Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Sermon.....

I'm not going to preach too much today but I did want you to know that cheating comes with a price. I was down 1 pound on Wednesday this week and today....I am still down one pound.  I was excited that I lost that pound while still cheating on the diet, so I continued to be lax.  Friday especially was a bad day.....five glasses of wine, lots of cheese, some chocolate and 2 pieces of pizza bad!!  Yesterday, I did pretty well and then they broke out the birthday cake....I had a couple of bites of Frank's piece. And there was candy at every I had a couple.  Oh, and there were chips and I had some.  It's a wonder I didn't gain that pound back!!

So, today, I am going to start fresh.  I'm going to stop beating myself up because, as Haylie preaches, that causes stress and stress causes fat.  I'm going to focus not on the meals that I didn't eat properly but at the meals that were in the eating plan and congratulate myself on being true to it 70% of the time.  My goal for this next week is to stay true 90% of the time.  That is when I have the best results.

I started my morning with an oatmeal smoothie that I am sharing with you today.  It has all the components required for a Phase 3 breakfast and it is pretty tasty. This makes 2 smoothies so you can share.  Enjoy.

Oatmeal Smoothie

1 c. almond milk
1 c. mixed berries
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
4-5 cherry tomatoes
1 c. ice

Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.  Print Recipe


  1. The smoothie sounds good. I have never put oatmeal into a smoothie. I think the biggest problem with people trying to lose weight is having a week like you described and then just giving up. What we have to realize is those days ARE going to happen. And to pick yourself up and get back on the horse (as they say). Good for you Wendy! I'm proud of you!

    1. Thanks Paula. It helps that this diet has seemed to change my metabolism so I am not gaining when I screw up.