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Monday, September 27, 2010

Bee Spit Update

Bee Spit is how my loving, supportive husband refers to the Zi Xui Tang (aka bee pollen) tablets.

I've been taking them for about a week now, and I actually have lost more weight this week. However, I'm still not so sure about them. It is a detox program so I was expecting some really horrific side effects. I have heard horror stories about (ahem) bathroom issues, stomach cramps, and jittery nerves. But, it actually hasn't been that bad.

The first two days I had two incidents where my body felt tingly all over. I had head to toe goose bumps! Those incidents only lasted about 5 to 10 minutes each and that was it. I haven't had another one since. So, I guess the only side effect has been the bathroom issue.

Let me pause here and say that I really don't want to discuss my bathroom habits with you all. BUT!! I did make a promise to myself that I would keep this blog real and honest. So here goes. Quit reading if you want, but you have been warned!! ;)

Like I said, these pills are about detoxing when you first start them. They flush out the toxins. To do this, I have to eat something fatty during the day. About 30 minutes to an hour after eating something super fatty, off to the bathroom I go. I guess you could say these make my digestive system very regular. No, it's not diarrhea, but I am VERY regular now. That's something you wanted to know, right? :)

So, I'm going to use them for another week and then decide if I want to toss or keep them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Something New

When I got serious about weight loss, I told me husband that I couldn't do it alone. I needed his help. Let me pause here and say that I really do have the best husband in the world, but that's a post for another day.

He's been very supportive the past few months and I am so grateful! He watches Samuel so I can go to Weight Watchers meetings, he compliments me and encourages me with his words, and does so much more! About a week ago, he came home with a new product for me to try out. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but did some research online and decided to give it a go. I'm going to use for a week and see what happens.

I'm still a little skeptical, but we'll see. Here's a link to what I am using.

Have any of you used it? Please share your experiences in the comments.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Call Her M...

Another friend of mine has started a blog about her journey to lose weight. M and I have been friends for a long time, but recently reconnected on facebook. We don't see each often, but we have so much in common.

That's why I wasn't surprised when I was reading her first post, and I noticed many similarities between our stories. While we have had different journeys to being overweight, it was our children who made us get serious about being healthy.

Be sure to check out My Journey to the Skinny Chic Within. You won't be disappointed. Oh, and tell her I sent ya!

Is That a Smaller Number I See?

Why, yes. Yes, it is. Stepped on the scales last week and now I am down 6.8lbs. Can you say. "SLOW WEIGHT LOSS".....well, I can. And I am fine with that. This is my second month on WW and while the weight isn't melting off like I wish it would, I have decided to not let that get me down. I'll take what I can get.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mandi's Crock Pot Ribs

So yummy and tender!!!

3 lbs. boneless ribs
1 onion, chopped
2 spoonfuls minced garlic
salt
pepper
drizzle of honey
drizzle of molasses
handful of brown sugar
1 bottle BBQ sauce

Mixed onions and garlic. Spread mixture in bottom of crock pot. Lay ribs on top. Add salt, pepper, honey, molasses, and brown sugar to the top of ribs. Cover with BBQ sauce. Cook on low 8-10 hours.