Monday, February 01, 2016

Whole30 {week 4 recap}

Ahhhh!!! 30 days of real food!!! I did it…..well almost.  I did technically quit 2 meals short, but I'm still saying I completed the Whole30.  That's a lot more than what most can say!!  I'm proud of myself and I'm really pleased with my results.  I will share more in another post!!

Day 25 
Breakfast: Omelet with bacon, peppers, onions, & Sauteed Potatoes, & Clementine
Lunch: Cauli-Rice with Chicken Apple Sausage, Spinach, Onions, & Rotel, Pineapple & Kiwi
Dinner: FD's Grillhouse Steak, Baked Potato, Green Beans (all cooked with no butter)

Day 26
Breakfast: Smoothie with pineapple, mango, banana, almond milk, almond butter & spinach and two boiled eggs
Lunch: Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Quac, Carrots, Fruit, & Applesauce
Dinner: Pizza Spaghetti Pie & Green Beans and Clementine

Day 27
Breakfast: Spinach & Chicken Apple Sausage Egg Scramble & Banana
Lunch: Pack Salad, with Chicken, Pecans, Bacon, Egg, Tomato, Cucumber with Zesty Ranch Applesauce

Day 28
Breakfast: Egg in a Pepper with Bacon, Leftover Potatoes, & Kiwi
Lunch: Leftover Pizza Spaghetti Pie
Dinner: Chili Lime Chicken Burger topped with Avocado, & Salsa and Apple Nachos

Day 29
Breakfast: Chia Seed with Mixed Berries
Lunch: Leftover Pizza Spaghetti Pie and Kiwi
Dinner: Garden Salad with Grilled Chicken (no croutons or Cheese) at Scotty P's

Day 30
Breakfast: 2 Fried Eggs and Fruit
Lunch: NOT WHOLE30….Small sandwich, Kettle Chips, & Fruit Salad
Dinner: Chicken Cobb Salad with Tessamae's Zesty Ranch (Also 3 Swedish Meatballs that were NOT WHOLE30)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Whole30 {week 3 recap}

I'm a little late getting this up, but it was another successful week of Whole 30.  I'm really starting to feel that Tiger Blood and it feels so good!!!! Energy for dayzzzzzzz!!!

Day 18
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sauteed Potatoes with Red Peppers and Onions, 2 Slices of Bacon and Strawberries.
Lunch: Leftover Soup, Bananas with Almond Butter, Unsweetened Coconut and Chia Seeds, & Avocado
Dinner: Fish Fried battered with Coconut Flour and fried with Cocnut Oil and  Broccoli Slaw & Jicama Fries, Avocado, Raspberries

Day 19
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes Sauteed with Red Peppers and Onions, Bacon, Salsa, & Raspberries
Lunch: Chicken Salad over Spinach, Plantain Chips, Avocado, Strawberries & Clementine
Dinner: Cracklin' Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, & Veggies

Day 20
Breakfast: Apple Sweet Potato Scramble
Lunch: Leftover Chicken Salad, Carrots & Guac Pack, Plantain Chips, Raspberries, & Applesauce
Dinner: Sweet Potato Nachos & Fruit Salad

Day 21
Breakfast: 2 Fried Eggs over Spinach, 1/2 Chicken Apple Sausage, & Cantaloupe 
Lunch: Leftover Cracklin Chicken, Steamed Veggies and Sweet Potato
Dinner: Terriyaki Chicken & Cauliflower Rice & Cantaloupe 

Day 22
Breakfast: Mixed Berry, Spinach, & Larabar
Lunch: Salad topped with Taco Meat, Avocado, & Salsa, Steamed Veggies,  Strawberries
Dinner: Chicken Apple Sausage sautéed with onions, spinach and Rotel over Cauli-Rice

Day 23
Breakfast: Scramble Eggs with Spinach and Orange Bell Peppers
Lunch: Egg Roll in a Bowl and Applesauce with Cinnamon
Dinner: Angus Beef Burger topped with Sauteed Onions and Fried Egg & Rosemary Sea Salt Fries

