Food & Shoutouts

Number one thing I get asked about other than how I stay motivated (that's another post in itself)??
What I eat. 
And honestly, over the course of my weight loss it's changed drastically. I started out eating Smart Ones for every meal. I didn't know any better. I also only ate 1200 calories a day.
Again, NOT good. Did it work? Yes. But looking back it wasn't the healthiest way to go about it.
I am a big believer in calorie counting if you're trying to lose weight. Not only does it WORK, but it will put into perspective how much you are ACTUALLY eating. Because until you start writing things down, I promise, you have NO IDEA.

More recently I eat a lot cleaner than I did.
I go through stages when I'll eat really good, then I'll slack a little, etc. It's called a journey for a reason, you're not always going to be perfect. 
Since getting back into the 130's and having the 120's so close I can literally taste it, I've stepped up my game. 
The past couple days I've eaten really good, mostly clean foods, and I feel amazing.
Here are some of my recent eats:

grilled shrimp, veggies, white rice (I ate half the rice)
froyo date with Megan and Miss M (Big T and I shared)
 The top is Turkey Sour Cream Enchiladas for the boys and the bottom is Turkey Lettuce Wraps and veggies for me.
I do this alot, modify what I'm making for dinner so mine is a little cleaner and healthier. 
I used the same filling in the Lettuce Wraps (extra lean ground turkey and a little Rotel) as I did in the enchiladas, but just wrapped mine in lettuce instead.
So good!

When eating sushi with friends, I like to order a few rolls and have a few pieces of each. That way you get to try a bunch of different things and not feel ridiculously full since you're sharing!
I Run So I Can Eat. Yep. Pretty much. Top from Ruffles With Love
Megan and I in our Ruffles With Love tops
Chevron Sheer Cardigan from JEG Boutique
squatting 'till I don't jiggle
this turd. I love him.

 And now for some shoutouts!

Check these amazing ladies out, you'll love them!!

Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels is a newer blogger who writes about fashion and fitness. Be sure to check out her blog because she has great giveaways.

Amy from Not Your Average Baby Blog is a mom of one and lover of most things organic. She blogs about everything except for cooking.  Jump over to her page and check out her cute baby and posts.

Laura from Serrano Style is a California SAHM and a newer runner. Hop on over to her blog and check out her fitness journey and minimalist lifestyle.

Taber from Taber Time is a newer blogger who is from Ohio who loves owls and champagne. Head over to her blog and check out her running posts.

Amanda from Simply Sarchet is a SAHM from Texas. (HOLLA!) Go over to her blog and follow her on her fitness journey while raising two little men. (double HOLLA!)

Erin from The Murray Madhouse is an amazing woman who faced Stage III breast cancer when she was 6 months pregnant. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she is making 2013 her cancer-free-get-healthy year… check out her blog!

Katie from KTJ Weighing In is a twenty something attorney by day, blogger by night. Check out her blog as she strives to lose 100 pounds doing Weight Watchers. She's also got an awesome giveaway starting tomorrow so be sure to head over and check it out!!


Miss K said...

where do you eat sushi!? My husband and I are looking for a good sushi place!

LB @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love that tank top and chevron cardi. Those turkey lettuce wraps look great! Thanks for the shoutout!

Amanda Schuller said...

I love your blogs. Your the main reason I started to blog. Thanks you for sharing your life with us.


Samantha said...

1. I have leg envy.
2. I'm digging the color combo from your "I run so I can eat" workout outfit.
3. Way to hit the 130s!

FamilyFitnessandFoodery said...

Lookin pretty bitchin in the blue capris lady. Love the shoutouts. Great blogs.

Petunia said...

I found your blog through Pinterest and spent a few days catching up on your story. I had already re-started my weight loss journey, but reading about your constant motivation and dedication has really be inspiring to me. Thanks to you I have restarted and stuck with 30DS and am pushing myself to do the entire thing for the first time. Thanks for being so positive, and I love your blunt writing!

Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog said...

I'm really into clean eating. Even if I don't see weight loss right away, I feel better INSTANTLY.

What I miss about eating healthy is going out to eat, so I love to go out for sushi since it's so easy to make it healthy! I get the veggie rolls with brown rice instead of white! Delicious.

Thanks so much for the shout out!

SH said...

Those turkey wraps look great! Also, I'm curious how you select bloggers for your shout outs. Do you choose sponsors? Thanks!


Nesser said...

I know you get a ton of people who tell you they started blogging because of you. I have watched your journey and how real you are and finally decided to lay it out there for the whole world to see (right now that is about 20 people including me), but it has kept me motivated. Anyway, thank you!

Liz said...

Reading your blog this morning got my butt on my treadmill, so thank you!! I will definitely be tuning in daily now :)


what size is the JEG cardigan?

Kristen said...

I eat a smart one everyday for lunch (I'm on WW) Do you suggest I find something else? I know they are bad, processed...but any tips on what I should change to?

Sara Turner said...

I love sushi... and lettuce wraps! also I've gone off to check out a couple of those lovely looking blogs!

Candice said...

Hey! Just wanted to share a little healthy eating tip (or two)... instead of rice, try making some cauliflower "rice" it tastes great and you're replacing an unhealthy grain with a veggie that's great for you! I do this ALL the time now and don't miss real rice at all (except when eating chinese food). You can also make cauliflower mashed "potatoes" and cauliflower pizza crust! Also, for about 6 months now I have been replacing all pasta/noodles with spaghetti squash - it's amazing! Just thought I'd share a few tips that have helped me live/eat cleaner and healthier.

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

Thanks for posting about your food :) It's always nice to know that dieting isn't all about cutting out all the fun... froyo here and there is not always a bad thing :)


wineandicecream said...

Thank you for posting these girls' blogs! I've been 'needing' new material. Some blogs are getting old. Not yours, of course.

Prayers and Apples said...

hi! i just found your blog from It Sux to Be Fat... really looking forward to reading! congrats on all you've accomplished!! ♥ ps. your hair is GORGEOUS :)

Katelyn said...

Ahhh! I'm loving your blog!! My husband and I have began working out together, and reading your guilt blog, I couldn't agree more with what you wrote. I have gotten to the point I would rather be a better example for my children taking the time each day to work out and spending a little more time preparing healthy meals, over sitting on the couch watching Ellen eating my king size Hershey bar! lol We have been at this almost a month now, and amazed at the changes even so far! Thanks so much for your humor and motivation! I will keep following! Congrats on your weigh in couple days ago!!! Keep it up girly!!!!

Wyatt's Momma said...

Love your workout shirt! I'm definitely going to have to order one because I feel like that is what I do! Also loved the blog shout out at the end of new blogs to read. :)

Katie J said...

The food looks amazing! Thank you again for the shout out!