Vegan, eh?

OKAY…

So, this is going to be short and sweet. I just recently, like in the last two days, started eating a mostly vegan diet. I have already noticed positive changes which I feel is rather remarkable. I did not expect to see or feel changes this soon but I’m not one to complain about these things 😏

I have a ton of energy, I am generally happier and my digestion is 10/10 right now. I have been craving sweets a little bit but I have a feeling that could be the result of my period being due next week so I’m not going to go crazy. 

I’ll keep y’all posted 😘

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Night Shift Still Sucks 

Well I’m working tonight 11p-7a like the damn vampire I’m definitely pale enough to be. 

Yep it still blows. Super bored. Super cold. BUT…I did bring a book and lots of healthy snacks with me!

I am reading Eat, Pray, Love and munching on a honeycrisp apple at the moment and I’m just gunna call this happiness because that’s what it feels like. I haven’t had time to read for..months! Let alone the care or patience or time to devote to eating clean and living a healthier lifestyle. 

I’m enjoying these things and can’t wait to see what happens 🙂

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I. Am. Back.

OKAY…

I’ve been gone for about 10 months, or so this site tells me. So let me fill you in . . .

I signed up for my community college’s surgical technology program, thinking that it would be a great fit for me because I’ve always been interested in the medical field, I have a strong stomach and, hell, I need to make more money.  SO, I was doing really well in the program until we got to clinical.  Once clinical came around, my already existent anxiety became so severe that I could barely eat, let alone concentrate during the basic tasks that we were required to perform to acquire a passing grade.  A month into my clinical I was booted.  The next day, my boyfriend broke up with me.  Not that I lost a lot, I suppose, as he was unable to be supportive of me during one of the hardest times of my life.

So, in a matter of 24 hours I was kicked out of school and newly single.  What the hell do I do now?

Well, the first thing I did was cry (about school..he’s only a boy, it’s not like we can’t find more of those).  Then, of course, I got my haircut, because any girl going through anything always gets her hair cut, am I right?

THEN, I got serious about what the fuck I’m going to do with my life.  After all, my entire life was just turned upside down in a matter of a day.  All I can say is thank goodness it all happened at the same time so I hopefully won’t have to do this more than once!

So I came back to my blog to share my story and hopefully help someone else going through something difficult in their life.  I am here to gain inspiration and maybe even provide some during this major life change.  So..

I. Am. Back.

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Day 3-4ish? I’ve lost track

Hi there! Okay, so as some of you have already read, I’ve started weight watchers again and am currently on day 3 or 4. It’s just after midnight right now so..whatever.

I was off on Tuesday night and spent most of the evening making goodies to freeze for Christmas. I even made fudge! I had never made it before so I was pretty excited about that lol. Super easy, too! If you’d like maybe I’ll share the recipe on here sometime soon.

Anyway, today for breakfast I had 1 cup of light/nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 cup (thawed) frozen peaches and 1/4 cup of granola. It was super yummy and only 5 points plus!! How is that possible!? This was around 1 or 2 this afternoon and I’m STILL full. I am shocked that it has kept me satisfied even through a nap! A+ for that meal. And tonight I, again, brought grapes to work with me. And, of course, there is PIZZA in the break room. What the hell even is that? Every Thursday my patients get pizza and they always order way too much so there’s like a whole damn pizza left over for us staff to pick at later. And all night. NOT GOOD. So far I’ve been able to ignore it for two weeks straight. Proud.

Also, as a side note with nothing to do with weight loss, I got my final grade today for this semester. And I am not happy. I got a C!!!!!! 😩😡I must have seriously bombed the final to get this grade because before that I had a middle B. Not. Cool.

Oh well, on to winter break and the next semester. (3 more!)

Here’s a picture of my miracle breakfast

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And! I made super easy and delicious potatoes to eat for breakfast yesterday.

Preheat oven to 450.
Cube a potato (hopefully you don’t have to use a butter knife like me)
Toss in olive oil and season with whatever you want (I used salt, pepper and garlic powder)
Spread out on baking sheet (sprayed with Pam or whatever)
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until browned/heated through.

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SOGOOD!

Toodaloo😘

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Baking Day!!!!😍

Good morning/afternoon/whatever! Alright, so I’ve had this bag of rolled oats in my cabinet for like a year or so and completely for forgot about them until recently. So, I made those cookie clusters yesterday and they turned out amazing. So today I decided to try and tackle another Pinterest recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins. THESE ARE ALSO AMAZING.

Here is a screen shot from the original website.

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These are amazing and mine came out looking like this

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Now, before you get all excited and make these I want to make sure that you know that these aren’t fluffy, cakey (word?..word.) type muffins. They are very moist and oatmealy and delicious. I didn’t even use nutmeg because I didn’t have it on hand and they’re still great.

