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.

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.

✌️

weight loss/Healthy food choices

My favorite healthy snacks

Ok, so as promised I will be giving you a list of my favorite healthy snacks, also good morning everyone it’s Tuesday mines is starting off a little rocky but I’ll get through it. Snacks don’t always have to be a cookie, cakes and chips it can also be something healthy as well, so when you get that urged In the middle of the night to eat something bad, remember to eat something healthy and light, your body will definitely thank you later.

My favorite snacks..

Fruit- so, I love fruit it’s not only healthy but extremely light and you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty about it. Yes some fruit does contain sugar however it still is a Healthy snack and it taste good.

Yogurt- I absolutely love yogurt, I will eat it all the time literally, I usually do chobani or light and fit those are my favorites, you have to be careful what kind of yogurts you eat ,so always check the calorie intake also look at the sugar because some yogurt contains a lot of sugar witch isn’t good for your body so always check the labels on whatever you eat to be safe.

I love chips like the next person however chips are not always good for you so my nutritionist told me about baked chips they don’t taste as good as a regular chips but it has less calories and fat, it’s also better for you body( I don’t eat these all the time) but when I do I usually get the cheddar flavor that’s my favorite one,My daughter even loves these chips.

Pretzels- I love my pretzels this is a great snack, some people think because it’s bread it’s not good for you but it’s actually a light good snack for someone who is dieting, it’s not to heavy and it taste good also I don’t eat these everyday but when I do I’m in heaven because I love my pretzels.

Vegetable tray- I love love vegetable trays they are so good and a nice healthy snack especially with some ranch dressing, I buy these all the time Its a great snack for me when watching a movie, I usually get this from Walmart I believe it’s only 8 or 9 dollars for a tray it also depends on what size you get too.

Fiber one- I love these protein bars, they are so good and only 90 calories per bar. It’s always good to make sure you have a little protein in your everyday diet, weather it be through this or you can also get protein in your meats but it’s always good to get that through out the day. My fitness pal app keeps track of how much protein I’m taking in through out the day,it also tells me when I met my protein limit for the day.

Conclusion..

Snacks can be good for you, it’s all about moderation and how much you choose to eat, these are my favorite snacks and I have more so their will definitely be a part 2 as always to more snacks that I love but for now this is a few, remember weight loss takes time and don’t beat yourself up if one day goes wrong, try your best and stay motivated.

Ok so I love yogurt bars guys this is my favorite my mom and I buy these all the time so if your an ice cream lover like myself this is a great substitute for it, it’s only 80 calories and it taste so good the strawberry one is clearly my favorite but yes they do make more flavors so you gotta try this, where I live it’s only sold at target oh and Publix, Walmart stopped selling it for some reason. You gotta try these out guys I’m telling you.

Ok now I’m done βœ… no more snacks at least not today 😊

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Some of my favorite meals/ what I’ve been eating lately.

Ok guys so I’m back on this lovely Monday, I’m still not feeling well so my appetite is kind of all over the place( not eating a lot but drinking plenty of water) so I wanted to share with you some foods I love to cook since I been on this health journey/ I’m missing the gym a lot but being sick I can’t go been way to weak and tired. I’ll get back on track soon.

favorite dinner dishes..

The pictures used are not my actual cooking/ one day I will take pics of my own to show (just gotta remember to do it) just letting it be known so no one thinks I’m taking credit for the pictures. Whoever did make the food it looks good, I’m taking notes but yes these are foods I make.

1.salmon w/ baked potato and mixed veggies.

This is one of my favorites literally it’s super healthy and I won’t lie I been eating a lot of seafood lately this is so yummy, I never put too much seasoning on it and the veggies taste great. (I normally boil or steam my vegetables) and I try to eat all fresh vegetables not too much can items.

2.baked chicken w/ asparagus and brown rice.

This dish is so yummy and healthy, brown rice is not the best tasting but it’s really healthy and good for you,( when I make it for my dad I add seasoning to his because he hates the taste) I however eat it plain, also I been eating so much chicken lately surprised I haven’t turned into one. Clearly whoever made this did a great presentation, I need to take notes.

