Saturday, September 18, 2010

It seems to be working....

I am not focusing on food (I am TRYING not to focus on food) and I have lost the five pounds that piled on when I was trying so hard to be "good". Well, go figure. So, I am just going to relax (yeah, right, I can do that???) and let it FLOW.....flow....flow....

Instead? What can I obsess over? Clothing? Trips? Jewellery? Oh, my. The list is never ending! LOL I am really enjoying wearing a few fall items, although it is still a tad warm for "wooly" things. Transitional. That is what this month is! You don't know whether it is winter or summer bound! The geese are making a heck of a racket tonight, so I guess that is the final word. It is fall heading to winter because the flying rats are on their trek north!

I made a pot roast tonight, for company. It looked really good, but was a tad overdone for my taste. However? I put everything on a plate, and it was gorgeous, if I do say so myself! I served it with mashed potatoes, and broiled asparagus. Simple, easy. Strawberry upside down cake for dessert. We bought groceries today, which was a bit foolish, since we won't be home for ages, but it does give me a sense of security knowing that there is ample food in the house for an oncoming blizzard. You just never know when you may be snowed in for days in this province!

How about this for changing my focus from carrots to carats? Dear hubby knows what I like, mainly because I buy it and then say thank-you! Works for us, and I never have to return a single gift! LOL

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Breakfast: combined with lunch
Lunch: 1 piece of cod, oven fries, ketchup, sweet peas
Supper: ham, laughing cow cheese, pickles
Snack: OHenry bar
Snack: popcorn with butter
Snack: apple, orange

That is what happens when you skip breakfast. Hungry all day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Breakfast: chips and poached eggs, bit of ketchup and a glass of skim milk
Snack: O'Henry bar
Snack: orange juice, 100 calories
Supper: Bok choy, steamed, cod fillet, cornstarch dusting, pan fried in non stick pan

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Breakfast: English muffin, peanut butter on one side, plain on the other to dip into my two poached eggs! Skim milk.

Lunch: Poutine. Decadant, right? McCain lo fat oven fries, 1.5 oz of cheese, cut into tiny cubes and low fat gravy left over from our last chicken dinner. YUMM!

Supper: Glutino spinach pizza, Fresca

Snack: O Henry bar, with skim milk.

Not a healthy veggie day for sure. I need to go shopping!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Breakfast: two poached eggs, GF Engish muffin, skim milk, coffee
Lunch:six slices of ham, 10 pickles, three Laughing cow wedges
Snack: O Henry Bar
Supper: scant cup corn pasta with spoonful of tomato (bison) sauce, Fresca, GF donut, tea


Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, English muffin, peanut butter, skim milk
Lunch: 4 slices ham, 8 pickles (sweet mix) 2 laughing cow cheese wedges
Supper: GF spianch pizza

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Breakfast/lunch: (1 small potato) leftover potatoes, 3 slices crispy bacon, two eggs, skim milk
Supper: 1/2 cup of beans, 2 slices chicken, 1/2 tomato
Snack: 1 cup of chips, Fresca

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labour Day Weekend

Has come and gone. We had company for two days and it was WONDERFUL! When you have friends that you can fall asleep watching TV with? You know they are for life!

Meals were casual due to necessity. I was using a mandolin to slice potatoes for supper, and added a bit of finger to the mix. OUCH. So, the table remained unfussy, and the food equally so! There is something comforting about a roast chicken dinner, isn't there? I think it is the universal comfort food. Good for me, not so much for the chicken!

Sunday, we checked out the Nygard store. I had no idea that there were clothes that fit me there. Not only that? I did not require the largest size! The saleslady also told me that the line I chose was the smallest fitting of the bunch, so bonus! Once again my dear friend has opened my eyes to the fact that my body is changing, no matter how much I complain about the speed. The shape is definitely different, and I can see that now. I am thrilled that I can go to "normal" stores to buy now. Who knew? Anyway, here is a picture of the jacket I bought:

I will be able to use this as a suit jacket this winter, over a black dress, with a black skirt or pants, and jeans. For the fall? It will be warm enough to use as a light coat. It is a bit more expensive than I would have liked, but very versatile. I will try my best to wear it to death before it becomes too big, just to get my money's worth out of it! Unfortunately? My jacket does not narrow in at the waist like this! But it does fit me very well!

