Friday, October 7, 2011


So I finally bought new jeans on Saturday, just a cheap pair the same brand and style I had before and I bought the size below the pair I had!!! Jean shopping was actually almost fun, definitely not as painful as it used to be. Here's the amazing part the new jeans are already loose I can pull them off without unbuttoning them after I washed them! Good thing I got a cheap pair because I might have to get a new pair soon.

My BFF has also lost 5lbs!!! Congrats to her she started 5 weeks ago and is right on track with healthy weight loss (1-2 pounds a week)

I've always wanted to look good for the Holidays when I see my family and friends and be able to wear some cute outfits and feel good about myself and that is finally going to happen!

47 days till Thanksgiving
78 days till Christmas
85 days till New Year's Eve

Well if you wanna look good by then Herbalife is the way to go! Let me know if you want to rock a sexy dress for NYE....

Thursday, September 29, 2011


So I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 7.6 lbs!!!
So that means I've lost 7.6 of these

I've been working out about twice a week and I've only taken the Thermobond once mainly because I forget. I will take one tonight before my BFF and I go out on our date to dinner.

So I'm pretty proud of myself I can really feel a difference. I can definitely see myself sticking with this, because once I achieve my goal weight I only have to have one shake a day. Honestly I love having my shakes for breakfast and lunch, makes life so much easier!

This Saturday will be 9 weeks on Herbalife and the time has already flown by. I remind myself of a point Garrett made awhile back if you lose a pound a week for a year that's 52 pounds and that really can change your life!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Saturday was 7 weeks on Herbalife.

I'm still having two shakes a day, but I only had one on Sunday.  I still really love Herbalife!  I have energy and focus which is coming in handy for my class that I need to study for.  I measured myself this morning and I've lost 2.2 inches off my hips and 1 inch from my waist!  I've been having to wear a belt for a few weeks now.  I'm stuck at 7 lbs weight loss though.  I used to work out 2-4 times a week, which I haven't been doing lately and I'm still losing weight.  I'm going to make sure I get in at least 3 workouts this week and I hope that will help me get past this 7 pound hurdle. 

I guess I can't expect to wake up and lose a pound a day.  I might be being a little too hard on myself, I think I should switch to weekly weigh ins instead of daily ones.  I'm also going to order Thermobond which is supposed to help speed the passage of food through the digestive system, allowing your body to absorb less fat (its fiber).  Your supposed to take it with food, I will probably take it right before dinner since that is my "fattest" meal.  I've included a video below with a Thermobond demo.

Well I'll probably write in a week or so, since I don't want to weigh my self for a week.

Thermo Bond Presentation.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Well on Saturday night this happened....

That would be a huge branch on my power line, which nearly ripped it out of the house. So needless to say we were out of power.  So making shakes was a little hard.  I managed to have a shake Sunday morning and two shakes on Monday because I went out of my way to do so.  This was the perfect excuse to eat freely but I didn't want to! I wanted my shakes and was quite frustrated my routine was interrupted.  I wasn't too upset, no one was hurt and the house wasn't damaged so it could of been a lot worse.  We were sooo happy that DTE came out on Monday night and restored power before we had to go back to work on Tuesday morning.  We spent some time with family this weekend so all in all it was a pretty ok weekend. 

We were back to two shakes a day Tuesday and last night I made some grilled chicken and mashed potatoes with cheese and bacon.  It was very good, Garrett told me three times it was which made me happy : )

Despite this weekend I was down 6.8 lbs this morning!  I'm feeling great, I feel like Herbalife was partly responsible for keeping my mood level during the power outage.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


First off I want to say Congratulations to my BFF for starting Herbalife yesterday! I am so excited for her!  She said she instantly felt better.

I've lost 6.6 lbs and today is 5 weeks since I started Herbalife.  What is most amazing is I lost the 0.6 lbs these last 2 days while I was on my period!  Sorry a bit TMI but who loses weight on their period ladies?!? Ummm probably no one!  I usually have really bad cramps and severe bloating, so I added some Tang Kuei from Herbalife which is supposed to help with PMS and relax smooth muscle (ease cramps).  I was a bit bloated but no where near what used to happen and I still had cramps but they were not as bad.  I really can't believe how much Herbalife helped with this, but I am so happy!

