Friday, July 26, 2013

Changes

Not posting yesterday was totally unintentional. I thought I had one more post scheduled. Oops. That's a change I hope to avoid in the future.
Other changes I intend to stick with. One of them I told you about a few months ago when I quit smoking. Yes, I have been totally smoke free since May 1. I also managed to keep from gaining too much weight. The problem was I had already added quite a few pounds before I even quit smoking.

So my latest changes are in my diet.
1. I gave up the diet coke and I'm drinking either plain water or iced tea (mostly water and I cup of coffee first thing in the morning)
2. No more junk food.
During the day my new diet consists of either fruits or vegetables. At dinner I eat whatever Wade happens to be making and he's not a dieter. In the evening if I want a snack I try to make it fruit, jello, yogurt or something like that.

I recently made some sweet potato fries. They were incredibly good and ALL MINE. I tried to share with Wade but he said he didn't like them.

30 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've never had home-made sweet potato fries, but at restaurants, yes. They're delicious.

That's fantastic about being smoke free. More power to you.

crafty cat corner said...

That was lucky, that he didn't like them, you must make more. lol
Briony
x

Duni said...

The sweet potato fries look yummy!
That's great you're totally smoke free!

SweetMarie said...

I've been curious about these, but have never tried them. Now I will, thanks for the review. :)

Marg said...

Oh Ann, good for you to not start smoking again. That is so so great. I bet you feel a lot better too.
I have never had sweet potato fries before. Lucky you, that Wade didn't like them. Have a great week end.

Sandra said...

these are all good changes and congrats on being smoke free... i love sweet potato fries, or pies, or mashed or casseroled... oops i am off on the food binge even in blog comments...

Nancy said...

July must be the month for changes. I'm making some of my own, but won't share in the event I fall flat on my face, which is possible. :)

Wishing you continued strength as you move forward on a healthier lifestyle Ann. xo

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

That's PAWsome. Did not know you smoke. Mmm no junk food in our house too. Sometimes mom feels bad to unexpected guess as we can only offer them water (no pop or sugary drinks). Glad you are making great changes LOVE sweet Potato, did you see my mom's latest frosty paws w/sweet potato. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I quit smoking on Oct 28th, 1994. Best thing I ever did for myself. Just the smell of cigarette smoke literally makes me feel sick to my stomach it smells so bad. I look forward to you sharing your annual 'non-smoking' anniversaries with us here on your blog... YAY YOU!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on being smoke free! I quit 20 years ago and never looked back! I love sweet potato fries!

Connie Girl said...

Congrats on being smoke free! I quit almost 4 years ago and it is so freeing! No trying to figure out when or where I can smoke or who I might offend. Stay Strong!
Sweet potato fries YUM!!!!
Good luck on the healthy eating. I can't call it a diet or I won't stick to it. Trying to eat healthy is sometimes a challenge but you can do it.

Grace said...

Congratulations of the non-smoking - that's wonderful. Sweet potato fries are fabulous - we've been eating them for years - I buy them frozen and make them in the oven...I don't like white potatoes - only the orange kind.

(You know that video from Wednesday plays automatically, right? So from now on anytime someone accesses your blog they will hear that...)

SarahGeorge said...

Changes are good! Isn't it? Love your diet chart. All the very best to you dear Ann.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on being smoke free since May 1! That's wonderful! Yay for the healthy changes too! I love sweet potato fries especially homemade ones. Yummy!

Sandee said...

Congratulations on not smoking since May 1. That's fabulous. You will look younger and feel way better. Not to mention how much better you will smell. I'm so proud of you.

Pass me some of those sweet potato fries.

Have a fabulous Friday. My best to Duke. ☺

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is a proven scientific fact that mounds of bacon is an essential part to any happy diet, and since it is another proven scientific fact that being unhappy is very unhealthy, one should devour all of the bacon they can get their hands on. By the way, Duke approves of this message!

John Bain said...

I am also on a healthy ish diet at the moment. Congrats on kicking the smoke habit.

I couldn't understand where the music was coming from until I scrolled down the page, I really enjoyed that song. Thanks.

Ginny said...

Congratulations for staying smoke free!!!!! I know how hard it is. But how on earth did you manage it without gaining weight. And come to think of it, you are so nice and thin, why would you even try to diet? Don't deprive yourself TOO much!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Ann.... I am SO SO SO SO proud of you... You are doing great. Just don't allow yourself to even take that first puff....

I don't know about smoking since I've never smoked --but I do know about dieting --and weight loss. It's dang hard!!!!!

It took me WAY too many years to realize that healthy eating is a lifestyle --and not something we can do off and on... I have finally kept my weight off now for a year --and it's the first time in my adult life that has happened. I could always lose --but would gain it back quickly... I work harder now than I did when I was dieting at maintenance.... SO--keep up the good work...

Staying away from the junk and fast foods, exercising and drinking lots of water (I also drink alot of Crystal Light) helps SO much.

Good Luck. I'll be your biggest cheerleader....

HUGS,
Betsy

Helen said...

Sweet potato fries, yummy! I must try it.

Good job on keeping off the cigarettes. More money to spend on craft items.

Sheryl Hastings said...

I like your diet plan. Nice to have a man who cooks too! In my house Brian does most of the cooking too. I actually like that! Those sweet potato fries sure do look delicious!

Chatty Crone said...

Dang girl did you get my mojo? Where did you get it?

A Quiet Corner said...

Good for you, Ann!!! Your have inspired me to quit junk...keep reminding me, OK?....:)JP

Donna said...

Good for you on quit smoking! I'm proud of you! I quit over 30 years ago and was never tempted again. Now, the weight is a whole other topic, LOL...

Donna said...

Wade does NOT know what he's missing!!! Look Great! Congratulations on the not smoking!!!
hughugs

Molly Smith said...

Yea, congrats on your quitting smoking Ann. Remember that the urges that hit only last a very short time and are gone! Knowing this helped me a lot :) Wow, and I have been Diet Coke free also, for about 3 years. So happy for you in your life style changes.

silverthoughts2 said...

Congrats on the non smoking. That's awesome, keep it up!

Eva Ason said...

Changes are good and these changes are great, congrats on the being smoke free :) I bet that was one hard change, but you must be so proud of yourself...well done!

Dee said...

Your changes are good...I wish you the best with them.

Catherine said...

They look yummy to me!
xo Catherine

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