Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Simple post



What was in my lunch bag 


Always doing the math


My breakfast 


Iced coffee 


Styling tee hee 

Not pictured
Evening SF frozen yogurt

Night night 




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Haalloo out der

life in the grocery business during the holidays 


ahh gotta love me some Thanksgiving 

well things are plugging along same ole same ole 
work 
food 
freak out 
regret 
gym 
work 
food 
freak out 
regret
gym 

I am being nice to myself and I have ditched my fitbit and my Fitness Pal until 1/1/2015

too much stress on  myself right now 

so I am doing what I know I need to 
eat good clean wholesome food and not worrying so danged much 

keeping an eye closely on the scale though ... gotta keep it real folks 

have a nice Saturday 




Thursday, November 13, 2014

14




only 2 weeks until Thanksgiving 

14 days 

2 weeks

***********

How do you track?
Do you track? 
Lose it?
Weight watcher app? 
My fitness pal? 
A fit bit?
Nike wrist band?

The electronic apps I think are too generous with fitness 

If they were accurate I would be weighing about 120 right now 

I look at the fitness and it gives me a false sense of security 

But it is fake 
Inaccurate 

I am forgetting sometimes that I have a brain in my head


simple Karla

keep your calories on the lower side
go to the gym

duh not really complicated


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Prep

I usually don't focus on my work on this blog...
it's about my weight

usually..... but

I am a grocery store manager

and maybe that explains why I am such a foodie
Thanksgiving is just 16 days away





Now in case you just flew in on a space ship.... this is the big season in retail

I am talking HUGE!!!!

You folks want your food...
we have list's and checklists and plans and data and organizing to do and all kinds of whoosie whatsit's to get straightened out and planned and organized... that sometimes

Thanksgiving is kind of anti climactic for me

Just can't help feeling thankful the freaking day is O-V-E-R

boo bad grumpy grouchy Karla


but when you come into my store of course this is what you will see on my face 


oh yeah gotta smile..

inside I am thinking.... always thinking
gravy? 
did they order those mashed potatoes?  
what about the egg order?
 did the pies come in?
 oh I have to call about the pop up turkey times... 
uh oh... he didn't shave... 
her shirt isn't tucked in... 
oh oh smile Karla... "hi... are you finding every thing okay?" 
uh oh... a conference call... 
oops gotta check my email... 
oh dang she wants WHAT day off? oh yeah that ain't gonna happen... 
smile... "I'll see what I can do" 


plus about a zillion more things racing through my mind 


a friend posted a link yesterday on my face book
so this holiday season I am going to TRY and slow down 
and enjoy the process 

I plan for it 
now just chill Karla and enjoy the process 

what does this post have to do with food and weight and fitness
freaking nothing 


okay now food 
all good on track 
fitness... gym yesterday and today also 
check check and check 

one request people 

be nice to people this Holiday season.... 
please 



you never know what someone is going through 
you (insert me ----> Karla) 
don't know what some one else is going through 

love, peace and Chicken grease 






Monday, November 10, 2014

insomnia

I have been reading a lot of posts this morning 
can you spell insomnia? 

someone (and I apologize for not tagging your blog... I read A LOT of blog's this morning) mentioned about sugar being an addiction and how they made it through a few days of major sugar cravings and looked at it as abstaining from an addictive substance .... I will try and remember this next time I am FREAKING out at work and reaching for the chocolate covered peanuts 



then there was the blogger that posted about having a turn around and losing but not reaching a goal but needing to focus on the journey 

we all have similar stories and journeys 

reading that you struggle with the same issues I do makes me feel like I am not alone and I am.... dare I say.... NORMAL!!! 

so it was nice... 

a few of yesterday's food pixs 


protein 


my creamer, I always do 1/2 unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 SF creamer


of course ... egg whites  


prepped meals 


Fage, 4 whites, 3 oz turkey broccoli and SF BBQ sauce 

and I had tried those new Quest chips... they were good for a snack. Nice to leave the store and go over to the GNC and get a snack... get's me out of my store for a few minutes 

on the way home I picked up a child sized SF frozen yogurt 
yesterday was just under 1200 calories 
and it was nice to wake up 
(at the butt crack of the middle of the night ... boo sad face) 
and not feel the stiffness in my hands 
when I go all crazy with my food (and grains) I have MAJOR hand stiffness 
grains be evil for me 


so today may be a bit of a struggle 
got up way way way way too early but I will struggle through 
off tomorrow 

theme for the day: 


gotta love Sandra B!! 



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Goals, a few of my goals

so lets get this out there
I am 55 people... yeppers I know you thought I was 25
no okay for sur 35?

ah no??? okay okay 45??

okay now I am discouraged... you all knew I was 55....

oh dang!!

any whoosle... I have to think about retirement and I want to be healthy as a friggin horse! so I am a bit food and fitness obsessed... plus it's my thang and I am into it so

NO APOLOGIES!!!

so I have become a bit OCD since my kids have moved out... house needs to be uber clean, laundry done.. tidy tidy tidy and I am a bit
 (er.... read A LOT!!!) of a counting freak 


so it is 18 FULL days until Thanksgiving and I want to enjoy my day with no guilt that I have derailed my diet 


18 days girl... duh... didn't you just read .... lol 


so here is my plan 

18 days full force 
all in 
no cheating 
only 18 days 

ya in? 
can I, you? us? we? 
can this be done 

I CAN DO IT 
YOU CAN DO IT 
----> insert Arnold voice 

I don't want to be going to the gym the day after Thanksgiving feeling like this!! 


So today and tomorrow are ball busting work days for me 
3 shakes 
3 mini meals 
duh per day...


and accountability tomorrow night  

lets do this people!!! 










Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hello thar

been boring around here lately 

same ole same ole menu 


egg whites
shakes
3 ounces chicken or turkey and veggies 

OMG you are so skinny Karla!!!! right??? 

ha 


so I moved the candy from the kitchen to my husbands night stand 

did that help?? 


oh Paleese!!! 

(that's please drawled out.... derp) 

so today it's back to the gym and shakes and egg whites 
but the good news is I am still down 10 pounds 
153 this morning down from a high of 164.7

When I am feeling comfortable and like I am all that 
it's hard to kick myself into gear 


it was strange .... yesterday size 10 pants 
BUT my belt was back on my size 6 notch 
hummm 

chilling here that's me 


and gearing up for the holidays in retail 


tootles

and I WILL blog more bloggity family