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

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

Where have I been???

I’m so sorry I have been neglecting my blog! It’s been a challenge lately to keep everything up to date.

I have been updating the youtube videos, so I wil paste them all here, but I am alive, and doing well!

I started a new challenge for myself… I will paste the link or video here so you can read more about it.

I promise I will update everything here soon!

 

LOVE YOU ALL!

Hello friends and family!

Yes, I have gone public.

For many of you, this is the first time you’re seeing this blog and reading about this journey. It may be shocking to some, exciting to others, and perhaps inspiring.

Thank you for your support and encouragement. I am happy to share with all of you, and look forward to hearing from more of you in the comments!

I must share with you though, I am nervous. I have never-ever shared my weight with most of you, and surely have not allowed any of you to see the whole picture of my struggle.  This can be very ugly at times.

Take some time to catch up on it all. I started at week 1 or 2 back in April, so it might take you a while. I am of course open to questions, comments and ideas. I am not open to negativity or criticism. “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. Constructive criticism is okay, but I think you know what I mean.

Thank you for taking time to read this, and I hope you’ll stick around for a while.

Love, Lauren aka Fat2FitMama

Fat2FitMama cries on YouTube…

Follow me on Twitter!

I installed it in the sidebar, but we’ll see how that works. In the meantime, be sure and hop on over to http://twitter.com/fat2fitmama to keep tabs on me. I’ll be updating food diaries and workouts on there as well!

Still loving it…

I got a fresh order of my Univera products – this time I ordered the complete Inthinity System!

This includes 2 bottles of MetaFuel™ shake in vanilla (meal replacement or for me, to make my protein shakes),  1 bottle of MetaBurn™ (the one that helps my calories burn), 1 bottle of MetaPower™ (vitamins and essential fats), a pedometer, and a guidebook packed with great weight loss information, helpful tips, and recipes. I gave he pedometer to my husband since the BodyBugg has one built in.

Today is day 3 of all of it, so we’ll soon see how it’s all working out. So far I love all of it together.

For those who want to try the products yourself, please go to http://allen.myunivera.com/ then find the Inthinity System under Nourish or email me for more help.

Money Woes at the Gym.

Video Blog # 4

Review: CLICK Espresso Protein Drink

So, I purchased CLICK after reading about it for a few weeks on Melting Mama, and entering her contest for a CLICK starter kit. I got an email from CLICK (after I joined their mailing list for specials), and they are running a Mothers Day Special (You get the 14 serving tub plus the shaker bottle (w/ whisk ball) and a mini back-pack thing for the price of just the tub -($25). Shipping is $7.95 but it arrived 2 days after I purchased. Not bad…. I love a good deal, and this deal is a winner!

I was going to try it after a workout, but since I’ve had to go at night lately due to having a sick baby, I feared I’d be up all night from the caffeine buzz, and will try that another day. Instead, I made CLICK my breakfast this morning. I usually have coffee w/ fat free half and half and Splenda, and then some Egg Beaters w/ veggies and maybe a yogurt or something, but today, it was ALL CLICK. I poured 14 oz cold water and a few ice cubes into my CLICK shaker bottle, put in 2 scoops of the mix, dropped the whisk ball in and shook it. I had some fears of “chunks” not mixing well, but the whisk ball eliminated this from happening.

I poured it into a nice tall glass, took a sip and YUM!!! I found my new morning breakfast! It tasted much better than I expected.  It’s taste is rich and flavorful. The creamy coffee flavor hit my sweet spot as well as satisfying my craving for chocolate and coffee without the high calories and high price I could expect at certain unnamed chain coffee places. It averages out to $1.79 per serving. How much easier (and de-lish) could this be?

I give CLICK Espresso Protein Drink 5 stars!!! I am surely going to be a regular customer from here on out. If you sign up for their mailing list you’ll be included when they run specials like the current Mother’s Day Special so I would highly suggest it.

Thanks CLICK for making the answer to my yummy protein drink needs!

**We’re having a GIVEAWAY!**

See post below Guess What Just Arrived to enter.

Guess what just arrived? + GIVEAWAY!

My CLICK starter pack!

I haven’t tried it yet, as I want to wait until before I head to the gym – to test it’s BOOSTING abilities.

Guess what else was included? SAMPLES!

It’s time for the first Fat2FitMama giveaway – leave a comment below (including your email or contact info) about why you would like to win this and on Saturday May 30th at 10AM PST I’ll post the winners chosen from random.org. One comment entry per reader, however to increase your chances, you can do the following:

  1. Subscribe to this blog for an additional entry.
  2. Join the CLICK mailing list for an additional entry.
  3. Repost on your own blog about this contest for an additional entry (send link).

That’s at least 4 entries there… Tell me a creative way you’d like to earn an additional entry, I just might consider it!

GOOD LUCK!