Blog Posts – JAN thru MAR 2016

Blog Posts – JAN thru MAR 2016 – To make it easier to catch up and read my posts from day one, I’ve put together this Directory. Reading my posts in the order as written will help put my writing and my progress into perspective. I hope you find this Directory helpful and thank you for following my blog.

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Facing MY FAT,

Vickie

JANUARY 2016 Posts

Day 1 – Facing MY FAT – January 25, 2016, Monday – This morning, I said to my husband, “Hon, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not any better than many people who have addictions.” He asked, “Why is that?” I promptly replied, “Because I’m just as addicted to sugar as someone may be….

Day 2 – Seeking SubstitutionsJanuary 26, 2016, Tuesday – It’s my second day of seeking out substitutes to quail my sweet cravings. One thing I know, if I have something sweet, I want more…

Day 3 – Exercise Routine January 27, 2016, Wednesday – I currently am a Jazzercise gal. For over two years now, I have been…

Day 4 – Buy or say Goodbye to Bread January 28, 2016, Thursday – Bread – A staple in our daily eating habits and the basis of all civilizations’ diets.

Day 5 – Restaurants January 29, 2016, Friday – My husband and I eat at restaurants quite often for breakfast and an occasional lunch. We are part of the “young seniors” who will eat most anywhere…

Day 6 – Black Bean Infused Brownies January 30, 2016, Saturday – Hum. Baking? Brownies? I love to bake. Mainly because I love to eat baked goods. But how…

Day 7 – Sunday Breakfast January 31, 2016, Sunday – I love to make breakfast on Sunday mornings. Sunday is the one day that I stay home ALL day, in my….

FEBRUARY 2016 Posts

Day 8 – Monday WEIGH IN February 1, 2016, Monday – On Monday, one week ago, my weight was 175 pounds. Today, my weight is 172 pounds. I Lost…

Day 9 – Sweet Salty and Fat OH MY February 2, 2016, Tuesday – My tag line for Facing MY FAT is, one sugar gram at a time. However, my cravings can easily switch between sweet or salty snacks. Many times…

Day 10 – Ignorance is Bliss February 3, 2016, Wednesday – Last night, I listed a link to a New York Times article, written by Michael Moss. This article brings to light, The Bliss Point, the formulation of food products to create…

Day 11 – Thursday Tips and Tidbits February 4, 2016, Thursday – How about some Tidbits today on little things I do in an effort to make better choices and eat healthier? I consider Tidbits…

Day 12 – Bottoms Up! by Joyce Vedral PhD February 5, 2016, Friday – At first glance, you might think that the name, Bottoms Up! is a book full of drink concoctions. Actually, Bottoms Up! is a workout program…

Day 13 – Honey Please Pass the Honey February 6, 2016, Thursday – Today, I ordered toast with breakfast. In place of sugary jelly, I tried honey. Since starting Facing MY FAT, I have been seeking ways to reduce my sugar…

Day 14 – Sunday Breakfast February 7, 2016 Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Yes, I love my eggs and bacon but I also love something sweet. Today, I started with…

Day 15 – Monday WEIGH INFebruary 8, 2016, Monday – This morning, my weight was 170.4. I lost…

Day 16 – Popcorn For Dinner February 9, 2016, Tuesday – I think popcorn gets a bad rap for the sodium content. But I really like popcorn and sometimes I enjoy eating…

Day 17 – Skinny Looking Jeans and Jeggings LIE February 10, 2016, Wednesday – A couple of years ago, I purchased my first skinny leg, jeggings. They are made from…

Day 18 – Valentine’s Day or Sugar Day? February 11, 2016, Thursday –HELP. I can’t go anywhere without seeing Valentine’s Day candy and sweets. I walked into Walmart yesterday and came face to face with a huge Valentine’s…

Day 19 – Love the Foods that Love You BackFebruary 12, 2016 – FRIDAY – All weight loss plans revolve around adding or removing specific foods to or from our diet. But Facing MY FAT isn’t a diet…

Day 20-21 – Valentine’s Day CHEESECake for Four February 13-14, 2016 – Saturday/Sunday – I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without making a special dessert. After a lot of…

Day 22 – Sneaky Sodium in 550 Calorie Meal, February 17, 2016, WEDNESDAY – Instead of breakfast today, we went to Perkins Restaurant for lunch. I ordered the 550 calorie “Fit Favorites”…

Day 23 – BMI Body Mass Index, February 18, 2016, THURSDAY – When I started Facing MY FAT on January 25, 2016, my Body Mass Index (BMI) at 175 pounds on my 5′ 3″ frame, glaringly read…

Day 24 – Stabilizing my Sweet Tooth, February 19, 2016, FRIDAY – I am absolutely amazed how cutting back on sugar has stabilized my sugar cravings. First let me clarify…

Day 25-26 – Fresh Eggs are Egg-ceptional, February 20-21, 2016, SAT/SUN – Yesterday, I enjoyed my usual breakfast at Steak ‘n shake of three eggs over-medium…

Day 27 – Monday WEIGH IN February 22, 2016 – Better down than up is what I have to say about weigh in today. But not down by much. This is where the going gets tough…

Day 28 – Going Bananas for Bananas February 23, 2016, TUESDAY – Today, I am going to share some tips and recipe ideas for my favorite fruit, bananas…

