Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Monday, December 26, 2011

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Need inspiration to keep you focus on your weight loss journey maybe these ladies can be of assistance.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New York strip steak with whiskey-mushroom sauce

Serves 2


    • 2 New York strip steaks, each 4 ounces, trimmed of all visible fat
    • 1 teaspoon trans-free margarine
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms
    • 2 ounces button mushrooms
    • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
    • 1/4 cup whiskey


Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.
Grill or broil the steaks until slightly pink on the inside, about 10 minutes each side. Or until a food thermometer indicates 145 F (medium rare), 160 F (medium) or 170 F (well done). Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
In a small saucepan, heat the margarine over medium heat. Add the garlic, mushrooms, thyme and rosemary. Saute lightly until the mushrooms are tender, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully add the whiskey (be careful not to flame). Stir the sauce for another minute. Top the steaks with the mushrooms sauce and serve immediately.

Serving size: 1 steak

Calories 296 Cholesterol 63 mg Protein 26 g Sodium 87 mg Carbohydrate 4 g Fiber 1 g Total fat 12 g Potassium 561 mg Saturated fat 4 g Calcium 22 mg Monounsaturated fat 6 g  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Don't underestimate the power of V3 Weight Management Complex.  I'm still a fatty, but with the V3 diet pill I get up and move like I'm still a kid.  For those who don't believe it, I had to do a video just to show you.  Keep in mind folks that I have arthritis in both my knees.  Before I began taking V3, I had trouble walking up just two flights of stairs.  I'm only in my 30s, yet I have the knees of an much older woman. 

Since I've been on the V3 diet, nothing has stopped me from taking stairs.  Not even the high flights of stair at the water park.  Even if I didn't lose anymore weight, which I have been gracefully, just to not have any pain in my knees is enough for me.  Don't forget to stop by my YouTube channel What's Your Diet  and subscribe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thrive Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Triathlete Brendan Brazier shared these raw energy bar recipes with us. While energy bars can be pricey, you can make them at home to control costs.

1 small apple, cored
1 c dates
1/2 c cooked quinoa
1/4 c almonds
1/4 c flaxseed
1/4 c hemp protein (or your favorite protein powder)
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg

In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time.

Remove mixture from processor and either shape into balls or a brick. To roll into balls, simply pinch off a desired amount and roll between your hands. To roll into a brick, which you can cut into bars, places mixture on plastic wrap and flatten, covering with another layer of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll mixture to the desired thickness, then cut into bars.

Monday, August 22, 2011

How to Lose Belly Fat Without Exercising

This is always a magical question, especially for women.  How to lose belly fat without exercising.  Well this is really not that hard to do, all that is required is that you eat.  While you must be mindful of the food that you eat, remember in order to keep that tire deflated you have to eat healthier foods.  Berries are good fat burners, but if you want to target that midsection be sure to include melons like cantaloupe and honeydew into the mix.  Increase foods that include vitamin C such as oranges and grapefruits.  Nuts, while they are high in fat content, they are great for burning fat.  They are a great source of protein and help you to feel full longer.

For those who like to have a drink or two every now and then, you will be happy to know that having a glass of wine daily will help burn off belly fat. So you can have a glass of wine with your salmon dinner and kill to birds with one stone.  Salmon is the best source of Omega 3 outside of flax seed, which helps to burn those dinner rolls away.  Now if you must have a roll with your dinner, make it a whole grain roll to be sure it doesn't add more rolls to your belly.

I have incorporated these methods into my diet along with the help of my V3 and I must say it is working.  I found this video that speaks on this enjoy.  Please comment.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 Fat Burning Foods

While I believe that diets don't work, it is still important to watch what we eat to promote healthy bodies. I'll be honest in saying that I do still treat myself to some McDonald's fries every now and then, however over all I do eat sensibly. I eat fresh salads at least three times a week, plenty of fruits and nuts and controlled portions. Drinking plenty of water is absolutely necessary to promote healthy digestion. To keep down bloating, stay away from carbonated drinks.  While fruit juice is a good alternative, they are usually high in caloric intake due to the natural sugar, so don't over do it.  

Here is a video I found on fat burning foods.  Foods such as this help me tremendously when I started my weight loss journey.

How much is too much?

