Friday, April 13, 2012

Two year anniversary picture!

This weekend I am celebrating my two year anniversary of healthy living.  What better way to celebrate, than by attending my son's first body building competition!  I have learned a lot in the last two years.  I am so much stronger, mentally and physically, than I ever thought I was.  I have learned healthy habits that I will use for the rest of my life and I have learned how to be dedicated and patient. 


  1. Dear Lori:
    I saw you in a message from Debra Mazda and loved it. My name is Claribel and I live in Costa Rica, I am Professor of Physics and Astronomy, I have 59 years, three children and two grandchildren. For 10 years my weight has increased now being very overweight, I want to start and you are a great inspiration for me, I need to know how was your start in terms of exercise and your meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) Maybe too early to tell how it goes.
    A big hug!

  2. Hi Clar!
    Thank you so much for the kind words and sweet message. When I first started out, I had not exercised in years. I began walking on a treadmill for about 15-20 minutes, 4 days a week. I slowly increased that over time and at the one year mark, I was walking 3 miles, 6 days a week. I became bored with the gym at that point and began working out at home using Leslie Sansone dvd's. I found Debra Mazda's dvd's a few months ago. I usually work out for 45 min. to an hour, six days a week with the exercise dvd's. For breakfast, I eat either oatmeal or steel cut oats topped with honey or splenda and fruit. Today I had half of an apple, a strawberry and a few blackberries on top of the oats. I also like a little bit of sugar free french vanilla coffee creamer on it and coffee to drink. For my AM snack I usually have 1/2 C. egg substitute, scrambled in with baked veggies and topped with salsa and lemon pepper. For lunch a boca burger, progresso light soup, salad or a sandwich. PM snack is usually a banana with some wheat thin flatbread crackers and a wedge of laughing cow light cheese. Dinner is usually chicken or meat on occasion. I use whole grain buns, bread, pasta, tortillas, etc. For my night time snack, a cup of plain, nonfat yogurt sweetened with splenda and mixed with fruit. I have a lot of recipes on here that are fairly easy and very good. Please add me on Facebook! A friend and I started a weight loss support group on there and we'd love to have you join us. Thank you again for the very kind message!

  3. Thanks Lori for your answer and follow you on Facebook, hopefully I can lose weight and gain health especially.
    Hugs to you and your beautiful family

    1. You're so welcome, Clar. Believe in yourself and you'll be able to do this! Thank you for the kind words....:-)

  4. Congratulations on your success! You and your family are an inspiration! I'm in the middle of my weight loss journey...42lbs lost and 45 to go. Your blog has helped a lot! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! How do I find you on Facebook? I would love to be a part of your group.

  5. Hi Renee...:-)
    I'm glad to hear that my blog has helped you. Thank you for your kind words. Congratulations on your weight loss! You are doing so well...keep up the great work. I am on Facebook under Lori Marshall Olson. Please add me and then I can add you to our support group. Thank you for reaching out!