Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monthly Weight Loss with Pictures

I lost 10.2 lbs this month which brings me to a total of 86.8 lbs lost so far. I'm so close to losing 100 lbs I can almost taste it! I want to lose somewhere between 112-132 lbs. Probably a lot closer to 132. I just want to get down to a weight that I'd feel good/comfortable at for the rest of my life. I don't want to be a twig, I just want to be healthy and have a normal body fat percentage.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh, Internet ...

Hi Guys. I thought I'd share this email my friend just sent me about this PIPA thing that is before Congress. Here it is:

I'm not sure if you've heard, but the US Government is trying to pass a bill that will ultimately bring censorship of the internet. Several sites, a major one being Wikipedia, have gone dark today in protest of these new bills.

This is a really important issue. Although most of you do, some of you may not realize what this actually means for the web. Let me lay out this scenario for you in hopes that you will understand how this affects you:

Every one of us Googles, most of us do it several times a day. If this bill passes, that will be a thing of the past, and I’ll tell you how: when you need information, all you have to do is go to Google, type in your search and click go, right?

Wrong; this law will make it so some of the websites, I’d go so far as to say most of the websites, that come up when you search are blocked, for reasons such as supposed copyright infringement.

The problem with that is it destroys the spirit of the internet, which is free information for all.
Forget posting quotes, funny pictures, etc. to Facebook. Forget watching movie clips on Youtube, forget looking up your favorite band on Wikipedia, and forget about writing your opinions about other people’s ideas on Blogger. Just forget the internet as we know it. Forget it completely.

Imagine a world where the information isn’t freely available. Just imagine.

***Note that including these videos in this post would be illegal if PIPA passed.***

Please sign this petition against these bills. Let’s see if we can't get Congress to listen: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
Hope you all sign and pass on this important information.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Crockpot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

I've made it a point to start making one new healthy recipe a week. This week I made turkey white bean pumpkin chili. I know you're probably thinking, "What? Pumpkin in my chili? GROSS!" Trust me, you can't even taste it.

I did exactly as the recipe called for (except I only did one pound of turkey instead of two). I put it in a bowl and topped it with fat free sour cream and mild salsa and used Tostitos Baked Scoops to eat it with. It was delicious! There are so many good websites with healthy recipes, including the website that this recipe is on. I plan on making quite a few more dishes of hers.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Questions, anyone?

Ahhh! I have been crazy-busy lately. Things are just starting to settle down again. My mother-in-law came to visit for eight days and just left this morning; we had a great time, as always. Now that things have settled down some, I can get back to blogging. :)

I was just wondering if anyone has any questions for me pertaining to my weight-loss journey, diet, gym routine, etc. You can ask pretty much anything, except for my highest and current weight (that will come in time *wink*). I've already been asked quite a few questions that I've tried to answer to the best of my ability. So, if you have any, I will try my hardest to answer them. If I get enough, I'll post a blog with the questions and answers.

I hope you all have a great week!