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One Long Weekend

Happy Civic Holiday!

I’m not sure if this is also in the states, but in Canada, its a civic holiday today, so its a looong weekend 🙂 

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting too regularly, things have just been super busy. I have been spending lots of time with family, and friends, wich is exactlly what I have been needing. The meal plan has been going well mostly, though I think the change is still affecting me a bit 😉

In all the craziness, I have been able to photograph most of my eats, so hows about a quick weekend recap yes?

Friday

Breakfast:
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Whole wheat pita stuffed with 1 scrambled egg, diced tomato and 1 slice melty cheddar cheese. With some sliced apple and ketchup on the side 🙂

 

Lunch:
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Black Forrest Ham, laughing cow cheese, tomato and dijon mustard on 2 slices rye bread.
Carrots and Orange Mango Juice on the side. 
 

 

As you may notice, there is a lot of salt on top of the sandwich and on the side. I know its not good for me, but I use A LOT of salt. At almost every meal. I kinda just feel like food is tasteless without a good salting.

Is there a condiment/topping you guys use a lot (or maybe too much) of? Any other salters out there?

After this lunch I headed down to a historic district in my city with my mom. Its an old brewery, and many of the old buildings have been converted into new stores and restaurants. Its a great place to go on a sunny day, when you just wanna browse and be in a nice atomosphere. After some browsing, momma started getting hungry for some lunch, so we sat down at one of the restaurants there: 

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Mommas Lunch: House baguette with white bean hummus

After her lunch, we walked around the area a bit more which is when I saw this amazingness:

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That takes some skill! There was a whole series of pictures like this, as well as an Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

I can barely solve a rubix cube, let alone use them to recreate art!!

 

When I got home this snack was throughly enjoyed:
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Quaker Brown Sugar Cinnamon oatmeal with 1 sliced banana and a tbsp of Dark Chocolate Dreams. Vanilla Boost too. 🙂

 This snack gave me all the fuel I needed to write that loooonnnggg post, and do some blog reading.

At around 9, I headed out to Sushi with my brother! Yay!!

We tried out a new sushi place close to the theatre we were going too. I won’t lie, the sushi place was a little sketch, it was empty, it smelled a little bad, but we were in neeed of some sushi, so we decided to take our chances. 

 I had some miso soup and a california roll.  And actually it tasted pretty damn good. Will we go there again? no, were we well fed? yes!

So then we were off to the movies where we saw “Moon”

 Its a somewhat odd sci-fi movie with the guy Drew Barrymore hooks up with in Charlie’s Angels, haha. I am usually not one for sci-fi movies, or movies about space. But oddly enough I really liked it! Its definetley not a movie that will cheer you up, its one of those movies that makes you realise that things kind of suck, haha, but a good quality film nonetheless.

While in the theatre I had an Envirokidz Peanut Butter Bar

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This was my attempt to get in both my 3 choice evening snack and high energy serving. I decided I would have this granola bar in the theatre, and then have my high energy at home, along with my chocolate milk, which I would usually have had with this bar. 

The plan went swimmingly and this was consumed when I got home:
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Mini So Delicious Ice Cream Sammie, with vanilla pudding, and chocolate milk. oohh and a caramilk chocolate square as well. 

It had been way to long since my last caramilk. I have a whole bag of these mini bites, so I think I will be adding them to my high energies now and again, just for that added yumminess. 🙂

Saturday

Breakfast:
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Banana Bonanza: Thomas Multigrain English Muffin with 1 tbsp Maranatha Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp strawberry cream cheese and a huuugggee sliced banana. Java alongside.

As you can guess from the name of my blog, this breakfast was kind of a dream come true.

Lunch:

IMG_03612 slices pumpernickel bread with 2 slices Black Forrest Ham, laughing cow cheese wedge, tomato slices, and dijon mustard. Panini grilled, and then dipped in 1 tbsp ketchup on the side. As well as a sliced green apple and some unpictured orange mango juice.

