Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tonight I am making a crustless pumpkin pie, tomorrow I will eat only what I take for lunch...I will not let this Holidaze over take me any longer.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I think I was a little to sure of myself this week, I started out well, hit a speed bump and made a bad choice, then I made another bad choice. The food I chose was not bad, it was good. It was healthy, it was nutritious, it was yummy, but I could not walk away from it. So if something has the equivalent of 3 points and it is very filling, that should be a good thing, but for me it was bad, very very bad. What is 3 X 6? Yeah, its almost my whole days points. I wish the yellow CAUTION TAPE would have been taped all over this food. I am wondering if I am just not going to be able to bake at all (that makes me sad). I can't reason with myself on this one, I hit the skids this week, it was only 2 days and I will not let this get me down. Tomorrow will be better. I will make it so.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Rice, Noodles, or White Bean Chicken Chili mix with 2 cups of the 15 Bean soup
With the cold weather coming on, I made some chili too and made use of the beans from the 15 Bean Soup!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday was my husbands Birthday but we were so busy all week we decided to celebrate it this week-end. I ask him what kind of a Birthday cake he wanted and he asked for a White cake with white frosting, oh my how exciting. I think this will be one cake that won't tempt me.
What a fun week-end grilling steaks, making soups and eating cake!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Next year I will be Sixty, I can barely type that, I just know that I wish it had not taken me this long to decide to live a healthy life. I guess its never to late, so here is to living life to its fullest from this day forward!!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Oatmeal with more chocolate and peanut butter and pecans, and a little coconut! I was so full after that snack my tummy was killing me. I am sure I used at least 12 to 15 of my extra points and I asked myself why I let this happen after such a good day. I didn't feel deprived over the cheesecake at lunch but for some reason I just wanted to splurge! It was good and I could have had 1/4 of it and I would have been content. I guess these things are going to happen. once in a while.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is my menu plan this week:
Monday: Grilled Chicken w/ grilled squash 4 points.....Gonna have a good desert!
Tuesday: Tostados 6 Points
Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff 6 Points
Thursday: Talipa and Potatoes 6 Points
Friday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 6 Points
Whoo Hoo..... Lets do this.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I don't want to get an invitation to everyone's problems......I want to dance
I don't want to think about the mistakes that I have made....... I want to dance
I don't want to think about an uncertain future...... I want to dance
I don't' want to.....but sometimes I have too. I hate it when my pretend life get interrupted by any of the above. My favorite saying is:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass......It's about learning to dance in the rain."
I want to dance, even when my heart is broken, or even if I am frustrated by seeing someones life that is in ruin. I want to deal with my life, my choices with honesty, not pretending that everything is ok, and later realize that I have broken my pretender. I always try to fix things in my life so that I can function at my best. When everything is in its place, I can pretend that all is well. When I can't fix it, I eat, I cry, I have a hard time motivating myself. I don't want to wait, so tomorrow I will dance. I will!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I felt like I was eating in a Mexican restaurant today, and I made it myself. Yum, so good this recipe gets a 4 star rating. It was cheesy, and spicy and very filling.
1 tostado shell
2 T. Salsa
1oz. lean cooked ground beef
¼ cup rice
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup green enchilada sauce
2 oz. 2% cheese
Layer the items on the Tostado shell using the green enchilada sauce then cheese last. Bake covered for 20 minutes, then uncover for last 5 minutes.
I served it with black beans and rice with just 1 Tablespoon grated cheese.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Recess is over.
I am not trying to kid anyone, I have tried to eat healthy and exercise more. I have succeeded much of the time, but I have not made this my top priority. It really has been relatively easy for me, so now I am ready to kick it up a notch. Recess is over, I am ready to get serious, lose some pounds and step out of my comfort zone. Not knowing exactly what direction this will lead me into makes me very uncomfortable, but it's gonna be worth it. I want to surprise myself, I want to do things I thought I couldn't do. I want to do things, I don't like to do, and I want to learn to like those things. I have a list, not sure I want to post my list yet, I am sure my list will change, some things I will keep, some I will ditch, but one thing is for sure and for certain..... Things are about to change.
Change #1 Exercise before work. That means getting up earlier. I can do this!
Stay tuned more changes to come....
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
And in three days I am going on a road trip to this place.
