I’ve got beef in my Mason Jar Salad!

I was thinking, I love chicken and as you can see, I use it in most of my salads.  But I also love beef.  So I did some research to see how I could fit some Steak into my jars.  Normally you lay warm medium rare steak over crisp greens and drizzle with your favourite dressing.  I improvised!

Mason Jar Steak Salad with Zesty Avocado with Cilantro dressing
Mason Jar Steak Salad with Zesty Avocado Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing

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Everything looks the same from here

In the about me section I don’t tell the whole story, it’s a bit like dating, you only reveal a bit at a time, until your sure you’ll be accepted.  My close friends know of course and it’s not a real secret just not first date worthy.  Be warned, the first part  of the post is medical but I do provide a great breakfast recipe at the end.

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Ham Crusted Egg Cups with Hot Peppers and Goat Cheese

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All the small things add up

I find myself saying “I’m going to blog about this”, a lot.  Just last night, my husband and I went to a plaza to shop.  After exiting the first store, I said “I”m going to walk to the next one”.  My husband replied in mock horror “What?”.  But honestly, that is our lives.  We have gone to this plaza many times and yes, we will park in front of the first store and then drive further along the mall to to get to the next stores  This time however, I said I wanted to walk.  So we did.  It felt great.

Today, I put that theory into practice again.

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Walking in Innisfil

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What do you do without a good camera on your phone?

I’ve told most people this story, but perhaps not everyone.  As I mentioned last week, I was in Punta Cana (see my resort review here) and while on an excursion, my phone (Samsung S6 Edge) sustained water damage.  I had forgotten it was tucked in my life vest and I jumped into the ocean to snorkel.  It did turn on after being bagged in rice and soaked in Isorpopyl alcohol.  But the battery started to expand.  I’m currently waiting on a battery replacement, so fingers crossed.

Hand Drawn Salad
Hand Drawn Salad

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First new post with my domain

It would have been nice if I could have posted something like “OMG, I’m down 3 dress sizes”, which would be even more remarkable, since I don’t wear dresses.  But life is not like that.  Last month, I made a huge career decision.  Leaving a place that I had been with for over 15 yrs (collectively).  I changed not only my employer, but the industry I worked in.  I went from private sector to public sector.  Big changes.

Positive Changes

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Sometimes it’s the little things and sometimes it’s …

Repost: April 7, 2016

Sometimes it’s the small things.  Just yesterday I said to my son “hey look, my rings just slide off”.  My 13 yr old was impressed.   He’s seen me twist and pull my rings off.  But yesterday my rings loosely turned on my finger.  Woop Woop.

And sometimes it’s the big things.

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Hey Damali, it worked

Repost: March 31, 2016

If you read my post a couple of days ago, you would have read Damali’s words of wisdom “Just because you get one flat tire doesn’t mean you slash the other three tires”.  Well, I was so close to throwing in the towel on Monday, but I recalled these wise words and did my best to stay on plan. So even after a Turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy.  Plus late night chips and dip, deserts and of course Easter chocolate, I lost weight this week.

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Wise words from my friend kept me on track

Repost: March 30, 2016

Just because you get one flat tire doesn’t mean you slash the other three tires.  That’s what my friend Damali said to me a couple of months ago.  Then on Monday this week, I heard them as I was debating making salads this week.  My reasoning for not making the effort consisted of the following lame excuse: it’s already Monday and I’m not eating salad on Thursday/Friday this week (going out for good bye lunches, but that’s another story) so why bother.

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It doesn’t always taste great

Repost: March 19, 2016

It doesn’t always taste great, this week I added a new salad and I’m sad to say, it was kinda awful.  The Veggie Goat Cheese has now been removed.  My mom has suggested I make the Antioxidant Salad.  I did the research and I can make it for 7 Smart Points.  Look for it on my list this weekend.

I’m going to set the same goal as the previous week, it works, I just didn’t do it this week.

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Week 8 Mason Jar Salads

Repost: February 29, 2016

Week 8 started off kilter.  Normally I reserve Sundays for meal prep and while I knew in advance that most of my day was going to be spent at a Women’s Rock Your Biz function, I was stumped come prep time.  Luckily I had gone to the big box store on Saturday, so that left just a quick “outside” aisle shopping trip to the local grocery store.  I say “outside”, because every time I can do the outside aisle of the grocery store, I do an a little inner fist pump.

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Time to change things up a bit

Repost: February 26, 2016

At first glance, when you look at my weigh-in result, it looks like a minimal success.  In fact, I quipped to the lady at WW “at least I didn’t go up”.  In truth, I was more disappointed by this than if I’d gained.   In my mind, I was upset that I didn’t lose like I did the previous week.  Discouraged, I left the meeting (after it was done), drove home and stewed about this. Continue reading “Time to change things up a bit”