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Guinness Happy
winail
It's been a while since anyone has posted on here, so I thought I would break the ice! :) 

Been a while everyone... half a year since the last post! I know we all get the winter blues, but SHEESH! 

I'll admit I have been bad... VERY BAD over the past few months to myself! High carbs, low exercise = fluffy fox.

I need to lose about 10 pounds to get back to my desired weight (200) and my goal is to be down to 190 by the end of this year... I will accomplish this by kicking fast food in the face, and eating healthy alternatives when possible! Why have a burger when you can have a salad with chicken and a light soup with milk when you go to a Green Mill, for instance? 

I am going to be picking up a new puppy here in the next few days, so I will have a running companion again. I miss having someone to take to the lakes and bike with, you know? :P

How are you guys all doing? It's been too long! Let us post some success stories to get me motivated for spring here! 

EEP! Time flies!
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taffypinkdino
Hey Everyone! Community is not dead, it just looks like it.

I have been incredibly busy. In early August I started a 4-5 day a week work out routine to beef up for my first Triatholon that will be in September. Currently I am out of state for work, and have been having some trouble squeezing in my typical work outs :-/ I have been walking several miles a day for this job though, so that does help...I just feel blah still because I am not up at 5am with my trainer for the next week.

How are all of you doing?
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onemorejrnl
Hi! Did anyone tried pills? I've heard a lot about phentermine but what about it's real effect?

:) Wanted to share my success...
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taffypinkdino


In March this year I weighed approximately 140 lbs...BUT for the first time in years my scale showed that I was under 130 lbs this morning!!!

I can thank working my butt off (literally) for this one.


I was so happy I took a photo of my feet....LOOK AT MY GROSS FEET! :p

Good for you BBQ: Healthy Grilling makeover
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taffypinkdino
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hug a vet today and also put some healthy alternatives on that grill. :) Caught this article today from the Today Show and in honor of Memorial day wanted to share it with all of you.

Good for you BBQ: Healthy grilling makeoverCollapse )
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Get to know a measuring cup and nutritian labels! :)
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taffypinkdino
I am trying some new recipes for the next few weeks.

I am finding that a measuring cup is my best friend for weight and cal management! Invest in a set (Dollar general, wal-mart, target...wherever!) and follow serving sizes! Seriously, I think I am already cutting 200/300 un-needed cals out of my diet because I have been "eyeing it" with amounts for so long. I also learned that I get my total water needs by just drinking out of my massive water bottle (which is good to know). :) A cup = 8 oz.

I also invested in this nice 90 day food/fitness journal from B&N bookstore and am writing down amounts and calories per amount and also the TIMES I eat so I do not go 4 hours without eating (unless I'm snoozin).

I found I had about 1465 calories yesterday and have calorie goals for each day to help maintain or decrease my weight. It feels really accomplishing to have all of this down on paper. I am also keeping tabs on my costs and how much food I use...like an inventory, to make the most for my buck and try to save some money at the same time. Just because I want to be healthy does not mean I should not eat at all. :P

You can do ALL of this without exercise...watching what you eat, how much, and how often WILL impact your body weight. So if you are in the "Starting phase" of your life change, and want to do something that helps but doesn't require a lot of extra time - just a bit of motivation and focus - get some measuring cups, a notebook/journal/whatever to write down everything and get to know the nutrition labels of what you eat. :)



I need to work on my chopping and dicing skills. lol.

Speaking of Anyone have any tips on dicing a HAAS avocado without making myself look like I slaughtered a green blooded monster! :P

Ingredients for my yummy cal cutting salad:
3 cup chopped Romain lettuce - 24 cal
1 chopped small tomato - 12 cal
1 chopped Granny smith apple - 95 cal
3 oz of deli chicken breast - 75 cal
1 tablespoons of olive oil - 119 cal
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar - 10 cal
4 whole wheat crackers - 23 cal

Combine all of it together. :) I used the wheat crackers as a crouton...so they were sprinkled on top. The tart of the apple combined with the balsamic vinegar really is a nice taste and compliments each other well.

For an additional 100 cal I toss it in a whole wheat flat bread and made it a wrap. :) I had so much salad left over- I ate it in a wrap for dinner to mix it up a bit. I picked a wheat wrap with not a lot of cals in it...so watch those labels!

Enjoy and get some measuring cups!!

Yummy Healthy Chilly!
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taffypinkdino
Sweet Ass Chili!
Ingredients
1 medium onion
2 Jalepeno peppers
2 green peppers
1 tablespoons Chili Powder
2 teaspoons Cumin
1 tablespoons Oregano
Cabbage
2 pounds lean fround beef
1 can black beans
1 can tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
Olive oil
Chicken Broth (use any type you want)

Cook up the vegetables first until they start to soften and onions are starting to brown.
Then throw in the oregano, chili powder, cumin. Then add in the tomato paste for another 1-2 minutes. then place into slow cooker.
Then cook beef on skillet (salt and pepper or olive oil) Cook until browns, then into slow cooker.
Then add black beans, chicken broth, tomatoes, cabbage.
Cook on High for 4-5 hours or Low for 8-10 hours.



Let me know if any of you make this and what you think about it! :)

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anastasiamccain
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Free Saturday Workouts - Columbus
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taffypinkdino
http://www.yunbootcamps.com/saturday-bootcamps.html

Jason Yun Bootcamps put on several free work out sessions per camp phase. There are two in May that anyone is welcome to attend! If any of you are in the Columbus area, I highly recommend you comin on over and hanging out with us!! :-D It is promised to be a great work out.

May 15th and 29th 10am at the Dexter Falls Park. Click the link above to register for the free work out!
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Quicky workouts
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taffypinkdino
Hey everyone!

Here is a PDF that lists some really good quick workouts you can do during the week. This was put together for the off week during my fitness boot camp, but it lists multiple different 20-30 minute exercise routines you can do at home. It also lists a few tips on how to put on "holiday" pounds.

It is well put together and wanted to share it.

Holiday 20 minute workouts!
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