Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reward.... lost mojo

Sunday morning 
feeling "puffy" 
Cheesecake Factory... bled right into Cake and Candy Saturday

okay I have had some really really bad days... and usually that's not a huge deal, but when they string together ..... well lets just say 

Introducing.... Karla!!!!

so I looked into all these food prep, food delivery companies...
nah, no....
today I will food prep 
cause I think the actual process of doing the shopping, cooking, measuring and weighing out the portions helps to motivate me 
cause girl friend here... needs some HELP!!! 
send in the Calvary!!! 

in reflecting about 2014 
it has kind of been all about excuses 
I need to but on my big girl panties in 2015 and 
man up!!! 

I need to focus on what I can change and accept what I can't 
serenity prayer 
dang I kind have forgotten all about that prayer 
I think that will be my focus for 2015
the serenity prayer 

so today I am off 
I am going to try out Orange Theory Fitness 
they have Sunday classes Good point
they have come HIGHLY recommended  another good 
Not to far from home
so we will see 
I will recap in a later post 

Trader Joes for Egg white salad
Smart and Final for food containers 
Costco for Chicken, some veggies, frozen fruit...
eggs ... (yeah... whatever I think they sell some of the good ones... I will post about this later) 

and try and find my mojo 

Stop making excuses 
and own my choices 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Brain on Karla... aka your brain on crack

I have been reading labels lately 
oh and totally being obsessive about it also!!! 

yeah... my brain doesn't work in little increments 
obsessive all the way is kinda how I work 

so any whoosle 
I follow all these GMO people on Instagram
freak out because that's all I think about and delete them all 
kinda sorta how my Instagram account goes 
so my newest obsession is food labels, GMO's and organics 

but baby steps... right 
just got back from the grocery store.... yeah so what that it's only 6:30

OMG ... I get so distracted 
my son says I have adult ADT, or is it OCD? or ADD? or ADHD? 
dang that thing where you can't focus too long on any one thing 

sooooooooooo eggs 
yeah that was the idea today to talk about eggs 
focus woman!!! 
this has always been my go to 

but wait 
so today's find 

OMG my Sister will be soooooo 

but consistency is critical 
and the key to so much 
in both my personal AND professional lives 
so I have to make a commitment to only buy organic, free range eggs 
the vegetarian feed part kinda freaked me out 
OMG!!! GMO corn maybe??? 
told ya I am a bit of a freak!! 

sorry guys it seems like my posts are looooonnnngggg 

oh yeah and weight IS. NOT. GOOD. 
155.2 this morning 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

label junkie saga continues

artificial sweeteners have always confused me 
I mean you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know they are bad for you 
but which one is "less bad" 
not as harmful to yee ole bod? 
and brain? 

okay let's look at this... hummm Sweet'n Low 
#1 ingredient Dextrose 

oh wow ... now this looks healthier! Stevia ... 

#1 ingredient Dextrose
dang same ole same ole 
just a healthier looking marketing strategy 

okay now this has to be healthier!!!
everyone knows you choose the green packets always first...

#1 ingredient Dextrose 
well crap!!

now this HAS to be better
err ... ahh right? 

#1 ingredient erythritol
I see a Google search in my future!!

this beautiful pink Cottage cheese has always been the go-to brand of my family
I mean come on now people this HAS. TO. BE. HEALTHY!!! 
what the heck!! what is all those danged ingredients!!! 
the scariest I am thinking is "natural flavor" 
ahhh why do you need to add in a "natural flavor" 
isn't that called ... ahhh food? 
no just kidding
but ... she has opened my eyes to labels 

so now this brand is my go to brand 
yep label junkie 

then I picked up this little lovely 
same beloved pink label 
too many ingredients 
and check out those sugar's and carbs!!?? 

ignorance WAS bliss 

so things I am pondering.... 

