8 month progress

Its hard to believe that I have been wearing my braces for 8 months! There are days where I feel like I want to be done ASAP but then I look at my smile and see how amazing it looks and how much change has happened in only 8 months! What’s another 7 months in the grand scheme of things!

One thing is for sure I am dreaming of biting down into a corn on the cob! Especially with it being July 4th this week and everyone grilling out! Oh well there’s always next year…!!! For now I will cut the corn off the cob and eat it that way, its still as delicious and actually its much less messy that way!! Every cloud…!

With it being the summer and so hot here in Atlanta I have been experimenting with some new smoothie recipes, for me (post recent wire change) and for my boys too, with all the popsicles and frozen yoghurt trips the summer brings I need to make sure I am balancing their diet with some added fruit and (hidden) veggies.

Here is a delicious and easy smoothie recipe I found for a  peanut butter green smoothie:

1 large frozen banana

1 cup kale

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup plain greek yoghurt

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tsp agave nectar

water if needed

Add all the ingredients to the blender in the order above, and blend until smooth and fully mixed. Serve immediately!

Here is my latest photos to show how much my smile has changed!

Initial photos (October 2013):

before photos

8 month progress photos (June 2014):8 month progress photos

You can really see how much wider my teeth are! Its amazing!

Have a happy and safe July 4th and enjoy your fireworks wherever you’re watching them!