Weigh in #3

Today was weigh in #3 and I lost 2 more lbs. That brings me to 5 lbs lost since I restarted my journey officially 3 weeks ago. My weight is currently 184 lbs and my starting weight was 189 lbs. 

Here’s the link to my YouTube channel My Change For a Ten Rose Bruno Bailey. Please subscribe and follow my journey. 

I’m losing weight despite life’s challenges and I will be sharing how I’m doing it. I’m on week #3 and I’m very dedicated, motivated and inspired. 

I’m doing everything in gratitude and with the belief that nothing can stop me but me. 

Love and light

Rose

 

 

WEIGH IN #2

Hi everyone. Happy Monday. Today is my weigh in day and I’m happy to say I lost 3.6 lbs my first week. I kept my food journal updated each day on the Loseitapp. I usually keep my calories less than 1,400 and I’m really trying to be aware of the value of nutrition in the food I eat. I plan to weigh in on Monday from now on.

Stress is a huge part of my life now. Life decisions for us to make is causing a lot of havoc in our home. Should we move or not. Sometimes making decisions can really stress you out when you just can’t decide  the right path to take. 

I am happy to announce that stress did not get in the way of my weekly goals. Week one was a success and today begins week two. My weigh in loss was higher than expected, but that’s probably water weight. I posted on my YouTube channel the weight loss weigh in update. I’m still incredibly awkward and vlogging without equipment but that’s ok. No excuses. Excuses be damned. 

Here’s the link to my YouTube channel and most current video. Please subscribe and send me some love, likes and comments. I’m really enthusiastic about my second round of my weight loss journey. No more looking back at previous successes and failures. I’m living in the now. Today is a good day.

Much love and light.

Rose 

 

YouTube Channel

I started a YouTube Channel. You can find me at My Change For A Ten Rose Bruno Bailey. My channel is completely new and I am a novice. I plan to upload at least three videos a week, more when I get more comfortable. Weigh in day is Monday. Last Monday I weighed in at 189 lbs. I’m planning to stop the yo yo cycle and be more consistent. I’m using my iPhone to film so bear with me as I learn this new media.

https://youtu.be/85ZMise3aC0

I also stated on my video last week I’m going to do all things in gratitude. Sometimes it’s hard when my job burns me out. I will say this though, and this is where the gratitude part comes in; I work with kind people and that makes all the difference. My job is flexible so even though waitressing (again) can be stressful, I move forward even on the tough days in gratitude.

There are some personal decisions we need to make in the next few weeks regarding a possible move. I never have enjoyed being in limbo. I am just trying to let it be what it will be and not worry at the moment. Stre

Rose Bruno Bailey Poem

LABOR DAY GRATITUDE

Happy Labor Day to all. It’s Labor Day and I’m laboring, but no complaints here. We must show gratitude for all our moments in life. I’m working on that one on this holiday weekend, to be grateful for where I am as I work toward where I’m going. If you approach all of your moments with others in kindness, you will receive kindness in return. It makes “laboring” on a holiday dedicated to those “laboring” much more enjoyable. 

I love the line from Bryan Adams song Summer of 69

Ain’t no use in complaining, when you got a job to do.

I have many jobs to do as I wear many hats. As I reintroduce myself to working on my weight loss and fitness goals I’m learning about the fine art of balance. I am vegan because for me it’s the ethical way to live my authentic life. I believe eating Whole Foods plant based is very healthy. Recently I decided to cut out sodium and oils. I am very active and my job keeps me moving. I realized at work my sodium levels must have been low, I felt like I would pass out.  A co-worker/friend suggested I was dehydrated and should eat saltines. It made me feel so much better and it was a lesson in overdoing a good thing.

For someone with an eating disorder past, removing so many foods at once causes issues. I will monitor my sodium and oils but not be too obsessive about it. I also will indulge in the occasional vegan treat. I believe balance is the key for me going forward. I got caught up with much needed rest and woke up ready to tackle the evening shift with the help of coffee. I will never abandon my one cup of coffee each day. Coffee is life.

Balance and Gratitude is my mantra this week. 

