From Fat To Thin To Fat To Thin Again :-)

I wanted to share the struggles and successes of losing almost 100 pounds TWICE in one lifetime and managing to keep the weight off!



My Four Year Old Ran A 5K With Me! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿง’ ๐Ÿ’—

I was scheduled to do a 5k to support Catholic School for the archdiocese of Houston-Galveston this past weekend and as I was putting my four year old daughter Charlotte to bed the night before she asked me if she could come with me to the run!!! I was so thrilled and told her that she had to wake up at 5am and she was like “okay I want to go with you Mommy”. I was so excited about it we picked out her running outfit and some sneakers and she wen to sleep. We woke up at 5am without complaint and headed downtown where my baby girl not only attended a sunrise Mass but ran 3.1 miles without complaints! It was truly my heaven and she actually had fun with me doing all of this! She slept really well that night but I couldn’t believe she had ran that ran and honestly was running like a champ! The run even went by the infamous Houston murals so we had to go back and take a few pictures! We came in just under 50 minutes and than she got to play the games and get free snacks and all the goodies that I love to get out of the race. It was the best girls day we’ve ever had and I might even have a little track star on my hands ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ! We came in just under 50 minutes and than she got to play the games and get free snacks and all the goodies that I love to get out of the race. It was the best girls day we’ve ever had and I might even have a little track star on my hands ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ


So My Husband Was Told He Was Pre-Diabetic โ˜น๏ธ

So unfortunately this amazing development came from my husband going to the physician early last week, and after some blood tests and some measuring and weighing being told he’s pre-diabetic ๐Ÿ˜• But my amazing husband is not a small person, at 6’4″ and built like a tonal truck he’s no stranger to being told he’s not the most petite person in the room. But he had noticed a lot more fatigue and his hand falling asleep on him while he was sleeping and waking him up so it scared him a bit. We both have diabetes running through our genes which makes me feed our children very healthy but my adorable husband has it flowing a little bit more fluently throughout his family than I do. So hearing the words pre-diabetic were not settling well with him. He came from the doctor, and my 33 year old husband was a little shook up about what the doctor had told him, but I honestly think it’s for the better because he actually listened to her where he hasn’t heard me in years about his health and the fact that he’s not getting any younger. Your 30’s can be hard on if you don’t realize in the early 30’s that you aren’t young anymore, a hard realization but one that we have dealt with or will deal with. I am 37 and because of my lupus feel like I’m 60 most of the time but it motivates me to get out and exercise and eat right so hopefully the face that he’s been eating very healthy for a almost two weeks now and I’m just hoping it’s a forever change. I happen to like the guy and want to keep him around so I’m extremely excited that he’s excited to get healthy because I’m mostly looking forward to just simply growing old together โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’


Get Paid To Walk! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

So this is a new app and I’ve already been over $20 in a week from basically going on my morning runs!! It does only count outside steps but it does actually pay you for steps!! It’ll pay you with PayPal or gift cards but I’m obsessed and have actually dropped a few pounds this week and here’s my total just from today! You all seriously … It pays for walking need to check this out…anyone can do it! All you have to do is click on this link…it’s even free!!

Check out this app ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://sweatco.in/i/elizabeth880063 … It pays for walking

Training a ๐Ÿ• to ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ With You ๐Ÿคช

So a month ago we got this beautiful Siberian Husky puppy!! We have a family of five and we wanted a dog and she’s our first family dog so we’re all excited to have her of course, but Mommy was most excited to get her because this breed is an amazing worker breed and a very smart and strong dog! I have been seriously slacking on my running game over the past months since we moved into our new home and decided to train my pup to run with me! Well needless to say I was very excited because I’ve never done this before, it’s not as easy as it looks ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I busted my ass twice because she ran in front of me and I hit pavement face first so that sucked, and about ten kids at a bus stop saw it so that helped ๐Ÿ™„ But after about an hour of interval running she actually got the hang of staying to my side when I would pick up speed! I take her on a few walks a day already but I’m thinking she may make a great running companion after all! If anyone out there has any experience or suggestions I would love to hear them!!

