MAMACHAE74's SparkPeople Blog MAMACHAE74's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My blog FEELING super sleepy Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:12:57 EST My blog It's been a little while since I've blogged last and I am glad to be back posting. Over the last few weeks I have had time to look over my life and make some good sound decisions. I am very grateful for the love and grace of God that has enabled me to endure whatever comes my way. The few weeks of rest was good for me as I am mentally and physically stronger and I am grateful for this. my heart is lighter and my spirit has been lifted. I ran my first half marathon long June 5th and it was s... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:06:47 EST My blog For those of you that have been reading my blogs you know I decided to go vegan a couple of months ago. I made this switch for health reasons, I cannot process meat properly and end up with bloat, pain, nausea. The same with dairy except with dairy comes swollen face and other weird things like my eyes running and congestion. Anyway, the decision to switch is not regretted. So, I have found that during my menses this month I had serious craving for the foods I gave up. I tried them and was v... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 02:56:36 EST My blog Tired from working day shift. Two more days of this. Fri, 27 May 2016 02:30:02 EST My blog Got out to the gym. After my workout did not feel rejuvenated but I was glad I did it because I would have been more down on myself had I not gone. I'm off to bed now. Good night. Tue, 24 May 2016 04:32:11 EST My blog Gotta get up and go to work in a few hours and cannot sleep. I'm not used to working on Mondays and my body is ready to read and watch tv... Hopefully I'll fall asleep soon Mon, 23 May 2016 04:13:31 EST My Blog (2 for the day) Okay, I feel like I needed to write this because I am at a crossroads in my life and I am learning some things about myself, which is always a good thing. These are just random thoughts before I go to the gym. I am not looking for pity, so if you are reading this, please do not feel like you have to have pity on me. By the way if you are reading this, thanks for taking the time out to do so. <BR> <BR> Today, I finally got up and exercised. It has been a while since I have been really acti... Mon, 23 May 2016 00:06:29 EST My blog. Got out today. Cooked some good vegan soup and still feeling in a weird space. When will it go away is all I keep thinking about. I hope soon. This phase is highly uncomfortable. Sun, 22 May 2016 03:20:35 EST My blog Still in a funk. Plan on doing some super spring cleaning to help me get out of this funk. I'll be purging lots of old items that cannot be repurposed and bringing some light and life into my home. Thinking about starting a vegetable garden also. Fri, 20 May 2016 19:32:13 EST My blog Still in a funk. I went to work today and had a very difficult time not being sad and crying periodocally. Thu, 19 May 2016 04:06:19 EST My blog Not really in the mood for much of anything still. Wed, 18 May 2016 04:14:19 EST My blog For the past month I have been in a funk. One of my favorite people has been sick for a while and finally on Sunday she passed. I feel in a weird place at the same time realizing that I am letting my life just go by. I have been asking myself the question how to get over all the hurtful things so I can move forward and not feel guilty and shamed. Right now I am wallowing and I don't want to however the power of the loss is overwhelming and all I can do is sit in it and it is uncomfortable and... Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:03 EST My blog I ate something with diary unintentionally and now I'm paying for it. Mon, 16 May 2016 06:56:55 EST My blog I have been in a melancholy mood for the last few days. Not much to blog about. Sat, 14 May 2016 06:12:52 EST My blog Unfocused...bleh Thu, 12 May 2016 02:50:17 EST My blog Hi! Hope everyone has a great day. I am still chugging along with my new lifestyle except yesterday I celebrated moms day with a bowl of ice cream. Although it was good going down...oh my my stomach was not happy in the least bit. I hate that I took a chance knowing what the outcome would be and yes I have learned my lesson. I was blessed enough to get a vegan living magazine from my cousin for my b day. I thought this was a great gift. It had some great recipes in it that I will try over t... Tue, 10 May 2016 04:25:21 EST My blog In need of a nap before I go to gym. Lately I've been a little down. I think I may have hit a fork in the road realizing that I haven't been making decisions in life to make me happy but rather out of concern for other folk. From the jobs I have taken to overextended myself because I feel bad for others. I just need a break to get recenered and make some decisions. Mon, 9 May 2016 18:54:47 EST My blog Happy mothers day. Make it enjoyable Sun, 8 May 2016 06:49:17 EST My blog I realize today that I just want to go on vacation forever....if only I could make this happen :) Sat, 7 May 2016 01:35:36 EST My blog This week is birthday week: my niece turned 15 yesterday, my cousin turned 35 today and mine is in a few days. I have been celebrating with them and not restricting myself. However, I could not force myself to eat the stuff I have left alone for a while. I didn't even indulge in desert because I just didn't want it. I was shocked last night. A few things I've noticed this week is when I eat sugar my eyes water profusely, when I eat dairy I get the same thing (butter came with the meal I order... