Friday, March 29, 2013

25 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  1. I hate carrots
  2. I love camping and being outdoors
  3. I have one sister and two brothers
  4. My favorite color is... I don't have one, I am a very colorful person
  5. I am horrible at math
  6. I am obsessed with baths
  7. I feel naked if I am not wearing jewelry
  8. I have been in around 11 car wreaks (eekk)
  9. I have a kitten named Motor and a hermit crab named Amelia
  10. I never leave the house without eyeliner on
  11. I love nail polish
  12. I love the smell of hotel hallways (well the nice ones)
  13. I have never been to NYC
  14. I want to live by the beach one day
  15. I love cooking
  16. I hate doing dishes
  17. I am a reality TV junkie
  18. I act just like my mom
  19. I look just like my grandmother ( my dad's mom)
  20. My next pets with be a chocolate lab and a mini dachshund
  21. I don't have a smart phone and do not want one.
  22. I have canceled my facebook until I reach my goal weight (I like not having it ha)
  23. I read People and Us Weekly online every morning
  24. I am a Pintrest addict
  25. I feel prettiest when I am wearing a fabulous pair of shoes

Day 61:
Breakfast 2 eggs and fat free yogurt                                  
Lunch: beef jerky
Dinner: found myself not hungry and went to bed before I ate dinner.
Lunch for Champions
Best way to spend my lunch today, listening to country music, with the sunroof open, munchin on beef jerky and sippin on diet mountain dew. Beautiful day in the Upstate!



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 60

Wow. I have really made it 60 days without any white or wheat carbs and sugary sweets (only had wheat carbs a couple of times, literally a couple but it was needed to take away cravings that would have lead to worse). I have really worked hard at changing my eating habits for the better and I am beginning to see the change. I saw this quote  around the time that I started my blog and began the LittleBlueDress challenge. When I first read it, I thought to myself, dang I have to do this for two months before anyone will notice that I have lost weight. Well I should have believed it. After a month I could tell myself that my clothes fit better (some were getting too big). Then just this week my friends and family have began to say, wow you have really lost weight. There is nothing better than hearing that after you have worked so hard. I still have a good ways to go but I really think that this has really changed the way that I think about and eat food. This has made me a happier and healthier person. I actually enjoy eating now and never feel guilty.

Day 60:
Breakfast: 2 eggs & fat free yogurt
Snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Lunch: broccoli soup
Snack: almonds, cheeses and fruit
Dinner: asian chicken and veggies


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Belly Shrinkin Taco Tuesday

Every time I decide that I am going to cook I always ask the bf to join me. (or else I would be eating the same thing for two weeks) Which this also gives me the opportunity to share a healthy way of eating and then a not so healthy way of eating. Now some of these meals I am not cooking are not to show how awesome my cooking skills are (insert me laughing), most are to show you the healthy way to eating the same things you ate before but not pack on the pounds.
I decided yesterday around lunch that I was craving tacos so I decided to start having
"Belly Shrinkin Taco Tuesday"
Start by cooking your meat ( I used lean sirloin ground beef, it is much healthier than just regular ground beef. Now if I was eating alone I would use ground turkey or ground chicken)
While that is cooking go ahead and cut up whatever veggies you would like in your taco or taco salad. I always choose the basic onion, green peppers and

romaine lettuce. ( I always choose romaine lettuce because it has more nutritional value than iceberg)

I then made a side of mexi rice for the bf. ( if you are eating the healthy plate, this isn't for you, sorry)

Stir both the rice and beef occasionally.

Once the meat is cooked and you have drained all  grease, add all you seasonings to your beef.

I then saute my veggies. (but only use a little veggie oil)

Once those are compete you are ready to eat.
 "Belly Shrinking Taco Salad"
Romaine lettuce
Lean sirloin ground beef
Sauteed onion and peppers
Mexi cheese (light) 
Mild sauce

Items you want to say away from
Flour tortillas
Mexi rice

Day 59:
Breakfast: non fat yogurt
Snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Lunch: Belly shrinking taco salad
Snack: beef jerky (I could live on this stuff, great snack with good protein and low carb)and pistacios

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just An Average Day

During the week if I don't cook I really don't have that much to share, other than what I had for dinner and what I did that evening. So I will be doing just that today.
I first started of by doing a little bit of shopping in Greenville  because I was desperate for a  new pair of black heels so I was so super pumped about the ones I found because not only do that have the height that I love but the price that I love even more.
Sale Price $29.99 
After the excitement of the new shoes wore off, I decided nothing could make this evening better than Thai Taste. (the best Thai restaurant in Spartanbug , SC) So the bf and I headed that way, we both get so excited about eating Thai, it tends to be our treat every now and then.

