Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Weekly Downsizing Me Check In - 10/26/2016 (PB&J Overnight Oats)

Date - 10/26/2016

Week Start Weight - 243.3lbs

Week End Weight - 242.3lbs

Weight Change - -1 lb

Exercise -
  • Wednesday - Nope
  • Thursday - Nada (WTF!!)
  • Friday - Nothing
  • Saturday - You guessed it, zip
  • Sunday - Uhh...
  • Monday - What is exercise???
  • Tuesday - I don't even know why this section is here...
Water Intake -
  • Wednesday - 96oz
  • Thursday - 64oz
  • Friday - 64oz
  • Saturday - no idea
  • Sunday - not enough
  • Monday - 64oz
  • Tuesday - 64oz
Blood Sugar Readings -
  • Wednesday - 109
  • Thursday - nope
  • Friday - oops
  • Saturday - forgot
  • Sunday - 110
  • Monday - oops, again
  • Tuesday - 109
What I Ate This Week -
  • Wednesday - I started really well, but then I ate. All. the. things!!!
  • Thursday - Again, started really well, but, then, chocolate...
  • Friday - Don't want to talk about it
  • Saturday - REALLY, don't want to talk about it
  • Sunday - uhh, nuh-uh
  • Monday - Nutrisystem!!!! Yay!!! Chocolate Biscotti Bites and greek whipped yogurt for breakfast with a cup of coffee and french vanilla coffeemate; Nutrisystem Vanilla Turbo Shake with powdered peanut butter and almond milk for morning snack; Three Cheese Chicken with a Kerrygold Cheese wedge and brocolli with carrots and snap peas for lunch; cheesestick and grapes for afternoon snack; Weight Watchers Smart Ones Creamy Rigatoni and Chicken for dinner with peas and a salad and Nutrisystem Toffee Crunch cookies with a cup of decaf coffee for dessert!!!
  • Tuesday - Nutrisystem Oatmeal Cranberry Bites and Peach Greek Yogurt for breakfast with a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee with 1/2 and 1/2; Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats for snack (recipe below); Nutrisystem White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with ham and Kerrygold cheese wedge with brocolli and veggies for lunch; Grapes and a cheesestick for afternoon snack; Weight Watchers Smart Ones General Tao's Chicken and stirfry veggies for dinner and Nutrisystem Milk Chocolate Pretzels for dessert.
Eating On Track This Week - Not at the beginning, or the middle, but started Nutrisystem again on Monday!!!

Comments - Started Nutrisystem again on Monday. We decided that we did not do so well on our own (at all) so we went back to what we know works. Also, we need to start exercising again. I planned on walking in the morning before work. Woke up on Wednesday morning to go for a walk and thought I had set my alarm clock wrong, it was dark. Guess I need to go back to the drawing board for exercise options, not walking in the dark!!!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats...

1/3 cup oats (not instant)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp powdered peanut butter
2/3 cup almond milk
couple of drops liquid stevia
couple of frozen strawberries (thawed in the microwave and smashed)

Place the oats in a jar or small bowl, add the chia seeds and powdered peanut butter. Pour the almond milk in the jar and add a couple of drops of liquid stevia (I use the Vanilla Creme flavored Sweet Leaf). Mix in the smashed strawberries. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least a couple of hours. Yum!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Birthday... and the rest of my life...

OH MY GOSH!!! Today I turn 39...

It has been MONTHS since I have posted. It has been a long couple of months, yet, it has flown by... funny how that works.

I have been having some anxiety/depression issues. It has made me not care about anything, including eating right, exercising and taking care of myself.


I have to do something. I don't feel good, like ever... I am running out of clothes since I got rid of all my "fat clothes" last year. I have gained about 40 pounds back since stopping Nutrisystem earlier this year. So, last night, we reordered Nutrisystem. I lost like 80 pounds on that and hubby lost 100. We are going back. We know how to do it this time and have the committment. WE HAVE TO.

So, my pledge to myself is this -


I have a year, stick around and watch me do it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Favorite Low Carb Websites - Every Time I Like Something on Pinterest...

I am addicted to Pinterest... It is where I get most of my food and every other idea...

