P’s Weekly Weigh Day – 2015 – Seeking to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy

Another week in 2015 over- apparently this year will be going as fast as last year!   But, I am off to a healthy start.  I decided that, before making a decision as to how I will spend my time, I will ask continuously, “will what I am deciding to do make me happy, healthy or wealthy?”  If the answer is “no”, I’m not doing it.  For example, randomly eating a piece of cake may temporarily make my mouth happy, but it will not bring long term happiness, and usually it results in me feeing worse very soon afterwards.

On the other hand, eating a piece of wedding cake to celebrate with the bride and groom is something that would bring not only temporary mouth happiness, but lasting happy memories.  Similarly, as it relates to mundane, hard and stressful tasks or cases at work, then the decision will be to do it so long as it moves me forward to increasing wealth, and does not significantly adversely impact my health.  As for this blog, it makes me happy because I like writing and it makes me healthy since it helps keep me accountable.

As for the weigh-in, I weighed in at 150.2 Friday. And, as of yesterday, Saturday,  I’ve gotten 5 workouts in at the gym.  Yesterday I took an hour long fast paced strength conditioning class.  I was proud of myself for going at 8 a.m. on a Saturday for such a challenging session.   Though tough, I liked the variety, and will definitely do it again.   I am committing to regulate my schedule to be able to do more classes during the week.

Here are some interesting meals I had this past two weeks:

Actually, this first photo is the last non-plan “snack” I had during the Holiday Season.  Strange as is may seem, when I stepped on the scale on Dec. 26 and realized that I had gained the 24 pounds back, and I decided to get back on plan, I have not been even tempted to eat this way – even with several sweets still in the house (until B ate them all).

Though this berry pie with whipped cream tasted great, it never made me as happy afterwards as a good workout or a healthy meal – I just need to remember that every time I get tempted.


Here is a great spaghetti sauce I made using mild Italian sausage, browned like ground beef, and then added this brand of Trader Joes’ sauce, and without any extra seasoning, it was very good:


I’ve been researching alternates to macaroni and cheese, and here is one using zucchini instead of noodles – it was pretty good, but still needs work – it was a nice side dish with a burger:


Here are chicken and pork carnitas fajitas from Chili’s (sans the bean, rice and tortillas, of course!):


After that, I made pulled pork in the crock pot, and then we fried it up to make our own carnitas – it was pretty good:


Here I made a pretty good crock pot – pot roast and fresh green beans almandine:


I’m really looking forward to this year being happier, healthier and wealthier!




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