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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time. [Read more...]


Easy Clean Eating Meal Idea: Cook Once Eat Twice

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AdvoCare Snack Ideas: Baked Zucchini Chips

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If you are looking for clean eating recipes or AdvoCare snack ideas check out this recipe. Since we don’t snack on regular chips anymore, baked zucchini chips are a healthy alternative. So easy to make, just 3 ingredients is all you need to bake the perfect zucchini chip. What are your favorite clean eating snack foods? [Read more...]

Homemade Microwave Popcorn: All Natural Healthy Snack Idea

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Since changing the kinds of foods that we eat last year, homemade microwave popcorn has become a favorite snack at our house. I never realized how the amount of additives added to foods that I previously thought were healthy like microwave popcorn. After an afternoon of testing out different ways to make homemade popcorn I came up with a Kettle and Cinnamon Pop Corn recipe that my little ones absolutely loved. There are so many ways you can change up this recipe, but the recipes included below are our favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas! [Read more...]

Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary’s Journey on the 24-Day Challenge Post #3

Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his previous post, you can read them here,  here, and here.

I have had some thoughts and questions rolling around in my brain lately.  Often times I have really odd things that make me stop and ponder them.  Like this, how do feathers keep birds warm?  I know there is a scientific explanation but I just don’t understand.  Or this, wonder if other people like to suck helium out of balloons like I do?  I don’t care how old you get…that is funny when your voices sounds cartoonish!  Now, this thought isn’t nearly as weird as most of mine are.  I have been wondering why some folks can lose weight easier than others.  I am going to let you in on some of my thoughts and then a final report on my 24 day challenge.

The ability to lose weight may be explained partially by your family genes…and if that is the case, I did not get those genes!  As I told you earlier, I battled being the “husky” kid until my middle teenage years.  Check out these pictures to see for yourself.

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe {Healthier Version}

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Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary’s Journey on the 24-Day Challenge Post #2


Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his previous post, you can read them here and here.

Over the past 10 years exercise had become a cuss word in my mind.  When the word was mentioned I would break out in chills and want to look for some chocolate Zingers.  My activity level had gotten to the point of…well…nothing.  Prior to March of ’13 getting off the couch and walking to the fridge to pour a Diet Coke then back constituted one lap.  I could handle these laps because there was a reward waiting for me in the fridge or in maybe in the candy bar cabinet.  Even though I had made some major changes in my diet my physical activity had remained non-existent. [Read more...]

Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary’s Journey on the 24-Day Challenge

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Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his intro post you can read it here.

The first few days of my AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge have been…well…challenging.  AdvoCare knew what they were doing when they named this thing!  Although, we have been eating healthy since our first challenge last March I had fallen into some bad snacking and food choice habits over the holidays, it was time to get this thing rolling.  I am in the first phase of the challenge…THE CLEANSE.  Sounds scary but it really hasn’t been.  And this is coming from a guy with how do you say it, fear of public restrooms.  I actually think there is a phobia for this condition.

Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary's Journey with the 24-Day Challenge

My mornings have consisted of Spark!!!, a fiber drink and a balanced breakfast.  Until last March I thought the words balanced breakfast were spelled GOLDEN GRAHAMS.  Man I love those things.  I have learned there is nothing balanced about my GRAHAMS.  I have been eating an egg, a piece of whole grain toast and a banana.   I have really been happy with this breakfast and have stayed satisfied through my mornings.  I have been eating some raw almonds for a mid morning snack.  Yum.

Salads and vegetable soup have been my weapon of choice for lunch.  Definitely have to have some protein with each meal to hold me over until dinner.  I am lucky that I get to come home for lunch almost every day.  However, lunch is just kind of a boring meal.  Breakfast is super exciting because you are just waking up and starting your metabolism machine up.  It’s bright outside and the day is calling your name.  Dinner is a reward after a long day of work.  Everyone is home and a time to enjoy each other’s company.  Then you have lunch.  That word just sounds boring.  Stuck in between the two party animals…breakfast and dinner.

I have enjoyed several different dinners that consisted of chicken and vegetables.  I am trying to stay away from a complex card with dinner but man that is hard.  I sometimes find myself craving carbs.  I remember this feeling during my first challenge with Diet Coke.  15 a day and went cold turkey on those little devils.  I think they could change the name from Diet Coke to Diet Crack.  Can we say addicting.  Good feeling to kick that habit though!

Overall, a good first few days.  I am feeling really good and know I will reap the benefit of taking care of my body.  Make sure to check back in a couple days.  I’ll tell you about my new venture into working out.  Whew are you in for a laugh!

 

I’d love to help you get started!  After going through 3 layoffs in the past five years, Kasey and I signed up as distributors so that we could get a discount on our products and earn additional income.  You can check out all the amazing products here, we would love to work with you to put together the right products for your needs.  Feel free to send me an email with any questions to time2saveblogger@gmail.com with AdvoCare in the subject line.