After this lunch, I went downtown with my brother, where we browsed some shops and checked out an up and coming area in my city, that has a really artsy alternative vibe. The weather was fantastic, and it was really refreshing to explore a new part of the city.

Even more refreshing was this snack:
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Strawberry fro-yo with blueberries

This was something my dietician had asked me to do, have a snack out. And while my anxiety level was a bit high right before, as soon as I had the first bite that all melted away. This was absolutley delicious. My brother got one as well. And about 20 minutes later, he got a second one!!

Needless to say, we have planned for many more fro-yo outings. 

After all our walking and exploring downtown, me and my brother wanted to just stay in and take it easy. We also got lazy with dinner preparation, both of us turned to Amy’s Products to save the day. 

My brother heated up Amy’s Margherita Pizza, which he said was deeelish.

Whereas I heated up an old favourite:

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Amy’s Black Bean Burrito with laughing cow cheese, steamed veggies and an orange mango juice. Ketchup for some dip-age to.

Then some dessert:
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 Strawberry Yogurt and some Annie’s Honey Graham Bunnies, as well as the Boost I missed earlier in the day when I was downtown. 

After all this chow, me and my brother settled our stomachs while watching an old 80’s comedy called “Spies Like Us” with Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase. I laughed myself silly, it was a great movie. There are so many great old movies you never think to watch, just cause there is always something new to see, but every once in a while, its nice to watch some classics. 

Then it was time for my evening snack:
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Cashew Cookie LaraBar and Soy Milk (which I frothed afterwards, mmm like a latte minus the coffee) Twas the perfect evening pre-bed snack.

I am thinking about talking with my dietician about moving the high energy to maybe after lunch or something, because I am finding it a bit overwhelming to have it after dinner, as well as an evening snack. But then again that may just be because my dinners always end up being so late, anyway we will see what happens with that 🙂

Sunday:

I slept in quite a bit, I guess I had been somewhat lacking in sleeping hours, so feeling well rested, I made an Adventurous breakfast:
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I had allowed myself to become scared of pancakes for some ridiculous reason, and on Sunday, I decided the only way to shatter that fear, would be to enjoy some pancakes.

 Aunt Jemima’s Buttermilk Pancakes with 1 sliced banana, 100g vanilla yogurt and some java.

Ain’t it pretty? And it was super yummy! I am defintley no longer afraid of pancakes. In fact after breakfast I began thinking up new ways to try the pancake. Maybe by making banana pancakes, and instead of two small ones, make one big one?

Mmm, excited to try those soooooon.

If you girls are holding back from trying something new, or having something you are wanting, because you are scared. Try and Just do it! 

I promise the scariest moment is always in the 20 seconds before you do it, and then I PROMISE all that anxiety will melt away as you allow yourself to enjoy something your brain had convinced you you weren’t allowed to enjoy 😉

After breakfast, my bestie called me and asked if she could come over and chill a bit before her shift, and I told the biddy to head on over.

It was really nice to see her again, and just catch up on the weekends activities. I unfortunately did not see much of her on the weekend, cause the girlie has started a new job, that includes a lot more weekend hours. boooo. 

After some catching up, we headed out to a health food store near my house, where the girl picked up some cleanse pills, while I grabbed some much needed Luna Bars, LaraBars, and more mini So Delicious Ice Cream Sammies.

Once we got back to my house, she found out that one of her friends was able to cover her shift, so she could have the day off! Weee!! To celebrate we made some lunch:
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2 slices pumpernickel bread with 2 slices deli chicken breast, laughing cow cheese, tomato slices, dijon mustard, baby carrots, ketchup and salt salt salt salt salt. 

 This has become my go to sandwich as of late, its just so yummy and filling, I can’t bring myself to change it up. My friend had pretty much the same thing, except in an ezekial wrap. 

Excited by her sudden freedom we brainstormed on things to do. A few ideas were tossed around, including a trip to Costco. 

