Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Today's plan

why is today important?
it's day three
day three always seems to be an especially hard day
don't know why
so let's think this out
I have my food packed
work today is 6-430
yeah the grocery business is a hard taskmaster
I have all my food sitting on the kitchen counter
Also have my gallon of water
and I saved a meal for when I get home to have with the hubster
no workout today
6AM start time
I don't want to build up today in my head
I have a few audio books in my phone
and a link to a recorded call
so the drive home I can listen and chill
don't make today a bigger deal than it is
I read this morning
worked on my mindset
I packed my food
I FEEL GREAT!
so pick up the tools
I will reach out today if I am struggling
I have several avenues of help if needed
this may seem so freakin silly to some
but I just want to stop the craziness
plan is this:
NEVER less than 1500 calories
NEVER more than 1700
less than 1500 usually results in a binge
so today's plan is 1549
I'll drop a comment on this post right before bed tonight
SERF ....
spirituality, exercise, rest and food and I think accountability and support
plans for the day

tootles
love, peace and chicken grease
off to work I go

Monday, July 16, 2018

Odd

The smallest shift 
The tiniest adjustment 
Not a diet 
Not about losing weight 
Yesterday I went walking .... I went for a long walk

Not to burn off calories 
Not burn to earn 
But because I feel better when I move my body 
And I made a realistic plan 
Not this crazy low calorie lose weight plan 
But a doable, eat food plan 
And there were moments I can’t lie 
Moments I thought 
Oh have Less 
Weight loss will be faster 
But that’s not the goal 
Living my life is the goal 
Stopping the crazies is the goal 
First three days are always the easiest 
Not to dismiss the day 
But I ate 
Moved 
And didn’t worry about weight 
Kept the integrity of the plan
Sean rip off much there Karla?
yesterdays food:
and numbers were 100% within plan 
Goals are for another blog topic
gotta run gym time
love, peace and chicken grease 😊

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Thank you Charles Schulz

I have been reading Sean's blog like crazy 
trying to figure this out 
why is this such a battle? 
when did the train leave the tracks? 
and the bigger question... 
why? 
if you have read this blog I am either really ON or really OFF
so I am going to focus on my friend's perspective 
to look at this like a plan 
and it has guard rails 
make a REALISTIC daily calorie bank 
stealing a plan there much Karla? 
whatever it is obviously working for my homie Sean 
so I am a plan stealer 
but I will tweek it to me 
what derails me? 
evenings are my achilles heal 
so I need a plan for evenings 
I get sick of hearing myself so sometimes I don't blog cause it's the same 
like that Snoopy character 

flapping my lips but it's all blah blah blah 
but it's mine to figure out 
and some people that I respect SO MUCH 
are always on 
always dialed 
always diligent 
always aware 
never seem to fall, they enjoy life, relax but don't ever seem to truly struggle 

me? This isn't my story 
I struggle 
every stinkin day 
and regain has been in my life since freakin birth! 
I am not anywhere near where I was 
but my mindset is slippin 
and I can feel it 
it's mayhem right now 
doctors appointment coming up soon 
I need to focus on health 
a plan, a life time doable plan 
not a diet 
diets do not work for me 
::::::sigh::::: 
why do I even write this dribble 
why are you even reading this? 
okay come on girl 
change your state 
I am going to go for a walk
right freaking now my peeps 
and take this day and make it 
my biotch 
change your space 
change your state 
I can do just today
for today 
just today 
dang this girl is a mess! 




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Quickie

All good here in Cali 

I’m not worried about a diet 

I’m not worried about losing weight 

and it’s weird I’m just worried about taking care of myself 

I have been unfollowing toxic people on social media 

I’ve been reading in the mornings 

I’ve been staying away from sugars and it’s just crazy how in like a week today is actually day for 100% on plan I feel so much better it’s not just the weight that I’ve dropped in the last 10 days it’s the weight off of my shoulders that I have dropped and you know my coach always tells me

It’s from the inside out

That podcast I listened to totally resonated about taking care of your gut health 

I’ve been paying extra attention to that and it seems to also be helping

Yes using the meal prep service was kind of a cheat but tomorrow I will cook and I’ve cooked like 1 million times so I totally know what to make

