Last night my son and I went on a little walk to the MOON! I was expecting to see something like this, but what we really saw was…a normal moon. Either way I had a great time with my little PEANUT who
celebrates his 15th birthday this week!!! I have a extra soft spot for my first born. He was my whole life and all I thought about for 2 1/2 years until the next one came along! LOVE!
15 years ago!
What a whirlwind weekend as usual. I had a break from the strict diet and it felt GREAT!!! I’m not beating myself up about it either. Of course I have a new set of commitments laid out, but I enjoyed a food filled weekend. We had a wonderful all you can eat work party on the same night of the biggest fancy pants wedding reception I’ve ever been to. We felt like we were in a movie! We had a wonderful night visiting with FAMILY! Sunday was especially AMAZING!!! I have to share so many pictures. We got together with our greatest friends and enjoyed the beautiful summer night while the kids played and ran around the yard. We cooked smores and I saw the most incredible garden they built in their back yard. My friend is Martha Stewart and I have to brag about her to everyone!!! First off, she has herb boxes on her deck and along the side of her house she has corn and tomatoes. They’ve planted many fruit trees, all with keep away deer and squirrel fences and at the top of their yard my jaw dropped when I saw this:
This picture doesn’t even do it justice. They excavated a big section in the yard, fenced the whole thing, put a small barn like shed on one end and a chicken coop on the other. They’ve planted beans, squash, zucchini, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cucumbers. I know I’m forgetting something. Everything is plumbed with water hoses and she uses all organic ingredients to tend to it. As we talked she explained to me how peaceful it is for her to get up in the garden and work and see the plants grow. Ohhh…I have a something new I want to do now!! I’m so lucky to have her to teach me everything I need to know. The chickens were the funniest. They got out at one time and were running around trying to eat the plants. We had to corral them back in. What a beautiful and rewarding refuge I hope I can do at my own house!! These little guys are the cutest!
It was a happy night for me! I love family and friends!
Here we are at the start of a new week. I’m going to try to make a goal one week at a time! This week I want to work on eating every 2-3 hours and drinking a gallon of water a day or close to it! I really want to stay sugar free again for 5 weeks. I can do it!!! I found a GREAT website through one of my followers!! THANK YOU!!! Its called Cross my Heart Fitness! She’s a little bit more of a runner than me, but the part I loved was a HUGE list of healthy food options for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. I’m going to print it out for myself and my clients! Here is an example of just the breakfast part!
Eat-Clean Sample Breakfast Menu
1 cup melon
with ¾ cup low fat cottage cheese
cinnamon and ¼ cup Kashi granola
¾ cup cooked oatmeal
with cinnamon, ½ cup diced apple
2 tbsp chopped walnuts, ½ cup lowfat milk
½ Cup Nature’s Path cereal
1 Cup greek Yogurt (plain non-fat)
½ sliced banana
½ cup blueberries
1 oz diced ham, scrambled 2 egg whites
1 Tbsp Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 slice rye toast or Ezekiel bread
6 oz Orange juice or peace of fruit
½ cup lowfat ricotta cheese mixed with ½ cup
lowfat cottage cheese and 1 tsp 100% pure Maple Syrup
Top with ½ cup frozen unsweetened cherries or berries,
Thawed, and ½ tsp sesame seeds
1 whole wheat tortilla with 1 Tbsp peanut butter
and ½ slice banana
¾ cup cooked oatmeal mixed with ¼ cup lowfat
milk, 1oz chocolate protein powder, ½ chopped banana
¼ cup frozen unsweetened cherries, thawed
Scrambled 3 egg whites with 3 cups fresh spinach
And 1 chopped roma tomato topped with 1 Tbsp
Fat free feta cheese, 1 slice Ezekiel break toasted
¾ cup cooked oatmeal, 1 Tbsp chopped nuts,
½ cup thawed frozen unsweetened berries, dash
of cinnamon and drizzle of honey, 3 hard boiled egg whites
Cream of Wheat made with water, ½ cup thawed frozen berries
3 egg whites cooked to your liking
Ezekiel English muffin toasted, topped with cottage cheese
Fresh spinach, tomato slices, 1 poached egg, 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Granola with nonfat plain yogurt and frozen, thawed berries
Layer in glass bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped nuts
Ultimate smoothie: 1 cup ice cubes, 1 cup non fat, soy , rice or almond milk
¼ cup low fat cottage cheese, ½ cup fresh or frozen berries, 1 kiwi peeled and chopped
½ cup chilled green tea. Blend all in blender until smooth.
WOW!! Check it out!
So…here we go again. Recommitted to health! I ran 5 1/2 miles today and it felt so good. Then I met a friend at the gym for a back workout. I know I change my mind a lot, but my new exercise schedule is running 3 days a week, one of those on the trail, Jamie Eason weight program 6 days a week. I keep trying to follow my weight program and I keep failing. It’s 8 weeks long and I don’t want to miss a day! So far so good on DAY 1!!!