People come up with every reason in the world not to do something for the right reason.  Are you selling yourself short.  Really, ask yourself, how much is too much to invest in yourself.  Aren't you tired of constantly going to the doctor to find out what's wrong now or to have prescriptions filled.  When you take the time to concentrate on losing weight, things such as thing will diminish.  Think of all the things you pay for for the wrong reasons, instead of for the right reasons.  You should never put a price on your health.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Great Hip Hop Workout

Ok guys, honestly being a young black woman, I was so shocked when I saw this video on youtube.  My first impression was, this is an older white woman doing a hip hop workout.  What?!.  Let me tell you guys, this lady was getting it in y'all. I did the workout and came out sweating bullets.  It was just as effective as my zumba workout.  I'm gonna have to keep this one in the archive.  I hope you guys like it.  Leave comments.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oven Fried Salmon


  • 4 salmon filets
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 lb chopped vegetables (broccoli
  • zucchini
  • carrots
  • and cherry tomatoes
  • perhaps)
  • 4 lemon wedges for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F or as high as it will go.

Combine ½ cup of the oil with the lemon juice and garlic, then pour this mixture over the fish and rub it all over.

Refrigerate the salmon for 30 minutes, turning it over halfway through, to let the flavors soak right in.

Toss the vegetables with a pinch of salt and black pepper and the remaining oil.

Grease a baking dish and add the vegetables.

Roast them for 30 minutes, stirring once in the middle.

Take the vegetables out of the oven and stir them again.

Add the salmon on top, sprinkling a couple of tablespoons of the marinade over it.

Bake for 15 minutes or until everything is done.

If the salmon is done before the veggies, remove it and keep it warm under tented aluminum foil.

Garnish with lemon wedges.

(Serves 4)

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 442 | Total Fat: 33g. | Cholesterol: 88mg. | Total Carbohydrate: 2g. | Sodium: 115mg. | Protein: 34g.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I can't keep this to myself!! Get this money with me.

I would have never thought that I could have my own business that was this lucrative.  All it took was for me to start giving out free samples of V3 Weight Management Complex and everything else just fell in line.  Every time I log into Facebook, email or Twitter, someone new is asking me about V3 and what it's all about.  Why not join a business that really speak for itself with just a simple picture.  Voyager Health Technologies officially launched as of July 12, 2011 and the market is still wide open.  Right now, I am the only rep in NW Indiana and I get none stop leads now off referrals sent to me from my current customers.  Get in early and build huge down lines and watch the money come to you instead of you hunting and sweating for your money.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Corned Beef Hash

4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups diced cooked potatoes, or frozen hash-brown potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket, (4 ounces, see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sautá until it starts to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring, until they brown in spots and become crusty, about 8 minutes more. Stir in corned beef and broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 8 minutes. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large skillet with 2 inches salted water and bring to a gentle simmer. Break eggs, one at a time, onto a saucer and slide into the simmering water. Poach eggs until set to desired firmness, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Divide hash among 4 plates. Place eggs on top of hash.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Corned beef can be purchased at your supermarket deli. Be sure to specify lean: it has 1 gram fat per ounce and an ounce of regular corned beef has 5 grams fat.


Per serving: 320 calories; 13 g fat ( 4 g sat , 6 g mono ); 240 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 3 g fiber; 493 mg sodium; 695 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Push it real good

Be Free with V3

It is time that we take our freedom back.  America is going through an epidemic with weight loss these days.  It only because of the rise in health care that fast food restaurants are starting to make MINOR changes in their menu selections.  It's time to take back what belongs to us!  Let freedom reign.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's been a rough week

To my readers, I'm so sorry for being away for so long.  To my haters, I'm back!!!!!  I have to admit, I had a downfall.  There were many disappointments this weeks on just about every level you can think of between family abroad and family at home.  It had me down for a few days, but through the Grace and Mercy of the Lord, I have made it through my storm.

Due to the stress of this week, I didn't lose any weight this week.  However, with the help of V3, I gained one pound, yet lost it before the week was out.  So I am still at 255lbs, and after the week I have had, I am grateful for that.  I was so proud of myself being able to complete an entire Zumba workout for the first time in months.  Those who know me are aware that I have arthritis in my knees. So I have been limited to the type of workouts I can do. 

For a while this used to get me down.  See I was the type of person that would workout regularly.  My day use to consist of walking to the bus to get to my train and walking to work and then back home.  Once I got home, I would immediate put on my Tae Bo workout and I would let Billy Blanks kick my butt all over my living room.  I would be dripping with sweat, yet loving the fact that I had a good workout.  I would do Tae Bo at least four times a week, and have just about every Tae Bo version released. 

