Today is the day to catch up on the blog. It appears I’ve taken a very long unexpected break from blogging.
I’m thrilled to announce that hubby and I have been seeking a new healthy lifestyle since mid June. We’re experiencing good results!
In the above pic, you’ll notice I’m using a “Weight Watchers” jug for my water. To be clear, I’m not doing the Weight Watchers program. I’m just eating healthy foods and counting my calories. Back to the jug, I love it as it holds a whopping 32 oz of fluid. There are many days I’ll easily drink over a gal of water.
Have you ever taken pix of every single bite you had to eat in a day? It was August 3rd that I got the notion to photograph my eats.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with a generous portion of sautéed peppers and onion. Topped with 80 calories worth of cheese and loads of black pepper.
Lunch: After such a hearty breakfast, fruit was all I wanted.
Mid Afternoon Snack: 1 serving of craisins + 30 g of walnuts.
Dinner: Tuna + Corn + a nice hunk of onion = goodness. If you’re thinking yuck, you may or may not be interested to know that sardines is also one of my favorite evening meals. Did you know the little sardine is a giant when it comes to foods? It’s been dubbed an “Important Superfood”, King of Omega-3’s, Brain boosting, good for joints, High-Quality Protein, without the saturated fats, bone-boosting calcium and known as one of the healthiest fish around.
And that’s a wrap of my food intake for that particular day. I can’t imagine being a food blogger and taking pix of everything, but I did enjoy the experiment.
August 8 – The day I dug deep into the closet to find an article of clothing to inspire me.
Oats and walnuts are a huge hit. This is going to keep me on track to get back in that dress.
August 10 – Oh the places I went that morning. Hubby flew out-of-town bright and early. I didn’t plan on anything other than to get myself home as we were up at 4am. But home was not what I wanted to do once I had my cup of coffee. So I ventured and enjoyed some me time at the harbor and beach for just over 4 hours. I already have a notion to return again soon…
Lunch on the day hubby left – Lettuce, peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, ground (Jennie O) turkey burger seasoned with taco seasoning, salsa for my dressing with a sprinkle of (80 calorie) cheese over the top.
August 11 – To say I enjoyed my “Spa Day” would be an understatement. I’ve been on the hunt for a good hairstylist since we moved to San Diego (nearly two years ago). Let’s just say “I’ll be back”! I loved the whole experience. Next time I plan to stay a while longer to get a chance to enjoy the resort. I truly was not expecting such a treat…
August 12 – I was such a happy wifey ~ Hubby was on his way home ~ I was down a dress size ~ I was in a dress I haven’t worn since I don’t know when ~ It was such a great day!
August 15 – I was in the mood for a reward while doing my food shopping early that morning. So I picked up this dandy Prevention mag and found a nice place on the patio to indulge. I also had a not so pleasant thing happen. I had my regular cleaning at the dentist and discovered I had a cavity. The good news “it was small and on the surface” + more good news “no numbing or pain to have it filled”. The bad news, I was sad, really sad as this makes the second filling in my life. I guess I just wanted to keep my teeth healthy for life. Oh well, the world didn’t come to an end.
August 16 – I started walking again. Do you ever quit something because you have a good excuse and then allow excuses to fill in when it’s time to pick it back up? Well that happened to me regarding my walking. I didn’t post this experience on the blog but I did indeed have another fall. No sooner did my hands heal from my fall (about 6 or so weeks ago) and here I up and fell again! I don’t even want to talk about it but truth be told, that’s why I stopped walking but not a great excuse as to why I didn’t get right back at it.
August 17 – Cheers! This brings us to today! I’m pleased to announce I got my walk in before I so much as had a sip of coffee. I’ll say that’s a pretty big deal but so worth it getting out there first thing.
With that, we should be pretty much all caught up with August and this makes me very happy!
Blessings – Debbie