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