MAY 2011

  • BEFORE & AFTER PICS

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    {click to view each amazing transformation individually, click again to see in full!  Please realize that Results may Vary for each individual and as always, seek the advice of your doctor when starting any new program.}

  • HOMEMADE “ICE-CREAM”

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    *This makes 4 Medifast meals, so keep some form of freezable tupperware or Rubbermaid containers handy to store them.

    In a blender add:

    4 c. ice

    2.75-3 c. water

    1 packet each of: Medifast Dutch Chocolate shake, Medifast Dark Chocolate shake, Medifast Chocolate Pudding, Medifast Hot Cocoa

    8 T. fat free cool whip

    -Blend together till smooth.  Pour into 4 separate containers, cover, and store in freezer.  Yummy!

  • I LOVE FOOD. A LOT.

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    Recently my best girlfriend & I went out to dinner.  Immediately afterward we wandered the aisles of Target-a must stop whenever I’m near-chatting and shopping, when my friend said in a timid voice, “you’re not gonna believe this, but I’m kind of hungry…”  In complete seriousness, I grabbed her by the shoulders, looked her straight in the eye, and said, rather forcefully, “I am ALWAYS hungry.  You never have to apologize for that with me!”  We laughed to calm down the intense “food-crazed Karli” who had taken over me, and continued with our evening.

     

    Bottom line: this is the story of my life.  This is me.  For as long as I can remember, food has been a huge part of my life.  Sometimes the shining star.  And although there have been too many times to count where my addiction/love/desire/yearning/cravings have kicked my butt, there have been lots of times recently where I’ve kicked food’s butt right back.

     

    I have more knowledge now {a fact I sometimes despise, as we all know ignorance is bliss}, but I still struggle.  And I’ve come to grips that I probably always will.  With that said, I’ve also learned a few tricks along the way to help me when I feel like food has gotten the upper hand.  Check back all week as I share some of the things that have really worked for me.

  • TILAPIA & VEGGIES

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    Season 7 ounces tilapia to taste {I use lemon pepper or a combo of creole & herb seasonings}.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes on each side.

     

    In a bowl, add 1 tsp. olive oil & 1 T. soy sauce.  Add cut up veggies equaling 2 cups.  {I use mushrooms, peppers, and zuchinni}.  Pour into medium hot pan & cover with lid.  Saute for 5-8 minutes.

  • HEALTHY=TASTY

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    For about the first 20 years of my life I equated healthy food with the word disgusting.  Sure, I liked fruits & veggies and most meats, etc., but I REALLY liked junk food.  French fries, milkshakes, ice cream, pizza, waffles, pasta, etc.  I just wasn’t interested in eating “healthy.”

     

    I’ve obviously changed the way I think and I’ve learned a lot over the past several years.  Namely, that healthy food can taste amazing, and usually is more fulfilling in all ways than junk food.  I’ve even found many recipes adapting my favorite junk foods into healthy versions.  They are awesome!  I also love to play around with ideas and concoct healthy recipes of my own.

     

    I’d love to hear what you’ve tried & liked-feel free to email me healthy recipes to feature at: karli@healthconfessions.com

  • MAY 30

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    Some helpful links:

     

    {main page}

    http://youfit.tsfl.com/

     

    {great video}

    http://www.medifastmedia.com/tsfl/videos/archive/optimalhealth.html

     

    {health questionnaire: see where you are right now}

    http://youfit.tsfl.com/?page=questionnaire/draa1

     

    {client profile}

    http://youfit.tsfl.com/?page=client-profile

     

  • HERE’S THE SCOOP:

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    I am the girl who:

    -struggled with weight her whole life

    -met a handsome prince {aka-personal trainer} who kicked my butt into something close to fit

    -married said prince

    -had 2 kids

    -continued struggling with weight

    -is completely addicted to food

    -found an awesome program that finally works for real & addresses the deep issues of my addiction & is teaching me long term weight maintenance {something I obviously missed before}

    -became a health coach

    -assists clients in reaching their goals and changing their lives

    -is learning to deal with & gain control over my addiction to food.

     

    Thus, health confessions. The story of me, Karli, a foodaholic turned health coach & how it’s all going down. It’s a weekly account of the great, the fat, and the carby.

     

    Here’s what I promise you’ll get from this site:

    -Complete sincerity, honesty & self discretion.

    -Confessions; happy and…not so much.

    -Pictures & success stories

    -Guest posts from all sorts of interesting peeps

    -Recipes, tips, tricks, and exercises

    -Knowledge about how to lose weight & even have me for a coach if that’s your fancy

    -Knowledge about becoming a coach yourself if so desired

    -Encouragement for your personal health journey {If I can do it, EVERYONE can!} -Empathy for your i-fell-off-the-bandwagon days {trust me, I can relate!}

    -A good laugh most days {because laughing at myself is something I am really good at}

     

    I hope you’ll visit often, comment when you feel inclined, and share confessions of your own!

     

    And, if you’re interested in learning more about the program that helped me lose weight, having me as your coach, or becoming a coach & helping others yourself, check out my Take Shape for Life website: http://www.youfit.tsfl.com