In Search of the Delicious Vegan Breakfast.

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Lately, I have been experimenting with a few recipes all of which are vegan recipes.  Currently, I am vegetarian, going on my third month.  I would like to transition to a fully plant-based diet.  Well, I would say so far I have had many successes.  There is one issue that keeps arising, however.  Breakfast.  My breakfast does not change.  Eggs with “sausage” and guac.  The frozen sausage I purchase is the Morning Star Farms brand sausage links, which unfortunately contain dairy and eggs.  I have tried a multitude of different seitan sausage recipes with no success.  Literally, my breakfast hunt is the biggest obstacle that I am facing.

Tofu eggs I have yet to try but I am trying to stick to a $75 monthly grocery budget.  With the amount of tofu needing to be eaten for eggs, I would be spending quite a bit just on tofu.  Yet another obstacle.

Here is where things get tricky and any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I have quit sugar.  It was a bit tricky, but now it is completely smooth sailing.  Why is that important?  My breakfast would not include items such as pancakes, waffles, etc.  Also, I HATE oatmeal.  And when I say hate, I mean LOATHE with every fiber of my being.  I hate the flavor and the texture.  It absolutely disgusts me.  So there goes that option.  Here is another issue, I don’t like anything sweet to eat for breakfast, so that includes parfaits.

So basically, what I am saying is that I am 100% stuck on what to eat for breakfast that is vegan, not sweet, not expensive, definitely NOT oatmeal, and is easy to make.  I know, tall fucking order lol.  I also only have 2 vegan cookbooks.  I finally checked my mail to pick up the new Hot For Food cookbook and I already have the Edgy Veg’s cookbook.  None of the breakfast or brunch recipes seemed quick or affordable for everyday consumption.  So I come to you, lovely reader.  Do you have any suggestions?  Pinterest has been a hindrance more than a help this time around.  So if you have any vegan tried and true breakfast recipes, please, PLEASE share them with me.  I’m begging here, lol.  I would be forever grateful!  Also, still looking for more great Vegan YouTube channels and Vegan blogs.  So if you know of any, send them my way!  I think that does it for me, hope you have a great night and until next time!

🍀 March 2018 Check-In 🍀

Oh March, how are ya?  I know most people say this, but seriously, where the hell is the year going?  On that note, however, in comes another check-in and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I am DOWN 7.8 pounds!  If I am not mistaken, that is my greatest loss yet.  I am currently at 211.2 pounds, making it 31.4 pounds of total loss!  I am so close to Onederland that I can taste it!  Some days, it is hard for me to notice a difference in the mirror, mostly because I look at myself every day.  However, my clothes are fitting better and I have items that are big on me now!  Those pants in the picture down below, they use to be extremely tight on me, I thought for sure I was going to rip them at one point.  Now, they are slightly loose.  My favorite leather jacket was so tight on my arms, I could barely move them and when I took it off (which was a huge struggle mind you) there were red marks and indinations everywhere.  Now?  LOOSE!  I am feeling more confident in myself everyday.  I haven’t cared about what people thought about me for a long time, only the words in my head mattered.  Even though I still deal with severe depression and bad days, my confidence in myself keeps increasing.  I’ve always known I was a bad ass, but now I am actually starting to feel like one too.


Clearly, I think you guys can tell I’m out of my depressive funk and might I add, no longer sick.  But before getting into anything else, let’s go over some numbers shall we?

February 1, 2018 March 1, 2018 Difference
Weight 219.0 lbs 211.2 lbs ↓ 7.8 lbs
Neck 14 12 inches 14 inches 1/2 inch
Left Arm 17 14 inches 16 1/2 inches ↓ 34 inch
Right Arm 17 14 inches 17 inches 14 inch
Chest 40 34 inches 40 inches 3/4 inch
Waist 37 12 inches 36 1/2 inches ↓ 1 inch
Hips 46 12 inches 46 1/4 inches 1/4 inch
Left Thigh 28 14 inches 27 1/2 inches 3/4 inch
Right Thigh 28 14 inches 27 1/2 inches 34 inch
Left Calf 18 12 inches 18 1/4 inches 1/4 inch
Right Calf 18 12 inches 18 1/4 inches 1/4 inch

So, if my calculations are correct I am down 5 1/2 inches overall.  This has definitely been one of my best months, despite the setbacks and hurdles.  Looking over my goals for last month, I managed to hit 1 out of the 3 goals, which was to lose 8 pounds in February (hey, I know I’m .2 pounds off, but I’m giving myself this one).  1 out of 3 is not bad, with that being said, let’s go over my March goals, shall we?

