Update

My life is a up and down… Things are always changing. Here resent my I have been complaining about how busy we have been, but we are living our life!!!

I’m not making time to work out this week I’m working on that! Sometime active everyday! Tomorrow I am starting my day off right and going to the gym!

I also have ordered the 21 day fix! Y’all i sooo sooo soo excited for it to come in the mail! 5 to 7 business days is going to feel like FOREVER! If you are doing the 21 day fix I would love to know your thoughts and I need some accountably, and if you do too let me know!! I would love to be your buddy!

That’s really all I have to report on!

Confidence!

All my life I’ve been struggling with confidence. I never know who I am, I never know how I feel, but I do know I always felt bad about myself.

Confidence is something I always have been lacking. Today I was watching TV and I saw the best commercial I’ve ever seen. I’ve tried a lot of diets out there. I’ve tried the diet pills, I’ve tried lose weight quick scams, I’ve tried slim fast, I’ve tried Special K. I have tried pretty much anything there is any sort of scam that there is to get to lose weight fast I have tried.

There commercials are so interesting. They seem like what they are offering you is going to work no matter what. They never come up with something that makes you feel good except for Special K.

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I have recently discovered that I hate jeans. I hate how tight they are, I hate how itchy they are, and I hate that I can’t move around them like I can in yoga pants( my new favorite). Two weekends ago I was at a bachelorette party in Nashville. It was with a group of girls who I am not necessarily friends with now, but in high school we all hung out we went to parties together. Of course we were all different in high school. Me personally I was much thinner, I was more confident, and I was very popular. In high school jeans were my thing I pretty much had enough jeans that I could wear one every single day of the month and not have to wash any. Now that situation is yoga pants I have that meany yoga pants. We were all wearing the same shirts and jeans I was complaining about my jeans and they couldn’t believe I didn’t like jeans anymore!

High school Cara

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And as I look threw photos I find out even in college I was rocking jeans!

College Cara ( first year)

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It’s so funny how when were in the present we think were so overweight but then a few years down the road we go back and look at it and was like oh my god we were so skinny! All through college I was like oh I’m overweight, oh I’m too fat, oh this, oh that, but when I look at it now. I’m like holy cow I was actually at a healthy weight!

So why I have I compiled all of these jean picture from my prime? Special K had the best love your self commercial! If you haven’t seen it please please watch it!!

rethink your jean size

With cold weather on the way I encourage you to watch this and really embrace this kind of thinking about yourself…

You are more than just the number!

I may not be at my prime or the weight I think I should be! But I was actually rocking my jeans in Nashville!

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I’m to the left of the bride!

Thank you so much for reading!
Is there anything your not confident about?
What are your opinions about the Special K commercial?

Cara Marie

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Sunday funday! (Trail day!)

Today I didn’t accomplish much… However I did manage to get some laundry done, go to church, nail down church stuff till Christmas, and go on a WALK!!! Trixie (my puppy) and I went for a long walk today!

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This was a long walk for Trixie!! Poor thing was soo tired! It was a fairly easy walk for me I wasn’t very winded. witch was good, however I wanted to run a little but Trixie wasn’t up for it! Oh and she is why the time is sooooooo bad is Trixie has to stop and pee like a million times! AHHH… Oh well, I’m just happy that we were able to get out and do something!!

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We had such a great time! With this beautiful weather we have now, I’m hoping I can come out here a lot more and maybe start running some on the trail! I would have to start running first… But I think I can!

This week will be a awesome week because I’m on vacation!! I’m hoping to make it to the gym a lot and to get the house all together! This week is also anniversary week. YAY!!! 3 years!!! But this means lots and lots of good yummy food!! But I’m hoping by Thursday I will have lost some weight!

Thanks for reading happy Sunday!

