Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday's A New Day

Today was a good day!!!!!

I woke up, weighed myself and was very pleased.  I can't tell you how much I weigh but I am truly going down in pounds.  This past week I have followed my diet to a tee.  If you didn't know I am on the Nutrisystem diabetic food program and it is absolutely fabulous!!!!  All of the foods are made with healthy carbs for Diabetics.  I love the variety that I get everyday-especially the snacks and desserts.  I basically eat 6 times a day.

I have also decided to keep an open food journal for you to see and follow.  I  have to have someone to answer too. I will now start to post my daily food and exercise regimen on my blog!!!!!  That's right-if I mess up I will have to answer to you.  Here goes:

Mara's Food Journal

July 28, 2009

Breakfast- Cranberry Orange Scone-130
1/3 egg substitute-30
1/2 cup edamame-120
1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk-90 

Snack- 1 low fat string cheese-60
1 medium peach-45

Lunch-5 oz chicken tenderloin-130
half zucchini-7

Snack- 2 low fat string cheese-120
1 apple=55

Dinner-Lasagna with Meat sauce-260

Water-Several bottles
Exercise-No exercise today.
Total daily calorie intake-1241

Not bad!!!!!!  Everyday I am suppose to take in 1145 calories.

If I can do this you can too!!!!!  Let's win together.

Your favorite,

Mara Jean

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's Happening?

Hello All,

So week two and three of Dance Your Ass Off were a success!!!!!!  I feel I did very well with Disco and Pole Dancing.  I preferred Disco over Pole Dancing and if you watched the show you would know that.  Next week here comes LATIN!!!!!  I can't wait to see the drama unfold.

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday!!!!!!  I actually had a Fabulous Party at the Falcon Restaurant in Hollywood.  Several of my close friends came to the event to celebrate with me.  We had a BLAST!!!!!!!  

I received a delicious Chocolate and Raspberry Cake from PORTO's BAKERY in Glendale.  That was the best cake I've ever tasted in my life!!!!!!! I only had one piece-LOL!!!

Until next time,


Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Battery Is Fully Charged!!!!!!

Hello Lovely Ones,

Losing weight and eating right is very difficult.  You have your good days and then your bad ones. Usually for me the bad outweigh the good.  Since I started my personal weight loss journey I've totally been playing mind games with myself.  Thinking that I could slack off if I put in more time at the gym etc.  Right now I have come to the realization that diet is 80% of the weight loss battle!  If you don't practice proper nutrition YOU WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT.  I have had to learn this the hard way.  I lose ten pounds and then I gain it back.  I have done this about 4 times now and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  

This week I am proud to say that I have stayed on course for four days with my diet. YAY.  I can only take it one day at a time and that is what I will continue to do.

Peace and blessings,

Mara Hall

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hello All,

The new hit show Dance Your Ass Off premiered tonite on Oxygen. I am proud to say that am a contestant on the show and it is a wonderful experience. The chance to dance and lose weight is totally a dream come true!!!!!! I can't wait until next weeks episode. Tell me your thoughts.......How did I do?

Love, Peace and Blessings,


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Detroit!!!!!

Hello All,

I'm back at Home Sweet Home-Detroit, MICHIGAN!!!!!

Which can be a great thing because I get to see my family, friends and rejuvenate my soul. But it also allows me to become very, very lazy. Usually when I go home I sleep all day and stay up all night. I really don't go anywhere and I jump into relaxation-vacation mode. Lucky for me I a have a membership at the YMCA and I have been going everyday to the brand new facility downtown. Its awesome!!!!!

While I'm here I am also trying to get my parents on the healthy good foot as well. My shipment of Nutrisystem treats arrived and we are all on TARGET!!!!!!

Next short term goal-working out twice a day..........


Mara jean

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great Job Mara Jean!!!!!!!!

I'm on a roll!!!!!!  I stayed on course yesterday by eating right and exercising.  Today I will do the same thing because I am a SOLDIER!!!!!!  I am in it to WIN it!!!!!!!  Let's get ready to rumble!!!!!!


I day down forever to go..........


Monday, June 15, 2009

Good Morning Monday!!!!!

Hello World,

This weekend proved to be a pure adventure. An adventure in dodging free spirits and passing food trays!!!!

I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA and on occasion I am invited to certain events. At these events they always provide great treats and libations, which are very hard to deny. Endless glasses of white wine, delicious circular trays of crab cakes but no veggies or fruit. What is a girl to do? I try soooooooooooooo hard to be a good little nutrition student, but the trays call my name "Mara-come get me!", "Mara-one glass won't hurt ya!" So one glass turns into three and one mini pineapple upside down cake turns into four.

I have to be honest losing weight and staying on course is one of the hardest challenges I've ever had to encounter. I will continue to take it one day, one meal at a time.

Until we meet again,


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm Hungry!!!!!

So I'm sitting here and I just finished my lunch and I'm still HUNGRY!!!!
Since January I have been eating 6 times a day. 3 large meals and 3 snacks and since my new love FRESHOLOGY has entered into my life I'm only having 3 meals one snack and a desert. I'm not use to this new food plan and it is very challenging. So right now I'm starving like a hebrew slave in Jeresalem talking bout let my people go-that's a joke if you didn't get it.

Also I really got accustomed to preparing and bringing my meals for the day with me. So basically I would snack and eat all day so I would not get hungry. Just a minor change that I have to get use to.

Do you think I can do it? We will see................

Next time on The Young and the Hungry.........

* Will Mara make it through the day without starvation?
* Will Mara be able to be consistent with her fitness plan?

Tune in and see!!!!!

Peace out.....

Jeanie May

Monday, June 8, 2009

Freshology Delivered To My House!!!!!

So Friday night I came home to a splindiferous treat!!!!!! Two boxes full of food!!!!! Healthy fresh food from FRESHOLOGY!!!! I am sooooooooo excited and the meals were delicious. I received meals for two days-breakfast, lunch and dinner, snack and dessert. Considering that grocery prices here in California are ridiculous Freshology arrived right on time.

On a bad note I haven't worked out for a week and a half. I will get back on track today. Once school ends for the summer I am going to try really hard to work out twice a day. Whew!!!!! Its gonna be a stretch but "Fit and Fine" here I come.

Until next time,


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Today I ate Kettle Corn and Air Chips

So from time to time I have cravings for certain foods. Right now its Kettle Corn and just to be greedy I had some Air Chips. I reeeeeeeeeaaaaaallllly enjoyed the Kettle Corn but I did not really care for the Air Chips. So now what? Was it worth it? I cant answer that question. I just know that I have to get my fitness on today or my stomach is gonna hang over like Dizzy Gillespie!!!!!

Peace and Love,