Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Morning

Today has been a pretty tough day for me emotionally- don't want to get into that because I'll start to cry and won't be able to see the screen to type!

BUT- I keep hearing about Healthy Trim and the results that everyone is getting on the radio and it's fantastic. It's always motivating me, because I actually believe them! I know I'm seeing results, and I'm proud of them- not yet proud enough to go on the radio, but it's pretty cool to know that other people are also benefitting from it!

Tuesday is always tough

Tuesday is forever providing me with challenges. We play team trivia at a local bar (we lost this week) and It's always so tempting to get something greasy! Well yesterday I got a salad and a chicken sandwich- but I still feel guilty. Does the guilt ever go away?

I think I'm going to try and eat before I go from now on- maybe that will help!

How is everyone else doing?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weigh in!!

I almost forgot my weigh in for the week!!!

Start weight:238
Last week: 213
This week: 210.

I can see that I'm not losing as much each week, but I can honestly say that I am so happy to have found Healthy trim because it allows me to eat the foods I love while still losing weight. I'm confident that with Healthy Trim I'll be able to lose weight, slowly, and honestly- in a more healthy way!

Loved today!

Today was awesome! I was exhausted yesterday after a great wedding on Saturday, so I slept most of the day away- had just a bit of pesto chicken and spaghetti for dinner and a yogurt for lunch- such is life when you're sleep!

Anyway, for today's breakfast:
1. I had a grapefruit. I think I really feel better with having something (low calorie/metabolism booster) in my breakfast.
2. OJ- I feel a bit of a cold coming on, and I know it's not good, but I wanted a little extra vitamin C!

For lunch:MMMM
1. I had a great 1/2 sandwich and 1/2 salad at one of my favorite local restaurants.
2. 3 Glasses of water. I usually take Healthy Trim right before I get my meal, it keeps me full the rest of the afternoon. Then I make sure that for every few bites I have a sip of water or two. I usually fill up before the meal is over.

How was your lunch today?

I'm off to cook a healthy dinner! I'll be back to share another of my lower carb dinner ideas!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lunch Today

I had a GREAT lunch today! and I just thought I would share. I had some left over grilled BBQ chicken with a side of green veggies- hit the spot, was filling, and has been keeping me going through the afternoon!

What did you have for lunch today?

Q & A: Frequency and eating

Q. How far apart do you take the Healthy Trim Capsules, and then when do you eat?

A. I take one in the morning at around 6:30. Then I drink a lot of water and usually eat lunch around noon. With lunch I have about 3 glasses of water. Then I take one capsule right after lunch. I don't eat again until dinner time- because I'm too full!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This Week

I've been debating whether or not I want to share the following news, because I'm really trying to stay anonymous to everyone. But I haven't given away all the info yet, so I think I can share all of this.

I've been struggling this week. But there are many factors that go into why I'm struggling. I haven't been able to eat at home, and we all know how bad restaurant food is for you! So I haven't been eating much, but I just can't eat as well.

I was one of the flood victims in Atlanta this past week. We still don't have drinking water, and we're staying with friends until we get water back. Many of our roads were down, so when we were home we weren't able to make anything with water- I wasn't able to drink as much water because we had to use it sparingly...

I'm just scare about my weigh in this week- and wanted to give you guys some background!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Question from Reader

Q: What do you think would happen if you didn't drink enough water?

A: Well, I'm not a medical professional, so please keep that in mind when you read my response. I know that Healthy Trim is a diuretic which mean that it dehydrates you. So to remain healthy, it's important to drink that water. I personally don't add anything to my water like crystal light because I worry about the salt it has as preservatives (which dehydrate your body more, and retain more weight)

On a side note, I really hate drinking water. I'm a very goal oriented person, so what I do to meet the daily requirement of water is I bought a nalgene bottle and fill it in the AM with water. Then I go in when I'm bored and take a drink. When I walk past the cafeteria, I get a drink.

But that's just how I do it. Overall, I think the water is an integral part of the diet!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm home from work again and so far I've been behaving for the most part- It is more difficult to not eat when you've got access to food the whole day.

I've had a piece of pizza, and some yogurt with bunches of crunches (mmm)

I'm thinking of doing a roast chicken for dinner with some green veggies (no potatoes for me!)

I'm also thinking about going for a run if the sun ever comes out!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Weigh In!

