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The Perfect Explanation

Posted by Amanda Reed on April 30, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Are you depressed, sick, tired, overweight, type 2 diabetic?? Do you have high triglycerides or blood pressure? Do you have a family history of cancer or alzheimers? If you say yes to ANY Of those things... you need to watch this video. Click the image to follow the link!

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But.. what do I eat?

Posted by Amanda Reed on April 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This morning I found a food list jpeg that had been passed around my low carb group on facebook. I downloaded it. I retyped it. And I edited the crap out of it. There were foods on the list that I knew were bad ideas. And there foods left off of the list that just make life easier for people like me who have to eat where we live, know what I mean?  Here's the revised list. I realize I still may have missed a few things. But I thought this was a good start! I hope this help...

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Mind Control

Posted by Amanda Reed on March 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I've seen it from time to time in my facebook groups. I heard it regularly while I was doing Weight Watchers. And I have experienced it more times than I can count.  "I just can't get my head back in the game."  "My give a care is broken."   "My get up and go got up and left." "I know how to do this, but for some reason I just can't recommit!" 

Mind control. You've fallen victim to a timeless trap, a black hole in the space between your ears. ...

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I did what?

Posted by Amanda Reed on February 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by! :) I just wanted to take a moment to let you in on something really cool. When I started my journey at 320 lbs, I was wearing a size 5X.  Recently, I ordered a T-shirt from one of my favorite low carb guys, Butter Bob Briggs. (Have you watched his video

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We won!!

Posted by Amanda Reed on January 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My friends, I have to apologize for not updating our weight loss chart in so long. We have been hanging a calendar in our bathroom which we mark our weights on every Tuesday when we weigh in. I often forget to grab the calendar when I sit down at my computer. Then my blog hosting site changed some things up and making my grid became more difficult. So I'm not going to update every single weigh in from the last time to this time, but I'll update our most recent w...

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We're in a contest!

Posted by Amanda Reed on January 1, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello my friends! We've entered our family in a healthy transformation contest over at

Here is the link to go vote!

We have lost over 170 lbs and have inspired several of you to join us in this WOE. If you would lend us your vote, we'd greatly appreciate it. The o...

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How? What are you eating/doing? Details!! Specifications!

Posted by Amanda Reed on December 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Of late, I've been getting private messages on FB about every other day, sometimes more than one, from people --friends, family, and even strangers-- asking me how my family is losing the weight. I'm thrilled that people are asking because I'm in love with this WOE (way of eating) and I want to share! So I'm going to put down here all kinds of deets (details) so that I can just paste one link when people ask. :) I do not mind answering questions one tiny iota!

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Weight loss is like peeling an onion

Posted by Amanda Reed on December 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Something I've found about doing a journey like this is that, for those of us who have always had a weight problem, we tend to bury past hurts and emotions in our fat layers. It may sound a little nutty, but I really think it's true. There were times as the weight was coming off when I was doing WW that I'd hit plateaus where memories and emotions from my past would come flooding back. Self-sabotage wasn't far behind. When I finally hit a place where I really ne...

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We're doing fantastic!

Posted by Amanda Reed on November 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello my friends and family and anyone else who has stopped by, hereby making you my friend automatically! lol :D

I wanted to do an update because it's been months since I posted. We have NOT fallen off the wagon. I've just had a lot on my mind. See my best friend, whom is also my little sister, had a baby!! So for a couple of months, I was planning and crafting for a baby shower and then as s...

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Summer Holidays

Posted by Amanda Reed on August 20, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Dh was on vacation this past week and it was so wonderful to have him home. We celebrated his 38th birthday with an amazing LC cheesecake (recipe link on my recipe page) and a going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, just the two of us. It was a wonderful date. We had a great time. We also celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary! 15 years! That's huge...  so a note to all of you who are around the 5-8 year mark who are struggling and feeling like it's not worth it, buck up, work hard, make ...

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