Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rejoined WW today

Today I am beginning to hit my stride when it comes to my weight loss.  I have decided to rejoin Weight Watchers.  I just hope I know what I am doing.  I have found myself confused the last two times.  I was frustrated and stressed out the past two times as well.  I have learned a lot lately and I am learning how to eat healthy.  However, the servings that I have consumed today have been more than they should have been, namely the dried fruit-trail mix combination.  I learned next time to consume breakfast daily.  I wonder if it is the most important meal.  I plan to commit to this plan for at least a year.  I will wish myself luck.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Healthy lifestyle

definition of lifestyle: the way in which a person or group lives.

How to apply the words healthy and lifestyle.  A way one lives so that they would be fit or in good ship.  So a healthy lifestyle would involve being and living and learning how to do, think, and apply things so that one can be fit.  I wonder if I could do that, living in a way that is healthy.  A lack of fitness and "declining" health would not constitute a healthy lifestyle and that is how I have been living.  In fact, I have spent time consuming unhealthy foods today such as desserts and starches with gravy.  Sure beans are healthy as well as turkey but that would not balance out a healthy diet.  To me, eating healthy is difficult and so is overall living and being healthy.  Putting the cake and ice cream down is so hard, but I realize that losing weight and remaining healthy is even harder, but it will be worth it.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dessert lover

Right now, I am having a stomach ache.  Today I have had two of them.  I realize that I have been eating the wrong kinds of food.  This Christmas has seen more dessert eaten than at a bakery.  I have had cakes, cookies, pies, pudding, and candy.  I wonder what other desserts did they have in store.  If only I like to consume more fruits and vegetables.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wisdom when it comes to food and diet

I didn't make an entry yesterday because I felt I had nothing to write.  I feel the same way today.  The truth is, I ate mostly leftovers unless I added to them or "doctored" them up.  The Christmas and New Years day menus are all that I really have in the refrigerator.  I am here to write that with all of the money I spend per month, I need to learn how to budget.  I budget constantly but never stick to one. That is the problem.  I end up spending much more than I intend to and then I end up broke.  That is not what I want for myself.  The best thing to do is to set up a budget of healthy foods and prepare those foods in a healthy way.  It is even better to prepare foods ahead of time.  That would go a long way into how and what I eat and the benefits it would have on my health.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Day After Christmas 2014

Ice Cream
Macaroni and Cheese
Ham and Turkey
Stuffing with giblets
Marmalade and cranberry sauce

This is really what I did eat today.  I know it is a leftover dinner, but I do wonder why pasta tastes better on the second day than I do on the first.  The mac and cheese was delicious.  All I did was add more cheese, lol.  I tried to consume less food, but needless to say, I failed.  I am out of the ice cream but at least the cake is still here.  I may have gained weight from all of this but as stupid as it may sound, for now it is worth it.  I wish I had the strength and willpower to say no, however.  Maybe I will come January whenever I make my 2015 Resolution to lose weight.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas menu

Here is what my proposed menu for the day:
Ice Cream
Macaroni and Cheese
Collard Greens
Ham and Turkey
Rice and Gravy
Stuffing with giblets
Marmalade and cranberry sauce

I didn't consume all of this.  However, this is what I have cooked for dinner.  I had my mom's help of course.  Needless to say, I did a good job in cooking nearly all of the food.  Oh, I also had my share of ice cream as well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A reminder

I love ice cream so much I purchased two more boxes.  My mother mentioned that I am very good at stretching a dollar.  I didn't realize that I had that ability and I am thankful that she recognized that gift.  I am ever thankful that I have food to eat and that I can write about a food blog.  There are so many going to bed hungry.  I pray for provision so that no one will go to bed hungry.  Let us be reminded that it isn't just food, but love as well.  I know it sounds crazy, but we are to give, and not just receive.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My love for ice cream

Alright, I had at least two cups of ice cream today.  The best thing is the taste.  The worst thing is the expanding waistline.  No matter what ice cream will always be my favorite dessert.  I cannot pinpoint why I love it so much, but I just do.  It has been like this for the past several years and only I realize that it has only been that long.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Three days before Christmas

