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
Without diving too deep into my childhood or therapy sessions, my relationship with my dad has always been different than the average father-daughter relationship. Mine wasn’t around much as a kid and then he came back into my life when I was around 14. A very delicate age for a teenager and lots of hormones and changes. Being naturally thin I ate without worry due … Continue reading I’ve Lost Over 30 Pounds and My Dad Still Fat Shamed Me
Deciding to lose weight wasn’t something I woke up and decided I was going to do one day. It took a lot of mental strength and willpower. A lot of things in my life weren’t how I imagined them to be at the time and I decided enough was enough. I had to be honest with myself and openly admit, I do not love my … Continue reading I’m Body Positive but Still Focused on Losing Weight
I’m at such a crossroads right now because I’m in the process of losing weight but still being too big for some of my favorite clothes. It can really be frustrating when you walk into your closet to pick out something to wear but you’re limited to a small corner of the closet where your clothes fit. For me, I have clothes that I’ve held … Continue reading What to Wear When You’re Losing Weight
I spend a lot of my free time scrolling through Pinterest. Half of it is daydreaming about what I want my life to look like and the other half is steps to take of what I want my life to look like. Sometimes I think though, no matter how I look on the outside it doesn’t change what is on the inside. Inside, there is … Continue reading Mind Over Body
He looked at me like Gatsby looked at Daisy. Yet the betrayal in his eyes glowed like a flashlight in the middle of the desert night. The lie was never meant to come to light. It was a moment of possession by the girl I used to be. With the liquor coursing in my veins the bad decisions flowed like the last few drops of … Continue reading Broken China
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
This morning I woke up as an official 25 year old. No longer the Birthday Girl with my imaginary crown on my head (I did get a real one to wear to dinner) but just another human being walking the streets of Chicago on my way to work. There’s this sense of magic when it’s your birthday. You feel like you’re walking around with this … Continue reading 25 and Ready to Thrive
You never think about how much stress goes into starting a new job because the interview process is such a hurdle in itself. There’s the phone interviews and then the in-person interviews that you have to schedule around your current work hours without letting anyone realize you’re looking elsewhere in case you don’t get the job. Then you have to do your research on the … Continue reading You Got the Job! Now What?