Also, here is a picture of my actual clusters from yesterday since I had to use someone else’s picture for that post 😳😳😳😳

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Don’t they look delicious? That’s because they are! 😄

Tata for now 😘

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Simple Start Day 2ish

Hello! Yesterday I stayed on track, which is no great feat because it is only the second day 😉 but I’m still pretty proud

Here are some screen shots that I took of my meals from yesterday. I always track using my Weight Watchers app for iPhone.

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I made a breakfast sandwich, ate some grapes at work and then made soup and a sandwich for dinner when I got home. Delicious 👌

THEN, of course I needed something sweet because I’m me. So I made cookies that I found on Pinterest (haven’t we all?) and they were seriously the quickest and easiest cookies I have ever made in my entire life.

2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup oats

Put the first three ingredients into a medium saucepan and cook on low heat until the chocolate chips melt. Then stir in the oats. After everything is combined, put spoonfuls onto a plate (wax paper would be best but I didn’t have any and it still worked fine.) and chill in the fridge. The recipe said to chill for ten minutes but mine took a little longer than that to not fall apart when I took a bite. THESE ARE SO GOOD. No bake. Hardly any cleanup. Makes about 8-10 cookies depending on size.

They wind up looking something like this

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Tomorrow I am OFF! So I don’t have to work or go to class or anything. So. Excited. I’ll be sure to check in 😉

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Day #85 – Healthy Greek Yogurt & Feta Dip (Kipitiki)

Definitely trying this tomorrow or Tuesday!! 🙌

100 Days of Eating Clean

Greek Yogurt & Feta Dip (Ktipiti)During our time in Paris, my (now) hubby and I stumbled upon a little hole in the wall Greek restaurant by the name of Le Souvlaki de Mykonos, otherwise known as Chez Tony. It was a mom & pop shop pretty much consisting of just two employees: Tony: the waiter, cashier, greeter, usher and server and his mother, the cook.  Over time, Chez Tony became our kitchen away from home and we enjoyed a meal there at least once a week.  Oh I drool as I think of the delicious spread of food we inhaled with gusto.  The more regular we became the more boring we got with our order until the day came when he no longer asked us what we wanted, he simply chit chatted with us while the kitchen did its magic.

Chez Tony made this delicious dip called Kipitiki, or Kipiti, I can never remember the name…

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Simple Start Day 1ish

I officially made my first WW (weight watchers) meal today for breakfast. The way this newer program works is that for the first two weeks you do something called a “Simple Start” program during which you only eat power foods (filling foods – lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, etc). So, as you may have read earlier today, I went grocery shopping! You can find my list of foods purchased in my previous post.

So, today I woke up very late (around 10pm). I usually wake up around 6pm and have plenty of time to shower and eat and get ready and just relax before work. Not today! I woke up around 10 and had to scramble to get ready on time but still somehow managed to make my WW breakfast! (Proud!) it was really very quick and easy:

1 Light whole grain English muffin
1 Egg (scrambled works best for this)
2-4 Tomato slices
2Tbsp feta cheese (or any fat free cheese)

I just put all this on the English muffin and stuck it in the oven (or toaster oven) until the cheese melted and voila! Lazy. Ass. Breakfast. And I, of course, enjoyed it with some green tea. I am rarely found without green tea either in hand or stashed in my purse somewhere. It’s my staple for sure.

Anyway, I brought grapes to work with me tonight to hopefully keep me from eating those doughnuts in the conference room (why are there always doughnuts!?). And although my breakfast left me quite full, I’m looking forward to getting to make lunch when I get home! Just because I’m excited 😏 and of course I’ll share that with you as well. Until then!

That picture, by the way, is the picture from weight watchers. I believe they put basil on theirs but I didn’t have any! I forgot to take a picture 😕

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Okay, so I bought some groceries

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I just got back from my first trip to the grocery store since joining Weight Watchers and I didn’t fail completely.

Actually, I faired quite well, I’m proud of myself! 😏

On the list today were the following:
✔light whole wheat bread
✔️light whole grain English muffins
✔️bananas
✔️green seedless grapes
✔️onion (for omelettes)
✔️tomatoes
✔️light Greek yogurt
✔️feta cheese (nonfat)
✔️brown rice (uncle bens ready packets)
✔️two cans of beans (black and kidney)

I’m pretty sure that’s it. And I only spent $36 and some change!

Right now it’s time to eat some grapes and try to nap since I work 11-7 tonight. I will post what meals I end up making as they come about!

Stay tuned. . .🍇🍎🍌

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