Day 24
Breakfast: Boiled Egg, Key Lime Pie Larabar, & Banana
Lunch: Leftover Egg Roll in a Bowl and Apple with Almond Butter
Dinner: Date Night at Mercados, Combo Fajitas (cooked with no butter) onions, peppers, guacamole, salsa, and plantain chips. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Whole 30 {week 2 recap}

Another week of Whole30 is in the books.  I'm so proud of myself for making it this far!! Days 11 and 12 were kind of hard because I was feeling bloated and wondering if this was even working.  But Day 13 came and I was feeling much better.  Each day I feel like my energy level has increased and I really am feeling great.  My jeans are fitting looser, so I can only assume I have lost some weight, but honestly I don't really care about the number.  The way I feel is so much more important than a silly number on a scale to me.  I'm doing this to feel good and that's just how I feel!!

Here's what I have been eating this week! 

Day 11
Breakfast: 
Leftover Fritta & Clemintine
Lunch:
Chicken Apple Sausage, Cauli-Rice, Spinach, & Rotel Apple & Leftover Broccoli Slaw
Dinner:
Butternut Squash Soup & Grilled Chicken Salad with Tessemae's Zesty Ranch

Day 12
Breakfast:
Banana, Orange, Almond Milk, Nutmeg Smoothie
Lunch:
Leftover Butternut Squash Soup, Grilled Chicken, Jicama Slices, Guac, & Grapes
Dinner:
Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Plantain Chips & Homemade Salsa (minus the sugar), & Avocado

Day13
Breakfast:
Chicken Apple Sausage, Spinach, & Onion Egg Scramble, Avocado, & Grapefruit
Lunch:
Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets, Fruit Cup, Carrot Chips, Quac, & Applesauce Pouch
Dinner:
Oven Baked Fajitas & Salad with Homemade Salsa

Day 14
Breakfast:
Chia Seed Pudding with Banana, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, & Cinnamon
Lunch:
Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup, Pineapple & Kiwi
Dinner:
Margarita Chicken, Avocado, & Salad w/ Homemade Salsa

Day 15
Breakfast:
2 Fried Eggs over Spinach, Leftover Stuffed Pepper Stuffing, & Pineapples 
Lunch:
Grilled Chicken Salad with Dried Fruit, Apple Chunks, Pecans, & Tessemae's Balsamic Dressing
Dinner:
Meatballs and Zoodles & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Day 16
Breakfast:
Chicken Apple Sausage, Onion, & Spinach Egg Scramble, & Apple Bake
Lunch:
Cobb Salad at Newk's (no cheese or croutons) with Tessemae's Zesty Ranch
Dinner:
Dakota's Steakhouse- Chop Salad (no cheese) with Tessemae's Balsamic Dressing, 8oz Filet Mignon, Baked Potato, & Asparagus (all cooked without butter)

Day 17
Breakfast:
1 1/2 Boiled Eggs, 1/2 banana & Carrot Cake Larabar
Lunch:
Dinner:
Leftover Oven Baked Fajitas, Avocado, Orange & Pineapple

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

nash {23 month}

Measurements: 
Officially weighed 31.9lbs at the doctor.
You are wearing 2T footie PJ's and some 3T tops and bottom PJ's.  Clothes are mainly 2T with a few 3T hand me downs.  You are in size 5 diapers and size 8 shoes. It just depends on the brand though.  


Sleeping: 
Napping from 1-4pm and sleeping at night 7:30-7:30.  You are a great napper still.  You go down so easily.  You are ready to go to sleep when I lay you down.  We had a few rough nights this last month with being out of town for a week over Christmas and then an ear infection.  If I lay on your floor beside you bed you almost always go back to sleep.  

Eating:
You still love to eat! You love potatoes, tacos, french fries, cheese. You love all fruit especially bananas, apples, grapes and oranges.  You are a little cleaner upper and finish whatever anybody doesn't finish on their plate.  It's impossible for us to have anything different on our plate than yours.  If we have something you don't, you want it!!

