A new favorite snack or mini-meal I've been enjoying has been to take my low fat cottage cheese and add a little dill weed & garlic powder and then use it as a dip for my favorite veggies, like red peppers. I love it!
I tried a yummy meal the other night. I took some slices of tomatoes and put them in a pan on the stove and sprinkled some light cheddar cheese on them and then grilled them on both sides. I added them to my simple chicken salad here and I was amazed at how TASTY it made it The cheese and chicken were my lean - and then salad, cucumbers and tomatoes my green. The hubs loved it too.
Our doggies are having fun whenever I fire up the treadmill in our room. They love to walk on there with me and sometimes we get it going really fast and offer treats when they keep up the pace. It makes us laugh our heads off to see these cute little wiener dogs just cruising it.
One of our kitty’s (Tommy) got sick and had to be put down. (A very sad story... deserves a separate post, really). But Today we brought home a new kitty from the animal shelter and we named him Mango. So we have Tango & Mango kitties, and Chloe and Zoey doggies. Mango is so mild and has adjusted quickly. Mango is on the left here and Tango is just meeting him and feeling a little apprehensive to have a new kitty in his territory.
It’s amazing how our pets have added to our lives so much and just a little over 3 months ago, we were in another state and had no pets. Our lives have changed so much. We really do love it here in Utah. And..... we are actually set to close on our house within 2 weeks! It’s taken endless months and countless prayers but it looks like it’s going to really happen.
I’ve been thinking lately of three “P’s”.
When I am struggling in any certain area, I usually need to pick up the slack in one of those 3 P’s. It is extremely applicable to making decisions that affect my health as well. I am well aware that the adversary is always trying to bring back my old habits, and to get me into negative thinking. Sometimes we just have to look at how far we’ve come instead of only seeing little progress in the short range. That is where persistence pays off.
I pray for my blogging friends who may be struggling and discouraged. I pray that you will find the strength to be persistent and also to be patient with yourself and the results you are going for.
Smile!! Life is good. XOXO ~Margene