That Moment When…

You look in the mirror and don’t recognize the reflection. Well, that happened to me recently. I really looked in the mirror and I couldn’t find me. I know I’m there, I’m just buried under the pounds I’ve gained. Gosh, how did I let myself get here? Bah, why am I asking, I know the answer!

  1. By being lazy
  2. By overeating
  3. By not caring

But that stops here and now!

I’m determined to find me, to rediscover me. I’m determined to recognize the reflection staring back at me.

The Steps:

  1. Control my eating
    1. Gluten Free – as the doctor instructed
    2. Portion control
  2. Exercise often
    1. Restart training for Disney Half Marathon in January 2016
    2. Video workouts
  3. Meditate
  4. Keep a journal
    1. With food intake
    2. With workouts
  5. Write down my feelings NOT eat them
  6. Reach out
  7. Smile

I know i can

This seems simple, but the truth is that it is hard. One misstep drives me to leave everything behind. Why!? I don’t know, but what I know is that I’m ready and determined to continue my journey and to change my lifestyle.

Things to Keep in Mind

  1. This takes time and the change it is fo the rest of your life not just until I reach my goal
  2. Take one day at a time
  3. If you fall get up and continue
    1. Don’t wait until next day to make it better.
    2. Every meal is a chance to do better
  4. Your journey is your own; don’t compare yourself with others
  5. Think before you eat
    1. This will lead to making better choices and be in control
  6. There will be times when you will want to quit… DON’T take a deep breath and start over.

The weight loss journey it is not easy, however, the journey to a new lifestyle is even harder. This last one is what I have to tackle instead of just focusing on “losing weight”. That will come as a RESULT of me changing my lifestyle.

I’m going to give me this week to settle into the new habits and next week I’ll restart posting weight loss progress to keep me accountable.

I’m nervous and excited at the same time, but like I said above, I’m going to take it one day at a time!

Until next time,

Just One Cupcake


Gluten Free Expo Review – Dallas

I know I’m a little late… but here it goes!

As you know the Gluten Free Expo was in Dallas last weekend. For me this is one of the most exciting expos because I get to meet new people and to learn so much about new products. This year’s sponsor was Massel and they were super attentive with all the bloggers and attendees. They gave us the cutest gift full with goodies and even a cup! Their product is amazing. I got to try the bullion, it make great chicken, beef or veggie stock!

Other vendor that I was excited to see and talk to was Freedom Foods. They came out with new flavors and even a delicious chocolate spread!

Gluten Free Expo_logos

This year was the year of the Pizza! Yes, Pizza! Every corner I looked there was a new brand of pizza, from flat-breads to regular gluten free pizza crust, each one more delicious than the other! My favorite was Spitano’s. They have a great variety of pizzas, salad dressings and pasta sauces. If you find them on your grocery store, take it home, you won’t regret it.

I also got to meet, and try, the awesomeness of Abundant Love Gluten Free Cake Mixes. They made a mean coffee cake. I was moist, super tasty and unforgettable. So much so, that I bought a mix to make Rum Cake!

Some of the old time favorites were in tha’ house! For example Schar, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Enjoy Life Foods, and many others! Soon I’ll be posting reviews of the products I received and listing my favorites.

If you didn’t make it to the Expo this year, no worries, there is always next year.

Until next time,

Just One Cupcake


WIN a Ticket To the Gluten Free Expo Dallas

I know you want to go to the event that is changing the way we look at Gluten Free Products, the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo!

As I mentioned in past posts, this is one of the events that I look forward every year, because it gives me the opportunity to try new products before buying them and at the same time learn new recipes and much more.

I have 4 tickets to give away and I want YOU to win it… why, you ask? Well because I want YOU to experience how awesome is this Gluten Free Expo and how much you can learn.

Follow the instructions below for a chance to win an free entry to the *Expo – either Saturday or Sunday -. Don’t miss out this opportunity.

The giveaway ends on October 15, 2015, and if you win, you’ll receive a code for a free ticket and instructions to redeem it. Winners will be selected at random. 


Here is some information about the Gluten & Allergen Friendly Expo

This Expo, is the largest and fasted growing event that caters to the people with special diet needs, such as Celiac, gluten sensitivity, nut Allergies, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.

Where: Dallas Market Center
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
When: October 17-18, 2015

What to expect?
You should expect lots of fun and great information. My recommendations, wear comfortable shoes, bring an extra bag 😉 (you’ll know why) and go on a empty stomach, get ready to try some of your favorite Gluten Free brands and to discover new ones.

Here is how:

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See you there! Don’t forget to tweet me when you get to the event or tag me on Instagram! I will love to know what was your favorite product!

Just One Cupcake


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