So, I’m just about to reach the 2 year mark on my #weightlossjourney that I started mid August 2012. Despite my mostly “ups” and occasional “downs”, I’ve still managed to maintain my size for the most part. Even getting married didn’t shake my habits (honeymoon didn’t count! Lol!). As I always tell people, focus on getting the diet aspect down! And by “diet”, I don’t mean starving yourself or only eating cabbage soup for the next 10 months. I mean… working on a sustainable, healthy diet that you can actually LIVE with. Personally, I followed my uncle’s book @thepowerofyourmetabolism , which helped set the foundation of my current lifestyle. Once you’ve got that one figured out, the rest is easy. The right lifestyle will not only help you lose weight, but will help reduce your cravings, give you more energy to exercise and even make you a happier person. If not, you need to reevaluate what you’re doing and WHY you’re doing it. This should be a positive journey, not a negative one!
#lifestyle #lifestylechange #weightloss #motivation #beforeandafter
I seriously ❤ this weirdo. #peanutthepuppy #minidachshund #dachshund #dogsofinstagram #love
Spinach Ice Cream? Huh? I happened to stumble across a few ice cream recipes that I could make with my @blendtec, so I decided to give this one a try. I’ll be honest… I wasn’t too thrilled at first, but by the end of it, I actually kinda liked it! I mean, for a vegetable-infused ice-cream, that is. ….. PS - I found the recipe on the Blendtec website ( http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/spinach_ice_cream)……. However, instead of the agave nectar it asks for, I used stevia… And instead of avocado (didn’t have any) , I used whole cream.
#spinach #icecream #stevia #blendtec
Lunch: A boatload of green beans and pan cooked wild-caught salmon (seasoned with garlic powder, salt and pepper). #lunch #instafood #weightlossjourney #healthychoices #salmon #greenbeans
Just got back from a long walk. Time for a green smoothie. ☺ PS - Buttercup, Peanut’s adopted sister, loves kale. I don’t feed her much of it because I’ve heard it’s hard for dogs to digest… But if I drop any on the floor, she runs at it as if it were bacon. My little weirdo. 💕💕
#kale #weightloss #weightlossjourney #minidachshund #healthychoices
This is what I’m currently reading and part of what reminded me to start eating more veggies again (hence the kale shakes!). It’s a good book, but if I had started off with this when I first started my #weightlossjourney , I probably wouldn’t have gotten very far.. only because there quite a bit of don’t-eat-this and don’t-eat-that, which I wouldn’t have gone for initially. Aside from that, it seems to have quite a bit of correct info (from what I can tell from my own experience) and it’s an easy read, which is a must for me as I’m not much of a reader to begin with. It also has some info on exercise which I’ll be following over the next few months. :)
#drberg #weightloss #metabolism #fatloss
Drink up, everyone! ☺☺ (Water, that is. Lol). Hope you all had a great weekend!
#water #hydration #weightlossjourney
#latenightthoughts … I’ve seen the occasional person bash “selfies”, but honestly, I find them to be positive. I’d much rather see someone have a positive image of themselves (which seems to be present in most selfies I see) than a negative one (like avoiding all pictures and mirrors like I once did prior to starting my #weightlossjourney ). Having just gone through a “funk” myself… I’ve noticed that when my self esteem is low and life seems pretty grim, I don’t want to take a selfie… And when I do, I have a lot of trouble taking one I actually like. I get all caught up in whatever “imperfections” I believe myself to have… And it all ends up part of this stupid, self-created dwindling spiral. But when my self esteem rises, I’m more prone to selfies. Lol. Maybe a silly topic… But I found it interesting. Either way, self confidence is a positive thing.. And if you’re going to show that in the form of a selfie, by all means… DO SO. So… If you like to “selfie” (yes, I just made that a verb), I support you! Selfie away you selfie addicts!
#selfie #selfconfidence #saturday #motivation #inspiration
As part of my eventful Friday night, I made these (recipe by Dr. Berg, whose book I’ve been reading recently) … And although they tasted pretty good, my stomach is extremely upset with me right now. (PS - xylitol, by the way is a low glycemic sugar… Which my body doesn’t agree with). #neveragain #justdont #itsnotworthit #deathbybrownies #friday
If it wasn’t already clear, I know how to party on Friday night. #turndownforwhat How’s your Friday night going?
#itsfriday #friday #mask #facial