Have to share my good luck with you all…I am so excited…Whoooo Hooooo I won the iherb.com give away over at vegan needs at:

http://veganneeds.com/

If you have never visited her blog, you should, she is a vegan, and tries all sorts vegan products both to consume or use….I call her my own personal guinea human…LOL  she has give-a-ways a couple times a year…I wasn’t so lucky earlier this year, but this time I was one of two that won a $50 gift certificate to iherb.com; it was like an early birthday present…  Good Luck has struck for the New Year….YAY!!!  I am a happy girl for sure….I never win anything….Thank you veganneeds……

Its been a wonderful day, my daughter took her mini cooper to the dealer for its annual check up…so we were spend the morning together shopping and lunch…..we drove away in a brand new 2016 loner car….lots of fun…LOL  we did lunch and shared several dishes…some healthy, some yummy and not so healthy…, and no dessert….came home and finished loading the RV….seems its ready to head south…all it needs is the rest of my clothes and my bedding…and of course my dog and her bed…LOL  my poor husband can’t find anything, I didn’t realize I packed his combs in the bathroom…LOL well I laugh, but really he wasn’t laughing…so I have to go buy him a comb….the kitchen is packed, we only have the bare necessities left…well the ones I think we need…poor husband…my mantra is next month it will all be over dear….so far so good….LOL  .so I am taking deep breaths waiting for Friday to get here…I am not a very patient person….LOL

Enjoy the rest of 2015…..breathing in…..breathing out….kat

 

Weigh in DAY!!!

Yes I was brave, the day after the Christmas week ends and weighed in….yep I gained…oh my what a surprise, said with sarcasm dripping from my lips….all I have done is eat this week…I did leave a lot of the sweets alone with the exception of  popcorn, I found a bag, at Oliver’s market, somewhat like a our counties equivalent to a Whole Foods market…of this most delicious popcorn, sea salt over ganache chocolate dribbled over popcorn clusters held together with a smidgen of caramel….Oh My!,  said with a quivering lip…. is it good!!!….its only 140 cal per serving, so it says on the front of the bag, oh you ask, what’s a serving?….I never looked….it was my drug of choice for the week…LOL I can’t even tell you the name of it other than its written in pink shiny letters on a white bag….LOL    I don’t think I want to look at popcorn for another year….of course I am lying  blatantly to you all…LOL so back to the weigh in….last week I had held my own, gained nothing lost nothing…this week, well lets just day I am up….6#’s…..AHHHHH   what have I done!!!  So I have recommitted this morning to my 1000 calorie limit for each day, with the exception on Wednesday….I have lunch at the Tea House with my girls, then dinner at my son’s in-laws….I will definitely watch what I eat but I am not sure about 1000 calorie quota…and Friday the 1st is my birthday….I will be going to Star Wars…and you know I will be eating popcorn there….can’t see that movie without popcorn…I already have committed to a pool session tomorrow with my niece so I will get a good 40 minutes of jogging in there, I may even try to get there today, but we have plans to pack the RV and deal with the stacks of boxes in the garage…that in its self will be a good work out as I also have a stack of stuff at the bottom of the stairs waiting to go up….

So there you have it….did I over indulge all week…apparently so….am I sorry….nope…it was all done out in the open, I didn’t sneak any food, or hide it to eat later….it was a week of merriment with family, friends, and pure bliss of the holidays…..I will just have to work that much harder to get back down to where I was….I am just hoping I didn’t screw up my A1C test with my foolish eating ……

Well the sun is up here and the frost is melting, my second cup of coffee is empty so I am taking that as a sign to get up off my butt and get moving…LOL

Welcome to the New Years Week…..may the festivities continue….kat

More melting away…..and I need to learn to count!!

Just a quick early good morning and then we are off to see the wizard……

I needed to do a correction…and to the positive for me, after I posted last night I went back to re-evaluate my food journal, much to great surprise, I had entered in my eggbeaters at an alarming amount!!!   213 calories which would of been a complete container…lol they are generally only 20 to 40 calories…LOL so I need to correct my calorie count for yesterday to 1667….not bad at all, for wolfing down 4 little apple turnovers, they are

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not the big old fashion apple turnovers… they were yummy…and pretty….

The better part of this post is that I am down 2 pounds….yeah, making it a 63# loss..I am so happy the scales are moving again…

Uh oh I hear the garbage truck and that means my Liebling will be ready to get it on the road….he couldn’t leave until we had empty cans….God I love my man!!!

So just wanted to give myself a pat on the back and own up to my counting error, this time it was in my favor,  whew!!!   great weekend everyone…

Until tomorrow…I hope

Kat

What time is it really???? I am lost…..