I have the same thing every time because it is absolutely mind blowing.
# 48. Pud Gratiam
 Chicken in a garlic sauce with broccoli and cabbage
 Spice 10 (be careful with this, it is VERY spicy)
 No rice
 (I tell you this is the best thing on the menu)

After our bellies were literally stuffed with as much Thai as we could handle, we decided to head to my apartment and catch up on the new series "The Bible". If you haven't been watching it, I would suggest buying it on April 2nd when it comes out on Blue Ray. Or just press below and order it from this website. Believe me it will be worth the money.

About the series

The Bible comes to life in HISTORY’s epic new series. From Genesis to Revelation, these unforgettable stories unfold through live action and cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, offering new insight into famous scenes and iconic characters. Created by producer Mark Burnett and featuring an international cast that includes Roma Downey, this 10-hour docudrama explores the sacred text’s most significant episodes, including Noah’s journey in the ark,
the Exodus and the life of Jesus.

Make sure you don't miss tomorrow for some step by step "Belly Shrinkin Taco Tuesday"

Day 58:
Breakfast: non fat yogurt
Snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Lunch: broccoli soup
Snack: broccoli with tablesppon of chesse dip and alomonds
Dinner: lettuce, ground sirloin, green peppers and onions, mexi cheese and mild sauce

Monday, March 25, 2013

Great News & Lovely Shower

I want to start off with the best news. While over at the bf's sister's house this weekend I decided it was a good time to finally weight myself and boy was I glad I did. I haven't weighed myself since I changed my eating habits and it is finally paying off. I have LOST 12 pounds. My goal was to lose 20 pounds by April 11th so that gives me only 18 days to lose 8 pounds, so I am really going to have to kick it up. Now some of you might be thinking well are you going to continue your blog after your goal date. The answer is, of course, because I will be setting a new goal after the weekend of the bf's sister's wedding. I have another wedding on June 1st that I am in and this one is really important because it is my brother's wedding and I want to look my best. So I will have 46 days starting on April 15th to lose 7 pounds. All together when I reach my goal on May 30th I will have lost 29 pounds. So I am continuing this journey, it's hard, it's long but man it will be worth it when all those pictures are taken at the wedding and time to try on bathing suits for the lovely summer.
Now to the weekend.
This weekend I actually got to stay in town but that doesn't mean I didn't have things to do. The bf's family came into town for the entire weekend because his sister had a bridal shower on Saturday. So on Friday we grilled out and sat by the fire chatting away, just sharing all of our many different stories.

I was a little excited about this grilled chicken

it was mouth watering heaven.

You can clearly tell we had a blast and defiantly entertained each other
Then bright and early Saturday morning I went with his sister and mother to the venue to have the last meeting before the rehearsal. Afterwards we ran back to her house changed clothes and then it was off to the shower.
Once we arrived at the shower we took a look around at all the beautiful decorations,

and then it was time for some punch and yummy appetizers that were spread throughout the house.


After our bellies were full of yummy delights we all gathered in the den for the best part, the opening of the presents.


After all the  ewwws and awwws for an hour all the beautiful gifts had been opened, all the thank yous had been given out, only one thing was left, picture time.
The Bride & I
The Maid of Honor & I

The Bridal Party minus a few

The mother's of the bride and groom


All in all it was an absolutely beautiful shower. There were many laughs, tears (from laughing) and many memories made.
After the shower we definitely needed an afternoon nap and I need to head home and have a little me time, which normally means a relaxing bath. That night we grilled again (apparently we love to grill) and then it was time for some much needed sleep.
Day 55:
Breakfast: handful of mixed nuts
Lunch: shower food (veggies with pimento cheese, chicken salad (no bread) shrimp salad)
Dinner: I skipped dinner because I had way to much at lunch
Day 56:
Breakfast: skipped
Lunch: broccoli soup
Dinner: bbq and baked beans
Late night snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Day 57:
Breakfast: non fat yogurt
Snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Lunch: broccoli soup
Snack: pistacios
Dinner: Chicken in a garlic sauce with broccoli and cabbage, no rice