Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eating Healthy


I think I am finally starting to get the hang of balanced eating.  I was a bit of a health fanatic for a while (like a year and a half) and wouldn’t let anything “unhealthy” into my body.  Well, I missed out on some delicious foods and felt left out of some events because of it.  I now realize that splurging is okay and that all foods are created for our use and for our enjoyment. I still try not to splurge very often and when I do it is in moderation (most of the time). With that said this is my lunch today.  A huge serving of zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers and black beans. I steamed them in 2 tbsp of water and only added 1 tsp minced garlic, a little fresh cracked black pepper and sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top. Delicious, filling and so good for you! What’s even better is that the zucchini, tomatoes and peppers are fresh from the garden.

Monday, August 29, 2011


I am so at peace right now with my life.  It is crazy busy with too many meetings, practices, games, and events to mention but that hasn’t fazed me. I think the main thing that is different right now is that not only am I focusing on my physical health right now but also my spiritual health.  Sometimes I focus too much on one thing and everything gets out of balance.  I love the peace that comes with a healthy body and spirit!  As a bonus the scale was down 3.4 pounds for the week.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Owning the Numbers

This is me today, no make-up,  hair pulled up quick into a pony tail, clothes thrown on to take the kids up to school. I saw part of the Today show yesterday about owning the numbers that you are and it really bugged me how women hated telling their age and weight.  Even the hosts of the show that are stick thin didn’t really want to share and made a huge deal of being  a big 147 and 129 pounds.  There is such a stigma around weight and age.  We are what we are and why can’t we just embrace it and if we don’t like it do what we can to be the best at the age we are and thank goodness the weight we can change.  So I am owing my numbers today. I am 38 wonderful years and the scale gave me 199.9 pounds.  Although I don’t like those numbers much, I still like my body and think I look pretty darn good for basically 200 pounds.  I still wear any where from a size 6-12 but fall mostly into size 10.  WOW, after coming from size 30/32 (yes they do go higher than 26/28)  to a size 10 I have to love those numbers.  Now I do want to see the 180’s again but for now I need to embrace this healthy body and own it.  Don’t be scared of who you are. Love yourself where you are and improve what you don’t like so much.  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What a Difference

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We have been on vacation this week. We've been gone all day doing fun stuff then home at night. The problem that I'm running into is that I have allowed my eating to be on vacation too. I';m not eating terribly but a dessert here and there and the quantity a lot more than normal. I was so much stricter last year with my eating habits. I need to get back to that place mentally. I really want and need to lose 10-15 pounds. I have some extra around my middle that my clothes just won't accommodate. The thing is is that I know what I need to do but I just haven't committed myself to do it yet. Why? Why can't I just make the change today and do what I know I need to do? AHHHH! I am frustrated with myself and my lack of will power. I keep thinking that once the kids are back in school that I'll get completely back on track. Maybe I have needed this break. I didn't need a break last summer, why this summer?

Thanks for listening to my ramblings. I am so NORMAL! I wish I was some freak sometimes that never wanted to eat sugar or taste the fattening butter sauce but I'm not. I want it all but I know what eating it will do to my body, my mind and my spirit. Moderation I know is the key but for me one taste often sends me into crazy cravings. One day at a time I guess. So now it's off to the water park for the day. I better run up some of the stairs today to those slides!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I watched this…

documentary last night and really enjoyed it. The title is Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. If you have 1 1/2 hours to spare it is worth watching.  It teaches some great information along with telling the life changing story of 2 men. I wouldn’t do a juice fast myself but I like the information it provides on what our body needs to be healthy and how the majority of the country is killing themselves by eating so much processed food. So if you have Netflix it is an instant watch otherwise you can rent it on Amazon. Go to this link to watch the trailer to the movie and for more information about it.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Life has been so busy! I had 3 of my sisters children for a week making for 8 kids in the house ages 13,11,9,7,6,5,4, and 3. The 9 year old and the 3 year old had birthdays last week so we must celebrate them also. Fill in with trips to the splash pad, bounce house paradise, extra treats, me being in charge of Cub Scout Pack Meeting Picnic as well as 2 separate neighborhood parties and let's just say it was a bit crazy! I loved it though. I even fit in a couple good bouts of exercise. I did a 5 1/2 mile run Monday and a 21 mile bike ride Saturday morning. The exercise was a much needed escape. Oh how I miss it when it isn't a daily event.

Life is more back to a routine this week. Yeah! My running partner is back after 2 weeks and we had a good 4 mile run yesterday. Next week again is crazy with our family stay-cation. I am hoping I can at least run my regular 3 days. I find myself excited for school to start and the craziness of summer schedules to be over. Oh yeah but then there are 4 kids with soccer games and one in ballroom dance every other day. I don't know if life will ever be on a regular routine!

To see tons of pictures of my summer craziness feel free to hop over to www.myreasontosmile.blogspot.com