1. Be able to run 30 minutes straight.
I have the half marathon coming up in June and I have yet to even complete the Couch 2 5K plan because I keep making excuses.  I am not going to be able to survive this half marathon if I don’t get my damn head in the game.

2. Lose 1 inch for each arm.
If you were to ask me what body part I hate, it’s my arms.  I have ALWAYS hated them.  They are extremely flabby and are huge bat wings.  I want to feel confident wearing tank tops because I love tank tops, but hate my arms.  I can’t lose anything from them unless I start strength training.

3. Lose 11.3 pounds to put my in ONDERLAND!
Now, I know this is a bit much, but I managed to hit my goal last month and I really want to try this month.  If I don’t hit it, I know I will come close and definitely hit it in April, but I would really love to prove to myself that I can, because I haven’t been in Onderland in about 8 years and I want to get there so bad.

Well, I think that does it for me.  If you stuck around this long and read to the end, I appreciate it.  Until next time!

Bad Mental Week Ends In Sickness.

So, I haven’t posted on here nor any social media platforms.  My mental health has unfortunately been shot this whole week and to top it all off, I got extremely sick last night.  I will say, my eating hasn’t been terrible, which I am happy about.  I ordered Domino’s last night, ate half of it then, and the other half today.  Other than that, I have been within my caloric daily goal.  So even with as much mental anguish I’ve dealt with this past week, I didn’t fully give up on my eating.

Working out, however, different story.  The only day I have worked out this week was Monday.  I’m hoping health wise I’ll be good to go for Monday and can get back on track, but getting out of bed every morning was a huge struggle this past week.  Unfortunately, work has been the cause of some of it, but not all.

Being so off track of working out worries me because I am not ready for the half marathon coming up in June.  I really want to be able to do this half marathon and prove to myself I am not a complete failure at life.  It actually does more than just worry me, it frustrates me.  I just feel like I haven’t accomplished anything, literally anything.  I have not stuck with a good eating routine, nor workout routine.  I can’t stop ordering out, and after I order out and eat it, I deal with such self-hatred.  I literally have not accomplished one thing on my list.  Not one.  It makes me feel like such a failure and joke.  That I will never amount to anything, that I am worthless, stupid, fat, ugly, and will always be that way.  I am not here looking for sympathy, this is just the ugly side of severe depression.

Right now, besides the wonderful depression and self-hatred, I am dealing with severe body pain, a fever, chills, and my head is killing me.  I already deal with Fibromyalgia, yeah me, so the pain associated with the sickness just makes it that much better.

I’m not going to apologize for saying what I am feeling, again, not looking for sympathy either.  I just need to write it all out and somehow deal.  Hopefully, this shit will blow over soon and I can get out of my self-pity/self-hatred slump and I don’t know.  Go back to the regular scheduled programming?  Who knows.  Goodnight everyone.

February Workout Routine


Doing this whole fitness journey, thing, working out has been a vital part.  However, I don’t know about you, but when I have had a workout routine set in place or at least for a guideline I have had better success in working out.  So for the month of February, I have decided to share my workout schedule/plan.

If you don’t know, I am signed up for the Seattle Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon in June, so my ass needs to be in shape for that 13.1-mile run.  I have been switching up my cardio with the elliptical and damn.  That machine is amazing.  However, I am not positive how my running is going.  So, this week I am going to be alternating cardio.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are going to be elliptical days.  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are going to be working on the Couch to 5k plan.  Tomorrow I am going back to the Couch to 5k plan, so I’ll be able to reevaluate what week I am on.

In Friday’s post, I mentioned my goals of doing Yoga 2 times a week and strength training at least 2 times a week.  For yoga, I am just going to pick a video from Yoga with Adriene.  Strength training I would like to work on using my own body weight.  Some key areas for that I will be emphasizing on are my arms (no upper body strength people) as well as legs and booty.  I have definitely been utilizing Pinterest on my strength training workouts, but some basics will include push-ups, squats, and lunges.  Do you have any suggestions for workouts to add to my regimen?

Well, I think that will do it for me today.  What is your workout plan or guide for the month?  What fitness goals do you have for the month?  Let me know in the comments!  I hope you have had a spectacular Monday and I will talk to you again real soon!

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
CARDIO E 30min C25K E 30min C25K E 30min C25K REST
YOGA 20min 20min 20min REST
S.T. 20min 20min 20min REST


February Check-In

Well, here we are again, the beginning of the month and another check-in.  I definitely had a more successful month than the past couple.  The last recorded weigh-in was November 1st, which was 223.8 pounds.  November and December were completely dud months for me, with no weight loss.  Although no weight gain either.  Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is official.  I am below 220lbs!


