Another weigh in!

So, I completely forgot yesterday was Friday and didn’t weigh in, so I weighed in this morning.


I’ll take it!

Since I didn’t have a “Before”picture, the best I can do is a sometime before picture. Β Lol Here’s a new picture from today that shows a comparison. I don’t think it looks like I’ve lost much weight in my pictures, but I am! Β πŸ™‚



Shame or excitement?

So, I did my official weigh in today. 195.6 That’s 28.4 pounds.

I should be really happy about that, and I am! Don’t get me wrong! I’m super proud of my weight loss and I’m not trying to say that I’m ashamed of myself, but, I guess I’m just ashamed of how I look.

A big big BIG thing for me… I’m sharing a picture of myself. I’m just in my sports bra and a pair of PT shorts. It’s sort of embarrassing, but, I AM proud of my weight loss.


I don’t really know what to say! I know that I will continue to lose weight. I know that I will not be as “plump” the farther I go in my journey. Β Β I really am putting myself out there, which is NOT like me at all. In the past, I’ve posted pictures of my scale, but NEVER of myself!

Now that I’ve exposed all my “fluffiness” to everyone, I guess there are no more secrets, eh? πŸ˜‰

Friday weigh-in!

Ummmmmm….. I just want to say



I’ve lost 3.6 pounds since last week! (And yes… #9 is my favorite Dr, followed closely by #10!)


I was so ecstatic when I stepped on the scale this morning! I wanted to shout it from the rooftop! First thing I did was text my sister, because she’s the one that really got me started doing Atkins in the first place. Next thing I did was go jump on my bed with my husband sleeping in it. He grumpily told me to knock it off to which I exclaimed “CAN’T I’M IN ONEDERLAND!” to which he replied “Alice?” and I laughed and ran off.



It’s cold, and I want to eat!

So, I weighed in this morning. I’m 203, which means I “gained” .4 pounds. I’m not worried about it. My pants are fitting better, I feel great. πŸ™‚

So! Today, the high is 37, and it won’t be all that great the rest of next week either, minus Sunday, but it’s supposed to rain, so that doesn’t count.


All I know is that it’s supposed to be 21 tonight. Um, no thank you! Where is my beach weather?! I KNOW it’s winter, but, I’m not used to this cold any more! This kind of weather is where I make a giant pot of chili with beans, make grilled cheese sandwiches with Velveeta cheese, and snuggle on the couch and watch movies with a nice fire in the fireplace. That just doesn’t work any more. I guess I COULD make chili with no beans, and just put real cheese and sour cream in my bowl and make grilled cheese for the fam.


I’m going to share my newly favorite “warm food” (which is what we call Chili!). It’s called Stroganoff Soup. It’s DELISH!! I borrowed this from Kyndra over at Peace, Love, Low Carb. I prepped everything in my cast iron skillet, then transferred it to my crock pot.


Stroganoff Soup


  • 32 oz beef stock
  • 10 mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs butter (I used MUCH less, more like 1 Tbs)
  • 1 1/2 pound steak – sliced thin (I cut mine in about 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbs beef bouillon granules
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbs Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped (or about 1 Tbs dried)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Heat slow cooker on high setting, add beef stock and mushrooms, cover.
  2. In a large Saute pan, over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic in butter, until translucent and soft. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Using the same pan, add the steak into the pan and sear it on both sides. About 1-2 minutes
  4. To the slow cooker, add steak, heavy cream, sour cream, beef bouillon granules, Dijon, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and salt, then mix.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.

12 1 cup servings with 4.5 net g of carbs!

It’s a GREAT way to gave something warm and delish on a cold night.

I hope you all are doing well, staying warm, and losing weight!

Monday I’m starting yoga, and possibly starting to work out with my Wii Fit Plus again! What changes are you making, if any, the beginning of this new year?

Took a little break!

I took my weight last week, and I was down to 203! Woohoo!

Since my daughter is home for Christmas break, I lost track of the days and forgot to weigh in today. Oops!!

We had a really nice small Christmas here at home. I made a turkey breast, some fauxtatoes, and green beans. We had gravy as well. I did have a little bit, but not much. I also made a pumpkin custard. THAT was my downfall. I ate almost the whole thing. :-/ I don’t think that I’ve gained any actual weight, but, I do think I need to cut down on the carbs a bit. πŸ˜‰

I introduced my 10 year old to the movie Clueless yesterday and now she can’t stop watching it! I think I’ve created a monster. I do have to admit that I do sorta love the movie tho. I hope it doesn’t go to her head!

On the 1st, I’m going to start doing yoga and pilates. I’ve bookmarked several on youtube. I’ll be a beginner at both. I do have some Beachbody and Jillian Michaels workout DVDs, but, since I had knee surgery, it’s difficult to do most of them. Hopefully I will be able to get some muscles starting. πŸ™‚

Friday Weigh-in!

Good morning folks!!! I meant to post this yesterday, but, my mom and son flew in from Houston! Well, actually, they were SUPPOSED to be here Thursday, but their connecting flight was cancelled and they spent the night in Charlotte and flew in yesterday morning.

Anyways! I’ll just get down to the nitty gritty!!

On Friday I weighed 205.3! YEAH BABY!!!! That’s a total of 18.7 pounds lost.

I have an appointment to have my blood work redone on the 16th. I’m REALLY hoping that my insulin numbers are much better. I’m also hoping to be closer to that 200 mark as well. I don’t think it’s a good goal to lose 5 pounds in the next week. LOL

As soon as I know, y’all will know! πŸ™‚

For now, I’m off to make breakfast, and spend some more time with my family! ❀

Post Thanksgiving weigh in

Well, today is “Black Friday,” the busiest shopping day of the year. Well, I’ve got everyones Christmas presents done, except for my Momma, and stocking stuffers.

I got my son, who will be 15 in December, Battlefield 4, a Minecraft t-shirt, and a Legends of Zelda t-shirt. I think that I’m going to get him an iTunes gift card and maybe a razor as a stocking stuffer. My daughter, who is 10 1/2 (the half is SUPER important!), got a combo straightening/curling iron, a new hair dryer, and a 48 piece nail polish set. I can’t say what I’m going to get my Momma, because I think she reads my blog. πŸ˜‰ I’m also thinking about getting my husband a new electric razor for his birthday/Christmas present. He always says he doesn’t want anything, but, I always get him something practical that I know he will use and he is always happy and thankful.

ANYWAYS! Thanksgiving!!!!!! I had a great time! It was at our friend Amys house again this year. Β She always does a BIG Thanksgiving. We had grown the turkeys at our place this year, and apparently we’re being “selected” to grow them for next year as well! LOL So, I’m already looking at prices for turkey for next year. We did have fun raising them, so it is something that we would do again I think. πŸ™‚ I don’t THINK I went over my carb limit, but I guess it will depend on how many carbs the pumpkin bake I made was. (The recipe said 7 or 9 depending on if you used liquid or granular Splenda, and I made a double batch and only used half the Splenda… so….. I dunno! LOL) I tried to cut the pieces for myself small, but, you never know. If I WAS over, it wasn’t by a whole lot. I stuck with meat, cheese, more meat, a couple pieces of my pumpkin bake with whipped cream, and meat. Oh, and 1 glass of wine and meat.

My weigh in this morning I was at 209.2, exactly 1 pound more than I was last week, but, after all the meat I ate yesterday, I’m not super worried! (I ate a LOT of meat!!!) Did I mention I ate a lot of meat? πŸ˜‰