Showing posts from June, 2015


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 so


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


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 ar

Find a Way Friday, June 5th

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

Thinking Out Loud Thursday, June 4th

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

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 mor