Food log april 24th

Todays food log was good, I ate well, made healthy choices. Heres what my food log consisted of today.

A banana, and a yogurt, cup of coffee.

Mid morning:
A cup of coffee

a chicken sandwich, some fruit and a bottle of water.

Mid afternoon snack, more fruit, more water.

A baked potato, baked beans, a quarn burger.

Evening snack:
A bowl of wheetabix cerial.

I’ve had a couple more mugs of tea and coffee also today, and one more bottle of water. My water intake wasn’t the best today, I got 3 bottles in though, 3 500 ml bottles, 1.5 litres in total.

I had a gain this week

Well guys…it was a bad result tonight at slimming world.
I had a gain, quite a big one too. I gained 3 pounds. I was expecting it though. I knew I’d probably be up since I was eating very unhealthy when I was away in the UK last week.
I was very disappointed, but I am determined to turn it around. I set my target for next week to lose 3 pounds and if I can lose even more than that I will be ecstatic.
If I do all the right things this week, really pull back, watch everything I am eating, drink plenty of water, exercise, i can do it I think.
I can and I will! I am determined!
I’m still down 2 stone 1 pounds though since I started! Woohoo! Thats 29 pounds for my US readers!
More than half way to losing 50 pounds! I think thats really fab!


Worrying about my weight

I am a bit worried about going to slimming world this week. I weighed myself and it says I havent lost anything. I know all scales arent the same though. I know I probably shouldnt weigh myself at home. I should probably only do it at slimming world. I cant resist though. I just do it to make sure I am on the right track. I did have a couple of days this week of bad eating, or where I wasnt too mindful of what I was doing or putting in my mouth. I hate going and then not losing. It makes me feel so bad. I want to lose, even if I only lose 1 pound, or a half a pound. That will do. So if I go this week and I am down anything, I’ll be thrilled, I’m not expecting a big loss this week, if anything I will expect a tiny loss. I’ll be happy if I have any loss at all. I need to try to get more exercise in. I havent been too good about that either this week. I have until wednesday, as I dont go until wednesday evening. So tomorrow and wednesday I will be more mindful of what I am doing. I will eat healthier and drink lots of water. And hope for the best when I do go to slimming world on wednesday night


Healthy eatings gone out the window

im not kidding. its so hard. i ate way too much bread today. and i ate less fruit and drank less water. time to focus. focus focus carol anne!

I have to do better! I need to be down some weight this coming week, if I am not it will be a tragedy!

I havent exercised again this week not since thursday when I did my workout on my phone. I have to try to motivate myself! It just has to be done!

At least only 2 days of this week are over. So I have another 5 to go where I can try to do better! Make healthier choices!

Whose cheering me on?


Tuesdays goals

goals, goals goals.
my tuesday goals are just a couple of things.
the main ones are go volunteering, talk to my friend on the phone, call housing maintenance about my shower, take meds, shower, eat healthy meals, exercise if I am able to, read my book, make some cd’s for my mom, drop off some cd’s that i made for a woman my sister works with, look after nitro, give him his medicine for his ears.
I hope I achieve all of them!
carol anne


Goals for Monday!

i’m gonna be busy today. i have quite a few goals. so here goes, my goals list for Monday.

take meds
eat a healthy breakfast
go to therapy
discuss sirenas suicide attempt with eileen
give kids time in therapy
eat a healthy lunch
pay bills
exercise for 30 minutes
take nitro to get his vaccinations
get dog food
eat a healthy dinner
read a few chapters of my book
call my friend
go to bed early if possible

carol anne


Healthy recipe. Danette’s Buckwheat-Flax Seed Pancakes

Danettes Buckwheat-Flax Seed Pancakes

(packed with fat burning & blood sugar controlling nutrients) –

by Cat Ebeling

co-author of the best-sellers:

The Fat Burning Kitchen,

The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging


The Diabetes Fix

Yummy gluten-free, grain-free pancakes. They are also low carb/low glycemic, and absolutely delicious!

These nutty tasting pancakes contain buckwheat as a main ingredient. Buckwheat is actually considered a seed, not a grain, and contains valuable nutrients,

including vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, such as rutin, tannins and catechin. Buckwheat is high in energy producing, fat-burning B vitamins,

and includes a healthy dose of magnesium, that super-important mineral we all badly need, great for heart health, and blood pressure. In addition, it

contains manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. Buckwheats hearty allowance of nutrients make it especially helpful for brain health, fighting depression and

anxiety, as well as headaches and stress.

Buckwheat provides a good source of amino acids, (components of protein), and contains twelve amino acids, making it a great source of plant-based protein.

Buckwheat also contains the essential amino acids lysine and arginine, not usually found in other grains.

Even though the word wheat shows up in its name, buckwheat is gluten-free and is not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat tends to be very low on the allergy/inflammation

list, making it an ideal substitute for celiacs or gluten sensitive people. Because buckwheat is a seed, not a grain, it is easier to digest, and helps

avoid bloating, constipation or other issues related to grains and gluten.

Best of all, buckwheat is a low-glycemic food, making it a good source of healthy carbs, as long as you keep it in moderate quantities. The high fiber

content of buckwheat (and the flax seeds in this recipe) also helps you feel full longer, as well as providing a good source of slow-burning energy.


½ cup pure buckwheat flour (not buckwheat mix)

2/3 cup ground flax seeds

3-4 eggs

pinch of nutmeg

tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of baking powder

pinch of sea salt

tsp vanilla


Mix ingredients with fork until mixed. Mixture should be the texture of pudding, depending on how thick you like your pancakes. Add a little bit of water

or milk if too thick or extra buckwheat flour, if too thin. Cook on each side until lightly browned and not wet in the middle. Serve with a chunk of

grass fed butter and a drizzle of real maple syrup and fresh berries if you like.

This recipe is actually fairly low-carb, low-glycemic, and wont affect blood sugar too much, as long as you dont use much maple syrup on the pancakes.

Since the ground flax seeds are mixed with the buckwheat flour, the ratio of fiber to total carbs is fairly impressive in this recipe, and the protein

from the eggs also makes it a very slow blood sugar response, which is great for fat loss, appetite control, and even diabetics.