Monday, June 21, 2010

McFatty Monday: FAIL

SOOO As most of you know I have been following the program from Jackie Warner's book. Well today I was supposed to start eating 100% clean until the weekend when I coudl have my two cheat meals.

Today is also J's bday. He wanted to go to a Japanese steakhouse for lunch... then he wanted baja fresh for dinner and a freaking COLDSTONE CAKE FOR DESERT!

I started the day off well... two eggs and water with lemon. As the day went on, hoever, it just went downhill, and I didn't work out. Tomorrow will be a new day and hopefully I will be able to begin.

Another issue I had was losing my contact... losing my contact means wearing my glasses and for those who have ever worked out with glasses it's not fun. Its so not fun that I didn't work out on bit. I could barely see (glasses are very outdated prescription) and it just wasn't gonna happen. I don't think it helped I literally stuffed my face with whatever I wasted this past weekend knowing I would be going clean this week. Oops.

OK enough complaining and giving excuses let me get to the goods.

Adding in the foods actually started to work with my body. After having to eat all of the food you add in, you don't really want much else. I even lost a few pounds (which were gained back this weekend) so I def suggest this as a way for people to ease into losing weight.

My goals for this week? Starting eating clean ASAP. I really wish we would have goen grocery shopping today because we have like no HEALTHY FOOD, but we have eggs, steel cut oat, frozen berries, and string cheese. I may have to try and survive on that until we go shopping and I can get more stuff.

Here's to being healthy and losing weight!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wedding: The Sparkle

Who doesn't love some good old fashioned sparkle right? Here ya go kids!

The GORGEOUS earrings I got from Lulu Splendor an amazing esty seller who sold out of the earrings I wanted and then specially made and mailed them for me when I told her I HAD to have them for my wedding. She was amazing to work with.
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I got my necklace from TIGERLILLY JEWELRY. I had it custom made for my dress. This place was also really great to work with!

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I got my bracelet from this etsy shop. They do beautiful work!

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I just want to add that ALL of these pieces are gorgeous as pictures online, however in person they are breath-taking. I couldn't believe my eyes as I opened each one, I was truly amazed!

I know most people are allll about seeing the wedding rings (I know I am) so here are a few of my favs!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wedding: Tradition

You know the saying: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Here are the four items I wore for the big day!

Something Old: My grandmother's pin. The wedding was actually on her birthday! She passed away many many years ago, but I am happy I was able to have something of hers with me on the big day :)

(Sorry the pic is a bit blurry, I couldn't get a good shot of it)
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Something New: I had a bunch of things that were new, my dress, the jewelry but for the sake of this post I will use the gorgeous hairpins I got from TIGERLILLY:

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Something Borrowed: I borrowed one of Joe's Nana's favorite pins (thanks Missy :)) His grand parents were unable to make it to the wedding due to not being able to travel so it was nice to have a piece of them with us that day.

(Again, sorry, another crappy picture. I wish I would have remembered to get a picture of them the day of!)
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Something Blue: I had shoes custom made from Nina Shoes. I got them baby pink with navy blue knots:
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Monday, June 7, 2010

McFatty Monday: Week 1

Last week I mentioned reading Jackie Warner's new book This is why you're fat. Well this week I am officially starting her program. The first two weeks, you just add food to your regular diet. I have everything I need except Whey protien- so here are my food goals:

-Drink water, water, water (duh) and add in lemon juice. I love this, when I go out to eat I always get water with lemon so I can squeeze some of the juice into my water, it makes it so refreshing. Turns out doing this is also good for you! I had the hubs (still LOVE saying that :)) pick me up some fresh lemons, I'm not sure if the bottle of lemon juice have the same effect.

- Eat at least 2 eggs a day. This is no issue. I LOVE have eggs for breakfast. Jackie also suggests hard boiling eggs before hand and sticking two each in zip lock bags- then adding salt and pepper to taste for an easy on the go snack. I like that she allows the WHOLE egg- most programs suggest only white, and lets be real, the yolk is the best part!

- 2-3 cups of veggies- easy... got some yummy yellow and red peppers ready to be chopped in my fridge!

-2 whole fruits... this I need to work on. I usually only have one fruit a day AT MOST.

- 1 Whey protein shake. I still need to buy the Whey protein. I meant to this weekend, but we had stuff being built in our house, then we had to buy decorations for it all and yadda yadda yaddaaaa... anyways, I still need to get out and buy it.

- 1 cup oatmeal daily... all I have are steal cut oats so I need to make up a batch for the week today. Those things take FOREVER to make. If I can find the plain instant oatmeal I will def be switching to that.

As for exercise, this program calls for 20 mins of hard cardio 5 days a week, and 3 days of resistance training added to the cardio. I want to start the 30 day shred again today, but we got a new tv and it doesn't have a dvd player, and the one we have it downstairs soooo I may have to try it out on my comp- it's really the only way I'll get cardio in. I love to get it over with when Lils goes down for her morning nap, but my track record shows not working out till after 4pm usually so we'll see.

I also bought an eating clean cook book- Eating clean for dummies. It has some great recipes in it (that include meat thank goodness) so I am going to try and start meal planning for week 3 (first week of real clean eating)

Here's to being healthy and fit!!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wedding: THE DRESS

So I FINALLY got all my pictures. The first set of discs I received had some issues so I had to get a new set sent to me, which took a few weeks. Now I get to start the fun process of making the album and showing off the pics. I thought what is a better way to start off then by showing off my dress? Enjoy!

The Designer:
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The Details:
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The Finished Look:
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There are more pictures to come!!!