We caved and turned on our heat today. It’s freezing here in Raleigh and I’m LOVING it!! 💙❄️ I decided to stray from my meal plan because this cold day called for a big pot of hot, comforting soup and this did not disappoint! 👌🏻 I also switched up the recipe a bit to make it more Keto-friendly!
This recipe was not on my weekly plan. If you want it, comment below and I’ll send it your way!
This picture is bad quality, but where did this tiny little baby go?! I seriously cannot believe you’re 3 today!! 💙💙 I love watching you grow up and grow into the little man that you are, with such a big personality! I love you so much FGS!
It’s like we think we run a fancy restaurant or something 🤷🏼♀️ #totalfoodies
Anniversary dinner tonight was the f’ing bomb - New York Strip with Butternut Squash Risotto and Brussel sprouts with pancetta and shallots - totally NOT Keto, but so worth it 😊👌🏻 #anniversarydinner
11 years together. 4 years married today 🖤 (Love that it’s on Friday the 13th this year!) I knew as soon as I met you we were meant to do amazing things together.
We’ve been through so much and just when it seems like we’ve gotten through it all, life throws us another curveball.
But I wouldn’t want to fight for this life with anyone else except for you. You’re my soulmate and my perfect counterpart. You inspire me to be better everyday.
I wouldn’t trade our mutual weirdness for anything 😘 I love you babe! Happy anniversary!
I’ve spent hours in my closet trying on clothes that didn’t fit. Nothing ever felt comfortable. Nothing ever looked good.
I’d end up sitting on the floor on top of piles of clothing crying my eyes out, wondering how I let myself go, and hating every inch of my body.
Too many times I promised myself I would never let that scenario happen again - that I would really buckle down with my nutrition and exercise and finally make the changes I was longing for.
I have been on some kind of diet for basically my whole entire life. I have beaten myself up for how I ate, or even worse, I would tell myself not to eat because I was already over on my containers or points or whatever diet I just happened to be on at the time. It was a constant cycle of guilt and shame.
And yet there I would be again, back on the floor of my closet sobbing and hating myself because despite my best efforts to create and maintain a health relationship with food, nothing ever changed.
I truly didn’t realize how trapped I felt before. I didn’t understand how much simpler it could be, how much better I could feel, and how much I could love myself until I stopped trying to do what was working for everyone else and starting doing what worked best for me.
I do not track or count my food in the form of calories, containers, apps, or scales. I eat the foods that I know my body utilizes for my health and I stop when I’m full.
And wouldn’t you know it - that pair of jeans that has been hanging in my closet for months that I was too afraid to put on - finally fit and make me feel GOOD.
After so many years of trying to create good, sustainable habits, I am FINALLY able to do so.
And it’s so freeing.
Reason 1,839,993 why I love ketones 👌🏻
I remember when we first get our wedding pictures back.
I spent a lot of time picking myself apart, skimming over every little detail, and hating how I looked in a lot of the pics.
There were numerous problems with my dress, I wasn’t at a weight I wanted to be at, and I just didn’t feel comfortable or happy in my own skin.
If I only knew then what I know now.
In honor of our anniversary on Friday, I looked through our wedding pictures and fell in love all over again.
I found pictures where I was quick to judge myself before and now, found myself feeling so freaking beautiful in them.
This was one of those pictures.
After 4 years, I can finally look at that girl and think that she was beautiful just the way she was on her wedding day.
But that girl had no self-love. And that girl was majorly hurting inside.
I think at some point we are all THAT girl.
That girl who isn't happy with her body.
That girl who hates the way she looks.
That girl who rips herself apart when she looks in the mirror.
That girl who hates getting pics taken.
That girl who when she sits down, pulls a pillow on her lap.
Have you ever been that girl?
I was and still can be that girl sometimes.
But everyday I'm a little bit closer to acceptance and love because I believe that I deserve it.
So ladies, let's be that OTHER girl.
That girl who loves herself, no matter what size she is.
That girl who looks in the mirror and says, "hey beautiful, looking good today"
That girl who doesn't cringe at pictures of herself.
That girl that truly, deeply, and unconditionally, loves herself.
You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. 🖤
Welcome to the 30’s club @missheatheramy!! I love you, I love us, and I love what our friendship has grown into over the years. You deserve nothing but love and happiness always, but especially today on your birthday! 🎉 Thank you for always being YOU! Love you so much! 🖤🖤
My last and final tip for you On-The-Go Keto Babes (you probably guessed this one) - KETONES!!! 🦄
I’m a very routine oriented person and when I travel, I try to stick to it as much as possible. But we all know how freaking hard it is to do so! .
Ketones have AMAZING benefits, but there’s 3 specific ones that stick out and really help me stay on track while I’m traveling:
1. They help me make better food choices and keep my from over-eating. .
2. They minimize bloating when I choose to eat some not-so-good meals (aka that crappy Chinese takeout I was talking about yesterday). .
3. They keep me energized and happy even though I’m way out of my sleep schedule. .
Thankful AF that I have these little packets in my life and that they travel so well! All I need is my ketones and a shaker cup and I’m good to go!
PS - this combo is BOMB!!! Raspberry Lemonade + Orange Dream = a match made in heaven 😍🍓🍋🍊