Friday, November 27, 2015

Still November... and doin' Fine!

Here we are just a few weeks after my last post... I've got to find a way to remind me to post... not
sure what that can be... but... anyhooooo I am STILL on track! Since I got "Serious" I have lost (ready for it?.... ) 16 lbs!!!  YAY ME!!!  I EVEN got thru Thanksgiving and ate very little of each thing I liked... over did a LITTLE on the desserts.. but actually very proud of my control! So I just wanted to check in... and Stay Accountable!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

That was THEN, and This is NOW

Well, THAT was June... and THIS is November.  I actually ended up getting sick a week after that last post, and then spent July & August battling Pneumonia... ya, that was fun... Sept seemed to be clear... but Early October let me know it wasn't quite done with me yet. Sometime late in September? I think...  I had decided I'd had enough and walked back into Jenny Craig and said let's DO IT. So it's been maybe 4 weeks... I really should look up the date but I have stayed pretty "Jenny Craiged" (hey if Google can be a Verb... why not Jenny Craig?) and so far I am down almost 12 lbs... YAY ME! I just keep the next 2-3 lbs in sight... keep looking for it on the scale, and when I feel like eating something that will defeat that goal... I remind myself THAT is not the way to make that 'new number' appear on the scale... MOST of the time it works.... I am looking forward to new clothes... it's a carrot... 

Anyway, if you are thinking of trying Jenny... Do it!  I can tell you they do have great snacks!  (and unfortunately Snacks are a great incentive for me) LOL... my Evening Treat is a slice of Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberries; it's the Best... maybe even cook down a few raspberries to create a sauce to drizzle over top.. and if you're not a cheesecake fan (???)... they have another yummy dessert... Chocolate Lava Cake! I have found if I take a frozen banana out and thaw it... it slices up nicely as a topping for that cake.

So, I'm keeping on track, and feeling good about it. Adding some biking here and there... I'll check back in next week... or next month.  :-)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Never Quit, just Re-start

OK... so today I am re-starting! I checked in at "Jenny" last night, there is a new manager, Sara... Hmm I forgot to ask if she spells it with an "h" on the end or not!... I'll find out. Anyway, she's very personable, understanding, empathetic... and competitive! We have a small wager as to who will lose more weight by next week... it's a Personal, on the side thing... nothing Jenny promotes or endorses..... but it will serve me well as incentive to stay on course this week... and the 1st few weeks are the most difficult to get back on that horse.

So today's breakfast was the 1 cup MultiGrain Cheerios with 1 cup milk (1% is what we have). I'll take some fruit with me, and I have some Lean Cuisine lunches at work in the freezer so I'll be ok until I can go buy some ground turkey to make my Yummmmy Turkey Burgers!

That's where I'm at!  Leave a note of encouragement below if you like, I can use all you can muster!...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Not very...

I guess I'm not staying very accountable, am I ? Well, I started with good intentions... don't we all? So, today... let's see, I can wrap up all 3 meals here..

Breakfast - 1 Bowl of Multigrain Cherrios (1 cup) with 1 cup of Skim milk! (good)
Lunch - Subway: they have a new Chicken Enchilada thing with fritos inside?.. it was good.
Dinner - Hmmm.. ? I think I forgot to have dinner. But I did have an eclair, and a cookie! I'm good til morning.

Eeek.  I HAVE to do better tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lunch & Dinner

Lunch today was light enough...
. 10 small crackers with cranberry cinnamon goat cheese
. 20 red seedless grapes
. 1 thin slice of deli style "cajun chicken"

Dinner ...when I looked in the fridge to see what type of meat we had the only thing I could conjure up was some leftover ham. So I chopped it into small cubes and mixed it with the leftovers of three types of shredded cheese, cooked up some maccaroni, mixed a can of cream of chicken soup with a half cup of skim milk and made a casserole layering the three. I sprinkled very little bread crumbs lightly on the top and put 3 pats of butter. Baked at 375 for 30 minutes and called it dinner. It was actually quite good and quite creamy...albeit not as healthy as lunch. Dessert was the leftover remnants of lemon meringue pie I made 3 days ago.

I think I probably could have made it a little healthier if I had used rice pasta instead of regular wheat pasta.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's NOT a Diet... It's a Lifestyle Change

One of the problems I have with diets is that they are Diets! There is no diet that is going to be a magical cure for anyone least not long term. The key, as many people have pointed out, is to make a lifestyle change in how you eat. In order to do that we have to be accountable somewhere,... somehow ...using something. I have resisted "food journaling" for years, however I thought maybe if I gave it a different name I might be able to trick myself into staying accountable. So, to that end, I have created this blog. I will not be journaling what I eat, I will be "blogging" about it! Sometimes it's the small details that make a big difference. I learned a phrase a few years ago: Perception is everything.

So...Day 1...I've been sick with a head cold and flu for a couple days therefore my appetite is not what it usually is. Seems like a good time to start this blog.

For breakfast today I had one slice of whole grain toast and 1 egg which I basted with water in a frying pan.

There is a big difference between "whole wheat bread" and "whole grain bread". you definitely want whole grain as your choice instead of whole wheat. Whole wheat is just white flour dressed up with a little wheat flour instead of using whole grains. And whole grain bread you can actually see the grains and they taste pretty good too.

Also, I learned yesterday, we do not want juice from concentrate. The reason for this is they extract the nutrients and the fiber and add sugar and water which kind of defeats the purpose. Here is a definition I found: " is made by reconstituting (adding water) to juice concentrate. Juice concentrate is the juice ingredient that has had most of the water gently removed from the juice under conditions to maintain the quality. ..."  Sounds like a lot of double talk to me, so if you're going to drink juice just make sure it is not juice from concentrate; check the label!

Question of the morning: what should I have for lunch? Please feel free to post a comment. I will leave comments "open" until someone abuses it... then I'll set it so they will have to be approved.. Let's be adults, ok?