Monday, June 17, 2013


Hi Everyone.  I have to admit, I’ve slacked this week.  I don’t have a recipe or much time to dedicate to the post.  Also, I will be in Orlando for a work conference next week so there won’t be a post next Monday.  When I come back, I hope to have my crap together so I can provide you with some food tips and I also hope that I’m in a better mental and physical place than I am now.  I have a lot on my plate and I haven’t been dealing with it like I should.  I took in far too many calories this weekend.  I have pledged today to start taking better care of myself.  I want to make sure I don’t go hungry but that I don’t binge eat.  I also want to consider what ingredients I’m putting in my body. I need to renew my initial drive for weight loss and staying healthy and I’m ready to do that.  I didn’t have much change on the scale this week.  It’s time to get to work.  As usual, I’ll keep you up to date with my progress. 

I know I haven’t shared a recipe or talked about food much at all but I did post a couple things to at least look at.  Father’s Day was a success despite the gift I got my Dad which he can’t use.  I found the picture of him and I when I was a baby.  I thought the short shorts were hilarious so I included it.  Also, my mom and I took Grayson to the river on Saturday and she had a blast playing in the water so I included video of that.  I got lots of friend time too.  Jordan and I spent time with his family yesterday and my friends and I went to see an 80s cover band on Saturday.  I’m so blessed to have an awesome support system in my life.  I hope you all have a great week and I will post again in a couple weeks.

Bye y’all!

“I want to darken in the skies
Open the floodgates up
I want to change my mind
I want to be enough
I want the water in my eyes
I want to cry until the end of time

I want to let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down tonight.” Let The Rain-Sara Bareilles

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dog Days Of Summer...

Hi Everyone! Since I won’t be posting until next Monday, I wanted to go ahead and give my Dad and early shout out for Father’s Day.  Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Love you!  I weighed on Friday and I had come down a few more pounds which is great.  I still have a ways to go to get back to my lowest weight but overall, I’m just happy I was headed in the right direction.  I only have one scheduled off day this week for a party at work but other than that, I’m on the ball!

I don’t know about you all but I love a cocktail from time to time to relax…especially in the summer time.  I also love the Hungry Girl so I combined those two passions and made one of her cocktail recipes this weekend.  It was an apple-cinnamon cosmo.  It was good but the first batch I made, I put the cinnamon directly in the shaker as instructed and it was a little grainy.  For the second round, I probably added a few calories because I added a little bit of caramel to the bottom of the glass and rather than putting the cinnamon IN the shaker, I coated the rim of the glass with cinnamon and sugar and it was quite tasty!  It was also easy to make.

I know I shouldn’t show this but it was so delicious, I just had to.  My mother made spaghetti and homemade, mozzarella-stuffed meatballs for dinner last night and they were AMAZING! She is the best cook.  Thanks for feeding us all the time, Mom!

My parent’s new “puppy” Grayson is a Great Dane and she is already huge at 4 months.  Her favorite thing to do is to take all of the cushions on the couch  and throw them on the floor.  She also met a turtle on a walk this weekend which was pretty funny.  You can take a look. 

Lastly, I celebrated my friend David’s birthday this weekend and I will next weekend too.  Happy Birthday, David! You the BEXT!  I hope everyone has an amazing week! Bye!

“It’s you, it’s you it’s all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do…” Video Games-Lana Del Rey

Monday, June 3, 2013

Add Some Color To Your Life

I don’t have a recipe this week but I did want to share a new product.  I discovered Yasso Frozen Green Yogurt Bars at Target.  There are several flavors.  I’ve only tried the coconut and I loved it.  If you are not a fan of coconut, I would obviously recommend a different flavor but if you are a fan, and you are on a diet, these bars are decadent.  It’s creamy and has flecks of real coconut in it.  It’s only 80 calories so it’s a nice dessert to have on hand.  I loved it.

Over the past few weeks I have taken multiple pictures of things that I’ve done.  I went to the beach, did some dog-sitting with one of my favorite dogs, had decadent food and drinks, hung out with friends, celebrated my birthday and just last Saturday, I ran in a 5K called Color Me Rad.  The 5K was the worst venue I’ve ever seen for a run.  It was loaded with steep hills.  I am still sore from trying to huff and puff up and down those monsters.  It was also hot and after two color-themed runs, I think I’ve decided I’m not a huge fan of powdered pain going in my face, up my nose and in my lungs.  On the other hand, if the themed runs get people moving and excited to be exercising, there is certainly a place for them.  I have included a lot of pictures below from my ventures.  If you are friends with me on Facebook, you may have already seen them.  I’m back in the swing of things so my posts should look more normal from now on.  Enjoy the pictures and I will post again next week!

“If you have the last hands that I want to hold
Then I know I’ve got to let them go

‘Cause maybe in the future you’re gonna come back
You’re gonna come back around
Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back
You’re gonna come back

Oh, the only way to really know is to really let it go…” Maybe-Ingrid Michaelson