We got the Dutch Chocolate shake yesterday and I had a "banana split" shake for breakfast, it was so good.  We are going to the Tiger's game today so we might only have one shake today. 

Hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Well I worked out last night when I got home from work, just a quick but effective 20min weight training workout (an on demand video from my cable).  This was a genius idea, why do I have to wake up at 645am to workout ? When I get bored waiting for 2hrs for Garrett to get home in the evenings. 
I came home had my Herbalife tea, went tanning, worked out, took a shower and was ready by the time he got home.  That tea kept me going until we went to Albert's and ate around 800.  I wasn't crabby and I had a lot of energy, but I was hungry.  I had 3/4 of the bbq bacon cheddar burger and some fries and a long island to drink.
I hope I can work out  2-3 times per week but I feel different about it now.  Before I felt like I HAD to work out and if I didn't I would feel really guilty.  But now my workouts are fun again because they are accelerating my weight loss not the only thing I'm doing to lose weight.  I feel so in control of my life and so happy knowing I'm doing something healthy and something that is actually working.  I've been working out for years and trying to eat right and that got me nowhere.  I just feel so good knowing I'm changing my life for the better.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I got on the scale this morning and I'm down 6 lbs.  I should wait a day or two until its official but it was a great way to start the day!  My BFF placed her order last night and will get started when she returns from vacation next Thrusday! We are so excited for her to start!

Today is day 4 of the cleanse and everything is still normal. 

I really want to host a weight loss challenge with my family I think I will look into that and get it going.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Had a really great weekend!  My bff came over Sat and I made her a shake and some tea, she was pleasantly surprised on how great everything tasted.  I also gave her a multivitamin and a cell activator.  I talked to her the next day and she said she felt great and will be ordering the quick start this week!   : )
I am so happy and excited for her to start!

I started my cleanse on Sunday.  For those of you that know me well know I can't/won't swallow pills and I have crushed and drank some pretty gross stuff before to get medications down.  I've been adding the multivitamin and cell activator to my shakes everyday.  So I added the 2 am cleanse pills as well.  I can barely taste this stuff in my shakes, I swear.  I thought I could swallow the pm cleanse pills but I just wouldn't let myself, so I had to crush and drink them in some apple juice.  I'm not going to say it was delicious but this was by far the best tasting pill I've crushed and drank!  Probably because this stuff is all natural it does not have a weird medicine/chemical taste like other stuff I've done this to.  So that was a bit of a relief.  So far my poop schedule is normal, aka this cleanse didn't make me sit in the bathroom all day.

Yesterday we FINALLY went to the batting cages which made me so happy!!! and then we rode the go-karts, it was fun.  We also went to Albert's (we really love that place) on Friday an Sunday.  I had pizza on Sunday and it was sooo good! They have pretty good food there.

Having a great weekend made it extra hard to go to work today, but the day is almost over.  Hope you had a nice weekend as well!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Still taking two shakes a day and I'm feeling great.  I know it sounds like a commercial but I honestly have never felt better in my life! I have energy and just feel good. 

We decided to start the Herbalife 21day cleanse, it arrived today so we will start tomorrow.  Its supposed to be gentle and hopefully jump start our weight loss even more.  I have definitely already lost inches my pants continue to sag, I'm hoping to go shopping tomorrow for a new pair.

In thinking about the cleanse, I Googled what your poop should look like.  You had to have wondered before ?!? Well I did!  Well I came across a few articles here's one

If your body isn't getting what it needs it can't function at it's best, my body is finally getting what it needs and let me tell you that feeling is amazing.  I wish everyone would at least try Herbalife and I bet they would be amazed like I am.  Now if I can just figure out how to get everyone I care about on it...

Monday, August 15, 2011


Today is day 17 on Herbalife and I had to wash my jeans again because one good tug and I could easily be pantsed.  I put on my freshly washed jeans this morning and they were loose!!! No crazy squatting and stretching exercises needed to loosen them up! Amazing!

We had two shakes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For dinner Friday we went to Applebee's I had the riblet dinner and Garrett had the Cajun shrimp pasta and we both got drinks.  Saturday we split an amazing Albert's bbq cheddar bacon burger and I also got a salad and a baked potato and a drink or two.  Sunday we had a shake for breakfast and dinner and made pork chops, mashed potatoes, and some veggies for lunch.  It was delicious!

