Tuesday, March 26, 2013

match.com and avocado tuna salad nom nom nom!

i was 152 this morning...slow and steady wins the race, right?!
so excited cause i made this recipe from CorePower Yoga for tomorrow: Avocado Tuna Salad and i tasted it off the fork and it was deeeelicious! i REALLY like the wheat belly diet if anyone's considering it.  between that and trader joe's i eat SO MANY VEGETABLES!  i feel like i am a plant!!  i mixed my avocado tuna salad with a TON of chopped carrots, onions and celery and then a little greek yogurt and even less mayonnaise to give it some sticking power.  i also added spicy aioli mustard (only 10cal/tsp) and 21 gun seasoning (salt-free!), all from trader joe's. even healthier!
i'm also psyched because i "won" (is it really winning if you're still paying for it?) this amazing dress on re-lilly:
i am soooo psyched i loved this pattern when it came out.  only problem is it's only a 4, but it was $39 so if it doesn't fit i can resell it easily and probably make more money haha :) ideally it will though, and since the girl selling it was only 1 cup size smaller than me i think it should! can't wait for it to come!
i also 'gave in' and got an iPhone 5 because i lost my 4 somewhere, and it's so fun to play on! isn't it funny how new phones seem so different and novel, even when they're not?!
finally, my boyfriend and i broke up, so back to the drawing board for me!  wish me luck here in san diego, also known as 'never never land' because no one wants to grow up!

Friday, March 22, 2013

shopping small and supportively!

i am a SUCKER for daily shopping emails...so badly that i have to blog about them and unsubscribe so i stop buying something every day! without further ado:

Bourbon & Boots features locally hand crafted, small business goodies - everything from gently loved cowboy boots to delicious bourbon marshmallows and amazing license plate koozies.  they send daily/weekly/whatever emails to let you see their newest additions and they're all sooo wallet tempting!

Daily Grommet is also super cute, except i've fortunately only found it to be cute in theory.  still haven't found anything i want to buy there. 

unfortunately, i've found wayyy too much lifeguard press lilly stuff...i already have a fun-brella (lilly) a work umbrella (black) and i live in san diego.  three reasons why i DON't need this:
but i really want it!! i love the chiquita bonita print!! i already have the market tote and it is SO cute! 

so, weighed in at 153.8 again this morning...so disheartening :p but if i'm honest with myself, i've been following wheat belly to the letter of the law in that way where you know you're following it but you're not quite following the heart of it...long story short: i had cookies and ice cream for dinner last night.  but it was all wheat/gluten/rice/oat/etc. free!  totally within the boundaries!!  POUNDS WHY AREN'T YOU MELTING OFF?!!?!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

workout clothes, diet fails and scale triumphs!

so, i figured i'd check back in to update...myself, evidently.  my weight yesterday morning was 153.8  i am neither surprised nor unsurprised, disappointed nor pleased...i pretty much look the same but am always hoping for a freak ten pound weight loss, so here we are. 
the scale triumph is a small one, but a triumph nonetheless: it has nothing to do with my weight and everything to do with my discovery that my new scale weighs 2-3 lbs higher than my old scale!  BF got on one and got on the other (cause i wasn't about to weigh myself in front of HIM!) and went back and forth and one scale consistently weighed 3lbs higher than the other!  he did it again the next day and there was a 2.6 lb difference! who knows what it is, but it's definitely important to consider that there may be a discrepancy when purchasing a scale.
the GREAT news is i had one little butt cellulite dimple and it is GONE due to bootycamp! if anyone else has that problem where they get fat underneath their butt but it's not a slope butt but it's still bigger around their thighs, go. to. bootycamp! i go 2-3x/week and i have been SO pleased with my soreness and progress!  
i've also picked up the book "wheat belly" and have consequently been cutting wheat, rice flour, rice, corn and potato based foods out of my diet.  good news: as all of the reviews say, i am actually really full all the time! bad news: i have not lost any weight and have been pretty groggy.  it's only been two days, though!  if i'm going to be completely honest (and why not?!), i haven't actually cracked this book open. at all. instead, i went to the website and read the quick and dirty tips and i've been following those!  i put the book down somewhere (i'm assuming in my house) and i haven't picked it up since haha :) oops!
the worst part about the book is definitely the delicious looking bagels on the cover...whose idea was that!?
somewhere in all of this research, i was also lead to the amazing healthy home economist ... so many tips on healthy foods that aren't really healthy, how to read nutrition labels, etc.! talk about a great resource!

i've also been on the constant quest for more adorable work out clothes and i'm ECSTATIC to show what i found at nordstrom rack:
adorable built in sports bra tops that look like this one and have a little give around the waist!! just what i want while i'm working to get rid of my 'wheat belly'!  they're only $24.95 at the rack and they're still available on the marika site for $52!

finally, cause we all know i can't go a whole post without truly buying something indulgent, i'm OBSESSED with say hay gifts on etsy!  look at all of her cute lilly stuff!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

first weigh in!

so, it's been...three days? four? since i weighed in previously, and i weighed in this morning.  my period's supposed to start tomorrow so i'm trying to cut myself some slack about being high in general, but boy is this a bummer!  
first weigh in: 153.6
i'm actually just fine with that!  yesterday was my rest day from working out and i went to happy hour with my college roommate, who i LOVE.  we shared an order of edamame and one roll at Ra sushi and it was SO good!  i am not even a traditional sushi fan (give me fried and covered in sauce any day) and it was amazing! 
in other, really annoying news, i ordered the wrong damn maxi dress so when it came yesterday (SUPERfast shipping!) it was too short!  i ordered a small, which, i guess even in the "long" length, isn't actually that long.  so it ended up looking like this:
if mine was blowing around in the wind like that it would show my knees!  i also should have ordered a medium to fully cover my boobs.  oh well, you live, you learn!
besides, as i chose to remind my bf, we all lose/gain weight at different rates [keep in mind he just thinks (or at least pretends to think) i'm crazy about all of this so any discussion like this leads to a glassy look and lots of vague nodding] and that even his favorite celebrities aren't perfect.  i sent him a photo of celebrities without makeup that mocks up "without makeup" vs. "when we 'think' they are without makeup" vs. "with makeup", and he refuses to believe it. men.
 anyway! the point is, when people gave j.simp. a hard time, they had no idea poor kk was around the corner:
talk about thinspiration!  if it can happen to someone who's paid to look good, what hope do the rest of us have? 
diet time!!! here's my yummy lunch:
italian herb flat out wrap: 130cal
tyson's southwest seasoned chicken: 110cal
lettuce/microgreens/pea shoots/grapes: 15cal
zesty honey mustard: 15cal
super filling delicious healthy fresh lunch: 270 calories!