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Monthly Archives: September 2009

25
Sep

My Meal Plan Before Biggest Loser Season 7 Finale!

Just to make sure you get all the details on what I ate before the season 7 finale, check out what I sent to Women’s World for the story!

My Meal Plan Before Biggest Loser Season 7 Finale!
I had a few key staples that I would eat! I would always stay around 1200 calories. My calorie count was very important as I needed the fuel for my body to keep working out at a high intensity. If I had a large breakfast I would than have a lighter snack and dinner. I also try to stop eating at 7:30pm! If I was crazing something after 7:30pm, I drank water; if I still was not satisfied I went for a hot cup of tea. Read More »

24
Sep

Women’s World Photo Shoot!

It's a go time!
Had to get up super early for the Women’s World cover shoot, but getting up that early isn’t so bad, especially if you don’t have to be hair/makeup ready! So, I arrived on set for the Women’s World Cover Shoot and to my amazement it was at Pat Hill Studios! This studio is where one of my first castings took place when I was like 15 years old. I couldn’t believe it. I vaguely remember it being for some lingerie company and it was a cattle call of models from every agency in town: consisting of men, women & plus gals. I remember feeling as if I didn’t belong with all the girls and guys there, now I was back at the same studio and my whole perspective on life is different. It made me realize, when I was younger – I did things because it was “cool,” not because I enjoyed it!  Now, I only do things that will make me happy – finally living a life for me!

Make sure to check out some of the pictures – I wanted to be able to show you what goes on at a shoot! Read More »

03
Sep

Rant

Okay, long weekend came and went… I have a friend who cheated this weekend and she feels guilty. It can’t be about cheating! We can’t be on diets—- they don’t work! At least it doesn’t for me, anytime I use the word diet, dieting, diets – my brain thinks its a short period of time, I will go on a diet lose the weight and “poof I’m perfect!” Yeah, that’s not true because the weight will come back. It has to be a lifestyle change and that’s why it is so difficult. You might be trying to lead a new lifestyle, but others around you are the same. Are you strong enough to hold true to your new life? Take me for example, I have always been a porker (as big bad Cheryl says) so everyday I have to wake up and choose. Today, my choice was a frozen yogurt + nuts (I’m an addict). This is my new life – I want to be able to have my yogurt instead of having a cocktail. If all of you learn anything from me, please use my story as a catalyst to change your life. Don’t get down on yourself for eating something, you are human we make mistakes (I know I do!) Realize now, so you celebrated a little too much… OH WELL! Tomorrow run a little longer and faster (my plan), you are stronger than you think. One bad day does not have to turn into one bad week! Lets take control of our bodies and our lives.

Its time for me to hit the hay!
Be Well,
T