1 Week Until Christmas!

It’s Crazy. 

It seems like just yesterday I was bundling up and freaking out about how cold it was to be trick or treating.  🙂  YESTERDAY here in Ohio we had massive ‘spring-style’ thunderstorms.  What the heck is going on, Mother Nature? 

Anywho – 

Today hasn’t been too horrid although I do think I could have made better choices – but it’s a learning curve again at this point. 🙂

1 Slice Homemade Wheat Bread, toasted
1 egg – fried with a small spray of Olive Oil in the pan. 

Everything Bagel with Veggie Cream Cheese
(Dang drug reps) 🙂

2 Breadsticks
a half serving of fries

Small mixed greens salad with dressing

3/4 of a hard boiled egg

**Lesson learned – even on Rep Lunch days I should still pack a lunch in case they don’t bring anything healthy/that i want to eat**



Chickpea and Roasted Winter Veggie Stew
Body by Vi Shake 

**I needed more Protein in my day — thus the Vi shake that I abhor**

Ehh.  All in all I am still within my caloric range for the day — so I may even add in a little snack of a few almonds between Lunch and Dinner.  Probably not, but it’s great to know I have the option. 🙂  



BaH HuMbUg!

I am a Scrooge.

That’s what I have discovered.  I am SO NOT in the Holiday Spirit this year.  I am grumpy and forlorn.  Oh — and not anywhere near where I thought I would be as far as my weight loss goals.  Why?  Because I quit.

That’s right.  I’m a big fat quitter.  😦

My knees were beyond angry with me for taking up running.  I am far too large to run on such solid surfaces as Sidewalks and Roads.  Perhaps a treadmill with a little more give is the thing I need for now?  I’m not sure.

I have not given up on my dream of running all together — just temporarily.  I WILL run a 5K this spring.  I WILL!

I am back on the bandwagon.  Ya know, it’s the week before Christmas.  If I can make is this week amongst all the cookies and treats in the office, I can do this ANY TIME!  🙂

2 Slices of homemade Wheat Bread, toasted
Strawberry Preserves.

A roasted Winter Veggie and Chickpea Stew.  (Recipe)

Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Triangle.

Cajun Tilapia

Roasted Cauliflower

I have been drinking flavored teas like a maniac.

I am also starting an “It Works?” regime.  Greens, Vitamins, etc.  I am loving the results!

A Blog that I think will become my most favoritest place in all of cyberspace

I will be choosing a workout DVD tonight at random to complete – most likely a P90X one or Jillian or Bob.  I heart Jillian and Bob. 🙂

Here’s to a fresh start! ❤