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.

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

Week 24 weigh in

201.2! I am down 3.4 pounds this week! HECK YES, I am BACK in the game!

Thanks to P90X, my new bodybugg digital display, and drinking over a gallon of water every day! Next week I’ll finally be back in ONEderland!

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

Week 21 weigh in and GOOD NEWS

Week 21 weigh is – down exactly 1 pound to 199.2 – back in ONEderland at least!

Also….