Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's Getting Harder

I will lose a couple of pounds, then I will gain a couple of pounds.  It is annoying.  But, in all fairness I have not been doing what I should be doing so I guess I'm lucky it isn't more gaining.

I believe the juicing works, I just have to get back on board.  I know that all the fruits and vegetables are good for me.  I also need to start back on my elliptical.  I just have no strength after my surgery.  I have to build it back up.

Hope it is going well for those of you out there that made a New Year resolution to stay healthier.  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Down 31 Pounds

I lost 20 lbs during my surgery and recovery.  Then my husband decided he needed to lose some weight.  We decided to juice so we bought a Nutri Bullet.  We started on 12/30.  I have lost 5 1/2 pounds since I started and a total of 31 lbs. to date.  I wasn't sure I would like it but knew I had to do something to get the weight off because of my two cancer scares in 2013.  It is actually very yummy.


Vanilla yogurt
Almond Milk


I eat a regular lunch


Raw Spinach
2 T. honey


Lime Juice
Lemon Juice
2 T. Honey

I am still experimenting.  There are numerous recipes on the internet.  I tried celery which I love; however, it has such a strong taste that it takes over.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Haven't Posted for Awhile

To date I have lost 28 lbs. from where I started when I started this blog.  Unfortunately, 20 lbs. of that is due to being on a liquid/soft diet after surgery.  But I am now back to eating normal food.  I just can't eat big bites or a lot.  I do better eating several small meals throughout the day.  I had a tumor removed from the roof of my mouth and now have to wear a retainer type device.  This acts as the roof of my mouth and I need it to eat or talk.

I have been off work for 8 weeks and return to work Monday, 12/9 for half days through 1/6.  I am glad the doctor said half days.  I know I will be tired and need a nap.

If you are struggling with your weight remember:


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sorry, Been While Since I Last Posted

Well, yesterday was weigh in day.  I didn't do well all week on my food; however, I still lost.  When I eat something I know I'm not supposed to have I try to balance.  I know realistically you have to cheat once in awhile or you are never going to stay on the diet, right?  When I cheat, I just cut back on the next meal and make sure I toe the line the next day.  I am down about 22 lbs., but what is amazing is how the weight has redistributed.  I have never lost 20 lbs and gone down 2 clothing sizes.  Used to be that when I lost 20 lbs. I never went down one size in clothing.

Love it!  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello Everyone

Diet is kind of all over the place.  I've been sick and had a cough for 2 weeks so I finally broke down and went to Prompt Care yesterday.  I have a sinus infection and fluid on the ear.  So, I am on an antibiotic, cough pill and nasal spray.  Don't feel like eating and when I do I want toast or something else that is comforting. That is not on the diet.  Oh well, hopefully once the meds start to kick in I will feel like getting back on track.

Hope this finds you all well.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Another Day

Well, today is Sunday. It is 6:15 p.m. and I have not eaten anything today. I have supper going.  I have been sick with this cough that just keeps hanging on. I took Nyquil last night.  I know how it affects me but I couldn't help it, I wanted to sleep. I slept the clock around and then some.  So, now I'm sitting here waiting for supper to get done, hoping I don't pig out, but I'm really not hungry.  Bu that could change.  I promised my son Cole I would make twice baked potato casserole.  Oh my goodness, heaven!  Not on my diet but I figure I am saving some calories because I haven't eaten all day.  I know I shouldn't and I know I'm making excuses.  I am a big  believer that diets don't work.  I think they are a foundation to get started but let's face it folks, we are all going to cheat - we are human.  It has to be a balancing act.  When I am at work I follow it pretty closely, but on the weekends I'm going to eat a little.  Then I know I'm going to stick to it.  If you are constantly deprived pretty soon you are going to say the hell with it.

Have a good week everyone.  If you are struggling and need encouragement email me at :

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Well It's a New Year

I weighed in yesterday and was so depressed.  I gained 5 lbs. over the holidays.  So instead of a 22 lb. loss I am back down to 18 lbs.  I started crying I was so depressed.  Joen, where I weigh in gave me a hug and said it's a new year, you just started coming in here.  Just get back on course.  I so appreciate her.  And you know what, I did get back on course today and feel pretty good.  I am going to get this weight off.

Please let me know if you are strugging as well.  I would love to hear your story.