I'm down to 213... That's a total loss of 25lbs! I can honestly say that I don't think I've been this weight in the past 3 years. I can also say I don't think I could have done it without Healthy Trim!

How is everyone else doing?

Q&A:Where to Buy Healthy Trim?

Question: Where can I buy Healthy Trim?

Answer: I think the only place you can buy Healthy Trim right now is If anyone knows of another location, Please Share!

How was the weekend?

How did everyone do this weekend?

I had a GREAT weekend! I had a wedding on Saturday so I enjoyed some great wedding food;) and I had a small snack bar all day. I weighed myself on Sunday, and it was awesome! I'll share that in the next post! I'm so excited!

Sunday was a lazy day. I had a bit of a grapefruit in the AM, followed by pizza for dinner.

I'm stuck at home today, so we'll see if I can stand the test of afternoon munchies with my fridge right around the corner!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Besides the fact that I'm totally not tired... I'll tell you what I'm having for dinner tonight! I love the fact that I'm on a "diet" but still get to eat fun foods. The Healthy Trim really cuts back on what I feel like eating- even if it's TOTALLY beyond Yummy!

SO we're having some friends over, and the plan is: Cheese Burgers, Potato Salad, Artichoke and Spinach Dip & Cheesecake. I am going to do a little bit of each, and shouldn't feel too bad in the AM for the weigh in- I have a feeling it's in the 2-3 lbs this week:)

How is everyone else doing?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

F2L: Betty Crocker Warm Delight Minis

I've fallen in love with Betty Crocker Warm Delight Minis. They're 150 calories, and it's delicious!

I've tried the molten chocolate cake, and it is one of my new favorites! They pack the mix and the filling in the bowl. You add a tiny bit of water, microwave and you've got a "warm delight!"

Try it!

Daily Diet Update:

Today was a pretty good day I think!

I had a small dish of pasta with pesto (very small), 1/2 a yogurt and a 100 calorie bar. I think the calorie count would be around 600 for lunch- not too shabby.

For dinner, I had a delicious pasta dish with chicken, peas, carrots, corn and green beans. It was in EVOO so I don't think it was too unhealthy. I then had a dish that I'm about to talk about on "food to LOVE!"

What did you have today?

Feedback Needed:

How are you guys doing?

(I'm still on a high from last night:) !)

Last night I cried...

Tears of JOY!!!

My husband was out of town for a conference so when he got home, he actually noticed a difference. (Or at least he said he did- what a great guy?:) ) But that's not the best part. When we were getting ready for bed, he turned to me and said "Those jeans look terrible on you- you have saggy drawers, don't you have any old pairs of jeans you could fit into?" The jeans I was wearing were a tight size 18 when I started this journey with Healthy Trim.

I am VERY happy to report that right now, I'm sitting in front of my computer wearing a size 14, and they're loose! I tried the 12 (which I haven't worn in over 6 years) and I was able to get them up, but it's still to tight. That's my new goal by the end of October.

It brought me to tears last night- I've opened up into a whole "new" wardrobe of clothes I haven't been able to wear in two years!

So why hadn't I done this for myself yet? I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to even go down one size (I did notice that I could take off the size 18 without undoing the zipper) but I was just nervous that I would get discouraged.

Seeing progress is by far the best feeling. Sure, the Healthy Trim is expensive, but I really feel like it's giving me an old life back, and I'm just going to keep getting smaller and smaller. I really can't believe this.

I hope that all of you are able to experience this soon!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So What's with today?

Happy Hump Day!

It's a funky weather day, and I feel kinda funky myself- I'm still full from yesterday and taking the Healthy Trim today has just made me a bit more full feeling. I didn't even want lunch. I ate parts of a chicken fajita, but couldn't finish even half. I guess that's better than over eating:)

How is everyone else doing on this hump day?

Plans for dinner: 1/2 salad- Gotta get back on track!

Tuesdays are bad days!!!

I've decided that Tuesdays are bad days for me! I have a chance to eat after work- and that was a disaster! I was snacking and I am so mad at myself right now! I knew it was a disaster with how full I felt, and I'm still full- I guess that means Healthy Trim works, you just have to be willing to listen to it! I knew I shouldn't be eating the stuff. I wasn't hungry (like I used to be when I would come home from work) but I still felt the need to eat. Why oh Why!?!

OK! No cheating for the rest of the week.

