...Not boo to candy because I don't like candy. I love candy! I love gummy candy, Reeses anything and a good tootsie roll lollipop. Candy is my downfall. Sugar is my addiction. And when a person is on the fast track to diabetes and addicted to sugar....it is so hard to avoid it. Then Halloween … Continue reading Boo to Candy
Why Me? Then again, Why Not Me? I often go around thinking Why Me Lord? What did I ever do? Why do I have to be suffering right now with a lot of neck and back pain? I don't even know what I did to make it hurt this bad. Is it my gallbladder? I … Continue reading 28 Days – No Junk – Why Me?
No junk. No junk food. No junk mail, no junk cluttering up my house, no junk thinking. What does that leave me with? A healthy body, a happy mind, and lots of time and space... A cleaner, simpler, way of life... Ahhhh! What is the definition of junk? From Merriam Webster Dictionary Online - Definition … Continue reading Think I Can Do This? 28 Days – No Junk Living
...well actually it's Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl night. I used taco seasoning though. Hopefully, it will turn out good. I am writing this blog as it is cooking and it smells sooooooo goood, my tummy is growling and my mouth is watering. I accidentally forgot to shut the sealing valve for the first … Continue reading It’s Taco Tuesday Night…
I'm going to be honest. I am back up to 255lbs. Yep... 8 years ago, I started my weight loss journey, weighing in at 305 lbs, lost to 188 pounds, hit a plateau and for the past three years it has steadily been creeping back up. Even with all the working out I do - … Continue reading Back to the Beginning
First of all... to any of my friends who are or were vegan... I apologize for ever making fun of you. I am now at the point where I am realizing that for a season... or a lifetime... I must fast from meat. (Boom...Mic Drop)... Me... who once thought that I would never go without … Continue reading Mostly, Vegan (Meat Fasting) – The 2nd Chapter
I am beginning to figure out that writing everyday is too much... I am just to busy... but if I make it a commitment to write at least once a week, I can do that! I made it through the first week of Dtox... and it's true! After the initial withdrawal symptoms wore off... I … Continue reading Dtox – First Week Down
Did you know, according to science, sugar can be just as addictive as drugs and alcohol? Studies show that the average, daily intake of sugar for some people is 95g or more. The recommended daily intake should be 36g for males, 20g for females and 12g for kids. That's not a whole lot of sugar. … Continue reading Dtox Journey – Day 3 – Addicted to Sugar and Withdrawals…
I hate meal planning. I detest it. I abhor it....but, it is necessary, if I am going to be successful. I think what makes meal planning so hard nowadays is that I am not cooking for a family of 5, or even two or three. Nope, it's down to pretty much, just cooking for myself. … Continue reading Dtox Journey – Day 2 – Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
I am back on the Dtox... (A nutritional supplemental program that Lifetime Fitness sells). https://dtox.lifetime-weightloss Basically, during the Dtox (about 4 weeks) - I avoid gluten, cow dairy, eggs, caffeine, peanut butter, sugar, alcohol, and starchy foods. I do one smoothie a day with their Lifetime Dtox protein mix. There is a fiber blend - … Continue reading Dtox and Clean Eating – Day 1 – I Cleaned the Fridge..