Friday, March 28, 2014

Actually losing me!

So last week I started my diet. The routine I followed was 700 calories, 120 oz. of water, and only eat protein. It was a struggle. 700 calories is not much at ALL! PLUS having to up my water intake to 120 oz. a day. Thats a lot of water! Well I did it and survived! I did not cheat at all when it came to what I was supposed to eat. 1 or 2 days I didn't get quite up to 120 oz. of water but on those days I was only missing 20 or 40 oz. so I was still over the recommended amount. I also only went over my calories twice by very few calories. As if getting through that week wasn't enough success guess what else... I lost 10 pounds. In one week I lost 10 pounds. I seriously had to weigh like 5 times because I didn't believe it. I am so happy.

I have been doing a little research and have decided on upping my calorie intake to 1200 from now on. My friends were telling me 700 was very low and they thought 1200 was the lowest for loseing weight that was recommended. Turns out it is and eatting lower then that could put your body in to starvation mode. So 1200 it is!

This week has been a good week too. I've added certain veggies and fruits in to my foods that I'm allowed  to eat so I'll have more things to choose from now. I am going to do the protein, fruit and veggie diet for 3 weeks. The 4th week I can eat whatever, within reason of course. I will still be counting calories anf drinking the same amount of water also. If I do eat pasta or bread I'll be sure to get the most healthy options. After the fourth week it will repeat all over again.

As for #saladsofmarch I only ate 2. So that was a bust! On the other hand I do have a plan to follow now. I am super happy about that. I'll keep ya updated. XOXO

Monday, March 10, 2014


It's springbreak! Guess what that means... not a damn thing to me anymore! I remember loving springbreak and going on vacations!
~Oh to be young again.~
My springbreak will consist of working, working, working... somewhere in between the working I need to do my nails and eat more salads. I at least want to make my estimate goal of eatting 5 salads this month. After this week I wont be able to eat salads, which I'll explain later. I am thankful that my work is taking care of my niece and nephew. I love being able to spend time with them and teach them new things. My work also consists of cleaning my cousins house once a week. I'm lucky that my work consists of helping my family members out. So when I say my week consists of work, I'm not complaining. :)

Anyways... I talked to my sister about the diet she is on. She is supposed to write everything down that the diet consists of for me. So next week I will also be on that diet. I'm not going to be taking any of the pills or going to the doctor like she is but I will be changing my eatting habits. I'm excited and terrified at the same time. I'm excited because It's the year of trying new things for me! I'm terrified because this diet you pretty much give up a butt load of stuff to begin with. Eeeek! But the thing is, I have been without fast food for seven months so I'm pretty positive I can do this.
I'll keep ya updated!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

New challenges

Woosh! February has came and went! Wow and guess what... I survived Valentine's day! I even came out of it with some goodies from my family! I love them so much. <3 I also learned even people who are taken on Valentine's day can be sad or disappointed too.

Did you know that it's been 7 months with no fast food?! I'm super proud of my self! I did want to break down the other day and Valentine's day would have been a perfect day to do that. I mean I did have the SINGLE card to play but I kept it and didn't break down. It got me thinking though... what if I do break down one day. I don't want to be a big disappointment! This challenge I set my self was open, I wanted to see how long I could go with out fast food but the longer I go the more upset I would get if I did happen to cave in. So I have decided to have a finish line for my challenge. I started this challleng on July 1st 2013 so its only right that it end on July 1st 2014. I am thinking of a new challenge and don't plan on going on a fast food frenzy. I may continue to not eat fast food. I just won't have that pressure on me.
In the mean time...
I really have to get back to eatting healthy. I mean I don't eat fast food and I don't drink sodas, two great things! I just need to do more. I don't necessarily eat bad but I don't eat good either. My sister is on a diet and she wants ne to get on it with her but it includes pills and other than vitamins I really don't  want to take pills. Don't get me wrong pills work for some people but they are just not for me. Also this diet she is on costs a lot of money.  Maybe I could do this diet without the pill. She could just tell me what she eats... hmmm.

A mini challenge just popped in my head. Lets see how many times I can eat a salad this month. I mean its a start right? I'll even post pics on instagram of each salad I eat. I'm gonna take a guess and say 5. How many salads do you think I'll eat this month? #saladsofmarch

I love you guys and thanks for your support! XOXO

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I am such a hopeless romantic! I cry at romance movies, books, and even songs! Sometimes I will see a Kay's jewelry commercial and I'm just so happy for the couple I tear up! (I'm such a dork! I mean duh they are actors!) I used to wish and hope that I would get engaged on Valentine's day and then get married a year later. But now when it comes to Valentines day I have a love/hate relationship with it.

