Friday, June 15, 2012

I've been MIA

First off I have to apologize for being MIA. It's been crazy getting my mom's blog up & running! I'm planning on going back to daily posts starting Mon July 2nd. I have a ton going on until then.

However I just had to update that I'm feeling great & eating vegan to aide in some stomach problems that I've had as I believe that this is the reason that I've had a hard time losing weight.

So I'm happy to report that I lost 4.5 lbs between Mon & Thurs. it's a great start and definitely enough to keep me on track throughout my journey.

Plus my tummy is thanking me!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Days 5-11 Doing Good

I have been perservering in this journey but I am finding it hard to really get where I am going and to get the results that I want.  I am on my journey now to veganism.  I was eating vegan for a while and I did so good that I am going to be doing a seven day liquid diet cleanse (thanks to Body by Vi I will have some assistance in this).  Then I am going to be going all out vegan.  I will admit that I might have a little moment of trial this weekend but we are going to get through it.  I am making sweet treats for after my daughter's dance recital and I am going to make some that vegan to go with the cake balls and cupcakes that obvioulsy are not. 

I will keep you updated and I will keep you posted on my vegan progress.  Get ready for some fun!!  We can continue on this journey together.  I just know that this was the best way that I was able to lose weight in the past and so this is the way that I am going to challenge myself into losing the weight fast now.  I need to order some Dr Cow cheeses though for our upcoming camping trip. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 4 of 90

Well I'm excited to see if my measurements have changed at all. I feel like my belly is less poofy & I feel much less bloated. I've given up soda and while hard I just keep pushing water & it's getting easier.

I'm hoping more for inches lost than weight lost! We all know that's what counts anyways because I just want to wear my skinny jeans & look good in them. Another big yay for today has been the exercises that I did. I did 50 modified push ups, 50 lunges each leg, 50 squats, 250 crunches, & 50 chair dips. That's right five easy moves! It doesn't take that long & it feels good to know I'm going to be more toned. I did them in a circuit...push ups, squats, crunches, chair dips, & lunges. What is your favorite easy work out especially if you have little ones. I did 10 of each move in 5 circuits of all of the moves except the crunches & I did 50 of them!

So here are the measurements

Neck-14 1/4
Bicep-13 1/2
Chest- 44
Just below chest-37
Upper tummy-40 1/2
Mid tummy-43 1/2
Lower tummy-47
Upper hips-48
Mid hips-49 3/4
Lower hips-49 1/2
Thigh-26 1/2
Calf-16 1/4

I've lost 7 1/2 inches total! That's amazing to me in 4 days!!!

You know you want some great results too, so please sign up! (I'll be posting links later)

Day 3 of 90

This day was a bit hard but in the end I feel like I made better choices than I would have in the past. I still have not gotten the exercise bug but I'm trying to be more active all day long!

Huge Giveaway....I'll pay one lucky winner's second month after 12 people have signed up for auto shipments!

Yep you read that right. Once I have 12 people sign up under me for the amazing Body by Vi products I will draw a name & the winner will be fully reimbursed for their second month. You know you want to be healthier & you know you love free stuff so sign up now. First three people to sign up...please email me & I will reimburse you $7 towards your shipping, sent to your PayPal! :) happy shopping folks!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ordering Body by Vi

If you are interested please feel free to go to the following link and get started with your own 90 day challenge.  The results of so many other people are amazing.  :)

You can check out information on the challenge here.

Day 2 of 90...

Things seem to be going well.  I have found a great way to flavor my Body by Vi shakes with just a little bit of creamer.  I have added a tablespoon of the Bailey's brand creamer in the pecans and cream flavor.  It tastes like a prailines and cream's amazing.  Best part is that this only adds 40 calories so with using almond milk you are just at the same calories as you would have been with skim milk.  It is amazing how delicious something healthy can be.

There are so many other things that I am doing.  The big need that I have is to work out each day.  I am finding it so hard to get those damned workouts in.  I'm revamping my food. 

Yesterday I did awesome foodwise...had my shake for breakfast, no morning snacks for lunch I had a bowl of whole grain rotini noodles with feta cheese, spinach, fresh lemon juice, and lemon rind that was grated in there....yummy!  Then for supper the man grilled out.  It was nice to have a night off.  I had a portobella sandwich with one thin slice of provolone (the thin slices still taste great and offer just half of the fat and calories) and fresh spinach.  Then I had a piece of corn on the cob with fat free butter spray and a bit of salt and pepper.  It too was delicious and of course healthy.  For a treat I had a 1/2 cup of fat free frozen yogurt in a cone and I also had a brownie that I made with Greek yogurt in place of the stuff that you're supposed to mix in.  They were pretty good especially considering how delicious that they were.