Cara Marie

Pizza Friday

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I bet you didn’t know it was thing but it is! Every Friday at the school I teach at our children order dominos pizza! I can’t ever resist the 3 P’s (pizza, popcorn, and pastries). I struggle every week to not eat pizza! It smells good and is cheese and bready and all sorts of goodness ahhhhhh… I just suffered threw the pain of all of my kids eating pizza and I had cereal; gross, nasty, soggy, bland, and not cheesy goodness. So as I am basking in my bitterness I have decided to find a healthy pizza alternative!

Thinking about having it for dinner y’all!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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Ingredients
1 head cauliflower 7 – 8″ wide
1 egg, large
1/2 cup Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese, grated/shredded & not packed
1 tsp Italian (or rosemary, basil, parsley) herb seasoning
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line round pizza baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse cauliflower, remove the outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine.

Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 mins.

Remove cooked cauliflower from the oven and transfer to a bowl lined with a double/triple layered cheesecloth. Then squeeze the liquid out of the ball, cauliflower inside the cheesecloth, as hard as you can. Be patient and do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out. Muscle work.:)

Increase oven T to 450 degrees F. Transfer cauliflower to a mixing bowl along with egg, cheese, herb seasoning, salt, black pepper and mix to combine.

Transfer cauliflower mixture onto the same baking sheet you used to roast the florets (I used the same parchment paper but you can swap it for a new one if it gets too soggy), and flatten with your hands until thin pizza crust forms.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes and remove from the oven.

Top with your favourite toppings and bake again until cheese on top turns golden brown.

Slice and enjoy.
Nutritional Info (crust only, no toppings)

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving = 1 slice:
Calories: 63.7
Total Fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 28.2 mg
Sodium: 191.6 mg
Total Carbs: 5.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 5.5 g
WW Points+: 2

Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 2 days. You can also freeze the crust tightly wrapped in plastic, for 1 month.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Hit rock bottom…

Yes yes … Here I am back with a total defeat I have managed to lose 14 pounds and gain them ALL back. I am currently in the lowest of lows right now! I haven’t been to weight watchers in 3 weeks. Tonight when I skipped I wanted to throw up. However I then turned around and over indulged on Chinese food! I have a wedding in October, and it’s like with all of my high school friends! I don’t know what’s going on! You would think that I would be super motivated to lose this weight, but I’m just doing worse! Blahhhhh

So here I am trying again!! How many more times I will do this I have no idea! But as of right now I am going to do the right thing. I know no that 90% of the time NO ONE reads this. Apart of me loves that.. And I can use this as a journal. There are times when I would like to use this for accountability I don’t know how I am going to get this blog to that but it’s my goal!

I’m going to try and blog 4 out of 7 days. And talk about lots of stuff with different themes!

Monday meltdown- every week I will weigh just for this blog!
Motivation Monday- inspiration that gets me excited about my goal
Transformation Tuesday- we all know what that is
Workout Wednesday – I will let you know how my works have been going and what I’m doing!! I’m trying to be active daily!
What fits Friday- hopefully soon I will be able to show you what I can now fit in to that I couldn’t before! Or I will let you know some goal clothes!
Sunday funday- weekend rap up and weekly prepping!

Those are just some of my topics. More than likely I will probably just post about what is happening in my life right now and things I struggling with!

Tomorrow it all ends… I’m soo excited to say that because the past 3 days I have been in bed sick and now I’m done. I getting up and going tomorrow! I’m going back to work I’m living a different life I’m going to wake up, have breakfast, do something active, and go to work! If I can’t do that then I will do something active as soon as I get home, or I will go to the gym after work! However I would like to clean the house and get my life clean and back together!

I will let you know tomorrow how it goes fingers crossed and hoping I can do it!

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Wrap up the month of April ( in the middle of May)

I didn’t post my updated stats for the mouth of April so I’m going to do it now.

