Month of Love #15: Chantell Johnson

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

Chantell.
Johnson.

Prep Work (Banana and Spinach Protein Shake Review)

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Ahhhhhh, Sunday night, you've brought me so very much PEACE.  Just getting my 'nanas ready for the day.  Two protein shakes a day is 14 bananas peeled and chopped when all is said and done:).  So now we prep on Sunday and freeze, makes an even better photo 305515_10100737377531402_1765962763_n.jpg 
First, I know it's a Tuesday, but I wanted to spend a little time talking about prep for the week.
A big change for me over the course of the year was becoming a planner.
If you're going to eat the same thing over and over in a small variety, why not set yourself on a good course and be ready for the week.

As a teacher, it's a must.
Otherwise, I have a built in exccuse as to why I didn't eat right or snacked too much - school, kids, meetings, IEPs, principals, field trips, cleaning, staying late, going in early, etc.

I drink a lot of smoothies.

Like...
A lot.

At least two a day.

Here's my favorite:

Banana and Spinach Protein Shake:
  • 1 scoop whey Protein Powder (two if you're a dude) - SFH is my fav.
  • 1 cup unsweetended vanilla flavoried almond milk (from Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 a sliced, frozen banana
  • 3-4 cups of fresh (better fresh than frozen spinach)
Mix in a blender - add a packet or two of stevia and cinnamon to mix things up a bit.

Enjoy.

Today, I made a whey protein shake and turned it into my own version of the Green Lantern shake!  3-4 handfuls of spinach - mix and blend well.  I promise you 100% you won't taste the spinach, but will get all the nutrients from that veggie :).  Yumm photo 478516_10100653447522812_1875050522_o.jpg

Back on Sunday night, I take a bunch of bananas, slice them up, throw them in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze them.

Take out a bag at a time as needed and enjoy!

A little bit of planning goes a long way.

Month of Love #14: Theater

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

Today: Enter stage left, Theater.



Soul Full Sunday

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(We Matter takes the weekends off.  Whoo Hoo!  Party!  
Sunday, look for a little snippet of Soul Filling.
Then we'll see you back here bright and early, Monday Morn.)

(And, my episode of Extreme Weight Loss Aired TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY, 9th, 2013 @ 8|7c on ABC. Missed it?  Head over to ABC.com)

On Doctors

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Saturdays are our VLOG days.
Sundays are Soul Filling.
And Mondays, we're right back at it in writing.
Last day in Boston
Then home tomorrow.
To start rehearsals for Les Miserables.
::SQUEAL::

Month of Love #12 & #13: Phoenix and Dragon

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

Back in a big way...Introducing Dragon and Phoenix.  My at home trainers.

Answers

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Another break from the MONTH OF LOVE!
OYE!

I know, I know, and tomorrow, get ready, because there is a lot of love coming for my at Home Trainers, Phoenix and Dragon.

For today, though, some thoughts on answers.
After an experience like Extreme Weight Loss, more people than ever ask me questions that I just don't have the answers to.

Turkey Patties, Please

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Some of you couldn't wait until the morning to ask, and I couldn't wait until next week to answer.
So here I am.

Sharing with you, a dozen delicious turkey patties.

If you take a look at yesterday's meal plan (the one I used, and you don't have to), you'll see I often have 2-3 turkey patties.

This the the recipe.
ONE DOZEN...

Most Asked Questions #1

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A break from the Month of Love?!
Gasp.
Breathe, matterers, we'll resume with the love fest tomorrow.

Today, I need to answer the third most asked question.
Because I'm getting tired of saying it's coming.

I have no doubt that once this is posted, 100 new questions will arise.
Do me a favor?
Sleep on them.
Ha :).

Month of Love #11: Susan St. John - Rogers

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

Meet Susan St. John - Rogers.  AKA, Sassy Susan. :)

Soul Full Sunday

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(We Matter takes the weekends off.  Whoo Hoo!  Party!  
Sunday, look for a little snippet of Soul Filling.
Then we'll see you back here bright and early, Monday Morn.)

(And, my episode of Extreme Weight Loss Aired TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY, 9th, 2013 @ 8|7c on ABC. Missed it?  Head over to ABC.com)

On Being Broken (VLOG)

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Saturdays are our VLOG days.
Sundays are Soul Filling.
And Mondays, we're right back at it in writing.
One more week in Boston.
Then home.
To start rehearsals for Les Miserables.
::SQUEAL::

Month of Love #9 & #10: Tom Becker and Alexis Trimble

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ACTUAL LOCATION OF INCIDENT DESCRIBED BELOW.
July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

To continue with our Love Fest: Tom Becker and Alexis Trimble and The Cemetery.


