Friday, June 6, 2008

Fitflop, Long hair, feeling good :)

So I sold some stuff on eBay and then bought myself some more stuff that I really wanted......First Purchase was my beloved fitflops...... I wore them today and they are ohhhh so comfortable and stylish, and my back did not hurt!!! Plus it made my feet look But the best part is when I walk it is supposed to make me like wonder woman and make my butt and legs kick a@@.

Next purchase off the eBay money was my craft Mate tote.

I have a large bead collection. I have been beading since I was twelve, yeah.....and I am almost thirty. I have a ton of beads, and the ton was very disorganized. So I need a great organizational tool and the craft mates product was my saving grace. Yay for craft mates. They rock, and make me happy. My honey (the sweet man that he is) surprised me with a craft mate binder that is purple today (out of the blue, he must of noticed that craft mates make me happy)

......guess what I spent the evening doing? Organizing my beads......I am definitely making some jewelry tomorrow. Now that I can see what kind of beads I have easily, without digging around for hours for the beads I know I have but not quite sure where I last left them. It can make me quite grumpy searching for beads I know exist, but not sure where. Now I am organized and non grumpy. I can create without the hassle.

So now for the foodie stuff. I am sorry for the many times I am using the word stuff. I just really like the word and it describes "stuff" so well. So back to the foodie stuff...yeah. I am still a low carber who does not shun healthy fats.....but I am a low carber who eats high fiber bread, and natural sugar free more splenda...only sometimes. This is the sugar free sugar I use. I can not pronounce it but I got it from the health food store and mine comes in fancy lil packets that make me feel important as I rip off the top and poor the powdery sweetness into my coffee. I am cool. Yes, really.

I am trying to eat more real organic foods. The book I am reading (previous blog) "Real foods" is definitely making a impact on me.

It just all makes too much sense. To sum it up....You are what you eat. I rather be a happy cow eating grass in a pasture, than an unhappy cow cramped in an industrial cage with growth hormones and antibiotics injected in to me. Not a pretty picture. What is also not so pretty is that I ate that meat (and had no idea) the impact it has on my health. Hmmmmmmm. This is definitely the top number one thing I did not even think about when it came to eating meat. I know organic food and meats that are grass fed are a lil more money, but my health is worth it. Plus I am not going to eat fast food as much anymore.....and I am ashamed to admit that will save quite a bit of moola.

Here is a great website to check it out: it is Nina Planck page and it is great information that I think everyone should know.

Happy low carbing!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

44444.......miles my car hit this morning

I am so excited, and I forgot to even mention it here in my own darn blog! The last month or so, I was one of the winners of Jimmy Moore’s Blog anniversary contest. So I just got my prize book in the mail about a week ago, and I have devoured it well almost all of it, I am half way through the book already

The book is called Real Food (what to eat and why) by Nina Planck. All I can say is WOW. It has opened my mind up about what I am eating and why……Definitely a must read. This book has made me want to start shopping for local grass fed meat and buying local cheese products and making sure I eat “real food”. I am going to try an experiment on myself. Starting tomorrow I am adding back some whole foods and still being doing low carb…but not Atkins so much. I am doing this as I am not succeeding in weight loss.

My Body is freaking out at the moment. I have PCOS…which is not fun, and all my hormones are out of whack. I have not been losing weight, have not been having my "woman time" (I have been maintaining). I have been adding more exercise in my day as well and eating low carb 80% of the time. I am a bit fed up with my lack of weight loss…so meh is how I am feeling. But I know I will do this.

I am starting some thing new. I am starting to tell my brain to shut up. Every time I have a negative thought….I redirect it and put a positive thought there. I did not realize how many times a day I negative self talked, untill I am trying this new positive self talk. I in general do have a positive out look on life….but my thoughts on myself do not always mirror that, and that is not good for ones moral. So I have been telling myself that I AM LOSING WEIGHT, and that everything will be OK. So hopefully next weight in June 15th I will see some weight loss.