Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Detox is Over....PARTY!!!!!!

I finished my 10 day detox. Thank Heavens!!!! It wasn't so bad, and I actually learned alot about my eating habit. I think I lost about 10-12 lbs. I am not sure because I didn't measure or weigh beforehand. Jeff and HAnnah both notice a big difference. I just figured better start now or I will never do it. All I know is my jeans are mush looser and my belly roll isn't hanging over my pants anymore!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! NO more Belly roll!!! I am totally increasing my fiber everyday and really limiting my dairy and sugar. I feel so much better without those two things. Now lets just hope I can keep it off. It is kind of crazy how you don't crave sugar if haven't had it in a while. I still like my sweet treat after dinner, but I just chew gum instead. It's all psychological for me I guess. I don't know if I will do it again, but it was nice to try. It is hard cooking for my family and for me at the same time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Detox???? What the heck????

I have decided I am going to start the new year off doing a detox. I am now 5 days into it. I really didn't know much about a detox or cleanse. This will be my first time to try this type of thing. WHy? you ask. Well, I heard they are very beneficial to your overall health. It can help jumpstart your metabolism, help eliminate yucky toxins from your insides- which help you feel better, and loose some weight. The key to this detox thing is the food you eat. you have to drink 8 glasses of lemon water or tea a day. YOu can only eat foods that are RAW. That means fruits, vegies, and grains that don't have anything added to them. I can add lemon juice, herbs, vinegar and olive oil(very sparingly). These 5 days I have really been sticking with it and staying focused. I always thought I ate pretty healthy. This compared to what I eat now, I ate horrible. I definately feel like I have gone back to basics. I ate a cucumber the other day and it tasted so good. It didn't have anything on it- no dressing, vinegar or salt to spice it up. I am really noticing how yummy food tastes without all the "stuff" on it. An if anyone know me- I like "STUFF". The more yummy stuff on my food the better. It has been kind of nice to taste food by itself and not mixed with a ton of other flavors.
I will admit I have been craving sweets and treats and yummy dinners that I cook for my family every night. I makes my mouth water to smell pizza, popcorn, and roast cooking and I can't have any. But this detox only mast of 10 day. I am half way there. Then I go back to eating what I love. EVERYTHING! Just kidding. I am hoping by doing this I can keep up some of these good eating habits. Keep the fiber food high on my menu each day and lots & lots of water.
If any one has any words of advice or encouragement let me know. So far no one I have talked to has done a detox.
So far so good. 5 days down and 5 to go. I'll keep you all posted.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Funnest Christmas Ever!!

We had a great Christmas! It was a little crazy but we had a good time. We started out our journey in Lexington to spend time with Jeff's mom, dad, and sister. We always have a wonderful time there. We never have quite enough time to see everyone we would like to see. But, we did have time to play with a couple friends, eat a lot of good food, open a lot of presents, and be really lazy!!! Lexington still feels like home to us.

The girls were so excited to see their BFF's. I was too. It is hard to find friends, that no matter how far apart you live, are always there for you. We love you-- the Wilson and White family. You will aways be apart of our family and our hearts. The girls played like they had never been seperated. they had so much fun. Me and my peeps chit chatted like we had never been apart either. That is such a nice feeling.

After our Kentucky adventure we drove a little further north to see my little bro Abe, in Cleveland. We were hoping to see tons of fluffy white snow. The kids broght their gloves, hats, and scarves- totally prepared for a wintery downfall. But NOPE!!! Cleveland let us down in the snow category. It was alright though we still had a great time. My mom and dad where there visiting also and that was the greatest!! My kids had all their attention. We opened presents, the kids played like crazy with Olivia-thier cousin, ate out, went to a tons of great thrift stores (love em), played the whole day at the zoo and enjoyed being together. I didn't get to go to Cheesecake Factory which I was sad about. We decided we would split up and some of us go to the zoo and dad and Jeff went to a bunch of music stores. Then we were going to meet at my favorite resturant. Well plans did not work out the way they were supposed to. Jeff and dad could not get the GPS to find the right streets, so they got lost and we had to go find them. We ate at Golden Coral instead. Definately not equal to the Cheesecake Factory but I was starving!!!
We had a long drive home but a ton of fun memories to think about on our way home.
we also had a little snowfall the day we left so the kids got to play in snow after all.

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