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Hey I'm Jamie. Christian. Wife. Foodie. New home owner. Mommy of a 4 year old little boy, who fills my life with wonderful chaos.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 9 out of 24!

Hooray! one more day left of having to drink that terrible fiber drink :) I have done really well the past couple of days and even made a delicious salad today, with some left over shrimp from the other night.
I'm even so proud of myself. I made waffles for breakfast this morning... WAFFLES and didn't eat any of them. Not even the batter.... E on the other hand had 2!! That kid can eat. I feel great. I feel like I could go for a run, but I just went for a walk. What was I thinking?? I said YAY, let's go for a walk before it rains...at 1230. You know that really muggy feeling outside right before a rain... YEP. We walked during that. It was pretty miserable. We only walked for 20 mins but the poor dog decided she was going to lay in the street under someone's car and not go any further. HA Poor Rue.

We also went to Mathis Peaches yesterday. It's a giant produce place and they have strawberries!!! LOVE THEM!  :D   You can get a giant basket of fresh Mississippi grown strawberries for $10. So I said YES! I also said yes to some peaches, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, and 1 apple that E jerked out of some bushel and took a bite of.. I then felt the need to buy that. You know You bite it, you buy it, kinda thing. ha
I'm not too thrilled about going to work tonight though.  I will once again be there till at least 2 in the morning. Hopefully, I can sleep late tomorrow.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Job Hunting and Day 8!

Well, I'm officially on the hunt, Again. I have been at my server job since Jan. and it's almost June. As much as I enjoy working there most nights there are also so many cons to working there.

makin' money, some nights
friends (I do have some there)
I usually know what I am doing since I have been there a while
Getting to stay home during the week and spend time with the 'wild man'

not enough money (about half the time I don't even make minimum wage)
hard work, I worked 3 nights for 10 hours straight without sitting down, eating, peeing, etc. and didn't even make minimum wage...ugh
LATE, late nights... working from 4-2 three nights in a row make me EXHAUSTED!
No time with Mark. (as soon as he gets home, I go to work)
getting hit on 90% of the time (sometimes working in the bar is fun because the people that you meet, and sometimes those people drink to much and say and do things that make me feel uncomfortable)--even after telling them "Oh, I'm married" they usually ask "Are you happily married?"--Like I would tell them if I'm not, even though I am. And as if it mattered, like I would do something different if I wasn't happy.

So, I have decided that the cons actually outweigh the pros this time. Please keep in me in your prayers so I can find a nice job that I can enjoy, make money and feel comfortable doing.

ALSO, I am officially on day 8 of my 24 day challenge. I did really well and ate what I was supposed to until Sunday this week. That is because while at work I was STARVING, so I ate the healthiest thing that B-dubs offers. A grilled Chicken wrap with cheese. Not to bad! I really wanted some sauce but I sucked it up and didn't get any.
I have lost weight and you are not even supposed to lose much during a cleanse because you are just cleaning everything out to put good things into your body. BUT, I have noticed that since I have been eating mostly unprocessed food that most of our meals are DELCIOUS!! I made spaghetti the other night with ground turkey and all natural, homemade tomato sauce, I also found some gluten free spaghetti noodles made of brown rice and they were just amazing! Mark loved my spaghetti.

Today on day 8, you start taking your fiber drink again with your meal... It's awful! If you have ever drank Metamucil it's slightly the same except it looks so much worse. :) But, after the first day it isn't that bad.
Yesterday I got to go to the produce stand up the road and got some amazing strawberries, peaches, grapefruits, sweet potatoes, and one apple that E picked up while we were in the store and took a bite out of it. HA! It was pretty embarrassing but hey it least it was healthy..

Anyway, I gotta go E just came up and said, "MOM, let's make FIRE!" 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Advocare 24 day challenge!

Oh wow! It has been a LONG time since I posted.  I feel like since the move I have been doing nothing but sleeping, working, and cleaning with a little help from the "wild man". 

ANYWAY, after being on weight watchers on and off for 2 years I decided it was time for a change. I have been stuck on a plateau with my weight.  My friend messaged me about her Advocare products and said HEY, try this! So, I figured "why not".  Today is the first day on my 24 day challenge.  I want a cookie :)
jk, I'm actually doing alright. I woke up took my pills, chugged my fiber drink (chugging is a must because the texture is NOT pleasant) and ate some eggs.  I don't usually eat breakfast so this was a bit of a struggle. I drank a SPARK this morning instead of my usual coffee and I loved it! I didn't sleep good because Mark wasn't home. Every little noise I woke up, like "ah, someone's coming in the house" of course no one did. But, I felt like I had a full nights sleep.
           I told myself I wouldn't drink more than one today but, I couldn't help myself.  I just liked it so much.  The energy it gives is unbelievable and you should see how fast I'm typing this!! I'm HYPED UP! Just kidding, it doesn't make me jittery or hyper at all but I do feel like I can clean my whole house.. I'm not going to but I feel like I could if I wanted to. SO... breakfast I had my protein, complex carb, and fruit, it was just eggs with some homemade all-natural salsa, a small piece of whole grain toast with NO added sugars, and a few slices of a pear.
Next, instead of having a snack I went and rode my exercise bike for 30 mins. I feel like that is a must since I had so much energy. I made myself a wrap and some veggies for lunch and of course took my lunch pills.
It was a super easy lunch. I had some leftover turkey sausage meatballs that I made and just wrapped it in a whole grain wrap. I added some lettuce and cranberry sauce.  I had some all natural whole berry cranberry sauce, I don't know if it was allowed but it was just a small tbsp so I didn't care. :) Then I heated some zucchini slices in a skillet with some Cajun seasoning. DELICIOUS!

Finally, for dinner I think I will just eat a grilled chicken salad, since Mark won't be home, I will not have to cook anything. 

I'm so excited to see results after my 24 day challenge.  It's only 24 days and if I don't like it I don't have to continue.  JUST 24 days!!! I can do this.

Of course I will not post ANY results till the end of my 24 days... so sorry! You will just have to check back later.