Monday, January 27, 2014

Weightloss Journey Week #1

So, I've technically been starting the journey since about the first week of December.  However, as crazy as it's been, I have not been consistent, AT ALL!!  Today was no exception being that it was my baby girl's 2nd birthday (Happy Birthday Beautiful!!!)

Anyways, where to start? Well, I've been up and down my ENTIRE life.  But I am just below my heaviest ever (with my heaviest being while I was preggo with my last baby).  I don't want to go giving stats and pics and all that just yet.  I want to wait until I really start to see some results before I share or show anything more personal.  Let's just say I have well over 100lbs to lose to be anywhere even close to the "recommended weight". I won't be going that far, because any time I have, I've looked sick.   So I will stop when I feel I've reached the best for me!

I do have a sort of plan,and believe me when I say, I'm trying!! Now that I have a part time in a local gym, I have free membership and I'm going to use it to the best I can.  For now, I am going to be working out 5 days a week.  What I do depends on the times I do it and all.   I LOVE taking the classes.  I've tried Sh'Bam, Zumba, and Body Jam.  Sh'Bam is by far my favorite right now.  I am trying to add in more weights instead of just doing all dancing classes.  Soon, I'd like to try Body Pump, which has weights in it!!

My BIGGEST struggle by far, is food.  I have a lot of issues with being picky and all.   So I try my hardest with what I can.   Unfortunately, I'm a Carbaholic!!  There, I admit it.  I am your bread, pasta, and cereal girl.  LOVE them all.  However, I'm trying to work on cutting that down, at least in half, but not much more than that.  I have also started with an Herbalife meal replacement shake a day of which, a scoop of protein powder shake is added.  Last Time I tried to cut down on carbs, I gave up because I became so frustrated with all the things I couldn't have and was bored out of my mind with the food I was eating.  So, I'm tying to change it gradually.  Tonight, we went to Chili's to celebrate baby girl's birthday.  Tho we usually order the 2 for $20 and get appetizers and I eat the burger and fries, this time I went for a chicken sandwich.  Still had the fries, but baby steps!!  LOL

This week, my goals are to get through the rest of the week doing all my workouts and cheating VERY little.  I am on this journey for good now.  This section of my blog is a bit more personal than I usually am on here.  You will probably see me struggle and fall of the horse many times!!!  But I'm hoping that by having a place to put everything down, it will help me either stay on it longer, or get back on it quicker!!  Everyone has their own favorite quotes about these types of things.  What's yours?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

I know, I know.  I said I was going to be doing mostly healthy recipes.  However, I have a BUNCH of stuff I made for Thanksgiving I never got to post!  So, I"m going to post the favorite of the bunch for now, and work the other ones into my schedule!  

I found this delicious little gems at Buns In My Oven.  They were AMAZING!  And devoured!  and if i wasn't trying to behave so much, I'd be making another batch right now!!  It wasn't too hard to follow and the results are amazing!   

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Apologies and Changes!!!

So, I know it's been FOREVER since I've posted anything.  I've kind of fallen off the face of the earth in the blog world.  For those of you who are so amazingly loyal and coming back, I thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!!  You can never know how much it means to me!!!  Ever since the holidays hits, it's been on thing after another.  From starting a new part-time job and beginning a babysitting job for a 2 month old little boy,  to kids being super sick and contagious, to FINALLY beginning my weight loss journey!!  Its definitely been a roller coaster over here.   But, I'm about to attempt the impossible and make it all part of a routine!  HAHAHA  One can dream, right?

So, in light of all the changes going on in my real life, I've decided to make some changes in my blog life as well!   I will still be doing recipes.  Although I should warn you that many of them will probably be more healthy so that I may indulge in them as well!! But, I would also like to start including my weight loss journey, and hopefully some product reviews.  Throw in some randoms, you know?  Because that's what my life is all about, being RANDOM!!  LoL  

At some point, I'll change the layout and all that, but for now, prepare yourselves for the changes!!  They will be awesome!!!   Soooo excited to get back to my readers!  I have missed you all!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pizza RollUps

I wanted pizza.  My kids wanted pizza.  I didn't want to have to pay! So, what's a mama next best option?  Create it! Only I didn't have any pizza dough and surely didn't feel like waiting the hour and a half for my break machine to make the dough for me.  I did, however, have some refrigerated crescents!!  So, that's what I did!!  My kids devoured them.  I had to hide the last 2 so daddy could try it!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Apple Cider Pancakes

I saw these on my news feed on Facebook this morning and immediately decided I was making them!!  The original recipe is from Buns In My Oven.  I changed it slightly and just used regular syrup. I also doubled it so I can freeze them for school mornings.  Below is the original measurements.   I may change it even more next time, but for now, I'm happy and full!! :D

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cheesy Egg Biscuit Casserole

The breakfast is so easy, so versatile, and so yummy, I knew I had to blog it!!!  You can change the ingredients up as you please and completely alter the outcome!!    My kids went crazy for it because it reminded them of the egg and cheese sandwiches I make but on a fork.  One child did mention that the eggs were "different"  and I will always agree that baked eggs are very different from scrambled eggs on the stove.  Next time, I will add some green onions and bacon!!!  Or green peppers!!   Or salsa!!!   and the list goes on!!  LoL  Anyway, you get the idea!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Cider Donut Bites

So, I saw this amazing picture in my Facebook feed from my cousin.  She had made these Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes and they looked great!!!  Of course, you know I HAD to ask for the recipe and informed her that if I made it, I was blogging it!  And here we are!!!  Mine look NOTHING like hers,  Especially since its supposed to be baked in a mini muffin pan that my darling husband had given to his cousin in Canada (don't ask how it even got there because that's a whole different story in itself!!) after promising to replace it with a newer and better one.  LOL  That never happened.  So, I made due with what I have!  and I'm HAPPY I did!!!  They are sooo yummy!!  I made them at 8pm last night and by this morning, there are only a few pieces left!!!!  Of course, these have so many variations to them!!  My hubby likes them without the cinnamon sugar coating (*GASP*  the horror!! I know!!  LOL). I like them best with just the tops covered in the coating and my kids, well of course, they like the WHOLE thing covered in coating the best!!  LOL  This recipe has alot of ingredients but is VERY easy to make!!