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Holidays and the importance of preparation.
I can't stress enough the importance of being prepared for every curveball so that you can remain in control of what you eat. That took a major back seat this week when I was at my sister's and brother in law's house for the holidays.
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trying to avoid the mall by creeping around lingerie land....
I posted a few weeks ago about going on a bra hunt, as I have shrunk a LOT in that area. I went to a fancy boutique and got sized and pretended I was going to spend $90 on a bra, psych!!! I might have wasted the poor lady's time, but she sized m... Read more
Today I caught up on all my holiday shopping and i'd been obsessing about holiday pictures and having a good outfit for christmas, because I am a femme just like that! =)
I was going to hit up Macy's or Ann Taylor, but found myself in Ross (wh... Read more
Two Week Challenge; Friday results
I took the batteries out of my scale; so no more weighing in until the end of the year.
I made a GIANT batch of eggplant rolatini on Thursday and have been eating that for most of my meals. It's really pretty good on the carb front, but it has... Read more
Two week challenge Thursday results!
whoo! so my boifriend is out of town, which means I am eating only what I prepare, and getting to work out quite a bit. However, my social calendar has been super busy, which is wonderful! but it means I have't hit the gym nearly enough this we... Read more
two week challenge Wednesday results
I am late posting this because I went out last night and had a feeling i'd be drinking a bit. So now it's not even 11am and though I am still a bit hung over, here we go!
one large egg fried in a small bit of bu... Read more
Two week challenge- results!
For the past two days i've been making an extra effort to eat clean (low carb/high protein) and exercise to try to lose a few lbs before the end of the year. Here we go!
1 slice of julian's fiber bread toasted
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off to battle, preparing on Sunday's
This weekend I tried something new! I tried preparing ALL the food for an entire week on Sunday so that I won't be tempted to go off my diet. My boifriend is leaving town tomorrow so it's just for me, which is lovely, because he eats too much a... Read more
Looking good on the outside to match the inside!
What about the rest of it?!
A sparkfriend asked me what I've been using as far as "beauty treatments" go, which I am going to take as a major compliment for not looking 32 years old!
Some of my favorites are:
Natural A... Read more
i make hats! a photo heavy blog posting
Can I preface this by saying that sitting for a photo shoot, even with my boifriend as the photographer, was very stressful and made me so nervous! I have no idea what my problem is, impromptu photos, candid photos, no problem at all! sitting fo... Read more
Buying myself prezzies, and the dreaded fitting room
Honestly, I have no idea how to dress for my new size. Everything is either too big, the wrong proportions, or too long. My boobs are half the size, but swimming in old bras. I need some serious help! I am going to go to Macy's this weekend a... Read more
Thankful for the small changes that have made such a big impact!
I was thinking this morning about how tough it can be to be in the moment and to be thankful. I struggle with this. I am a run run run rush rush rush sort of person that struggles with resting and "downtime". Just taking the few minutes to cl... Read more
tough week ahead
how dare my gym be closed on thanksgiving!! I am going to step up the workouts, cardio 5x this week (just like last week) and the C25K twice this week so that I can indulge a bit and hopefully not see it on the scale.
In other news, I've b... Read more
getting closer to my inspiration!
I haven't taken any shots of me without clothes on yet, out of fear of what i'd see in a photo that i don't see in the mirror. I was getting dressed the other day and my boyfriend said, wait! you need to get an update picture!, so I did and I w... Read more
Failing to plan is planning to fail
This is my motto, no matter how silly it sounds.
I've gotten into the habit this week of opening a spreadsheet first thing when I log into work and type out my plan for the day for both meals and exercise. As I eat and exercise throughout the ... Read more