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:26:13 EST My blog Feeling sleepy and a tad sluggish.bleh Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:51:19 EST My blog Got out for a five miler on the treadmill of course however it was the fastest 5 and I feel pretty good. My weight routine I am falling in love with. It is grueling and it makes me feel so accomplished at the end of it. I'm still sticking to vegan eating which has been easier than I thought. I find that other folk are uneasy about my food choices and that is the hard part because I don't understand it. However I don't deter or haven't as of yet. I have drastically decreased my alcohol intake,... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:18:14 EST My blog Feeling good. How about you. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:57:46 EST My blog Loving the day almost forgot to blog. Met with some Co workers and actually had fun with them which surprised since I am so much older than them. Looking forward to exercising and planning my meals. Really loving my off days. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:52:48 EST My blog Glad I'm off! Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:51:34 EST My blog Dreading tomorrow...ugh Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:40:31 EST My blog Feeling good today Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:16:35 EST My blog I'm not going to lie I am getting tired of logging and blogging. I think I've hit the point where I am going to have to force myself to continue so I don't go back to my old habits Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:24:35 EST My blog Date night with hubby. Went to comedy show and had a blast. Had a drink and it made me have bubble guts. It has been a long time since I've had a mixed drink and I guess my stomach is not having it anymore. I noticed that when I eat sugar period my stomach gets all bubbly now. My favorite junk foods don't have the same appeal and I find it not worth it. I guess I can mark sugar off my list of things to eat or just have it during celebrations and in small amounts. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:47:49 EST My blog 041516 Made a cabbage medley that tasted so yummy. Zucchini later with wild rice and beans Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:46:10 EST My blog I've been eating a vegan lifestyle for about a week and I am already adjusted. This surprises me because so many said it would be difficult and so I expected to slip up many times before I transitioned. I'm so glad I transitioned and my tummy is happy as well. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:22:53 EST My blog 0413 I'm running out of titles so I'm just going to name everything my blog and the date. Hopefully I get the date correct! So I've been sleeping more which I must have needed, and since I've started eating helathier, I am now back on track with sleeping and it feels good. Hope ur day is great. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:58:44 EST Snacking Hard to find vegan snacks. Probably because I am used to the junk like donuts cookies and cakes. I don't want those but I would like some healthy vegan options. My quest for the week is to find a good vegan option other than homemade granola. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:44:16 EST It keeps getting better and better I can't help but to blog about my lifestyle because I am enjoying it much more. I get a lot of "good Luck" and "ooh that is a tough lifestyle" from folk when I say that I have switched to Vegan. It is as if people expect that I have to explain myself, but I don't put anyone on trial for choosing to eat pizza and other fun stuff. I also have to resist the urge to "teach" people about this lifestyle when they are going in on me due to their lack of understanding. <BR> <BR> My stomach is g... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:45:24 EST Feeling good Feeling good about this life of mine. Happy about the choices I made and continue to make that I know are benefitting me now and will continue to do so later. Yay Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:56:38 EST Vegan me I don't want to obsess over what I eat being a vegan, yet I find myself doing that since the lifestyle is so new to me. I am obsessing over ensuring that I am getting my nutrients in like calcium. I realize that I need to ensure that I go out into the sun for about 20 minutes a day so that my vitamin d levels are not low. The only supplement that I am taking is b12 and it looks like I am hitting my nutrient goals. I am going to have to get used to not eating junk and i know that this will... