Thursday, March 05, 2015

I don't care what you say anymore this is MY life

Wow! So where did the time go?? It marches on whether we do or don't.  So here is a picture of what I think "normal eating" is supposed to look like.  My breakfast for today. Anyone suffer from disordered eating?? I see your hands raised there! I don't know about you but lately I have been sleeping later and turning my 4:00 am alarm off.  Even my morning cuppa Joe is suffering because I only seem to get halfway through it if that and end up dumping it down the sink.  I tried something not altogether new today and ate breakfast when I became hungry.  A totally new concept for me sort of not really.  Can anyone relate??  On other fronts our household has turned kind of upside down so I am trying to keep my wits about me through everything and not waste the precious life God has given me.  I won't go into detail here but lets just say that probably YOUR worst day is MY BEST day.  I am keeping up with my thrice weekly Aquafit classes at the fitness club which feel wonderful.  It's so important to schedule that "ME" time [can I get an Amen here??].  So how is your day going?? drop me a line or a comment.  Let's connect.
The Fat Lady Sings

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Everything Old is New Again; It ain't over til it's over people

My Praise Team and I
So how are all my people on this fine day?? I know I have not blogged for a while.  I have 
done, seen, explored a lot since I have been on a blog hiatus.  I will try to share the good, the bad, and the ugly with you in the coming weeks.  Please feel free to share your latest with me.  Link up to my blog in the comments section.  As time allows I will try to update and modernize my blog.  I love to read blog posts on Feedly, Facebook, etc.  Well people life has been dealing me some very surprising cards lately.  I have gained two new jobs simultaneously, and reconnected with some very good friends from my past. On the weight front I have recently tried weight watchers for about a month; Lost several pounds and gained back a few so all in all not a total fail.  At the moment I have decided to go back to my LoseIt software - a free app for ios/ipad/iphone/android.  I like it because not only can you put in all your nutrition data but you can also scan in UPC codes for the things you eat which makes tracking much easier.  There are also monthly teams and challenges you can join to motivate you. I have also invested in a Fitbit One device. It is very small and I wear it every day.  I really like it and some of my relatives and friends are on it so we motivate each other daily to compete for activity points.  It's really fun! I used to have a Jawbone Up device - actually I purchased two in a short period of time - but it was not practical for me since they kept "dying" and the customer service policy was not to my satisfaction.  I am hoping that my Fitbit  One will serve me better and not "die" on me anytime soon. So what has my short time with weight watchers taught me?? Well, I have learned not to beat myself up too much when I make a not-so-great food decision.  I have also learned that exercising daily and eating mostly FRESH foods really helps my body to feel better.  I learned how to make a great lemon chicken recipe and a wonderful Sloppy Joe recipe both of which my family loves.  What is the take away from all of this? I have learned that my life is an ongoing process of learning and that enjoying the journey is just as important as getting to the goal.  More to follow.  Let me know how you are doing on your life journey today. love and peace, 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quinoa for breakfast? a total fail

Ok so I made something similar to this:

today for breakfast but it was a total fail. Ended up eating half of it and then tossing the rest in the garbage bin. blech! but on the off chance you might like to try some breakfast quinoa you can find the recipe from Happy Healthy Mama here.
The good news is the new healthy eating and exercise plan is going really really well!! [and my stomach is happier for it too] :) Maybe tomorrow I will try to make quinoa pancakes.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lori's lunch today: maple pecan butter sandwich

