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!

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 🍕

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 🍉

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 🙂

anxiety, life

The way I been feeling..

so much has happened in the past couple of weeks I’m feeling really weird about everything to be honest, I’ve held so much in haven’t said a lot about half the things that really bother me, I’m always that girl in the crowd who’s smiling who’s always so put together and people always say to me ” you’re always so happy, are you ever sad, you always smile” the truth is I wear a smile all the time to hide a lot of the things that go through my head or that I’m dealing with. I been feeling so un easy lately like I’m here physically but mentally I’m some where else.

I’ve been dying to tell my boyfriend about my thoughts but honestly his been so busy with work and dealing with his own things so I don’t wanna burden him but inside I’m dying I’m dying to get out I’m dying to tell anyone who will listen about these thoughts. I keep telling him I’m not ok but does he even really hear me, Ive told my mom a little bit and she says “take your anxiety meds you will be ok” I get that helps but what if I don’t wanna feel like a zombie or something I’m not for a day. I’ve been dying to get away so this weekend I’ll go out of town to spend some time with my boyfriend and his family witch I’m looking forward too because I’m in desperate need of a get away maybe I’ll come back and feel better maybe I won’t either way it’s worth a shot.

I been beating myself up about finding a new job trust me I love where I work but I wanna be closer to home driving an hour back and fourth everyday is getting old and taking a toll on me and my car, I’ve had to do so many repairs lately and I’m tired to say the least. I hope some new opportunity will present itself soon as far as my career goes only time will tell have to keep applying for jobs and sit back and wait not only that but my daughters father coming back in my life has been nothing but pure hell and I wish he never came back I’m starting to hate him literally we got into a Hugh argument through text yesterday and it didn’t end well at this point I no longer want him around me or my daughter she has a good life and is loved and I’m done trying with him it’s costing me too much peace and I can’t have my inner peace being destroyed.

I feel broken and I never thought I would say that out loud to be honest, I want everything to be different but it’s not instead it’s the complete opposite and I hate how someone can come into your life and turn it upside down by being an asshole and threatening to do things to you I’ve never dis liked someone so much but it’s ok because the next time we speak it will be through my lawyer because I cannot cannot take it anymore with him, he needs to be taught a lesson and I’m here to be the teacher today. I’m going to try my best to pep up try my best to wear a smile and not let all the drama bring me down but it’s hard sometimes. My anxiety is at an all time high so I do indeed think it’s time to contact my therapist and it’s time for me to get back on my meds for a while until everything dies down. I know I’m going to be ok, I know eventually things will get better and I’m going to keep having hope and stayed prayed up.

Thanks for listening to my long vent guys, I’m going to go lay down now because it’s back to work tomorrow and I have an intern I have to train so gotta get all the rest I can get my sweeties. Enjoy your Sunday! Ps: this post probably won’t go up till Monday.

also I’m feeling a bit better today but last night I was so over it!

Youtube

Late post/new YouTube channel.

Hello guys, I’m so late with this post, actually my post was originally suppose to be about my favorite Netflix movies but some how I spent most of my Sunday editing a video for my new YouTube channel, so I have two channels at the moment but I’m trying something new so I started a new channel last night. If you wanna know more about me outside of my blog you are welcome to subscribe to my new YouTube channel and my old one whatever works for you.

Go check out my channel guys!!

I will be posting videos once a week or at least I’m going to try, I’m sorry this post is all over the place and a little rushed. I will definitely post about my Netflix movies today when I get home.

I hope you all enjoy your Monday and try not to let this rain 🌧 get to you( if it’s raining where you are) also if you want to give me any video ideas for my new channel feel welcome to do so, I can use the feedback and ideas always.

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!

romance

My top 5 love/romance movies.

Ok, so I know this is motivation Monday but we can always turn this into some love moments too right? So I’m sitting here thinking like why not share my favorite movies with you and why I love them so much, yes I’m a hopeless romantic, love makes the world go round. Ok ok enough of my rambling let’s get in to it.

Top 5

1. a walk to remember-

I fell in love with this movie for one because many Moore was in it and let me say Shane west killed his role as the loving bad boy. The movie really touched my heart in so many ways, it teaches you to be kind to others always and never judge a book by its cover although Shane West’s character came off a little rough around the edges he was actually a good guy who had a lot of love to give and Mandy Moore played the preaches daughter she was a good girl and I think they balanced each other out.

Ps: if you never seen this movie the ending is so sad but by now I’m sure most people have seen it( I even have it on dvd) love this movie definitely giving this five starts across the board.

2. Dear John-

Channing Tatum killed this role gave me the whole bad boy persona and then of course he left and I cried like a baby, Amanda Seyfried was beautiful as alway in this film she played her role so well plus this is the perfect love story and it ties into long distance relationships( one of my previous post) can they last? And how most people deal with them. It always goes to show you have to cherish the times you have with people because you never know what’s going to happen.

3.Romeo & Juliet-

This is such a classic love story the montagues and capulets it’s so beautiful seeing how Romeo and Juliet truly loved each other. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes played these roles so well , I loved that they made a modern day version of this movie and I love how true love is seen in a different way/light. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to loving or liking someone who comes from a different background and maybe your family or friends don’t like that person or don’t see their potential but you do and true love is always worth fighting for only thing that I didn’t like was how it ended wish it was a better solution then, them both losing their lives.

4.Cruel intentions-

I know most people might be like this isn’t romance but in my opinion it is once you look pass everything that happened in the movie plus Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe made such a cute couple. ( not to mention he was super cute) I love how it all started out as a bet but as time went on he started to fall in love with her and wanted to change who he was to be with her, it’s always those un expected love stories that mean the most because you know your fighting for something that’s worth it, I wish his step sister hadn’t got all in the way but at least in the end Reese’s character can remember all the good times she had with him and she got the car so can’t go wrong with that either, Love is love.

5.raise your voice/a cinderella story

Ok so I kinda threw two movies in there sorry guys I loved both, so Hilary duff has an amazing singing/acting career and I absolutely loved her in these movies raise your voice was so sad when her brother passed away but she persevered and went on to her performing arts school, focused on her music and met a cute guy that accepted her for her even with the few bumps in the road they made their relationship work, a Cinderella story was so good it goes back to Cinderella and those wicked step sisters a modern day version but it’s so good, she was a great girl who only wanted the best for herself after her father passed but she got stuck with a wicked step mother and step sisters. I loved how in the end her and chad Michael Murray’s character make it all work out and it should let people know love does exist so never give up on it no matter what. (Also guys remember you are beautiful and don’t let no one tell you different.

Ok so these are my top 5 + 6 movies that I love and own most of these on dvd, yes I’m a sucker for a good love story and I live for a happy ending. I know that love does exist and if you don’t have it now one day you will (be patient) whatever your looking for is on its way. So In honor of motivation Monday remember to keep pushing ,stay motivated and love hard always/live with no regrets, it may not work out all the time but trust me the right person is out there(I’m a firm believer in soulmates) but I’ll save that for another post, enjoy the rest of this motivation Monday!

Also guys I’m going to do a part 2 to this post because I wanna add more movies.

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 💪