Love and light

Rose

 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

Depression, I think I was depressed for a while. I’m trying to understand the idea of depression. I’m such a happy go lucky person, for me to be depressed is unheard of. The loss of my Mom, leaving my beloved Los Angeles and losing our cat; among other things left me with this void. It’s not something anyone can see, it’s like a numbness. In Los Angeles I was so alive, like life on steroids. Things here in Texas are much slower and with all of what happened I felt my vibration at an all time low. Time to choose to change and raise my vibration.

Recognizing it is the first step. Making goals again and being impeccable with my word is the second step. I am here, posting every single day. My computer crashed, but this time I make no excuses and I make it happen with my phone. I keep a food journal every single day. I can feel already changes in my body. I’m so happy to be back, this is just the beginning. I’m laying the basic groundwork for bigger goals. 

Do what you love, do all things with love. I treat others with love, I should do so with myself. That means never giving up and making the commitment to stick to starting over.

What do I love? I love to write so I keep writing and submitting my work. I want to be a healthy weight loss success story again, and I want to help others. I’m interested in motivational speaking sometime in the future.

After being in the Richard Simmons video and taking his classes, I too want to teach classes. I’m a former dancer and I love dance as much as I love writing. My husband James paid for me to get my American Council of Exercise group exercise certification. With all that has happened I missed my exam, and I was so disappointed in myself. I hit an all time low with that one. 

There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I was told I still have one year to take my exam. Do what you love. That’s my motivation for me going forward. Round two is underway and going strong. 

It’s time to study. Do all things with love, for yourself and for others. 

So much love and light.

Namaste’

Rose


 

 

WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH STRESS

Happy Friday to all. I’m doing a lot of soul searching and thinking this week. If you know me, I’m a firm believer of the law of attraction. This week seemed to spiral in the negative direction. Once we started to focus on something that happened early in the week everything just seemed to go downward. It’s like they say, if you wake up and stub your toe and believe it will be a bad day it will. You are what you believe. I’m trying to change that. Fall nine times, get up ten. 

Time to make like a GPS and yell recalculating as loud as I can. One thing that has been positive is I’ve stayed true to my word to blog and to stick to my weight loss and health regimen. I lost 5 lbs my first week and I’m very dedicated. I’m working out again. I’m taking my frustrations out on the treadmill.No matter what happens I’m not giving up. Goal or bust. 

We can’t change the outcome of certain circumstances but we can change our thought process. We even may find some clarity to take necessary risks with our future. Sometimes you have to just jump and see where you land.

Breathe in, breathe out 

love and light

Namaste’

Rose 

 

MINDSET

Happy Thursday to all. I’m still blogging from my phone. Not having a working computer is not a setback for me. I’m just adjusting to whatever tools I have on hand. I committed to blogging daily again, and I will do so no matter the obstacles. It’s really helping me stay on track with my food. I’m on it, I’m accountable, I’m not perfect, but I’m doing it every single day. It’s not easy to do this on the phone, the keyboard is sensitive so if things look less than stellar my apologies. 

Mindset. Even though I’m really doing great with my food I admit this week my mindset is struggling. So much stress this week since we got back, so much to think about and decisions to be made. I admit I’m completely overwhelmed and had quite a few crying moments this week. I’m trying to pull myself out of this quagmire I’m in. That means exercise and sleep. This week my sleep has been compromised and when you are fatigued you cannot think clearly. 

I had a chat with one of my dear friends. He reminded me how strong I am. He said for me to be able to stay so focused on eating clean is a big accomplishment. I have to admit he’s right. I’m staying the course, I did the standard American diet crime and gained the weight but that’s in the past. I’m getting back to being the person who started this blog; strong yet not perfect, but one who doesn’t give in or give up. 

Day seven since I’m back. Seven days at being accountable to my word. I love the book the four agreements and the quote from the author. I will leave you with this. 

Always be impeccable with your word. 

Don Miguel Ruiz

Love and light

Namaste’

Rose

 

 

 

 

WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY

Weigh in day came early. I admit it I was impatient to get on the scale, technically I weighed in one week ago today, but I started posting on my blog regularly a day or two later. For now Wednesday will be weigh in Wednesday. 

