My new accountability partner :-)

Quite by accident, I have a new accountability partner for my Trim Healthy Mama journey and no, it isn’t Bubs or Maddie! It’s my friend (I’ll call her Josie to keep her anonymous)!  How did this happen, you might be asking?  Well, I received an email from Josie asking if I’d help her get healthy again with her diet and eating just like I did with Bubs.  I was thrilled because I love to share my knowledge with those that want to learn and teaching comes natural to me.  Josie purchased the most recent Trim Healthy Mama cookbook, Trim Healthy Table, and asked me a bunch of questions and sought guidance.  I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy sharing my recipes, knowledge, and guidance and Josie was so happy to receive and share right back!  We’ve been messaging and emailing on a regular basis.  The other morning, I shared my meal plan for the day with her and she with me.  We tweaked our menus, shared our weakness food (peanut butter for me, gooey chocolate for her) and talked about what recipes we were going to make and food we needed to buy.  I shared (or rather Maddie) our favorite gooey chocolate muffin in a mug with Josie and she made it and LOVED it!  You might be thinking, how is Josie an accountability partner?  Well, last night we went out to dinner with friends.  No problems staying on plan for dinner.  I had lemon water with salt on the rim (my friend arrived and asked if I was having a margarita!), Buffalo-style chicken wings with celery and blue cheese, and a side of veggies.  I was quite content when we left the restaurant and before we went grocery shopping for our supplies for the week.  Well, at the last store I was craving….you guessed it, peanuts!  So I bought a small package of salted peanuts in the shell.  These are my favorite because it reminds me of camp and eating peanuts around the campfire!  I had full intention of eating the peanuts on the way home.  But then I thought of Josie.  What would I say to her tomorrow when I message her?  Then I thought about how I would feel after eating the peanuts.  Then I decided I would just have a big plate of veggies when I got home to satisfy my desire to eat something and that’s exactly what I did!  So, THANK YOU Josie for helping me curb a craving, sharing your journey with me, and helping me improve my eating as well!

If you’d like to join us on this journey, feel free to message me, email me, or call me.

Our meal plan for today includes a few new recipes.  This morning we had an Energizing breakfast (E, which means good carbs) of overnight french toast.  It was made with sprouted grain bread, greek cream cheese, and egg whites.  It sat overnight and then was baked for 30 minutes in a 350 oven.  Next time I’m going to add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and blueberries.  Maddie tops hers with regular real maple syrup and Bubs and I use Lankota syrup.  <iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=momwithateen-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B01G4I8WCE&asins=B01G4I8WCE&linkId=59e34a690a591bc0e86ba7df5409cb64&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff”>
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I definitely needed to pair this with a fruit, but was too lazy to do it!  For lunch, I am going to try an Energizing (E-good carbs) Key Lime kefir smoothie.  I’ve never had Kefir before so I’ll have to let you know how I enjoy it.  Dinner for Bubs & Maddie will be pizza with Holy Grail crust.  As I age I find that pizza gives me indigestion, so I will have something with a chicken breast that I took out to thaw.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week!

 

~Jenni

4 thoughts on “My new accountability partner :-)

  1. Jenni, You and I have discussed foods at times. I enjoy listening to different people’s eating plans and enjoyed reading this blog. I do have a question though, why is peanut butter- the kind made from peanuts and usually a little salt only, so bad? Do you consider peanuts themselves bad? I get so confused when I hear to eat a few almonds as a snack or pistachios. Nuts have healthy fats but are high in calories. They do have some protein, so what do you see as the downside? I had a student who had anorexia and her doctor told her peanut butter was her medicine. She was to eat 3-4 tablespoons for breakfast!!! Since I have found natural peanut butter, I am able to enjoy it again. The kind with hydrogenated oils and sugars bothers my stomach. I almost always have 1-1 1/2 tablespoon on my morning toast. Just wondering how you see it since, as I said, I am always looking at nutrition and trying to make healthier choices. Thanks for your input.

    1. Hi Sue,
      Oh, nuts aren’t bad. In fact, everything I’ve read about them, they are great…in moderation. That’s my problem when it comes to peanuts. I can’t stop eating them! I would probably eat a 1/2 jar of peanut butter in one sitting if someone didn’t stop me. I make Maddie hide all the peanuts/peanut butter in the house. It’s just something I don’t have control of. I hope that clarifies. In regards to comments, I have to approve them before they get posted on the blog.

      ~Jenni

  2. You are a fantastic accountability partner. You have helped me so much. I, “Josie,” need a firm hand because I’m a rule breaker. I’m loving this lifestyle. My Lyme disease symptoms are improved by about 60% after just one week. I finally have a good relationship with food. We still have our ups and downs, but way more ups. Maddie’s volcano muffins made my life a little brighter! 💕

    1. That is so amazing that you’ve noticed an improvement in your Lyme symptoms after just 1 week! Congratulations and again, thank you for sharing and caring!

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