Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 3 and Going Strong

Well its week 3 and weight loss is flying by fast.  I have lost a total of 17.4 pounds in this short amount of time.  I only have 23.2 more to go to get to my goal of 130.  I started this program again at 170.6 and I am now at 153.2 pounds and feeling good!

No longer feel sluggish, tired, depressed or lack of focus. 
Instead I'm feeling energized, rarely tired, sexy, confident, determined and incredibly focused.  Really enjoying life again!

Currently in size 8 and moving back to a 6.  Very exciting!

Feel free to share how your week is going. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Summer of 2013 and the dreaded aftermath

So after the parties of Summer 2013, the birthdays, the get togethers and my addiction to gluten free baking, I gained 45 pounds back!  This doesn't happen to everyone but if you try your best to stay healthy and life gets in the way like it sometimes does or if you are feeling super stressed out, it can effect your weight.  In this case being too much into baking may have been my downfall as well as some stressful issues I dealt with this summer which turned me to eating, when I should have been running.

So instead of bypassing 170 and getting a whole new wardrobe, I stopped myself in my tracks and turned around and went back on the plan.  I had bought all these pretty clothes and well I didn't want to have to fill my closet with past clothing sizes, I was not going to make it 200 if I had anything to say about it!

I am pretty low on funds now too because we are hurting for money so thankfully I was able to use the previous weight loss products already in my pantry.  I have a month's worth of Ideal Protein foods which will be expiring in October and November of this year so I am getting those out of the way first. Then I am going to be on Take Shape for Life from October to November and through transition and maintenance.

I was 125 when I got off the plan but I had been on it for 9 months and was impatient with the transition phase that I just up and dropped it and skipped transition.  Which was a huge mistake!  If I had followed through I probably would have been able to keep on the plan through the summer and maintain my weight very well.  But I have confidence knowing that I can hop back on this plan whenever I feel I need a change in my life or I feel like it has taken a turn on a path that I no longer want to travel on.

My goal this time around is 130, if I get to 130 and want to go to 125, then I certainly will.

I started last week on Ideal Protein and I have been taking a Garcinia Cambogia Extract before each of my breakfasts, because of this I have lost a record breaking 10.5 pounds in my first week!!!  I was 170.6 when I started last week, this week my weigh in was 160.1!!  A lot better than last week, and I have been able to fit into my size 8 jeans yet again, which I had just grown out of the week before starting Ideal.  Results are awesome and just the first week!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What are our kids eating?

You need to view this if you are concerned with what you feed your child.  If you are working on getting yourself healthy, consider doing it for your kids too.

Why feed your kids one thing and yourself another.  Share the healthy with your family too.  This video is a wake up call and an inside look at what our kids are consuming.

View it and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer so Far

Well being in Maintenance does have its drawbacks and its good points too, you can expect ups and downs.  The other day my pants were getting tighter because my eating habits had changed, a lot of people around getting pizza and pasta, knowing I'm trying to watch my weight.
This week I went away on vacation to Pennsylvania and since the weather was nice everyday I took full advantage along with the free babysitters I had around me.  I ran every morning I was there except for one day, I was there for a total of 4 days so I ran three times in 4 days and I loved passing by the lake and the scenery of the wilderness.  I even saw a buck up close, while I was out enjoying the lake.

I kept myself occupied and stayed out of range of the unhealthy stuff for the most part, anything unhealthy that was consumed which was very little was the following: 2 smores, 2 small PB brownies, and 1 small bowl of moose track ice cream all worked off the next morning with my 3.41 mile run each day.
Healthy options: BBQ'd chicken which was zero sauce, just was grilled with some light seasoning (picked skin off), roasted chicken (no skin) and the veggies from the pasta salad (but only 4 pieces of trio veggie pasta), Greek yogurt with Passion fruit, Greek Yogurt with Blood Orange, Cashews, various nuts, sesame soy sauce salmon, asparagus, cole slaw, organic dried mango, kind bars, lots of seltzer and lots of water.  I had a total of 1.5 beers while I was there, 1 glass of red wine, and 1 mike's hard black cherry lemonade, didn't drink much at all, and I certainly didn't gulp it down, I drank in moderation, and super slow.  In fact all food was enjoyed slowly, I really took my time.  I tried to make really healthy choices too.  I found the days I ran were the healthiest days, because I made good food choices.
After the trip was done, I noticed on the way home my jean shorts size 6 were falling down, which was a great surprise.  It meant that I could do this on my own without TSFL foods everyday and still loose weight and make good choices while on maintenance.  It gave me the confidence I needed to continue with what I was doing.  I just have to remember that I can do this, I don't have to go back to being 200 pounds and it is possible to maintain, remembering also that "You eat to live, not live to eat" is very important.      Of course we have to eat, but we don't have to eat bad stuff, we make good choices for our bodies to live and function well, and if we want to sneak in the occasional beer or brownie we are bound to do it but in moderation.

