No shake today…

No superfoods shake for me today. I usually do that for my breakfast. Today I opted to make breakfast for hubby an I. Trying to stick to the Plate it method I did pretty well. Two scrambled eggs with bell peppers and mushrooms in a little bit of olive oil and a slice of wheat toast. Coffee with almond milk (two) and an espresso with chocolate almond milk.

Lunch was the rest of the leftover Chinese food from last night. So that will be orange chicken and egg fried rice. I doused the orange chicken in sweet and sour sauce. Had a bit of the hubby breaded chicken.

Worked on cleaning my closet for the better part of the day. I did pretty good up until I got up to the boxes of my cancer stuff. The bills, the wigs, the cards and gifts. All stuff I have a hard time going through. We had errands to still run so I used that as an excuse to stop. We hit the Starbucks and I got a 16 ounce  hot Salted Caramel Mocha. Very good with the chunks of salt.

Errands ending up taking the rest of the day. Hubby was HANGRY and we had to eat right then and there. So we stopped at Tomato Street. I was good about ordering water to drink…and I stopped being ‘good’ from there. Shared an appetizer of meatballs wrapped in pasta. Had two slices of garlic bread. Ordered a Caesar salad with calamari and had a bite of the hubby’s chicken wrapped with prosciutto. Ehh.. not my best, not my worst meal.

I did cardio yoga this morning. Got all my water in. Showered and my closet is clean. So all in all I am pretty happy about this day.

How did you do?


Friday! Happy I get to….

It is Friday and I am happy I get to sleep in tomorrow. Is that bad?  Why would I just wake up and be glad to get more sleep later…hmm.  Anyway it has a lot to do with my housekeeping skills (lack of) and just not sleeping well (again) ugh.

I did pretty good today on my food until dinner time. Came home tired and ordered take out.. I will start with dinner tonight while it is still fresh in my head, and my belly.

Dinner: Chinese takeout. I had three pieces of hubby’s breaded chicken. 7 cream cheese wonton drenched in sweet and sour sauce. These guys are my favorites. One spring roll, dipped in sweet and sour sauce. Four forkfuls of egg fried rice. And about a cup of orange chicken. There was plenty of food left over so I feel okay about it. In the past I would have no leftovers so there is that.

Lunch: turkey burger patty (left over from last night) kale salad with pumpkin seeds and poppy-seed dressing. Half of an apple.

Work: Coffee with half and half. Kahlua, vanilla and caramel latte. Called the Undertaker. 16

Breakfast: coffee with almond milk. Espresso with chocolate almond milk. Vegan chocolate superfoods shake with peaches and spinach.

Water: 145 ounces

Workout: Yoga Flow

I am tired. Again. Still. Whatever.

How did you do?

Now what….

I started my food journal with the usual stuff. Weigh in #144.6. Date: 10/18/18 Thursday. Slept six and half hours. And how I am feeling. The other day I shared that I woke up wishing the day was already over. Today I acknowledged that I am dealing with depression again. It is why I have a hard time getting out of bed. Having a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, over sleeping. It is why I have to get my house cleaned and my closet organized. I have to. I can’t take much more of this feeling. I don’t want it to seep further in and stay. I can beat this. I will beat this. Recognizing the symptoms and feelings is a good thing. Now to take action.

Anyway none of that has to do with my food for the day. Here is the rundown:

Breakfast: coffee with chocolate almond milk. Espresso with chocolate almond milk (1 reg. 1 decaf) Vanilla superfoods shake with spinach and peaches.

Work: treated myself to a mocha maple spice 16oz. Very good. VERY GOOD!

Lunch: The left over taco meat with refried beans, cheese, coleslaw and Chulula sauce.

Dinner: I made a turkey burger. It had cheese and chili flakes in it. Not too bad. Served it with kale salad with pumpkin seeds and poppyseed dressing. I ate five of the sweet potato tots that I baked for the hubby.

Water: 140 ounces

No workout tonight. I did wrap pallets at work so there is that.

How did you do?

