So I realized after looking at my blog that the format wasn’t coming out quite how I wanted it.  It was getting a little jumbl-y.  Sorry about that!  Now that I know I’ll do things a little different.


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So I’ve realize that my eating at work really has to do with who I’m working with.  For the most part I work with the same people and I can control my eating.  Then there are times when people fill in… and they are bad influences on me.  I mean I do have the say over what I eat, but sometimes I can be easily tempted.  Enter today’s lunch



This is all the fries I ate.


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I think I’ve had my fills of hot dogs.  2 is just too many.  Blah!

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Gas prices are dropping!  Woot woot!  3.29… and hope to see lower next time I pump.


Fail, Fail, Fail… I’m embarrassed to have to write that everyday I have skipped on the exercising.  Sleep has just beat out the exercising so far this week.  I try again everyday.  I’ll get back into the habit.  I’ll get back into the habit.  I’ll get back into the habit. Smile


12 hours

Yesterday I learned that I had to be at work at 3:00 this morning… Not fun.

I packed my food and drinks knowing that I would be at work for 12 hours.


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   Bagel thin with Hazelnut Cream Cheese                Strawberries, Watermelon, Cantaloupe

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Cheerios, choco chips, curry coconut                      Bombay Curry Coconut Peanuts

                      Trail Mix

kfc Having to be at work at 3 throws my whole eating schedule off.  I’m ready to eat lunch at about 8:00 in the morning, but know that I can’t because I’ll need to be eating lunch in the afternoon.  I decided I needed something comforting and filling, and I was craving mashed potatoes which lead me to KFC.  This was the first time trying the mashed potato bowl, and let me tell you it was good.  Good to where it can only be a special treat for me.

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Big Bowl of salad.. there was a little                                Peanut butter chocolate cupcake

lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, egg,

carrots, leftover chicken, and for a crunch

a few tortilla chips.


water                    latte                 coffee

       Water                                          Latte                                  Iced Coffee

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         I love iced coffee… especially when I need it to keep me awake on my drive home from        work.   That’s real love. Smile


This will be another fail.  Getting up at 2:00 was early enough.  I wasn’t getting up any earlier to squeeze in exercise.  Sometimes sleep wins over exercise.  Maybe tomorrow.  *Fingers crossed*


Eat, Drink, Love and exercise


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           Strawberries and Cantaloupe                                       Banana and Honey Cinnamon


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       Oscar Meyer Lunch Combo                              Oatmeal with PB, choco chips and coconut

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    Balance Complete Shake                                                           Water and Iced Coffee


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Free food!!!  Nothing is better than having a busy day and getting dinner for free on the way home.  Score!


Okay, so I failed on the exercise part today.  I set the alarm for 4:00, but when that buzzer went off another half hour of sleep felt much more needed than half hour of exercise.  I wish I had just forced myself to get up, but there are certain mornings, I just can’t bring myself to do it.  I proceeded to go to work and tell my boss that we needed to change the schedule so we can come in a hour later on the day work shift so that I could get up at 5 and exercise and it won’t seem that bad.  He said he would think about it.

So this is how I see my blog right now.  You might not want to see what I eat everyday, but that’s what I need to do right now.  I figured I would take all the categories of my blog title and show how they fit into my everyday life.  I hope you enjoy!


Heartbreakingly Perfect

I love Perfect Sundays.

Sundays when you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

I needed a perfect day, after the day I had Saturday.

I don’t talk much about my relationships on this blog.  Every once in a while you might have caught me talking about “my guy”.  I would talk about him in passing, but in all actuality we dated for seven months.  I resisted in the beginning.  I didn’t want to like him.  I didn’t want to get hurt.  I tried protecting myself, but boy was he persistent.  He didn’t allow me to push him away.  He stuck by me and ultimately became my best friend.  The past month or so it wasn’t the same.  He was bringing me more unhappiness, then happiness so yesterday I decided to put an end to the unhappiness.  I told him that I was done.  It was hard because not only was I losing a boyfriend, I was losing a best friend.  I cried some.  I watched Sex and the City the movie.  I drank some wine.  I tried not to think about the fact that I was cutting him out of my life.  It was a struggle and still is, but I realized that this journey of my life, it’s not all about losing weight, eating right, and exercising.  I also need to make sure that I make my life the best it can be.

