anxiety, weight loss/Healthy food choices

Weight loss update|Life!

I’m so sorry guys, I know I was suppose to update a couple of days ago, well life caught me and I got busy 😩 but I’m back today. I have been working on my weight loss as you can tell by previous post and let’s just say it’s working so well I have to credit it to hard work but also www.sparkpeople.com yes this app has helped me so much with eating right and the recipes are great. So I started off at 139 and I’m now 133. (After I had my daughter I was 145 and then got in to the 130’s but gained my weight back) I was shocked when I stepped on the scale and seen that. I wanna keep going to get down to 122. I literally haven’t been that small since 2014 also guys make sure your doing it healthy don’t do anything crazy to lose weight. I literally eat 3 meals a day and when I do snack it’s always something healthy. I will keep you posted on more of my weight loss and also on once I hit my goal weight how I’ll maintain it. I haven’t been going to the gym as much either here lately so gotta get back on track with that.

Life..

Ok so my life has been pretty ok, I still feel sad sometimes and depressed here and there and my job tends to give me a hell of a lot of anxiety here lately so I’m still in the process of looking for another job trying to be positive about it all. Once I get my new insurance I’m also going to start back seeing my therapist so that should be interesting, the goal here is to not allow my anxiety to take over but it’s hard some days are better then others. I still have those moments where being alone is all I want to do. I get invited to so many events or places and turn them down because I’m so use to being alone and I’ve become such a loner to be honest so I’m working on getting out the house more and trying to be more social but sometimes it’s like no thanks I’ll stay home today. Well it’s Saturday so I’ll get out for a little while today I’m taking my daughter out for shopping to get her more clothes and I’m going to do some Christmas shopping (I know it’s early but I rather start now then late) I always do my shopping early.

I still wanna get away but where the hell would I go? I still wish starting over was an option well maybe it still is but geez do I really wanna move away and leave my friends and family behind? Sometimes I do and it’s nothing they did it’s mostly me. It’s like when you have it all it still doesn’t feel like enough or it feels like it should be different and then you think about all the people in the world who are worse off then you and it’s like I probably should stop complaining and suck it up. My mind is always wondering and going into so many different thoughts and scenarios. I’m the happiest when I’m around positivity and around a people who matter to me. “it will get better” my boyfriend says to me every day he says “your dream job will come” I wanna believe that, Hell I want to believe that my sadness will go away and that I will fulfill all the goals that I have too. Some times when I talk to people they say “oh so your just sad about your job” and I’m thinking no it’s way way deeper then that. I wish I could fully explain it but it’s hard to explain and I don’t like opening up to people who clearly will not understand what I’m going through or what I’m dealing with.

I won’t explain to you why I don’t show up for things or why I do some of the things that I do because in all honestly Half the time I’m still trying to figure it out myself. I’m honestly still a work in progress but anyway enough of my rambling and venting I gotta go get myself ready to head out soon so again I’ll be back soon with another post. (Not about my weight or anxiety) something different for a change.

Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Healthy Foods|Favorite recipes.

So, I been on my diet for a week now and I’m enjoying eating healthier and trying to do better all around on this new lifestyle change as I like to call it. I been trying a lot of new foods and great recipes on the “spark people” app so please go check it out. I love this app! It’s helped me out a lot with staying on track. So I’m going to share some of my favorite recipes from the app that I love.

Last nights dinner(Friday):

I made a chicken dish and it was so good, I actually made too much so now leftovers are in the fridge but that’s ok more for me. So for this dish you will need:

1. Flat chicken breast, I used boneless chicken thighs instead.

2.squash, zucchini, potatoes and onions.

