Hi everyone! Finally, we're back from our trip for Jonathan's graduation. We had THE best time with my family! 700 miles sure are a LONG way away--and it seems further, the older I get! One FUN thing is that my mom and I both qualified for a phone upgrade [I'm on my parent's plan, and my husband had always had company cell phones, but now we have to share until he finds another job], and I now am the proud owner of a iphone 4 for $.99--OH YEAH!
It's SO fun texting my mom. I texted her to see if she was up yet, since I didn't want to wake her this morning, and I waited to hear back about 1 1/2 hrs. later to call. Then I texted to see if she was back from her lunch so I could call her about something, and she said she was just laying down for a nap and would text me when she woke up. I've NEVER had texting, and I had the OLD flip phone, so this is REALLY fun!
Okay, now for an update. I did pretty good on vacation, but then on the way home, we stopped for pizza [to visit our college boys at UWSTOUT] and I had some pizza [white flour] but other than that, I've gone almost 4 weeks without refined products--white sugar, flour, pasta and rice.
My exercise has been VERY sparse since falling. I hope to get back to things tomorrow.
My newest healthy eating goals are introducing coconut oil, raw honey, and real salt.
I'm using the Certified Organic, Ultra-Clean, Supreme Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil
And this is a GREAT article on the health benefits of coconut oil:
Raw honey: Here is an article on raw honey benefits: products.mercola.com/hon
But I'm actually going to buy mine from a Mennonite community and it's a pretty good price @ $32 a gallon.
And Redmond's Real Salt: www.morethanalive.com/Re
I made the BEST bread today! First I decided that if I'm using any white flour, I'm using Montana Wheat's white natural: www.wheatmontana.com/sto
since it's chemical and GMO-free, and I can get 50# bags at the Mennonite community. BUT I didn't put any white flour in my bread today. I used freshly ground Wheat Montana Prairie Gold wheatberries, real salt, coconut oil, honey [yeast, etc.] and it was SO GOOD! I'm so very excited! DELICIOUS!
I ALSO made the coconut oil chocolate! Here is the recipe:
I did however use raw sugar cane juice instead of honey or maple syrup. It's DELICIOUS and my 7 year old really likes it too!
And tonight I made my pizza with mostly freshly ground whole wheat, and 2 cups of Natural White. I loaded it with carrot, cauliflower, red, yellow and orange peppers, mushrooms and black olives w/mozzarella cheese! Oh, my goodness! DELISH!
So, the theme of my blog! It's GREAT to eat REAL FOOD!
Love you all!