I have also seen on Instagram 
...yep I am an Instgram junkie as well!!! 
any whoosle 
is a company called 
minimum order is $100
okay.... humm not too Gawd awful 
and looking at it I can build my own meals 
freeze some 
and now that it's just the hubby and myself cooking is a little 
he eats one way... I eat the polar opposite way 

so I may give them a try
my concerns.... 
do they recycle the containers? 
OMG!!! I am such a hypocrite!! 

as my Sister knows full well 
I do not recycle 
hanging head in shame 

but I do think about it

sorry this is such a long ass post 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

kinda, sorta not really

I was cruisin the net this morning and found what looked like a killer recipe for a breakfast bar 

I love the Lean Green Bean and she has some killer recipes 

so I looked at her ingredients for Quoina Breakfast Bar 

whole wheat flour... err I have coconut flour 
Quinoa... nope... I have brown rice though
oats... yes I have that 
nuts... oops I forgot ... but added coconut instead
baking soda ... check 
honey... how about maple syrup instead? 
2 eggs.... I did 4
craisins... no don't have them 
added a few scoops of chocolate protein... just cause 
it was super grainy so I added some milk 

well let's just say... no one will be knocking down my door for these 


with some vanilla yogurt and some added nuts they were good 
okay... maybe not GOOD good but ok...ish 

I am no Pioneer Woman 'nope
can't put a recipe together for nuttin 

but I will throw them in the freezer and have them with my yogurt 

so after they are all gone I will have to make the correct recipe 
it's gotta be better than these!!! 


update: they went into the garbage... they were awful 
Now I gotta make the recipe like she has it 

whata dope!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Confessions of a label junkie

I can't help it! I work in a grocery store for freakin sake! I read food labels all. day. long!!!

and labels lie!

this is Cinnamon coffee 
Caramelized sugar is in the ingredients 
but in the nutritional label zero sugar 
hummmmm a mystery..... 

lol ... I saw this on Instagram and it made me laugh 

and sugar in food ... sugar is soooooo addicting 
go ahead and Google it 
so you see this candy bar 

(annoying as all get out that it's posting pictures sideways and up side down)
and it has 24 g of sugar 

so you would think.... nah
I will go get me a yogurt
healthier right? 

can you believe that!!! 
32g in a yogurt!!! 

and isn't it uber duber interesting that there is no daily percentage on sugar 

watch the Katie Couric movie, Fed up 


yes I am that annoying cashier that is always reading labels on the food you buy 
I don't do it to offend... I am just a label junkie 

how did my day go you ask? 

oh well 
tomorrow is another day 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

it's really all about balance

So this isn't going to be a post full of gif's 
or pictures 
or silly 

how about we just talk a moment? 

How have I been? good .. good... Thanksgiving was amazing... I am keeping my weight between 152-154 and that is my goal for the remainder of 2014

I have been working out twice-three times a week 

I am of course not doing enough cardio ... getting lazy.. and every night I say to myself ... self I say 

well I will work on that 

trying not to over-think EVERY. LITTLE. THING 

okay maybe just one or two gif's 

but I am so bad about analyzing every little thing! 

creamer for example... coffee mate sugar free? thin it with almond milk? so many chemicals in the Coffee mate... maybe just the almond milk... hack yuck nasty okay, coconut milk... how much sugar and carbs are in it? ok what about half and half? heavy cream, it's good fat right? but trying to cut down on the dairy, dairy is bloating, okay so heavy creamer, but I drink more cause it's so danged good! so I will skip my first meal, uh oh too busy to eat... noon and nothing ... chips, cookies, candy.... crap 

just buy the danged SF creamer next time psycho!!! 

a moment in time in my head 

exhausting isn't it!! 

and don't even get me started on the Gluten free vs gluten inner dialog 
or the no carbs vs carbs 

can't we all just get along? 

ahh that would be me, myself and I 
it's crowded there inside my head 


so just plugging along 
and come January I will push it into losing mode, but for now 
I am just relaxing and enjoying the holidays 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


the scale must be wrong 

update again tomorrow 

a loss on Thanksgiving!!??