My Journal: Falling…and Getting Back Up

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I have fallen away from

my goals over the past 2 weeks…

Well, I think I dread writing this entry more than my first one.  At the end of my first journal entry, posted on May 4, I added these goals:

  • OBVIOUSLY-stay away from soda
  • Drink 100 ounces of water a day
  • Log all food/meals
  • walk 2 miles a day
  • do yoga 3 times during the week
  • meditate every day for 30 minutes

I was doing very well. I had been away from soda for several weeks. I was logging food every day and meditating each morning. Water is never a problem for me. I was even walking 2 miles a day. The only thing I struggled with is finding time to do yoga.

Then Monday May 8th hit…

As many of you know, on that day, my son was in a bicycle accident in which he broke 3…

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My crazy brains…

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Good evening Lovelies…

I had another brain bubble this afternoon, and I thought I’d come and share it since there is no such thing as too much information (well actually yes, there is… read here).

I know some of you crave unimportant informations, just like I do. And this subject, even if it looks as mundane as can be, has pushed at least one person to do much research (or come up with many invented theories) explaining something most of us probably don’t even notice anymore. And by “us” I mean most people living in Europe and North America, and probably a lot more living elsewhere, but I am not too sure about other continents’ people’s habits regarding this.

Why (the dang) is there always salt and pepper on the table?

Why salt and pepper? No, not the band. They were Salt N Pepa. But close…

Why not…  Salt…

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Children’s Parties for Spoonie Parents

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So, we have survived my daughter’s 7th birthday party!  A couple of months ago, I decided to mistakenly  ask her what she wanted to do for her birthday: a lovely family day out at the beach?  A trip to see Disney on Ice?  Going to a pottery studio?  No! A pizza party at home with a few of her friends, party games and, most importantly, a pizza cake!

‘Can we handle that?’, I asked myself.  The stress of sorting out the house, organising food and entertainment for a group of sugar-fuelled, Katy-Perry-loving girls?  In the past, it would have been easy, but nowadays things are trickier due to how quickly tiredness creeps up on me and stops me from having the energy to shop and organise.  But yes. I was going to do this – with the help of my husband and some clever planning.  The more that I looked…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…What’s For Dinner Moms?!

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Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be together for one meal.

Now, I am real, so as you can see in the picture below, I pulled out our finest paper plates last night so no one had to do dishes. After dinner the only clean up was the pizza stone, pizza cutter, and the cheese grater. I am all for easy dinners with super simple clean up!

Verdict:

When I first presented this meal to my family they all thought I was crazy. Egg, that is not scrambled, on a pizza? Ewww. But, then they tasted it. I over cooked the egg…

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Forks over knives-chocolate mug cake vegan

Forks over knives-chocolate mug cake vegan on Multiple experienceS | Who doesn’t need a chocolate fix every now and again? This was a simple, quick and tasty…

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Feel Good Friday: Patrick Henry Hughes

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You may have heard of this incredible young man and his amazing father. They have been featured on TV shows and magazines all across the country.  Patrick Henry was born without eyes or the ability to straighten his arms and legs, requiring the use of a wheel chair. He also has two steel rods in his back to correct his scoliosis.

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But that hasn’t stopped this talented young man. Patrick Henry is a gifted musician, performer and public speaker. He began playing the piano at the age of 9 months. He sings, plays the trumpet, and with the help of his father, performed with the University of Louisville marching band for 5 seasons.

This story isn’t just about Patrick Henry. It’s about his father as well. I had tears in my eyes as I heard what this father goes through on a daily basis to help make Patrick Henry’s dreams come…

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You Would Think We Would All Take Much Better Care of Our Only “House”

Superfood-Plate2joshaxeIt’s incredible how bad most “food” is for you.  I’ve been reading labels the last couple days and have been reminded of this a lot.  I also find it interesting that 75% of Americans believe they eat healthy, yet obesity rates are at an all time high.  Why does this disconnect exist?  I guess it comes down to how people define healthy.  The nutritionist  might define healthy as eating 6 servings of veggies per day, no refined sugars, and drinking plenty of water.   Others might define healthy eating as only eating McDonald’s 3 times per week instead of 6 times.

I’m not exactly sure what eating healthy is, but I do know that an incredibly small percentage of people do it; present company included.  You would think we would all take much better care of our only “house”.

I Am Eliminating a Few Things From My Eating Regimen

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Beginning today I am turning over a new leaf.  I am eliminating a few things from my eating regimen for the foreseeable future:

  • bread
  • candy
  • sodas
  • pastas
  • refined sugars
  • processed foods

Why?  Because these types of foods are killing me and keeping me from living to full-capacity.  It is time for a change.

 

Gail’s Savoury Mince and Vegetable Pies

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TRH Gail's Savoury Mince & Vegetable Pies

Ingredients
400 g Extra Lean Beef mince
400 g Pork mince
2 medium chopped onions

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Ahmed’s Homemade Cured Salmon

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I am going to show you how to cure with salmon with very simple ingredients and won’t take long time in preparation and getting ready.

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