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Get Lean…Add Protein!

May 15, 2013
Get Lean, Add Protein

Lean proteins will do wonders for you  in so many ways. First, adding these lean proteins to your diet tricks your brain (the appestat), making you feel less hungry.  Because it takes your body longer to digest protein than it does to digest fat or refined carbohydrates, protein causes a gradual rise in your blood sugar, which in turn causes a lower rise in insulin levels and then satisfies your hunger. I believe a key to controlling cravings or temptations is not letting yourself feel desperate or hungry. This is why I always make sure I have a protein source every time I eat. Set yourself up for success!

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ADDING LEAN HEALTHY PROTEIN TO YOUR DIET IS EASY!!!!
Here are some my good choices!

  • Fish We eat lots of fish!! All Kinds!!!
  • Skinless Poultry
  • Venison
  • Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Low fat cheeses
  • Egg Whites!! Lots of them!!
  • Vegetable Proteins!! Yes veggies have protein,some more than others!!!
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Vegan Protein Shakes

Get Lean, Add Protein

When you are on a lower calorie budget, you will need more protein for energy and muscle recovery. The omega 3 in the fish is great for cell maintenance!! Make sure you are having a small amount of protein every time you eat to give you body what it needs and keep your metabolism going. Make your body work for you.  Eating protein every 2-3 hours will keep you satisfied and keep you from being hungry……in turn you are stronger when temptation hits!!  And you know those temptations are everywhere so PLEASE be ready and set yourself to win!! You can do it!! If you are looking for some snack ideas be sure to check out my previous post on my top ten snacks to keep me going all of them have have a healthy protein source!

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It’s Just Not Fair!!!

May 9, 2013
Over came fear
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Celebrating ONE YEAR Cancer Free! A long hike to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Make careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Do not compare yourself to others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the best you can with your own life.
Galatians 6: 4-5 ( The message)

Sometimes things just seemed so unfair!! My friends could eat a big cheeseburgers, fries, heaping plates of nachos and fancy desserts all the time and somehow stay slim and trim. I could look at a candy bar, just smell some pizza, or simply  bake a cake and gain weight?!?!? Who could understand it all?  It all seemed overwhelming, complicated and mostly so UNFAIR!! It  made me so MAD!  It made me want to give up, TO QUIT!   This is, I believe  why all my life I have yo-yo’d between 210-260. I got caught up it comparing my self to others. One day I could hear myself say ” It’s just not fair” on another day I would hear myself say “at least I’m not…” Both very dangerous things:: Envy or Pride. Instead of giving up, or settling for less than your best when these things occurred I needed to take my eyes off others and focus ONLY on what the Lord has given me to take care of:: MYSELF! You see, I believe that comparison is the work of the deceiver keeping us from reaching our full potential. Just when I was about to reach a goal of under 200 pounds it would all become way too hard for me & oh so very unfair. I would quickly end up feeling defeated and Quit! I beg you, if this sounds like you,  you need to stop this!! Don’t let the deceiver win. Early on in my time at the ranch I learned I needed to take care of myself. I only needed to watch what I was eating, how much I was working out, how much I was or was not losing. If I would just always do my best and focus on Him, I never needed to wonder or worry if it was enough. If I gave my all, 100 percent I had to trust it was good enough. So I stopped comparing myself to others and focus ONLY on what I needed to do and it happened….I met and exceeded every goal I had set.   We all need to deal with our insecurities and stop comparing ourselves to those around us. We need to learn to stay true to the course God has set before each one of  us….Trust the process. We need to learn to just  trust God. I know how simple that sounds yet it is so very difficult to actually do. I believe with all my heart the Lord is in total control. I also believe God plans to use each and every one of us in mighty ways!! His dreams are much bigger than our own (probably why I exceeded everyone of my goals)!!  God wants you to be in the best shape possible to accomplish all His  plans! God is NOT comparing you to others and you shouldn’t either.

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Lord, I start by asking you to forgive me for my jealousies and insecurities. Keep my eyes focused on you and not on others. Help me not to worry about what others look like, have, or do. Help me to not compare myself to them but to place my trust in you. Thank you for valuing me. Please give me the strength I need to become all you have dreamed up, all you desire me to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Articles About My Journey with ‘The Biggest Loser’

April 18, 2013
My Journey: Lisa Rambo | Before and After Photos

Thanks to all the media outlets that wrote articles about me and my journey with ‘The Biggest Loser.’  I will be adding more as I go….

Biggest Loser’s Lisa Rambo Has Her Whole Family Losing Weight – People Magazine

‘Biggest Loser’ Contestant Lisa Rambo Down 80 Lbs: TODAY Show VIDEO – Bitten and Bound

Rambo Loses 108 lbs., Narrowly Misses Winning “The Biggest Loser” $100k At-Home Prize – Hudson Patch

Biggest Loser contestant, Lisa Rambo may not have won the money but… – Hudson Star Observer

‘Biggest Loser’s’ Lisa Rambo: ‘I became an athlete on that ranch’  – Examiner

What ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant takes home is better than money – Grand Forks Herald

‘Biggest Loser’ Lisa Rambo Q&A: Special place in my heart for Dolvett – Digital Spy

On ‘Biggest Loser,’ Lisa Rambo is winning by losing – Star Tribune

Lisa Rambo: I’ve got my eye on ‘The Biggest Loser’ prize – Reality TV World

‘Biggest Loser’ contestant and husband drop over 150 pounds – Today Show