The whole tweeting thing seems to be helping also

Here’s to another on plan day 

No dieting 
No restricting 
No self shaming talk 
No sugar 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

keeping on keeping on

yesterday went well 
I wasn't as good with the pictures and twitter though 
I stayed to the food plan 
only "thing" would have been the caffeine free Diet coke 
every day when I eat according to plan 
I feel better and then I am always 
wondering.... why I go off plan 
I was listening to a podcast on the way home last night 
that got me thinking about gut health 
and the why's of food cravings 
and reading on the internet this morning 
interesting stuff 
okay onto another day "on plan" 
what I have done that I haven't mentioned 
to make sure I get my gallon of water in 
I bought a gallon container 
$8 at Sprouts 
but Amazon only has about a gazillion choices 😂
it honestly has helped to make sure 
#1 I get my water in 
and #2 that I am DONE with my water no later than 3pm (so I sleep uninterrupted) 
so here we go 
another work day 
gym this morning at 5:30 AM 
work 10-8 ugh 
and food is all planned, measured, weighed and recorded (friend me at My Fitness Pal) 

tootles my noodles 







Monday, July 9, 2018

did I?

so yesterday you can see EVERYTHING I ate on my twitter feed 
copycat much Karla?
the question is how do I feel about my choices?
meh  ~~~ pretty good ~~~ almost
I stayed on the plan
~~~ BUT ~~~ 
artificial sweeteners?
yes in my coffee
yes in my yogurt
and the iced coffee had those little Coffee mate french vanilla thing a ma bobs
~~~ AND ~~~
zero gum now this is a HUGE HUGE win for me
~~~ BUT ~~~
the scale showed a gain
~~~ BUT ~~~
I drank an ENTIRE gallon of water yesterday (ah yeah me)
and my last meal was the largest (the salad) at 6pm
which is way later than I usually eat
~~~ SO ~~~~
I am declaring yesterday a B+

today's goal is always to do better than I did yesterday
and remembering consistency is the key

Gym this morning
and I haven't had any artificial sweeteners in my coffee this morning
food is planned and logged in my fitness pal  (friend me if ya wanna)

did some reading this morning

all good in mah hood
tee hee

tootles

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Real life here

sugar addiction
I can only determine this is a REAL addiction
has been harder than stopping drinking
so here I sit
day one again
I can only reflect on all those AA meetings
I would go to and raise my hand AGAIN as a newcomer
but those people were understanding
they understood it
and at the end of every meeting
we held hands and said the serenity prayer
and chanted "keep coming back, it works if you work it"
I think it is time for me to just go back
My weight is not out of control
actually I feel good in my body
when I am not in a sugar hangover
Paleo, Whole 30 is just too strict for me
people in my life eat normal people food
so this just isn't realistic for me
Weight Watchers... nah
so I have been using My Fitness Pal
I just have to kick the sugar to the curb
THIS is my issue
SUGAR
so here I sit this morning
5:30 AM
vowing to NOT have any sugar today
as in added sugar, processed sugar
cake, cookies, candy, Lemon Bites, brownie bites
none of this
dang girl
just get through today
treat this like alcohol

Then I think..... this blog has been here since 12/2010
shouldn't I have figured all this out yet?
like WTH girl?
are you dense?
nah... I am just like you
just like everyone
daily struggles
life is in session

goal for today: No added sugar
come on girl make it through JUST today

food plan:
→ coffee
→ egg white omelette, strawberries, avocado
→ salad with 4 ounces chicken
→ meal with 4 ounces turkey, 2 ounces yams and green beans
→ turkey roll up with a slice of cheese, pickles, onions and mustard
→ Greek yogurt plain

this is all within my PLAN, as my blogging bud would say
not a diet a plan
diets fail
they fail like 95% of the time
this is a statistic
yeah maybe it's 80% or 90% or even just 70% but I am not interested in a diet
I am interested in my life's journey
and it has to be real, sustainable, have foods I like
be able to attend social events without drama
so I am stealing Seans solution
yeah I may not do the pictures
or............................
I could open a fake Instagram and do the picture thing ..... hummm???
????????????
but the whole NO ADDED SUGAR
yep this is derailing me
every. single. time.!!!
so let me make it through today
no added, processed sugars
just one day girl
just today Karla
you can surely do one day??!!
and I think I will search and go back to AA meetings for help with this
I AM still an alcoholic
a sober Alcoholic
and I am having a problem
I tried OA and it wasn't for me
okay this post is WAY too long

lot's to say this early morning
tootles my peeps

Saturday, June 30, 2018

getting ready for another work day

no workout today 
morning: food prep, reading and I will be getting ready for work here in a few minutes 
