May we Dash

     Hi Everyone! So today was a big day for me. I started the Dash Diet. Dash is short for- Dietary Approaches Stop Hypertension. It’s a great way for me to be more aware consciously for my heart. As you know, pre-eclampsia can have a huge impact on my body later on in life so I want to take good steps forward to help prevent any heart or blood pressure issue that might arise. It has two phases to it, and everything is included. Phase one consist of vegetables, lean meats (poultry and fist too), fats, dairy, and nuts, seeds and legumes. This phase will last for 2 weeks and it’s to boost your metabolism and stabilize your blood sugar. Phase 2 is all the same with the addition of grains and fruits. You have a choice of 1,600, 2,000, or 2,600 calories. I am doing the 1,600 calories. I do not feel starved or hangry. Which is a good start. Some diets that I have been up I’ve gone literally, psycho.

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Google search – I will give credit to where it is due if someone comes in contact with me.

     Of course, silly me, trying to learn everything as I go today. I forgot to take pictures for the blog. Mommy brain to the fullest today. I will do better this weekend. I am still drinking coffee. I went cold turkey Jan 1st, and it backed fire on me. I drink half a cup of what I usually drink with Sugar Free International Delight Creamer French Vanilla. It seems to keep my migraine at bay. In February, I’m aiming to cut what I drink now in half, and so forth.

    Last night, I went food shopping for everything I need for the next two weeks. We’re allowed an unlimited amount of non-starchy vegetables. So I made sure to stock up on those. A non-starchy vegetable is a vegetable that has less carbs and calories to their starchy counterparts.

Examples of non-starchy vegetables..


I don’t know who I can give credit too, but I did find this on a google search. If I come in contact with the person I will gladly give credit where it’s due.

   For breakfast, I had two eggs with a cup and a half of mushrooms, peppers, and onions. I forgot to purchase Canadian bacon yesterday so I had that only. It filled me up that I don’t think I would be able to have eaten any more at that time anyway.

   I, learned, to eat every 2-3 hours. I decided to make this into 3 meals and 3 snacks.

   My first snack was a cup full of carrots and an ounce of crab meat. It was yummy, and put my stomach growls back to bed.

    Honestly, I forgot to eat lunch today. I wasn’t hungry, but I ate an ounce of crab meat as another quick snack after I got Chase from school.

     Dinner time was around six tonight. I ate two ounces of chicken, squash, brussels sprouts, and a small side salad with 2 Tbsp of Italian Dressing.

     In a little bit I’ll have a serving of low-fat yogurt and call it a day.

    So overall, it is very easy to follow. I did not reach my water goal for the day, BUT tomorrow is a new day and now that I have a grasp on everything. It should run smoothly. I’ll make sure to keep everyone in the loop.

      Anyone on a diet? What kind of diet are you on? Are you hangry (hungry and angry) at all? Let me know!

Theresa Rose


– Weight – Vision & Goals

Hi Loves!

Everyone’s reason for losing weight is different. My thoughts and visions are different from yours, and that’s okay. That’s the beauty of it. Everyone has a common goal, but different reasoning’s behind it.

My vision for my weight-loss journey have a lot of goals besides the scale. Don’t worry I’ll get into those too!

Lets start with my Why’s.

If I lost the weight::

I can decrease my chances of having side affects from getting preeclampsia in both pregnancies. Preeclampsia increases your chance of heart disease and/or stroke. Like the saying goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” It also increase a heart attack in the next 5 years by 5%. If I start to make better choices for me today my future will benefit. ( Heart issues are within my family so I need to really focus in on this the most, because it increases my chances even more! ) Hence, the DASH Diet. To be honest, I haven’t really started yet. I’m still doing more research on it, but it’s the best diet for cardiovascular. So I’m going with that’s my best bet.

Play-time. Now you’re like, “Huh?” I run around with my six year old all the time. I love playing on the playground with him or play baseball. Do we go to the park as often as I want to? Nope. I’m exhausted or my body hurts. It’s not fair to my six year old. Yes, he’s in Martial Arts and going to start swimming, but I want to do more stuff with him and not be out of breath afterwards. I want to be able to get on the ground with my, almost, 6 month old, and not have to dread getting back up off the ground from hip and knee pain. It’s not fair to them. I’m their MaMa!

I could love myself and husband even more. Now you probably think I really lost it. I love my husband with all my heart. I really do, but how can I- if I don’t love myself all the time? I think our relationship, even though strong, would be even stronger. I need to dig down deep inside, and find that love I have for him to have that same for myself. I need to find my confidence. I’ll never get rid of my stretch marks, but I need to remember those marks gave me two beautiful boys. The wrinkles on my face are from laughing so hard my belly hurt. My hips getting bigger gave birth. That’s a superpower on it’s own.

To be that jean size. All you ladies get me on this one. Growing up I refused to be bigger than a size 13. Now, six months after giving birth I fit into a size 14. Not comfortably. My largest was a size 24. So I know I am losing. I would really like to be in a size 7 or 8. That’s when I feel my best.

Being able to say no to soda. I’m horrible at this. My husband went cold turkey on soda and for 99.5% he’s doing great on it. I, on the other hand, decided to take my serving and his serving on soda. Guilty. Just the other day I drank a 2 LITER bottle by myself. I hated myself afterwards.

Those are just the ones I can think of at the moment. I wanted to post this last week, but I wasn’t what my actual “Why’s” were besides just the scale going down.

I have about 107 – Yes, you read that correct to lose. That’s the first time I wrote it out on a public forum. Wow, I guess it’s real now. I never was to say or type that number again. Not true. I will type it one more time. When I crush it.

Goals for the Scale:

I have the EatSmart Precision Digital Scale. I’ve been through a lot of scales, and I love this one the most!

10 pounds – Mani/Pedi

20 pounds – New Cookbook (any suggestions?!)

30 pounds – New Sneakers (yes, even your feet lose weight!)

40 pounds – New Jeans ( I have sizes 13 and 12 also. So by this time I should be size 10-11)

50 pounds – New Work-Out clothes

60 pounds – Massage ( I deserve it at this point! )

70 pounds – New Bike ( My husband actually suggested this one. I’ve been wanting a new bike for years, and because of my weight I never really looked for one. )

80 pounds – New Hairstyle ( I like shorter hair. So does my husband. When I first met him I had short cute hair, but with the weight gain I tend to keep my hair longer. )

90 pounds – New Wardrobe ( Lets face it – At this point ALL my clothes will be falling off of me! )

100 pounds – TRIP OF A LIFETIME ( FIJI – It’s already on my vision board for my business, and I can’t wait to do this! Super excited!! )

107 pounds – Welcome to the rest of my life!! (This is by far the most exciting goal on the list. Fiji is a close second! )

I want to hear from all of you’s. What are your why’s for weight-loss? Do you have a goal list or vision board? Let me know! My comment button is by the title. I’m working on lowering it to post afterwards and not have to scroll all the way back up!

Theresa Rose