I’m fighting back to regain my momentum. I gave myself one year to make positive changes with both my weight and my health. While my health is still good, if I don’t change, it won’t be for long. Any positive change will work! I have eaten well and for my health the last 5 days and I already feel better. I still have a long way to go but I am not giving up. Just in case you think you’ve heard this before on this blog… you have. If I have to start over everyday, I will! πŸ™‚

Today’s inspiration came from a women in Ohio who I met at a “Women on Fire” Tea in NYC.Β Β She blogs every day! Kim McBriarty Dettmer. “In Search Of Me in Mommy”.

I can’t wait to post pictures of my vegetable gardens. I haven’t had time to keep you updated but I have lots of great stuff growing. Tomato’s, peppers, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, zucchini, broccoli, lettuce, beets, basil and parsley. Hopefully the deer will leave some of it for us. I didn’t have a problem last year with the deer, but I had a 120lb. German Shepherd patrolling. Now he is patrolling the gardens in ‘doggie heaven’.

I made Chicken breast last night over salad with asparagus. I used the left over chicken breast in a salad with field greens, cucumber, strawberries and blueberries for lunch today. Dinner will be Ground Turkey with cabbage, peas and ginger and garlic. If it doesn’t sound really good, it is!


TIme for a cleanse. I just made a pot of my favorite lentil vegetable soup with ginger. I’m back to basics.



Putting myself first has always been a challenge especially after I gave birth to my daughter. Seemed so natural to put her first. It’s so important though. Taking care of ourselves is putting ourselves first.

I am in the middle of editing 6 jobs and putting together a new website.. so where do I find time for anything for me? I have to make the time.



OK… I am going to make a promise to start yoga tomorrow. I have 30 sessions paid for. It’s hot yoga (Bikram) which makes makes me a little nervous but I need to start and see how I like it. OK? I’m making a promise. And today I will choose smart healthy foods.

I’ve gained 10 pounds back! I am not quitting. I even starting having trouble getting the day count correct. Well I solved that problem. I asked Siri. This is want she came back with. November 14th, 2011 was 202 days ago, 6 months, 20 days – 28 weeks, 6 days – 144 weeks days – .55 of a year. Way to go Siri! Problem solved. Now I need to get back on track.


  • Anna - July 1, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    Okay, so it took you almost another month to make it in to the studio for a class… but that’s alright. The point is you made it in, and you stayed in the room the whole time! Way to go, Josie! One day at a time, one class at a time, one pound at a time. Looking forward to seeing you again!ReplyCancel

    • admin - July 1, 2012 - 7:00 pm

      Thank you Anna!!!
      I would have quit if you would have let me. 90 minutes at 105 degrees is not for the faint of heart. πŸ™‚ Thank you for making me hang in there.ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - June 6, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    What does Siri call you? Please, please, let it be something exciting like “Oh Beloved One.” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

I am back on all week having had no sugar etc.. I feed the good results in every way except on the scale. I got on this morning and I gained 1 and 1/2 pounds. It happens! I have to work harder at it, thats all.

I am so excited about my how my seedling are coming along. I already have hundreds transplanted and I can’t wait to give them away and share the bounty!

Below we have Romain Lettuce, Red Leaf, Bell Pepper, String Beans, Beets and Basil.

Red Leaf Lettuce

String Beans

Yummy Beets

Sweet Italian Basil

Below we have freshly transplanted Parsley.

  • Betsy - April 21, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    You are a farmer!!!!ReplyCancel

  • maggie Griffin - April 21, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    I can’t wait to visit and enjoy a fresh salad! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Donatelli - April 21, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Lovely! Are you planting any kale, broccoli or brussel sprouts?ReplyCancel

    • admin - April 21, 2012 - 12:25 pm

      Yes, all three actually. I bought them as little plants and didn’t start them from seed though. I have them on the other side of the green house. You can see the Kale leaves in an earlier post. I still have to transplant the tomatoes. I’m also growing marigolds from seed. I love to line the garden in beautiful flowers.ReplyCancel