Motivation is shit when you think about it. It’s fleeting, inconsistent, and unreliable. Commitment. That’s what it takes. Make the decision to better yourself every single day. Don’t rely on motivation, rely on your desire and determination to not stay where you are.
I have gone down from a size 20 jean and a size XXL in tops to 16 in jeans and L in tops!! Yess so excited. Now it will be easier to find things my size instead of having to pass things up! No more plus size sections for me ! :)
More of what makes you happy, less of what rips your heart out and squashes your soul. I’m working on that harder than ever right now. Use every second of down time to build a dream that I actually LOVE - not one that only benefits someone else.
It’s funny how sometimes we think our lives are “great” when we are only building someone ELSE’S dream and getting paid just enough to “survive.” How is that a good thing? I don’t think it is. If I’m just going to “get by,” I want to do it by doing something I LOVE. Just sayin.
10 months in…I think… Well, April makes a year… so yeah lol. The hardest part about this is being consistent. There are days where I want to give up. There are days I’d rather eat the yummy food with the grease and have a soda. But I have to keep telling myself you’ve come to far to give up. You’ve got 57lbs left to be a bad bish (lol).
I finally beat my plateau. I noticed that I needed to lower my calorie intake again. I was using the calorie intake for a person who doesn’t sit at a desk all day. So I had to put it back at 1200 calories. Hopefully, this will help. I have a feeling I gained weight or I’m back at 215. It’s like that’s my favorite weight to be stuck at. But regardless, I’m going to keep trying. I didn’t gain all of this weight over night.
Pictures are amazing! If you’re on this journey. Make sure you constantly take pictures. The scale will get the the point where it won’t budge or it’ll go up. Pictures will show how far you’ve come. I love looking back at older pictures. I’m just like wow! What a difference a year…2 years make.
🌞Happy sunny Saturday!!! Before my c25k workout, I’m gonna make 116oz of vegetarian low fat, low calorie, whole, clean Italian spaghetti sauce. Costs about $7 to make. Or $16 if you don’t have 8 pint Ball Mason jars yet. Lol
- Eight (8) 14.5oz cans of Italian diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
- ½ vidalia onion, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp stevia in the raw
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup of ricotta cheese
Heat the olive oil in a 5+ qt. pot and add the minced garlic, chopped onion and chopped green pepper. Saute and stir for 10 minutes.
then add all the tomatoes, black pepper, Italian seasoning and sugar.
Stirring every 20-30 minutes as you bring it to a low boil for 1.5 to 2 hours. Do not cover the pot at this time. It must reduce.
After 1.5 to 2 hours, cover pot with lid. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 1.5 to 2 hours. Stir occasionally and always put the lid back on afterwards
After that, add the cheese, stir in. Remove from heat.
Put eight (8) 1-pint Mason Jars in a cool bath of water. Put the hot spaghetti sauce in each jar and cover tight. Careful not to burn yourself.
Like jarring homemade jelly, the hot steam from the sauce will make the lids pop up (you will hear the lid “pop”), telling you that the air-tight seal is in place. When jars are cool enough, store in the pantry for use later.
This makes 8 pint jars of sauce… For only $7. Or, 16 cups of sauce. Stats in pic are based on 8oz of sauce (1 cup)