Vegetables!

Saturday evening, Kayla, Sherilyn and I helped mom plant her garden. We planted 16 tomato plants (we are going to have a TON of tomatoes), okra, corn, squash, zucchini and cucumbers. Mom had already planted collard greens peppers a couple of weeks ago. We are going to have a great garden this year (if the storm lastnight didn’t mess it up). I’m excited, we will be getting fresh (FREE!) vegetables! I hate spending a lot of money on produce. Eating healthy sure is expensive!

I stole these pictures from my sister’s blog…. hope she doesn’t mind!

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Who knew you could have so much fun planting a garden? When us girls get together we are always laughing and having fun no matter what we are doing.

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Yesterday after lunch with the family, I went to Zach’s house and we went fishing. We didn’t have as good of luck as last time. Zach caught 1 fish and I didn’t catch anything, but hey, I remembered to wear sunscreen this time!

While we were there there were 3 boys that weren’t too far from us. I’m going to guess they were about 12-14years old. One of the boys was trying to be “cool” in front of his friends. Every other word out of his mouth was a cuss word. His mother must be so proud. I heard one of the boys say “hey watch your language” but that didn’t stop him. At one point we heard him say to his friend “You wouldn’t understand because you aren’t a redneck like me” HAHAHAHA. Zach and I just looked at each other and laughed.

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I haven’t done the Shred since Thursday night. AUGH! I’m such a slacker. I WILL do it every day this week. I have to. I want to get in shape! You can’t get in shape just sitting on the couch and watching Dr. Phil! (I LOVE Dr. Phil!).

My goals for this week are :
1. Do the Shred everyday
2. Drink more water
3. Try to go to sleep at a decent time (that’s hard because I’m a night owl and when I go to bed early I lay there for HOURS!)
4. Take more pictures! This has nothing to do with getting healthy, I just haven’t taken very many pictures lately!

That’s it for now, I hope y’all have a great week!

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Still chugging along

I did 3 days in a row of the 30 Day Shred and It hasn’t been too bad. Day 2 was the worst. I didn’t do the shred yesterday, I know I know, I should have. I took before pictures and I’m anxious to see what the after pictures look like compared to the before! I’m pretty proud of myself for actually sticking with this new diet. I’ve tried quitting cokes before, I’ve tried eating healthy before and it normally only lasted for about a week (if that). It has almost been 4 weeks!!!! I weighed myself at my parents house yesterday and I’ve lost 5lbs so far. Woot!!!

One of my favorite things to do is look up hashtags on Instagram. I like looking up #weightlossbeforeandafter or stuff like that. It really helps to motivate me! I also like to look up #cleaneating and other stuff to get ideas.

I’m at work today and I didn’t bring anything for my lunch so I ordered a Beach Club Unwich from Jimmy Johns.

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It was pretty good!

Whose Bright Idea Was This ?!

Oh yeah, it was mine. Yesterday I had the bright idea that we should do Jillian Michaels’s 30 Day Shred. I have tried doing it before and only lasted about a week. That week was pure hell. I lived on the 2nd story at the time and could hardly get down the stairs. Yesterday, I looked up before and after pictures and really felt motivated. I told my sisters that I thought I was going to try it again. Lastnight I cooked dinner (a pork chop and steamed broccoli again) and relaxed for a bit. I watched the season Premiere of Extreme Weight Loss and got totally motivated. They say watching Hoarders motivates you to clean your house, well watching Extreme weight Loss or the Biggest Loser will motivate you to get moving. I changed clothes, did before pictures and then sat on the couch….trying to get the courage to start the 30 Day Shred because I knew what I was getting myself into. I finally got up and did it. I was drenched in sweat and already sore by the time I was done, but I did it.

This time doing the 30 Day Shred, I am living in an apartment that has stairs INSIDE. My bathroom and bedroom are upstairs. I put on Facebook lastnight that I was just going to have to fall down the stairs because I didn’t see how I was going to be able to walk down them in the morning. I feel pretty good today, my thighs are a little sore. I know tomorrow is going to be 10 times worse after I do the Shred today. It’s OK though, it’ll all be worth it. I used to have a six pack, I used to be in really good shape, I can be there again and I WILL be there again 🙂

Since eating healthier I’ve only lost about 4lbs but I am already feeling better. I’ve cut out a lot of dairy (which is good since I am Lactose Intolerant) and Sodas. I haven’t had a soda in over 3 weeks. I’m pretty proud of myself!

