Monthly Archives: October 2014



Why do we wait for January 1 to change the things we don’t like about our behavior or habits? Resolve to change today and come January 1 it’ll be a habit. You can become a new you any day of the year, all it takes is realization and growth.

Have weight loss goals? Savings goal? Family goal? Why wait 2 months? Jump right in today. Start by making small changes. A snowball rolling downhill today is an avalanche tomorrow.


I started in July because I had to. My brother fell ill and at 35 and the issues he has are very scary. There are far too many hereditary diseases in my family to continue to let my health remain at risk. I have to be proactive if I don’t want to end up on medication for the rest of my life. The road is slow. I don’t always eat right, I don’t always do my workouts but I’m still here, still going. In my previous attempts I would have given up already. My resolution EVERYDAY is to keep going on my journey.

Happy Wednesday!


Tried something new

My daughter and husband love Mexican food. No really, they do. If they could eat it everyday I’m sure they would. I love it too, not as much as they do, but it is yummy. Some of the fixins for Mexican food aren’t really friendly to someone who is on a journey to lose weight. Nope, not the cheese, the flour tortillas, or the fried chips. Doesn’t work for me. So I decided to find an alternative that would work for me and that my family would love.

Last night I made spaghetti squash taco bowls. My daughter was afraid at first, but then she dug right in.

I roasted the squash on Sunday so I wouldn’t have to wait for it. I tried a crock pot method to cook one last week and it was awful. It was mushy and ugh and I won’t do that again. Ruined it for me.

So yesterday I got home from work, took out the squash and shredded the insides with a fork while I preheated the oven to 350.


Covered it with ground turkey/ground beef mixture that I also cooked on Sunday.


Added some cheese (forgot to take a picture of that step). And popped it in the oven for 30 minutes. Then I cut it not really in half and topped it with some salsa, 0% fat Fage Greek yogurt, tapatio hot sauce, and black olives because I love them.


It was delicious and my daughter and I both devoured our “half”.


What have you tried that’s a new spin on something you love?

Have a terrific Tuesday Lovelies!!



I have been absent. Not from life or even social media, but from my blog. This is no way to treat my readers and no way to utilize this blog as I intended to. How am I accountable if I’m absent? Well i could argue that I still post in my Facebook like page almost daily, I am active in my fitness groups, I post on Instagram, but that isn’t my blog. The place where I came to empty my feelings and frustrations. The place where I can ramble without a care.

Well I’m back. I’m taking The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 course over the next few weeks and I’ll be updating my blog in the process. I am returning to 3-4 posts a week, and continuous updates on my fitness journey.