What I Ate To Lose 43 Pounds


Hey everyone, I finally broke my stall and lost a couple more pounds. Yay!!! I have added a few things to my daily diet to help with my weight loss.

Here is a typical day of eating.

Breakfast-

I start with a cup of coffee, I use sugar free creamer and sugar substitute. Then I usually have 2 eggs and 2 pieces of the Sara Lee 45 calorie bread. I love bread and will never be able to give it up.. lol

Snack-

Its not really a snack but I have a cup of green tea. I have really seen a difference by drinking just 1 cup a day.

Lunch-

For lunch I have a big plate of fresh veggies. Usually cucumbers, sweet mini peppers and carrots. I eat them with ranch dressing and tajin. Sometimes, I will add so cheese and crackers. Cheese and crackers are one of my favorite snacks.

Dinner-

For dinner, I usually have a protein like chicken or pork and a veggie. I really love baked potatoes, so I will occasionally have one. I hate cooking, so I love simple recipes.

Snack-

I like to snack on fruit, granola bars and cheese and crackers.

I had a revision from gastric sleeve to bypass in August 2020. So, I can’t eat a lot and that really helps. I’ve lost 43 pounds since August. Its a lot slower to lose weight with a revision than with your first surgery. But I’m not giving up on my health.

Thanks for reading my post. Lots of love!!

Amanda

Burrito Bowl Recipe


Hey everyone, I made this amazing burrito bowl recipe yesterday and it was so yummy, that I have to share it.

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • Half an onion chopped
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of rotel
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 packet of ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup of rice.. I used brown rice
  • Chicken or beef broth

Brown the ground beef and onions, drain grease. Add all ingredients and cover in the broth. Simmer and stir occasionally, so it doesn’t burn. Once the rice is cooked, its ready to serve. If all the liquid cooks off and the rice is still not cooked all the way, just add more broth or water.

I added cheese and sour cream to mine. Only 341 calories without the topping and its so yummy.

Thanks for reading. Lots of love!!

Amanda Spencer

Valentine’s Day Svgs


Hey everyone!!! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m doing fantastic. My Etsy shop is growing and it makes me so happy.

I now have 26 sales and have 25 svgs and 1 printable for sale in my shop.

Here’s the link to my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpencerSGVStore

I added some new Valentine’s Day svgs and a Bible study printable.

If you have a Cricut and love doing crafts. Please check out my shop. Thanks for reading.

Lots of love, Amanda Spencer

Makeup of the day 1/19


Hey everyone, if you’ve been following my blog than you know I love makeup. My blog started off as a beauty blog. So, of course I’m going to still share my love of makeup

I love bright colorful makeup. Today, I was feeling adventurous and went for a fun mermaid look.

What I used

  • Changeable Bubble Nebula eyeshadow palette
  • Farmasi eyeliner
  • Mascara- Essence Lash Princess
  • Farmasi eyebrow powder
  • It Cosmetics CC Cream
  • ElF Camo Concealer
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder
  • Wet n Wild Blushlighter
  • Wet n Wild lipstick in Jam with me
  • Hard Candy Hydrating Primer

I love this look and my daughter kept calling me a mermaid all day.

Thanks for reading my post. Lots of love!!

Amanda Spencer

39 Pounds Gone!!


Hey everyone, I’m so happy. I weighted myself this morning and I’m down 2 more pounds for a total of 39 pounds. I have 11 pounds to go to hit my first goal.

First picture from the beginning of August, second picture from today.

This is my first face to face Friday. I can definitely see the difference. I’m loving the calorie deficit diet. I’m not depriving myself of foods that I love, like carbs..lol

Thanks for following me on this journey. Lots of love,

Amanda Spencer

My Side Hustle


Hey everyone… it seems like everyone has a side hustle these days. I’ve tried everything from direct sales to making and selling jewelry.

A couple months ago, I decided I wanted to try my hand at some passive income. I’ve always been creative and I thought I would make SVG files and sell them on Etsy. I’ve been doing this for a couple months and made a little bit of income. I’m hoping this year to build up my store, so I can have a bigger income coming in.

