Summer is almost here, and I've been slacking...

I'm still around. As I've stated before, April is always a busy month for me. I'm still catching up, but I should be close to caught up by the end of the month. 

For photography, I still have 2 Boudoir shoots to edit, and then the pictures from my birthday party. It takes me around an hour per photo most times so I definitely have a lot of work in that area. 

Personally I've been struggling. As it gets closer to summer and the warmer clothes are coming out I started to notice how pale I am. I told myself I wasn't going to go tanning this year but I signed up for the month yesterday. As bad as I know it is, I feel better about myself when I go. I'm happier and I feel healthier. 

Along with the paleness, I've noticed how much weight I've gained. My jeans are a little tighter than I remember and I'm thinking a bathing suit ain't going to happen this year if I can't get a hold of this now.

Yesterday was like a smack in the face when I started reviewing what I had eaten for the day. 

Breakfast - a piece of toast
Lunch - a cucumber sandwich
Dinner - meatball subs

Does anyone else  see what I'm doing wrong?? My guess would probably be that I might be eating too much bread

So instead of a piece of toast this morning I am sitting here with lil man, eating an apple. Something that doesn't go down as nice as toast does, but it's a start that I'd like to continue. 

I'm going to try to have bread with only one meal and I'm also going to start doing some sort of exercise in the mornings. Maybe some crunches.
Let's see if I can keep that up for a week to start. 

Easier said than done, I know, so wish me luck!


  1. lol Slacker!

    Toast has between 60-90 calories plain, most of the calories come from what you put on it. A cucumber sandwich has approximately 190. A six inch meatball sub has 580 calories, 200 of which are fat. The foot long has 1160 calories, with 400 of them being fat. The problem probably isn't the bread but the timing of the meals since your biggest calorie intake happens at supper and then there's no activity to burn the calories off and then you go to bed early. If you reversed the order of the calorie intake...ate the biggest meal in the morning, you'd have all day to burn them off. That's why they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

  2. Yea, which is part of where my problem is coming from as well. I basically have to force myself to eat something in the morning, and toast has always been the easiest thing to keep down. So I used it to train my stomach to have something, now that it's used to having something in it in the morning, perhaps I should replace toast with a fruit.
    As for lunch, I've picked a cucumber sandwich and smoothie, because work supplies the bread, mayo, and milk. I wonder if there's anything cheaper, and healthier I should be having along side my smoothie.
    As for the end of the day. This is the most difficult. I tend to stuff my face and have no idea how to stop this habit. I will be trying different things over the next few weeks to see if I can get a hold of it. :(