Monday, June 18, 2018

WEIGH IN 6-18-18


No change from last week, which surprises me considering Bob and I ate out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday during our get away then again on Friday for Date Night.  

One thing that did help, and I might be getting through to Bob is the portion control thing. He'll be the first to admit that is his biggest stumbling block. At dinner on Friday night, he followed my example by bringing half of the 18 oz Prime Rib home. We'll be having steak and eggs for breakfast this morning. Of course, last night we had surf and turf here at home. We're still working on the 4 oz lobster tails I bought a couple of years ago during a Valentine's sale at the grocery store. The neat thing is that with the Foodsaver bags they keep really well, allowing me to buy them in bulk when they're on the annual sale and enjoying them for several months out.

So this week may be Bob's last week home before he heads back out on the boat. We've planned out the menu. 

Monday - Goulash Casserole
      I made this from leftover goulash I made for his lodge meeting on Saturday night. I put half the goulash in a 8x10 pyrex casserole dish, spread 8 oz of homemade pasta sauce, then a layer of Mozzarella slices. I topped that with the remaining goulash, the other 1/2 of the jar of pasta sauce then Velveeta slices. I might make a couple slices of garlic bread to go with using sourdough bread

Tuesday - Tacos!

Wednesday - Cheeseburgers on grilled sourdough bread (think Hardees), tator tots and Vanilla Milk Shakes (National Milk shake day!)

Thursday - Homemade Chinese Buffet with Beef/ Broccoli, Beef/ Mushrooms, Teriyaki chicken, fried rice, egg roll and possibly baked crab rangoon.

Friday - Baked Cajun Tilapia, noodle side dish and peas

Saturday - Chicken Breasts - I'm thinkin' Cord en blu, scalloped potatoes

Sunday - Pork Steaks in mushroom gravy, Rice and cheesy green beans

Bob's going to call the office on Thursday so we'll see how the schedule actually holds from there. If he leaves, I have plenty of leftovers in the freezer to work on before I have to worry about cooking full meals. 

That's my week - what's on your plate?

Enjoy the Journey!

Friday, June 15, 2018


Okay.. so this week was crazy. I really thought I'd get a Recipe Wednesday post up before Bob and I left for a couple days of R & R. When he's home, I am not on my own time schedule. I'm scrambling now to get things done before we go to dinner... and pretty sure I'm not going to get the things done I wanted to before we leave.

We got home Wednesday afternoon and I was just done for. It's bad enough that once I've been out and about, I'm pretty much done for on the return home. The heat indexes are NOT helping. I just want to go sit in Alley Spring and not move til fall.

Yesterday, I took too much heat working in the garden - later than I would have liked yesterday morning but since Bob was working on a task for me, I couldn't leave him out there alone even though 'early' is not his thing.

I've never been able to handle heat. Even as a little girl, too much sun would give me nose bleeds. That's why I became a 50's housewife. My mom taught me everything about keeping house. I got to stay in to do household tasks while my younger sister had to do time in the garden.  Sadly, I enjoy both sides. I just know I have to be out there early in the morning or wait until the sun has gone down before I do much outdoors.

All of my progress photos are on my phone so I'll have those for you next week. Not enough hours today to pull them off, resize and upload here.

I've been getting steps in, just not remembering to mark them down at the end of the day. But I think I've hit upon a system that will help me remember.

I'll see you Monday! Have a great weekend, Happy Father's Day to the men in your life and...

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, June 11, 2018

WEIGH IN 6-11-18


No change from last week. I'm surprised I didn't have a gain. The menu last week seemed to be about comfort foods. Yesterday we had a buddy of Bob's for supper. He was curious about my straw bale garden. Bob tried to explain the process and he couldn't get his head around it so I thought seeing it in person might help. 

This week we'll be eating out the first part of the week so I'll have to work extra hard to have a loss next week. 

I meant to have more posts up last week but I was determined to get my business blog on track. I wanted to make sure to have a new project up every day and promote my special for the month of June. So far so good. 

I do have several pictures for Recipe Wednesday. Just need to get them resized and the pieces written up to go with them. This week I'm showing you a simple high-protein breakfast. I will tell you up front, it's RICH. So have good cup of coffee or cold glass of milk ready when you read Wednesday's post. 

With Bob only home another week or so, I'm trying to spend as much time as possible with him but he's finding stuff to keep himself busy so I can work.  He's uber supportive.

I've also come up with an idea for the office so stay tuned for that post coming up near the end of the month... hopefully, if all goes well. 