Here is a turnaround example of moderation versus last year: Last year I was a big wine nut, I collected them, I bought them every month, I was a member of a wine club, I travelled for many years to as many vineyards as I could for wine tastings and to buy their signature wines and I even got people to buy the wines for me who lived in the state to bring when they visited.  That's how nuts about wine I was.
I say "I was" because this year has been completely different.  We recently went on a trip to Essex, CT and stayed at a vineyard B&B, part of their inn service to provide the guests with a free bottle of their wine while they stay.  While we were there we drank one glass one night, we were there for 2 days mind you.  When we packed up we had to bring the wine back with us because most of the bottle was still full.  This trip was a month ago, we still have the bottle in our fridge, I believe I have only drank about 1/4 cup of it since we have had it.  If this was last year the bottle would have been consumed within the first week if not sooner.
This example shows you that going through the weight loss really changes you for the better, suddenly drinking wine just isn't so important to me.  Not drinking all the time is saving me the empty calories, giving my body energy, allowing me to keep my brain cells in tact, and saving me money.  Good habits can and most likely come out of weight loss success and they will for you too.  Except maybe for you it will be less sweets, or moderation of luscious cheeses, whatever your addiction, it will lessen it and for the better.

Hang in there you can do it!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Info Night for South Shore, MA

If you are in or near the South Shore area please come to an Information Night that we are offering for Free to anyone who is interested in getting healthier and being a Take Shape for Life client, you don't need to be from Massachusetts to attend.  So even if you are just visiting from out of town feel free to come.

The information night is Thursday, June 27th from 6pm to 8pm.  6pm to 6:30pm is registration and then from 6:45 to 8pm there will be testimonials and a presentation about the program.  There will also be 2 doctors there for any questions you may have about the program.

It is being held at Raffael's at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham, MA, Raffael's is not clearly marked when approaching the building, but you should park in the middle parking lot, the door to the left of Greenside Grille is Raffael's, the first door you see on top of the hill.  Just come on in and see what we are all about.

Address: 274 South Street, Hingham.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Join your local CSA

Hey Everyone I strongly encourage you to join a CSA in your community or a local organic program for fruits and veggies.

I recently joined South Shore Organics which has a local egg program and recently added a local fish program.  I get a basket of fruits and veggies bi-weekly.

South Shore Organics is different from CSA's because they deliver right to your door if you live within the radius of where they deliver to.  They also allow you to opt out whenever you wish to, you can choose how often you get delivered to by choosing, weekly, bi-weekly, tri-weekly or monthly.  And baskets usually range from $50 or under depending upon the size you choose, so very affordable, about the same if not less than you would pay in the grocery store for your veggies.

There fish program just started this month, the fish get delivered with your veggies and fruits, if you request this service.  Once you agree you are opted into the fish program for 8 weeks of deliveries.

If you live in South Shore, MA area and are interested in this program please visit: South Shore Organics

And if you are curious on any local CSA's in your neighborhood just google CSA or community farm and see what comes up.  Plus if you join you are helping to support your local farmers as well as get great tasting and healthy foods for you and/or your family.  Some of these places also call for volunteers to help with various jobs.  These are overall great programs!

Gluten Free Pizza

Ok for those of you new to Gluten free foods, don't knock em till you tried them!  They don't taste all that different from the other items on the market.  I do not have celiac disease nor am I allergic to Gluten in anyway but it is a big cause of my past anxiety and I would rather not have it in my diet.  So with that said I have been trying to stay Gluten free to the best of my ability.

