Yummy Meals to Try

As promised from yesterday, here are a few dishes that I have prepared on last week. My bean chili was a HIT with everyone!
I don’t have many pictures because I just decided that I would share my fast with my readers.

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Wild Salmon, Spinach and Brown Rice & Beans

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5 Bean Chili

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Broiled Cod and Fresh Vegetable Medley

 

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Avacodo, Fresh Mixed Salad and Veggie Burger

 

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Ms. Tammy
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉🎉

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May You Have New Hopes, Aspirations & Goals for the New Year.

*** THE BEST OF MY YEAR ***

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Photo by Moetic Photos Makeup: Beauty By Sweet

 

2015 has been such a learning experience for ME! I went from working full-time, making decent pay to unemployed after being with my previous employer after 8 years.

TO struggling to pay bills and trying to keep up! TO wanting to give up and NOT be a productive or successful adult. But, once I got out of that rut which I came to realize that I couldn’t stay there for long because I remembered that God made me for this particular situation. So, that I could be a Blessing for and to someone else with my STORY.

So, I did what I was taught… I went to God in prayer to move any negative feelings from my heart about my sudden end of employment. I started focusing on my nonprofit, Beyond the Curves and MYSELF! Which is when I started on my #GetFit Weight Loss Life Journey, in order for me to become a BETTER ME! Started working part-time from home. Some may say, well that happened in 2014 but it still affected my life in 2015 because I had to play catch up and balance myself.

In spite of my many challenges, I was still able to travel, celebrate my BIRTHDAY the way that I wanted to and made Christmas OK for my Mom they way I wanted to.

And, I couldn’t have done this ALONE! I had amazing SUPPORT and HELP! I had amazing support from many that have been in my life for years and some, that I had just met.

I just wanted to share my reflection of 2015 with my supporters and as we close out 2015, we should reflect and think about how WE CAN BECOME BETTER & GREATER! Don’t continue to say that you want to change or you want something new/different, but are not willing to put in some work! It takes a lot of work, dedication and determination to become a better you!

I pray that we all have a EPIC YEAR IN 2016, come back and check out all of the great things that I am going to be sharing with you all on 2016.

Remember, that you are More Than Your CURVES! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU and a kick ass year to come!

 

Enjoy the abundant life you so much deserve.

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Happy One Year Anniversary to Beyond the Curves

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The photo shoot to start it all and, we have all changed so much within this year. In a good way!

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Bowling Madness Fundraiser at SpareZ was GREAT!!! A FUN evening for the guys & gals to come out and socialize together. Eat, drink and a good olé time.

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Our 1st Women’s Empowerment Conference, turned out great. Those that were there, we’re supposed to be there! In 2016, I am not worrying about QUANTITY anymore… I will certainly focus on QUALITY!

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I wanted to step outside of the box and try YoGa for the first time ever. So, I thought it would be great to share with the community. I would love to see Body Positivity Yoga grow in 2016. Our awesome instructor Yogini Monica of S.W.E.E.T Eden has a lot to offer. Classes are ONLY $10 per session. Will resume next year.

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Girl’s Night Out was amazing! We had 12 ladies attend. There were yummy bites, refreshing natural juices, wine, sweet treats and massages. And, we also had great Girl Chat with Coach Cass and makeup tips and tricks with Gabs the Fab.
We had such a great time, that I decided to close out 2015 with Girl’s Night Out Remix! December 12th, please go to our Facebook page Beyond the Curves for details and entry details. You DON’T want to miss it.

I want to thank every VENDOR, SPONSOR, PARTICIPANT and SUPPORTER for ROCKING with ME on this journey and the birth of Beyond the Curves!

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Next to Represent Our Brand

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Check out @beyonddacurves’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/beyonddacurves/status/659568540505219072?s=09

More information will be forthcoming.
Get ready, January is the month.

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Weight Loss & PCOS: Why is it so Hard?

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How many times have we heard lose weight? Easier said than done, right?

