HEALTHY LIVING AND WORKING AT IT
♥ I WON’T LIE THIS HEALTHY LIVING HAS BEEN ONE OF MY HARDEST IF NOT THE HARDEST JOURNEY I HAVE BEEN ON AND PROBABLY THE REST OF MY LIFE! ISN’T THAT THE POINT TO PROLONG OUR LIVES MAN SOMETIMES IS NO FUN! BUT WE MUST, I MUST !!
A LITTLE HEALTH HISTORY
HAVING BEEN OVER WEIGHT MOST ALL MY ADULT LIFE!! 4 C-SECTIONS ( OLD FASHION WAY) THEN BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, RAISING A FAMILY OF 6 BEING A STAY AT HOME MOM, WELL YOU KNOW WE EAT ALOT OF CARBS!!! ITS CHEAP RIGHT? RIGHT…. BUT NOT IN THE LONG RUN . I HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR IT SINCE THE LAST CHILD AND STILL PAYING FOR IT!! TO LOSE IT THAT IS!! LOL. THIS IS NOT HEALTHY LIVING!!
LOSE, GAIN, LOSE KEEP IT OFF A YEAR MAYBE IF I WAS LUCKY!! AND THUS THE CYCLE BEGAN!!!
AND STOPING AND STARTING OF WW’S TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT!! TOPS, ATKINS, PALEO
HECK YOU NAME IT!!
THINGS CAN CHANGE!
WELL SOMETHING CHANGED IN ME MARCH 2018 NOT SURE BUT I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY LIFE STYLE AND START HEALTHY LIVING AND DID A HIGH PROTEIN DIET FOR 3 MONTHS AND BEGAN LOSING, BUT ALSO WAS TIRING OF THE SAME OLD FOOD, THEN WITH SOME FAMILY PROMPTING I WENT BACK I SAY BACK!! TO WW AND JOINED WITH A DETERMINED ATTIDUDE TO FINALLY ONCE AND FOR ALL TO GET RID OF THIS FAT THAT WAS KILLING ME, MAKING ME HIDE IN MY HOUSE, NOT WANTING TO SOCIALIZE, SHOP, BE SEEN AND HATED MYSELF AND THE BAGGY CLOTHS THAT NOT TO MENTION WERE NONE TO STYLISH!!
I ALSO BEGAN GOING TO A GYM TO WORKOUT ON TREADMILL AN WEIGHT MACHINES 4-6 DAYS A WEEK AND BEGAN LOVING IT!! I FELT STRONGER, MORE ENERGY, LESS HUNGRY,AND. AND, WAS LOSING WEIGHT!! ME!!! LOSING WEIGHT! DID YOU HEAR ME MAN!! WELL I LOOKED INTO A WELLNESS COMPANY AND BEGAN USING THEIR NATURAL MINERALS AND VITAMINS AND DRINK TO CURB APPETITE AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR, EVEN THOUGH I DIDN’T HAVE DIABETES.
NEW NUMBER AND SIZES!
THIS IS NOVEMBER 2018 AND TO THIS DAY I HAVE LOST 51 POUNDS! AND 4-5 SIZES!!
FEELING LIKE A DIFFERENT WOMAN WITH CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH, NOT SCARED OR TO EMBARRASSED BE IN PUBLIC AND… NEW CLOTHS THAT ARE IN STYLE MODESTLY!
YOU MAY WONDER WHY I’M ADDING THIS TO MY BLOG, BUT I’M SO EXCITED AND WANT TO SHARE AND GIVE COURAGE AND HOPE TO ALL THAT HAVE BEEN WHERE I WAS AND HOPING AS WE GO FORWARD TOGETHER WE CAN SHARE AND GROW ON THIS ROAD THAT NEVER SEEMED POSSIBLE!!!
STAY TUNED I WILL BE ADDING SOME COOL HEALTHY TIPS, RECIPES TOO! STICK AROUND LETS SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AND NEVER EVER GIVE UP!! HECK IT TOOK ME 30 YEARS TO WAKE UP! WITH FAITH AND GOD WE CAN DO THIS!!!!
“THIS IS THE BEFORE GETTING HEALTHIER!”
AND BOTTOM PIC IS MOST RECENT NOV 2018. AND I STILL HAVE 35 LBS TO GO!!! ITS BEEN THE TOUGHEST!! BUT I GOT THIS!!! WE GOT THIS!!!♥♥
Healthy TidBits and Recipes
Have you ever been shopping for Healthy Food to find Its so expensive to eat healthy!!?? DID ANYONE TELL US HEALTHY LIVING IS EXPENSIVE! Happens all the time and it shouldn’t be that way so I decided to try and make alot of my snacks and meals using healthy ingredients and tweaking some abit! Remember we need all the food basics and the Good Carbs with fiber, easy on the oils and I use Olive Oil and real Butter sparingly cuz I love it so!!
Going to a big grocery store that carries a lot of variety and seems to have more healthy choices is a great idea!
Myself I tend to stay away from breads unless their high in fiber and low in gluten. I also Love Love the Flat-out oblong tortilla like wraps that I can use for a sandwich, a wrap, tacos, breakfast wrap and they don’t have alot of points or bad in ingredients in them and come in a variety of flavors!!! Also those Petridrige Farm multigrain bun type sandwich thins are good to for sandwich making, toast etc. They are in the bread section at stores!
Oh and don’t forget the Flat Out Artisan Pizza Crust! Their a life saver when hubby wants Pizza!! And only 5 points for whole thing! Can’t beat that.
Chocolate chips mixed with a little PB Powder 3 TLB, 3 TLB Water, 2 Tsp unsweetened coconut and bake 375 for about 3 min!! on your FlatBread!! A tasty Snack!
