It’s time to start up again…


We’ve been back from our honeymoon for a week, and it’s time I started back up on my weight loss journey. I’ve finished my  program with my dietitian, and it’s time for me to put everything I learned to use. I’m blogging about it to keep me accountable. My goal is a 5 lb loss by May 31st (although my big goal would be to lose 7 lbs as I’ve gained about 6 or 7 in the last month). I’m going to lose it by doing the following:

  • logging all my food on my journal
    • week 1: just log it all!
    • week 2: week 1 goal AND eat 4 servings of vegetables daily
    • week 3: week 1 + 2 goals AND stick to allotted servings
    • week 4: week 1-3 goals AND no sweets!
  • running 3-4 times a week:
    • one long run 60-90 minutes
    • two to three 30-45 minute runs
  • cross training twice a week (whatever, just get it done!)
  • drinking at least 6 glasses of water daily (I’ve been slacking with the water as well)

This month, I will also talk to my doctor about my heat/cold-induced asthma — now that the weather is heating up, I will need it again.

Do you make monthly goals? How does it work for you?


We got hitched!

Almost 3 weeks ago, my significant other and I tied the knot here in Austin. It was a beautiful day near Lake Travis, and my cousin Paty (and the rest of my family who helped out) did an amazing job decorating the venue — it turned out better than I could have imagined! My husband and I were excited to have so many of our loved ones come to celebrate with us. It’s true what they say, the day (and night) FLEW by! Before we knew it, the last song came on, and we tried to get as much dancing as we possibly could get in there! We won’t be getting the photos from our photographer for a few more weeks, but here are a few taken by my family and me.

Click on a thumbnail to launch the image gallery.

I can’t wait to get the photos from our photographer! I’ll be posting some of them once we get them.

For our honeymoon, we went to the Sandals resort in Antigua. We loved the resort, we had mostly great weather, and the restaurants all had gluten-free options! The water was incredible, and we had such a relaxing time. It was just what we both needed! We didn’t take a lot of photos there, and to be honest, I still haven’t downloaded them from our iPhones and cameras.

When we got back, it was sad to come home to a pretty empty house. It had been so lively with members of our families staying and visiting the week leading up to the wedding. We’ve been back for almost a week now, so things are settling into our new normalcy.

Hope you guys are well!

It’s been a lot longer than I had anticipated

Well hello there :)

I took a longer break than I expected; it was hard for me to start again. I kept putting it off, and I was still going to put it off some more since I’m in San Francisco / San Jose for work this week.

Being in California means having El Pollo Loco!

Being in California means having El Pollo Loco!

It’s been a busy summer with all the wedding planning, going back to Monterrey, my parents visiting, work, and just summer. It’s hard to believe this is the last week of August, and in 9 days marathon training begins! In preparation, I will be consulting with a dietitian when I get back to talk about nutrition. I do not want to gain weight during marathon training like I did last winter with half marathon training.

Health-wise, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis has been kicking my butt. This last month, I started noticing a few symptoms after almost a year of feeling well, and started writing them down. My next appointment with my endocrinologist was supposed to be this upcoming wednesday (I even got my blood work done), but I had to reschedule until September 11th due to this trip. The symptoms that have been escalating are anxiety, depression, and exhaustion. I’m on the fence about Armour Thyroid, and I’m going to talk to my endo about it. I also got this book delivered from Amazon this weekend

I read a few pages on the plane (I was distracted by Law & Order: SVU), and it’s quite interesting; the first paragraph in the acknowledgements could have been written by me to my fiancé! I’ll let you guys know what I think once I’m done.

Alright, I have to get ready for work!

If you have Hashi’s, have you ever tried Armour Thyroid? 

Quick update…


Hello dear readers,
I find it all too easy to put my blog aside when life gets a little hectic… and that’s what happened during the last two weeks. Here’s a quick update though:

  • My fiancé and I finally picked a venue for the wedding and a date! 
  • In my off time, I’ve been on pinterest looking for ideas for the wedding.
  • I signed up to do the Houston marathon next January; training begins in September.
  • I’ve also been trying to be more consistent with working out because I gained a few pounds since the beginning of the year, and it just makes it harder to run {I’ve got it all backwards.. I want to lose weight for the marathon, not so much for the wedding!}
  • Work was pretty busy last week as I was back to doing tech support (hadn’t done that in almost 5 years!), and I’m ramping up for my short “vacation” which starts this evening…
  • I’m going to Monterrey to visit my relatives; I haven’t been in 6 years.
  • I’m bringing my parents home with me and they’ll be here for a week before they go back to Canada (hopefully we’ll get a new recipe out of her!)
  • Maya lost a baby canine today! She had us freaked out yesterday because it looked like her tooth was broken, then my fiancé saw that there was another tooth right next to it
  • Edwin is all better with his GI problems, but Maya has them again (I’m really hoping she won’t pass them back to Eddie)

I think that’s it for now… If I have time this evening, I’ll post my eats from last Tuesday, no promises though!

Happy belated Canada day to my Canadian readers!

Hope my American readers have an awesome 4th of July!

I’ll see you soon :D


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Weekend Recap

Good morning! I hope you guys had a good weekend!

My fiancé picked me up from work on Friday, and we went to the Subaru dealership to test drive the Impreza and the Legacy. I’d been wanting to get a new car for a while; I had done my research, I was test driving cars, and trying to decide which one looked good on paper AND drove well. I decided on the Impreza, and we made an appointment to pick up the car on Saturday.

After picking out the car, we met up with our friend for Happy Hour/Dinner at Baby Acapulco’s. When we got home, our neighbours were outside with their kids, so we spent some time talking to them and getting to know them better. I’ve never had such friendly neighbors since we lived in Mexico!

On Saturday morning, we spent 2.5 hours trying to get my new car; it was very much worth it :D

My new baby!

Isn’t she pretty?

We went out to lunch afterwards, and then took a much needed nap! We hung out at home for the rest of the evening {with the exception of a quick trip to Joann to pick up some Mod Podge for a project I will get started on soon!}.

On Sunday, I started on a small project for my  home office:


Also, we celebrated our friends’ completion of their first triathlon! Christi (left) was one of the 2 friends who did the triathlon.


After Sunday Funday, my fiancé and I went to run some errands.

I’m going to leave you with a few of my eats:


Enchiladas & Mexican Martini from Z’Tejas, Menudo, a salad and Lay’s

Tell me about your weekend!

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