Saturday, July 5, 2014


Yesterday was a cheat day. Sometimes I feel like if I eat a lot, I'll rev up my metabolism and shock it into overdrive when I go back to lighter eating. Overall, I'll lose weight and still have my day of indulgence. It's sort of the "have my cake and eat it to too" philosophy. (What the heck does that even mean?) Anyhow, you get the idea. I overate. It started with breakfast, but it was totally worth it. I was treated to a delicious smoothie, homemade waffles, and a bacon, leek, and Gruyere quiche that was out of this world. It was well worth the calories! 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day!

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than expressing your own independent style of eating? Forget the hamburgers and hot dogs. Forget the beer! Celebrate the holiday with celery and fish and a big glass of water.
Haha. Right.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I've been concentrating on healthy eating for about two weeks now. For several days my scale went down, and then, overnight, after one night of poor eating, I was right back where I started. Truth is I haven't really and truly committed. I've had a mental block for a while now. It takes a lot of work to really lose weight. I just have not put in the effort. This isn't the only aspect of my life that I'm lagging. I don't go to the gym like I used to, I seldom read, I don't keep up with my friends, and overall, I guess you might say I've been lazy. This attitude is obviously not good for me. So along with the revival of Patti's Plate, I am hoping to revitalize and nourish other parts of me and not just my body. If a lowly caterpillar can change, why can't I?

Patti's Protein Pancake

Patti's power pancake, Patti's perfect pancake, you name it.....I can't say enough! 
A delicious healthy pancake ended up on Patti's plate this morning, and I am ecstatic! My friend is a body builder who is very tiny except when flexing her muscles. She is always giving me weight loss suggestions, but as anyone can see by taking a look at me, I seldom follow them. Well, this morning I did, and I couldn't be happier! This is so easy, so filling and so good. I ate it and feel ready to take on not only the day, but the entire week!

Add to blender 1/2 of a banana, 3 egg whites, and 1/2 of a cup of instant organic oatmeal. Mix and pour batter onto a coconut oil sprayed non stick pan. Cook on both sides and you are done! You can add a light coating of natural peanut or almond butter on top. I'm serious. This is the best!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Good Morning!

The really good thing about writing again, is that I am forced to continue my weight loss journey even after a failed effort like I experienced yesterday. Instead of spending the next few days feeling like a failure and eating everything in sight, I hopped right back on the horse again and tried to make good eating decisions. As I've said before, breakfast is key to having a good day. This morning I made a delicious plate of eggs and am drinking tons of water. I should add, I chose eggs over an offer by my husband to buy In and Out burgers. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Perfect Storm

Saturday night......................
  •  The end of a week of being very health and diet conscious.
  • The night that is saved as the big "date night" for my husband and me.
  •  And the night we decided to take my mom out for dinner to Lucy's El Adobe.

Am I really surprised I couldn't get the food down fast enough?
An entire week of dieting went down the drain in one night. I ate chips, guacamole and barbecue tacos. 

I deserve to be fat.

Friday, June 27, 2014

I guess I'm nuts

You are what you eat. I have been trying so hard all week to eat right. I've passed up home made quesadillas at work, and eaten low fat cottage cheese and peaches instead. I eat a good healthy breakfast and plenty of water all day. I have been trying most nights to eat a large salad with a side of protein. So, what was my problem tonight? I overindulged on almonds. I came home from work after a stop at California Chicken Cafe to pick up dinner. They make a good green salad with chopped chicken breast. Rather than eating right away, I relaxed with a good book, and Tony went out to his music room. Since I was quite hungry, I decided to snack on a handful of healthy almonds. Again, and again and again.