Start date January 6 2014
SW: 191.4
CW: 176
CGW:164

Total weightloss 15.8

I can’t believe I have lost 15 almost 16 pounds. I have not always been good, and some weeks I have gained a lot! But I think 15 pounds is HUGE! 4.2 pounds and I will have lost 10% yay!!

I am also 10 pounds away from my 1st goal weight I would love to be there by July 4th! My plan to do this is
…zumba baby!

Just a update I have been doing zumba ALOT in the past 3 weeks and it’s been so enjoyable. I also got the game so I could do it at home and so far I have done it for 4 days!

I’m so proud of myself for sticking with this! I had to learn to do it for myself not anyone else! And I’m proud of myself for the first time in a long LONG time!

I’m also thinking about setting a date to go for training. Just a thought in the air right now. Look for later post to see my pros and cons!

Hope to be less of myself next time!

It’s Monday

So it’s Monday and I’m about to weigh in I wanna reflect on the week for a moment before I face the scale!

Last Monday I was down 1.6 and my favorite leader at weight watchers was covering the meeting! I also hit my 16 weeks!! Thy say that if you stick with it for 16 weeks then your more Likely to lose your weight! So I hope this means it’s coming off.

On Tuesday I had a fancy dinner with alums at Wesleyan. It’s so great to be a young alum everyone is interested in what your doing and where you work! I’m so thankful to have a job to boast about and show that I am independent!! I controlled my huger and didn’t eat any deserts. ( normally I would be all about it and and go back for more). Oh but I almost forgot I had Krispy Kreme! Yes I did so bad I know but heavenly!

Wednesday I had to over night babysit Blah blah blah I hate doing it soooo much but she really needed some help with it so I said yes! We ate out at the worst place ever Jeaneans. Southern cooking at it finest!! I had fried chicken, Mac and Cheese, and pole beans yummy! However I was able to control myself and didn’t eat all of it. I can remember just last summer getting the same meal and have banana pudding to rap it up with! Gosh you know I have days where I feel like I haven’t really changed much, but then I go somewhere like that and I think to myself OMG what was I doing! Thank god I have changed!

Thursday oh it was bad too we ate at Burger King because we didn’t wanna cook then had Dairy Queen. Haha we ate at the king and the queen!! I would like to opt out of talking about this!!

Friday Friday Friday what did we have Friday oh I remember! Homemade sweet and sour pork it was pretty good! I had less than a cup of rice and it was still good and filling! Oh I did have pizza for lunch I know so bad but I could not not have it!

Sat morning I got on the scale and it said 174 I could not believe it! I had not seen that number in forever! That day was crazy tho! We had to go to Warner Robins because we were going to a international dinner that night and had to get some stuff we needed. So many goodies yummy!! But we ended up getting stuck there at a birthday party, and y’all I didn’t have any cake I passed up the sweets twice!! Agh I’m so proud! I did know though that at the dinner we were going I would have an awesome desert and so I was saving! We went home and made home-made noodles and egg rolls and we were ready for the party. It was so hard to not over eat! I think I did a awesome job. I sampled everything just a little and got small portions! The only thing I ate a lot of was the desert! But I felt I deserved it! I also only had 2 drinks. I was disappointed in this I really didn’t wanna drink any liquid calories but the “bartender ” was pushing it. Thankfully Tricia knew I didn’t want to drink so she took one for the team and finished them when no one was looking. I love her!

Sunday fun day!
We had tacos for lunch (veggie beef) yummy! It was a cinco de mayo party at church! Yummy in my tummy!! And I got in to a bathing suit and wasn’t worried I felt good and it was nice to not be worried! And I felt okay! It was nice ad surprised me. The past 2 years I have dreaded the bathing suits and last year I didn’t wear it on the beach! So this was a big deal for me!!

Looking at this now I will be surprised if I lose any at all… :/

Okay now I’m ready for the scale.

I lost 1.4!!! Yay! Soo excited!!

I’m super proud of myself and I hope to keep up losing this way!

I’m going to try and run in the morning !!