Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I know I'm in bad shape when a random man at the gym comes up to me and tells me that I'm doing a good job. He then goes on to tell me that "weight loss is 90% what you are eating, not exercise at all." Gee, thank you kind stranger. I'm so glad I got my fat butt out of bed this morning to go to the gym at 6 am!
However, he is right. Exercise is obviously good for me, but several small low calorie meals throughout the day will help me continue to lose. I have not made food preparation a priority or a habit yet. Today I will make it a priority with the help of my new meal boxes. If I can make today a success, perhaps I can make a habit of it in the future.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Beet Cauliflower

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

(I promise to write more later.)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Filet and salad

Just a quick post: I don't want you to think I'm not working on getting skinny, but I have been very short on time the last couple of days. I haven't had enough time to dwell on my diet. However, I am definitely doing a good job of watching what I eat. I haven't been prepared enough to eat small meals throughout the day. I have skipped meals rather than eaten something fattening. That is not a healthy way to diet, and I am not suggesting you try this in your own homes, but it does show my determination to lose weight. I'm not eating enough calories, but the calories I do eat are enjoyable!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fish, spinach and peppers

I can hardly believe that the excitement of the last couple of weeks is over. It was a whirlwind of happiness. Now, it's back to the task of losing more weight. I am still determined to finally get down to my goal weight. I am more determined than ever to get thin. I have a new family to visit and enjoy. I need to make sure I stay healthy and fit for a long time. I haven't had the energy to get back to the gym yet, but I have gone back to my healthy eating!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wedding Day at Pelican Hill

How do I even begin to describe last night? It was truly a night to remember.
My daughter found the most amazing man to become her husband. We could not possibly be happier. What better way to celebrate my daughter's marriage than to have plenty of food, drink and laughter. Yup. We had it all! Oh, and did I mention an abundance of LOVE?

Saturday, August 16, 2014


You have to know something about me.....I seldom order fish in a restaurant, unless I'm on a strict diet. Tonight, I had no desire to be strict, because I was in the midst of a celebration. We met my daughter's fiance's family for dinner, the night before her wedding. We went to Lucque's, the restaurant her "husband to be" took her to on their first date. The ambiance was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the blend of our two families was perfect. So, although I gave myself permission to have a two day hiatus from my diet, I still went with the fish, because I knew it was lighter than ordering meat. My tastebuds got a wonderful surprise! The barramundi was indescribably delicious! And it shouldn't affect the fit of my Mother of the Bride dress! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Engagement News!

As I said before, I've got lots going on!!! One of my weight loss goals was to be able to walk down the aisle at my daughter's wedding without the embarrassment of being fat as Mother of the Bride. Hmmmmm, didn't quite make it. My daughter got engaged last week, and has already planned her wedding for next weekend. Doesn't really give me enough time to reach my goal, does it? That's okay. I'm so excited for her. Last night we went to dinner after bridal gown shopping. I ordered a spinach salad with shrimp, grapefruit and cashews. Notice her diamond ring sampling my meal?