Moving The Blog

I will be in the process of moving my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, I have been blogging for a while now and it is time for a new platform so I am ready to move on. I am looking for a webhost and have found a few that I want to go with so expect a few changes to the blog… I am hoping to have my new blog up in the next few days. I am really excited because now I will have more opportunities for a better writing platform for the blog.
I know I have been writing a lot of recipes down so I can get them up on the blog and my lens will be here soon (jumping up and down). I will be able to create more recipes and show you oh so many pretty pictures and tutorials. I half to tell you that it is a lot to chew and very time consuming; but it is enjoyable once you see it all in bright lights. I guess I will be very busy this summer writing recipes, sharing stories, and hoping to sponsor a giveaway for all my readers…

Summer Camera Deals

Wow summer is almost here and oh the AZ sun will bring tears to my eyes! When I wrote my post yesterday I decided to just finally go for it and purchase a new camera, even though I love my point and shoot I am looking forward to seeing my photos taken to the next level. I went ahead and purchased a dslr camera directly from their website and got a great deal. I only purchase the body instead of the whole kit. I did not see any reason for the kit lens since from what I read I will probably never use it.
The lens I wanted was out of stock and then it came back in stock when I had already purchased this lens! Of course I was upset but I saw it as a sign that maybe this is lens for me and I should be happy I did not purchase the one I wanted… The universe always has some way of fixing things that we want to control but may not be the best decision.
I am working on purchasing a few photography books so I can really learn to shoot and style my photos. This summer will be very productive especially since I will be working on creating recipes… I am also thinking about moving my blog to wordpress.org this has been a great format for me, but I think I want a little more features that you do not get with the wordpress.com. I am still on the fence about the whole process but am working on getting there.
Question of the day: What summer activities are you getting ready for?

Low Carb Low Fiber

CalvinLowCarbComic I am not a big fan of low carb diets; they just make me feel so funny especially when I decided that I want to carb cycle. This week I decided to cut my carbs pretty low, I ended up wanting to eat between 150- 200 grams of carbs. Most of the time I ate 230 grams of carbs; I thought it would be easy but it is not, it is one of the hardest things to do since I am not getting enough fiber. I know fiber is a big issue in a diet most of my carb meals consist of high fiber foods (oatmeal) and I still was not able to get 30 grams of fiber.
I found a great fiber that has been helping me with my fiber intake besides vegetables. Psyllium husk, 1 tablespoon is 13 grams of fiber and carbs with only 45 calories. Psyllium husk has kept me full longer which made it hard for me to get in all my daily allowance of calories. I have added it to my blueberries and banana for toppings on my pancakes and it is yummy (especially the banana). What I would not add psyllium husk to would be pancake batter it will not work trust me it will not work. I have a few photos of me trying to make psyllium husk pancakes and let’s just say worse experience ever (sharing soon).
I would recommend it if you are on a low carb diet and have a hard time finding ways to get more fiber in your diet.
Do you ever try low carb diets to lose weight if so how do you get more fiber?

300 calorie breakfast

I am still looking for a camera and this is a lot of work, I am thinking about going with a refurbished one since they are a lot cheaper but I still not have decided which one I should go with.
I know I have been looking forward to my workouts now especially since the weather is a lot warmer and my body has finally not in shock by the cold weather. I am still in my pursuit to make my breakfast 300 calories and I am almost there. When the weather gets hot the meals get lighter and less portions. Thank god for summer.
Savy Naturalista, Naturalista
300 calorie breakfast
½ cup oatmeal: 100
1 boiled egg: 70
1 boil egg white: 17
1 banana: 105
Total Calories: 292
I hope my 300 calorie breakfast has inspired everyone to make right choices that are not time consuming at all and they taste great. Just add water!

Lets Talk Tuesday: Blog Addition

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista, I decided that since it has almost been a year since I have been blogging; I wanted to talk about how blogging has shaped my life. When I first started blogging I had no clue what I was doing I did not even know that I should tag my post or what tagging was. I also had no clue that people were reading my blog. I thought the only person reading it was me and my fiancé, but then I realized he only read my blog once and that was it for him (not much of a reader).
I was so excited to have just one reader that even when I was sick I would write just for my one reader. I have a few more readers now (not that many), but I am happy someone is interested in what I half to say and eat. I never intended for blogging to become such a big part of my life, but it has become my little baby and I love it so much. Sharing my food stories, my ups and downs of my weight loss journey, and yummy recipes that I create or attempt to make.
I know most of the blogs I love to read are food blogs, I am so inspired by the creativity from these blogs; that I am looking forward to getting more into creating recipes to share with you guys. I want to dabble more into creating recipes that are healthy versions of our favorite not so healthy recipes.
I still have no clue what I am doing with my blog but I do know that I love my readers (hoping to have giveaways someday), and writing about my quirky experiences that happen in my life.

