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First Weight Loss Milestone & A Discount Code For You!

Okay, so as I said Wednesday, I do have an update on the weight loss stuff for ya.

It’s basically been 2 months since I started taking things a little more seriously. And overall I am happy. I had 2 weeks where I struggled (mid-end of May). Not really sure why, but I just let my really strict eating be a little more slack.

But, I am happy to report that even with the little rocky spot, I pulled my shit together and was able to reach my first “milestone.”

It’s kind of a two-parter – the first being that as of last week, I finally got into the 150’s.

159And as of yesterday morning, that scale read 157. Which means I have [finally] officially lost 10 pounds.

I’ve still been busting ass at training 3 days a week still, and throwing cardio in 2x a week (training usually Mon, Wed, and Fri, and then I will do cardio Thursday nights and Sat mornings).

Through these last two months, I have learned a couple things about myself and also my body (not in a weird 12-year-old-girl-going-through-puberty kind of way) but as far as weight loss goes – like:

  • The “trick” for me, really is strict eating. I believe what has been helping me is really watching my refined carbs and cutting my cheese/dairy back significantly.
  • I have definitely realized that seeing pounds come off is a huge motivator for me. Forward momentum is good (duh).
  • However, with that being said, I have also realized it almost makes me think it is ok to cut myself some slack  – thus having the opposite effect, and I lose motivation. What up with that? I notice I will feel like it’s ok to let my guard down and start eating a cupcake here, then more bread, then this, and then it just kinda goes from there.
  • I can definitely control sweet cravings. Luckily sweets arent my vice (like I said, bread and cheese is for the most part) but I do realize if I am craving them (which, who doesnt every once in a while?) I can control it and just mind of matter that shit away, or, give in a little and have a little bit of something sweet to satisfy the craving.

Speaking of something sweet…. have you ever tried these?

justins You probably have and I am just behind the times, but those things are UH-MAZING. like better than actual Reese’s PB cups. They are legit.

Okay sorry, getting off track. So yeah, that’s how the weight loss thing is going. Not too shabby. I’m back on track with my strict-ish routine though, and I’m feelin’ good about it!


Okay, onto the next awesomeness.

So this girl – my fellow NC blogger and birthday twin, has just done something awesome:


…She opened an online boutique! I am so proud of her!

Some of my favorite items so far include this tank:

lamatank and this stackable Chevron bracelet:


Go check it out! She’s got a ton of super cute dresses, jewelry, and tops with more being added regularly!

Check out the Facebook page, the store’s blog, or the website! And make sure you follow on Instagram! (@shoplamalu)

And because I just love you guys soooo much – Lauren has offered a special discount code just for you guys – use the code “Andrea10” at checkout for 10% off, good thru June 30th!


Okay, I’m out for now! Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Tell me about a goal (any type, saving money, weight loss, other health, etc) that you’re working on right now and how your progress is going.
  • Favorite type of candy?
    Not a big candy eater, but I would say those Justin’s PB cups are pretty awesome, other than that I love gummy bears!
13 Comments Post a comment
  1. congratulations!!! You’re looking fantastic!

    June 7, 2013
  2. My goals right now definitely revolve around saving money since we are building a new house. I have been cutting expenses (goodbye AT&T) and my biggest focus is our food budget. What we spend, as two people, is ridiculous. So I set the budge and put the money in an envelope. It is my first month trying it this why so I will let you know how it goes.

    The Kidless Kronicles

    June 7, 2013
    • Ooo i cant wait for an update! I struggle with our grocery budget BAD. we are the same way, there is only 2 of us and what we spend is probably what families of 4 spend, its bad! over the last 2 months I am starting to get it under control a little better though

      June 7, 2013
  3. Nice work with the weight loss – that’s awesome! I’m just starting to get back on track with my eating and working out, so this post was a good motivator for me.

    I have a huge sweet tooth, so trying to pick a favorite candy is tough for me. I think I’d go with Skittles or Reese’s Pieces.

    June 7, 2013
  4. Great job on the weight loss!!

    June 7, 2013
  5. Congrats, girl! You are looking fantastic!!

    June 7, 2013
  6. Congratulations girl! Like I said before, I don’t think you need to butttt what makes you happy! Whooo!! Gotta get on your level! hah

    June 7, 2013
  7. Congrats on your 10 pounds! You look great!
    I have to go find those Justin’s PB cups. I love Justin’s and I love PB cups!

    June 10, 2013
  8. Congrats!! That’s so exciting. Ugh.. strict eating is what works for me too. Unfortunately. I’d rather just exercise. Haha. I’m really working on pull-ups right now.

    June 10, 2013
    • Ditto! I wish working out extra hard were enough 🙂 haha
      Ohh good luck on the pull ups! That is an awesome fitness goal! I can do a whole one and a half, two on a good day!!

      June 10, 2013
  9. Kayla Borba #

    CONGRATSSSS!! sooooo exciting!! You go girl =]

    June 13, 2013
  10. Congrats! You look fabulous 🙂

    June 25, 2013

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