November 28, 2011

Zumba Anyone!!!

So I'm online looking for Zumba classes in my area. Has anyone tried the classes, if so tell me how you liked it. I love to dance ,so I think I might enjoy it.

Ill keep you posted.....

Motivation 101: UPDATE : Chelsea Settles

Hello People,


Almost time to say goodbye to November and hello December. I hope that your Thanksgiving was fantastic and you didn't indulge to much or let Black Friday swallow your pockets. I did well in both departments. I posted about my girl Chelsea from MTV's "Chelsea Settles". I recently contacted her on Twitter and as I imagined she is the sweetest inside and out. She and her mother are both doing great and she has lost a significant amount of weight. She was beautiful before she really shines even more  now. She tweeted me that she does Zumba classes which I have been hearing about and I hear they are great , boxing and cycling. I didnt get a chance to ask her about her diet but she is doing great. Her show airs Tuesdays, 11pm /ET on MTV. Very good show.

MTV:Chelsea Settles Main:
http://www.mtv.com/shows/chelsea_settles/series.jhtml

Chelsea's Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/chelseasettles

BEFORE:


After



November 14, 2011

October 28, 2011

American Idol and my Favorite.. : Lauren Alania

How American Idol's Lauren Alaina Lost 25 Pounds!

 

 "Changing my diet was the big thing," the 5-foot-7 Georgia native tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now). "I had to learn correct portion control."

"I eat an egg-white omelet for breakfast, shrimp and veggies for lunch and chicken with asparagus for dinner," the single 16-year-old high school junior says.

Daily workouts of crunches, pushups and "lots of squats have also helped, the size-2 singer tells Us. "I'm 10 pounds from my goal -- almost there! I wear size small and extra-small now!

October 19, 2011

Chelsea Settles...

I dont know if any of my blog readers have watched MTV's New Doc-Drama " Chelsea Settles" Its about a 23-year old girl struggling with Weight Loss, moving to LA and trying to make it into the Fashion Industry. Its really a good show and the 1st two episodes were really sad. Her mother is sick and she takes care of her so that was a lot to deal with I know how she feels to leave a sick mother  so you can pursue things its very difficult.I applaud her for even showing us her scale number which is 324 pounds. In my opinion boyfriend is a asshole and  the way people treat her is not good. I am so excited for her because you can tell she has a good heart and she is so so beautiful. Tune in Tuesdays on MTV for new episodes. If you have watched what are you thoughts?......


Recent pic from the Wendy Williams show she lost weight she is beautiful




Gotta Love him...

...Just Kidding but you have to love Patrick...

October 10, 2011

Diet Foods That Will Make You Fat

I'm not really surprised..

If you're reading Prevention.com, you're probably interested in buying the healthiest foods. Just like us, you may even reach automatically for items with a "health halo," such as spaghetti sauce (love that lycopene!), or labels like reduced fat!, low sodium!, and whole grain! But unless you're a super savvy shopper, be warned. Your “healthy” diet may conceal some nasty surprises in the form of the following culprits:
  • sneaky salt
  • sneaky sugar
  • sneaky fat
That low-fat cottage cheese you love? It could be higher in sodium than potato chips. And the low-fat dressing you drizzle on your salad? It could contain nearly as much sugar as two chocolate chip cookies.
The truth is that no manufacturer wants to compromise on flavor, so even healthy-sounding products can contain appalling levels of sugar, salt, and bad fats. To save you time, we've flushed out some of the most surprising diet food offenders—and found some truly healthy alternatives.
 
 Full Article
http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/diet-foods-that-make-you-fat#0

October 3, 2011

..slow slow. process

I checked the scale a week ago and Ive lost ..(drum roll)





 ..8 pounds.. I have not really been working out and its been excuse after excuse. Either I'm tired from work or school. For the last week Ive had food poisoning OMG If you had it before than you feel my pain. Ive been on soup crackers and Gatorade. FML. I'm just starting to feel better but its the same. Doc told me to rest and stay hydrated. I have a gym in my complex so Ive been itching to get there but I swear it hurts when I bend or more a lot .. no Bs. I hope I'm better this week I want to hit Vegas in Dec and MIA in Feb.I need to get on this ASAP.