EVERY TIME I click Pin or Like on Pinterest it is I BREATHE, I'M HUNGRY!!

Check out some of my favorites, I haven't tried them all, but they are on the list...

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Lasagna Meatballs

Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

Spinach Artichoke Casserole

Apple Fritter Bites

Jalapeno Popper Smothered Pork Chops

Jalapeno Popper Frittata

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Monday, August 22, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - UPDATE

The Downsizing Me Log is going Weekly!!!

I am losing my mind with this log, not really (kinda!!)

Starting 9/1/2016, I will be doing the Downsizing Me Log Weekly.  At least for a while. It will still include all the things it always has (weigh-in, Blood Sugars, exercise, etc) but it will just be once a week, instead of everyday. That way I can give an overview of pictures of the best meals from that week, instead of wanting to kick myself when I forget to take pictures!! I am also going to try to start doing a little more with the blog instead of just what it has been. When I started I had all these grand plans but not very many of them have come to fruition.

So stay tuned and we’ll see where the blog goes together. And remember, we are going to be starting the YouTube channel sometime soon!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Favorite Low Carb Websites - The One That Started It All!!

I decided to start a series of posts about my favorite Low Carb websites or blogs. I remember several years ago, when I was first diagnosed with diabetes and PCOS, I looked for websites with low carb recipes. I found this one. It looked totally different but the food looked so good. The first two recipes I made were the Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers and the Beef Stroganoff Burgers. They were so good. I have tried several of these recipes and am going to try others soon. Please check out this site if you are interested in Low Carb amazing dishes!!!

Some of my favorites...

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Beef Stroganoff Burgers

Kickin' Chili (Crock Pot)

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Bacon Wrapped Scotch Eggs

Sour Cream Smothered Chicken

Supreme Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/16/2016

Date - 8/16/2016

Water Intake - 64oz (I need to get back on track with this)

What I Ate Today -

  • First Meal - Brats with mixed veggies and a little mayo
  • Snack - mixed nuts
  • Second Meal - Salad with avocado and Blue Cheese dressing
  • Snack - Pistachios
  • Third Meal - Pork and mixed veggies with some sour cream along with Nut Butter Loaf and butter
  • Dessert - One square of dark chocolate and peanut butter (forgot to take a picture, tried to justify eating it again...)
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - Headache all day, wondering if it is after the burrito this weekend, or it could be that it is almost that time...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/15/2016

Date - 8/15/2016

Weigh In - 234 (sad face)

Water Intake - 72oz

Blood Sugar Readings - 126 (another sad face)

What I Ate Today -

  • First Meal - Meatloaf, mixed veggies, Nut Butter Loaf with butter and some beef bone broth
  • Snack - mixed nuts
  • Snack - pistachios
  • Second Meal - Salmon, mixed veggies with a laughing cow cheese wedge and some avocado
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - Carb meal yesterday, I was craving a burrito so we had it for lunch. I have been eating Keto for several weeks but not lost any weight (I lose then gain then lose then gain, etc). I am wondering if it is because I have been eating alot of things with sugar alcohols. So I have decided to try again, this time without all that sweet stuff... I still use Stevia in my coffee but no more Maltitol and that crap...

I know I have been lax lately, it has been really hard since losing my puppy, but I have been eating Keto, just not documenting...Gonna start doing that more.

We are planning to start a YouTube channel (well the channel exists, but there is nothing on it)... Will let you know...


NUT BUTTER LOAF from Alison Gurney

Everyone I follow on Instagram has been raving about this for weeks now, so I thought I would try it. The recipe is adapted from @ally_lchf_trainer

First, the ingredients...
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter you would like)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or any nuts or seeds that you want to use)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of ground psyllium husks
  • salt
  • pepper
Now, the procedure...

Crack the eggs into your mixing bowl.

Then add the peanut butter and the pecans.

Then add the psyllium husk and the salt and pepper.

Mix until well blended. I used a stand mixer, you can also use a hand mixer. Once it is mixed well, pour into a greased loaf pan (It can also be lined, I forgot that part).

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 - 50 minutes.

Once it is cooled, place on cooling rack to cool the rest of the way. Don't try to cut it yet!! It may fall apart.

The finished product. I can't wait to toast it and slather it with butter!!!