With having trouble with my knees, it can be hard not make a move that will inflame them.  So when I decided that I was going to lose weight, I concentrated on walking.  I have to admit, the day after doing the Zumba workout, I did notice slight inflammation behind my knees, but not enough to keep me down.  Yesterday I walked almost 3 miles, which is the most I have walked in a single day so far. I'm just glad that the stress of this week didn't keep me down.

Tomorrow is my birthday, so I will be eating good.  I have been promoting my business so tough I haven't had a chance to rest.  So tomorrow, I will be doing nothing.  Going out to lunch with my Grandmother-in-law and whatever else my kids and husbands has planned for me.  Stay Blessed my friends.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Try the V3 Challenge

Are you trying the V3 Challenge?  If not I dare you to V3 it up with me.  I've seen so many testimonies and pictures of those who have shed so many pounds just from taking on this challenge.  Why do I call this a challenge?  Well, it's one thing to say I'm going to try that, and it's another things to actually do.  Do I market this product? Yes.  Do I honestly believe in this product? Yes  Do I partake in the V3 Challenge? YES!!!!

Seriously people, take a look around, next time you go to the mall or to the grocery store.  Can you count how many people you see who are overweight.  You'd probably lose count as you shop.  However, I bet you can remember in detail about that slim person you saw.  What they had on and what stores they were shopping in.  If you are overweight, I'm sure you have said to yourself..."I really like the clothes in that store, but they don't carry my size."

I recently celebrated my first wedding anniversary.  My husband and I were having a wonderful time, hanging out in Grand Rapids, MI.  We decided to go swimming and my husband did not have a pair of swimming trunks, so we stopped at the local Marshall's to pick up one.  While my husband looked around, I went to the woman's section and low and behold I could not believe it.  This Marshall's had virtually no plus plus size section.  See here in the Chicagoland area, stores like Marshall's has sizes that go all the way up to a 26.  Uh, uh, not this Marshall's, they only went up to a size 18.  I was so disappointed

It's time to stop being ashamed of our weight and actually do something about it.  So I dare you to take the challenge with me.  I dare you to take one V3 pill per day and see if you will have the energy to get off that couch, chair or bed and replace that with some activity.  I dare you to deny the weight loss you will achieve with just one pill a day.  I dare you to say that one pill a day didn't keep you from chewing a hole through the refrigerator. 

If you are ready to take this challenge with me, then please contact me.  I will be more than happy to send your a sample to try before your buy. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today was a good day.

Seeing how I don't have my topic prepared for today's post, I thought I would just tell you all about my day.  If you haven't noticed, my goal is to make a post every other day.  I take one day to prepare my topic and post it the next day.  I don't have my topic prepared for today, because I have been hitting the pavement hard promoting my new business.

If you haven't heard, I am a Independent Associate for Voyager Health Technologies; the makers of my new favorite diet pill V3.  This diet pill is all natural, and I love it.  The pill suppresses your appetite, increases your energy level and improves your mood.  It also helps to detoxify the body, promoting a healthy digestive track, and can help prevent tumor growth in the body.  If you are interested in trying this product you can call me at (219)392-9054 or visit my website here

So back to my day.  My day started off with a sweet kiss on the check from my husband as he left for work today.  People keep telling me that this will fade away, but he never misses the opportunity to lay one on me.  Shortly after that, I got up to get my day started.  One of the biggest issues I have with getting ready in the morning is my hair.  My hair is all natural, so just like plants, how my hair looks in the morning all depends on the weather.  Well luckily the weather was on my side today, and my twist-out Afro puff was rocking today. I toke my V3, just before leaving out with a full glass of water, and off to work.

Now I have a long highway commute to work everyday, however the traffic was on my side today.  I made to work about 15 minutes earlier than normal, which afforded me some time to get my chat on before my shift.  Usually my first stop in the morning is my friend Amanda's desk.  I was so excited about getting my free samples today, I just bee-lined it to her and gave her one.  Now Amanda used to have this thing with caffeine pills, so I was sure that she would like the V3.  Well I was right, while should couldn't get the full effect, because she had already taken a caffeine pill, she still liked the product.  

So feeling good that I may have her as a potential customer, I let her get to work and started my shift.  We had an early meeting about some changes within the company and I was rather impressed.  I was expecting to hear the absolute worst, due to the fact that the upper management staff was all demoted.  However, the information shared was actually inspiring, for the first time of my 2 years with this company.  I've always been that employee that is just not happy with the company no matter what they do, because I see the imperfections and don't see them being addressed.

