Confident.You, Proud



I'm just introducing myself :)

My journal has entries more specifically about me but for now I'll summaries that my journey started in 2011 and I've successfully kept off kilos I gained, and am determined to lose just a little bit more to reach my goals :)
I have had successes and failures, I'm human, I made bad decisions and good ones and am learning to accept a lot of things about myself too.

I am excited to share with this community how I have done this and I'm open to questions, suggestions and looking to help others too =)

Sorry, I know I sound like one of those bogus gimmicks but I'm just so damn excited to share hahah

Have a great day everyone!!
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Hey everyone...

I am searching for a community and fellow bloggers who are on a work out plan and strive to be healthy in their exercise and eating habits.  I know this community isn't terribly active but I seem to be having a hard time finding others on here who are in the same position as me.

I am currently participating in the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred work outs.  I am also following a way to choose my meals that I created with a nutritionist.  She hasn't chosen what I should eat, she is just helping me make good choices when it comes to eating enough of everything.  I am trying to continue to be motivated and to know that healthy results take time and effort.  I look forward to a healthier body full of strength and muscle!  And a healthier mind set! And an ease at making my food choices.  So far the only progress I know about is my aching body- the good kind of pain you get from a great work out.  I am doing weekly weigh ins and considering taking pictures/measuing.

I am excited to finish the 30 day shred and continue keeping active with other work out videos.  Besides the videos I try to keep up with participating in long walks/jogs and other out door exercise activities!

anyone else out there?

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Hi all!

I just joined livejournal! I'm hoping to find communities that will inspire my workouts, or that I can share nutrition tips and recipes with!

I'm currently working in the fitness nutrition field, as of just a few months ago. Our company is small, but growing, and we have an amazing stock of supplements, snacks,shakes, and bars. It's really inspiring to be working in something I care genuinely about, and to have joined in early in the company's life! I wear many hats, for sure, my jobs change almost daily. :)

I wanted to share a homemade protein bar recipe with you.

It’s a very simple recipe to make, and the ingredients are basic—a perfect blank canvas for whatever extras you’d like! Consider adding some dried coconut, carob chips, raisins, or chopped nuts! Just remember to adjust your amounts of applesauce and protein powder to match—you want the mixture to resemble a sort of thick cookie dough.

Minutes to Prepare: 5

Minutes to Cook: 20

Number of Servings: 9


2 scoops protein powder of your choice (chocolate would go well with the nut butter in this recipe, but vanilla or banana would be yummy too!)
1 cup oats
4 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp natural nut butter of your choice


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the egg whites and uncooked oatmeal.

Toss in the rest of your ingredients, stir ‘til well blended.

Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, or grease and flour it. Spread the mixture out evenly on the bottom. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the edges starts to pull away from the sides of the dish. Remove from the oven, let sit for a few minutes before cutting. Makes about 9 bars.


(the protein powder needed for this recipe can be found at your local supplement shop, or online at places like

And since my company's still just a startup, maybe visit our facebook?
We have giveaways and all sorts of other stuff!

PX 90

Hubby brought up the idea of our doing PX90 together.
Cue me all but falling off of my chair, as hubby is an avowed computer nerd.
I tried looking up reviews and opinions on it, but of course there are 5 gazillion pages on Google of "buy it!!!", and nothing that really was what I wanted to see.
So, has anyone here done PX 90?
What did you love about it?
What did you hate about it?
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back after knee surgery

I had surgery on my right knee last month, and I've been told that I need to build up muscle in my thigh to try and improve the condition of my knee.
I'm a kickboxer and have been given permission to return to my dojo. While I'm not allowed to fight yet (and unable to do most of the kicks, steps etc.), I'm allowed to do some sort of exercise. However, this is not enough, and I'm trying to put together a workout plan for myself which targets the thigh muscles while keeping the pressure off my knee. I had a lateral release, and still have to regain quite a bit of flexibility in that knee. Exercises need to be low impact but highly efficient, and I'm not really sure I know what I'm supposed to be doing. My doctors have told me that it's all up to me now, and I don't seem to qualify for a referral to a physiotherapist. I cannot afford to pay for one, either, but I know I have to do something.

Can anybody help?

I'm also back on Weight Watchers after gaining some weight due to the fact that I haven't been able to do as much as I usually do. I'm aiming to lose around 5 kg (I weigh 62 kg right now, and I'm 1,62 m tall).

New Girl!

I'm new here, looking for some support and motivation to help me with my new lifestyle challenge. I'm attemping to follow a meal plan and exercise more to lose weight. Currently I am about 275lbs and I am worried about the long term effects of being obese, especially diabetes. I am very depressed because of my body issues, so I'm trying to change things in my life. If anyone wants to be buddies to help motivate each other, let me know! (No ana/mia people though, hearing about people beating themself up for eating 500 cals is hard when I'm eating like 2000 cals...) Here are some basics for my goals:

Age: 23
Height: 5'7"
CW: 270lbs
GW1: 250lbs
UGW: Whatever makes me feel good!


clicking after exercise?

I've recently started doing Yoga and Pilates classes a few times a week. For a period of a day or two after some of the classes, I've noticed that my body tends to "pop" more than usual. It's mainly in the front of the hips, where I've never had any injuries that I know of, and the upper back, where I do have a minor alignment issue. It's not painful at all, just noticeable - kind of like when you stretch and crack your back except that I'm not stretching, just moving around as I usually do.

My current pet theory is that it's my body doing it's job getting itself back into alignment after years of sitting in front of computers, slouching and in general neglecting my core. Thoughts?


I am interested in getting into yoga but cannot afford to attend classes just yet, and none of the community centers around me offer discounted classes. I was thinking of checking out some DVD's that anyone could suggest for beginners, something fairly slow paced without too many difficult postures, or at least postures that can be altered for individual levels.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
drawing of me

change is scary - even good change

so my new summer jeans that were a smaller size & were tight when I bought them are falling down - this is good. But, it's scary - I liked the jeans, I like me, it's hard to change, even though I know it's needed & healthy for me.

I get new clothes that fit well & put most my old ones in bins. I really need to pack up all my old clothes & donate them. I just need to do it. I need to let go of my old weight & embrace my new healthier me. It's still scary & I find myself getting a fast food burger or a dessert when I think about it too much - I need to have ... somehow, some new comfort and security in being smaller.