Month of Love #8 - Jacqui Hart McCoy

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

Leaving My Job

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I did a bad thing last night.

After Mehrbod's episode, I went over to the Extreme Weight Loss Message Boards.
And read.
And read.
All the horrible, nasty, unkind, uninformed things people said.

And I teared up, for sure.
Because after all, I'm an emotional catastrophe.


Month of Love #7 – Carol

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
Today: 

Mini Max.

Heavy

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This will be a hard conversation to have.
But I have to have it.
And I want you, my lovely readers, to know, I love you.

Your openness, your honesty, your courage, your humor, and everything else you bring to We Matter.

Soul Full Sunday

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(We Matter takes the weekends off.  Whoo Hoo!  Party!  
Sunday, look for a little snippet of Soul Filling.
Then we'll see you back here bright and early, Monday Morn.)

(And, my episode of Extreme Weight Loss Aired TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY, 9th, 2013 @ 8|7c on ABC. Missed it?  Head over to ABC.com)

On Psoriasis (VLOG)

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Don't we normally take weekends off?
Yup.

Will there still be Soul Full Sunday tomorrow?
Yup.

I have a question about your psoriasis.
Funny you should ask :)

Month Of Love #6: Speegs

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
Today: 

Lauren Spiegel.

Month of Love #5 – Auntie Bea

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
Today: 

Auntie Bea.

Thank You.

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Okay.
I tried writing a thank you.
It got LONG.
REALLY LONG.

Llllllloooooonnnnnnngggg.
So.
Thank You.
For Watching.
14 minutes of thanks.
I don't cry until the last 2 minutes.
And I realize it's not synched.
But is anything ever?

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!


Love you MATTERERS!

A reminder & some love

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We're closing in on tonight's premiere of my episode of Extreme Weight Loss!
#EWL
I hope you'll be watching or have set those DVRs.
@JamiEWL3
You can tune in and chat live with me here at We Matter.



And, stay tuned for tomorrow's Thanks You Post.
There are a tremendous group of people that made this year possible and it's important to me that they all know they each played a part in saving my life. :)


Live Chat!

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Hi Fellow Matterers!
Join me HERE.
Tomorrow Night.
Tuesday July, 9th, 2013
8pm EST.
For a live chat during my episode.
You can leave questions for now.
And we'll catch up with each other tomorrow.

Transition

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Sometimes, I think about this year more as a metamorphosis and less as a makeover.

Soul Full Sunday

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(We Matter takes the weekends off.  Whoo Hoo!  Party!  
Sunday, look for a little snippet of Soul Filling.
Then we'll see you back here bright and early, Monday Morn.)

(And, my episode of Extreme Weight Loss Airs THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY, 9th, 2013 @ 8|7c on ABC.  Set those DVRs, alarms, get ready to watch Hulu in the am.  Tweet.  Facebook.  Yell it from the rooftops.  Love you for it.  You can also watch my episode with me - here in Boston.  Send me a message and I'll send you the dets.)

Thoughts On Being Yourself

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Jenna Marbles and I have never met.
And we most likely, never will.
But.
I'd love to.
And it's for this video.
And because she's funny.
And I love Kermit.
And Spiderman.

Normally, we take the weekends off, but this is SO worth the watch.
Think of it as thoughts on why WE MATTER.
Thanks Jenna!

Month of Love #4 – Erin (EVD)

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
Today: 

Erin or EVD as she is often referred to here on the blog or in my electronic world, is a new friend. 

Happy 4th of July, America!

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And under boobs.

Happy fourth and under boobs.
That's what I got for today.
Truth.

So many comments about the under boob.
Or really under fat.
Of all the comments on the Extreme Weight Loss Page, my favorites are about my under fat.
"Cover those girls."
"Girl, cover those boobies."
"Put away the goods."

Month of Love # 3– Gregg

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.

To continue with the love fest: GreggBestfriend

Month of Love #2 - Team Jachel

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
Today: 

The Cornelliers.


Month of Love Introduction #1 - Jen

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July is my episode month.
July 9th, in fact.
And I am excited.
And I didn't get here alone.
And so, it seems only fitting, that a few of these posts have to do with the many people who played a significant role in helping me to learn, I MATTER.
And don’t get me wrong – that list is LONG.
TOO long for this blog.

However, there a few that, especially this year, this year of Extreme have really shown me that not only do I love them, but also they, in turn, love me.
A lot.
A lot, a lot.