Failure is not Forever

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I’m very disappointed to report that I have fallen off of the healthy lifestyle wagon and have resumed past eating mistakes. I’ve been avoiding the scale (and looking at myself in a full length mirror) for the past month. Well I put my big girl panties on and stepped on the machine from hell (aka: my scale) and it’s official, I’ve gained back the 10lbs I shedded before.

*insert sobs and various remarks of self loathing and disapproval here*

Ok now that I’ve gotten my keyboard tear soaked. I can explain my disappointment, it took me nearly EIGHT WEEKS and a lot of hard work to lose that weight and here I am back at square one.

Fortunately, there is an upside. What’s that you ask? Well the beauty is that I’m human and I can get refocused and begin working hard(er). My plan of action:

*Count my caloric intake.
*Practice portion control
*Spare moment? GET MOVING!!!

I’ll keep you all updated on my progress. 🙂

-Lauren

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Manic Minute Challenge- July 22nd 2013

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Today is our first ever Manic Minute Challenge! I really hope each if you will take the minute and do something to help make your body stronger and yourself happier and healthier. Now I must disclose that I am not a medical professional and am not responsible for any injury that may occur from your participation. Only do what you can, if your body is telling you to stop please do so.

Today’s Challenge: Squats

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Do as many squats as you can in one minute and comment with your number. I find its easier if I set an alarm so I can better focus on my form and my counting.

-Lauren

What’s Cooking Wednesday- Homemade Raspberry Jam

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I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few times that the husband and I are in a quest to lose weight. As of yet I have lost 10 pounds (insert sounds of excitement here).

The only downside I’ve encountered is that my sweet tooth has been neglected in this process.

In order to appease my insatiable craving for something sweet I decided to make raspberry jam from scratch. I always feel better about feeding my family food when I make it from scratch.

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Ingredients:
4 cups mashed raspberries
4 cups sugar

Heat mashed berries until they reach a full boil. Boil two minutes then add sugar. Stir well, bring to a boil, stirring constantly, boil two minutes. Remove from heat, beat with a rotary beater for four minutes. Pour in sterilized jars and seal.

Source:Food.com

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This recipe came out AWESOME! I will definitely be trying this with other fruits. Yum!