It’s Weigh in Time! – Update No. 12

Hi guys!   Welcome back to another monthly update!   Well, I can’t say I’m super happy to be here. I feel like I’ve done nothing and I’ve seen very little progress this month. I tried harder this month than I did any other month and not much has changed. I tried hard in the…

Not Your Usual Chili.

Hi guys! Everyone loves chili. Ground beef, tomato sauce and kidney beans. How could you go wrong? If you don’t like chili… well, this doesn’t apply to you. Sorry. *XD emoji* So, I know chili can be a staple to any diet and contains a good level of fats, protein and carbs – especially if…

When PMS gets in your way. – Update No. 11

  Hi guys! As you can see by my food diary below.. I ate a lot this week in comparison to last week. I wrote a blog post about why you shouldn’t skip meals and it lead me to try to include as many meals as I can in a day. In my diary I…

Why You shouldn’t Skip Meals.

Hi guys! If you happened to see my last couple of weeks where I’ve been working a lot, sleeping in a lot and skipping a lot of meals. I actually had someone come up to me and say “I don’t know how you would go so long in between meals – I’d be dead!” Yeah,…

It’s been a busy week… – Weekly Update No. 10

  Hi guys! So… if you didn’t know already, I updated my logo! I’m doing a few little changes and that was one of them! I’ve been so busy and that took WAY longer than I expected. I had plans for a very important post coming up this week, as well. Hopefully, I’ll have it…

Things are Looking Up! – Update No. 9

Hi guys!   I hope you’re all having a lovely Friday! This is my latest weekly update and a lot has changed since my last update. Firstly, I wanted to say this week started off slow and weak but as the week progressed, it became lively and full of positivity. My mental health has been…

Don’t Weigh Yourself Daily.. Or Weekly for That Matter.

Hi guys!   Heads up. This is a personal post and it may be uncomfortable or triggering for some people. It’s taken me way too long to write this post – it was hard on me but it needs to be said in order to help at least one person. So, as you know by…

Did I see results? Monthly Update! – Weekly Update No. 8

Hi guys!   Welcome back to week number 8. As I write that, I remembered that I was supposed to do my monthly update. And guess what, I completely forgot. *facepalm* So, this is technically yesterday’s post being put up today.   If you don’t follow the Facebook page just to your right there ……

Changes are Coming… – Weekly Update No. 7

Hi guys! I’m not going to lie. This has been a LOOOOOONG week for me. I’ve been working more and it’s really starting to get to me. I only work nights because of my anxiety and the nights are beginning to take a toll on me. I am the type of person who needs nine…

Does Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Work?!

Hi guys!   I’ve seen articles on Facebook claiming that a mixture of apple cider vinegar and honey will help burn fat, etc. etc. etc. I’ve also heard some good things from my trainer and the people I go to the gym with. So…. My curiosity kicked in and I wanted to try it and…

Oops I Did It Again – Update No. 6

First things first. I am so sorry for Friday and Saturday morning. I decided to leave it longer than I should have to start it this week and I forgot what I had eaten. ):   Hi guys!   It’s that time of the week again! Have you checked out my last blog? If not,…

Beat your Laziness with Food!

Hi guys!   So, if you saw my last blog post you would have read that I’ve been having a lot of lows in energy lately and I really wanted to work on how I can better my mood and energy in order to feel better throughout the day. These days I’ve been depending way…

UGH! A cr*ppy post.

Hi guys! First off, I want to apologize for this cr*ppy post. I’m not doing well enough mentally to put a lot of energy into this post today. And again, I’m sorry. Ugh. I hate to start a blog like this, but that is literally how this week was for me. Just plain ugh. I’m…

What Do Your Cravings Mean?

Hi Guys! This week has been another challenging one for me. When I got weighed at the gym tonight I was actually up a pound. A lot of what has caused that has been the cravings I’ve been having. For the most part, I can see that I haven’t eaten enough during the day in…

Did I Lose Weight!? – Weekly Update No.4

Hi guys!   So, this week was opposite for me in comparison to last week. If you look at the trends I made, I started eating less and less as the week went on. I am not happy about this. I know I am not eating enough. I know this because I was craving snacks…

It’s Pizza Night – RECIPE

Hi guys!   Guess what just happened!? I’m sure you can tell by the title that I had pizza tonight! Whoop whoop. So, I just wanted to share my recipe and a couple of my tips and tricks in order to make your pizza taste just as good as at a restaurant’s. Yes, you can.…

Come Grocery Shopping with Me!

