Browsing Category : Weight Loss

Wednesday Weigh In – Volume 1: Happy New Years & Getting Back on Track


Something I am going to try to do this year is a weekly vlog, (you can check out all my videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CrystalLouWhoTube) and I’ve decided to call it “Wednesday Weigh In.” I’m going to try to do one every Wednesday and just “weigh in” on what’s going on with me, with my weight loss journey, if I need to vent, want…

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Things I ♥ Thursday: Isagenix


Alright, getting real here!  Backstory: I decided on January 4th to better myself. That meant eating better, cutting out foods that made me feel like crap, drinking more water, getting active, trying new to me activities or getting back into things more and just over all enjoying life more. I had NO idea what a transformation I would actually take…

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Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work For Me


When I started on my weight loss journey in January, I didn’t follow a plan per say, I listened to my body and ate what made me feel good, gave me energy and didn’t eat what made me feel like poo. Simple formula. I didn’t count calories or portions etc – just listened to my body.   Towards the end…

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Weight Loss: Start with Small Goals


Yesterday marked a big milestone for me…I lost 70lbs! Actually, it is 71lbs, yay! It wasn’t until I was at dinner with a friend last night that I realized how big of an accomplishment that is. While I never set out with an end goal in mind per say, every time I reach a milestone number or the goal I’d…

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How Do You Deal with Temptation Foods In Your Home?


So I recently posted about how I find it hard to eat outside of the home, because I still don’t trust myself around certain foods. It’s true. For example, I know that sugar will always be a temptation food, something that I crave but my body doesn’t like it. Yes, there will be times when I want to have it…

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No Need to Panic About Eating Out


Delicious food, mmmm. One of the things I find the hardest about holidays, eating out, get togethers, etc, is the tempting foods. I have been pretty good to not have foods that I know will tempt me into over eating or feeling gross in my house since I started my journey this year to self-acceptance and a healthier lifestyle. So…

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The Long Road to Self Acceptance


“Self love,” “body acceptance” and “self acceptance” are tricky things. Those phrases can mean different things to different people. It’s always something that I’ve struggled with. How could I love myself when I wanted to change how I looked, what I weighed, how I treated my body? How could I accept my body as it was without trying to make it…

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DIY Meal Plan Whiteboard


A few years ago I decided to make a meal planning board that I could put on my fridge to plan the weeks dinners out ahead. It was a great idea, and I used it….for a few weeks, and then I got away from it and stopped using it. It ended up in the cupboard, never throwing it out because…

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What I Learned About Myself This Summer


As a family, we had an amazing summer, like really, the best one that I can remember in ages. We swam, a lot. We were with friends, a lot. We were with family, a lot. We laughed, a lot. We cottaged it up, a lot. We crossed off most of the items on our Summer Bucket List. It was fabulous!…

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