1. beforeandafterfatlosspics:

viiiiigs
Before: 180ish (heaviest weight in Dec of 2011)
After- 114-116 (taken on my birthday in feb 2014 but im still the same weight)
So I know people are the cliche with the exercise and diet but it actually worked! I didn’t start my journey until the summer before I went to college back in 2012, and being a sophomore now I couldn’t be any happier that I actually decided to go through with it. Trust me my journey wasn’t easy, but in the beginning I was able to lose 40lbs, and then it took a while for another twenty and so on. My weight has gone up and down from a range of 130 to 124, and then to 115 and then back to 124. And Finally I’ve maintained my weight of 115lbs since the summer of 2013 until now. So trust me don’t ever give up and don’t freak out if you gain weight. It happens and you can just move on from it and just keep going what you’re doing! 
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    beforeandafterfatlosspics:

    Before: 180ish (heaviest weight in Dec of 2011)

    After- 114-116 (taken on my birthday in feb 2014 but im still the same weight)

    So I know people are the cliche with the exercise and diet but it actually worked! I didn’t start my journey until the summer before I went to college back in 2012, and being a sophomore now I couldn’t be any happier that I actually decided to go through with it. Trust me my journey wasn’t easy, but in the beginning I was able to lose 40lbs, and then it took a while for another twenty and so on. My weight has gone up and down from a range of 130 to 124, and then to 115 and then back to 124. And Finally I’ve maintained my weight of 115lbs since the summer of 2013 until now. So trust me don’t ever give up and don’t freak out if you gain weight. It happens and you can just move on from it and just keep going what you’re doing! 

  2. fittybittybody:

DAIRY
Alternative milks: Almond, soy, rice or hemp milk.
Buttery spread: Look for non-hydrogenated versions, like Earth Balance.
Dairy-free cheese: Daiya melts and doesn’t taste like plastic.
Cream cheese: Tofutti makes a reasonable mock cream cheese.
Sour cream: Again, Tofutti.
Soy yogurt: Good for probiotics.
 
PROTEIN
Tofurkey: If you can’t live without a “roast.”
Field Roast products: Grain-based faux meat products, not too processed and unusually tasty.
Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
Frozen vegetable burgers: Making your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they’re so versatile.
Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
Nuts: Because, protein.
Nut butters: Because, peanut butter!
Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
 
GRAINS
Brown rice: Ditch the white for more-nutritious brown.
Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
Whole-wheat couscous:More nutritious than regular.
Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
 
COOKING
Agar agar: Vegan substitute for gelatin.
Nutritional yeast: A must for B12 and very palatable; use like Parmesan cheese.
Miso paste: Excellent for adding umami to vegetables; great anchovy substitute.
Vegetable broth: Go for organic, and watch the sodium.
Vegetable bouillon: Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base works well.
Tomato paste: Great (surprising) source of iron.
Dried mushrooms: Like porcini, to add a meaty component to soups and stews.
Sun-dried tomatoes: Fantastic for adding texture and flavor.
Capers: Great for adding a punch of flavor.
 
BAKING
Ener-G Egg Replacer
Flax seeds: To make a viable egg substitute for baking.
Chia seeds: For nutritious puddings and egg substitute.
Vital wheat gluten: A great binder that also adds protein.
Coconut oil: Great for replacing butter in some recipes.
Vegetable shortening: Non-hydrogenated, like Spectrum.
Agave syrup: Instead of honey.
Maple syrup: Instead of honey.
Blackstrap molasses: Fantastic source of iron.
 
CONDIMENTS
Mayonnaise: Vegenaise tastes most like traditional mayo, Spectrum is a bit sweeter.
Bragg Liquid Aminos: Liquid protein concentrate, delicious soy-sauce taste.
Sriracha: Or other favorite hot sauces.
Harissa: Tunisian hot pepper paste makes anything taste good.
Tahini: Sesame paste can be used as a condiment or in preparing Middle Eastern recipes.
Kimchi: Great source of probiotics if you don’t like soy yogurt.
Sauerkraut: A surprising source of health benefits.

Source: mnn.com

    fittybittybody:

    DAIRY
    Alternative milks: Almond, soy, rice or hemp milk.
    Buttery spread: Look for non-hydrogenated versions, like Earth Balance.
    Dairy-free cheese: Daiya melts and doesn’t taste like plastic.
    Cream cheese: Tofutti makes a reasonable mock cream cheese.
    Sour cream: Again, Tofutti.
    Soy yogurt: Good for probiotics.
     
    PROTEIN
    Tofurkey: If you can’t live without a “roast.”
    Field Roast products: Grain-based faux meat products, not too processed and unusually tasty.
    Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
    Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
    Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
    Frozen vegetable burgersMaking your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
    Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
    Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
    Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they’re so versatile.
    Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
    Nuts: Because, protein.
    Nut butters: Because, peanut butter!
    Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
     
    GRAINS
    Brown rice: Ditch the white for more-nutritious brown.
    Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
    Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
    Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
    Whole-wheat couscous:More nutritious than regular.
    Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
    Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
     
    COOKING
    Agar agar: Vegan substitute for gelatin.
    Nutritional yeast: A must for B12 and very palatable; use like Parmesan cheese.
    Miso paste: Excellent for adding umami to vegetables; great anchovy substitute.
    Vegetable broth: Go for organic, and watch the sodium.
    Vegetable bouillon: Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base works well.
    Tomato paste: Great (surprising) source of iron.
    Dried mushrooms: Like porcini, to add a meaty component to soups and stews.
    Sun-dried tomatoes: Fantastic for adding texture and flavor.
    Capers: Great for adding a punch of flavor.
     
