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Hello 140s

Today, I hit a milestone in my journey.  I got in my 140s! It haven’t been in my 140s since I was in my late 20s–almost 10 years ago.  I’m incredibly proud of myself.  This past year has been an amazing journey in learning about discipline, perseverance, commitment, adaptability, and support.  I am completely a different person a year ago today.  A year ago today, I was indulging on sugar every day in the form of Girlscout cookies, chocolate, tapioca drinks, etc.   Today, my sugar for the day is in the form of grapefruit, apples, and oranges!  What a world of difference!  For those who have struggled with weight issues and other health complications, there is hope!  Don’t give up!

One Year Update: The Road to Healthy

Howdy Folks!  My name is Tricia Miller, I’m a working mom of two boys, age 5, and age 3, from Houston, TX.   A little over a year ago, I casted my struggles out to the world wide web, hoping to net motivation and support in my journey towards a healthier lifestyle.  Going “online” has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in continuing to share my story in hopes of giving encouragement and bringing motivation to people who may need a jumpstart in their life. Here is my 1 year anniversary update! In January 2015, I received a shocking borderline diabetic diagnosis from my general practionioner.  At age 37, I was taken aback!   I thought that only happened to “older” people.  At that time, I was already on my second year of taking blood pressure medication that was brought on from developing severe pre-eclampsia during the third trimester of my second pregnancy in 2013.  For two years, I have been under the care of a cardiologist, who monitored my blood pressure, and conducted regular EKG tests to monitor my heart.   …

The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods!

In my Week 5 of Muscle Building Cycle–I’m still struggling in getting more protein in my diet–supposed to be eating 1 gram of protein per body weight–so that’s about 155 grams of protein–and I’m averaging around 120 grams (via MyFitnessPal)…so I found this list…Cheers to more protein–and to gaining muscles…#tmillerproject #muscleupgirl #dietdietdiet Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with Bodybuilding.com’s top 40 ultimate protein picks! Source: The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods! – Bodybuilding.com

Alaskan Adventure

The past two weeks have just flew by here in Ketchikan, Alaska.  I would never believe in a lifetime I would be deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean nor camping somewhere in Alaska’s Inside passage.  This city girl was in for a big surprise!  My two little boys are two different boys now.  They are nature lovers, avid explorers, and sea enthusiasts.  My older boy hiked a very difficult landscape in Bell Island, and never once complained!  Every morning he would ask if he was going on the boat that day.  My other little one demanded to go fishing with his older brother, “Me go fishing with Jacob!”  The two of them are even more bonded with their hungry cousin Logan! One of the highlights was the amazing seafood!  Wild, fresh, and abundant!  I’ve had Dungeness crabs, spotted prawns, squid, halibut, king salmon, clam, and cod on a rotational basis!  Cooking our trophies and spending time together as a family enjoying this bounty has been amazing.  The first day we went fishing I caught …

Wild in Alaska

So—July 4th weekend kicked off last Friday with a long trek from Houston, TX to Seattle, WA and then on to Ketchikan, Alaska!  Over the weekend, I caught my first catch ever–a King Salmon with the help of my cousins. Every morning, I wake up to a gorgeous view of the Tongass Narrow with float planes either circling, gliding, or puttering above and below us.  Every night, I see the calmness and tranquility of the water and she manages to lull me to sleep.  The weather is absolutely gorgeous right now—high 60s, low 70s, and SUNNY–very atypical of this rainforest city. The best part is spending time with my boys and extended family here.  Will continue later!

I’m No Weight Loss Expert BUT here are 5 tips:

This is what has worked for me in the last several months as I’ve managed to drop 10 pounds so far: So, if you wanna lose weight, here are 5 tips: Identify a Goal.  For so long, I would just show up at the gym five times a week and put my time in with some cardio and weights.  I was a proud gym rat, but I was the gym rat who wasn’t fit or healthy.  What a waste.  If you are a gym person too and notice the regulars–and sometimes these regulars look the same over time doing the same exercises over and over and over time.  These people don’t show any progress.  Well–that was me!  I was at the same machine, doing the same weight routine  with the same intensity, barely sweating because there was no goal in place.  People who want to lose weight should have a desired outcome–otherwise, there’s really not an incentive to put the work in.  And when there’s not an incentive to push it, you won’t get results!  My wake up call was when I …