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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It was weigh in day.  The results are favourable!

I skipped the smoothie today & instead had a flour less pancake.

I ended up with scrambled pancakes... But they tasted sooooo good (I added cinnamon & honey). 

With coffee...

Then a sandwich for lunch.

Light rye, hummus, tomato, cheese, & avocado

Then an afternoon snack. 

And finally... Dinner. 

Veggies, turkey meatloaf & mashed potatoes. 

Bedtime snack...

Also, I tried a "321 cake" (see Pinterest)

Not pictured... Some PC popped chips, & a Lindor chocolate. 

I worked hard to get in my steps today.  My goal is 5000.  I surpassed that!  I also managed a cardio session on the elliptical. 

My fitbit app says...

Now, it's time to put my feet up!!

Happy hump day. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Eats

Let's start with Sunday dinner... 

It was teriyaki salmon, mushrooms & potatoes.  It was delicious. 

Today my baby boy let me sleep until 9!!!  We woke up & after his yogurt & pancakes I had my usual...

Gingerbread coffee & a green smoothie (spinach, apple, pineapple, chia seeds, coconut water & vega one nutritional shake. This is new to me... And it's delicious. 

So healthy!!

I managed some cardio during the first baby nap of the day... 

Elliptical & Days Of Our Lives. Perfect combo!


Not pictured: a salted caramel chocolate for afternoon snack.  But it's all accounted for in the My Fitness Pal diary!

I leave you with some shots that show a budding BFF relationship in our house...

I hope you didn't find yourself down on this "blue Monday" 😄

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hello again!

Okay, so I'm working on finding a balance between family life & healthy lifestyle.  Blogging is something I want to do, but it's hard to make the time.  Once "hubby" is home in the evening we like to spend time together.  I guess blogging is something I will have to find time for during the day!

So this week I LOST 3LBS!  For a total of 4lbs. Yay! 

What I'm going to do is just leave you with some food pic highlights from life lately.  I've been working pretty hard to stay on track. 

Lunch today: sandwich with light rye, chicken breast, cheese, tomato, mustard & pickles.  Along with hummus & cucumber.  As well as PC pop chip things - spicy buffalo wing flavour. 

Santa Fe Salad from Boston Pizza! So yummy!!

Chicken taco soup over brown rice & topped with light marble cheese & light sour cream 

Holy crap... I love these!!

Carrot cake smoothie: Bolthouse Farms carrot juice, Banana, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon & ice.  Holy good!!

Look good??

Happy new week to everyone!!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Avocado & Awesome

First things first... Weigh in Wednesday results!

Well, today can be summarized in one photo... 

I'm back in the saddle!!

The day started at 5am with a wake up call from this guy (the love of my life... Or one of them)

Luckily he went back to sleep until 6:45. 

We got up & I started my day with...

Warm lemon water

Gingerbread coffee!! Mmmm. Isn't my mug cute?

It was a gift from my BFF many years ago. 

A smoothie packed with Vit C. Spinach, mango, pineapple, banana, coconut water, ground flax seed, and a dash of orange juice.  Tart & delicious!

After some of this & that, it was lunch time.  After the baby was fed, I had the same as yesterday:
And it was even more delicious than yesterday. 

I managed a session on the elliptical during nap 2. 

And promptly had some water & chocolate chia pudding afterwards. 
Unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, chia seeds, cocoa & stevia. 

All in all, a great day so far.  Dinner will be documented tomorrow!

How are you doing with your resolutions?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Here we are. The holidays are behind us.  It's time to get back to routine. The plan was to be a January Joiner as of January 1st... But a illness hitting our house delayed that.  Today is the first day back to routine.  It's healthy eats & cleaning today, then back to exercise tomorrow.  I'm going to think of a cardio routine & stick to it.  I'll post that here this week. I'm also back to tracking regularly on My Fitness Pal (MFP). 

Actually, I'm going to come up with goals & post them this week!  That sounds like fun!

In the meantime, here's a pic of today's epic healthy lunch:

Whole grain bread, mashed avocado with salsa, light marble cheese, & turkey bacon done in the actifry!

So, here I am... Back on track, back to blogging (so much easier with my Christmas gift - an iPad Air!), back to losing weight... And back to Jen's Healthy Life!