Day 2 March 16, 2018 Down 4 pounds!

Yep you read right, now how is that possible? Let me guess I peed it out Lol! I am peeing a wholeeeeeeee lot. I am going to look into doing some smoothies without fruit to lower my daily intake of sugar. This is new to me but I’m sure it will be beneficial to me in the long run. I’ll keep ya posted on those! Ttyl



Day 184 – October 4th, 2017 Enjoying a lunchtime smoothie!!!

Good morning!! Well I haven’t had one, not even ONE heart palpitation since I quit the keto diet on Saturday. I know not every diet works for everyone but when it involves my heart you wanna bet I’m not fooling around! Onward bound. I am sitting here sipping on my second smoothie for today….happy and feeling good! I have incorporated better sweetening options into my smoothies as opposed to before where I thought I was using better sugar replacements but little did I know they still affected my blood sugar to spike. Not all sugar replacements are created equal. When you go looking for a sugarless sweetener in my opinion stevia is the best. Not everyone likes the taste of stevia but it doesn’t cause a blood sugar spike as long as it’s not mixed with something else. Great Value sells a powered stevia but it’s not solely’s mixed with maltodextrin. I never knew the difference. Maltodextrin is high on the GI ratings therefore it does cause your blood sugar to spike. Be very careful of what you use to sweeten any of your foods and drinks, forever learning. I love learning the more I learn the better choices I can make. I may not make all the right choices all the time but little changes can affect your health in a very positive way!

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Day 180 – Sept 30, 2017 keto low carb and heart palps

I am beyond frustrated with all the different diets out there and everyone thinks their diet is the right one. I went off keto for 2 weeks and sadly went back to my normal bad eating habits. During that time I didn’t have any heart palpitations, at all. Last Monday I started back doing a low carb diet but decided I needed fiber and more vegetables than just the occasional keto option so, I ate around 50 carbs a day. It’s still considered to be low but just not keto. Anyways, Wednesday I started to feel little palpitations and shrugged it off. Thursday came and I felt them again, and again Friday and yep you better believe it again today! I said that’s it! I am not doing any kind of diet that puts my electrolytes out of balance like this. I’ve never had heart issues and it just seems like it’s surrounded around doing this keto/low carb diet. I’m done with this. I’m sitting here looking at my food diary and I just realized my potassium for most of the week was like this picture above, extremely low. You know the funny thing is ….my smoothie diet had way more fiber and potassium!! The only thing I really need to change on my smoothie diet is the sugar. Guess I’m going to have to get praying about this because I have to lose this weight and ever since I stopped the smoothie diet I’ve been looming around at the same stinkin weight. 2 months almost! Pray for me please!! I need to know and learn how to eat healthy. I want all my vitamins and minerals to come from real food. I was told on Keto and Low carb that people need to supplement with magnesium, potassium, and fiber. In addition to the supplements you need to salt everything!!!!! There’s got to be a better way!!! I think I may just go back to smoothies. I am considering drinking 2 a day, with a balanced meal. If you have any suggestions at all, please chip in. I would be forever grateful. Hugs to all who read this.

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Day 162 – Sept 12, 2017 Broke the keto diet

So I was so tired of the heart palpitations and not going to the bathroom so much so, that I threw my hands up in the air and temporarily gave up. Something tells me that if you’re heart is not functioning properly you must stop and listen. I did order some magnesium supplements because from what I’ve read alot of people are deficient in it and I assume I’m probably one of them.  I haven’t felt any heart palpitations since Friday!! I can’t give up on trying to lose weight. I won’t give up. Let me tell you though this has got to be one of my biggest mountains in life. I want to be skinny, but not just skinny I want to be healthy. I don’t want to be a rake though, no offense to any skinny ones out there LOL, I just want to keep some curves. Anyways, I keep reading everything I can find on the keto diet, the paleo diet and low carb. I believe that getting rid of unnecessary carbs like all the ‘white’ ones is a step in the right direction. It’s known that these cause inflammation and a spike in your blood sugar levels. Apart from that I’m really not sure how to be healthy!! There are so many fad diets out there and everyone thinks they’re right…the problem is everyone is different and your body reacts in it’s own way, to the foods you eat. One diet doesn’t fit all but surely there is one way to eat that is the most well-rounded. I know for a fact that I am going to minimize sugar intake and limit carb intake. I don’t think I want to stay in ketosis. The heart thing got to me and I’m to old to be messing around with my heart. Also, they really don’t have a lot of vegetables and the high fat did work to keep me full but what kind of diet has you getting all of your nutrition from fat? 70-80% of your calories are to come from fat!! Think about that for a minute. I’m not sold on it. It does make you full but I quickly learnt that I was depleted in sodium, potassium and magnesium. I’m sure I was missing out on vitamins too. I also need to make sure fiber is up there on my list as my mother had colon cancer. I need to make sure everything is moving in that department as well. Keto diet is very low in fiber contrary to what they may say. I asked in a group about fiber and most of them are taking supplements. I am all for supplements but try and get what you need from whole foods, doesn’t that just make sense? I’m praying about how to precede. I just want to be healthy and consistently see the weight come off. I also know that I must get active. It’s not a want but a need. I am happy I tried keto, because you don’t know if something is going to work or not until you try it!

