Sunday, October 30, 2011

weigh-in vol.7

day: 56
happy sunday my bloggy peeps!

i dunno about you peeps but my weekend was just wow – busy!
i am just now finally getting over this cold thang which in hindsight knocked me for way more of a loop than i was willing to admit; until now.
i loathe being sick.
for the obvious reasons of course but also because i just don’t have time to be down & out!

anywho – so i had my weight watcher meeting/weigh-in on friday & i am happy to report that i lost .6lbs!
(me & bri – aren’t we cute & shit?)
i really had prepared myself for a gain – typically during pms week i gain plus i have been sick & all. not my best week fo’ sho’!
but i lost!
not a whole lot but a loss nonetheless!
i totally attribute it to tracking every little bite & daily exercise.
(thank you jillian michaels!)

speaking of miss jillian – i started level 3 today (day 21) on the 30 day shred!
the gory details are in the tab
(30 day shred) above – but i will say this. 21 days ago i could have nevahhhhhhh done what i did today!
so ummm yeah, i am pretty fuckin’ proud of myself & all that i have accomplished because it blows my mind & proves how we sell ourselves short because if someone had told me i would be doing this let alone rockin’ it – i woulda died laughing.

which reminds me – go enter my first evah chunky goddess
giveaway so you can win some awesome free shit! because who doesn’t like free shit?!?!
and even if you have already entered – you can tweet the giveaway daily for additional entries!

oh and we had our first snow last night…
what the fuck?
in october?
this is not a good indicator & being of the sort who pretty much detests winter – this does not make me happy at all.
(my house this morning -- love the halloween decorations covered in snow -- not!)
boo hiss @ the white shit!

i promise to be a better blogger tomorrow. i have a ROCK OUT with your CROCK OUT post that is yet to even be written – so not like me. told ya the cold kicked my ass!
and i am way behind on reading all your fabu bloggy peeps.
i will fix that asap!

but now i gotta get my weary ass to bed & make sure i am well rested for tomorrow.
i l♥ve halloween & it is gonna be a busy day for us!
just avoiding the candy overdose alone will wear me down!

peace, l♥ve & spooky margaritas bloggy peeps!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

no more muffin top weekend blog hop -- vol.8

day: 54
happy friday bloggy peeps!

welcome to the no more muffin top weekend blog hop!!
volume 8 & i want to super duper thank all you sa-weet bloggah’s who have been hopping with us – last week we hit an all-time high of 27 entries! w00ts!

misadventures of a chunky goddess

this is a no rules hop where you are free to link up your blog, facebook, twitter, giveaway – whatever your little bloggy heart desires!

it’s always nice to follow the hostess
(that would be me) and/or rock the button – but not required. if you are a new follower, please leave me a comment – i always return the bloggy l♥ve!

check out a blog or two – there are some amazing peeps & blogs out there in the blog-o-sphere! let them know you found them via this hop when you leave a comment letting them know you stopped by and/or are their newest follower!
have fun luvies!

***and after ya join the hop be sure to enter my giveaway for 2 jillian michaels shred workout dvds! link is the first entry in the hop!!***

peace, l♥ve & margarita bloggy peeps!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

** gettin' shredded giveaway **

day: 53
mi blogmigo & blogmiga’s!

well it’s here – the chunky goddess official first ever giveaway – and i am so stoked that i could do a gazillion naked cartwheels!
woo-freakin-hoo for free shit!
and this is some awesome free shit!

i am happily spreading the jillian michaels 30 day shred l♥ve by giving away the (duh) 30 day shred dvd as well as jillian michaels shred in 30 dvd (which i will be doing next)!
that’s right – two awesome workout dvds!

the giveaway begins today & will run until november 8th when i complete my 30 day shred experience. (check out the tab above for daily posts on my progress). the winner will be drawn @ midnight & announced on november 9th.
u.s. & canada residents only please.
i will be purchasing & shipping the prizes via so a valid address to receive your prizes is all required.

please use the rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway & you will see that there is a bazilion ways to enter. a comment is the only mandatory entry & even if you already follow me on twitter and/or facebook it will count as an additional entry – just click the appropriate box. you can also tweet daily for additional entries.

