7/28/15

BIRTH WEEEEK

I love celebrating the birth of my best friend! 
It's so fun! 
Instagram has all of the pictures, but I thought I would summarize on here too!
It's been two weeks since his birthday so I figured it's time to post ;)
This summer is just flying by!
I'm loving every minute of it.
I'm definitely not ready for school to start!
I'm just having way too much fun.

Well here's a recap for ya in case you didn't see my millions of posts...

Day 1: Baptisms + Cafe Rio



Day 2: Sushi for lunch+ Sprinkles Cupcake ATM


Day 3:  Video Games (Zelda) + Pizza Night 

Day 4: Dinner at the Asian Buffet
Our faces after 12+ plates of crab legs

Day 5: Fishing + Snowflake Temple + Native New Yorker




Day 6: Star Wars Marathon + Al Fox Devotional
Star Wars AGAIN...


Day 7: Breakfast at the Good Egg

BIRTHDAY: Fogo de Chao + Jimmy Eat World Tickets

We had a super amazing week together! Happy birthday to the boy who makes me heart complete. 22 is going to be an amazing year, I can feel it ;)





7/27/15

Many thanks

I can't get enough of this boy.


I sure do love him!
He is always there for me, and I couldn't ask for anything more.

Thank you for teaching me.
Thank you for accepting me.
Thank you for listening to me.
Thank you for saving me.
And most of all, thank you for loving me.

I'll love you forever.

XOXO.

P.S. He's such a sweetheart. At lunch today, I made my ice cream swirl way too big and it fell on his arm and all over my hand. He then told me to put the pile of ice cream in his hand, and he got up and threw it away for me. I was too embarrassed to go get another ice cream cone from the machine, so he got it for me, even though we were literally getting our cones 2 minutes earlier. 
If that's not love, I don't know what is. 

7/6/15

Birth Week!

This week is going to be a GREAT one!
Want to know why?
Okayyyyy, I'll tell you...

It's BIRTH WEEK!

What is birth week, you ask?

Well, it is an entire week dedicated to celebrating Hunter's birth (14th of July)!

We've spent two years apart while he served his LDS mission in Brazil.
I want to make up for it by having an amazing week filled with fun, food, and happiness!

He has NO idea what each day entails, which makes it even better!
Birth week starts tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited.
I love starting new traditions :)
I also love celebrating this sweet boy.

Happy birth week Hunter Hoopes! 
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


7/5/15

21 Day Sugar Detox: Week 2

Here's week two! Soooo I kind of stopped doing the detox this week. I felt super restricted and frustrated when I couldn't follow all the rules, or if something I loved had added sugar. I lost a few pounds, but didn't notice much of a difference on my actual body... but I am much more aware of the sugar content in my food, so I call the two weeks of this detox a success! My weight also fluctuates a ton. I can gain/lose like 5 pounds a day, so I don't know how accurate the results are. Because of this detox, I'm definitely going to continue to eat foods that are better for me, but I'll also enjoy a treat every once in a while ;) Hunter's birth week is also coming up, sooo I didn't want to be restricted by a diet. 

Here are my results from this week anyways!

Day 8: 


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Scrambled eggs
Chipotle (chicken bowl, white rice, pinto beans, lettuce, cheese, mild salsa)
2 pieces of steak and 1.5 brawtwurst
None
Ran for 20 minutes, leg workouts
127.4

Notes: I didn't meal prep over the weekend (being lazy) so I had to go out for lunch. I really tried to be aware of the sugar content and what's on the NO list. Exercising felt good yesterday, and I ran better than normal (I'm the WORST runner ever). I did get some unsweeted coconut almond milk because I needed something that wasn't water. I've had only water for 7 days! That doesn't seem like a lot, but man, I sure miss an occassional Dr. Pepper or some orange juice!

Day 9: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Pistachios
Chicken fried rice from Pei Wei
2 Mini Tureky Meatloafs
Cheese and almonds
15 minutes of running, leg and ab workouts
126.8

Notes:  I told myself I was going to make eggs so I wouldn't skip breakfast, and then I woke up late and didn't... Again. So pistachios for breakfast it is! I went to lunch with a friend and tried to get something that didn't have a lot of sugar and had foods I coul eat. Brown rice + chicken + veggies is okay with me! I had a small dinner too, mostly because I was running around from place to place yesterday. Super happy I got to go to the gym again though! For the first time my weight has been in the 126's!

Day 10: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Pistachios
2 Mini Turkey Meatloafs + 1 pork chop
Korean  Bulgogi + side dishes
None
None
126.2

Notes: Happy birthday to my little sister! She is 19 today, so for dinner we got Korean food with our whole family. Lucky for me, most of it is on the YES list. Asian foods normally have vegetable sides, and they are sooo good. I felt a little sore today, which is great! I was worried I wasn't working hard enough at the gym because I didn't feel sore afterwards. Today was a busy day, work, then dinner, then babysitting, so I didn't get to hit up the gym, sadly. But babysitting a little girl, two twin boys, and a baby boy sure is a workout! I didn't eat breakfast again... I hate waking up in the morning. So much. Even eating healthy isn't giving me enough energy to wake up earlier. It could also be the fact that I went to bed at 2:30am last night. I was so tired at work, I felt like a zombie! 

Day 11: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Pistachios
Pork chops and mini meatloaf muffins
Steak + avocado + salad from Chili's
A couple pieces of sour candy at the movies
None
127

Notes: Today was decent! I really need to plan time so I can eat in the morning. I am ALWAYS late to work (they don't care that much, but still...) and I'm running out the door (I like to sleep in.) and don't have time to make anything. I had left overs for lunch and ended up going out to dinner with Cierra before we saw Inside Out. It was pretty cute but I was so exhausted that I fell asleep for a little bit in the middle. It's a neat concept though! 

Day 12: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
None
Eggs + bacon
Chicken shwarma pita - the pita, Greek salad
Frozen yogurt (sugar + fat free)
None
127

Notes: Today was good! This was my first actual treat from the detox. I had frozen yogurt, and oh my goodness, it was amazing. So creamy and delicious! I was dying! I also didn't have work since it was Independence day observed. Three day weekends are my favorite! It was so great spending the entire day with Hunter, because he randomly had it off from Jamba and the hospital. We had fun and hung out around the house mostly. I just loved cuddling alllll day. This weekend shall be great!

Day 13: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
None
Japanese food from the mall
Brawtwurst and salad
Frozen custard from Nielsen's
Walking around the mall for HOURS
126

Notes: Happy 4th of July! Today was pretty chill. I got some rockin' deals at the mall with my sister, and had a relaxing night filled with Suits and frozen custard. Hunter and I actually didn't even see fireworks! They kind of freak me out, and it was warm outside, but I don't really mind. I saw enough fireworks on Instagram anyways ;) We wanted to get fro yo but everywhere was closed, we went to Nielsen's! It was yummy. I got vanilla custard and Hunter got black raspberry. Cheating on diets is yummy!

Day 14: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
None
None
Halibut + broccoli + zuccini + salad
Brazilian cheese bread, chicken, homemade chocolate chip cookies
None
128

Notes: Today was fast Sunday and I was starving the whole day. But it was really a great day and I was so glad I fasted! Camille made an AMAZING dinner of halibut with coconut flakes and coconut flour. It was sooo good! Hunter made Brazilian cheese bread sooo I ate a couple, and a few cookies. Oh well! 

Well, that's the end of this detox. Like I said, I am definitely going to continue to be aware of the sugar in my food, but I'm also going to ENJOY eating too. 

My name is Erica, and I did NOT complete the 21 day sugar  detox.
;)