I'm working hard on getting these pounds off.  I want so bad to fit into my skinny jeans before my baby turns one.  I'd like to before my 30th birthday in July but am a bit scared that I can't make it.  I am going to be roasting some fresh garlic in a bit and spreading it on some foccacia and having a little left over pasta with a slice.  I know that the bread is not the best but what a healthy replacement to traditional garlic bread and thankfully just as much flavor.

For dinner I am not sure what I will have.  We are supposed to be at the fams so I might just pack a shake and drink that or if we eat out I am going to have to really watch it.  There is no room for slip ups and failures b/c the bulk of my weight needs to be off these first 60 days.

I'm really hoping that some of you decide to follow me on this journey.  If you do please email me. 

I'm so excited for you all to be able to go along on my adventure with me.  I'd love to talk to you and laern more things.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 1 of 90

Well I finally took my measurements. I'm pretty embarrassed to be admitting these on here.

Starting Measurements--
Neck- 14 1/4
Bicep- 14 3/4
Forearm- 9 1/4
Calf- 16 1/2
Thigh- 28
Low hip- 50 1/2
Mid hip- 50
Upper hip- 50
Low Tummy- 47
Mid Tummy- 43 1/2
Upper Tummy- 41
Chest- 44
Below chest- 37 1/2

I did pretty good as far as food was concerned & my shake was awesome. I've been working on the house but hope to get an actual work out in before bed. I'd like to get a work out in before the house is awake but for now that just isn't working for me. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Outlining My 90 Day Challenge

So I thought that I knew the direction that I wanted this blog to take in the past but I didn't.  Today I know what I want and how I want it to go.  My 90 day challenge is going to begin on Saturday.  I have some major goals for myself and hope that I do not end up failing them.  I know that you all are out there reading about it so you can help me by supporting me and encouraging me along the way.  Like you all, when you struggle with something you need others, and since this is such a struggle for me I know that I am going to need you. 

I will be posting a ton of information on day 1 and then throughout the 90 days.  I will be showing my weight, pictures in a bikini, recipes that help me to stay on track, discussions on exercise and fitness, my measurements (neck, shoulder, arm, forearm, chest, lower chest, upper abdomen, mid abdomen, lower abdomen, upper hips, mid hips, lower hips, thigh, and calf), and some different information about the product itself.  I'd love it if you were all joining me on the 90 day challenge and my journey to my fitness goals and weight loss.

I am going to be doing the Body by Visalus shakes and if you are interested you should check with Jeremiah Baughman and see if he can help you with finding everything that you need to start your own 90 day challenge.  Aside form Body by Vi I am going to try and work out more, this mainly means that I am going to be attempting to make sure that I use the Wii Fit each day or do something else equally as active.  Since it is offically summer vacation and break I am so excited about some of the acitivities that I will be involved in.  I am going to have hiking Wednesdays with my kids and will be going on plenty of playdates as well which should keep me active.  :) 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two Weeks...I feel like a failure...:(

So, how many of you struggle with weight loss?  I have the hardest time now.  I have never had a hard time before.  I was actually lucky prior to the birth of my third child.  I did not feel like I was lucky becuase my baseline was a size 12 and of coure, like every other woman in America I wanted to be a size 2.  Today my goal is to be back at that healthy size 12 and to stay there.  I don't want to ever feel what it is like to be bigger than that again.  There are so many reasons that I have failed, so many ways in which I have not been good at losing weight.  I am ending this time period with some weight loss but I was not ready for hte challenge and therefore I am relaunching my 90 day challenge tomorrow.  I needed a fresh start and this is what I am giving myself, sometimes you just have to give in and give yourself what you really need.  I am going to post some extensive mesaurements.  I hate measuring myself and find it to be extremely frustrating and something that typically makes me feel depressed.  I know that I could be a lot worse off than I am but I can't help but look in the mirror and think that I could be a lot better off.  I am the biggest that I have ever been and I wear a size 16.  I know many women would be completely happy at a size 16 but I am not one of them.  I promise though, for myself, those around me and especially my little girls that I will never again call myself fat if I am a size 12.  I don't want them to have unrealistic expectations for their bodies but instead I want them to be happy where they are at and pleased with how they look. 

