My Weight Loss Journey #fitmom

  
My weight loss journey has been slow…. super slow… I breast fed for 20 months, yep and proud to do so BUT my body would not let go of the weight. So when I finally stopped I still wasn’t losing.. oh yay.. but I did NOT give up, I can officially say in the last month my body has regulated from nursing and my metabolism is back on track and I stepped on the scale this morning to see a number I haven’t saw in a very, very long time. I’m proud of myself, my journey even slow it’s happening, I feel FANTASTIC, I have energy, I workout, I eat right and take some certain amazing health products! So you guys, don’t quit, don’t give up, you got this!! Keep an eye on me because I have some major goals I aim to crush this year!

 #happyhealthy #fitmom

Jessica Simpson “The Warm Up” Capris Review

   

 
I’m always on the hunt for really great exercise pants, preferably capris. I stumbled upon these on HSN.com last week and I wanted to try them because obviously they’re cute, I love Jessica Simpson Style and they were on sale, so I ordered two pairs.😍


First off, I love the capris so much but I think they run very small, I normally would wear an XL in workout bottoms as I’m a size 16. I ordered size 3X because I read to size up and I have noticed a trend in designer clothing running smaller. (I probably would have fit in the 2X just fine because they are very stretchy.)

They are very comfortable and stretchy, they move with your body and do not heat you up while you work out, so your legs won’t get super sweaty. 

I wore my colorful purple pair today while working out and I got several compliments on them, I’m telling you, they are really cute! 👌🏻

  


 They also have a zipper pocket in the back to store your keys or card, it has a reflective stripe above the zipper as well. 

 
The retail price is $54.00 each but I scored them on sale for $14.97 which I think is a great deal! I highly recommend giving this brand a try, I personally can’t wait to try more of her workout gear, just remember to size up!


*All opinions are my own, I was no way endorsed or paid for this review.

Weight Watchers Tator Tot Casserole

  

Makes 6 Servings, 10 smart points

Family favorite without the guilt! 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1lb lean ground beef (93/7)
  • 16 oz tator tots 
  • 1 32 oz can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350. Cook beef, drain grease. Add in soup and garlic, cook until warm and “runny”. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish, carefully fold in green beans, top with tator tots and bake for 40-45 mins. 

Broccoli Cheese Soup (Low Carb/Weight Watchers Friendly)


Easy to make and kid approved!

Details:

  • 4.3 Net Carbs per Serving
  • 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points
  • (Omit all cheese and soup is 1 smart point)
  • 4 servings 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese 
  • salt/pepper or seasoned salt to taste

Directions:

Pour broth, broccoli and garlic into soup pan, cook on high until boiling then simmer until broccoli is softened. Stir in cheese and seasoned salt. Once cheese is melted to a liquid it’s finished. 

😊 Enjoy! 

Low Carb Pizza Casserole 🍕

  

So, this was supposed to be some extravagant layered pizza with perfect slices, but I was lacking some ingredients and threw this together and hoped it was edible. Surprisingly it was really good, both of my kids liked it! Score! 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1lb ground Italian sausage 
  • 16 oz low carb pizza sauce (Ragu)
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella 
  • 20 (more or less) pepperonis 
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Sautée onion and green pepper, add it sausage, cook and stir in pizza sauce. Place in baking dish and top with cheese and cheese pepperoni, bake 30 mins.

Cheesy Bacon Chicken & Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash (Low Carb)


Cheesy Bacon Chicken Ingredients:

  • 7 chicken tenderolions or 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts divided
  • 4-6oz cream cheese
  • 4-5 pieces of bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • Seasoned salt or salt & pepper 
  • Optional: jalapeños to top, I usually add them and they’re fantastic

Directions:

Spray skillet with oil and place chicken in pan, sprinkle with seasoned salt, cook on both sides covered until white, top cream cheese and bacon and cook until full cooked. (Full time usually takes 15-20 mins) Top with cheddar cheese.

Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash:

Servings, 6-8 pending on portion size

  • 1 head Cauliflower 
  • 6oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 green onions
  • 3 pieces Bacon, cooked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam Cauliflower on stove in pot until softened, drain well. Place cream cheese, sour cream, parm cheese and green onions into large bowl, pour Cauliflower into bowl and use electric hand mixer to mash together. Pour into 9×13 or similar baking dish and top with cheddar cheese and bacon. Bake 20 mins.

Tuna Pickle Boats (Low Carb)

  

Where are my Pickle lovers at? This is a quick, yummy lunch and budget friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole pickles,halved
  • 1/2 can tuna
  • Desired amount of mayo
  • Sprinkle of cheddar cheese

Half pickles, mix tuna and mayo, top desired amount on pickles, sprinklevwith cheese. Makes 4 Boats.

Notes: I made the entire can of tuna but only used half, so there’s enough to make about 8 Boats total.