Have you guys had these moments?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weigh in Results for Week 6

Start: 238
Last Week: 217
This week: 214
Total Loss: 24 LBS!

I am still enjoying the foods I love. I'm feeling great- just eating less! I'm so happy with the results of the Healthy Trim thus far! Thanks everyone for following!

How are YOU doing?!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Seeing the Difference

Other people that don't see you as often notice when you lose weight but when you look in the mirror every day, you may not notice it as much. I just happened to take a look in a mirror, and I actually noticed the weight loss. One of my least favorite areas are my shoulders. You can hide a tummy, you can hide a butt, but you can't wear sleeveless anything and hide the shoulders. I actually noticed the weight loss in my shoulders today. I almost started to cry. (also because I had pizza yesterday and felt guilty) But I could see definition between my shoulder.

Just thought I would share!

Friday, September 11, 2009

How are you feeling?

For those of you on Healthy Trim, how are you feeling? How long have you been on Healthy Trim? How is the weight loss going for you?

Good Morning!!

So I was pretty healthy over all yesterday at California Pizza Kitchen. I had one of their salads, and I LOVE that they offer 1/2 salads there! It was the perfect size- and I didn't even finish all of it. Plus the nearly 10 glasses of water that I had.

How is everyone doing this week? Does anyone have an update? I'll have my weight update tomorrow morning!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I love what restaurants are doing!!!

Is anyone else in love with the fact that a lot of restaurants are putting their menu (with calorie count) online? I'm going out to dinner tonight, and I was able to look ahead and see what the best menu option is for me! If I eat the ENTIRE (which I won't) Chicken Caesar it's only 900 calories. So with my small lunch, I'm staying in the range I want for the day! Woo Hoo!

Have you noticed that restaurants are doing this for us?

Yesterday was a good day!

I was able to work out! Woo Hoo for cardio!

I had a chicken fajita for lunch, and chicken ranch salad for dinner.

I've decided that I'm going back to one pill in the morning and one pill at lunch. When I get home, I'm not too full to snack-a feeling that I don't like. And I'm able to eat a full dinner- another thing I don't like. So I'm going to do 2 a day but space them out!

As for today so far so good! 1/2 a turkey sandwich, 100 calorie kudos and a peach!

Tonight I'm going to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner, so we'll have to see what I can get on the healthy side of things.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I over ate yesterday...

I wasn't hungry, but I ate waaaay too much last night at dinner. I'm really kinda mad at myself this morning. I guess it's ok to splurge every once in a while- but this MUST be my once in a REALLY long while! ACK!

It was a delicious Chicken Sandwich. And I had a small salad on top of that.

I guess I have to work out twice as hard today!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Work Out Goals

I have not been meeting them! I need to get my arse to the gym! So- I'm going today. No ifs, ands or buts!

Do you belong to a gym, or do you work out at home? Do you have any at home routines you'd like to share? I just bought a yoga mat, so I might try to download the free video that comes with it.

Weekend Update

Well, it was quite the busy weekend for me. I did manage to keep my eating on the healthy side-even with the tempting burgers, and all that craziness!

Friday night was pretty relaxing. I was able to come home, grill up some pork chops, sit back and relax. I'm doing more with fresh apples now instead of applesauce. And instead of just doing a starch (like we usually did) I'm just doing veggies!

Saturday was a busy day. I had a football game to watch (didn't have beer- which was tough with all the peer pressure) While watching the game we had queso dip... very difficult to avoid-but I ate it in moderation! Then I had a buffalo chicken salad- managed to stay on the healthier side. I also had a wedding rehearsal, and wasn't very hungry afterwards- I just had a yogurt:)

Sunday was a good day as well, a bagel with light veggie cream cheese after church (and cucumbers) and then I didn't eat again until after the wedding (about 9pm- later than I usually like to eat) and had some roasted chicken.

Monday was a lazy sleep all day kind of day! LOVED IT! I ate pretty healthy with just a yogurt, 1/2 a turkey sandwich, lemon chicken, and a little bit of rice pilaf. I also have a new dessert to share for F2L this week... only 150 calories and soooo delicious!

How did everyone else do this weekend?

Friday, September 4, 2009

September's Goal

So my goal for September is: 205. Which is 12 lbs from where I am right now. I hope it's a realistic goal!

Week 5 Update!

Well, I woke up early this morning because I knew it was a weigh in date... Drumroll please!

