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We went to the annual UT orange and white scrimmage today. I was shocked when I went back and found the photo from last year’s scrimmage. Seriously, just one year. 2013 vs 2014.
#paleo #primal #hookem

We went to the annual UT orange and white scrimmage today. I was shocked when I went back and found the photo from last year’s scrimmage. Seriously, just one year. 2013 vs 2014.
#paleo #primal #hookem

I had a little time before work this morning so I chopped up some asparagus. Didn’t know I’d enjoy raw asparagus this much. Feels good. 

Boy am I looking forward to the eggs (cooked in bacon fat) that I’m going to eat for lunch today. Have I ever tried to explain how much I love runny eggs? That delicious, warm yolk..! It does things to me… Even looking at it in photographs affects me… Just thinking about it..!! 😍😍😍 

Ah, and the avocado that I’m going to mash up later today is going to be so creamy and yummy. 

Food is awesome.

I had a little time before work this morning so I chopped up some asparagus. Didn’t know I’d enjoy raw asparagus this much. Feels good.

Boy am I looking forward to the eggs (cooked in bacon fat) that I’m going to eat for lunch today. Have I ever tried to explain how much I love runny eggs? That delicious, warm yolk..! It does things to me… Even looking at it in photographs affects me… Just thinking about it..!! 😍😍😍

Ah, and the avocado that I’m going to mash up later today is going to be so creamy and yummy.

Food is awesome.

NEWLY INSPIRED?!? Haha I just came here to check your blog out STFU YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!! Congrats oh my goodness what an amazing feat you've accomplished, beautiful before and after how lovely are you!?! Seriously, you look great! Keep it up love!❀️πŸ’ͺπŸ’‹

Ahaha, thank you.
I just meant that I admire you because you’re livin’ the dream! You’ve made it and it re-inspires me to keep going til I make it too. Super glad I found your blog today πŸ˜„!

The difference a year and -124lbs can make! 
#paleo #primal #whaaaat

The difference a year and -124lbs can make!
#paleo #primal #whaaaat

From the other night @ the 5x7 art sale. I love this because, aside from being surrounded by awesome peeps, I felt really good about myself. I was wearing a dress! I had previously outlawed dresses because they made me feel bloated and I figured people would assume I was a permanently pregnant lady. Glad I can put those days behind me now. In those days I would have probably refused to be photograph, too.

From the other night @ the 5x7 art sale. I love this because, aside from being surrounded by awesome peeps, I felt really good about myself. I was wearing a dress! I had previously outlawed dresses because they made me feel bloated and I figured people would assume I was a permanently pregnant lady. Glad I can put those days behind me now. In those days I would have probably refused to be photograph, too.

congratulations!!! you look great keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘

Anonymous

That’s very kind of you! Thanks!

This meal has been my favorite since I began my paleo life. It has evolved over the past months and I think we’re getting close to perfection. 

2 lbs of ground turkey breast
1/2 onion - diced
1/2 red bell pepper - diced
1/2 green bell pepper - diced
1 large jalapeño - diced
1 cup of cilantro - diced
1/2 lime (juice)

Dice and mix the veggies in a bowl, squeeze the lime over it. Add the meat to the mix and make your patties. (We usually make six big patties.) 
My husband goes nuts with the seasonings. He adds cayenne, pepper, and turmeric quite liberally. 

I chose to fry my patties in bacon fat and then top them with fresh guac and bacon. 

My freaking favorite!!

This meal has been my favorite since I began my paleo life. It has evolved over the past months and I think we’re getting close to perfection.

2 lbs of ground turkey breast
1/2 onion - diced
1/2 red bell pepper - diced
1/2 green bell pepper - diced
1 large jalapeΓ±o - diced
1 cup of cilantro - diced
1/2 lime (juice)

Dice and mix the veggies in a bowl, squeeze the lime over it. Add the meat to the mix and make your patties. (We usually make six big patties.)
My husband goes nuts with the seasonings. He adds cayenne, pepper, and turmeric quite liberally.

I chose to fry my patties in bacon fat and then top them with fresh guac and bacon.

My freaking favorite!!

Same old shirt… Fits a little looser.

Same old shirt… Fits a little looser.

Here I am with my submission to the annual 5x7 art sale the other night. My piece (the blue one next to my shoulder) sold, which is always flattering. 

Shout out to my BFF, Natalie, for being a bad ass and singlehandedly setting the whole thing up.

Here I am with my submission to the annual 5x7 art sale the other night. My piece (the blue one next to my shoulder) sold, which is always flattering.

