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My Strive for Health (Weeks One-Three)

I am no expert, but through the years I’ve tried everything to lose weight with no avail. Diets were all gimmicky with short term results.

It All Started…

On May 24, 2021 I decided to make a change. Health has always been at the forefront of my mind ever since I was 10. I’ve had to. Due to all of the medical conditions and crazy stuff I’ve gone through, I’ve never really been able any weight AND keep it off. Over the years I’ve only ever put on weight. It’s never come off. Until today….

On that day, I weighed 280.6 pounds. It takes a lot of bravery to actually write that number down on paper, let alone share it with the world. The one number that I am confident in sharing with you is how much weight I’ve lost since then. In less than three weeks, I lost 6.6 lbs. Although it may not seem like much, that’s more weight than I’ve lost in 25 years. The amazing thing is that my husband and I ate out 7 times in the last 3 weeks. For the next three weeks, my plan is to not eat out at all. Let’s see how much more I can lose! Even though 6.6 pounds doesn’t sound like much, I know that I can do it again. By continuing the strategies and habits that have gotten me this far, the sky’s the limit!

What I Read

On May 24, 2021 I downloaded Doctor A’s book, Stop, Challenge, Choose. It showed me how to change some of my bad habits of health into good ones. I didn’t make these good choices just for me. Dr. A helped me see the bigger picture in relation to my goals in life. I want to live a long and healthy life with my husband and be able to keep up with our kids. I want to be a good role model and someone people look up to. I wrote these wants down in my journal and refer to them often as inspiration and motivation to keep going.
This free Ebook by Dr. A is linked below. I encourage you to read it.

Stop, Challenge, Choose eBook

What I Ate

During the last few weeks I have been focusing on getting my body into ketosis- a state of fat-burn. It helps one’s body burn excess fat without having to exercise. Who has time to exercise anyways? I ate 6 small meals per day, totaling approximately 1200 calories. The main ticket to my success is in eating 10 grams of protein during each of these meals. This made me stay full longer and my body didn’t crave salty snacks.

What I Didn’t Eat

During the last 3 weeks I didn’t eat any sweets. I ate only 2 small servings of grains per day (1/2 cup each or 1 slice of bread each). The other thing I didn’t do was drink any soda. I drank one cup of Powerade Zero in the evenings, otherwise I guzzled water. Water, water, water. It really helped clean up my system and kept me feeling full throughout the day. As a result, I didn’t snack on, graze on, or even crave junk food.

What I Did/Did Not Do

I Didn’t:

  • Exercise
  • Feel tired
  • Count calories
  • Weigh myself every day
  • Spend extra time cooking

I Did:

  • Feel energized
  • Set goals
  • Stay focused
  • Sleep better
  • Write a menu to keep myself on track
  • Set alarms to help me remember to eat and drink every 2 hours
  • See results in more areas than one

How I Feel

I feel energized, encouraged, and excited to help others achieve the same results long term. Like seriously, I no longer dread doing household chores or have trouble with having the motivation to get out of bed in the morning. If you want lasting results that will help you win your life back, I would love to coach you. You can take initiative. Like I was, aren’t you sick and tired of being sick and tired?!

Please give me a call/email. I would love to provide you with free coaching that will help you stay accountable and win your life back:

Miranda Hurtado

(360) 918-6778


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2021 Miranda Hoepfner

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