HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LOSE 10 LBS

How Long Does it Take to Lose 10 Pounds {My Story!}

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How long it’s taken me to lose 10 lbs, and the things I’ve learned along the way! Last November I decided I needed to stop the weight creep before I returned back to my pre-weight loss size. I hit 117 lbs in the fall (my starting weight). While I know that isn’t alarming in itself, it did make me a…
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The Best Vanilla Protein Powder {For Taste, Calories, and Macros}

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38 days left!! Weight loss journal for Bikini prep 2023 Words I never thought I’d say…. I’m losing too much weight! LOL. But for real, I’m bumping up my calories a bit so I don’t look malnourished by June 3rd. So, YEAH!! I’ll post the scale graph to show you the ups and downs since November, so stay tuned for that…
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The Mindset Shift I Needed To Start Losing Weight

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Weight loss journal for Bikini prep 2023 After years of trying to lose weight unsuccessfully, at 46 years old, I had a mindset shift that was necessary for me to finally reach my weight loss goal. I remember clearly the day and the thought regarding my inability to lose weight. I imagined myself at the end of my life, and…
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43 days to go till bikini show 2023

Low Calorie Macros Food Lists (and a 139 g protein day)

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Weight loss journal for Bikini prep 2023. The time has come for me to more accurately hit the upper level of my calorie and macro counts for the last 6 weeks of this current diet.  I’m more committed to making my food intake hit maximums in my carbs and proteins in order to meet my fitness goals (The June 3…
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52 days to go Full Day of Eating Photos on Bikini prep 2023

Current Bikini Competition Diet Macros and Calories

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50 days left of my weight loss, for Bikini prep 2023 If there’s anyone that knows how to achieve optimal weight loss, it’s physique athletes! After the hard work of building muscle, the right meal plan is vital to get your body mass as lean as possible to show off your gains. Many bikini competitors don’t like to share their…
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Crush The Junk Food Cravings {and a 1200 calorie day}

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Day of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Every time I open my spice cupboard, I see a bag of white chocolate chips. I immediately have the thought “I should just grab a small handful of those!” 2018 Amy would just do it without hesitating. 2023 Amy is much more aware of those visually triggering cravings. There was…
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120 Weight Loss Meals in a 1500 Calorie Diet E-book

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I have a new E-Book!! It’s a compilation of all my meals the last few months on 1500 calories. If you’ve been following my bikini prep 2023, you’ve seen these meals already. My Quick Weight Loss recap: I put the together the 1500 calorie meals with the calories, macros, and shopping list into one place. It has Each meal follows…
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Stop Negotiating to Avoid Self Sabotage {and a 1200 calorie day}

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58 Days to go for this weight loss journal: Bikini prep 2023 (which mentally should be more like 50 days so I can be ready a week early!) Often, when I have a big and lofty goal, I find myself engaging in self-negotiation. In dieting, this happens when I decide to lose weight, but within days of beginning on the…
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Adopting a Healthy Identity to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals (and a 1200 calorie day)

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60 days to go of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 A sense of Identity is usually the foundation of our habitual choices. The strong you align as a specific “type of person”, the more likely you are to engage in behaviors that support that. For example, when it comes to health, I can honestly say, I’m not…
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Zero Calorie Seasonings and Condiments for Meat and Veggies (Plus 3 Days of meals)

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Weight loss diary: Bikini prep 2023 One thing I get lots of criticism for (mostly from my loved ones) is that I like bland meals. Even when I’m not dieting, herbs, spices, flavoring, etc. hasn’t always been a priority for me. Give me a little salt, and I’m good to go! But, I have been finding some seasonings that I…
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Yogurt Mix-ins High Protein Snack and a 1300 Calorie Day

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66 Days till stage day! Bikini prep 2023 If you’ve been following for any length of time here, you’ll know I have Greek yogurt or a protein powder (or protein bar) every day for a snack. A few people have asked me in the last few days if I ever remove dairy from my diet. It’s common for girls to…
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Progress Update – Total Pounds Lost in 6 Weeks

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68 Days left of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Thought I’d check in for an update! It’s been 6 weeks since I began my “prep” this year. I mentioned I wanted to lose weight slowly. I was thinking 8-10 lbs over 16 weeks (check out day 1 here). I based this on my stage weight last summer,…
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68 days to go 1400 calorie day

My Ultimate Bucket List {and a 1400 calorie day}

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68 Days left of my weight loss journey, for Bikini prep 2023 LIVE THE STORY YOU WANT TO TELL It’s rare I believe that a quote can literally change your life. But, this is one of those quotes! “Live the Story you want to tell!” I remember thinking, “I must do more interesting things before I die! I want to…
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70 days to go weight loss 1200 calories

Low Calorie Foods I’m Eating Right Now for Volume (and a 1200 calorie day)

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70 days left of my weight loss journey, for Bikini prep 2023 To follow up with my post yesterday about what I do when I get hungry dieting, I think I need to add that I eat a lot of high volume food that makes it so I don’t experience hunger too often. What about you? Do you have any…
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71 days to go Full Day of Eating Photos on Bikini prep 2023

Aren’t You Hungry in a Calorie Deficit? {1300 calorie day}

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71 Days to go of my weight loss journey, for Bikini prep 2023 I’ve gotten this question twice in one day on social media, so I wanted to answer it here! The Question I was wondering if you struggle at all with hunger while being in a deficit? I struggle with that and I was wondering if you have any…
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72 days to go 1385 calorie day

Top 11 Weight Loss Blogs for 2023 {and 1400 calorie day}

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72 Days left (10 weeks & 1 day) of my weight loss journey {Bikini prep 2023} Wednesday’s Meals 1385 Calories 1385 calories, 130 g protein, 98 g carbs, 43 g fat I pulled some old bottles of Skinny syrup out of storage today and added a raspberry one my oatmeal at breakfast, and a vanilla almond one to my protein/yogurt…
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73 days to go 1200 calorie day

The Self-Talk Thoughts that Keeps Me Motivated to Lose Weight {plus a 1300 calorie day}

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73 days to go to lose 7 more pounds for Bikini prep 2023. A few conversations I’ve had with people recently, is they want to know how I’ve been able to stay consistent. For the record, I do struggle here! I have to talk myself into staying on track almost daily! When I want to cheat on my goals, and…
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74 days to go 1200 calorie day

What I’m Drinking For Weight Loss {and a 1200 Calorie Day}

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74 days left of my weight loss for Bikini prep 2023 A typical question I get when someone buys a meal plan from me is “Where’s the coffee?” and “what can I drink and still lose weight?” To answer the first, I don’t drink Coffee or tea for religious reasons. (learn about that here). But, that doesn’t mean I don’t…
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Bikini Prep Full Day of Eating, 1300 Calorie Meals

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75 days till the NPC Nevada State Champs (bikini category) Weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 The fewer days I have to lose this weight, the easier it is for my mind to be on board. And 75 days doesn’t feel like enough time, so I’m pretty good at staying on track right now. Here’s my weekend meals! FRIDAY…
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Weight Loss Meal Prep (My 4 day plan for 1300 calories)

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Day 36-40 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 One thing I love about food delivery (even though I have only sampled some delivery services), is that the portion control is effortless. It’s also what I love about meal prep. If I can mimic a meal delivery company, but just make it from scratch, why wouldn’t I! Meal…
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