I’ll report back tomrorow and let y’all know how I’m feeling after doing the 30 Day Shred tonight 🙂 I might need someone to drag me out of bed in the morning.

Gone Fishin!

My good friend Zach has been telling me for a long time to get my fishing license. I finally did yesterday and we went fishing!! We had so much fun! We caught 8. There were these 2 guys that were fishing a little ways away from us and they didn’t catch any. At the very beginning Zach said “we are going to have a competition”… we totally beat them, they just didn’t know we were having a competition.

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After we went fishing, we went to our friend Jared’s house for a cook out.

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For some reason I had a brain lapse and didn’t think about putting sunscreen on…. I’m pasty and very white, why would I ever forget sunscreen???

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This is a pasty white girls bestfriend!!

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Very painful! I will not make that mistake again. I’m going to have to buy several bottles of suncreen, we will be out in the sun a lot this summer with fishing, swimming, going to the lake etc.

Getting Healthy!

Well, as you can see, I didn’t follow through with the photo a day challenge.. is anyone surprised?
I didn’t think so.

My family and I are doing a weight loss challenge from now until Christmas Eve(that’s a long time!). I’ve been doing pretty good on it! I haven’t had a single coke in 2 weeks. I’ve been drinking lots of water and unsweet tea. I’ve lost 4lbs so far in 2 weeks. I need to start working out but I figure eating healthy is a good start for now. Baby steps right? I have walked around the park by my apartment, it is almost a mile around. 2 days in a row I walked it twice around each day, I need to do that more often.

I’ve been eating healthier also. In the 2 weeks I’ve been doing this I’ve only had Taco Villa once and I felt extremely guilty after I ate a bean & cheese burrito without the red sauce, it’s only like 198 calories but I still felt guilty.

I’ve been eating a lot of salads, chicken, tuna etc. The other night I made a pork chop and steamed broccoli. It was really good! I need some new ideas and recipes for lunches & dinners so I don’t get burnt out eating the same things. I need a personal chef. That’d make my life a lot easier! Ha! Tonight I’m going to make another pork chop and I’m going to try baking the broccoli this time. It should be pretty yummy! At least I hope it is. I’ll try to remember to take a picture and post it.

I’ll leave y’all with a few pictures from a couple of weeks ago.

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Dallas

I hadn’t been out of town since we went to Nashville May 2011. That is WAY too long! Lexi moved to the Ft. Worth area back in September, I decided it was time to go see her.

(Warning: this post is picture heavy!)

I was really glad I had my Kindle for this trip!
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My flight got in around 9:30pm Thursday night, Lexi was waiting for me when I got there. By the time we got to her apartment it was 10:30pm. I figured she would go to bed as soon as we got there because she had to work the next morning and she is usually in bed between 9:30-10:30pm. Corri came over and we sat on the balcony talking until 12:30am!

Friday, Corri came and picked me up. We went to Yucatan Taco Stand for lunch with Lexi and Corri’s brother.

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After we ate there, Corri and I headed to Dallas to go to the Dallas World Aquarium. It was pretty cool and we had fun but I don’t think it was worth the $22.50/each to get in.

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The Sloth was our favorite. He was just hanging out in a tree in the middle.

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After the aquarium we drove back to Ft. Worth and went to the water gardens and walked around

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We left there and went back to Lexi’s apartment to wait for her to get off work. Corri went home and Lexi and I hung out for awhile. We headed to downtown Ft. Worth to get something to eat.
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We drove around for FOREVER. We couldn’t decide where we wanted to go, we even asked Siri and she was no help. We decided on Boomer Jack’s. It was pretty good. We ate a TON of food. We ordered cheese fries to start out with, then I ordered a Ceaser Salad and Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas. Lexi ordered a Philly sandwich.

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Corri met us at the Stockyards. We listened to a band play, we stalked them online and found out the lead singer is 18…. I’m 11 years older than him!!! I felt really old.

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Bottom:2013

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I’m really short!

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Saturday, Lexi and I slept in and then went to the Ft. Worth Zoo. I LOVE Zoo’s!!!

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After the zoo Lexi and I went to Pappadeaux for a late lunch. It was pretty good!
After lunch we went to Lexi’s apartment because Lexi wanted to take a nap… she ended up sleeping for 20 min and I slept for…..an hour and a half! HA! I guess the Zoo wore me out!

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We decided to just hang out at Lexi’s Saturday night, we went to Walmart to buy some games and snacks. We sat on the balcony and played games until 5am!

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I can’t wait to go back!