I want to start on the beginning of my weight loss journey in life.  I guess I would have to go back to childhood.  I have always remembered wanting to be thin and pretty and for some reason I have always equated thin to pretty.  I don't know if it was something to do with being a very skinny child and feeling pretty as a child and then going through the akward puberty years and feeling really ugly and gaining weight at this same time or if it were something else?

I have struggled with self esteem and confidence for as long as I can remember, it is not that my parents and family did not tell me how beautiful I was but rather that I was smart early on and realized that they had to tell me that no matter what I looked like.  I have definitely learned to see the beauty within myself as I have gotten older, mostly because I have the world's most gorgeous daughters and they look a lot like me so I see myself as beauitful thanks to them.

I was a scrawny and very skinny child.  I have always been a picky eater so I until I was older I did not discover the foods that could be to blame for my weight gain.  I started putting on some pounds during puberty and while I now realize that a size 10 or 12 is not big at the time when most girls are a size 4 or 6 I felt like a whale.  Let me interject that this is probably just where my body is meant to be.  I am quite busty and graduated high school at a size 12 with a 34D chest (this was prior to having children so I am very busty).  What I have learned now is that most of them are bigger than that 10/12 size and had I taken better care of myself and not damaged my body in ways that I did by being stupid then I would probably be at that happy weight myself. 

I have dieted for as long as I can remember.  I have gone the extreme route, not eating and trying to starve myself into a pair of jeans.  I got there but I also landed in the hospital and gave myself a metabolism that does not really work.  Of course I have had four children as well and the baby did just turn five months old but I do not really think that this is a good excuse for being fat and only think that this is something that you can use if you want to make excuses for why you are not losing weight.  I know that my metabolism now sucks but what this means to me now is that I am just going to have to work harder and be more dedicated.  I have not been in the right mindset to do this.  I now am.  Today I was quite proud of myself.  Even though I made some poor choices, I only ate one serving of things and did not go overboard.  The worst thing that I did was drink too much coke but as soon as the 12 pack in my house is gone (it was leftover from mother's day dinner with my family) I am going to make myself give it up for good.  What I have found is that even if I allow myself to have soda sometimes or with specific rules like only in restaurants is that it is far too easy for me to start drinking it again all of the time.  So the new rule for me is going to be no soda.  You are all going to have to bear with me through this transaction because it is going to be the hardest thing for me to do.  I want you all to keep me accountable.  If you live close to me and you see me even thinking about a soda I want you to remind me how horrible it is for me.  If you are far away, drop me a line on here to visit me on my FB page and ask me how I am doing Amanda Miller  I need your help as much as you probably need mine.  Let's build a support network together, even if we are only talking online we are going to be able to do better if we are all working together.

Now on to my current goals.  I want to be able to comfortably wear my size 12 clothes.  I then want to be able to fit into my size 10's but they can be a bit tight or more fitted.  :)  I will be happy at this size and I really seriously am going to keep in perspective how hard this journey has become for me.  I remember when it was so easy to lose weight and be where I wanted to be.  I had my first son and even went through a couple of marriages and divorces (long stories here but before you judge ask me to tell you more about them) and ended up at a size 12.  I was where I had always been.  I Had my first daugther (second child) and I was almost where I wanted to be.  I was wearing my 14s and ready to be able to fit into those 12s by the time that she was 7 mos old, then I stopped losing weight.  It was at this time that I found out that I was pregnant with number 3.  My second son (third child) was born and I struggled more than I had ever struggled before.  I was seeing my doctor on a regular basis and doing everything that I could to be able to try and get back into shape and where I wanted to be.  I worked hard and was not successful.  I became depressed and really struggled with what was going on with my body and the changes that were happening.  I did not ever lose weight and stayed at a size 16.  Then I started losing weight, was finally fitting into my size 14s and it was at that point that we discovered that I was going to have my fourth child (second daughter).  I was happy to know that the baby was coming but very stressed about the possibility of gaining weight.  Instead of worrying about this as I had at that time I should have focussed on my health b/c I had a rough pregnancy and was not doing well overall.  I was trying to eat healthy but was sick.  Thankfully I did not get bigger (except my boobs of course becuase those puppies gained way too much with four kids...I'm honestly hoping to get a reduction once I have insurance that will cover it and I've been at my idea weight for a while).

