Sunday, February 7, 2016

This is WHO I AM NOW!

Every year during Lent I make all these promises about eating healthy.  I always promise to give up snacking, chocolate, Starbucks, sweets  and every Sunday I have “Off!”  

I don’t want to make empty promises to God or myself.  So instead this Lent I am refocusing on Who I Am and What I do each day to accomplish that.   

I am someone who HAS to follow the SCD food plan as close as possible otherwise I will suffer stomach issues.  I no longer can eat chocolate.  It is not an option……it makes me sick!  I am also trying to move away from process foods and eat only fresh foods. 

I need to do my back exercises daily and I need to be active to 20 minutes a day.  NO EXCUSES! 

It’s just that simple…..
I am someone who eats follows the SCD diet and needs to exercise 20 minutes daily.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016


This past weekend we babysat for our little grand-daughter.  She is so fun to play with.  Everything makes her happy......well most of the time.  It reminded me that I need to smile and have fun more. So for my daydreaming time today I found quotes to keep on smiling.



One of these days I am going to make one of these :) pages and hang them up on random bulletin boards.  
These cookies remind me of when I was a little girl.  My dad worked third shift.  He would bring these cookies home from the bakery with chocolate milk for BREAKFAST!  This explains a lot of my bad eating habits!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 will be Positive

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This morning as I started to do my work out at 5am I was thinking, "Why do I do this to myself?" I could be in bed snuggled up in my blankets and sleeping for another 1/2 hour.  But if I don't exercise I will have a lot more health issues.  

Then I started to think of all the reasons why exercising is good for me:

  • to get stronger each day
  • strengthen my core/back
  • reach step goals
  • prevent diabetes
  • stand taller
  • set a good example for the family
  • look better
  • turns my mood around
  • improves sleep
  • reduce my blood pressure
  • boost your energy level

It occurred to me that I need to focus on the positive benefits.....
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Positive Thinking will take me far!!!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

More PINK for my craft room

I went a little CRAZY at the Target dollar section this week.  I found these beautiful PINK jars and bought them all.  I even went to several other Targets but could not find anymore.  I looked online however no luck.  I just love how they look on my craft shelf.  

I got a bit carried away, I remember I had some PINK canvas bins leftover from my kindergarten classroom in the storage area in the basement.  So I cleaned off the messy mismatch stuff and decluttered a bit.   Now, the messy shelf that has been bugging me for a while looks cute.    

I love how it looks clean and organized and all the mess is hidden inside.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016

Can you believe it is another New Year?  I am really looking forward to a new year. 
Last year I had lots of health issues and yesterday I got the all clear from the doctor and I am cancer free.  So I am off to a great start. 

I don't have a word for the year.  I just want to continue to get strong and healthy.  So I am keeping things simple.

16 Things I hope to accomplish in 2016 

1.  Focus on one healthy habit at a time.  (daily exercise, evening reading, better breakfasts, veggies at lunch, only two snacks a day)

2.  Photo Books:  Hawaii, Yellowstone, My Daily Reflections, Start Now and work backwards.

3.  Downsize:  My basement, the attic and my craft room.

4. Go on at least two vacations out of state.

5.  Plan one date night a month with my husband. (We both are working way too much.)

6.  Read a book a month.  

7.  Plan more activities with my mom.

8.  Remodel one room in our house, either a bathroom or the family room.

9.  Buy two new chairs for the family room.  

10.  Make my little grand daughter a felt christmas tree to play with next year.

11.  Try to spend time at least once a week with my grand daughter.

12.  Go through the baskets in my craft room and finish some of the old projects or toss them.

13.  Try a new recipe once a month.  

14.  Try to get back into shape so you can ride your bike at least 30 miles again.

15.  Order shades for the kitchen and family room.

16. Don't work so much and enjoy life.