Easy Black Bean Enchiladas

Easy Black Bean Enchiladas

I've been wanting to make enchiladas for as long as I can remember. I've always loved them. But they were one of those things that I found incredibly scary to make. But I finally gave in and made them the other night for dinner. They turned out amazing and delicious.

Healthy Living Journal: Week 28 & 29

Healthy Living Journal: Week 28 & 29

I hate the scale. I mean, I totally hate it. Honestly, I've decided to just abandon it for the most part. Because every time I step on that damn thing I feel discouraged. I feel like I'm not doing enough. I don't feel the number reflects how I feel or where I am.

Healthy Living Journal: Week 27

Healthy Living Journal: Week 27

I've been working so hard to be that girl again that I didn't realize that I don't need to be that girl again. But I've been too stuck in the past to even see it. I haven't been moving forward and that's what I need to do.

Self-Care Is Important Too

Self-Care Is Important Too

I spend countless hours on Pinterest looking for healthy recipes to cook. And so much time in the grocery store finding unprocessed foods. But when it comes to my mental health, I forget. I toss it aside. And, even worse, I often feel guilty if I take the time to concentrate on taking care of myself.

I'm A Vegetarian

I'm A Vegetarian

If you had told me years ago I would stop eating meat, I would have laughed in your face. But, honestly, I can tell you that I've never felt better in my life.

Healthy Life Journal: Week 18 & 19

Healthy Life Journal: Week 18 & 19

So the holidays are almost over. And I wish I could write about how good I've been. I wish I could say that I avoided treats and sugar and bad things. I wish I could say I did all of the things I'm supposed to do. But I did not.

New Holiday Traditions: Healthier Goodies

New Holiday Traditions: Healthier Goodies

'Tis the season, you guys. The season for new holiday traditions. Because this year, the usual recipes for goodies just won't work. 

Healthy Life Journal: Week 16

Healthy Life Journal: Week 16

I've noticed a big thing lately. We're so much more dedicated to all of this. We set rules and parameters and as things have come up we've sat down and talked about it. We haven't just plowed through everything without thinking it through or without a care.

Healthy Life Journal: Week 14 & 15

Healthy Life Journal: Week 14 & 15

I survived my first holiday as a healthy(ier) vegetarian. And I did pretty damn good. I didn't even gain a pound. Though I totally blew my diet on Mama C's birthday cupcakes.

Healthy Life Journal: Week 12 & 13

Healthy Life Journal: Week 12 & 13

Last week I wanted to stuff every single thing in my face. I go through weird waves of things when I'm emotional. Very few things ever sound good to me so I don't want to eat a ton. But then when I do, I want to eat everything. 

Healthy Life Journal: Week 10 & 11

Healthy Life Journal: Week 10 & 11

I'm officially down 35 pounds. And I seriously can't believe how much of a difference it makes. Every time I take a picture, I compare it with me from a few months ago or last year and I cannot believe how different I look.