Saturday, May 19, 2012

Updates!! :)

I had made the promise to do at least 1 blog a week. So, here we go!
I have made a few new milestones!!!! First off, I have officially hit below the 200 mark! I have hit 197.2 pounds! Which in turn means I have also lost over that 100 pounds!! I have lost 102 pounds!! :)

Which also means... for me, my measurements have changed a little bit!  Bust: 41.5", Waist: 36", & Hips: 43.7".. :) and my BMI is down to 29.4%!!! I'm so super excited about all these new numbers!

I'm down to a size 12 for the most part. Of course sizes are different on brand and I never realized how much till now. But I would totally consider myself a size 12 even though I have a couple of 14's in my closet that fit wonderful!

On to another update! I have gone into business for myself and I am doing great!!! I have been going strong with The Delicious Gala. Gaining new clients and just having a blast helping people learn to meal/menu plan and shop! It's been a real eye opener knowing how many people out there don't know how to plan their weekly meal's and shop for them. I'm so glad I can help them do this!

I've been super busy lately! With The Delicious Gala, the kids' school, boys in baseball, boys in football, Ellie in dance and also in drill camp, it's been crazy!!! But, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Till next time...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The next part of my exciting news!!

Here we go! I just launched the next segment of my awesome exciting news! I'm opening a business! Right now it's a meal planning business. I will plan meals for a 2 week period. This will include 25 meals (12 dinners, 8 lunches, 5 breakfast) plus a shopping list. Now, I can also help with going to the grocery store and showing you how to properly shop the store with a list. If I do this with you, I will throw in 2 dessert recipes and snack ideas on your grocery list.

Eventually, I will get into the meal prepping part of this. We can do a 1 week menu with grocery list. You do your grocery shopping and I will prep each meal for you so all you have to do is pull it out of your fridge and throw it all together. :) How easy would that be for a working household! :)

I'm super excited to share with you The Delicious Gala !!! This has been something I've been working on for quite sometime and I'm so ready to get it launched and start working on something I am so passionate about! Thank you everyone who has been totally supportive and behind me 100% with how busy I've been and those that have pushed me to do what I love! :)

Make sure you check out the facebook page and like it! It will give you some more detailed information! The nice thing about meal planning, is you don't have to be in my area for me to help you! We can do everything via email and phone! :) It will be awesome!

The Delicious Gala

Till next time...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


A HUGE mile marker has been hit!!! As of this morning I am officially out of the 200's!!! As of this morning I am 198.8 pounds!! This is HUGE!!! I have lost 100.2 pounds in 10 months & 11 days :) I am absolutely amazed at this miraculous milestone! I also just recently had my BMI measured again and I am no longer in the obese category!!! My BMI has now fallen below the 30% marker (technically it's 29.6%), which means by those standards I'm just 'overweight'!!! When I started on this weight loss journey almost a year ago, my BMI was 48%! I'm almost down 19% on my BMI!!! AMAZING!!! I'm also down in measurements! I have a 44" hip, 36.5" waist, & 42" bust. That is just about 24" I have dropped (10" of that is just the waist alone!!!)  in the last 6 months with my measurements. (The actual 6 month mark is May 23rd, so I'll be sure to take measurements then!) I never thought I would or even could come this far! It's been a true journey and adventure and I am still in awe over it! I can't wait to see where it all takes me next.

For those that follow my facebook page, may have seen some new recipes that have been coming up! I am currently working on a collection of these recipes and creating some new ones! Hopefully I will be able to sit down and share them soon! I have had some wonderful ideas and have started writing them down over the last couple of months.. I currently have about 50 of my own recipes I have written!! :) Including some wonderful Mahi Mahi that I made for the family this past Sunday night!

The kids loved it! It isn't that often that I can find a fish that they actually enjoy eating. So far it's only been Salmon and then the fish we catch ourselves, Trout and Walleye! So, for them to go bonkers over the Mahi Mahi and eat every last bit of it with no complaints, well, that's an accomplishment in it's self!!!

Remember about a week ago, I blogged about some great news that was going on? Well, I have awesome new, news #2 in the works and hopefully ready to launch and make public by weeks end!! :) I'm so excited to be able to finally be able to share it with everyone! And even after this news there is going to be more!! (But of course I have to wait on that, too)... So, keep your eyes open and watch for some awesome news this week!!!

Till next time...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Exciting news in the works!

As promised, the 1st of my exciting news has hit the circuit!!! So, I will share since it has hit...

I have been featured as Person of the Community in this bi-monthly newsletter for!!! They created such a wonderful and beautiful article that it made so thankful that I have the family and friends that I have! Also, in their newsletter (on page 3) they have done a great article on Paleo. They used my 'before' picture along with my 'after' pictures... Technically it's not an after picture as I'm not quite at my goal as of yet. But I'm getting there. :) It's an 'in progress' picture! The picture that I had them use was a picture that was taken in Forks. This was taken on April 30, 2011. (A year ago!!!) I started my Paleo journey on June 27, 2011. So it wasn't quite 2 months before I started. That picture gives you a good idea on my body style and what I looked like when I started. When I look back at that picture and look at the ones now, I can see a HUGE difference. I didn't realize there was that big of a change. Only because I'm living it day to day :)...

 Go check out their website and you can also find them on Facebook with the same name ( It's a great way to keep in the 'know' on what is going on in our community. :)

There will be more news coming up in the weeks and months to come! I'm excited to share that as well! That is as soon as it becomes public! But as things do come out, I will make sure that I let everyone know! Here is the latest picture of myself. From a size 24 & 299 lbs (above) to a size 12 & 201 lbs (right)... I gotta say... Even my feet have shrunk!!! From a 10W or an 11 (if I couldn't find a wide shoe) to just a straight solid size 10!!!

Till next time...