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I am a 26 year old political digital consultant who wants to get healthy. I will be healthy and happy. I'd love to share my journey with you.
HW-342.8 (Joined WW 11/3/10)
SW-334 (Joined Tumblr 10/24/12)
CW-293.2 (3/27/14) 49.6 lbs lost so far!
Current Goal: GW4- 292.8 (-50/WW 15%) 0.4 lbs remaining
Completed Goals: GW1- 323 (-20) (12/12/12) GW2- 308.6 (WW 10%) (5/1/13) GW3- 299 (Terrific 2s) (7/3/13)
Future Goals: GW5- 283 (-60) GW6- 274 (WW 20%) GW7- 268 (-75) GW8- 257 (WW 25%) GW9- 243 (-100/WW 30%) GW10- 223 (WW 35%)
GW11- 218 (-125) GW12-206 (WW 40%) GW13- 199 (ONEderland) GW14- 193 (-150) GW15- 188 (WW 45%) GW16-179 (BMI<30) GW17- 171.5 (WW 50%)
If you have any questions or words of advice or support please, my ask is always open.

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lil-miss-lady replied to your post: I’m officially shedding for the weddin…

Yay! Congratulations!

Thank you!! I’m so excited. 

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#lil-miss-lady 
I&#8217;m officially shedding for the wedding!!!

I’m officially shedding for the wedding!!!

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#weight watchers  #weight loss  #wedding  #bride  #engaged 

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One of the BEST YouTube comments

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Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? →

I drink 5 cups a day! I think I need to switch brands…

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#tea  #fitblr  #health  #healthy 
eatingdrinkingbreathing:

Slow Cooker Brisket
While I was at work, my husband (who works from home) dropped a brisket in the slow cooker with some onions, garlic and beef stock (lots of salt and pepper of course). When I came home the house smelled divine and we split the beast into two meals (looking forward to leftovers tonight!). With mine I sauteed shaved brussel sprouts (thanks again, Trader Joe’s!) with a big fat pat of butter. More salt and pepper - clearly I am a pepper fiend. All told this tasty and super filling meal netted me 5 carbs. Added to the 0 carbs from breakfast, I thought I was having a seriously good girl day. Then I remembered I treated myself to a grande whole milk iced latte from Starbucks earlier that day (because seriously, milk tastes like freakin’ candy to me).  No regrets, though. Because 17 carbs for the day is not bad at all, and sometimes you just need a latte. 
I’m no boss at slow cooking in general, and there’s lots of recipes out there for brisket from chefs and home cooks who work way harder than I do. I like to keep it simple, though (no wine, no bells, no whistles). Rub the brisket down with generous amounts of salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and a bit of paprika if you’re feeling it. Generous because slow cookers suck a lot of the flavor of seasoning out. Or at least mine does. There’s some science afoot here, but I don’t know what it is (note to self: look into that). In the bottom of the cooker place chunks of onion, carrot (carrots! too naughty to eat as a side, but a must have for any stock flavor..), garlic cloves, and beef broth. Place the brisket on top and cook on medium/high (every slow cooker has different buttons - mine only gives you ‘keep warm,’ ‘low,’ and ‘hot.’  no middle ground) for 4 hours, then keep warm/low for another 2. If you like, you can make gravy from the leftover broth. Drain and toss veggies (or you can keep em, whatevs), and then… I have no idea. I make gravy with flour. Which obviously doesn’t work now. Hmmm…
Does anyone know how to make keto-friendly gravy? 
Oh well…. Enjoy!

Arrowroot! It has about the same amount of carbs as cornstarch, but you only need about 1/3 as much for the same thickness. You could also just reduce the pan drippings w/o a thickener and make a good au jus.

eatingdrinkingbreathing:

Slow Cooker Brisket

While I was at work, my husband (who works from home) dropped a brisket in the slow cooker with some onions, garlic and beef stock (lots of salt and pepper of course). When I came home the house smelled divine and we split the beast into two meals (looking forward to leftovers tonight!). With mine I sauteed shaved brussel sprouts (thanks again, Trader Joe’s!) with a big fat pat of butter. More salt and pepper - clearly I am a pepper fiend. All told this tasty and super filling meal netted me 5 carbs. Added to the 0 carbs from breakfast, I thought I was having a seriously good girl day. Then I remembered I treated myself to a grande whole milk iced latte from Starbucks earlier that day (because seriously, milk tastes like freakin’ candy to me).  No regrets, though. Because 17 carbs for the day is not bad at all, and sometimes you just need a latte. 

I’m no boss at slow cooking in general, and there’s lots of recipes out there for brisket from chefs and home cooks who work way harder than I do. I like to keep it simple, though (no wine, no bells, no whistles). Rub the brisket down with generous amounts of salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and a bit of paprika if you’re feeling it. Generous because slow cookers suck a lot of the flavor of seasoning out. Or at least mine does. There’s some science afoot here, but I don’t know what it is (note to self: look into that). In the bottom of the cooker place chunks of onion, carrot (carrots! too naughty to eat as a side, but a must have for any stock flavor..), garlic cloves, and beef broth. Place the brisket on top and cook on medium/high (every slow cooker has different buttons - mine only gives you ‘keep warm,’ ‘low,’ and ‘hot.’  no middle ground) for 4 hours, then keep warm/low for another 2. If you like, you can make gravy from the leftover broth. Drain and toss veggies (or you can keep em, whatevs), and then… I have no idea. I make gravy with flour. Which obviously doesn’t work now. Hmmm…

Does anyone know how to make keto-friendly gravy? 

Oh well…. Enjoy!

Arrowroot! It has about the same amount of carbs as cornstarch, but you only need about 1/3 as much for the same thickness. You could also just reduce the pan drippings w/o a thickener and make a good au jus.

— 6 days ago with 8 notes

frumpy2fit:

Day 8.

There is no way in hell I’ll be able to do the pose in the air, but I can at least do an easier version of it today. Today I figured out how to simplify things. 

I’ll have to try this, great mod

— 1 week ago with 11 notes
Year 2 Week 24

Last Week – 293.2
This Week – 293.2
Loss - 0
Y2 Loss – 10.6
Total Loss – 49.6
Current Goal - 292.8 (-50) – 0.4 pounds remaining

Not surprising considering how big of a loss I had last week. And on Wednesday, my office went out for a happy hour and I definitely did not eat according to my goals. But at least I didn’t screw it up too much.

And I still have one more week before my birthday to drop that last 0.4 pounds. I really want that to be my birthday present to myself. 50 pounds down, will be amazing. That’s a standard like 7 year old. I will have lost a 7 year old. Which under normal circumstances would be terrifying but under these circumstances is excellent!

And I saw another foot guy and he wants an MRI of my foot because the xrays didn’t show anything. That’s all well and good but my insurance company is dragging its heels on approving the exam. And I just really want to know what is wrong with my foot so that we can fix it. This is like a year long pain and process and I just want it to be done.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#weight watchers  #progress  #weigh in  #Weightwatchers  #ww  #weight loss  #fitblr 
nicolettemason:

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Obsessed with her!

nicolettemason:

Pastels, travel feelings, and outfit details all on my blog: www.nicolettemason.com

Obsessed with her!

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