Potato Leek Andouille Sausage Soup

My fiancé and I had went to a restaurant in Charlevoix recently and we had this amazing potato leek soup.  I had never had anything like this before, and we told ourselves we would need to make it at home one day.  For some reason, it has been difficult to find leeks – until today!…

Blooming Chicken Quesadilla

As I was browsing Pinterest one day, my better half pointed this out… so I decided to try it out! I made a modified version of it – original is linked below.   I will be using the size down from the burrito style next time.  The fajita style soft shells are way too small for…

Italian Hoagie Dip

I ran across this recipe and made a modified version of it – original is linked below.   I did make some rosemary focaccia bread to go along with this and it turned out amazing!  You can also make this into a cold pasta salad as well.  If the bread didn’t turn out, that is what…

Weight Loss Journey Update – 9/5/2022

I am happy to report that I have officially lost over 10 pounds since April – and it is staying off.  Every day is a new day and I invested in being more mindful not just with what I am eating, but also for my mental sake by subscribing to an app called ‘I Am’. …

Weight Loss Journey – Day 52

As mentioned last Friday, I did start the Harley Pasternak workouts once again this morning!  It felt really good to get that first 32 oz. of water down as well.  When I started work this morning, I did pick out my two snacks for today – whether I ate them or not I didn’t know…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 51

Starting next week I’ll be continuing with the Harley Pasternak workouts once again.  I can feel a huge difference, especially when I can do the workouts in the mornings. Weigh In:  164.2 This time last week:  164.6 Activity:  My goal is to get to 12k steps… I’m under 10k still at this time!  We are…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 50

I did wake up feeling a lot better – however, the choices I made yesterday did impact the scale just a bit.  Today is a new day though! Weigh In:  164.2 This time last week:  164.2 Activity:  When I walked today, it was at a 2 for the incline, still at 3 mph. Breakfast:  Two eggs…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 49

I woke up not feeling the greatest and I really believe it’s my body trying to get back into healthy mode!  It was still nice finding that the scale went down again a bit!  The body water and musculoskeletal percentages also went up. Weigh In:  163.8 This time last week:  164.4 Activity:  Getting up every…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 48

I told myself this morning, just get out of bed a bit earlier and take it one day at a time.  I was actually excited to get up and weigh myself first thing because I knew I had done better yesterday, along with drinking more water.  After weighing in with Omada, I used my Renpho…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 47

After taking a break since the 1st of the month, I’m ready to start my weight loss journey posts once again!  While on vacation, I did enjoy a bacon cheeseburger with the bun, regular fries, brats on a regular bun – however, for my birthday dinner, I chose to have the honey mustard bourbon salmon…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 46

It’s important to keep moving throughout the day – from the time you wake up until you go to bed. 🙂  I love that saying from Harley Pasternak! Today is measurement day! Total inches April 8th, 2022:  304.4 Total inches May 28, 2022:  294.25 Total inches June 30, 2022:  291.93 From May 28th until today,…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 45

When the number on the scale goes down, it’s a good start to the day! Weigh In:  164.0 This time last week:  165.3 Warm-ups:  Running in place, jumping jacks, trunk crosses, ice skaters Cooldowns:  Jump rope, punches, mountain climbers, side shuffles Activity:  3 sets each of reverse flys with no weights, skater lunges, double crunches….