good luck!

peace, l♥ve & margaritas bloggy peeps!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

thank you, thank you very much...

day: 51

fair warning: this is going to be a mish-mash of stuff sorta post.

okay, first & foremost i want to thank you all for the amazing words of encouragement, positive reinforcement & support that you all so graciously take the time to leave in the form of comments. you guys make me grin from ear to ear daily! seriously.. you do!
i write this blog for me but the fact that you peeps read along is only the icing on the cake. (weight watcher friendly cake of course – heh)

to answer a question in regards to what diet plan i follow.
i use the weight watchers & their pointsplus system. i also try like hell to eat clean, which means no processed foods.
am i 100% eating clean?
umm no, especially on weekends.
but i would say the majority of my eating is pretty clean and i eat all of my points every week. even the ap’s
(activity points) i earn for exercise -- & i earn a lot. so i eat a lot!
i refuse to live a life of deprivation & so should you.
everything in moderation
(including moderation) is good -- well except for hot & steamy sex – you need lotsa that!
(yes, i went there!)

moving along…
a few days ago i was bestowed the
award by three separate blogs – wowie!
from flab to fab
a shot of laughter
4 boys and 2 divas
thank you ladies – you rock!

now… (copied from
flab to fab)
this award is awarded to up-and-coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers. liebster is a german word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

to keep the liebster blog award going, the recipient then recognizes five other stand-out blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

the official rules for the liebster blog award are:
1. thank the giver - the blogger from which the award was received - and link back to them.
2. reveal the five blogs to which you are giving the award, and let them know by commenting on one of their posts.
3. copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. have faith that your followers
(that would be you, dear reader) will spread the love, too. :-)

i admit that i normally suck @ playing the award games – but i like the up-and-coming aspect of this award so...
i pass this along to…
alana @
fractured fairy tales
rachel @
because i have to. i’m not weird. i’m gifted.
ms. cheapsoda @
adventures of cheapsoda and dooty booty
april @
30 before 30
shelly @
super-shell loses weight
please take a sec to check out all the blogs – both the givers & the receivers.

finally …
because i am loving the 30 day shred so much i have decided to have a giveaway in honor of my shredding experience. and of course i will be giving away a copy of none other than the infamous 30 day shred!
woo-freakin-hoo for free shit!
i will make a separate post with all the details asap!

peace, l♥ve & margarita bloggy peeps!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

30 day shred: day 15 (with photos & measurements)

day: 50
‘ello blogdom!

so today marks the halfway point on my quest to complete jillian michaels 30 day shred & so far it has been a wonderous eye-opening experience for me. i have done things i never thought possible & have proven to myself that i can basically do anything i want if i put my mind to it.

yes – it is a hard workout; not even gonna lie. i sweat my beans off daily & have had soreness in places i never even realized could feel pain. and just when i thought i might lick it – i progressed to level 2 (where i am currently) & am right back to being tested & pushing myself through it.

results like these are worth it.

front – i think from this angle is the most drastic noticeable changes. i have way less muffin top & i can see a little less cellulite in certain areas.

side – the first thing i noticed was my posture – then my neck!

back – i think i pretty much look the same from this angle – a little less back fat (ew ew ew!) & maybe a little lift in the ass region?

the whole shabang...

so here are the numbers…

day 2
starting weight: 195.8
dress size: 16
waist: 42.5"
hips: 43"
bust: 39"
arms: 15"
thighs: 24"
total 163.5

day 15
starting weight: 192.6
dress size: 13/14
waist: 40.5"
hips: 42"
bust: 39"
arms: 12"
thighs: 22"
total 155.5

the scale may not have reflected it properly but i lost 8”
eight fuckin’ inches!!!
can you even believe that?!?!?!

2 inches in my waist!
3 inches in my thigh!?!?!
ummm thank you jillian michaels!!

yeah i am pretty stoked to say the least & cannot wait to see what the next 15 days bring!!! i will keep ya'll updated.

