OK, ok, so it’s Friday. I’m not quite sure what happened to this week. One day it was Monday, then a whole bunch of stuff happened and now it’s Friday. CRAZY!
Let’s get this (late) show on the road!
- One reason I’m so behind this week is because I finally buckled down and wrote a series a post I’ve wanted to get out of my head for months. I’m glad i did, I think I really covered the 3 basic mind shifts I went through when I started this journey. I hope you got something out of them.
- I don’t remember how I came across this article by Marlena Spieler but it’s fabulous! Marlene dropped 150lbs and gives some great practical advice.
- Notice I couldn’t remember how I found the previous article. Well I’ll let you in on a little secret. I prepare for my Thursday Thought posts by emailing myself links all week. Then on Thursday or (or Friday as the case night be) I simply revisit all the links and throw them in the post. Well… the next link I had listed was an old post I wrote about will power but now I have no idea why?!? It must of had some relevance earlier in the week, who knows? ;~P
- My next link is in direct response to my funk earlier this week. Guys (as in my 3 male readers) if you don’t want to hear about women issue please stop reading now… Girls, here’s the deal, is the last 6 months I have noticed PMS symptoms have been a lot worse and I’m not talking about cramps here, I mean hellish mood swings and borderline depression thoughts. I only notice because I’ve never really had a problem with PMS in the past. I mean I had it but it always seemed very manageable, but geesh! This is ridiculous! SO I do what I do and researched online a bit, couldn’t find much except for other women complaining and this article that has a theory about PMS and age. I’m wondering what your thoughts are.
- Ok, enough l-o-n-g thoughts! Next… be sure to check out our friend MizFit on the radio! Side note… MizFit and I will be meeting up next month, I’ll fill you in next week about that!!
- I came across this article yesterday and although I’ve mentioned Volumetrics in the past this article does a good job summarizing it and really describing how I eat. I could have written their 10 tips and I do them ALL the time!
- With time being so tight this week I haven’t post much on GreenLiteBites except for this weeks video. The toddler and I make Halloween Brownie Bites using a VitaBrownie mix. It’s our little tradition.
- Have you seen those disturbing High Fructose Corn Syrup commercials on TV. All I have to say is, don’t make me feel guilty about caring what I put in my body. Geesh! Anyway, although I agree with the everything in moderation concept this campaign is insulting to me and I’m not the only one. Time had a nice write up about them too.
- Earlier this week I got an email from Mary asking if I’d be willing to help her 8 year daughter adopt a family for the holidays this year. I was a little hesitant at first as you never know what is a true request on what’s a con to get donations but there was just something about her story.
Grace is 8. Lives in Raleigh, NC. She has a HUGE heart and had realized, after finding out that our friend had grown up in an orphanage, that there are a lot more kids than you think that have no one. She found this very disturbing considering that we are creating our Christmas wish lists….she wondered who gave these kids presents if they didn’t have parents. I told her that this orphanage depends soley upon the generosity of others. We talked about what it meant to not have a mommy, daddy, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents…..she cried, I cried. Then I cried harder because you always relate to thoughts like that as if they were in context to your own children. We talked about not having mommy and daddy come tuck you in at night, no kisses and hugs when you are needing them, no trips to the store and coming home with a soda or a new toy "just because". So many things that we take for granted….those children don’t have. After this conversation, lots of hugs, and dinner….Grace decided that she wanted to provide them with Christmas…so we emailed the guy in charge of the Masonic Home for Children (previously known as the Oxford Orphanage) and waited for his reply. He was very excited about our endevour but told us that the general figure for adopting a cottage of kids is about $2400. So, we talked about that too. That it is a LOT of money….she is not deterred at all! She still wants to try. And if we end up not making our goal, then she said that there must be something we can do with what we raise. I wonder how my 8 year old got all grown up when I wasn’t looking.
Mary and I chatted a bit and I know I’ll be wondering the same thing in a few years. I can only hope to have a child that is as aware. I’m including the donation link to Grace’s donation page. Don’t feel obligated but I thought it was the least I can do to support a little girl with a big heart. :~)
- Finally, I end with a link to a fellow BlogToLose’r. Kellie emailed me asking for advice and I think she really represent where a lot us were or are on this quest to be healthy. If you can relate to Kellie and have some advice please comment on her post. I know where she is and having some friendly helping hands to let her know she’s not alone is invaluable on her journey. It’s the reason I created the community in the first place!
Ok, I gotta go! It’s breakfast time and I’m starving!