Two weeks & Seven Pounds Later

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.

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What the Keto? 

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.

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Chattanooga, I love you

It’s been a little over a year since I moved to Chattanooga and let me tell you I love it! This city has given me so much more than I could’ve ever expected.

This past weekend I feel in love with this city all over again when my best friend, Nicole, came to visit.

Follow along below to see how we spent our weekend!

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Friendsgiving

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Holidays! Its possibly the best time of year. It is a time full of family, friends and food. The other part of the holidays that makes it so glorious is the decorating.

This year my friends and I decided to have a Friendsgiving dinner. I volunteered to host and before I looked up a recipe to cook the Turkey I was already starting to decided how to decorate.

Since I am just starting out in my career, I don’t have a ton of money to throw away on decor. My solution is to find cheap items ($5 and under) that come together to be beautiful.

Through a mixture of bought and made items, I created a simple yet inviting Friendsgiving

 

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Things I bought:  

  •  Target: I think everyone loves Target and I love it’s value section even more. The burlap runner, blue napkins and gold napkin rings were all either $3 or $5!
  • Dollar Store: You can find wonderful items at the dollar store and sometimes I think it’s and underrated store sometimes. The gold table chargers, gold pumpkin, and leaves were all just a $1 each!

** The leaves and little foam pumpkins were on a piece of garland I just separated

 

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Things I made:

  • Banner:The Friendsgiving Banner was made all from things I had around my apartment.
    • I used the back side of a pizza box, gold confetti circle, twine and tape to create this super cute banner I will definitely use again
  • Two-Tier centerpiece  was made from more dollar-store finds
    • I used two plates, two candlesticks and glued them together to make a simple tier

 

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Advice for the College Grad

A year ago today I walked across a stage to get my college diploma. It was the realization of 4.5 years of hard work and now I have some advice for all you new grads in your first job. 

1) Your first job will (most likely) not be your dream job. It’s takes years and years of work to get where you want to be. Don’t give up, it just takes time. 

2) You do not have to wait for your boss to leave work before you can leave for the day. If you are completing assigned tasks there is not reason to wait for your boss. Most of the time they wouldn’t even notice if you are still there when they leave.

3) You DO need to get to work on time. Time is money and If you are constantly late to work you are losing money, and it makes you look bad. Always live by the train rule. Leave with enough time to get where you are going to if you got stopped by a train. 

4) Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you have a question someone will have the answer. If after 30 mins you can’t figure out the answer on how to do something yourself. Ask someone.

5) A degree does not make you any better than anyone. A degree helps to prepare you for work in your field, but actually putting everything to work is another story. So learn from those more experienced and never assume you know more just because you have a college degree.