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


day: 49
my supah bloggah’s!

okay first things first – i have been totally outta the bloggy-loop the past two days. busy, a wee bit sick, and we had a random 3 hour long power outtage today?
thankfully – i had just completed my 30 day shred
(day 14 bitches!) , was guzzlin’ my water, sat down to track my food & activity on weight watchers e-tools when *poof* no freakin’ power!
we are such a spoiled society – only my 2 year old daughter wasn’t bouncing off the walls.

anywho – so i am wicked behind in reading about all you fabu peeps – but i will catch up.
pinky swear!

plus i see there are has been some major award swappin’ going on & i promise to *pay it forward* asap!

so despite being a wee bit sick
(i refuse to admit that i have a full-blown cold) this weekend was what i can only properly deem as *food-a-pa-looza* and i will be lucky to looza any weight @ weigh-in this week after the utter garbage i consumed.
yes – it could have been worse & has many, many, many times in my lifetime. but i did overdo it.

(traditional self-portrait as we head out)
bri & i had a*date nite* (i hate that terminology for some odd reason) last night & went to our favorite mexican restaurant. and while i had another dish off the vegetarian menu it is still drowning in ooey-gooey full fat cheese. plus i had a humongous ass margarita & it is a fuckin’ shame how many points weight watcher makes you count for those.
oh and i had a nice glass of wine when we got home last night.

then today we went to our favorite chinese restaurant. there again i made better than average choices but ack. i was wayyyyy over daily points this weekend & dipped pretty deeply into my weeklies.
not that i can’t – weight watchers allows me to eat whatever the hell i want as long as i track it & count my points. but here lies the problem when you go out to eat. unless it is some chain restaurant how do you know if you are counting points correctly?
i always have this chicken dish @ our fave chinese place that has a mustardy sauce – their house specialty – and i have no earthly effin’ clue what is made of let alone how many points. so i am guesstimating & praying i come close!
but i do the best i can & tend to over-compensate for a lack of solid knowledge.
and i worked out like a fiend yesterday & today – so i think i am ahead of the game or at least not draggin’ behind too-too terribly.

we rarely if ever eat out two times in a weekend so i will consider it a learning experience & move on!
and what did i learn?
there is no need.
i felt overfull and lethargic for the rest of the day today until i literally made myself get up and do the shred.

we will never stop dining out – we are foodies who love a good meal. but i think our once a week saturday night dining out is enough.

well my luvies – i gotta get my butt to the gym to work off food-a-pa-looza!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

weigh-in vol.6

day: 47
holla blogga’s!

super stoked – had my weekly weight watcher meeting/weigh-in today & i lost 3 lbs!
*naked cartwheels bitches*
that brings me to 11.8 lbs. total lost & i surpassed my 5%
(of total body weight) gonzers.
can i get a what? what?
so umm yeah, pretty freakin’ happy!
(myself & my daughter skylar @ the library today)

i had a feelin’ i was gonna have a good weigh-in – i worked out super hard this past week between the gym and the 30 day shred (details in the tab below my header) of course. and all i can say is that i effin’ l♥ve jillian michaels.
no seriously – i do!

i have never in my life worked out as hard as i am now & it proves the things she
(jillian that is – i can call her jillian like i know her now that i am 12 days into her insane workout) says -- which i always thoughts were a hock of hooey & so cheesy.
it is mind over matter & if you put the effort into, you can do anything.
i have pushed myself through soreness, exhaustion, and a testy teenager who is on my last friggen nerve this week with his piss-poor know-it-all attitude
(another post for another time).
but everyday i have that constant of knowing that i am going to do the 30 day shred & focus solely on me! and i may be wrong, but i just might finally be getting that workout *high* that i have read about. i think i found my exercise niche – weights/circuit training. who knew?

as i said, i am on day 12 and jumped up to level 2 yesterday.
in a word – wow.
definitely more intense & a lot of plank
(in the push-up position) exercises which are just insane & oh-so-hard! by the end i look like i walked across the fuckin’ sahara desert & back!
once again i feel like i have worked muscles that have been dormant since probably 5th grade & just about everything minus maybe my left eyebrow hurts.
oddly – today did seem a little easier than yesterday.

regardless, i am not giving up -- plus can you believe that monday is the half-way point? i will be posting photos & measurements too - i am super curious what the measurements reveal.

