Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Still here and Gluten Free

 (Posted earlier today on my new  BLOG)

Yes, I'm still here.  Since our decision to move, confirmed by putting a deposit down for the rent, my life has been somewhat of a whirl-wind of activity.  Adding cleaning and packing to my list of daily to dos seems to have stretched me just a wee bit!

First, I am now 30 DAYS GLUTEN FREE!  That's the longest I've gone without breads etc.  I'm really proud of this accomplishment and am moving forward to the next 30 days!!

One of the things I've found helpful is to plan, plan, plan!  I'm the kind of person who needs options.  When my body is yelling at me to have some bread my brain needs to click in and reach for the rice crackers!  Having those in the house has saved my gluten free goal on more than one occasion.

I'll break down the scenario for you:
1.  I'm tired (and cranky)
2.  Body says:  get me some bread
3.  Brain takes over
4.  Rice cakes, rice crackers, rice torillas come to the rescue
5.  Still tired but feel good about my choices

Scenario #2

1.  I'm upset and/or hurt
2.  Body says:  get me a bagel
3.  Brain takes over (now becoming habit)
4.  Rice cakes, rice crackers, rice torillas come to the rescue5.  Still a little upset and/or hurt but feeling great about my choices!

Scenario #3

1.  I'm really hungry
2.  Body says:  get me a sweet, rich, chocolately brownie!
3.  .....  Get the picture??

The last 30 days have certainly taught me that
  • I can do this
  • I am in control
  • Consistency pays off in big ways!

Are you consistent in some areas of your life?  Does that work for you?  I'd love to hear your story.

Have a great day!

Consistently gluten free,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekly Video Blog #3

Here's week 3 coming to you! :)

  Enjoy your week and your own journey on whatever path you are taking!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Weekly Video Blog #2

I made a big error in the video...oh no! My actual weight today is 245.8!!! now it's in print. I've told the whole world. There are times in my life when being brutally honest is necessary. This is one of those moments. I'll post my measurements tomorrow.

Stacey, over at the Green Smoothie Blog, and I have been blender buddies for quite some time now. We're keeping tabs on each other and holding each other accountable to the process! Thanks Stacey!

Thanks for watching and reading. Please leave your comments. I'd love to hear from you.

Sending love to all!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A move and a change

Slowly I'm gong to be moving my blog to my new website's blog. Go here: Raw Food in Ottawa to see today's post!

Change for me sometimes happens very quickly...other times turtle slow. This move feels good. Let me know your thoughts.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday!

....and it is!!

It's warm, windy and wonderful!

I've decided that I'll do a video on Tuesdays, to keep it new and fresh.

Progress with this kind of a lifestyle change may be slow from time to time and that's something I need to accept. Weight will melt away, inches will decrease all the while my staying power will increase. I need that statement in the present tense!

Weight is melting away; inches are decreasing all the while my staying power is increasing.

There, much much better! I need to see all of this as happening NOW not in some far off future!

One of the many steps I'm taking is in retreading old recipes and making them tasty, fun and raw!

This is what my raw-nola looked like when it was finished dehydrating. So yummy!!

I've always enjoyed morning cereal and have been searching for just
the right combo that would work for me and my feisty taste buds.

This along with some fresh almond milk did the trick.

If you want the recipe leave a comment on the blog and I'll send it along to you.

Wonderful Wednesday? Around me today the green garden, brilliant morning glories, and sparkling pool all put me in that wonderful space in my head!

How about you? What makes today wonderful for you?

Til tomorrow,