 However, we decided to go for a short trip to the park to swing on the kiddie swings, before heading to a day showing of “The Ugly Truth”

(I go to a lot of movies eh?)

 I actually really liked it! I laughed really hard, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. 

 

So to review:

1. “Moon” – good to go see if you are feeling deep and in need of some confusion

2. “Spies Like Us” – a great 80’s comedy classic

3. “The Ugly Truth” – Really perfect chick flick, go see it with some of your best girlies, and it will be a good time 🙂
 

After the movie, me and the bestie parted ways, as I had to head home have a snack and get myself ready to go out for a reunion dinner with some friends. You see one of my friends moved to the other side of Canada for school, and ended up staying out there for the summer. So yesterday she came back, after 8 months of being away!! Needless to say, I was really exicted to see the girl.

Snack:
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Repeat picture 🙂
Whole Wheat Bread with laughing cow cheese, tomato slices and a Vanilla Boost

This was delicious as always, and served as the perfect appetizer for the dinner I was off to. 

I was so happy to see my friend again, 8 months is way to long to not see or talk to a friend. She looked really good, and happy and it was great to all catch up over a great meal. 

We went to a great thai place in the heart of the clubbing district.  

I ordered the Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Salmon with Rice and Steamed Veggies. I also had a glass of chardonnay, and a beer back at my friends house 🙂

No pictures girls, sorry! But It was delicious. When Dessert time came around I had promised myself I would order dessert, and challenge myself with that! But alas, I freaked myself out a bit, and ended up not ordering anything. I was kind of upset with myself, but you can’t win em’ all. I have just decided that because of that little slip up, the next time I am out to dinner, I will order a dessert, and enjoy it! Cause if the pancakes were any indicator, food is never something to be feared!!

To make up for the missed dessert and such I tucked into this snack when I got home:
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Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif and some Chocolate Milk (which tasted as decadent as that picture looks) 

All in all it was a great weekend. I was able to go to sushi with my brother, and stick to the meal plan, I was able to spend some time with my best friend, and go to dinner with an old friend and stick to the plan then as well.

I hope all your weekends were relaxing and enjoyable. I can’t wait to read up on them and comment away 🙂

Also, thank you all for your kind comments on my last post. I loved each and every one, and its definetley nice to know I am not alone in struggling with a few things. Lets all just try our best to not be so hard on ourselves, allow ourselves to enjoy the little joys in life, and not let silly anxieties hold us back! 

Hope you all have a great start to the week!!
xx

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Boost Induced

Friday is here, the sun is out, and I am feeling fine 🙂

I am really enjoying this blogging dealy so far, feels kind of good to be able to get all my thoughts out on “paper” haha
I also really appreciate all the comments from you girls, reminding me of what a welcoming and loving community the blogging world is. 

Thursday started out like any other, I got up, and dragged my half awake self down to the kitchen, only to discover we were missing quite a few food staples, breads, fruits, MILK!? 

So off me and my mom went to the grocery store.

I think its kind of weird how much I like grocery shopping, and this is something I have noticed on the blogs of other girls as well. But I could honestly spend hours in a grocery store..i think its fun! weird? maybe, but whatevaa 🙂 And it drives my mom crazy cause she just kinda wants to get what we need and bounce, whereas I go up and down the aisles, looking for new things to try, or finding some favourite items. Yesterday was no different, and we had quite the haul of items, no picture though girlies, sorry.

By the time we got home, I was hunngggrryyy. So i made myself this lovely breakie:
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2 eggo fibre plus blueberry waffles, with 1/2 banana, 1 container cottage cheese, and some java.

Probably one of my favourite breakfasts, but I try and keep it to once a week though, so I don’t ever get sick of it. 😉

After breakfast I wrote up my blog entry, read some of your lovely posts, and then me, my mom and my brother decided we should go do something. Though it took us forever to get out of the house, around 12 we headed out for a starbucks run, I made sure to grab myself a granola bar to enjoy along side the coffee on the way out.. IMG_0277

 

Double tall soy latte, and a sunshine valley banana nut granola bar. Love these granola bars. 

