I can't believe how far we've come! With so little to lose, I was skeptical about the program, but here we are just 25 days later! We look amazing and we feel amazing and it's all thanks to the staff at Dr. Lemon's A NEW ME. They really can help you with your weight loss goals. Pepper is now only 10 pounds away from her ultimate goal weight, and I got the kickstart I needed to help me lose my last 20. And, my gut is totally gone! The inches I've lost just astound me, and others. Give them a call right now, 689-8888 and in just 25 days, you could be posting before and after pics, too! GOOD LUCK!
Could it be that two of my favorite things in life, a pop diva and the only place I like to shop, are coming together? Apparently one of Beyonce's dancers accidentally leaked this info, but thanks to the twitter-verse, it had already been re-tweeted hundreds of times before she could take it down. WHOOPS! Word on the street is that Meadowood Mall is getting an H&M...my only question is, will it be here in time for Beyonce's new H&M swimwear?!
Side note: Thanks to Dr. Lemon's A New Me, I'll actually be able to rock one of her bikinis!
After 10 months of silence from the singer, Mayer performed live for the first time at a benefit in Bozeman, Montana (where he's been living lately). and his voice still works! Though he says he doesn't have much range right now and full recovery will take months and months. "I'm a 70 year old version of myself", he joked. John took an indefinite break from performing after a granuloma developed on his vocal chords. He had to have two surgeries, cancel a U.S. tour, and remain silent to get better. GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK BABY! ;) Click here for more.
I am no stranger to our local music scene in Reno,i have seen A LOT of local bands and all are great,then theres those few that stick out. Like Wayward. Ive known these guys and their work for awhile now and expect great thing from the in the future. Check out their video of them covering Taylor Swifts "I knew you were trouble" Its really good!
Well, we've officially reached the halfway mark! The numbers are a little tricky, because the program is actually 25 days, counting the binge and such.
It's weird to be writing to you all from the middle of our experience. There have been ups and downs. Because we don't have that much weight to lose overall (it was recommended that I would need to lose 42 pounds, and Pepper only 22 pounds, to be at our "ideal body weight") we hit plateus rather quickly and that can be discouraging. It messes with your mind to lose so much weight so quickly, and when that 1+ lb/day in the beginning turns into only .5 lbs/day, you start to feel like you should be doing better. But luckily, we have each other, and the incredible staff at A New Me in Reno. They're knowledgable and encouraging.
In the A New Me program book, there's a specific menu and method to use when you've hit a plateau, and guess what...IT WORKS. I've lost a total of 11 pounds; I've gone from 185 to 174 in just 2 weeks! And Pepper has lost 9 pounds - and for women our age, this is a huge accomplishment.
After hitting my body-plateau, and coming out of it, I feel good again and have hit an attitude-plateau, where I can just relax and believe in myself and in the program. It's basically a cleanse, guided by the amazing group at Dr. Lemon's A New Me! Life without gluten, sugar, articifical sweetener, and dairy is actually pretty awesome. Here's a picture of what dinner looks like for me now, and believe it or not, I actually crave it! 4-5 ounces of protein (organic, lean meat shown here, cooked with gluten-free taco seasoning), kale chips (homemade), and organic lettuce with organic cucumbers and oil/vinegar dressing. And don't forget the totally-acceptable and delicious Zevia - Black Cherry! MMmmmMMMmmm!
The 2013 Golden Globes were last night and there's SO MUCH TO DISCUSS! For starters, watch the video above to see Adele win Best Original Song and Taylor Swift's reaction. Oh Taylor, why are you at all surprised? She's ADELE and you're... you. Click here for more on that story.
WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN!?!? George Clooney and Amy Poehler are reportedly dating. New favorite couple of all time alert! I didn't think I would ever believe in love again after Amy Poehler and Will Arnett broke up, but CLOONEY!? You go girl.
Most exciting win of the night? HBO's awkward, amazing, truthful comedy GIRLS(which is also my favorite show) took home Best Actress in a TV series for Lena Dunham and Best Comedy Series!
Best Dressed of the night(in my humble opinion) are Zooey Deschanel for being just ... so Zooey in that dress with the pearls and Emily Blunt who is stunning perfection. Emily also wins the Best Hubby award for snagging John Krasinski.
THIS POST IS GETTING TOO LONG SO JUST KNOW THAT HOMELAND, BEN AFFLECK/ARGO, LES MIS, DANIEL DAY LEWIS, AND QUENTIN TARRENTINO ALSO WON AND THE NEWSROOM DIDN'T WIN ANYTHING WHICH IS CRAP. OKAY I'M DONE. AHEM.
What exactly is he "ready" for? We'll find out Monday morning, as there is a countdown clock on his website. Rumors of an album produced by Timbaland are running rampant currently, as well as a first single featuring Jay-Z. EVERYTHING SOUNDS WONDERFUL JUST GIVE US MORE MUSIC ALREADY! Ahem... Get more info about what we actually do know, here.