Last night I sat down to welcome back an old friend of mine…my night time smoothie. It was AWESOME! What’s not to like about being able to have ice cream every night. No, it’s not ice cream but let me tell you it sure does taste like it! I can even switch up the flavours by adding in these stevia drops I found on Amazon. I used caramel last night and I have other ones like chocolate, coconut and vanilla. MMMMMM. Can’t wait for tonight LOL. I will make this part of my calories and save my one fruit for the night. I am counting calories to make sure I’m not overeating and trying to just keep the carbs low for now until I figure out what I’m going to do.

If you have any info or comments please do so!!!! I welcome constructive criticism and of course anything else you want to say!

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Day 159 – Sept 9, 2017 I’m backkkkkk!

Ok, so I told ya’ll I was done with blogging but unbeknownst to me, I missed it! So here I am to update you on my goal to get healthy and lose some weight. I am 247lbs. I gained 3 lbs and have been eating a strict keto diet. Which required me eating under 20 carbs a day. I started getting heart palpitations a few days ago or maybe it was a week ago. I never knew you could have electrolyte deficiencies but I do now. I ordered some magnesium supplements and I’m thinking about getting some potassium. I already drink a chicken broth and just add extra salt to that so I think I’m ok in that department. My husband suggested I add “no salt” to some water and sip that back all morning to restore my much depleted potassium “tank”. I just can’t do it. I added it to my scrambled eggs the other day and it took everything in me just to eat it. It was gross. It was salty and ruined my eggs. I am frustrated by this whole eating healthy thing. It’s so much easier just to eat what tastes good and I have extra storage for heat in the winter so I don’t see what the big problem is. Hahahahaha. Ok, that’s not the truth. Truth is I have to get this weight off. I miss my smoothie diet, which works for me…but I have no since learned that it was high in sugars. I don’t want to have a diet high in sugars and the feeling of being full on a liquid diet as opposed to a high fat “keto” diet is definitely different. I have to find something that is going to work for me and my family. I won’t stop until I do. I’m maintaining the weightloss from my smoothies but I have to find my lifestyle diet. I want to be able to have an occasional treat or if I want a banana, man I should be able to eat a stinkin banana!! There’s an update. It’s just nice to get this off my chest. I’ll blog as often as I can but this you can bet on, I’ll be back. I miss it, miss ya’ll and miss writing.

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Day 115 – July 27, 2017 4 pounds away from a 50lb weightloss!

My husband and children are seeing the weightloss now. It’s hard when you live with the person to see the changes. I am able to fix 1x yoga pants. I tried on 18-20 jean capris and they didn’t quite fit yet. I think in another 10lbs I should fit them. The smallest size I ever remember being is 12 and that was probably in high school LOL. I have to get back down there!! Today I weighed myself and I’m still 246 but I’m only 4 pounds away from having a 50lb weightloss. I made it to the gym Monday and Tuesday but not yesterday. My husband had to be at work for 6 am yesterday and then again by 6:30 am this morning. It messes up our early morning trip to the gym. I have to go today at some point. When I go all the time it’s easier to get there, if you know what I mean. Have a great day!

Oh and I made an Apple Pie Smoothie …boy was that ever good!!! That’s what the pic is of up above. The ingredients I used were: 1/2 frozen banana, 4 ice cubes, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 tsp apple pie spice, vanilla yoghurt, 1-2 dates, and 1 red apple!

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Day 114 – July 26, 2017 Smoothie strong!

Morning! So far this week I’ve gone to the gym everyday to do some cardio and I’m still doin my smoothies. I weigh 246lbs.  

Not much else to share today. I’m busy trying to cut hair (just cut my little man’s hair as seen in pic above), get kids school stuff together and organize my dining room/kitchen.

Day 112 – July 24, 2017 Smoothies, groceries and bling.

Drank my smoothie and had a coffee, wait coffees. LOL. Now, I’m making a grocery list and looking up bling. I love bling and bling tshirts. I need me some. That’s great english right there ain’t it? Living in the south affects one’s english..hahaha. I didn’t weigh myself and we haven’t been to the gym because we were so busy on the weekend. I plan on going this evening and then back again in the morning. I should go and check my blood pressure too. I haven’t done that in a while and I’m curious to see where that’s at. Have a great day and I’ll see ya tomorrow!

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Day 111 – July 23, 2017 Go Green!

No better way to start the day!! Look at the colour of this smoothie…go GREEN!! 

Getting ready for church. I didn’t lose anything today and yesterday I went a little over 1200 cals or at least I’m pretty sure I did, I had a smoothie from Smoothie King.

Have a good day guys!!

Sippin to Skinny

Day 110 – July 22, 2017 down a pound!

It was a hectic day today. I just couldn’t get enough time to blog and my husband bought a new tool which is taking up oh about half of my dining room…do you feel my pain yet? No?! Ok, add some paint to that! Now are you feeling it? Paint and a huge tool, in an already small dining room. He’s a full time screen printer (prints the images you see on tees and other apparel). Now, he’s brought his job home LOL. We are going to try and make some much needed extra income!! Pray for me, I think I’m gonna need a whole lotta patience LOL! 

Seriously though, I gotta say I’m thankful for my hubby. He’s trying to do whatever he can to meet our families needs. 

I lost a pound today and now I’m 247lbs!

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