Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quicky Update

Hi Lovelies.
I want to start off by saying THANK YOU!!!
Thanks to everyone who offered their sweet stories, and let me know that i am not alone in this struggle  and that I CAN DO THIS!

Alighty, so i promised updates on my progress, and any tips that i have been learning.
Well, i will be honest. it really hasn't been easy at all, even with all the wonderful motivation.
I feel like every time i start trying to eat healthy, all that sounds good in the world is pasta, ice cream and french fries. and that makes eating a salad the least enjoyable activity ever. So, i have really had to stretch to come up with healthy meals that aren't strictly made for rabbits. 

some meal examples:
lite yogurt with 1/2 cup granola
two eggs-scrambled
instant oatmeal
banana & whole wheat toast with jam

cottage cheese, hot dog and a pear
1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 an avodado, 15 tortilla chips and 1 cup grapes
4 oz fish fillet, carrots with hummus

grilled chicken with brocolli and brown rice
2 oz pasta with shrimp and roasted tomatoes
swiss and mushroom burger (no bun) with green beans

okay, so they are so simple, but so tasty and i don't feel like i am dieting, which is amazing.
one other thing that has helped, is that i don't tell myself that i CAN NOT have any certain thing. i always allow myself to have an oreo, but instead of having 8 like i normally would, i have 2. Instead of eating 2 servings of pasta, i have one and save the other for lunch the next day. I still have ice cream at night, but i put it in a small dish, so it still looks like a lot cuz the small dish is full with one scoop of ice cream, so i still feel like i am getting my treats, but i still lose weight. i also allow myself one cheat meal a week, that way i can still enjoy my date nights with alex or enjoy my moms homemade sunday dinners :)

i have also started to ride my bike at night! huzzah for nice weather!
i just feel so excited for the future! 

I also have to comment on my weekend. 
I was lucky enough to be asked by my dear friend camille if i would take her engagement pictures! 
Of course i said YES PLEASE!
so i flew up to utah saturday morning and spent the day in utah visiting friends and family.
it was such a lovely little break from my normal routine.

But, friday night was also super special.
As many of you know, I am a nanny for a very wealthy family. 
well a few weeks ago, i had to stay over night with the girls for 5 days while the parents were out of town.
it was the longest i have ever had to babysit them, and the parents wanted to shoe their appreciation, so they gave alex and i a gift certificate to an amazing steakhouse in the valley. 

 It was so fun! and we ate way too much (refer to my earlier mentioned 'cheat meal') and it was so nice to be able to splurge and order what ever on earth we wanted because, hey, it wasn't our money!

I love being able to share this journey with you.
thank you again for all the love and support!

OH!! I almost forgot to mention! 

I am down 3 pounds! 


Stay tuned for next weeks update! Hopefully i have more happy news! 


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