I am actually at a turning point in my life. Divorced for 3 years this December, I have worked at Life Family Chiropractic since August of ’09. If wasn’t for the flexibility of my boss, Dr. Chris Akey, I wouldn’t have made it these three years! He always wrote ‘thank you’ on the bottom of my check and I loved that! I only worked part time, but I really felt like my kids needed me home more, so I gave my notice and now I am a very blessed stay at home single mom. The budget is very tight, but we manage.
The kids and I went on a houseboat vacation of which a blog is in the works, but SO many photos to choose from, so be patient with me. After watching a video of myself going down the slide off the top of the boat (because, yeah, I am that cool mom!) I was horrified looking at that person, saying to myself “That is NOT me…it can’t be, she is …. FAT”. I was talking just two weeks ago to a friend of mine that had started the C25K running program (which I did several years ago and Heidi did last year) and she was quite an inspiration! Susan has lost over 80 lbs! When I talked to her at the grocery store, I told her that I needed to do something and she said “You will when you decide it is time.” Guess What?? I DECIDED!
This is a quote from one of my favorite authors Andy Andrews in his book “The Noticer”:
“Despite popular belief to the contrary, there is absolutely no power in intention. The seagull may intend to fly away, may decide to do so, may talk with the other seagulls about how wonderful it is to fly, but until the seagull flaps his wings and takes to the air, he is still on the dock. There’s no difference between that gull and all the others. Likewise, there is no difference in the person who intends to do things differently and the one who never thinks about it in the first place. Have you ever considered how often we judge ourselves by our intentions while we judge others by their actions? Yet intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.”
I did some research, because coming from a Chiropractic background and being dubbed the “crunchy mom” by some of my friends, I knew that I wanted something natural. No supplements, no special shakes, no quick promises…I’ve been down those roads before and nothing stuck. Part if it was because those things didn’t seem like a good idea for my kids, so it wasn’t anything I could do long term. (Which seriously is a whole other topic that I want to cover soon…if it isn’t good for kids and nursing moms, WHY on earth is it okay for the rest of us?) But I digress…
- The kids are on board.
- This is the FIRST time that I have ever emptied my pantry in this manner.
- We are making a LIFESTYLE change!
I am so excited to see where we are a year from now…
- I sauteed some chopped up red pepper and onion in olive oil, then put a teaspoon into each of 12 muffin cups.
- I whisked 12 organic eggs (these are high in the omega 3 that is so good for you), added a touch of dill and dry mustard as well as a handful of shredded cheese.
- Pour egg mixture over the top of peppers and onion.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.