Sometimes leftovers can be just as good if not, better, than first day food.  I am not so sure why that is, but it is the case with tomato casseroles, fruitcakes, and beans.  Interestingly enough, two out of three ain't bad.  I had that doctored up red beans and rice with roasted chicken would taste so good.  I am not sure if it is healthy in and of itself, but I believe that it is no less healthy than what I consumed today as far as sweets and comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese.  I was preparing foods 
for the past few days and it has worn me out, but I kept on going.  I have just frosted two cakes and topped them with nuts or coconuts, depending on the cake.  I also just ate some chopped walnuts which are at least a healthy snack.  So all that I have been eating are healthy snacks and fattening sweets and casseroles.  I wonder how many calories that would be.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What I had today

I was thinking about brownies, yet I didn't have any today.  I did however, have some delicious oatmeal raisin cookies this morning.  They were small, yes, but they turned out well.  I don't believe that oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy but those are the ingredients that I have.  I wish that I brought some chocolate chips to think about it.

I also ate a lot of starch today such as sweet potatoes and red beans w/rice.  As a diabetic, starches are to be limited while fruits and vegetables should be eaten in a larger supply.  However, I can consume some lean meat, which is what I did today.  I roasted several chicken parts with lemon pepper and margarine.  However, maybe the margarine isn't such a good idea.  It would have been better if there were no butter or margarine and left unseasoned.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My emotions in regards to food...

I tend to consume a light breakfast, which is  exactly what I did.  I had 2 slices of plain toast and an apple.  I I at least did not have to wonder why I ate what I ate.  The bread was wheat and apple was a fruit, so I don't feel guilty. In the past I have been writing how I feel.  In fact, I don't feel horrible mostly, but what I should do is spread my meals around. I ate roast beef with vegetables, lima beans, and some buttery sweet potato pudding.  It was a dinner that I cooked that I was proud of.  However, it was a meal that I should have spread of.  It would be nice if I were to eat three meals per day and a few snacks.  I don't care for calorie counts anymore, but I believe that something has to be done in order to eat healthy and lose weight. That is something that I have admit that I am not proud of doing.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Like I have been doing

I like I do everyday, ate a lot of food regardless of the amount of salt and sugar versus the number of fruits and vegetables that I have had.  There were the "good" days where I "behaved" myself.  Then there were the days that I ate poorly and didn't care.  Well, today I as a medium, not a happy medium but at a medium nevertheless.  What is worse: an entire can full of pineapples or a large breakfast containing fatty foods?Well neither of them sounded great but I realize that I no longer need to take anything concerning my diet, or lack of a set diet, for granted.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today's menu 12/14/14

Breakfast: apple, coffee
Lunch: beef roast with potatoes and carrots, sweet potato
Dinner/Snack: peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat

This is what I have eaten for today.  I made no set menu for what I have consumed today.  I tend to eat what is available.  I should have planned what I ate as to have eaten healthier at each meal and snack.  However, I don't have any regrets over what I ate today.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

In moderation

Today, I was so hungry I could eat everything in the house.  it is all past tense.  Today I luckily consumed mostly healthy foods such as yogurt, fruit, and peanuts.  However, I have consumed a cup of peanuts, which is not good for my waistline.  That alone is worth almost 700 calories.  I believe that eating in moderation is the key. It is best to consume healthy foods in moderation.  However, I did not do the same thing today.  Maybe a proposed menu is a good thing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

My diet for today 12/12/14

I realize that my diet is quite poor as my breakfast consisted of chocolate bars, brownies, and a pepsi. That was before I did some exercise.  I am not sure how many calories was in the soda but at least it burned a few.  I also consumed yogurt, an apple, and later beef sausage, bread, mustard, and eggs.  I am not sure what I need to do right now, but counting calories would be a great start.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My diet for today

I pretty much left out breakfast this morning.  I realize that during my physical therapy session I am reminded that I am overweight and that the desire to lose weight is getting greater.  It also doesn't help that I consumed leftovers, yogurt, and fries.  It is quite a variety however.  It does help that I have exercised today. I have been given a series of exercises to do.  It will go a long way into straightening my back and my core.  That is something that I need to be reminded of.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bowtie mac and cheese

I have consumed bow tie mac and cheese.  I feel great because it tasted great.  I tried to dance today, but here is the thing: I am not a  professional dancer.  In fact, I am not a great dancer.  I guess movement is better than nothing.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I wonder if cornbread is healthy.  I am not sure, but green beans certainly are.  For breakfast, I had unhealthy foods such as candy and cupcakes with a soda.  Yum.  But how will it affect my waistline and also the diabetes?  I am lucky in that I was told that I am improving.  However, I have my doubts. I am just lucky.  I only wish that luck doesn't play a role in this.