Okay am I going crazy or what….first I can’t figure out what day I am living in and now I can’t figure out what the real time is….aghhhhhhh

I set my alarm on my cell last night for 7:45a, I needed to be at the gym at 9a so wanted to have enough time to have breakfast and all the other morning BS that comes with it…my alarm went off….I couldn’t believe how dark it was out….checking the window, my mind said wow, must really be cloudy out, its so dark…so I literally dragged it out of my nice warm bed…did the bathroom gig, brushed my teeth, hair, ect….threw on my gym clothes….did my morning chores, I made the bed and opened the shades, hummm the sun was just coming up…my mind still wondering why??  I go get my coffee, I have about 30 minutes, of course in my mind, before I had to leave for the gym….husband up watching the morning news…so nothing wrong there…then I open my computer and glance down at the time..7:15am ???  I look at my cell 8:15a…I am starting to feel a little crazy coming on…I check both the settings, they are correct…I recheck the alarm I set, it was correct…I look to my husband for answers, he’s sound asleep by know…the grandfathers clock is to far away in the darkness of the room to really see clearly is it 7:15 or 8:15a  so I finally get up and start checking all the clocks in the house…they are all saying its 7:15..is it daylight savings time and no one mentioned it on the news, radio, papers….so how on earth did my cell phones time get changed…hummmm  no answer to that, as you actually have to go into it at 3 different windows just to get into the time, then 2 more times to adjust the times, so very unlikely it was an accident, like butt dialing*****scratching head???!!!??….not sure how that happened, but I have now adjusted my time and have an entire hour more before I have to leave…why and how do these things keep happening to me….????  makes me understand why I was dressing in the dark and why I was still so sleepy…If my son was still young it would of been one of his pranks…but for the life of me I have no idea how that happened….so I see I can add what time is it, to the what day is it game my life has become….can’t wait to see what goes next in my little mind…LOL

Good Day…will be under 1000 calories today again…yay…feeling on track and extremely focused…made it to the gym by 8:45am after my morning time issue you would think I would of been there really early…LOL   and had my last session with my trainer…she was very informative and a very good teacher, I feel like I have a better idea for the machines in the gym and with lots of help from Paul @  https://wwwpalfitness.wordpress.com/ , I feel I can go in and get a really good work out all on my own…YAY….then I went on to the pool and got in on the last 30 minutes of the pool aerobics….good class, I walked my 20 minutes after that and did another 10 minutes of pool exercises…then into the hot tub….I love the heat on my joints and use the jets on my knee and shoulder…and I also sit in the sauna for 5 minutes or a little longer…so that was a good morning….really becoming a gym person…LOL who would of thunk it!!!

Off to the city with my daughter for a fun night, and I get to visit with her all the way there and back…that’s golden in my book….

so until tomorrow….

Tuuuuueeeesssday……

Seems like this day is taking forever to get through…..started at the gym, pool first, the aerobic instructor was a fire cracker…talk about a good work out….then onto my trainer…we worked on new machines so that was good…I am getting more comfortable on them….then out and at the grocery by 10a….my husbands birthday so got what he wanted for dinner and an expensive bottle of champagne….and home…Just seems the day has dragged on, and on, and on….hummmm maybe it was me…I didn’t want to do anything outside…didn’t want to do anything inside…tried to take a nap…that didn’t work…just a restless day….

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It was a birthday meal, cake, champagne and kids showed up with cup cakes…needless to say I am at the high end of my calorie count tonight, (1710)…Its been a real up and down week so far….I need to refocus and get back at it…so easy to fall back into old habits…

So until tomorrow….

Sunday….night before the journey….

Well the RV is loaded, full of gas, just need to put the final bits and pieces in and were off…

Another good day…under my 1000 cal 980 calories….so all good on the food side…made it to they gym….I forgot it was kids day at the pool, I counted 19 kids and parents in the pool…I took a deep breath and in I went….got my 20 minutes of walking in even though I had to duck away from little legs kicking and cannon balls from the sides…I wasn’t able to get much actual swimming in…but did some leg exercise and stayed for 45 minutes…really loud happy kids…LOL  it was fun to watch them power trip each other…I do have to say the parents need to be a little more vigil..oh well I will go really early on Sundays to miss the crowd….

I went to lunch with my friends mom today….why is it that everyone tries to push food on you….you say no thank you, but they keep insisting…I finally had to remind her that I was not going to give in, no matter how much she kept asking, thanked her very much for the offer, of her extra bread, mind you…we were having soup…I didn’t want to hurt her feelings but…she is like this all the time…not just here, since I have been on my journey, I have been in more places where people are trying to shove food down my throat….someone even said I should just give in because they weren’t gong to stop until I accepted more than water….I left….I didn’t care how upset they got…was I push over before, did I just eat what was offered before to keep the peace…it certainly has opened my eyes…I get a dumb founded look from waitress when I ask for a to-go container before my meal arrives…LOl   and I always ask if they can 1/2 the orders, leave off the rice….I guess I need a  better line than no thank you, or I am not hungry right now, no thank you, so kind of you to offer, but no thank you….Ahhhh makes me want to pull my hair out….well that was my rant for the day…at least I am sticking to my guns and not giving in, no matter how much they push….

so until tomorrow from somewhere down the road…and oh, I did find a spot for the scale…..,