Healthy Eating, Redefining Self!

Weight Watchers Day 1

I used to love to cook then I got sick of it. I think that’s where things started going really down hill for me as as far as eating healthy goes. Today, however, I spent a majority of the day in the kitchen and I actually had a lot of fun.

I cooked a Weight Watchers soup that required you to cook a whole chicken in the soup to make the broth. You then use the chicken for other things. The soup was fabulous And the whole family liked it! The rest of the chicken is going toward 2 other Weight Watchers recipes. So, in cooking one soup I also have my chicken made for dinner for the next two nights! I have a frozen turkey thawing in my fridge for similar recipes next week. I also made Weight Watcher’s Maple-Raisin Bran Muffins. I’m super excited about these as they are only 5 points and make for a great breakfast with lots of fiber. They are also very tasty!

I tracked Day 1 in my app and had points left over. What makes me super happy about my points today though, is that all of them were used for something healthy. The Weight Watchers App is super as it also has it’s own community. I said hello and got a bunch of followers and I can follow people for inspiration. I even got in my Yoga!

I told a lady at my Church today that I’d started Weight Watchers today. She told me about how she needs to loose weight and that she would be watching me for inspiration. All the more reason for me to do a great job!

Day 1 was off to a great Start! I’m feeling better already!

Healthy Eating, Homeschooling, Redefining Self!, Writing

Write it down!

How many times do you have an idea you’re sure you will remember. Maybe it’s something you wanted to make for dinner, or an ingredient your wanted to add to a recipe. Maybe an idea for a story you wanted to write or to expand on. A post you wanted to write. A craft you had an idea on. Something you want to work on or how you want to work on it with your kids. Whatever it was later you can’t remember! This happens to me all the time. I wonder sometimes how many good ideas I had that I completely forgot about. I have a story I’m writing and one day I got an idea I was really excited about on how I would proceed with it. I completely forgot and I’m still stuck on where I want it to go.

Recently I got an organizer. I take it into the bathroom with me sometimes while I keep getting ideas. I write down everything. My desk is covered in post it notes with ideas and notes. This has made a world of difference for me!

As you are writing those ideas don’t worry in the slightest about organizing those ideas. Just jot them down in whatever order they come to you and keep the ideas flowing. Later when you have time and are ready to organize them then go for it but don’t stop the creativity before you’re truly done.

Then, when you’re ready, sort through those ideas, organize, expand on them, change them up! Think of how much more you’ll accomplish if you just start by writing it down.

Redefining Self!

Exercise!

Exercising is so important for your heart and muscles. My massage therapist suggested I try out Yoga for my neck and back pain (along with what I already do with Chiropractic care and massage therapy) I’m going to give that a try too! Yes there is an app for that!