Lunch was absolutely wonderful.  I had cream of broccoli soup with fresh baked bread, the bomb.  Due to one of my co-workers leaving the company and joined him in a piece of cake, otherwise SAY NO TO BOOTY SPREADERS.  Told him good luck and that I would keep him in my prayers.  He is moving down south for some very personal reasons, so I wish him all the best. I was so happy that the afternoon went by as fast as it did, because I could not wait to get out to promote V3 during my evening walk in the park.

Man, oh man, was the park awesome.  Prior to getting there I printed out some generic fliers offering the business opportunity with my website listed on the back. Then printed off some product information for my cousin who is interested in trying the product.  So off I go towards IL to drop of a free sample and product information to my cousin.  I knew she would not be home, but this product speaks for itself, so I just left everything in her mailbox, so she can try it first thing in the morning.

So back towards home I go, me and my two boys.  They like to play basketball while I get my workout in.  So out the car with my fliers in hand, I start up my Cardio Trainer ( app review soon to come), and we're walking.  Today was really a good day because there were plenty of prospect in the park today.  So as I'm walking I pass out a few fliers to people as they rode their bikes, or sat on park benches while watching their children play.  With no one on the path for a while I pick up speed.

Well, low and behold, a lady is racing after me on a bike, "Excuse me miss".  She had questions about the product, and ding their was my second prospect for the day.  I told her all about V3 and the Voyager Health Technologies business opportunity and she was all over it.  She walked with me back to my car, and I happily gave her a free sample.  She said she's in the park quite often, so I told her I'd catch up to her tomorrow to see how she liked it.  I made sure she was aware of my number on the flier as well as the website information.

She rode away with a big huge smile on her face.  I pass out a few more fliers and run into a lady born and raise in Africa.  She explained that she was a hair stylist studying to get her CNA license.  She was so drawn to me and about the information about the product she walked with me while pushing her baby until I finished my workout.  So you know I got her number locked in my phone right.  I walked over a mile with her trying to build of that likability factor so that she would fell comfortable going into business with me.  By the way, gave her a sample to try as well.  Now she was a little skeptical, so I gave her some detailed product information too.

All in all, today was indeed a good day.  Why you may ask?  Because I reached my personal goal of giving out two free samples to perfect strangers today.  I don't get out much because I'm so busy with my family and church.  So I was bit concerned about marketing this product to it's fullest potential.  I'm so proud of myself.  I haven't been this focused about my business since I did customer service work from home.  I am enjoying myself so much, because I am pushing myself to the limit.  And I love a good challenge.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Are you drinking enough water to lose weight?

Have you ever taken the time to think about how much water to consume for proper weight loss?  Most people live by that “golden rule”, drink eight 8oz. glasses of water per day.  Well, people, I hate to burst your bubble but this is just a myth.  Or should I say, this could be a rule of thumb for inactive slim people.  Truth of the matter is, if you are trying to lose weight , you have to drink enough water according to how much you weight to promote healthy weight loss.  

There are several reasons why you should pay attention to the amount of what you drink, especially when trying to lose weight.  Mainly, you do not want to dehydrate your body.  Here are some ways to tell if you are dehydrated:

  • Lack of energy, fatigue in the afternoon
  • Always hungry 
  • Rough, dry skin
  • Dry mucus membranes
  • Weak irregular rapid heart beat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sudden weight loss
These are just a few symptoms.  However there are some long term effects to dehydration as well:

  • Premature aging
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Aches and pains
Best way to be sure you are not dehydrating your self is to stay educated on what will dry you out.  Drinks like coffee, soda pop or alcohol can cause dehydration symptoms.  Even some water can cause dehydration, such as fluoridated or chlorinated water.  As you know, most tap water and bottled water has fluoride in it.  Next time your purchase bottled water, take a look.  I will have to do a piece on fluoride in the water, but that’s another blog post.

What can you do to prevent dehydration?
  • Drink a full glass o water upon rising in the morning and before going to bed
  • Keep a glass of water at your bedside
  • Drink a glass of water before and after athletic events and activities
  •  Fill a pitcher that holds 8 glasses of water and be sure to drink it completely daily.
·         So you are probably asking yourself at this point, how much water should I be drinking to lose weight?  Well that all depends on how much you weight.  I found a website, dietnation, which will calculate this for me.  I just put in how much I weight and it told me that I should be drinking at least 16 glasses of water each day.  Now you are the forgetful type like me, there are tools available to help you to remember to drink water.
 I myself use an application on my cell phone called Drink Water Beta  for Android created by Asplink.  This app is very basic, yet very effective.  You just put in how many cups of water you want to drink daily and set up your notifications.  You can set what time you want the notifications to begin and end, so your phone is not telling you to drink water while you are sleeping.  As you drink your water throughout the day, just pull the app up and click a cup as you finish each glass of water.  It will record that cup of water and what time you drank it.  Love this app.

