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Getting Back On Track

Sunday, April 06, 2014

I met a man from my past in February. We fell head over heels in love and have been busy planning a wedding. Though while we have been super busy planning, moving in together, and working on the house we have been eating on the run and making poor decisions when it comes to food. With the wedding 20 days away we decided to start a 21 day cleanse last week. It is one that while it wants you to eat LOTS of vegetables and fruit, it isn't a starvation diet and has supplements that help detox and rebuild your pre and probiots. The first week we already notice a big difference. It is helping by us making a menu also. I am not sure I am going to follow the diet that goes along with it to a T, but will keep close. It makes you fully vegetarian by the time your done and neither of us can tolerate soy. So I am getting ready for next weeks menu. Planning is key, just like with the wedding we have to plan we can't just wing it when it comes to eating. So hopefully by the end of next week I wont be having to dig out my sewing machine after all to alter his vest that we ended up buying a size to small.

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/7/2014 1:13AM

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding as well as your decision to eat healthier!

Have a great week!

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2014 Resolutions

Friday, January 03, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Try not to be controlling in my relationship (learn to work through problems, not demand my way)

Complete "30 days of Taming the Tongue"

Limit deserts to twice a week.

Limit foofoo coffee to twice a week.

Limit soda to no more than every other day for January.
Limit soda to twice a week for Feb 1st through -15th.
Limit soda to once a week through end of February.

Do at least 10 minutes of exercise every day even if it is Yoga. Work out at gym at least twice a week.

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KYEARL96 1/4/2014 12:06PM

    good luck

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Out with the Christmas candy, in with healthy eating for the new year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

I love sweets, They are my BIGGEST downfall. I don't care if its candy, cookies, or even yummy flavorful lattes if they are there I'm tempted. That is probably why even though I watch what I eat (well everything but sweets), and exercise I still haven't dropped a pound in months. So now that I have got past Christmas my goal is to wean myself off sugar.

I have been saying for months I was going to limit my deserts to no more than twice a week, but something always came up, usually my mom seeing something at the store she had to have. Now that I'm not living with her I am hoping I can reach my goals easier.

But as I know my addiction to sweets is boarding on rehab status emoticon I am going to really push to achieve my goals. Not just state that they are my goals, make a conscious effort every day to reach them. It's easy to make the excuse that "once this desert is gone then I won't make any more (or buy anymore", but then there is another, and another, and another.....

So I am going to do the *gasp* unthinkable and throw away food. emoticon Something I was raised to NEVER do, and there in lies my problem. That is the problem many of us have. We were raised to always clean our plates, and enjoy our deserts in amply supply.

Breaking bad habits can be difficult, especially if it is engrained since birth. With each bad habit we turn away from the new good habits get easier to follow, and we FEEL so much better.


A run turned into a hike, then a day of memories

Sunday, November 17, 2013

When my sister asked if I wanted to check out a trail we hadn't been on before and go for a run I gladly accepted. Other then very strong winds today we had beautiful temperatures and I knew we probably have very few more days like this one. So I threw on my workout clothes, and my new running shoes and we headed out with our two boys.

Once we got there we noticed a nice paved path that lead downhill into the woods. We started out and once we had went about the distance of a block at the most we saw a bridge leading off into a neighborhood one way, and a dirt trail the other way. So our run turned into a hike.

I had not been on a hike in a long time and being visually impaired I sometimes hesitate to go on uneven terrain. We walked until the paths forked and chose a path and kept going. It reminded me of when we were kids and our dad would take us with him when he would go cut wood. While he would cut wood we would go explore the woods. It brought back such great memories.

We walked up and down hills, and doubled back at points when the trails ended. At one point we ran out of trail so started walking through the woods back up the hill hoping to get back up to the park. It got rough at times and the stickers and thorns were very noticeable through our spandex workout pants. emoticon But we made it back to the park. We came out next to the playground and decided to finish our workout by running up the slides and sliding back down. It was so much fun! Then we saw a young girl running up and down a big hill. My sister challenged me to try it so we did. Well we made it down running. lol The going up run lasted about 10 feet. Then it was more of a slow motion trudge up the hill. emoticon We decided we weren't in as good of shape as we thought we were.

We made some great memories today even picking up an entire sack full of pecans that fell off a tree. As I lose my vision I value days like this. Enjoying nature while I can still see it. The colors of the leaves. The moss growing on the sides of the logs. The wind blowing the leaves to the ground... I hope I never lose all of my vision but if I do I have another memory to keep close.

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ALIHIKES 11/18/2013 2:19AM

    Sounds like a wonderful hike! Glad you enjoyed it, and that you can treasure the experience

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NYARAMULA 11/18/2013 12:57AM

    Sounds like you had a lovely day with your sister and the boys. I love your attitude about your eyesight. My father-in-law is losing his sight and he is very negative about it. I know it can't be an easy thing to go through, but wallowing in self-pity and negativity does not help anyone.

Have a wonderful day.

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BECCAZEN7 11/17/2013 11:00PM

    I love your description of nature - I really felt like I joined you in your adventure! Hope you keep your vision as long as possible - it is great that you treasure it and not take it for granted like most of us do. I love your attitude. Have a great week and thanks for sharing the memories you made today!

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Day 8 Genesis Pure

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I have to say overall I feel a lot better. My chronic fatigue is almost non existent. The Cafe Pure green coffee drink doesn't give me the jitters. It just gives me a nice amount of energy that last for several hours. I made the mistake the other night of drinking it around 8:30 pm and couldn't get asleep until 2 am.

Other than my chronic fatigue improvements I haven't had as much problems getting sick or feeling run down. My digestion is more normal also. I see to be able to power through my workouts a lot easier without feeling wiped out afterwards. Here is what they claim each thing that I am taking does:

Noni: 100% pure and organic noni juice. High in fiber for digestive health, supports healthy serotonin levels, promotes a healthy immune system, very high in minerals, trace minerals and over 160 nutrients. Supports healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Goji: Enhances mood, supports healthy serotonin levels, supports overall cardiovascular health, increases endurance and stamina, promotes healthy liver and kidney function, supports healthy libido and vision, helps protect cell DNA for healthy aging.

Mangosteen: Extremely high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) rating, which protect cells against free radicals. Supports healthy histamine levels, natural anti-inflammatory properties, promotes cardiovascular health, natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Provides immune system support.

Go-Yin: Supports a balanced body - physically and mentally. Enhances mood, reduces tension, depression and fatigue. Supports healthy energy. Provides antioxidant power. Increases vigor.

I take SSRI, and other anti anxiety/anti-depression meds and there is so far no reaction to them. I have days I seem easier to deal with things, and some days I see no difference so not sure how the Go-Yin is working.

Overall I see a huge improvement in the way I feel. I have a lot more energy. It's not like I want to clean the entire house, I just don't get wiped out when I do. Before if I did a lot of cleaning I would have to recoup the next day and would not only feel run down, but my glands would be swollen also. My mom has to watch taking the Cafe Pure because she is very sensitive to any medications and even herbs. She can't even take tylanol without it making her pass out. She does enjoy it and takes half a serving after the first time making her want to rearrange the entire house.

Glad I am feeling healthier. Now if I could just keep away from the sweets.

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DEEEBEE 11/14/2013 11:00PM

    Yes, sweets are hard to avoid. And now we're into that time of the year that's full of candy and pies and cakes, oh, my! Not to mention butterball turkey. And the sides. I'm happy that Cafe Pure is working for you.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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