Happy Friday! Can I just say the forecast for today and this weekend is 70 degrees!! I am going Hiking without a doubt on Saturday and Sunday I have a baby shower so it will be busy again but I will have some time to relax so it will be a good weekend for sure. So let’s get to it, my 5 things for this week.
One. I am going on day 5 of being Vegetarian. No, I am not giving up meat 100% but I just want to try it and see how it works for my body. I have always had issues with how my body processes carbs (like I gain 3 pounds from having a slice of pizza) so this doesn’t mean have a bunch of pasta and bread in place of meat. For me it is about learning to love more veggies and making dishes surrounding them. The result so far I lost 5 pounds in 5 days. Most of it is probably bloat and just my body adjusting but I’ll be interested to see how it goes over time. So far not feeling deprived at all, though I had to add a little extra protein since I was getting headaches.
Two. This weeks Virtual Mug goes to Emily from Osbourne – My Life In Words. I have been reading her blog for awhile and girl is a firecracker. She says what she wants, does what she wants, and couldn’t care a flying fig if you don’t like what she has to say. Her son Dreyden says the funniest things. Her Mom is also a badass in the military and was over in Afghanistan. If you like sassy, classy, and a little smart-assy head on over there and show her some love.
Three. For those of you who missed it on Instagram Seamus has been “twerking” longer than Miley Cyrus and he does it on command. Is there anything cuter?!
My review: As a favor to the Senator private security agent Royce Walker looks into threats made against the Senator and his daughter the Assistant District Attorney Lauren. Royce feels fiercely protective of Lauren and tries to keep his distance but with each threat against her his instincts to hold her tighter gets stronger. Nothing better than an Alpha male protecting his own, and his brothers who circle around them to help. So glad this is a series!!
Five. As I was driving home yesterday the sunnies were on, the window was down, the hair was blowing and then I look over to see a construction dude straight up staring me down. It was a nice boost to the ego.
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What do you have planned this weekend?
Kelly (@KRod0519) says
I have similar issues with carbs. I would love to be animal free (for many reasons), or at least, meat free, but I always wander back over to the omnivore side. Are you grain free as well? Are you eating dairy? Eventually, I will try an elimination diet and see what works best. It sounds like you’re off to a great start! Have a great weekend!
Thank you! I am not going to go 100% meat free maybe just during the week but I’m not sure yet. I am just about grain free but not on purpose I just don’t normally eat a lot of grains. I couldn’t go dairy free even if I tried, I love cheese too much! 😉
have you had thyroid issues before? i tried being a vegetarian for a year–not even fish. i gave up dairy as well. i didn’t feel good at all–i felt so cloudy and weak. i don’t like eggs, so it was a lot of beans for me (among other stuff)!
Not that I know of, just sensitive to carbs/gluten. I don’t think I could go without cheese!! I need to try adding in some beans!
kathy@vodka and soda says
you could have a gluten sensitivity but you’d have to be properly diagnosed for that. if i eat white starchy carbs, i feel like ass so i stick to the healthy kind and in very small portions.. let me know how the experiment turns out!
I think I am sensitive to it, I need a nap after anything carb heavy. If I add in small portions of brown rice and sweet potato its not bad, just prefer more veggies.
I went vegetarian for Lent one year and it really helped me learn to incorporate more veggies into my diet, even though I didn’t stick with it long term. I think I could be a vegetarian, but my husband isn’t interested and there’s no way I’m cooking two meals. I just sneak lots of extra veggies into our meals!
Exactly!! I want to learn to like different types of veggies I just never had as a kid. I couldn’t give meat up completely though I still love a good steak and bacon! 😉
Amanda Bumgarner says
You’re too funny with that mug. That book looks steamy!
It was perfect for Emily, she is so sassy. It was steamy but not over the top.
Love that you are trying the veggie thing. I just ended my veggie go at 6 months. It wasn’t as hard as I thought, but I don’t eat much meat anyway. Sounds like you are seeing great results!
Why did it end? I am finding it easier than most “diets” and wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Seamus is too adorable! Excited to hear how the vegetarian-ism works out for you!
Thank you! I am so excited to find new recipes.
