Thursday, August 7, 2014


Mashed potatoes, bbq chicken, marinated vegetables and vegetable juice.

Snack Time

Cottage cheese, sausage and water at 4:30 p.m.

Lunch at Two

Hot dog with a slice of whole wheat bread, greens with fat-free French dressing, diet wild cherry Pepsi.

Water and Berries at Noon

Another Late Breakfast

Actually, this may be becoming my regular breakfast time. There are a lot of things I like to get done before I eat breakfast.

Today, I have coffee with cream and non-nutritive sweetener, which we call nns in our family. I also have eggs with broccoli. Everything is yummy.

Today, my weight is 255.4.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Chinese food for dinner with Joseph at around 5:30 p.m!

Then tangerine sorbet with blueberries at 8:00 p.m.

Then water at 8:30 p.m. when I get home.

Snack at 4:15

Salmon, greens & crackers with diet wild cherry Pepsi

Lots of Veggies

A small snack of coconut almonds and warmed diet cranberry juice for a snack at noon.

Sausage, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, cottage cheese & vegetable juice at 1:15 for lunch.

Berrylicious Breakfast

Lots of things to do this morning so I am only managing breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee with cream, vanilla and non-nutritive sweetener; and berries with yogurt.

We buy Greek yogurt, the unsweetened, nonfat, plain kind and eat it with fruit. It is low carb and high protein. I don't like sour things so it has taken me awhile to get use to it, but I have been eating it regularly for at least a year now, and I think it a good addition to my diet.

My weight today is 254.4.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Chocolate for a Snack

Followed at 9:30 p.m. by a warm cup of diet cran-cherry drink with real cranberry juice just in case!

Finally Dinner!

It is pizza again at 7 p.m. tonight. It has just been that type of week. Diana & I are having pizza tomorrow I think too!

Three slices of thin crust buffalo chicken pizza, cottage cheese, spring greens with spinach and a little fat-free French dressing!

Oh! And more water of course!

Upping the Fluids

I have been having early symptoms of a UTI so I am upping my fluids. I may just be paranoid, but better safe than sorry!

A large cup of diet root beer at 3:45.

Then a snack on the road: three turkey sausage snack sticks at 4:45.

Finally, still on the road, a diet Dr. Pepper at 5:45.

Water Break

Water at 2:45 p.m.

The Rest of the Lunch

Piece of red pepper & turkey stuffed with greens at 1:15 p.m.

Snack or Early Lunch?

Today I am not waiting until 2 or later to eat. Diana thinks that I should eat more regularly, and I suppose that I think that too!

Here I have water, tomato, swiss cheese and whole wheat crackers at 11:00 a.m.

A New Day

Breakfast at 8:45 a.m.: oatmeal with berries and artificial sweetener, coffee with cream and artificial sweetener
Weight: 255.4

Monday, August 4, 2014

Late Night Snack

We were waiting for Esme for a late night snack to try the new flavor Lays potato chips. Diana found them in small bags so that we didn't need to make a big commitment to any flavor. I had a banana and a glass of water with my 4 chips at 10:15.

The flavors from left to right were mango salsa, wasabi ginger, cappuccino and bacon mac & cheese. I didn't really like any of them. Diana favored the wasabi, Josie favored the cappuccino, and Esme liked them all except for the cappuccino. Toni didn't really like any of them, and Lia opted to spend the night with a friend and taste test later.


Baked salmon, tossed salad (iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green beans, olive oil and red wine vinegar), & cottage cheese at 7:00 p.m.


Cherry tomatoes and water at 6 p.m. while I wait for dinner to cook! I have certainly not drunk enough today. I downed some of the water before I snapped the photo!

Late Lunch

Once again lunch is late at 2 p.m.! My work was hard this morning, and I had random odd computer issues, and time got away from me. I prefer more productive Mondays, but I am plugging away.

A big salad and a cup of vegetable juice. My salad was composed mostly of leftovers: spinach, spring greens, tomato, Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, cottage cheese, roast beef, turkey, cucumber, olive oil and fat-free French dressing. Delicious! Oh! I also had 4 triscuits.


Today's breakfast is eggs and berries and black coffee at 8:30 a.m. (With wonderful ambiance provided by young wild bunnies that have no fear of me and dancing rays of sunshine!)

My weight this morning is 256.4.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Pizza! Leftover spinach, a chopped tomato, a little cottage cheese and a drizzle of fat free French salad dressing. A big cup of water to drink. Dinner time tonight is 7:30 p.m.

Picnic at Jamesville Beach

Today we went to a picnic at Jamesville Beach county park with the CNY Pride and Joy Family group. This group is dedicated to helping families with LGBTQ parents build strong, healthy families. We didn't get around to eating until 2 p.m. I was hungry!

I had a hot dog with ketchup on a potato bun, some fruit, some vegetables with French onion dip and a bottle of water. Then I went to a swim and came back at 3:45 for some more!

 I had another hot dog, some more vegetables with dip, 2 chocolate chip cookies, and another bottle of water. On the way home, we stopped to get groceries, and I got a bottle of Coke Zero at 5:30 p.m. to drink on the final leg of our journey.


We are going off this afternoon to frolic with the Pride and Joy Families organization at Jamesville Beach. I am having a large cup of water at 10:00 a.m. to make sure that I stay hydrated.


So I have obviously not been posting pictures of all my food here. No excuses, I just decided not too because I felt it was too time consuming, but now, I have gained more weight so I am deciding to try it again. There was a small study done by Kaiser Permanente Center that showed that requesting that clients document their food intake with a photo journal correlated with weight loss when no other suggestions about diet or exercise or anything else were made. The study was by an insurance company, and it was small, but it makes sense so I am going to give it a try again. Today I weight 260.2 pounds.

Here's breakfast at 8 a.m today. Oatmeal with banana, ginger and vanilla, and coffee with cream and artificial sweetener.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


At 3:20 I am really hungry and opt for a snack. Celery sticks, tuna dip and more water!


Lunch includes a salad made with spring mix, spinach, a little iceberg lettuce, leftover baby Brussels sprouts and chopped leftover hamburger, a drizzle of fat-free French salad dressing and some salad crunchy topping at 12:30. I also have a big cup of water.

This Morning's Update

I have gained a bit of weight recently, and I have been plagued with health problems. I feel a need to return to putting only healthy things in my body to help me heal. In the name of accountability, I decided to return here to post pics of what I am eating so that I do not spam readers of my main blog. Today I weight 257.8 pounds. That is up about 25 pounds from my more comfortable weight but at the same time not so high that I can't sleep, walk or that my blood sugar is completely off the charts. I want to stop it now to avoid all those things.

Today I am starting my day off at 8:15 with a some leftover baby Brussels sprouts, which I sauteed in a little canola oil with salt and pepper. Then I added two eggs and scrambled. I added a little extra salt to the final plated scramble. I also have a large mug of black dark roast coffee. I'm not going to fuss too much with the photos so the color may not be true to life.