My insatiable hunger is for more than food: staying healthy and keeping a zest for life.

I have this insatiable hunger that just doesn’t stop. On the way home, I tore into a pound of lunch meat and half my cheese. Some flamin’ hot munchies, too. Then made a 4 egg amazing breakfast sandwich. 3 cheeses, capers, onions, fire roasted tomatoes, minced garlic, and rotisserie chicken. 😋😋

Staying active helps keeps my mood level and centered. I’m loosing weight in a healthy way – slow and steady. Feel amazing. Get to eat whatever I want. 🙂

If you have been thinking of getting in shape, I don’t go to a gym. I jog across the parking lot (or fast walk), instead of looking for a spot up close. Sometimes run and ride the shopping cart, giggling like a kid. I walk a few blocks down to the next store instead of driving. I carry heavy things instead of using a dolly (safely). And when I am just standing around, I squat against a wall instead of sitting down. Getting in shape, for me, isn’t about spending a lot of time at the gym. It’s about changing a few things in my day that are manageable.

I try not to set myself up for failure anymore. 🙂

A lot of small wins boosts my ego and esteem in a healthy way and gives me the motivation to go after the bigger challenges.

Next: quit vaping and learn time management.

Oatmeal Surprise. I add a few things that might surprise you…

I start most every day with my oatmeal surprise.

Cook some plain oatmeal, add a HUGE scoop of peanut butter, while it melts into the oatmeal, I drizzle with honey. The surprise is whatever fruit I have that is getting over ripe. Today was a Fuji apple with a bad spot and a banana that was about to go to mush.

Sprinkle a bit of Allspice and cinnamon on top, to add a little kick.

Yum!!

I try and feed my mind, body, and spirit. Last few weeks, I was on the slide. Eating fast food and getting away from healthy habits. Back on track now.

I have to feed the body good stuff, before I can feed my mind and spirit. They are all connected. I was putting junk and candy in – junk production and junk for spiritual centeredness is what I got; added to these jobs dragging out. Plus, I’ve been really active lately. Even at eating 4 to 5000 calories a day, I’m loosing weight. This should pack a bit back on. 😋😊

Sometimes I feel stuck. Sometimes I literally am. Either way, one step at a time…

There are many times, I have felt completely and utterly stuck. Unable to move forward. Completely overwhelmed.

Sometimes it has been in deep depression, taken on too much responsibility, or I’ve timed myself into a corner. At times I’ve felt paralyzed by fear or jumped into a project with no planning. At all.

I’ve learned, when I get to this place, to stop. Take a breath. List out what needs to be done. Then take one first step towards my goal. The next is a little easier. Before I know, I’m feeling good and I’m back on track.

Only one cup of coffee a day: size of the cup is what matters. 😂😂

To live healthy, I only have one cup of coffee a day.

The size of the cup depends on how early I have to be up. Headed to a job site at 7 am. 1.5 liters should do. 😝😋😂😂

So ooey gooey, I had to eat it with a spoon. 😋😋 Forget healthy food for a night.

So, I eat healthy stuff all day every day. Almost every day. 😂😂

I was craving SOMETHING, but the watermelon, dried fruit, and whole grain chips didnt budge it.

Then I saw the pizza. But, we don’t have a working oven, as we finish the remodel. Then my buddy James says, “3 min and 30 sec in the microwave, bro. How I just did mine.” In it went. Out, it was so ooey gooey that I had to eat it with a spoon. Perfection. 😂😂

The body craves what it needs. Tonight it needed a break and some grease. Oh, and chocolate. The carrot is for Bolt. 😻😻😸😸😹😹

Definitely no carrots for me tonight.

I don’t say this much in my other posts, but now when I fail or don’t progress quickly enough in something I do… I have to remember that I am human and that it’s okay. Don’t let things slide too far or beat myself up, and get right back up and push forward again. 🙂

Please excuse the lack of content and construction. My site is still finding itself.

I am about to officially launch this website.  I have loads of content – but am still organizing and constructing.  Please check back to see the progress, find some joy and silliness, and learn more about mental health awarness.

Thank you for visiting.  Thank you for walking with me on my path and being part of my journey.

I eat a lot of candy – but stick to Mother Nature’s candy.

I LOVE to eat.  Have I said that before?  I have a very a sweet tooth, that is rotten to the core.

Sour Patch Kids.  Sweet Tarts.  Gummie Bears.  Life Saver’s Gummies.  Candy bars.  SKITTLES!!  One of the hardest habits to kick.  For me, that is saying a lot.

But if I must, and sometimes I do, I have switched out the processed sweets with the delectable joys that Mother Nature provides.  By far my favorite (ask my mother, I go through pounds) are dried cranberries.  A sweet and tart healthy alternative for my beloved sour skittles and sour Life Saver’s Gummie yummys.

Sure, people have said, dried fruit can still have high sugar.  But there is a difference.  According to Everyday Health, the sugars that Mother Nature provides bread down slower – preventing dangerous sugar spikes.  Processed sugars lead “to problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more.”

Also, there are several added health benefits, that processed candy doesn’t provide, says Medical New Daily.  For example, cranberries can help blood pressure, can reduce inflammation (I did just break a toe),  reduce cancer risks, help stop gum disease, have fiber, several vitamins, and the list goes on…

Moderation is the key.  I have a problem here.  No secrets.  I have to create a system of checks and balances, or pre-planned self-control, in several areas of my life.  For food, I drink a glass of water when I feel hungry and this helps fill my stomach and curve my appetite.  I live in one of the hottest climates on earth – so I can always use a glass of water anyhow.  I’m a doer, not a planner.  I haven’t looked into the risks of that, but has helped me loose and keep off a lot of extra weight.

Don’t like cranberries?  No more excuses to step out of your box and try something new.  Most grocery stores have an awesome selection of organic dried self-serve bins full of delicious treats.  I love mango, banana chips, apricot – well, I haven’t met a fruit I didn’t like, yet.

You will almost never hear me tell anyone what they should do – but it’s fun to pick out a few things and always good for me to have some healthy snacks around.  I’ve even found a few fruits that I’ve never heard of and really stepped out of my box to treat myself to a little joy.

I believe that mind, body, and soul are all connected, and I need to feed my body good food before I can fee the rest.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition/diet/which-sugars-are-good-you-which-ones-avoid/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269142.php

 

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