Food Journal Starting 5/27

Coffee with creamer 2
Nuts and grains toast with cream cheese and lemon curd

So I missed a few days logging food. I will say I did a lot better. I cut out sweets again. That’s a biggie for me 🙂



Coffee (2 cups w/creamer), a bowl of strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, and banana with cinnamon on top.

Food Journal 5/26

I am waiting for my paperback food journal to arrive, so I am journaling my food/activities here.

3 cups of coffee with cream

5 8 oz cups of water.

Smoothies (super greens, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peanut butter, almond milk

Tuna sandwich with two slices of cheese and veggies for lunch.

Naan chicken tikka masala for dinner


Brocoli salad

Weighing in at 163.4

So it was my birthday on 5/22, and over the week, I ate a lot of birthday cake, etc. So, threw out the leftover cake and weighed myself around noon today – a whopping 163.4.

Soooo, I’m back to avoiding processed sweets and eating healthier. Also going to do better when it comes to walking, weights, etc.

Here’s to a bright, healthy future!

Had a “Punch to the Gut” Experience

So, having birthday dinner with my awesome son and daughter-in-law. They’re getting all their ducks in a row to be ready to buy a home over the next couple of days. In the meantime we were chatting about it, and, to be safe, he asked if I had $1400 he could borrow for a day or two because it might transfer accounts faster. I didn’t have the money to give. Talk about a jarring experience! I felt so ashamed and I never want to feel that way again.

Not only did I feel bad because I couldn’t help him (even though he said no big deal at all), it really hit me that I have no savings and have blown thousands since my social security kicked in during Covid. So disturbing 🙁

Anyway, really, really quitting my spending spree for good.

Things I’m Grateful For Today

I have so many things to be grateful for today.

❤️Mochi, my always loyal cat

❤️Luna, my darling grand cat

❤️Pixel, my sweet grand cat

❤️Ellie, my sweet girl pup

❤️Dingo, my good, good, boy pup

❤️A great apartment in Woodinville

❤️Stopping myself from using Kohls credit card today

❤️Good food


❤️The internet

❤️TV and tons of things to watch

❤️Sean & Ilinda


❤️Sean & Ilinda

❤️Adam and Adasyn







❤️Great neighbors

❤️Getting to know Shasta

❤️Janice Penner

❤️Facebook friends like Gerry Sperry


❤️Comfy Bed

❤️My health

❤️Nice office

YAY! Stopped Myself from using a CC!

Came sooooo close to charging on my Kohls account today! Thank goodness the site was acting up bad enough for me to talk myself out of it. There’s nothing I needed! It would have just been an emotional buy to make myself feel better.

Anyway, I’m feeling better now. I had promised myself I’d stop using credit, and it looks like it’s working. I came close to blowing it but stopped myself. YAY!!!

Update: 5/14 – ordered a blouse that I received before that had problems on Kohls via the Kohls card. I swear that’s the last time!

Food Journal – What I Know For Sure

What I know about what I eat is that processed sweets inhibit my weight loss. Thinking I’ll stick to making healthy, sweet smoothies and eating natural sweet treats like dates and fresh fruit.

I’ll skip drinking juice – eating fruit instead.

I’ll cut back on what I consume in each meal.

I’m not going to buy hamburger for a while, sticking to veggies, and chicken,

I’m drinking more water and skipping soda and sweetened drinks as often as possible.

Stay tuned for more things that I learn along the way.