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My New Supplement: Garcinia Cambogia


trying to lose weight with pros can be really difficult and frustrating at times, so i’ve been doing some research on what can help me spark a little weight loss and i came around a fruit called garcinia cambogia. Dr. oz, who i follow when it comes to health advice, had a segment on this fruit and the health benefits of it.

The fruit extract helps inhibit fat loss while retaining muscle without any extra work at the gym. the extract is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and it does two things: suppress your appetite and block fat from being made.

It blocks fat by inhibiting the enzyme Citrate lyase, halting the fat making process and stopping the bad cholesterol [LDL] from being made as well.

HCA suppresses your appetite by creating more serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter in the brain. many people hear of serotonin when talking about people who are depressed — those people have low levels of serotonin and doctors usually prescribe something that will enhance levels of serotonin. though you may not be depressed, low levels of serotonin also leads to emotional eating, something i am extremely guilty of and has been a problem my whole life. whenever i get stressed out or upset, i turn to food and binge. By increasing serotonin levels, HCA improves your mood and stops you from reacting to stressful situations with food.

I know, something this good must cost a fortune because its too good to be true, however, its not that expensive at all [depending on where you buy it of course]. since garcinia cambogia is so abundant and simply comes from a fruit, its extract can be found for a good price, but beware of certain vitamin stores who will try and charge you $60 for the same product you could get for $15 at a walmart or cvs.

I started taking my supplement about 4 days ago, and im going to give it two weeks to start looking for results, as i know it takes time to get into your system and start working, but so far i can say that my appetite is definitely under much better control, and having 3 midterms coming up on thursday, i am very stressed but have not once turned to food as i usually would have. my exercise and diet has not been as good as it should be so going into week two, im going to work really hard to eat right and get in a good workout 5x a week to really get the best results possible


source/more info: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/garcinia-cambogia-hca


My Long Break


i decided i needed to take a break and get myself refocused on what’s important in life: my health, not just physical, but mental as well. being stressed about my weight and how i look has been sending me on an emotional roller coaster, one i dont want to be on anymore. yeah it would be great to lose some weight, but being happy and in a good mind set is detrimental to that success and i wont be going anywhere without it.

ive done a lot of thinking and ive come to the conclusion that my binge eating is a result of 1. stress 2. being an emotional eater 3. not being happy. im working on ways to channel those feelings into something else, like running [which is what i used to do] instead of taking it out on the snack cabinet.

i have to realize that no one is perfect and im going to have my up and downs on my quest to try and reverse some pcos symptoms and get my old body back; even more i have to stop getting down on myself about how i look. beyonce doesnt have a thigh gap and people praise her like she’s god. she has curves and is still beautiful. things like that are something that i need to be thinking about instead of the upcoming victorias secret fashion show.

while i do have a busy schedule at school, im going to do my best to keep on posting consistently to help myself and anyone else whose out there and struggling like me.

as Zig Ziglar said, “Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” im capable and im worth it and im going to crush my goals.

CHALLENGE TIME: Bring in the New Year Right


ive been back at school and working on living a healthier lifestyle for about a week now, and i think im starting to get the hang of it, so what better to do than challenge myself??

A couple days ago, i realized, wow, there’s only 4 months left til the new year, and just yesterday felt like 2012. So im challenging myself, and anyone else who is willing to join to do a 4 month challenge from september 1st to january 1st with updates on the first of every month [weight, measurements, and progress pictures]. if i get enough people, we can put together a facebook group for some daily/weekly encouragement/updates for each other and keep everyone motivated.

So on september 1st, i will be posting my current measurements and my goal for the end of the year. ill be taking a picture for my start day and when october rolls around, ill post my september with my october to see if ive made progress. while it is nice to have a weight loss goal, its not necessary. its more about how youre treating your body and how much better you’ll feel after the 4 months of treating it right!

hopefully i can get more people to join me, whether you have pcos or not, want to lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, everyone should try to treat their body right, so comment below and let me know who’s with me!!!!

Say Yes to the Dress


yesterday some of my friends and i were watching say yes to the dress where a few girls were looking for brides maid’s dresses and one of them had pros. it was really sad watching her struggle as she had been diagnosed a year earlier and gained 100 lbs. she didnt like what she saw in the mirror and wished she looked like she had before.

i could completely relate to her story as i look in the mirror, all i can see is a fat girl who used to be in great shape with a nice body. however, she did also make me feel better about myself as she gained 100 lbs in a year while ive gained 20 in two. it gave me motivation to really get a hold of my pros, because in a few years, i dont want to be the unhappy bridesmaid trying to find a dress that fits and looks good.