That is a loss of 4.8 pounds, which I am a little disappointed in, just a little, just because the scale didn’t give me an additional .2 lbs, I mean really scale, couldn’t round it to 5 pounds loss??  🤣 🤣 🤣 Haha  In all seriousness, I am pleased with the loss, however, I know I can do better.  There is always room for improvement.  My total overall weight loss since starting this journey is 23.6 pounds which also means I have officially lost over 20 pounds, another HUGE victory!

November 1, 2017 February 1, 2018 Difference
Weight 223.8 lbs 219.0 lbs ↓ 4.8lbs
Neck 14 12 inches 14 12 inches  Same
Left Arm 16 34 inches 17 14 inches 12 inch
Right Arm 17 14 inches 17 14 inches Same
Chest 43 inches 40 34 inches ↓ 2 14 inches
Waist 37 34 inches 37 12 inches 14 inch
Hips 47 12 inches  46 12 inches ↓ 1 inch
Left Thigh 28 12 inches  28 14 inches 14 inch
Right Thigh 29 inches 28 14 inches 34 inch
Left Calf 19 12 inches 18 12 inches ↓ 1 inch
Right Calf 19 14 inches 18 12 inches 34 inch

Now, if I did my math correctly, I believe this month I lost a total of 5 3/4 inches as well as 4.8 pounds.  Sometimes I know the number on the scale can be underwhelming and disappointing, even though we know it is just a number.  This is also another reason I have been keeping track of my measurements.  It is insane to me that I lost a whole inch in my hips and over 2 inches in my chest (but if I could not completely lose my boobs, I’d appreciate that body lol).

Besides numbers, I’ve been paying attention to how I have been feeling.  I have been using the Elliptical instead of the treadmill (hopefully this doesn’t screw me for the 1/2 Marathon in June) and I have been increasing my time on completeing a mile.  I’m down from a 16 minute mile to a 12 minute mile.  I have been feeling more energized throughout the day and I feel like I am accomplishing something.  I was started to make excuses on the treadmill, not fulling completeing the Couch to 5k program by slowing down.  Sometimes you need to switch out your workout plan and try something new.  I am glad I started using the Elliptical.

Now, with all of that being said, let’s discuss February’s goals!
01. Lose 8 pounds this month.
I know I just discussed that the number on the scale is just a number, but this month I truly want to push myself.  I am aiming for 10 pounds but 8 seems like a good inbetween number of 5 and 10, plus I tend to like even numbers more (like that actually matters Leah, geez).

02. Practice Yoga 2 times a week.
Unfortunately I did not complete the 30 day Yoga guide with Adriene, however yoga is wonderful for the body and mind.  I think 2 times a week is a good, slow number to start out with and hopefully I can stick to.

03. Strength Train!
I have no upper body strenght, like seriously none.  I worked on some of the machines last week.  The leg machines, 70 to 110 pounds easy.  Arms… well, I was lucky if I could do 10 pounds and unfortunately, I am not exaggerating.  For work, I can dead lift a lab in the tub easy.  Past that, nada.  So if I truly want to learn how to rock climb this year, these guns need to be packing!  I am aiming for 2 times a week, just like yoga.

Well, I think that does it here from me.  How did your January go?  I’ve seen a lot of great successes on Instagram this past month!  What are your goals for February?  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Until next time!

What’s In My Fridge & Pantry?

I don’t know about you, but I love looking into others fridge and pantry. I’m always intrigued by what people stock up on. The purpose of this post is to showcase my lovely fridge and pantry because for the month of February I am vowing not to spend any money on grocery items. The goal for this is to learn to be creative and come up with meal ideas with what I currently have on hand. Also, spoiler alert, I am planning a grocery haul in March for only $100 to last me the entire month. Freebies will include the spices I have, however other than that, $100 will go to an entire month worth of food. More information on that in a later post, back to this post.

After I am done showcasing my hull, I am going to make an Excel document and do an inventory of my food. With that, I am hoping to use the document to plan out and brainstorm meal ideas. Looking at all of my pictures, I really need to add more vegetables in my life haha. Well, enough chit chat, onto the pictures!

So as you can see, there are plenty of options available to me for the next month, probably too many. They key is to use my noggin in order to come up with meal ideas. I jotted everything down in a spreadsheet, so hopefully having something to look at quickly will help me come up with meals. If you have any ideas for my food items, let me know! Well, I think that does it here from me! Until next time!