I found this Gluten free pizza crust on the shelf and decided to try it out, it was good however because the ingredients are basically made from corn products I would only have this once in a while, rather than a weekly thing.  So may be once every 2 weeks or once a month.

Here are 2 versions on Gluten Free pizza, I also want to point out that the crust is also Dairy free, however if you are putting cheese on it anyways it may not be that important to you.

First Version:

You can use tomato sauce if you like however I do not, I like just either an olive oil base or a fat free cheese base and then work from there.  So the first version is:

1) take gluten free pizza crust out of package

2) pile it with whatever you like, for this first version I put fat free mozzarella cheese for my base, chopped broccoli, sugar free deli turkey cut up, Casein free Kielbasa, banana peppers, and 2-3 small slices of Herb and Garlic cheese from Cabot (best cheese there is, not too much as it may be overkill for your stomach, but Cabot's proceeds goes to help local farmers of New England).

3) Put in oven for degree and time as indicated on package

4) Pull out let it cool and slice and eat.

First Version:

The Second Version, what I put on it:

  • Spinach base, chop spinach and lay on pizza crust
  • Fat free mozzarella cheese on top of spinach
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Banana Peppers
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2-3 small slices of Herb and Garlic cheese from Cabot
  • Fresh Basil leaves on top

Any one of these or your own combination will do.  These recipes are for people who are currently on Maintenance.  It also gives people who are currently on the program something to look forward to down the line when they have finished their goal weight.  Have a great week everyone and enjoy!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dinner Ideas on Maintenance

So I thought for those in Maintenance who are looking for a something to eat for dinner might appreciate this post.  Maybe you have already made some of these or are just interested in the low-cal version of a certain dish, whatever the reason say hello to yummy and healthy for you food, here is the first dish, try it this week!

Goi Cuon or Fresh Rolls
I made them with Bok Choy and Zero calorie noodles (I'm sure you've seen these around), if not you can find them in the gluten free aisle, the international foods aisle or health food section, it may also be in the pasta section.  You can also buy them online.  They are calorie free, gluten free and soy free, they also have less than 1g of carbs in them, very good for you.  You can also buy them online.  As far as the rice paper that you wrap that makes the roll, they are also low in calories and getting to the serving size is rare.  What you do is dip the vermicelli wraps in warm water and place on a plate, then fill with a little bit of zero calorie noodles, some fresh mint (if you have some), fresh basil if you wish, protein of your choice (I used Grilled Chicken Strips), any veggie of your choosing (I used Bok Choy in this one).  Then just wrap it up and close the ends and wha lah it looks like this:

  Try this yummy dish this week, if you are in Maintenance and enjoy!  More dishes and recipes on the way, check in weekly.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope all you mom's out there had a wonderful mom's day, I know I had a great weekend!  Here is a picture my husband took yesterday at the Botanical Gardens, gives you an updated picture of me today:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pounds Lost and Maintaining

Hello All, it has been too long for writing a post and I do apologize, my life has been extremely busy between health coaching, school, taking care of my family and exercise (did she say that word, for real?).

That's right exercise, never thought I'd say that I am happy to exercise but I am happy about it!!!  I just started training for a 5K that is being held on June 22nd in Plymouth, I will be running with a couple of friends but in the meantime need to plan for the big race.  So I have taken on the Couch to 5K challenge and passed the first day with flying colors!  My first day running was on Monday of this week, I did a walk/run routine and you are supposed to do it for 30 minutes your first day but I did it for 60 minutes my first day which my friend who can run 3 miles found to be really impressive for my first time running in my whole life.  Of course I have run before when I was younger but that was only for tag and softball.  Now I'm doing it for exercise, daily and for FUN, holy cow did I just say that!  Running fun?  Yes, running is fun for me, never thought I would hear those words come out of my mouth last year when I was 255.  Oh how the tables turn.

So my routine for Couch to 5K should be: 30 minutes of walk/run for 3 times a week for the first week as follows: 5 minute warm up walk, 8 repetitions of 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of brisk walking and then a 5 minute cool down with walking.