3. Add thyme, salt and pepper and a little olive oil.

4. I used a glass dish you can use a foil pan as well.

So I took my glass pan and washed and cleaned the chicken placing it on a separate plate until the veggies were all cut up then, I proceeded to cut up all the veggies and place it into my baking dish I made sure to carefully add the seasonings and then I grabbed my chicken and placed it in the pan adding salt and pepper I added a drop of water to the pan and placed it in the oven on 350. The recipe calls for it to be on 450 but I chose to do 350 and it came out fine. It cooked for an hour covered then I uncovered it and let it cook for 20-25 minutes, took it out of the oven and guys the chicken was so moist and smelled great also my veggies were soft and so good. I loved this dish my mom even ate some with me and though it was good, I gave my daughter some of the chicken too so it all worked out but yes guys this food is so great and it definitely works for anyone trying to lose weight.

Pasta dish (from two days ago)

Ok so this next dish was a meal made two days ago for my dinner, it was so good and it’s light and healthy ok so for this dish you will need:

1.Wheat pasta- it’s better for you then regular pasta also multi grain pasta is great too(I used rotini pasta)

2. I also used tomatoes, carrots and shredded cheese, broccoli and Italian dressing.

Ok guys so of course the first thing I did was boil my pasta and while my pasta was boiling I cut up my tomatoes and carrots and broccoli so when the pasta was done I placed it onto a plate and then proceeded to add the vegetables in, I took my cheese grater and grated the cheese into it as well now some people may not want to eat the pasta like this so you can also keep it in the fridge overnight and then eat it cold as well it’s really up to you. I ate mine without refrigerating and it was still good but next time I’ll do it cold. I used wish bone Italian dressing on it to give it more flavor it doesn’t matter what brand you use whatever you like or what works for you. It was a great dish and healthy also you can add meat in it for my flavor or protein. I choose not too because it was good without it to me.

Breakfast this morning(Saturday):

Ok so this morning I had a great scrambled egg recipe so crazy my dad use to make my eggs this way when I was little and I haven’t done it that way in a long time so for this recipe you need 4 eggs I only used 3 but you take your eggs and you break them in a bowl then you add 1% milk or you can also use almond milk whatever you choose then you add salt/pepper and parsley to the bowl and mix it all together with a spoon or fork, I always use a fork. You also will need a non stick pan and you can add cooking spray so it won’t stick the recipe calls for the stove to be on 6 but I put it on 3 so I added my eggs and then I used a spatula to move them around then I let them sit for a few minutes before moving them around again these eggs don’t take that long and the goal is to have them soft and fluffy so basically this was a quick dish and then i made turkey bacon to go with it. I made some coffee in my Keurig so that was good too.

So I will continue to keep you all updated on my food and weight loss journey also I’ll be doing a post on Monday about an update on “life” and where I’m at with all that. I’ll be doing a weight in on Monday so I’ll share my weight loss so far. Keeping my 🀞 crossed guys. Enjoy your weekend!

Ps: I’m sorry my punctuation sucked in this blog post it’s called rush writing. Oops!

https://www.sparkpeople.com

Great app for weight loss/recipes.

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weight loss/Healthy food choices

Healthy eating|Back on track.

Ok, so today was my first day back on my diet or shall I say lifestyle change and so far so Good. I’ve stuck to my meal plan all day and haven’t ate anything bad. I was even tempted by cupcakes at work but turned them down and honestly haven’t even really been that hungry today for some reason. I been drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated and busy running around like always. I”ll tell you some of the foods I’ve eaten today and also share this cute recipe I’ve gotten off the new app I’m using to help with my weight loss.

Breakfast-

My meal plan called for me to eat cereal and skim milk but woke up late and was running behind schedule for work so instead I grabbed a mini bagel and ran out the door. My meal plan actually calls for me to eat some carbs and I won’t lie I love bread 😍 but I refuse to eat it all the time it’s not good for you. Bagels are ok eating them plain is best unless you wanna put butter and I suggest using a low fat butter or cream cheese for those that don’t like butter I’m the one over here like yuck because I’m not a fan of cream cheese but to each it’s own.

Lunch..

