Friday, July 29, 2011

Cook, Clean, Repeat

Diana posted my FINAL transformation story yesterday morning and I was practically glued to my computer the rest of the day!

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I had not seen the after shots we took with David Bickley.  It’s crazy to see how much my body changed from Wednesday to Saturday.  That’s another great reason for taking so many pictures.  I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it!

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Any who, beside staring at myself all day, I loved reading all the wonderful comments on Facebook.  I am so motivated by all the great friends I have made throughout the past couple of years.  It’s true what they say, if you want to be the best, you need to surround yourself with the best (or something like that!) 

After doing that for way too long, I needed to get to the grocery store and the bank.  Justin was playing golf with his Dad.  I knew he would be tired.  So, I made several meals for him and our residents to eat last night and for the next couple of days.

I’ve noticed something lately.  I almost always have food prepped for myself.  There is always a bag of cooked chicken or ground turkey in the fridge, but Justin doesn’t do that (nor do I do it for him).  So, when he doesn’t feel like cooking, like after a long day of golf, he is more likely to stop and get something unhealthy or talk me into ordering Chinese or pizza.  I have never minded ordering it for him but I never ate it myself. Lately, I have found myself eating it.  Not good.

So, I decided that when I cook myself a batch of chicken or ground turkey, I am also going to cook a batch of something that Justin will eat.  Yesterday is was Saucy Little Meatloaves!

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And Mongolian Beef:

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And a Pasta Bake:

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It was a productive day!  I cooked and cleaned and cooked and cleaned!

My meals:

Meal #1: Oats with vanilla ice cream protein powder and a peach

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I snacked on some chocolate covered, gluten free pretzels while I cooked!

Meal #2: Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Udi’s gluten free granola, a peach

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Meal #3: Pasta Bake

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Meal #4: Monglian Beef with brown rice

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Meal #5: Pasta Bake

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That about covers my Thursday! 

Oh wait!  I almost forgot!  I took advantage of the 40% off sale at the The Loft and purchased some super cute new outfits!  Two of the dresses were 50% off the sale price! Score! I’ll post them as I wear them.

I was wearing one of the dresses when Justin got home from golf and the first thing he said was “that’s a pretty dress”!  And I said, blushing, “Thanks, it’s new!”  blah, blah, blah, kiss, kiss, kiss.  The end.

That’s one of the reasons I Love Him!  He notices EVERYTHING!

Now it’s Friday and it’s Date Night!  Stay tuned for a picture of the outfit!


  1. your photography on food is great!

  2. I'm in awe of your beauty Stacey! I love the video and you're so inspirational. Can I share it on my facebook page? I would love to inspire some of my friends to make a change and you're just the perfect example that hard work pays off. Keep it up girl!

  3. Ana, thank you so much for your kind words and OF COURSE you can use it!

    Vann, thanks!

  4. Oh my goodness, you are so right, look at those changes! Holy abs, NICE!! And I absolutely love that pink bikini, super cute!!

  5. LOVE the transformation pics! amazing!
    just amazing!
    and holy yum with the food pics!
    i may have to avoid your blog when my prep starts up again,LOL!!

  6. WOWZERS... you are one HOT mama! Look at those pics, stunning... and the transformation is just amazing.