so yeah – minus teenage drama & some soreness – i am super diggin’ life!
i caught a reflection of myself in a glass window today while out & about & for the first time in too long to remember i didn’t want to turn and run away screaming! not to toot my own horn
(yeah right i am a wicked bragger from way back) but i actually liked what i saw! that is progress bitches!

just a reminder – don’t forget to link up…

misadventures of a chunky goddess

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

no more muffin top weekend blog hop -- vol.7

day: 46
tgi-fuckin-f bloggy peeps!
welcome to the no more muffin top weekend hop!

misadventures of a chunky goddess

this is a no rules hop where you are free to link up your blog, facebook, twitter, giveaway – whatever your little bloggy heart desires!

it’s always nice to follow the hostess
(that would be me) and/or rock the button – but not required. if you are a new follower, please leave me a comment – i always return the bloggy l♥ve!

check out a blog or two – there are some amazing peeps & blogs out there in the blog-o-sphere! let them know you found them via this hop when you leave a comment letting them know you stopped by and/or are their newest follower!
have fun luvies!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

the dress

(this was written last night but due to a restless two year old – i am just now posting…)
day: 45
greetings blog-o-sphere!

i normally don’t get too-too personal on here -- well other than my über personal drivel about my weight & all – heh.
what i mean to say is that i normally save the major family talk & gobs of photos for my mama blog --
the purple goddess.
but something happened today that relates to my journey that i blog about here & my family life that i blog about there.
but let me not get ahead of myself.

in case you weren’t aware – i am the mother of three beautiful
(crazy-ass) kiddos & madly in love with my fiancé brian. we are a fully committed couple living the blended family dream -- as anyone else doing it knows – it’s never the brady bunch.
but no, we are not married.
(september 17, 2010 -- just engaged & so happy – this was the lowest I got on my last weight watcher journey too -- about 191. please tell me i am not the only one who looks @ a photo of themselves & thinks about what weight they were???)
(my amazing engagement ring – isn’t it fabu?)
he would marry me tomorrow but it is me who is draggin’ her feet.
and no, not because i don’t want to marry him.
it’s because i don’t wanna be a fat
(yeah i said fat because that is what it is -- no need to be pc about my own ass) bride & look back @ photos of our wedding & fuckin' loathe what i see.
there i said it!

it has taken me months – no wait – a year or better to admit that.
i finally admitted it to brian the other night after using every excuse in the friggen book.
money, family drama, timing, our living situation
(an entire blog post in itself), you name it.
but the truth is – i am vain as fuck!

i started
the purple goddess as a *wedding blog* to chronicle planning & ultimately marrying brian. i was also in the midst of my last weight watcher adventure & hoping to drop the extra poundage before the *big day* -- back then we planned to be married this past august.
as time went by i knew i wasn’t committed – it was then that i began to get nervous. i pushed the date back from mid-august to early september. then i pushed it to late september – and all because i was not sticking to my plans of losing weight.
by early this past summer i had postponed the wedding indefinitely citing financial reasons -- which do come into play but aren’t the true reason.
our wedding
(or lack thereof) became a taboo subject for me.
and worst of all was my perfect
(for me)
wedding dress that i love – hanging in my closet, covered in plastic, purposely out-of-sight. but yet a constant reminder of how i had not followed through on big plans to lose weight again.
of course i bought the dress in a smaller size that i had hoped to be in and well if you are like me and a yo-yo diet veteran then you know how that always seems to work out.
let’s be honest – i have tons of *when i lose weight* clothes – not just a wedding dress. but the wedding dress of course is the crème de la crème.

the bottom line is this – i was never going to get on track & lose weight for a wedding dress or for a wedding that wasn’t even planned or secured – no matter how much i love brian or wanna be mrs. b.
i had to do it for me & for me only.
and that is where i am at today. this is all about me & for me & not for anyone or anything else. i do not have some date or goal weight that i am striving for – i want to be healthy, in shape, and confident – whatever weight range that may entail & however long it takes me to get there.

