Sunday, May 5, 2013

Weigh In Update

What started out as a promising week came to screeching halt of disaster.

I'm not really sure what went wrong. 

Perhaps it was the craving for chocolate chip cookies...the kind made from the refrigerated dough...

Perhaps it was taking it a step further than a craving and actually purchasing said dough, popping it in little globs onto a cookie sheet and baking them up.

Perhaps it was the stress of a doctor's appointment and some information I didn't want to hear. 

Perhaps it was loneliness and feeling defeated by life.

In any event, shut the front door, I gained.  Back up to 336.0 yesterday.

But throwing in the towel is not an option.

Today, I walked AND went and cleaned out the car (which had nothing..okay, do with the fact that my sister got sick in there on the way home from a night out Friday night.)

And perhaps I have shared too much...

Agave Nectar Glazed Garlic Carrots

I am hopelessly forgetful when it comes to taking pictures of my food.  This is something that needs to be remedied!

But in the meantime, I bring you...

Agave Nectar Glazed Garlic Carrots

1 lb baby carrots
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tbsp trans-fat free margarine (I LOVE Earth Balance and Brummel & Brown)
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cook carrots to your liking.  I generally boil or steam them.  Once they are done, add remaining ingredients, stirring to ensure everything is evenly coating those little critters.

I've made these twice in the past two weeks. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Hey everyone! I've done pretty well the past couple of days and yesterday during one of my obsessive weigh-ins was happy to see I was back down, not only having lost anything I regained last week, but an additional .2 lbs!

Soooo....just thought I'd drop in and share that little tidbit. I'm slowly, slowly accepting that I am making changes to be healthier first and foremost AND that these are changes that I have to put into place for the rest of my life. There are going to be bad days (and weeks) but what matters is that I pick myself up, dust myself off and get back on that horse again. Time after time after time.

I've said this before, but it bears repeating...I want to LIVE my life, not just let it pass me by. There are so many things I want to do, see, and accomplish. And while the scale isn't moving as quickly as I like (even when I'm on track), there are still changes happening. My pants are looser. I'm not in so much pain. I have more energy. I'm I'm a generally better mood. These are all positives. All I have to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other and have my sights set on these small changes now adding up to big ones for my future.