Another crazy thing happened, I rushed packed a lunch this morning and I didn’t like it so needless to say the only thing I ate was the fruit cup I packed so in the end, I came home and ate a late lunch I had chicken with mix veggies kinda light yet simple. I’m still working on my water intake I been drinking it more but I still feel like I need to up my intake. It will all happen in due time.

Dinner..

My dinner consisted of turkey pork chops yes they make TURKEY pork chops and it’s actually way better/healthier for you. They taste really good baked and fried but of course no more fried food for me so I baked them and then I had greens to go with them and a sweet potato so yes it was yummy, well kind of lol! I mean my body has to adjust to going back to healthy eating but it’s worth it.

Snack-

My snacks today were almonds and pretzels those are also on my meal plan, I never really liked almonds I’m usually eating cashews that’s my favorite but I got a big bag of almonds at Walmart the other day and so now I’m eating almonds and pretzels so it’s good so far also I had a pear a few minutes ago so yeah I haven’t really been super hungry but I’m trying my best to eat all my meals. I’ll probably drink another bottle of water then head to bed soon.

Wanted to share my lunch I made for tomorrow..

Yes I’m excited lol so on the app I’m using they have a selection of recipes you can make/eat so I’m scrolling through the lunch menu section and this chicken salad catches my eye so I wrote down the recipe items and head to my kitchen.

In no way am I trying to take credit for this recipe FYI and I will be putting the link to the website in this post, I actually forgot to do it in my last post sorry!! So if you wanna go check this app out or site out go do it, it’s helpful.

So back to what we were talking about so these are the only items you need to make this.

1.chicken, 2.onions, 3.celery, 4. Light mayo, 5. Pepper, 6. Salt, 7. Lemon juice.

I grabbed a small bowl I cut some chicken up (my chicken was pre cooked) and I added some mayo also (the original recipe called for yogurt but I replaced it with mayo) you stir the mayo into the chicken basically put as much as you like( I don’t like a lot of mayo) so after that I added some onions and celery. Grabbed my lemon juice and put 1/2 in the bowl then added a dash of salt/pepper and wallah you have your simple chicken salad.

Also I’m having yogurt and almonds with my lunch tomorrow.

So today was actually a good day guys I’m trying and as always I’ll keep you updated on my progress so one day down and a lot more to go but it can be done so when you feel like giving up DON’T keep pushing because the end results are worth it. Off to bed for me gotta be up again at 5:30 😦 good night!

https://www.sparkpeople.com

Check them out!

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Weight loss update..

I honestly feel embarrassed even writing about this πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ it’s crazy to think that things were going so good, my weight was in a good place and I was happy. I think my depression has played a major part in where I am now unfortunately. Food has won and my self control has lost 😐

Where I’m at..

This week has been a world win and I’ve been eating bad unfortunately but I have decided to go back on the meal plan my nutritionist has given me and I’m excited to move forward starting Monday also with the help of my mom who is going to be dieting again with me. Honestly she always does better then me she’s more dedicated, food and I have always had a rocky relationships their are times when I’m eating good and other times where food is really not my best friend. I do always accept responsibility for any mistakes I make or bad decisions that may occur in my life. I’m trying my best to get out of the space I’m in right now and trying my best to slip out of the depression and get back on track.

What’s next for me..

The only thing at this point that can be done is me striving to do my best again. I’m going to regain my strength and regain my power back and get my life back the way it was before everything went left. I’m actually proud of myself though since I’ve gone grocery shopping today and rid my refrigerator of all the bad foods so I’m excited about going back to healthy eating also I’m going to be back in the gym next week and I’m thinking about getting a trainer for the extra help. I downloaded a new app on my phone to help with my eating as well ,I’ll put the link at the end of the post but so far I like it a lot it actually will generate and make your meal plans for you also it’s great because you can blog post your journey on it and post pictures and talk to people from all over the world who are trying to lose weight so that’s great motivation.