Anyways so here I am sitting here at a size 16 and wondering how I am ever going to get back into my 12s.  I have this strange goal of getting back into them by my 30th birthday which is in July.  I have two months and ten days and I am not sure that I can do it but I am sure as hell going to do my best to try.  So I am here talking to you honestly and openly and letting you know.  I am going to fail along the way.  I am going to need support and most of all encourangement.  So please be my support, help pick me up after a bad day and remind me that there is always tomorrow and by focussing on the good and really trying I can reach my goal.

I must say that I have noticed a huge difference now that I've been testing out the Body by Vi products.  They are truly amazing.  I feel great when I am drinking the shakes and I can only hope that I will be able to try out the products in the future as well.  If you are interested please visit my friend's Body by Visalus challenge page on Facebook or email Jeremiah Baughman a message.  If you need more information and are not on Facebook then please email me and I will link you to him in the way that he chooses.  I'd love to be able to have you all along this journey withe me.  People are achieving their goals and having amazing results regardless of their fitness levels and anyone who wnats to be thinner or healthier should try it out.  It is affordable, just $57 per month for one shake per day and something that you honestly can not afford to be living without if you have health or weight management concerns.  Come along on this journey with me and start your own challenge in a few days by getting ahold of Jeremiah and ordering today.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hunger Busters!

How do you beat hunger? I'm so hungry right now! For those of you who know me this is why I have always failed! I need help in knowing what to do when these crazy hunger times start!!! So far aside from licking a blob of buttercream off of my finger I've had a vanilla shake!! I'm thinking a bowl of special k might help!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Getting Back on Track

Why must dieting be so hard?? 
I weighed in and am down to 216.5 lbs!!  I am considering this a good thing since I have not gained back anything that I have lost.  I had one of the most stressful weeks of my life so I went out drinking and eating (unfortunately lots of friend not so good for me foods, thank you Kelleher's) only to wake up feeling super guilty.

I did get up and worked out for 15 minutes on the Body by Jillian Challenge from 2009!  It was awesome!  I was hoping to get the 1/2 hour workout in but Miss A had other plans for her mommy.  I did get the first 15 minutes in so that was at least something to get my heart rate up, get me up and moving. 

I drank a vanilla shake for breakfast, just adding in some vanilla extract and it was super yummy.  I then had a mac and cheese with crab bowl that I found at the grocery store (420 cal) so not bad for mac and cheese and who doesn't love real crab meat!  It was actually really good but definitely something that I will not be eating all of the time.  For supper I had two very small pieces of pizza from a Digiorno stuffed crust four cheese pizza.  I'd say that I ate about 1/5 of the pizza.  I did not really snack today, tasteing some cupcake batter as I was making Oreo cupcakes for my son and sampling the homemade Oreo buttercream to make sure that it was good too (and boy was it delicious!) but other than eating two Oreo cookies as a dessert after lunch there was no other snacking or eating. 

Best of all, no soda!!  I am trying so hard but I fail at this one multiple times per week.  If anyone has a for sure way to beat the soda blues, please please share with me.

If you are intersted in signing up on the 90 day Body by Vi challenge I'd love to hear from you.

Just let my good friend Jeremiah know that you are signing up after reading this blog by emailing him at  He can help you get started on your own plan that is going to work best for you!  :) 

I am going to be much stricter and hitting it harder in the future.  :)

Please let me know if you are signing up so that I can make sure that we are working together.  I'd love to have a weekly check in on here from everyone!  It'd be so much fun to see everyone's results.  :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Crazyness

The weekends are always so busy!!!

The shakes just keep getting better as I have new ideas. I love Body By Vi. I'm posting new bikini pics in a bit & I'm hoping that you can see some changes in the ten days. I'm also weighing again as I've really been trying.

Just wanted to check in & let you know I'm working super hard!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

4/20 Diet

Breakfast PB & coffee shake

Snack protein bar 170 cal

Lunch--Thai...a few crab ragoons & spring rolls (bad!) spicy basil chicken (not so bad!)


Thursday, April 19, 2012

4/19 Calorie Counter...1500 cal


Right now I'm enjoying my 225 calorie peanut butter shake...a personal favorite. To enjoy your own you just need 12 oz almond milk (90 cal.), 2 scoops Body by Vi (90 cal), & 2 Tbs PB2 (45 cal). It's delicious & tastes kind of like a PB milkshake!