My Shop

The blessed SVG is my most popular product. If you have a Cricut, check out my shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpencerSGVStore

Thanks for reading my post. Lots of love!!

Amanda Spencer

What I eat in a calorie deficit 1/11/21


Hey everyone… I hope everyone is doing well in the new year.

I’ve been sticking to my calorie deficit diet pretty good. I still stick between 1200 to 1900 calories a day. I even eat pizza but limit myself to one piece. Since starting this way of eating, I’ve lost the 5 pounds I gained over the holidays. I also don’t feel deprived of food.

One thing that I’ve been trying to do is only eat between 12 and 8. Sometimes I only last until 11 but I will get there.

Breakfast

For breakfast, I’ve been eating a dupe of the McDonald’s egg Mcmuffin. I add an extra egg for more protein. This comes to 399 calories. I track all my meals in My Fitness Pal.

Lunch

For lunch, I’ve been enjoying Progresso light soups. The whole can of the potato, bacon and cheese soup is only 200 calories.

Dinner

For dinner one night we ordered Chinese takeout. Instead of going for the sweet and sour chicken like I usually do, I opted for chicken and veggies. Plus, portion control is key.

What’s everyone’s favorite meals?

Thanks for reading!!

Amanda Spencer

Revel Nails


Hey everyone, my amazing husband bought me Revel nail goodies for Christmas. I’ve only used it once..so here’s my thoughts.

I did Some research and found that the gel method was easier and you don’t have to file as much. I like easy, so that’s the route I took..lol The application was very easy, I was a little afraid at first.

I should have filed them before I applied the top coat but I forgot. I also applied 2 layers of top coat but only 1 coat is needed. They still turned out better than I expected.

Right after I did my nails
6 days after application.

The thing I need to work on is filing and not using to much base and top coat. Overall, I’m very happy with how they turned out. Dips used Revel purple reign and silver bells. I can’t wait to change my colors.

Thanks for reading my post. Lots of love.

Amanda Spencer

What I eat on a calorie deficit diet


Hey everyone, so today I’m going to share some of the meals and snacks that I eat in a day to lose weight. I’ve tried so many diets throughout my life and nothing sticks. When I deprive myself of certain foods, I tend to fall off the wagon.

I’m starting the new year on a calorie deficit diet. This has been such an eye opener. No more depriving myself of fruit, bread and carbie food.

I started this journey a week ago and have lost 3 pounds. The first thing I did was use a calorie calculator to determine how many calories I need to consume to lose weight. To lose weight, I need to eat 1983 to lose weight and 1487 to lose weight fast. So, I’ve been staying between those two numbers.

For breakfast, I like to eat eggs for protein, i also like the Sara Lee Delightful bread. I think the bread is only 35 calories. Since I had bariatric surgery, I need to make sure I get enough protein.

For dinner, I made this amazing meal that my Grandma used to make. Meatballs, one can of cream of chicken soup, one can of cream of mushroom soup and a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Throw it all in a crockpot and you have a whole meal. I did serve it with mashed potatoes. So yummy!!!

I like to keep my snacks simple. Fruit, crackers and cheese and veggies. Sometimes I will have chips but in moderation. Everything in moderation is the key. I make sure to measure and weight out my food, so I’m more accurate with the calories.

I would love to share my journey with everyone. I will be posting my what I eat,once a week.

Lots of love

Amanda Spencer

Happy 2021!!!


Yay!! Its 2021!!! Who’s excited for the new year??? I know, I can’t wait to get this year started.

I’ve decided that I’m not doing resolutions this year. For one, it’s usually always that same resolution, lose weight. I feel that I set myself up for failure when I put so much pressure on myself to lose weight.

I had the revision from gastric sleeve to bypass in August of 2020. I’ve lost almost 40 pounds. I have a long way to go but I’m heading in the right direction.

One thing I want to focus on is my relationship with God. I want to grow spiritually. I’ve gone to church my whole life but that’s not the same as having a relationship with God.

Another thing that I want to do this year is spend more time with my family. Yes, I see them everyday but I want more quality time with them, if that makes sense.

I just want my family and friends to be happy and healthy in 2021.

What are your resolutions?

Thank you all so much for reading my post.

Lots of love,

Amanda Spencer