This morning I woke up before 7, and I was ready to start my day.  I woke up refreshed.  I woke up knowing that I wasn’t going to mope around on the couch all day like I did the day before.

I started my morning out with an oldie but a goodie.

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A Green Monster!  That is love. 

I cleaned the house.

I ran on the treadmill.

I cleaned out my purse.

All things to cross off my to do list.

I love having productive Sunday mornings.

I have finally gone to the grocery store and farmer’s market.

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I have tons of produce to work into my meals this week.  Isn’t it great the first couple days after a grocery store trip?  It seems like I have so many food choices waiting to be eaten Smile

Sooo I’ve been thinking, and starting tomorrow I’m going to have a different kind of format on this blog.  I’ve thought about it for a while.  Maybe you won’t want to see what I plan on putting on here.  Maybe I’ll lose the readers I do have, but when it comes down to it… this blog is for me.  I’m going to take it where I want to and I hope that you will enjoy it.  I’m always looking to make things better, and it seems that there is always something to learn.  So stick around and see what I have in store!

What I learned in NC

Hi!!!!  I took a little mini vacation this past week.  I loved being away, but I have to admit that there really is no place like home.  I feel like I’ve missed so much around the blog world.  It’s going to take me forever to catch up.

What I learned in North Carolina…

Their squirrels are pretty nice.



And they like Pringles.  Who knew!  Those are not my old man hands, they are my Dad’s.

They have beautiful houses.  This would be the Biltmore, America’s largest home.




Can you imagine living in a home so large???  You would get your exercise just walking around that home.

They have really good chocolate…




Salted Caramels, chocolate covered potato chips, coconut haystack… oh my!

They have a train that takes you through the Smoky Mountains…


And the train serves beer!!!



And great views..

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They have house boats…

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That I really want to stay in.  How neat would it be to have your house in the middle of a lake?!

It also gave me a chance to read…

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That’s what vacation is all about spending time with some great people, ( My parent’s, niece and nephew, and of course Justine all went), in a great place, doing what I enjoy doing.

I love being away, but it’s hard to come back to reality and this…

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How will I ever get caught up??

Hang my head in shame

So this past Friday I had dinner.  I know big surprise, right?  I know your thinking.. Everyone has dinner Kristi.

But this dinner I took pictures of.

This dinner I was going to post,

but then I got embarrassed.

What are they going to think of me when they see what I ate for dinner?

They are going to think someone trying to lose weight shouldn’t be eating that.

They are going to look at me and think I’m not serious.

They are going to think I’m unhealthy.

They are going to think no wonder she’s fat.

They are going to shake their heads in disapproval.

My face grew red just thinking about it.

I don’t want anyone to know that sometimes eat this.

That I enjoy things that aren’t good for me.

I’m not one of those cute girls that can profess their love for candy, bacon, dessert.  They can get away with it.  Not me.

You get the picture.

I had so many negative thoughts running through my head.

I got ashamed.

And I didn’t post the picture.

But then I realized that no one is going to think of me any different.

That we might all indulge in stuff that might not be that good for you.

It doesn’t mean that I don’t want to lose weight.

It doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be successful.

It just means that one day I ate something, and though it might not be good for me, I enjoyed it.

I don’t indulge in it everyday.

And I wouldn’t want to.

So here it is my friends…

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I had a piece of fried chicken, and veggies.  And I had to put my dinner on two plates.

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This is what I was afraid of.

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Not this.

Thanks for listening.


I used to think of vacation as a free for all.

Eat whatever you want.

Drink whatever you want.

Do whatever you want.

It was where all of the eating right pressure went out the window.

I was on vacation and it didn’t matter.

I still think vacation is a time for you to let loose.

It’s your time to relax and leave the pressures of everyday life behind.

This vacation I’m going to do things a little different.

I packed a few snacks, that may not be exactly healthy, but it’s not the junk that I used to pack.

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I’m also packing these

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Because I know most hotels have gyms and I can set aside at least 30 minutes in the morning to get my a little run in.

I’m going to take a break from the every day stresses of life, but I’m not going to take a break from my health.

How do you treat vacation a free for all or stay on track?