Delicious 65 cal fruit dip...mix 1 Tbs PB2, 1 oz fat free cream cheese, 1 packet Stevia, & 1 Tbs fat free 1/2 & 1/2
An apple (it's a small gala) 35 cal
Body by Vi shake...12 oz almond milk & 2 scoops Body by Vi a small splash of vanilla extract

White cheddar pop chips 130 cal

Gatorade 50 cal (G2 packet in 20 oz of water)

2 portabella cabs in marinade 165 cal
Yummy Rice 170 cal
Gatorade 50 cal
Green Beans 30 cal

Day #7 Thoughts

Today is a new day! I'm excited to see what the day is going to bring.

I am so sorry to all of you that I have taken a few days off because I have not felt well. I did find the best PB shake recipe and it is amazingly delicious, honeslty one of my favorites. I also found a great cheesecake combination and a great rich chocolate version, as well as an awesome chocolate mocha.

So my PB shake is just 2 Tbs of PB2, almond milk, and Body by Vi.
For a chocolate shake that is amazingly rich and delicious try 2 1/2 Tbs of dark cocoa powder and 2 scoops Body by Vi with your almond milk.
Cheesecake deliciousness can be found with 2 oz of fat free cream cheese, almond milk and Body by Vi.
Finally I love a nice dark chocolate mocha in all of it's rich bitterness and the best version for my taste preference has been with 2 packets of instant coffee, 2 scoops Body by Vi, and 2 Tbs dark cocoa powder.

I kind of wanted to play around or experiment a bit anyways to see how much of a difference a full change of diet (in my case I am shooting for 1200 calories or less starting today) and an actual exercise routine (this week I have five days of working out planned) will make in comparison with a week of kind of slacking off and doing whatever I wanted while still drinking the shake. In exchange for my new diet plan I will have one cheat day where I do not count calories. I am going to be updating you guys with that cheat day as well so you can see how "bad" I cheated.

Because of a lot of issues of business and other things I just could not focus on being able to count my calories this week. It was going to be too much for me and I found it overwhelming to even try when we had to eat out so much. However now I am really ready and I plan on kicking it in the butt this week, working hard to completely change everything. So my goals for diet are going to be calculated and today you will start seeing posts with what I am eating and the actual calorie count.

If you are wondering in six days of doing it my own way, eating out (even cotton candy at the Circus with my litlte ones), and not paying attention to anything in my diet I lost 5 lbs! I also only got one "real" workout in and it was a short one. So I'm actually shocked at how well I did. 5 lbs down and a whole lot more to go but now that I am trying the "real" diet I am excited to see how much I lose.

I guess in some aspects I didin't want to start out with the "real" hard diet becuase I wanted readers to be able to see if Body by Vi could work for them if they really didn't change much. From my experience the answer is definitely yes. However now I have got to go start kicking the diet in the butt and making sure that my changes are a lot more calculated and planned.

I am so ready to share with you the results and excited to see what the next 7 days will bring.

If you want to start Body by Vi for yourself and I strongly suggest that you do then you need to check out

Monday-Wednesday Update and Diary (Day 4-6)

Hey Folks...things are going great. Sorry for the late posts but I have just not been feeling good. I think that it is a combination of the dietary changes and the problems that I have been having with the flu going around. I had this and I think that it just hasn't fully worked itself from my system. My biggest reason for this is that I have been throwing up some when I work out. I don't get sick if I don't do anything too physically exerting and this is just not normal for me. Oh well I know that I am s till losing some and my diet has been going through a lot of changes as well.

So I know that this first week on Body by Vi has kind of felt like a collossal failure on my part so I am pretty interesting to see how things go on Friday when we have lost our weight.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Menu

Frozen Mocha
2 scoops Body by Vi, 12 oz almond milk, 1 1/2 Tbs dark cocoa powder, 1 packet instant coffee (in the future use two), ice
2 cookies
2 chicken tacos (big improvement over my typical chicken quesadilla), 2 grilled fish tacos (big improvement over fried) & some chips & salsa (no cheese sauce)
PB cup shake
Cupcake (Easter leftover & I had yet to try one)

Sunday Funday

Whew! That was a busy two days that passed by much too fast!!

