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I am writing this to all the Moms out there who have a hard time getting their children to cereal that is healthy. My son Drew would only eat cereal if the prize in the box was something cool or if there were marshmellows in it. We were introduced to a great brand of cereal called "Mom's Best". Let me tell you the box is so true! This is the best tasting cereal and my son loves it. Not only is this cereal tasty but it is also good for you. My son eats 3/4ths of a cup every morning with a yoplait light vanilla yogurt and about twelve grapes. Sometimes he switches up the fruit choice but not the cereal. I recommend trying the Toasted Cinnamon Squares. You can purchase this cereal online at MyBrands.com . I promise you that you and your children will love this tasty cereal. It is tough to maintain a healthy family for life but with a cereal like 'Mom's Best" they make it easy to eat nutrious tasty food. Thank you "Mom's Best Naturals for making such a wonderful product one in which we live by!
Well this evening I decided to go out with a coworker from work for drinks and dinner. My coworker and I are both trying to be health cautious. So I thought for sure we would order salads. Wrong!! We both decided that we wanted to share a couple of appetizers. So we were sitting there at T.G.I.F (Fridays) and we are reading the menu and I noticed that they have this new portion control menu. I was like "Awesome" I can get the right portion for a fraction of the cost. I can do well on my dinner choice and not over indulge myself. Well I am sad to report that I didn't make the right decision. Like I had mentioned before we decided to share two appetizers. This was a big mistake! We got the chicken nachos and the three for all at Fridays. I pigged out and so did she! We of course had to make sure that we cleaned our plates. Let me tell you the food tasted so good. The food was so greasy and fried with melted cheese and bacon on the potatoes. The fried cheese things were yummy. I should title this blog "when fried foods go wrong" I immediatly before the waitress brought the check around, felt sick to my stomach. I had stomach cramps and I just felt discusting. I should've known better and gone with the chicken salad. This evening I went crazy and now my body is paying for it. Eventhough at the time the food tasted amazing I am so sorry that I ever ate it. I do not like the way it made me feel bloated and just over all "fat". Just thinking about those greasy potatoes make my stomach churn. I feel so sick right now and I am glad that my body is telling me not to ever do that again! Everything is in moderation. I should of just maybe snacked on one or two and ordered a dinner salad. Since doing this lifestyle change I have had some struggles and I have learned form my mistakes. I can't just magically eat whatever I want! Food to me was always a comforting factor. Last night it was the enemy! I was expecting to jump on the scale and see that i gained ten pounds and I was pleasingly surprised to see that I only gained ha lf a pound. I should have worked out when I got home but the food made me feel so bloated and tired that I just feel asleep and woke up a few hours later crying for some Tums. Now I know why I haven't had fried foods in such a long time and I would like to keep it that way!
The "Workout 180"
About two weeks ago, my family received a little present from the wonderful people at Workout 180. The gift was their newest piece of home gym equipment. For those of you who haven't seen it before, it is a complete body workout system. This equipment can be used in a variety ways. The first thing that stood out to me about this equipment was the fact that it had resistance bands built into the unit. There are three levels of resistance and is perfect for any level of fitness. The coolest thing about the Workout 180 is the fact that it has a detachable piece that becomes a balance plank to really stimulate and shock the body. I have personally been using this piece of equipment for the last two weeks and have had a great time with it. I can get through a workout in 30 minutes without having to use various weighted dumbbells and barbells. It's all there for you and it even comes with an instructional book that shows you all the different possible lifts and positions to get that complete workout. There is even a wall poster that comes with it and shows different exercises for each muscle group so you can move more efficiently through your workout. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the people at Workout 180 for their wonderful gift and look forward to future pieces of equipment that they will have.
For those of you who want to look at it more, you can go to their website at www.workout180.com.
Take Care and Good Luck,
I'd call this a "Victoria Secret first moment in Kohl's"
I was shopping at Khols and I saw a really cute pink bra. The size was a 38c. My regular bra size was 44d. They don't make cute bras in that size. Matt my husband told me to buy the 38c and see if it fits since I had lost all this weight doing the Fat Family thin Family program (yup that's my video story on the homepage). I was so excited that it did indeed fit. I have never been able to buy a cute pretty pink bra in my size ever. It isn't about the weight anymore its about looking and feeling great. Life is so short and we need to enjoy it and have something to be excited about everyday! I felt normal for the first time in my life. I didn't have to go to the fat store and buy a bra I was able to go to a regular store and buy a bra right off the shelf. Not just a boring plain bra but one that was cute and pretty. I know to some people it was just a bra but to me it was a milestone that I have never experienced. Soon I want to be able to buy a pair of jeans off the rack of a department store. A pair of jeans not from Lane Bryant. I want people to see that this lifestyle change really is a lifestyle change. I am doing and experiencing things in life that make me feel normal. Matt and I are making our dreams come true. With every day that passes we are getting closer to our goals. We see our success and it feels great!