Question of the Day: If you are a blogger what do you know about blogging today that you didn’t know when you first started?

300 Calorie Breakfast

Annyeonghaseyo Everyone,

This weekend I was so busy studying for finals that I did not have any time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo; I wish it would have landed on a Saturday instead of a Sunday that way I could participate in most of the festivities. I guess there is always next year for me with bells on.

I wanted to lower calories this week so I decided that I would start with breakfast this morning; many times I have huge smoothies for breakfast that are about 400 calories or more. I have no clue how I ended up drinking 400 calorie smoothies but it is possible. This is why I have decided breakfast would be 300 calories or less, I was looking for breakfast meals that were 300 calories or less all day yesterday. I found a few but known of them were easy or simple so I am going to see what I can come up with that is easy and quick.

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Monday Breakfast:
1 banana- 100 calories
3/4th cup cereal- 80 calories
1 cup soy milk- 90 calories
1 boil egg -70 calories
Total Calories for breakfast: 340

Well I did not land the 300 calorie mare for breakfast today but I will try and keep my calories at the 300 mark for breakfast tomorrow.

Challenge Friday

I woke up this morning and could barely get out of bed, I did 240 squats yesterday and I do not think I will be able to make it to 260 today. It will be a huge challenge for me and I hope I am able to complete it.
Squats have become my therapy and if I am having a bad day I do a few squats and I feel all the pressure of the day go away. Lately I have been bending down into a squat to get items I need, I add those to my squats as well; you gotta get them in whichever way you can.

My favorite place to sneak squats is at the grocery store; if I need a product I will dip into a squat and get it. So far I have gotten ten squats alone at the grocery store (no shame in my game). I am looking forward to challenging myself today even though my entire lower part of my body feels like I belong in a wheel chair. I think I will be able to do it but I know it will be a challenge.

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

When it comes to these yummy dried mango slices I bought this challenge will kill me. I cannot just only eat four slices (120 calories); I really want to eat the whole bag so I will have a huge challenge ahead of me.

Question of the day: What challenges are you facing today that you want to conquer?

What I ate Feburary Week 2 Monday Meals

Who knew eating could be a task that I love and dread all at the same-time, who knew chemistry would make me feel like I was in math class all over again. I have been up all day trying to study and eat busy with classes but I have been snapping my food photos trying to eat right and stay away from a vending machine.

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

I had five dates as well I love dates I really do…

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

I ate a packet of oatmeal with my fruit right before class

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Stir fry when I got home was yummy

What I Ate Feburary

I am happy it is Monday I am posting most of my meals for the entire month if I have time. I am so happy football is finally over no more cooking for a large number of people for a few months, and I don’t half to keep telling myself no seconds whatever you do leave that chili and cornbread alone; I guess it worked because I did not go back for seconds. I am trying to stay motivated so I am looking at all the great clothes that are not spandex I hope to wear this summer. However food is on my mind 24-7 (I love food) . Let me not ramble about my obsession with food and get to the yummy meals I ate today.

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

I have one more meal and it will be a smoothie I am not as hungry as I thought I would be so I am going to keep it light tonight if I switch up I will let you know.

Hump Day Ramble

Naturalista, Savy Naturalista Gosh all I want to do is ramble on and on about the food that is piling up at work it is getting insane!!! They have even began to past out cookies and when you refuse to take one your being mean or rude. I cannot really believe how crazy the holidays can make people; I feel like in outcast because I am not joining in all the food festivities but I am not going to gain one pound from holiday food this year. This morning I woke up with very sore lower abs everything I do hurts from laughing to bending. Burpees are a very difficult exercise and have been killing me; I do 3 sets of 10 and I take a 2 minute break for every 2 burpees I do. I can tell you that although they are not my favorite exercise they will do the job..