Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Baby Boomer Mermaid

Living My Dream

On January 1, 2019 I took the leap and wrote my first blog. I had no idea what I was doing. I had a vision, a love of writing, and a desire to share my journey and experience as a long time WW member, and 5 + years Lifetime member. I am grateful to all of you who follow me here on Word Press, on Facebook, on Instagram, and Pinterest. It is my honor to be invited into your lives almost every week with my philosophies, tips, and meal prep ideas. I love knowing that I am inspiring others to learn to care for themselves by becoming more fit and by eating healthier.

The holidays over now, life goes back to normal for me tomorrow. Well, not quite. My community pool doesn’t reopen until Saturday, and my alternate pool at 24 Hour Fitness broke down (as in no heater). So I have been walking instead. Cannot wait to get back to my routine!

Work wise, it’s back to the full time grind tomorrow. I didn’t have a plan for my lunches for the next 2 days, so I dug into my pantry and refrigerator. I have left over pork that we had made into carnitas last week for Christmas, but the pork itself was cooked in the slow cooker, and is relatively low in fat (5 points for 3oz serving or about 200 calories). I grabbed a can of black beans, a can of stewed Mexican recipe tomatoes, a little bit of fresh red onion and red bell pepper which I diced, and put it all together, seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Now I have a quick chili. I can eat this as a soup, or put it in an Ole Whole Wheat Tortilla (1 point/ 50 calories), which is available now in most grocery stores. https://olemex.com/products/whole-wheat-wrap/ . Here is the original recipe I used for the pork. It’s a good one: https://www.recipetineats.com/pork-carnitas-mexican-slow-cooker-pulled-pork/

Left over pork quick chili

I want to make it clear, on this, the first anniversary of my blog that I am passionate about keeping my weight off, and helping others to make similar positive changes in their own lives if they choose to. It took me 3 years to lose 47lbs. That is a long time, but 5 years + later it is still off. And I am in the best shape of my life due to my workout regime. For me it’s mostly the pool, although as mentioned in my previous blog I intend to add strength training this year. I want the same for you all. Find the activities that make you happy. Just keep moving!

Down from 201 to 154

Make 2020 your best year yet! I intend to.

Your comments, critiques, questions, and meal prep ideas are always welcome. Reach out to me hear, or on any of the other social media platforms.

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Take care of YOU, my friends.

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