Hi guys!   So this week I did a little grocery shop slash stock up my cupboards again. And since there was a sale on this week and I went to the grocery store at the worst possible time, I didn’t get half of what was on my list… which means 2 trips to the…

WORST WEEK EVER! – Weekly Update No. 3

Hi guys!   So… this was a horrible week “health” wise. It started way before the weekend, and progressed farther than I intended. You know when you get into ruts and it’s so hard to get out of. Well yeah, that was me this weekend. I intended to just have one night if “unhealthy foods”…

I AM SO SORE! – Weekly Update No. 2

Hi guys!   I AM SO SORE! I haven’t been this sore in forever. I was working out all last fall and I did not feel like this! Holy poop! My abs, inner thighs and back/shoulders scream everytime I try to move them a certain way. I guess since I’ve started a program that’s longer…

Positive Mindset #feelgoods

Hi guys!   I’m just home from the gym and there was something that my coaches said that really hit home to me. This helps anyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle; and that is having a healthy mind set. Something I have struggled with for a couple years now is that exact notion. My mental…

I was having withdrawals!? – Weekly Update No. 1

Hi guys!   I am pretty sure I’ve been going through withdrawals this week. I had a crazy headache that would not go away (even after taking pills – which never happens!). I was irritable and craving sugars really badly. However, after eating all the cr*p I ate on Saturday, all those symptoms went away.…

Is Coffee Bad for Us?

Hi guys!   So, I don’t know if you read my last post or not. However, I mentioned I would be detoxing my body a little. By doing so I will eat organic foods as much as I possibly can. There are chemicals used in order to preserve foods so that they are still “edible”…

And so it begins.

Hi guys!   * Warning. Some of the following pictures may be considered graphic *   So, as promised, here’s the initial update for my journey to physical and mental wellness. You’re going to see all the bumps and not so nice parts that I hope to love about my body within these next few…

New Year. New blog?

Hi guys!   So, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog post. Sorry. However, I have been planning new content and a new experience when you visit my blog; 1: I want my recipes to be more user friendly; 2: I want to write unapologetically about what I have learnt and different experiences I…

Rotisserie Chicken and Veggie Soup

Hi guys! Where I’m living had just had the fist “snow day” of the year! (However, that means nothing for me and my co-workers – I’m lucky I didn’t have to work today) We had loads of snow fall and wind which made for a horrible day to even open the door. So, what do…

Caramelized Pear Oatmeal Muffins

Hi guys! So, I know from the title it doesn’t sound like the healthiest option, but trust me, there is only a little added sugar in this recipe. *which you can boycott if you really want* and it’s also gluten free if you make sure your steel cut oats don’t have some wheat thrown in…

Honey or Sugar?

Hi guys, So this post is going to be pretty educational, that is if you’re interested in this topic. It’ll give you some knowledge on making the choice between honey and sugar. Which one is better for you, or is either one better? It’s something I’ve questioned for a while and I think I may…

I’m working out, eating better and yet I’m gaining weight. WHAT!?

Yes, you read that title right. I have been working out for about 4 weeks now and I’ve been eating less take-out, and trying to eat more home-made and wholesome foods. Which you would think are ways that you going to make you lose weight. You’ve been feeling more energized, less anxious and your clothes…

Carbs; they’re a GOOD thing. (Rant Post)

  Hi guys, So this is going to be a little bit of a rant post. Sorry in advance. Also sorry for not attaching pictures; I didn’t see how they would fit. I was talking to a couple coworkers the other day about my adamant stand on a zero carb diet. I am a very…

Smoothies for Breakfast – Yes or No? (Rant post)

