Where have you been? I bet you are all wondering that. Well, crazy busy is the answer. Along with my own three kid’s crazy schedule, I also started teaching preschool full time. Unfortunately, majority of our meals have been take out, fast food or cereal. So I have not been able to get my creative juices flowing in the kitchen. But, alas it is summer, therefore I do have more time than usual. So although I would like to post regularly, my goal is to try to do it as much as I can this summer. I have gone back and forth on my eating since I started this blog. I get on “kicks”, which goes along with my ADHD. One minute I am all about weight watchers, then it’s flat belly, then it’s paleo and crossfit, then a cleanse, and now I am trying out the gluten free approach to eating. My mom said “just eat smaller portions, weight watchers works for you.” I agree it does work, when I actually stick with it. My problem is I like to eat! I like dessert, I like BIG portions, I like to be super creative in the kitchen. So hence, my blog is a little nutty and all over the place, but if you know me I tend to jump from one thing to another in all aspects of my life as well. So currently, I am ten lbs above my goal weight and 20 from my pre baby, dream weight (doubt that will ever happen), I am trying to get to Zumba and I am trying to make good choices and cook more at home. (and not stop for free slushies at cumberland farms:) )
I also tried a Stomach wrap to help tighten my saggy mommy tummy. I was very skeptical, but I have been stalking one of my friend’s facebook posts and the before and after pictures, so I messaged her. She told me that the wraps were all natural and plant based and that the plant enzymes helped your fat cells release toxins and tighten your skin. So I went last Wednesday and she took before pictures and “wrapped me”. Hey it sounded like it was worth a shot, so….. here are my before and afters….
She only wrapped me once and had me drink lots of water, avoid caffeine, alcohol and processed foods and then I had to take after pictures (my 7 year old actually took them) and take measurements.
72 hr results after the wrap
Above belly button lost 1 inch
Across belly button lost 2 inches
Under belly button lost 1 1/4 inches
Crazy huh…. I am convinced, I am ordering some more and going to try the stretch mark cream too! (if you want more info, I can forward you her info…just email me….firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on shannon’s kitchen creations facebook page!
On to the recipe! This was so yummy and easy, you can easily make the egg “cupcakes” and eat them alone too!
Bacon and Egg cupcakes with hollandaise “glaze” over sweet potato hash browns
(gluten free and Paleo)