Monday, November 29, 2010


Here is an outstanding recipe for Taco Chili Soup which I like to have for lunch, dinner, or as a snack in between meals!!!  For all of you that are Weight Watchers 1 Cup = 3 points.


Brown 1 lb Ground Turkey With 1 Large Onion

Add 1 package Taco Seasoning

1 Package Hidden Valley Buttermilk Dry Ranch Dressing

1 28 Ounce Can Stewed Tomatoes

1 28 Ounce Can Mexican Style Tomatoes (Rotel)

1 28 Ounce Can Pinto Beans (Undrained)

1 28 Ounce Can Hot Chili Beans (Albertsons Brand Undrained)

1 28 Ounce Can Corn (Drained)



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Eating Healthy During The Upcoming Holidays!!

Hello everyone I sure hope you are looking forward to the upcoming Holidays and enjoying some time off from work and enjoying time with friends and family, I sure am!!  I do know that from Thanksgiving through New Years it can be very difficult to eat healthy and exercise so I thought I'd give you some ideas on what has helped me out for the past 4 plus years.

In the past I have just thought that I will start or continue to eat healthy and exercise at the beginning of the year.  This made it ok for me to eat whatever I wanted  and not to exercise because it was the holiday season. 

Over the past 4 years I have realized that it's not about how much food that I can throw down my neck and how lazy that I can be but it's really about friends and family.  I have still been eating with friends and family but just with healthy choices and enjoying the time spent with my friends and family just as much as always.  Also I've been keeping up with daily exercise since it's now just part of my healthy lifestyle. When I'm invited to go somewhere and am asked to bring something to eat I have been making or bringing healthy foods that I like.   This makes it a bit easier for me to eat healthy since I know that their will atleast be something healthy to eat for sure.  Also since my family knows that I eat food that is healthy they have actually been making or bringing healthy dishes because they all know that I eat healthy and have come an incredibly long way on my weight loss journey.  After eating instead of laying on the couch I will let everyone know that I'm going for a walk (No I Don't Make A Loud Announcement Annoying Others)  and more times than others their will be others go along.  This doesn't have to be a super long walk but just a nice relaxing walk through the neighborhood which also helps in the food digestion.

So A few tips that I would give is when invited to a party or family gathering this holiday season bring a healthy dish that you like so their will be atleast something their to eat that you like. Another tip would be to go for a nice walk after eating at a party or gathering and invite others as well.  Most importantly have a great and very healthy holiday season spending time with friends and family.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This has been so incredible important in my weight loss journey and maintaining my 230 pound weight loss that I think it would be beneficial for everyone if I wrote about it once again.  This may seem like a lot to do in writing down everything that you eat on a daily basis and also to track how much you exercise on a daily basis but the benefits have been life changing for me.  For starters I would suggest that you go out and buy a 5 x 7 inch notepad that you can use to track on a daily basis.  This is also a great tool to use when you are struggling to look back and see what you have ate and how much exercise you did when you were doing good.  At night before going to bed I get my breakfast, lunch and snacks ready for the upcoming day which I bring to work with me.  I track down all the food that I have for the upcoming day so I don't have to write it down as I eat during the next day.  Then when I get home I write down how much exercise I did during the day and also write down in my tracker what I have for dinner and dessert if I have any in the evening.  This makes it easy for me because I have my food journal at home all the time so it will not be misplaced.  If I happen to eat something different during the day while I'm not at home I write it down on a piece of scratch paper which I keep available and then when I get home I transfer it onto my food journal.  On the weekends since I do not work I just write down the food that I eat during the day and evening and also track any exercise that I do.