WooHoo! Darrell!

Darrell After

Today’s WooHoo! story features the husband of a dear friend of mine. Even though I know it is mostly ladies who read this, I know that we will make him feel welcome! Congratulations, Darrell, on losing 50 pounds! We are so happy for you, and so thankful that you have taken your time to share with us!

FtoH: Can you tell me a little bit about you? Darrell:I’m 48 years old. I’ve worked for an eyeglass lens manufacturer for almost 24 years.   FtoH: What was your starting weight? Darrell: My starting weight was 227 pounds

FtoH: What was your goal weight? Darrell: To get my BMI down to near more normal, my goal is to weigh about 160 pounds. I’m 5’7″

FtoH: What eating plan did you use (for example: Weight Watchers, Atkins, Self, etc)? Darrell: I signed up for Weight Watchers Online.

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Easter Candy as the Right Choice

Easter Candy as the Right Choice

On Sunday my kids were given Easter baskets full of the “traditional” Easter candy. Chocolate bunny? Check. Jelly beans? Check. M&Ms. Chocolate eggs. Peanut butter eggs. Sour patch jelly beans. Why would someone who eats clean, and usually stays far from this stuff, let her kids have it? And not only have it, but have a LOT of it?

The first thing I want to say is that this is the only candy my kids will get until the next holiday (which is 4th of July. They will get candy from the parade we always go to.) My kids know this. They know that this candy has to last, because it’s all they are going to get.

On our fireplace mantle each of our kids has a bucket. The Husband’s aunt has bought them for the kids, and they are great! They have

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Woman vs Wind (or Snotty Mess with a 3 Kid Carry)

Self Discipline is Bridge to Goals

 

For the last few weeks, since I began running, my kids have been asking to go with me. Normally I run during nap-time. The Husband works at home, so he can just open his office door to hear if there is an emergency. The kids are always asleep, and it only takes me about ½ an hour, so I’m always back before they wake up. It works well for us. Anyway.

The kids keep asking to ride their bikes while I run, so on Saturday I convinced The Husband to come with and walk. That way if there was a problem with the kids he could help and it wouldn’t affect my running. We drove to a long, quiet gravel road and unloaded the bikes. It was at this point that we realized how windy it was.  The Husband asked if we should maybe wait

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POP Pilates with Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho Blogilates

 

For Fitness Friday today I want to share something that I found recently that I am completely in love with. Here’s the story.

I was doing the 30 Day Shred with Jillian and loving it. Then I pushed a bit too hard, and my shoulders got so sore I couldn’t lift my arms. So the Shred was out and I needed something else. Enter: Couch to 5k. Running. I forgot how much I love to run! I  did week 1 day 1, then went back to the Shred. I spent a week alternating back and forth, three days Shred and three days C25K, one rest day.  Then my knee started hurting.

The first couple days of week two I pushed through it. The pain got so bad I could barely get up the stairs to my bedroom. I knew I needed

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Filled with LIFE after being Sick and FAT?

Fat Sick Dead

 

Not too long ago I watched a fantastic documentary on Netflix called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. The movie is about a guy named Joe Cross who, literally, was fat, sick and nearly dead. He was overweight. He had an autoimmune disease, and high cholesterol, and was at risk for stroke and heart attack. He decided that enough was enough. The movie chronicles his trip across the United States while doing a 60 day juice fast.

After watching the video I started looking into getting a juicer, because a juice fast can’t be done on processed, store bought juice. It needs to be done with Fresh, Whole fruits and vegetables. And it needs to be mostly vegetables. It took a couple of weeks for me to find the right juicer for us. I went back and forth. I really wanted a

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WooHoo! Andrea!

Mind over Matter

Today’s WooHoo story is shared by my good friend, Andrea. She is a writer at heart, so I will let her introduce herself to you all.

 Hi! I’m Andrea and you can find me sporadically blogging over at my What Should I Wear? blog. When I’m not blogging, I’m a 33 year old stay at home mom to 2 super cute girls! They are the peanut butter to my jelly! I’m so blessed to spend my days with them. I’m also the very lucky wife to my studly husband of 11 years, Steve. He’s my best friend, and can’t believe how lucky we are to still be in love after all these years.

My weight loss journey began like many others: after having kids. I got pregnant in September of 2006 with our first pregnancy, which we unfortunately miscarried. After that stress, I had

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Healthy Snickers Blizzard Recipe

Happy Kids From Healthy Treat

Ever since Tiffany over at The Gracious Pantry posted her recipe for coconut banana ice cream I have been making it. A lot. The Husband is in love with ice cream, as are my kids. Me, I could take it or leave it. I’d rather eat chips. Barbeque, if you have to know the kind. Anyway. Back to the ice cream. Tiffany’s recipe is so simple, and it is actually healthy!

Since I started working out I have been struggling to get enough protein. And I have a big ole bag of chocolate protein powder in my cabinet.  I’ve seen recipes for chocolate banana ice cream, by adding cocoa powder. And I wondered what it would be like if instead of cocoa I added the protein powder. Then, after I added the protein powder I looked around and saw a jar of almonds on

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Bucket List of Health

fitness-bucket-list

 

 

Over the past few months I have learned that if you want to get anywhere in life you have to set specific goals. I can’t just say “I want to be healthy” and then eventually get there. I need specific things to work towards.

When I saw this photo on Pinterest it clicked. I’m not going to one day wake up and be healthy. I’m not going to have a specific time that I can cross it off my list. I have to have a bucket list of things that I can  cross off. I’ve spent some time thinking about my health-journey bucket list. I’m sure that I will continue to add to this list, and I probably will blog about it again as I cross stuff off.

So what’s on my list? Here are the things I have

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