Month: November 2015

Not so nice neighbors

I have a big dog. I walk her through our neighbor’s yard up to the cul de sac behind us most every day now. Used to it was just weekends but I added in more because it keeps her happy and quieter during the day. The way our house is set up in the neighborhood Read More …

40 pounds down!!

Such a great way to start Thanksgiving is knowing I hit my next goal.  Today I will gather with family and eat turkey and sides AND dessert and not regret one bite.  I am excited to see my brother and sister-in-law for the first time since I really started working out.  I don’t want the Read More …

On the Road Again

I had to make a quick trip to get my children delivered to my parents for the Thanksgiving week.  It is I think the first time ever we will not be together with our children for Thanksgiving Day.  My parents and the kids will be joining my cousins in Brandon, MS while we will be Read More …

A Chill in the Air

Its’ exactly one month until Winter.   Finally it is cooling off and this morning there was a nice chill in the air.  The kind where you have to layer your clothing a bit and a hoodie felt good to block the wind from my ears.  The kind where that brisk bit of air catches Read More …

Lotions and potions

One of the topics I’ve had discussions with several people about and researched a bit for myself is loose skin as I lose my weight. My total goal is 101 pounds, so I know there will be some loose skin no matter what I do, but I’ve found some pretty good tips for along the Read More …

Shake it off…

I have two reasons for my blog title tonight.       One is that I tried a protein shake tonight after many months of avoiding them.  I have been eating a low carb diet for a while and I am to a point right now where nothing sounds great food wise and I’m going Read More …

Sweating it Out!

My trainer at Planet Fitness gets credit for this one.  We have been pushing harder and I have been doing more new exercises and I have been sweating a lot more than even when I started.  We tackled the stair machine again today and I used to dread it but now I kindof like it. Read More …

Built in alarm clock

I really never have to set an alarm clock any more.  I have a four-footed wake up call each and every morning. My 100 pound Lab/Pyrenees mix Ava greets me by standing up on the bed, shaking off and then proceeds to softly bark at the foot of our bed.  She occasionally will scratch at Read More …

Low Carb Zucchini Fries

   “A baked zucchini fry with crushed almonds replacing bread crumbs makes a very light, tasty dish.   Zucchini are prepped first to get rid of extra liquid so they do not become soggy in the oven. Like having fried food without the oil.”      Recipe by:Chris Ashbach Ingredients 1 h 55 m   6 servings  Read More …