Iโ€™m Obsessed With My New Toy ๐Ÿ’ชโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’œ

My husband and I wanted to get a new piece of workout equipment, mainly dumbbells, or a dumbbell set, but couldn’t agree for shit what to get because he’s of course much stronger than I am and I don’t really lift much over 30 pounds and I really like a variation between 10-30 during my workouts so we had gone back and forth about forever. Well than a Box was delivered from Amazon that I couldn’t even lift from the doorstep ๐Ÿ™„ and it was the Bowflex 525 Dumbbell Select Set Bowflex 525 Dumbbells and these things are AMAZING!! They’re a little on the pricey side but I feel they’re totally worth it because I’ve been doing every exercise possible with them and I’m obsessed!! I highly recommend them and my husband even started working out again which it’s been awhile for him so that was more than perfect to see that happen ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ช Plus of course my favorite part is we can do it all from Home in front of the tv!! Just wanted to let you all know my latest workout obsession and I hope everyone has an amazing and healthy day!!

Cooking As A Mom Of 3…NO ONE F$CK@NG Cares That Mommy Doesnโ€™t Want To Be Fat ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ค

So I’m a mom of three, and after losing 100 pounds TWICE in my lifetime do you think ANYONE in my family cares that over the past few week Mom has tweeked a few recipes lessen their calories so that we can sit a s a family of five and I can actually no feel like an outsider and my my kids will actually eat the same FUCKING. food as me?!? Foreign idea I know?!? But I must be crazy but I’m done cooking a random couple hot dogs and macaroni and cheese that I can’t eat so that my kids won’t bitch!! So tonight I made chicken tacos and everyone ATE their dinner ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Of course my 3 and 4 year olds ate mostly tortilla chips and salsa and taco flavored chicken but a win nonetheless!! I have been battling ALL fucking week with these kids to get them to eat just normal stuff and I finally found ONE median…and I WILL grow upon it!! If you’re interested in the recipe all I really did was sautรฉed chicken breast with cumin, chili powder, onions, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper and a lime. Than you add some avocado to the tortilla, whole wheat of course and it gives it a creamy goodness, and than a little salsa and ๐Ÿ˜‹ Than you add a taco salad and chips and salsa or guacamole or whatever you please and hopefully your family will eat it up ๐Ÿ˜˜ Happy Heart Healthy Cooking!!


Healthy Pork Tenderloin Recipe For Christmas Eve That I’m Making & Wanted To Share With Everyone…Merry Christmas Eve!

This is a traditional roast from the Italian province of Parma, often served for special family celebrations. (โ€œRosa di Parmaโ€ means it’s stuffed with Parmigiano-Reggiano and prosciutto.) Typically made with beef, it is equally delicious and more economical made with pork tenderloin and ideal for entertaining parties of 8 to 10. Seek out true Italian Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano for this dishโ€”even though they are more costly, the superior flavor is worth the expense.