Hi guys, So, I’ve seen a lot of “breakfast smoothie” recipes on the internet here lately. However, have you ever tried to have a smoothie for breakfast? ONLY A SMOOTHIE!? I have on numerous occasions mixed together a smoothie in my Hamilton Beach smoothie and go mixer and take it as I walk out the…

Healthy Banana Pancakes

  Hi guys, One of the most iconic breakfast foods is the pancake. However, more often than not they are thick, fluffy and covered in syrup. A definite carb overload. Which isn’t the worst thing in the world if you’re having that once in a blue moon. We are always looking for healthier options to…

Protein Packed Banana Oat Cookies

Hi guys! If you didn’t know this already, I LOVE bananas. I use them in pretty much every cookie recipe I use. They make the recipe healthier and gluten free! And, if you read my blog, you know that I eat gluten free. Check out that blog if you’re intrigued. So, today, I’m giving you…

Dietician vs. Nutritionist.

Hi guys, I have been thinking about my passions for a couple of years now. I tried to discover my desire for life. There’s a quote that I have always thought of when trying to figure out what I want to do with my life; Choose a job you love and you will never have…

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake – By Vic’s Grub

Hi you guys! So, I have this really great friend who loves to bake and has started her own little business where she is making baked goods for people. Therefore, I took advantage of this and got her to make me a cake. As you may know, I eat gluten free. Most cakes and any…

Diet De-Bunking

Hi you guys! As I have said before, I am the queen of diets and trying to lose weight. There’s not much I haven’t been through when it comes to that subject. I just wanted to share the aspects I have found to be so much BS that it drives me insane that people still…

Cheat Day. (Or, should I say days.)

Hi you guys! Being realistic here, junk food is the squeaky voice in the back of your head. That same voice that is telling you nothing will satisfy you like the stretch of a freshly melted piece of cheese from that steaming slice of pizza with extra sauce and pineapple. Yes, I like pineapple on…

How to Remedy Sore Muscles

Hi guys, I am the queen of starting a new workout every couple of weeks. Each and every time I end up with the dreaded muscle soreness for a couple of days after. When we start a new workout, you may find yourself sore and tender after the first day as your muscles are repairing…

Working and Being Healthy

Hi guys, I currently work 12 hours if not more per day of work. Therefore, to ensure I have the right nutrients and amount of food I need to pack a breakfast, lunch and supper for each shift I work. I am often up too early to prepare breakfast prior to work and in order…

Lifestyle Changes

*Note: If you want to skip right to the how to change your lifestyle, head down the page to the bold header. If you want to read a little blurb about my story, start here. * Hi guys! I just wanted to have a little story-time chat and hopefully I can motivate myself and others…

Getting Ready for a Workout – Every Time.

*WARNING – these are the thoughts that go through my head before a workout, some of them may be a little graphic* You wake up in the morning (Feeling like P. Diddy. Or, if you’re me, feeling like Doris from My Name is Doris) wrapped in comfy blankets that are the perfect mix of warm…

How to Eat Healthy During a Night Shift (or if you’re a night owl) in 10 Ways.

In the last week I’ve been working a lot of night shifts. For those of you who aren’t familiar with working night-shifts, it is the jail sentencing that is a work shift. And, yes, it is worse than Mondays. In saying that, you have slept throughout the day – especially if you have worked the…

The Secret to Protein Oatmeal That Actually Tastes Good!

Hi guys! I’ve tried a million times to create an oatmeal with protein that actually tastes good. And guess what!? I’ve finally found out the secret! Firstly, boil the oats to the texture you prefer. I personally boil a large amount of oats at one time so that I have enough for several days. Yay…

You Eat Gluten Free!? Misconceptions of gluten intolerance.

Hi guys! Gluten free used to be, and to some extent still is, a huge weight loss and health fad. There are loads of benefits (and downfalls) to consuming a gluten free diet. However, this blog is not about those facts – which you can find elsewhere on the internet; however, this is to clear…

Hi, my name is Jessica.

I’m a 20-something year old female. I live in Newfoundland, Canada. One of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole entire world. I recently graduated from an accredited four-year nursing program and passed the dreaded NCLEX with flying colors – 75 questions in less than 90 minutes. An amazing defeat. I have a boyfriend who…

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