I recently posted my excited about the upcoming Adam-Levine-Hosting-SNL experience. But, I have to say, I'm a little nervous for this one...mostly because Justin Bieber is so highly scrutinized by his haters, and his performance will be TORN. APART. I mean, can he act? I suppose his entire life is an act because he is a Hollywood entertainer, and those people are never "off". Though not a huge Bieber fan, I support his new adventure and hope that it turns out well!
Well, here we are! Day 7 and we're both down exactly 7 pounds! It hasn't been easy, but it's been a whole lot easier than any other diet I've tried in the past. I think it's because this diet exists within the context of the A NEW ME program, and that makes it so much easier mentally! Instead of thinking: I can't eat carbs, sugar, artificial sweetener, dairy, gluten, etc., I just think about my meals as outlined for me in the program. And I honestly feel great! I don't really notice the calorie deficit, and that's means the hormone is working like it's supposed to. It was around Day 5 that people started 'noticing' and saying something. My pilates instructor was the first person to notice the changes in my body. You can really see it in our faces and waist-line (and in Pep's legs)!
An average day for us meal-wise is:
Early-morning: 2-3 egg whites
Mid-Morning: fruit (usually an apple for me)
Lunch: Meal-replacement shake OR bar (the Chocolate Banana ones from A New Me are DELICIOUS!)
Mid-snack: usually a fruit, but I'm thinking of switching to a vegetable here since I'm noticing a slight change in my daily weight loss
Dinner: 5 oz of chicken breast, with a little bit of olive oil and garlic and broccoli
Snack: KALE CHIPS!!! I'm so addicted! I make them myself and they are DELICIOUS.
As if I needed more reasons to stare at this hottie. Normally I wouldbe skeptical, but I thought his comedic personality really shined as a judge on The Voice, so I think this is gonna be goooood! I mean, it's Adam Levine. Can it really be bad?
Remember the meltdown that Green Day frontman, Billie Joe, had last year at the iHeart Radio Festival? Which then led to the canceling of their tour and his corresponding stint in rehab? Well, he's out, ya'll! And Green Day is ready to get back on the road and resume their tour!
"It appears that Armstrong is healthy enough to play again. January and February concerts were canceled, but now the shows have been rescheduled. Green Day will kick off a tour on March 28 in Chicago, Illinois.
The group issued the following statement on New Year's Eve: "We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months. We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again."
Armstrong added, "Dear friends... I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can't wait to get on the road... Our passion has only grown stronger.""
Pepper and I just started the Mix 100.9 20 Pounds in 20 Days, New Year's Weight Loss Challenge with Dr. Lemon's A New Me. We've decided to keep a diary on here for all of our Mixers who are joining the challenge with us, or for anyone thinking about doing it. We've never done anything like this and we want to share our experience with you guys.
For the first two days, you BINGE on as much food as possible. The reason is mostly to prep your body for the impending detox/calorie-cut, but it also had the mental effect of making me want to stop eating! I felt bloated and full and FAT. So when Day 3 (the first day of the new diet) rolled around, I was READY.
For my binge days I ate: DAY 1- (1) Bacon, egg & cheese bagel sandwich from My Favorite Muffin; Coffee with lots of half and half; (2) Chocolate, Peanutbutter Buckeyes; (1) 10 inch Philly Cheese Steak from Capriotti's; (1) 8oz Filet Minon; Garlic Mashed Potatoes; lots of veggies. DAY 2 - (1) Belgian Waffle; Poatoes; Bagel with butter; Bacon; Pork Sliders with a side salad with ranch; cookies; almonds.
Pepper and I went shopping yesterday and finished buying all of our essential vitamins, fruits, veggies, and proteins for the next week. Everything looks delicious. The interesting thing about me is that I LOVE healthy food; I eat it all the time. But, I also love "bad" food. It won't be hard for me to eat all of these deliciously healthy menu items - but my biggest challenge will be learning to say "no" to the other things I love, like chocolate, popcorn, chips, french fries, and pizza. MmmmMmmm, just typing that was difficult.
But I'm honestly excited and ready for A New Me. I've been studying nutrition throughout 2012, but I haven't been applying what I've learned. Like I said, I love healthy food, so it was easy for me last year to start adding things that I was learning about, like having more greens throughout the day. I even started drinking spinach/greek yogurt/berry shakes for breakfast. But what I wasn't able to accomplish in 2012 was removing the things that I know are essentially poison, like gluten, refined sugar, fast food, etc.
The best part is that Pepper and I have each other. And we want you to join us, too! It's never too late to sign up. And if you tell them you're with us, you'll get a free waterbottle with a $50 off coupon!
Hey Mixers! Lately i havent been feeling the greatest,tired all the time and burping non stop (apprently that means you overweight? Who knew?) Anyways,ive decided to do something about it. Recently ive lost a bit of weight and Im not going to lie,i have been slacking so the fine folks over at Fitness Connection are helping me out and making me stick to my goals! Its a new year and you proabably want to get back in shape or Maybe youre just looking for a new gym! Click the link below and get started today! Also,check back here to The Mix Blog Weekly as ill keep you up to date and hopefully inspire you to join me on the fitness adventure!