So you wanna lose weight? get rid of that belly pouch or those flabby arms? I'm proud to announce, I've found the secret, & the great news is there is nothing extra to buy. No pills, shakes or wraps. I wish I could give you some super simple formula and a promise that 10 minutes a day 5 days a week will get you ripped, but it's really not that easy, it didn't take you 10 minutes a day 5 days a week to put the weight on, and it won't take that time to take it off. Sure you can spend money for the pills, shakes, and wraps and you may initially lose weight, but unless there is a change in your thinking and your habits you most likely won't see lasting results.
As a former "coach" for a popular shake & fitness company I can say that these shakes, and supplements make great tools, however I also don't believe they are needed- maybe it was this thinking that made it impossiable for me to sell- I just didn't want people to believe they NEEDED a special product to make their health & fitness dreams come true. While I had seen success by using the products, I'd also seen success without them, so I never could really passionatly sell the product as if it was someones last hope for a healthy lifestyle.
No need to spend hours at the gym and no buying diet foods! Infact avoid diet foods! You don't need them, they are filled with chemicals, and just taste like crap. Stick to real foods. As a family on a limited budget we can't afford to buy and cook all fresh, organic, non gmo, non nitrate, local farm foods, and I know there are many out there who are the same. We do the best we can with what we can afford. We eat foods that many "dieters" say to afford. Right now there is a juicy rack of dry rub pork ribs sweating it out in a slow roast oven, and they will meet their friends baked potato (with butter and sour cream!) and canned corn to boot. While I try to avoid nitrates, gmos, and chemical laden foods, we do use them on occasion.
Our lives are healthier then they used to be, So if you are just starting on your weight loss journey, or just wanting to get healthy, start simple. So many people jump all in thinking they are going to give up soda, sugar, carbs, ect and they wind up failing because it was too much. A 5 minute walk, skipping the 2nd helping of pasta at dinner time, cutting down on the soda, and drinking more water are are easy ways to start a new healthy life without spending any extra money, or having to put forth too much effort.
Hi I'm Mama Dawn. I know I will be doing recipes, kids crafts ect but first I wanted to talk a little about me.I wasn't always chunky, from about 6th grade,I started packing on the pounds..I maintained 160 lbs for years,then I had my kids, one by one the weight just added and added on. Now here I sit with an apron I never knew would be so big.Honestly,I think I have the opposite of body dismorphic disease, I have never seen myself as that big,until I look at pictures of myself.
Today I was sitting on my bed, and looked in my mirror, I seen my apron was now spilling over the top.Not the best site to see. All I could think in my head was seeing those people on tv that were confined to there beds. A wave of horror went through my mind, as I am headed in that direction. I remember growing up I was always surrounded by food. Butter would always be sitting on the table
at my aunts houses.Crackers with butter, or buttered rolls were always available. There were parties all the time,we came together every week at my grandmas house, for dinner, there was always Entemanns on the top of the fridge,most times she would tell us it was no good, secretly, I think my grandma was saving it for herself. lol. We are a food family, we all love our food.
We are starting this mason jar thing for people who feel just like we do. We all love food, we all need food in our bodies to survive,we are learning how to eat to live, not live to eat,and its hard. I ain't gonna lie the journey sucks! Its not fun, it make you mad, and upset,the body does not like to go without. I have never really gone on a quote, unquote diet, but I have watched what I was eating,and exercised. My downfall is potatoes. Any kind, fried,baked,french fries, hash browns,
Night time is the worst!!! I get this furry ravenous little beast inside me that makes my tummy growl, and eat whatever is not nailed. So,this is why I am here...to get into that real fitting Apron that I see in my mind. I hope to touch lives,and see others who are in my same boat connect with someone.People are so busy these days doing nothing, but there always busy, sometimes we just need something uplifting,or someone in our side of the court for once, someone who says hey..that sounds just like me.
Welcome to my crazy life...that of a Stay at home mom,that of of a home maker,that of the mom of 2 teens, 1 princess,and a silly little 4 year old. You will get to know my other love, my other addiction but that is another story. So Stay tuned :)
I spent the entire day thinking about exactly what my first blog was going to be about, whether I wanted it to be all happy or to make the first one about truths. I chose truths. As long as I can remember I have had a weight problem. It was back in the 6th grade I remember one day telling my Grandfather one day about how the kids were teasing me and he told me be happy with who God made you to be. I think I carried that with me for many years being happy with who I was until later years when I realized yes, God did make me however he did not make me to be obese. It was then I believe I tried every diet known to man.
Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, The Carb Diet, Pasta Diet, Pineapple Diet, Juice Diet, Banana Diet, Rice Diet and a plethora of many others. Yes, I did lose weight up to 85 pounds on one of them, Probably lost hundreds total but the same thing keeps happening I gain it all back and then some. Until one day I realized something..Something that for years I thought about but never realized it with food. I was an addict. A food addict. The same way someone craves drugs or alcohol I crave food. And I can be doing well along my journey and all it takes is a bowl of homemade macaroni salad to put me right back where I was.
Unfortunately there are a lot of people who don't understand that food is an actual addiction. I have heard my share of don't eat so much and you will lose weight. Even that is a moot statement because even if you didn't eat so much if you are not eating healthy you still will not lose weight. Food addiction starts from the moment you open your eyes until you close them at night. Your day is consumed with thoughts of your next meal, snack, ect. Your day revolves around food and how can it not be? You are planning out your day with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Then if you are TV watcher Good Lord! You see the never ending pasta bowl, all you can eat shrimp and lobster, all you can eat pizza buffet, and the new chocolate wonderfall! At night before bedtime is the worst!
So...This is why I am here. I am looking to break this addiction in my life. I am going to try this once again. I told my daughter I feel like I'm on that conveyor belt in the old Jetsons cartoon when George says Jane stop this crazy thing. ( some older people will remember that one..lol) I feel like I am doing the same thing and I'm yelling to myself Carol stop this crazy thing I want to get off! So like I said that's why I am here. I hope to be able to touch some people who may feel the exact same way I do and we can do this together. I hope to build up a family of followers who can be on this journey with me. I will be putting up many, many low calorie recipes and tips to help you as well as me. So I think before this turns into a novel I will end here for today. I'm not sure if tomorrow is Mama Dawn or Mama April but whichever one it is you will be blessed!
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