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Two Striped Shirt

This shirt is so cute, but it’s a little shorter than I usually prefer.  I like the colors.  I’m not 100% sure I’m going to keep it though.  This would be cuter on someone younger.
Shirt with Two Stripes: https://amzn.to/2KVjnZn

Off the Shoulder Winged shirt

I wasn’t really sure about this shirt when I bought it, but I really love it.  It’s off the shoulder and it’s winged so it’s super comfortable.  It’s also very soft.  This one is a small, so it fits pretty true to size.  I’m not sure where I’ll wear it, maybe a concert.  I just know I can’t wait for the right opportunity!

Off the shoulder shirt: https://amzn.to/34mh3SK

Running

I really like running outside, but in the winter it’s just too cold!! I found this headband that has a space for your ponytail that I think will make all the difference in the world! The fact that it’s cute and keeps my ears cold is a bonus!! This will be perfect for the Turkey Trot!

“Hi Impact”

Ponytail headband Ear Warmer: https://amzn.to/2KTaAam

Three Button Shirt

I bought this shirt in gray and loved it so much I turned around and bought the black one the next day!! The shirt is so soft and comfortable that I’ll be wearing it every chance I get.  It comes in several different colors.  I am wearing it in small.
Shirt: https://amzn.to/34hTESC

Cute shirt

I’m really enjoying my shopping sprees from Amazon! I found this really cute shirt with button detail.  It’s really cozy and fits great.  I ordered it in gray, but it comes in many different colors.  It fits as expected; this one is a size small.  I give it two thumbs up!

shirt:  https://amzn.to/2XACKMF

Girls on the Run 5K

The Girls on the Run program is so empowering for young girls.  This year I got to take my niece with me.  I was amazed at how far she could run without stopping.  I was the one who held her back!! We ran about 2.5 miles of it, then I had to take a break and run/walk the rest of the way.

I will have to say that being 30 lbs. lighter, really helped me with my running.  I just started back at Orange Theory about two weeks ago, after I hit my goal weight, and really didn’t expect to be able to run as far as I did.

BTW, I got my cute Sherpa Sweater at my favorite boutique in Rowlett!  Girlfriends is such a cute store! Definitely stop in if you are ever in Rowlett!! 

Buffalo plaid and Leopard Print

My two favorite prints are buffalo plaid and leopard print!!  I paired them with a buffalo print vest and jeans with leopard print in the holes. (see second picture).  I got them both at my favorite Rockwall boutique, Divas and Darlings!  

Air Fryer

My husband and I are on a new diet that is really working for both of us.  So far, after 11 weeks, we are down a total of 68 lbs.  I’m down 26 and he’s down 42!  We are hoping that the weight loss will lead to less medications.  We’ll find out about that on Thursday.  One of the things that we are doing is using an air fryer to cook our lean and green meals.  I love this air fryer because it’s SOOOO easy to cook great food with it.  I cooked this salmon in 10 minutes.  All I did was get Salmon, sprinkle some Ms. Dash on it, and turn it on for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Bam! The Lean part of my meal is complete!! I highly recommend this air fryer.  It’s really easy to use and cleans up easily too!

**Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.**

Low Carb Taco Bake

CRUST
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
13 cup heavy cream
12 teaspoon taco seasoning
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

TOPPING
1 lb ground beef
3 teaspoons taco seasoning
1cup low carb tomato sauce
4 ounces chopped green chilies
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Crust: beat the cream cheese and eggs until smooth, then add in cream and seasoning.
Spread cheese over a 9 X 13 pan with parchment paper on it, then pour in the egg mixture as evenly as possible. Bake at 375ºF, 25-30 minutes or more. Let stand 5 minutes before adding the topping.

Topping: brown the hamburger; drain fat. Stir in the seasoning, tomato sauce and chiles. Spread over the crust. Top with cheese. Reduce oven to 350ºF and bake another 20 minutes or so until hot and bubbly. Serve with the toppings of your choice. I used guacamole. I think sour cream would be good too!

Click link to see original recipe!

 

Low carb steak fried “rice”

As always, I’m trying to figure out what the best diet is for me to help me lose weight.  I’ve always had a pretty good work out ethic, until recent years, so my new obsession with Orange Theory Fitness is really going well.  I have gone 3 – 6 times a week since I started in late October.  I have to do better with food though!! I think a low carb diet is probably going to work the best for me. I’ve been interested in the Keto diet, but I haven’t been able to get low enough in carbs each day.  I’ve kind of decided that my diet will be lower in carbs with the majority of the carbs happening with my breakfast shake, (which has a banana in it).

One of my go-to staples in this diet is the cauliflower fried “rice” plate.  It’s super easy to make, especially if you buy the cauliflower fried rice package in the vegetable section.  Here is my recipe:

2 bags of cauliflower fried rice packages
5 scrambled eggs
1 carton of sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 pound of stew meat or cubed steak (or chicken)
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
soy sauce to taste

1st step:  Scramble an egg then put it to the side.

Step 2: In another pan or wok, put sesame oil then add two packages of Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend.  (If you want to add mushrooms, I’d put the mushrooms in before you put the cauliflower crumbles.) img_4043

3rd step:  Stir in soy sauce to taste and cook until semi-translucent.  

4th step:  Stir in the scrambled eggs and the stew or steak meat.  Add more soy sauce if you like it.  

This is seriously the best low carb meal I make.  I highly recommend it to everyone doing any kind of diet.  You can substitute chicken instead of meat if you like.  Or you can add no meat at all and use as a side dish.  There are a lot of options with this deliciousness!! This makes anywhere from 6 – 8 servings.

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