Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sweetness concept

I recently ran across this statement but it took a few days for it to sink in... and subsequently blow my mind.

They said,(paraphrasing here) instead of giving into my cravings for sweets, I'm going to focus on the sweetness factors in my life. May that satiate my appetite.

Umm, wow! Talk about a mind body connection. If thinking of a different kind of sweet is able to stop my 12 o'clock cookie craving in its tracks, or the times where I graze office candy dishes, or when I feel a gorge session coming on, then I'm willing to try it.

Let's see how I hold up against the call.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Smoothie Smoothie Smoothies!

As of late, I've been enthralled in Smoothie Land. At first, I used it as a quick way to get my veggies in but now I'm allowing myself to play around with some of the lighter more sweet recipes but still nutritious.

First up: Sweet potato smoothie!!!

1 sweet potato with skin (chopped in 4)
1 TBS of vanilla flavored protein powder
2-3 TBS of plain yogurt (could do vanilla)
1-2 TBS of almond flour or peanut flour
1c almond milk
Maybe 1-2 TBS of Honey, brown sugar or maple syrup for sweetness depending on your preference
Chill in fridge and serve
Bon A petit! :)

Big thank you to my sister-in law Adrienne for being willing to be my taste tester!!! I can always count on her to be down for anything! :)

I wish I caught a pic of her giving her approving thumbs up. But here's a pic of the last of my concoction.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Birthday goal met?!

Whelp no, but again, I do have another point I choose to focus on and celebrate...I'm in the 150s again!! Barely but I'm there! Whoo hoo! And yes, those are the busted up and bruised toes of a runner. Don't mind them.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Some progress!

Well, in regards to my 60 day b'day challenge with 6 days left, I'm at 161...a whopping 5lbs loss in 7 weeks. Pretty pitiful but it speaks to my inconsistency with eating well. Back to the drawing board. Me thinks my goals need to be smaller, more specific and for shorter time frames. I'll make another post once I determine what they will be.

In the mean time, there are some positives. 1-I'm less than I weighed on my wedding day. 2-Back in Nov 2011, for my sister-in-law's wedding, I wore a size 14 bridesmaid dress. Yesterday, in preparation for my good friend, Teju's wedding, I'm now in a size 12!!!

I need a comparison pic but at least for now, I'll post yesterday's pics.

Hey...even when you fail look for a reason to celebrate and be thankful. There are always small small victories even amidst what you see as failure. ^_^

Push on!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie...emm

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!!  When I look at the statue of liberty, I cheekily imagine her holding a smoothie in her hand.  

That's certainly been me as of late.  I came across this fantastic recipe and thought it perfect for that summery fourth of July feeling, and indeed it was!  My hubby and I sipped until our heart was content.  It was SOOO good and simple to make.  

3 cups of Watermelon
1/2 c of Strawberries
1 peeled and frozen banana
Bon a Petit!  and emm emm delicious!  Thank you Oh She Glows for this fabulous smoothie recipe! ; )