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

I am serious and it’s on like Donkey Kong.

footy-chic and I will be starting on September 1st if anyone wants to join us.  I know that funhappylife2 is contemplating it (do it! do it!) and high-heel-mileage is already doing it as well.   

This will be such a challenge but I have faith that I can do it. A while back I downloaded the book It’s Starts with Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig. My edition is from 2012 and Amy told me that there is an updated one.  I should be fine with the older one, right?  

Time to get my Whole 30 learn on.  Any advice, tips, rants, etc you may have on the topic please feel free to share. If you want to join us, please do so!  The more support, the better we will all do.  

I guess I should share with you the “why”.  I’ve seen a lot of people have great success (including a lot of you on Tumblr) and while the weight loss is a great motivating factor, this is one of the diets way of eating that addresses PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which is something that I have.  I don’t often mention it but it’s something that I have struggled with since puberty.  If this can help with my symptoms, it will be worth it.  

Wednesday Drinks: Cold brew coffee, Lavender Lemonade Kombucha and green smoothie which is made up of vanilla whey, frozen banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, maple syrup (the real stuff!!), xanthan gum, almond milk and spinach.

Happy hump day!

I’ve been thinking about doing the Whole 30 in September. Eek! Anyone want to join me? I have 11 days to read the book and mentally prepare myself for it.

Tuesday smoothie :: frozen banana, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, plain Greek yogurt, xanthan gum and unsweetened almond milk. Yummy for my tummy. 6 PP+

Today will be an AWESOME day.

To those of you who I owe a package to, they will be sent out this week.


Guh! Not a fan.

ariavie - I use the CoffeeMate Vanilla creamer. By a healthier alternative, I meant something that wasn’t made up ingredients that I can’t even pronounce.

✔️ Chocolate and peanut butter smoothie 7 PP+

✔️ Coffee with full fat coconut milk creamer 2PP+

✔️ Homemade chicken salad 12PP+

✔️ Ak-mak crackers 2 PP+

✔️ Grapes 0 PP+

Already half of my day is a success simply by planning and tracking. Now all I have to do is avoid the homemade cookies in the lunch room. 🙊

Have a great day friends.

Food haul: found some new things at Costo (quinoa & sparkling water) and am attempting to make my morning coffee a bit healthier with these creamer alternatives.

Happy Sunday friends!

I made the cold coffee brew that alliegets posted a few days ago. Boy, was that first sip strong but that’s how I like it. I do have to sip it slowly rather than chug it otherwise I will be a bit cracked out.

I also tried making a French omelette and while it didn’t turn out exactly the way it was supposed to, it was still tasty. I got the recipe from Jamie Oliver’s YT channel -

I have high hopes for you. See you in the am.