Thursday, March 8, 2012

To Those Who Stop By...

Thank you...I haven't had much inspiration these past few weeks to write, photograph or list anything for the blog...just been doing the really mundane stuff of:

Changing my diet...I have cut WAYYYY back on sugars and prepackaged/instant foods, going as far as getting rid of anything in the pantry or fridge that had a questionable ingredient list. Thanks mostly to reading this book. Real Foods by Nina Planck has inspired me to think more about what I eat & what it's going to do for me. Once I got past her references to the evolution of the food...I was able to take a GREAT load of info and apply it to my daily food intake!! Thanks to an internet friends Miss Cedar (who you can find on FB, twitter, instagram and her beautiful blog) for suggesting this great read!

Changing my you all know, if you read my posts, follow my instagram, or pinterest or live close enough to see me...I love coffee!! I enjoy the taste, the aroma, the ritual making & drinking of it. It has often been my morning ritual to make an extra cup after everyone has gone off to school or work and finish watching the morning programs on tv...But now I have started having only one cup (I know shocker) and then taking the girlies to school to (you best sit down if shock causes you to faint) WALK!!
Now, not to make excuses, but the old backeroo has been bothering me quite a LOT the past few months and it has been hard just to get around the house without pain. But, after some chiropractic treatment, the good doc said I could start walking for exercise (I'm waiting for the ok on Yoga). So I started out with a 1/2-1 mile and am now up to 2!! I'm feeling better and more awake, with out the extra caffeine!!
I do not run, but this simply explains how my mind works...ha ha ha!!
thanks Pinterest

Note to self: do not over do the food intake when invited out to a friends house, even when it's something you love and haven't had due to the new "eating plan". Do not take the girls out and order a sandwich with fries because you love them so and also haven't had in a long time... YOU WILL FEEL LIKE SHIT CRAP THE NEXT DAY!!! Thus causing you to have all sorts of crazy thoughts running through your head about cancer and other illnesses, since you're feeling like someone stabbed your liver, gall bladder and gut with dull knives....

Changing my Cooking...I have had the BEST time making new dishes due to the fact that I no longer have prepackaged foods!! The oldest girly is my toughest critic (then again she was that way even in the before eating cleaner). The youngest one gets a little excited about trying new things...but then she is the one that can pretend to fix foods for hours on end (I think she'll be the homemaker). The man of the Frumpy house has enjoyed all of the meals I've prepared...I'm currently waiting for him to pick up the baton and try his hand at making some recipes instead of heading for the closest fast food when he is home with the girls!

For your viewing pleasure I will share a few pics of some of the dishes I've fixed and let you decide if you would like to try some! Disclaimer: most new recipes I've tried have been found on Pinterest (if you haven't succumbed you should!!) or in my new to me
"Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book" from the 1950's!!
Top L going clockwise: I love avocado, will put it on many things.  A mix of barley, beans and veggies great salad or tortilla chip topping. Fresh farm eggs from neighbor friends. Raw Milk Cheeses from a local cheese house (that uses local Amish cow's milk)

Top L going Clockwise: Lentil soup over a boiled sweet potato (cannot tell you how good this was). A mix of veggies ready for roasting in the oven (my new favorite way to fix veggies). Homemade Naan bread crust with roasted veggies, olives and goat cheese pizza. A sweet treat (Pinterest) that I made with healthier flours, sugars and milk.

I kid you not when I say this; I am really enjoying this new lifestyle! I don't feel the cravings that I thought I would. I feel so much better mentally, emotionally and physically! It's a good thing all around!!

To top it all off the hubs and I are doing a simple 7 day can only make it better right! RIGHT!!

Of course his is the Men's Formula!!

What about you? Have you been inspired this winter season to throw off the cloak of hibernation and make a life change? Readying yourself for warmer weather...I won't say bikini weather, cause that would just be a terrible mental picture!!

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