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New Blog, New Vision!

5 Feb

Hey guys! Long time no talk! So sorry….

But let me explain. I’ve been struggling with writing blog posts on this site for a while now and really couldn’t come up with a solid reason why. SO I took some time away to figure out why this was happening which was probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

After my time away I came to this. My life is so much more than just health and fitness! Mind you, health and fitness remain something that I am so extremely passionate about and I’m sure that is not going to go away, HOWEVER, I also have other passions that I would like to share with you guys. Fashion and finance are just two examples. So…I came up with a solution. I made a new blog that encompasses my vision a little more accurately, while still being true to me. Its a big step, and changing all of my social media has been a really scary thing (haven’t changed my instagram name yet and I’m really nervous about that).

I hope that you all are just as excited as I am to be blogging about more than one thing that I am passionate about! Im excited to see where this new blog is going to go!

SO head on over to French Press This and check out my most recent posts over there! There are great things happening with only better things to come!

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All Things Delta Labs!

12 Sep

Hey Guys! 

SO as I have mentioned before, I am an ambassador for Delta Labs! 🙂 And some great news is in store for you guys. 

Are you ready? 

Its giveaway time! 

I have some Hair, Skin, and Nails samples that I would love to send to some lovely readers and Facebook Fans!

Hair, Skin and Nails is one of the Bestselling products from Delta Labs. Here is a little about the product:

Our Hair, Skin & Nails formula is designed to help your hair grow faster and stronger, reduce chipping and breaking in your nails, and create softer, younger, more luminescent looking skin. With 28 scientifically proven vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants and bionutrients, we guarantee you’ll see clear, visible results within 30 days.

The best part is? These supplements are vegan! No scary, harsh chemicals or animal products here!

There are two different ways you can enter to win these samples! You can post a comment on the blog with your favorite hair tip or trick (whether it be a hairstyle or some DIY product) or you can comment the same on the linked post on the Facebook Page. There will be 5 winners and they will be announced on October 4th! 

Additionally, if you would like to purchase any products you can use the discount code losingwithcooper for $5 off your order! 

Last but not least, Delta Labs is doing a Recipe Contest!

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From now til September 20th you can submit your created recipe with pictures to contests@deltalabsusa.com! Top 5 will be announced on September 23rd and those 5 submissions will be voted on. The winner gets a $50 visa gift card and their recipe will be featured on Deltalabs.com! Get your submissions in! 

I think if I can find the time I will try to enter this! Its going to be such a great time seeing everyones ideas! I’m excited to make some of them! 

I think I’m finding my way back on the Healthy Train. As I type I am sitting with an apple and an unsweetened iced tea. Thanks everyone for being so understanding about my struggles the past few months! I’m going to try to start posting regularly again, but I’m not going to promise anything because I’m working on forgiving myself, as well as not putting too much on my plate! 

Hope you all are having a great week! ❤ 

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: My fear of sharing my journey!

18 May

Let me just start off with saying a big thank you to my friend Erin over at Living Made Healthy! She has supported me with my blog since I started, and I couldn’t ask for a better internet friend! 🙂 One day Erin…we will meet!

Ok, lets have some real talk here. Today I took a leap I have been meaning to do for a long time. I finally created a Facebook page for my blog! You can view it here! Let me take a moment to explain why this was such a ridiculously scary difficult thing for me to do.

I have only really shared my weight loss journey with close friends and the weight loss community online which consists of strangers I have never met. I am absolutely terrified of the judgement I may receive from people who don’t know me very well about my weight. My weight and body image is something I have struggled with all my life, and I have finally decided to kick its booty!

With that being said I have also been teased most of my life for it. For the first time in the recent months I can say that I finally appreciate my own body. This was an amazing feat for me and because of this I am finally comfortable talking about it with close friends and family, but going public is a whole different realm that I have never explored.

I think part of the reason that this scares me so much is that I have had a scare with this before. I have Instagram and twitter and somehow at some point my Instagram under my blog name was discovered by people who knew me. All of the sudden people from my high school started following me and I panicked. I put my profile to private so I could control the madness the people choosing to follow me. I later realized that this was a cheap move, and if I one day wanted to share my journey from beginning to end I better get over this fear now! So I did. And I feel that my Facebook page is a new step in the journey.

So there it is folks, my new leap of faith. I hope you will go visit the Losing With Cooper Facebook page and give me a like!

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P.S. I am going to have some wonderful free time in the upcoming months, giving me ample time to post more often. Details in a post to follow 😉

Who goes on Vacation and loses weight? This Blogger!

16 May

Hey guys! Hope that you are having a wonderful week so far! I know I sure am! 

