Thursday, February 21, 2013

Recipe of the Week!

My apologies for being gone for so long! We had an awesome trip to Yosemite! I'll post some pictures for tomorrow's post.

Last week I gained .2 lbs, but this week, I am down another 2.4 lbs! Currently I am at 256.2.

Hard work, but giving up sweets and alcohol has definitely helped!

Now for the recipe of the week (I know everyone is dying to read this every week...)

Have you found yet? It is, quite possibly, my favorite website (yes, even better than Pinterest). Check it out!

We enjoyed this recipe. The homemade pesto is oh so yummy! I used fresh shredded parmesan, instead of the powder stuff. This is also my first time making brussel sprouts. They were yummy, too!

Catch y'all tomorrow!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


The last 2 weeks have been SO busy, I can't even find time to sad! So, I'm going to do my 3 normal posts, all in one. We'll call it weighinrecipeoftheweekinstafriday!

Week 3:
Week 3 of the weigh in comes in at 258.4. That makes me down another 1.2 pounds and 11.2 total! (Although after this weekend of Buffalo Wild Wings and yummy Mexican food, who knows what this week holds! :) During the week, dieting is easy for me. The weekends (especially when we are out of town) not so easy! Still getting the hang of it, but it will come eventually!

Recipe of the week: Biggest Loser BBQ Bacon Meatloaf.

The best meatloaf I have even eaten. Mmmmm. I used ground turkey instead of ground chicken, and it was yummy! If you don't own the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, you should!!

And last but not least....
InstaFriday(Sunday, whatever day):

Who is watching the Bachelor this season? Isn't Tierra Tierrable? This picture was posted on my facebook wall, this week, only hours before she was called a Tierraist. They can't make this stuff up!

Some of our favorite kiddos, all in one place!

The Kertsons, who have been living with my parents for 7 months, moved back to the Bay Area this week. It's so awesome to have them back!

This weekend Steve and I went to Sacramento for a wedding. We were lucky and got to hang out with these two awesome girls, for most of the time we were there!

Hope you all have a great week! It's a short week for us, and we head to Yosemite on Friday. Woooo! (I REALLY hope to blog before then. :)

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Recipe of the Week

Week 2!

This week was crazy, so we ate a lot of leftovers...but, last weekend I made this super yummy soup! My crockpot is my new friend. If you haven't checked out before, you should. The author takes normal recipes, and makes them healthier!

This soup was filling and yummy. We both loved it!


Last Saturday, some friends took us paintballing. I was scared, but I ended up having a BLAST! We can't wait to go again!

A sunrise from the week. Perhaps, the only great thing about getting up so early. :)

My sweet husband surprised me by spending some Amazon money on Downton Abbey, Season 3. This is awesome because the season isn't over yet. So, we sat down and finished the whole season, this weekend. So good. So heartbreaking. Never have I been so attached to a show and its characters!

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Have a great week!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Week 2

Today was weigh in day!

Today I am at 259.6, which is a loss of 2.2 pounds (and 10 lbs total since Jan.1!)! I feel like I am on a roll, and starting to actually feel motivated about this. It has taken me 2 weeks, but I am getting there.

I also started reading a book about PCOS that helps with dieting and meal planning. I am going to start this on Saturday, so hopefully it helps even more.

Thanks to everyone who has been supportive, and to all the people who have been making me exercise!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Favorite Recipe of the Week

Since being diagnosed with PCOS (read here), Steve and I have really been trying out new recipes. Our grocery lists have dramatically changed! I thought it might be fun to share our favorite healthy recipe from each week. It also helps me to have the recipes here, incase I need them again!

This week, Steve made cabbage enchiladas. I was skeptical, but not anymore. They are SO yummy. They have the right amount of crunch, and without tortillas, you can actually taste the goodness inside. You can find the recipe, here! Enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm linking up with Life Rearranged.

InstaFriday is when people blog about their week using pictures from their Instagram feed.

I need to be better about using my instagram, but here we go!

 It was my husband's birthday this past weekend. I threw him an Oregon Ducks party. EVERYTHING was green and yellow. I felt pretty accomplished!

I LOVE having people over. A full house makes my heart full.

The Bachelor started recently!! I love spending my Monday nights with awesome ladies. we do brackets and everything, trying to guess who will get a rose that night. I's awesome. And yes those are pictures of the women, on ho-hos... :)

Our Faith Community served on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by cleaning up a local and historical cemetery in Santa Cruz. We have done this a few times, and it is always awesome! This time, my handsome husband was interviewed for the news, and made it on the front page of the paper. :)

No caption needed. :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A New Lifestyle

I'm back in the blogging world, and I'm committed to doing it at least once a week! Since my last post, I got engaged, married and became an assistant principal! Whew!

What brings me back, you ask? I recently received some news that requires me to change my life, in drastic ways.

Last Friday, Steve and I saw a doctor about some concerns. On that day, I was diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Instead of explaining everything, you can read up on it here. Here are the basics: PCOS causes an imbalance of insulin, which currently makes me pre-diabetic. It also makes it EVEN harder to lose weight (sigh). Most importantly, to me, it does cause infertility. I was an emotional wreck, when I heard this. Instead of letting it knock me down, I decided I was going to conquer PCOS.

So here I am, updating my blog, over a year later, to share this with you, and be open about my life changes. I have been eating well and exercising, over the last year, but have only gained weight. Now that I understand what is happening, I hope this will change.

Each week I'm going to post an update here. Plus, maybe some fun pictures, because it is more fun that way. In the meantime, I'm reading up to learn more about PCOS and how to defeat it.

Week 1:
Weigh in on 1/24: 261.8

Until next week!