EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale Review

I have personally struggled with my weight most my life. This has caused me not to only suffer from depression but also anxiety. I have discovered not long ago, that weight issues and anxiety go hand in hand. My anxiety was so severe when we would go anywhere, my stomach would turn in knots and I would have to go to the bathroom. This made family time pretty much impossible. I remember attempting to go eat out, and within the first 10 minutes I would be in the restroom. I would be in there several more times before we finished up and left. I remember I would sit there and try to rush my family, I would be having bad hot flashes, and knew as soon as we left my stomach would tell me to get to the bathroom. I would have to race home in hopes I didn't have an accident in my pants. When I worked outside of the home, I would start having panic attacks, they would get so bad I would have to hold on to something to keep from passing out. I knew if I wanted to stop having bad attacks I … [Read more...]

Saving Money While Losing Weight

Losing weight can be tough! It seems like the more you attempt to eat healthy and exercise the more it costs! However, losing weight doesn't have to be costly. You can still lose weight all while saving money! Follow my tips below to reduce the size of your waist while increasing the size of your wallet. Drop the Gym Membership Are you crazy drop the gym membership! How do you expect me to lose weight without the gym? Instead of paying for a gym membership, set up a small gym in your home. Not only will this save you money by removing the membership costs, it will also save you money on gas. You won't have an excuse not to workout because you can always find time in your day while at home to hit the weights. This means fatter wallet skinnier waist, I call this a win win all the way around. Use Coupons If you need a membership to the gym for whatever reason, at least find a gym that has discounts or coupon deals. Losing weight shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. I know for me when … [Read more...]

Lose Weight The Safe Way With Almased

With having struggled with my weight for a good part of my life, I jump to try new products that can help me with weight loss. We all know the main two things to losing weight is diet and exercise. When I say diet, I don't mean starving yourself, I mean changing how you eat. Removing processed foods and only taking in those healthy calories. However, manufactures have made sure this task on Americans is difficult. I mean candy bars, ice cream, potato chips, and even bread are a few of my main grabbers when life throws a curve ball at me, and if you'll look at the calorie count, ingredients, and the fact it don't fill you up, you to will see it's a waste of calories. I will admit I love to eat and one of the hardest parts for me when it comes to losing weight is my calorie count. I love eating so much I dropped the tea, soda, and coffee and my main drink now is water, I mean why do I want to drink my calories! However, not long ago I was introduced to Almased. Now, I love to … [Read more...]

One Of The Hardest Things in Life Losing Weight

One of the easiest things in life is gaining weight! Manufacturing companies have made it a lot easier for people to gain the weight, by marketing items that are loaded with additives, chemicals, and more additives. They have found fun ways to market to our children, and other ways to hid some of the nutrient facts. They use big fancy words so us dumb people think it's okay to consume. I have yo-yoed with my weight for many years, in 8th grade I remember hitting 185 on the scale, it got to the point I refused to step on the scale. Before I knew it I hit 285, this was one of the hardest things for me. I didn't want to be fat, but I was clueless with how to lose weight, I didn't eat much, I walked a lot but nothing seemed to work. So I looked for that miracle drug. What I found was Redux. Redux was my miracle pill, I would take a pill and I would magically lose weight. After stopping the pill due to a recall, I noticed I was still losing weight and managed to go from 285 to … [Read more...]

Different Diet Trends Infographic

With so many people trying to get their weight under control diet trends have been popping up everywhere. If you're thinking about starting one of these diets that have a lot of buzz about being the new miracle diet check out the infographic below. You will find the popular ones, and the basic information about them. Unless you're willing to make a change in your eating, it doesn't matter how much you lose with the diet trends, you will gain it back and then some. When it comes to losing weight, I am far from a pro, however, through my trials and errors I have come out a bit more educated on weight loss. I have tried the master cleanse diet, and let me tell you, I felt as though I was starving the whole time. The other ones I haven't tried, because they're a bit over my budget. I have learned though to remove the word diet completely, and turn it into life style change. What does this mean? It means I eat more veggies and fruits, less sweets and boxed meals. I also move more, … [Read more...]

