Weekly Update Video w/Pics


Grocery List + Bonus Pic




Yesterday I went grocery shopping and then immediately cooked my lunch for the week. I will review that recipe at some point this week, its an East Indian Chicken Curry. I love making dishes with lots of spices because they get better each and every single day that they sit. Anyways, I just made a video, its an update/August evaluation/September plans video. I also took pics of what my body currently looks like, and yes I still weight 143 lbs. This week I also plan to do a post about my current pantry staples as I have pretty much completed that project. In other words, there is plenty more to come on the blog this week.

The List

Frozen Foods

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Whole Green Beans


Chobani Greek Yogurt


Sabra Hummus (Spicy & Jalapeño)


Chicken Thighs

Chicken Breast


Whole Bay Leaves

Whole Cloves

Raw Honey


Sweet Potatoes

White Potato




Green Onion

Yellow Bell Pepper

Red Bell Pepper

Grape Tomatoes


Seedless Watermelon Chunks

Meal Ideas

The main purpose of this trip was to buy chicken breast while it was on sale for 1.99 per pound. I used the chicken thighs for the chicken curry and froze the breasts. I froze one in a citrus marinade, one in an italian marinade (no not dressing), and I froze the last two separately with no seasoning. I bought lots of veggies for side dishes or as an addition to lentils, the fruit is to add to cereal, as sweet snacks or to add to smoothies.

Full body shot:

before 9.2

Before: September 2, 2013

I will post more photos under the video once it is uploaded.

An Up to Date Chat


Hi All!!!

I have been out for a couple of weeks for two reasons, I’ve been sick and there was a death in my family. It was more the second thing than the first that made me unplug for a bit.  I made a delicious chicken and veggie soup while sick, but other than that, there really wasn’t anything remarkable about my eating. It was still good, but my exercise was not as spectacular, as I just felt sad and sluggish. I’m at a lovely 144 lbs and am happy about it, although I still want to lose 14 lbs.

Resultantly, I’ve pledged to myself for the month of August to not eat out more than once a week and to exercise at least every other day, religiously. With my new job, I kind of got into the habit of buying lunch, nothing unhealthy, but not homemade none the less. As tomorrow is August 1, I figured there would be no better time than the present to get back into the swing of things. I decided to not renew my ZGYM membership as I do not see it as being much different than the ZWOWs already offered on Youtube. However, Yoga and running is and will continue to be a constant. Plus, I still plan to run a 5k by the end of the year.

I am currently contemplating the Simple Green Smoothies 21 Day Cleanse, just for the purpose of recipe ideas really. I plan to eat from home at least 28 days this month, so why not give my body a nice cleanse. Its nothing major, just clean making a pledge to eat whole foods.  Means that it wouldn’t be much different from what I already do, and it would give me some new ideas for healthy eating.

The only hitch, $47. That’s really not a lot of money, but its enough to make me pause and give the idea some thought first. The green smoothie challenge was free, so a pause is necessary, but I have savings, so why not?

Tonight I am making Brown Rice Pasta with an Avocado based sauce. I will post a recipe review tomorrow. Does anyone want me to post my delicious chicken and veggie soup recipe?

He lost 63 pounds in one week!


A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.

The next day, there’s a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, “If you can catch me, you can have me.”

Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there’s a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, “If you catch me you can have me”. Well, he’s out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program

“Are you sure?” asks the representative on the phone. “This is our most rigorous program.”

“Absolutely,” he replies, “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

The next day there’s a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, “If I catch you, your @@@ is mine.”

He lost 63 pounds that week.