My Treats

When a person loves Jack White as much as I do!!! I am a huge fan of Jack White!!! It’s no secret. This cake is absolutely gorgeous and the cupcakes are amazing too!!!

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Thicker than a Snickers

If you came up in the 90s, you might be familiar with the phrase thicker than a snicker. Someone may get mad with me, but the line between thick and obesity is wider than most choose to believe. Literally. It’s time to become more health conscious. I have been on both sides of the fence, which is why I know that it’s more to it for most people who struggle with weight. It’s more like what is it that is eating the person. I’m an emotional eater. Once I realized what was going on, I was able to work on the problem.

Some men tell women that they want them to be thicker than snickers but complain when they become big as a brick house. Look I want to be healthy, and that’s the way that I am staying. Most of my family have the battled of the bulge. I am not shallow; it’s about my health. Some black women do care about being fit because they want to be healthy. Thankful for the Keto diet, it has changed my life.

Daily, I see some men who claim that they are not concerned about a woman’s weight when they should be. Women should look at men who say that they don’t care about her size. I mean, what man wouldn’t want his lady to be healthy? Obesity is the leading cause of high blood pressure and diabetes. Less than truthful men disgust me because honesty is what’s best. Being fit helps with not just being content with life but living well and living it to the fullest. Plus size clothing isn’t the only complaint, but it’s one of them they don’t fit well and let’s not start on the different color patterns. Not downing anyone, it’s hard to lose weight and keep it off. Losing weight helps with not just our physical state but our mental state as well.

Blessing Our Food

One of the things that I am most proud of is how my boys have a relationship with Christ. We pray together, and we take our time when we connect with Christ. 4G lightning speed is great, but that doesn’t apply to grace. I don’t care how hungry you are taking your time and show God his proper respect. We have food to eat; therefore, we are blessed.

Where does grace come from? Well, I will tell you blessing food is a tradition that most Christians follow. Jesus Christ gave thanks and blessed the food at the last supper (Mark 14:22-25).

22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

Every time my sons and I place food into our mouths, we give thanks.  Father God, thank You for always making a way when there seems to be no way at all. Some people aren’t able to eat. Thank You for allowing us to be able to. Please help my sons and me to never take anything for granted.

New Lifestyle

As I have shared I took a nutritional class and I have decided to become Vegan. I have been a Vegan for about 21 days. It is said that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit so I feel comfortable discussing about being Vegan.

Vegan and Vegetarian are Not the same vegan is a plant based diet. A vegan does not eat animals or things that comes from animals such as milk, cheese or eggs. Some vegetarians eat fish, chicken, eggs and cheese occasionally.  Vegan is all or nothing so I am riding with that. I’m pretty proud of myself I have so much energy meat can make a person feel weighed down. The holidays are quickly approaching so now is the best time it’s as good of time as any. There are so many delicious vegan recipes I can’t wait to try them all.

To be honest I haven’t been a huge meat eater so that help me out a lot. Since I just recently took on this lifestyle I’m not pushing it on my sons. Even though my sons are not huge meat eater they enjoy meat when they eat it thus I will not force them to become Vegan. There are various people who I follow on YouTube who are Vegan and some are black. Yes there are black people who enjoy the Vegan lifestyle myself included. January is try Vegan month give it a try and see what happens. I love it!! I am Vegan!! Yes!

 

Clean Eating

The Bible has scripture on what to eat. God filled the Earth with great food that will keep us healthy, looking fabulous and living longer. Today was Angela Bassett birthday the woman looks amazing for 58 years old if we take care of our body it will take care of us. Processed food, fried food and too much red meat is not good for our bodies. Eating clean, exercising and determination will help to keep us healthy.

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I will look good at 58 years old. I am claiming it!

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Promise Of A New Me

There are so many things that I got from my mother that I am proud of my writing skills, curvy body and unfortunately a struggle with weight. Growing up I was a thin kid but as I got into my teens and older the battle of my weight began. I’m 5’7 so the ideal weight is between 129 pounds to 145 pounds. My weight would yo yo between 190 pounds to 210 pounds but once I had my boys my weight toppled to a whopping 289.  I tried everything that I could all the fad diets I would lose a few pounds and gain it all back and then some. My highest weight was 320 pounds. The emergency room was like my second home having constant headaches and chest pains. Finally on one of my visits to the emergency room a doctor that became acquainted with me sat me down and started to press on my leg he goes “Do you see that?” “That’s fluid it’s around your heart too.” “Stop eating!”

 

I was so fed up with my weight. When there were parent teacher conferences I would always pick times when it was really early or really late I didn’t want to be an embarrassment to my kids let’s face it children can be cruel. The boys had enough on their plates they didn’t need me to be one of them as well. So I just made up my mind that I was going to do something about my weight. I started with Weight Watchers and Slim Fast bars along with walking daily. Before I knew it I was down 60 to 80 pounds so I let go of Weight Watchers and the Slim Fast bars. I watched what I eat and walked. With God behind me to help with my will power I went from 320 pounds to 154 pounds. Everyday is a struggle I love food and I eat when stressed. But I just keep fighting.

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