Conclusion..

I’m definitely going to do more post to keep you updated on my weight loss journey and to kind of document it for you guys. I’m going to share the foods I’m eating and the exercises that I’m doing and different recipes. This is a little off topic but after having my daughter I was 145 pounds and I remember losing weight and getting down to 133 or so and I was happy and then the weight came back after a while and I lost it again and of course now it’s back again to 139 and I was 133/134 last. I know to most reading this your going to be like stop bitching that’s nothing just a couple of pounds but to me it’s a lot I’m really insecure about my body a lot and In the past it has lead me to starving myself and not treating my body good. It’s really about a lifestyle change and being healthy for not only me but for my daughter.

More talk..

Again I also wanna apologize for my bad blog posting lately funny thing is I wrote part of this post four days ago and then saved it as a draft and never got back to writing more on it until today. I’m trying guys I’m trying again my mind is still all over the place and I’m trying my best to come back to being myself but I will try my hardest to blog more.

Enjoy your Saturday and relax because Monday is coming soon. Thanks for reading my crazy rant. It’s time to get back to relaxing.

Food/Drink

My favorite drinks..

So, I’m always talking about things that I eat or don’t eat all the time but I’ve never talked about what I drink ever so why not do it now, i don’t drink soda or juice so that won’t be on the menu but of course everything else will. So as always let’s get started.

Water-

Is the main thing I drink everyday pretty much, I’m still struggling on drinking 6 bottles a day guys it’s so hard I’m lucky to make 3 or 4 a day but I’m trying, gotta keep pushing also I like green tea a lot so I put packets of it in my water. Water enhancer is also really good it’s not juice but it gives your water a little more flavor for people who don’t like water this will help you a lot so try it. Water keeps your body hydrated so try to drink a bottle or two a day to start out and work your way up.

Example: πŸ‘†

Green tea..

I absolutely love tea it’s my kryptonite literally, I drink it everyday day or every other day I know my dad tells me I’m addicted lol no but really I am honestly I love tea, somehow my daughter loves tea too and I’m trying to break her from it because she wants it every time she sees me with it. Green tea is good for weight loss and it helps burn fat( My nutritionist told me this) when I first came to her. So I suggest trying some green tea you can drink it hot or cold I prefer cold, I get the 12 pack of Lipton diet tea from Walmart. It’s only 4.99 but I also have the tea bags at home as well.

Coffee..

I love coffee, I also love the smell when I’m making it in the kitchen. I usually do decaf but mostly I use my keurig that my dad got me for Christmas it’s red my favorite color too, I put all my favorite ones in and make great coffee also I love Starbucks but the only time I actually get drinks from there is when my job gets it or if someone buys it for me, I literally never have time to drink coffee or go to Starbucks like I want too and it’s crazy because it’s one right down the street from my house yikes!!! I know I could actually go but I don’t. Coffee is also good for you as well but try to drink the decaf because all that caffeine is not good for the body.

Milk..

I love milk didn’t always use too but now my favorite milk is skim milk and lately I’ve also gotten into drinking almond milk with coconut it’s so good guys and way healthier for you trust me your body will thank you, I usually get my milk from Walmart they have the brand that, I like. Try drinking this for breakfast or even going to bed it will help you sleep better at night warm a glass up and drink it and you will sleep like a baby.

Orange juice..

I don’t drink orange juice all the time because I don’t drink juice but there is one that my grandpa use to buy all the time that is really good for you and has less calories in it and less sugar. So when I do drink a glass of orange juice it’s rare but every now and then I drink it with my breakfast. It’s a good source of vitamin D and great for calcium intake and taste ok for the most part.

Conclusion..

This are the drinks that I have started drinking since cutting out soda and juice so yep nothing too special but I will say once you cut out juice and soda the less sugar you take in your body will thank you and you will start to lose some weight along with a good meal plan.

Lifestyle

Eating habits..

