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Short Term Weight Loss Goals

One of the biggest reasons diets fail is we don’t believe we can achieve our goal. One way to help us believe is to set goals we know we can achieve. Once we’ve achieved these goals we will feel empowered which will motivate us to set newer and bigger goals. The hope is to have a snowball effect until we wake up one day and realize we’ve created several healthy habits that we can keep for the rest of our life.
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Realistic Weight Loss Goals – Episode #3

Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Current Weight: 231.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 199 lbs

  1. The goal is to BECOME something and not to simply DO something.
  2. The goal includes cultivating daily habits
  3. You can see yourself reaching the goal and have complete confidence that you can reach the goal.
  4. You’re willing to promise yourself to achieve the goal and keep the promise no matter what.  Not that you will never make a mistake but that you will never give up.

Pull Up Fail Episode #2

My arms are already very sore.   If stress is making it difficult to lose weight remember to keep a positive attitude and not dwell on the things that bring you stress.  Try to have fun and smile more.

Iron Gym Pull Up Bar

Believe, Trust, Change

“Believe in yourself, Trust the process, Change FOREVER” – Bob Harper

Reaching your weight loss goals starts with believing in yourself. This goes for any goal. Doubt and fear must be overcome before you really need to worry about the HOW of losing weight. How do we learn to believe and trust? Make promises you can keep!!!!! What change can you make today that will be permanant for the rest of your life? Start small and progress when you’re ready. Don’t stop progressing.

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Introduction Vlog Episode 1

StrongLifts 5×5 and Fat Loss

stronglifts ebookEveryone seems to want to weigh less. What is it about being lighter? Do you just want to weigh less or do you really just want to look good? Or is your goal to get in shape and be stronger? I am interested in trying out the techniques described at StrongLifts.com The focus of StrongLifts is to lose fat through building muscle and strength.
StrongLifts.com will help you build muscle and lose fat through strength training. You’ll learn on this site what to eat and how to get stronger using weight … Continue Reading

How can 0 cal diet soda make you gain weight?

It is all about increasing the acid level of your body and making your body waste minerals to combat the high level of acid. Watch and learn…

I never thought about measuring the pH of my saliva. It should be between 6.8 and 7.2. I will include a link if you’re interested in testing your own pH level. Also for a food target chart.
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Mexican Pizza

mexican pizzaby www.trainermomma.com
adapted from For the Love of Cooking


  • 7-8 inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
  • taco seasoning
  • fat-free refried beans
  • reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • green onions, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, reduced fat sour cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook up the ground beef and add appropriate amount of taco seasoning. Let simmer according to directions.

Take one tortilla and spread 1/4 cup beans on it and 1/4 cup of the seasoned meat. Top it with another tortilla. Place several of these “pizzas” on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 … Continue Reading

Getting Fat Without Trying

Are you like me? Do you seem to gain weight without even realizing it? Why do some people have a hard time gaining weight while, for some of us, it comes so easily? I don’t really know the answers to these questions but this report caught my attention. It is crazy how many food items contain corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. It is because the corn used in corn syrup is super cheap. It is super cheap because the government subsidizes it. The same government that puts out the food pyramid funds the farming industry with very little … Continue Reading

Grocery Shopping With Young Children

Spiderman Fruit SnacksDon’t do it!  Since starting our most recent weight loss competition, we have tried to do our shopping in the evenings when one of us can be at home with the kids.  I dread arguing with a 4 year old on why we should not buy every box of cookies, sugar cereal and popsicles.

I just watched a report on the food industry that opened my eyes a little more to the amount of marketing that goes into encouraging kids to eat more junk food.  You want to … Continue Reading