Oh Seamus! What a cutie that pup is! Happy Friday!! XOX
Thank you! He melts my heart. He is just a silly boy. Happy Friday!
That is so awesome that you’ve lost 5 lbs since going vegetarian! I don’t eat much meat but I am a carb-aholic. 🙂
Haha! I am the opposite, total meathead but rarely eat carbs. It is fun to learn to like some new veggies.
I’d TOTALLY give you the sex staredown. And then I’d say “wiggle, wiggle, WIGGLE!” 😉
Haha!! Girl, wiggle it!! You so sassy! Love it!
Emily T says
I’m trying to give up red meat and pork all together and eat meatless 3 days a week. So far, it’s honestly not hard. Mushrooms make awesome meat substitutes for any recipe. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, though I will still eat meat on occasion. Looking forward to experimenting!
Girl you made his day blowing him a kiss!! That book looks like a good read – especially from the cover haha! Hope you have a great weekend!
He did look surprised! 😉 It was good, can’t wait for the sequel, love a strong male lead. Thanks!
I love netgalley! I can’t believe you blew him a kiss, you made his day! Hope you enjoy this glorious weekend we are supposed to have!
Haha! A little sass never hurt anyone! 😉 I am so excited for the warm weather! Hope you are getting out to enjoy it too!
What is NetGalley??
You sign up and request access to books for an honest review and you can download to your kindle. Some are Advanced reader copies and you can search by categories. I love it!
You go you wise hotty you! It’s nice to catch guys looking at us. 🙂
He was attracted to my brains, I could tell!! 😉 It is always a nice ego boost!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
LOVE netgalley! I have to be honest though- I would never be able to read a book with that cover in public. Thank goodness for kindles!
The kindle makes it so much easier to hide what you are reading! 😉
I am interested to hear how no meat turns out for you. It is something I have considered trying several times but never actually committed to it.
That mug! I love how it looks all friendly but sends the real message across!
Love the sass! Happy Friday!
I’ll be sharing it for sure. It was easier than I thought but it is hard finding the balance of proteins. Sass is a must! 😉 Hope you had a great weekend!
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
I was vegetarian for three years (only full for one year, I incorporated fish in and chicken at the end) but I did it all wrong. I totally ate Mexican and Italian food all the time. I gained 15 lbs. No joke!
Haha Seamus! And your tweet!!
Have a great weekend 🙂
Oh goodness! Yeah it is a little bit of juggling to find what works. Everyone seems to say adding beans but I am not sure how my body will react to that so I will have to experiment a bit. Thank you.
Holy crap! Thank you for cluing me into NetGalley!! Booklovers unite!! Happy Friday!! 😀
You are so very welcome! You will love it! Booklovers unite! 😉
Racing Bananas says
Oh I love the coffee cups you find!
Thank you! I try to find the ones that fit their personalities. It is fun.
you will love the extra veggies!! I eat meat but not very often for the last few months and i love it! you will feel so great once you get used to it 🙂
It is taking some getting used to, i was having headaches but it is getting better. It was easier than I thought it would be. Feel free to share any secrets to how you are getting in some protein.
he twerks wayyyyy better than me LOL!
Haha! Me too! 🙂
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
You go on the stare down.
I love the extra veggies. Entering salad season, so I’m transitioning to that for lunches.
Hope you had a great weekend!
It was so needed. Haha! I could live on salads but I am loving trying new veggies too. Hope you had fun at Cape May!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
Eeep! You go pretty girl! I need to be adding that book to my TBR list, for sure!
Aww thanks! It is totally worth a read and I want to read the second and third book now!
I love that you messed with the construction worker like that! And I’m glad being a vegetarian is treating you well! My husband and I did it for a month a few years ago – he lost weight, I didn’t. I would try it again but he hated it. But I think with your love of cooking and creating recipes, it will be great!
Haha! I mean I just had to! It has been interesting and not as hard as I though it would be but I am allowing myself meat when I feel like it. It has been fun coming up with options so far. It will be interesting to see if I can handle it long term. I mean grilling season is coming up! 😉
Hahaha Love the tweet. You make me laugh 🙂
Haha! Thanks! I mean you gotta mess with them when they stare like that, right?!