Finally, something that has helped me to get back on track. This Happy Coffee has made me very happy the last couple of months. I was already drinking coffee daily, so why not make it a “smart” coffee with some added benefits?? Benefits like Nootropics.
Nootropics? Never heard of them? So I had to do some light research to figure out what makes this coffee “smart” and why it makes me “happy.”
Natural nootropics are proven in boosting the brain function while at the same time making the brain healthier. Nootropics act as a vasodilator against the small arteries and veins in the brain. Introduction of natural nootropics in the system will increase the blood circulation to the brain and at the same time provide the important nutrient and increase energy and oxygen flow to the brain.
Suliman, Noor Azuin et al. “Establishing Natural Nootropics: Recent Molecular Enhancement Influenced by Natural Nootropic.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2016 (2016): 4391375. doi:10.1155/2016/4391375
I still don’t fully understand what the product does, scientifically speaking, but I am enjoying it.
Many people claim to lose weight when adding this coffee to their routine. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a weight loss product, but I certainly feel great and I don’t feel like snacking, which in turn has helped me to lose close to 8 pounds in about six weeks.
I’ve become such a fan of the product that I’ve signed up an Independent Entrepreneur so that I can get my products at a discount.
Currently I’m alternating between the Chocolate and the Coffee, loving them both equally. The company has recently added new products, like a zero-calorie lemonade. I’ve ordered it and can’t wait to try it.
For about a year the bathroom scale has been fluctuating between the same 3-5 pounds. Up down, up down. Believe me, there have been no complaints from me about that. It’s all part of weight maintenance. That’s my main goal … just maintain and keep the weight off this time!
However, over the last couple of months, that fluctuation has only gone up … with no “back down.” It’s not a lot, but it is still concerning to me and it’s the reason for this post. I’m hoping that by putting it out there in the universe will somehow give me the strength to reel it back in and get back in control.
I started a new job this year and these people have no idea where I’ve come from or my journey to get here. Food is everywhere, I often find myself over indulging because I know these new co-workers are not judging me or questioning my choices.
I know I have to take ownership of my own decisions, but I still find it sad that I can’t just have a couple of Hershey Kisses or a small cookie without seeing evidence of it on the scale. I guess the most disappointing part is that I cannot say NO to these small goodies or really any food that is offered to me.
The only strategy that has worked for me is to completely avoid any temptation. I don’t buy any junk food or goodies for home. Each morning I pack myself a great lunch including healthy snacks for the day, all with the calorie count in mind while also keeping in mind what I will have for dinner that night. Everything is counted for ahead of time, right down to the exact calorie. The problem starts when someone says “there are cookies in the breakroom” or “who wants something from Starbucks?” or “go with me to the cafeteria to see what they got.”
At one time, not so long ago, I was able to say no most of the time, but lately I can never say no. I think it may be time for me to let these new co-workers in on my recent weight loss. Not because they are my problem but because it may help keep me accountable and more comfortable declining goodies that are offered.
LOL, it’s me. Who would have thought I’d be running 5Ks for fun? Well, it’s more of a walk/run, but I do run a little more and walk a little less each time. My finish time is still not great, but it is improving each time, and most importantly, I am never last place!
I continue to amaze myself with how much I enjoy getting my workouts in. I’m still going to the gym daily, except for the days that I’m able to do some other fun workout, like a 5K or local hike.
Well I did it, I survived my summer vacation. It is amazing how fast 4 weeks goes when you are on vacation. There was no big trip this year, so all the fun was kept local. I was worried about staying on my plan while being at home most of time and outside of my normal routine. I’m so proud of myself, I did great. If fact, I lost an additional 5 pounds while I was off work.
Not only did I on stay on plan, I also had some time to reflect. Although I love Weight Watchers and would recommend their program to anyone starting out on their weight loss journey, I began to think that perhaps I’ve outgrown Weight Watchers. Their Smart Points program is simple, fun and there is lots of support within the online Connect community, but I think I’m ready for more. I want to be more aware of what I’m actually eating, as in protein, fat, carbs, sugar, etc.
Last week I began transitioning from Weight Watchers to My Fitness Pal. The food tracker is very similar to WW, except that you get the details of how many calories you are eating and how many grams of protein, carbs, fat and sugar. The mobile app is user friendly and My FitBit workouts are transferred to My Fitness Pal which creates a calorie adjustment. It’s only been about a week, but so far I like this program, and it’s FREE 🙂