Heading to bed soon, I hope…

I didn’t get much sleep last night. About five hours if I was lucky. With that said I drank some Neuro Sleep and am calling it a night:

Breakfast: coffee tis chocolate almond milk. Two espressos with more chocolate almond milk, cafe latte shake with spinach and blueberries

Work: coffee with you guessed it chocolate almond milk.

Lunch: I ate all my lunch and my snacks at one time!!! so that would be two chicken legs, coleslaw, a few bites of quinoa, carrot sticks and a cheese stick. Then I had a small peanut butter cup.

After a while I was craving something sweet so I went back to the vending machine and bought some juice filled gummy fruit things. Not even sure what they were they just looked good.


Then I got home…and boy did I lay it on thick. I cooked up the ground beef and made burritos. Each one, yes each, had beef, cheese, hot sauce and coleslaw. So veggies are good, right? Had a bottle of the good hard cider to top it off. Blerg.

Off to be now. Glad that I got my 140 ounces of water and some yoga in.

How did you do?

I didn’t hit snooze today….

That was about the only thing I did right today. I didn’t hit snooze. I drank all my water. I did a yoga workout before work.

The rest, not so much.

Breakfast: cafe latte superfoods shake with spinach and peaches. Coffee with chocolate almond milk.

Work: Coffee with more of the chocolate almond milk (2) Then I became busy and pulled in several directions and that always makes me hungry. I don’t know why but it does. So I went to the vending machine and found a protein snack pack. It was a hard boiled egg, and cup up cheese and sausage. It hit the spot. Lunchtime rolled around and I was pretty full from that snack and in a hurry. So I warmed up my quinoa with roasted bell peppers. Ate half of it.

That was my last meal of the day. Worked until 7PM. Got home and was so tired I just couldn’t even think straight enough to make a healthy meal, let alone a meal in general. Hubby said he had eaten already so I didn’t need to worry about him. I wasn’t trust me. Knowing I needed some type of food in my belly or I wouldn’t sleep I grabbed a string cheese. Then I went back for a plain cold white tortilla. Yep. That was my dinner.

Let’s hope I don’t hit the snooze button tomorrow AND make better choices.

How did you do?


Blood orange and a spritz…….

Woke up this morning and was disappointed with myself. Disappointed that I didn’t get stuff done on my list over the weekend.  When I wake up like that I know I have to work extra hard to fight off making bad choices with eating. When you see my list today of food consumed today you will see the pattern emerge.

Breakfast: coffee with almond milk (2) Espresso with chocolate almond milk (2) Superfoods shake chocolate with banana, spinach and turmeric.

Lunch: After a few meetings and falling behind on my work I found myself craving Fritos. I don’t know why, except not sleeping well and waking up disappointed. I drank my water and hoped it would go away. It didn’t. I went to lunch and bought a snack size, yet very expensive bag of Fritos. Sat down and put my lunch together. It was a cole slaw with Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar, tuna salad with greek yogurt and cucumbers and half of a honey crisp apple. The apple is a sensible fiber filled carb. I am eating my salad and really enjoying it. It tasted great. Then I see that bag of chips sitting there and I feel guilty for buying them when I didn’t really want them anymore. So what do I do? Well I eat them anyway. #disappointment

Dinner: Poured a glass of the bottle of Pumpita that I found at Target the other day. I like Sangria and Blood Oranges. I did NOT like this. I don’t really drink wine anymore unless it is a glass of champagne or Prosseco. This was awful. I dumped it out. That is the one thing I am NOT disappointed about! Dinner tonight was roasted chicken and mini bell peppers. It was actually good. I surprised myself even. I am not the best cook and I am really challenged with cooking from ‘feel’ or ‘sight’.  I put it all on a pan and roasted it for  for about 40 minutes. Hubby even liked the chicken.

I decided I needed to warm up so I made a cup of decaf coffee with a splash of chocolate almond milk.

Feeling better than when I started. Just tired.

Didn’t workout today. Drank 140 ounces of water.

How did you do?

Buffalo burgers…oh my!

