Meals from Last Week and an Easy Portion Control Tip

Jan 27

Meals from Last Week and an Easy Portion Control Tip

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I am still somewhat following Phase 1 of the 17-Day Diet and feeling really good about things.  I am currently loving this French Toast Breakfast Scramble.   I made my version with egg whites, cinnamon, stevia, vanilla, 1/2 banana, and topped with peanut butter.  I know it sounds weird, but I promise it is really good and a...

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Jan 21

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

I hope everyone had a great weekend and for those of you that had today off, a nice Monday as well!   I had to work today but we got to leave a couple hours early which was a very nice and unexpected surprise. Last night, I was planning on making my Stuffed Peppers but at the last minute I decided to change things up and try a different type of stuffed peppers....

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17-Day Diet: Day 17

Jan 19

17-Day Diet: Day 17

Day 17 has finally arrived!!  Are you totally sick of seeing my eggs and vegetable hash?  I have had fun sharing all of my meals with you and I now have even more respect for bloggers that do that every single day of the year…but I do feel that it gets a bit repetitive and boring (for you and me).  Moving forward, I think I will start sharing more meals...

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17-Day Diet: Day 16

Jan 17

17-Day Diet: Day 16

I hope everyone’s week is going well.  We have had quite a change in weather in Charlotte.  Last weekend it was in the mid 70s and I went running in shorts and a tee shirt.  Now its cold and rainy and there is a chance of snow tonight.  That’s Charlotte for you, hot and sunny one second and snowing the next. Day 16 Meals: Faux Pancake...

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17-Day Diet: Day 15

Jan 16

17-Day Diet: Day 15

Day 15 Meals:     Exercise: 40 minute Interval Workout on the Elliptical Machine        

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17-Day Diet: Day 14

Jan 15

17-Day Diet: Day 14

My Tuesday turned into a really good day because my January Birchbox arrived!!  If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, it is basically an online beauty store (similar to Sephora or Ulta) that offers a monthly box of samples for $10/month.  You can learn more or sign-up HERE.  I love trying new beauty products and I have been so happy with my first 2 boxes.  You...

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17-Day Diet: Day 13

Jan 14

17-Day Diet: Day 13

I hope everyone had a nice Monday.  This is going to be a super quick post because I just got back from dinner out with a few friends at Firebirds.  I am not a huge salmon fan (unless its sushi), but Firebirds is one of the few places in Charlotte where I really enjoy it.  It was just as good as I remembered and I was very happy with my selection. Day 13...

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17-Day Diet: Day 12

Jan 13

17-Day Diet: Day 12

We had another beautiful day today.  I took full advantage of the warm weather and spent lots of time outside.  It is so much nicer to workout outside when it’s warm out.  I roasted a chicken for dinner and even though it took longer than I had anticipated, it turned out really good and I have chicken to use for a few more meals. I hope everyone enjoyed...

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17-Day Diet: Day 11

Jan 12

17-Day Diet: Day 11

It was so nice and warm in Charlotte today!!  The day started off very cloudy, so I was a bit worried the day would be a bust, but the fog eventually burned off and it turned into a beautiful day.  We went on a nice long walk with Simon and then I spent some time on our front porch reading. Day 11 Meals: Exercise: 60 minute Walk and Full Body Workout with...

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17-Day Diet: Day 10

Jan 11

17-Day Diet: Day 10

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone had a great week.  Today marks the 10th day on the diet.  I’m happy to report I am still feeling pretty good with everything.   Charlotte is supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow so I am hoping to spend some quality time outside!!  I think I see a nice long walk in our future. Day 10 Meals: We decided to go out to dinner tonight...

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