Shout out to my BFF, Natalie, for being a bad ass and singlehandedly setting the whole thing up.

I just want to talk about these chicken wings I made last night for my little family’s lunch today. 
They took less than 3 minutes to prepare. Just mix honey, minced garlic -I used garlic powder cause I’m lazy- salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl, throw these suckers into the crock pot, cover them with the sauce you’ve made and set the thing to 4 hours on high. (The recipe can be found here: http://offthegrain.com/honey-garlic-chicken-wings-in-the-crock-pot/ )

Anyway, this is just one of a vast array of insanely easy crock pot recipes that keep my lazy self on track with my weight loss. I won’t pretend to be immune to temptation but I try really hard to keep myself out of bad-food choice situations by preparing my food in advance. 

Yessir, I’m a crock pot head for life!

I just want to talk about these chicken wings I made last night for my little family’s lunch today.
They took less than 3 minutes to prepare. Just mix honey, minced garlic -I used garlic powder cause I’m lazy- salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl, throw these suckers into the crock pot, cover them with the sauce you’ve made and set the thing to 4 hours on high. (The recipe can be found here: http://offthegrain.com/honey-garlic-chicken-wings-in-the-crock-pot/ )

Anyway, this is just one of a vast array of insanely easy crock pot recipes that keep my lazy self on track with my weight loss. I won’t pretend to be immune to temptation but I try really hard to keep myself out of bad-food choice situations by preparing my food in advance.

Yessir, I’m a crock pot head for life!

Full body photos of the old me are hard to come by. I was really good about hiding myself when it came time to take pictures! 

It’s so weird to see the old me. The 1st photo is from 2009, the year I got married. I looked like a big walking ball… I didn’t realize how round I was. I also look younger now than I did then. I was 21 years old (way before I began my weight loss) in the first picture and I’m 26 years old in the last two. 

We’re coming up on the 1st anniversary of my weight loss “journey”! I decided to change my ways almost a year ago. Time really does fly… 

Just to re-cap:

Start weight: 313 lbs
Current weight: 193 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs

Total lost so far: 120 lbs! 
Weight to lose: 53 lbs

Full body photos of the old me are hard to come by. I was really good about hiding myself when it came time to take pictures!

It’s so weird to see the old me. The 1st photo is from 2009, the year I got married. I looked like a big walking ball… I didn’t realize how round I was. I also look younger now than I did then. I was 21 years old (way before I began my weight loss) in the first picture and I’m 26 years old in the last two.

We’re coming up on the 1st anniversary of my weight loss “journey”! I decided to change my ways almost a year ago. Time really does fly…

Just to re-cap:

Start weight: 313 lbs
Current weight: 193 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs

Total lost so far: 120 lbs!
Weight to lose: 53 lbs

June 1st 2013 VS March 19th 2014
My face has deflated a little bit, eh? 

June 1st 2013 VS March 19th 2014

My face has deflated a little bit, eh?Β 

IMG_8043.jpg on Flickr.We stopped in Lubbock Tx long enough to take a picture on the Texas Tech campus. Glad we didn’t run into any students…
Anyway, this was my best angle. I had to zip up my jacket to hide my belly lumps. I’m looking forward to the day when I don’t have to worry about angles or jelly rolls! Self-consciousness and insecurities are lame!

IMG_8043.jpg on Flickr.

We stopped in Lubbock Tx long enough to take a picture on the Texas Tech campus. Glad we didn’t run into any students…
Anyway, this was my best angle. I had to zip up my jacket to hide my belly lumps. I’m looking forward to the day when I don’t have to worry about angles or jelly rolls! Self-consciousness and insecurities are lame!

ffentoozler
ffentoozler:

IMG_8260.jpg on Flickr.I just got back from a week-long road trip to & from Denver Colorado. It was an amazing vacation but I’m glad to be home. The food I ate was less than exemplary for someone who is trying to shed the pounds and I’m really looking forward to getting back on track. 

Re-posted from my photo-blog.

ffentoozler:

IMG_8260.jpg on Flickr.

I just got back from a week-long road trip to & from Denver Colorado. It was an amazing vacation but I’m glad to be home. The food I ate was less than exemplary for someone who is trying to shed the pounds and I’m really looking forward to getting back on track.

Re-posted from my photo-blog.

Hi! I just wanted to say that you're an inspiration! I'm trying to get back on track after the death of my father, moving back to Texas, and starting a new job and it's kinda hard but I'm trying! Can we be MFP friends? :)

I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I can’t being to understand how difficult it must be. My deepest condolences.

What is your MFP screen name? I’d love to be your friend!