but today i decided to do something bold…
i tried on my wedding dress for the first time ever -- yes, ever.
(here it is – strapless, slightly above the knee length, with pockets & a white zebra print – l♥ve & so me!)
(close-up – just love the details on the waistline & you can see the zebra print – did i mention i got this dress for $20 on sale – w00ts)
a major, super, immense, humongous, ginormous, extra-large, stupendous step for me – because trying that dress on represents a year or better of trying & failing & accepting & forgiving myself for it all.
and no, of course it didn’t fit – but it didn’t feel like a total lost cause either.
i know eventually wearing it with pride & struttin’ my ass in it is doable. and while it may be vain – i want to be the best me possible when i marry the man i love with every cell in my
(hopefully thinner & sexier) body! and i will have no problem looking back on any photos of our special day!
everybody wins!

so i ask you – what do you think of purchasing *when i lose weight* clothes?
ever done it?
would you do it for something momentous like a wedding?
do you think it’s a good motivation?
lemme hear your thoughts!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

lazy-ass blogger

day: 44
yo my blog-diggity’s

let me start by sayin’ that i am totally wiped tonight – so i am gonna be a lazy-ass blogger and just share some awesome-ness i scored via pintrest.
(please tell me you pin!)

i ♥ pintrest – they have everything & these are just wonderous!

ohhh & a question – anyone ever try this?
just curious…
detox: green smoothie — 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.

i remember reading a blog on the weight watcher site & the woman swore by it. i am not sure if this is the exact recipe she used – seems familiar – but she had it for breakfast every day & swore that it was the secret to her getting to goal & keeping the weight off.

on a small note: today makes one month solid that i have blogged daily – thus finishing my NaBloPoMo self-imposed challenged.
i have actually enjoyed the daily bloggin – oddly enough – it has kept me quite accountable.
although i cannot tell you how many nights i have dashed home like a effin’ maniac trying to blog in time. whether or not i will continue to do the daily thing? who freakin’ knows?

off to the gym i go.
i wish i could crawl into my jammies and go to bed – but i need my fix & i will be grateful i pushed myself to go after the fact!
spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

body mass index

day: 43
howdy bloggy peeps!

so i have some pretty coolio news to share…

when i started this journey six weeks ago @ 204.4 lbs my bmi (body mass index) was a 31.1.
and in case you weren’t aware – anything over 30 is considered obese.
yes, obese.
scary to say the least!

currently my bmi is 29.7 which puts me in the overweight category.
not where i want to be of course but certainly a hell of a lot better than obese.
now there is a lot of debate about bmi & how effective of a tool it is indicating obesity because it does not differentiate muscle from fat. so if you are say a bodybuilder – you could mistakenly be labled as *obese*.
for us average folk – i think it’s safe to assume it’s accurate.
needless to say, i got some work ahead of me.
i need to be 164 to reach a healthy weight range which means i need to lose another 30.4 lbs to get there.
i have tried to not set number based goals in my journey
(yet) – but this about my health, longevity, and quality of life -- and getting to a healthy bmi is important to me.

interestingly – according to (thank you leah) i should be about 146 lbs. but a range of 126-167 is okay.
(they also have a bmi feature on this site as well – go check it out; it’s eye-opening!)
146 sounds foreign to me -- mainly because it was the mid-1980s since i was that small!

how do you guys feel about bmi?
goal weights & setting importance on a certain weight range?
super curious on your thoughts!

well I gotta get my *overweight* ass to bed – I need my rest so I can work out hardcore to evict those 30.4 lbs.!

speaking of working out hardcore…
day 8 of the 30 day shred & going strong!
(details in the tab below my header)
I fuckin’ love jillian michaels!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

tanning booth confessions vol.3

day: 42
ni hao bloggy-san!
so i just got home from the gym & whilst tanning my buns in the booth tonight i thought to myself…
it’s been awhile since ya wrote a…”

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the random thoughts that permeate my sick twisted little brain whilst standing buck-ass naked in a tanning booth for the longest ten minutes of my life…

in situations like this you have no choice but to come clean and say it like it is…
so here goes – light a candle, chuck life the bird, and fess the fuck up!

i had way too much fun last night out with my friends @ an show that featured motley crue, vanhanlen, dio, & godsmack tribute bands. and you know i was makin’ devil horns with my fingers – as it was so obviously the thing to do. i have always been a rockin’ chick! heh!

speaking of rockin’ – i so rocked that cute little dress last night & can you believe i didn’t take a pic. yeah me – the photo queen who documents everything. i honestly didn’t think of it… i was too busy makin’ devil horns!

