It’s been 28 days since Lent started and 32 since my last drink! That’s right. This is the longest in my drinking years I have gone without a drop of alcohol. And you know what? I feel fine. I feel good actually. Every Friday my boyfriend and I (still) go to Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant & Winery for dinner. He’ll have a glass of wine and … Continue reading Lent Check-In / No Alcohol
I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school from kindergarten through 4th grade. I joke that “I did my time” when people ask me why I don’t go to Church on Sundays. Sometimes I’ll even throw out a “Jesus is with me always”! The other day I read an article titled What Happens to Your Body When You Haven’t Drunk Alcohol for 28 Days and it inspired … Continue reading I’m Giving Up Alcohol for Lent
When I was little I was always told to “finish my food” before I could leave the table. When I was in high school and my first boyfriend broke up with me my dad offered to take me out to eat, whatever I wanted (picture Portillos chocolate cake shake, bacon cheeseburger, and large cheese fries). When I was 22 I was experiencing chronic heart burn … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey
When I was 11-16 I suffered from an eating disorder. I didn’t know how to manage the chaos that was my life: school, friends, boys, family, etc. The one thing I thought I could control was my weight. I suddenly became obsessed with losing weight. Not knowing much about exercise outside of P.E. class or cheerleading practice I decided to focus on losing weight by … Continue reading From Cocktails to Coffee and Everything in Between
Oh where to begin? I had an interesting weekend and it was a great eye-opening experience for me! What started out as a normal Friday night: came home from work, did 30mins of cardio, got ready for dinner, went to dinner with my boyfriend at our weekly spot, had a glass of wine at Pinstripes after…. Turned into us going out to a bar, followed … Continue reading I Overindulged and it Made Me Respect My Progress More
Guess what! Well, I’m sure you can guess by the title of this post but…. MY BOYFRIEND AND I MEAL PREPPED TOGETHER AND WE LIKED IT! My boyfriend and I have a solid relationship and he supports my weight loss journey like none other. He on the other hand, has been struggling to find a routine that works for him. We decided to try meal … Continue reading I Meal Prepped with My Boyfriend and it Made Us Closer!
One of my favorite part about meal planning is finding healthier alternatives for the foods I love so much! I went to Goebbert’s Farm and Market over the weekend and found my new favorite squash, spaghetti squash! I decided to purchase one and cook spaghetti squash (for the first time) for lunch this week! I preheated my oven to 350 and cut the squash in … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash & Eggplant Parmesan
I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the past couple weeks now and I’m getting to the point in my dedication where I’m starting to obsess and feel guilty at times. I’m on a structured meal plan and fitness routine that makes me anxious when I veer from it. Example, last night was my birthday dinner celebration at Portillos. For one, a salad has … Continue reading It’s Called Indulging not Cheating