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Monday, July 6, 2015

Manic Monday

OK it's Monday and a good day to start getting healthy...yet again LOL. Actually my health is great but I want to lose some weight! YES! I had a nice fourth of July weekend and splurged with homemade ice cream and before that Ben and Jerry's. Oh my, I love me some ice cream.

Now this morning I just cleaned the kitchen freezer and went through it item by item. I am going to use up everything in it before buy anything but produce. It's veggies for me. Wish I liked fruit better but maybe something will appeal to me. I might even make some smoothies. I have (Ick) FF yogurt so that is a possibility. There are several things I could be doing this morning but alas, not too inspired but I did walk and I always wear my fitbit now. I think I did about 3000 steps so I will go out again and do the same path. I have been slacking in the water and exercise department.

One good note- I have been saving money like crazy and spending very little. Don't tell but this week I am thinking of giving each of my 3 kids $1000 to buy what they want and the 3 grands $500 each. Now if I could only do as well with my diet. I just can't eat much- I never gain but I don't lose!!!!

On a personal note, the job is going well and I have read 72 books this year. most of them I just rated OK but there are a couple I really liked. I also am still purging things and have a bathtub heehee full of things for someone to sell. It won't be me! If I can't get the grands or DD to sell, I might just give them to someone to make some extra money.

OK now to write some progress notes and walk up the street again.

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!