Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Smoothies and blenders

The easiest way to stay healthy and help yourself lose weight without eating untasty food is adding kale to your smoothie. Tip: make sure you blend the kale up really well because otherwise you smoothie will be a little chewy.

My favorite smoothie is an alteration from one at work. It has a banana, strawberries, a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond milk, ice (if the strawberries are not frozen), soy protein powder and a handful of kale. 

If you make as many smoothies a day as we do, you might want these tips on how to keep your blender clean.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Another healthy start

In my unhealthy/healthy cycle, I am back on healthy. I stopped eating sweets late at night. I stopped eating pizza and other junk types foods during the day. I stopped drinking a glass of wine every other night. I started smoothies with kale or greens blended in again. All because I had to start walking to work or home.

I love it because the weather is beautiful again and taking the Greenway (a block behind my house and starts by my work) makes it so much better. The 2.5 miles flies by and makes me feel accomplished for the day. And the hippie comes out in me because I am not using gas.

Thank God I got back on track too because I already have my wedding dress in a size that fits me now. If i gain weight before April 2014, my parents will kill me.

Cheers (with a healthy smoothie in hand),

Monday, February 25, 2013


The past couple of days have been difficult. I've been thinking a lot about you and how I miss you. I wear your thumbprint around my neck. I have not taken off the necklace since I have put it on. It does give me some comfort and a sense of you always being with me. I guess it is selfish because it doesn't feel like enough. I wish so badly I could hug your neck one more time or tell you that I love you one more time. I would love to hear your laugh one more time. Twenty-six years was not enough time. The part I hate the most is that my kids will never know you. I will tell them all about you and tell them the stories you have told me all my life.

You were the best grandpa a granddaughter could have. I will always miss you. I will always love you.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thank God for a New Year

2012 was a rough year for me and my family. First, I had a miscarriage. Then, my grandfather passed away about a week after Thanksgiving. Needless to say, Christmas was not as happy for us.

I do not know if 2013 will be better because I had some great things happen last year too. I got engaged. I moved to Charleston, S.C. where I have never been happier. I now live closer to my best friend that I've known since seventh grade. I got a promotion to marketing within only a few months of working at my new job. Chris has found his calling in life. I found out I am going to be an aunt again. Our family friend and her two sons moved from Tennessee to live with us. We have two other amazing roommates and already lifetime friends.

I'm just happy for a new year so I can have a new start and new memories.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This is why I'm a vegetarian

Very graphic material but definitely recommend watching so you are informed about what we do to helpless animals for food.

Friday, September 14, 2012

One week sober from meat

This vegetarian thing is EASY, y'all! I have not been eating as many veggies as I should, but I have been eating lots of fruit and hummus... and sweets. Luckily not eating meat this week has still allowed me to go down another belt loop. Fortunately, I start a new position at work Tuesday. Unfortunately, I won't be running around for six to seven hours five days a week anymore. I have a feeling I'm going to have to take up running to keep the weight from coming back. This might turn into a healthy eating and exercise blog.

-Healthy girl

Friday, September 7, 2012

Vegetarian Defense

Being a vegetarian so far has been super easy this time around. I have not found it to be a struggle or even a temptation to order something with meat. Even bacon... my kryptonite. I have found it a struggle to fully convince Chris for my reasons. He does fully support me, but he wants true reason behind my choice. We talked about it a couple of times this past week and I always end up frustrated. I am doing this because I want to. Plain and simple. I personally feel it is not ethically right to eat the meat of animals that were poorly treated by such companies because I would be financially supporting those companies.

I do not plan on persuading any other meat lovers. I am not in this to make world peace come true. I will tell everyone to buy local and buy organic or at least hormone free raised meat. Debate over.

-Awesome Vegetarian