It’s been a while since I posted.  I haven’t fallen off the wagon!  I’ve been really busy with end of the school year things.  I’m transferring to another school, so I’ve been packing up my classroom. Who knew you could accumulate so much stuff in three years!  Then there are final grades to do, etc.  I promise to update regularly once school lets out!



Recipe: Cocoa Almonds

I made my own cocoa almonds!   And it was really easy! I’ve been known in the past to indulge in the 100 calorie packs of cocoa almonds.  However, now I can make them my self anytime.

All I did was sprinkle a half teaspoon of organic cocoa powder on a handful of almonds and a bit of sweetener.  Shake to coat and enjoy!


I have several other ideas floating around my head about how to spice up my nuts now.   What combinations have you tried?

What I’m Reading

I’m still reading Eating Animals.  It’s good but it isn’t the quickest book to get through.  While organizing on Thursday I found my old copy of Micheal Pollen’s Food Rules.

I bought it when it first came out years ago and I reread it last night because it is such a quick read.  It’s like all of the other food books I read in a small tidy version with out all the “sciencey” stuff.

I have a good idea of the things I want to purchase when I grocery shop.  Since I will be cutting back on meat I plan to only purchase tilapia and salmon (maybe shrimp) and a good variety of fruits and vegetables. I will also purchase quinoa which I was happy to learn is a seed not a grain. I’ve been thumbing through some recipe books and have a few recipes in mind.

I also got on the scale because I couldn’t help it and was down 3.5 pounds.  Yay!   I won’t weigh again until my regularly scheduled weigh in day. I kinda had the feeling that if I finally got my portions under control I could start losing.  My first mini goal is to get back down to my lowest weight of the year which was on  245.5 on 1/23/13. Only 5.5 pounds to go.  Yay, for eat less, move more!

How did you achieve your weight loss goal this week?