Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good Bye 220s!

Sometimes getting through a decade of numbers ( that is how I set my goals a decade at a time) can be so tough! I found getting through the 220s was one of the hardest. Next to the 230s. And I'm sure the lower I go the tougher its going to get. But I am head strong on this, and I will not give up!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Homemade Sprite

Giving up sodas I think is a big part of getting healthier and losing weight. This means diet sodas too. Just reading the effects of saccharin is scary. Its been PROVED that it causes cancer. I hate knowing they had to test this on animals :( So that alone should scare you away!

But sometimes I do want something bubbly! So thanks to my wonderful health coach Carol Nees, she shared with me a way to make homemade sprite! Which is really about the only "soda" I want every once in a while.
So here you go, maybe this will help break the soda cycle for you!

Glass ( 8 oz or so) of Sparkling Mineral Water

Half of a FRESH squeezed lemon ( you can add some lime too)

Packet of SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetner ( I used half a pack and thought it was plenty sweet)


** Please note I said a fresh lemon. Already made lemon juice has been pasteurized which kills the goodness  of the lemon. ( Learned this from my sweet friend Marlaina !! )