Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I just returned from 5 days away on a Mama vacation!
While away I did not eat clean but did manage to eat in control. Woohoo!
Today I am back to clean eating and going for a massage.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Meal at a Time

Yesterday was a struggle!
I felt stressed and worked hard to get through it without over eating...after about 5 hours I caved!

Today is a new day and I have been back to clean eating all day!

Breakfast~ Trim Healthy Mama Pancakes with raspberries, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of Maple Syrup.
Lunch~ Sunflower seed bread with natural peanut butter and 1/2 banana.
Afternoon Snack~ Orange and Larabar.
Supper~ Taco Salad

Tomorrow I leave for my first Mama vacation alone in a very long time...woohoo!
Excited, yes! To be going to have some quiet time.
Scared, yes! That I will not eat in control.
Sad, yes! That I will be weaning my son as a result of this time away. He is 28 months old though so it is time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Need Simplicity

I am a busy woman! I do not have time to make special meals for myself or make fancy recipes for the family.
That is why I love clean eating; no special ingredients, no separate meals.
I feel in love with clean eating 5 years ago and I am not exactly sure how or why I left this comfortable place but it does feel good to be back at it!

How is this for easy...
Monday Meals
Breakfast~ Overnight Oats with Raspberries
Lunch~ Havarti Cheese, grapes, walnuts, apricots and cucumber
Supper~ Turkey Barley soup, homemade biscuit and Apple Crisp topped with Greek yogurt and Maple syrup
Evening Snack~ More of the Apple Crisp

Tuesday Meals
Breakfast~ Steel cut oats with pecans and almond milk and half an apple.
Lunch~ Tea Biscuits
Supper~ Turkey breast, cooked carrots and stuffing. Some more apple crisp.
Snack~ Popcorn

Today's meals were not perfect but it was progress and it was sugar free and in control.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Day 2014

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner and I will be honest that I did not eat clean...actually I did not even try. I knew that my plan was to enjoy whatever I wanted and not feel guilty about it. This entire month has been some clean eating days and some not.

Today is the day that I begin to eat clean COMPLETELY!
Up to this point I see my walk over the last 6 months as baby stepping.
Kind of like many attempts at walking but just as many stumblings.
I know I can do it because I have before.

I am making Turkey Barley Soup with lots of veggies and biscuits for supper tonight. I will also make a clean Apple Crisp and top it with Greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. YUM!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


I love fall! 
It is my most favorite season of the year!
The changing colour of the trees, cool breeze and the crunch of the leaves under foot.
Just Beautiful!!!

It is time of change!
It is my time to change!
I have about 60lbs to lose and it starts now, October 2014.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reasons Why!

Today I had some time to reflect on the many reason why I need to lose weight and live a healthier life!

  • A few weeks ago someone mistaken me for being pregnant.
  • I can no longer wear my wedding rings.
  • My jeans that were falling off of me just 3 months ago are now so tight that I can no longer wear them comfortably.
  • I have spare tire that is bigger than it has ever been.
  • Moody!
  • Cravings are out of control!
  • I want to be run and play with my children.
  • I need to be that great role model for my family and friends.

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Is My Battle

For years I have lost and gained weight but not until yesterday did I realize that this is MY battle and if I do not choose to actively stay in the fight then obesity related disease will take MY LIFE away from me.

Great revelation? No! but it is necessary for me to tackle this now and to beat the odds.

So my starting weight as of this morning is 192lbs.

The plan is simple...
1) Eat Clean as described in Tosca Reno's books.
2) Exercise more than I am now.
3) Stay committed.