We discovered you lose inches before pounds and we haven't done our measurements yet, which we really need to do.  I'm down 4.2 pounds!  I've honestly never felt better.  I'm full of energy.  Yesterday was a rainy Sunday those WERE my favorites to lay in bed and sleep all day but I didn't want to do that.  I was up doing stuff all day.

If YOU or ANYONE you know is interested in losing weight and gaining energy without starving and still be able to eat the food you love contact me!!!

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Friday, August 12, 2011


Went for a run this morning still at my 14min slow pace :( 
Maybe because I wake up and go, I wish I had time to have a shake before, it would probally improve my time.  But I don't want to run right after drinking one so...

Had a shake for breakfast and lunch. Not sure what I'm gonna do for dinner tonight.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Well I'm down 3lbs. as of this morning!  Not as much as I was hoping for but its a start.  I guess when your losing weight the healthy way this is the way it should be.  Now if we can just stay on pace this weekend. 

We ordered more shake mix on Sunday night and thought it would arrive yesterday so I could have a shake for dinner, but it didn't! :( aaahhh (we'll never use UPS again, FedEx only now!), so I had a tuna sandwich.  No shake for breakfast it was weird I really wanted my shake. 

Some people might think having a shake for two meals a day is crazy but for me it's the best thing.  My breakfast was always unsatisfying and I was hungry by the time I got to work and it was always a struggle to pack a lunch so I usually ended up with a Lean Cuisine and you get sick of eating those after awhile.  So having two shakes is really easy for me not to mention time saving in the morning.  I'm really hoping the stuff is there when I get home I don't want to go shake-less today.

By lunch I was crazy get outta my way I gotta eat Hillary again :(
I have not been like this on Herbalife, I REALLY hope my package is on my porch when I get home!
I also feel like I have less energy without it.  If I wasn't a complete baby still at 27 and could swallow the vitamins I probably would feel better, but they only way I can get them down is in my shake.

Ahhh thank God the stuff was there when I got home! Had a shake for dinner, feeling much better!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


First off Happy Birthday to my B.F.F.!!!!!!
Been trucking along with the shakes trying for two a day everyday! Only a few days with one.  Hoping to have some results to post soon!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Friday finally!!!!
I walked to The Whitney for lunch today for my coworkers birthday.  Had 1/2 crabcake, very delicious!  And half of a half of a chicken salad wrap and a half of a half of a reuben but it was made with beef brisket instead of corned beef :( and some fries.  I'm not even going to feel guilty about eating pizza and stuff like this.

We went to Albert's for dinner and some drinks.  I had half of a bacon BBQ hamburger and some fries.  Then we met up with some friends at another bar.  It was a very nice night.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Woke up and went for a run this morning.  Had a shake for breakfast and lunch.  Frustrating day at work ugh!  We went to Albert's and got pizza for dinner and it was delicious!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Herbalife on Mad Money


Well I should of gone for a run this morning but I couldn't get up at 645, when it rains I just wanna lay in bed all day!  So when I got up at 730 Garrett said "I thought you were waking up at 645".  Gggrrrr I tried!

I had a shake for breakfast and drank my tea iced on the way to work.  Didn't get hungry till about 1200 so I had a shake for lunch and some hummus and veggies for a snack.  I get OBSESSED with this hummus so I posted the recipe (there is a link on the right under recipes).  Its super easy to make because I can make it!  You can get everything at Meijer.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Still no headache or angry hungry Hillary!  Oh and TMI alert I have already pooped twice today (without activia or coffee).

Went to a friends to visit tonight and had some chili for dinner and I brought my tea along.  One medium size bowl and a small cookie and I was full.  I didn't need to eat anymore its pretty amazing.  Usually I would want to have seconds but I had one bowl and was satisfied. 

Watching the end of the Detroit Tigers game and going to bed... Valverde how about you don't walk anyone tonight!!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


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We just got it so I'm excited about it!


Well I know I said I wasn't going to post for a while, I lied.  While I kinda like checking the number of page views I'm getting this is making me accountable for my eating actions of the day.  I had a shake and tea for breakfast, subway for lunch and some hummus with cucumbers and carrots for a snack throughout the day.  May I just say I make some really amazing hummus!  I got home and had some more tea and I'm not really hungry but I know I need to eat.  I'm going to have a shake for dinner.

