Update On Big Foot

I couldn’t get in to see my doctor till Tuesday, so took pictures in case I was healed by then. Urgent care or the emergency room would have only referred me back to him with a pat on the head and instructions to take Tylenol. I wasn’t critical, so thought to save my insurance money…

You’re Flooding Me

When you drink a half gallon of carrot juice your brain screams STOP. What are you doing? I don’t want all that vitamin A. Don’t need all that. Slow down. What am I going to do with all that? Where am I going to put it? It’s too much. You’re flooding me. I’m on overload….

11 Impressive Benefits of Horseradish 

Benefits of horseradish include its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, build strong bones, boost the immune system, and stimulate healthy digestion. Horseradish is a powerful and pungent plant that is connected to a wide variety of health benefits, including its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, alleviate respiratory conditions, build strong…

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Shots

Everybody’s writing about them and basically writing the same thing. Don’t drink the shot undiluted. Dilute in 8 oz. of water or other beverage. Take it on an empty stomach before you eat. Be sure there are carbohydrates in your stomach to interact with the ACV to create a friendly bacteria environment. I’m assuming what…

Use Your Instincts

Eat wiser today. You know how to do it. All humans instinctively know what’s good for them to eat and what is not good for them to eat. How many times do you think to yourself or say out loud, ‘I really shouldn’t be eating this?’ That goes for amounts too. Why do you think…

28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Although I don’t drink much, I drink consistently and I’m wondering if it’s adversely effecting my metabolic rate and increasing my triglycerides. I’m looking for something to jumpstart my weight loss, since I’ve plateaued at 157 pounds. Okay, so I’m 5′ 7″ tall and work my core muscles a lot, so that could account for…

A Time To Be Careful

I lost a pound today. Well, I was one pound lighter when I weighed myself this morning than I was yesterday morning. This is the time to be careful. There’s something in my brain that happens when I lose one pound. For some strange reason I think, now I can eat, and for another strange…

Weight Loss Aids

Weight loss aids are not meant to allow you all you can eat whenever you want to eat it, while losing all you want to lose. Weight loss aids assist you in your goal to eat less. That’s it. That’s what they do, when they’re actually being effective in doing it – and like all…

Do Better

We can all do better – at something – than we’re doing now. Choose what you can do better now, then do it. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

BEFORE AND AFTER THE HAIRCUT

LILLY BELLE PI GETS A HAIRCUT She’s not so fat. She just looked fat. Was everybody ever surprised when she pranced into the building acting like Miss America. She’s so beautiful. Look at Lilly!! I’ve got to trim her up a bit. But I’ll wait till the current experience is behind her a sufficient amount…

WHY WAIT?

If I were thirty pounds lighter I would do this, do that, go here go there, accomplish something – everything I ever wanted to do, conquer all that needed to be conquered, make all my dreams come true, climb that mountain, reach the sky, be the star I know I am. Do it while you’re…

WEIGH SELF FULLY CLOTHED

New rule: Weigh myself fully clothed with shoes on after shower and breakfast. At the doctor office I don’t get weighed naked right out of bed, and they don’t take my word on how much I really weighed in the morning – a mistake all medical professionals make. Still, I refuse to fear the scales with…

WEIGH-IN 2 DAYS PER WEEK: BEST DAY AND WORST DAY

When I looked over the months of weights recorded, my best weigh-in day is usually (not always) Wednesday. Steve’s week-end (Monday and Tuesday) is over – that’s when I weigh the least. I eat less when he’s home. We do more together. I’m not working all day – alone with Lilly Belle – cooking, maintaining…

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHERE’S MY FACE?

My face isn’t fat. Everything else is. This is me at 160 lbs. Today I’m 157 lbs. Yet my measurements are larger. I’m thinking I must be swollen, or I’ve gained muscle with the months of core work-outs. For instance: On 23 July 2016 my basic measurements were 42-35-39 (chest/waist/hip) and I weighed 154.4 lbs….

LAY THE FOUNDATION FIRST

Right now I’m not so much concerned about weight, as I am focused on establishing new habits that will eventually lead to the weight loss I desire. Laying the ground work – the foundation – I am. P.S. I’m not sure if this is a rule or a tip. Guess I’ll go for both. No….

