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Naughty Glitter Goddess

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  1. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤MARCH 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    My ideal morning: Alone time Coffee Snuggles from my little girls ❤️ (and the kitties)
  2. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Ok, low carb Chinese Chicken salads for meal prep. Each of these trays are 2 servings for me. I can usually eat the whole serving but sometimes I leave behind some cabbage. In the baggies are grilled chicken, toasted almonds & sesame seeds, homemade sweet sesame dressing. One of my favorites!
  3. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    My favorite takeout meal, carnitas tacos! This is the after - I just eat the filling. These 3 will last me 3-4 meals depending if I add any veggies in. I like to make a lime slaw to go with it: Thinly sliced Napa cabbage & cilantro with dressing of: zest & juice of 3 limes, pinch salt, 2T olive oil, tiny squirt liquid splenda. I like to dress it about an hour before I eat it so it can slightly soften the cabbage. Great for meal prep because cabbage is so sturdy
  4. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤MARCH 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    Ok, I really fizzled out on Feb...ate lots of junk food and *surprise* didn't make my weight loss goals, smh... I'm 6 1/2 months post bypass, weighing 215. Trying to break the poor eating habits that have creeped in and get below 200. I'd describe myself as compassionate, argumentative and intelligent! Also, had to do a double-take on @greenteleal 's water bottle. I thought that thing was a bottle of vodka and I got REAL confused for a sec!
  5. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Phone holder for the gym

    Hey, fitness buffs! I need some advice for holding onto my phone during my workouts. Cardio & weight training. I HAVE TO listen to music constantly so I download all my playlists to my phone. All that to say, I'm not looking for music player technology recommendations, just a way to hang onto my phone. I've tried wearing it in my bra [yuck] and tucking it into my weight belt in front [connection issues] Arm bands don't appeal to me because A. Batwings and B. Friction during arm movements. Any good ideas out there? I have wireless headphones so location on my body isn't too much of an issue.
  6. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Round 2 of coffee shop lunches... Avocado toast with lemon ricotta and fresh amazing olive oil! It was enormous - I knew I wouldn't be able to finish it before I ordered it but I was hoping to scrape off and eat most of the avocado and ricotta. I think I ate too much of the bread I'm a sucker for a darkly toasted artisan bread...
  7. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Been working at coffee shops last couple of days and am finding some real gems for lunch! It's nice to mix it up sometimes instead of just eating my same old routine foods. That being said, I get so nervous when I eat new foods now because I'm not sure what hidden sugar is in there or how it's going to agree with me. I used to be so adventurous! 😭 But look where that got me... This is an amazing kale salad with marinated chickpeas, pistachios, avocado and a yogurt-harissa dressing. It was fantastic!!! Did not take an after photo - I was elbow to elbow in a hipster coffee joint and it was making me self-conscious. But I ate the majority of the chickpeas, all the avocado and some of the kale. No bread.
  8. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    incredible photograph
  9. Hey! I'm really sick of purees! But it's better than the liquid diet - that was brutal. I wish I never had to look at another protein drink as long as I live. I developed some serious food aversions on liquid because I was feeling so nauseous every time I ate something. So lots of things are cancelled. Moving on to purees. I'm doing much better b ut I still prefer to eat a large variety of food so I'm trying to mix it up a bit. Try some of these if you need ideas! (my favorite continues to be refried beans but I don't think I need a pic of that here) GREEK CHICKEN SALAD: rotisserie chicken, Trader Joe's tzatziki dip, black pepper, garnished with mint leaf (I food process the chicken and the sauce separately then mix them together with a spoon - it leaves just enough texture to keep me from going crazy - not a fan of chicken pudding) I also do regular chicken salad like this with mayo, lemon zest, dijon, salt, pepper; here's a pic of both
  10. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Getting my car repaired today and headed to the nearest coffee shop to wait 4 hours. Had some great food options. I chose this: whole grain toast, white bean puree, avocado, fried egg, house made hot sauce This pic was after I started but you can tell what size it was. I finished half of the toast part but ate all of the egg and avocado.
  11. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    FEB 12: I am creative and it comes out in many ways. One of them is my baking and homemade bday decorations! My daughter's 7th bday was space themed this year. Also, for the record, I am also doing the writing prompts but keeping them private. I'm more honest about things if I do it that way.
  12. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    FEB 11: These are the people I love most in the world
  13. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    FEB 10: I only wear makeup about twice a week so although this is my regular face, I never take pics without makeup. I wish I could wear it every day because its fun but my skin has been changing over the last couple of years and it gets angry if I do that
  14. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    SHOULD I TELL MY TRAINER ABOUT MY SURGERY?

