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Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
Lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch

Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too. One way for me to cut down […]

Want to become a part of Weight Watchers Community Awareness Program?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Weight loss, fitness, diet, healthy lifestyle

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. There are so many options available nowadays for tracking your exercise and food routines, but it’s important you’re getting everything you want in one place. Weight Watchers wants to make sure they do just that for their future members […]

How to Mentally Prepare for Weight Loss

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 13, 2014 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Being prepared mentally when it comes to weight loss is one of the most important steps in the process, I have come to realize. Trying to lose weight when you are in the wrong state of mind is kind of like trying to run in quicksand… you are pushing your way through, but not really […]

Getting Healthy With The Shine From Best Buy #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free…. Many of you know I have been on a weight loss journey for over a year now. It really has been a journey. One full of ups and downs, good days […]

MomFeeds – A New Digital Magazine From Weight Watchers & Giveaway #WWMoms #WWSponsored

Momfeeds digital magazine from weight watchers #WWSponsored

This informative post about Weight Watcher’s new digital magazine, ‘MomFeeds,’ is part of a sponsored post for Weight Watchers and The Motherhood… I use to spend hours perusing magazines. Even as a young girl I loved checking out the latest in my favorite magazines. After reading them I would cut out photos / images of […]

Fuel a Better You Sweepstakes with Nutrisystem® #FuelABetterYou #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 22, 2013 | Categories: Contests, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Nutrisystem Fuel a Better You

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This getting the body I want and the Fuel A Better You Sweepstakes post has been brought to you by Nutrisystem…. If you are a regular reader here, you know I have been on a […]

Great Ways to Keep Your Baby Occupied While You Work Out

great ways to keep baby occupied while you work out

Guest Post Image Source Ah, motherhood! It’s filled with lots of new emotions and experiences that bring us more joy than we could have ever imagined.  But… truth be told, there are some less than awesome elements of newness that come with motherhood too. Lack of sleep and time, feelings of overwhelm and the change […]

I dropped the ball last week… #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 18, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss

What a week! Since starting my weight loss journey 19 weeks ago… this is the worst week I’ve had to date. I was so proud of myself for not gaining any weight. Every single week with the exception of two weeks, I lost something. Even if it was just .5 pounds. Hey, a loss is […]

All She Wants To Do Is Dance… #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss
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I always loved dancing. I can’t remember a time I didn’t love dancing. For some time I got so busy with life and work that I didn’t dance so much. Since I’ve started my weight loss journey I’ve been more active. Mainly walking. More recently running. Have I told you I hate running? I do… […]

A great weight loss week #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 4, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss
#mamavation monday

Image Source I was a bit bummed about the last two weigh-ins because I didn’t lose anything one week, and only .5 pounds the other. I was working out more, but just wasn’t seeing results. I also realize I have a difficult time doing a #Mamavation Monday post when I’ve had a bad or unproductive […]