August 10, 2011

Motivation 101: Raven Symone

Jennifer Hudson , Size 0....

ennifer Hudson is an amazing singer and Oscar-winning actress who has overcome tremendous tragedy. She also may wear a size 0, which has sent the Web into a speculative tizzy. Joy Behar started this whole weight to-do on “The View” last week, when she talked about running into Hudson at a store: “I heard the sales girl say to her, ‘You’re a size 0,’ and I said to Jennifer, ‘How does that feel?’ and she said, ‘I feel like they’re talking to someone else.’”

“Jennifer Hudson looks great, but size 0? Probably inaccurate,” one blogger wrote. The safer question — “Do you think she’s actually a zero?” — has been coming up, as well.
It’s true that Hudson has put her weight in the spotlight. She’s a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, and has given interviews about her diet and exercise plans. This has led to speculation that the former “American Idol” contestant is too skinny. But, at the end of the day, who cares what size Hudson is?



Wednesday

Early Morning Snack 5am
I have not hit the gym in a minute but I have been eating very differently and being vary cautious and whats going in my mouth at ALL times.. I'm feeling better health wise but I need to get to the gym asap my knee is starting to bother me,

August 8, 2011

Seen on The Drs: Bartendaz

Im off work and Im at home .. so happy I was able to catch the Doctors I love this show Im always learning something. The topic today is Diet and Exercise, Whats good and bad for you. Great show but to the point they were doing fitness moves and Jillian from "The Biggest Loser" is answering questions but  these people are incredible and strong at that. I need to get my strength You can search YouTube for more videos I just wanted to search the,. ... Enjoy the videos

Video from the show
Doctors vs.Bartendaz

Extra video
Bartendaz

August 2, 2011

10 Quotes I love

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right!" (Henry Ford)

"Don't let the low times get you down. Learn from them and reach for the high times." (D. Wiemers)

"Anything un attempted remains impossible."  (Unknown)

Fall seven times, stand up eight times." (Japanese Proverb)


You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
(David Viscott)

Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?
(Tom Hanks )

You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment.
(Anonymous


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” (Maya Angelou)

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” (John Wooden)


With that said, 1 pound at a time!! Good Luck
xoxo Nesha

Good Morning

Random!

Bored at work

.NORMAL.







Adore Ashley Graham

Inspiration 101: Tocarra Jones

To me it was so difficult to find some pics of Toccara to compare before and after because in my opinion she was always a beautiful girl even on ANTM. I mean shes not the average sized model but she was a bad chick She recently lost 30+ pounds and that's big because of her height




AFTER







She has her own workout DVD's and website

STRESSED OUT

OMG..... I am not having a good week. I'm stressed the hell out. This weight needs to come off. I'm having a not feel pretty week or something. I feel like im trapped in another body and the real Anesha is trying to escape. I'm going to detox ( Fat Smash Diet/Detox)  and go for a walk today to clear my head. My mind is cluttered... I need some motivation. I need a change.


lol no that's not me.. its a google image


Last time I tried this I lost 7.6 or.8 in 9 days w/o exercise( No I'm not condoning not being active ) and that's just the detox phase of it I got so confident I was losing weight that I was craving a Fish Filet from Mickie D's OMG that had to be the worst ever my stomach was not feeling it. Well lets see how this goes. DAY 1

July 18, 2011

BAD HABITS.

Decades ago, around the time of Steven Tyler's last haircut, a completely wrong-headed idea started being passed around America's dinner tables: Eating fat makes you fat.

Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat, and most “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods actually have just as many calories as their full-fat versions, because of added sugar and chemicals. And there’s no debate on this one: Since we made “cut down on fat” our favorite food craze roughly 30 years ago, the U.S. obesity rate has doubled. Among children, it has tripled. That’s a failed food policy if ever there was one.
But it’s just one of many “get fat” habits that can be turned into a “slim-down” habit, starting today. All you need is a pinch of resolve and a few new routines. Here are the 20 habits you can replace right now, compliments of the Eat This, Not That! No-Diet Diet. 

