Week 4 update on YTWLC

YouTube Channel Update and Video

Day One: TSFL

Today is the start of Take Shape For Life, aka Medifast for me. My startup disc on my laptop is full, otherwise I’d have “starting” pics with this post, later for those.

Anyway, here are my starting stats:
Weighed in at 213.0 this morning before my first meal.
Had a chocolate shake with 1 cap of SF raspberry coffee syrup and ice 😉
Have my alarm set to go off every 2.5 hours so I know exactly when to eat.
Already have consumed 32 ounces (of suggested 64+ oz a day) of water!

I’ll take measurements soon. Once I reach my first goal point (10%) I am going to become a health coach, so you my fans and friends can join me on this journey and I can share the road to optimal health with you!

Welcome back Fat2FitMama!

I posted on the Fat2FitMama Facebook page:

The goal: lose 60 lbs in 6 months. The reward: one heck of a 30th birthday present. Today starts my new journey. Fat2FitMama is back, and she’s motivated!

Yep. I re-activated the BodyBugg, made my diet and activity plan, set goals and made myself accountable to both YouTube and friends & family. I started this journey back in April 2009 intending to make it to the end. I got lost along the way, but once again found it, and I’m gonna make it this time.

With my 30th birthday in almost exactly 6 months (yesterday was the 6 month mark), I have a solid goal of meeting on or before that date. A great birthday present to myself.

Now… I need to get the camera working again so that I can start doing my weekly progress pics once again and I am now vlogging on YouTube on Wednesdays. Weigh-in days will be Mondays.

Thankfully I belong to a great gym/athletic club, so I can continue to do my favorite Zumba workouts, in addition to classes, swimming, cardio, weight training and maybe add in some running??? We’ll see.

Thanks to those of you who have continued to support and encourage me over the last 6-9 months while I was “lost”. It means a lot that you stuck around and saw me at my lows.

SO, with that being said, I’m once again BACK. I’ve said it before, but this time, please hold me to it. Be mean if you have to 😉

–Lauren aka Fat2FitMama

UGH!

Weight loss is hard, ya’ll!~

Here is my YouTube vlog of the week:

HELLOOOOOOOO!~ Long time no see…

Sorry I’ve been MIA. School has drained me of all life.

I owe you all lots of updates and pics, and especially since the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is coming up!

Here is a little something to hold you all over til then!

Before and After pics…. (sorry the after pics are not my usual official pics, they are what I have right this moment)

Measurements:

Date 3/25/10
Weight: 186
Neck 12.5″
Chest 37″
Up. Arm  12.5″
F. Arm 9.5″
Waist  32″
Hip  42″
Thigh  24.5″
Calf  15.5″
Estimated Lean Mass   135.58
Estimated Fat Mass  51.42

Compared to –

Date 4/18/09
Weight: 241 lbs
Neck 13.5″
Chest  44″
Up. Arm  15″
F. Arm  11″
Waist  43.5
Hip  53″
Thigh  30″
Calf    17.5″
Estimated Lean Mass 132.55
Estimated Fat Mass  108.45

Learning to dance in the rain.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Week 32 weigh in

New weekly weigh in video and update

Cookbook: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

As mentioned in my video on The Weight Loss Diaries channel on YouTube, here is the info about the cookbook I raved about today

You can learn more about the book and the authors here: http://www.skinnybitch.net/kitch.html

The recipe I mentioned in the video is DELISH! I can’t find the nutritional info online, but I will check the book and post it for you.

Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

  • 2-1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1⁄2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth (whichever you prefer)
  • 1⁄4 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the sugar, coconut oil, and peanut butter, mixing on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the water, molasses, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. With the mixer on lowspeed, add the flour mixture in 3 to 4 additions, mixing each addition until almost fully incorporated. Add the potato chips, mixing until just combined.

Arrange 2-tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press to about 3⁄4-inch thick, then use the back of a fork to mark each cookie with a crosshatch pattern, if desired. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the centers are set. Thoroughly cool on a cooling rack. Then eat enough to make yourself sick.

Makes about 40

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