What's on your path for this week? Please leave a comment and share your story.
Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, June 4, 2018

WEIGH IN 6-4-18


I'm up a pound. On the positive side... for me anyway... Bob is also up a pound, while I'm down a pound from our challenge weigh-in. That puts me $100 to the good :-D

Overall, the month of May wasn't bad. I won the challenge, had two days that I topped the 10k mark in steps and I THINK I have the internet back up and running.

Last week, I intended to be on here and have things rolling. Memorial Day weekend, my internet got really slow and wouldn't open third party applications - like email, pinterest, youtube.. yeah. I wasn't happy. 

So here I sit on Sunday night determined this post will be live in the morning. I also have several food shots on my memory card for Recipe Wednesday posts with more in mind. This week, I'm not going to share a recipe but rather what I've started doing that will help insure Recipe Wednesday actually happens. ;-) So stay tuned for that.

Bob is home. This week is Laundry Room/ Kitchen for Flylady. Hopefully, I can get the under the sink project done. Maybe take stock of the dry goods cabinet. We'll see. 

Whatever I do, I know I'll enjoy the journey because Bob is home.

What's on your plan this week?  Enjoy your journey!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018



Every time I tried to work this week something has gone wrong - and it's only Tuesday!

Seems like every time I sit down to dive in the deep end and get stuff caught up, 
Life Happens!

I try to keep this consistent but this isn't my paying job.
I blog here because I want to share my struggle with weight loss, various health issues and just every day life.

With things already getting in the way
~like a power outage yesterday and unexpected computer updates today ~
I'm not going to stress about getting stuff up at all this week.

I have some ideas for posts.
Rather than stressing about getting them up on time - daily

Instead, I'm going to lay the ground work for scheduled posts NEXT WEEK.
Then next week I can get the posts up for the week after that... and so on.

I can tell you I weighed in at 166 Monday morning. 
That's down 1 pound from last week!

Bob won't be home at least until June 8th - as we know right now
So I'm going to work hard getting as many posts written and scheduled as possible.

In the mean time, check out this video.
I've not watched it but the title looked like something you might be able to use while I'm off!
Enjoy the Journey!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


I had planned to have a recipe up for today, as well as a Flylady post for yesterday.

I have developed a pinched nerve in my left hip that is really throwing me off kilter. All I want are the pain meds and a comfy place to sleep. Hopefully, I can get relief and be back on track for next week.

I'm still Enjoying the Journey - just at a slower pace.


Monday, May 14, 2018

WEIGH IN 5-14-18


I'm pleased to say I'm down a pound. Now if I can just keep it going! I'm hoping I'm at the point where this roller coaster takes a steady downward glide. I don't want the 'whoosh' of a fast drop weight loss. Quick doesn't allow time for your body to adjust to the extra room. Thus the reason you see so much sagging skin on those weight-loss shows. 

Our skin has an elasticity quality that once we stretch it out, we have to allow time for our body to recover from the abuse of indulgence.

Stretching exercises are a good way to help this along. Though I have to admit, at this point stretching in some directions are tough for me as I struggle with the ability to lift my left arm past a certain height. 

But that doesn't prevent me from working the waistline, which is my goal for this week. 
As I type this, I'm looking at the Gazelle sitting unused. That, too, will change this week. Bob left last Wednesday and I'm ready to kick this week off with my own schedule. I'm hoping for a routine with elements I can keep in place even after Bob comes home.

I did miss tracking steps last week. The battery died in my CopperFit band. I bought a replacement on Tuesday but wasn't until yesterday that I actually swapped out the old one. Before the battery died, I did have a day where I exceeded 10,000 steps. I've also discovered I'm moving more around the house than I imagined. Days when we're out shopping, I don't rack up near the  steps I do when I'm here at home doing every day activities.

The first couple of days after Bob leaves I'm pretty much useless. For the first couple of days I spend my time getting back on my sleep schedule. Wednesday night didn't help when my youngest cat has developed allergies. The pollen count here is through the stratosphere and she was coated in the yellowish substance. when she came into bed she took her bedtime bath, licking and inhaling the pollen. She spent the rest of the night coughing, sneezing, and breathing oddly. Needless to say, not a lot of sleep for this fur-mommy. Friday night I was in bed by 5:30 p.m and slept straight through for 12 hours. 

I think I'm caught up. I got up at my usual time this morning and feel like I can accomplish something without needing a nap half-way through.

I have some recipes I've been working on and a new topic for FlyLady coming up soon. I look forward to sharing my journey with you... as I hope you will Enjoy yours!

Enjoy the Journey!