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I am a Type A endomorph. I struggle with weight. This is my Journey

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Monday, March 13, 2017

I Love Pizza

Since I'm working at trying to lose weight I don't get to eat pizza anymore when I do goes straight to my stomach. But I tried the fathead pizza last night.... it was soooo good.

I had bought my cheese from Aldi's. The cheese there has more water content than the regular Polly-o or store brand mozzarella cheese. So for that I added an extra almost quarter cup of almond flour.

I added pepperoni slices , some tomato sauce , which next time I will try paste instead since the sauce made my crust  a little soggy but that's okay cuz I used a fork to eat it,( oh the sacrilege. Haha)  I also added some cooked mushrooms peppers onions and since I didn't have fresh spinach I had a bag of frozen spinach I cooked a little of that in the pan as well, strained the water out and added that on top and more cheese on top of that.
Also I didn't split the crust like this recipe calls I used the whole thing.   I rolled it out between 2 pieces of parchment and made one large  pie that I cut into several servings. 

Recipe: http://www.lowcarbisland.com/cook/fathead

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Roasted Onion and Zucchini Bake

Wow! I have been away for a while I have not blogged here or on my craft blog in a while.

I'm trying again after gaining weight last year, getting frustrated, spinning my wheels going nowhere.

It's a new year although were three months in,  it's try , try again.

My friend Ashley is a Beachbody Coach and so I'm doing Beachbody on demand. It's pretty cool, the first month is free after that it's $40 every 3 months or $99 for the year which is actually the better bargain and I get to try all of their available DVDs online, so if you're into bootcamp they  got that. Yoga? They have that . Tai Cheng they have that.  I do a little bit of Brazil Butt and slim in 6 which is a milder cardio since I'm not 20 anymore. I also do rockin body.

I tried a new recipe today it's a baked onion and zucchini casserole.  I found it on Pinterest it's pretty good. I am not a big zucchini person I don't really like the greenness of it, although I have made zucchini patties and zucchini bread in the past with some success, kind of Hit and Miss if you know what I mean,  but this is good because I can hide the taste of the zucchini in the onion.

  Recipe here:

http://www.climbinggriermountain.com/2016/02/french-onion-zoodle-bake.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Labor Day, A New Start

For the month of July I decided to make it a better day the entire month. I ate what I wanted Bagels Bagels & More Bagels apple pie sugar chocolate cake you name it I ate it I was tired of being healthy and exercising and not losing the weight it was frustrating. I needed a reset so I took the month off decided to eat what I was missing and then start again come August. I started doing Quito in August but struggled with some things. It is now September I am doing it again back to keto eating more focused I also started taking Lipozene. No I am not paid to say this this is my own doing. I wanted to try it it's glucomannan which I was going to buy for my vitamin company but we ran out of money before I could. So I figured I would get the Lipozene at Walmart and save myself all the shipping. I can't say that it has cut down my desire to eat my problem is not that my stomach growls all day but that my mouth wants to eat all day and all night this stuff when taken as directed with lots of water will work to curb your appetite for the record I have to say that I gained 15 pounds in the month one month that I decided to eat carbs 15 pounds really? I have to add that the month that I took off of dieting I also took off from exercise so starting this month I start with my glider again I've moved it into my bedroom which is a lot harder but the room I was using is now occupied with other purposes so I didn't really have much choice. Now that it's September thankfully and hopefully the weather will cool off did I mention I live in Florida where it's summer about 10 and a half months out of the entire year?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Is it mid August Already?

So it is half way through August already. My month of July was a virtual faturday the entire month. My problem is I plateau so much my body stops responding, so carb cycling seems like a thing that might work for me.  However carb cycling is not a month long affair haha🤑.

When July was rolling around my young'un was coming over for the weekend for Fourth of July with her boyfriend and a chocolate strawberry poke cake. Oh My God!
 I was already informed that I was going to take a faturday that day and I readily agreed, however when I saw the size of this cake I said it's going to take me more than a day to finish it. Given the fact that I had been plateauing and getting frustrated and eating healthy and missing out on things like bagels and pizza and chocolate cake I decided that I was going to take off the month of July and have a virtual faturday the whole month and I gained 10 pounds. Go me. 👏
(insert sarcastic eyeroll)🤑

Well it's August now and I've gone back to keto and I'm trying to do the best that I can to get myself into ketosis. I am virtually carb-free with the exception of a little low carb ice cream and a little  jelly that I use when I take my kratom, which I take the powdered form of. It taste like green powder (bitter and dry) and you really need to mix it with something and the only thing that seems to work for me besides a smoothie would be peanut butter and jelly so I have a couple of tablespoons of jelly when I choke the stuff down when I need it.

FYI Kratom is an ethnobotanical. It's a green plant that comes from Asia grown in the wetlands and its  dried and milled into a powder form. You can buy the capsules but it's more costly so I just buy the powder I'm thinking of buying a capsule machine and encapsulating my own powder to cut out the Jelly but that's an added expense for another month however.
I take it to  help with my pain but mostly to pick me up out of my depression/anxiety and/or calm me at night and help me sleep.

So I'm doing keto now . I like doing the Michael Thurmond 6-week body makeover however is very restrictive and I end up cheating more than I'd like so I decided to do keto which lets me have my cheese which I really love and a little bit of peanut butter and I could still eat the 6wbm  food which is low carb but I am allowed to have some salt. Unsalted food is just unbearable I did it for a long time and I don't want to do it anymore.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Mmmmm Give Me Cake

I originally wrote this to be published at the end of May when I was on my way to a barbecue and never got published that day because blogger does not make it easy to do this from the mobile with their blogger app. For instance when uploading pictures I need to close the app save it as a draft and then go online and upload from my Chrome because it won't upload from the app thanks blogger.


I wanted cake today bad. Today's going to be a faturday. I've been invited to a cookout and asked to make my famous barbecue sauce which is really really good and really really hot.
I also know that other people coming and bringing yummy food as well so I've accepted that fact.
I've also been very restless in my soul. Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do or what you eat is just never satisfying.
Today I wanted CAKE.
And i made some!
Low carb sugar free coffee cake in a mug. YUMMMM!
I found this at a thrift store. I love it.





I make my mug cakes in it.


I found this recipe for a cinnamon coffee cake. It was the taste I was craving more than anything. The cake itself had a little bit of a rubbery texture and it was kind of hot when I scarfed it down but it did the trick and of course I started to feel guilty but I got over it quickly.

All in all the day wasn't so bad I did not make a pig of myself although I did eat a lot of Texas fudge which is really a lot of cheese baked with jalapeno that a friend makes and it's really good.

And of course everybody raved  about my chicken.

Monday, May 23, 2016

I Did it

I got on the glider today yay go me!

I wrapped my foot good , made sure I rubbed myself with Arnica oil first and was able to do my 2 miles for 30 minutes on my machine I feel so much better.

I'm back down to the weight I was when I first moved in here yay! I have been yo-yoing with 3 pounds since I got here and I finally got them off and I'm hoping for a downward trend from here out.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ouch, I hit the pavement

Literally!

I was on my way in to watch my grandson play basketball at the Y when I rolled my ankle and hit the pavement.

I skinned my knee , twisted my ankle , and either fractured or badly bruised a rib.

So my exercise has been halted and I can only pray that my weight does not come back until I get back on.

 
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