So do you think it would be okay to take a break from blogging and counting every point, and calorie that goes into my mouth. I am just tired and I hope I don't do to much damage, but I am going to take a 10 day break. Yikes.... that's a long time, I probably won't eat everything in sight but it is hard enough going on vacation, but when you have no strength to keep at it, I guess the next best thing is to be careful and have fun.....
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It has been One Hundred and Ten days, and I have lost 19 pounds. That is a little over 4 pounds a month. Not great, but not bad either. One third of a year, I want to do this 365 days, then I want to start over and do it again. Living healthy is something I don't ever want to stop doing. If I lose 20 pounds the next 4 months, and 20 pounds the next 4 months, then in one year I will reach my goal. Whoo Hoo!
I will probably have to pull this post out and read it from time to time, when I am discouraged, but I do realize this is not a diet, it is my life, this is not a race, it is my life. This year I have lost several Friends, to death. They were all younger than me, so for me, my life is a celebration and I want to live it as healthy and as happily as I can.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Hello my name is Betty and I'm a grazer. I can only imagine how hard it is to give up alcohol, or drugs, food has its hold on me. I wonder sometimes if I will ever overcome this. I don't enjoy grazing on just anything though. I tend to go for the salty or sweet, or on some days I need something salty first, then I chase it with something sweet and of course and on a really bad day I go back and for until I am full.....or sick. In an attempt to sabotage myself I have to make myself a snack tray each day and leave it on my desk or on my table at home, somewhere I can see it and when I want a snack it will have to come first from my tray. This little muffin tin works perfect. Six 1/2 cup snacks. Most of the snacks are either 1 point, 2 points or zero points. I usually try really hard to put at least 3 zero points snacks in my tin, never more than one 2 point snack.
Here is a list of snacks I like:
Apples ( I put the whole apple in one round)
Berries (any kind)
Laughing Cow cheese
Muffin tops (Vitalicious)
Pop Corn Clusters
There are tons more, my goal...... to find healthy snacks, until I overcome my grazing addiction.
Monday, July 13, 2009
So whoo hoo for me No More Excuses!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
On the positive side I did exercise today for 35 minutes. I am hoping that tomorrow I will find my resolve. This weekend I will plan, plan, plan and I will get back my 3 pound weight loss, that I have not officially gained back since my weigh-in is on Saturday. Just being honest. (insert big smile here)
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Oh Yum! Boca Burgers and Peach Salsa. Soooo Good!
Only 4 points Total.
I am so happy with the way things are going with this new healthy living. When I first began, it seemed to go so slow. I was fussy, and irritable because the pounds wern't coming off fast enough. Now I couldn't feel better about things. Each day I feel stronger, and this struggle is teaching me so much. There was a time when I went on vacation, ate whatever I wanted, then found it impossible to get back on track. It was so much easier this time around. I believe it is because I have found the secret. It is in the living, part, the day to day learning to do what is best for my health. Today a co-worker brought brownies, I passed by those brownies at least 10 times, but I never once felt tempted. I brought a Chocolate Chip Banana muffin for Breakfast and they are so good, only 4 points and lots of fiber. Good choices, lead to good days. Today was a good day! [Day 80]
Monday, June 22, 2009
- Someday I can eat what I want to. --Fact-- I can now, within reason.
- If I cheat, no one will know. --Fact-- I will know every time I weigh or look in the mirror.
- Some day this struggle will be over. --Fact--The struggle is my teacher, and I will always be a student.
- Ignoring it doesn't make it go away.--Fact--This is so true, face it, track it, never ignore it.
- There is no way to eat healthy on a trip.--Fact-- Planning, makes it possible, not easy, but possible.
- When I am feeling sorry for myself, indulge.--Fact--indulge in the fresh air, a long walk, some good music, A good book, a little quite time, not food....
- When I am angry I will feel better if I indulge.--Fact--when I indulge I will be angrier.
- When I am happy it is OK to celebrate with food. --Fact-- Yes it is OK, just keep track and plan for it.
- When I reach my goal this diet will be over.--Fact-- This is not a diet, when I reach goal my lifestyle will still be a struggle, but maybe just maybe I will learn to live this healthy lifestyle.
- Someday I will not have to exercise. --Fact-- Not true, I will always have to exercise, I will always have to maintain this lifestyle, eating healthy, and moving..... everyday!
Today will be my last day to count each day, from now on I will try to remember that on April 10th, I made a decision to live a healthy lifestyle and each day thereafter will be a victory!