Monday, June 23, 2014

I'm just the overly chubby girl who loves sweets, starches, and grains.
Just someone, who's always struggled being healthy, whatever was lying around I ate it.
But today I'm working on a healthier me, just one step at a time...

I've always struggled with weight my entire life,
but this is about finding a happy healthy me.

I've stripped out all sugars, legumes, dairy, grains from my diet.
& I am so fortunate to have my husband join me on this journey!

The program is called Whole 30.
This is more about just 30 days, it's a life style change, that will hopefully open my eyes.

Trust me, I'll still eat those cupcakes but in moderation, on occasion.

Day 5, I've given up all of the above, plus my very favorite, SODA.
Gosh I just love soda, but seriously why does it have to be so bad for you?
Today, I feel great, happy energized, and not hungry (the best part)

If you want to read more of Whole 30, read here.
Also here are some of my favorite meals from our past couple days.
And please note, I'm not at all a typical Trader Joe's junkies at all, I've been there once,
most of what I found is from Target, Sam's/Costco, Hy-vee, without breaking the bank.
Sorry for the iphone quality photos, but you get the idea.

dinner: sams/costco ground turkey meatballs, tomatoes , fresh green beans with mushrooms + chopped roasted almonds, bing cheeries.
meatballs: turkey, fresh cilantro, onion, crush garlic, red pepper flakes, s + p, heat olive oil in pan sear meatballs on each side, bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

breakfast: mini ham quiches- applegate uncured ham (target), eggs, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes.
quiches: line muffin pan with applegate ham, mix eggs, chopped spinach, mushrooms. bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

dinner: filet steak (hy-vee), sweet potato chips, gauc. - avocado mixed with onion + garlic, tomatoes, spinach

breakfast: uncured ham sliced into rolls, two boiled eggs, tomatoes.

dinner: filet steak (hy-vee), sweat potato fries with a little olive oil with sea salt, spinach, gauc. - avocado mixed with onion + garlic (husbands plate: a bigger steak, a little more protein for him)

lunch: chicken lettuce wrap. roasted chicken with sea salt on a lettuce leaf with tomatoes, strawberries.

 lunch: avocado mixed with onion + roasted garlic chicken + chopped spinach, sliced red peppers for dipping. I chopped the roasted chicken (roasted the chicken the night before in the oven with garlic) finely + spinach + onion, smashed up some avocado.


  1. Good for you! I am the same way. I've struggled with being healthy too, and now that I've got a child I want to make sure to set a good example for him. It's a daily struggle, but it's about what is doing what's best for health. I also agree, it's so much easier when your husband joins you on the journey!

    Lyndi I a little joy!