I love pink, I love hearts, and I love love... just one problem with Valentine's day, It reminds me that I'm single.  And this year everyone, even my 16 year old brother, has a significant other to celebrate the day with! Don't get me wrong I'm happy for them, I even like hearing what they got for Valentine's day. Hell I love buying gifts for my friends and family too, I mean I have no one else to buy for so why not. It just kinda hits a nerve sometimes.

On a typical Valentine's day I wake up and I'm all smiles the whole day spreading the love. I exchange gifts my family and friends. But for some reason when the day is over and I'm laying in bed fixing to go to sleep it hits me... and thats the moment I hate Valentine's day.

Don't get me wrong I love being single. I watch what I want, go where I want when I want, and don't have to worry about my heart being broken. I don't have to deal with the arguments or stress that come with relationships. Valentine's day reminds me that I am miss out on the cuddling, hand holding, and random love notes. So you can see what I mean when I say I have a love/hate relationship with it.

This Valentine's day I'll spend my day doing several things. Reading, getting lost in a story that takes me to some far away land. I'll listen to love songs and sing them as loud as I can. I'll probably eat popcorn and lots of chocolate while I watch some epic romance movie. Hopefully I'll fall asleep and dream up a love story of my own before I figure out how much I hate Valentine's day this year.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Where did February come from?

Wow! January has came and went! It was filled with many up's and down's! First, I was sick for about 3 weeks! Wow! Those weekes sure did suck! I was quickly cheered up when one of my friends had her baby and I got to hold him!
His name is Valentino Arthuro. He was born January 18th, weighed 6lb 2oz and was 19 1/2 inc long.

My sister and niece got to visit New York! That was so my dream place to visit! I was super jealous, but hey she had the money to go and I didn't. Now I'm saveing my money and I can't wait to go on my adventure this year.
I've definitely decide I have to taking a vacation this year outside of Texas! I even have a special piggy bank for my money!

Janurary ended kinda on a bad note. :( I had a double tooth ache! Not fun at all! Hopefully February brings awesome things! XOXO

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Better late then never!

Good bye 2013 hello 2014!
Hello there! My bloggs have been a bit non existent lately... sorry. I just felt like nothing new was happening with my weight loss journey and therefore nothing to write about. Anyway 2013 had many ups and downs. One of my favorite highlights: I went on a mini vacation/birthday getaway with my best/favorite cousin. We went to see Jurassic Park in 3D IMAX and to the natural history museum in Houston, we had so much fun! Some other highlights from 2013 I became a whovian, decided to not eat fast food for as long as I could (6 months and counting), survived #veggietober and turning thirty at the same time, started blogging more, and started taking care of my niece and nephew everyday. The sad part of last year was when my aunt laura lost her battle with cancer. She was a very strong woman but the cancer just took over. I miss her but at least I know now that she is no longer in pain.
January is already half way over and for the most part I have been sick. I hope the rest of the year brings good things to my life. I don't really have a new years resolution but I do have a moto I want to live by this year: "Try new things". If I go to a restaurant I want to try a new thing on the menu instead of going for the same old boring food. I have already done that both times I have went out this year. The first time was at olive garden, I ordered the 5 cheese ziti and it was AMAZING!!!! The second was at buffalo wild wings, I ordered chicken strips, only because they were cheaper and came with fries, and I added garlic parmesan wing sauce to it and loved it! So I have had a great start to this year! I also want to go on a vacation that is not in Texas and maybe not even in the US! I'm already saving money for that! I am saving 50 every other week and 25 dollars the other weeks! I'm going to continue not eating fast food mostly because I need to save that money for my vacation I plan on taking this year.

I hope this year brings happiness and Joy to each and everyone of you! I don't know how often I will update this blog but I'll try and do it at least once a month if not more! XOXO

Friday, November 15, 2013

Not Feeling Like Me

I've been so uninspired lately. I mean I want to add more veggies to my list of good foods but I'm just so scared lately. I'm not sure why I mean I went full force in October! I guess I've hit that wall where you kinda know nothing is working. I can't tell a difference and that kinda pisses me off! 
I really need to work on portion control.  Maybe that's what I'll try to from now on instead of adding more veggies. I was gonna try spaghetti squash but I have so many people saying "gross you are gonna try that?" I don't usually care what people think but for some reason this is bothering me. Anyway I'll keep us updated on what's happening. Hopefully can get outta my rut soon!!!  XOXO