New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
Follow directions really well. Count to three. Talking in sentences and saying so much.

Words:
Da-De (Daddy) Hiiiiii, Bye-Bye, Bubu and Mama, Heeeyyyy, Doh (duck), Pu-Pee (puppy), Ba-Bee (Baby), Ah-Oh (with a big round mouth) Bah (Ball) Wowwwww,  Doh-Gee (doggy), Buh-dee (birdie) Nigh-Nigh (Night-Night) Woah (Hello) Tru (Truck) Duh-De (duckie), Cheeeee (when smiling for a picture and also for Cheese), Tu-Tu (Choo-Choo), Cah (Car), Buh (Book), Bah (Bath and Ball), Wa-Wa (Water), Meh (Milk), Uhh (Up), Ah (On and Off), Muh (More), Day-Doo (Thank-You), Sheeeew (Shoe), Na-Nuh (Banana), Ca-Cer (Cracker), Cuh-Kee (Cookie), No (No & Nose), My (Mine) Tra (Trash), Bi (Bite) Shoooooow (Show), Di-Di (Dip), Yeh-Woh (Hello), Wu-Vee (Lovey), Wuh-You (Love You)  Tee-Tee, Poo-Poo, Shoooo-Weee (Stinky Diaper) Eat, Ou-Sie (outside), Shir (Shirt), Swee (Swing), Swi (Slide), But-Ball (Football) Bay-Ball (Baseball) See, Owwwwch (Ouch), Owp (Help) Ope (open) On, Ah (Off), Too-Buh (toothbrush), Bus (with a lisp), Nack (Snack), Date (Grape), Pappi (paci), MINE, Milp (Milk),  Apple, Och (Orange), Soh (sock), Peents (pants), Show, Ow-Sie (Outside), Wah (walk), Pwa (Play), Butt (belly button & button)Ehh Pwa (Airplane) Poopy, Pho (phone), EAT Bia-Bin (Vitamin), Wa-Wer (Water) Bish (Fish), Cah (Car), Truck, . Oh my goodness. There are so many more, but I can't even think of them all!  You are saying lots of little sentences too.  Some we hear a lot are "I need a snack",  "I go outside", I go night night", "Where bubba go", "Oh no, we di go" (where did it go?), "I see you!", "I pway ball", "I want too", "I LOVE YOU!"{New this month} G-Daddy (Grandaddy), Gammy (Grammy), Woh-Wee (Lolly), Pops, Bwank (blanket), Caco (Taco), Butter (Brother),  dates (grapes), Me-Mouse House (Mickey Mouse),  Coat, Shirt, and so many more that I can't think of. You really can say just about everything.  You communicate so well. 

Teeth: 
Eeek! I need to check.  I have no idea if your molars have come in or not.  

Likes:
Doing whatever brother does, running, jumping, wresting, trucks & cars, school buses, Mickey Mouse, balls, coloring and eating!

Dislikes:
You hate taking brother to school.  You don't like brushing your teeth or getting your hair fixed.  You don't like when we offer you the wrong thing you are asking for.  You don't like being locked up in the playroom by yourself.  You don't like when we won't get your paci out of the crib. 
Other Random Facts:
  • You have started calling yourself "Nashy" or "Nashy-Noo" because that's what we call you a lot.  
  • For a while you were calling milk "milp", but now it's "milt".
  • You love Mickey Mouse and can spot him on things all the time. 
  • You say "Ouch" all the time.  If I get hurt you say out for me, if Pearson barely touches you, you say Ouch.  We never know if you are crying wolf or actually hurt because you say it all the time.  
  • You love to snuggle! I still get to rock you for a little bit every night. 
  • You LOVE the John Deer power wheels we got you guys for Christmas.  You still need some help driving it, but you like it way more than Pearson does.  
  • You run so so fast.  If you get away from us, we really have to chase you. 
  • You are a true copy cat.  If brother does it, then you will shortly follow.  Good or bad, you want to be just like your brother.  
  • That's all I have for this month.  With the holidays, I didn't write much down.  
Here is Pearson at 22 months and Nash at 22 months
Look how you have changed.

