Tina Williams Presents

{March 1, 2012}   Shake it up

People are starting to ask… Did you cut your hair? You look different. I’ve found that I have a new challenge with my weight loss, I can’t stop shopping. I went to BCBG the other day, one of my favorite stores, looking for a black tie evening gown for the MonaVie More project Gala in St Louis. First, I was beyond excited that I didn’t have to pick the largest size in the store hoping I could squeeze into it and look decent enough. I picked out a size 8 dress and it looked great. I put it on and didn’t feel gross and didn’t feel like crying. If you’ve ever had an issue with your own weight, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You know that feeling where you don’t think you’re as bad as you are until you try on something that use to look decent on you and then look in the dressing room mirror? Only to realize you’re not the same person you use to be in College. Yeah, that feeling. I put on the dress and felt great, came out of the dressing room and saw my husbands look on his face. He had that look on his face he did when we first started dating. I almost cried when my 3 year old son said I looked pretty.

There’s something about feeling good about yourself. You start to walk differently. People can see it. That’s the most rewarding part so far, just feeling great.

I love these shakes. At first, I thought that I would get tired of it. I’m not going to lie, there was a point where it wasnt easy. I got bored. But once I got passed that I loved it even more. Now, the convenience of it beats out everything. Plus, it taste great. Having two businesses and raising a 3 year old can take up a little bit of time. Nothing like grabbing a pack of the shake and just throwing it in my shaker on the go, knowing that I’m getting all my nutrition and doing something good for myself.

My goodness MonaVie. Thank you for doing something so brilliant as creating the most convenient diet ever, that’s beyond healthy. I love it! The new berry flavor just came out – the possibilities with that one are endless!

Oh.. and I’m thinking of getting this dress. What do you think?


{February 28, 2012}   Happy National Pancake Day !

So a friend just posted that tomorrow is national pancake day and IHOP is giving away a free short stack pancake for the occasion. I looked it up out of curiosity. 600 calories and packed with sodium. YUCK! I also looked it up on livestrong.com and I would need to run at 5mph for 38 minutes just to burn that off. That ‘s just to keep from being in gain mode. I looked it up and found this healthy blueberry pancake recipe. Oh my goodness, blueberries in pancakes is so yummy – I’m going to give it a try tomorrow.

Post below if you have your own healthy breakfast alternative that you love – or if you try this recipe! Happy HEALTHY pancake day!



Last night I went shopping. For the first time in years I’ve been excited by doing this. I had to buy a new pair of jeans last week because mine were falling off of me. My fat jeans that were tight before and gave me muffin top. Yeah, I said it. Gross, right? The new jeans I bought are two sizes smaller and fit loose.

I’ve found that when I go out I actually do my hair now. I use to think I didn’t do my hair because I was tired and busy, typical mom stuff. Guess I was wrong.

But, last night when I went shopping I was looking for shorts. Yes, shorts. I don’t even remember the last time I wore shorts. Apparently, the trend in shorts now is super short. Ok, this is way out of my comfort zone. However, I figured it can’t hurt to try it on, right? So here I am, in the dressing room at Target trying on some khaki shorts. I picked up the size I thought I was, maybe even too small, but I figured its motivation to make these fit better since I was still planning on losing more weight. Turns out they were a bit loose. That’s not the kicker though. I tried them on and looked in the mirror. Surely there was something wrong. My legs looked… good. It feels weird just saying that. I figured it was the distorted dressing room mirrors that always seemed to make you look thinner so I took a picture of myself. I can just imagine what the lady in the dressing room next to me was thinking when she kept hearing the clicking of my camera phone going off. Sure enough, I looked good in the picture too.

I sat on the stool in the corner of the dressing room for a few minutes just staring at the picture, every once in a while glancing down at my legs. A smile on my face the entire time. I looked good, and I felt good. I couldn’t believe I made it to this point. I looked down at the skinny caramel macchiato that I had with me as my Friday night treat. It was about 1/3rd of the way done, and I decided to toss it. Yes, it was the skinny version, better than the regular one I use to consume on a daily basis. But, still, I had a little ways to go, and I had found a new motivation.

You’re probably thinking that I bought those shorts and probably wore them home. Nope, they’re still back at Target. Looking at myself in the dressing room mirror is one thing, feeling good about walking out in public like that was another. Loosing the physical weight was one step, I realized there was also a mental barricade I’d need to lose as well.

I’m not quite where I want to be, but I’m halfway there. They say the last 10 lbs is the hardest to lose, that’s where I’m at now. I have 10 more lbs to go, 15 to get to my ultimate goal. But, nothing was harder than my first 10 lbs. I wasn’t just losing 10 lbs to begin with, I was losing habits I loved. There was a single quote that kept me moving.

Don’t let what you want today,  take away from what you want in the long run. That can apply to a lot of things, can’t it.

et cetera