peace + love + cupcakes

Tumbling about getting healthy & fit (lost 116 lbs but gained back 50 #sadpanda), learning to love myself and trying to live life to the fullest.

The Cool Kids


Peach Cobbler w/Maple Sugar, Bourbon + Brown Butter {GF} | The Bojon Gourmet

(via ourspacebetween)

Brunch - 3 scrambled eggs with potatoes with avocado and a mango.

Snack - too much dried mango and almonds. Oh and an apple.

Dinner - paleo buffalo wings, delicata squash and a mango.

Too much fresh and dried mango but I had a wicked craving for them.

Tomorrow is another day.

Whole30 Day 12 

Breakfast - chia pudding

Lunch - proof that you can remain Whole30 compliant while eating out. For lunch I ordered a salad with baked chicken, avocado, mixed greens, tomato and pickled onions. It was delicious. I also had some fried plantains which were amazing but I could feel how the starch affected me. I felt somewhat bloated afterwards. I ate that around noon and wasn’t even hungry until about 8 pm.

Snack - almonds

Dinner - 3 eggs with asparagus and avocado. I got a bit distracted by the Giants game and over cooked my eggs. Whoops.

Food choices get easier as the days go by. I do miss some foods but there is plenty to choose from. Food cravings aren’t an issue. Neither is binging. I call that a HUGE WIN.

What are your favorite Whole30 recipe suggestions for ground beef?

Beat L.A.

My favorite season is coming to an end.

To quote Bon Jovi:

It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive.

Whole30 Day 11

Breakfast - chia pudding

Lunch - big spinach salad with balsamic chicken

Snack - almonds and apple

Dinner - Paleo Buffalo wings, roasted delicata squash and sautéed garlic yellow squash made.

Another successful day in the books!

This weekend I need to work on some new recipes. I could probably eat the wings all day err day but I don’t want to get into a rut. Saying no to Whole30 non-compliant food is no big deal now. I haven’t even had any cravings so that’s awesome.

I am so tempted to jump on the scale to see how I am doing. However, it’s a catch 22. If I see a huge loss, am I going to become lazy with being Whole30 compliant as much as possible? Or even worse, if I don’t like what I see in the scale, will I sabotage my efforts?

October 1st!!! This is how I’m celebrating a successful Whole30.


Alright, I’m hopping on the transformation Tuesday train because today is a big day for me! Left is when I was at my heaviest of 270+ pounds and size 20-22 jeans. Today I’m 175 pounds and wearing SIZE EIGHT JEANS! 8!! Aka single digits! I bought these back in April for $5 as goal jeans. I can’t even tell you how surprised I was when they snuggly slid right on.

In awe. She is amazing.