Yes…I Am Back On Nutrisystem!!

Many you all that having followed me on my NHOP76 on the Nutrisystem page, NHOP76 channel and now BeautyChameleon channel on youtube know that I lost 65lbs with Nutrisystem back in 2006 successfully and kept it off for 2 years after that too!! I was so proud of myself! I felt healthy, moved quickly of my feet, could wear anything I wanted! Heck!!! I was a size 8 and it was a joy to go to the store and buy something that looks good on my body!! I LOVED it!! This was an easy and great time in my life..I was an at home mom with a flexible schedule to prepare meals, workout when ever I wanted and still have time for my family and projects that came my way until…

I had to go back to work due to changes in my hubby’s job and such.. long story… With that said I had a hard time trying to adapt to the busy schedule of working retail full-time for Sephora Inside JCPenney, being a mom with a child who was at every playdate or group possible in order for him to grow relationships with new friends and a wife to an amazing husband, that I did not take time to maintain my new healthy lifestyle. Instead I reached for convenience foods and you all know McDonalds, Chilis, and anything made quick in order to save time for relaxing at the end of a busy day at work, child, homelife and such.. I did not make time to workout other than my two days a week workout at Martial Arts school. Ultimately the couch and ice cream was my workout, lol.

So after 2009 and to this present date my weight began to increase for 160-195 at it highest on average.. Over the last 3 years I have stay around 195 and have tried many things to get the weight under control like weight watchers, sensa, juicing, P90X diet plan, Turbo fire diet plans. I am not saying that those plans don’t work because they can. I just could not get a handle of planning and preparing meals ahead of time with my busy lifestyle.. I need something quick and made so that I can utilize the time to prepare and replace that 30mins to 1 hour with fitness and exercise..

So.. as of Monday July 29th I decided to go to walmart and pick up a Nutrisystem 5 day weight loss kit. Yes.. I said it you can find these kits at your local walmart!! Thanks to my friend Belynda who told me about it at work!! Thank you girl!! I am tried a treading around the same weight right now in my life.. I am 5’8″ and I carry the weight well, but….It’s time to move on and lose this 30 pounds of unwanted fat and I know for a fact Nutrisystem works for me!

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Yes that’s me!! The before photo was on my 29th birthday back in 2005 (225lbs, WOW, right?) and the after was in 2006 at a photo shoot for Nutrisystem (160lb)….I know I can lose 30lbs with them again!! Nutrisystem will give me the convenience of well prepared healthy meals with structure and I don’t have to worry about cooking two meals one for my hungry guys (hubby and a growing 9 year-old son) and a healthy meal for me too! Heck if I have to life on Nutrisystem for life I will, hahahaha.

So far I have been on Nutrisystem 5 Day Weight Loss Kit available at walmart for only $44.95 and so far I have lost 8lbs!! I am so excited!! The kit comes with 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners and 5 desserts, and meal planner with suggestions on what to add to your meals. It’s so easy and I do like the food. The example to the leave is my lunch.

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Now…I lost this weight with minimal exercise, but that will change because I am back to training at Martial arts and my family and I began walking/jogging at our local YMCA and…..I will begin to add more cardio like turbo fire and attending group classes at the Y too! Yipee got to get movin is the name of the game!!

Ok.. you are probably thinking, will I continue to use the walmart selection, and….I will continue with this method and transition to their 28 day program by ordering directly from Nutrisystem online for approx $240/month by my 37th birthday which is Sept. 2nd!! Woot WOOT!! Why? The disadvantage to doing the walmart plan is that they only offer 1 meal plan option and I know I will become board with that very soon. While online I can choose my meal options since there is so many I used to love and now they offer some pretty good new options too!!

So…needless to say I am excited to get started and continue until I reach my goal of 160lbs! I have so many cute clothes I would like to get back into and I can’t wait!!

For my facebook and youtube family, If you would like for me to chat about my progress on youtube please let me know by leaving a comment below. Until then…I will be back to update you with my progress next Monday on my official weight in date!!