Monday, January 11, 2016

whole 30 {week 1 recap}

The first full week of Whole 30 is in the books.  Actually I'm a third of the way through since I have completed 10 days!! I am already noticing some Non Scale Victories.  If you aren't familiar with the Whole30 Program, you are not suppose to weigh yourself for the entire 30 days.  The reason for this is because it's not about weight loss.  If I were to look at the scale and see that I hadn't lost weight,
I might overlook some of the other great things that are happening with body.  

Most people feel like they have a hangover or what lots of people call "the carb flu" during the first few days.  Surprisingly, I never really felt bad.  I had a few little headaches during the day, but I think they were mainly because I was hungry.  On Day 6 and 7 I was really struggling though.  All I wanted to do was take a nap.  In fact, I did take a nap both of those days and went to bed around 9pm.  Day 8 my energy really started to pick up and by Day 10 I was really starting to feel good! I can't wait to see how I feel by Day 30!!

Day 4
 Breakfast:
Smoothie (Frozen Banana & Pineapple, Almond Butter, Spinach, Chia Seeds & Water)

Lunch:
Leftover Chicken Salad on Lettuce Boats, Avocado & Pineapple

Diner:
Aidell's Chicken Apple Sausage, Sweet Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts, & Side Salad with Dump Ranch

Day 5
  Breakfast:
Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups, Leftover Rosemary Potatoes, & a Clementine

Lunch:
Leftover Chicken Salad,  

Dinner:
BLT Boats with homemade mayo, Carrots & Dump Ranch, & Pineapple

Day 6
 Breakfast:
Egg Scramble (2 eggs, Aidell's Chicken Sausage, & Spinach) and a Clementine

Lunch:
Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Fruit Salad, Guacamole & Carrots. 

Dinner:
Chili and Fruit Salad

Day 7
  Breakfast:
Leftover egg cups & fruit salad

Lunch:
1.5 Boiled Eggs, Leftover Sweet Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts,  & half of an Apple with Almond Butter

Dinner:

Day 8
  Breakfast:
2 Fried Eggs cooked in coconut oil over spinach & Clementine

Lunch:
Leftover Chili & Apple with Almond Butter

Dinner:
Kalua Pork, Sweet Potato with ghee and cinnamon, Steamed Broccoli, Carrots & Cauliflower

Day 9
  Breakfast:

Lunch:
Leftover Chili, Oranges,  & Grapes

Diner:
Leftover Kalua Pork over Baked Potato with ghee and Coleslaw

Day 10
 Breakfast:
Leftover Fritatta (Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, & Bacon), Banana, & Apple Pie Larabar

Lunch:
Leftover Cauli-Rice, Leftover Salsa Chicken, Salsa, Guacamole, Plantain Chips, & Kiwi

Diner:
Outback Steakhouse- 6oz Sirloin, Sweet Potato, & Steamed Mixed Veggies 
*I asked that everything be cooked without butter.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Whole 30 {1st Weekend}

I posted this on Facebook New Year's Eve…..

I've been hesitant to post this mainly because I'm really nervous about being successful at this challenge and I really hate "Weightloss New Year's Resolutions". But this isn't a weightloss program and its not a diet. It's a lifestyle change and I know I need the accountability to be successful so here goes........

I'll be joining in on the ‪#‎whole30‬ craze January 1st. I'll be eating nothing but whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods for 30 days......basically a detox from all the crap I have been eating or a nutritional reset.

I first heard about #whole30 from my friend at Loved and Lovely and was intrigued. It sounded awesome but also looked really hard. Later on a friend here in Tyler 
posted all her meals during her Whole30 on Instagram. When I saw that a busy Mom of three could do it, there was no reason I couldn't do it to. I've been reading, researching, pinning, planning and shopping for this for the last few months so hopefully I can be successful and see some great ‪#‎nonscalevictorys‬ and maybe shed the 10ish lbs I've gained since moving to Tyler.

