I’m moving…

Martica’s Journey is in transition….I have moved to

 www.marticasjourney.com

I pray that you will continue to follow me on this journey as your support has been much appreciated.  

Blessings,

Martica

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A turkey of a day!

Seriously it’s October 1st?!  Yikes!  Well, it actually felt a little fall like tonight.  There was a slight breeze and a gorgeous sunset.  Check it out!

Is that amazing?

Is that amazing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCT1 SUNSET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Started the 1st day of October feeling great and 10 pounds lighter.  YAY!!!  The original goal of 59 lbs is now down to 49 lbs left to go.  I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat healthy foods.  Today I went grocery shopping and stocked up with lots of veggies, fruits, greek yogurt, fish and ground lean turkey.  I made hummus today and added Sesame Tahini for the first time.  Love my hummus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast was yogurt, banana and lots of cinnamon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Went to my women’s Bible study, ran some errands, went grocery shopping and was STARVING when I got home around 2pm.  Lunch was a quick turkey sandwich on whole grain thins and a super delish mango/spinach/blueberry smoothie.

Dinner was a yummo turkey burger, fat free cheese on whole grain thins spread with hummus.  I know, it was a turkey day and too much bread.

quick n easy turkey burger

quick n easy turkey burger

So did you hear about the free Disney pass giveaway?  Register here and sign up to volunteer for a day and Disney will give you a free day pass.  Super cool since the tickets are now up to almost $80 bucks!  The volunteering is valid after Jan 1, 2010 but you don’t have to wait until then to start volunteering.  Give of your time, be a blessing to others.  
 
 
 
Eat well, live long and volunteer!

A 5K in my near future

I’m so excited!  I found a 5K I can do Oct 31st!!  This gives me more incentive to get up and move more!!  I’ve been doing the C25K program but haven’t been consistent.  So today I started week 2 AGAIN! It feels soooo good.  I know that you ‘runners’ are giggling at that but I’m just beginning and everyone has to start somewhere, right? 

My goal for the 1st 5k I did in February was to just finish.  And I did.  This time my goal is to be able to run at least 1/2 the distance and walk when I have to.  I’ve been eating really good stuff and I have so much more energy. This morning began with an egg white, 2 slices turkey bacon and spinach dip spread on 1 slice of whole grain bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh and a cup of yummy coffee.

Morning fuel

Morning fuel

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I had a wasa cracker with spinach dip after my run/walk and for lunch I was satisfied with a mango/spinach smoothie.  One of Hunter’s friends was here and he reluctantly tried the smoothie and loved it.  They’re becoming a hit around here.   I think dinner tonight will be leftovers ( baked chicken,broccoli).
Well, if you’re local to me I hope you’ll join me and sign up for the 5K.  It’s fun and supports a great organization.

Mama comes for a visit

Got a visit from my mama today.  And she brought goodies. 

Lots of avocados means lots of guac.  I made a few batches and gave some away.

avocados

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy, canoly, guacamole!

Holy, canoly, guacamole!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mama also brought me some of her guava marmalade.  I’m going to have to watch myself with this one.

Guava!

Guava!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guava marmalade

guava marmalade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treat # 3 is her fish croquettes….OMG these ROCK!  It’s actually a long process to make these that I’m not quite ready for but the end result is delish.  They’re spicy and would go great with a nice cold beer.  I heated some olive oil (super hot), fried them for a couple of minutes and they’re done!  YES I said fried, but I really didn’t use that much oil.

spicy fish croquette

spicy fish croquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I served up 2 croquettes with some avocado for lunch. So good.

Later in the afternoon I enjoyed a cup of mango/spinach/smoothie and then in the early evening I went for a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood.  It was so muggy out tonight. 

I’m going to catch up on Biggest Looser.   I didn’t like it when Jillian grabbed Shay’s shirt last week and dragged her like she’s a dog on a leash.  I know they need tough love but that was a bit much.  I like Bob.

What do you think of Bob n Jillian’s tough love?