Meatless Mondays: Starting a Food Journal 📖

Happy New Year my Friends!

It’s time to get our lives together and get back into a healthier lifestyle. Many of us were on a roll with eating properly in the beginning of 2020. Then suddenly the world changed and unfortunately so did our healthy eating habits. We pretty much were limited on foods we could eat. The restaurants were closed and purchasing healthy food items were scarce.

And let’s not mention that most of the foods we consumed were not friendly on our bodies. Many of us gained weight that we normally would not have.

Now that we are starting to get back a good source of food supplies, it’s time to reset the button and get back into the swing of things.

I personally like to keep a food journal/diary. Why keep a diary you might ask…

First, it keeps you accountable. When you see a visual log of what you’re putting into your body, it can definitely do something to your mind. When you see how much sugar or sodium you’re actually consuming, it will give you a new perspective. You definitely don’t want to see your nutrient levels in the red.

You can log your foods two ways: a food journal or an app on your phone. I use and recommend MyFitnessPal. This is without a doubt the best app to log your foods (and no this is not sponsored).

This is from my phone. Bases on my goal, I should only consume 1220 calories per day.

You get to see your nutrient, macro and caloric levels.

As you can see from my homepage, I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for a very long time and it works for me.

It truly is a great app to use when you’re trying to eat healthier.  It’s not for just losing weight, it’s also used to maintain your current weight.  Each time you set a goal it, resets the amount of weight you lost from the last goal of the homepage.  As you can see above, my weight lost has been reset to 0lbs lost until I start shedding lbs based on my new goal weight.  However, it does keep a history of the weight you’ve previously lost. 

If you are part of MyFitnessPal or join after reading this, feel free to follow me and we can go on this healthier lifestyle journey together.

Until next time my friends 💋

Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas 🎄❤…

Merry Christmas my friends!

Christmas might look a little different this year. However look at it on a positive side… this is your opportunity to create new memories with those that are around you.

I hosted Christmas dinner at my house today for just my parents and siblings. I was excited, as I love decorating my home for the Christmas holiday. I wanted to make the experience of being at my house a memorable one.

And yes, as a host, I had 2 wardrobe changes. With us not having much places to go right now, I have to keep it glam in my home.

I pray that 2021 Christmas will be free of a pandemic and allow those of us to resume the old traditions and incorporate the new ones we started in 2020.

Have a very Merry Christmas my friends…until next time…night night 💋

Blogmas Day 15: Christmas is Coming to Town too Soon…

Hey my friends!

I don’t know about you, but I feel like Christmas is coming way too soon. Don’t get me wrong, it’s my favorite holiday and my house decor screams Christmas from top to bottom.

However when it comes to posting my holiday content, putting my home decor video together and Christmas shopping, I’m so far behind. The days are going by way too fast and the Holiday seasons are sneaking up behind us.

Maybe it’s due to the state of the world right now causing this rapid feeling. I don’t know about where you live, but in my town, the streets aren’t fully decorated as it would normally look. All holiday events are canceled and the malls definitely aren’t decorated with the Christmas spirit. I mean Santa is sitting behind a plexiglass…really???