Last week I spent only sleeping hours at home, the rest of my time I spent helping my mom at the hospital as my dad underwent some artery stenting procedures. He's home now and recovering well.
I'm a little beat, and have fallen off the wagon a bit with my healthy diet.
I have learned that I am an emotional eater. Monday afternoon, just after my dad returned to his room after his last stenting procedure, I received a call from my breast surgeon. They wanted to schedule my… Continue
so i lost 2 lbs this week, the inches are still sliding away...i'd like to loose it faster, but heck, i've lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks(and many inches), that's great progress! i had my niece here today...she is such a sweetie, but hasn't been feeling great- i think her brothers had a bug that lasted 1-2 days at one point last week, this week she and connor had it...declyn is fine so far, but sometimes he is a day or so behind connor and sometimes they won't even get sick from one another. today…
Every bite I took this week is on the chart. It includes my buffet challenge from Thursday night and 2 stray crunchy cheeze doodley things. I feel great about all my choices this week even the non raw ones. I am okay with the fact that tomorrow morning I will get on the scale and report in to the vault. I will not be surprised by the number no matter the direction, I…Continue
At yoga on Wednesday the instructor set the intention for the class of "letting go." We spent
some time doing hip opening which felt really good. I definitely hold
onto tension in my hips so it's always helpful to release some of that. I
seriously could have stayed in class for another hour!
Thursday's class had a different instructor but she set the same intention
of "letting go." Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it seemed like
the universe was trying… Continue
When I first went raw...I was starving. So I let myself "OVER EAT" but only raw vegan things (excluding nuts, i kept those in moderation) Everyone has a different story, but I came to realize that my fat body was starving for nutrition...and I needed to eat... A LOT.
Some days I would eat 6 -8 heads of romaine lettuce. I did use very low fat or no fat dressing such as vinegar...maybe a little olive oil. Yes it was boring.
So, I gained weigh this last week and I know where I went wrong- no juicing and only one green smoothie. Whateva Gen! Drinking my food is absolutely key to my weight loss. If I wasn't convinced of this before today, well, now I am.
I struggle with gluttony. That's no secret. I was listening to a podcast recently of an Orthodox woman who works as an ecclesiastical tailor. She took a break from her normal discussions on vestments (way more fascinating than it sounds) and discussed her… Continue
I am cleaning my office today and came across my Weight Watchers Lifetime Membership booklet. I have held on to this booklet (that tracks your weight at each weigh-in) since December 14, 1994. When I came across it while cleaning, my first reaction was to chuck it in the trash. There was no hesitation in the realization that I was certain that I would not need it anymore. But I stopped myself for a few moments because I felt like I had to honor it somehow before filing it forever in file…
Ben's going away to help someone replace their roof. He's not done that before, so I am nervous, and he'll be gone during the actual flush part of the cleanse. That makes me nervous, too.
So, today's the day I'll be fasting the last half and taking the awful oil and lemon juice. I am trying to follow Ben's directive to not psych myself out by thinking about it, so I won't. But it is hard. And that makes me nervous too.
Ok, I am just kind of all jittery today. I was… Continue
Just curious about some things for all you who have went RAW as a way of healthy eating. As I am starting this new approach to eating healthier, what can one expect in terms of noticing weight-loss? Do you have to be on this awhile or do you start experiences changes soon after going RAW? What other benefits does one see? Thanks, Shelly.
This morning I got half way to work before I realized I left my green smoothie in the blender on the counter in the kitchen at the house! (yes, I said all that!) My first thought was to turn around, screw it!!! just be late to work. Then I thought or I could just hit Mc Donalds and get a pancake... WHAT? Where did that come from? I don't even WANT a pancake. I…
I don't really know why my sugar was up. I drank water & herbal tea, ate thai lettuce wraps and Red Pepper Bisque. I wa sout of greens for juice.I figure I need at least a quart a day of green juice. i'm just doing my best and I will get there. I…
Well, to start off, you should all know that this blog is waaaaaaay overdue. I wanted to write it for a month now, but things got really strange.....
Anyway, about a month or two ago my sisters and I had a "school" science fair. School is in parentheses because we home-school, but are part of a community of people who do the same. Where was I? Oh yeah, science. Since we had just finished studying out Health Science (more specifically RAW science) we decided we could thrill the crowd… Continue
ok, so i was all excited to see the sun today, then connor seemed really tired and sluggish- he had a little fever, but after 2 naps (he slept almost all morning) his fever broke and he was feeling better so i let him sit in the backyard in a chair and watch me do 1/2 hr of poi spinning...after lunch-he really did seem to feel a lot better and the fever was gone, so we figured as long as he stayed in his stroller and was kept warm we could run out for a trip to the hardware store and to the…
I have found my fitness love! Zumba!! I never thought I could shake my hips and look good doing it, but I can! Zumba is so fun and it is a KILLER workout if you work it. Last night, I burned 500 calories in one hour. Dang! I couldn't believe it! I've been going to classes pretty consistently and I burn between 350 and 500 calories in an hour. Heck, I love it so much that I actually bought dance sneakers so I could really let it all hang out. Doing it in trainers is a bit risky... they just… Continue
So even though I am physically a bit tired after quite a run around day, I am still on this raw buzz I have had for two days now. I am so thankful too because tonight is the first challenge of this week. I am going to a fundraiser for a County Sheriff and it is taking place at a local restaurant I have been hoping to try. With my raw energy buzz, I have been able to prepare myself by eating light yesterday and today. Lot's of fresh juice and water. the challenge is not so much what to eat but… Continue
I went to hear David Wolfe speak last night. He spoke at length on the benefits of cacoa, fresh from the earth spring water, goji berries, and medicinal mushrooms. I dont' know much about them except from what I learned last night. Anyone use medicinal mushrooms? Do you buy them, find them, grow them?
After watching Rascal Flatts on American Idol last night, I just felt that I had to share this song here with you. It just seemed to fit.......
So so you made a lot of mistakes
Walked down the road a little sideways
Cracked a brick when you hit the wall
Yeah you've had a pocket full of regrets
Pull you down faster than a sunset
Hey it happens to us all
When the cold hard rain just won't quit
And you can't see… Continue