Quote of the day: June 27, 2013


“you dont get what you wish for, you get what you work for”

here’s to working hard today to look and feel better tomorrow. i know everyone wishes they could burn calories by sitting on the couch watching tv or lose 10 pounds over night, but the reality is that you have to work for everything you want to get in life, regardless of what it is. nothing, especially weight loss will be handed to you, and it is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome, so work hard and never back down!

Day 31: May 1, 2013


today marks the start of month #2. as moth 1 was not very successful for me weight loss wise, im really determined to make a difference throughout may; which is why im very excited that i stayed on track and had a really successful day.

im trying really hard to keep my carb count down and protein up and adding in more exercise to my daily schedule which i did effectively today..

breakfast: egg white omelet with mozzarella; high antioxidant berry drink

lunch: salad with vegetables, grilled chicken, and lite italian dressing

snack: cheese stick

dinner: turkey sandwich

exercise: cardio intervals; arms; [plus im up to 3 sets of 12 pushups]

i know pcos is not going to go away after one successful day, so im going to work hard to keep this pattern going. while weight loss is going to be difficult for me, its important to remember that slow progress is better than no progress



Month #2


today starts may, and will be my second month trying to tame my pcos. its quite upsetting to me that i have not made much progress in my first month weight loss wise, but i have become more informed on what i have to do  and im determined to make this next month a success. some important things i need to remember are: stay away from soft/sports drinks, sugary foods [desserts], refined grains, and processed carbs [aka white flour and sugar].

keeping carbs on the lower side should really help spark some weight loss so im going to try and keep it around 100 grams a day, filling up with protein instead like chicken and fish

i also know that i need to step up my exercise game. i only have a week and a half left at college, meaning that when i return home i will have more exercise opportunities which will hopefully lead to building muscle and burning fat.

i have created a calendar for the month of may including my exercise schedule which i am determined to stick to throughout the whole month. as you will see, i have both a detox as well as insanity listed, both of which i will talk about as they get closer. just as a warning: do not jump into some detox diet you see on the internet as those can be extremely harmful to your health. during my detox [which i will talk about later] i make sure to get the proper nutrients daily and lay low on exercise as the body is detoxing and should be in a relaxing mode.

as for insanity..no i did not go buy some expensive workout video. im borrowing it from my sister to give it a test run to see if its worth going through the two months. shes told me it involves a lot of interval training, something i have talked about  which has proven to be very successful with fat loss.

i will keep you all posted and here is my calendar!! [note i forgot to add the rest of the pushup challenge for the rest of the month, but i will be keeping up with it]

may calendar

weigh in #3


well im not gunna say im surprised that i stepped on the scale this morning and gained weight instead of losing it. my weekends really set me up for failure and im going to try and fix that this weekend, being healthy all of the time instead of just during the week.

while i am disappointed in myself for not being more motivated and in control, im not going to get discouraged because it was only a 0.2 lb increase, and it could have been a lot worse. im still down from what i started at and im going to move forward which is whats important

i had a really successful day yesterday and was completely satisfied when i went to bed at night, a goal i am going to set for myself every day. eating poorly and not getting enough exercise is not worth the disappointment i feel at the end of the day..as people say, “food doesnt taste as good as skinny feels”

Day 24: April 24, 2013


im finally starting to feel back on track. i love how good i feel when i eat healthy and get enough exercise. i just have more energy and feel better about myself. hopefully this compels me to continue with success so i can feel good all of the time.

breakfast: egg white omelet with mozzarella, high antioxidant berry drink; green tea

lunch: salad [mixed greens, grilled chicken, chickpeas, cucumbers, carrots, fat free italian dressing]

dinner: sandwich [wheat bread, turkey, american cheese, lettuce]; side salad with lite italian dressing

Quote of the Day 4/24/13


“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar

ive been lacking motivation lately and not making any progress. but i need to realize that motivation isnt going to just happen for me..i need to wake up and tell myself, today i am going to be healthy and i will not make any decisions i will regret. its something that is in fact as important as a shower. obviously if you dont shower, youll be smelly and gross; the same grossness i will feel if i dont motivate myself every day to be healthy. i know that if i stick to it, ill be happy in the end which is all i want.