Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Tips and a Recipe!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hey everyone! This is my FIRST ever attempt at my mother in law's famous Apple Pie! And it turned out AWESOME! My husband is one happy camper, it is his favorite! 
This is our first Thanksgiving on our own without family :( 
I consider this pie somewhat healthy, and somewhat clean! Come on it's a holiday, i can cheat a little! ;) 
The super easy recipe is at the bottom of this post, you can thank me later!

What are some healthy weight loss tricks you follow in order to survive Thanksgiving? These are some of mine!

1. Wear something super cute, and on the small side as a reminder not to overeat. If you are wearing a sweatshirt and "fat" jeans you wont even notice your pants getting tight! I am wearing my skinny jeans today! 

2. Drink a huge glass of water before and during your meal. You will feel full faster, all while still enjoying family and food.

3. Its all about prioritizing, eat your favorites, don't fill up on green beans and stuffing just because they are thanksgiving tradition. If there are items you don't care for all that much, don't eat them!
4. Go back for seconds, but not thirds, fourths, fifths.

5. Have your pie and eat it too. haha there are sooo many pies to choose from. Instead of having a whole slice of each, get a sliver of each. It will satisfy your cravings and wont make you sick.

6. Don't turn Thanksgiving into a 24 hour brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and midnight snack. Eat your big meal and then store the rest. The food will still be there tomorrow.
And two most important tricks of all...

7. Enjoy yourself!! Don't feel guilty, one Thanksgiving meal isn't going to undo all your hard work! Just pick back up tomorrow! You don't lose all your weight in one day, nor will you gain it all in one meal either. Losing weight is about consistency.

8. Enjoy the people around you!!! I think sometimes people get so focused on the food, that they forget the simple joy of getting to be with the people you love. Don't take it for granted, its sad to spend our Thanksgiving 1200 miles away from both of ours.

Cinda's Amazing Apple Pie

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees*

3/4 cup melted butter (one and a half sticks)
2 Tablespoons milk
1/4 cup water
2 cups flour (i used white whole wheat)
Mix everything together by hand, in one bowl. There will be enough dough for the bottom and the top of one whole pie. You may need up to another 1/2 cup flour if it is too sticky. Just add some and stir until it sticks together rather than sticking to you. Throw down some parchment/wax paper with a bit of flour, then divide the dough into two balls. Using another piece on top flatten the dough with your hands and a rolling pin! Carry the parchment paper, with the dough on it, over to your pan, flip it over and lay it in! It's as simple as that! Repeat with the top piece (after the apples are in of course)!

Apple Filling:
Peel and slice 5 or 6 Apples for a 10 in pie pan
Stir in
 3/4 cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Flour (again i used white whole wheat)
After the filling is in the pan put 5 small dollops of butter on top! 

Cover with the top piece and bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins, or until top is golden brown!

Also make sure you head over to she is awesome and is doing a super cute cupcake themed giveaway!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


It's been two weeks since my last blog post!! SAD! A lot has gone on in this life of mine!
I started my new job! I am officially the store manager at Cosmo Prof beauty supply! Last week i went five hours away to Lincoln Nebraska for training! I learned a lot and gained confidence for my role as manager. This is my first experience in management. This job is really going to stretch me as a person, I think i will get a lot of life experience from it. Which will be good for giving advice as a mother one day.
 I ate out all 3 meals for 5 days people! Luckily I worked out in the hotel gym three of the days. I think that is what saved me! I did try and order healthyish meals. I tried to stick to Panera instead of hitting up McDonald's for every meal. I am proud to still be weighing in at 153lbs!
This past week was my first week on the job as manager. Oh and guess what, the auditor showed up. On my SECOND day people!! Luckily the auditor was a late 20's something year old boy/man carrying a monster energy drink and all. Thank Goodness!!! I'd like to think it was my amazing good looks that helped my unorganized store get such a high score! He went easy on me this time! I'm so glad it wasn't some never been married 50 year old feminist woman who hates life that showed up for the audit! I have never been as stressed as i have been the past 3 weeks. I feel bad for my husband. He is amazing for being so sweet and helpful. I think once i get the store running smoothly that i will enjoy it. Wish me luck!
Anyway.......Guess how many times I've worked out in the past 3 weeks since starting my new job? 3!!
 Three stinking times! I'm having a hard time fitting it in. I have been working 7:30-4:00 and then cutting hair at night every night this week. Did you know that the week before Thanksgiving is one of a hair stylist's busiest times of the year? Random fact for you! The first time i lost my weight i did it while working 40 hour weeks. I just need to do it no excuses! How do you working ladies fit in your workouts? XOXO Meg

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