Monthly Archives: August 2015

If you can’t buy it make your own

During our trip to Ontario this summer I ate a salad that I loved. Problem is it’s only sold in Ontario and Quebec.  So what’s a girl to do but recreate the salad at home.  So here’s the delicious saladIMG_5750

BBQ Ranch Salad

2 cups baby spinach

1 tbsp crispy chow mein noodles

1 tbsp sliced almonds

1 tbsp BBQ Ranch dressing (I got mine at Safeway)

(optional) diced or shredded chicken

Toss everything together and enjoy.

A new kitchen gadget

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I love making things from scratch. From laundry detergent to bread I love making everything and knowing what I am putting in and on my body.

A few months ago I decided to start making my own yogurt. I was using a technique that was simple but required me to leave my oven light on all night and used up my crockpot, which I could have been using for oats or other meals. SO I decided to get this


I received it yesterday and I am so excited to try it out. Sadly I must wait at least another day because our fridge is broke and the new one doesn’t come in till tomorrow. But be warned I will be posting yummy yogurt recipes as soon as I make my first batch of yogurt.


I realized looking back on my posts I haven’t been making mini goals and I want to change that. Here’s a list of things I want to accomplish in the next week

1.  Be active as much as I can

2.Stay on track with my meal plan( which means prepping and  ignoring food cravings)

3. To lose a lb

4. To be present when I am playing with the children and not making a to do list in my head

5. Go to sleep at a decent hour and shut off the netflix


Lets see how I do with these goals at the end of the week.

I’m home!!

Well this summer has flown by and I haven’t been blogging much. I thought while on vacation I would have tons of time to keep up on my blog, facebook page and weight loss journey. I did manage to stay somewhat on track with my eating I would say maybe 50% of the time.  I didn’t anticipate just how busy we would be while on vacation or how tired we would be.  I don’t do well with my eating if I am tired or stressed.

Driving across Canada with three little ones definitely brought on some stress. They weren’t in their beds the routine was off so we spent a few night watching cartoons till midnight only to get back up between 5-7 am. I did indulge in the breakfast buffets because of this. I would literally be starving every morning and couldn’t wait to get them dressed and to the breakfast area.  My plans of having my shake every morning went right out the window the second I saw the bacon, sausages, eggs and breakfast potatoes lol.

I was sad by the lack of weight loss progress when I got home but I am coming to terms with it. We went on an epic family vacation that included lots of BBQ’s, a wedding, visiting several members of the family and a total of 14 days in a car driving to Ontario and back to BC. I’ve realized I can’t change the things I should have done this summer but I can start right now.

When we got home from our vacation we came home to a broken fridge. You would think that would be enough to set me down a path of eating once again but instead we borrowed a mini fridge till ours gets delivered on Tuesday. And I have to tell you we were able to pack an impressive amount of food into that little fridge.  I am back on track and feeling great. I’m planning on catching up with friends I didn’t see over the summer this week and then add in some workouts to this weight loss plan.

So what did you do this summer?

Still on Vacation

I’m still not home and because of that I have been enjoying time with family. I did fall off the healthy eating wagon for a little bit but I am back on track.

I had taking off my fitbit so I didnt have a weird tan line for my brothers wedding but today I have charged it all up and I am proud to say that I have walked 12505 steps today.

I am missing my weight loss meetings back in BC..the program I am following really is like a community. We help each other out when we are having a rough day and high five each other when we are having a great day. My weight is going down again but I can’t help but think I would be ahead if I didn’t fall off track for almost 3 weeks. But I can’t change the past I can only move forward and will stop dwelling on the what could have been.

We are hitting the road again on Saturday to start the journey home and I am hoping to keep losing all the way home and be down at least another 5 lbs by the time I see my Dr. For now here’s something that’s been keeping me motivated.