Breakfast: two poached eggs, gf English muffin, skim milk, coffee
Lunch: popcorn, Fresca
Supper: fish, spinach with bacon, carrots, steamed potatoes,with a dab of butter, blueberry banana trifle with whipped cream, glass of red wine
Snack: chocolate bar

Breakfast: two 'fried' eggs, oven fries, milk, coffee
Lunch: Greek salad, five shrimp
Supper: roast chicken, scalloped potatoes, carrots, blueberry banana trifle, glass of white wine

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Another day off the chain! But this time? It is all my doctors fault. He called me in to give me the results of my tests, and a pep talk. Yes folks. This doctor sat me down and told me to stop obsessing about every bite that goes into my mouth, because it isn't my diet that is making me fat, it is ME. My cortisol levels go up when I worry, and believe me, food is a worry. Is it the right time, is it the right food, is it the right balance, is it?????? He told me to eat healthy foods, and forget about it. This is so not me. I am a calorie accountant by nature. I do not know what it is like to sit down to a meal and just not think about it. Isn't that what the diet books call mindless eating? And here is a trained professional telling me what my mother told me for years. Just eat. Sigh. There is just no winning in this racket.

Anyway, I decided to take his advice. I will always have some idea of the calorie value of my food. It is an automatic reaction to eat no more than five hundred calories at a time. Scorfing down a burger and fries is just not me. A burger, minus the bun? Yes. Fries? Yes. But not at the same time. So, to make a long story short? We went from the Dr's. office to supper. And guess what? We shared an order of fries, and I had my own small strawberry shake. I tried not to worry. Really.

Breakfast: two egg omelet, with 1/2 oz of Feta, mushrooms and 1/2 oz of Gouda melted on top. MMMM good! Skim milk, of course. Coffee.

Lunch: 1/3 of two heads of tossed romaine in oil, red wine vinegar and mustard dressing, 1/3 can of salmon, 12 almonds, 1/3 apple, water

Supper: small strawberry shake, 1/2 order of fries

Snack: GF pizza with two slices of added pepperoni, Fresca

Am I relaxed enough for ya?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Age old question....

My new purse arrived!

It is a MAXX python leather, and has all sorts of organizing pockets, inside and out. There is also a detachable wristlet, that will be very handy for travelling, as it will hold every bit of makeup that I need, close at hand.

The garage is still holding the aftermath of the wet sale we tried on Saturday, so sometime today and tomorrow, we will drag everything to Goodwill or back to the empty spots in the storage room! Still haven't deposited the proceeds though!

My hair appointment is at ten this morning, which begs me to ask the age old question all women have asked at one point or another. I wonder what I will look like this afternoon?

Breakfast: two poached eggs, toasted English muffin with Cheez Whiz
Lunch: 350 calories worth of chips. Sigh. My weakness. And a Fresca, of course.
Supper: 300 calories worth of mac and cheese. Six beet pickles. 1/2 can of green beans.

Snack: Two slices of rosemary ham, a Vlasic dill pickle and a laughing cow cheese wedge, with a cup of tea.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1

All the articles I have been reading lately are about fall wardrobes. Come on people! I just finished gathering together my summer one! Ah well. I guess I should start thinking of woolly sweaters and new jeans, but bonus! I did that last spring, so now I just have to get used to reaching for them in the closet, giving them pride of place over my summer goodies. I will have to purchase a couple of winter dresses for cold nights out, and a new long dress coat, but other than that? I think I have the bases covered. Does that sound like a "famous last word" statement?

To tell the truth, my heart is already in Mexico and the Caribbean. For someone that barely owned two summer dresses, I have morphed into a definite summer person! (as long as there is ocean in sight!) There are still things in my closet that I have not worn yet, so while the sun shines? I will have to make an effort to test drive them before packing them to take on holidays. We are planning five weeks away this year, so that doesn't leave much winter to deal with. December and February, mainly.

Breakfast: two eggs, fried (non-stick pan) English muffin, Cheez Whiz
Lunch: Tuscan flavoured potato chips - my bad
Supper: Two bison tacos
Snack: Marshmallow cake

I am losing interest in eating well, it would appear. But tomorrow is another day.

31st of August

Breakfast: English muffin, two poached eggs, skim milk
Lunch: O Henry bar....yes! They are gluten free!
Supper: 3 tacos made with bison, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and sour cream, Fresca
Snack: Peanut butter marshmallow square

So, not every day do I use candy as a meal replacement, but today? I was just in a mood to be "bad". Fact of the matter is, when I go on a tear, it still falls within my maximum calorie range, although for sure, it doesn't make nutritional goals! Ah well. Always tomorrow.

Just realized that tacos, although sounding rich and decadent? Are really quite calorie friendly!