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.


Meal planning for the week

so I sent mom off to do my weekly grocery shop. Everythings so damn expensive!
I cannot believe the price of food! I should really go to aldi’s or lidal to do my weekly shop, but mom goes to a local store called dunne stores, she gets hers there, and while she’s good enough to do mine for me, I cant ask her to go to two different stores.
That wouldnt be fair on her.
So anyway. I gave her fifty euro. With that, I’m buying a lot of fruit, and some food to make a batch vegetable soup, a chili con carne, and a chicken curry.
I’ll be eating those meals for the entire week, barring Sunday when I’ll be at my parents house for dinner.
I’m good with that though. They are all healthy meals.
And planning and preparation is key when your on the slimming world diet.


goals for Monday

im back to doing a goals post again. gonna try to do one each day this week.

so my goals for MOnday…

go to therapy
do my work out on my phone
eat 3 healthy meals
take meds
brush nitro
finish up my latest book
nap during the day if i can

Lets hope I get them all achieved and accomplished…
carol anne


Recipe of the day. Grilled balsamic chicken cobb salad

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2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme

1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano

1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 tablespoon lemon zest and juice

Kosher salt and pepper

6 cups fresh greens, such as romaine

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved if large

4 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1 avocado, sliced

6 strips crispy bacon, crumbled

4 hardboiled eggs, sliced


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and pepper

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes


Add the chicken to a bowl and toss with the olive oil, thyme, oregano, dill, paprika, lemon zest and juice, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Preheat your grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium high and brush the grates with oil. Grill the chicken for 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes. Thinly slice the chicken. In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, tomatoes, and gorgonzola. Top the salad with avocado, chicken, bacon, and eggs. Serve the salad alongside the balsamic vinaigrette (below).

BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE: In a glass jar, combine all ingredients and whisk or shake until combined. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your liking. Serve alongside the salad.