Monday, June 16, 2014

Week 23 Monday (6/16/14)

What the Beck?

Week 23         MONDAY

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 244 calories per serving, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

It is such a pretty salad

         This is a salad that you can make in a few minutes.  I have become a little daring when I try out a new recipe on family and friends, either that, or I am nuts, bringing this to my Geneva family reunion. I absolutely love this salad. The calorie count is extremely low, but the flavor is amazingly high. I am not a big salad eater, but I must say that I could eat this salad every day. The mix of apples, pecans and blue cheese is outstanding, but the dressing is what ties the entire thing together.  My Mom said she would have liked a little more dressing. This is a salad to make weekly.  Jenny, this might be a new favorite for you – my salad-eating friend. 

Why Weight?

         Another good week!  I must say that I didn’t expect to lose 11 pounds in two weeks, but I know from past experience that it will slow down to a pound or two pretty soon.  I wish it would just all fall off, but being realistic, I know I have to be consistent and keep doing what I know works for me.

         6/8                  Sunday                1,515         calories         15 min. walk
         6/9                  Monday               1,678         calories         Curves        
         6/10                Tuesday               2,041         calories        Curves        
         6/11                Wednesday           1,490         calories        Curves        
         6/12                Thursday              2,310         calories        Curves        
         6/13                Friday                   1,728         calories        Curves
         6/14                Saturday               1,628         calories        not a darn thing

Goal:          93.5  lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  - 4.5 lbs.         this week’s loss
                  89.0 lbs to go

Random Reflections - Bucket List

         One of the things I haven’t done in a long time is create clothing. I would like to purchase a dress form and begin creating clothing again. I used to make clothes for my nieces and nephews when they were younger and I really enjoyed doing this for them. I love the show Project Runway, and I would like to try my hand at creating again.  This could be really fun.

Becky’s Bucket List #12
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Wants and Wishes

         In June, I have an appointment to see Dr. King, my eye doctor. I have been having some trouble with my night vision and seeing distances clearly. After talking to my sister, Kim, I want to investigate contacts to correct vision all of my vision, both near, far, and night. I can’t imagine what it will be like to see everything clearly, again.  This is a trip to the doctor I can’t wait to experience. Who thought I would ever say that???  Follow-up:  I went to see Dr. King and my vision is great. He said to come back to see him in two years - go figure!

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