My Family

My Family

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!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Oh my. It's been several months since I blogged. I'm thinking about setting some goals for myself and one is to blog everyday  I am home. I've had a good few months but up and down with the weight. Of course- lose 10, gain 6; lose 7 gain 8...not the best thing to be doing at any age let alone mine. So anyhow the fridge and freezers are pretty low- hurricane season- and I want to go shopping later. I have been trying to buy more organic foods and no junk at all. That's one good habit I am working on. I hate to admit it but I just threw away 2 tomatoes that I should have eaten but completely forgot about them. My sis had given them to me from her garden- I had one and it really was delicious and then....My last blood work results were just OK too- triglycerides were high for some reason and total cholesterol around 205 which should be lower.

Let's see- I have a new granddaughter born in May and I took 3 nice vacations recently- several days in California to visit the baby and her family (my DD and soninlaw),a few days to see my sister and her family in SC, and 2 days at the Magic Kingdom where I walked a lot and ate fatty foods! I walked a lot in California too and didn't eat much but made up for it in SC. I don't plan any trips for awhile! I think I'll get back to tracking my food but I'm not putting that as a goal yet. I really detest doing it!

So my goal for today is to walk 5000 steps (not much I know) and eat 3 vegetables and oatmeal with fruit- a very modest goal for sure. I have quite a few packages of fish in the freezer that I intend to eat this next week. Then I won't be buying in quantities but a fillet occasionally at the supermarket. I have this problem of buying a package and then never in the mood to eat it! Let's face it- fish is not my favorite food.