So cool, right? I saw this recipe while looking around for something to do with a whole chicken I had in my freezer. I just happened to have a bundt pan lying around doing nothing, so hey, let’s make this recipe. Here is a side by side comparison of mine (left) vs. theirs (right): At first,… Continue reading Bundt Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables
My mom passed away in 2003 and when she went, she took her recipe for vegetable soup. I LOVED her vegetable soup. I have never been a soup lover but this soup, she made, was so freakin’ good. I remember her knowing just how much I loved it, that one time she sent a container… Continue reading Nope, I’ve never made soup before!
It should be against the law to have the ability to create such a wonderfully crafted food like this at home. Really. I’ve been doing so well avoiding sweets, paying attention to what I put in my mouth and cutting out most of the bad guys from my diet. Until this happened. First, let me… Continue reading SINnamon Rolls
A few weeks ago, on my adventures in grocery shopping, I bought three packages of yeast. I wasn’t quite sure why, but I had this overwhelming urge to make bread. Something I’ve never done before but apparently, there was a yearning. Those three packages of yeast have been sitting in my cabinet for those few… Continue reading Homemade Bread
I haven’t had any time to blog. Not my normal excuse. Usually, it’s that I forget I even have a blog. This time, I know I have one but haven’t had time, except for a few moments now to update it. So, here goes…what’s new? (and in no particular order) Working from home as an… Continue reading What’s new? Drunken Noodles, maybe.
My normal habit is that when I’m hungry between meals I grab the closest and easiest snack. Of course, closest and easiest usually mean it’s heavy on fat, sugar, calories or some combo of those. But since I’m now trying to plan and not wing it, I thought ahead and a quick look into a… Continue reading Thoughtful Snacking
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” -Anonymous
I say this ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Almost every night, in those last instances of awakeness I will say this and I change today to tomorrow. It’s quite presumptuous of me to think I will be here “tomorrow”. But, hey, the power of positive thinking, right? There are quotes for that too.
So, last night was no different, except last night I had a plan. Normally, I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl but really, that’s not made me very successful when working towards a goal. Heck, it prevents me from setting goals. I don’t like goals. What? Yup, goals mean I have to actually purposefully do something or many somethings and I like to be spontaneous and I’m a procrastinator and I’m a sufferer of a self-diagnosed case of AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). It’s sort of self-diagnosed, I have had a doctor and a therapist mention this to me but I am not a fan of pills and so I just said, “Yeah, that makes sense” and figured I’d deal with it. And deal with it I have…by living a very spontaneous, procrastinating, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda life.
Today is different. I woke up with a plan. Eat right, move more and darn it, set some goals. My first goal was to eat a planned out breakfast while my Fitbit charged (shhh, it hasn’t been worn since March 28th). I ate a hard-boiled egg, a slice of pork roll and red pepper strips. I prefer veggies over fruit in the morning. I washed it down with a big glass of lemon water.
I synced my charged Fitbit with my iPhone and iPad app and took my dog for a walk (and a slight jog) at a local jogging trail. I did .5 miles. I knoooow, it’s not a lot. But it’s a start. I came home and folded some laundry and emptied and filled my dishwasher and then I did some squats and other exercises and it’s like 10:15 now and I feel great!
I’ve also set a long-term goal of being Fit by 50. I will be 48 next month and I need to lose about 50-75lbs….I’m on my way!