Nutella is one of the words greatest wonders. It is such an indulgence for me that I just had to figure out how to make this stuff without feeling so bad about eating it. After a quick google search I was amazed to find that it’s actually so much easier to make than I thought.
If you are anything like me, January is a hard month. It is the first month of a new year and right after two long months filled with some much holiday spirit. First you have November where you are preparing for Thanksgiving and then there is December gearing up to Christmas and New Years. Then finally you come to January, and it all comes to a crashing halt. You are expected to then go back to work with not another company wide day off until Memorial Day. You start your New Years Resolutions which sometimes means a complete change in your normal daily routine. All those cheery Holiday decorations are taken down and you are brought back to reality. With all of these sudden changes you are left with what I like to call a holiday hangover.
This past year has been filled with so many wonderful adventures. As I think back I am especially proud of the steps I took to being healthier, not only in body but also in mind. Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018
So it’s been hot minute since I’ve posted but I have just been so dang busy. For whatever reason September and October are always my busiest months and this year was not any different.
So for this post I’d thought I’d just do a quick recap of the past two months with some of the fun things I was able to do!
(p.s. going to go ahead and apologize for all the photos)
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
This past weekend I fell off the wagon and hit the ground hard. It all started with a really bad day at work, I ate a doughnut. As I ate the doughnut I realized I felt like I needed to hide the fact that I was eating a doughnut. Guilt started to set in and I once again used food to coupe instead of dealing with my emotions properly. I had let myself down. Saturday I attended a bridal shower where I ate all kinds of bad stuff, including another doughnut. By the time Sunday came around, I had fallen back into my old ways. It was so easy to stop thinking about what I was eating. To not have to worry if the food was low-carb and sugar free. I started to convince myself that eating healthy was not for me.
To begin with I want to remind everyone that anytime you substitute something you have to go into it knowing that it is most likely not going to be the same as the original.
With that being said last week I made some cauliflower chicken fried rice. Cauliflower is amazing because it can be used to mimic all kinds of other things because of mild taste. Some like it in their pizza crust, some like it mashed and some like it riced. I love cauliflower steamed but since started a low carb diet I haven’t had any rice or mashed potatoes and cauliflower has been such a life saver. Last week I was craving some Chinese, but since most Chinese is not Keto friendly, I decided to try my hand at cauliflower fried rice and get my cravings fix.
This week I closed the door (literally) to my first apartment and living alone. As I drove home to my new place I really began to reflect back on my little 500 sq. foot apartment and what living on my own has really taught me.
It’s been a month since I’ve started making strides to a healthier lifestyle, and let me tell you it has not been easy. Every day I have to make the conscious effort to choose me. To choose my health and happiness. I have to work toward a metal change just as much as a physical change. In the words of Dory I have to “Just Keep Swimming”
It’s update time!!! I know it’s not as exciting as mail time *insert Blue’s Clues song* but I do have some very exciting news to share. I have lost SEVEN pounds! Yes you read that right, a whole seven pounds since I started the Ketogenic diet almost two weeks ago.
How did I do it you ask? Simple I reduced the number of calories I consume a day, by eating lots of (healthy) fats, moderate amounts of protein and low amounts of carbs and sugar. Read my first blog post, What the Keto? to learn more.
These two weeks have taught me some really important things about making a lifestyle change, keep reading to see what those are.
Ketogentics, ever heard of it? No? Yeah me too until last week I had no idea what it was. Basically it is a high fat, low carb and moderate protein diet. It means you can eat bacon, eggs and butter all day and still lose weight and be healthier. Sounds too good to be true right? Well it’s not and is actually so much better for you because as humans we are natural fat burners.