I just got back last night from my trip home. I went to my hometown to visit my family and friends. It was such a great visit, and it was much needed. I was nervous to go on this trip because I thought it would bring me back to my old ways. I didn’t want to undo all of the hard work that I have done lately. And fortunately, I succeeded in keeping the weight off on my trip. 

Not only that, but I lost 1.2 lb.! I honestly can’t believe it! Don’t get me wrong, I did not eat 100% perfect while home. I did however try as hard as I could, so that I could enjoy a few indulgences!

I had homemade ice cream twice and it was to die for. My sister baked fresh scones for us and I certainly had some of those. All in all it was a great trip with great food! 

I will be posting more coming up about the SummerBodyMakeover that I am taking part in so stay tuned for that! 🙂 

 

Where have I been?

6 May

Hey all!

Wow, it sure has been way too long! SO much has happened since I blogged last and it just feels like I am a different person. I have so much to share with you all. Lets get started!

First and foremost I want to let you know that while I was on this little hiatus I did lose weight. No, it wasnt a blogger running far away because I had gained weight. I actually lost. A LOT. I am now 170.8 and so close to being in the 160s its crazy. You heard that right. In the 2 months I was gone I managed to spare you almost all of the 170’s. Crazy what can happen when you are focused.

Which brings me to my second point. I have been so focused on weight loss for the last couple of months I have surprised myself. I believe I have actually fallen in love with going to the gym (shocking I know). This is what has kept me losing weight. That and all the wonderful clean eating that I have been doing.

Clean eating really becomes a way of life when you do it long enough. You no longer feel like you are depriving yourself, and the only reason you are turning that bagel down is because you know how bad it is going to make you feel afterwards. Its amazing what happens when your mindset changes.

The last thing that has happened that I want to share with you is this: for the first time in my entire life, I love myself. Yep, you heard that right. I love what my body can do right now. I love what my body looks like right now, and I love myself enough to know that I am worth all the effort I am making because I deserve to be happy.

Ahh what a weight lifted off of my sholders.

I have tons of wonderful things coming for the summer and the year to come on this blog, so stay tuned, because big things are happening!

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P.S. I will be making a piost detailing some of these things as I am traveling on Wednesday. I am so excited for all of the changes to come! 😉

Weight Loss Resolution: Revisited

26 Dec

Hello all!

Man has it been a long time since I have wrote on here. A few things have happened while I was away. My husband returned from a six month deployment and I have never been happier to have him home. Also, Christmas has already come and gone, and with that comes the new wave of New Year’s Resolutions.

Last year I made a New Year’s resolution that most do: to lose weight. In the true sense of the word I did achieve that. I lost 30 lbs in the past year and am really proud of that. So for this year I am going to make the same resolution, but with a little more fun.

I would like to at least lose another 30lbs this year. I know that may possibly sound like a low number to some people, and a high number to others. I have more than that to lose and I am enjoy8ing losing the weight slowly. I feel it is the best way. To reach this goal I have set out a couple smaller goals and objectives. They are

Start exercising on a regular basis. (4 times a week on average)

Limit eating out to once a week, or not at all.

Transition into completely clean eating. (I will be doing a post about what this means to me and the steps I am going to be taking to get to the point I want to reach.)

Cut down coffee habit to at least 3 cups a week, if not more. Replace these beverages with tea.

Meditate more!

Start practicing positive self talk.

Try Yoga!

Do at least one cleanse every 3 months.

This is the current list. I may add and/or omit things as I see fit as long as the reason for the add/drop is completely to serve the goal of me losing weight. I am excited for this coming year! I am also very excited to see what I can do with my body. Take care everyone!

Insanity/Shakeology!

15 Nov

Wow.

It has sure been a while since I posted here. And quite frankly the reason why I havent posted is that I havent had anything interesting at all happen. Until now.

I have still been weighing in at the same weights and I thought that it was getting really boring to be continually posting my “185 ish” weights, when it really isnt budging. And then, I sort of stumbled into something that I wasnt expecting to.

I have been following TrulyJess for a couple of years and just recently realized that she has a sister. I started to follow her on instagram and quickly realized that I can really relate to her. Then I kept seeing her posting about how she is a Beach Body coach and that you can email her for more information. And thats exactly what I did.

Fast forward 2 weeks later and I am now on day 2 of shakeology, and am starting my insanity program on Monday. I am also in a group with so many amazing young women on this same weight loss journey and it is so inspiring. I am truly excited to see what I can change about my body.

So here is to change, support, and love. To getting through this journey together. And to becoming better people and lifelong friends! 🙂