DMR023's Blogs

Smart Snacking
Sunday, April 22, 2012      3 comments

I saw a commercial this morning for Pop-Tarts mini crisps and it really made me think - how many people out there consider something like this to be a normal choice for a ... Read more
It's Amazing What a Good Pair of Shoes Can Do!
Saturday, April 21, 2012      4 comments

Ladies (and some men!) - how many of you love shoes? How many of you appreciate the importance of finding the right pair of heels to go with that 'little black dress' - the right dressy sandals to go with your flowy summer sundress, the right dr... Read more
All Things Green!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      5 comments

Most of you know I love love love my green smoothies... there are so many different ways you can "sneak" greens into your diet without eating mounds of salad. And - I swear by this - they will give you great energy and boost your overall mood (a... Read more
Fighting the Voice of Temptation
Sunday, April 15, 2012      4 comments

Normally I'm very level-headed, and in control of my choices ad decisions. I try to think things through, and have made a conscious effort to identify emotional issues and keep them separate from my eating habits. However, after a few glasses of... Read more
Great Grocery Store Finds!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      6 comments

I stopped at the store on my way home from the gym today to pick up almond milk - and I found some new stuff that I'm so excited to try that I had to share. Here's what I got today: Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk ... Read more
Healthy Habits to Keep
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      5 comments

I've been thinking about my habits from before I was actively trying to 'live healthy' vs. what I've been doing to lose weight and get in better shape. As much as it's stressed that you can't 'diet' to lose weight - many of us still revert back ... Read more
Adventures in Eating (and tracking!) 'On the Go'
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      7 comments

Back in January when I started, I was having almost all of my meals at home, prepared in my own kitchen will the ingredients that I purchased. I had complete control over everything I was putting into my body; I avoided fast food and restaurants... Read more
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" & Juice Fasting/Feasting
Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

Sometimes I randomly think of blog ideas (usually when on the elliptical at the gym or in the middle of a serving shift at work) - and then forgot to write my ideas down. I felt somewhat 'inspired' yesterday so since I had a bunch of ideas comin... Read more
3 Month Progress Report
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

Since I really started getting serious about my health and changing my habits January 3rd, I keep the 3rd of the month as my starting/ending point for tracking. Weight as of March 3rd: 178 lbs Weight as of April 3rd: 166 lbs (-12 lbs ... Read more
"This time around..."
Monday, April 02, 2012      5 comments

Many of us have tried this before; this isn't our first shot at losing weight or trying to get in better shape. Many of us have had success before, but we have found ourselves in need of starting over again. I find myself reflecting on wha... Read more
The Better the Music- The Better the Workout!
Friday, March 30, 2012      5 comments

There's something about good, upbeat music that can really give me an extra boost in my workouts. I think that's part of the reason I love Zumba so much - I get so into the music, I push myself more, and I have a great time! On the days that I c... Read more
The Lies the Scale Tells - A Lesson in Self Worth
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      4 comments

We all know that we're more than just a number; you're not defined by your age, your pants size, your credit score, your weight, your height, your BMI... yet we let these (and many other factors) rule so much of how we value ourselves and how ot... Read more
Getting busy, getting sick, and recovering (and a few recipes)
Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

I've been absent from here for a while (still squeezing time in to make sure I'm tracking my calories and fitness) - I apologize for not being there to support anyone who needs it, and not being around to congratulate those who are making progre... Read more
Organic Products- Are they worth it?
Monday, March 12, 2012      5 comments

Since I started becoming more health conscious and trying to cut out as much processed food as possible, I'm constantly doing research and reading up on foods; what to eat, when to eat it, what kind to choose, etc. I was convinced before that ea... Read more
"Dessert" for Breakfast?
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      6 comments

Back in the days of my "careless" eating and not counting calories or tracking what I eat, I would often indulge in sweets for breakfast - if there was cake or pie in the house, I'd eat some for breakfast. Brownies or cookies? Breakfast! If I ha... Read more

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