 

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New Sensa Journey Take 2: Month 1 Results

Happy New Year!! I hope that you all had a great holiday season and are ready to take on the year of 2012 with a bang! As many of you know I decided to get back on Sensa Weight Loss System after thanksgiving with a start weight of 190lbs (I am 5’8″ tall). It was fun getting started with the sensa and also trying the vitamins, quenches and the chews. With working retail management sometimes my meals we stretched out a lot, so the Sensa chews and the quenches were a God send. They helped curb my appetite so I wouldn’t over eat when it was time time. My only challenge for me in getting enough water in for the day which is something that I will continue to work on in the New Year of 2012. I need to keep the work permanently attached to my hip, lol.

Many of you may ask did I exercise and my answer will be minimally. I take martial arts 2-3 times a week which helped me maintain my weight and lose a little while using the sensa. However, I do feel that if I worked out more like I used to I would have lost more weight. You may wonder, what type of exercise do I do? While, I really enjoy cardio workouts like step aerobics, kick boxing, and jogging therefore I need to get my mind ready to do that along with weight lifting too. By doing  all of that it will help me build lean muscle which in the long run helps the body burn more fat which equal loss of inches and loss of weight. So all in all that will be a goal for me in this new year. My struggle is running to the coach when I get home from work, or to the computer to Facebook or YouTube, so I will have to minimize that in the new year or plan out my day where my exercise is complete in the morning and maintain control over eating at night time when I am not hungry. Do any of you struggle with that? I work retail management and my hours are so irregular that it is a challenge

I have to say the first 3 weeks were easy for me until Christmas came along. With all of the holiday eating came a stop in my weight loss too! I did not keep my control with the portions or kept hydrated with water so my weight loss stopped during week 4. (0lbs lost) I am retaining like crazy!! Did any of you experience that during the holidays? Sometimes the holidays are tough, but I will not beat myself up. I know what I need to do in order to gain control which means back to the healthy eating, exercising and drinking mega amounts of water.

You all may be wondering what type of foods did I eat? Did I prepare all of my meals from scratch? No way! I am too busy for that. With working full-time, busy mom, wife and taekwondo student and mom some day it is impossible to prepare everything. So some days I will prepare foods for my family and take left overs to work and on other days I will make fast easy meals or lean cuisine it too! It just works for me and avoids less stress too. So, I guess if you are in the same boat as I am you will have to experiment on what foods you like and make that a staple item in order for you to have success. I also came across some great healthy recipes from some cookbooks I picked up too! My meal sample meal:

Breakfast ideas:

  • Vanilla Yogurt parfait (my fav)
  • Instant  oatmeal with bananas with orange juice
  • Breakfast Tacos with egg whites with fruit
Lunches:
  • Lean Cuisines (fast for convenience)
  • Salad
  • Tuna Salad with veggies
  • Turkey Sandwich with Veggies
Dinner:
  • Catfish with veggies
  • Orange chicken with rice
  • Lean Cuisines (when working)

My results for month 1 are a total of 5lbs losts which brings me to a weight of 185. My measurements are as follows:

Bust: 38″ (same, no change)

Waist: 34.25″ (lost -.75″)

Hips: 44″

I am excited about the weight loss and I can not weight to see what month 2 brings me too! My goal is to lose 10 pounds this 2 month with the new goals I have into place. Also at the end of month 2 my goal is to have progress pictures ready to share with you all too. Until post you all be well and healthy and again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hugs,

Tasha 🙂

My Sensa Update: Month 1 Results

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Sensa Weight Loss System: Month 1 Results

Hey my get healthy divas! Today I just want to give you an update on how my 1st month with using Sensa Weight Loss System with my get fit routine in 2011 went. Well. . . with diet and exercise on the Sensa I lost a total of 5 pounds!! I  went from 188lbs to 183lbs. Now don't get me wrong I am happy with that, but I thought I would have lost a little more being that I was eating and exercising too compared to people not exercising and eating what they want on the program.