Monday, August 1, 2011



 Today I woke up at 645am and went for a run.  1.22miles in 14min, yikes! This is horrible!  I've been stuck at this time for over a month now.  Then I walked the path, so I got 40min in.  I've been working out for years now, running more often since we moved (and I don't have a dog to bark when I leave and don't take him). 

  I'm always trying to eat good and have been working out 2-4 days a week for years and just been maintaining my weight not really loosing anything significant.  So I'm really hoping Herbalife will help me.

  I had a shake and tea for breakfast and a shake for lunch today.  I snacked on some frosted shredded wheat cereal throughout the day.  Which I needed because it feels weird not to chew and actually eat something.  But no headache and felt good today, not starving at all.  Made some hummus after work and ate some of that.  Then we had fish, mashed potatoes, spinach and some ice cream for dinner.

We went to Target tonight and got a scale.... He jumped on I'm a bit more apprehensive.  Just really don't want to see that number staring me in the face, good thing we didn't get the super bright display!  Well I think I'll post again in a week or so when I actually have something to report. 

Hope everyone has a good day!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Any joiners?

If anyone is intersted in going on this journey with me let me know!  It's always easier to do this with a buddy or two...


Woke up around 1015 and had some tea.  I made a shake this time with 3 frozen strawberries, milk and a half of banana.  This time the shake was….DELICIOUS!!!  Finally I was starting to get worried!  Usually I HAVE TO have my Activia yogurt every morning or well I can’t go.  I went to the bathroom after one sip of tea and then again after finishing the cup.  This may be TMI for some of you but for me this is a big deal.  We went to a graduation party today and had some fried chicken, pasta salad, macaroni and cheese and then we split a cookie.  I had a fish sandwich for dinner, so only one shake today.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


We woke up around 815 this morning.  I made some tea; I was worried about how it was going to taste.  Well it tasted really good, it really did!  I need to have food and caffeine within 30 minutes of waking up or I’ll have a headache all day and be super crabby.  The tea held the headache off.  SHAKE TIME! I’m nervous…. All we had was an apple, poor planning on our part.  So we put milk, shake powder and a cut up apple in the blender…  Now I should say Garrett has had shakes before and says they are delicious.  The apple one was not!  We do not recommend the use of apples in shakes just made the texture too gritty, still drinkable, he said he’s had better; I’ll go to the store later.  Still no headache and feel full.
     We have a wedding later so I went to get my hair done and find a dress and shoes, yes the wedding is tonight!  This procrastination totally explains why we only had an apple in the fridge!
     Went to the store on my way home and got strawberries, blueberries, bananas and some Greek yogurt.  I need the Greek yogurt to add a little extra protein to the shake so it will keep me fuller longer.  I spent $12.
    Made another shake for lunch this was way better than the morning one but I’m still not crazy about the flavor.  It’s not horrible just not super delicious.  I washed the strawberries and put them in the freezer.
    The wedding was nice we didn’t eat dinner until 800 though.  So until this meal I had only had two shakes and a cup of tea.  Anyone that knows me would not come near me if they knew I had not “eaten” all day, but I was surprisingly chipper.  We were hungry but we were not starving and I had no headache.

Friday, July 29, 2011


We got our Herbalife products today!  I love having packages on the doorstep when I get home. We will start taking the products tomorrow.  We took some before pictures today.  I took his and I took mine alone…

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


     Garrett’s (my boyfriend) sister was in from Florida this week and stopped by our new place tonight.  She has been taking and selling Herbalife for about 2 years now.  Every time she comes to town she talks to us about it and how we should start taking it.  It’s one or two shakes a day and two vitamins. You still eat regular food just replace one or two meals a day with a shake you make yourself.  We went to a meeting on Saturday with her and heard tons of people talk about their weight loss and getting healthy. 

     So we finally decided to order some products, just the basics.  A shake mix, multivitamin, cell activator vitamin and a raspberry tea.  This cost around $100 (for a 30 day supply) but as she explained this is part of our grocery shopping because its food.  Seems a bit pricey at first but when you think about it it’s not to much when we eat out around 3 times a week and easily spend over a $100 on groceries a month.  So we are going to give it a try and see what happens.