Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness Journey

first_imgRebel Wilson’s Transformation Through the Years Read article “I feel so much healthier,” the Pitch Perfect actress, 40, said on the Tuesday, November 10, episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. “And I don’t know whether it’s a thing with ladies when you turn 40, [but] I feel like I really have come into my own now and not just with health but with my career.”Wilson continued, “I feel more in control and I get to produce movies now, which is amazing, and kind of have more control of the content. I just feel like everything seems to be coming together, maybe I’m a late bloomer or something, but I’m slowly getting it together.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyCourtesy of Rebel Wilson/InstagramThe Australia native also got candid about the road to her prioritizing her health. She admitted that she realized she was an emotional eater, which was sparked by the pressure of becoming a household name. “I was going all around the world, jet setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar — that was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts,” she explained. “I’ve tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I’m like, ‘I need to do a really holistic approach this time.’ I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally. There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just like eating donuts.”The Hustle star continued, “So, I was working on the mental side of things of why was I doing that and why was I not valuing myself and having better self-worth? And then, also on the nutritional side. My diet was mainly all carbs, which are delicious but for my body type, I needed to eat more protein.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyRebel Wilson. Courtesy of Rebel Wilson/Instagram- Advertisement – When Wilson announced her “year of health,” she said that she aimed to hit 165 pounds. In October, the Cats actress revealed that she was 6 pounds away from her goal weight.The How to Be Single actress previously said that she has been trying to curb her sugar intake, and she even admitted to having “a bottle of water” in August instead of “reaching for the candies.”In September, Us Weekly confirmed that Wilson is dating Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch. “Jacob adored Rebel last year before she went on her health journey,” an insider told Us at the time. “He is very old school and he is a gentleman in the way he treats Rebel. He seems to be very in love with her.” Celebrating progress. Rebel Wilson recognizes how far she has come while committing to her “year of health.” Read article Wilson has lost around 40 pounds since beginning her wellness journey in January, and she intends to “lose a few more” pounds going forward. Despite her continued plans to slim down, she said she still does “love my curves” and does not anticipate that she will “ever go too skinny.” Celebrities’ Biggest Weight Loss Transformations: Before and After Pics- Advertisement – Rebel Wilson Celebrates Halloween With BF Jacob Busch: Inside Their Romance Read article – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Repost: Secretary Leslie Richards’ Latke Recipe for Hanukkah

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Leslie Richards, Secretary of Transportation Repost: Secretary Leslie Richards’ Latke Recipe for Hanukkah December 17, 2016 Holidays,  The Blog With Hanukkah starting on December 24, we’re reposting Secretary Richards’ blog about her family latke recipe. Chag Sameach!On Hanukkah, those of the Jewish faith celebrate by lighting the menorah and eating traditional fried foods like latkes, which alludes to the significance of oil to the eight-day celebration. My family is big latke fans — our dog’s name is even latke! Every Hanukkah, I make this recipe for my family and friends, and am sharing it with my fellow Pennsylvanians this year so they can enjoy them as much as us. Chag Sameach!Leslie’s Latke RecipeServings: Makes about 20 3-inch latkesIngredients2 extra large eggs1/3 cup of beer½ cup of all-purpose flour1 tsp kosher saltpinch of fine ground black pepper¼ of a Spanish onion, grated1 ½ pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and grated1 ¼ cup of light vegetable oil for fryingapplesauce and sour cream for toppingsInstructions1. Whisk together eggs, beer, flour, salt and pepper2. Add the onion and the potatoes to the batter3. In a large skillet, heat ½ inch oil over moderately high heat4. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter (approximately 3 inches in diameter) in oil, turning them once, for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown5. Drain on paper towelsServe with applesauce and sour cream.Best if prepared right before eating. If you need to prepare them ahead of time, they can be frozen. To reheat, lay out on parchment in a pan and freeze (single layer). Warm in 300 degree oven directly from freezer to oven. HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Women of Troy fall to Bruins after first-half lead

