September 29, 2008

Melting Pot of topics- very long

This is the first time I've even looked at a computer since Friday, which was a crazy busy day. But, we did go see Fireproof and it was awesome! What's even more amazing is that it was almost the exact situation the couple we brought were in. It really worked in their hearts. The crowning moment for us was when there was a critical heart wrenching scene in the movie, a RAT ran under our feet. AHHHH!!! He was the movie rat I guess, feeding off of the popcorn and snacks, LOL.

I saw some great previews to other movies coming out. I had told my 4 year old daughter, Alexa, that if a good kids' movie came out we would take her and her sisters. Well, there is one coming next week about talking dogs. I can't spell the kind of dog, but the 'Yo quiero Taco Bell' ones. It looks sooo cute. I'm not sure if they could all handle the darkness and loudness of the theater, so we will have to sit in the back close to an exit :) They'd probably be fine with a bag of popcorn though...

We never go to the theater, maybe once a year or less, but there are some good ones coming out, so we might save up a bit for it.

Alright, moving on...our weather is so nice right now. It's getting very cool at night- upper 50s or a little warmer- then hitting the low 80s in the afternoon. Still a bit warm, but better than 100! The mosquitoes are AWFUL right now- I haven't even been hanging clothes out because of them. (yes I know, use repellent, but I couldn't find it) My husband isn't too thrilled with our cool weather because of the garden. He made a plastic greenhouse for the tomatoes this weekend, so hopefully that will work :) We have decided to hold off on the chicken coop till the garden is done- just too much to do.

Today is the quilt day! I told myself I had to the end of September to get it done, so that doesn't leave much time. I just need to sew on the borders and then sandwich it all together and sew it. I'm taking all day today and tomorrow to finish it-finally!!! I will give a detailed post about it when finished. I also have another dress half way done for myself, and a new pattern for the girls to start winter/fall dresses. So much to sew, so little time.

I am also going to post my cultured veggie experience Friday. I will take some pictures of what they look like now later and then work on it. Things did not go as planned, but I'll explain later. I am still planning to do posts on various whole grains and how I cook them at some point.

Some of you may be wondering about the diet. Well, I kind of fell off for a couple of days and am now re-evaluating it. My husband and I talked about it and he is going to help me a lot more so that I can get some exercise worked in. We are in the process of turning out back porch into a gym- our neighbors have a weight bench and weights and a punching bag and we have an exercise bike. Until then I'll do exercise tapes. Oh how I dread the breaking in part of exercise!! All the soreness...

The diet is changing too. I am going to go back to what I did in the first place when I lost all the weight before. Duh...I've gone full circle, trying all these other diets and then coming right back to the one that I did before. Oh well..

Here is the Living Well Plan

70% of what eat daily is raw-fruits in the morning, veggies at lunch and dinner
No sugar at all
food combining- do not mix proteins and starches together, eat them at separate meals
of course only whole grains are allowed and the highest quality foods
eat good fats- butter, whole dairy products, olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil etc.

This would be hard for most people, but it became such a routine that it's just what I know. Even though it was almost 7 years ago, I remember it well :) This is what I would do each day:

Morning- drink two big glasses of water before going to work
at work I would eat an apple and a banana an hour apart and fill in with water
Lunch- big salad with protein like tuna salad or starch like beans and rice
Snack- baby carrots, water, sometimes some corn chips and salsa
Dinner- big salad and protein or starch

Weekly I would usually make this: a beans and rice dish, soup/stew- usually meatless, a pasta dish, and egg dish, some kind of meat and veggie dish, eat leftovers at some point or a veggie sandwich. On Saturday morning we would cook a traditional breakfast and I would eat Sunday dinner at my parents. Then I would get back on my plan on Monday. I lost 20 pounds the first month, and after 3-4 months I had lost about 40lbs. I went from like 216-175, then I conceived our first child and had morning sickness and the healthy eating went OUT! It was about survival then :)

So, probably I will continue to make other food for the family, such as eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, sandwiches for the girls at lunch time, little snacks for them etc. I will just be praying a lot :)

I am also wanting to do another series on an amazing, eye opening book I just read by Charles Capps, a minister from Arkansas, called 'The Tongue, A Creative Force'. Let me say you must read with an open mind, but it is probably the most important thing I've ever read. The power of life and death is in the tongue. I need to read it over and over again. I may catch a lot of criticism for it, but if anyone can benefit from it I will post it just for them. Alright, I also have a new weekly plan to post that I think will work good :) So, how many things did I just say I was going to post??

It will get done in time. Right now I have to go get sewing so I can be done!!


true blessings said...

why not mix carbs with protein, how does that help?

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see the quilt! I am about to start a new quilt, and this time, I am going to finish it!:) I am going to do a simple nine patch with my husband's old jeans and different Texas fabrics, such as bluebonnets, the state flag, etc. I'm hoping it turns out well. I'm glad you enjoyed Fireproof... I can't wait to go see it!

Shannon L. Fowler said...

The Tongue A Creative Force is an AWESOME book!!! I need to pick it up & read it again.

Sounds like a good eating lifestyle for you! If it worked before, it will work again. I'm cheering for you! :)

God Bless,
Shannon in NC