Monday, October 17, 2016

Finally feeling back on track! Yes, on Day 2 again.

I'm not sure what happened but maybe I do. I went away from my ladies weekend, it was super fun as always and we had such a great time and spent some quality time together but I ate like crap. Mostly. I ate meat, I ate dairy and then I couldn't stop when I got back. I had it a few more times. And then Thanksgiving happened. We had 3 dinners in a row. I am powerless to turkey and stuffing! LOL!

Well now that's over and hopefully I will be better prepared next holiday which is not that far away!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

My frustration level is at an all-time high as I watch and see how humans treat each other. It breaks my heart every single time. I’m not a religious person and yet I believe that every life counts. To me all that matters is your heart. We are made to love, we are made to have compassion, we are made to protect one another and I don’t see it. I see hate and I see violence. We blame religion, we blame government and we blame society, we blame each other. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and how we treat other people. We need to step up and we need to stand up for each other. 

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Life's Purpose

I continue to search.......................

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I'll be honest. I've been struggling a little. Eating more junk food. The kids going back to school really threw off my game. Not sure why.But I'm back at the gym.
I'm slowly getting back eating on plan. I keep wanting to beat myself up about the slow progress and then my husband reminds me that there will be bumps in the road and we are in it for the long game, not a fast and easy one.
Patience. Not perfect.
I'm really want to give up alcohol and smoking. I'm not big in either area. Maybe a few drinks once or twice a month and not every month either. But when I drink I smoke.
It's harder because this is a social things with my girlfriends. We are going out this weekend and the following weekend we are going away. We usually do our trip once a year and this year we are travelling a few hours to a nearby town for two nights. It's a small and I mean tiny town. I don't know if there will be compliant food for me, so I'll be bringing my own food most likely.
So the journey continues and I don't think it will ever really end. It's will just become normal.
One day at a time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Well I've been making myself over busy again.

I really do not know why I do that. Add a little of this and add a little of that and voila!

But it also seems that when I have more to do, I do more. I wonder why that is.

I started taking an online Herbal course last year and I never finished, then I found out I have until Oct 2017 to finish it, so I dug that out again.

School has started up, so I have to pick up my youngest for lunch a couple of days a week and I'm on school council, so that adds to my life.

I've been on a bit of an exercise break and I can feel my muscles going away. I'm trying to figure out a home routine in the mornings but my house feels full and cluttered so I want to get rid of some things.

I did start walking again and I'm thinking that I will walk to and from work more often. I wonder is I can keep it up through the winter, weather permitting of course.

Boys are happy and getting healthier everyday. They really are doing much better eating wise. Well except for the teenager, he's a work in progress.

Meal planning is really helping me, although I do find I spend a lot of time prepping and doing dishes. Eating this way does take a big of work but it's so work it.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Life goes on.

Honestly, I guess this can be really boring unless I'm posting recipes everyday and talking about everything I learn.

One newish struggle is allergies in the family. My oldest has had a peanut and nut allergy since he was 10 month old. Plus other allergies, some food but they went away. My middle guy is 11 now and he only started getting allergies when he was about 9 and he too allergic to nuts and peanuts. This winter he had reactions to either shellfish, a preservative or something in the can of a brand company. He also reacted to lentils and tofu (so soy) as we've changed the way we eat. He has become vegetarian himself. He makes me so pround.

My youngest has also had a reaction to peanuts. So all three brothers avoid the nuts. I myself have been having interesting reactions too food. The one main one that drives me crazy is my cheeks turn bright red when I have something. I haven't figured it out yet but I think it's pesticides. After I eat an apple with the skin on, bright red but it does happen with other foods, so I have to really watch what I eat but I haven't narrowed it down yet. But I will.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Planning is what I need to do.

I find a lot of my missteps happen when I don't plan.

Planning is not something I do. It has never been my strength. I used to be very organised just by being and now I have to rely on notes and my daily journal to keep track of everything. What I have decided is to start planning out my meals on a weekly menu. I'm going to tape it to the inside of my journal, either by week or just in the front of the cover.

I'm not sure what will work yet and I will find out because I will succeed at this.