Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Weigh In


I hope you guys had a great week.

So I've been eating healthy & working out.. can someone please tell me why I am at the exact same weight as last week!? I hate weeks like this because it feels like all the hard work is doing nothing. I've been doing really well, I did have one cheat day but nothing serious. Just a few 100 calories over. I've also been getting up earlier & getting a workout in before I go to work & then another workout in the evening. I'm starting with 15-20 minutes each session & I'd like to work up to 45 minutes each session. Guess I'll just have to keep on keeping on!

So I am officially obsessed with my green smoothies! I actually crave them at night when I am lying in bed! I've been playing around with flavors & this is my current favorite. Light OJ, water, frozen peaches, spinach, banana, strawberry, raspberry & blueberry!

It looks like slimy pond water! Once you get past the gross appearance it is heaven! I used a small E.L.F palette that I got around Christmas for my eyes. It's a light teal & a dark tel with MAC Shroom on the entire lid.

Look how long my hair is! Disregard the regrowth.. my birthday is coming up & I'm waiting to get it done! :)

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Funday!


I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday!

So, I haven't been able to get my pictures to post but it looks like everything is fixed now. I weighed in today because I have been horrible lately! I ate terrible Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. I finally feel like I can get back on track. I don't know, I've got a few things going on. I had to go to to the doctor's because I have this lump on the back of my neck that just showed up out of nowhere. It was so sore I couldn't move my neck. They think it's swollen lymph nodes & it really could be a virus, bacterial infection or even a food allergy. I've been on high dose antibiotics & it has shrunk but it's still there & tender to the touch. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes away & I don't have to go back for blood work. I've had no other symptoms & it came overnight on Monday. So weird!

Anyways, back to my weight.. I can't believe I'm down. I've really been eating a lots of fruits & vegetables, plus cooking every night. I haven't been staying within my calorie range, I've been trying but it's been SUPER hard.

Green smoothies have been all the rage lately & I decided to jump on the band wagon. It's taken me 4 days to get the nerve to try it because I was scared!! First off, I'm not a huge fan of spinach. I like it cooked in things but I can't just eat it raw. Anyway, I bought a bag of baby spinach & I didn't want to see it go bad so I thought I'd try it for breakfast! I used 1/4 cup low calorie orange juice, 1/4 2% lactose free milk (I'm lactose intolerant), 1 small frozen banana, 1/2 cup spinach, 3 strawberries & a few raspberries.
I can't even tell you how delicious this is! You can't even taste the spinach! Tomorrow I'll add a cup of spinach but I started small! Plus it's 3 servings of fruits & veggies (I try to eat at least 7-8 a day!) for 118 calories! It looks a little gross but it's so good. I read where you can add honey, but thought it tasted just fine. You should try it!!

Yesterday, I had this whole hippie/bohemian vibe going! The shirt I wore was a tunic with paisley print in bright purple & royal blue. I wore it with leggings & my royal blue boots. I wore my hair wavy, in a side ponytail with a braid to the side.

I used NYX's Champagne with MAC Club at the crease. I used Maybelline's Lash Stilleto in Blackest Black for the eyeliner (my usual!).

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm Back!

Happy Monday!

I weighed in today at 157. I'm happy, I'm down 1.8 pounds this week. I was hoping to be down a little bit more, however, I'm PMSing and I tend to weigh in higher. I'd love to hit 150 by my birthday (Feb. 11). That would be the perfect birthday girt for 2012!

I wanted to show you my outfit of the day. First off, my mirror is broken, and it sits on a box filled with shoes (ghetto, but it works!) And my room is trashed! Saturday is my cleaning day this week! The shirt is from Body Central, I have it in dark blue also. It was $9.80. Jeans are from Forever 21 & I picked up the shoes (which happened to match the shirt exactly) for $3 on clearance at H&M awhile back.
Nothing exciting makeup wise today. My usual winged liner with teal accent at the crease. I used a Wet N Wild palette ( I Dream of Greenie) which is awesome! I really hate how pale I am so I will be hitting the tanning salon & resorting back to sunless tanning this coming week.
Wowza, my hair look awful! It was super frizzy & it was windy as hell outside! Plus I can't take how pale I am, I HATE it!!

I hope you have a great day!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

What's On My Plate?

I'm sorry! I've been focusing on my weight loss A LOT & neglecting everything else! I do put makeup on & do my hair each day but I don't do anything exciting! I want to bring you into what's going on with my weight loss! Tomorrow will be 4 weeks & I feel happy, in control & more than anything I'm motivated! These 4 weeks have NOT been easy. I've struggled with trying not to binge & making healthier choices.

This blog post is about what I eat on a regular basis & what I'm working towards. So I'll start with all the goods!

First off, if you like desserts & ice cream, you have to try Skinny Cow products. They are delicious. The ice cream is so good that even Dustin loves them! I usually pick up the Cookies & Cream Truffle bars & the Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches. They range from about 120-150 calories, but they are the perfect treat for after dinner!

I eat pre-packaged meals about twice a week. I try to stay under 300 calories & then I include a piece of fruit. I love Smart Ones, but they are expensive so i usually grab what is on sale. Lean Cuisine had a sale 5/$10 which is a steal because Smart ones are almost $3 each! I love the Key Lime Pie dessert cups, Macaroni & Cheese & Lasagna Florentine from Weight Watchers. They are all so good! I picked Lean Cuisine this time (which I haven't tried, but I've heard great things about!).I love fruit! Winter sucks because fresh produce is expensive & usually crap quality. However, the store had strawberries buy one, get one. I grabbed four packages (I cut the other 2 packages up & split them into tupperware for lunches!) I also picked up raspberries which are my favorite! They were on sale for $2.99 (these sell for $5 sometimes!). You can't beat fresh fruit, it fills you up & tastes awesome!
More fruit! I am hooked on Cutie's Clementines! They are small enough to throw in my purse, easy to peel & sweet! I get a case a week, they are expensive but so worth it. I eat about 2-3 a day, mostly with breakfast or for a snack to hold me over when I'm starving!

And this is one of my favorite things to cook (and eat!)! This is homemade Spicy Vegetable Soup. I use canned diced tomatoes (no salt added) & reduced sodium chicken broth, I allow them to simmer with a few spices ( Mrs. Dash, cayenne pepper, parsley, black pepper & garlic powder) then I add fresh onions, garlic, green beans, celery, carrots & cabbage. I cook for about 20 minutes & then enjoy! You can change it up too! Sometimes I add sweet corn or asparagus, whatever is in my fridge. You can keep the cayenne out if you don't want it spicy. I make it in small batches & then take it to work. It is so much healthier than processed soups!

What are you favorite healthy foods or recipes?

keep your fingers crossed that my weigh in is down tomorrow!

Have a great night!!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We went out but I didn't drink because I am really sticking to eating healthy & changing my lifestyle. Yesterday, Dustin worked so I went with my parent's to visit my Grandma (she lives about 2 hours away) & spent the day with my family. I id give myself a "cheat" day. It's the holidays!

I started my "diet" (I prefer to call it a lifestyle change) 3 weeks ago from today. I started at 164.4 & today I weighed in at 158.8. So even over Christmas & New Year's I've managed to be down 5.6 pounds. That's amazing. Sorry I haven't posted my weight, my scale broke. I picked up a new one with my Christmas money a couple days ago.

I have a feeling that 2012 is going to be an amazing year! I'm ready to get healthy, get married & live happily ever after!!!
Thanks for following!