So what about PCOS is making this already difficult task even harder? Well let’s look at what’s happening in our bodies, because this is where the issue is starting.
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    • Insulin Resistance: Insulin is an important hormone that is responsible for metabolizing glucose or dealing with sugar in our blood stream. It transports sugar to the muscles and if the body has more glucose than is needed, insulin is involved in the process of storing it as fat should we need it later.
    • Slow Metabolism: Women with PCOS have also been found to have a slower metabolic rate. In recent research women without PCOS need about 1870 calories per day while those with PCOS suggested calorie intake is 1445 per day, those with insulin resistance need less.
    • Appetite Control: This means women with PCOS will feel hungry, even if they have eaten all the appropriate things and calories they need for the day.


Thankfully, though, this isn’t the end of the story and there are some things we can do to help us lose weight. I’ll get to that in the next blog post.

This may seem hopeless but I do want to encourage you! Yes, losing weight is important in managing the symptoms of PCOS, but it isn’t an easy road. Our journey to weight loss is REAL and shared by thousands of other women who also have PCOS and on their #GetFit Life Journey.

A simple dish that can get you on to a good start. CHICKEN STIR-FRY (I added almonds)

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Ingredients:

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite–sized pieces
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 large bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, sliced into thin half–moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

Preparation:

  1. Cook rice according to box directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the chicken; when cooked through, set chicken aside.
  3. Sautee garlic, onions, and bell pepper for about 5 minutes, then add the carrots and broccoli and sauté a few minutes more (until the broccoli is hot but not wilted).
  4. Add chicken back to the skillet, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve ½ cup of warm brown rice topped with the chicken mixture.

Makes 6 servings


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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I can’t thank my supporters enough. I appreciate each and everyone of you! Putting your personal life out for everyone to see, can be hard to do. Please continue to support and share my journey with others! And, I hope and pray that I can inspire someone during my #GetFit Journey.

Be sure to follow me on Periscope: mssassydiva7  and Facebook & IG: beyondthcurves (my non-profit)

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How to Empower Yourself!

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em·pow·er

əmˈpou(ə)r/
verb
 make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.
         synonyms:                         emancipate, unshackle, set-free, liberate
No one is born feeling self-empowered. Confidence is learned. EVERYONE has fears and insecurities. But, some create a confident façade.
You CAN empower yourself, with patience and determination. It can take a while but you can start today to inch your way to becoming self-empowered and break any People Pleasing Habits you might have.
  1. Repeat Affirmations: Affirm that you can do what you want, repeatedly, until it sticks. When you have an important meeting to attend or phone call to make, before you leave or call repeat, “I know what I’m doing.” or “I will make a great impression” or “It will all work out for me.” The more you say an affirmation, the more it will sink in and become true for you. Repeat a positive one until you believe it! Create your own affirmation.
  2. Build Self-Appreciation: Self-esteem that’s based on external achievements doesn’t last! Take inventory of your good qualities and allow those to shine bright. Often what you hate blinds you to your great attributes. Become aware of yours by looking for them (ask loved ones for suggestions) and writing them down just to impress yourself.
  3. No One is Perfect: Accept that no one, including you, is perfect or completely secure. Stop holding yourself to higher standards than others. Striving to be perfect disempowers you. If you wait for perfection to feel good about yourself it will never happen. Since perfection is impossible, you’ll always be going after it and feeling low for not getting it. REPEAT THIS AND REMEMBER IT: “I accept myself for my imperfections.” Embrace yourself for who you are and if you’re battling with your body images, remember that; “I’m More Than My Curves”.
  4. Take Responsibility: Take responsibility for your thoughts. It’s YOUR choice to accept criticism from others as YOUR perception of who you are. Allowing criticism from others to take over your thoughts always reflects in your behavior. You can either let the criticism consume your life or ignore the damn thang!

    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. Kindness: Always consciously kinder to YOU! The more you do for you, the better you’ll feel. With each act of kindness, the better you will make yourself feel. It helps you focus on you and believe that you deserve good. Give yourself a break when you’re tired. Take a nap! Take a bubble bath! Get a massage! Buy that pair of shoes you’ve wanted, or that dress you saw in Macy’s. Self-kindness will blossom into self-love from which self-empowerment will grow. You deserve to be treated with kindness!
  6. Good Posture: That’s easy to fake! Standing tall is a great habit. Straightening your stance feels better physically. I initially developed good posture while working out at the gym and while walking to avoid pains and any discomfort. And, I felt more confident by standing tall, arching my shoulders and holding my head high. Your stance (swag & ‘tude) makes a statement. Set the tone for the people’s perception of you. Good Posture makes you look and feel more powerful!