I'm going to go ahead and apologize for all the food pics I will be posting in the next 30 days. I need the accountability and if I have to post each meal, I'll be sure to make it ‪#‎whole30compliant‬.
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Anyone else done a #whole30 or anyone doing ‪#‎whole30january‬?? 

Since I started on a Friday, I am going to recap the weekend.  And then next week I will just recap the entire week!

Day 1
Breakfast:
2 Fried Eggs cooked in Coconut Oil, 2 Pieces of Costco No Sugar Added Bacon & Banana with Costco Almond Butter, Wild Oat Unsweetened Coconut & Aldi Chia Seeds.

Lunch: 
Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burger over Spinach topped with Costco Guacamole Pack, Spiralized Baked Sweet Potatoes seasoned with s/p, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder, grapes & kiwis.

Dinner: 
{Disgusting} Balsamic Herb Chicken, Rosemary Potatoes, & Birdseye Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower

Day 2
Breakfast:
Chia Seed Pudding topped with bananas, Wild Oat unsweetened coconut,  and cinnamon (3T of Chia Seeds soaked overnight with 1 cup of almond milk and spoonful of Costco Almond Butter) 

Lunch:
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Dump Ranch, Pineapples & Grapes

Dinner: 
Zuchinni Noodles over Ground Turkey in Aldi Basil Tomato Sauce, Roasted Brussel Sprouts 

Day 3
Breakfast:
Boiled Egg and Pumpkin Spice Larabar

Lunch: 
Chicken Salad (Homemade Mayo, Shreded Chicken Breast, Diced Celery & Apples, Costco Super Berry Fusion Dried Fruit, Chopped Pecan, Minced Onion, Dried Parsley, s/p, Trader Joe Plantain Chips, & Pineapple

Dinner:
Leftover Zoodles & Meatsauce, Leftover Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Clementine & Lemon Bar Larabar

I am actually shocked at how well the Whole30 is going.  Surprisingly, I haven't had a bad headache yet from the lack of sugar and my daily Diet Coke.  Most people report they feel awful by Day 3 but I don't yet. Maybe it's coming, but right now I am actually enjoying preparing my healthy meals and I really look forward to each meal.  

Monday, January 04, 2016

meal planning monday {Whole30:Week 1}


Monday:
D4M1- Green Smootie & Boiled Egg
D4M2- Leftover Chicken Salad on Lettuce Boats, Avocado, & Pineapple
D4M3- Grilled Aidell's Apple Chicken Sausage, Balsamic Brussel Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes, & Side Salad

Tuesday:
D5M1- Egg Cups, Leftover Potatoes & Orange
D5M2- Leftover Chicken Salad over spinach & Plantain Chips & Guac, & Kiwi
D5M3- BLT on Lettuce Boat, Avocado, Steamed Veggies & Fruit

Wednesday:
D6M1- Scrambled Eggs, Leftover Chicken Sausage, & Kiwi (Larabar Snack @ MOPS)
D6M2- Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets, Carrots & Ranch, & Fruit Cup
D6M3- Chili & Fruit

Thursday:
D7M1- Larabar & 2 Boiled Eggs
D7M2- Baked Sweet Potato topped w/ Turkey Sauce & Guacamole, Leftover Brussel Sprouts
D7M3- Crockpot Salsa Chicken over Cauli-Rice

Friday:
D8M- Fried Eggs, Apple & Almond Butter
D8M2- Leftover Chili, Carrots & Guac, Orange
D8M3- Kalua Pork,  Sweet Potatoes, & Green Beans

Saturday:
D9M1- Fritata over Spinach & Fruit
D9M2- Salsa Chicken Taco Boats, Plaintain Chips & Quac, & Orange
D9M3- Crockpot Baked Potatoes & Leftover Kalua Pork & Broccoli Slaw

Sunday:
D10M- Larabar & Banana
D10M2- Leftovers!
D10M3- Out to Eat!