The headache hell of Saturday wiped me out!! Then on Sunday, well let's see slept in (I know amazing!!), went to church, shopped, lunch out, switched kids with my parents (spending the night with grandma & grandpa), took a nap (yep, still not feeling the greatest...Shane is awesome), spent time with the fam (minus Allie as she's at grandma & grandpa's) .all in all a great day!

I've quit taking my ADHD meds with Body by Vi & have had a dramatic improvement in my focus & clarity! It's amazing!! My mood also seems uplifted.

I have felt tired but I think I've been sick & then while the meds are working out of my body!

You should really check out the 90 day challenge for yourself

You owe it to yourself to do this!!

Saturday Workout

None...headache!!! :(

Saturday Food Log

Body by Vi shake...made with 8 oz almond milk, 2 scoops Body by Vi, 1 oz fat free cream cheese, 1 Tbs dark cocoa powder
Body by Vi shake made with 2 scoops Body by Vi, 2 Tbs PB2, 1 Tbs dark cocoa powder & 12 oz almond milk
M&Ms (so glad I got healthy treats this, my willpower when my three year old wants to "share" is not very good)
Mushroom tacos

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Updates Coming Tomorrow

I just wanted to let you know I'm suffering from a migraine so today's posts will be updated tomorrow! Thanks!

Chocolate Cheesecake For Breakfast, Thank You I will!

You read that right! I'm drinking a shake that tastes like chocolate cake & it's amazing!

2 scoops Body by Vi
1 oz fat free cream cheese
1 Tbs dark cocoa powder
8 oz almond milk!

It's delicious!!

Join the challenge
And make yourself one of these amazing shakes.

Best of all it's so affordable. At around $1.50 per shake its comparable to nearly every diet shake out and far more affordable than the competition! You really can't afford not to take advantage of this!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Exercise Log

20 mins cardio

Food Journal 4/13/2012

Shake--2 scoops Body by Vi, 1 Tbs dark cocoa powder, 2 scoops PB2, ice & 8 oz almond milk

24 pistachios

Turkey wrap, salad, & green beans

A few m&ms (bad! I know)
A spoonful of Nutella

Stuffed shells

Goal for tomorrow--2 shakes per day!!! All healthy...keep thinking 224!!!

First Weight Check In

224 lbs!! OMG!!! I'm so fat!!! I can't believe that I weigh so much but what can I say except I did just have my fourth baby 3 mos ago. Oh well, good bye 224 I will NEVER be seeing you again!

Introducing: Me!!

So I guess this might have been a more appropriate first post but let's face it, I wanted to post something different!

I'm 29 & will be turning 30 on July 25th. I want to spend my 30s looking hot! :)

I have four children, they're all gorgeous & each have their own unique personality & traits!

Andrew is 8, Althea is 3, Huxley is 2, and Adeline is just 4 months old. I love being a mom more than I've ever loved anything but having those gorgeous babies sure did take its you'll on my body.

Oh, by the way...I love food!! Yep, that's right I love food! I'm going to be sharing recipes & my food tips that help me reach my goal! I'm ready to get started & blast my weight into the past. Come join me on my journey & let's think about a challenge.

If there are enough of you to follow me & sign up for the plan then I will help you all with your motivation & I will work to put together an awesome prize package for the big winner of the challenge!

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Body by Vi Challenge Day 1

Today is day 1 of my Body by Vi challenge and yes I actually took a picture in a bikini and honestly the disgusting results, while still disgusting are far less disgusting than I was expecting. :) I am still ashamed that this is what I look like in my swimsuit but I actually feel hope that by my 30th birthday I will be able to wear this one with pride. I am starting today and I am going to chronicle the highs and lows of my diet with you. I am challenging you all to join me in the Body by Vi 90 day challenge. Just visit

So I thought I'd share what you can expect from me in this blog. Let me know if there's more you'd like to see!

1. Weekly bikini photo my house Friday is D-day!
2. Weekly stat postings on Friday (this is coming later after I get to the gym to weigh on their scale today!)...this will include weight & measurements
3. A daily journal featuring how I feel & chronicling the struggles of a mom of four who is trying to lose weight & get back in shape
4. A daily food journal
5. A daily exercise log

Now, I'm going to sit down & enjoy my first Body by Vi's a pb cup! 8 oz almond milk, 2 scoops body by Vi, 1 Tbs Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder (just 5 calories!) & 2 Tbs PB2 (just 45 calories)...cheers!