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Monday Motivation - Weight Loss Day 14

It's been 14 days since I published the first post (which has received some really awesome responses, so thank you btw) and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with myself. I've had about 3-4 pounds of fluctuation but I'm not too worried about it. As of this evening, I weighed in at 148. Not too shabby considering I can feel myself getting stronger. I'm not sure I'm seeing the difference yet but I'm definitely feeling it! Like I said, this blog is helping me stay accountable so here's my Day 14 picture. Happy Monday and keep up the good work friends!!!

What We Ate Wednesday

I love salt. LOVE. Most of the people in my life crave chocolate or sweets. Not me. Chips, pork rinds (don't judge me), ranch Corn Nuts, I'm completely non-discriminatory when it comes to salty snacks.

Starting this "lifestyle change", I knew a lot of my favorites wouldn't be able to come with me. Jack In the Box tacos, my homemade chicken friend chicken and mashed potatoes, McDonald's french fries.. I could go on for days. I knew this would be difficult. I've tried making some of my favorites into "this doesn't taste healthy!" recipes and I wanted to share some of my favorites!

(Also, I am worst at taking pictures of my food. I create these beautiful masterpieces with the intention of posting them and always forget to take pictures, so the one's here are from similar recipes. I'll do better.)

Potatoes are my favorite. I think I've already said that here, but I really mean it. Growing up, we never ate sweet potatoes. My parents…

Monday Morning Motivation

It's About To Get Real...

Last week, Coach and I finished the Advocare 10 day cleanse. Honestly, it was a TON easier than I thought it would be. Basically, you take the pills, fiber drink and eat as much veggies, fruits and lean proteins as you please. The goal is to try and cut out as much bad fats, white starches and sugars as possible. I'm not really a huge sweets-girl (I can hear my mother saying I'm not her daughter as I write this) so the sugar part wasn't terrible. And since its summer and fruit is delicious and cheap, it worked out perfectly when I needed a little sweetness in my life. The hardest part for me was starches. I LOVE chips, fries, mashed potatoes, potatoes of any kind. And 10 days with a potato was KILLER. Basically, every morning I ate a banana or apple. For lunch everyday, I had spinach with either grilled chicken or salmon and lemon juice instead of dressing(which is delicious BTW). For dinner, I tried to make it at least a little interesting. One night, I made turkey burger…