Monday, December 8, 2014

"Balancing" Things out

Today I ate strawberries but to "balance it out", so to speak. I consumed helping of fries and fried chicken strips.  I feel like I am doing well as far as physical changes.  However, I just consumed a cup of white seedless grapes, which is very good if one is hungry.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Having difficulty consuming a healthy diet

I just hope that my weight has come down today.  I wonder if that is the case despite my diet.  I consumed fried chicken breast fingers today.  They were the only things I ate for lunch.  I also had grapes and pudding for breakfast.  For a snack, I had a grilled cheese sandwich.  I do wonder now why my diet is so poor.  I have trouble with planning meals in advance and sticking to them.  That has been an issue that I have had for a long time now.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Today is 12/6/14

Having a lovely dessert like a banana pudding yogurt combination with a banana in between was a great combination yet I am not sure if it were great for my waistline.  I weighed  myself this morning and I admit that my weight goes up and down.  This time, it was up.  I bet that by the time this weekend is over, my weight will be done.  I wonder if that has to do with the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  But it could be something else entirely.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Light breakfast and not all was light

For breakfast, I had a banana and some pudding.  Breakfast is usually light so today was no exception.  This morning I wanted to buy a soda but I decided not to.  After the session, I realize how much weight I needed to lose.  Now I really want to lose the extra weight for myself.  How to go about it, I have no idea.  I have a desire to lose the weight.  However, eating a bowlful of crackers for lunch does not help. Nor is drinking a lot of sweetened kool-aid as a drink, which is what I did.  My snack consisted of a whole bowl of pasta and meat sauce with cheese and a grilled cheese sandwich. My dinner also consisted of a whole bowlful of pasta, cheese, and spaghetti sauce.  I realize that as much as I love cheese, I consume way too much of it.  I do in fact need to eat in moderation.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Menu for 12/4/14

I have lost 5 pounds within the past 2 weeks.  How did I do it?  I have no clue.  I did not diet.  I did not exercise...much.  I just ate and did light exercise.  Anyways, here is what I consumed today:

Chocolate and Banana

Pasta with Cheese and Meat Sauce

Pasta with Cheese and Meat Sauce

Snack 1

Snack 2

Snack 3

Snack 4
Cereal with 2% milk

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tired and stressed out

I just wanted to take a break yesterday.  I wasn't being lazy but there are times when one is sick of the status quo.  That means I have to do this and do that.  Sometimes one has to just rest and take a breather every once in a while.  I didn't feel like I feel behind.  I admit that what I would like is a brownie and some ice cream, but I cannot say that I have large quantities of either.  From consuming chili burgers and fries to crackers, I have to learn how to eat moderation, no matter how hard it is. Sometimes at the risk of falling behind, one has to let it go.  Sometimes letting it go and resting is far better than what one thinks.  It is not hard to catch up when one is not as stressed.  I admit that I get stressed out and I do eat a lot but I have wondered if there is a way to deal with eating so much while dealing with stress.  I didn't realize this until yesterday.  I began to see things clearly.  There is nothing wrong with eating mac n' cheese every once in a blue moon, but not a whole pot like I did yesterday. I do wonder if  stress does have something to do with my eating habits or something else.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Leftover musings

Despite what my waistline has said this weekend, the scale says something entirely different.  I don't know how I did it, but I lost a few pounds since last week.  It was a stark contrast to what I thought I was going to weigh.  Today all I consumed were cornbread biscuits, popcorn, and turkey.  I didn't eat any breakfast today, so depending on the how one sees a glass (half empty or half full),  that might be a good thing or a bad thing.  I have to admit that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe that is part of the problem.  My mind knows one thing about breakfast but my mind says something else entirely, if that makes sense.  That I believe goes to the root of my frustration with trying to lose weight, despite the fact that I have not even tried despite losing the weight.  But that no-try weight loss will not do me good as I am approaching midlife and have PCOS with diabetes.  I have not that desire to lose weight.  Thankfully I have regained it.