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team traveled to Westwood on Sunday to take on rival UCLA. They fell to the Bruins 71-60, and their record is now 11-6, 3-3.The Women of Troy got off to a strong start against the Bruins, but UCLA seized the game behind a strong second-half effort, sending USC to a loss at Pauley Pavilion.Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama led the Women of Troy with 17 points and 12 rebounds for her fourth career double-double. Freshman guard McKenzie Calvert added 12 points, while senior forward Kaneisha Horn fell just shy of a double-double with 9 points and 10 rebounds.UCLA’s Kari Korver led all scorers with 23 points. Nirra Fields finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Jordin Canada added 15 points and 6 rebounds, all in the second half.“It was a tale of two halves,” said head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. “UCLA came to play the second half, and USC didn’t. We rebounded well in the first half, executed in the first half, played with a lot of intensity, and in the second half, I thought we were unfocused. UCLA got some momentum going and made some big plays down the stretch.”The atmosphere was what can be expected of a crosstown rivalry game, with fans cheering on their teams and both sides giving it their all. The Women of Troy, looking for vengeance after suffering a 59-52 loss to the Bruins at the Galen Center, came out strong, jumping out to an early lead and managing to hold onto it despite constant pressure from UCLA. The Bruins only led for 45 seconds in the first half, as USC took a 32-26 lead heading into halftime.Vaioletama led all players with 13 points and 7 rebounds in the first half. Horn added 9 points and 8 rebounds for the Women of Troy. Korver led the Bruins with 9 points at the half, while Fields had 7 points and 4 rebounds. Both teams committed 10 fouls and 9 turnovers and had similar field-goal percentages (38 percent for USC, 31 percent for UCLA), but USC had a 26-18 edge on the boards, including 9-6 on the offensive glass. However, USC struggled from behind-the-arc, going 0-for-9 on three-point attempts, compared to 3-for-10 for UCLA.“Like coach said, it was intensity,” Vaioletama said about the team’s first-half play. “For us, it was getting out on their three-point shooters, and us executing and attacking their defense and rebounding. That was a big key for us. They’re lengthy and they’re very athletic, but we needed to box out and rebound down the stretch and we didn’t.”The second half was a completely different story, as UCLA came storming out from the opening whistle. Korver scored UCLA’s first 10 points to cut USC’s lead to 40-36 while the addition of Canada into the UCLA rotation helped provide a spark for the Bruins. After a first half featuring only two lead changes, the second half had five.Junior guard Brianna Barrett hit two free throws to tie the game at 60 with 3:06 remaining and the game looked to be going back-and-forth until the final buzzer. The Bruins seized the momentum, putting USC away with an 11-0 run.UCLA dominated the boards after halftime, grabbing 28 second-half rebounds to USC’s 16 and shot 47 percent from the field to USC’s 33 percent. While the Women of Troy were able to knock down a couple of 3s, they finished the game hitting only two of 19 attempts.The Women of Troy will look to bounce back at home against California (12-5, 4-2 Pac-12) on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and No. 11 Stanford (13-5, 5-1 Pac-12). They will then go back on the road to take on No. 9 Oregon State (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12) in Corvallis on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 pm and Oregon (8-9, 1-5 Pac-12) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. All games will be available on the Pac-12 Network.last_img read more

