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Monday, November 10, 2014


I've decided to blog again- just a few reflections and hopefully, a journey to continued good health. Of course, it has to be a Monday- seems like that is when I get inspired. Anyhow I have already eaten 3 eggs I scrambled- not that tasty for sure but should hold me over for a few hours. Who are we kidding? Maybe 2??  I am hoping to slowly shrink the stomach a bit. I also am vowing no alcohol until  my sissy's birthday November 24th so that should be doable. Of course I just bought 4 bottles of wine but hey, they won't spoil and I asos have part of a pint of ice cream in the freezer. Now should I throw that away? YES and I am going to do it after I get done writing here REALLY!

Also, I went on my fitness pal and added the eggs to my breakfast count. If I can only keep writing down what I eat! Next step is weighing myself. I think I'm the same as I always am- too much- but not much different than the last 10 years. I have lost maybe 10-15 pounds off and on but it always goes back on....Set point, pshaw. I read where other bloggers successfully lose and keep their weight off and I want to do the same. I don't care if it is almost Thanksgiving and then Christmas...there is always an excuse isn't there?

I will be back!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Busy day- should be doing some paperwork.  Not great for food although the kitchen is clean and organized. Boys and Dd are in NYC. I can't wait to hear what they thought of the city. I promise to get it together tomorrow- I am TIRED now.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Merry Monday

A new week! Lots of things I want to get done so had better quit with the procrastinating. Menu has lots of leftovers and some broccoli soup I made yesterday. I'm thinking no groceries for a few days- clean up the pantry and fridge. I managed to walk almost everyday last week and even made it to church Sunday. I have a lot of work things to clear up and a few clients to visit. First thing on the agenda- WALK!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Just ate some authentic Iowa 'Maid-rite.' I made it earlier in the day using a recipe from a blog I enjoy. Yes, I walked today and went shopping- I went down every aisle and burned a few more calories. DD and the grands left this morning for their 2 week road trip. Gosh I miss them already! Not much going on around here- think I'll go to bed early and finish my Alice Hoffman book!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Still doing well with food and walking at least a bit everyday. Today I'm headed for a neighboring town to see someone and then the rest of the day I should do something interesting around the house. I also want to watch season 24 finale and Longmire. I've had a Roku since Christmas and enjoy it a lot and the best thing is I gave up satellite so the only fee I have associated with television is $8 for Hulu plus YAY!

I'm thinking finishing up the cabbage and making some chicken salad with the 2 breasts I poached yesterday. I also have some chicken broth I should freeze or use later today for soup. My pantry/freezer is getting less and less which is what I want!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Ready to go to church but have a few minutes here. YAY I walked for 12 minutes outside in the steamy heat and plan to do it again very soon. I am bound and determined to move more. Yesterday food wasn't bad- I cooked fish and it was actually edible. now today I am using one of the filets for fish tacos providing I get to the store to buy some shells LOL. I have lettuce and onions and of course, salsa although not fresh. It looks to be an OK day. Yesterday I watched the first Harry Potter and today I have watched part of the second. Kinda fun but would be more with a buddy!

Friday, July 11, 2014


I had a decent day yesterday. I have been wanting to make clam chowder and finally bought the ingredients besides the canned clams and bottled clam juice I bought last spring. The chowder was tasty and I stuck with just one bowl-  a big one but still just one! I did quite a bit walking but didn't track my steps. So today I'm stuck with a 4 hour meeting with Lync here on the computer and then probably sedentary this afternoon. Maybe tomorrow I'll get around to some yard work I have been procrastinating about.  Food today will be greens and chowder! I used FF milk and very little butter so it was fairly healthy- celery, onion and a bit of bacon. Oh I did have a glass of wine!