Showing posts from November, 2015

Move Forward Monday - 11/30

So after some further thought last week, I know that eating out so often at lunch is not helping me at all.  So today, although perhaps not the best lunch, I had a serving of 7 can soup for lunch.  I definitely want to start eating cleaner and limiting so much canned food, but this is what we have right now.   I do hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.  We had a busy, but good Thursday and Friday.  This weekend makes me even more thankful for my sweet husband.  He drove both days.  Considering we saw 2 accidents less than a half mile between them, it made me even more thankful that my husband is a defensive driver.  Friday was a day spent with more family and old friends.  I know my mom enjoyed the time together.  I am hoping that we can make it happen a little more often than it has been since she moved in with us.  She's definitely a little more mobile than she was initially. I did manage to get some cycling done today.  I am not going over the time limit given

Wake-up Call Wednesday

You know that moment, the first time you step on the scale in months due to an injury or illness??  It was a wake-up call this morning.  To be honest, I can’t say that I wasn’t expecting it.  My eating has been far from 100% since I hurt myself at the end of August. Add that along with not working out, it just seems to have gotten out of control.  I have stated to some dear friends that I would hit my goal in 2016.  I can honestly say that it is my lack of focus on what I am eating.  It would definitely seem it is time to re-group and re-focus on what I need to do.  I have been using Pinterest to research and come up with a meal planning/meal prepping game plan along with watching some great videos on meal prepping on YouTube.  I feel like it has definitely got ideas brewing in my head and now, with a little help from family, I’m hoping to put it in play. I am a little more mobile, but still limited.  I am certain the Physical Therapy is helping.  I won’t be going back to the do

Take Care of ME Tuesday!

With the understanding that I have not been on my feet since the end of August, I am excited to say that I actually walked unassisted in physical therapy yesterday!  Yes, I feel sort of like a kid on Christmas morning and I’m okay with that.  I feel like this is definite progress for me and that I will be back on my feet soon.  I know there are some big changes coming for WW and know that I need to get back on plan.  Even though I’m on WW, I’m determined to steer clear of fake foods.  I will continue to use real butter and will not be consuming fat free cheese, etc.   My journey to be a healthier me and eating real food is only really beginning again.  I started trying to do this earlier in the year, but things got sidelined when I hurt myself.  Now it is time to begin again.  There are so many things I want to do, but my goals right now are small and I will just add onto those. With the pain that comes from healing after an injury, I need this reminder so I wanted to share th

Flash Forward Friday

So I am pretty excited about what happened at Physical Therapy yesterday, I put weight on my ankle!  Yes!  I am truly making progress and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  It seems like this healing process is taking forever.  I have been thinking about it and I think part of the reason that it feels like it’s taking so long is simply that we live in such a “now” society that I want healing to happen instantly.  However, the Father, in His infinite wisdom, made the body perfectly and I need to respect that and the healing process.  It’s funny that I can be so patient when I’m making bread from scratch or when I’m baking or cooking something.  I enjoy the process, so maybe that’s why I can be patient when it comes to that sort of thing.  The thing that I have noticed though, especially in the last couple of days is that my calf and ankle are swelling.  I have been trying not to take the pain meds simply because I feel like I’ve been pretty much taking them since the en

Throw Back Thursday/Looking back at my history..

Is it just me or do you also look fondly back on the past?  This morning I was reminded of something I had put out of my mind for many years.  This picture that randomly appeared in my Facebook feed reminded me of memories from my past.  Specifically with my Nanny sitting on her front porch shelling peas or snapping green beans, these are things I haven't done or been around in years.  They are fond memories indeed.  I am finding as I am getting older that I want to learn the things that I remember my elders doing like crocheting and quilting and sewing and canning and gardening.  Some of these things seem like they are lost arts to me.  Most of my family that used to do those things have passed, but I still long to be sitting in the room with my great aunts and grandmother quilting or with my Nanny when she's working in the garden.  I am thankful for those memories and thankful for the memories that I'm making with my children.   What memories do you have with your fam

It has been too long!

I am sorry that it has been such a long time since I have blogged.  So much has happened since I've been baby dog, Daisy passed away, I had what they kept saying was a sprain and ultimately wound up having surgery on my left ankle.  I have now started Physical Therapy and I'm excited to finally be getting back on my feet, literally.  I have truly missed cooking and baking for my family.   I have spent my time off my feet reading a lot.  I have recommitted to making time for myself, my family and my journey.  I have determined that I truly need to get back in the habit of carrying a planner and writing everything down again.  Not just my food and special events, but even daily events.  I think it will help me feel more in control and aware of what I need to be aware of, kid events, etc.  I have also started trying to make meal plans/meal prepping plans so that we don't wind up in this situation again.  By this situation, I mean where someone is sick and someone e