( i do have this gem of a photo – taken today to document that i survived this nite out wayyyyy better than last week. i am actually upright & combed my hair unlike last weekend… heh!)

i was so not feeling the 30 day shred today and had no desire to even do it until i randomly tried on a pair of juinor size 13 jeans & they fit. my ass was all over the 30 day shred after that & i went to the gym tonight! as my weight watcher leader tricia say: it’s the best & worst moments that motivate us the most. true dat!

the past six weeks of hard work is starting to show & people are starting to take notice – even those who see me daily. i have had so many compliments in the past few days it’s unreal. and i won’t lie – i am totally l♥vin’ it! it only motivates me to keep on truckin’!

sex is a bazillion times better when you feel sexier.

i had taco bell on the way home last night. it used to be a tradition for my bestie & i back in the day – so we had to. i won’t even lie – that mexican pizza kicked fuckin’ ass & was worth every one of it’s 14 points. yeah i went way over in points yesterday but fuck it – i had a great time drinking & eating the extras – i tracked it – it's not something i do regularly & life goes on!

i am the worst lurker -- i am wicked behind on reading other peeps blogs! sorry; i am usually all over that!

but did i mention i got into a size junior 13 jeans today?!?!

so there ya have it – no shame in my game!

what do ya need to get off your ta-ta’s?!?!
spill it…
then cross your eyes, make the sign of the devil horns, and drink a double hail bloody mary and all is forgiven…

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

weigh-in vol.5

day: 41
howdy blog-o-sphere!

gotta make this a super quickie – wicked busy day & i actually have plans for the evening. yeah two weekends in a row – look out lindsay lohan; there’s a new
(well old) party girl in town.

so i had weigh-in yesterday and lost a whopping
(hold onto your seats) .2 lbs.
yeah – as in 2/10 th of a pound.

i admit i wanted more – but i had a feeling it would be mediocre or even a gain. seems like everytime i turn up my workouts (
did 30 day shred & additional circuit training @ the gym) i stall or gain?
and ya know what…
i am okay with it.
(do ya see my mini-muscle forming – thankin’ you jillian michaels)
i know i am on the right path because i feel ah-fuckin-may-zing!
i feel strong, empowered, and even thinner.
yeah thinner!
when jillian tells me to *suck my abs in tight* -- i can actually feel my belly moving. do you know how long it has been since i could do that? sure my belly has had movement – but the jiggly not-so-fun kinda movement. this was actual willed movement & by gawd i sucked that shit in!
w00t w00t mofo’s!

small baby steps – because it’s all good in the hood – i got my entire life to get there and to be happy & healthy & back into my jeans!
i am not asking to be a size 2 – i just wanna be in a healthy bmi range & feel good in my skin again. i love havin’ some curves & rockin’ a sexy boo-tay! and i never wanna lose that part of me.
because you can be a chunky goddess and rock it – and i will!
i might even now?

well luvies – i must run. i got eat some din-din & get my tailfeathers in gear to get cute to go out. i am wearing this cute little dress that i can finally fit into tonight.
w00t w00t w00t mofo’s!

oh btw – i am still going strong with the 30 day shred
(read all about it in the tab above) but i had to share my new kicks.
($20 on clearance @ tjmaxx – score!)
ya know i have never owned a pair of nike’s or any other name brand sport shoe for that matter. lawd knows my kids own tennies that cost more than my entire outfit – but i don’t mind buying them nice things. but why not myself? why do i not deserve some nice kicks that are actually designed to make your workout/exercise experience the best & most comfy it can be?
fuck yeah i deserve that!
so i got them
@ a wicked good deal -- but baby steps my friends!
we all deserve whatever it takes to make us feel good and make whatever journey we may be on be the best & most comfy it can be!