A very relaxed Sunday and nothing on my to do list really got done so what do I do? I just shut down and do even less. I don’t know why I do this to myself but I do. Which is also why I will then turn around and sabotage myself with food too.

This is how today played out:

Breakfast: coffee with almond milk (2) espresso with almond milk. Blueberry donut.

Stopped up on the South Hill to pick up some cool mittens a friend made for me, so we were so close to Target again we stopped in for another coffee. Venti caffè mocha. Grabbed the bacon egg bites for some protein.

Lunch: We went to Cabellas to shop for some winter clothes for the hubby. Stopped in there for lunch. I ordered the buffalo burger no cheese and a side salad. Choose the balsamic vinaigrette and had half of that on the salad.  Had water to drink. Not bad. I kept the top off the burger and ate all of hubby’s veggies from his burger too. I did all right until I tried one of his super salty twice fried fries dipped in ketchup!! Caught myself eating about five more after that. What is it about salt??

For my dinner I had the rest of my dinner from yesterday. That meant the salad with black olives and cucumbers and onions with, you guessed it balsamic vinaigrette! Also the rest of the sausage and peppers in marinara. It was even better the second day!


No workout today. Water intake was 145 ounces.

How did you do?


I woke up ready to have the day be over..

Seriously, who wakes up on a day off wishing the day was already over? Me I guess. I am sure I am the only one because, who does that?  What I wrote in my tracker after my weight (144.6) Feel full and bloated, ready for the day to be over.  Also, and yes I know this is TMI but I wrote ‘pooped but it was hard’ Over sharing…yep that is me.

Water was good today. 160 ounces in. Not to shabby if I say so myself.

Got to hang out with some sweet children today and the youngest is 8 months old and just a sweetheart.. Loved holding a baby (come on my son and make me a grandma)  I bought donuts to make the kids love me…I think it worked, that and Netflix children channel.

Anyway this is how the food played out today:

Breakfast: coffee with almond milk. The almond milk had toasted oats in it too. Different. It was good. Had two cups of that. Then I made an espresso with milk too. Vanilla shake today with spinach and blueberries.  When the kids came to visit I indulged myself with a blueberry cake donut. Very good.

Lunch: the rest of the steak salad from dinner the night before and a half of a grilled cheese sandwich.

Then I had to head down to the Blue Door Theatre for auditions. We had 13 people show up to audition. I was tired after hanging out with the kids so I stopped for a Garland Street Mocha. It is a mocha with honey and vanilla. Very good.

Dinner: We ordered delivery from Dinardi’s our new favorite pizza place. Hubby had a traditional Stromboli. I had the peppers and sausage with a salad and balsamic vinaigrette. VERY GOOD!! And it was a decent dinner. I only had half of it so I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow.

Getting ready to do some pre bedtime yoga and call it a day.

How did you do?

Angry Prawns for the win!

I tried to upload my picture of my dinner from tonight. It didn’t work.  We went to Picabu Bistro, once featured on Diner Drive Ins and Dives with Guy F. We used to live in that neighborhood and went quite often. They have this appetizer called angry prawns and it is soooo good! It will cure what ails you..seriously if you are coming down with cold, eat the prawns. If you are sad, eat the prawns. If you are celebrating eat the prawns.  So with that said it will be a bit tricky to log what I had for dinner but here is the best I can do.

Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk (two) Espresso with almond milk and Irish cream/chocolate syrup Had my chocolate superfoods shake with dark cherries and spinach. Stopped at the coffee shop and had a mocha maple spice latte. Very good.

Lunch: around 2PM today. A slice of FFC bread with tuna salad that I made with turmeric , bell pepper and cucumbers. Had the rest of the mushy cauliflower that I “steamed” overcooked in the Instant Pot (another story) Pita chips and humus.

Dinner: lovely dinner… Two yes TWO cranberry hard ciders, share the angry prawns appetizers with the hubby. Shrimp in a spicy creamy sauce and sourdough bread. Then I had a dijon steak salad. So good…. enough food for three meals…

Water: 150 ounces Workout: Yoga

How did you do?