Thursday, November 08, 2018

Fall (Christmas ) Tree

I saw this idea on Facebook....a fall tree with decorations.  We bought a smaller artificial tree last year at the after Christmas sales.  I have already put out my fall decorations but liked the idea.  I thought I would be able to find some really cheap decorations but they had all disappeared ( probably at midnight on October 31st).  
 I found some animals dressed in flannel shirts, scarves, and stocking caps that I thought were cute.  I tried to buy autumn colored flowers but only found Sunflowers and some mauve colored flowers.  I bought some small glittered pinecones ornaments as well as some earth tone balls that I hung as well.  I like the way it turned out even though it took most of the day to find the ornaments, bring down the tree and assemble it, and put lights on the tree.

It will be easy to trade them out for our regular Christmas decoration after Thanksgiving.  The cats love sleeping under the tree's branches.  It makes me happy.

I am thankful for the adventure in creativity and for the encouragement from Mr. Wonderful (even if he did complain about bringing down boxes from the attic.
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Not Again!

Once again, I'm starting a new diet.   What a surprise!  I have been flirting with fasting and have successfully fasted for 7 days.  However, when I started eating again the weight came right back.  This diet is similar but instead of fasting and eating one meal you have an 8-hour window to eat your meals.  It supposedly reboots the internal clock that regulates hormone production, fat burning, and detoxification makes slimming effortless plus delivers an array of benefits like sunnier moods and supercharged energy.

Vincent Pedre, M.D., author of Happy Gut, says adjusting your diet so you eat all your meals during an 8-hour window at least 3 days a week will bring you all these benefits.  Suggestion:  You might close up the kitchen at 7pm and resume eating at 11 am the next morning.

"If you want to keep your body clock synced, one of the best things you can do is maintain regular meal times", advises David Earnest PH.D.,  circadian-clock expert.  Keeping mealtimes consistent from day to day increases the population of the beneficial bacteria that keep our body clock synced.

Go for these Proteins.  Eggs, beans, tofu, and fish because they are less likely to disrupt your good bacteria. 

Swap out sugar.  Eat low sugar fruit like berries or melon is fine in moderation.

Fill up on fiber.  Eat three servings daily of foods that are rich in slimming fibers, like brown rice, lentils, asparagus, onions, or mushrooms.  Eat plenty of prebiotic-rich plant-based foods. They allow the beneficial bacteria to flourish in the gut.

Up your water intake.  Women need 8 glasses of water per day for optimal hydration.  Women who drank 16 oz of water 30 minutes before each meal lost 550 percent more weight over 3 months than those who didn't drink water before meals.
Time-restricted eating can dramatically increase brain function.

So wish me luck, I'm on my weigh.  


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

My new necklace

I ordered a Dragonfly necklace off of Amazon a few days ago.  It just arrived and I'm really liking it a lot.   

Dragonflies symbols stand for change.  I am looking at changing myself into a more organized, adventurous woman.  I am taking on new tasks daily and doing well with my other daily tasks.

It is still early in the game to tell how well I will incorporate these changes into my daily life.  But I am encouraged.

Woohoo!   Watch me grow and watch me change.  I'm" on my weigh" to a slimmer, more radiant, adventurous Diva.

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Water Aerobics Class

I went to the Aquatic Center this morning for my first water aerobics class.  I have been telling myself that I am going to do this class for over a year now.  I reluctantly went dreading the ordeal as I didn't know anyone and everything was unfamiliar.

I met several ladies before class and one was new to the class also.  There must have been 30 women in the very cold pool.

I did ok (meaning I didn't drown) but it will take a while to be able to do some of the exercises.  Lord give me strength!

Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I met one woman today who told me she has been doing water aerobics for 17 years.

Check one thing off my " to do list" for today.  
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