage cheese, 2 slices of turkey and some light dressing

2012-03-22 14.38.18 Frozen yogurt and almonds 2012-03-22 15.31.31 2 of these to help me get in my calcium

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cabbage and carrots for dinner

so I sucked at protein today Sad smile and I will more than likely have some popcorn tonight

better protein day tomorrow Smile

see ya tomorrow blogger pals

Thursday morning WI

Hi guys Smile 

scale was nice this morning 137.2 …. Holla  Laughing out loud that just plain ole sounds strange coming out of me right?

yesterdays eats

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  • protein shake
  • veggies and NF cottage
  • cabbage and a turkey meatball
  • Greek yogurt
  • spaghetti squash, sauce and a turkey meatball
  • oatmeal
  • and 5 egg whites

I received the following email, if you could pop over and take her 5 question survey it will help her Smile 

I’m a clinical psychology doctoral student interested in learning more about the experiences of those whose partners (at least sometimes) interfere with their weight loss efforts. I’m writing to ask for your help recruiting the last few volunteers I need to finish my PhD.

I think many of your readers have a ton of precious insight on this topic and I’d like to ask them to share. Many people who have taken the survey have written to thank me for bringing this topic to light. My long term aim is to develop a couples-level intervention to address partner undermining directly through building acceptance and deeper understanding.

You might have seen these posts on my research study by obesity physician, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, 2012/01/help-with-research- plea-spousal.html, or the Survival Guide for Mom’s post:

Would you please post about my study on your blog? All the information about the anonymous, online survey is hosted here at my university’s website:

This survey is designed for those who can answer yes to the following questions:

Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the last 5 consecutive weeks
Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the last two years
Do you ever feel like your current partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?

Besides helping to advance scientific inquiry on this topic, each participant who completes the survey may also select to have $1 donated by the researcher to the participant’s choice of 1 of these 5 charities:  Playworks, The Carter Center , Teach for America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or MAP International.  Additionally, participants may opt to enter a drawing for 1 of 10 gift cards (one $100 card and nine $25 cards).

Please contact me with any questions!
Thank you,

Amanda G. Harp, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Clark University

You can verify my identity through Clark University's website: or here: research/coupleslab/whop.htm

Today is my day off (thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!!!) lots to do, but what I am NOT going to do is drive those devil Devil Los Angeles freeways…. ugh!!!

so have an amazing day, take care of yourself and I will catch yall here tonight Winking smile

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bad picture, but good food :)

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I started with something new… bad picture, BUT I am going to keep this in my pantry always!!! 2012-03-20 04.50.45

I don’t have much time in the morning when I am commuting to downtown Los Angeles, this is the perfect quickie breakfast

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  • Greek yogurt
  • spaghetti squash, sauce and a turkey meatball
  • baked vegetables and NF cottage cheese with light balsamic thinned dressing
  • broccoli with same topping as veggies
  • TJ egg white salad

the drive home was intense tonight Sad smile 

I got home 15 minutes ago, and now I am headed for bed… see ya tomorrow blogger buds Sleepy smile <~~~ supposed to be sleepy smile ???

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