Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Feeling a little FRUITY....

So the last time I was here sharing my "wonderful" words with each of you... I had decided it was time to take back my bad habits and turn them into something new.  Well... I thought it was past time for an update. 

Soda - I no longer drink it.  At all.  Seriously.  Went from drinking 64 ounces of the DEW to drinking 0 ounces of the DEW.  It was rough... understatement of the century.  I do occasionally still drink a coke slushie... but it's a treat.  NOTHING like it was before.  The caffeine headaches were ATROCIOUS!!  But I know that my body is so much better without all of it.

Meat - I no longer eat it.  Okay... so maybe an occasional hot dog... but they aren't really meat, right?  I watched the movie "Forks over Knives" and was inspired to try the whole plant based nutrition deal.  I'm a HUGE steak and potatoes girl... cheeseburgers are my weakness. BUT... I haven't had one since April.  Crazy stuff!  I don't miss meat... not even one teensie, tiny little bit.  Figuring out what to eat has been the hardest... I know now that I HATE tofu.  NASTY, NASTY stuff.  

Fitness - well... I'm HUGELY lacking in this area.  I was doing SO GOOD.... then I got sick, the kids got sick, and VOILA... there goes all the progress I made.  I might start walking again this week... I have a handy, dandy new pedometer (a FITBIT... so fun!) that has been helpful.  It's fun to see how many steps I've walked in a day... and how many flights of stairs I've gone up (and down).  I really need to find some inspiration or a work out buddy... apparently both are helpful :).  

So that's my update.  I might start blogging again... it's kind of fun (I'm such a dork... can't believe I just wrote that).  Maybe I'll post the successful meat-free meals we have here in Schwadville.  Let me tell you... we've had the good, the bad, and the REALLY ugly!  

Peace out for now my little blogging peeps!!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A little "self-discovery" never hurt a soul......

I've realized that I crave sugar mostly in the afternoons. Around 1pm I start to feel sluggish... the first thing I run to... MOUNTAIN DEW! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! Have you read what they put in Mountain Dew? Brominated vegetable oil, high-fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate... doesn't sound very refreshing, right?!

In trying to eat more natural and fresh it amazes me how willingly I put this CRAP into my body!

I bought cookies at the grocery store (they were BOGO... how could I say no?!?!)... looked at the ingredients and about FELL OVER! Half the stuff I couldn't pronounce. Lame. What happened to the simple recipe of flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, butter, baking soda, and eggs? When things have 16 letters in them... I start to worry!

My plan is to start working out in the afternoons rather than in the mornings. This week is screwed up a bit due to an electrician coming to "play" tomorrow and I'm helping a friend with some housework/kid-care on Thursday. Friday is my day... I'm going to test it out!

We'll see.....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time for change... I HATE CHANGE!

Seems silly to pursue change when I do NOT handle change well. These are changes that have been a LONG time coming though... a VERY long time.

With all my health yuckiness last year - cancer, broken tailbone, parvo virus (PURE misery)... I've decided to switch things up a bit this year. I've gained weight (due to meds and general illness) and my habits for exercise and nutrition have become even more horrible than they were in the past.

So... I'm here to admit that I am FULLY ADDICTED TO SUGAR! Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, chocolate, gummy bears, etc... LOVE THEM. Soda, juice, soda, more soda... totally addicted.

Over the last few months my tastes have started to change (again... I HATE change!). I love all things fresh... not processed. I've been cooking more from scratch... and I LOVE it! I've always enjoyed cooking and baking... so this is something WONDERFUL for me! :)

But... the sugar thing is really bad. I can't seem to get a grip on it...


I'm changing this blog to be more of a "thing" about me and my journey to health. Taking it away from the kids/family.... focusing on this journey I'm starting on. Hoping it will keep me accountable.... hopefully it will bring some new friends into my life to offer encouragement and the possibility of learning from them.

I'll post weight once a week (EEK!!!!), daily food choices, and exercise. Should be interesting....

So.... YEAH!! I'm back to blogging...