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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, June 10th

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What makes today wonderful?  I woke up this morning and the Father started me on my way.  That is a blessing as far as I’m concerned because I am not promised tomorrow.

I posted a question on several of the boards that I’m on asking where people get their inspiration for their meals.  I am honestly curious because I will tell you that I am having difficulty with the meal planning.  I try to include my family in this decision, but they seem to prefer to let me make the decision and they just eat.  Thankfully, I’m blessed that I don’t have a picky bunch.  I’ve looked at the possibility of following other people’s meal plans, but I don’t feel comfortable cooking some of the stuff that I’ve seen listed.  I can honestly say that my meals this week haven’t been too bad.  For me, moderation is key.  I am not one to fix a cobbler (as I did for my husband this past weekend) and not have any at all.  I had a little bit along with one scoop of ice cream.  I need to figure out how to get some meal…

SELF TALK TUESDAY, June 9th

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I know we have all been guilty on some level of negative self talk.  Even though we don’t always realize it, we may be hindering our own weight loss efforts.  I did a blog about this a month or so ago and have really been trying to flip the switch.  It is hard not to look at myself and think I wish my stomach didn’t look so big or my thighs are huge or if my thighs weren’t so fat I wouldn’t get rashes there (are you sensing a trend?).  It isn’t always easy to change the way we think or to stop being judgmental about our own bodies or even others.  I have really been trying to work on the way I think about myself and really not trying to pass judgment on others because I haven’t walked a mile in their shoes.  Honestly, can you tell me that you don’t look at people differently based on how they are dressed or how they look?  I know that I have and I’m trying to work on that.  If you have been through this, how did you handle it?  Honestly, until I started reading a book awhile back I di…

MEAL PLANNING MONDAY, June 8th

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So I actually had a very similar menu planned for last week, but we had part of it.  Honestly, we were out later a couple of nights so we either ate out or ordered in.  My dinner main courses for the week are as follows:
Barbecue Ribs – we had these yesterday, along with salad and mashed potatoes Hamburgers – those we are supposed to have tonight Taco Salad – probably tomorrow Salisbury Steak – I need to pick up more ground beef Chicken Caesar Salad – I need to get some chicken Spaghetti

We were able to get to the Farmer’s Market over the weekend, but I couldn’t get any cucumbers, etc.  I am hoping that I can pick some decent ones up at the grocery store.  I was able to get tomatoes (regular and grape tomatoes) and lots of fruit.  I am enjoying using the fresh fruit in my smoothies.  However, I am realizing more and more that I need to perhaps leave out the bananas.  Since I’ve started using myfitnesspal, I have realized that my breakfasts are high in calories.  I knew my smoothies were high…

Find a Way Friday, June 5th

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You may be wondering why I picked this title.  I honestly picked it because weekends are difficult for me.  It is often easier for me to eat OP when I am working because there is some sort of schedule.   There is often so much to do on the weekend that there is no schedule and I wind up waiting until I am starving before I get something to eat and then it’s often not what I would choose if I had planned ahead.  This weekend, I am going to try to do things differently.  It may not work, but I have to at least try.
While I didn’t make it to my official weigh in last night, I did weigh in at home.  I probably weighed a little more given that I had dinner and more to drink at home.  I normally stop drinking a couple of hours before weigh in time.  I weighed in at 195.  I am looking at it as a new starting place.  Honestly, I sometimes flash back to when I first started in 2007 and how I felt.  I was so motivated to make a change and with the change in eating habits and the help of workout …

Thinking Out Loud Thursday, June 4th

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I am really trying to be more consistent about blogging.  It helps keep me accountable and right now, I need that.  I definitely overdid it last night and I’m not quite sure why I felt so hungry.  Today, I tried to plan ahead.  I had my morning smoothie and then for morning snack, I had 1 boiled egg and some grapes.  I tried something new this week and bought some MiRancho Ancient Grain Tortillas made with Organic Flax and Quinoa.  I have been using them instead of bread and they are only 3 PointsPlus.  They are pretty tasty.  Lunch was a tortilla with 1 serving of Black Forest Ham and 2 small cucumbers left from the Farmer’s Market.  I have cherries and grape tomatoes as snack also.  I feel better about my choices today.  If I can just keep making good choices and focus more on those unprocessed foods, I am certain I will see a loss on the scale consistently.  I also took a nice 15 minute walk while everyone was gone out for lunch.  I better get busy!  Happy Friday eve!

Wonderful Wednesday, June 3rd

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I've always heard that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  On that definition alone, I have clearly been insane for some time now.  I really feel like I have been cycling through the same few pounds over and over again.  So I have decided that it is time to change things.  I have been putting myself completely on the back burner, but I really need to take time for myself so that I can workout.  I have not been pushing myself too hard, which I think that may be part of the problem for me.  I am really trying to focus on eating more Power Foods and have been trying to hit the Farmer’s Market, but I really need to make time to get things cooked on the weekends because there are times that what we buy just goes to waste and we really can’t afford that.  I weigh in tomorrow night and I’m really not sure how that’s going to go because I have been drinking more sodas than I should and I’m trying to get control of that.…

Meal Planning Monday, June 1, 2015

So I actually had planned this menu for last week, but didn’t make it to the grocery store.  My dinner main courses for the week is as follows:
Meatloaf Taco Salad Chicken Caesar Salad Barbecue Ribs Hamburgers
I do have to go by the store tonight to pick up a few things.  We didn’t  make it to the farmer’s market this week so we are a little short on fruits and veggies this week.  I am hoping that I can get some lunches planned and, hopefully, put together for this week too.  I could use some suggestions there.  Tonight is sounding more and more like it is going to be a busy night because I have so much to do.  I need to make some breakfast stuff for my Mom so we have quick breakfasts for the mornings.   I guess I need to do the same for myself too.  I normally have smoothies, but I may need to step outside my little box there too.  I think I am getting into a rut with my food.  Of late, I have been fixing my mom some homemade lunchables, but I may have to get some more ideas from Pinteres…