Serves 10


  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1ยฝ teaspoons minced garlic
    ย Minced Garlic, 32 oz
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins, (1-1ยผ pounds each), trimmed
  • 4 thin slices Italian Parma ham, (Prosciutto di Parma), divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Preparation:
    1. Combine sage, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 450ยฐF.
    3. You’re going to double butterfly the tenderloins, so they can be flattened, stuffed and rolled. To do that, you’ll make two long horizontal cuts, one on each side, dividing the tenderloin in thirds without cutting all the way through. Working with one tenderloin at a time, lay it on a cutting board. Holding the knife blade flat, so it’s parallel to the board, make a lengthwise cut into the side of the tenderloin one-third of the way down from the top, stopping short of the opposite edge so that the flaps remain attached. Rotate the tenderloin 180 degrees . Still holding the knife parallel to the cutting board, make a lengthwise cut into the side opposite the original cut, starting two-thirds of the way down from the top of the tenderloin and taking care not to cut all the way through. Open up the 2 cuts so you have a large rectangle of meat. Use the heel of your hand to gently flatten the meat to about ยฝ inch thick.
    4. Cover each butterflied tenderloin with 2 of the ham slices, then spread ยฝ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano over the ham, leaving a 1-inch border. Starting with a long side, roll up each tenderloin so the stuffing is in a spiral pattern; then tie the roasts at 2-inch intervals with kitchen string.
    5. Lightly brush the roasts all over with 1ยฝ teaspoons oil then rub with the reserved herb mixture. Heat the remaining 1ยฝ teaspoons oil in a large, heavy, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the roasts, bending to fit if necessary, and cook, turning often, until the outsides are browned, 3 to 5 minutes total.
    6. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast, checking often, until the internal temperature reaches 145ยฐF, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. To serve, remove the string and cut the pork into 1-inch-thick slices.
    • Equipment: Kitchen string

    175 calories;ย 7ย g fat(3ย g sat);ย 0ย g fiber;ย 1ย g carbohydrates;ย 26ย g protein; 0 mcg folate;72ย mg cholesterol;ย 0ย g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 167 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;ย 539ย mg sodium; 368 mg potassium

  • Where I found this recipe
  • http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252026/pork-tenderloin-rosa-di-parma/


Summer Bodies Are Built In The Winter ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

So in the post of Hurricane Harvey we have FINALLY moved into our beautiful home with all five of our family members all having their own bedrooms and even a room to spare! So now that we are settled on our home and blessed beyond belief to be so it’s now time to focus once again on my fitness! After weeks now of letting my fitness regime get away from I’ve decided to take the first day of winter to get my schedule started again! Even though it’s 81 degrees here today in Houston, Texas and it never quite feels like winter, I wanted to get in a run this morning to jumpstart my routine again! Than I also got in an upper body workout which didn’t last long because it kicked my butt lol. I’m already sore but you have to do what you have to do to get that summer body perfect by summer! So it’s time to get it!!!


๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ Kind Of Day ๐Ÿ˜ž

So last week was full of ups and downs emotionally and it really effected my workouts! I didnโ€™t get up early and was barely able to fit any good workouts into my schedule and got really down on myself about it and flipped the switch this weekend and got great workouts in all weekend!! Than Monday hits and again I wake up late, donโ€™t want to get out of bed, and just have zero motivation to get my workouts in! Usually my workouts are my coffee in the morning and my strength that energizes me through the day, keeps me eating healthy and keeps my mind focused and clear, but I canโ€™t seem to get on track these past few weeks. Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s because I have a lot going on but in a due honestly I always do ๐Ÿ˜• Does anyone out there have any advice on what keeps them motivated to workout on a regular basis?


Workout Buddy? You Got One??

So as weโ€™re still in the hotel due to Hurricane Harvey, last week by the way ๐Ÿ™‚ my husband who is usually out of town for work was in town all week and I convinced him to come down and work out with me! We typically workout separately and heโ€™s drifted away from working out which sucks because heโ€™s crazy knowledgeable about fitness, especially muscle building! So him agreeing to come and workout with me was a Godsend!! I wish this could happen ALL of the time, we could totally be one of those couples lol! It might even build our relationship stronger, and we discussed this during our workout. So we agreed to put a Home gym in the new house so that we can do more of this! Iโ€™m just wondering since Iโ€™ve never had anyone to workout with or a workout buddy is it a great encouragement? I felt really empowered, Iโ€™m very self driven and I annoy myself enough so I never thought I would necessarily need a workout partner but after today I could why people see the empowerment in the partnership! Let me hear any ideas or how your partnerships work, I see people walking in pairs all the time and I assume it could be good quality as well! Let me hear ya!