So we recently took a trip to the mall. I got this new tank for around $10 or $12 from Forever 21. It's not the usual type of tank I go for but I ended up walking away with 2 that were the same type of back and loose feeling. I will show you the other one when I wear it! They also had some of their colored skinny jeans on sale, so I bought 2! Each were $9.99!! You can't beat that! I've never owned pants like these before, but I like how they make me look taller and thinner, especially worn with heels!! The colors I got were a tan looking color and a darker purple! Sorry these pictures don't look all that great!
Below you can see the back of the tank! And no that is not my bra strap, that is the strap from the white tank I'm wearing under! The flower tank itself is sheer!
The picture on the right you can see the new brown skinny jeans, but the picture is kind of dark for some reason, so it's not the greatest......but I am in love!!!
Onto something else..... for the past 2 months I've been counting my calorie intake, I had gained some weight during my engagement and since I've been married, and I wanted to lose it. Particularly around the belly. I realized how I was wasting calories on pop and other junk food, and counting my calories just seemed like the best way for me to avoid those unneeded pounds! In the past two months I've been avoiding fast foods and junk and focusing on healthy options, learning to cook, and seeking fresh produce for my basic needs. It's not too hard once you get the hang of it, and I feel a lot better and healthier eating healthy options at home rather than eating a big greasy burger or something similar at a fast food place.
I thought I would share some things I've tried recently with all of you. I recently made a crustless spinach quiche for the first time. It was very simple, and so healthy for you! Offhand, I can't quite remember the steps, but the recipe called for:
-egg beaters-garden vegetable
( egg beaters are a better option for you than normal eggs, at least calorie wise-35 cal vs. 70)
-10 oz frozen chopped spinach-thawed
(while folding this in I noticed it was a bit much for my liking so I cut it back by around 2 oz)
-1/4 cup nonfat Parmesan ( I couldn't find nonfat Parmesan so I went with nonfat mozzarella)
-pepper to taste
This was baked in a 9 inch pie pan. Serving size: 4
And get this, calories per serving: 85!!!!! That is hardly anything for something that size! It helps that it's crustless.
The next item I'm showing you can be switched around very easily to your liking. Have you ever been on a diet and craved pizza?? Have you seen the calories for slices of pizza nowadays? it's scary! I even looked at like lean cuisine and weight watchers frozen pizzas at the grocery store and even though they are better for you then say Pizza Hut, they still have a lot of calories for the small portion. So what I did was found a whole wheat tortilla that I believe is either 9 or 10 inches and used that for my base. Calories for that: 81. ( which is good for anything having to do with bread) I found a pizza sauce that for 1/4 cup is only 30 calories. That amount was plenty to cover the whole tortilla. For toppings this is where you can be creative.
I started out on my first try with just the pizza sauce, grape tomatoes and grated Parmesan cheese. Simple and delicious.
Basic pizza: 143
This picture below is of one I recently made that's a bit more fulfilling
with one cup spinach: 7 cal.
3 chopped graped tomatoes (they're 4 cal in each one so 4 x 3=12 cal.)
1/4 nonfat cheddar cheese = 45 cal.
and 2 chopped slices of microwavable bacon= 35 cal
(if you want bacon get the fully cooked microwavable bacon it's so much better for you than regular bacon. you get 4 slices for =70 cal you can't beat that!)
Total calories: 210
( and that's for the whole pizza!!)
So I hope these may help you and give you some ideas on where to start. I was scared to try new things in the kitchen but it's been worth it. If you like spinach, you can't go wrong, it's so healthy for you, fresh spinach one cup=7 calories! It makes for a great side salad!!
Also, if you are in the mood for something sweet, fruits are the way to go. Right now I can't get enough watermelon or blueberries!!
10 watermelon balls: 37 calories
50 blueberries: 39 calories
Check out www.calorieking.com
it shows you the calories in practically everything from fruits to veggies to fast food!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
fruit pictures: yahoo.com