Getting & Staying Fit!

30 ways to keep the weight off

Back in the beginning of the month,  I mentioned. “The Master Cleanse.” (detox program) and how I was going to try it.  I was really excited about it and even more excited about the weight I dropping in a matter of days.  Then it occurred to me that I would probably gain back all that weight as soon as  I began eating and the ten days were over.  Knowing that gaining the weight back would bring me down, I decided on a compromise of sorts.

After three days of just drinking water and dropping five or six  pounds, I decided that what I needed was to change my diet and maintain an exercise regiment and not starve myself.  Although the idea behind, “The Master Cleanse,” was to cleanse the system and then re-teach your system how to eat again, their way would have taken at 15 days.  Instead I chose to continue drinking the Lemon Water, along with eating more vegetables and fruits. 

Now along with exercise, “The Master Cleanse” water, and at least one salad and one or two fruits a day, I am happy to say that I am accomplishing what I’ve wanted all along–LOSING WEIGHT!  During “The Master Cleanse Diet,” I went down to 197.8 lbs from 204 lbs.  I am now at 192.4.  Yay!  I make sure to exercise even if it means I have to get up 6 am to do so, then I jump into the shower and prepare for my day.

I have to tell ya, there is nothing like stepping on the scale and hearing repeatedly that I am losing instead of my weight going up and down.  I’m loving it and more-so I am thankful for finally finding a solution that actually works.


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Staying on Track

By now you probably know that I live in Illinois, and for the last couple of months we have been having very good weather.  However, since Thursday afternoon (1/7/15), we’ve been getting snow and frigid cold weather.  This week alone the temperature has dropped in Chicago to 1 degree and here in Richmond to 7 degrees.  Needless to say I haven’t been able to go walking/jogging outside.  I have however, been keeping up with my Pilates workout regime.  How about you?  Here are a couple of pics of what we are dealing with at the moment.  

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how hard it is to stay motivated with all this snow and the plunging temperatures.  I mean who wouldn’t want to lie in bed all day, snugged under the covers and eating junk food?  I am happy to report that I’ve been successfully fighting those temptations, by working out in the house and eating right. 


(salad with green and iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and radishes, fried cod fish and croissants).

According to the weather report, we should be getting a break from the cold and begin to experience warmer weather starting today until Sunday.  I’m hopeful that the report is correct, for I love to walk and jog outside, rather than on the treadmill. 

Well its time for me to begin my workout regime, and begin my day.  Here’s wishing you a fun workout!  LP

Last Night’s Dinner (12/15/15)

As you are aware, I have taken the challenge of eating healthy, and exercising daily. In this category (Healthy Food Recipes) I will share with you, just my dinners and the ingredients used to make them.  Thus far I’ve been having very simple foods, so expect to see lots of salads of different origins and a few surprises along the way.  Enjoy!

20151215_173902.jpgThis is a simple salad made with both iceberg and green lettuce, cucumbers and red onions, with a couple of fish sticks and of course a Coke.

Until next time, LP