containers:
→blueberries
→chopped up cucumber, carrots, jicama and some cherry tomatoes 
→2 rice cakes.. I will add to them the laughing cow light cheese and in one of the containers is sliced tomatoes and onions.... like mini sandwiches 
→plain greek chobani yogurt, with frozen raspberries,
 8G of SF jello cheesecake pudding mix and 1/8 c of milk 
→meal which is a chicken habanero sausage (180 calories from Costco) 2 ounces brown rice and broccoli and some cauliflower rice  
making a turkey roll up  
and done 
spicy mustard, La Tortilla 80 calorie low carb tortillas, a slice of 35 calorie velveeta cheese, pepperoncini's, dill relish and sliced onions!!! this is killer and soooo filling! 
Western bagel high protein bagel, will be 3 whites and one whole egg 
car food, on the way to work this morning  
1/2 flax blueberry muffin  
on track today 
no workout 
goal: stop the binge behaviors 
goal: not to feel deprived 
goal: happiness 
goal: DO NOT step on a scale for several weeks and stay on track 
right now it's more about balance than the scale number 
don't get me wrong... I am always about the number on the scale (yeah I know not a healthy attitude) but this is me 
but for now let's just focus on balance 

love, peace and chicken grease 
tootles mah noodles 



Friday, June 29, 2018

24.5

That’s how many iTrackBites I used today 
This I have decided not to track at all 
My half regular coffee mate half unsweetened almond milk will be my weeklies and or activity points
The day was tracked in the app
And written down so I can easily food prep 
Love love a turkey roll up 🤗🤗
Chobani plain Greek yogurt
Serving unsweetened pudding mix cheesecake flavor
Frozen raspberries 
1/8 c milk 
Apple with cinnamon 
Rice cakes made into like mini sandwiches 
Love love love this 
I’ll do this again 
Rice cake, triangle of laughing cow light, thinly sliced onions (not shown) and sliced tomatoes 
Ah yum 
And popcorn 
100 calorie pack 
All food not photographed 
But the list plus the popcorn is complete 
Feeling good 
Workout ✔️
Water ✔️

Love ❤️ peace ☮️ and chicken grease 🐥

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A day of eating

Morning: 
Gratitude, goal list, 70 minutes of circuit training 

Focus was FOOD 
Not to feel hungry or deprived 
But stay within parameters 
And I did amazing!!! 
Felt good not to be hungry AT ALL!!! 
Not even a little bitty hungry 
We won’t even be talking about the scale for a while 
Just healthy and wellness 
Not dieting and restrictive eating
Love, peace and chicken grease ✌🏼

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

yesterday was not so far away

okay dork alert
couldn't resist the title
feeling better this morning, more like myself
and yesterday's food I YouTubed 
macros were good yesterday

I didn't eat my last meal and instead had 3 of the Isa snacks .... yeah not such a great choice of food but I love them and I got a delivery

so today I will eat that meal from yesterday

I liked the ease of youtubeing
is that even a word? YouTubeing?
or is it YouTube-ing?
so any whoodle
weight is back to normal this morning
and I am feeling so much better, spent some time reading this morning. I cannot tell you the difference 20 minutes of morning reading has for my mindset.... like night and day

so today is a pure dee cardio day

treadmill, stairs, bike, jump rope to a goal of each, then as many rounds as I can do in an hour

hey this accountability thing a ma bob is working for me
I'll YouTube my food today
Trying to stay off Facebook ... couldn't even say why... not even sure myself

have a Great Day
tootles ma noodles

Monday, June 18, 2018

Day 1

Yesterday was a mega family day 
so so fun and sweet to be with the .... well most of the family 😄
I love my family
love family get togethers 
what a better day than to celebrate the Dads 
Onto food accountability 
Good, better  
not GREAT but good
 
this will now be the creamer of choice from now on 
zero sugar 
actually Whole 30 approved  
6 scrambled egg whites 
1/4 dry measure oatmeal 
and 1T of almond butter 
weird but I have always put sweetener in this ... didn't know what to do 
I actually LIKED the almond butter 
I will for sure do this again
ordered a coffee at Starbucks
just some half and half 
but I only drank like a third of it 
threw the rest out  
shake 
1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
ice and water 
yum 
might be time to invest in a new Ninja blender cap  
I ate some chips 
not tons but I did have some 
but I PASSED on the donuts
and I didn't have ANY Bundt cake 
so this was a mega win
salad 
with chicken 
a tiny bit of baked beans and grilled onions 
and seconds  
instead of the sweets I had the fruit 
which just had some cinnamon 
no sweetener of any kind  
these I munched on 😣
and the last snack was a Whey thin 
100 calorie 
so I was OVER budget 
budget is 1530 
today was 1757
weight was down half a pound 
tootles 

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