Starting Weight: 238
Last Week:221
This week: 217
Loss this week 4
Total loss: 21lbs!!!!

I'm doing backflips!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

F2L: Wendy's Jr. Frosty.

Ok, so I don't think I'll ever be able to give up my love of sweets, or fast food for that matter, it's just a matter of moderation! So here's my food to love for the week.

Jr. Frosty from Wendy's. If you're in need of a chocolate fix, this is perfect. They're 150 calories, and just enough. (It's not the small, but a JR.) The small is much larger and has a lot more. It was the perfect snack sized treat and totally fixed a minor craving I was having:) Limiting my chocolate on this Healthy Trim diet hasn't been tough, but I do really miss it, so it was great to meet up with an "old friend" yesterday.

I did however promise myself that I only get it once a month, so until then it's back to healthier yogurt!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So many of you might be wondering, what does she look like? What is her goal? Where was she years ago. So here's a bit more info for you:

I grew up always having a home cooked dinner (Healthy ones). When I turned 16 I didn't get the home cooked meals anymore. I started working at a restaurant and would eat there for free- so why not get something fatty that's free? When I started driving, fast food restaurants became VERY appealing to me. I fell in loved with Kraft Mach & Cheese. It was all down hill from there.

So, to give myself a bit more motivation, I'm going to post 2 pictures, one from back in the day, and one from just before I started taking Healthy Trim. Hopefully in the next few months, I'll have a new picture to show of the Healthy Trim results- for right now, I only have #s to give you guys, but they're numbers I'm proud of!

Confident for Weigh in!

So I'm really getting excited for this week's weigh in. I think I'm going to be under 220 which I haven't been in over a year! Thanks to Healthy Trim for taking away my appetite!

I've been eating a lot more salads. When I was in High School (My all time dream weight) I would eat salads every day for lunch, and that was it. So I'm going to try to go back to that. We'll see how it goes!

2 Healthy Trim Capsules in the AM

Yesterday I had quite the variety for lunch:
-Yogurt (only half the container, I couldn't finish the rest)
-Cucumber and Tomato Salad
-A Healthy Recipe Pasta

1 Healthy Trim Capusle at 12 noon

For dinner:
-2 BBQ Wings (I used to eat a dozen, so this was quite the step for me)
-A cobb salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, a little ranch, chicken -very yummy!

Overall Calories: Lunch-450, Dinner 650 Total=1100
Times I "felt" hungry- 1, at around 5:30pm so I had a peach!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Who's Counting?

I'm just wondering how many of you out there are counting your calories. If so, how do you do it? Do you carry a notebook? Do you keep track mentally? Or do you have a better way? I'm thinking about using my blackberry to keep better track, because mentally I only estimate unless I have a computer in front of me that I can look it up on.

Any suggestions on software programs?

Food to Love: Southwest Chicken Salad

So I had this the other day for lunch, and I couldn't believe how great it was! Here's what I put in it:

1: Romaine Lettuce: 5 leaves-10 Calories
2: Yellow Corn: 1/4 Cup-35 Calories
3:Avocado: 1/4 Cup- 60 Calories
4:Tomato: 1/4 Cup- 5 Calories
5:Shredded Cheese: 1/8 Cup- 55 Calories
6: Chicken: 1/2 Breast, Grilled-140 Calories
7: Salsa Ranch: 3tbs-120 Calories

Woo Hoo A GREAT lunch or dinner salad for under 450 Calories! And it's totally Yummy! You can prep it by having all of the "wet ingredients in one pack- then put it all over the salad when ready- leaving the lettuce crisp when you get to it! ENJOY

PS-I wasn't able to finish this salad because I was full from the Healthy Trim! (At least I was meantally)

Daily Update

Yesterday was a busy day with flying, driving, and very little eating, so for dinner I had some grapes, a salad (salsa ranch...mmm) and a cucumber and tomato salad with champagne vinegrette!

I really love ranch dressing. I used to put it on EVERYTHING! Salad, pizza, pasta, veggies, chips, everything! I never realized how many calories it has. One little pack can have over 200! So I saw a recipe online for Salsa Ranch. By mixing salsa with my ranch in a 2:1 ratio (make sure it's natural, sugar free) It cuts a lot of the calories out and increases the fiber that you're getting. I loved this idea and will be using it on salads for lunch. I think I've got a new Food 2 Love post coming up!