tidbits for today

a few tidbits I read this morning(keep in mind not all tidbits are gonna work for everybody)–Get things in order:living with clutter has been linked to overeating.

Early risers are thinner, happier and less stressed


Fiber please

A little about fiber today–think you get enough? Most women need 25 grams a day and I think it’s kinda hard to get in.  Some higher fiber foods are uncooked carrots, lettuce, brocolli, sweet potatoes, cooked asparagus vegetable juice.  Other high in fiber are bananas, apples, pears, berries, nuts, seeds, beans, barley, lentils, cereal, breads and pasta from 100% whole grains.  Start listing fiber foods in your diet and see how they add up.


Grandma’s unite

Just because we’ve reached the age of “maturity” doesn’t mean we cannot eat right, take care of ourselves or be active.  Yep, it’s harder and we have time against us so to speak.  Yep, I wish I had of started this in my …well, along time ago. But, let’s pack together as “mature” adults to take a new lease on life and move forward.  Can’t run 10 miles today? Can’t do 50 rocky style situps? Well then, run 1/4 mile and do 5 situps or do a few jumping jacks or really deep stretches-find SOMETHING that you can do and do it.  I have been a gramma for 9 years now and have played with my six grandkids more in the last year.  Just vow to be more active-make a plan-write it down.  Schedule “active” into your planner.


I have found my journal and will be posting notes, tips and entries from the journal I kept from my year journey:

Write it down

drink water

eat within 45 minutes of exercizing

people who weigh everyday lose 12 lbs more a year

smell it and don’t eat it

drinking water supresses  appetite

people who eat soup daily lose more weight

eat the same breakfast every day

don’t eat hydrogenated oil, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, enriched flour,bleached flour

using a smaller plate helps you eat 33% less

add cinnamon or pepper flakes to reduce appetite

people who eat breakfast everyday are thinner

eat flaxseed and blueberries

walk 10000 steps daily

January 26th

Well, I liked the new version of my oatcake so well, I had to fix it for breakfast again this morning. Yummy!! I would like to talk about what my exercise routine is (fast forward to now) This is what I started this month. I wanted to shake it up a bit and started to read about muscle confusion(and got rather confused).  I talked to my son (one that does P90X2) and tried to wrap my head around what muscle confusion is all about.  Now I am a person that fights change historically.  My furniture is in the same spot in every room since the day we brought each piece home-seriously-I moved one time while growing up and have moved one time since getting married-change doesn’t come easy for this girl.. Anyway, I have basically done the same workout routine all along but added this or that-I NEEDED to shake it up a bit.  So right now I am doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred M-W-F and free weights strengthening and riding the stationary bike on T-TH-S .  I also try to run a bit 2 times a week and do 100 jumping jacks almost every day.  Just staying active is my hope and prayer…

some foods I try to include

Here are a list of foods I try to eat on a regular basis-maybe not everyday -but often:

black beans

dark chocolate



safflower oil or olive oil

chia seeds

flaxseed meal

greek yogurt

green tea


hold that spatula!

Well, ladies, I put a new twist on my oatcake.  This morning I chopped up part of an apple and added a little brown sugar (left out the blueberries) and wala-an apple oatcake-it was delicious for sure-try and enjoy! Tootles…

Who is disapperingdebi?

Well, I was born in North Kansas City Missouri in 1958.  I was the third girl in my family and always on the chubby side.  When I was 10 years old I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my savior and became a Christian. At eighteen years old, I married the boy next door, Jim-we’ve been married over 35 years.  We have five kids, four boys and a girl in the middle (three are now married-one is engaged) and six wonderful and very cute grandkids. I have tried many diets in my life including Weight Watchers(a great program), Adkins. and calorie counting.  When I was on a “diet” I followed the plans pretty well but then I got off the “diet” and went back to the old familiar. This time was different because I changed my lifestyle of eating.  At first I thought about food moment by moment -then day by day-trying to get the right nutrition and whole foods in my diet everyday. If I really wanted to eat something I had healthy options already in mind-go to snacks-so it wasn’t a free for all mindset.  It really is a lot of work on one hand but the flip side to that is mindless eating and feeling guilty later.

foods I like

Well, I wrote about my standard, go-to breakfast but I have another fav I’d like to tell you about.  It’s an oatcake-yep, not a pancake but an oatcake.  I start with an egg plus an egg white.  Add 1/4 cup steel cut oats and 1/4 cup rolled oats,  1/2 t. cinnamon,1/2 t. chia seeds, 1/2 t. flaxseed meal and 1/4 c. frozen wild blueberries.  Mix and turn out onto a heated nonstick grill.  Cook 2-3 minutes and flip.  I then turn off the burner and let it slowly cook. When I have put it on a plate I drizzle 1 t. pure dark amber maple syrup and 1 T. greek yogurt.  Sometimes I will top with sliced strawberries and 1 T. sugar free cool whip. It’s fabulous.  NOTE: when I first whipped this up the kids told me it looked like dog food before it was cooked.  But it is very tasty and very healthy! Enjoy