So my initial thoughts are did Sensa really help me lose the weight or was it more me? I know I could have done a few things a little differently that could have accelerated my weight loss like:

  • Drinking more than 40-50 ounces a water a day.
  • Late Night snacking (bad habit that I am working on breaking)
  • Tweaking my food choices to be a  bit more clean.

So with that said I decided to order month 2 only to give it one more try since the company did mention that it could take a month for my body to get used to using it. In this second month I am going to be eating a bit cleaner for sure. My diet will consist off more dark green veggies or colorful veggies. Here is a sample grocery list that I used for my most recent trip:

  • Veggies: Romaine lettuces, red cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, green onions, onions, garlic, mushrooms and spinach, basil
  • Fruits: Blueberries, Blackberries, strawberries, red grapes, apples, pears, lemons
  • Meats: Wild Salmon, Chicken Breast, Ground Turkey, Pork chops (to be baked)
  • Cheese: Monterrey Jack, blue cheese, Gorgonzola, feta cheese (some cheeses will be used to be mixed with my sauces for meats and such, yummy!
  • Dairy: Sour Cream, Heavy Whipping cream for sauces, butter
  • Oils & Vinaigrette: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grape seed oil and Balsamic vinaigrette (for making my own salad dressings)
  • No Carbs addtional carbs for now

You may be wondering what My meal plan looks like? Right? Well. . .

  • Breakfast: Mixed bowl of fruits (All I have time for)
  • Lunch: Veggies salad mixed with romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, reddish and scallions topped with my salad dressing mix. (if you would like to know my recipe for the dressing leave a comment below) In addition to the salad I will eat a baked chicken breast topped with my cream sauce mix of mushrooms, spinach, garlic, onions, butter, heavy whipping cream and Gorgonzola creams.  With a side of green beans
  • Dinner: Similar to lunch maybe with salmon and a pesto sauce.
  • Snack: Fruit with Cheese

My exercise will be the same. 2 days of Martial Arts and 2 day of cardio, but I am going to add in 1 day of weight training too. The last thing I know what I need to improve is drinking MORE water. 60-80?? How much should I be drinking?? More less?? Anywho, with these changes we will see how my results are if I lose more weight this more than last month then I will know want my decision will be for ordering Sensa in the future.

Question for you all. Anyone of you using Sensa or have used Sensa? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below. You may be helping out another diva they is looking to lose weight  for this summer too!

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Sensa Weight Loss System: The Reveal

Well hello my fitness chameleons!! It has been a little while since I did a blog post for this section of my blog and today I am ready to reveal to you what I am going to be experimenting with while I get back in shape! If you do not follow me on twitter (twitter.com/beautychameleon) you really should because I chat a lot there and I may reveal things there first before it reaches here or my youtube channel (NHOP76).

Back on Jan 31st I tweeted that I ordered Sensa! Yes, I did! As you will see in my video I ordered Sensa because of my awesome friend at work. I will just call her "B". "B" used Sensa's weight-loss system in 2010 and with minimum exercise and I mean minimum she lost 15 pounds!! I was truly amazed because Sense is not a weight loss stimulant at all. To find out more details about how Sensa work click "www.TrySensa.com" to learn more or just watch my video below (smile). Anyway. . while seeing her success with it I thought to myself, "what if I used Sensa while eating a healthy diet, exercise 3-4 days a week and drinking lots of water would it accelerate my weight-loss?" So with my sick mind (remember I was sick around this time) I decided I am ordering Sensa ASAP to jump start my weight loss.

Now just for an Update on my weight loss at the beginning of the new year January 1st I weighted in at 196lbs, Yikes I know!! At the end of January I was down to 188lbs so without Sensa I had already lost 8lbs on my own. Later, moving into February my weight-loss was stalled because I was sick for the 1st week in February and exercise was cut out of my life until I start to feel better during the second week in this month. Finally, my Sensa arrived on Valentines Day and when I opened the package I knew it was on!