Day 29 – Mental Roadblock February 24, 2016, WEDNESDAY – Tonight as I’m sitting here to write my blog post, I have hit a roadblock. Not the kind of roadblock that is affecting my…

Day 30 – Identifying Hidden Sugars February 25, 2016, THURSDAY – Sugar is not just called sugar. If it were, it would be easy to identify in our foods. When trying to lose weight, most of us cut out…

Day 31 – Time to Take a Rest – February 26, 2016, FRIDAY – My surgical procedure was done today and I’m doing good. I will spare the details but here is a hint…

Day 32-33 Surgery SALINE Solution vs Weight – February 27-28, 2016, SATURDAY/SUNDAY – When I got on the scale this  morning, I had a rude awaking as a result of my surgery yesterday…

Day 34 – Monday WEIGH IN February 29, 2016 – I’m leaping for joy this Leap Day as I finally made some progress with my weight loss. This morning, my weight was…

MARCH 2016 Posts

Day 35 – When will I see my weight loss? March 1, 2016, TUESDAY – Okay, so I have lost 7.4 pounds so far and 12.75 inches of body fat but I ask, “When will I see…

Day 36 – Why Slow Weight Loss is Good March 2, 2016, WEDNESDAY – This week, I have expressed my frustration with my slow weight loss. Today, I am going to talk about why slow is better…

Day 37 – Thursday Tips and Tidbits March 3, 2016  – Today, I’d like to share some tips that I use to help cut back on sugar and reduce sodium and fat. These simple changes are helping me to lose weight…

Day 38 – Making Restaurant Favorites at Home – March 3, 2016 – FRIDAY – Sometimes I miss my favorite restaurant meals. Typically due to high calories but more importantly high sodium…

Day 39-40 Recipes in the Works – March 5-6, 2016 – Saturday/Sunday – This weekend has been a time for experimenting with recipes. Sometimes new recipes have to be tested and tweaked…

Day 41 – Monday WEIGH IN March 7, 2016 – I must confess that on Sunday evenings, just before I go to bed, I get on the scale to try to pre-guess what my weight will be in the morning for weigh-in day. If you have ever…

Day 42 Vegetables add Fiber and Protein March 8, 2016 – TUESDAY – Vegetables are an easy way to add bulk, fiber and protein to a meal. I like to think of vegetables as “free food.” Meaning, guilt free and almost…

Day 43 – Only Keep What You Love March 9, 2016  – WEDNESDAY – I was on my way home from Jazzercise and I saw my neighbor at her mailbox. I have been hoping to see her outside for the past week as I wanted to stop…

Day 44 – Emotional Eating March 10, 2016 – THURSDAY – The last 24-hours have been an emotional roller coaster for me. From my emotional post last evening…

Day 45-47 – Stress Toxins vs Weight March 11-13, 2016 – SUNDAY – What is a toxin? And, can emotional stress be toxic? There are numerous types of toxins…

Day 48 – Monday WEIGH IN March 14, 2016 – If you followed my posts last week, you know it was not a typically week for me. Stress wise, that is. In fact…

Day 49 – No Salt No Flavor March 15, 2016 – TUESDAY – The hardest thing about cooking with low or no salt, is no salt. I have been cooking what I consider to be healthy meals…

Day 50 – What’s in your Spice Cabinet March 16, 2016 – WEDNESDAY – To tag along with yesterday’s post for No Salt No Flavor – I decided to take inventory of my spices…

Day 51 – Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2016 – THURSDAY – Wearing green for St. Patty’s Day is one thing, but going green is another subject. Today’s post was inspired by a gift I received tonight…

Weekend Days 52-54 – Savory Sunday Recipes – March 18-20, 2016 – FRIDAY-SUNDAY – Last week I wrote about spices…

Day 55 – Monday WEIGH IN March 21, 2016 – Losing weight is not a sprint, it is a marathon. I am in this for the long haul. And, the long haul for me is slow, but steady…

Day 56 – Hold Onto Your Power – March 22, 2016 – TUESDAY – If you have ever tried to break a habit, change your routine or in my case, lose weight, you know ALL of the responsibility…

Day 57 – Can’t Live on Lettuce March 23, 2016 – WEDNESDAY – While I do not claim to be a meatatarian, like my husband, I can’t live on lettuce either. And, speaking of meatatarians, did you know…

Day 58 – Sunny Side Up No Matter What March 24, 2016 – THURSDAY – A couple of weeks ago, I was watching television and I heard a lady say, “Sunny side up no matter what.” I loved the phrase…

Days 59-61 – Easter Wishes for the Weekend March 25-27, 2016 – FRIDAY – SUNDAY – Wishing everyone a Happy Easter by sharing some Easter facts and trivia. We have a busy weekend…

Day 62 – Monday WEIGH IN – March 28, 2016 – I wouldn’t intentionally choose to weigh in the day after a holiday; however, Monday is the day I designated to post my weight. Holiday eating can be challenging…

Day 63 – Let the Food do the Talking – March 29, 2016 – Wouldn’t it be great if food could say more to us than just “eat me?” Like the cow cookie jar that moos when you open it…

Day 64 – UNsupersize Please – March 30, 2016 – After breakfast this morning, we went to an early movie at 11:30. Since we had just eaten, it was easy to avoid…

Blog Posts – APR thru JUN 2016