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  • I have a pair of shorts hanging on the outside of my closet that I keep trying on and continue to do so until they fit the way I want them too. I'm within 50 lbs of my end goal!
  • I had lost 100lbs over the course of 18 months, and then in the last 2 years, I've gained 30lbs back. I'm not too hard on myself about it because I know what led to it. It started with a groin injury, then a couple months of bronchitis which led to the development of asthma. That was the first year. I managed to find the…
  • I feel you! I love to run, but after having bronchitis for a few months, I developed asthma (allergic). So of course, the best time to run is now my least favorite because it feels like there's paste in my throat and lungs without medication. My stepson & DIL blessed us with a grandbaby last year!
  • While I am a mother to 4, only 1 is not an adult. However, she plays travel softball so that schedule is like having 4 toddlers. lol. I had lost about 102 lbs from 2017-2018, but after going back to school I've put on about 10-15 lbs of that. So with the summer off from school, I'm getting refocused! Feel free to add me -…
  • I first try to drink water or decaf hot tea (moraccan mint is my favorite) and if I'm still feeling snacky, I'll grab a couple of egg whites or some almonds.
  • I'll be 39 in July but I feel better than I did at 29 - does that count? lol. You're going to love your 30's!
  • I can totally relate to this, unfortunately. My mom's illness was very long term, slowly killing her. The stress is comprehensible unless you've actually went through it, as well as being their caretaker. Not only did I eat horribly, a lot of times because it's what was quick and easy, but I also took up smoking after…
  • I wear the Assets brand by Spanx that's sold in Target. Works just as well and I'm spending less than $20 for a pair.
  • I have to disagree. I don't think Spanx are marketed to make you look thinner - Sarah Blake doesn't need that. They're marketed to give you cleaner lines in clothing that isn't always forgiving (dress slacks, linens, etc.) Spanx have nothing to do with looking sexy. It simply about cleaner lines. There's also no…
  • I personally LOVE my spanx! I don't wear them everyday, but I think they're wonderful no matter the size! I don't feel as though they're marketed to make you look "slimmer" but rather to give you cleaner lines. This is the exact reason that they exist in an array of sizes - because no matter the size, we all have moment or…
  • My trainer introduced me to "Concave Pose" while doing any abdominal exercise and I must say, it's a definite GAME CHANGER! It takes a minute to get accustomed to it. You'll look like a goofball at first, but once it become fluid with your routine, it's awesome!
  • I struggle with this. However, a 16 on me doesn't look like a size 16 on other women I don't think. I'm naturally petite. I think on taller women, it looks more natural. However, I do know some shorter girls like me who carry it well. I did not. There were times that I did, but I wasn't happy at that size and there wasn't…
  • How tall are you? My husband's ex is 6' and probably a size 6 or 8 and while I do know some of our friends say that she looks unhealthy, I can't help but notice that it's the "bigger" friends who are the ones that always say it. To me, that's simply self-serving when they say stupid stuff like that. She's completely…
  • Believe it or not, my favorite running socks actually come from Aeropostale. With my one pair of running shoes, I'm prone to blisters on my right heel. The socks from Aero have a thicker cushioning around the ankle/achilles tendon area. Other than that, I'm a trial and error type of person. I just discovered that I cannot…
  • My favorite treat is an Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato with a couple of Splendas. If it's winter, I will get either a Skinny Vanilla Latte or a Skinny Caramel Macchiato. However, I much prefer to just make them at home with a k-cup (much cheaper obviously) but you have to live a litte. Buy the coffee. Eat the cake. Buy the…
  • My nephew is a big boy - he's 11 but he's 5'7" and close to 200 lbs. He's pretty active though (plays football, goes hunting & fishing, does some training with his dad (firefighter), but he does wear a Fitbit to stay motivated to try and go above what his norm is. So I wouldn't say "no way"; I'd say it just depends on the…
  • You can cut it either way. If you cut it length-wise (vertically), the strands are shorter. If you cut it horizontally, the strands are longer. You can also bake it whole. Either way, if you cut in half, scoop the seeds, can use olive oil if you like and sprinkle some kosher salt (this salt is much better for cooking as a…
  • I like to meal prep my breakfast! Protein pancakes and microwavable turkey sausage is one of my favorites. Ingredients needed: * Any pancake mix where all you have to do is add water - I use half the amount if prepping for 1 person * 1 scoop of Isopure Unflavored Protein * Add a little more water than what's called for in…
  • I can just imagine the tone that was taken with that as well. :( Now had he/she said "I love you just the way that you are, but if you're not happy, then you should work towards making YOU happy" that'd be different. The response you received sounded more to me like "that's YOUR issue, not mine." I'm sorry for that too -…
  • My husbands has always been extremely loving towards me regardless of my size. I had an issue with my size, not him. However, after 100 lbs lost, he can't keep his hands off of me. But I don't attribute that to my weight but more so because I purposefully entice him more and allow him to get handsy. Any time he would try…
  • You're eating for two so your calorie count should take that into consideration. Even sitting around, breastfeeding will "help" you drop weight quickly, even sitting around! I had to have a c-section with my youngest so there was a lot of sitting due to recovery and due to the fact that I just wanted to snuggle my little…
  • I actually use both ricotta and cottage chese in my baked ziti!
  • I like my cottage plain with paprika sprinkled on top. Black pepper works too. I hear doritos is making a wave a 'tasty' additive to cottage cheese. :s
  • I use Isopure Unflavored Protein powder which I use in a lot of things, protein shakes, pancakes, mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes, etc. I have a hard time with flavored protein as I quickly develop an aversion to the flavors that I try and like at first. So I opted for the unflavored and have been using it for about a year…
  • Total Knockout Front-Close Sports Bra by Victoria Sport/Victoria's Secret. I love it!
  • @jcavanna2 one thing that I HIGHLY recommend is kinesiology tape, specifically Rock Tape. It can help get the blood flowing and aid in recovery. It's been a blessing for my groin strain and I recently taped my daughter's knee to help finally and completely heal an injury she sustained back in October. Her knee looks better…
  • I'm 37, and I've lost 99 lbs since last March. I love to run and will keep my running shoes in my Jeep for any chance I can get to go run. I still have about 25 lbs that I'd like to lose, which is my goal for this year. Feel free to add me!
  • Notice though, that he specifically referenced "Upper 30's"? I'm 38 this year and unfortunately it's not to far off, if not dead on the money, of being considered "middle-aged". I called my husband "middle-aged" the other day and he shot me a look that could've burned my soul... "Hey pally, you're almost 42, own it. You're…
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