Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tilapia, after photo

I took one look at last night’s post and had to laugh. That is the worst looking dinner I have ever seen. I was desperately trying to get the day over. That is really not a good way to live. Today I don’t have to work, so I have more time to prepare.  I do love the idea of Tilapia and asparagus for dinner. My friend, (shout out to Ailin, who just competed at the Muscle Beach body building competition) is great at giving me ideas for weight loss. She is the one who introduced me to the protein pancake. She also told me to eat several small meals of protein and vegetables throughout the day. Tilapia and asparagus is her mainstay when competing. I need to practice cooking it so that it doesn’t look like it did in yesterday’s picture.  I also need to start eating more throughout the day. It will help my metabolism and also give me more energy. Speaking of energy, I dragged my body out of bed this morning and went to the gym again! Today’s photo is what Ailin’s Tilapia meals look like. Notice how hers look straight, tall and thin, and mine looks short, fat and thrown together?

Monday, July 7, 2014


I decided to go to bed very early tonight. If I stay up I'm afraid I'll get so hungry I will eat. I wish I could go to sleep for a week and wake up thin. As long as I'm wishing, I might as well wish I could wake up thin tomorrow. Oh well. At least I won't wake up heavier. Not after today!  Actually, I didn't eat enough today. For breakfast I made my protein pancake, lunch was turkey and an apple and for dinner I made Tilapia and asparagus. I could have had more food,  but I was too tired to make anything else. I just want to wake up and weigh less.


I've gone to the gym regularly before. I have dieted consistently before. In the past few years, I have not combined the two. I have decided to take my weight loss seriously and am pledging, starting today, to do both. As I have said in the past, I can't lose weight without spending money. Over the weekend I purchased a Fitbit tracker. I am supposed to wear it at all times, even when I sleep or shower. It will track my activity and give me an incentive to stay on track.
 I  already went to the gym this morning!

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!