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HOLIDAY GIVING

As I sit here with Spanky my Siamese cat on my lap I contemplate happiness and goals. We are cooking a late night whole wheat rotini with  vegan sauce. We are listening to Christmas music and all is well in our world. Problems be damned, you still have to live and we choose to live happily ever. 

Today I weighed in and my weight stayed the same. I weigh 182 lbs. in August I was 192 lbs so I’m happy with staying the same. I pretty much got my vegan clean eating down, and I do enjoy a little vegan fun foods on my days off. I am working on my workout schedule. Today we went brisk walking near the water and it couldn’t of been lovelier. The warm breeze felt like heaven. It’s easier to be happy than to be miserable. I choose happiness. I will achieve my goals because I’m dedicated and determined. My body is my temple not my trash can. 

I am doing two charities with my co-workers and management at Red Lobster here in Houston TX. I couldn’t be more grateful to The the people I get to work beside. They are the kindest and most generous bunch and I’m beyond lucky to be there. 

We are collecting can goods for The Houston Food Bank and brand new toys for Toys for Tots. What a wonderful way to kick of the Holiday Season. I’m really so excited to be part of such a giving team. 

Spanky has decided to finally move so it’s time to have dinner with James. So much love and light to all. 💕

WEIGH IN MONDAY

Happy Monday to all? Today is weigh in Monday and I lost 2 lbs, cue happy dance. That brings me to 182 lbs. I’m down 7.6 lbs. I’m keeping a journal of my meals and calories on the Loseitapp and I’m using Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen App to keep track of my vegan nutrition. I’m doing this six days a week and one day a week I allow a vegan cheat day. On that day I eat whatever vegan foods I like, but I do my best to keep my calories in check. 

Losing weight through stress or when you are in a personal crisis is not easy. For me what’s working this second try around is I’m focusing on my nutrition and my fitness. My meal plan six days a week is very clean, with very low salt, no oils and just a bit of raw sugar in my coffee. Using both apps keeps me accountable. My energy is definitely up since I started the Dr Greger Daily Dozen. My one vegan cheat day a week allows me to eat the vegan foods I love. This week I’m choosing that day to be Halloween.

Another bonus is how incredibly inexpensive this way of eating is. Lentils, tofu, split peas, canned beans no salt, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, quinoa, Ezekiel bread, oats, flax seeds, no salt peanuts and no salt peanut butter. It’s not always easy to tick off everybox, yesterday  I missed cruciferous vegetables; but that’s ok. I strive to each day do better. 

I am also working on some new and exciting projects, I also plan to waitress more than usual, and I’m continuing forward with this blog with the intent to post more regularly and I plan more videos in YouTube.

Dr Greger recommends exercise daily and I may start my workouts in the evening on my work days to be able to manage everything I’m working on. I bought an amazing planner from Barnes and Noble to keep everything organized.

It is all about a positive mindset. Stress gets me, and sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in it; than I remember I’m a good swimmer. Right now im treading water through my struggles and my eye is on my health, fitness, strength, flexibility, and longevity. I’m proud to be a plant eater. 

Stay tuned for next post when I announce how I’m doing my small part to help others in the community I live in with the wonderful people I work with.

When you find yourself struggling, it helps to help others.

Namaste’

Rose

NEVER GIVE UP

Hi everyone, just a quick update. Happy Friday to all. Ever have one of those weeks when you wake up each day completely out of sorts? It’s been that kind of week for me. Weigh in day put me up a pound, and my mood was down. Reminders of the losses we suffered are magnified as we enter Autumn and The Holiday Season. I wrote about my feelings of grief over losing our beloved Siamese Rascal on my Facebook pages if you would like to read. Have tissues handy, apparently I made some people cry. 

It’s ok, I like to say I’m like a GPS, and when things get difficult I make like a GPS and yell recalculating. That’s the thing about recalculating, you can do it over and over. The GPS does it every time you make a wrong turn. Time to get back on track, or time to just keep trying. 

My cleaner vegan diet is going great, and I will have one splurge day a week. Next week it will be on Halloween but usually it’s on my day off Monday. Getting through the Holidays and losing weight will definitely be a challenge. There’s lots of vegan fun foods out there. On work days though I eat clean, and that means whole foods, plant based, no salt, no oil, no sugar. It’s super challenging because I love vegan faux meats, but I only eat those on my day off. I try to follow Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen as much as possible. I downloaded the free app. It’s a great way to get all the nutrition you need as a vegan. 

 

Just because I’m going through personal issues does not mean I have ever quit chasing my goals. At the moment I’m working on several projects. I’m getting through. I’m really excited about the projects and I will be talking about those soon. 

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

WEIGH IN MONDAY

Weight loss is up and down, the key is to keep moving forward. I’m not giving up. I’m in the second month of my brand new weight loss journey and I’m down six pounds. Today was weigh in and I gained a pound. I think it was a combination of things. I was sick and less active and I ate a little more sodium in the form of vegan faux meats. I kind of fell of my plan of eating Whole Foods plant based five days out of the week and only having vegan cheats on my days off. It’s ok, I’m making like a gps and recalculating. Brand new week, brand new beginnings. 

I made tofu scramble this week and it was such a hit. I was inspired by a frozen tofu scramble by Amy’s. I love Amy’s but I figured I could make mine with less sodium. My recipe is super easy. You can add more salt to taste but for me this is a healthy and speedy meal I can eat anytime. I hope you like it. The tumeric gives it the egg like color and a dose of extra health benefits. I like to serve my food on pretty plates. Break out the good china. You are special, those dishes don’t need to be only used on special occasions. You are alive, that’s one big special occasion. 

Tofu Scramble 

1 bag Trader Joe’s Shredded Hash Browns

1 block firm tofu

1 onion chopped

1 bag spinach

two tablespoons olive oil

salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoning salt, turmeric

Cook shredded hash browns and set aside.

Saute’ onion and spinach until onion is cooked through, add crumbled tofu and season to taste. Add two tablespoons tumeric and mix thoroughly.

Add shredded hash browns to tofu mixture and season to taste.

Great with Ezekiel toast and vegan bacon on cheat days. It’s a game changer for me.

Manga,

Rose

 

 

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