Thursday, June 28, 2012

Breakfast Experiment

We all have been told over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have been eating breakfast this week and not just any breakfast, fruit. Now, this is where I get so confused, I have heard and read that fruit has so much sugar that it's not good for you or your body. I have heard that if a person does eat fruit, it should be fruit that contains less sugar content, such as blackberries or raspberries. My new recent reading book, says I can eat as much fruits as I want or at least the maximium of four daily.

My morning experiment this week is eating fruit for breakfast and drinking water instead of coffee. I find this makes my mornings kick off to a great start! I fill up on energy and don't have that morning start sluggish feeling. I can tell the sluggish feeling leaves quickly and I'm not heading out of my work room for the 3rd time to get a huge cup of coffee filled with French vanilla creamer to keep me going till lunch. This week experiment is going fabulous.

Next week I'm going to start to add salads to my lunch. I'm still drinking soda, which is so much harder to give up this time around. I find I really don't care for the taste of soda anymore, but I drink it out of habit.

Habits... they are hard to break! I'm trying to relay to my brain, that it's filled with the bad sugar and chemicals, which is bad for me and my health!

If only my brain could take the hint!

Friday, June 22, 2012



This word has meant so much to me.

Commitment is defined in the dictionary as, "a pledge or promise, obligation."

I promised my daughter, Annaleigh, I'd be the best mother to her, when I thought long ago it would be just me and her.

I pledged my heart to my husband, Mark, who has almost always been patient, understanding, loving and has always made it a priority to be in Annaleigh's life. He has never tried to make me choose and knew Annaleigh would come first in my life and now his. For that I am so lucky to have found him.

I now find myself with a failing obligation to me. I have been trying to get healthy and failing miserably. I have let myself down so many times. I have struggled over and over again. I realized that I am FINALLY tired of the word "trying" and more than ready to give myself the full obligation that I should have done long ago.

I commit; pledge; promise; give total obligation to me, myself and I!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Energy, Please

Low on energy.... how's that for starters? Work has been exhausting; putting in full time and boy I'm feeling the effects of taking part-time for granted during the school year. I'll be starting over time next week so this will be an interesting summer.

I know what I need to be taking seriously and that is figuring out how to take healthy lunches and/or snacks to work. Let's not forget finding the time to eat them and still keeping my eyes on my kiddos! If I'm not careful, our field trips will end up making me more fat! I can only eat so much McDonald's or Burger King, or Pizza before I puke! Soda, well I love my soda and I need to rid myself of it, A.S.A.P!

Today's words of wisdom...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

So I Have An Idea

Right now my brain feels like it is going to explode after giving myself a surf the web with weight loss and healthy eating topics. Do you know there is so much information out there? It's basically everything I have ever read, seen or heard and now I have a headache! It's just too much information for someone  like me to take in all at once.

I'm on a desperate mission. I have made it my mission to give my family a better healthy eating options for dinner. We are usually all together for a sit down dinner. To be honest last month I didn't cook much and we ate out so much I'm sick of it! I'm more guilty than Mark and Annaleigh... I'm eating out at work also, so that makes me terrible for wasting money on fast food and poor choices times 2!

But... I have this idea...

My family and I need better choices for dinner and WE need to prepare them together. This is the idea... I already have a plan meal Monday thru Friday. Some of these meals are new to us, but we need change. I have gotten my recipes from blogs that I have read and love, and from healthy books that I have collected throughout my plan to get healthy.

Here's my momentum for today...