FAT HABIT #1: Eating "low-fat"
It sounds crazy, but I want you to stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly—causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that meals that limited carbohydrates to 43 percent were more filling and had a milder effect on blood sugar than meals with 55 percent carbohydrates. That means you’ll store less body fat and be less likely to eat more later.

FAT HABIT #2: Not seeking nutrition advice
Good news here: By reading this, you’re already forming habits that can help you shed pounds. When Canadian researchers sent diet and exercise advice to more than 1,000 people, they found that the recipients began eating smarter and working more physical activity into their daily routines. Not surprisingly, the habits of the non-recipients didn’t budge. Follow me on Twitter for the felt-melting weight loss tips I come across every day as the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine—and lose your belly without ever dieting again.

FAT HABIT #3: Sleeping too little or too much
According to Wake Forest researchers, dieters who sleep five hours or less put on 2½ times more belly fat, while those who sleep more than eight hours pack on only slightly less than that. Shoot for an average of six to seven hours of sleep per night—the optimal amount for weight control.
FAT HABIT #4: Eating free restaurant foods
Breadsticks, biscuits, and chips and salsa may be complimentary at some restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you won’t pay for them. Every time you eat one of Olive Garden's free breadsticks or Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you're adding an additional 150 calories to your meal. Eat three over the course of dinner and that's 450 calories. That's also roughly the number of calories you can expect for every basket of tortilla chips you get at your local Mexican restaurant. What's worse, none of these calories comes paired with any redeeming nutritional value. Consider them junk food on steroids.

DID YOU KNOW? You don't need to make big changes to your diet to lose 10, 20, or even 30 pounds. You just need to make the right small tweaks. Change how you look and feel—fast and forever—with this must-see report on the 25 Best Nutrition Secrets Ever!
FAT HABIT #5: Drinking soda—even diet!
The average American guzzles nearly a full gallon of soda every week. Why is that so bad? Because a 2005 study found that drinking one to two sodas per day increases your chances of being overweight or obese by nearly 33 percent. And diet soda is no better. When researchers in San Antonio tracked a group of elderly subjects for nearly a decade, they found that compared to nondrinkers, those who drank two or more diet sodas a day watched their waistlines increase five times faster. The researchers theorize that the artificial sweeteners trigger appetite cues, causing you to unconsciously eat more at subsequent meals.   
FAT HABIT #6: Skipping meals
In a 2011 national survey from the Calorie Control Council, 17 percent of Americans admitted to skipping meals to lose weight. The problem is, skipping meals actually increases your odds of obesity, especially when it comes to breakfast. A study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who cut out the morning meal were 4.5 times more likely to be obese. Why? Skipping meals slows your metabolism and boosts your hunger. That puts your body in prime fat-storage mode and increases your odds of overeating at the next meal.
FAT HABIT #7: Eating too quickly
If your body has one major flaw, this is it: It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s had enough. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that slow eaters took in 66 fewer calories per meal, but compared to their fast-eating peers, they felt like they had eaten more. What’s 66 calories, you ask? If you can do that at every meal, you’ll lose more than 20 pounds a year! 
FAT HABIT #8: Watching too much TV
A University of Vermont study found that overweight participants who reduced their TV time by just 50 percent burned an additional 119 calories a day on average. That’s an automatic 12-pound annual loss! Maximize those results by multitasking while you watch—even light household tasks will further bump up your caloric burn. Plus, if your hands are occupied with dishes or laundry, you’ll be less likely to mindlessly snack—the other main occupational hazard associated with tube time.
SNACK YOURSELF THIN! It can be a challenge to find snacks low in sugar and high in protein and fiber. Our list of the 50 Best Snack Foods in America will help keep you lean and full all day long!
FAT HABIT #9: Ordering the combo meal
A study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing shows that compared to ordering a la carte, you pick up a hundred or more extra calories by opting for the “combo” or “value meal." Why? Because when you order items bundled together, you're likely to buy more food than you want. You're better off ordering your food piecemeal. That way you won't be influenced by pricing schemes designed to hustle a few more cents out of your pocket.
FAT HABIT #10: Facing the buffet
Cornell researchers found that when eating at a buffet-style restaurant, obese diners were 15 percent more likely to choose seats with a clear view of the food. Your move: Choose a seat that places your back toward the spread. It will help you avoid fixating on the food.
20 NEW TERRIBLE FOODS! Some restaurant foods have an entire day's worth of calories and several days' worth of fat and salt. Avoid these shocking diet disasters at all costs: The Worst Foods in America!
FAT HABIT #11: Eating off larger plates
One study found that when given an option, a whopping 98.6 percent of obese individuals opt for larger plates. Translation: More food, more calories, and more body fat. Keep your portions in check by choosing smaller serving dishes. If need be, you can always go back for seconds. 

