Lena Cheatham’s Weight Loss Story

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What continues to inspire me is my purpose in life. I have big goals and I want to be around to fulfill everyone and to do that I had to start taking care of my mind, body, and soul. I believe that everyone has a purpose and you need to have faith despite adversity and to do that you need to be in a constant state of preparation. For example I started off running on weekends in the morning just in my room. I couldn’t afford a gym membership or actual equipment and I was way to insecure to run… more

Mashed Cauliflower (Mock Mashed Potatoes)

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  Do you love mashed potatoes but starches aren’t a part of your nutrition plan?  A great and extremely tasty alternative is mashed cauliflower! Ingredients:1 head cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1 clove of minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Add salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very… more

Eating From My Garden

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Our fitness partner Sheilia Simmons, blogger of the thefrugalexerciser.blogspot.com provided us with one of her delicious meals from her garden last week and shared it with our BWDW community. “I decided to try my hand at making wraps from collard greens.  I got the idea from another blogger, Urban Naturale , but I didn’t use her filling because it was vegetarian.  I wanted ‘meat’ inside my wraps” she added. She used a filling from the recipe she cooked and highlighted on her blog – Sukuma Wiki. “Since I loved how the meat tasted with the collard greens, I thought it would make… more

Food Journal Benefits

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Do you ever feel like your urges to eat certain food take control over you logic not to?  Do you ever feel as if your emotions drive when and how you eat? When exercising and trying to stay focused with both your healthy eating regiment and your fitness routine, sometimes we make excuses to ourselves for eating the wrong food. For instance, you may say to yourself, “I worked out today so I can reward myself with something I know I shouldn’t eat.” If this is you or you’ve answer yes to any one of these questions the answer for how to stay in… more

Fitter Smiles Free Meal Plan

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Remember ladies it is clean diet and exercise! When it comes to losing weight and losing it for good, it means you have to do something differently, especially when it comes to food. It’s about changing your relationship with food. Stop thinking you can’t eat that, or won’t eat this.  Is the taste of food or avoiding redundant food more important than reaching your goals? Take control and use food as fuel. It doesn’t mean you can never have a cheat meal, but don’t cheat yourself and your potential if you are not willing to try something different. I appreciate all… more