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My Hard Work Paid Off

Just a small post today. Today I weighed myself and I was only up 4 lbs before going on vacation. This is awesome to me!! All my hard work this summer really had paid off. I was such a nervous wreck I was going to do the same thing I did last year in Jamaica. I gained almost ten pounds and that was after all the water weight and swelling went down. So to only be up four is truly awesome!

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Throw Back Thursday: Dear High School Self

Dear High School self,

It has been seven years since graduation and what I have learned over the last couple years was that I worried about the dumbest things and did nothing to prevent certain moments in my life. This is a letter to my senior year self.


1.) Don’t worry about what people think of you. Sure, people say hurtful things but that girl who laughed about your double chins had three…

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Transformation Tuesday: Feeling Confident in a Dress


For Transformation Tuesday I wanted to show off this picture to everyone. My before picture was during a rehearsal dinner for a friends wedding. I remember how much I loved my hair and dress in this picture. I actually felt confident in this picture. Confidence is great, but I was not healthy. A 5’1 23 year old should not be 332 lbs.
Even though I say I was confident in this picture I do…

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Vacation is Over! My Withdrawal with Carbs


Vacation is over and it is kicking my butt. I am so sluggish and exhausted and I can not figure out why. I think it is my withdrawal of carbs and sugar. When I was in Mexico all I did was eat carbs and sugars. I did not meet a carb I did not like there. Don’t get me wrong..I had fruit and veggies but I was eating a TON of carbs.

The last couple of days I have found myself becoming sluggish and…

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Hello everyone! I am back from my wonderful trip to Mexico. Brian and I loved our trip. Mexico is an awesome place to visit. We stayed in Rivera Maya close to Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at the Iberostar at the beach side. Iberostar was such a great resort! I HIGHLY recommend staying at an Iberostar if you go away to Mexico or any Caribbean destination. The price Brian and I paid for all the stuff we got for our money was pretty awesome. We had a great time in Jamaica last year, but we paid around the same price and all the things we got here at the Iberostar, was ten times more.


So, I wrote about how I wanted to be more active on this vacation. I totally was more active on this vacation for sure! The main thing about this resort is how HUGE it is. I wore my Weight Watchers pedometer and I averaged 18,000 to 20,000 in steps a day. We did so much walking. I did not mind the walking though. I love to walk. If I was 200 plus pounds then it would be awful! I could not imagine walking this resort out of shape. I loved the walking though.


I did more activities on this trip as well. I did the bike tour which was pretty awesome. I have not been on an actual bike in years. I usually ride a stationary bike at the gym. The bike tour was us riding our bike all around the resort and looking at the different hotel lobbies. This resort has five different hotels. So to ride on a bike was an eye opener to see just how HUGE this place was. I loved riding the bike though. I kept up with the kids in our group which was cool. I did aqua aerobics  as well, which was sort of weird but fun. Also, I did ALOT of dancing!


Not only did you do a lot of dancing at the pool/pool bar but they have a night club at this resort. On Wednesday I went to their boogie night which was awesome! I am not into 70’s music at all  but when you are drinking a little bit and you actually know the music it was a lot of fun. I was dancing all around and totally got an amazing workout from all the dancing. Brian did not make it for this night, but I got to dance with their “Star Friends” and they were a lot of fun.


So, I did eat and drink a lot on this vacation but I think it was fine because I was more active. The resort does have A LOT of healthy options too. I ate so much fruit because the fruit was so good. My down fall with food was the guacamole at the resort. Brian claimed I was going to turn into an avocado with how much I was eating. Guacamole is sooo high in fat, but good fat..but the Weight Watcher points is crazy. I was piling the stuff on my plate. I loved the stuff!

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Brian and I had an amazing time. We both had a great and relaxing vacation. I am not sure how he did with his weight, but I only gained 6 lbs which is not bad at all. Like I said, I think we were so active that all the eating and drinking really did not hurt us. I had a ball at the Iberostar. I can not wait to go again. I know Brian feels the same way.


Now it is back to real life. I have started to write down and count points again. The good thing about being back is I am not hungry at all. I need to get back to the gym, but I am pretty lazy today. I am not sure if I am going today, but tomorrow I do plan on going to Zumba with my Mom in the morning. I need to get back to my original weight for my neighbors wedding in September. Other than that, I want to lose more weight for my graduation in January. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great week while I was gone. It is time to be back to normal and go on with reality.



My Trip to Mexico Hello everyone! I am back from my wonderful trip to Mexico. Brian and I loved our trip.

Away for Vacation


I will be in Mexico from August 17-22. I will not have much of a connection of the world so if you leave comments or messages I will see them when I get back. I don’t expect much traffic like last year..They reaired my Rachael Ray episode while I was gone. This year I am just a normal woman going away and trying to be healthy.

Everyone have a safe and healthy week! I will write of my travels…

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Transformation with Arms by Doing Insanity


So I thought I would share more thing before I go on vacation. One thing many may not know about me is I hate workouts with a lot of equipment. If I do a workout and I need X amount of weights, a mat, resistance bands, and the kitchen sink I tend to steer clear. I know..these are great workouts but I guess this is my lazy personality talking.

Anyway, I always wanted to sculpt my arms but found…

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