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Hi everyone! My name's Jamie. I'm 20 and I am currently going to school for nutrition to hopefully become a Registered Dietician!!! I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have also been battling PCOS since I was 14. This blog is both a way for me to document my weight loss journey and to express all the emotions that come along with trying to change and love yourself simultaneously <3 If anyone ever needs anyone to talk to don't ever hesitate to message me xoxox

***Hi everyone! I’m currently in the process of redesigning my fitlbr!!!! I have been going through my weight loss journey for 2 years now! In these last two years I have lost 65 lbs and have gone through many different “phases.” I am trying to update my progress pictures and my different recipes and foods (since I am now a vegetarian) so please don’t mind the mess while I fix all of this!!!! :)

fruit-loop-vegan:

{Vegan} Brown Sugar Blondies

by cheeky kitchen

YIELD: 9 blondies

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes

Who says healthy can’t be fun? These gorgeous Brown Sugar Blondies are easy to whip up and bake like a charm. They come out with a crispy top, gooey center, and tons of insanely delicious brown sugar flavor. I added a kick of Mapeline, which is a maple extract that is way better than the usual maple extract. You can sometimes find it near the spices in grocery stores, though not all have it. I’ve found it at Walmart (when I can drag myself into the place), and happen upon it every now and then in the syrup section of some grocers. If you can’t find it, feel free to leave the Mapeline out, but by all means, make this recipe regardless! We served our blondies in bowls, drenched in Silk soymilk and the kids couldn’t get enough. And by kids, I mean me.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Earth Balance OR coconut oil, softened
6 ounces coconut milk or Silk soy yogurt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Mapeline maple-flavored extract (if you can’t find mapeline, just omit this)
2 cups white flour, spelt flour, or whole wheat pastry flour
8 ounces dairy-free chocolate chips
Sprinkles

Directions:

In a metal stand mixer, beat together the Earth Balance, yogurt, and brown sugar until very well mixed. Add the baking powder, salt, vanilla, and Mapeline. Mix in the flour just until mixed, add the chocolate chips, press into a lightly greased 9x9 baking dish, top with sprinkles, then bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges of light golden brown.

Serve hot slices in bowls with Original Silk soymilk poured over the top of the blondie. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Vegan, vegetarian

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poetic:

is it just me or do you think it’d be helpful if they showed a model in the size you were looking for when you’re trying to shop online, like yes that looks great in size small but what about the other sizes 

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symphonyofawesomeness:

Since shin splints can happen when your calf muscles become stronger than the shin muscles, one way to prevent shin splints in the first place is to do some strengthening exercises. Heel walks are beneficial, but here’s a simple move you can do while at your desk.

  • Sit on a chair that’s tall enough to allow your toes to point without touching the floor.
  • Place a two- to six-pound dumbbell vertically in between your feet, squeezing the weight gently to keep it in place.
  • Begin by pointing your toes toward the floor. Then flex your feet and lift your toes as high as you can. This is one repetition.
  • Complete three sets of 12 reps, stretching your shins with the Reclining Hero in between each set.

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eatsleeplift-repeat:

Dessert for breakfast? Oats made with almond milk and topped with baked choc chip cookie Quest Bar, bananas, pb and choc. Zomggg

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sabersecrets:

PINK SKIN-RENEWING SMOOTHIES

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries 
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 frozen bananas 
  • 1 cup of coconut water 

Directions: 

  1. Blend all the above ingredients in a high speed blender.

Yields: 1L / 1 Serving (Pictured: 2L)

HEALTH & SKIN BENEFITS: 

  • All pink / red fruits have a special something called ‘lycopene’ and that’s where all the skin healing power is.
  • boosts skin collagen
  • moisturizes your skin
  • anti-aging
  • heals blemishes
  • washes away toxins detoxifying your body

Are you ready to add more strawberries, raspberries and pink/red fruits to your lifestyle? 

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