Monday, April 16, 2012

I needed that boost!

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m not sure if my body started responding to all of my rigorous exercise, the bit of lactose intolerance I have seemed to have developed (it doesn’t matter what it does to my body…I won’t give up ice cream) or a combination of both but I somehow managed to drop the Vegas weight and another 2.2 pounds. This means that I’m down a total of 115.2 pounds! I even got to change my before and after picture…as you can see above and to the right. I was shocked and of course, excited. I am not sure why there was such a big jump and I always wonder if it will creep back…but for now…I am enjoying it. That means it’s taken me almost 7 months to lose 5 pounds. That’s a really long time. I had a flawless weekend and I plan to keep up my goal of being perfect until the May festivities begin. Hopefully, the this losing weight thing will become a trend.

As you may know, I am currently obsessed with Pinterest. I mostly look at food on the site and this week, I wanted to share a craze that is sweeping the Pinterest boards…different variations on the grilled cheese sandwich. Most of them aren’t healthy but there are a wide variety and I LOVE grilled cheese so I thought I’d create a couple that weren’t high in calories and fat and tasted yummy. On both sandwiches, I used the Light Honey Wheat bread from Nature’s Own. I also used one slice of fat free American cheese and one slice of the Reduced Fat Colby Jack cheese from Sargento to blend a decent cheese with the fat free. Plus…it made it that much cheesier. I used spray butter on the bread. On one of the grilled cheese sandwiches…I made it “pizza’ style with turkey pepperoni…and then I dipped it in pizza sauce. It was yummy! On the other one, I added one serving of the pre-made Curly’s pork bbq that I get at Wal-Mart. It was pretty tasty, too! Grilled cheeses don’t have to be loaded with butter and fattening cheese to be good…it helps…but you will be satisfied with these, too.

Jordan and I went to see Titanic yesterday and I loved it…again. I figured that between the first time it came out and yesterday that it made four times that I’ve seen it in theatres. I know people judge but I love that movie and it was fun to see Jordan and watch the movie with him.

David went to his senior prom on Saturday and I went and took pictures of him and Lisa after the A-Day festivities (Bama looked pretty good, RTR, but it’s always kind of hard to tell with the spring games…it made me miss football even more). They are on the right in the first picture. I can’t believe how grown up he is! Ugh…I can’t even talk about it. I am going to try and take some more senior pictures of him this week.

I don’t have much time today so that pretty much sums it up but my tip for the day is to NEVER LET YOURSELF GET HUNGRY. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I want to reiterate it. Sometimes it’s OK if you are saving for something special but I have gotten this far because I eat several snacks/small meals a day so I’m eating every 1-2 hours. This sort of handles the food problems you have that are mental that make you think you need to be eating when you are idle, bored, watching TV or laying around. Have an orange at 4, a salad at 5, lean cuisine at 6, sandwich at 7 and a popsicle at 8 and then go to bed. See what I mean? Trust me…it helps.

Have a great weekend, y’all and I look forward to speaking with you next week!

“To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up…” Never Grow Up-Taylor Swift


  1. Woman, you look phenomenal and healthy. I hope you are well :)

    1. Thanks Colleen! I am doing pretty well...working, writing and know...the usual. I hope you are well, too! :)

  2. You look SUPER hot and fierce in your new pic!!! Congrats on the new're doing such a great job!

    Also, we look pretty awesome in our 3D superheros or something. We should start some sort of something...but I don't know what. :)

  3. Thanks Jordan! Yes, we should start something...we'll have to think on it.


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