don’t forget to join the
no more muffin top weekend blog hop -- i will be back tomorrow to follow everyone back and send out some bloggy l♥ve of my own!
spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

no more muffin top weekend blog hop -- vol.6

day: 40
tgi-freakin-f blogdom!

welcome to the no more muffin top weekend blog hop!

misadventures of a chunky goddess

this is a no rules hop where you are free to link up your blog, facebook, twitter, giveaway – whatever your little bloggy heart desires!

it’s always nice to follow the hostess
(that would be me) and/or rock the button – but not required. if you are a new follower, please leave me a comment – i always return the bloggy l♥ve!
check out a blog or two – there are some amazing peeps & blogs out there in the blog-o-sphere! let them know you found them via this hop when you leave a comment letting them know you stopped by and/or are their newest follower!
be kind, respectful, and have fun making new friends!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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pay it forward blogfest!

tgif bloggywood!
this is taken verbatim from my udder blog
the purple goddess & I came across this awesome blogfest thanks to ms. a daft scots lass -- so thanks to her!

so today is the pay it forward blogfest!

here is the original
post by the quintessentially questionable query experiment, one of the two hosts – check it out as it has all of the details & such!
but basically the idea of this blogfest is to introduce everyone on the linky to three of your favorite bloggers who might fall under the radar and not receive the recognition you think they deserve. or you can totally just shout out to three blogs ya love. either way – the hosts are encouraging everyone to take a little time and really peruse a blog or two
(or 225 – wow lotta peeps linked up!).
i read a pretty diversified list of blogs regularly – but am always looking for someone new to lurk upon!

so with that being said… lemme introduce you to the three blogs/bloggers who i must give mad props to…

1. nicole @
4 boys and 2 divas. she is a newer blogger and i just adore how she blogs & vlogs. she rocks & is kind enough to be doing the jillian michaels 30 day shred with me & being so real & honest about the process. you cannot help but l♥ve her!
2. foxy coxy & hot coco @
(victorious secret) from flab to fab. these two fellow weight watcher junkies cover it all – the trials, tribulations & highs of the weight watcher journey along with ah-may-zing healthy recipes & their take on life. go check ‘em out fo’ sho’!
3. and last but never least – my dearest bloggy friend ms. marie @
the dancing paralegal. we met on the weight watcher site via their blogs & honestly i cannot remember who traveled over to blogger first? i wanna say it was her because she wanted to swear and weight watchers online won’t even let you say beaver (in the animal context) without censoring your ass. anywho… we both migrated over to the land of adult blogging & have been giving each other the bloggy l♥ve ever since. her blog rocks & her series on her recent trip to europe is just amazing & gives me major world traveler envy!

there ya have it… hop ‘til ya drop!
go and show both hosts some bloggy l♥ve!


pssst... i will be posting the *no more muffin top weekend hop* shortly.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ROCK OUT with your CROCK OUT -- vol.5

day: 39
holla my bloggahs!
welcome to another fun-filled installment of…

misadventures of a chunky goddess
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this is my homage to my most favorite kitchen gadget ever – the blessed crock pot.
because even i can crock pot like a mofo!
i mean who can’t really??
and all of the recipes featured here will be healthy and/or weight watcher recipes – this is a weight loss blog after all.

so here it goes…
this week i decided to give
laa loosh another try -- if you have been reading my blog you may recall that this site is where i got that debaucle of a recipe for rock out with your crock out vol.2. yeah that was a total cluster fuck. but let’s move on…

so i decided to try out
white bean turkey chilli. i love chilli & this recipe had a photo that looked yummy -- win/win.
here is the recipe as posted by laa loosh…

weight watchers white bean turkey chili recipe
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound extra lean ground turkey (should be about 120 calories per 4 oz)
- 2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- kosher salt to taste
- ground cayenne pepper to taste
- ground white pepper to taste
- 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup fat free half & half
- 2 – 3 cups fat free chicken broth (add as needed if chili is too thick)
- 1/2 cup reduced fat, shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1/2 cup green onions

in a large pot over medium heat, or in a crock pot on medium, combine the onion, garlic and ground turkey and saute for 10 minutes, or until turkey is well browned. add the chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cilantro, cinnamon, salt, cayenne pepper, and white pepper to taste and saute for 5 more minutes.
add one can of the beans and the chicken broth to the pot. take the second can of beans and puree them in a blender or food processor. add this to the pot along with the half and half. stir well and simmer for 10 minutes. if you are using this as a crock pot recipe, let simmer on low heat for about 2-4 hrs. top each serving with 1/8 cup of reduced fat shredded monterey jack cheese, green onions, and 1 tbsp of reduced fat sour cream (optional). recipe makes 4 huge servings.

