Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Almost forgot about the par-tay! WIAW & the best oatmeal ever!

It's what I ate Wednesday. Love the party of at Jenn's!  with all of the cool eats & pics.  Who knows, you may even make a new friend or 2.

O.K. on with what I've been eating:


(oats, Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter, pink lady apple, vanilla, stevia, coconut)  This oatmeal was SO good!


(left over fruit from Christmas brunch, raw red bell pepper, steamed green beans, and Dr. McDougall's Black Bean Soup)

my kid's creation, "colorful unicorn" (they wanted me to include it)

Christmas Brunch:

(included in WIAW because the berries are so pretty :)  My youngest ate mostly berries and nothing else. 

Dinner: Chick-fil-a char-grilled chicken salad with honey mustard dressing


Too Much Snacking:

on this

Dear Chocolate Almond Butter,
I love you and our time spent together.  It was some of the happiest times of my life, but I think I need to see other nut butters.  Can we still be friends?


O.K., all kidding aside, I do think I need to abstain from nut butter for a while.  I have not used great self control and moderation, so I'd rather just not have them because they're hindering my progress.  

Not the greatest picture, a little fuzzy, but it captures the emotion and pride of accomplishing something difficult and worth achieving.  Before I started this journey I was a size 16-18 or 1X in a shirt, yes a plus size.  When I first tried this shirt on in the store, I tried on a large and it hung well below my bra.  I just couldn't believe it because there was no way I was a medium! I haven't seen a medium for a decade, but I tried it on and it fit.  I actually loved it so much, I ended up buying 3 satin blouses, all in a medium!  I think I'll stay away from the mall for a while too ;).  

My point is that giving up nut butter for a while to regain control is so worth the feeling in this picture.  Giving up something so small and insignificant is so worth receiving something so much greater in return.  I mean increased self confidence and a sexy blouse is so worth it!

Just think when those around you are indulging in something sinfully delicious and you're not, just think of all you will receive in return for just forgoing a few delicious bites.  

"Don't trade what you want for what you want right now."
- Scot Ferrell

(I think I need to post this in my kitchen ;)

Tell me:

Do you have quotes posted in your living area to keep your focus on living a healthy lifestyle?  If so, what are they? Please share.  

Thanks for listening this evening.  "Talking" with you really helps me stay in this healthy journey for the long haul.  Sometimes I think I could revert back in an instant to my old ways, but I know I never will because I've gained so much from this lifestyle that I'll never go back.  It's not just about looking better, it's about feeling better, increased self confidence, a better role model for my children and so much more.  I just  want to improve myself everyday and help others do the same.  It really feels amazing!

Take care,

Cat's Belly Fat Cure Facebook Page


  1. You look great and I am excited for you! Your future looks really, really bright from where I am sitting:)

  2. I love your pink top..the color looks awesome on you! :)

  3. I have a place in my kitchen where I write inspirational quotes to help me along the way. Sometimes they're helpful, sometimes they're not. Have a great day and stay motivated!

  4. You look fantastic, and I agree, that color looks great on you.

    I need to dig up some of my favorite quotes and post them on my blog. I love the one my WW leader shared with us,

    "If you kind of do it, it kind of works; if you really do it, it really works."

  5. I LOVE the pink top and your pink lipstick! Hot pink is me and my 14 yr old daughter's fav color and you wear it well! I also LOVE that quote!!! I think I will have it tatooed across my forehead! Hahaha! BTW-I was at my fav shoe store (Nine West) yesterday and saw those cute shoes you posted about and choose to wear your dress) I was going to buy them, but I had a disgruntled 9 yr old boy with me at the mall (AND I'm broke til payday!)

  6. I have bible verses posted around my house. The bible has all the encouragement and inspiration I need.

  7. Yes-love your blouse and you look great. You're doing amazing. I'm motivated to step it up...after I get home from CA

  8. Hi Cat. You look great in that shirt. Congrats on the medium. I have gone down from and Xl to a large and that excites me. Can't wait for the medium. I know what you mean about certain foods, even the healful ones, sometimes being hard to control. That's why I stayed away from all these cookies and such everyone is baking. I know I would eat too many, even if they were made with the good ingredients. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year and big hugs from me to you!



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