We strolled around town for a bit, looked at some design stores, and then ended up in Sleep Country Canada, where I may or may not have napped on one of the many mattresses…haha

 

 

Then we headed back home where I made myself some lunch:

IMG_0279Brown rice wrap with turkey, mozzarella, mustard and spinach, panini’d as always. 

With some carrots (way more than pictured) 1/2 a golden delicious apple, 10 kashi TLC crackers (with 1 tbsp salmon cream cheese for dipage) and some so nice mango juice.

yum yum yum.

My brother saw my lunch, and promptly made himself a wrap as well. I think it was his first time having a wrap, and damnn, he loved it. He kept on going on about how great wraps are cause you can fill them with anything you want!! And while I agree, I reminded him that the same concept applied to normal sandwiches. He was blinded by the greatness of the wrap, how can I blame him?

After lunch I kind of just chilled around the house, went to staples with my dad, bought some office supplies, chilled some more. And after all that chilling and lazing, you know I needed some snackage if I was ever going to have enough energy to chill more:
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Banana Cookie LaraBar, 1/2 normal, 1/2 crumbeled over some raspberry yogurt.  

I am really influencing my brothers diet, as soon as he saw the LaraBar, he said he wanted one too! He enjoyed the Pecan Pie LaraBar. And he is now also a LaraBar convert.

Wraps, larabars…he may soon start blogging my friends.

About one hour later my fam decided to BBQ some lamb burgers. Unfortunatley I was not quite hungry yet. So I just sat outside with them and enjoyed the weather and company. About an hour and a half later, I did begin to feel some hunger, and the lamb burgers inspired me to do some burger action of my own:

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Methinks my foodie pictures are improving yes? 

Sol Veggie Burger on a whole wheat hamburger bun, with a slice of melty processed cheese, tomato slices, ketchup and mustard, all panini’d (yes I even panini my burgers…its a problem) and some baby carrots, kashi TLC crackers (can’t get enough of these) and some banana to spread on the crackers.
(Banana and TLC crackers together taste like mini banana bread, try it ouuut)
The lot was washed down with my lemon lime gatorade of the day.  

The fam and I were gonna go out and see a movie, but we made the mistake of turning on CNN where we found the Larry King Live at Neverland Ranch…and we all kind of couldn’t stop watching. I still can’t fully beleive that Micheal Jackson is dead, he just always seemed like one of those icons who could never die you know?
Speaking of last nights Larry King, did anyone else see that video of MJ’s 2nd last rehearsal!? He was looking pretty good! Its a shame the world won’t get to see his final tour, I’m sure it would have been pretty epic!
After Larry King, we decided to rent The Pink Panther 2, too make up for the missed movie outing . Just as we were about to watch it, i realised I hadn’t had my supplement!! 

IMG_0287 It was reccomended to me back in January that I start using Boost, but back then I was no where near as ready to get better as I am now. Back then I saw Boost as some evil concotion made to make me gain weight. So i resisted and refused to try it. Then on monday when my new dietitan recommended it to me, I didn’t feel the urge to fight it anymore. 

Now I won’t lie, I was super nervous to try it. A part of me just wanted to skip it, but I’m tired of cheating myself, and I was way to full to have a clif instead (though I love them dearly) So i poured the boost in a glass and went for it, and you know what. It tasted damn good. I really enjoyed the boost, so drinking one of these a day? or having a clif? Noooo problemo. 🙂

I enjoyed the boost, and I enjoyed the movie. Goofy and off the wall, exactly the type of movie the fam was in the mood for. After the movie, I went on a nice midnight stroll with my brother. Something I love about the summer is that its still so warm at night! 