3. Toss salad

So sometimes I’ll eat this with chicken in it other times I’ll eat it with no meat, it really all depends what mood I’m in or what my taste buds are in that moment. Salads are really good health wise and also Italian dressing is really good to go with it, it doesn’t have a lot of calories in it and it taste good.

4.shrimp

I love shrimp, I make this all the time usually I’ll eat it with rice or have it with mix veggies and as always it’s so so good. It’s also very light. I like foods that don’t sit on my stomach because who really wants to feel full all day long, not me! So I try to eat things that are light as possible.

Favorite breakfast dishes..

1.

I eat this a lot for breakfast on the weekends and it’s so good people think that turkey anything is nasty but it’s actually not it’s pretty good and even better for you them eating beef or pork. I get this at Walmart for 3.89 not a bad price and it’s worth the taste trust me.

2.

I love love these rice cakes they are so good I have two bags here at home and I eat this a lot on my way to work in the morning it’s light so you may want to eat two if your someone who doesn’t fill up easy, I usually eat one as I’m getting my daughter ready in the morning also the Carmel flavor is good too.

3.

My nutritionist got me hooked on this cereal when she put it on my meal plan and I been in love since, I don’t even like almonds that much however they taste so good in this cereal also I use almond milk in my cereal it’s way better for you then regular milk or either I do skim milk it all taste good. I actually need to go buy another box of this soon.

4.turkey bacon

I remember first trying this a few years back and thinking this was not the best tasting bacon but since I’ve been eating it on my meal plan it’s actually not half bad,it actually taste really good and since I’ve cut out beef and pork it’s a great substitute, no one in my house likes this bacon but me so I’m on my own but hey more for me and less for them.

5.

I know what your thinking boiled eggs are gross and they smell bad, well I’m here to say nope your wrong they are actually really good and healthier for you then eating a fried egg, this is the only way I will eat my eggs lately or I’ll do egg whites that I buy in a carton it’s all healthier for you and it doesn’t taste bad either I’ll sprinkle some pepper on it and go right in to eat.

The conclusion..

So basically these are some of the foods that I have been eating a lot here lately, it’s all about being healthy and eating in moderation and as I always say “cheat days are ok” sometimes too don’t be too hard on yourself. I will also be posting about my favorite snacks I’ve been eating (tomorrow) so look out for it. I hope you all are having a great Monday night, get great sleep and don’t work too hard. I’m off to bed yet again!

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!

motivation monday, positivity

Motivation Monday.

I’m so proud of myself because I been avoiding the gym for a while but this morning, I got up and went bright and early at 5am, it was cold but I made myself get up and I went out the door. I go to the ymca and I love it because it’s small also I live in a small town so you pretty much see everybody who lives in town there, it’s great to go do something you love and relax and it helps me relieve some stress as well.

I been trying to eat healthier lately and I’ve gotten back on the plan my nutritionist picked for me so that’s been going very well so far. I make sure to eat three meals a day and to snack in between usually something healthy like fruit,yogurt or almonds. (Whatever else my body craves) I don’t really have a particular snack or a favorite one, it really all depends on what I’m in the mood for. I’m not going to lie, I have cheat days sometimes too it’s normal were human it happens.

Sometimes it gets hard and I wanna give up and I look around me and I see my friends or people around me losing weight and sticking to it and then theirs me who gets frustrated and says “the hell with this” but as always I end up right back on track because not everyday is going to be easy but you have to keep pushing and stay motivated even getting a trainer or having a life coach may help, whatever works for you go for it.

I love the fact that my mom is my gym partner and we belong to the same gym so when i need a push she’s right there to motivate me and we’re on the same diet plan so it works out for me. Whenever you have a good person in your corner to motivate you take that and always be grateful because when we allow negativity to take over we tend to not accomplish the things that we know can be accomplished with positivity and the right people around us. So always try to remain positive even when it seems hopeless.

Today is motivation Monday and I’m committing myself to doing better and leaving all the negativity behind me, I’m going to start going to the gym 3x a week and continue on eating healthy and it’s not all for weight it’s also to lead a healthy lifestyle not only for me but for my daughter so remember to stay motivated and that you can achieve anything you want to with hard work and lots of dedication and never let anyone tell you it’s not possible because it is always.

What motivates you? What keeps you going daily? Let me know and let’s keep this motivation Monday going strong πŸ’ͺ