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Eye opening experience in Okinawa

Monday, July 15, 2013

I am back from my trip to Okinawa! Wow! What a great time I had. There were alot of things that opened eyes. The most amazing thing is that I got to meet my 97 year old great uncle who was healthy as a horse. While sitting on the floor he lifted my 4 year old daughter who weighs almost 40 lbs up in the air 3 times in a row with no problem. I found out that he gardens everyday and eats 3 times a day at exact times. He does not eat anything outside of his meal times! He also sleeps on the tatami mats on the floor every night. He gets bored when he is visiting his family because he is used to gardening every day. Aside from not being able to hear very well, he is healthy as a horse! It was amazing to be able to meet him. It just validated the fact that if I am consistent in being active and eat healthy, I can live a long healthy life. Most people there eat a little meat with their meals. Most foods were delicious and flavored so nice. I definitely need to learn how to cook Okinawan food. I am now on the verge to live healthy and put all the other crap like fitting into a certain size and being stressed out about losing so much weight to the side. I know if I just simplify everything by eating well prepared meals and get active I will achieve my goals all around. I will definitely feel good about myself.

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LITTLAH 7/25/2013 11:43AM

    It really was a great experience. Thanks y'all:)

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 7/25/2013 11:22AM

    That is awesome about your uncle and sounds like he inspired you too :]

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CAROLISCIOUS 7/16/2013 8:22PM

    What an awesome example and legacy for you!

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LJOYCE55 7/15/2013 12:34PM

  Sounds like you come from a fantastic gene pool.

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LADYJ6942 7/15/2013 12:32PM

    Sounds like an awesome eye opening expereince. I'm going to look into Okinawan food too, sounds like a great way to break up the boring routine I'm in.

Good luck

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C25K Wk1 Day1

Monday, July 30, 2012

So I'm starting this journey again. I completed my first day of C25K and it was OK! I pushed my 3yr old in my jogging stroller and my 14yr old ran with me. We went to the nearest gas station picked up 2 Sunday news papers, got the girls cold apple juice, and completed the c25k back home. It was VERY hot even at 8:30 am, but we got it done!

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 7/30/2012 12:23PM

    emoticon keep up the great work! i gotta start back up on my running too!!

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Getting Healthy AGAIN!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This is the story of my life! Doing it AGAIN! I need something to keep me on this healthy journey for life! Every time I get stressed, all my healthy acheivements go down the drain. How does everyone deal with it and stay strong in those times?


Lots of company visiting since moving to the beach. How do you handle the eating part?

Monday, June 06, 2011

So now that we have moved to the beach (6 miles from Destin, FL to be exact), we've had lots of visitors this summer. I'm learning each time that I don't have to compromise my eating plan to fit everyone else's needs. But it is hard just having company over and it's vacation mode for them, but not for me in terms of food. They want to eat out some days which is fine, but when I join them, the temptions are all around. I haven't been my best, but I know that I have to stay focused. The good thing about having company, is that I stay active pretty much all day long. Going to the beach, to the bay, swimming, fishing...all that fun stuff. I've learned that if I pack only healthy stuff to take to the beach for snacks, no one will turn their nose because you are starving after swimming in the ocean under the hot sun for hours. They are happy to have something to eat and drink. If they want junk, they usually go to the gas station and grab something before they actually get to the beach. I have water, bananas, apples, granola bars and rasins. I just have to get prepared by going to the grocery store before my visitor's arrive. Anyways, I'm still learning. If there are any other suggestions out there, please give me some:)

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TINKSMOM1 6/7/2011 8:01AM

    Those sound like perfect options! I have done the same thing on a smaller scale with my daughter..we are doing a lot of fun things this summer, and I decided why should we stop at mcd's for lunch every time, so I pack lunch...and your right, hungry enough, no nose turned up! If your going out to eat a lot, I would just try to plan ahead what you may like to eat, and possibly look it up ahead of time if thats doable. I do that a lot anyway. Enjoy the summer! Sounds like you are on the right path! emoticon

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Egg McMuffin made over. Photos included!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Below you will see one of my favorite breakfast item I eat all the time. Bagel Thins, 2 egg whites, Canadian bacon and fat free cheese. Please look at all the nutritional value and see if I can make it even healthier! I think I need a replacement for the the Canadian bacon (I only used 1 slice) or the cheese since since they are so high in sodium, but I don't know what??? Any suggestions?

Calories: 194
Fat: 1.9g
Na: 700mg :(
Carbs: 26.4g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 4g
Protein: 23g

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30DAYSHREDDER 6/2/2011 2:53PM

    i looooove making egg mc muffins at home. so easy and so good! yours looks great.
i like a slice of tomato and lettuce in mine.

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CHERWHOAH 5/21/2011 12:51PM

    after i posted i looked up to see if they had an egg mcmuffin swap recipe, OMG her's was 300cals and 800+mcg of sodium! uggh.

you should tell her that your recipe kicks her recipe's butt!

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CHERWHOAH 5/21/2011 12:48PM

    wow that's a very low cal breakfast! (i usually eat cottage cheese and fruit or greek yogurt and it's roughly the same amount of calories!)

I would look into different lunchmeats like others suggested. Maybe reduced fat shredded cheese would help? that way you can somewhat control the portion too.

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LITTLAH 5/16/2011 9:10AM

    Ashley, I know I need to find a better substitute for the cheese! It's just so good. Let me know if you have a better substitute:) I really would love something like cheese:)

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 5/16/2011 7:53AM

    Thanks for sharing!! I def need new breakfast stuff to eat. Could you just not eat it with the cheese or would that not do much?

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    Looks yummy, I hate american cheese though. I'd definitely substitute that if I were eating it. The only thing I can think of is find lower sodium products or looking into the turkey stuff as mentioned before. Thanks for sharing...I really need to change up my cereals and milk for breakfast routine. Getting bored!

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LITTLAH 5/15/2011 7:04PM

    Next time I go to the groery store, I will check out the turkey bacon and the pre-cooked ham.

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TALLGUY42 5/15/2011 1:19PM

    Looks delicious!

Would turkey bacon make a difference?

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CARRIE1948 5/15/2011 12:18PM

    Not my type of food, but thanks for sharing. It's important that we learn healthier ways to eat foods we enjoy

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ONCEUPONADREAM 5/15/2011 11:50AM

This is awesome. Thank you for posting this!!

What if you subsituted the canadian bacon with pre-cooked bacon? Would that make a difference in sodium?

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