I’m always trying to eat healthy and put the right foods in my body but sometimes, I do have my cheat days and slips ups here and there, I will say my body feels better since I’ve stopped eating beef/pork but now I’m questioning should I cut meat out all together? I’m glad to say my family is actually on board with my new eating habits, they have been eating some of the same foods I’ve been eating or they will cook something separate for me.

This weekend, I went out of town. I’m visiting with my boyfriend and honestly we ate a lot of fast food yuck 🀒 so my boyfriend lives alone so of course he doesn’t cook a lot he usually eats out more unless I go with him to the store. So we ate at this Japanese restaurant and honestly I felt so sick eating the chicken I’m not sure why but it made me want to vomit literally and in that moment all I could think was “should I stop eating meat” it was gross to be honest. Then I asked my boyfriend what would you think if I went vegetarian he smiled of course and said he wouldn’t care but I don’t know guys and of course I get home and my mom has baked chicken for me of course I wanted to scream lol because I’m like no more chicken.

I proceed to try her food and my stomach was fine (nope I’m not pregnant) just putting that out there. I don’t know it was weird and then to top it off I had a bad dream last night and in the dream my doctor is telling me to stop eating meat so crazy I know literally so yes with that being said I’m not sure if this is a sign or what but I’m definitely a believer in signs. I’m not sure what to do next at all but, I do know I will continue on eating the way I am for now until I decide on going vegetarian/vegan.

On that note..

Lately I’ve been eating some good food, so I will tell you some of the foods I’ve eaten and liked also trying to keep this short and simple plus sweet lol.

1.cheese πŸ•

Ok so I never have liked cheese pizza I’m always use to eating supreme or pepperoni and sausage well the other week they catered to my Job and I tried it and it was so good guys like melted in my mouth good and I can’t wait to try cheese pizza again, it was actually better with no meat.

2.Bread 🍞

So I know bread is fattening but I absolutely love it so much with a dab of fat free butter its so yummy, my dad buys red lobster biscuits and makes them at home sooo good.

3. Mixed 🌽

Let me tell you guys mixed vegetables is becoming my new thing to eat it’s so good to me I love when it’s mixed with broccoli, zucchini, squash, potatoes and carrots, it’s so so good guys. I’m telling you!

4. Mixed πŸ‰

So for the last couple of days I been making fruit bowls every night before bed, last night I made a bowl of strawberries, berries, and grapes it was so good I even made one for my mom and daughter she loves grapes that’s one of the many fruits that I can actually get her to eat.

Conclusion..

I’m weird when it comes to food and picky sometimes so this process will take some time but for now I’m going to continue to be happy with my eating habits until I decide what’s next for me.

Thanks for listening to my crazy rant about food guys. I’m about to get off work and enjoy the rest of my Monday πŸ™‚

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Changing my eating habits/how it’s helped me.

So as everyone should know or will know now, I’ve stopped eating beef/pork my personal choice at the moment. It’s been good so far honestly I don’t even miss eating it at all, even my daughter is liking some of the food I’ve been eating. I will say this my body feels a lot better since choosing to cut out certain foods I’ve had more energy and I’m even starting to lose more weight. I haven’t been to the gym in a while due to my daughter being sick but I will be back on track with that really soon. I miss my work out routine a lot but of course my daughters health has to come first so for now the gym will be on hold until she’s feeling better.

What everyone around me thinks..

So since I’ve decided to change my eating it’s crazy the responses I’ve been getting from people for starters..

Mom- ” so your never going to eat beef or pork again not even at Christmas.”

Dad- “so are you a vegetarian now, should I get you a cook book on the foods you been eating.”

My boyfriend- “are you a vegetarian babe?I think it’s good your eating healthier. “

Co workers- why did you stop eating beef/pork, I still eat it.