Sensa is VERY easy to use you just sprinkle it on foods and that's it!! For the past 2 weeks I have been using Sensa I have been eating healthy and completing 1-2 days of martial arts training and 2 days of cardio training from the comfort of my own home and let me tell you within the 2 weeks I have already lost 4 using  POUNDS sensa. Isn't that crazy!! So, my current weight is finally at 184lbs, Yahooooooooo!! I told my friend "B" this and she was like really? I am going to exercise more too!

So all in all, during my month 1 of Sensa I am loving this product and I totally recommend it to anyone that is trying to lose weight this year!! If you are trying to lose weight definitely go to "www.TrySensa.com" and find out more about how this product can help you reach your weight loss goals in 2011!!

Sensa Weight Loss System: The Reveal Video

 

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P90X Round 2: Week 1 & 5 Pounds Gone!

Hey you all, like is said in my last video, Tasha is going for another round of P90X!! Round 2!! Last week began round 2 with a new meal plan and new goals to achieve as well. In round 2 I could shed off more weight and return back to my healthy weight of 168 pounds!! Last week began round 2 and my hubby is going along for the ride too! It is nice to have a workout buddy. Having a buddy to workout with makes me workout harder, because I am so darn competitive at times, lol. And, it also helps me keep in track of my form through out each workout. At the beginning of the 2nd round my weight began at 188 pounds. When I weighed in on Saturday my weight was:

  • 183 pounds!! Lost 5 pounds this week!!!

Now I know for sure that I will not continue to lose weight like this every week, but it was awesome to have that jump start with exercising and the new meal plan too! I am so geeked and excited to be into week 2 again! For more details of how this week went check out my video below for more details!

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Fitness With P90X: Week 12 & 13 (90 Days Complete!)

Hey all, I totally forgot to update you all on my final stats with the P90X program. Check out this video for my results and stay tuned because it is not over yet! Last week I started round 2 of P90X and it is on like popcorn, lol 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Week 9 Update & On To Week 10.. Sick too :(

Hey all, getting sick is getting very old. At the end of week 9 my allergies hit me hard! Sinus congestion and sneezing then. . . voice is missing somewhere in the universe. I swear it is not fair. I wanted to hit it hard toward the middle of week 9, but I guess not, grrrrr! I guess you have to rest when the body says to huh? I guess I can’t complain because I went a head this past Saturday and weighed in. To my surprise I drop 1.5 pounds leaving me at 188.5!! Not bad!! I am not going to get too excited because I was sick and sometime my weight drops more during that time. So my prayer going into week 10 is that I maintain that loss.

Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.
  • March 13th: 188.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 9.5 in 9 weeks!! Considering I was sick again with these darn allergies! Will they ever leave me alone?

Sorry, no video for week 9. I was at work this past weekend and I was talking all day long and then my voice decided to disappear. Now I am being called squeaky at home, lol. I also was not able to get pictures of my 60 results, but don’t worry they will be coming later this week and I will post them in my week 10 results video this weekend for sure.

I have to say, that many people have been asking  the following questions:

  1. Can I lose weight fast with the P90X?
  2. Do you have to follow the meal plan too P90X?
  3. How do you plan your workouts?
  4. Does this program really work?

My Answers:

  1. No you will not lose weight fast with this program. P90X is not a quick weight loss program. This program is designed to help you burn fat and build strong lean muscle. If you are not used to interval/circuit training and weight training this program is not for you. With every program you should consult with you doctor before trying. be safe and workout smart.
  2. I would totally recommend following the suggested meals plans. I wish I would have at the beginning because if I did I may have had more weight loss. P90X requires you to workout 6 days a week for 1 hour at a time and you body requires a certain amount of calories, carbs and protein to make it through each workout in order to function and loss the fat. If you don’t you can deplete your body of the proper nutrition and hender you weight loss in the long run.
  3. With anything you must plan out your day. I work a full time job, I am a mother and a wife. So it is all about time management. I work a retail job so my schedule changes all the time. So I make sure that if I work a late shift I plan to work out in the morning after I get my son off to school instead of going back to bed to get the extra sleep. or if I work a early shift I workout in the evening after I get my son to bed. So I may be working out at 8 or 9pm in at night. When there is a will there is a way. Then once my workouts are done then I go about watching T.V, cleaning the house, running errands, work or making of course Youtube videos. Remember manage your time. If you really want to change your body you will make time for it.
  4. Yes this program does work if you follow it! I am losing fat and leaning up and I will continue to week by week. just be patient with your progress.

