Journal of Healthier Living – Week 6

19 Feb

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤

Week of 02/11-02/17/2018 – Week 6

“Dear Journal – Sometimes I think we beat ourselves up too much.  There is a line between challenging yourself to do better and pushing yourself over the edge.  If I push myself too much, it becomes something I *have* to do, a chore if you will, and my OCD gets tested.  If I leave it at the pace I’m going, I can fit it into my life where it becomes a habit in the end and not so much as a chore.  Shaking my head.  Life is full of complications – LOL.  But so far, I think I have this right now.  I do want to pick up the pace a bit more.  Now I’m trying to turn a 24 hour day into 36 hours.  Do I really need sleep?  Just joking – I love my sleep.  It’s hard to believe how things these days in the form of moving around is so much easier.  I’m so grateful that I had breast surgery.  I think I need to send the doctor a thank you note.”

This week walked: 9.12

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  53.30

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


Okay my friends – another week with using the air fryer at the Hotel Thompson.  One of my biggest weaknesses foodwise is fried chicken.  It might be a southern thing.  It’s a huge comfort food here in the south.  And it’s something I was never able to work around with trying to lose weight but yet keeping my favorite food in the mix.  Who needs all of that grease that it’s deep fried in, right?

Well, I think I found my heaven.  Let me present to you Exhibit A – fried chicken (skinless and boneless) that was prepared in air fryer.  I put it on on the white napkins straight from the air fryer so that you could see – absolutely NO GREASE.  Look at the crispy outside and the inside was so juicy.  Better yet, I’ve found with the air fryer that you actually taste your food and not the grease that it is cooked in.  I seasoned my chicken before hand with salt/pepper and some pepper flakes.  I then dipped it in a seasoned egg mixture and then dipped it in a seasoned flour mix.  I then put the chicken in my air fryer.  The basket held five chicken thighs at one time.  I set the timer for 20 minutes on chicken at 380 degrees.  At 10 minutes, I stopped the timer and turned the chicken.  It came out this beautiful.  It was a HUGE hit here at the Hotel Thompson.


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21 responses to “Journal of Healthier Living – Week 6

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/19/2018 at 12:38 pm

    I so agree if it becomes a pesky duty it does nothing for us… and we can only scream and stomp with our hooves on the display of a scale….note to myself: replace the glass scale with an iron one LOL

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:52 pm

      I like the way you think. Better yet – I’m tossing that stupid scale out the window – LOL

      • easyweimaraner

        02/20/2018 at 5:07 am

        yep… therefore the word eSCALE-ation was invented ;O))

      • Piglove

        02/20/2018 at 9:18 am

        YES!! ❤

  2. Kate Crimmins

    02/19/2018 at 1:20 pm

    You’re making me want an air fryer….

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:52 pm

      I fought it for a long time but now I’m glad I got one. I’m loving it!

  3. angelswhisper2011

    02/19/2018 at 1:27 pm

    OMC you have your own KFC…now we want one too…MOL 😀 Too little time in a day, huh…we feel the same 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Meal…eh.. Walk…eh.. Day 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:53 pm

      These did turn out wonderful. I’ve got a list of great things to try this week. I can’t wait!

  4. Jovina Coughlin

    02/19/2018 at 2:10 pm

    Great recipe. Keep up the good ways.

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks sweet friend ❤

  5. David

    02/19/2018 at 2:40 pm

    Mmmm … oops, we meant to say, Hmmm … could you send us some chicken made in your airfryer, preferably by same-day priority? 😉

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:55 pm

      LOL – It really did turn out fantastic! I’ve got so many things to try this week…. I can’t wait. Trust me though – I will keep you posted for sure ❤

  6. Ladybuggz

    02/19/2018 at 2:55 pm

    Looks great! Yum!

  7. Lee and Phod

    02/19/2018 at 4:43 pm

    Fried food is also a comfort in the North aka Canada – maybe not the same as the south. It can vibe so good. Glad you found an alternative.

    • Piglove

      02/19/2018 at 4:56 pm

      Me too and I can’t believe how good it tasted!

  8. CarolMaeWY

    02/20/2018 at 12:16 am

    Is this a new recipe, without the buttermilk? We’re thinking of buying one. Grease does not agree with my stomach or waistline. I want to lose the last twenty pounds. Can you direct me to your first post about the air fryer please? Thanks.

  9. katsrus

    02/20/2018 at 8:10 am

    That looks good. I love chicken too. Enjoy your week.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      02/20/2018 at 9:18 am

      Thanks sweet friend. It really was good. XOXO – Bacon


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