LILLY BELLE LOVES SALAD

I made a salad for me, and Lilly Belle wanted it. So why not, since it’s all healthy? Lilly Belle is now a salad-eater. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and blueberry and mish-mash bagel croutons with Follow Your Hearty Blue Cheese Dressing! Licked the plate clean, then licked her chops!

LILLY BELLE IS ALL IN

It only makes sense that if Steve and I are overweight, that our dog daughter Lilly Belle Pi is the same – sort of. Lilly has this strange hair that when grown makes her look a lot bigger than she actually is. People about the building always comment on how fat she is, till Lilly…

How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale 

Unfortunately, the metric we’ve been relying on for decades — numbers on a scale — isn’t always indicative of the progress you’re making in your weight-loss journey. In fact, some really powerful transformations that appear to be slim downs involve very few pounds lost — some even have gained weight! Here are some little victories to keep an eye…

determination

Let ‘er rip. Slow and steady. Find your rhythm and focus.  

HEALTHY ROCKS

HEALTHY ROCKS This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients! Makes approx. 7 doz.

CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING

When I eat out and order a salad, the salad dressing is usually placed on the side of the plate or bowl. In the past I would pour the whole container of dressing over the salad, then ask for another one. Now what I do is keep it to the side and dip the veggies…

GOTTA HAVE RULES

When I make some, I’ll let ya know. Until then, “that’s the way I tumble” will be my working rule, like a working title. Chef Davies-Tight  

THIS IS HOW CONTROLLING MY HUSBAND IS:

I took the laundry cart out as a precursor to doing the laundry – only bedding today. He sees it before taking a shower and says what’s this cart doing out here? Don’t do laundry. I’ll do it on my day off. I say I’m only doing bedding. He says okay, then says no. I…

JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME

Once every week or two after going grocery shopping, I prep the fresh vegetables I’m going to be eating like snacks. This week it was brussel sprouts, broccoli (including the trimmed and sliced stems into rounds), spinach, green beans, asparagus and corn. I just eat them plain. Nothing on them. Same thing with the corn…

TURNING THE CORNER

Steve finally made it to the gym after procrastinating since September 2016. In fairness he had a stroke over Christmas and had a long recovery from carotid artery surgery, so he had some excuses. For me there were lots of excuses, but none of them were valid – the main one being I just didn’t…

Steve’s first SPA DAY (3-16-2017)

3-16-2017 Steve also got a spa membership back in September 2016 and has yet to use it except to take the tour – until today. Found a machine he liked, did the HIIT (high intensity interval training). Hit the pool, hot tub and steam. When he called from work I could hear the relaxed in…

VEGANEGG

It took awhile for me to get to this VEGANEGG by Follow Your Heart. Steve finally found it at the Westside Market, but when unpacking the bags I noticed it was outdated by over one year. I almost gave up on it, since the people who sold it gave us such a hard time over…

STEVE’S WEIGH -IN

We went to the Westside Market on Friday, 10 March 2017, where they have this huge scale that Steve likes to weigh himself on every time we go. With clothes and shoes on, coat off, he weighed in at 218 lbs. He’s six feet tall, medium build. After carotid artery surgery and almost three months…

MOTIVATED BY MONEY

Money is the greatest motivator – having it, spending it, saving it, counting it, giving it, making it, investing it, building with it. We all love money. Bingo. Go for the gold. Lose weight by cutting portion size, cutting calories, thus cutting costs. Cut back on going out to eat, buying coffee out, drinking alcohol….

Steve’s all U Can Eat Salad For Sharon’s Birthday

Well, I do like salad, especially when it’s one of Steve’s all u can eats! Happy Birthday to me! No calorie worries today. Ingredients: chopped hearts of romaine lettuce tomatoes orange wedges sliced sweet onion sliced radishes sliced Japanese cucumber diced green pepper sliced celery soy bacon bits mixed nut crumbles fresh ginger sticks pumpernickel…

How to Lower Blood Pressure with Hibiscus Tea – The People’s Pharmacy

Hibiscus tea (made from Hibiscus flowers) is tart and many people find it pleasant. There is now scientific evidence that it can lower blood pressure. Blood pressure control is essential to maintain good kidney health and reduce the possibility of a stroke or heart attack. But it can be difficult to find blood pressure medication…