This week (the first week) of the routine has been: 60 minutes of walk/run for 3 times a week (so far): 5 minutes of warm up - walking, 16 repetitions of 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of brisk walking and then a 5 minute cool down of walking to end it.  I say 3 times a week so far because I plan on probably running/walking again this week for a total of 4 times rather than 3.  In fact I have really wanted to go running everyday not just every other day.  After the first day (Monday), I really didn't want to go out Tuesday but then I went out Wednesday twice for 2, 30 minute routines and I wanted to go today but there was a thunderstorm happening the same time I was going to go out.  Tomorrow I am going and then probably again on Mother's Day.

Next week is the 2nd week of the Couch to 5K challenge and it should be: 5 minute warm-up walk, followed by 6 repetitions of 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of brisk walking and then a 5-minute cool down walk to finish.  This will be for 3 days of the week and might stay that way because 90 seconds of running seems way more challenging than 60 seconds of running, I can feel the burn just thinking about it.

Running however is making me real happy, the wind blowing in my face the rush of it all and the accomplishment of saying I did 2 miles today, or I did 3 miles today, is really rewarding.

If you are not yet on this path yet, you will be shortly I guarantee it.  Eating right and healthy is just the beginning, it gets better afterwards, it really does.  Like I have said in past posts, if you had asked me last year to go for a run or any kind of exercise I would have laughed in your face, this is how much I have changed and for the better!

Next post will be pictures and descriptions of my latest food choices which I have been documenting on Facebook all month long.  But for now I need to get some sleep, so be on the lookout for a post tomorrow.  Goodnight everyone.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My first week on Take Shape for Life

Well I had 7.3 pounds to loose and so far doing well.  I have found it much easier to go back on plan with this one because you eat more frequently and stay full.  Plus you get to eat 5 bars if you want to.

Some examples of meals I've had thus far:

1st meal: Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
2nd meal: Chocolate Mint Crunch bar
3rd meal: Smores Bar
4th meal: Brownie
5th meal: Hot Cocoa
Snack: Almonds (yummm)
Lean and Green: Beef Satay with low sodium soy sauce and chicken in a chili sauce and Summer Squash with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Anise, and some other dried spices and 1/2 teaspoon of Smart Balance and of course I am still incorporating the Real Salt (which I love).

Sunday I had Chocolate Mint Soft Serve for a Medifast meal and it was so delicious!!  I added in my optional snack of nuts in there, and added in Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup it was awesome!!

Today so far:

1st meal: Chocolate Chip Pancakes (made with real chocolate chips)
I used Walden Farms Blueberry Pancake Syrup on this
alternative snack: Walnut halves - that's right I can have nuts once again, and boy did I miss them!!
2nd meal: Brownie (with real chocolate chips)

What I have available to eat for Medifast meals in my cupboard and again NO RESTRICTIONS on this plan so eat chocolate chip pancakes or brownies all day if you like! 

Chocolate Mint Bars
Peanut butter chocolate bars
Cinnamon Roll bars
Smores Bars
Hot cocoa
Chocolate Mint Soft Serve
Peanut Butter Soft Serve
Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Chicken Noodle Soup
Strawberry Shake
Dark Chocolate Shake with Antioxidants

I have yet to try it all but the list above is only a small amount of options to choose from.  They have over 70 options that you can mix n match!!  Which is more than Ideal has because well, Ideal has restricted foods.

All the vitamins you need are packed into each packet of food, so no more vitamin costs unless you want to continue with your Fish Oil for Omega 3's and your probiotic which I highly recommend.
I went from taking about 5 different vitamins in the morning to 3.  I still take my probiotics, fish oil, iron supplement (even though it is in the food, I need extra iron for my deficiency), Cranberry supplement for urinary tract health, Vitamins A & D (these are in the food too but because I live in the northeast part of the states I need more of this for the climate here and Gingko Biloba for brain health and thinking.  I also take Supersnooze, a natural sleep enhancer, I have been taking less and less of these because I have been sleeping much better than when i was off the diet.  But I do still like to have at least 1 to help me fall asleep faster.  They are non-habit forming because they are made with melatonin and chamomile. 

