Author Archives: Amanda Valentine

Weight a Minute: Support

Date: 12/11/17 Weight: Down 117 pounds In the past week I’ve seen a LOT of posts on Facebook about people gearing up for their New Years resolution to get healthier. I think this is totally awesome! December can be such a hard month, it’s usually just completely submitting to all the deliciously bad for you the season has to offer, ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Air Fryer Review

Date: 12/4/17 Weight: Down 117 pounds I’ve heard that air fryers are the hot item this year for Christmas. So, I had to know…would they be good to make healthy prep meals with? I put it to the test! Here’s my review… Pictured below: brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon olive oil and balsamic vinegar, zucchini fries with salt & pepper, ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: CMA Dress Body Confidence

Date: 11/10/17 Weight: Down 117 pounds The great dress debate! The black or the red dress to wear to the CMA awards. This was a struggle for me for several reasons. I really loved both dresses, they were both the same price, and they both fit almost perfectly. BUT, the big difference is I felt more comfortable in the black. ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Emotional Eating

Date: 10/4/17 Weight: Down 116 pounds I’m an emotional eater. When I’m stressed, I want to eat to feel better. When I’m happy, I want to eat to celebrate. When I feel like I’m getting no progress on the scale I want to eat because “It doesn’t matter, eating healthy isn’t working anyway!” Emotional eating is a tough thing to ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Peer Pressure

Date: 8/13/17 Weight: Down 116 pounds “You gotta live a little!” “Just eat the cheeseburger!” “You can totally have the pizza, just eat some!” Just a few things I hear on an almost daily basis. As if eating well and working out regularly wasn’t hard enough, you gotta deal with the questions and pressure of others to do things you’ve ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Trying New Things

Date: 8/17/17 Weight: Down 115 pounds   The past week I’ve switched things up and sloooooowwwwweeeed down! I was dealing with my knee injury, added in a pulled pec minor muscle, then my lower back got in on the action. My body was telling me to rest, so I have been…kinda 😉   I’ve taken a week off at the ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Working Around Injuries

Date: 8/1/17 Weight: Down 115 pounds   I’m dealing with a couple injuries, but I’m not letting it slow me down. I’ve been having issues with my knee for a while now, and then last week I pulled my pectoralis minor muscle at the gym (the left side of my chest/arm). So, I took some rest time, but I’ve been ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Meal Prep Video

Date: 7/24/17 Weight: Down 115 pounds   Yesterday I was on Facebook Live with a look at how I meal prep every week. Here’s what’s on my menu: Breakfast: Protein shake with spinach After gym snack: Egg whites & small avocado Lunch: 7oz of either turkey or chicken, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup quinoa, and 1 cup of fruit Snack: ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Guest Blogger Tricia

I love a good inspirational weight loss story! If you have one, please email me at Amanda@B105.com Here’s Tricia’s story…   Choosing to Love My original transformation photo: “When on a weight loss journey, choose LOVE not FEAR.” I’ve been on this journey for almost 10 years now. At age 18, I found myself heading to my senior homecoming, in ... Read More »

Weight A Minute: Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Date: 6/23/17 Weight: Down 115 pounds   Jesse & I took advantage of the longest day of the year Wednesday by taking a road trip from Cincinnati to Denver to see the sunset in the Rocky Mountains. But road trips are usually filled with beef jerky, Corn Nuts, and roller hot dogs. But this gal has goals, so I packed ... Read More »