    BAKING
    Ener-G Egg Replacer
    Flax seedsTo make a viable egg substitute for baking.
    Chia seeds: For nutritious puddings and egg substitute.
    Vital wheat gluten: A great binder that also adds protein.
    Coconut oil: Great for replacing butter in some recipes.
    Vegetable shortening: Non-hydrogenated, like Spectrum.
    Agave syrupInstead of honey.
    Maple syrup: Instead of honey.
    Blackstrap molasses: Fantastic source of iron.
     
    CONDIMENTS
    Mayonnaise: Vegenaise tastes most like traditional mayo, Spectrum is a bit sweeter.
    Bragg Liquid Aminos: Liquid protein concentrate, delicious soy-sauce taste.
    Sriracha: Or other favorite hot sauces.
    Harissa: Tunisian hot pepper paste makes anything taste good.
    Tahini: Sesame paste can be used as a condiment or in preparing Middle Eastern recipes.
    Kimchi: Great source of probiotics if you don’t like soy yogurt.
    Source: mnn.com

    (via fitness-and-diet)

  3. whyusosirius:

    thesirjordan:

    Julie Andrews on how she got the part in Mary Poppins.

    WE’LL WAIT

    when walt fucking disney waits for you then you are the absolute queen of everything

    (Source: lejazzhot, via glitteringsweat)

  4. flabofsteel:

It’s Tuesday and that means is Transform Tuesday! If you haven’t heard yet I have a fundraiser going on right now for my excessive skin removal on my stomach. It’s become a medical problem thanks to the chaffing. If you’d like to know more and help me out, even $1 can make a difference, than check out my fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/flabofsteel 
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    flabofsteel:

    It’s Tuesday and that means is Transform Tuesday! If you haven’t heard yet I have a fundraiser going on right now for my excessive skin removal on my stomach. It’s become a medical problem thanks to the chaffing. If you’d like to know more and help me out, even $1 can make a difference, than check out my fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/flabofsteel 

    (via beforeandafterfatlosspics)

  5. bbbenwilliamson:

When I told my family I was going to be a cover model before I died they laughed in my face! Before I die? Try two years. Your dreams are closer than you think. Reach out and grab them.
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    bbbenwilliamson:

    When I told my family I was going to be a cover model before I died they laughed in my face! Before I die? Try two years. Your dreams are closer than you think. Reach out and grab them.

    (via fitness-and-diet)

  6. before-and-after-pictures:

226 pounds vs 150 pounds. 
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  7. veganfoody:

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
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  8. diasporadash:

    "Healing is a challenge in life. It’s a victim’s sole obligation. By healing, you resist oppression."

    -from 5 Broken Cameras

    (streaming on NetFlix ya’ll) 

    (via the-answer-is-within-me)

  9. myfitness-app:

Follow these tips to brighten your morning!
Stretch. It’s a wonderful way to loosen your joints and increase flexibility. It will also get rid of any knots in your muscles from sleeping! You can try yoga or meditation, too.
Take a shower. Showers wake you up and will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day!
Make your bed. You’ll be less likely to get back in and it will make you feel productive!
Eat a healthy breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, so give your body the calories and nutrients it needs!
Turn on some music. It’ll leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and ready for the day!
Wear something cute. You’ll be feeling confident and comfortable all day long! To save time, prepare your outfit the night before.
Read an inspirational quote. Find one that motivates you!
Wake up early. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the morning. If you’re less rushed, you’ll be in a better mood for the rest of the day.
Drink a tall glass of water. It’ll get you hydrated and feeling good!
Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Reward yourself at the end of the day if you complete all of your tasks. A list will help keep you focused and satisfied when you can check everything off!
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    myfitness-app:

    Follow these tips to brighten your morning!

    1. Stretch. It’s a wonderful way to loosen your joints and increase flexibility. It will also get rid of any knots in your muscles from sleeping! You can try yoga or meditation, too.

    2. Take a shower. Showers wake you up and will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day!

    3. Make your bed. You’ll be less likely to get back in and it will make you feel productive!

    4. Eat a healthy breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, so give your body the calories and nutrients it needs!

    5. Turn on some music. It’ll leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and ready for the day!

    6. Wear something cute. You’ll be feeling confident and comfortable all day long! To save time, prepare your outfit the night before.

    7. Read an inspirational quote. Find one that motivates you!

    8. Wake up early. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the morning. If you’re less rushed, you’ll be in a better mood for the rest of the day.

    9. Drink a tall glass of water. It’ll get you hydrated and feeling good!

    10. Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Reward yourself at the end of the day if you complete all of your tasks. A list will help keep you focused and satisfied when you can check everything off!

    (Source: fullybalanced, via fitness-and-diet)

  10. greystardis:

    Going through pictures on my computer and look at this progress!

    I’m a happy nikki. Sometimes when I’m feeling negative about my body, I just need a reminder of what my body and mind are capable of.

    (via beforeandafterfatlosspics)

  11. guyfitblr:

the-last-rep-counts:

kimgetshealthy:

Perfect shirt for me to wear at home. Or at work. Or pretty much anywhere.

I need this and I’ll wear it all the time.

Yeah you won’t like me when I’m hungry.
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    guyfitblr:

    the-last-rep-counts:

    kimgetshealthy:

    Perfect shirt for me to wear at home. Or at work. Or pretty much anywhere.

    I need this and I’ll wear it all the time.

    Yeah you won’t like me when I’m hungry.

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  12. fuckonthis:

    this is so important.

    you fucking asshole.

    (Source: stupidfuckingquestions, via ihavenofearihaveonlylove)