Finish the Sentence Linkup

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Today I am linking up with Jake and Holly for a fun little finish the sentence go 'round!


If I had one extra hour in the day... I’d like to say I’d do something productive, but I’m pretty sure I would happily sleep that hour away!

 I wish my name... was original. Jessica has to be the most popular girls name EVER. But, at least I can always find my name on those lovely personalized touristy key chains!

I think anything chevron is... amazeballs. I love it. I want to paint my house in pink and aqua chevron. Don’t think the landlord (or my hubby) would appreciate that.

My last nightmare... consisted of me trying to find someone. That’s about all I remember. But I woke up sweating and my body was all stressed. It must have been intense!

Sometimes... I wonder when I missed the class on how to be rich by doing nothing. I’d really love to know if the class is going to be rescheduled and if I can sign up pronto.

My last meal on earth would be... Cake. Cupcakes. Any combination of flour, sugar, egg, and frosting. A little chocolate wouldn’t bother me. And a venti raspberry mocha. How I miss those….

I would much rather...clean my house instead of going to the gym. Then I get lazy and don’t do either! 

Mayonnaise... is banned from the Garcia household. BANNED. Unless it’s on a fired egg sandwich with toasted bread. Then I’ll allow it.

10 years ago, I didn't think... 10 years would go by this fast. My 10 year high school reunion is Saturday…. That’s just scary. I also thought I’d be a mom by now.

Selfishly...I want someone at my beck and call to rub my feet. If I was rich, I would totally hire a 24 hour on call foot massager. I wouldn’t even care if they didn’t have a personal life…. I would pay them well though ;-)

My favorite show on TV right now... Big Brother. This season is extra trashy, which makes it highly entertaining for me!

And, George Zimmerman... is old news. I am getting so frustrated with all the coverage this is getting. It’s very sad that a child died. It always is. But can we take a look at ALL the children who are dying on a daily basis and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? We should be using this awareness towards doing something about the violence so many children are involved in daily instead of focusing the coverage on Zimmerman and whether the jury made the wrong call or not. They made the call and that’s that. They don’t always get it right, but it’s time to MOVE ON.

Weigh In Wednesday - Link Up!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pretty Strong Medicine

I'm participating in the Weigh In Wednesday link-up! My weight loss total for the week is from yesterday morning, because I am trying to weigh myself only once a week! If you thought I was actually going to post my current weight, and not my weekly weight loss, you are sorely mistaking! Someday maybe I will share my highest weight ever, (which is my starting weight) but I'm not there yet. Thinking about it makes me want to curl up in fetal position and rock back and forth, no exaggeration. When it's a distant memory and I am far away from it.... we'll see. So, total weekly weight loss, drumroll please........

6.8 lbs!

Totally stoked with that number. I know it's not going to keep up at that pace, but I am thrilled with this loss right now in this moment. On to next week!


Photo Dump - Food Edition

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

If you follow me on Instagram, you have a pretty good idea of what I've been eating the past week. I find it I take photos of my food, I am keeping myself accountable because everyone and their mom can see exactly what I'm eating through out the day. If you don't follow me on Instagram, you should - bottleduplightning is the username. (I also post other things besides just pictures of food, in case that's not your thing!) Follow that 'ish!

I've been starting out every morning with a Yoplait Greek 100 calorie yogurt with a small handful of blueberries thrown in. My fav right now is the vanilla, but any flavor is tasty. 

Watermelon, cucumber, chicken, and feta cheese salad. This is exactly what it sounds like, plus a little balsamic dressing drizzled on top. I am currently using Kens Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette, but am looking for some fresher alternatives for the future.  I have a feeling I will be making this salad regularly for the rest of the summer!

Frozen grapes and frozen blueberries. Uh-maze-balls. Not joking. Something about freezing the fruit makes the sugar more concentrated or some crap like that. All I know, is it tastes like I am eating a bunch of healthy Starbursts candies! Perfect for a 3 pm snack when I am craving something sweet. 

Shrimp, zucchini, and squash. All I did for this was put a drop (literately a tiny drop, I promise it will do the trick) of olive oil in a skillet and sauteed the zucchini and squash for 2 minutes, then added the shrimp. Shake some Old Bay seasoning, garlic, and a bit of cumin and I'm telling you this dinner will surprise you with how good it is. Also, if you don't have Old Bay seasoning, I highly suggest it. Anything you put it on will be packed with flavor!

A non-food related photo, just because I found this on my phone and it cracked me up! Love those crazy silly nieces of mine!