My Journey

My Life, one day at a time!


I just got back from the store, I needed to get milk and bread!  (That is a joke in this area, they are talking about flurries so it seems whenever they do this, EVERYONE races out to get milk and bread.  I should have gone to the store just to take pictures🤑)

Anywhooo!  It is a little colder out and they are talking about a rain/sleet mix for tomorrow or Saturday😞  That’s how I feel about that because I really do not like anything near cold weather.  I actually have my heater on in my office, I like it a little toastier.☀️

Since I  had my first treatment yesterday, and I feel like I have been bombarded with phone calls today following up with how I feel and how to move forward, I feel like I REALLY need to try, (yes, even more than usual) to eat better and take better overall care of my health.  With that thought, my lunch today was IMG_2455 I hope, very healthy.  I had baked chicken thighs, broccoli, avocado, and kimchi.  I put a little grass fed butter on this and that was it.  Actually, not bad, but I still feel like I need a BIG cookie!  Any suggestions how to kick that feeling?

My breakfast was one grapefruit, one hard boiled egg, and 1/4 cup full fat greek yogurt.  Surprising, that was quite satisfying.

In my favorite things yesterday, I neglected to talk about my new favorite water bottle.  (I do not have any links or codes for this, however, I am contacting this company because I really like this bottle. ) IMG_2456The bottle is from AVEX, and the great THINGS about this bottle are,

It is insulated, so you beverage stays cold, (or I guess you could fill it with coffee and it will stay hot)

It has a push button that releases the liquid when you drink, so it is spill proof

It has a cover you can place over the mouth piece, in order to avoid more germs

It has a very handy carry handle, (very important for people like me who like to carry everything at one time)

And it helps you to drink a boat load of water, plus, they come in various sizes and really cool colors.  You can find these bottles at

If they give me a discount code for you followers, I will share!!!

I know I mentioned this yesterday, but I really like this new Beautycounter Body WashIMG_2457It has such a citrusy relaxing scent, you really need to try this, check it out at

Be sure to check out the holiday gift sets while you are there.

The Brownies I made, well, to my surprise, I have received some very encouraging feedback on these brownies.  This has motivated me to do some more baking.  I think I will try tomorrow, Friday, to make some cookies!  Remember, if you want to see the recipe, send me a message or leave a comment and I will post.

Exercise, I am just trying to cover everything that I might have missed recently.  I have been trying to do a little more exercise, a little less walking, more reps, and today, I did a little on the elliptical, trying to mix it up!  It actually felt good, but ask me tomorrow😎  (Did I tell you I fell the other day?  Well, not really fell, but SLIPPED on those little nut things that are on the ground this time of year.  It was pretty funny, really, other than I chipped two nails, that sucks!!!)

Did I mention I got an apple watch?  I had been wearing a Garmin, that I really liked, but got the apple Series 3 watch with the Nike Run Club. IMG_2453 Do I like it? Well, it is a little different than my Garmin, I think my Garmin did a little more, but as I learn the watch, I am liking it.  HOWEVER, I did have to take it back and exchange it, it would not charge.  But typical Apple products, there was no issue and they happily exchanged it, and now I am on to tracking again.  I do have a question for you readers that have Apple Watches.  Is there a way to compare calories burned vs intake of calories?  This would show a deficit or overage of calories taken in vs burned.  Please let me know, or if you have tips/tricks, please share.   You can send me a message or leave a comment, Thanks to all who share and comment!

Well tiddlywinks!  I need to get back at it, need to get my work caught up, a few more errands, and look for my next great recipe.

Looking forward to hearing your comments.  Take care doodlebugs!

Remember, gang, if you have topics you want to discuss, questions, whatever, please feel free to send me an e-mail

or leave a comment.  You can also find me on IG,  tamiesjouney

Take care, be safe, and see you all next time.

Remember, to hydrate, drink lots of water, be active, get up and move, be happy, keep a smile on your face, and live life like there is no tomorrow, since tomorrow is a promise to no one.

xoxoxo till next time!

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