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25/30 Days of Clean Eating

The holidays were bad this year for eating well. I was buying snacks which meant we were eating snacks. I wasn’t cooking much so we were eating out a lot. It just wasn’t good.
One of my goals from last year was to try thirty days of clean eating. I never really got that opportunity last year and was always making excuses. But since I do have a wedding to be in soon ;) and the holidays were so bad, Jesse and I both decided to stop drinking until Super Bowl and eat as clean as possible. We are 25 days in since we started on the 2nd. We’ve been really good! Mostly clean foods, organic whenever possible, cooking at home instead of eating out, no red meat, and definitely no drinking.
The first two weeks I really wanted a glass of wine, but that craving went away after that. I could have definitely enjoyed a bad snack once or twice but I didn’t give in to the bags of chips in my new office break room one time last week! I feel like I have more energy and I lost 5 pounds which is what I was hoping to do! Jesse has lost 11! Making my meal plans for the week on Sundays are helping so much. I should start posting them here as well.
Tonight we had to go to Jesse’s boss’s house for dinner so we did have a glass of wine and ate steak. I was so tired after dinner and wine though! And I didn’t really enjoy it all that much. I am definitely enjoying eating this way. I know I’m not being perfectly clean in all my choices but it’s good enough for me right now.

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Happy New Year! The year 2011 started off with a lot of potential.  See my list of goals for 2011 by clicking here.  Now that we are at the end, there were some very low lows and very high highs. I tackled fear after fear, started a business, and got engaged.
Travel: We started the year off by going to Disney. Then had a quick trip to Tampa to watch Team USA soccer and go to MOSI. Jesse took a trip by himself to Milwuakee and I took a trip by myself to St. Louis for my college roommate’s wedding. We both travelled somewhere new when we went to Puerto Rico and had a beautiful time!
Photography: I started a business!! I’ve even had a few clients. I have not had as much time to work on the business as I thought I would, but it’s still really fun and I’m so proud I haven’t given up. I also rediscovered shooting film and hope to incorporate this into my professional work next year.
Fear Fighting: As many of you know, I am a shy person. I don’t like to talk about myself nor do I like to talk in front of people. It is because of this fear that I decided to take a local Dale Carnegie course. The first week I cried! Yet I still returned and completed the 12 week course to get a certificate in Human Relations and Effective Communications. It was super scary every week, but I did improve and still apply things I’ve learned. I have used this strength I found to apply to other times when I’ve been scared this year…like kayaking at night in Puerto Rico to see the bioluminescent bay. I overcame my fear and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Relationship: After another magical year, Jesse and I got engaged! He has been amazing this year, as always, with his never-ending love and support. He always knows what to say and is so much fun to be around. I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world!
Other Events of Distinction: I got my ears pierced! I found a new favorite book: Game of Thrones. I got a promotion at work! I started cooking meals at least once a week. I no longer purchase frozen meals to eat for lunch. I’ve started eating healthier. I dont go into my shell as often and I am much happier!
While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, I think 2012 is going to be even better! Make it a great one!
My 2012 Goals
Find a house!  (completed 08/01/2012)
Find or create a science club  
Take a dance class 
Be happy with the present and not worry about the future  (completed by 2013)
Work out three times a week
Try a new restaurant once a month with Jesse
Plan a responsible wedding (completed by 2013)
Deserve a raise and get it!  (completed 11/26/2012)
Travel somewhere new 
Try 30 days of a Clean Eating Lifestyle  (completed January 2-31, 2013)
Communicate with friends at least once every two weeks  (completed by 2013)
Create a vision plan for my life (completed by 2013)

Happy New Year! The year 2011 started off with a lot of potential.  See my list of goals for 2011 by clicking here.  Now that we are at the end, there were some very low lows and very high highs. I tackled fear after fear, started a business, and got engaged.

Travel: We started the year off by going to Disney. Then had a quick trip to Tampa to watch Team USA soccer and go to MOSI. Jesse took a trip by himself to Milwuakee and I took a trip by myself to St. Louis for my college roommate’s wedding. We both travelled somewhere new when we went to Puerto Rico and had a beautiful time!

Photography: I started a business!! I’ve even had a few clients. I have not had as much time to work on the business as I thought I would, but it’s still really fun and I’m so proud I haven’t given up. I also rediscovered shooting film and hope to incorporate this into my professional work next year.

Fear Fighting: As many of you know, I am a shy person. I don’t like to talk about myself nor do I like to talk in front of people. It is because of this fear that I decided to take a local Dale Carnegie course. The first week I cried! Yet I still returned and completed the 12 week course to get a certificate in Human Relations and Effective Communications. It was super scary every week, but I did improve and still apply things I’ve learned. I have used this strength I found to apply to other times when I’ve been scared this year…like kayaking at night in Puerto Rico to see the bioluminescent bay. I overcame my fear and thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Relationship: After another magical year, Jesse and I got engaged! He has been amazing this year, as always, with his never-ending love and support. He always knows what to say and is so much fun to be around. I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world!

Other Events of Distinction: I got my ears pierced! I found a new favorite book: Game of Thrones. I got a promotion at work! I started cooking meals at least once a week. I no longer purchase frozen meals to eat for lunch. I’ve started eating healthier. I dont go into my shell as often and I am much happier!

While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, I think 2012 is going to be even better! Make it a great one!

My 2012 Goals

  1. Find a house!  (completed 08/01/2012)
  2. Find or create a science club  
  3. Take a dance class 
  4. Be happy with the present and not worry about the future  (completed by 2013)
  5. Work out three times a week
  6. Try a new restaurant once a month with Jesse
  7. Plan a responsible wedding (completed by 2013)
  8. Deserve a raise and get it!  (completed 11/26/2012)
  9. Travel somewhere new 
  10. Try 30 days of a Clean Eating Lifestyle  (completed January 2-31, 2013)
  11. Communicate with friends at least once every two weeks  (completed by 2013)
  12. Create a vision plan for my life (completed by 2013)

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