I started the Keto way of eating a month ago now. As you might know already, my last update was at the two week mark. I had lost 10 pounds, going from 174 to 164. With most diets, it gets harder to lose as time goes on. Which makes sense since you start to have less to lose. Well, after one full month of Keto eating (January 1st to February 1st), I now weigh in at 159. That is 5 pounds in 2 weeks, and 15 pounds in one month – which is pretty good. I stuck to Keto eating and working out almost daily. However, in the interest of honesty, I did “cheat” a little bit (I had a vodka, water, and MIO drink a couple of times – which is Keto approved and didn’t kick me out of Ketosis).
As you might know already, I started the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting two weeks ago. I have succeeded with no cheating – plus a 30 minute workout (21 day fix) 6 days a week. My weight at the start was 174 pounds (I hate admitting that). Which is significantly more than I care to be. My first goal is 155 (healthy weight according to BMI) and my overall goal is 140. I am happy to say that after 2 weeks of hard work and delicious fatty foods (a total perk to Keto!), I now weigh in at…
One day about a month ago I looked in the mirror and was disgusted. A while back I lost a lot of weight, and was looking and feeling great. Well, life happened and I put back on a lot of those pounds (luckily not all of them). Some of my friends had recently lost a lot of weight on the Keto Diet (high fat, medium protien, low to no carbs), so I decided to do some research. My husband is a science guy, and doesn’t believe anything unless it is proven. And so he decided to do his own research. We both came to the same conclusion – Keto was for us.
Something that I don’t think anyone outgrows, is fruit snacks. My husband and I still love snacking on them, and of course, so do our young daughters. They are snacks for school lunches and snacks for home. We try to include them in just about everything we do – including celebrating holidays. This Christmas season, here are a few ways you can include Welch’s Christmas themed fruit snacks in your plans.
My family and I spend quite a bit of time at The Most Magical Place on Earth – Walt Disney World. Our friends and family know this, and I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked for tips and tricks when visiting. I have written about a lot of this on my site, so be sure to browse my Disney Planning section – but something I have been asked about a lot recently is Disney Dining. I decided to finally sit down and write about my favorite 10 restaurants – 5 quick service and 5 sit down service.
The Garden Grill is always on our must do dining list when we visit Disney World. In my opinion, it is one of the best character meals that there is, for several different reasons. A Smith Family visit to Disney World would just not be the same without it. My in-laws will be hitting Disney World with us in a few months and we knew right away the one breakfast we had to make sure they did not miss is The Garden Grill. I am thrilled to say that we were able to book it – and cannot wait to show them why we love it so much!
My youngest daughter is going off to all day Preschool starting in September. Because of this, we are really taking advantage of the summer. We have traveled around a lot – and have spent many afternoons packing up lunch and having a picnic together. This is one of our favorite things to do on a nice warm day. Living in upstate New York, we have to enjoy the nice weather while we can.
I have always enjoyed cooking, but I am not one for coming up with good recipes. I have many cookbooks, but honestly I can flip through one for an hour and still not know what I want to make for dinner. That is one of the many reasons I love Terra’s Kitchen. They make dinners easy by sending you the ingredients you need – already prepped. They have a good amount of recipes to choose from, but not too many that you can’t decide. And the recipes are really easy to follow.
My daughters are very excited for the new Smurfs movie! They love those little blue guys – and OK, my husband and I do too! We grew up watching them and couldn’t be any more excited about the fact that our girls get to as well! I, personally, am so happy they are still around – and with new content coming out. In order to celebrate Smurfs: The Lost Village, we put together some fun cupcakes – and I am going to tell you exactly how you can make them too!
Beauty and the Beast hit theaters this part weekend and is already getting rave reviews! I am excited to tell you about an amazing initiative and also a super fun giveaway related to this film. The Walt Disney Company and Dole are partnering for a multi-year healthy living initiative aimed at helping parents encourage their families to make healthier eating choices! Families can now purchase DOLE Bananas, Pineapples, Salads and Vegetables adorned with characters from Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” to create delicious, nutritious Dole recipes inspired by the Disney film!