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

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.

Halloween

My favorite Halloween movies πŸŽ₯

Ok, so Halloween is right around the corner so why not share some of my favorite movies to watch every year around this time. What is everyone going to be for Halloween? Your never too old to dress up(my opinion) I still have to get my daughter a costume, so will see how it goes also I’m not thrilled that it’s on a Wednesday either, can it fall on a Friday next year? Just saying πŸ€·β€β™€οΈenough of my little rant let’s gets started.

1. Michel Myers- Halloween

This has to be number one, like come on this movie has been around since, I was a kid and it’s gotten even popular since then,for one I’m petrified of this man like I would hate to be in his hometown on Halloween, you definitely gotta watch your back the whole time. I use to love Jaime Lee Curtis in all those movies she played his sister so well, I was sad when he killed her though. I have to get around to watching it this month maybe this weekend it will happen for me. (There’s a new Halloween in theaters now so go see it)

2. Child’s play-chucky

Not even going to lie typing this makes me cringe, I’ve always been scared of chucky that doll was so powerful and scary at the same time, poor Andy went through a lot dealing with him. I couldn’t do it, my nerves would of been so bad. I can’t get my daughter a doll like that, she’s already in love with Elmo so we will leave it there no need to recruit chucky right now. I’ve watched all his movies but the last one I saw on Netflix wasn’t that good, they tried but it missed the bar at least for me. If you wanna check it out look on Netflix.

3. Scream-

This movie is another favorite, I even see kids wearing costumes like it on Halloween, I loved nev Campbell in these movies she was so pretty and innocent. I also loved how it was about them being in high school and being young and learning. I would of be scared to death though knowing a killer would have been at my high school, it would of been a lot of sick days for me but anyway this a great movie, I’m sure most people have seen it but if not go watch!

4.hocus pocus-

Yes yes, I remember watching this movie as a kid it was so good and I was literally glued to the tv, this movie is also child friendly, I can’t wait till my daughter ask me to watch this movie it’s a classic for sure, also I’m scared of witches now lol but this is a great movie so watch with your kids and you it can turn in to a family fun night for everybody.

5.Casper-

Who can forget Casper the friendly ghost omg adorable another movie, I watched growing up it was my favorite. Then you get to see kids running around in sheets pretending to be ghost πŸ‘» who can not find that adorable, again this is another movie, I can’t wait to watch with my daughter she’s going to laugh I’m sure and ask a bunch of questions but it’s still going to be cute. So watch this movie with your family it will be great.

I have to do a part two as always before the month is over. So many other great movies! Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Saturday even though it’s a little chilly, fall is officially here time for mittens and hats and lots of hot chocolate.

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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quotes

My top 5 favorite quotes

I have a few quotes that I really like a lot and that stick with me, you see quotes all the time online or even in books or on tv but I honestly think a lot of quotes are relatable and at some point weather we want to admit it or not that quote probably has gotten us through something in our lives at one point.

Let’s get too it….

1.

This is one of my favorite relationship quotes especially now since I’m in a a long distance relationship it speaks volumes to me so to everyone in long distance relationships this is for you. You can do it, love always wins!

2.

This inspirational quote is another favorite because it’s about living in the moment, life is so short, you have to live every second like it’s your last and take nothing for granted. always learn from your mistakes, always live for today and hope that you get to see another day. Live, love, laugh my motto!

3.

First off, I love love love Marilyn Monroe in my opinion she was beautiful and I loved her confidence. I have so many shirts with her face on it literally I love her, (I’m not a stalker) I promise lol but this quote is so true it’s like take me as I am or don’t take me at all so many times people wanna try to change who you are to be who they want you to be and then we end up losing ourselves because we fall prey to what someone else thinks of us so this quote is so true and important, always be you and never change for anybody, either they take you for you (flaws and all) or serve them walking papers.

4.

I struggle with this sometimes because I truly do not like bully’s or mean people who treat others like crap for no reason, it’s just crazy to me that others think treating other people bad makes them look good and honestly I’ve dealt with things like this growing up in school and in the work place. I know we should walk away and take the high road but sometimes it’s hard for me to bite my tongue when someone is being rude for no reason, however I love this quote because it’s true we don’t have to stoop to their level at all. ( I will do a post soon on a story that matches this quote) so ignore those bullies and keep pushing.

5.

This quote is what I need to hear some days, especially when I’m struggling with my anxiety or dealing with something in my life, it really helps me to see that no matter what everything will end up being ok and that I have to have faith. so to anyone out there dealing with something or struggling, your not alone we can get through this because it will be ok.

Conclusion…

I hope you guys enjoyed some of my favorite quotes, I actually have more that I like and will do a part 2 to this really soon and also tell you my bullying story probably tomorrow or Monday at the latest. Hope you guys enjoyed your Saturday. I’m off to 😴 now. Braiding my hair most of the day has wore me out. Gotta get some beauty sleep πŸ›.