Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 2

So I didnt get around to posting last night because I was too exhausted. Yesterday when well. We decided to go to the nearby nut farm and have a picnic so I knew I would be tempted by all the goodies in the general store, so I brought some apple slices for my after-lunch-sweet-tooth. And it pretty much worked. But right after lunch I was hit with big-time fatigue. Its really weird, just outta no where. So I took a nap after we got home and the rest of the day went fine. After dinner I was looking for some sugar-free or low-sugar cookie recipes because I was really craving cookies last night.

I found one that was kind of like an oatmeal raisin type cookie. I made them but I dont think I baked them long enough. They came out really soft and crumbly. But they were good enough to stop my craving. Except, there were a lot of raisins in them and Im not a huge fan of raisins anyways. Plus they have a lot of sugar in them naturally so I didnt really want the raisins in them at all, but I though, if I leave them out it might effect texture of the cookie or effect the baking process.

Anyways... Day 2 done.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 1 of Sugar Fast

1st day of my Sugar Fast. It went well. My first craving hit after I ate lunch. Which was to be expected. I usually always feel I need a sweet after a meal. Much like a smoker needs a cigarette after a meal. I tried to wait for the craving to pass and ended up feel hungry still. So I ate another small snack.

I did eat more that I usually eat in a day, I think. I think that may have to do with the boredom that went on today, or maybe my body and mind needed a substitute for the lack of sugar. I did "treat" myself after dinner with a rounded teaspoon of Almond Butter (soooo good).

Ive had a slight headache off and on today, nothing too bad that I took meds for but enough to notice. Also I felt very lazy. There were a few times where I felt anxious, but I think it was due to being bored and stressing over the fact that I wanted a sweet and I wasnt sure if I could contain myself.

But I did. Day 1 a success.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sugar Fast

Ok so after a few months of not doing much of anything....

Where do I start? I am a sugar addict. Plain and simple. I think I have been for most of my life. And why not? Sugar and sugary sweet things have been readily available to me pretty much my whole life. And no one really to tell me "NO". I wont blame anyone but myself of course. I am an adult and I make my own decisions now. That includes what I put in my mouth.

But I do love sweets. Especially chocolate. What I dont love is how sugar is making me fat. Im steadily making my way back to my post pregnancy weight which is NOT GOOD. I want to get back to my wedding weight. I think realistically I can get there by the end of the year. Hopefully sooner.

So in order to start my journey to weight-loss, I need to kick this sugar habit of mine. Its not only to loose lbs, but to get healthy in general. Ive been reading a lot of sugar and it is pretty toxic if you break it down. I now know sugar is the reason for my low energy and moodiness on occasion. Not to mention my flabby belly.

So....Fast starts tomorrow. Im very excited and scared. I will be praying for strength during this fast of course. I will be tracking my fast daily (or every other day, depending). My hope is that this fast will give me some clarity in my life, but physically and spiritually. Something that Ive been missing for a while.

Yes I will miss cookies and brownies, iced mochas and cupcakes, but I will be happy when my jeans arent tight anymore and Ill have enough energy to tackle the day.

Keep me in your prayers :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The issue with confidence

The last couple weeks Ive been trying to deal with my lack of self-confidence. Ive even let myself fall into a slight depression over (which is not good, of course, I would not recommend you let it get that far...). With the not working right now and trying to find another job and being home with A LOT of free time to just sit around and think about my present can see where it may be easy to wallow in self-pity. One of my very bad habits. When this has happened in the past I would usually just let myself be depressed and mope around and be all too sensitive and touchy to the people around me until my DH has had enough and tells me to get over whatever it is and look to God for help. I would then get mad at him for not "understanding" and so on and so forth. But tonight was different. I finally humbled myself and cracked open my Bible for something, ANYTHING. And of course found what I needed.

I read Psalms 139 and it really opened my eyes and made me "see" myself through the eyes of the Lord. It made me realize that our God, the God that created this wonderful world with all its beautiful things and people and places also made me. It is so easy to get caught up in the world and be influenced by what people can say to you. The world's standards are not God's standards. It is easy to get sucked into the lies that you are not good enough, smart enought, pretty enough, rich enough, _______ enough, whatever. But to God, we are all those things and more. He loves us so much. More than we could know right now.

If you havent read Psalms 139 , or if you havent read it in a while, read it. I hope it will open your eyes to the wonder that is you, that God created you to be in him.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lazy Days

Another unproductive day....Yesterday was a big one. I really didnt have much to do but then I couldnt really find anything to do. I know that may seem hard to imagine. Somedays there is just way too much to do and not enough hours in the day. Today was sort of like that again. Except I did get a little bit of frivilous shopping done with my mom . It was nice to get out of the house without DD (she got to spend some time with Papa). Found some cute heels that Ill try to wear more than once. So I guess that was the highlight of my afternoon. Now, on to find something PRODUCTIVE to do.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Free Slurpee Day!!!

Who doesnt love free stuff? Today only (July 11th) go to any participating 7-Eleven store and get a FREE Slurpee! The ad says "while supplies last" which usually means they will probably run out by mid-day (blah). Yeah! for FREE SLURPEES!

(Yes, I know, the ad says "2008" but they do it every year, sorry I couldnt find a picture for this year)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

About Me

Im not sure where to start other than I tried hard to NOT have to write about myself. I just couldnt really think of a clever, witty description about myself. Ive read a number of cool blogs with great "About Me" section and then the self-doubt settled in. But then I thought, maybe just maybe, perhaps, somewhere out there someone might maybe want to know a little more about me...

Ok here it goes....

I am a mom of a wonderfully fun, strong-willed girl and a wife of a awesome, loving, supportive, Godly man. I love to bake and sew and craft in general. I love doing nothing sometimes and everything sometimes. I like shopping, music and movies. I love inside jokes and people-watching. Ive never held a "important" high-powered corporate job. I have however, worked in retail and foodservice in the past and decided that it takes a certain breed to hold on in those types of jobs. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and strive to make Him the center of every aspect of my life. I am truely blessed to be married to a man that makes God the #1 priority in his life. My true desire is to be able to stay home and raise my family. My hope is that you find some sort of inspiration or just something to laugh with me about.

Thanks for visiting,