On The Move Again

With having recently lost almost 30 pounds I don't want to gain it all back. So I have broke out the fitbit, and I will be using it daily to make sure I am moving more. I want to try and get in my 10,000 steps a day! Yesterday, I pulled out my shorts I haven't worn in over 5 years, and to my surprise they fit! They were a tight fit, however, they fit. So I have two choices, I can continue to sit on my ass and let the shorts get to tight on me, and gain back all the weight I lost. OR I can keep moving, keep watching what I eat and lose more weight so the shorts are to big. I have decided for the second option. I want another child more than ever and as long as I stay fat, my hormones will stay screwed up, and there will be no chance for another mini me. While life can be tough, I cannot let it win, so I am on the move again. I will work on doing weekly updates to keep myself motivated. I wish we had better places to walk here, like I had in Michigan. However, I will make due … [Read more...]

The Ups and Downs Of Weight Loss

In the past two months, I have lost about 30 pounds, this was done with taking an appetite suppressant, lowering my calorie intake, and working out. The past few weeks have been a struggle, I have been battling eating while depressed and stressed and starving myself at the same time. Yes, I know both are wrong, however, if I eat when I am depressed I will gain all the weight I lost back. If I don't eat when I am depressed aka starve myself, I don't have to worry about gaining the weight back. I have learned portion control is the key to losing weight, which is why I was taking an appetite suppressant, this allowed my stomach to shrink so I don't over eat. Which is a good thing, because some things I could eat and eat even if I was full. I have faith that I will continue to lose weight even though I am no longer taking the appetite suppressant, because my stomach is smaller, I have learned to drink lots of water, and I am slowly starting to workout again on a daily bases. I have … [Read more...]

End of Month Weigh In

As I was getting closer and closer to the end of the month, I started to get very nervous. I was worried I wasn't doing enough. I had been working out almost everyday, I tried to do 10 to 15 miles on the stationary bike, as well as lots of weights. I also been doing a lot of spring cleaning, however, my scale kept bouncing me, and even though I could tell I had lost weight, my bathroom scale was saying I was about the same. So when I got weighed by the doctors scale it came back I was down 12 pounds! Yes, 12 pounds from April 1st to May 1st. I think this metformin maybe working for me, I also learned that out of those 12 pounds I lost 8.6 of those were fat pounds! I never thought I would lose 12 pounds in a month, it shows what lowering your calorie intake and upping your protein intake can really do for you. I will keep doing what I have been doing, working out 30 minutes to an hour a day, eating low calorie foods like fish, yogurt, and cottage cheese that's high in … [Read more...]

Getting Enough Protein

Protein is an essential part in losing weight. With trying to lose weight I talked to the Doctor about things I should eat and things I shouldn't eat. I was told to get at least 145g of protein a day in. This is proven to be a difficult task. I am using MyFitnessPal, and scanning/measuring everything I eat, and still coming up about 30grams short a day. I am slowly learning what foods will give me more protein, and what foods have no protein at all. When I eat I try to make sure everything I intake that has calories, also has protein. The Doctor suggested I get some Whey Protein to supplement and to help me with my goal protein amount. However, after checking the prices in the store, this maynot be an option. I am searching for foods that are high in protein but low in calories. I have discovered fish is high protein and low calories, however, I am not a fish person. I can eat it once in awhile, but yea. Any suggestions? … [Read more...]

Weight Loss “Bucket” List

I was reading an article online that suggested making a list of the reasons why you want to lose weight. The article refereed to this as a "Why" list or a bucket list for weight loss. I decided this might just be a good idea, so I have a way to look back at all the reasons I want to or need to lose weight. I think this will help me when I am getting discouraged. Why I Want To Lose Weight To have more confidence about myself To be healthier To get off metformin To reduce my anxiety To feel better To be able to fit in smaller and cuter clothes To have more sex with my husband To get pregnant My overall reason to lose the weight is to become not only healthier on the outside, but also to become healthier on the inside. My weight causes me severe anxiety and bad self esteem. I want to walk in a store with confidence and not walk in the store and think everyone is watching me and making fun because of my weight. With having struggled a large part of my life with … [Read more...]