Thursday, October 2, 2014

What we've been up to...

... taking bathroom selfies at work.

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Because I seriously regret the lack of pictures I have of myself at my heaviest, I'm making myself take periodic progress pictures. (And because I don't do my makeup at home, I'm forced to take these in the bathroom at work. Thank goodness I'm always the first one here in the morning or this would get awkward real quick.) 

I can tell a difference in my face, my legs, and definitely my stomach. Baby steps, y'all.

... good times with sweet friends.

It had been awhile since my best friend and I got together, so when my mom asked to keep Grace for a couple of hours last weekend, I took her up on her offer and immediately called Lauren to see if she was free. We ended up meeting for pedicures and Mexican, and it was exactly what my soul needed.

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There's no substitute for a friend who knows you better than you know yourself and who loves you in spite of that.

... cooking triumphs. And failures.

I got two new Paleo cookbooks last weekend (Practical Paleo and The Paleo Kitchen), so we've been trying a lot of new things this week. Some of them have been amazing, including this Bacon and Beef Casserole.

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It's got layers of beef sauteed with mushrooms and onions, mashed cauliflower (which seriously tasted a lot like mashed potatoes), mashed sweet potatoes, and bacon, and it rocked my world. It was sort of a pain to make, but well worth it.

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These Pumpkin Waffles, on the other hand, were a total and utter failure. I think it was user error because the batter tasted really good, but when I went to get them out of the waffle iron, they just crumbled everywhere. (And I swear I greased the heck out of the iron!)

... recovering from tonsillitis.

Poor Gracie girl got tonsillitis this weekend, which wasn't fun. She was a trooper, though, and we had a blast staying home together on Monday.

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She's more cute than I can even handle.

What have you guys been up to this week?


Joey said...

I feel like I sound like a broken record, but dang girl! Every time you post a picture of yourself I'm completely blown away. What you're doing is WORKING!! You look freaking fantastic! I'm sorry Grace had tonsillitis :( What a bummer!

Kate said...

I've been out of the blogging world lately, but I just want to say you look great! I read a little bit about your commitment to the gym the other day, and I just wanted to say that your hard work is paying off...and I'm sure that you feel great, too!

The Tale of Three P's said...

Looking great! I've said it before but I'm so impressed with your commitment to Paleo. Good work!

Kim @ Kimberleys Quests said...

That bathroom is huge! You look fabulous! Mashed cauliflower is amazing- it really does taste like mashed potatoes- I love it! Grace is so big, wasn't she just a baby yesterday!!! Hope she's feeling 100% again soon!

Nichole @ said...

You're looking FABBBBB! Oh my gosh! In other news, I am sorry for poor Gracie. I had tonsilitis often as a kid, and had my tonsils removed at twenty-five, ugh.

Joy said...

You look GREAT!!!! I've got to do something because I'm miserable. Baby steps...

Emily said...

I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogging friend! I'm trying to get back into the groove of it-I miss reading about my friends lives! So, you look amazing. I love your outfits!!! And I'm a little jealous of your work bathroom, so nice! Glad Grace is feeling better! It sucks when our babies don't feel well! She's getting so big!

steph said...

Please post updates on what you think of the paleo cookbooks. I would love your opinion on them before I purchase them.
Also, what do you eat for breakfast other than eggs?

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