Day 15: 21-Day-Detox 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Today is my second weigh-in for my 21-day-detox at The Camp Transformation Center – Pittsburgh. 

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Day 12: 21-Day-Detox 

Friday, July 7, 2017

I missed my workout.

I got up, put on my leggings and sneakers, woke up my daughter, got her dressed, dropped her off at childcare, went to work and planned to go to The Camp at 11. I forgot that there are many times you can go and workout, but there is a block of time where they are closed.

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Day 9: 21-Day-Detox

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 

After being up all night into the morning, stressing, arguing, and feeling lower than I have in a long time, the last thing I want to do is go to a barbecue or workout. I cancelled my workout and plan to make up the day to meet my required 15 workouts at The Camp, within these 21 days.

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5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

The freshman fifteen…. I was certainly a victim. 

If you don't know, according to Wikipedia, the freshman fifteen " is an expression commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to an amount (somewhat arbitrarily set at 15 pounds, and originally just 10) of weight gained during a student's first year at college," Wikipedia Freshman 15.
If you are dreading this because you just graduated high school or just finished your first year of college, please read my article, 5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen, published on College Mate, for their June Monthly Writing Contest. The freshman fifteen is preventable. 
Thank you College Mate for your critique, advice, and for giving me this opportunity. I love writing for the Monthly Writing Contest, and I hope to continue to work with you in the future.

-Pinkspen 💋

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For some high school graduates, gaining the freshman-fifteen is one of the scariest things about going to college.

I can honestly say that I knew very little about gaining weight that fast in the first 2-3 months of college, but when it happened, I was 20 pounds heavier and so unhappy with my new freshman body.

I spent so much time hanging out with friends on campus in the Student Union, that I didn’t realize that everything I did revolved around food and dining.

So to avoid gaining the freshman fifteen yourself, here are 5 tips you should follow.

1. Don’t Hang Out in Food Spots

Don’t just sit in the café and the food court every day talking to your friends between classes. More than likely, you will overeat, because there is so much food around.

During my first year of college, I spent most of my time in…

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21-Day-Detox

Tomorrow, June 26, 2017 is my first day of the 21-day-detox at The Camp Transformation Center, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

I decided to complete this detox because I wanted to pick up on my weight loss goals. I have been practicing moderation (read more about my story as a thick girl in these previous posts Everything in Moderation: the story of a thick girl Get Your Body Back Foolishness: the story of a thick girl) but in order to reach my initial goal to lose 30 lbs. by August 30th, I needed to add more to my workout and healthy eating regime.

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Get Your Body Back Foolishness: the story of a thick girl

 

​I remember struggling with my weight when I was in high school; that was over 10 years ago, and I am still struggling.

After I gave birth to my daughter, that struggle did not get any easier. I was breastfeeding and did not want more children anytime soon, so to avoid lowering my milk production, I was prescribed the mini-pill as the only form of birth control that I could take.

I gained 50 lbs. in 2 months

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