L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty

23 Feb

 I got two compliments about my weight loss from co-workers today—which was totally unexpected! I have been feeling somewhat discouraged lately and trying not to go by the numbers on the scale and more of how my clothes fit, which have been getting looser and looser. However a good portion of my life has gone with the idea of paying attention to the scale and not to inches, how clothes fit, how I feel etc. it is a bit difficult to get used to.

Anyways, it was a nice way to start my morning and a reminder to myself to keep moving forward and not get stuck on the notion that I have to be a certain number. I will state this now-I am a big booty gal

Enter in one of my most favorite Nike ads

 I am happy to be living a healthier life style, incorporating healthy foods, habits and workouts in my life but sometimes wonder what would happen if my butt keeps shrinking? It’s the bane of my existence….yet the thing that defines me. I am little in the middle but got much back, cursed with an Italian butt, etc. I don’t want to be some normal girl with a normal figure but at the same time sometimes hate my booty and the attention it brings.

 Oh Sir Mix A lot-you sing to my heart. 

 I am a true LA Face with an Oakland booty but what happens if I keep losing weight and my booty goes bye bye? Fortunately, I don’t think it will ever go away not be a flat a**sed girl, it’s just not in my DNA.  In my perfect world, we would be able to decide where on our bodies we wanted fat to dissolve from (along with me donating my fat to the starving kids in Africa) Sigh.

On a random note– I totally want to buy this shirt!


Now onto protein I’ve noticed ever since giving up a majority of meats I have been light headed and had zero energy. I was looking at my food diary from the past wks and I can see a significant drop in my protein intake. Before Ash Wednesday, it ranged from 85 to 140 grams a day and this past wk most days have been in the 40’s and 50’s range. As much as I don’t want to, I am going to try meat again for a few days and see if I feel back to normal. It is important for me to stick with what I gave up for Lent however it is most important for me to feel healthy and normal

That being said, I made nachos with ground turkey and black beans for dinner.

My snacks this afternoon were a kiwi and a tangelo

Lunch was the same as yesterday–Morningstar veggie sausage link, broccoli with whole wheat thin spaghetti

Breakfast-Oatmeal, flax and frozen berries

Onto the good stuff—-The Bachelor!

That whole thing with Roslyn was ridiculous. I will her that she is a really good actress with all the acting she did last night with the she said vs. she said when it came to her fling with the producer


And then with the low blow she hit Chris Harrison with saying that he was hitting on the producers wife? Wow. I am looking forward to the finale and seeing the girls (love on the commercials they have “Will Jake choose sugar or spice?”) meet his parents. From what they are showing, it looks like his family loves Tenley and not showing so much for love for Vienna. At least the finale is set in Hawaii—so no more turtlenecks for Jakey Pooh.

7 Responses to “L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty”

  1. Karla February 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    LA face with an Oakland booty makes me laugh every time!
    I love butts! Who wants to be a stick without curves? I like my booty too!
    Protein can be tough. I find that cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cheese and veggie patties help me get a lot of my daily protein. I usually get around 70g per day (as a vegetarian).

  2. sophia February 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    Girl, gimme your booty!!! I’m Asian so I’m genetically challenged with booty sizes! I have nothing to shaka shaka, so sad!!

  3. Morgan February 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    This post cracked me up! Love all the booty references, I was seriously laughing out loud! Mine goes in stages, having nothing to do with weight loss or gain. It’s bizarre

  4. kbwood February 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    those nachos look aweesome!
    this is a hilarious post-love it girl!

  5. cookinfanatic February 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Lovin’ this post, cracked me up girl! So pumped for Bachelor finale, ugh he better make the right choice!

  6. kat February 24, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    You can do side bends or sit ups…

    Nice post! You might also try an iron supplement while you aren’t eating meat, or increase dark leafy greens…

    just a thought!

  7. Kelly February 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Love THAT song! It is on my IPOD!!

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