Saturday, December 07, 2013
Today I ate cake.
And had a piece of fudge.
Aaaand 2 donuts.
The donuts were for breakfast, and then I snacked on them later.
They were not gluten-free. My stomach now hates me. To be fair, I did not buy them or seek them out. To be fair, it was my dear hubby who carried out the crime, but I did nothing to stop him and so therefore I really was an accomplice, as I believe I said, "go ahead" when he suggested running for them. So....I'm guilty as charged.
The fudge and cake was during the timeframe of a family Christmas get-together.
I also tried to fill up on good stuff prior to. Like before the donuts I did drink a green smoothie.
And before the fudge and cake I did have meat, veggies, applesauce and water.
My monthly cycle may have a good deal to do with this, and the holiday season potluck-happiness. And I made the choice to indulge.
Tomorrow is a new day.
PS: I still had a fantastic day. I played in snow. I laughed with my husband and kids. We made a snowman and had a snowball fight. I talked with a friend on the phone. I went to a family Christmas party and had a nice time. My food mistakes do not define me. I want to stay healthy in mind, body & spirit. So today's setbacks are only temporary.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
What makes my Thanksgiving successful are the following things:
1. Feeling grateful for my family. Last night I discovered my old Sony mini-cassette recorder in my sock drawer. Curious, I lay down in bed and began to listen to a random tape I put my hands on. "Today is August 6, 2003.....I'm praying for my future husband, that he loves the Lord and that he's patient...."
Here we are 10 years later, and I have HIM! And I am so thankful he does love the Lord and is patient with me. Praise the Lord.
2. Unexpected friends were made at a family gathering, some extended family that I've never met and also some that I've never had a great conversation with, until today.
3. Warm house, good food.
4. I'm not pregnant or nursing this year! :) The first year since 2006!
5. I ate in moderation, stayed with whole foods, and didn't eat any wheat! :)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Why have my days been so dark? Today I choose to face the light of Jesus.
Hola and Guten Tag.
Another day of living has arrived and I'm still not perfect.
One thing I've learned, however, is that if I stumble forward on the road, I'm still going forward. The past few days I've consumed more carbs than I had intended, but the scale mysteriously says that I'm losing weight. Did something happen to the magnetic forces of the Poles that is causing my scale to fib to me? :)
I surprise myself, that even in this imperfect vessel called my body, my effort towards positive things will likely yield results because I'm making an effort, which is better than DOING NOTHING AT ALL. For instance, last night I REALLY wanted ice cream. So I pulled a pint from the cooler and had, seriously, 3 bites. No more. In the past, I'd have consumed almost the whole thing with my method of excavating the pint for the chunky bits, all the while choosing to ignore that too many dairy products leaves me stranded on the loo. Alas, I didn't do that.
Did I go over carbs yesterday? Yes. Did I go beyond the atmosphere with it? No.
Kudos to me, for making smaller mistakes, for falling forward.
Reminder to myself: I'M NEVER GOING TO BE PERFECT.
Monday, November 25, 2013
this is one example of xylitol, although I use a different brand called Xyla. You want to make sure it's 100% with no fillers.
For those moments I feel the urge for a sweet drink, I've found a great natural (no artificial sweeteners) alternative to the sweetness of soda pop.
Try this: twist two lemon halves over a citrus press.
Add a teaspoon or two of xylitol to your glass, the lemon juice and top off with water to the brim. A GREAT lemonade with NO guilt!
Xylitol can be bought at your natural food store, and most likely Wegman's and Trader Joe's as well....although I've never hunted them in the latter stores.
DID YOU KNOW? Xylitol comes from trees.
Enjoy this great sweet drink whenever the fancy strikes, however, beware: excess use of this awesome sweetener may give a laxative effect, so go light on the spoonfuls or you may go running for the loo.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Yes I do.
Trader Joe's sold me the tastiest grass fed angus beef which I cooked in a T of coconut oil and sauteed mushrooms & onions. Topped it all off with a raw tomato, salt & pepper, mayo, mustard and ketchup. What a satisfying meal. 18 chips on the side. Tall glass of ice water, and a smile on my face.
What did you have for dinner?
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