Monday, July 14, 2014
It was after resorting to locking myself in my room so that I could hear the person on the other end of the phone, that my patience began to wear paper thin. I really felt my emotions exploding inside of me. This is a somewhat new experience for me. You see...normally as the stress keeps mounting, I typically head for the kitchen and immediately start eating whatever I can find in the pantry or fridge (i.e. chocolate, popcorn, chips, pretzels, or even some ice cream). Today, however, I have carrot sticks, celery sticks, an apple, or some strawberries. And while I do like vegetables and fruit, it just doesn't have quite the same appeal to calm my nerves.
So what do you do when you are hit with an emotional eating situation, but you have no junk food to binge on? Well...you have deal with your emotions. Seems simple right? But for some reason, a lot of people eat instead of confronting their feelings. I am one of them, but I am trying to change. Change is so hard, but it's harder to be in this heavy, unhealthy body everyday. So for now...despite the stress...I am going to choose to just breath slowly and deeply. I'm going to let myself FEEL the frustration and irritation that I am currently experiencing and then I am going to let it go and move on.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
And So It Begins.....
Have any of you watched “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross? The movie inspired me. I am currently overweight (again) and I can’t stop craving sugar. Something has to change if I want to regain my emotional and physical health. This is where it begins.
This is the food I’ll be eating for the next 5 days. I will then do a juice fast for 10 days.
15 days of Juicing Fast per Joe Cross’s Reboot website.
Go to bed by 10:30. Get up by 7:00.
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid): The above goals are the only two goals I will be focusing on for the next 15 days. Afterwards, I will be evaluating my progress and making new goals for the next “leg of my journey.”
Overall goal: Improve physical & emotional health. I need to lose approximately 65-75 pounds. I’ll be focusing on exercises that won’t make my plantar fasciitis worse. I’ll also be focusing on working through my emotions rather than using food as a “drug of choice” to numb/deal with my feelings.
I will keep you updated on my day-to-day challenges and success. Wish me luck!!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
So in order to combat the onion and get on with the rest of my day, I did what any other intelligent and creative individual would do. I put on some ski goggles. They suction to your face right, which blocks out any "toxic air and fumes" that those onions might be putting out there. Now, I know you might be laughing at me...but I tell you what....it worked. Maybe I should get this patented huh?
Thursday, June 2, 2011
|Brandon, Kennedy & I at the "flats" in Alaska.|
|Brandon took an airplane ride in this baby!|
|Kennedy giving her aunt Laurie a slobbery kiss!|
|My sister Debbie and her little boy Michael.|
|Mom & Dad at my brother Michael's high school graduation.|
|My brother Michael on his graduation day.|
|Michael's Graduation Celebration Dinner at Chili's!|
|Brandon & Kennedy "cheesing" it for the camera!|
|My sister Laurie took a break from work (she does drywall) to come hiking with us!|
|Kennedy & Mommy going on a hike at the "flats" in Alaska.|
|My sister's dog WOULD NOT cross this bridge, so my brother-in-law had to carry him across!|
|My brother-in-law, Allen, and his little boy, Michael.|
|Mom & Michael at graduation.|
|My little nephew, Payton.|
|My sister Laurie laughing in the background at the babies.|
|Mother's Day Lunch|
He also made me my favorite drink...a green drink. So yummy, and so good for you! Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there! :)
|Green Drink in my Vit-A-Mix|