So all in all a lovely lovely Thursday. Friday promises to be quite good too, some shopping with brother downtown, maybe actually getting oursleves to a movie tonight? we shall see…I am dying to see My Sisters Keeper, everyone keeps writing about how great it is. We’ll see if I can convince my mom to go with me. 

And then Saturday I am off to a friends cottage for 2 days, very excited to get some sun, some brewski, and be with my girls! The girls I’m going with are my best friends, and we have all known each other since grade one! So I may not post till Sunday, but we’ll see 😉

IMG_0288Well I’m gonna call this a post, but I’ll leave you all with last nights dessert. (The best course, yes? youuubetcha.)

Bad lighting I know, but this lovely mix is 2 mini chocolate chip cookies with some breyers cookies n cream ice cream. And that box like dealy you see next to it, is some chocolate milk. yummmers.

 

Hope you all have a fabulous friday!

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New In Town

Goood Morning All!
I hope you all had a lovely wednesday, mine was pretty good 🙂

I woke up kinda late, so I immediately fixed myself a loverly breakfast:

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Egg McMuffin: english muffin with one scrambeled egg and a slice of mozzarella. Accompanied by 1/2 a golden delicious, leftover egg, and some ketchup. Was gonna have the soy milk, but opted for some espresso after the picture was taken 🙂

Then it was straight on to cleaning. Me and my parents cleaned the entire house yesterday, it was craziness. And it was all because my brother was arriving yesterday from Iceland. For some reason whenever a family member is arriving, or returning from a trip, its like an expectation of our family that the house be perfectly clean. Its kind of hilarious, especilly since I’m sure my brother would barely notice a difference, but its nice I guess to make an effort. 🙂

Around 11 my best friend called me, and asked if I would go with her to buy some breakfast (she eats late) which I was def up for, so biddy came over, and off we went. Within 5 minuts of being in her car, she asked how I was, why we hadnt talked in so long (2 days..which is a long time for us haha) and whether I had anything I wanted to talk about. This immediately reminded me of what my therapist had been telling me about being more open with my closest friends (see last post) and so I was happy that the oppourtunity was presenting itself so quickly. I tried my best to explain my behaviour and situation to her:  I told her that even though I wanted to talk to her so many times about what was going on, and I wanted to tell her everything, my fear of being a nuisance, or bringing down the mood of the chill sesh (dont know where that term came from) always kept me from letting her in. I also apoligized for being so absent from her life, I don’t know about you girls, but I definetley isolate myslef quite a bit. It just feels safer to stay home with my parents and the food I know, where I have control, than to go out with friends and just live life unplanned. I explained that this was something i was going to work on changing, and even better, she said she would help me do that! She also told me that it only ever made her happy when we talked about it, because it made her relived to know what was going on with me, to hear I was working on getting better, and made her feel she could help me in some way. We ended up having a really good talk, and both opened up to eachother, and a lot of the tension that had been underlying in our relationship was lifted. After the heavy talk, she came back to my house and had her breakfast, while I had a snack, and we just talked and hung out like old times, it really felt great. Girlies, if you have a friend you are holding back from, for fear that they don’t want to hear about your ED, or because you don’t want to talk about it yourself, let that person in. I can tell you now from experience, theres no better feeling than reconnecting with a friend you were beginning to distance yourself from. I think when we stop caring about ourselves, its easy to forget that other people still do care about us. Being alone ain’t no fun, friends are good for the soul.

DSC01683I didn’t photograph my snack with my friend, no one knows about this bloggie, except for my mom, but here’s what snack consisted of, a creamy vanilla yogurt and a to go pack of all bran buds. Love me some fibre.

The rest of the day was continued mmaaaaaddd cleaning. I took a break from my windex and cloth around 2 for some lunchie:

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My photographing skills clearly still need some work, but the pita was filled with a laughing cow cheese wedge and a large slice of turkey and some mustard. Then some carrots, the other 1/2 of my golden delicious apple, Kashi TLC Crackers and mango juice.

