Monday, February 19, 2018

How's the new year going?

I completed my month of being booze free and now am drinking responsibly.  His Lordship is so please that I am available to go out for a pint every now and again!

I am still off of the coffee and have to say that I am sleeping a lot better.  Getting close to 7 hours a night.  I still wake up to pee but usually nod off with 10 minutes again so that is a big improvement.

The healthy eating plan is going well too and so is my exercise. So overall, I feel pretty swell.  How are you ladies???

However, after losing the weight gained over Christmas, I have not lost much.  The struggle goes on.  
This ad is 100 years old from 1918 proving that the battle of the bulge is nothing new!  Overstoutness - now there is a word that needs to come back into our vocabulary.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

It's January

Yes - January.  Otherwise known as diet month.  It's no secret that I packed on a few pounds over the Holidays.

So today I started my diet.  Instead of setting a weight loss goal which will inevitably fail, I am going to call this diet "Three Months of Healthy eating".  Yes until April 8th I plan to eat a very clean healthy diet.  A combo of Furhman and zone type meals, 2/3 vegetarian. No booze, coffee or sweets for the first month.  It started today.

I also have been ramping up the exercise since Christmas - hiking, doing yoga, riding.  I intend on adding Pilates and weights. We will see if that happens this time.
Well, I need to go menu plan.  Wish me luck.  I hope this doesn't happen tomorrow.
What are your New Years plans???  Any healthy resolutions to tackle?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Goodbye insomnia?

I may be jumping to conclusions, but about 10 days ago I started limiting myself to one cup of diluted coffee in the morning. 1/2 regular coffee and 1/2 hot water. And for the last 5 nights or so I've slept thru the night or nearly so. But no waking at 2 or 3 am wide awake. I read that caffeine can stay with you for 16 hours. I hope this is the answer.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Almost a month

Tomorrow will be 1 month since I went boozeless.  While my exercise program has been a disaster i.e. passed the first week, it did not really happen, my diet has been great.  I have been cooking my socks off preparing lots of healthy meals.  His Lordship and I have been eating more vegetarian options and in our meat dishes, we are eating a lot less.  My real cheat was that chocolate coffin I received as a gift from Doug and Annie.  It was too tempting to resist. But as far as the booze, it was not that difficult to abstain!  I have lost only five pounds so the corset is gonna be tight.  I will just have to loosen those laces!

The downfall of the diet - chocolate coffin from Fortnum and Mason

Monday, October 9, 2017


His Lordship has been providing me with Kombucha since I have gone boozeless.  We have this wonderful craft Kombucha place called Trubucha that was represented last year at the beer fest.  Our local liquor Jacks has it in kegs.  I just buy the bottle and refill it.  I love that - not so much waste.  I was not crazy about the watermelon but loved the blueberry.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cold weather is coming

We had to pick all our peppers.  Any ideas what to do with them my Peter Pipers?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week 3

Back from camping and am happy to report that I have lost 2 pounds.  I stayed strong and except for a Justin's peanut butter cup, some sugared pecans and some of Twisted Sister number 2's fruit crumble, I behaved myself.

This weeks Menu is as follows:


fruit smoothie - peach, cantaloupe, mango, avocado, orange juice and watercress.  I just made this up so we will hope it is yummy.

leftover curried chickpeas and kale

chicken in Tomatillo sauce
sautéed oyster mushrooms
tomato salad


oatmeal and fruit

leftover curried chickpeas and Kale
bean salad

roasted veggie soup
spinach salad


blueberry and kale smoothie

veggies and hummus
bean salad

Thai chicken wraps


yogurt and fruit

big salad with balsamic vinaigrette

spicy shrimp noodle soup


mango smoothie

roasted veggie soup

salmon moqueca
big salad


leftover smoothie

miso soup
fruit bowl

healthy meatloaf
bean salad
green salad

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Week 2

Tomorrow I go camping and here is what is on the menu:
B - blueberry smoothie
L - big salad, honey lime salad dressing
D- Gumbo

B - Mango smoothie
L - Big Salad, balsamic vinegar dressing
D- Chili

B - Grapes, Apples and Yogurt
L - Homemade Tomato soup
D- To be determine based on what we can get at whole foods in Basalt

B - Breakfast Burritos
L- Mango and Yogurt
D - Whatever Terri's bringing, bag salad from whole foods

B- Eggs, Sausage, Tomatoes, cantaloupe
L - Whatever is left

For snacks, I am bringing grapes, apples, celery, carrots, hummus, boiled eggs, nut bars, and peanut butter.  Lots of herbal tea, kombucha and Lacroix water to drink.

Wish me luck

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week 1 Slim Down

I am happy to report that week one was very successful.  I am eating well and have followed my diet plan.  I have hiked 3x, done yoga 5x, ridden 4x,  and done pilates and weights 3x.  I have not had a drink of booze and only cheated with a few pretzels.  I have lost about 2 pounds.

Next week will be a challenge as I am camping.  As always when one travels, the temptation to indulge in a marshmallow, a beer, and a bag of chips will be strong.  I must plan well and take plenty of healthy snacks to keep the cravings at bay.