San Antonio Spurs miss Playoffs for the first time in 23 seasons

first_imgSan Antonio’s record-tying run of 22 consecutive postseason appearances is over, with the Spurs being eliminated from contention for a Western Conference play-in spot Thursday.The Spurs were officially ousted when Memphis defeated Milwaukee and Phoenix completed an undefeated eight-game run in the NBA’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World with a victory over Dallas.Those games went final shortly before San Antonio was playing its final game of the season, against Utah. The Spurs needed the Grizzlies or the Suns to lose to have any chance of getting into the West play-in series that begins Saturday to decide the NBA’s final postseason berth.The 22-year run of playoff spots tied the Philadelphia 76ers’ franchise for the longest in NBA history. The 76ers, starting as the Syracuse Nationals before moving to Philadelphia, went to the playoffs every year from 1950 through 1971.With San Antonio out, the longest active postseason streak now belongs to the Houston Rockets. They’ll be in the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year starting next week.This is how long the streak, all of it with Gregg Popovich as head coach of the Spurs, went: David Stern wasn’t even halfway through his 30-year run as commissioner when the Spurs’ streak started. The Charlotte Bobcats — that’s what today’s Hornets went by then — were still 6-1/2 years from playing their first game. Pat Riley was still coaching the Los Angeles Lakers.last_img read more

Albert Pujols is feeling good and hitting well for the Angels

first_imgThe only way Ohtani can get in the lineup as the DH is when Pujols is able to play first. Pujols said he’s fine with the increased time in the field.“That’s my job,” he said. “I don’t care. Whatever they need for me, I’ll be there. This is not about Albert Pujols. This is about the Angels organization and how can this team be better. Whatever it takes I’m going to do that.”PREPARED FOR COLDOhtani’s third major league start is going to present a new challenge. The temperature is expected to be in the 30s when he takes the mound on Sunday afternoon.“Hopefully it will be warm, but if not I will be prepared for pitching in the cold weather,” Ohtani said.Ohtani grew up in the northern part of Japan, where cold weather is common. The climate is similar to the northeast United States. However, his professional team in Japan, the Nippon Ham Fighters, played in a dome. Many teams in Japan play indoors, so Ohtani said he could not recall pitching in a game with conditions like those that are expected on Sunday.Nick Tropeano, who grew up in New York, said the key to pitching in the cold is work up a good sweat inside, before even hitting the field. He also said a pitcher can take advantage of the conditions by pitching inside more, because the sting of a ball on the handle will hurt hitters even more.ALSOIan Kinsler was not in the lineup on Saturday night, which Scioscia said was planned in advance. Kinsler had been on the disabled list with a tight groin, before returning to play on Thursday and Friday. The cold weather also factored in the decision to give Kinsler the day off. Scioscia said Kinsler could play on Sunday…The Angels are finally expected to debut their six-man rotation sometime next week, Scioscia said. The Angels used nine starters in their first 15 games, but they have only five on the current roster. Unless the Angels want Ohtani to pitch on less than six days rest, they will need to add another starter sometime next week. Parker Bridwell is the most likely candidate. Jaime Barría is not eligible to be recalled until April 22, barring another injury.UP NEXTAngels (Shohei Ohtani, 2-0, 2.08) at Royals (Erik Skoglund, 0-1, 9.64), Sunday, 11 a.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA/830. Pujols, however, did not have any issues over the past winter, and a result he reported to spring training saying he had lost about 15 pounds.The logical assumption is that his early season hot streak is related to his physical condition.“I’m feeling great,” Pujols said after Friday’s game.Added Manager Mike Scioscia: “I just think you are seeing him comfortable in the batter’s box. That could be related to a lot of things. He always works hard on things. He’s always trying to get his swing where he wants, and right now he has it there. He’s swinging the bat very well.”Pujols’ health is vital to the Angels on two fronts. Besides being more productive at the plate, Pujols has been able to play first base more. He’s already started nine times at first, more than the six he started all last year. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before there was Shohei Ohtani, and before there was Mike Trout, there was Albert Pujols.Although Pujols may be down the Angels current depth chart of stars, he is nonetheless showing encouraging signs of bouncing back from the declining numbers of the past couple years.Pujols had his fourth multi-hit game in the past five on Friday night. Over his previous 10 games, he has hit .341 with two homers and an .892 OPS. The hot start has him already within 13 hits of the 3,000-hit milestone.The Angels had been operating under the belief that much of his trouble in 2017 — a career-worst .672 OPS — was because of two years worth of injuries to his feet. Not only did that cause discomfort, but the injuries interrupted his workout regimen and caused his conditioning to deteriorate.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more