I ate my lunch while watching an episode of Frasier. I absolutely love old sitcoms, I could rewatch episodes of seinfeld or frasier anyday. So much better than all this new reality TV bussiness…not that I don’t love me some housewives of …jon and kate plus 8 or paris’s new BFF now and again. haha

Something kind of challenging for me today was implementing an increase to my meal plan. I started with a new dietitan on Monday, who said I should add either a boost or a clif bar everyday, to up them cals just a lil more 😉

Photo 998She told me to have it with lunch, which I had planned on doing, but it ended up being a bit too overwhelming for me, so I waited 2 hours, and then I got down to bussiness. I lovelovelove clif bars, so for my first day of the new meal plan, I thought I would start with something I truly enjoy. Maple Nut, which is my favourite flavour so far, and some vanilla soy milk.

As far as clifs go I have tried maple nut, toffee peanut buzz, carrot cake, chocolate chip and chocolate chip peanut crunch. My fav has always been maple nut, with chocolate chip peanut crunch in a close second. Any flavours you girls reccomend? I am dying to try the WCM clif, but noooo dice, seeing as they aren’t sold here in Canada. lameeeo.

After the clif, I went for a quick walk with my dad in the lovely canada day weather. When we got back we found out that our neighbour had decided to throw a Canada Day street party, and was setting up BBQ’s and a cooler full of brewski’s. So suddenly we had Canada Day plans, which was great 🙂

I hung out with my neighbours, which was great cause I hadn’t seen them all in a long time and we all used to be super close. There about 5 of us on the street all around the same age, and growing up we literally spent everyday together. Because my brother is a whole 12 years older than me he moved out for school around when I was 7, so having these other kids on the street was great for me. They were like the siblings I never had 🙂

At around 7 I had to scurry off quickly to tuck into this snack: 1/2 an english muffin, with some banana and a good amount of PB (maybe?) washed down with some mo’ vanilla soy milk.

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So I am sticking to this peanut butter challenge, but I need some help from you girls, does that amount of PB seem decent?
Then it was back to the street party. Which was lots of fun. About half way through the evening, my brother arrived!! WEEE!! It was great to have him back. My family always feels complete when he is around..wonder why, haha. So I chilled with him and my neighbours and enjoyed the BBQ, along with some BBQ delights:

DSC01691Salmon Burger on a whole wheat pita, with a laughing cow cheese wedge, ketchup, and some carrots. (The nice thing about a street party..your own condiments are just steps away..

Once again, I will take some food photography classes, cause that shit looks naaassty.

Well once again I feel like this post may be dragging on, so I’m gonna wrap it up soon. All in all it was a great day. I really stuck to my meal plan, aimplemented the supplement increase with little anxiety, reconnected with my best friend, chilled with the my childhood besties, and got my brother back. An excellent start to July, and a great Canada day.

So I’ll finish off with desert, and a song ya’ll should give a listen to. I used its title as the name of my post because 1. I am new in this blogging town, 2. my brother just got back to town, and 3. my best friend can absolutely not get this song out of her head. Its a goodie. New in Town <—click it

DSC01694Chocolate pudding, with 2 mini soft chocolate chip cookies, and some chocolate milk. 🙂

Oh and just a quick note about my eats. I don’t think I am gonna post everything I eat in a day always, but just for these first few posts I will, cause they kinda give my posts direction, and also because I am trying to make myself come to terms with the amount of food I am eating, and accept that its what I need to get better. I am also posting all of my eats right now, because I remember reading blogs, and seeing what other girls were eating, and realising that I was not alone in having to eat a lot really helped me to stick to my meal plan, and stay motivated. 🙂

So, if your reading this, and your going through a meal plan situation like me. We need it girlies!! It will make us better! And instead of resisting it, lets enjoy it! Like my best friend said to me yesterday, she would trade my meal plan with what she eats anyday!

Hope you all have a great day!
Lots of Love!

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