Sunday, December 30, 2018

theme of 2019

I'll just go ahead and leave this right here 🤣
2019 here I come for ya!!! 
boo yah 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018 to 2019

so hollar my peeperoos 
yall still around or did ya bug out? 
well 2018 was tough 
not gonna lie 
BUT I did okay .... considering 
I will end off pretty much same place I started weight wise 
maybe 5 or so up or down 
so what are my 2019 plans? 
I am going to start my year off with a 100 day challenge  journaling art 
thing a ma jig 
it will be on my Instagram if yall are interested 
AND go back to my blogging roots and do 100 days of food pictures 
so here are the deets: 
→an art journal page a day WITH a saying, could be a single word, sentence or phrase 
whatever I am feeling that particular day 
→a dwelling is to be included, could be a drawing, a picture cut out of something ... 
→and a piece of tape incorporated somehow, some way 
that's the art journal idea 
now the blogging idea 
100 days of pictures of food, scale weight and a picture of me different EVERYDAY 
not just selfie's 
so it will be fun
start date is 1/1/2019
so this blog will be active for sureoo for the first 100 days of 2019
I am excited... 
and my art journal will be on my Instagram 
what's your plan for 2019? 
tootles ma noodles 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hey yo how are ya???

so much has been happening
I will try to get all this in
Weight: steady within a 5 pound range 😊
workouts: still happening 😊
I have kind of found another interest so that is why this blog has been so inactive
making life more about JUST food, weight and exercise
Crafting has entered my life AGAIN
here is the most recent
I have merged my weekly Bible Fellowship study 

with my love of crafting 

years and years ago I used to paint 

and I got away from it 

just life, raising kids and well.... life got busy and I put all my creative outlets on the back burner 
just revisiting them 
today: I am going to a crafting group 
check in with my coach 
and some life chores 
life is good 
God is Good 

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I will catch up more later this week:
exercise ... yep still at it 5-6  times a week
weight : maintaining between 146-148
food: good clean, 2 shakes, 2 meals and a bar (for the most part)
new interest: journaling, bullet journaling and Bible journaling (more on this later)

I noticed I haven't posted in like FOREVER and no this doesn't mean I am gaining....mainly I have found a routine and need to fit blogging back into this routine

tootles my noodles more later

Saturday, August 11, 2018

saturday morning thoughts

It's been a good week 
I have been in action 
and no not the shoving food in my face kinda action
Yeah I fell off my plan 
hid for a bit 
but I am back 
 put some good solid support in place 
and it's not ALL settled yet 
but in the works
feeling so so much better 
I get into trouble when I isolate 
I need support 
my homies 
yeah sorry this is as much about you as it is about me! 
so today's plan? 
I am going to try something totally NEW!!! 
yeah girl here ain't got an ounce of rhythm in her body 
so it'll be interesting 
but fun I am sure! 
movies later with da hubby 
and staying connected to support 
yo peace! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Figuring some stuff out

I have taken steps 
scary steps 
but time to do some work 
it's not so much about the number on the scale 
but the relationship with the food that is the issue now. 
I had ALWAYS thought just MY journey and it is kinda.... 
but if I choose to go this alone it is harder
 and I feel scared, I lie to myself  I sabotage myself. 
I am learning (have learned) I need support from several different sources 
I will figure this out
I AM doing this and what I have come to understand is 
smaller Karla is an anomaly 
definition of anomaly: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

so I have to make friends with smaller Karla when she gets here 
and she is kinda scary 
okay I have officially entered weirdo zone here 
but I truly think getting there isn't/wasn't the problem 
and so why was staying there (goal weight) such a problem? 
it's weird after being 50-60 pounds more for pretty much the majority of my life  
to all of a sudden to expect to just be okay and accepting and 
to SEE myself as this smaller human 

okay have I lost everyone here? 
I know my issue 
being okay with smaller me 
I know what I need 
support and accountability
and perhaps some therapy.... that I am in process of setting up 
why can't everything just be yeah or nay? 
life's complicated 
ahhh I miss the old days when I used to just think 
calories in vs calories out 
unfortunately life just isn't that simple 
work to do 
on the daily today's plan 
work out 
 a call tonight 
then relax some more 

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
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

love, peace and chicken grease
off to work I go

Monday, July 16, 2018


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 
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... 
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 
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


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


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
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
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 
→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 

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