FAT HABIT #12: Putting serving dishes on the table
Resist setting out foods buffet- or family-style, and opt instead to serve them from the kitchen. A study in the journal Obesity found that when food is served from the dinner table, people consume 35 percent more over the course of the meal. When an additional helping requires leaving the table, people hesitate to go back for more.

FAT HABIT #13: Choosing white bread
A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when obese subjects incorporated whole grains into their diets, they lost more abdominal fat over the course of 12 weeks. There are likely multiple factors at play, but the most notable is this: Whole grain foods pack in more fiber and an overall stronger nutritional package than their refined-grain counterparts. 

FAT HABIT #14: Taking big bites
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who took large bites of food consumed 52 percent more calories in one sitting than those who took small bites and chewed longer. By cutting food into smaller pieces, you can increase satiety and enjoy your food more thoroughly. A good general rule? The smaller your bites, the thinner your waistline.
FAT HABIT #15: Not drinking enough water
Adequate water intake is essential for all your body’s functions, and the more you drink, the better your chances of staying thin. In one University of Utah study, dieting participants who were instructed to drink two cups of water before each meal lost 30 percent more weight than their thirsty peers. And you can magnify the effect by adding ice. German researchers found that six cups of cold water a day could prompt a metabolic boost that incinerates 50 daily calories. That’s enough to shed five pounds a year!
BEVERAGE BONUS: Drinking water is always a smart idea, but there are some beverages that should be avoided at all costs. Protect yourself—and your waistline—from the 20 Worst Drinks in America.
FAT HABIT #16: Having overweight friends
Research from the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that when a friend becomes obese, it ups your chance of obesity by 57 percent. This probably has to do with the social norms that you’re exposed to. Rather than ditch a friend who starts to put on a few extra pounds though, suggest healthy activities that you can do together, and avoid letting him or her dictate the meal (“Let’s split the cheesecake!”)
FAT HABIT #17: Eating too late
Your body can burn flab while you sleep, but only if it isn't too busy processing a full stomach. A new study in the journal Obesity looked at the sleeping and eating habits of 52 people over seven days, and it found that those who ate after 8 p.m. took in the most daily calories and had the highest BMIs.
FAT HABIT #18: Not using a scale
Looking at your body weight reinforces weight-loss goals and makes it difficult to cheat your diet. When University of Minnesota researchers observed dieters who weighed themselves daily, they discovered that the routine of stepping on a scale helped those people lose twice as much weight as those who weighed themselves less frequently. Avoid being thrown of by natural fluctuations in body weight by stepping onto the scale at the same time every day.

FAT HABIT #19: Drinking fruity beverages
Most restaurants and bars have ditched their fresh-fruit recipes in favor of viscous syrups made mostly from high fructose corn syrup and thickening agents. As a general rule, the more garnishes a drink has hanging from its rim, the worse it is for your waistline.
FAT HABIT #20: Eating when emotional
A study from the University of Alabama found that emotional eaters—those who admitted eating in response to emotional stress—were 13 times more likely to be overweight or obese. If you feel the urge to eat in response to stress, try chewing a piece of gum, chugging a glass of water, or taking a walk around the block. Create an automatic response that doesn't involve food and you'll prevent yourself from overloading on calories.

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