So yes this is some of the responses I been getting from people while doing this, honestly when I made the decision to do this I told myself I would lose a few pounds and then go back to eating it again but now sitting here thinking about it,honestly I may never go back to eating it, last night I read some articles about beef and pork turns out its not the best thing for your body and I wanna keep my body clean of all bad things. Who knows, I may cut out meat all together but for right now that’s unknown because only time will tell but I’m extremely content with the things I’ve been eating as of right now and my body thanks me plus the doctor, I work for was telling us how when you stop eating all the bad foods you have more energy (his vegetarian) and your body feels better so that kinda confirmed some things for me too.

The advantages of not eating beef/pork..

1. It helps you lose weight

2. You will be less acidic

3.you feel less bloated

4.your skin may improve

5.cholesterol levels may drop

6.risk of cancer is lowered

7.risk of certain diseases is lowered

8.more energy

9.helping the environment

So these are a few things that will help you when you choose to cut certain foods out your eating lifestyle.

If you want more information check out this website.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/stop-eating-red-meat/amp/

conclusion..

In not in any way telling anyone how to live their life or what to eat or not eat. I’m just telling my story and what has worked for me so far, I want everyone to live a happy healthy life and if changing what your eating helps you then I’m glad and If not that’s ok too changing your foods is hard sometimes , before I started back on my meal plan I was eating so bad but then I woke up one day and I was tired of eating bad and wanted to be healthy not only for me but for my daughter so it takes time but if you really want it, it can work out for you.

Your body is your temple..

Please take care of your body guys and do what’s best for you also add some work outs in their when you can. I’ll keep you guys posted on my eating and what I’ve been eating and if I’ve lost anymore weight. It’s going to be a long road but yes I’m down for the challenge. Enjoy your Saturday guys and keep going, I believe in you!

I’ll try to post a video the next time I go to the gym.

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weight loss/Gym work outs

why, I love morning gym sessions/my favorite gym equipment.

Good morning/afternoon, well it’s technically afternoon now but it’s nothing like someone saying good morning to get your day started right. I’m at work still feeling a little under the weather but trying to keep pushing until I can go home 😦 I woke up at 5am this morning and got my day started right by going to the gym (yes I felt sick but still went) I know I know should of stayed home in my warm bed but since I’ve been going to the gym so much it’s weird for me to miss too many days, I wanna keep that motivation going strong πŸ’ͺ so I’m going to tell you what my favorite machines to work out on are and why working out in the morning is better to me then going late in the afternoon these are all my opinions, I know others may feel different and that’s ok.

Why I love working out in the mornings…

1. It gives me so much energy through out the day and I’m never tired I’m full of energy it also helps burn more calorie through out the day

2. The gym is practically empty in the morning well my gym is anyway so it’s mostly a lot of older people and a few young people but it’s nice and quiet and all the machines are usually available.

3.its a great start to my mornings instead of sleeping in I get up earlier and start my day with breakfast and a nice quick work out.

4. Working out is good for the body and it’s better then going late in the evening when everyone is getting off work (just my opinion) your not worn out from work and you don’t feel rushed.

My favorite gym machines..

1.treadmill- I love a good treadmill walk or run it gives me tons of energy and I sweat like crazy , usually I stay ok for 20-23 minus’s so I burn a 100 calories and also if your a beginner take your time don’t be so rushed to try to run on the treadmill or stay on longer then you want too because you don’t wanna over work your body (I saw a girl do that today and I though she was going to faint) so please be careful guys.

2. Bicycle- I love love the bicycle because you get to peddle and move your legs all quick lol no but really I love that it helps to strengthen your legs also each time your leg comes back it’s hitting against your abdomen so it may help flatten your stomach a little but they also have other machines to help with that so don’t just depend on this machine for that. (I’m going by my results) but everyone is different.

3.Elliptical- I love this it helps strengthen your Legs and arms and it keeps me on my feet it also burns fat because your in constant movement I recommend this machine for beginners too if your just starting out working out again or starting all together.

