Just a Little Celebrating

May 9, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Blog

First of all, today is my Five Year Blogging Anniversary!

Yep, five years ago today, I started this little blog of mine as a journal to keep myself accountable with my food, my weight, my exercise and my health, and at times, my sanity. 

Below is my very first blog post…..

“This is day one of my blog. It has taken me about six weeks to figure out how to do a blog………probably shouldn’t be admitting that? I hope by putting it all out there, I will be able to reach my weight loss goal with a little humor, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. I plan to blog about the food I eat, my excercise routine, my mood and how it affects my weight loss, and recipes I’ve found that make the weight loss journey and the lifestyle change a bit more enjoyable! I hope you’ll follow me!”

Five years later, I still love my blog and the fact that it keeps me wanting to set goals and challenge myself. I can’t imagine my daily routine without my morning blog post. Thank you for your continued support by reading and commenting. I love this little corner of my world.


Mother’s Day

My morning started off with a beautiful 70 degrees, a 4 mile walk and a phone call from my daughter, Tess. It was perfect timing for a call from her and we had a great chat while I got my miles in for the day.

If you are walking with me, how’s it going? I know a few of you are kicking butt, and I know a few of you are just a tad behind, like myself. I plan to get caught up this week! Tell me how you are doing! I’d love to know!


After my walk, a relaxing cup of coffee on the deck with my niece.



After coffee on my deck, my niece and I went over to my mom’s to hang out for a bit. Mom was supposed to do nothing but have the coffee pot on. Of course, she set a beautiful table for us that included our own personal little vases of flowers and cards for both of us. We had Cinnamon Rolls, fruit and coffee, and enjoyed a relaxing morning with Mom while we listened to it rain.



The rest of my afternoon was spent by myself relaxing on the couch drinking coffee, watching movies and listening to the thunderstorm while Mike spent the afternoon visiting with his parents. I loved my day.

I hope all of you mom’s were able to enjoy your day too!


Happy 17th Anniversary to Us!

Mike and I were married on Mother’s Day weekend, 17 years ago! We don’t have any wedding photo’s due to camera setting issues that day. Bummer, right? But we do have this picture of us on a cruise one year later, wearing the clothes that we wore at our wedding. Goofballs.

I love staying at a Hotel, and I love a Staycation, so we plan to do a little more celebrating next weekend since this weekend was kind of full.



I didn’t cook anything all weekend, except for my breakfast.

I drank more over the weekend than I had planned to. Alcohol, not water. Duh.

I ate very little yesterday. What I did eat was not healthy, whole30, paleo or even WW friendly!

After my girls trip, my beverages, my random food choices and missing my WW meeting, my weight is up a few pounds, which happens really easily when I’m not following my own healthy guidelines.

Here’s to a Healthy week. I’ve got some meal planning and grocery shopping to do!

Happy Monday!

Here are yesterday’s eats… 

Breakfast – 1 SP

Blueberries, Banana and Coffee with Coconut Almondmilk Creamer



Lunch – 14 SP

One Large Cinnamon Roll (12 SP), fruit and Coffee with Coconut Almondmilk Creamer



Dinner – 11 SP

Three Corn Tortillas filled with Chicken and a little Cheese, heated in a skillet with cooking spray to make them crispy


These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = 1

Lunch = 14

Dinner = 11

Total = 26


Exercise = Walked 4 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 7

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 18


“love the life you live, live the life you love”



14 responses to Just a Little Celebrating

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    What a great day!I’m so glad you got to do that with your daughter. Nothing better than time spent with your kiddos!

  2. I did and it was wonderful. My daughter joined me and we laughed the entire time and had breakfast after. It was a great day. Thanks for asking 😄

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 11, 2016 at 4:42 am

    I’m so glad you’re still with me. You’re doing great! Did you do a 5K on Mother’s Day? If so, how did it go?

  4. Happy Anniversary to you for both occasions! Sounds like you had a great weekend! I’m still walking with you. I knocked out 4 miles this morning and have 70 to go.

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 10, 2016 at 5:03 am

    You are doing great Rita! I really wanted to have 25 miles in by day 7, and that didn’t happen. I have done days where I do 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. I have a nice 2 mile route that I like and it always seems to go quick!

    Have you ever walked in the rain? I kinda like to do that sometimes. Maybe I will this week. 🙂

    Happy walking!


  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

    I know, I know. Why is it so hard to get the food thing and the exercise thing to happen at the same time?? Egads. That’s okay. The important thing is that we are always doing something to improve our health because we’re just cool like that. Thanks for sticking with me Ronda!

  7. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 10, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Thank you for the Congratulations Michelle! I’m with you on the sodium thing. I look at salt and puff up! A few days of trying extra hard to get my water in, and the scale should go back down. That’s the plan anyhow. 🙂

    3 Miles a day is awesome! You are already getting in about 100 Miles a month without a challenge!

    Have a great week!


  8. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 10, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Oh my gosh. I’m such a sap sometimes, but when I read “I feel like we have coffee together every morning!”, I was all goose bumpy. Thanks for making me smile today and thank you so much for sticking with me through my downs and ups!



  9. Happy Blog Anniversary, and Wedding Anniversary as well! Although I subscribe to several food and weight loss bogs yours is a favorite because you are “real.” I feel like we have coffee together every morning!

  10. Congratulations on the Blog and 17 years of marriage. You have to celebrate. I enjoyed Mexican food after going to the Quality Hill Playhouse with my husband and couple of friends last Sunday. I rarely eat out since I watch my sodium carefully. I was up a few lbs but was all gone after a few days. Just go back to what you were doing I say.

    I walk 3 miles a day on a treadmill at the gym not counting constantly getting up so I don’t sit to long. It all adds up.

    I agree with nancyabc you brighten my day!!

  11. Well my walking goal is behind. – but I’m rocking my food choices. – one of these years I’m going to get it all together at the same time ! I’m so glad you DID start your blog – I always look forward to your “voice” and super attitude and great meal ideas! Ronda

  12. Congratulations on both your blog and anniversary.
    I’ve got 24 miles in. Forecast is for a lot of rain this week so may have to do short walks between showers.

  13. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you so much Nancy! Your comments always brighten my day and I always appreciate them!

  14. What a weekend for you.
    Congrats to all the milestones.
    So glad you started your blog.
    Your enthusiasm brightens my day.