So far my week has been awesome!!  This passed Sunday I did a 6 mile walk with my husband and son (in stroller), it was great and I helped raise money for a good cause.  I plan on doing more walks and eventually runs in the future.  I felt like jogging more than walking on the walk but I know now that I am ready to advance a bit and plan on starting to train for a run coming up in May.  And with the weather getting nicer it will be possible.  I also plan on getting a bike, I really want to ride a bike again, I genuinely enjoy riding but have not ridden for at least 10 years, I miss it.

Weigh-in is this week, I will share the results on Saturday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Moving to Take Shape for Life - Update on what's going on..

I reached my goal weight 2 weeks ago, at 125 pounds!!!  Then I found out about Phase 2, which is basically the same as Phase 1 just that you take out 1 Ideal Protein meal and replace it with your own meal (same rules apply - 8oz of lean protein and 2 cups of veggies), that's right no other alterations.  So knowing I did all this hard work and got to Phase 2 only to have very little difference in diet once I was done with Phase 1, I decided this week that I am switching to Take Shape for Life.

I am a health coach for the program and the transition phase for Take Shape sounds a lot better.  You work in 2 cups of any veggie you want (on the plan or not) for 1 week plus you still eat 5 medifast meals plus 1 of your own.  Then week 2 you factor in 2 pieces of medium fruit or 2 cups of berries, you drop 1 medifast meal and still have the extra 2 cups of any veggie.  Week 3 you factor in low-fat cottage cheese or other low-fat dairy and keep the fruit and the extra veggies, and still it's 4 medifast meals plus 1 lean and green.  And it continues from there for about 6 weeks, there are 2 other additions to your diet for week 4 and 5.  But it is more interesting to me and makes me feel more motivated than the plan I am currently on.
I also won't have to factor in an additional cost for vitamins, hooray!  Those are probably the most expensive for me.

Plus I now will be able to enjoy the first phase for at least 1 week or so because I was unable to stay faithful to the Ideal plan during Passover, Easter and a birthday celebration last week.  Which means I gained some weight back and need to drop some pounds again to make it to my goal. 

So this blog's name will stay the same despite the plan change but you'll get to know a whole other plan that is well similar to Ideal Protein but it is cheaper and has more variety and teaches you a bit more about staying on track.  Best thing about the plan, anyone from anywhere in the USA can sign up, you don't have to have a location or health coach nearby.  If you are interested in joining and losing weight or maintain your weight please visit: www.KellyL.TSFL.com and sign up if you like what you see. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Take Shape for Life - Why it is better than Ideal Protein

As you may have read in past posts I am a Take Shape for Life coach because it is an awesome weight loss program that holds the same values as Ideal Protein, there are certainly things I like better about Take Shape than I do on Ideal Protein and here they are:

  1. The ability to sign up from anywhere in the country, you don't have to be a doctor to be a health coach and you don't have to find a center near you that does Ideal Protein. 
  2. Less expensive than Ideal Protein.  The price, averages to $11 a day, no consultation fees attached, order food when you need it and it gets shipped right to your door.
  3. More variety with their food, you are not restricted to one bar a day you can have 5 bars in a day and they taste great!  You can have 5 brownies or chocolate chip soft bakes in a day, you can have 5 pancakes in a day, there are no restricted foods on the plan.
  4. Personal health coach is provided to you free of charge to help as little or as much as you need.  Keeping you accountable on your journey by touching base each week.
  5. The BeSlim program - FREE to you, provides free shipping on all orders over $150, and 4 free boxes of food with your first order $250 or more, and 4 free boxes of food with your 2nd order $250 or more.  It is an optional FREE program but the free shipping alone saves you money.
  6. Customize meals the way you want to, a few rules and the rest of the day is up to you.
  7. Good for people on gluten free diets, people who want extra Omega's, people who are vegetarian or have lactose issues, and people with diabetes can all go on this plan, customizable meal options for people with these issues.
  8. When you have lost weight even within your first month you can be a health coach and mentor others in getting healthy - Ideal Protein only offers this to health professionals not regular people who have been on the diet and want to share their excitement for the program.
Those are 8 Top great answers for joining Take Shape for Life - if you want to gain Optimal Health, if you want a Healthy Mind, and/or if you want Healthy Finances, this is the way to go.
If you are interested in learning more about the program please contact me through this blog, email me: kellscrafts@gmail.com or visit www.KellyL.TSFL.com and research the site and fill out "Get More Information".  I am hear to help you on your weight loss goals every step of the way. 

