Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Journey Begins Now!!

And the MADNESS begins again!! Except this time we are all doing this together. Today was my lucky day. I found a bunch of healthy food on clearance at Walmart. I filled up my cart and it was still less than $100. Who says getting healthy can be expensive? #HealthyFamily #HealthierMe#TheJourneyBeginsNow 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Can you take Splenda while you're on the Sacred Heart Diet?

The diet says specifically no sugar whatsoever but is Splenda actually considered sugar since its calorie free?

It might not be allowed, but it does help you to withstand the Sacred Heart Diet. The first time I tried the Sacred Heart Diet, I lost a significant amount of weight and I substituted sugar for Splenda the whole way.

I don't think I would have survived the Sacred Heart Diet without it but that's just my opinion. Everyone has a different way of doing things and their body responds differently, but I can only speak for myself.

There's many things I did to survive the Sacred Heart Diet which I will discuss in future posts. Basically I just tweaked the Sacred Heart Diet plan to accommodate my needs and abilities. It's partially the reason I was so successful the first time I tried the Sacred Heart Diet with a total weight loss of 14 lbs in only one week.
You can read about my experience by going here: Does The Sacred Heart Diet work for Rapid Weight loss? and don't forget to checkout my specific reasons for trying the Sacred Heart Diet along with the recipe for the Sacred Heart Soup Diet here: I'm Losing 20 lbs in one week learn how I'm Doing It And Why

What are your reasons for Losing weight?
Don't Be shy, Comment Below.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bike Run For Autism in Alto Bonito Park:STARR COUNTY

Have some family fun and support Autism Awareness. As a mother of a child with Autism, I know how difficult life is for not only the child, but the family as well. It is crucial to spread more awareness of Autism and have the communities come together. It is not often that these events for Autism occur in Starr County, Tx., so to have amazing groups of people come together to present these types of events is incredible. Please don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about Autism.

According to Autismspeaks, 1 in 88 children have autism (the numbers are increasing everyday) and only 5 percent of research funding goes to Autism research (Autism Speaks). It kind of makes you wonder if the numbers are so high, why is so little contributed to the research of Autism? The fact is, it is, so its up to the people to take a stand and take action to raise more awareness and possibly research funding. The children are the future of tomorrow and whatever we are doing to help them now will directly affect or change the world not just for them but for the rest of humanity.

Every story needs an Antagonist to make it more interesting

Every story needs an Antagonist to make it more interesting. Unfortunately this seems to be missing in my present time. It almost seems boring..haha..nah...the struggle is still the same except this time the struggle is with myself and my desire to be healthy and not a person per se.
I do admit at times I do miss my Ex antagonist beating me down (no not really, only in lala land). Asides from everyday struggles of being a single mother, fulltime student, work, taking care of my children's special needs, life is pretty much peaceful these days compared to my past days.

So, why you say I've gained back all this weight?
Simple= STRESS. It's something I didn't always experience in the past because I was so caught up in surviving everyday life and making sure I didn't get annihilated by my antagonist, but now I do. I mean it doesn't control my life or anything and compared to my previous life, I live in complete freedom, yet LIFE gets explicitly hectic and exhausting.

So what do I do to regain energy?
I EAT...STRESS EAT! I eat to wake up in the morning...I eat to sustain energy during the day...I eat to stay up all night so I can study for midterms or write 1000 word essays for my college classes (seriously with all the writing I've been undertaking this semester, I could have written over 20 books) Well I’m not complaining too much about the writing part (I love writing), it’s the all the structure and guidelines I have to follow when I write literary essays or research papers that stresses me out.

 But that’s it, ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
I’m taking back control of my life and my health! Come this summer, I will be FREE. No more Exams or schoolwork to worry about until August. I’m going to lose back all this weight that’s been weighing me down heavily even if I have to get my exercise by taking my kids to the park every day.
I love spending time with my children and summer is a great time to give them my all and we can enjoy this time without the constraints of daily schoolwork. We will be cooking daily together as a family, no more junk food! I can’t wait. The anticipation has been building up but for now I have to focus on surviving this semester. One more month! NOW WHERE’S MY COFFEE..I need you NOW!!

You can read about my experience by going here: Does The Sacred Heart Diet work for Rapid Weight loss? and don't forget to checkout my specific reasons for trying the Sacred Heart Diet along with the recipe for the Sacred Heart Soup Diet here: I'm Losing 20 lbs in one week learn how I'm Doing It And Why

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sacred Heart Diet Update

The very first time I tried this diet I was surprisingly very successful with an initial weight loss of 14 lbs in just one week. To find out how I lost 14 lbs in one week using the Sacred Heart Diet go here: Does The Sacred Heart Diet work for Rapid Weightloss? and I’m losing 20 lbs in one week.
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Anyways, I kept losing weight after this through other forms of health routines yet when I gained a few pounds I kept trying to come back to see if I could lose some weight with the Sacred Heart Diet. After some failed attempts or some disappointment of not losing as much as the first time, I just gave up altogether.
Recently I have gained back some of the weight that I have lost due to the stresses of being a single mother, working part time and over fulltime university student. I know these are just excuses but as many single parents can relate, my life literally does not belong to me! Time is very limited in my life. It’s even more difficult when you add being a parent to special needs children. Between taking care of my children’s needs and balancing work and school, life can get chaotic and stressful.
The result of stress?

For me it’s overeating even when I’m not hungry. Just last week before Spring break started I was stressing out over midterms. I was only getting 2 to 3 hrs of sleep each night and was constantly grabbing junk food thinking it would give me energy to keep me awake enough to keep studying and get through midterms. You see I stress out over midterms more because if my GPA falls below a 3.0, I can lose my scholarships, adding even more stress to a single parent such as myself.
Now that I’m not stressing over midterms I’ve had some time to think and realized how I’m not the only one who stresses over limited time. There are millions out there who are overweight or obese due to stress eating and limited time. This type of lifestyle leaves many struggling with health and weight issues. For some it may be under eating but for the majority such as myself it may be overeating.
While the Sacred Heart Diet is a great jumpstart to weight loss and it is only a one week diet, it is one of the hardest diets out there. While some people can dedicate one week to this diet, not everyone has enough time to adapt to this diet. Some of us don’t even have minutes to ourselves let alone a week. This diet is very restricted. Our lives are restricted as it is so unless you are 110 % dedicated to this diet you will eventually fail.
"Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds" -Marden

I think the reason I was so successful the first time was because I was going through a sense of empowerment and was completely committed. I had a breakthrough and realized that something drastic had to be done to change my unhealthy habits. My breakthrough was when I could not even bend down to tie my own shoes. I realized how my independence could be jeopardized if I continued down this road and I did not want to be dependent on others to care for me. Unfortunately not everyone has these drastic breakthroughs and most people don’t even realize how unhealthy their lifestyle is until it’s too late to be motivated to do anything. This just results in more stress and more overeating.

Now that I’ve had time to think, I’ve come up with some solutions and possibly some original recipes that can help but I still have a lot of work to do. I will post them up as soon as I’m done. In the meantime don’t forget to checkout how I lost 14 lbs in one week with The Sacred Heart Diet and I’m losing 20 lbs in one week.
What is the reason that some people are more successful than others when trying The Sacred Heart Diet?