    Yes! Please do. I made the mistake several years ago of not telling my personal trainer I'd had a recent laproscopic surgery because it was fertility related and I didn't want to discuss it. The belly button incision seemed to be sensitive for months longer than the other spots. Turned out I had an umbilical hernia from lifting too heavy and using my abs too soon. 4 years later, I finally had it repaired when I had my gastric bypass. Brutal recovery. You can bet I've been very careful since and I always wear my weight belt. 😉
  15. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Weight or volume?

    Both. You want to pay attention to volume because your capacity is limited. Stick with the volume amounts your team has given you. I was instructed to eat about 2-3 fluid ounces per meal/snack initially. You probably already know that increases over time as you tolerate it. However, in order to track nutrition, you need to know how much your food weighs so you can accurately log it. Are you using My Fitness Pal? You can sometimes find ingredients by volume but usually it's by weight for non liquid items. For practical purposes, I eyeball the volume and weigh it on the scale.
  16. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Kitty cats! Pets are the best support.

    You are correct! She's also getting pretty bossy in her old age, 14yo.
  17. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Kitty cats! Pets are the best support.

    Colette is always ready for a cat appreciation thread ❤️
  18. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Ummm, I'm going to need to see some other no makeup selfies before I post mine, guys
  19. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Oh, yes! Did you make that, where can I get some?!
  20. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Food Before and After Photos

    Wow! I'm making a grocery list this minute!
  21. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Post surgery liquid diet

    Pho or Japanese ramen are perfect for restaurant meals or takeout. Really early on, I would just have the broth. Later in the process I would puree the meat/veg into the soup at home. Then I progressed to just pulling out the meat and dicing up the larger pieces. I still eat it about once a week now but the only thing I skip are the noodles. So delicious!
  22. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    Pureed food questions

    Hi, those items were also OK per my team. However, I elected not to eat food that was primarily carbs. It wasn't a weight loss issue because that's so early but, for me, any food that was higher in carbs proportionately caused me to have major cravings even at that early stage. You might just see how you do and consider adjusting that if you find they exacerbate cravings for you. For example, from your list I would cut the oatmeal & applesauce. Congrats on your success!
  23. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    BMI Goal: is your BMI goal to be healthy or overweight?

    I set my initial goal weight at 145 which would put me right around a BMI of 24. I do want to get to that weight but the last time I was there I was in high school and I was "skinny fat". Basically, I was thin but I never exercised and ate crappy, not strong or muscular, etc. So, now I'm 104 lbs down, with still 72 lbs to go. I weight train 4x weekly and have great muscle retention per my team. I think I'm going to be waaaay too thin at 145. I'm going to do it and see when I get there. But if I have to fight tooth and nail to maintain that weight once I get there even when sticking to my plan, that tells me it's too low. Right now, I fit easily into my wedding dress and I currently weigh 25lbs MORE than I did when I originally wore it. And it was snug. We shall see what happens!
  24. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    One of my favorite things to do is play in the snow. This is our snow cricket We got really excited and got out there as soon as there was a sprinkle of snow on the ground!
  25. Naughty Glitter Goddess

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    I love her! She was part of an exhibition here last summer and it was amazing. My daughters and I saw it together. We went back twice while it was in town. Powerful.
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