4.Track- my gym has a track and I love it of course I do, I try to walk around and do a few laps, you can walk or run really it’s up to you also make sure you stretch before doing any running so you don’t pull a ham string or hurt yourself, take your time it’s no rush to go too fast move at your own past.

I do other things/use other machines sometimes too but those are my favorite ones to use like lifting weights here and there but it’s very rare I try to do things at my own pase and take my time so I don’t injury myself either way no matter what machine you use in the gym take your time as long as your doing something your body is burning calories and getting a work out in and be proud of yourself always because your putting in effort, I love going to the gym and seeing people of all ages and sizes not being scared to embrace who they are and having confident.

Keep pushing and keep trying guys you can turn your life into a healthy one by eating right and exercising no it may not happen over night but it will trust me I have had plenty of sad backs but this time I’m not so focused on the weight loss and I’m more focused on being healthy and taking cares of my body. The weight will come off but don’t focus so much on that because then you will be making yourself crazy and that’s not good you what this to be fun for you as well and also grab a family member or friend and get them to help you or work out with you it helps when you have support.

I’m sorry this post is late guys I’ve been feeling so bad today ughhh I hate being sick πŸ€• but ima keep pushing. Also guys I had turkey pork chops for dinner and it was so yummy. You barley can tell your eating turkey. See some things you think are nasty end up being good.

Enjoy your Tuesday guys, the weekend will be back before we know it!

weight loss/Healthy food choices

What’s in my refrigerator/healthy foods I’ve been eating.

Ok, so as you all know or should know, I’ve been back on my diet and eating healthy again also I’m going to the gym 3x a week well kind of a little bit more then that because it’s like missing one day feels weird to me since I’ve been going. I’ve also been sticking to the meal plan my nutritionist gave me and I’ve stopped eating pork and beef. (I don’t wanna say I’ll never eat it again) but for now I’m choosing to only eat chicken, turkey and seafood because I’m trying to stay healthy and of course lose a little more weight.

Foods I’ve been eating…

Seafood:

Salmon- I love this it’s so good and healthy and I normally grill it or bake it and it’s very light and I usually season it with pepper or old bay sometimes I even use a lemon pepper seasoning it all depends.

Shrimp- I been buying this shrimp from Walmart it comes in a bag you can get small, extra small or large I usually get extra small and it’s only like 4 dollars so you can beat the price either the other day I made shrimp with mix veggies and it was so good.

Tilapia- so this fish I do not and I repeat do not eat that often at all it’s very rare because its not that good for you to be honest so it’s the least fish I would recommend to eat however it’s ok sometimes but not on a daily basis.

Spot- this fish is so yummy the grocery store I use to go to all the time stopped selling it so my mom goes to a fish market and gets it for us because it’s one of our favorite fish to eat she just recently got some too but of course I haven’t cooked it yet so I’ll keep you posted on that.

I also eat other things like crab legs and lobster but not all the time.

Vegetables:

Squash/zucchini – I love squash and zucchini I usually bake it in the oven sometimes or I put it on the stove also the best oil to use is canola oil it’s healthier then vegetable oil and don’t use a lot and also I add a little bit of butter make sure you use one with not a lot of fat in it and it’s pretty good.

Green beans- I love green beans I get the fresh ones from Walmart and they are really good add a little seasoning but not too much and cook them on the stove it turns it pretty good.

Broccoli- so this literally is my go to vegetable I eat this a lot usually I eat it plain and I boil it on the stove or steam it and I always get the fresh kind as well ( I use to add cheeese) I don’t anymore 😦 gotta be healthy.

Cabbage- I eat this vegetable every now and then not very often usually I only eat it when my mom makes it witch is rare but this is also very good.

Corn on the Cobb- I usually buy a Hugh bag of this and boil some on the stove I make enough to last me for a couple days so I don’t have to do so much cooking everyday.