February was a Busy month - My update

Well Everyone,

I am very sorry for neglecting my blog for a month!  I have been very busy finishing up my last month of school and obtaining my degree.  With 2 classes at once, a toddler and 2 businesses to run it was insane but I made it through.

As far as weight loss goes, since I can't remember for the life of me a play-by-play on what I lost each week I can tell you that I am now at 128 pounds, and have just 3 pounds to my goal weight and then they will be dropping me down 5 pounds because you gain 5 pounds back when you start incorporating food once again, it has a lot to do with water gain.  Then its off to Phase 2!! 

I lost myself last week when I had an unplanned cheat and gave into my chocolate stash that I have been saving up for when I am done, do enjoy in moderation of course.  I was so disappointed in myself and even though I still lost a 1/2 pound this week I was still mad at myself for doing it.  But I knew it was the excitement of being so close to my goal and the added stress that I have been experiencing, so at least I knew the cause of it.

Now I am back on track, I'll tell you after the cheat it is a few days of insane cravings and salivation, not fun at all!!

This weekend I am celebrating my graduation but I am planning to be good, even though I really want a cupcake.  Maybe I can save the cupcake for when I'm done with reaching my goal weight. 

So next week you will be hearing from me and continually on a weekly basis from here on out because I don't have school until March 18th (starting my Masters program).  Talk to you all soon.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Weigh-In 1/30/13

Well went for my weigh-in yesterday morning, lost 1 pound - yes I ate something that probably is not recommended but I was bored with my choices so I bought 2 for 1 Lite Polska Kielbasa, I just love it so much!!  There is nothing in the ingredients I can't have but because it is processed meat it is really not recommended.

Next week I do not imagine that my weight loss will be that great, I have a designated cheat day tomorrow for a chocolate tour with my friend.  I took this tour before in July, loved it so much I got more tickets (really thought I would be done with diet plan by now) but nope because I decided to reassess.  So since I have not had a cheat day since November I thought I deserved a cheat day and why not do something fun with a friend!!  Should be good.

So if you have been reading through my blog and want to lose the weight too for yourself and your health and your loved ones, feel free to visit: www.KellyL.TSFL.com and read more about it.  You can lose 2 to 5 pounds per week on this program.  You can also qualify for free shipping and 56 free meals, just ask me about it by clicking contact me next to my picture at the top.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Updated pics and Weigh-In

So again a late post been really busy with school lately, just trying to finish up and graduate, very exciting!

Anyways my weigh-in this week was so much better, I lost 4 1/2 pounds!!!  And hit a total weight loss on Ideal Protein of 101 pounds thus far!!!  That is a lot of pounds.  If we add in the total loss before I started Ideal Protein, I then have lost 126 pounds in total overall!!!  These are huge milestones and I have to say I feel so good, I have a lot of energy to get things done and spend time with my son.

I have 9 pounds to go on Phase 1 and then it is onto Phase 2!

So here is a new picture and comparison of before and after.
After Picture:

Before Picture:

If you are looking for Walden Farms products I sell them!  Check out www.Ksfaveshg.com

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Very Busy

Well I have been very busy lately, so very sorry for not posting sooner.  I went to my weigh-in this passed week on Wednesday and my weight did not move, it stayed the same.  Kind of a bummer but I didn't gain anything!

Anyways the concern for low losses and no movement was concerning me so I asked my health coach and he asked me what I thought it might be.  I said I had been adding more condiments to my diet lately where before I didn't have any, and I think it might be slowing things down a bit.  He said probably not but said if I wanted to find out if it were these condiments that were the culprit (they contain artificial sweeteners that shouldn't affect me, but I really feel they are), he said to get ketone sticks and find out.  So I purchased some today and I will see what the results display.  They will tell me if I am out of ketosis or not - and then I can adjust as needed.  So we shall see....

Tonight's dinner was delish!  I made cinnamon pork chops with green onions and bok choy in a curry seasoning and a tiny bit of olive oil.  So good.

