Finally Getting Fit

Happy 2016

Posted on: August 28, 2016

Look at that.  It’s been a year and almost a month since my last published post.  I really don’t even want to look back at where I was because I moved so far off the healthy eating train that I could just barely hear that whistle.

I wish I could blame it on some major life event but really there was nothing.  I got lazy and complacent. I was tired of cooking so much and so often. I got tired of the sink after sink full of dishes. I was tired of saying no thanks to invite out with friends because they were going where there was nothing I could have.

I thought maybe I could just go back to eating in moderation and be done. But I know not how to do that. And I chose all the wrong things. And the weight crept up, and the acne came back, and the joint pain returned, and the sleepless nights played once again.

And all through this year I have made half hearted attempts to get back to some clean eating. But it seemed useless and I felt defeated.

So today I’m prepping for the September round of whole30. I’ve made mayo. I’m making a compliant potato salad. I’ll be coming meat and coping veggies. And tomorrow I will want you at 5AM and go to the gym.

That right y’all. I joined a gym. It’s a 30 minute circuit training routine and you can come and go as you please. They have a different circuit each week. If I don’t go in the morning then it will be Thursday before I can get there. I went Saturday and the trainer did an excellent job of modifying the circuit for my wobbly ankle and achy shoulder.

So I guess the lazy time is over. If there was any doubt as to what fast food and poor choices was doing to my body that is pretty much gone now. I can’t eat that way. I just can’t. It’s going to kill me and the sooner I came to terms with that the happier I’ll be.


What do you do when you find yourself out and about with no lunch provisions?  I went to Wendy’s. 

Plain baked potato

Double, no cheese, no mayo

Cross your fingers they get it right. 

Grab a knife and fork. 

Chop the insides of your burger into your potato and enjoy. 



Posted on: July 29, 2015

I pulled up my big girl panties and fought my fear of gas grills and cooked burgers last night.  I seasoned them with salt, pepper, and coconut Aminos.  They were delicious!! 


Winging It

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Those wings from last night. Family ate every last one. 


Day 4

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Spinach. Grilled steak.  Avocado. 

My latest thrift store find. 

Lunch today: leftover braised beef over zucchini, with avocado and homemade mayo. 

I sliced the zukes into rounds, sprinkled them with salt & pepper and sautéed them in coconut oil until lightly brown.  Then I added some minced garlic and a big splash if chicken broth.  I lowered the heat and put a lid on the skillet until they were soft.  Delicious. 

I feel like I’m living the Groundhog Day movie. 

Here’s another day 1.  

 I have 60 days until my birthday and I absolutely refuse to get off track again. 

Someone at the office brought doughnuts today.  And pizza.  I’m refusing it all.  

See these? The devil made them.    

Debra ~ Getting healthy from the inside out.

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