I eat a lot more vegetables however don’t have room to list them all oh I should add to I eat a lot of toss salads (I Love Caesar salad and garden salad)

Meats:

Turkey- I been eating a lot of turkey like turkey wings, turkey pork chops and ground turkey beef, turkey sausage, it sounds nasty to some but it’s actually really good guys trust me you gotta try it.

Chicken- so I’ve been eating a lot of this lately I’m surprised I’m not sick of chick I’m really surprised I am but nope I’ve been sticking to it and eating it faithfully because it’s so many things you can make with chicken honestly so it works for me in some ways.

I already listed all the seafood..

Snacks:

Yogurt- I love light and fit and also chobani but it’s not good to eat that all the time due to the sugar in it and calories but yes I love yogurt.

Pretzels: I know most people think it’s bread so it’s not healthy but I’m here to tell you it’s on my meal plan and it’s actually not bad at all.

Popcorn: popcorn is always good I always get the kind with 94% fat free only with a 100 calories and it’s actually pretty healthy and good for you.

Fruit: I eat all kind of fruit don’t even wanna list them all but yes fruit is so good for you so enjoy it and embrace it because it’s yummy πŸ˜‹

So basically I eat all healthy snakes or try too of course there’s more but again it would take so long to list them all so you can ask me if you really wanna know.

If you’re trying to lose weight or just be healthy this is the diet for you or these are the foods I recommend eating also it’s good to get a nutritionist to help as well or you can do it yourself either way guys is all about being healthy to be around longer. (It’s ok to have cheat days sometimes) as I always say no one is perfect but this is me telling you what works for me and it may work for you too.

I will keep you guys posted on my weight loss journey. Remember to keep going and keep pushing and don’t give up you can do it!

mental health

Why going to therapy is so important/taking care of yourself /mental health.

If anyone saw or read one of my recent post about anxiety this kind of goes back to that a little bit (If you haven’t read it go check it out) so basically I do suffer with anxiety and my therapy really helps me get through that so I started seeing a therapist like two or three years ago she’s really great and she helps me a lot her office is 5 minutes away from my home and she’s always a call away when I need her.

I wanted to touch on this topic because so many people talk down on therapy or they will say I don’t need help or I don’t want a stranger listening to my problems but they fail to see sometimes it’s actually really a good thing, when I first went to my session I honestly thought it would be like what they show on television I’m picturing laying across a couch where the therapist sits and takes notes trust me it’s nothing like that at all.

A lot of times we have problems or go through things and we cant always talk to our families or friends about it or maybe we have but we still feel like we need more help so we contemplate in our heads about calling a therapist but then we get scared because we don’t want anyone to think we’re crazy or can’t handle it all, the reality is it’s perfectly normal to not have it all together, we all go through things or feel different emotions.

Therapy is important to speak your truth to tell someone out there who dosent know you and Won’t judge you, it’s good to tell your story and be able to express yourself and get whatever help that you need. So many mental health cases go un noticed or aren’t detected because we don’t acknowledge that we have a problem or need help. We tend to sit in our problems witch leads to depression and those thoughts sit with us everyday and it starts to get serious some people contemplate suicide others can’t even leave the house.

Always, always remember it’s ok to go see a therapist it’s ok to not be ok and it’s ok to have whatever feelings you have but don’t sit in those problems everyday don’t let it get so bad to the point where you’re taking your own life or harming someone else, never let the people around you tell you not to get help or that going to therapy is a bad thing because it’s not your health and your well being is important always remember that.

My moms friend is dealing with a situation now with her son who has mental health issues and it’s really hard on her because she dosent know what to do, she’s tried everything to get him help but no one will help her and now she’s in a situation where she’s debating on what to do next because he refuses help and won’t take his medication, this is why it’s so important to seek help when it’s needed even if you have to check into a hospital.

Take care of yourself always and please anyone out there who needs help don’t be scared to reach out for it and get it, no one is judging you and its going to be ok.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for

Check out this site (For anyone who needs it)