Not the most flattering angle…


So okay. Yeah. I didn’t want to post this but I wanted to share that even problem areas get better. I have always had a problem with my lower belly but through fitness and exercise it is certainly shrinking. Picture on left is from March 23. Picture on right is from May 18. I for sure notice a different in size. I know this is awkward but I just wanted to share. Don’t ever give up on yourself!

Late March on the left , May 18.
Here is a picture I thought I would never post haha. Me in Puerto Vallarta at around 255. Throwback Thursday!

I have been working out every single day to try to complete my one mile a day for May. That as I have mentioned has turned into 100. I’m almost at 60 miles, I hope I can do it. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

With everything going on in the world I just have been trying to stay calm and collected.

Now that’s a ^throwback Thursday!! Highest weight 335! Pre gallbladder surgery. Did I mention I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery because it was functioning at 6 percent? Yeah that happened!

Anyways, still working on getting the site together guys I know it’s hard to navigate right now! Thank you for your patience. Happy almost weekend!

Five Guys Makeover.


I have not gotten a chance to blog in a while. So sorry guys. We are gearing up for our big Cedar Key move and have been busy cleaning and packing and purging. I will have a few blogs up this week including a review of Kombucha tea (so good) and also about my trip to the doctor. I got a full panel of blood work and physical done for the first time in over 10 years. Yes I know. So irresponsible of me to wait so long! More on that this week.

For right now I just wanted to share something I posted on Facebook today. My nutrition has been pretty good this week. I have gotten a ton of water and exercise in. I haven’t binge ate, drank, or ate anything crazy. My husband and I decided to go to Five Guys. I knew I needed to change my usual order which is this.

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Bacon cheeseburger, medium fries. I won’t lie, it used to be large fries!!

Not including my choice of toppings (extra cheese, mayo etc.) the meal has–

1873 calories. 103 grams of fat! 171 grams of carbs, 61 grams of protein. That isn’t including a drink. Add in mayo and cheese holy moly.

I started looking at their menu before we went. I went with the following.

Cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce with grilled onions. Little fries. New meal nutritional facts–

712 calories 19 carbs 52 fat 42 protein.

 

I only had  1/4 the fries which was a victory in itself. Here is what I saved nutritionally wise.

1161 calories, 152 carbs, and 51 grams of fat.

The meal was wonderful. Just by making a few tweaks I got to feel like I was having something special, but at the same time I wasn’t overdoing it. Is it something I would do every week? No. But for once in a while? Absolutely!  It’s all about finding the balance. I am always TALKING about balance instead of just finding it. Today I found it, and I am determined to find it as OFTEN as possible.

The small changes really do add up. Live your life.

Live it well. Much love.

G

 

 

 

 

 

Eats for August 22.


20130822-151514.jpgBreakfast- Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Shake. 1 scoop of peanut butter cookie protein, 1 banana, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1 tbsp peanut butter.

20130822-151603.jpgRed plum.

20130822-151647.jpgSpinach/Butter lettuce, baked salmon, colby cheese, almonds, hard boiled eggs, crispy noodles salad with creamy parmesan yogurt dressing on side.

20130822-190653.jpg1/2 lb snow crab.

20130822-190716.jpgGrilled chicken topped with swiss cheese and spicy salsa.

Tuesday Surprise.


Today has been interesting. My husband and I decided to go out for breakfast this morning. We ended up at this cute little cafe by our house called The Cracked Egg. It’s basically a dive, but good “cheep” food (it’s theme is rooster, chicken, eggs decor). I got a combo for seven dollars. It included 2 over easy eggs, turkey bacon, homestyle potatoes, and biscuits and gravy. Was it healthy? Probably not the healthiest. Do I regret it? NO! It was yummy 🙂 Sometimes you just have to live a bit. I ended up leaving some biscuit and 1 whole egg behind. Iced tea to drink.

On our way home I saw the cutest little dog on the side of the road. Of course I made my husband pull over. He had a tag on with his phone number and name. Before I could call his owners, “Reese” took off. It took a few minutes of cardio, but I caught up to him and successfully returned him to his owner. Little Reese was almost to the highway, so I am glad I could help him and his family.

This afternoon we had some time to visit our blue crab hole…..

Lunch was blue crabs on top of a salad.

Dinner was lightened up fish parmesan and broccoli. I used just a few bread crumbs, a bit of parm, and a bit of egg whites to coat the filets. Baked with tomato slices, and a bit of italian cheese. Perfect.

Not every single day will be perfect. You might not get a 1000 calorie burn day, or you might have a not so healthy breakfast. The point is balance. It’s not about being “perfect” it’s about living. I hope you guys had a great day 🙂

Totals 1,444 99 57 70 19
Your Daily Goal 1,876 257 62 70 22
Remaining 432 158 5 0 3
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber
*You’ve earned 486 extra calories from exercise today

Food Journal November 23, 2012.


  • Breakfast- Crab dip. Do not judge me!
  • Lunch- Turkey sammy +smart puffs.
  • Dinner- Quick simple salad.

Around 1100 calories, 100 carbs, 43 grams of fat, 62 protein. Not the best day, but I did what I could. Really need to get to the store!