Me personally, I think this is the main factor many people forget about when trying to lose weight.  You have to give your body the water it needs to increase your weight loss.  This will also help to flush out toxins in your body that is helping your body to hold on to weight.  Yes you will go to the bathroom often, but you will love the results each time you step on the scale.

Feel free to leave a comment on this post if you have some other water tips and tricks.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Great app for tracking your weight loss

Today I want to talk about tracking your success with weight loss.  There has been so many times that I have been approached, "oh, I see you're losing weight". Have you found yourself wondering, what in the world are they talking about.  I've gone up a pants size, they must be blind.  Well, for me, I don't have to wonder anymore.

There are so many benefits to be had when you are tracking your weight loss history.  It is much more involved than just saying, "I've lost two pounds today" and then mark it on the calendar.  For those who are serious about losing weight, there are many areas you need to track other than the pounds. Figure in what did you eat, what was the nutritional values associated with that meal.  Was that meal rich in protein or fat? Then there is the calorie count.  How many calories were consumed versus how many was burned for that day. To those who are just beginning their weight loss journey, this can be an extreme task.  This is where I was when I first began my weight loss regime.

Luckily for me, I have just recently purchased a new cell phone. I was being cursed all over because my phone would not hold a charge; therefore, I missed a lot of phone calls.  So I upgraded to an android phone.  I won’t mention what model I got because I absolutely hate it so far, yet I love all the new things I can do with the phone.  It has its goods and it's bad.  Anyway, being new to the Android world, I began downloading all these applications.  I came across a few apps geared towards tracking weight loss, however I have yet to find one as good as Calorie Counter.

This app saves everything you can think of when it comes down to tracking your weight.  This app is very easy to use and at first glance seems very basic.  However, in the background this app is analyzing every entry you put into it.  There are several parts to this app so I will review each section one by one.
*      Food Diary
o   Saves meals and nutritional values by breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.
o   Easy to adjust to the portion amount eaten by servings, ounces, cups, etc.
o   Saves meals by date to be analyze by the embedded weight loss tracker
o   Recalculates your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) as you make entries.
o   Input foods eaten by search
§  Restaurants, popular brands or Supermarket brands
§  Search for saved food items or enter one yourself
§  Save a picture of what you ate
o   Use the barcode scanner to scan in what you eat.
This is the best part of the application if you ask me.  There is no way to fully track your calories if you don’t know how many calories are in what you are eating.  It can be hard to find the nutritional values for most restaurants.  This app does all of this for you.  There can be long lists of foods listed, but I have not found this to be an issue really.  If you use the barcode scanner especially on store bought food, it is usually fairly easy to input hard to find foods.
*      Exercise Diary
o   Saves defaulted activities by what day they are performed
o   Tracks a full 24 hour day worth of activity
o   Easy to customize activities and duration
o   Don’t see your activity listed, easily add one to the list
This exercise diary is the bomb.  Most people do not account for the calories that you burn just sitting, sleeping or driving. Well this application has all of that covered.  Work at a desk all day, well that is listed as well.  No need to account for the amount of calories burned, this app will do it for you.
*      Weight Tracker
o   Opens to a grid chart that tracks your progress since the first entry
o   Write a journal for the day and attach it to your weigh in
o   At a glance look at whether you are gaining or losing weight.
The weight track is simple and to the point and easy to use. Only thing I don’t like about it is there seems to be no way to change an entry in case of a mistake in keying.  However, I can see how this will ensure that you are not lying to yourself about how much you weigh.  So still a great feature.
*      Diet Calendar (saved the best for last)
o   Calculates every entry, food, exercise and weight
o   Analyzes the entries to project if you are on target or not
This I believe is the meat of this app.  It takes your entries and calculates them all together showing where you went wrong. Maybe you didn’t burn enough calories, or just ate too many.  You can tell this by comparing your net to your RDI.  Was your RDI on target, over the targeted goal or too far under the target.
The bonus to this app is that you can backup your entries to your SD card, but that’s not all.  You can link your app to an online account with Facebook, Twitter or is a free website created by the makers of Calorie Counter.  There you can link up with others and motivate each other to reach your weight loss goals.  There are tons of forum threads for support, diet challenges, or various diets in general. Currently this app is only available for Android and Blackberry systems.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I did It!

