Tag: "health"

50 million pound challenge: Eat This, Not That...

50 million pound challenge: Eat This, Not That…

| April 6, 2010 | 12 Comments

When I first got serious about changing my eating habits, I almost died. I’m not kidding. To go from eating regular butter, sugary jelly and 2% milk to…none of that was ALMOST the death of B. Going cold turkey is hard for anyone. Especially when you don’t consider healthier alternatives. And then one glorious day […]

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50 million pound challenge: Weight frustrations

50 million pound challenge: Weight frustrations

| March 3, 2010 | 20 Comments

I have a confession. You ready? I am hard on myself. Always have been. I often forget that change takes time. I like immediate results. I am patient while sitting in traffic. I am patient with toddlers. But patient with my own personal goals and achievements? Mega hard. I recently had a doctor’s appointment and […]

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50 million pound challenge: Fat and Fit??

| February 4, 2010 | 8 Comments
50 million pound challenge: Fat and Fit??

Look at that….I’ve been doing a whole bunch of writing about healthy foods and smoothies but I have yet to talk about fitness! And that’s crazy considering fitness takes up a great chunk of my life. The title of this post was inspired by A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss. It was there where […]

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50 million pound challenge: Green smoothies are my BFF

| January 21, 2010 | 24 Comments
50 million pound challenge: Green smoothies are my BFF

I can’t tell y’all how many emails I get about green smoothies. I am SO glad to see this yummy drink become more and more popular. So here it is….the All About Green Smoothies post. Q: What made you want to start drinking green smoothies? A: During the summer of 2009 I wanted to try […]

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50 million pound challenge: Water Water is my friend…

| December 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
50 million pound challenge: Water Water is my friend...

Let’s rap about water. Do you drink enough? Or are you stuck on sodas and high fructose juices? Would you rather drink coffee or a mixed drink than water? Pull yourself together, sister. Water is your friend. You NEED it. And not just when you’re thirsty. I drink a little over a gallon of water […]

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50 million pound challenge: Portion sizes

| December 1, 2009 | 7 Comments
50 million pound challenge: Portion sizes

Hello there, weight loosin’ and maintainin’ mamas! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. How is everyone doing? I hope y’all didn’t fall off track with Thanksgiving feasts and all. I purposely worked out like mad the week before Turkey Day because I knew I wanted to indulge. Just a bit. But now I’m […]

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50 million pound challenge: I’m no size 6. But I don’t care.

| November 10, 2009 | 28 Comments
50 million pound challenge: I'm no size 6. But I don't care.

I have never been smaller than a size 12 in my adult years. And I’ve never really had a problem with this either. My thighs have always rubbed together and I still felt attractive. I could never be a runway model but that’s never bothered me. The photo you see is of a slightly larger […]

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50 million pound challenges: Greens 3x a day

| October 20, 2009 | 7 Comments
50 million pound challenges: Greens 3x a day

Time for weigh-in! …er uh, check-in. But speaking of weigh-in, I have only lost 2 pounds. Boo. I’ve never really been one to constantly weigh myself but since I’m doing this challenge I kinda have to, right? Oh…the Mascara Mamas group is growing! We have a good 16 members now. So glad to have so […]

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