Who doesn’t love Hot Chocolate or Hot Coffee with a warm Muffin!!! I DO!
- 10 plus 2/3 cups of Instant dry milk .1 6oz jar instant coffee creamer (I use sugar-free vanilla) . 1 lb can instant chocolate. 1/2 c powered sugar
Mix Well. Keep in covered, air tight container. To use: Mix 1/2 Cup of Hot water
CARROT CAKE MUFFINS( 4 POINTS)
- ONE BOX OF CARROT CAKE MIX,
- 1 CUP OF VANILLA GREEK YOGURT,
- 1 CUP WATER. MIX ALL TOGETHER AND BAKE AT 375. FOR 10 MIN. MAKES 48 MINI OR 12 REGULAR.
PUMPKIN MUFFINS (3 POINTS)
- 1 SPICE CAKE MIX
- 1 REG SIZE CAN OF PUMPKIN
- 1 egg
- MIX THOSE TOGETHER AND BAKE AT 325 15-17 MIN.
- (I ADD EXTRA PUMPKIN SPICES AND CRANBERRIES OR NUTS AND ADD AN EXTRA POINT TO IT!)
CHOCOLATE SF CAKE MIX FOR MUFFINS
4 BANANAS, MIX TOG AND USE REG MUFFIN PAN EA IS 2 POINTS.
- 1 SF MUFFIN MIX (USUALLY FIND AT WALMART)
- ADD 1 CUP CHOPPED APPLE
- 2 EGGS
- 1 TSP VANILLA
- 1/2 CUP OF WATER.
- MAKES 12 LARGE MUFFINS 4 POINTS EACH.
NOW ALL THESE MUFFIN RECIPES ARE GOOD! DON’T LET THE POINT THING SCARE YOU SOMETIMES I ADD A 1-2 PACKETS OF TRUVIA- SWEETNER TO THEM! BUT THESE ARE PRETTY SWEET ON THEIR OWN. ENJOY!!
HERE ARE SOME AWESOME ROLLS FOR THE HOLIDAYS ( NOT MY RECIPE, FOUND ON LINE).
HERE IS A FAVORITE BREAD RECIPE I LIKE TO MAKE OFTEN:
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
- 4 CUPS OF WARM WATER AND 2 CUPS OF MILK ; I WARM UP TOG
- 1/2 CUP VEGETABLE OIL AND 1/2 CUP OF UN-SWEETEND APPLE SAUCE
- 3/4 CUP OF HONEY OR I USE HALF HONEY HALF TRUVIA
- 2 ROUNDED TABL OF DRY YEAST
- 1 1/2 TABL SALT
- 2 CUPS OF WHITE FLOUR
10-12 CUPS OF WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR (I USE HALF RYE AND HALF PUMPERNICKEL. NOTE… I LOVE THE FRESH GROUND WHEAT I PURCHASE FROM MY FRIEND CANDY KAGE!! LOOK HER UP SHES ON HERE.
MIX TOGETHER AND KNEAD FOR ABOUT 10 MIN ( I USE MY KITCHEN AID FOR THAT)
SHAPE INTO LOAVES AND PLACE IN GREASED BREAD PANS. IT MAKES 4-5 LOAVES. COVER WITH TOWEL AND LET RISE UNTIL DOUBLE( 30-45 MIN). BAKE AT 350 FOR 30 MIN. TAKE OUT OF PANS AND COOL.
NOTHING BETTER THAN A SLICE OF WARM BREAD AND A LITTLE BUTTER!!
NO ADDED CHEMCALS, NO PERSERVATIVES, ALL NATURAL AND MADE WITH LOVE!
YOU MUST BE THINKING WHY IS SHE POSTING ALL THIS FOOD STUFF AND TALKING ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING!!
WELL ITS ALL MADE FROM SCRATCH OR MOST OF IT, AND ITS NOT FAST FOOD OR PROCESSED FOOD AND I KNOW ITS NOT EASY OR FASTER BUT IT WILL DO WONDERS FOR YOUR INTESTINES AND OVERALL HEALTH USING HEALTHY INGREDIENTS!
FRESH OR FROZEN
I TRY TO USE FRESH FRUITS OR FROZEN AND CUT BACK THE SUGAR IF I USE AT ALL AND USE MY BAKING TRUVIA! ITS AWESOME AND NO AFTER TASTE AND FROM A NATURAL PLANT.
SO HAPPY BAKING, COOKING AND I’LL BE BACK SOON!
Well the Holidays are over and I survived! BUT.. I’m sure I gained a couple pounds; Tried to be good with the main meal, but the cookies! well that’s another story! must of had at least 6-7 within a week period! SO I’m owning up and facing the scale this week!
Hey we can’t quit now just buck up and start a new day!!!
We got this!
Back to the gym tomorrow! I missed Friday and Monday!! Thank goodness I have my Gizzel sp
Thats one thing I cannot quit is my workouts; AND NEITHER CAN YOU! If WE’RE NOT doing them I fear WE won’t keep the inches off that WE WANT TO LOSE AND and KEEP LOSING!
Myself down 5 Sizes man!!! Never felt so good and had fun wearing different cloths! But mainly I feel good about me and like me!! haven’t felt that in many many years!
Hey anytime you want to share to talk just give me a yell here!
********REMEMBER WE’RE NOT ALONE IN THIS
HEALTHY LIVING JOURNEY******
YOU GOT THIS!♥♥
Here’s another muffin recipe with 3 points!
1 SF cake mix (I use the white one). 5 Bananas, 1- egg, vanilla and cinnamon and I did add a 1/2 cup of dried Red Raspberries . Bake at 350 15-17 min or so, like you would a cake and they are so good!!! I forgot to add the slivered Almonds, but then I would of added another point! 10 muffins in a large muffin pan. Enjoy!!