Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Who Knew...A Simple Little Candy Cane Chocolate Candy Kiss Could Wreck My Plans....


It slipped up on me....you know the times when one small thing happens and your life as you know it, suddenly changes??

Cheri bought THREE bags of these when we went shopping....something should have told me....
**!!@@@!!! DANGER,DANGER***!!!@@@!!**.
Long story short...I tried them, liked them...
A LOT.


I now know if I want one....they are
taste trick-ups, things that if you have one, you want more.


If you are on the maintenance part of your life style change...no problem...however, if you are still trying to get to a more desirable weight..
I'd leave things alone that tend to trip you up.


Thankfully, they are seasonal.
;-)




Another candy on my danger list would be Jelly Belly....love them...can't just eat one...35 have 140 calories...who wants to count them??


Solved this one....Jelly Belly Candy Canes...one has 55 calories...

one is enough!!

Thanks to my daughter-in-law Rachel, I tried Bear Creek Soup Mixes.

Walmart has them for the lowest price I believe.

The soups are fine as is, or it's so easy to add chicken, more black beans, corn...whatever you want.

Kroger has tortilla strips that have 35 calories per 1/4 cup.


Sechler's Pickles are awesome....this time of year for the table they are a taste treat.

I like them when I need something sweet and spicey....love the Sweet Heat Mixed Pickles..not too hot, just right....1oz is 30 calories, along side a sandwich or wrap...yum! I've found them at Kroger's and Meijers






This is the first holiday season that I've gone through with our new lifestyle. Last Christmas I weighed 50 + pounds more than this year. I was in pain 24/7....couldn't stand to have my picture taken....what a difference a year can make in your life!!

Never give up HOPE!!! I've been on dozens of diets and failed...I'm 55 years old and I have a new life!! It's never too late...you are NOT a lost cause....

YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!

Just change ONE thing you are doing at a time...portion control would be a good start. Melissa stopped drinking Coke...she is a size 4 people!!!!

Try and get some exercise...walk 10 minutes one way...10 back....that's ALL I could manage last year I was in so much pain. Now I walk anywhere any time!!

I will never EVER go back to old broken down me.....come along on the journey with me!!

I'm not perfect....your not perfect.... but we can put our BEST foot forward and eat less and move more!! We can!!

3 comments:

Simply Dandy said...

I have had the Bear Creek soups before but didn't know about the tortilla one. I have a really good chicken tortilla soup from WW. I am not doing WW anymore but doing it on my own....I will email you about it. You are truly an inspiration.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Jodee Leader said...

I am coming over from Footballs and Fried Rice!

Those candy cane Kisses look dangerous and I must try that soup too!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I need to try that soup. Is it in the soup aisle? I have so much to lose, but even eating better for just a little over a week, I feel so much better. You have truly inspired me and I am forever grateful. I have been on diets so many holiday seasons and most of the time felt deprived. This year I am just telling myself I am making healthy choices. It's not all about being cute. I have all these health issues and being thin would be so much better for me. I can't wait to meet you someday. When we come up to Indiana next summer maybe we can drop by or meet for lunch.