It looked too good to wait for dinner, so I snarfed it for breakfast!
My creation came out really awesome. Only 280 calories per one cup serving. Very nice, had it with grapefruit for breakfast and I feel very fine.
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup black beans (I used organic canned, got them for like 69 cent... Read more
It looks as though I am going to reach my first weight loss goal. I never officially made this a goal, because I thought it was a little far reaching for me, but I did have the "loose 10 pounds in a month" dream in the back of my head. And if th... Read more
Patience is a virtue
This journey is so much more than a competition with the scale, but it sure is nice when you are on the winning end of that competition. My battle scar has kept me from doing a few of the everday activities I have been doing, but I am not going ... Read more
I picked up a basket full of goodies at Goodwill today for $24.00!! I can't believe it. Cute fairy town for my niece, seeds and pots for my sister in law, a really neato Redwoods inspired, handmade vase for my brother, beautiful painting for my ... Read more
I earned my first battle scar!! We are warriors!!
On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:
Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my... Read more
I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around th... Read more
The Spark Affect
OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, ... Read more
OK, I have my own personal "one blog per day" rule of sorts. Don't want to overwhelm myself with posting every little event of each day. BUT I do like to have a log to look back on and watch my progress week to week. So in the spirit of that, I ... Read more
Went from a 15 minute, 3 mile bike ride, to a 10 minute one in one weeks time! That is visible progress if I've ever seen it!!! And I cut 5 minutes off my time while riding against the wind half way! I am pretty happy, I was really pushing mysel... Read more
I'm reinvisioning my new life. I am slowly transforming my "diet" mentality to a healthy lifestyle mentality. Of course I want to see big results, fast, hard to change that thinking overnight. Slowly it is becoming the non weight results that I ... Read more
Started reading The Spark, and I feel compelled to share with you all my fast break list, and my goals.
Create and cook one healthy new recipe per week
Exercise atleast 10 minutes/day
Post goals on fridge, in car, in bathroom... Read more
Butterflies, rainbows and today's monsters
I don't know about most of you, but I definitely have a complex when I exercise. I don't go to a gym, so I don't have people surrounding me when I work out, most of my exercise is outside or in my house. But I still have this embarrased feeling ... Read more
This is really working!!!!!!
Down 5.2 pounds in 14 days. This is so exciting. And although I am being pretty serious about my eating habits and exercise, I am not killing myself. I don't feel deprived of food, in fact I wanted to take pictures of my meals yesterday, they w... Read more
OK, I have some confessions to make, I've been eyeing you skinny girls for years now, making up ideas in my head about why I might possibly be better than you. Why your smooth, long legs make you look like a hootchie, and why you are just runnin... Read more
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One eye open
I have been meeting my cardio and strength training goals and my calorie boundaries, and I have lost a few pounds and I am TIRED!! Is this normal? I am so tired! I am sure after awhile my body will get used to this new lifestyle, but for today I... Read more