Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rabbit Food

Hello August ! Back to school, end of summer, hot days & cool nights <3 Holy cow, I can't believe how fast this year is going by. Over a week into August and no post. I know all my avid followers are so sad ! Sorry ! I thought I'd get a little update for ya while I'm chowing down on my Oh-SO Healthy lunch.

Life's been busy. What's new with that. I always say things will calm down and they never do. Shocker. We have one more wedding this Summer. WOO ! Then they are done. Until the next person decides to get married. I went to my lovely friend Sarah's wedding. Loved it ! It was so adorable and so her and I wish she coulda helped with my wedding. It would have been so cute !

Then we have Nathan & Alix's wedding this weekend that Autumn and I are playing the music for. No pressure. It's so much easier when it's just me playing, or playing a hymn, but she got all this new classical music that I've loved learning cause it's something new and not church. But it adds a whole different level of stress. Good times.

And we started a diet. Not related to weddings.  Chris was all for it and everyone in his family has been talking about it and raving, etc. So he finally got the menus (it's a 6 week jump start program) was all gung ho and willing to shop and cook and whatever it takes to lose some weight. Three meals a day, two snacks. Simple? Let me tell you, week 1 was rough. Super rough. Especially day 2. I wanted to die and kill anyone around me that was breathing. No milk, cheese. No bread, pasta, desserts, chocolate, nothing. Veggies, fruits & proteins. Which sounds all good and dandy until its portioned and you can't use all this extra stuff you're used to using.  So to give you a glimpse into my life of food:

Breakfast (7-8am): 2 whole organic(must!) eggs, 1 strip of turkey bacon, 1 cup of steamed broccoli (for breakfast? yup) and a 1/2 of a banana. You are definitely full. But no butter (I haven't used any yet, yay me!) no salt unless its this special salt, so.. pepper & garlic powder are my new favorites.

Snack 1 (10-11am) 1oz almonds, 1 cup strawberries & 6-7 baby carrots (or more broccoli) Almonds and strawberries are my heaven !! Too bad week 2 has no fruits. AT ALL. So Sad!

Lunch (1-2pm) Always a salad, always always always w/o iceburg, cucumbers, tomatos (none for me) & peppers (none for me) & oil & apple cider vinegar for dressing. I don't like o/v dressing. Gross. I picture eating the dye from Easter egg time. You get 3-5oz of meat with this, lean cut, cooked without butter, greasy goodness. Again no salt. But bring on the pepper and garlic! Oh and another cup of broccoli.

Snack 2 (3-4) Uh.. i just ate an hour ago? I dont want more food. Same gist, 1oz of almonds/walnuts/ something nutty, green apple & more carrots, or celery or broccoli.

Dinner (6-7pm) pretty much repeat lunch. Exactly repeat lunch.

Everyday. I find new ways to cook things. Chris has taken to the kitchen which is nice. He even brought be breakfast in bed once <3 Shoulda started this diet sooner.

Started Tues Jul 31 weighed in Mon Aug 6 and I was down 5.something lbs so I round up to 6lbs :] I'll take it :] Hopefully this not fruit thing will drop a few more this week. Make all these trips to kroger for salad bags worth it. And the same thing every day worth it.

We did have a cheat day. So we're not perfect. After dropping out weight on Monday, we decided to celebrate. Stop reading with those judging eyes ! It was yummy. And worth it ! Well, hopefully worth it. We'll see what the scale says today. Chris is done I think. We wanted to use this as a jumpoff to get the weight to start coming off, or get to our goal and then stop doing it and just be healthier to maintain. He's to the I'm done I'll just keep eating healthy-ish stage.  I want to keep seeing those 6lbs drop off. I'd like to hope this will set a trend, but I don't think so :/ But yay Beyond Diet that helped me do what going to the gym at 6am 5x a week for 3 months couldn't do !

Besides that. Life is normal. Work. Is silly. Still looking to leave. Heard nothing back about school. Thanks Marshall people ! Chris starts in a few weeks. Everyone will be back home <3 Yay! We'll be on the downward slope of our time here: two years left ! We did have to take a small loan for his school. Really? Isn't that one of the reasons we didn't go to BYU? It's weird, cause I'm starting to see all our "reasons" to stay aren't working out. A sign? who knows.

"I can't think about that right now. If i do I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." (Thanks Scarlett!)

1 comment:

  1. I feel like Utah might be your Tara :)
    I'm glad you had fun at my wedding!! It was such a perfect great amazing lovely day. I couldn't have dreamed up anything better!!!!

    I can't wait for the post of OHH THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN TRIED AND TESTED!! I know it will come.

    What is special salt??

    AND everytime I read this, I think of you. Because during all of your trials when you were working with me you constantly said "YOU WILL GET MARRIED! HAVE FAITH"

    He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
    (I'm still trying to read the whole thing. Much more daunting than I thought it would be.)


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