New recipes + New Date

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday! Mine included the gym, a visit to hold an adorable baby, and odds and ends around the house.

I also found a few recipes to pass along:

New shows on my list:

  • Modern Family. yes I know this has been on forever, my cousin got me stuck on this
  • Along with Nashville
  • who knows, next I might be watching Duck Dynasty haha

I also watched Pride and Prejudice. AGAIN. Its getting ridiculous with Mr Darcy haha. But I will tell you, I have a date Saturday!! EEKK!!

Im sure this is how my dad feels

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I signed up for match.com just to see whats out there. (let me tell you, its tough pickings out there!) I just wanted to start getting back out there. So I started to talk to Dan. He is 34 year old, trainer who now manages a Gold gym. He has a 7 year old girl. Is active, healthy, religious, and makes me laugh. The first time we talked for an hour on the phone. Now if I can just get passed his big muscles to form a sentence haha

we have our first date this weekend Ill keep you guys in the loop! It might be interesting

Question for you:
What are some new recipes, shows, etc you have in your life?

Comparing weeks: Carbs vs Protein

After a week of losing weight (5lbs!!!), I didn’t want to get back into my old habits ( man. I missed my apples, bananas, and PB!) But I didn’t want to go back to my carb relationship (we broke up for good!)

So I wanted to show how my diet has changed in the past few weeks…….

2 weeks ago (not so much) Diet :

Breakfast: oatmeal pancake (oats, pumpkin, egg, PB) starbucks via coffee

Snack: hard boiled egg

Lunch: hamburger (no bun) bacon, american cheese, ketchup, celery

Dessert: Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

Snack: carrots

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner (banana & egg pancake. butter, agave nectar 3 sausage links, strawberries)

 

Last week Dukan Diet:

Breakfast: Egg, 2 large, Jennie-O Turkey Bacon-1 slice, 3 serving. Coffee with skim milk

Snack: Turkey Pepperoni, low fat string cheese, and deli turkey

Lunch: 3oz chicken, fat free philadelphia cream cheese, wrapped in bacon

Dessert:  Dannon Light and Fit  Greek Vanilla Yogurt, chia seeds

Snack: 2 babybel cheese, turkey pepperoni

Dinner: Dukan Pancake: 2 egg whites (fluffed), oat bran, cinnamon, fat free philadelphia cream cheese, truvia

Comparing the two weeks:

Carb week: Calories 1983, carbs 162, fat 117, protein 73

Dukan week: Calories 1090, carbs 42, fat 54, protein 111

I CAN NOT believe the difference in the numbers, but I will tell you I feel a million times better! I have more energy,  I sleep better, my clothes fit better, no bloating!!!

The only issues I have:  on dukan you have to drink a ton of water, and even though I did, it still can make things move slowly…. (if you catch my drift) Also, I want to eat more “natural” foods, but I think this is a great start! I just had to share the difference

Question for you:

What is your favorite “natural” food?

 

five pounds down

A week ago, I started the Dukan Diet with my cousin, and I had an AMAZING experience with it! The low fat, low calorie, high protein helped me get off my love of carbohydrates!!! WAHOOO!!!!!

Basically, I just eat low fat protein. No carbs. no veggies. no fruit. for 7 days (my cousin did it for 5)

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Some typically food:

  • turkey pepperoni
  • low fat string cheese
  • babybel
  • low fat greek yogurt vanilla
  • turkey deli meat
  • eggs
  • turkey bacon/sausage
  • ground chicken/turkey

The first two days I had a HORRIBLE headache. I drank water like it was my job! But I never caved to the carbs. It was actually a really big wake up call for me, on how much I depend on carbs.

I am down 5lbs, and I feel amazing! No bloating, or feeling that Im stuffing myself in my clothes. The next step in the diet is to add veggies every other day. I’m not sure if I will continue, but I know I’m getting rid of the carbs. IT. ISN’T. WORTH. IT!!!!!!!!

I want to be a healthy, not overweight mom. Here is to a healthy start! And 30 more lbs to go!

Question for you:

Do you have a bad relationship with carbs?

-we have officially broken up 🙂

First Cardinals Game!

Well, our first game was a chilly 44 degree (windy 35) degree game, but we made the most of it! There was a fundraiser for tickets (for my cousins highschool) and several of my family members bundled up for the game!

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It was also a tribute  to Stan Musial who was a great Cardinals player, and also loved to play the harmonica.

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We all got free ones! Andrew is getting pretty good haha

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I even got to sit by spiderman!

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Question for you:

How as your friday?

Are you a big baseball fan?

Pinterest Workouts

After finding the crossfit workout on pinterest, I having been looking all over for new workouts!

I get bored easily. I also don’t work out nearly as hard as I should, so I find a workout and follow that- and it works!

Here are some good ones!

  • I tried this workout on Monday, and I was sore immediately. I did it two times through

leg workout

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  • HOLY MOLY. this next one is a good one! I was sore for days, but never felt like giving up during the workout.

kettlebell workout

Question for you:

What workout have  you done most recently?

Have you tried workouts with a kettlebell?

Dukan Diet

Man. I am sore from the leg workout yesterday (workouts to come tomorrow), and then today I headed to the gym for Muscle works ( I might be sore tomorrow at work haha)

Last week, when I was having a really hard time, I caught up with my cousin (who let me cry for about an hour in her kitchen) and we started a plan of attack on my diet. She gave me this book to start

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Basically, you eat only lean protein for 2-7  days, then add vegetables, then fruits. But then once you lose weight (and keep it off) you eat a only protein diet one day a week for the rest of your life, then normal the other days. I am using this as a JUMP START and man the first two days have been rough because of that darn carb withdrawl headache haha. But tonight I feel great!

More to come on that soon….

I also tried something new- CHIA SEEDS. (love them)

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After dinner, Andrew and I took a walk. the weather here is amazing! I think everything is better with warm weather

Question for you:

Have you ever tried chia seeds?

 

Oatmeal Twins

Lately, I have been trying to find ways to add veggies and protein to Andrew’s diet. He is not a carnivore in ANY sense, so I try to add it when I can. And Andrew loves them!

Adding meat without him knowing is next on my list haha

This week I found ANOTHER way to add a veggie and some protein to Andrew’s breakfast. Oatmeal

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Andrew’s Protein Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cranraisins
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

I added a little milk after it was cooked.

He ate the whole thing!  (although it might have been too big of a portion, next time I’ll go with 1/3 cup of oats)

Question for you:
Do you try to hide veggies?

How do you get protein in your diet?