The science behind caffeine and fat-burning

The science behind caffeine Why less is more Do you remember what you felt after your very first cup of coffee? Excitement and a remarkable ability to focus — maybe even euphoria.[1][2] Compare that with the “slightly less sleepy” feeling that followed your fifth cup this morning. Depressing, isn’t it? So, what happened since that first,…

Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits – From Weight Loss to Neuropathy

  Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid, including facts about ALA and weight loss. What foods contain ALA? Will ALA cure health issues? Diet Reviews / Ingredient Reviews / Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits – From Weight Loss to Neuropathy Alpha lipoic acid, an essential fatty acid, is a part of every cell in the body. It is also a natural…

THE BETTER CHOICES CONCEPT

The Better Choices Concept The Better Choices Diet revolves around one very simple key concept: For every food that you eat, there are likely to be other equally nutritious foods that will satisfy your hunger with fewer Calories. The Better Choices Diet starts with a simple nutritional analysis of your current diet. It evaluates each…

MOTT’S GRANNY SMITH APPLESAUCE

It’s unsweetened too. And because I buy it in one serving containers, I don’t eat half the jar. Just so I don’t spike my glycemic index (response), I top the applesauce with walnut crumbles. Tasty, refreshing and satisfying enough.    

2 March 2017 Weight Loss Update

For months I’ve been putting off doing an update, since my weight fluctuated all over the place. But, since today is my birthday and I couldn’t sleep, I decided to get up and do some calculating. Granted I’ve had some stress in my life and I’m beginning to think now that it’s not just the…

GYPTIAN RICE

GYPTIAN RICE White and wild rices, cashews and raisins seasoned with garlic, saffron and mint. Served with orange zest, and a maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil drizzle! Takes me someplace I haven’t been before and I like it. Steve loves it. Elegant, he remarked. And delicious! Mostly fat-free! Makes 14 cups

ORANGE TEMPEH WITH SAFFRON RICE

ORANGE TEMPEH WITH SAFFRON RICE Tempeh marinated in Orange Barbecue Sauce. Sautéed with onion, celery, red cabbage and fresh spinach. Served over saffron rice and garnished with cilantro and lime wedge! Tempeh makes 3-1/2 cups; rice makes 5 cups

30 October 2016 – weight loss update

My goal is to lose 5 lbs. per month. For the third month I’ve reached that goal. For weeks I weighed myself everyday, then only when I felt like it. Now it’s about every ten or so days, usually after a weekend, but not always. My final weight for the month is usually taken on…

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6

BROCCOLI WILD RICE

BROCCOLI WILD RICE A simple fried wild rice dish with broccoli, sauteed onion and celery, with fresh carrot ribbons. A little curry, garlic, salt and pepper is all you need to season. A low fat rice dish made to please and satisfy! Makes 4-1/2 cups

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE Steve’s losing weight, but he’s not going the fat-free route. He still wants a little veggie mayo on his tomato sandwich. So this is what we do. We still spread one half of the bread with Tomato Onion Salad Dressing – that is essentially fat-free, and it adds great flavors to…

APPLE CARROT SALAD

APPLE CARROT SALAD Some fresh ginger sticks, a few walnuts, some fresh spinach and a fat-free dressing created a nice lunch combined with the apple and carrot cut into tiny julienne style pieces. Fresh, succulent plus an attractive presentation! The addition of the walnuts makes this lunch salad mostly fat-free! Serves 2

THE YOYO DIET

THE FAT-FREE MISNOMER Yeah, fat-free is really a misnomer. If it’s food, if it can be eaten, it has fat in it. Fat of some kind in some proportion, no matter how small, it’s there. So, fat-free in the area of food doesn’t exist. Even carrots contain fat. Plain ol’ carrots. Just try to peel…

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT | BE A WORK IN PROGRESS

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT | BE A WORK IN PROGRESS Too often we set unrealistic short-term goals that should be in the long-term category. We’re always going to start tomorrow or next week and those weeks turn into years, because the job of reaching the goal is overwhelming. Your weight doesn’t begin and end with a weight…