One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Okay, Plan B it is!

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I kept my food journal again! I miss this. I really do. I love the 30 minutes at the end of the day to journal.

Anyway, here goes…


Bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.


It was 6 a.m. I was cold, hungry and tired.  It was the only thing prepared in the fridge so I warmed up a bowl in the microwave.

Breakfast (No picture)

I’m working with the California Avocado Commission again and this month’s topic is  “quick and easy” so I’ll be experimenting a bit, which always makes food journaling a little more complicated. Anyway, today I made a Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie with avocado, banana, egg whites, cocoa powder and ice. It was a great breakfast on the go while I ran the boys off to school. I need to make it a few more times before I submit the recipe to them. When they post it I’ll share the link.


I was *this* close to running out the door without lunch and just grabbing something on the way. Then I looked at the clock and decided I had enough time to whip something up instead. I pulled out the rest of my raw Brussels sprouts and leftover pork.

I cooked both together with a little coconut oil on my Cast-Iron Reversible Griddle.


While it was cooking I pulled out some precooked beets, peeled a clementine and made a quick salad with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and some tarragon. Oh and I threw in some blueberries too!


Both came out great and I didn’t regret for a minute taking that extra time to whip something up.


It was 3ish and I knew I wasn’t going to make it to dinner so I grabbed a bar at work.


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I had a plan to cook — I really did! But when I got home The Husband reminded me we had a shit-ton of errands to run so we decided as family to go out to eat — Plan B.


That’s my giant spinach salad with chicken. The boys got pizza and The Husband settled on pasta. What’s not pictured is the fried calamari we shared.

I proudly had ZERO bites of pizza, which is (and will always be) something I celebrate because, well, this.

The salad was actually more than enough and I’m still full from it. I forgot to say “dressing on the side” (my default) so it was swimming in oil.

When we got home from dinner I finally had a chance to unpack my goodies that came in the mail!


That’s a case of Avocados from The California Avocado Commission for this month’s recipe development and my Butcher Box shipment. Speaking of, if you’re interested in trying them out anyone who uses my affiliate link will get a free pound of sugar-free bacon. I’ve had it. It’s super good!

Once everything was away the 4-Year-Old and I watched Scooby before reading some books and then it was time to settle in for Survivor.


Ugh — I just remembered I have to plan out tomorrows Fit Club class.  I gotta run. It’s getting late!

P.S. It’s 9:30. This is now “late” to my old ass. Who am I?!?

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    February 25, 2016

    Congrats on choosing healthy!! I don’t see soda on the dinner table, so I guess this means that your hubby is still on his no-soda streak?! I’m curious (as I had a similar conversation with my friend and her daughter) how you approach the kids at the Fit Club that aren’t very good at sports, or come across self conscious to even try. As you yourself got into fitness as an adult, I imagine you must be so compassionate.


      March 2, 2016

      Sorry it took me so long to reply. He’s doing OK on the soda. Been having a little more and more every week. :(
      As for the kids, I just keep encouraging them. They are at an age that they just love to move so we move! And I create an environment where we all cheer for each other. It’s very much like CrossFit in that sense.


    February 26, 2016

    Hi Roni, Thanks for mentioning the Butcher Box! I’m going to talk to my family and hopefully they will be on board to try it out. We spent about $100 a month on beef chicken and pork at Costco but this being grass fed makes it so much better. Will use your link if we decide to go for it. Thanks again!


    February 27, 2016

    I love the plan-B specially if it is for eating healthy. I do love cooking and eating at home but it does not hurt (not talking about my purse) if we go out and have family dinner.