Why is it so hard to do something even when everyone else is doing it?  I sometime wonder is that what sets me apart from everyone else.  Is that truly my purpose, to be different than everyone else?  Or is that I'm afraid of change or afraid to change?  My motto has always been "If you are not 100% sure then don't do it".  I stand by that statement in everything I do, even at my 9 to 5.  

I work in the mental health business doing medical billing. It’s one of those jobs that if you mess up, you go to jail.  There is no such thing as telling the judge, “oh that’s the law, well I didn’t know that.  I did what my employer told me to do.” Oh no, if you make a wrong step you are going down my friend. My boss would get so upset with me because she knew if I said I wasn’t going to do something, I damn well meant it. "Why do yo have to question everything", she would always ask.

For a while everyone at work has been trying to get me to join Weight Watchers.  Our company is generous enough to pay for half of the fees to sign up.  To me it's their way of saying, you better not get sick, but that's just me.  Anyways, more than half my department has signed up.  Everybody is all motivated to shed the pounds.  They look forward to Wednesdays which is weigh-in day.

Now I've been trying to lose weight for some time now and it seemed nothing I tried was working.  I’ve tried drinking different diet drinks to speed up my metabolism like apple cider vinegar and honey.  I’ve tried drinking more green tea in place of coffee.  {Weeping} So I gave up “booty spreaders” like eating ice cream and cake.  That was so hard. Oh man, cake is so my weakness.  I would bake a cake every other week. I gave of donuts at the office, McDonald's for lunch and (sobbing) Popeye’s chicken…… I gave up the bird….too.

I said enough is enough.  I have to do something.  I have recently been diagnosed with arthritis not to mention that diabetes and hypertension runs in my family. You hear about things like this when you are young, but you never take it to heart.  You don’t think about how much of that ice cream and chicken is still lining the inside of your arteries.
So I did it. I did it, I did it, I did it.  I stopped looking at the pill looking at me looking at it, as it sat taunting me from the inside of my purse.  Laughing at me, telling me I’m not strong enough to reach my goal.  In the long run the pill was right.  With my busy life I could use some help, so I did it.  I toke that free sample, I busted it open, stuck my tongue out at it and said nah nah, you can’t taunt me anymore and I toke that pill with pride and joy.

However that pride and joy was quickly replaced by something else after a short while.  I was beginning to feel something inside of me.  Not like a buzz but not quite a tingle either.  As the day progressed I began to like the feeling. The feeling like I could do anything.  I went to work feeling great. I was in a fantastic mood, which is interesting because I am not a morning person at all.  I’m the person you say “dang, you mad at breakfast”.  Yet I felt great all of a sudden.

In medical billing, especially working in claims follow up, there is a lot of thinking involved.  But this day, I was flying through my paperwork like a genius.  Piles of work that had been on my desk for weeks were processed, followed up on, and completed in one day.  Wow, is all I could say to myself.  I felt like Super biller, I just needed my cape.  I really like these pills.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Disappearing Acts

I can't believe it. After the many years of my voluptuousness I have decided to shed the pounds. Problem is, I just don't have the time to work out like I did when I was younger. Working full time, maintaining a household and taking care of a husband and two growing boys, a sista be tired yall.

In spite of all that, I have come to terms that I am getting older and it's time for me to be more in tune with my body. So one day I am talking to my best friend Tomika about starting a diet. She was just going on about how she has been seeing this weight loss doctor trying to lose weight herself. I kept telling myself that I was going to pay this doctor a visit but just could not find the time to get there.

Well, Tomika calls me up one day and says, you know I don't use those supplements that doctor told me to take. She was given a supplement to take three times a day, but she claimed to have found a product that was like no other. Unfortunately she was not at liberty to tell me what it was at the time. I just blew it off and didn't think anything else of it; until I saw her.

We work for the same company so she paid me a visit after a meeting.  I could not believe my own eyes, my friend was disappearing. Within a matter of just a few weeks she had dropped at least a size. I was in shock, she put a small package in my hand and said try this. It's an all natural diet pill made by a company that's in pre-launch. She continues and says, this pill has worked so well for me I decided to become a distributer.  Call me in an hour and tell me how you feel, gotta go.

Being the skeptic and realist that I am, I didn't take the pill. It sat in my purse looking me looking at it. Another day went by as that pill sat in my purse looking at me looking at it.  Why oh why can I not take this pill? Yet it was calling me. Now I wish I had done it. She looks absolutely great and has reached her goal, looking like she did in high school.  Dang.