I hope that helps. Well, I am still stuffing for the allergies to this day however I am still working out to my best. Yesterday I did my chest shoulders and triceps workout and I am sore. I really need to order that recovery drink and I think I will. I heard that it really helps your muscles recover from each workout and I need it. A few minutes ago I just finished the cardioX workout. I did the whole workout at my pace and I am glad that I did. I feel accomplished and now I can really rest.

Well, I am off for now! I hope that you all have a blessed week and I will chat soon.

hugs,

Tasha 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Week 8 Updates & Results

Hey all, here are my result for week 8 of the program as you know I got sick this past week, so that really reduced my results this week. Life happeneds, but the key is to keep on going!

Stats For 8 weeks:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.

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Fitness With P90X: Life Hits Ya and Ya Get Sick. . .

Hey all I am getting to the end of week 8 results and it will be time for my weekly weigh in and results that will be done on Saturday or Sunday. This week life surely got in my way which affected my workouts and eating this week. Over the weekend my hubby and son was sick with either allergies or sinus infections and I was praying please don’t let me get sick, please! Well. . . Sunday came and I started to get sniffles and I was like Damn! I better not get sick. I was able to do the following workouts which was:

  • Saturday: Cardio Intervals (which can be found on the bonus DVD) I placed that workout instead of doing YogaX.
  • Sunday: I did Core Synergistics (However I only made it through 40 minutes. . . I was starting to feel it then
  • Monday: I did KenpoX the entire workout

Tuesday came and I felt it. I was sick with a small fever and sinus congestion. I was so mad because I hate to get sick.  It just throws my whole week and workout goals out of whack! I hate to lose my momentum with me leaning down. I really want to see awesome results this week, but I have to listen to my body and rest. All in all, I missed my Wednesday and Thursday workout! I guess I will not beat myself up life happeneds, right? So with that said I will continue with the remainder of the workouts and not do my results until Sunday morning and move on to week 9.

I decided to skip out on the Stretch X DVD and instead complete the cardioX. I felt like sweating and burning some calories and I did!! Today I was so excited because I was able to do 5 Dreya Rolls in a row!! Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!! I could never do that! Tomorrow I is supposed to be yogaX day, but. . . I really don’t like this workout. It’s too long and slow paced for me. Does anyone else feel that way? I almost want to replace that workout as a whole, but I guess I shouldn’t. I get the fact that it’s makes you stronger and more flexible, but dang! 1 hour and 30 minutes!! I will have to do that workout right when I get home from work tomorrow otherwise it will not get done at all. So, that is what I plan to do.

Well, anyway, it is time for me to hit the showers and get ready for work. Stay tuned my get fit beauties I will have my results and video up this Sunday!!

Keep bringing it,

Tasha 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Week 6 & 7 Results

I was just thinking to myself that time has went by fast with my journey with my weight loss and getting fit with the P90X program!! I can’t believe how far I have come and how much stronger I am know and how much stronger and lighter I will be at the end of this journey, continuing in the future. I totally lost track of time and can’t believe that I did not share with my blog readers my results for week 6. I did make a post on my youtube channel, but not here. So definitely watch week 6 video before skipping to watch week 7’s video, lol.

Week 6 Vlog:


My Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!
  • February  20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!

Week 7 was okay minus a few challenges that I will explain in the video. How I made it through it and felt accomplished! I am feeling lighter in each step I take and when I have hard days I just think about the quote Tony Horton says which is “Do your best and forget the rest”. This just makes me keep going and my me try harder and make goals to get better.

All and all I am happy with my progress and feeling wonderful. To everyone that is getting fit keep strong and keep going!

Week 7 Vlog:

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