Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 36 Monday (9/15/14)

Recipe Review       
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Comfort Meatballs
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl    Pages: 172 - 173       Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins  OR

I figured out that there are 140 calories per serving, if 23 individual servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

You can see all of the minced onion!

         I love these meatballs. They are filled with minced onions both in and out. They are easy and quick to create and I would like to make them ahead and store them in the freezer so I always have them on hand. I took them to school and my friend Deb Klos said they were really good! 
Here is yet another fabulous from Ree Drummond.

Random Reflections - Bucket List #25

         I was so excited about buying a new Ford Flex but now have changed my mind. What a shock!  A woman who changes her mind!  Oh well, as much as I wanted to buy the Flex, my goals for my future have changed, so now I know I will need a truck for Kentucky. I am putting this on my bucket list because this is no longer something I have to do in 2015, but it is something that needs to be done once I decide on a home in good old Kaintuk.

Becky’s Bucket List #25
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
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

Why Weight?

9/7                  Sunday                  2,350         calories         nothing                 
9/8                  Monday                 1,794         calories         Curves                 
9/9                  Tuesday                1,765         calories         Curves
9/10                Wednesday            1,690         calories         Curves
9/11                Thursday               1,488         calories         Curves
9/12                Friday                    1,649         calories         nothing
9/13                Saturday                1,506         calories         mowed

Goal:             72.5 lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  -    2.1 lbs.         this week’s loss
                     70.4 lbs. lbs to go

         What a great week. I finally got down to losing almost 30 pounds. It took three and a half months to do it, but I so happy. The biggest problem I am having isn’t losing the weight, but wrapping my head around how I look in the mirror. My new clothes are tighter and more form fitting, and this is really hard for me. I am used to wearing flowing dresses. A lot of the time I have to change my self-talk. I don’t like seeing my Curves and sometimes think I look like a "hoochie mama." The people at work compliment me a lot and tell me I look great and that the clothes are really not tight at all. Jenny is my biggest advisor and I can’t imagine what I would do without her advice Thanks Jen!

Sun.                   9/7                  10,295 steps                  2,992 calories burned
Mon.                  9/8                    9,059 steps                  2,948 calories burned
Tues.                 9/9                    9,021 steps                  2,939 calories burned
Wed.`                9/10                  8,217 steps                  2,815 calories burned
Thurs.               9/11                   8,310 steps                  2,938 calories burned
Fri.                    9/12                   7,485 steps                  2,750 calories burned
Sat.                    9/13                  15,071 steps                3,305 calories burned

         I am also happy with this week’s steps. I am finally realizing that I am not always going to be able to get over 10,000 steps in each day. If the majority are higher than 8,000 steps, I am okay with that number, or should I say that I can live with it.

Wants and Wishes

         One of the things I would like to do is to write a personal letter to each family member. This goes along with next week’s entry that is to plan my own funeral. I know that may sound crazy but Lord know I have planned every other aspect of my life so why not plan my funeral.
         By the way, I have no plans on dying soon, and am not sick or ill. I just was thinking how fortunate I am and want to share it.
         I would like to letter to be given to each person after my death so that every family member knows how special they were to me. So many things go unsaid because there never seems to be the right moment, that I want to be sure they know how the filled my life with love and happiness.

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