Other than that my Take Shape for Life Health Coach business is going well, I am very happy to be helping people reach their goals and feel good about themselves.  My husband started the plan this passed weekend on saturday and so far he likes the tastes of most of the foods.  He finds it very easy to stick to during the day, and he doesn't eat chicken, pork, or beef so it's mostly a fish, tofu, veggie diet but it has been going well.  I am excited for his weigh-in this upcoming Saturday.

If you are interested in losing weight and making a change of lifestyle for you in your life through eating habits, be sure to check out my website: www.KellyL.TSFL.com and read about it, and then if you are interested in starting the program just fill out the form on the page "Getting Started" or go ahead and place a food order if you are pretty much set on buying the food right away.  Just be sure to contact me with any questions!  And as your personal health coach I am here for you every step of the way.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weigh-In 1/9/13

      Well went to my weigh-in today lost 1.5 pounds, now down to 137.5, not a bad number.  Just 12.5 pounds left and I am done with Phase 1!!!

       If you have read my blog or just a few posts of it and really want to start making a change in your life, feel free to click on the advertisement marked: Take Shape for Life on the right hand side.
       I am a Health Coach for that weight loss program, which is just like Ideal Protein but it is less expensive and you eat more often (which can be helpful for people in the beginning of the plan).  I can't tell you how hard it was for me just cutting my meals down to 3 and a snack on Ideal Protein.
        Plus Take Shape for Life has no consultation fee, you can be from anywhere in the U.S. and no restricted items, which means you can have shakes and bars all day long if you want!!
        Loose an average of 2 to 5 pounds per week and get a free personal health coach to help you along the way if you need it.

Good luck in your lifestyle change journeys!  Another post to come next week.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Weigh-in 1/2/13

Well I lost 4 whopping pounds this week!!  I am now in a size 6 jeans - never thought I would see the day that happened!!  I am now at 139 pounds.

I have reassessed my goal weight to 125 rather than my original 135, I used to be 125 in my high school years and I thought if I can get to 139 I can definitely get to 125.  I have heard the following comments on this:

"Your already at a good weight, why do you want to go to 125?"
"You can't get to 125, you had a kid, it's not possible."
"I can never get to 125 no matter how hard I've tried, you'll be lucky if you get there."
"You are disappearing already, don't disappear too much more."

Ok, so before when I was 255 I would get comments like:

"You are not healthy."
"You need to do something about your weight or you'll get diabetes."
"Just loose some weight you'll feel better."
one person actually told me "I was too heavy."
"You were never this heavy before, how did this happen?" (as if it is any of your business)

First off, your weight is a personal thing for you, the last thing you want people doing is telling you your too fat.  And when you personally have discussed it with medical professionals who are not at all pushy about you being a certain weight, you still get comments like "You are disappearing."  Well frankly these are not comments I particularly like but I live with them everyday.  The important thing to remember is this is your body, if you are ready to start loosing, then find a program that works for you.  If you are trying to get to a goal weight don't let others push you to do one thing over another - do what is comfortable for you.

If you are ready to loose the weight and Ideal Protein interests you but you don't have a center near you or want a cheaper alternative try Take Shape for Life, which I am a personal health coach for.  Check out my site: www.KellyL.TSFL.com 

Good luck on your weight loss goals!  Until next week's weigh-in...

Happy New Year!

Do you have a resolution to loose weight this year?  Look no further, your answer is here!

I am now a Health Coach for Take Shape for Life a cheaper program than Ideal Protein.  It works the same, only differences:

Take Shape For Life                                Ideal Protein

5 of their meals, 1 of yours                       3 of their meals, 1 of theirs

Anyone in the country can do this            Must have an Ideal Protein center near you

Cheaper                                                     Can be costly

No Supplements needed 26 vitamins        Need to purchase supplements on top of food
and minerals built into the food

No weigh-in appointments                        Must come in once a week for weigh-in
rather have a one-on-one on phone
email, or online chat with coach.
(great for people with busy schedules)

If you are interested in seeing results, please visit my site: www.KellyL.TSFL.com and read more about it.  If you want to get started fill out the form on that page or contact me by email: kellscrafts@gmail.com