Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s holiday!

We celebrated the New Year up at my parent’s house.

They’ve had a New Year’s Eve party at their house every year for as long as I can remember!

A bunch of my aunts, uncles and cousins come out and we all talk, laugh and eat food!

Me with some of my "fam".

It’s always a lot of fun.

It’s so funny though because the party usually ends around 10:00 or 10:30 because everyone wants to go home early and avoid a lot of the traffic.

Sooooo, we usually “bring in the New Year” along with those who live on the East Coast of the country.

Too funny.

We always say “Happy New Year” and then stand in a circle, hold hands and sing Auld Lang Syne.

It’s a fun tradition.

However, this year for whatever reason, we all decided to do the Hokey Pokey as well.

So, all of us (ages 3-mid 70s) danced around and did the Hokey Pokey.

It was memorable.

Here we are "Hokey Pokin" it!

I told my mom that she puts on a “mean” party.

LOL.

Anyway, I hope you all had a “memorable” New Year as well!

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I also hope you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions and are having success with them!

So far, I’ve done great with mine and I love it!!!

On New Year’s Eve, I ate so much crap (which was awesome!) because I knew it would be my last chance for a while.

However, I was SO READY to be disciplined once again.

Yay.

So, yesterday (Sunday) I just kind of made up my own menu (since my “One Month Plan” started on a Monday).

I had an egg white omelet w/ a small banana for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch and then just snacked on healthy things (almonds, veggies and guacamole, low sugar/no salt kettle corn, string cheese, turkey, etc.) the rest of the day.

Today, I pretty much followed my “plan”, with a few alterations.

I had an egg white omelet (I added a little Feta cheese and it was so yummy!) and a small banana for breakfast again…

I had a small handful of Blue Diamond “dark chocolate” almonds for a snack.

I LOVE these things!

I usually just have plain raw almonds, but these are so so yummy and healthy too!

I love them and they really help me when I’m having “sweet” cravings.

Btw, for 24 almonds (I usually only have 8-12) it’s only 160 calories, 9 g. carbs, 3 g. fiber, 4 g. sugar and 5 g. protein!  Love it!

For lunch, I had an open-faced tuna fish sandwich (w/ pickles and a little bit of lite mayo) on 1 slice of low-carb bread and a very small bowl of chicken taco soup (Kev and I shared one serving from the freezer).  I topped everything with avocado slices.  Yum!

Before I went to the gym, I had a small chocolate mint Protein Shake.

Then, for dinner we had Swiss Chard Grapefruit Chicken (from Oxygen Magazine).

It was so good.

It’s similar to my typical Chicken Veggie Stirfry (which I had planned on my menu thing), but it’s a little different.

I just found the recipe a few days ago and have been dying to try it.

I will post it on here tomorrow.

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So…..so far, so good.

For the most part, it hasn’t been hard to eat well.

I did have a few intense chocolate cravings today though!

They seemed to come out of nowhere!!!

However, I was strong, they went away, and I DID NOT STRAY FROM MY PLAN!

Woo hoo.

So, I’m going to keep on pluggin’ away.

So, let’s all stay strong….K?



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