Lori's maple pecan butter Recipe 
This was my lunch today, my own recipe: Lori's maple pecan butter Recipe which I have uploaded to SparkPeople -  on 2 slices whole grain bread with clover sprouts yum!! :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a better day

here is how things are going for me over at sparkpeople:
a better day
a little excerpt for ya:
12/28/2011 5:31 PM spark blog's Wednesday. Okay today started off well as I had a healthy spark breakfast and did an hour of cardio and about half an hour of weight training. lunch went well and I opted to make something new with the things I had: brown rice, bacon fried in a pan, and a whole chopped up plum tomato. things were going very well until I realized the brown rice even though I put it in the rice cooker on the "brown rice" setting, was taking waaay too long to cook :(
more at my sparkpeople blog here
What diet plan or program do you follow and how is it going for you??
type your comments below and leave a link back so I can read your blog too.
Have a blessed week!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Well..............last night I made my very first batch of crock-pot yogurt! I surprised myself because it actually came out good! My daughters though are scared to go near it so it is store bought yogurt all the way for them. I paired up one of my previously-grilled bean burgers with a blueberry yogurt shake. so simple to take 8 oz of newly made yogurt [whole milk yogurt], a handful of yogurt, sweetener to taste [I used 2 splenda and a dash of sugar free hazelnut syrup, a few ice cubes and a bit of water. Blend and enjoy. yum! I was glad to get in my exercise this morning and have been working on creating a stress-free schedule for the new school year. My baby is going to Kindergarten!! Also with one in high school and the other in college it is bound to be a very busy year, phew!
How is your week going? Good I hope. What marvelous meals are you serving today? How are you staying organized? Write in and share :)  Have a great week all.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

yummy summer snack

Today I made a healthy yummy snack. Behold the yogurt figs flax honey bowl. mmmm.
Last night was healthified meatballs , spaghetti, and sauce. What healthy thing did you make today?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cover Girl NatureLuxe Yes!!

Update 8/2/2011: I have been using the Covergirl NatureLuxe foundation/tinted moisturizer in "flax" and it really suits my skin. It feels silky and covers well :) I am not so crazy about the gloss color for the lips I chose though, it is too red for me. I wish I would have chosen a pink or a mauvey color :-/
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Yay!!! I am finally gonna get to try the new naturelux!! :)   I just joined the COVERGIRL NatureLuxe BzzCampaign The new COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Collection features make-up made with carefully-chosen natural ingredients for flawless coverage and light-as-air-feel - now that's luxury touched by nature! I'm trying it for free because I'm a BzzAgent. Want to learn more? Ask me!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Weight Loss Weapon -- Carb-cutting Enzyme Stopped By Bean Extract, Endocrinologists Say

Weight Loss Weapon -- Carb-cutting Enzyme Stopped By Bean Extract, Endocrinologists Say Okay so, ToDay...I was re-stocking up on my low carbing supplies [because it is GNC's Gold Card Week, lol] and I said to myself, gee, maybe I should try one of those carb blocking pills too because even though my carbs are very very low right now [like 20 or so per day] I am not in that "deep purple ketosis" I think I ought to be seeing on the ketostix thingy's. So I looked it up to see if these things really work and came across this nifty website on the internet where they encourage you to share what they write it is: "ScienceDaily () -- UCLA researchers have found an extract in white kidney beans may help the body stop carbs from breaking down into sugars. A digestive enzyme in the body normally acts like scissors, literally cutting starches into little sugars. Phase 2 stops the enzyme from cutting, so the starches stay in the body as long fibers and are burned off quicker. Patients in the clinical studies who took Phase 2 lost body fat, not lean muscle." So once again I am gonna make myself the human guinea pig and try it and see how it goes. Wish me luck! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

good earth is good stuff!!!

If you have not signed up for this, what are you waiting for??? I got the most terrific full size product in the mail yesterday from psst It is called good earth and is one of those dinner kits; I had some thawed chicken breasts and did not know what to do with them for dinner when this box came in the mail so I made it and.....................everyone really loved it!!! [including me]. It is very rare that the hubby likes anything from a box but this was a big hit! We tried the Mediterranean flavor and it tastes just like a restaurant dish. I made extra penne pasta on the side because there was not much of the included whole grain spaghetti and everyone enjoyed it. I used three chicken breasts cut up instead of one or two. We even have leftovers for the next day. I will add beans to it unless my hungry son decides to eat the rest for lunch today. [he is a growing teen who likes food, lol] :) lori g.
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Lori G.