Goin’ Through The Big D

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but I do mean Dallas! Bonus points if you know that song... Well, this southern girl is back in Texas for a week and I couldn't be happier! On Wednesday I flew from DC to Dallas to meet up with my sister Alison. Alison attends UNT, so I figured it'd be fun to check out the school and her digs before heading home to San Antonio. While on my first flight to Birmingham, I read up to Week 14 . . . Continue Reading »

When Did I Know I Was Ready to Have Children?


After getting married in July 2012 I knew I wanted to wait at least a year before having the pregnancy talk.  I wanted to enjoy my time as a newlywed and wanted to take on playing football for the DC Divas. Our plan was to start trying to get pregnant after football season ended in August 2013, but when the time came I just wasn't ready to get pregnant.  Football had consumed my life from O . . . Continue Reading »

Mmm Breakfast!


Did y'all know it's National Breakfast Week?? I have no idea how I've missed this memo in the past, but I'm determined to redeem myself!  In honor of National Breakfast Week I thought I'd share one of my new favorite breakfasts. I start by cooking two eggs (or just egg whites) in a saute pan. While the eggs cook I toast a Thomas English Muffin and slice up some sharp cheddar cheese . . . Continue Reading »

Week 13 Pregnancy Update


Week 13 The bump- It's getting rounder.  My stomach is quite flat first thing in the morning and then much larger after I eat and throughout the day. Gender- Neal thinks we're having a girl while I think we're having a boy.  We'll see in 2 months! Movement- None yet Maternity clothes- My baby bump isn't big enough to wear maternity pants, but I've found some pants I'm comfortable in a . . . Continue Reading »

AllWhites Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Egg White and Vegetable Quiche

Over the years, I've learned to really listen to my body and how it responds to different foods. I know that I feel best when I eat protein, vegetables, and fruits, so I try to limit my carb and dairy intake. Some days I crave scrambled eggs with sauteed vegetables and other days I crave a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, but the key is really to listen to my body. When you listen to your . . . Continue Reading »

A Clean Slate

Maar's Pizza San Antonio

Have you ever had one of those days where your day and diet just don't go as planned? You wake up late, throw your hair in a ponytail, and run out the door with nothing but coffee in your stomach.  Already you've kicked off your day feeling gross and hungry!  As you weren't able to pack a lunch, you spend your lunch break mulling over where to grab lunch.  Do you order a burger, a . . . Continue Reading »

Catching Up: Pregnancy Update


These past few months have been an absolute whirlwind, but incredibly amazing all at the same time!  From the day we found out we were pregnant up until now, I've had to find the balance of living life as if nothing has changed and changing my lifestyle entirely. At our first doctors appointment on January 14 we thought we were 8 weeks pregnant, but during the first sonogram they measured the . . . Continue Reading »

Finding Peace Before Pregnancy


I have always wanted to be a mom!  I've dreamed about it for years, thinking of baby names well before Neal entered my life.  Getting married made motherhood a little bit more of a reality, as I had found the love of my life and knew that some day we'd want to start a family.  What I didn't anticipate is how I'd feel when the time came to start having children.  I didn't anticipate the fear that wo . . . Continue Reading »

My Panera Favorites + Giveaway!


Panera has always been one of my favorite meet up spots for lunch. I love the atmosphere, the lunch options, and the prices! Whether it was grabbing a sandwich with my teammates back in college, enjoying a bowl of soup with my family after church, or grabbing my favorite You Pick Two option after a long morning of moving, Panera has always been a great lunch (and dinner) spot.I'm sure y'all can . . . Continue Reading »

Dairy During Pregnancy


There's something magical that happens when you find out you're pregnant. Everything instantly changes! For me, my future had a different meaning, my goals changed, and I looked at my diet in a way I've never looked at it before. Food had a completely new purpose, and that purpose was to provide the nutrients my body needed in order to grow and support a growing fetus. The first trimester . . . Continue Reading »