Through a very stressful week after getting back into town I lost five pounds. I know my clean eating Whole Foods plant-based is working. I admit it’s a challenge to change your mindset on oils and salt, but oils and salt are only going to be occasionally treats for me along with the rare occasional vegan junk food.

It’s been forever since I’ve seen the numbers move on the scale. I’m committed to staying the course through my overwhelming challenges and a bit of temporary depression. Soon I will be updating workouts and cardio. As someone who has been described as dangerously optimistic and eternally happy I’ve discovered I too am human and can have sad moments in my life.

The journey the second time around is so much harder. I’m not giving up no matter what obstacles come my way. Ever heard of dodgeball? I’m dodging every single thing that attempts to tempt me to falter. I’m going to be a weight loss success story. I will get my eternal happiness back, it’s just taking a bit of hard work this time.

Namaste

love and light

Rose

MEXICAN LASAGNA

Today was a long day and not my most positive of days. A lot of issues seemed to weigh down on me, more than my weight issues. I refuse to deviate from my goals though, My emotions will no longer be a reason for me to go off my food plan or to have a binge.  I’m trying to keep going, but I definitely was not my jovial self today. I know I won’t always be perfect but I just started and I plan to stay the course. I’m posting from my phone because I’m having computer issues. It’s ok, I got this. Weigh in day is soon approaching.

 

Yesterday I made a fifteen bean soup, it’s Mexican inspired. I decided to make it into a Mexican Bake inspired by a recipe of Mexican Lasagna I found on a YouTube Channel called Jeanne Schumacher -Plant Power. I recently discovered her Channel and I love it.  I used my bean soup in place of the mashed beans and used mild salsa and green salsa. Here’s the link to her recipe on her YouTube Channel. She offers so much practical advice for transitioning to a Whole Foods Plant Based lifestyle. I hope you enjoy. 

 

FIFTEEN BEAN SOUP

Monday motivation to me is a real thing. Monday is like brand new beginning that comes along each week. It’s like New Years Eve four times a month. Starting over is easy, actually sticking to it day by day is hard. I’m doing my best to focus on my goals each and every day. I really believe a vegan lifestyle eating Whole Foods Plant Based  is the way for my health. I’m vegan because of my ethical beliefs, and wfpb for my health. Weigh in day is Fridays and I’m keeping a food journal on the Loseitapp. I will post later my inspirations and the experts I am learning from, in fitness and in nutrition. 

I’m making soup for a late dinner. I often make soups, but this is the first time I’m making soup without oil and salt. I admit it’s a journey to learn this new way of cooking. I’m not saying I will never consume salt or oil again, but my regular Whole Foods plant based daily meals with not include salt and added oils. My family has heart disease and I’m not going there. I wish to be healthier as I celebrate each birthday. Here’s my soup recipe. Happy Brand New Beginnings. 

Fifteen Bean Vegan Soup

2 quarts homemade vegetable broth (no salt or oil). I take celery, carrots, onions, and garlic with bay leaf, basil and add water. Bring to boil then simmer for hours and strain. You may use low salt vegetable broth. I love Trader Joe’s low sodium vegetable broth.

1 bag 15 bean soup. Toss the seasoning. Soak beans overnight or for eight hours. Drain and rinse and set aside.

3 celery stalks chopped, 1 large onion, chopped, 3 carrots, chop, 8 garlic cloves chopped

2 cans salt free crushed tomatoes

1 can salt free tomato paste

1 bag fresh or frozen organic peas

3 cups fresh or frozen spinach

All spices you enjoy. I’m using basil, ground pepper, and chili powder no salt. Feel free to spice as you prefer. For me no salt and no oil is a new journey.

In a pot with a few tablespoons of broth sauté onions, carrots and celery until translucent. Add garlic and sauté.

Add 2 quarts homemade broth, both cans crushed tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, and soaked beans to pot. Season as you prefer.

Cook covered on low for two hours. Add spinach and peas in the last half hour of cooking. Season again to taste. Let cool and enjoy with some taster low sodium Ezekiel Bread.

Yum!! Manga