Friday, January 23, 2015
I have to share her. This new wonderful friend of mine. I just realized I have to share. I was never really trying to keep her all to myself, of course. She isn't mine. She had other friends before me, has other friends besides me, and will meet new people again. But to suddenly think there's someone now, someone she's sharing things with the same way she shares with me... For a second it felt like cheating. But it isn't, of course. I have other friends. Have had other friends, will have other friends. Special friends, even. Why did it hit me this way this time? Maybe it felt like this time was, indeed, a special friendship. Why must I question and second guess rather than just letting it be?
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
But I'm not old.
Sometimes I feel it, but I'm not. And I refuse to go down like that. So this is my year. Wanna join me?
I've been an independent rep for doTERRA oils and Jamberry nail wraps for a little while (and they're awesome, fyi). But I've just signed up for a third. Have you ever heard of Plexus? I hadn't either. My dear sister-friend Yvonne at Graceful Freedom introduced me. And she knew my heart for getting healthy, so she invited me to join her team.
The idea behind multi-level marketing companies is that you try the product, you like the product, you sign up, you convince others to like the product. Such was the case with me and doTERRA and Jamberry. (Except, if the products are good, as in these cases, you don't have to do much convincing. :) )
Such is NOT the case with me and Plexus. Well, sorta. Plexus is different. It's not like you buy a set of Jamberry nail wraps, or get a sample, and put it on and love it. (Although you would. :) ) Plexus results don't happen overnight.
Several weeks ago, I tried a 7-day sample of the Plexus Slim and Accelerator. By the end of the 7 days, I was able to tell a difference. I was not "cured" of anything. But it was enough...enough to make me curious for more.
Here's what I noticed at the end of 7 days:
-- I didn't feel the need to fall asleep during the day.
-- I did not think about food between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner.
-- I was not as tempted to run to the convenience store at night for ice cream.
Did you hear me?? I love to eat. Primarily chocolate or ice cream or cookie dough or things like that. When I started on the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, they say to wait 3 hours between meals, and people would say things like "I can't believe I'm eating so much and losing weight!!" My thoughts, however, were, "how am I going to go 3 hours???" Last year was the first time that the words "overeater" and "gluttony" came to mind.
But for REAL, y'all, I didn't. even. THINK. about food during those stretches. Not just that I wasn't hungry (because I could eat even when not hungry). It didn't even cross my MIND.
So here I go. I can't tell you that Plexus will solve all your problems. Because I DON'T KNOW THAT. But I'm starting a journey today, and I'm inviting you to read along. I got my Plexus kit yesterday, and I started this morning, and you're welcome to hang out here and see what happens. I will be honest and real and it's probably gonna hurt a little. But I will tell you if Plexus works for me.
Okay. (sigh) Here are the straight facts of it. Yuck. But necessary.
Weight (late morning): 245.8lbs (I weighed myself 3 times and took the lowest of the 3. That's my highest ever. BLAH.)
Neck: 15.75" (I don't know that this will change, but if it does, I'll want to know.)
Chest: app. 45"? (The tape measure didn't reach.)
Waist: app. 46"? (I should get a longer tape measure...)
Bum: app. 52"? (Major guess.)
Right thigh: 30.5"
There it is.
The Plexus products I'm using right now are:
-- Plexus Slim, the "pink drink"
-- ProBio5, probiotics and intestinal balance
-- and BioCleanse, energizes and oxygenates the body
Of course I'm hoping for weight loss; I'd be lying if I said I was in this just to "be healthier." But I DO want to be healthier. You could lose weight in a myriad of ways and still not be healthy. The genius of Plexus seems to be to
heal your body from the inside out,
I have 4 kids and want to be active with them. I want really quality years with my awesome hubby. I want to train my body to eat healthier and crave the foods God created to fuel my body. I want muscle tone (which means I need energy to exercise; I plan to use a combination of an elliptical, T-Tapp, and chasing my kids for a lot of that). I want to sleep well (once my littlest decides to sleep through the night). And I have a couple internal issues that have materialized since my last pregnancy that I want to clear up (they are greatly improved by eating the Trim Healthy Mama way). And I will let you know how all of that goes.
Stick around if you like. :)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
1 env. herb & garlic soup mix
1 16 oz container sour cream
parmesan cheese to taste
evaporated milk to creaminess (more for sauce, less to coat)
1 16oz bag egg noodles
1 12.5oz can chunk chicken
Start noodles cooking. While waiting, mix sauce ingredients. Add chicken, mix.
Mix chicken and sauce with noodles, or serve on noodles.
Time, start to finish: 20 minutes, serves 5
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Do you make your own peanut butter? I used to, but Hub likes Jif better (new research *may* show that they're not so health-conscious, but I'll worry about that later).
I haven't made any in a while, but recently we ran out and I had some peanuts that no one was eating so I figured I'd whip some up.
I've always done it in the blender. Takes a while, but works fine. This time, not so much.
I added honey, as usual. Nope. So I added a little oil (ick). Still crumbly.
Sigh. Throw out the whole batch? Never! Then we still wouldn't have any peanut butter...
Solution: mix chunky peanut butter with jelly first, then spread.
Voila. I feel like a genius.