Health and Weight Loss Journey Week 2 Update
Last week, I told you about my daughter Jessica’s new journey to finding better Health and Weight Loss. She was lucky enough to join in with some of my local Las Vegas blogging buddies RecessLV, for a sponsorship by truDERMA, a local Las Vegas based business. They are taking part in the #MangoChallenge! Week 1 of the 10 week challenge is down and we’re back to give you her update. Here’s what she has to say about her journey to better health and weight loss so far….
Hi guys! Jess here! 1 week down and 9 more to go! I have to say that I’m giving this my all. In for the long haul. And, let me tell you, it’s a haul! I was really hoping to step on the scale and watch those numbers drop like flies. Not so much. I’ve lost a total of 2 pounds. Not bad at all after only my 1st week but it confirms what everyone says about finding better heath and weight loss. There’s no magic cure. It’s slow, steady progress that does for sure take dedicated lifestyle changes and exercise! I’ve found that taking the Mangodrin products I am full of energy during the day and sleep really well at night. I’ve been putting all that new found energy to good use though! I’ve been walking a whole lot more than before and my house is super clean! My fiance is pretty happy I’m putting some of that energy into keeping his laundry caught up and not stacked in piles. (Bonus?) I’m really happy I haven’t had any of that ‘crash and burn’ type feeling you get with some health and weight loss products. I found it was a journey killer with my last effort to lose this baby weight! One downfall I experienced the 1st couple days was a bit of an upset stomach. Could have been the products, could have just been me. I’m not sure, but it’s worth mentioning. During the day I have noticed that I’m not experiencing any of those mid-afternoon cravings. Since I’m really giving it a go and trying to eat healthier all the way around, not craving junk food at 2:00 in the afternoon anymore is great. It was kind of funny the other day, my brother and I went to my favorite burger place and normally, I devour an entire burger and order of fries. I ate about 1/2 the burger and fries and was done. Full. Kind of surprised myself with that! I’ve been drinking tons of water. That’s my latest craving. Which, is a good thing not only for the whole better health and weight loss aspect, but living here in the desert… you have to keep drinking that water! Guess, that’s about it for week 1. I’ll be back next week to keep you updated! Thanks for all the good wishes, keep them coming. I’m for sure going to need them!
Tips For Better Health and Weight Loss
I wanted to give Jess and any of you on a better heath and weight loss journey some practical tips to follow. You know, for everyday people who can’t afford high priced trainers and such. According to an article over at Shape.com, real women give these Top 10 Healthy Weight Loss Tips:
- Create mini milestones you can achieve and celebrate when you reach them! Go ahead and eat that cookie you’ve been staring at all week! You deserve it!
- Don’t deprive yourself! Eat a small portion of something you enjoy each day so you won’t crave and binge later. (key word = Small portion!)
- To help downsize your meal portions, use smaller plates! Sounds easy but so many people still fill up those huge dishes!
- You don’t have to spend ANY money on support! The internet is full of 24/7 online forums and groups. Join some!
- Reward yourself for each lb lost! Put $1 in a jar for each pound lost and treat yourself to some new jeans. (Those old ones, won’t fit after a bit! Woot!)
- Find and stick with people in your life who are motivating rather than criticizing. Everyone slips, listen to your cheerleaders not your naggers.
- Incorporate some form of exercise! Walk to the mailbox, the corner store or around the block. Baby steps lead to giant leaps in no time!
- Learn the calorie count of your favorite meals. Sometimes, what you think is healthy really isn’t! (for some help with calorie count, see here)
- Stop ‘taste testing’ food while you prepare it! All those extra calories do add up. Wait until you sit down to eat.
- Everyone loves eating out. You should too! Find a low fat meal you enjoy in every type of cuisine -Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Italian. You can still have fun eating out with friends!
Health and Weight Loss With Mangodrin
Want to join Jess and the awesome ladies of RecessLV? The great folks over at Mangodrin, which was featured on the Dr. Oz show, want to help you succeed too! I’m sharing this awesome discount they’ve offered with all of you. During Jessica’s entire 10 week challenge you can take advantage of this special discount for 30% off your entire order. Whether you’re up for 30 days or the whole 10 weeks, you’ll be all set! This special promotion is for online sales only. Use “THANKYOU” in the coupon code section during checkout.
Be sure to check back next week and see how Jess and our dedicated blogger friends are doing! Also, this coming week, I’ll have a new better health and weight loss recipe posted to give your tummy something full of flavor and help keep you on track!
With summer right around the corner, what’s some of your best tips to getting your sexy back?
Jennifer Medeiros says
Way to go! You are doing awesome!
Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
the tips you listed are great–my .02 is to just do your best–you know if you are and try to drink lots and lots of water 🙂 way to go!!
Awesome! You are doing great! Great tips!
Amanda @ Mommy of Two Little Monkeys says
You are doing a great job! I’m on week 2 of my journey and the “slow process” is something that’s hard to remember. Thanks for your great tips!
Still Blonde after all these YEARS says
2 pounds is awesome. Wow, I’d love to lose 2 pounds this week.
Good luck with your weight loss journey. It’s been a slow destination for me…oh well.
These are such great tips! Very practical and real. Good luck on your journey!
I love that your number 1 tip is create mini milestones. I associate mini milestones with reducing the “weight” of debt too. If you deprive yourself, you’ll end up reverting back to your old ways in weight loss and debt reduction. Good luck with your program!
maria @close to home says
YOu go girl you look amazing and so glad you are sharing this experience with us
I have lost 212lbs and have kept if off for over 2 years! Some of those are really great tips! Keep up the fantastic work!
You are doing great! Great tips!
Nicole @ One Punky Mama says
Some great tips there! Slow and steady is definitely the way to go. I just saw a news segment the other day about how losing weight too rapidly can really put a lot of unneeded stress on your organs. Definitely don’t want to do that! Keep up the great work.
these are great tips and you are doing a fab job! cant wait to read your next update 🙂
Elizabeth Towns says
You’ve got a lot of great tips here. As long as you can remember to eat right, put out more energy that you intake calories, and do that daily for at least 6 days a week, you will be just fine! Congrats on staring this amazing journey.
Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
WTG! Keep it up. Thanks for the tips. I was on my way to losing weight, but lost the trail for a bit. Finally getting back on it.
Amber Edwards says
I love the idea of a $1 in the jar for every lb lost! that is brilliant! I need to do that!
Congrats on your journey Jess! Keep it up!
Tricia Nightowlmama says
Great job sounds like your off to a great start and eating half a burger is better than eating the whole thing. You’ll find that after a while you won’t even want the burger. It just doesn’t taste as good as it did before. Weightloss is a journey. Stay motivated for you.
Meagan Paullin says
I SO agree with your tips! Slow and steady is the way to do it – to make sure you’re truly building new habits and a new lifestyle 🙂
Kelsey Apley says
Great job! I know it is hard losing weight as I am trying to now. To many non-good things out there that taste so dang good!! They always say losing slowly is better then quick because it is more apt to stay off!
Shari G says
I think the key is to always fit it in to your lifestyle and learn to make healthy choices. It helps you to maintain later. Keep up the good work!