A Change is Coming. . .

I was envy the hanging baskets that are in my towns downtown area.  They are all different and gorgeous.  If I bought one of those from a store I am confident I would kill it in a week.  God gives and he takes – I can cook, but I can’t take care of plants to save my life.  I am not really good at math either 😀

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It’s official – at 49 1/2 years old – I need . . . reading glasses.  I noticed in the last couple weeks I was having trouble seeing fine print, so I picked up a pair of glasses at my local thrift store for $1 to try them out.  And guess what?  Amazing!  I pretty much wore them all day and when I took them off, the font on my computer screen was blurry!

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Another busy day – I finally reheated my breakfast hash around 10:30.  Meal #3 from the beef roast I grilled on Sunday.  Three ounces beef (3), 5 ounces of baked potato diced (4), egg whites (1) all scrambled together and topped with spicy salsa and hot sauce.

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Thanks goodness for all that protein, because it kept me full for hours.  I worked straight through lunch and finally at 4:15 had 6 points worth of chips and salsa at my desk.

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I worked until 6, which means I caught the 6:25 train which got me home at 7:45.  I had about 15 minutes to kill in the train station, and if you watched my Instastory last night, you’d see that there is a giant market in my train station – with just about anything you can imagine:  Chinese food, the best homemade potato chips, gelato, CHEESE, Indian food, crepes, pizza. . . oh my!  Because by now I was REALLY hungry and I was ready to just get anything and not care “because I had the points.”   Cooler heads prevailed, and I bought a cheese stick and cut cantaloupe for my train ride home.

It was perfect and held me until I got home to make . . . tacos!  Meal #4 with my $20 sirloin tip roast.  Because this beef is still pretty rare, I didn’t bother cooking it prior to making my tacos – it warmed enough in the cooking of the tacos – still so tender!  Three corn tortillas (4), 3 ounces of beef (3) 1/2 ounce of cheese (2), romaine, cilantro and spicy salsa.

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Whenever I post my crunchy tacos, I know I’ll get at least half a dozen DM’s asking how I get crunchy tacos.  First, I use my cast iron skillet.  I don’t add any extra oil to the pan, but because I “store” my pan with vegetable oil so it doesn’t rust, there may be some residual oil in the pan.  I also microwave my corn tortillas for 30 seconds before filling so they don’t split.  And I use a shit ton of Pam.  Pretty sure that’s how Chef’s tell their staff how to cook “just use a shit ton of that.”

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Taco Tuesday is probably my favortie night of the week after party pizza Friday.

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A change is coming guys.  I’ve talked about Steve Weatherford on here before.  Former NFL player, father of almost 5 kids, and motivational speaker among other things.  I’ve been following him on Instagram for a while now, and I am always so impressed with how much he squeezes into each and every day.  He’s always got such a positive attitude and is grateful for all that he has.

This summer his family moved from New Jersey to California and for about four weeks he and his family ate out nearly every single meal.  Once they were unpacked and life had settled a bit, he went on what he calls a Metabolic Reset.  He ate his last In n Out burger, and got to business.  You can check out his YouTube page for more details.

Fast forward and now he’s offering the program for $29 dollars – the “lottery” was only open for an hour this past Saturday morning before the program was closed and I made it.  It starts on November 1 and I had to fill out a detailed questionnaire and as I write this, he and his team are custom planning a workout plan for me.  

I haven’t weighed into Weight Watchers for nearly three weeks.  I’ve eaten so much crap – cupcakes, cookies, chips – there is SO much junk food in my house right now.   While my WW meals are on fleek, it’s all the extra shit that is ending up in my mouth that has to stop.

But here is my declaration – it would totally be my inclination to just say “my new plan starts November 1!” and continue to eat like shit for the next two weeks.  But here is where I need to dig deep and refocus before the start of this next chapter.

I’ll still be counting points, but I may also do a calorie count as well – we will see when the time comes.  I have no excuses – no little kids, no husband who wants to watch four hours of t.v. at night – the only person I have to get on board is, well, ME!

All I know is that I think this will be the kick start of something great.  Now go make it a great day!

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  • Caron
    October 11, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Three things in this post that spoke to me.
    1. I was nearsighted all my life (couldn’t see across a room to recognize you) until about age 60. I buy my reading glasses at the dollar store and told my eye doctor. He approved.

    2. We made a move many years ago that required us to live in a hotel for two weeks and eat all meals out. In that short time, I gained ten pounds and carried them around for the next two years. Ugh.

    I think you’ll be surprised when you start counting calories. The fruit that WW declares is “free” does indeed have sugar and calories. When I was counting points (and sometimes calories too) I realized all I could possibly get away with was one piece of “free” fruit. Good luck with your new program. Sometimes, a new program is the best thing to do. 🙂

  • Kym
    October 11, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I am always intrigued by the post title. I eagerly read to see how it applies. I am right there with you regarding plants. I kill them all, even cactus. Your new program sounds so exciting. Will you still be a WW ambassador? I love chips and salsa. My problem, knowing when to stop eating them. I love the flavor combo and will continue to consume them well past the point of being “full.”

  • Kimberly
    October 11, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Damn girl, I love your attitude! And you look good in glasses

  • Sherry Werth
    October 11, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I wear contacts & a few years ago I got the bi-focal contacts to help see up close cos I was having to wear readers too. I high-stepped for about a week until I could get use to them. Lol At times I still have to have the readers but for the most part the bi-focal contacts work well for me.
    Sometimes you just have to shake things up to get it all going again. I stopped going to WW about 3 1/2 months ago. I changed gyms to get out of a rut & hired a trainer. He’s a young-un but he knows his stuff. All that free fruit & having chips (even though they were in my point count for the day) wasn’t working for me. I was losing a little weight – but not fat. I have an endomorph body type & need more cardio & healthy carbs – no chips 🙁 – to lose the fat. I think you joining that group is awesome! The plan will be customized for your body & not just an entire group. Can’t wait to see those great changes! You go girl! 😀

  • Marcia
    October 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Go Biz!

    You do have excuses though. You have junk food in the house and you don’t live alone. It’s hard when you cannot police your roommates also.

  • Diana Lopes
    October 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    A change is coming and what a change! This is actually exciting news, I hope it’ll all go really well for you!

  • ashley | the Pike Place Kitchen
    October 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I’m doing another challenge group now that I’m back from my honeymoon! you should use it for checkins! <3

  • Kimberly P
    October 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I think that will be fantastic Biz! Crazy how much he lost and how shredded he got. You will rock it!

    • Biz319
      October 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kim! Now if I can just stop working late at my job ?

      • Kimberly P
        October 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        Yes that would help. I look forward to hearing more about your metabolic reset.

  • Fran
    October 12, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Wow that’s cool that you’re in. Only wait a couple of days, enjoy the wedding and everything around it tomorrow and pick it up Saturday. Look forward to hear what the plan is you will follow from November 1.

    I have reading glasses since August 2 years ago and it was an eye opener. I can’t without them anymore. I had my eyes checked last August and they got worse. I only need them for reading and computer work. My distance sight is perfect.

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Your baby is getting married, so exciting.