Saturday, August 18, 2012

down 22 pounds.

Okay so I have always shared my weight loss struggles and what works for me and my tips and favorite recipes on here .   So I want to make it clear that this isn't just some plug trying to get people to buy things.  I am sharing what I have been doing and how it is working out for me :)  

In the past I have always been a weight watcher fan but I can only go so many months then it makes me insane!!!  The math and calculating every bite that goes into my mouth into points and trying to figure out how many points the mom and pop restaurant dinner in my small town came to just wasn't' working for me anymore! Not to mention I was paying 50$ a month for the rights to use their website (which there are aps that do it for free) and to sit with people and hear things I already knew. 

So when one of my old co workers I know and respect was telling me about her visalus 90 day challenge It was a no brainer for me to trade over and for that same money I could get 30 meals.  I actually do the shape kit.  Which is 2 shakes a day using this.

They say it is the shake mix that tastes like cake mix.. and soo true I am a cake batter freak and I opened the bag and was in love lol it smells so go monkey butt said they should make a candle that smells like it lol.  I have loved the shakes but when you first recieve your kit you can be a bit over whelmed and not know what to make and what you need to make them.  

So here are the must haves for making your life better on the visalus 90 day challenge:  40 cal almond breeze almond milk, a magic bullet blender( big blenders suck and suck to clean hat them this makes it way easier), sugar free fat free pudding mixes (for mixing in I recommend vanilla pistachio, get a few butterscotch i know no one likes butterscotch but i will explain in a minute, banana cream and chocolate) , instant coffee in the little packets like crystal light, ice lots of ice, and for me a must have is chia seeds ( your make them into chia gel by adding 1T to a cup of warm water and mixing them a few times over 15 minutes and keeping them in the fridge chia you add a big blob to each shake I don't want to overwhelm you so I will post more in chia seeds later if you want to know more click the link for the benefits of chia)  I also bought a cute airtight container to keep it on on my counter next to my blender because the zip-lock closure on the bags sorta suck and i am not risking my mix being spilled and I just like things cuter :)

lets just start out by saying the general formula for my fav shakes always fill my blender cup with ice and then most of the way with almond milk and 2 scoops of vi mix and a few big spoon fulls of chia gel always figure that is in these recipe then you add these from there ;)

Here are my favorite recipes so far..
cinnabon in a cup
add a splash of vanilla ext. 
a splash of butter flavoring
a dash of cinnamon
this tastes just like a cinnabon
reeces peices
1T peanut butter
1 T butter scotch pudding powder
tastes just like reeces peices not like butterscotch at all
carmel coffee cooler
1 packet instant coffee crystals
1 splenda 
1 T butterscotch pudding mix
pumpkin coffee cooler
1 packet instant coffee 
1 splenda 
a splash of sugarfree pumpkin pie coffee syrup or of pumpkin pie creamer
banana nut bread
1 banana or one banana packet 
a few nuts
1/4c dry oatmeal 
1 pack splenda
mocha coffee cooler
1 pack instant coffee
1 splenda
1 t chocolate pudding mix

Those are my fav so far that I always go back to.  :)   I have also heard if you want something more solid add it to oatmeal yogurt cottage cheese or pudding. Also if you work out or are on the run you can add it to water in a shaker. ( I haven't tried them and aren't recommending that I just know you can)  I do stay full and satisfied and am not sick of them after 22 days.  You eat snacks too and your 3rd meal can be what ever but make it sensible (which I really haven't been great at lol) My sis actually took them with her her long time at national gaurd instead of m.r.e.'s while out in the feild.  I am excited to see how she is doing.  

I would probably have lost more weight if I quit eating crap for dinner and got to the gym more at all lol.  I will get on that when then girls start school next week.  Anyway I have given you my honest opinion and there are somethings that are not perfect aka the website seems very cheesie meat head sorta Miami guido for me but I love the product so I can deal.  

Also there is allot of confusing stuff out there that I didn't quiet get on the website so I will break it down for you. They offer you two choices promote or join.  what promote or join means : you click join if you want to take the 90 day weight loss challenge and promote is if you want to go all in and promote it that doesn't mean you buy or sell it, you just promote it and earn things like money and prizes if you decide you love it you can always pay 49$ and become a promoter). Now they have a deal where if you get 3 of your friends to take the challenge with you you get your shakes free you don't have to be a promoter to earn that fyi.

That being said I am only putting this out there because I at one time wanted to know how to get on the plan and I am sharing this for people who want to try not to pressure anyone who isn't interested but here is my site in case you want to follow or join the challenge with me.  so here is my site if you want to join me  and here is my profile if you want to follow my progress.

Okay I am off people but if you have any questions feel free to ask :)

Ps guys I am putting a update my sis got to my house yesterday and after 18 days on visalus she was checked during her time at national guard yesterday and was down 7% body fat and down 8 pounds!  awesome for her! I am super proud of her!

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