Food Journal November 19, 2012.


  • Breakfast- Eggwhites + canadian bacon + tomato + spinach on a spinach tortilla. 1/2 apple.
  • Homemade Shrimp Tom Yum soup. To die for. Tons of leftovers!
  • Cocoa almonds + tangerine.
  • Fresh blue crab stuffed mushrooms. Filling is sauted garlic, spinach, and shallot mixed with plain chobani. Tossed with blue crab stuffed into shroom caps and baked with a bit of cheese.+ wax/green beans sauted in coconut oil.
Totals 1225 107 32 87 24 2,146
Your Daily Goal 1,875 257 62 70 22 2,500
Remaining 885 150 30 -17 -2 354
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sodium
*You’ve earned 485 extra calories from exercise today

Food Journal November 14, 2012.


  • Breakfast- Pumpkin smoothie. 1 small container of plain chobani greek yogurt, 0.75 cup of pumpkin, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 tbsp of honey.
  • Lunch- 4 medium blue crabs steamed with tomato, shallot, garlic. It was amazing and healthy!
  • Dinner- 4 oz center cut pork chop baked with a spinach side salad and black beans.
  • Dessert- 1/2 mango.
Totals 1,211 123 42 104 19 2,126
Your Daily Goal 1,929 265 63 72 22 2,500
Remaining 718 142 21 -32 3 374
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sodium
*You’ve earned 539 extra calories from exercise today

Food Journal November 12, 2012.


  • Breakfast- Breakfast Pizza with 1.5 organic scrambled egg, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, fresh sweet basil, and slices of tomato on a flat out bread. 1/2 of the sweetest red ruby grapefruit I have ever had.
  • Lunch- Green monster with 2 cups of spinach, 1 frozen banana, a package of flawless whey, and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • Dinner- Grilled shrimp and green pepper/squash/shroom kebobs with avocado sauce.*the avocado sauce I adapted from another recipe. 1 avocado, 1/4 cup chicken stock, chives, 3 tbsp of plain chobani greek yogurt, and 1.5 tbs of key lime. all blended together*
  • Dessert- Grilled pineapple/ 1/2 pineapple chobani for dipping.
    Totals 960 93 31 89 28 1,193
    Your Daily Goal 1,875 257 62 70 22 2,500
    Remaining 915 164 31 -19 -6 1,307
    Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sodium
    *You’ve earned 485 extra calories from exercise today

    Calories are a bit low. Not sure what else to eat now!

Weekend sabotage.


So here we are. Friday eve. Big weekend coming up. You go into it with the best intentions. I will stay good! I feel great. I got this! Next thing you know you have drank yourself into a stupor, or landed face first in the entire pint of butter pecan ice cream. You continue the downward spiral because hey it’s the weekend right?! That one indulgence leads to another. Which leads to another. Which might even continue into Monday. Trust me I am soooo guilty of this. NOT THIS WEEKEND! Here is how I plan to stay on track.

  1. I will allow myself one “free” meal this weekend. I am choosing that meal to be tomorrow afternoon. Lunch is a good time for a free meal, because you still have time to eat a nice healthy dinner, and burn off some of those extra calories. I plan on this meal to be whatever I want. Whether it’s semi healthy, healthy, or a bit unhealthy. We shall see! I will keep you updated 🙂
  2. Even on my “rest” day I will stay active. I plan on exploring a bit. Going to check out the flea market, going to hang out at a park, and will probably go walk around some old marina’s looking at boats. Any type of exercise is good! Our bodies for sure need a “rest” day, but we don’t have to be completely still!
  3. Since I have been good all week, I will allow myself a few libations. However, I will keep all of my alcohol intake TRACKED, and will not go overboard. I will not waste all of my hard work on liquid calories.
  4. I will continue to take pictures of all meals, and log all of my intake as well. Nothing like a public food journal to keep you honest!
  5. I will pretend like the “Weekend” is any other normal day. Let’s be honest. It is! We can do this!!!

Do not let temptation lead you down a slippery path of butterscotch cupcakes, cheetos, and soda. STAY STRONG. MAKE A PLAN. You can do it!!! Who is with me?!

 

Here is to a HEALTHY weekend friends!! GOOOD LUCK!

Food Journal November 8, 2012.


  • Breakfast- 1 container of plain chobani greek yogurt + 1/2 banana + drizzle of orange blossom honey + sprinkle of dusted cocoa almonds.
  • Lunch- 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 package of flawless chocolate whey protein mixed smoothie.
  • Snack- 2 tbsp of garlic hummus on top of 2 wasa sesame crispbreads with chopped tomato, cilantro, and a sprinkle of parm.
  • Dinner- 1 center cut natural pork tenderloin chop 4 oz coated and baked + a side salad with olives, mushrooms, feta,1 tbsp bacon, 2 tbsp croutons, tomato, onion, and balsamic dresssing.
Totals 1,236 109 50 98 19 1,787
Your Daily Goal 2,037 279 67 76 23 2,500
Remaining 801 170 17 -22 4 713
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sodium
*You’ve earned 647 extra calories from exercise today