    Helen Keller said, “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

  7. Pep Talks: Give them to yourself! Affirm in a mirror that you’re ENOUGH. Recite your best qualities to yourself. Support YOU as you would support others. When you have doubt, repeat “You can do it” until you calm down.
    Tell yourself how awesome you are. It’s always best to take a positive approach.
  8. Stop Negative Self-Talk: Stop that “I can’t lose weight,” “People won’t listen to what I have to day,” “they won’t support my Scopes,” etc. Send those negative affirmations straight to hell. Pay attention to the self-defeating thoughts you have. Try being POSITIVE ALWAYS! It makes a huge difference in your spirit.
    Talk to yourself like you would to your best friend, not someone you don’t like.
  9. Support: Create an awesome support circle. Partner with someone who’s also trying to improve. Talk daily and make one another accountable. Call when you’re having a bad day. We benefit from helping one another. Be open to unwarranted pep talks and advice or self help.
  10. Let Go: Rid yourself of negative people. We absorb other people’s negativity. Avoid toxic people! If you must keep one in your life, limit the time you spend with them.

ALWAYS Speak with Conviction!

Remember, always EMPOWER YOURSELF FIRST! Otherwise, you won’t be able to help or empower others.

We Are More Than Our Curves

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New Season, New Changes, New Opportunities!

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Autumn is upon us and for most of the world you will notice small changes happening around us.
Well, being from South Florida you won’t really see those changes. But, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a newness upon us.

I say that to say… when you are on your life journey or you are working towards a goal; DON’T GIVE UP because you don’t see any changes. You just have to stay the course.
During my #GetFit Life Journey, I have encountered many road blocks and temptations along the way. But, this is something that I have to and want to do and I refuse to LOSE!

So what are you going to do in your HARVEST TIME?

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Remember, NEW SEASON, NEW OPPORTUNITIES! ! !

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What’s On Your Plate? #GetFit

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Often times we don’t take notice to what we are putting in our bodies. Since, starting my #GetFit Life Journey I try to take pictures of every meal that I eat throughout the day.

People say; “OMG! Why?” For TWO REASONS on why I do what I do. Because #1. I want to remember the moment; especially if it was amazing food. #2. So that I can hold myself accountable for what’s on my plate. We have to hold ourselves, for something as important as living a healthier lifestyle.

If I didn’t do so well, I could always go back to my pictures and see exactly what I did incorrectly and make any necessary changes that would make a difference for the next time I got on the scale (don’t be afraid of the scale, I’ll talk about that in another post soon).

There are many things that we like and want to eat, but NOT necessary what we should eat. On that special day, when you want a taste of soda or that piece of cake. 🙂

So, here are a few things that I consume (we) should try to consume more of in our daily menu and eating habits. Things such as (be sure to try something new ONCE A WEEK):

FRUIT: ALL kinds, just be sure to eat in moderation because fruits have natural sugar… some more than others.

VEGGIES:  green leafs (Spinach, Collard Greens (NO PORK), kale, broccoli, squash, carrots, and many other veggie options out there to try AT LEAST ONCE!

GRAINS: Brown Rice, Quinoa, Wheat Pasta, Veggie Pasta, wheat Bread, Sandwich Thins, Wraps and many more options in all grocery stores.

BEVERAGES: WATER, WATER, WATER, Green Tea (hot or cold), Crystal Light, Tonic Water (regular or with flavor) and all of these options are very REFRESHING and low in fat and calories.

NOW, it’s your turn! What’s in YOUR PLATE and what does it look like?

which one is your plate?

We have to start thinking of better food options. I am not saying that MY #GetFit Journey has been easy! Oh hell NO! But, because this is something that I know want and I am sick and I tired– I’m going to get it done! So JOIN ME!

For daily inspiration and motivation, follow me on IG or Twitter: mssassydiva or Facebook & IG: beyondthecurves

I hope that I can and will inspire just one person and my hard work will have been all worth the sweat and tears.

A few yummy bites from last week and this week so far, were things like: Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken, Oatmeal, Watermelon, Hot Tea, Curry Chicken, Broccoli, Chicken Tacos, Chicken or Turkey Wraps, Veggie burger w/ turkey bacon and the works and Guacamole and Chips (I always have a FUN, FILLING AND EXCITING MENU).

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