Tag: health

Pre-Op Matcha

I’ll keep this one short. I have officially entered “Phase Two” of my weight loss journey. After Gastric Bypass in 2014 and nearly 110lbs lost through surgery, hard work, healthy eating, and exercise I have lost and maintained a healthy weight. Despite all my efforts I wasn’t able to avoid the excess skin. As a result tomorrow I head in… Read more →

Skipping Wine for Tea

My passion without a doubt is tea. I have devoted hours, days, and years to drinking it, learning about it, and even writing about it. However, I am a woman of many desires and passions. For example wine or more specifically red wine. I typically enjoy between 3-5oz of red wine about 4 times a week. Generally I have wine… Read more →

I Didn’t Do It! – cried the Tea

“I Didn’t Do It!” – cried the Tea Let me help solve a the growing mystery around tea and MY weight loss. Was it tea that helped me lose over 100lbs. I hope the answer is obvious but if it isn’t I’ll make myself perfectly clear right now…NO! If tea could do that for me then I would never have… Read more →

I Am Ready 2016

I’m Ready 2016 First here is a little summary of 2015. This year is quit possibly the biggest for personal achievement I have ever had in my entire 38 years of existence. I don’t count in there the birth of my children or the day I met, fell in love with, and then married the man of my dreams and… Read more →

A Personal Journey – Crossroads

* This post is personal and unrelated to tea. Please stop here if not interested.  I am THRILLED today. I was OBSESSING and I mean super duper unhealthy obsessing over the last few pounds I needed lose to get to my arbitrary goal. Through the love and care of my friends and family (you know who you are) I was… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge Day 6

Rough start today. Son woke up kind of early and I was so tired from all the craziness from yesterday that I truly wanted to just stay in bed. Of course this is never an option for the mom on the go. So I get up against my own good judgement and soldier on.  It helps that on the ride… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge Day 5

I’ll make this one quick. I plan on tomorrow’s post to be the final of the daily series. I will still continue the challenge for an entire month and will post once a week until the month is up. I would have continued daily but I’ll be honest it is a bit much for me plus I don’t think there… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge Day 4

“One of the most predictable thing about life is just how unpredictable it really is.” I am sure this quote originated somewhere more amazing then where I first heard it which was in the Disney movie Ratatouille. I said last week that this week was going to be business as usual and it has proven to be far from that.… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge Day 3

Wow! What a day. Yesterday I had a scheduling conflict and didn’t make it to the gym. Don’t worry I still had my can of Unsweetened Matcha Love from Ito En, did some planks, squats, and walked around my neighborhood. I am not going to make any judgements about I felt yesterday only because the challenge was for me to… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge Day 2

Day 2: Unexpected * I’ll make this quick and will start by saying I’m not a doctor and my results are my own.  I exercise 5 days a week and follow a strict diet high in protein, low in calories, low in sugar, and moderate on carbs. I normally drank the Ito En Sencha Shot before my workout I am now trying… Read more →

Matcha vs Sencha Challenge

PREFACE My normal routine is to have a  Sencha Shot from Ito En right before I hit the gym.  A little background… I go to the gym a minimum five days a week, Monday through Friday.  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I do weights and cardio.  Tuesday and Thursday is cardio only.  Weekends I stay active by doing outdoor activities with… Read more →

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