samiejohns’s Diet Profile

Joined on August 28th, 2012

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The goals I'm working toward:

  • Completing the last 10 days of "10 Pounds in 10 Days" by Jackie Warner
  • Gaining muscle tone in my arms and legs
  • Losing 10 pounds by the end of September

I haven't felt comfortable with my weight since:

After I met my husband I got pretty comfortable, went out to eat a lot and gained 40 pounds! I have been trying for a long time to get it off, but for some reason losing it this time around has been really difficult.

My favorite healthy food:

Amonds, quinoa and grapefruit! But not necessarily together :)

My guiltiest pleasure:

Soda and Oreos

I'm inspired to live a healthy life because:

I purchased boudoir photos to give to my husband in January, and I want to look good in them! I also badly want to live a healthy lifestyle and have complete control when I'm tempted. I want to be one of those people who can eat "just one."

Healthy habits that work for me:

  • 10 Pounds in 10 Days has worked well so far - I have lost 10!
  • I absolutely love fresh-squeezed lemon in my water and iced green tea or unsweetened iced passion tea from Starbucks - a pretty good remedy for my soda addiction.
  • I eat 5 small, healthy meals a day and I no longer "graze" or just pick up whatever in the kitchen and eat it.
  • Fast food is absolutely the devil. The only "fast food" I will allow myself to have is Subway.
  • I've learned to love carrots by dipping them in hummus.

My favorite activity at the gym is:

I love to lift weights - especially when I work my back.

The accomplishments I'm most proud of:

  • Losing 10 pounds in the last 3 weeks
  • That I picked a really great husband who loves and supports me
  • I stayed on the stair-stepper for 40 minutes straight
  • I did HIIT on the treadmill for 30 minutes, and I really dislike running!