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 08:30:47 EST Vegan lifestyle here I come! So, I have been contemplating going vegan for about 6 months. I was hesitant because I didn't think I could give up meat as it has been a staple in my diet for years. So, I have done research spoke with many folk who live this lifestyle and I am finally transitioning. This will be for the better and I am hopeful that any ailments that I have had in the past will subside and I am looking forward to not having issues with my stomach anymore. I think the next 4 weeks or so will be a huge learnin... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 22:11:35 EST Another bleh day Up cuz I can't sleep can't sleep cuz my stomach is in k n ots. Tomorrow I want this to be done. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 05:21:17 EST A little high a little low Low for the last few weeks dealing with work stuffs. It's amazing how one incident can shift my mental. My stomach was in knots for two weeks and I didn't say anything to anyone and I was just dealing, now today those knots had me doubled over and along with them came a migraine and flutters in my chest. I do not like feeling like this and I know I need to get centered to be able to handle all that is coming at me. I just hate when folk go out of their way to pick a part my actions and I beco... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 23:52:37 EST Going going going I wish I could surround myself with more content folk that I can identify with. Folk that don't try to make me into what they think I should be and then run a smear campaign because I won't. I work with folk that are nice nasty. Nice in ur face and talk negatively behind ur back and goes to far extents to get others on board. It's exhausting working with fake people. Glad I have a great home life it's my safe place and I can relax and be loved:) Mon, 4 Apr 2016 23:41:25 EST Vacation I need one! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:38:22 EST Tabboulleh tabboulleh tabboulleh Good morning. I find that after I work out I live to have a cup of tabboulleh with some beans or kamut. I love this stuff and discovered it about two weeks ago. I have been tinkering around with the recipe and I have found one I really like it is the traditional recipe made with parsley, green onion, tomato, cucumber, mint leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, pink himalayan salt, bulgar, and cracked black pepper. Just chop all these ingredients into small pieces and mix together. The bulgar had to... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:37:41 EST Tabboulleh OMG I loooooooooove this salad. I made it with sprouted wild rice and quinoa and it came out so delish. I cannot believe I didn't know about this before. Yummmmmay Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:05:27 EST 13.2 in my best time so far Today I ran 13.2 in 2 hrs 10 mins. I'm feeling pretty good about this. I'm preparing for the bay to breakers and then the diva half. I love to run because it gives me time to think things through a sort of meditation. So here is to my first 13.2 with good time. Cheers yall! Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:09:13 EST Too tired Okay this last week maybe 2 I have cut back on my routine because I found myself so exhausted. Tomorrow I will start back up again. I am looking forward to it. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:29:45 EST Grouchy Today was a no good horrible very bad day. Pfffft. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:13:55 EST Whooped The fastest 6 I've ever run I ran yesterday! I doubt not believe it as it felt like I didn't even do run it. It made me think back to 2 months ago when I started really running consistently for training, how hard 3 miles used to be and 6 was considered long mileage. Now 6 is like "I got this" and it feel dern fabulous! 16 are now my long runs and are still a challenge and I love it. I'm really glad that I was able to pick up running again it is a great way for me to get in tune with myself an... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:30:29 EST Back to school Break is over now it's back to writing papers and learning. I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks:) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 03:28:57 EST Bowling fun Had fun bowling today. Tomorrow my running schedule starts back uo Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:53:35 EST Feeling blessed and loved I feel like I need to purge some folk out of my life. I just don't need folk in my life that keep telling me that I am misbehaving according to the Bible because I am "outspoken". If I didn't already know that I am blessed and loved I wouldn't recognize the need for the distance. I'm loving this journey called my life and I am very thankful for my discerning spirit and the ones that truly care about me. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:14:04 EST