I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.

Wellness Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Breakfast was my usual…bok choy with steamed potatoes and a no oil vegan cheese sauce. I’ve shown you that so many times.

But lunch was this:

Leftover tofu stir fry. It doesn’t look like much but it was delicious! Peppers, onions, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and tofu, but this time I added pineapple, as I was already using garlic and ginger. And I added leftover rice. It was so good! I was glad to see I made enough for leftovers, then hubby said maybe not…depended on how much he ate! Glad he left some for me!

Dinner was this scrumptious lentil vegetable soup. Carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, garlic, and lots of lentils in a veggie broth seasoned with herbes de Provence. I think I could live on this soup! I threw in some grape tomatoes that were on their last leg. That’s the great thing about this. It’s a clean out your refrigerator kind of soup. And I have been craving it. I make it every week.

And my activity calendar. A sticker for every day I walk. I only missed the first! I take Sundays off. I’m determined to get well if it kills me! Lol!

What scrumptious things did you make this Wellness Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Still walking. I’m getting between 5000 and 7500 steps a day…which is amazing considering I was bedridden for almost 4 years not so long ago.

I was hoping to update you on my health issues today, but after spending more than 2 hours with the doctor this afternoon, we still don’t know. But I am hopeful again. We have a course set up. I just have to be patient and wait for them to find it. Sometimes we have to jump through all the hoops before we get answers. And I have a few more to go.

But I’m still kicking!

What have you done today to improve your life?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I have to tell you about this book. Most books like this, as good as they are, don’t have the macros listed because the premise is that you don’t have to count calories in a WFPB lifestyle. That is true, but as a type 1.5 diabetic, it’s nice to have the carbs listed without having to weigh out each ingredient. And that’s information I need in order to calculate the amount of insulin I need.

She also gives basic information to the person new to this way of eating. And her recipes are delicious! Her book can be found on Amazon. She has no idea I’m writing this. I don’t think she even knows I have a blog. But she has a YouTube channel named Veginspired and also a Facebook page for anyone interested.

The biggest reason I love her book is because it may be the answer to my health problems. I’ll talk more about that next week, after I see my surgeon.

I highly recommend you checking out her social media. You won’t go wrong.

What are you doing to improve your health today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, March 24, 2021

What I eat on a typical day

I started out with leftover colcannon. Love this simple meal of cabbage and potatoes.

Lunch was a 6″ Subway Veggie Delight no cheese. I load it up with all the vegetables. Spinach, lettuce, tomato, red onion, black olives, banana peppers. All on wheat bread.

Dinner was mac and cheese with summer squash, zucchini, and onions. Of course all vegan and oil free.

I love simple meals that are filling and delicious.

What did you have to eat today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday (A Day Late) March 11, 2021

I went back to a favorite staple. Burrito bowls. Black beans cooked in my pressure cooker, rice, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives and avocados on a bed of lettuce. It’s been awhile since I had this and I had forgotten how much I like it! Even better than Chipotle. Top it off with a squeeze of lime. Delish! Who said WFPB can’t be tasty?

What are you eating tonight?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tonight’s dinner. Hubby served it upside down! Lol! Vegan shepherd’s pie with tvp, french style green beans, tomato soup and topped with mashed potatoes. Delish, simple, and vegan.

I know it’s been awhile , but I have been dealing with some health issues. Trying to get back into the walking, blogging, etc. I also have a YouTube channel for anyone interested. But I need to post there, too. Its just my name…Betty Horn. It’s more personal than this. I hesitate to say what’s wrong because I have no definite answers and so far I can’t get in to see the specialist until July 20. But my doc is trying to get me in sooner. Time will tell.

Until then, I am just keeping on. Too late in the game to give up now!

What are you eating tonight?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day