serving size is about 1 cup
each serving = 4 points+

okay – lemme just say that i obviously followed the crock pot directions & i used a separate pan to saute the meat, onions, garlic, etc. i also omitted the cilantro as i detest it – bad cilantro experience once – and substitued parsley. i like parsley. i also hand mashed the beans – as i loathe cleaning blenders & such unless absolutely necessary. and i also added a little corn starch at the end to thicken the chilli as it way too soup-y for my tastes.
i also served the chilli over some brown rice for added points+ value – because well, we like rice with our chilli.

the verdict:

yummy but not very chillish???

as bri said – it has more of a sweet caribbean flavor to it & i fully attribute that to the cinnamon. i think i would omit it if i were to make this recipe again – that might give it more of a chilli flare.
but that is just me.
bri loved it & so did my sons.

it is definitely filling – one cup with a half a cup of rice was more than enough for me. and i loved the reduced fat cheddar & green onion garnish!

although...i am a little miffed that this dish in no way remotely looked like the photo -- which upon further investigation i found out that this site does not use their own photos... hmmm.
label me unimpressed to say the least.
but whatever.
i just like when the dish ends up tasting and looking as promised.
sorry laa loosh but me thinks ya failed me yet again.
at least this dish was edible.

i know i have kinda been on a soup binge – sorry i l♥ve soups/stews/chillis – and fall is in the air
(sorta as we have had very warm unseasonable weather here in rhode island).
i promise to up the ante next week & make an actual dish!

in other non-crock pot related news:
still going strong on the 30 day shred
(tab above with my little chronicle) as is my girl nicole over @
4 boys and 2 divas. she now vlogs (so cool & i wanna be a copycat & vlog one of these days) & i give her super mad props for putting it out there and keeping it real. nicole – you rock & should be so fuckin’ proud of yourself!
please go check out her vlog & give her some major bloggy l♥ve
(and a follow) – she deserves it for doing this challenge with me!! xxoo!

also i linked a super coolio blogfest/hop on my mama blog
the purple goddess. as of posting this there are 200 bloggers/blogs involved – go link the fuck up!

i think that’s all i got?
i gotta hit the gym for a last minute hard-core workout. i have my weigh-in/meeting tomorrow. and i am not even going to pretend like i know what is going to happen because every time i think i do – i am painfully wrong! so i am letting it be. i know i followed the plan & worked my ass off this week with jillian michaels & at the gym.
all i can do is trust the process… so i am trusting the process!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


day: 38

another quickie…
just home from the gym & i am beat!

but i did want to ask what you guys think of
have you heard of it?
use it?
any thoughts?

the reason i ask is because i use it & while it can be daunting at times tweeting all your fellow tribe members posts (not required but certainly nice) – it has driven a ton of traffic on my blog.
i am starting my own tribe (bitchin’ bloggers) & looking for tribe members.
here are my semi-requirements
(as we all know i am a big ‘ol softie & shit).

must be bitchin' & a blogger! no coupon/giveaway/review only blogs please -- nothing against ya -- i know you peep work your asses off -- original content and a sense of humor is a must -- you cannot be faint @ heart & scare easily by an f bomb or two -- photog's hold a special place in my heart as well -- so your own phenom photography wins you extra gold stars in my book -- and a sa-weet twitter following would be nice -- xxoo ♥cyn♥

if you tweet & would be interested – lemme know! keep in mind – i only have 7 slots @ this time to fill.
oh yeah – made it through day 3 of the 30 day shred intact. actually, i feel much better today & it did seem easier to get through. details in the tab above!

spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!

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